As schools around the world face remarkable challenges with school re-entry during a pandemic, we look to technology to help bridge the gap. Over the summer, more than 700 educators in Wood County Schools focused on professional development opportunities centered around our new learning management system.
So what is a Learning Management System?
Often called an LMS for short, a learning management system is a software application that provides the framework that handles all aspects of the learning process – it’s where you house, deliver, and track your training content. An LMS is designed to make life easier for those in charge of training and development—e.g., identifying and assessing individual and organizational learning goals, tracking progress toward meeting those goals and collecting and presenting data for supervising the learning process.
Wood County Schools is using Schoology from PowerSchool, a leading k12 education technology company, as our new learning management system (LMS). This system enables educators to not only deliver course content in a blended fashion (using this tool during in-person classroom instruction and at home), it also takes the place of LiveGrades for grading and it replaces our WVEIS attendance application. Educators now have the convenience of inputting grades and attendance from an iPad or smartphone.
Whatever the future holds for the new academic year, educators are leaning in to new tech tools and working to ensure that instruction for our students continues.
Looking for an insurance or transportation form? Perhaps you need a professional development form or information regarding finance. WCS recently moved all of its in-house forms and documents to the WCS Employee Resources Group on Schoology.