You have found the Office of Digital Learning. Our mission is to promote and strengthen the district's implementation of online, digital technologies in the Natick Public Schools. The internet and innovations in teaching methods and educational technologies has transformed learning environments here in Natick and around the globe. Student Learning is at the center of how we utilize digital technologies in the classroom. The mission of the Office of Digital Learning is to help the Natick school community leverage digital learning technologies, tools and online content to improve teaching and learning.
The Core Values of the Office of Digital Learning
A love of teaching.
Natick educators are highly skilled and passionate about teaching. We believe that the new digital approaches to teaching and learning increases this passion and ignites creativity in the classroom.
A pedagogy-first approach.
Natick educators let their educational goals for student learning drive the digital technology used and not the other way around. An understanding of the foundations and mechanics of the current research based methods on digital learning is essential.
A focus on quality and personalization
Natick educators maintain high academic standards for all students and at the same time understand that each learner has unique strengths, interests and passions that can and should be part of the learning environment. Using digital methods enable teachers to spend more time with students to build knowledge and skills to be life-long learners.
A culture of collaboration and professional learning
Natick educators work together in Professional Learning communities to achieve their collective purpose of improving teaching and learning for all using digital learning methods.
A commitment to openness.
The Natick Public Schools seeks to disseminate knowledge to the school community through the open sharing of information via digital technologies whenever possible.