Nevada Department of Education Recognizes Distance Education Week with Launch of Digital Learning Guide and Webinar Series

November 09, 2021

CARSON CITY, Nev. – In recognition of National Distance Education Week, November 8-12 the Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) has launched the Nevada Digital and Blended Learning Guide (Digital Guide) and accompanying webinar series to support educators and school and district leaders Statewide.   

The Digital Guide provides important resources and recommendations to support district, school, and educator implementation of digital learning. It is intended to support development of district- and school-level Digital Learning Plans, in tandem with NDE’s 12-session Professional Learning Webinar Series around “Growing Digital Learning in Nevada,” which will run until June 2022.

“The current moment in education is one of transformation, and we must evolve traditional instructional methods into innovative, mastery-based student-centered learning models,” said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “With the launch of our Digital Guide and supporting Webinar Series, Nevada continues to lead the nation in digital education by providing flexible frameworks and supports for our district leaders and educators.”

The Digital Guide is intended to support Nevada’s Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and school leaders as they continue to build out their own Digital and Blended Learning plans based on the needs of their communities. In the Digital Guide, district and school leaders can follow a step-by-step process, including the following sections: 

  • Access, Build, and Maintain Infrastructure
  • Personalized Student Learning
  • Educator Professional Learning
  • Learning Management System
  • Health and Wellness
  • Parent and Family Collaboration
  • Organizational Best Practices   

NDE’s Digital Guide is one of several digital tools made available to Nevada educators, and is part of the ongoing work of the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative (NvDLC). The NvDLC’s mission is to ensure that every educator, student, and family member has access and support for digital learning to successfully navigate the online and blended learning environments across Nevada through professional learning and curricular resources. Educators, school and district leaders, parents and families, and students can access resources on the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative website, with new content added on a regular basis. Educators, students, and family members can subscribe to receive NvDLC updates when new resources are available.  

The Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative is supported by a cohort of 42 Digital Ambassadors, which are educators representing Nevada’s school districts and offering expertise across various teaching approaches, grade levels, and subject areas. NDE’s current cohort of Digital Ambassadors was welcomed in August 2021.



The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) leads and collaborates with Nevada’s 17 school districts and the State Public Charter School Authority to advance educational equity Statewide. With offices in Carson City and Las Vegas, NDE oversees all pre-K-12 education in the State, working to achieve its mission to improve student achievement and educator effectiveness by ensuring opportunities, facilitating learning, and promoting excellence. Under the leadership of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, NDE impacts the achievement of nearly half a million children and 30,000 educators.