The Nevada Department of Education Unveils the Future of Learning Network
Future of Learning Network is part of the ongoing effort to transform education in Nevada
Las Vegas, Nev. - The Nevada Department of Education (NDE) celebrated a historic milestone, with the official launch of the Nevada Future of Learning Network (Network). This groundbreaking initiative marks a shift in education to incorporate personalized, competency-based learning. This innovative system of instruction focuses on tailoring learning experiences for each student and having them move forward as they master subjects, rather than following a fixed schedule. This personalized approach takes each student's unique needs into account and allows them to connect to the knowledge they are gaining in school, while also growing essential, real-world skills.
"The goal is clear: to ensure that every graduate can demonstrate the academic knowledge they gain, and also cultivate the mindsets and durable skills needed to build a life, a home, and a future that is meaningful to them," said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. "I am so proud of all the work that has been done so far and look forward to the day when personalized, competency-based learning can be found in all of our schools."
The Nevada Future of Learning Network is unifying students, educators, parents, and community partners to build the systems necessary to bring personalized learning to classrooms across the state. The Network follows a guiding document called the Portrait of a Nevada Learner, created with input from people across Nevada. It defines the purpose of education in our state and guides decision-making and policy.
Hundreds of people from across Nevada took part in the celebratory event at Spring Valley High School in Las Vegas on Friday, October 13, 2023, to officially unveil the Future of Learning Network. The interactive event featured inspiring, student-led demonstrations showcasing their connection to their learning experiences. It also included learnings and discussions surrounding the ongoing work with participation from people across the state, including Senator Marilyn Dondero-Loop, Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Jhone Ebert, White Pine Superintendent Adam Young, and many more.
The Future of Learning Network, comprised of dedicated educators and engaged community members, is working to bring the Portrait of Nevada Learner concepts and personalized competency-based learning into classrooms statewide. Participants of the event expressed their commitment to making the vision a reality.
To learn more about the Future of Learning Network and personalized, competency-based learning, visit nvfutureoflearning.org. To learn more about the Portrait of a Learner project visit portrait.nvfutureoflearning.org and sign up for updates.
About the Nevada Department of Education
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. Learn more at https://doe.nv.gov/ and join us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.