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Partnership to help Nevada schools transform curriculum for distance education

CCSD partners with Nevada Department of Education
The Clark County School District Headquarters at Sahara and Decatur in Las Vegas as seen in July 2020
Posted at 10:48 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 10:35:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District reports it has partnered with the Nevada Department of Education to lead the transformation of core curriculum into distance education resources.

CCSD says this will benefit students throughout the state.

“Ensuring our students receive a high level of education during distance education is crucial,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “We are eager to share our resources with other districts throughout the state so more students have access to online curriculum.”

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NDE has procured licenses for the Canvas Learning Management System and Discovery Education content for all school districts in the state of Nevada.

Canvas is the primary learning platform CCSD will be using for distance education during the 2020-21 school year. It will manage online learning, and connect teachers, students and parents with the digital tools needed, according to the school district.

CCSD says it will be sharing its Canvas course content with school districts statewide, with more than two dozen courses available or in the process of being converted for the upcoming school year.

The first course offerings cover the secondary curriculum, grades 6-12.

The courses listed by CCSD include:

  • Science
    • Geoscience
    • Science 6-8
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Physics
  • Mathematics
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II
    • Geometry
    • Math 6-7
    • Personal Finance
  • English
    • English 6-12
  • Social Studies
    • World History
    • U.S. History
    • Government
  • Career Technical Education
  • Electives
    • Personal Wellness
    • Driver’s Education
    • Health

The school district says educators will be able to use these courses to provide distance education to students at CCSD schools and at other public schools throughout the state thanks to the partnership with NDE.

CCSD students will begin distance education on Aug. 24 and a parent/student guide will be provided online prior to the start of school to answer questions, according to the school district.

Clark County School District working on guide for parents/students about distance learning