A new school year begins for Milwaukee Public School students in the fall, and the district is grappling with how best to prepare them for it.
As of August 1, more than 8,000 Milwaukee public school students will begin their new academic year in the classroom, and a growing number are learning to code and learn how to navigate the digital world.
As a result, some students and staff are starting to see the learning environment change.
Some students have learned to code in classrooms with the help of a mobile app, but that’s not the only new way students are learning.
And while many districts across the country are embracing technology, Milwaukee’s is one that is experimenting with a different approach.
A year ago, school administrators were trying to teach a new curriculum, and they were struggling to meet their deadlines.
But now, with the new school system in place, the district hopes to be ready for the new students by the end of the year.
While Milwaukee is trying to get students ready for new curriculum and technology, it’s not a small task.
Many districts have been struggling to get teachers ready to teach in the new format, which is more than half-day.
In fact, more districts than any other school district in the state are in a race to find teachers to fill positions.
The district is in the midst of a hiring process to fill new positions.
And the new tech and digital learning are only one part of the process.
In addition to being able to teach students to code, some districts have tried to bring in computer scientists, social workers, counselors, teachers, and more to help students get into a new format.
At the same time, some district leaders are worried that the district could lose its footing if students don’t learn how digital learning works.
What can you learn about the new Milwaukee Public schools curriculum in the video below?
The district hopes this video will give students an understanding of the new technology and teach them the basics of coding and social skills.
Here are some of the questions we’re hearing from students:How long will I be learning this?
What’s my job?
What are the expectations of this new learning environment?
Will I be able to get into classes?
How do I know if my child is ready for my school?
The Milwaukee Public Education system is one of the largest school districts in the United States, with more than 1,300 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
In 2016, the school district added technology to the curriculum.
It is also one of those districts that is facing a huge budget shortfall.