Virginia e-Learning Backpack Initiative

E-LEARNING BACKPACK INITIATIVE

e-backpackThe purpose of the Virginia e-Learning Backpack Initiative is to provide every ninth grade student attending a public school that is not fully accredited with a tablet computer, digital content and applications, and access to content creation tools. While much of the focus of the initiative is currently on the supplemental grants provided through the Virginia Public School Authority (VPSA) for eligible schools, the Virginia e-Learning Backpack Initiative is actually a broader initiative intended to assist all schools in the transition to digital content and tablet computers.

The goals of the Virginia e-Learning Backpack Initiative are to:

  • Improve student achievement and graduation and dropout rates by providing the infrastructure, tools and content necessary to extend learning capabilities and create a personalized learning experience for high school students attending at-risk schools.
  • Support virtual learning to ensure equitable learning opportunities for all students.
  • Engage all students in learning through technology to increase graduation rates.
  • Ensure college and career readiness by equipping every student with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for academic and workplace success.
  • Ensure college and career readiness by equipping every student with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for academic and workplace success.
  • Improve the physical well-being of students by reducing the weight of backpacks and learning resources.