Clifton, NJ - May 3, 2021 - Leaders at the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township have pushed to expand digital learning opportunities for students for over 20 years. The district launched an online school in 2000, a districtwide 1:1 Chromebook program in 2013, and countless digital applications and systems over the years.
When rostering and interoperability issues created delays in access—specifically for new students and teachers—leadership again stepped up. In 2020, MSD Wayne launched an effort to provide all new students and teachers access to the digital resources they need within 24 hours.
Pete Just, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at MSD Wayne and Immediate Past Chair of CoSN, says the district chose ClassLink because it offers automated rostering and single sign-on access to over 6,000 digital resources and systems using open data standards.
“Now, If a teacher learns at 10 am that a new student is joining the class, they can trust that by tomorrow morning, this student will be up and running with their digital resources, thanks to ClassLink. Providing timely, simplified access to learning materials reduces the barriers for our most vulnerable students. I think that's made a big impact in our district.”
Along with solving rostering issues, Just says ClassLink also helps the district:
- support remote and hybrid learning by providing students, staff, and parents with one consistent home base for learning with single sign-on access to all their digital resources, both at home and in school (Wayne Learning Hub).
- make informed decisions around purchasing digital resources based on ClassLink’s detailed usage analytics.
“MSD Wayne Township is a wonderful example of how districts can create exceptional digital learning environments that work for students, families, staff, and educators. Everyone at ClassLink is proud to play a role in supporting their efforts to overcome the challenges so many districts and schools are facing.”
Learn more about ClassLink at ClassLink 101, a 30-minute webinar designed to introduce education leaders to access, analytics and identity management.