The Student Experience

Our strategic plan informs our collective work. The VILS Learning Initiative is just one example of how we're shaping the STUDENT EXPERIENCE on The Learner's Journey

VILS Learning Initiative

The VILS initiative, a partnership between Digital Promise and Verizon, is focused on providing America’s youth with access to the education and resources they need to prepare them for success in tomorrow’s high-tech world. VILs supports Spring Branch T-2-4 by enhancing personalization.

Personalization in SBISD includes:

  • Anytime, anywhere learning (Access)
  • Individualized instruction (Rigor)
  • Holistic, actionable data (4D)
  • Student voice and agency

SBISD has worked in tandem with both organizations to develop a plan to deliver, train and launch the initiatives to families in SBISD, culminating in the delivery of more than 1,800 iPads into the hands of students at Northbrook Middle, YES Prep Northbrook Middle and Spring Woods Middle. 

With a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), VILS builds initiative capacity using several key areas of focus – digitizing schools, technology immersion, app development and teaching the design thinking process in schools.