KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. — The Kershaw County School District has been named a National Exemplar District by the National Council on Digital Convergence at the NCDC20 conference. Kershaw County is one of the 23 districts in the nation to receive this recognition.

The recognition is awarded to school districts and educational organizations that achieve stage three or above in the Digital Digital Convergence Framework which is a research-based methodology to personalize learning at scale.

“Stage 3 represents a pivotal time for the Kershaw County School District as their ideas for the future of learning turn into action,” explains Shawn Smith, the CEO of Modern Teacher, an organization that works with districts to modernize learning. He also says that students can expect to walk into a learning environment which looks drastically different than the traditional classroom, and students can expect that their school experiences directly inspire and cultivate their success for the rest of their lives.”

The school district was also invited to talk about e-learning Days at the NCDC20 conference. The district shared information about being chosen by the Education Oversight Committee to implement e-learning in its one-to-one computing environment and how this tool can be used to continue student learning on days where school would be canceled due to inclement weather.

KCDC Superintendent Shane Robbins said that this recognition is a great honor that represents the hard work of their teachers and administrators to create learning environments that are paced to student needs. "I also am very proud of how quickly we have been able to reach this milestone." said Robbins.