High school students in class using Apple iPads

K-12 Initiatives


The K-12 Digital Learning Institute at Abilene Christian University creates a place where teachers can practice and experience the integration of state-of-the-art technology for student engagement, problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.

K-12 Digital Learning Institute

Through face-to-face summer sessions, observations throughout the school year and an ongoing learning community, the K-12 Digital Learning Institute trains teachers in mobile learning techniques, modeling for them how to implement these methods in their classrooms.

In the K-12 Digital Learning Institute, ACU teacher education faculty help educators to:

  • Create engaging lessons that facilitate student engagement and the development of 21st-century skills - problem-solving, higher-order thinking, analysis, creativity, & collaboration
  • Incorporate NETS-S standards into lesson plans
  • Practice new teaching techniques in live classroom situations
  • Share ideas and support with fellow educators in an ongoing learning community
  • Develop the skills to meet the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T)

Registration for the 2012 Summer Sessions opens in February 2012.

Passing the Torch

See how the K-12 Digital Learning Institute helps teachers embrace technology in this article from ACU Today Magazine.

Creating Classrooms that Prepare Students for their World
K-12 Digital Learning Institute
"It's not about the technology." Bob Murphy, Westlake High School.