About Talladega County Schools
TAKING THE LEAD
The fourth largest employer in Talladega County, Alabama, the Talladega County School System has seventeen schools serving approximately 7,600 students and 1,000 employees. The school system and its schools have received various national and state awards including being selected as a US Department of Education Green Ribbon School System along with several schools selected as US Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Talladega County Schools is currently implementing a 1:1 digital device to student program, called #LeadingTheWay, which utilizes approximately 6,400 Chromebooks, and 1,200 iPad tablets, all of which provide 24/7 mobile access to students in grades 3-12 and daily classroom access to students in grades K-2. Each student is assigned his or her own device, which is not shared with others, making Talladega County Schools one of only a handful of districts in the state of Alabama providing this density of mobile device access.
As the district moves forward with blended learning, it continues to be recognized on both a national and state level for this work which incorporates project-based learning based on the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) model, STEAM themes, including coding, 3-D printing, robotics, and other Next Generation Science Standards. The Talladega County School System is a close partner with The Alliance for Excellent Education, the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, and was recently named a Model District by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Teachers and District Leaders are often solicited to share strategies and experience, on both a state and national level, at various conferences and organizations focused on student learning.