Friday, September 5, 2014

Where Does Technology Fit?

The graphic represented on this page says a great deal about who we are, what we believe, what we are doing and how we are doing it.  Notice one cannot tell we depend a great deal on technology to do what we do.  The reason is we recognize the use of technology is a means to an end and not an end in itself.

In the same light, the reason we use technology to increase student engagement and learning is due to the messages and meaning of the graphic representation of our District Foundation.  For example, a district foundational philosophy is "every student can and should learn" drives our decisions in doing everything possible to provide tools and the wherewithal for learning to occur for student.  Combine that philosophy with the message from our mission statement: "We are relentless in creating an environment for all to improve mind, character and body."

The message is to do everything possible to set everybody up for success.  Among many other important items having the tools to get the job done for staff and students is vital.  Doesn't it make sense for schools to have the same tools available for communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity that exist in the world outside of school?

We have four goals that are built on academic achievement, 21st Century learning and safety.  In order for us to achieve our goals, we have to have the best to be the best and do the best!

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