2012 Classroom Innovation Grant



2012 Classroom Innovation Grant Summary


Too often in education, we hear the words, "In my day we didn't have all this technology and I turned out fine."  It is not "the day" of our older community members, nor even "the day" of our staff.  It is our students' day.




Lifelong learners
The key to our success is in preparing and supporting our teachers in the transformation from traditional
instruction to 21st century learning.  As with any district, our teachers range from beginners to advanced users of technology.  With our 2010/2011 Classroom Innovation grant and the 2012 extension, we are working to move every teacher to a higher tier of the SAMR model.  It was exciting to receive the Classroom Innovation grants to expand the professional learning opportunities necessary to succeed.




Goal

  • Effectively infuse technology to increase student learning and engagement.


Strategies to support goal

  • Provide 1:1 environment.
  • Provide professional development.


Goal

  • Propel a shift in culture through teachers learning to effectively infuse technology.


Strategies to support goal

  • Coupling summer academy for teachers and 21st Century Learning coaches, teachers will become skillful infusing technology in
    • Instruction
    • Assessment
    • Collaborative projects
    • Real-world applications
    • Real-world experts
  • During summer academy, teachers will be self-selecting their areas of support.  The list incoludes Moodle, Edmodo, Web 2.0, digital curriculum development, new learning strategies (i.e. flipped classrooms.)
  • Our learning coaches will provide ongoing support, allowing staff to be empowered to self-support.
  • Our teachers will partner with other districts to share digital resources and techniques.
  • Our teachers will share podcasts with our district to bolster our efforts with the flipped classroom model.

Digital Learning

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Classroom Innovation Grant

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CODE S.A.M.R.

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Technology Staff

Aaron Hyden-Director of Information Technology
Brian Miller-Director of Technology Integration
Tom Hayes-Network Administrator
Jodi Kaehr-Network Assistant
Tami Overman-Network Assistant
Kari Johnson-eLearning Coach
Barb Bever-Technology Asst
Lisa Bever-Technology Asst/Asst eLearning Coach
Amy Schmidt-Technology Asst/Asst eLearning Coach