Teaching and learning is changing. In the past, access to digital resources was not a required part of the curriculum. Now that the state of Colorado has adopted the Common Core Standards, the expectation of access to technology for all students in the SVVSD has changed. In order to provide teachers and staff with adequate access to digital tools for learning, the district has looked beyond the computer lab model of technology access and is providing ways for today’s student to access these tools everyday. The Learning Technology Plan written by district experts works to meet these new learning needs now and in the future.
With a passing vote of the 2012 mill levy override, it was clear our community is ready to have current technology in our schools to support our students and staff. The 2012 MLO provides funding to enhance existing infrastructure as well as put new technology in the hands of students and teachers.
Furthermore, today’s Learning Technology Plan, complete with an Advisory Committee focused to ensure the needs of students and teachers are met, allows every student the opportunity to be proficient in every aspect – whether technology is the focus or technology is the means, it is here and it is our future.
By piloting mobile technology in limited schools via a 1 to 1 initiative, the district technology team is able to evaluate what works best as additional devices and procedures are rolled out across the district. By the Fall 2014, every middle school student in the district will have an iPad Mini in their hands as an additional tool in their learning toolbox. See for yourself what the Learning Technology Plan forecasts for all students across the district.
Big changes like this mean big questions from parents. Get the facts direct from SVVSD District Technology Staff.
SVVSD is fortunate to have a talented District Technology Services team – our congratulations to Bud Hunt, SVVSD Instructional Technologist, who was recently honored at the White House as 1 of 10 educators recognized for being a “Champion of Change“.