MSAD #59 believes that integration of technology is critical to enhancing all aspects of teaching and learning.
in providing teachers with frequent professional development that encourages embedding technology into classroom instructional practices.
in expanding the use of technology to provide opportunities for student learning that we are unable to provide in a traditional classroom setting.
in encouraging students and teachers to use technology in transformative ways to demonstrate independent learning.
Definitions of Terms:
Multiple Pathways: Various courses, programs and learning opportunities offered by schools, community organizations, or local businesses that allow students to earn academic credit and satisfy graduation requirements.
Relevance: Learning experiences that are either directly applicable to the personal aspirations, interests, or cultural experiences of students (personal relevance) or that are connected in some way to real-world issues, problems, and contexts (life relevance).
Rigor: Creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels, each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels.
Transformative: transformative technology education engages students to use technology in new ways by asking critical questions and solving real-world problems.