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The continued safety, well-being, and success of our students, teachers, staff, and community has always been our top priority as we navigate the complex and evolving coronavirus crisis. To that end, our comprehensive task force has outlined a school reopening plan that includes a return to full-time in-person instruction for students in grades PK-5, 6, and 9, and an alternating schedule with a combination of in-person and synchronous real-time online learning for students in grades 7-8 and 10-12.
La seguridad continúa, el bienestar, y el éxito de nuestros estudiantes, maestros, empleados, y la comunidad siempre ha sido nuestra prioridad más importante a manera que enfrentamos la compleja y evolucionante crisis del coronavirus. Con eso en mente, nuestro integro y dedicado grupo de trabajo ha preparado un plan de reapertura de las escuelas que incluye un regreso a la enseñanza en persona de tiempo completo para los estudiantes que están en los grados del PK al 5, en el 6, y en el 9, y un horario alternativo con una combinación de aprendizaje en persona y un aprendizaje sincronizado en vivo en tiempo real en línea a través del Internet para estudiantes en los grados 7 al 8 y del 10 al 12.
A drive-through Community Resource Center will be open from 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the months of June and July. Bilingual staff is available at the Learning Services Center, 401 S. Pratt Parkway in Longmont. El Centro de Recursos Comunitario de autoservicio estará abierto los miercoles de 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. durante los meses de junio y julio. Personal bilingüe estará disponible en el Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje, 401 S. Pratt Parkway en Longmont.
During an initial Late Start professional development time around technology, several professionals expressed interest in further study. Teachers found that the Late Start PD time served as a good introduction, but did not provide enough time to plan implementation of the devices. In response to this, a PST was created for teachers to explore how to incorporate iPads and Chromebooks, meeting the grade level standards, ISTE state standards, SAMR technology model, and Council on 21st Century Learning frameworks.
After our recent technology plan rollout, each classroom had multiple student devices at their fingertips. Our mission through the PST was that each instructor would have the expertise to implement these devices for instruction and student use, becoming efficient in basic functions, but also be able to engage students in lessons past the basic SAMR model “substitution” stage. This PST evolved as each need arose, but first we heard from a third party point of view.
The director from the Council on 21st Century Learning, Stevan Kalmon, visited us on our first session. Stevan has done work in our district before, and came recommended by our administrator. He provided insight into Learning In and Learning For the 21st Century. We used this framework as we planned and investigated ways to use technology in our own classrooms.
Next, we familiarized ourselves with what Indian Peaks teachers were already doing with technology, and evaluated where our lessons fit on the SAMR model. We used the Technology Integration Matrix from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, St. Vrain’s Instructional Technology plans, Twitter links, and Kathy Schrock’s blog as resources along the way. We went through our grade level standards, brainstormed, and sought applications that can be used in the classroom to meet them. Steph Schroeder, from BVSD’s STREAM program also joined us during a session to share ways BVSD teachers are utilizing iPads.
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Rigorous K-12 Programming that includes STEM at all levels. This initiative aligns and transforms Skyline feeder schools with a STEM focus.
Offering competitive and innovative 21st Century learning through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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