Technology Initiative

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Technology Initiative

Scott County School District 2 is a digital learning leader!

SCSD2 is a transformational leader in 21st century learning. We are migrating from text-driven instruction to digitally-enhanced instruction and preparing our students to be productive, 21st century digital citizens. To this end, SCSD2 supplies students with a variety of digital learning opportunities during their K-12 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Goals

SCSD2 is pursuing a "blended learning" program. We intend to capitalize on digital opportunities while still providing the face-to-face relational support between students, teachers, and parents. We believe in the magic spark that can ignite when students and teachers discuss, explore, and create together. We are not a virtual school district. We want students to join us, in person, every day! 

Our technology initiative is guided by five principal outcomes. Students will have increased access to technology for the purposes of

  • increasing engagement,

  • increasing individual learning opportunities,

  • increasing 21st century skill development,

  • decreasing the digital divide in the community, and

  • increasing achievement.


Curriculum and Instruction

At SCSD2, textbooks are not evil... they are just not enough. We want our students to have daily access to relevant, accurate, and interactive content that supports learner mastery of the New Indiana State Standards and other curriculum standards. To this end, SCSD2 has recently engaged in a curriculum review. Teachers have collaboratively reviewed and organized our quarterly curriculum topics and learning targets. This information can be found in Canvas and Pivot.  

Classroom teachers have devoted extensive time to creating digital learning activities, curating digital resources, and connecting learners to material and to each other. SCSD2 uses Canvas as our primary learning management system for digital learning. All classroom teachers have digital courses and use Canvas as their home for content, assessments, enrichment, and social media activities. 

Also critical to the success of our instructional program is the use of several cloud-based programs such as Google Docs, Evernote, and Canvas. Students in the district use a variety of paid subscription programs (Renaissance Learning, IXL, Study Island, Gizmos Science) and similar free programs to support learners. iPad users access a variety of apps (myON, neuAnnotate) that are identified for deployment by classroom teachers. Apple products such as Apple Classroom, Pages, Keynote, iMovie, and GarageBand are also used extensively by our students and staff.

Devices

iPad devices and Macbook Air laptops are used by students in grades K-8. Students have individual iPads 24/7, and they share sets of Macbook Airs at each grade levels.  Students in grades 3-8 take their devices home daily; these devices in grades K-2 go home at different times during the school year. Scottsburg High School students each carry Macbook Air laptops 24/7. 

To support their 21st century learning, teachers are all assigned individual Macbook laptops. All teachers also have iPad devices as teaching tools. All SCSD2 classrooms have overhead LCD projectors, most have Apple TVs, and some use document cameras or SMART boards to bring digital learning opportunities to students.  For deployment details and funding details see the FAQs.

Professional Development

Instructional transformation does not occur simply by handing a teacher a mobile device. The goal of professional development at SCSD2 is to support teachers as 21st century learners and to increase teacher effectiveness and student learning by maximizing digital learning opportunities. Specific details about the broadly based staff development program can be found in the FAQ document.

Results

SCSD2 is tracking achievement, attendance, and engagement measures in regard to our digital program.



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Three Scott 2 schools have been recognized by Apple as distinguished schools.  To read their full stories, download their books from the iTunes store.

Vienna-Finley Elementary School
Scottsburg Middle School  
Scottsburg High School

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Additional Information 

We utilize Common Sense Media Curriculum in our schools.  We encourage parents to learn more about parenting in the digital age by visiting the website.  Common Sense Media 


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