Scott County School District 2 is a digital learning leader!
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.
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:
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.
Over the past
year, 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 classroom group pages and use Canvas as their home for content,
assessments, enrichment, and social media activities.
critical to the success of our instructional program is the use of
several cloud-based programs such as Google Docs, Evernote, eBackpack,
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 (neuAnnotate and Evernote) that are identified for deployment by
classroom teachers. Apple products such as Pages, Keynote, iMovie, and
Garageband are also used extensively by our students and staff.
High School students in grades 9-12 each carry Macbook Air laptops
24/7. iPads 4's and Macbook Air laptops are used at Scottsburg Middle
School. Students have individual iPads 24/7 and they share team sets of
Macbook Airs in their classrooms.
The technology initiative
has rolled into the elementary schools in a variety of formats. 24/7
access to iPads is provided for all students in grades 3-5. Students in
grades K-2 have iPad Mini's that are used during the school day. These
devices in grades K-2 will go home at different times during the school
year. Each elementary has at least one Macbook Air cart of 30 laptops.
Our district plan is to continue to increase digital opportunities to
our students each year.
To support their 21st century
learning, teachers are all assigned individual Macbook laptops. All
teachers also have iPads as teaching tools. All SCSD2 classrooms have
overhead LCD projectors and document cameras which are very helpful in
bringing digital learning opportunities to students as well.
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.
details about the broadly based staff development program can be found
at the Professional Development link on the right.
anecdotal and hard data regarding the initiative will be periodically
updated in the results tab. SCSD2 is tracking achievement, attendance,
and engagement measures in regard to our digital program.