ISD 748 believes that purposeful technology integration plays a vital role in preparing our students for today and tomorrow.
The District's Leading and Learning Strategic Plan revolves around enhanced teaching and learning, curriculum and student engagement toward greater levels of learning.
We thank all of those who have been involved throughout this process. Careful consideration and input were put into this plan by all stakeholders to provide a high-quality plan to further enhance full-access and student learning.
We use three primary tools to connect classrooms, schools, and homes:
- Schoology = classroom + home: student management system where teachers post classwork
- Skyward = school + home: parent/guardian access to student academic profiles (attendance, add funds to Food Service accounts, health info, report card grades, etc.)
- Skylert = District + home notification system: our mass communication system for emergencies, food service account updates, weather-related delays/cancellations, etc.
March: Radio Shows
Students in Sartell High School Creative Writing work on a variety of different writing projects. One of those projects is The Radio Program, a group project where students create a story and commercials based on old-time radio programs. The background music is a program created by students.
December: Hour of Code
Students at PME and ORE have been practicing their 4 Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity while coding. Classrooms have been learning key vocabulary and concepts such as sequencing, cause and effect and problem-solving through unplugged lessons and completing online puzzles using blockly. Students have also been able to explore how to apply their learning in Makerspace activities provided with grants from the Sartell-St. Stephen Education Foundation. To see their learning in action, click here.
November: Voice Dream Reader
At Sartell Middle School, we are focusing on connecting students with the right tools to share their knowledge and grow. One of the implementations we have started is the addition of Voice Dream Reader for all students grades 5-8. This tool allows students to follow along with text as it is read to them often clarifying the content needed for success. Students are shown how to use this application in SA/Homeroom and it is available to students to use as needed after the training is completed. Click here to learn more.
October: Creative Writing with Blogs
The Sartell High School students in creative writing are learning about writing blogs. Instead of just writing short essays we took the project online. Students created a webpage using Google Sites and made a subpage that contains their blogs. Students can blog about an interest and are able to add pictures and share with the world. Click here to view.