The adults throughout our school system play an integral role in developing positive relationships with each of our learners. Whether the first face they see as they step up onto a school bus or the goodbye spoken at the end of a school day, teachers, administrators, and staff exhibit care and compassion for each child in our schools. While caring, compassionate, and connected adults make a tremendous impact, effective relationships include the ability for teachers to relinquish learning and at times learn alongside students in their areas of interest and passion. Teachers are no longer solely charged with teaching content knowledge, but are also tasked to instill the skills needed for success in an ever-changing society.
Data-Informed Decision Making
Technology integration in classrooms not only allows for access to information, ubiquitous learning, and increased creativity, but also allows teachers the opportunity to monitor student progress through real time achievement data. The data developed through formative assessment, interim assessments, and technology applications allows teachers to adjust and tailor their instruction to meet the specific needs of each learner.