What is a recipe for an engaging lesson? As you might suspect, there is no one perfect formula as all types of lessons can be engaging. However, starting out with the ingredients of an authentic audience, an open ended product, a multi-grade level approach, and an interdisciplinary focus greatly increases the chances for success.
In May of 2014, the Beaverton Community passed a capital bond measure for 680 million dollars. A good portion of this money was allocated for instructional technology. Millions of these dollars have purchased computers, ipads, and significant network upgrades. This has changed the face of teaching and learning in our district and we continue to transition to a digital resources and teaching both in school and outside of school. This has provided both great opportunities along with great responsibility.
A guest blog post: Kayla Bell, principal at Nancy Ryles elementary reflecting on the Future Ready illuminatED experience on Wednesday April 4.
Today we got to participate in IlluminatED. What an engaging experience! Every elementary school NEEDS to have this event brought to their school.
As schools continue to integrate technology into the teaching day, educators are talking about an emerging phenomena called "the digital use divide". Many people talk about the digital divide with respect to access to technology, but the digital use divide is speaking more to what happens when schools and teachers have access but implement technology in different manners.
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These blog posts will be compiled by the team to show our current interests, and what we are doing around the district!