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Superintendent's Update - August 2017

The start of a new academic year is one of my favorite times to visit our schools and talk with our students, families, teachers and staff. Our hallways are filled with a palpable optimism and drive to continue our momentum toward the highest levels of academic growth and success.

Community Discussion: State of St. Vrain Valley Schools & National Trends in Education

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.
 
This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff, students, parents, business and corporate partners, and elected officials. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2017-2018 school year, St.

ITAC: You're Invited

The Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) is looking for additional members to join and help us refine our district-wide plan for instructional technology.

St. Vrain's Learning Technology Plan enters its third year

Think buying school supplies is hectic? Try prepping 18,000 iPads to be handed out to students across St. Vrain Valley Schools. Such is the start of the academic year for Michelle Bourgeois, Project Manager of Learning Technology Plan, and her team at District Technology Services.

EveryoneOn: Low Cost Internet Options for Families

As technology plays a larger role in your student's education, we want to help families find affordable ways to connect to the Internet at home.

EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit working to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service and computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected Americans. They provide a list of local providers that offer discounted Internet access to families based on need.  Find out more by heading to their website at everyoneon.org

iPad check In time is near!

Your school will be communiating with you soon about checking in your student's iPad for the summer. Here are some tips to make sure you're ready AND prepared for next year:

You’re invited! Camp iPad: Leadership 2015

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This summer, St. Vrain will again be hosting a 2 day event for leaders interested in thinking and planning for iPads for teaching and learning!

Camp iPad: Leadership Edition

Check out our list of presenters and sessions with more to come!

One word to describe “Camp iPad for Parents”

Many interested parents attended the second Camp iPad for Parents event at Coal Ridge Middle School on April 23rd.

Parents learned tips and tricks, how to adjust settings on an iPad to their liking, visited with teachers and students, discussed “wonderings” and concerns with fellow parents and educators, and enjoyed meeting parents from around the district.

We discussed screen time, organization, assignments, and several other aspects of modern student life.

Parents and Internet Safety – What does it mean to Stay Safe Online?

When we talk about “Internet Safety”, that generally means:

Camp iPad for Parents

On February 24, we held our first ever Camp iPad for Parents at Westview Middle School. About 40 families joined us to learn more about how they can support their student’s learning with the iPad at home and to give us feedback on the Learning Technology Plan.

The camp gave parents a chance to view what the iPad program looks like in our classrooms as well as a session on iPad basics. We also had an open forum session for parents to ask questions and give us input.

What did parents have to say about the event?

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