As technology continues to drive and push education, the Kettle Moraine School Board approved its 2013-16 information and technology plan tonight.
Using the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan and the School District of Kettle Moraine vision of “personalized learning” and the ISTE NETS Essential Conditions (“necessary conditions to effectively leverage technology for learning”) as guides and inspiration, District Technology Integrator Krista Moroder and Director of Technology Services Brandon Kostolni outlined a plan to put technology into more student hands and provide teachers with proper training and technological support.
However, the technological investment for 21st Century learning requires access for every learner to help bolster active engagement in learning that goes beyond memorizing facts. The district has done much to create the collaborative culture that transforms education, explained Moroder, setting the stage for "a technology-infused education" that "maximizes learning and encourages communication, collaboration, and critical thinking."
As the district pushes forward, providing teachers with professional development and support, the need for increased bandwidth throughout the district to support curriculum aligned to the state Department of Public Instruction's vision for digital learning brings one stumbling block district officials must face.