This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers nurture the building block of Creativity for every student, they provide greater opportunities for personalized learning. Just as we expect every student to make academic progress in our schools and classrooms, the digital age requires that every individual utilize creativity to develop innovative solutions to problems and to generate unique products that demonstrate what they have learned.
In nature, an ecosystem is formed by the interaction of a community of living organisms with each other and their environment. In a digital age classroom where students are actively using technology tools for inquiry and creating new products to show their learning, there is a similarity to an ecosystem.
In many schools, introducing a new technology can be a win or a loss. In some schools it’s a 'use it or lose it situation.' At St. Thomas Aquinas, the teachers have jumped into the technology pool with their eyes wide open. “Known for its strong athletics program and rigorous curriculum, St. Thomas Aquinas High School is making a new mark as a digital innovator, thanks to a $1.6 million remake of the traditional classroom.”
Lake County Schools (LCS), Florida has chosen SAFARI Montage’s Digital Learning Platform – Digital Curriculum Presenter™ – and integrated Learning Object Repository to manage all of the district’s digital learning resources and deliver a digital curriculum to all 40,000 LCS students.
To all those we met at ISTE – Indianapolis, Thank you!
SAFARI Montage was proud to be among the most progressive vendors and partner educators in the country. To those who sat with us during the meet-ups, please remember the importance of enterprise-level thinking and systems deployment in education.
We look forward to working with you on infrastructure, content delivery and Learning Object Repository strategies, and most importantly, to being a resource for your teachers and students.
Last time we began to discuss how to do more with less in the area of professional development with SAFARI Montage. Continuing this discussion, here are three more ways that SAFARI Montage can support professional development goals and initiatives.
Congratulations to Della Curtis, coordinator of library information services for Baltimore County Public Schools and winner of Tech & Learning magazine’s 24th annual Leader of the Year program. Della, who has blogged for us here at SAFARI Montage HD Network, has been honored for her visionary leadership in the creation of a true library without walls through the use of the technology she has brought into BCPS, and the way it has been integrated into administrative and instructional needs in a cost-effective manner.