Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching
The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace. The ISTE Standards work together to support educators, students and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills and knowledge necessary to move away from the factory model. These are not the typical boxes educators need to check. They provide a framework for rethinking education, adapting to a constantly changing technological landscape and preparing students to enter an increasingly global economy.
Empowering connected learners in a connected world
As educators, we are preparing students for a future that we cannot yet imagine. Empowering students to become lifelong learners and providing them with the skills to face future challenges resourcefully and creatively is critical. It’s not about using digital tools to support outdated education strategies and models; it’s about tapping into technology’s potential to amplify human capacity for collaboration, creativity and communication. It’s about leveling the playing field and providing young people worldwide with equitable access to powerful learning opportunities
Future Ready Schools® helps district leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential. We believe every student deserves a rigorous, personalized learning environment filled with caring adults and student agency. Our district leaders recognizes the potential of digital tools and aligns necessary technologies with instructional goals to support teaching and learning.
Our school librarians lead, teach and support the Future Ready goals of their school and district in a variety of ways through their professional practice, programs and spaces. Our school librarians are well-positioned to be at the leading edge of the digital transformation of learning.
Future Ready Librarians is an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at raising awareness among students, district, and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district.
Future Ready Librarians provide resources, strategies, and connections for students, district leaders, and teachers to be able to work together to promote and implement innovative learning opportunities for students.
Each school within the Eatonville School District is equipped with a creation space, or what is sometimes referred to as a makerspaces. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering.
A makerspace is not solely a science lab, wood shop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Therefore, it must be designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools and materials. Diversity and cross-pollination of activities are critical to the design, making and exploration process, and they are what set makerspaces and STEAM labs apart from single-use spaces. A possible range of activities might include:
Our local library, in addition to the school's library, has an abundance of resources for all types of interests. Do you need homework help, an idea of a book you'd like to read, research materials, audio books, free music downloads, a movie, computer access, etc.? The Pierce County Library System is a fantastic source.