Students have access to technology whereby they can incorporate technology into the regular curriculum to ensure that they become comfortable with a wide range of applications. Several classroom projects are introduced to enhance common core content. Students use blog posts, operate interactive websites and take part in other educational computer games and lessons.
Third, fourth and fifth graders have a Promethean Smart Board in their classes and use tablets for their daily lessons
Use of projector with tablet: The digital teacher uses the projected tablet screen to display and write most notes and work in class. She/he has more instructional time because problems or lecture notes are already ready for class and don't need to be written during class time. Furthermore, s/he has all the notes/problems that were written or worked during class, and these can be saved, emailed, or posted online. The digital teacher can also pull up student screens on the main display to show to the class, or to have students work problems for the class.
Moving towards to paper-less class: The digital classroom takes advantage of being able to write on the tablet in a variety of programs because it makes that written work available anytime and anywhere. Students can submit their assignments to digital drop-boxes before class even begins, and teachers can carry them anywhere with their tablets. Students and teachers both retain copies of documents shared with each other, and they can collaborate online. The teachers can retain copies of annotations made on student work.
Modeling of the use of the tablet: Teachers and administrators use their tablets in school meetings to take notes. This modeling of digital note-taking occurs because we would not ask students to do something which we ourselves do not believe in. Furthermore, by taking the leap to do this ourselves, we increase our understanding of the process and we open doors for our own shared productivity and professional practice.
Use of digital resources and digital tools: The digital teacher routinely uses digital resources and has his/her students use them for a variety of purposes including research, texts, and multimedia. Library databases are utilized to reach richer sources of information including peer-reviewed journals and expert-edited references books. Digital versions of text books replace the paper version for in-class use. Students can easily navigate and use the digital resources and are able to annotate and insert comments on them.
Mobile bowling equipment and curriculum to help teach children the sport of bowling.
The Bowler’s Ed bowling grants help our school, by teaching students the lifelong sport of bowling. Besides a step-by-step teaching progression for students, Bowler’s Ed kits have activities to enhance cardiovascular health, coordination and endurance by using mobile bowling equipment. (see flyer below for more information)
The United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet today,that position is threatened as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.EM.) . Together these programs will identify and implement effective approaches for improving S.T.EM. teaching and learning; facilitate the dissemination and adoption of effective S.T.EM. instructional practices; and promote S.T.EM. education experiences.
We are excited to announce that KCCS is promoting quarterly S.T.E.M. Home challenge projects and S.T.E.M. strategies in class.
Didgeridoo Down Under”
Students will participate once a year in a “Didgeridoo Down Under” program ,
a highly interactive program that teaches students a combination of ART, MUSIC, CULTURE, SCIENCE,LITERACY DEVELOPMENT, COMEDY, CHARACTER BUILDING, ANTI-BULLYING AND AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION.
TenMarks Math (1-5)
http://www.tenmarks.com provides proven, research-based instructional resources to reach every level of student and many learning styles. We've incorporated best practices from Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure every student has equal access to build deep conceptual understanding.
Sun Sentinel (K-5)
http://www.nieteacher.org/sfssnie/#languagearts is an interactive, online Social Studies resource, with over 300 instructional resources provided including high quality teacher guides, serial stories, student supplements, bullying/character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources, video & audio teacher training modules, and the popular NIE Instructional Calendar. (IWB - For Interactive White Board files.) These resources address the research- and standards-based curriculum focus of schools and teachers. There are curriculum materials for every subject area and grade level.
Discovery Education (K-5)
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/ offers a broad range of classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the textbook. These interactive resources foster deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning with high quality, engaging, relevant tools designed for today’s busy teachers and parents