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We believe appropriate and thoughtful use of digital resources enhances student learning, and that the use of digital resources should:

  • Provide authentic learning opportunities that enrich and further personalize student learning

  • Encourage deeper learning by increasing focus on critical thinking, creativity, effective communication, problem solving, and collaboration

  • Support student-focused, problem-based learning activities and initiatives

  • Provide relevant, accurate information and promote an understanding of how to evaluate and use that information

  • Help move students from being consumers of digital content to producers of both digital and non-digital expressions of their learning

  • Intentionally transform learning in innovative ways

  • Afford opportunities for students to show mastery of learning goals in a variety of ways and provide further student voice and choice

  • Create opportunities for greater flexibility in learning and individual goal-setting

  • Allow more timely and meaningful monitoring of progress towards learning goals

  • Help students make meaningful connections with each other, with the world, and between concepts and big ideas

  • Increase opportunities for collaboration between students and teachers, between teachers and parents, and between the students themselves

  • Establish collaboration with global peers and outside content experts

  • Provide authentic learning opportunities beyond the instructional setting

  • Encourage students to read deeply, and to evaluate sources and consider viewpoints different from their own

  • Reflect changing definitions of literacy and being literate

  • Be evaluated based on their ability to support student learning goals

  • Be facilitated by a skillful teacher

  • Reflect active, productive, and engaged screen time balanced with non-screen activities

We believe digital health and wellness is best achieved when intentionally and strategically taught and that activities should:

  • Help students understand the need to balance and moderate their own media consumption

  • Help students make wise choices with regard to digital safety, exercising digital citizenship, and developing a positive digital footprint

  • Encourage balance between appropriate face-to-face and digital communication skills

  • Be scaffolded and taught within the context of real-world application

We believe safe, fair and equitable access to digital resources is paramount, and that technology and digital resources should:

  • Be supported by appropriate investment in equipment and infrastructure to ensure equitable access to current tools and resources for all

  • Provide a robust suite of appropriate digital resources to support timely access to learning