Guide to Online Technologies
LTISD recognizes the essential role of technology in today's Next Generation (NextGen) learner. The Department of Learning & Teaching is dedicated to enabling technology tools that align with the unique learning style of every student to prepare them for post-secondary education and the workplace of tomorrow.
There are two concepts that many parents have heard related to how education must adapt to meet the needs of tomorrow. LTISD is committed to College & Career Readiness for every student. Below are some introductory videos on these two concepts:
21st Century Skills: How does education today prepare students for tomorrow?
Blended/Flipped Learning: Utilizing technology to enrich learning
LTISD is also focused on teaching every student K-12 about appropriate online behavior and safe computing.
Digital Citizenship is defined as "the norms of behavior with regard to technology use."
There are nine elements of digital citizenship: access, commerce, communication, literacy, etiquette, law, rights & responsibilities, health & wellness, and self-protection. Digital Citizenship is not just an instructional strategy. It is a way of preparing our students for the current world of always-on, real-time access to content.
LTISD provides professional learning resources for teachers in the development of best practices for teachers as lead learners in what it means to practice good digital citizenship for the students of LTISD. In addition to internal resources, two other resources that are useful in the classroom, and at home are Learning.com (K-8) and Common Sense Media (K-12). Please visit the links above to learn more about resources for parents and how LTISD is utilizing these resources.
LTISD Digital Learning Resources
The Student Learning Portal includes Elementary, Middle School, and High School materials to enhance student learning. Digital textbooks, library subscriptions, and research databases are just a sample of the rich resources available. It requires students to login for access.