School Tech Program So Far Successful


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New technology in the schools is transforming the way students learn.

At Monday night’s regular school board meeting, teachers and others praised the results of the district’s program to transition to 21st Century classrooms.

KMXT’s Maggie Wall has more.

(School Tech Purchase 3:02 "Jennifer Warner is … schools of Kodiak. SOC.")

Jennifer Warner is a 5th grade teacher at East Elementary. She told the school board that schools are beginning to jump into Phase 2 of the TOCA’s proposed Technology Purchase plan.

TOCA-which is spelled T-O-C-A-Stands for Teachers on Critical Assignment. The critical assignment facing the team of teachers from around the borough is to bring the school system’s teaching methods and tools into the 21st Century.

That, says Warner, will make all the difference in world to Kodiak’s students:

–(((Warner connects :54 sec " We’re really looking ….no other tool can.")))

And it’s not just what we think of as traditional in-school learning, like math and reading. The new computers and I-pads coming into the schools are teaching students something beyond classroom knowledge-they’re learning respect and responsibility:

–(((Warner their own :40 sec "It promotes…in their classrooms.")))

Students aren’t the only ones coming into the 21st Century. School Superintendent Stewart McDonald says teachers, teaching tools and teaching techniques all are changing for the better.

–(((McDonald techniques :40 sec "We’re beginning…very exciting.")))

School Superintendent Stewart McDonald reporting on the effects of purchasing new technology for the schools of Kodiak.

I’m Maggie Wall.


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