Sunday, October 4, 2015

Beginnings of a #TechRevolution

There are many things said about what it means to deliver "21st Century Learning," or to create a school that is "Future Ready." However, we all know that talking about what is good for kids doesn't get us that far in making an impact. What does go far are our ACTIONS.

We started on a tech journey together last year at our very first staff meeting. Each staff member was presented with an iPad. The iPad was much more than just a device. It was a symbol to everyone of the commitment we were making to a #techrevolution at FHS. Since that day back in August 2014 the momentum in our #techrevolution has not slowed. We were assigned an Ed Tech specialist last year and his one on ones with teachers have increased and the support/guidance is ongoing throughout the year. Ten teachers attended the GAFE Summit in November 2014 at Rodriguez. Those teachers then shared at our Tech Slam and mini Edcamp later in the year. Over the summer 18 more teachers attend a GAFE Summit in July. We are preparing for the deployment of Chromebooks to every single 9th grader in just a few months. The admin team attended the CUE Rockstar Admin camp a week ago. And... we will be sending another cohort of teachers to the GAFE Summit coming up in November. 

We are continuing to share ideas and encourage one another to try new things. Last week we started the #FHSTwitterChallenge. The thought process behind the challenge was to increase the number of staff members on Twitter, increase the activity of those already on Twitter, and ultimately show everyone why and how Twitter can be such a powerful tool in education. 

For those of you that have not been in participating in our #FHSTwitterChallenge it is not too late to begin. Here is a snapshot of what has transpired in the first FOUR days of the SEVEN day challenge. 

An FHS #techrevolution is underway! Are you part of the movement?

Our ONE goal: To graduate every Fairfield High Student and to ensure that they leave FHS college and career ready!!! 
Inspire, Engage, Excite, Lead, Foster, Create, Empower!!

Many more great things are in store for Fairfield High!

Continue to be innovative, creative, and a model of excellence!


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