SAGE Testing is Upon Us
Although the SAGE evaluation system and processes are still a work in progress, up-to-the minute resources can be accessed here:
Professional Development - NEW Classes!
Ready to learn more about how to use technology in your classroom? We've got that covered! Check out our NEW Winter 2014 professional development schedule for teachers, administrators, and education support professionals (ESPs)!
5th Annual Canyons District Film Festival!
Student and business intent to participate forms for the 5th Annual Canyons District Film Festival advertisement category are due December 5, 2013. Click HERE for more information about the advertisement category. All film entries are due March 13, 2014. Click HERE to learn more about the Film Festival, and get started on your entry for 2014 right away!
Current High Priority Projects
Canvas is an online learning platform, from a Utah based company called Instructure. http://www.instructure.com/k-12 This year, Canyons School District, is providing all secondary teachers and students access to the Canvas learning platform. Canvas is a great way to introduce and utilize a blended learning environment. Blended learning combines face-to-face classroom instruction with online activities. At first glance, the introduction of Canvas in the the learning environment is similar to having a class webpage with resources and other course materials for students to access. However, Canvas includes many other features, such as assignment submission, discussions, and collaborative projects. For our Canvas Fast Track course visit www.canyonsdistrict.org/canvasfasttrack.
Google Apps for Canyons
Every Kindergarten through 12th grader will have a csddocs.org Google account. Google Docs are excellent tools for students and teachers to collaborate with each other and for students to submit their work electronically. This project works hand-in-hand with Chromebooks.
To find out more information about which features are enabled for students, click the image to the left or visit http://parentconnections.canyonsdistrict.org.
A Chromebook is a new type of computer that runs Chrome operating system and is cloud based. It allows you to run any web based application and has the popular Google features, like Google Docs, built-in. Secondary schools will begin using these devices this fall. All 8th and 12th grade English Language Arts departments will have access to a mobile Chromebook lab.
Systems We Support
Department of Education Technology
ProLearning is a site maintained by the Department of Education Technology. Our goal is to create an online resource to assist Canyons School District Employees in enhancing instruction, furthering their education, and promoting life-long learning.
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