GRACE Technology Vision
The GRACE school system’s technology vision is to promote resource sharing, innovation and communication skills in an ethical and responsible manner. GRACE students will be 21st century learners who are well-prepared for living and working in a global society.
GRACE Technology Overview
The use of technology throughout a child’s school day enhances and supports the educational standards of our curriculum. GRACE uses the “Google Workspace for Education” platform for students and staff. All students in grades 3-8 are provided with a Chromebook to be used throughout the day to complete learning activities. Teachers for preschool through grade 2 utilize a variety of devices with students to support classroom learning as needed.
The GRACE school system prepares students for an ever-changing world that sees technological advancements happening at a rapid rate and is committed to preparing students for whatever educational path they choose. GRACE-issued technology devices are used to further personalize the way each student uses time, receives support to master essential skills, and deepens understanding of content. Using technology in the classroom is vital to preparing GRACE students with the 21st Century skills they need to excel in our globally competitive world.
GRACE Technology Curriculum
GRACE schools utilize two key sources for technology standards, the Diocese of Green Bay and the International Society for Technology in Education. These standards are integrated throughout this document and were used as a crucial reference when developing action steps and timelines.
GRACE Digital Learning Plan
The creation of the GRACE Digital Learning Plan was completed by a comprehensive team representing a wide background of knowledge and experience. The intent of this plan is to be a living document that is reviewed biannually with a 3-year goal-setting cycle. The plan is designed to reflect the Wisconsin DPI Gears and Goals model:
Gear 1: Instruction, Learning and Assessment
Gear 2: Technology and Hardware
Gear 3: Empowering, Innovative Leadership
Gear 4: Professional Learning and Building Capacity
Gear 5: Data Privacy