“For the first time in history, we're preparing kids for a future that we cannot clearly describe.” (David Warlick)
Make no mistake – the introduction of technology into learning and our schools profoundly transforms the realm of possibilities. Students are now able to identify fact-based content quickly, pull up hundreds or thousands of original source documents, interact with people across the globe on practically any topic, and create responses and interactions with the world that was just not possible in an analog and paper-based world. Sierra must embrace this shift and support our students in fully realizing the ever-expanding capabilities of technology-enhanced learning. But these new possibilities also bring new challenges. Our school must support students in learning how to navigate and engage in a digital world appropriately.
Understanding how technology systems work and how to manage one’s digital presence are now essential aspects of a well-rounded education.
Sierra has had a bring your own device program but will no longer be offering this option. This next school year, all students will be to pay a $50 tech fee which will cover a Chromebook purchased through Sierra for grades K-4 and the district for 5th graders.
Paperwork and procedures for getting started are located on our 1:1 pages for each grade.