2015-16 Canvas - A Technology program overview
Last year as part of our LCAP, our Board adopted a Technology Sustainability Plan that will allow our district to meet the demands coming from the State that we transition our educational program to a College and Career focused, 21st Century classroom model. The new State Assessment CAASPP is a computer adaptive assessment that requires students to be assessed using a computer; there are no more paper and pencil state assessments. We are also utilizing a number of programs that require our students to interact with technology using classroom Chromebooks such as Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), Compass Learning, Blended Learning, and Canvas. Our goal is to slowly increase student classroom access to Chromebooks until our district has one computer for every child. Our intent is to meet this goal by the year 2018. At present we are 1:1 for grades 7-12; 2:1 for grades4-6; and 3:1 for grades K-3. Our Technology Sustainability Plan has mapped out our technology needs for the coming years. Included in this effort is the expectation that technology sustainability is part of our budget process. This ensures that we can maintain the program laid out in our LCAP and so we are prepared as our district continues its rapid growth in student population.
The attached webisode is a comprehensive overview of one program being used in our district, Canvas- a Learning Management System.Canvas is being used by our teachers in grades 7-12. The Education Services Department has presented two parent evenings over the past couple of weeks to educate parents on how Canvas is being used to assist the education of our students grades 7-12. This webisode was recorded for parents or community members who may have missed those events.
I want to thank Brian Gervase for his efforts in putting this together. If you have any question regarding Canvas and its use please contact the Education Services Department for more information.
Canvas Parent Information Training
Past webisodes could be found on the curriculum page here