I am fortunate to be part of a school that strives for excellence. We meet students' needs in rigorous teaching strategies and expect only the best from our students.
My school is proud to be a "Leader in Me" school that works on taking author Steven Covey's 7 Habits, making them age-appropriate and working them into our school campus, so that students begin to see their campus as a way to show leadership.
The "Leader in Me" is not a curriculum, but rather a way of doing life on the school campus through awareness of how we learn and grow, and how we speak and treat one another.
Students learning the habit of solving conflicts, then becoming conflict managers, is just one way the Leader in Me program in action on our campus appears. Students take the 7 Habits that are taught to them and begin to think of ways they can take ownership of their campus through leadership. Whether it's a 5th grader helping a 1st grader to read, students setting goals and overcoming academic obstacles, or students seeing a need to clean their campus, all are ways that the 7 Habits teach students to lead.
Our school district is transitioning to one-to-one devices with Chromebooks. Students are now expected to take district benchmark testing on these Chromebooks. Students are expected to know how to create google docs, share them, collaborate with them, and turn google docs in for a grade all at the 3rd grade level. It is imperative that I stay up on what all the applications and extensions are offered on Chrome OS to offer my students all the advantages of being tech savvy on their devices. This course is geared toward helping teachers transition to 1:1 devices with specifically Chromebooks. My students will benefit from me learning about the basics and the Chrome operating system. Students will be successful when I am able to teach them all that I have learned through this course. The first thing I will teach my students is how to use some of the Google extensions offered on Google Drive for typing their district benchmark writing prompts.
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