M'KIS Information Technology Integration Vision

See also: elementary school framework; elementary school framework; middle school framework; questions; barriers

Goal

The mission of technology and information literacy education at M'KIS is to prepare students, though integration of the Standards of Technology and Information Literacy, to meet the demands brought on by rapidly changing societies. Students will anticipate and prepare for change by seeking and applying innovative strategies using current and emerging technologies and information sources.

"The changing information landscape of the 21st Century demands that our students develop new skills of information literacy and become knowledge producers as an integral component of their learning." - Graham Wegner


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Digital Age Literacy
"As society changes, the skills needed to negotiate the complexities of life also change. In the early 1900s, a person who had acquired simple reading, writing, and calculating skills was considered literate. Only in recent years has the public education system expected all students to build on those basics, developing a broader range of literacies (International ICT Literacy Panel, 2002). To achieve success in the 21st century, students also need to attain proficiency in science, technology, and culture, as well as gain a thorough understanding of information in all its forms." - NCREL


Mandate


By the end of grade 8, all middle school students are expected to achieve mastery on the Information Technology & Information Literacy Standards & Benchmarks (6-8 strand). As a team you will determine, through conversation and collaboration, the most appropriate, relevant and authentic approach to teaching and learning utilizing technology and integrating information literacy skills. It is the shared responsibility of each grade level team, in partnership with the IT Facilitator and IL Specialist, to infuse authentic learning experiences which embed the M'KIS Information Technology and Information Literacy Standards and Benchmarks. Recognizing the international nature of our student population, the infusion of technology must reflect "the changing information landscape of the 21st Century" to deepen the curriculum to emphasize these attributes.


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