Educational Technology

Keith Reeves
Keith Reeves
Technology Coach

Mission

The educational technology program at Discovery employs every tool, environment, and technique available to empower every individual child to learn and live in the way that’s best for them.

Vision

The educational technology program at Discovery employs state-of-the art technology in effective, appropriate ways to personalize learning for each child; to amplify their voices and empower them with choices; and to empower them to meaningfully and safely collaborate, communicate, critically think, and create.

About Our Program

Technology is anything that mediates the learner and the environment. Consequently, any resource that plays a role in enhancing, improving, or personalizing learning is educational technology.

In the world of education, such technology plays a unique role in an agile, collaborative, engaged classroom. It provides opportunities for learning that would not be possible in a traditional, technology-less classroom. When technology is effectively integrated into the learning experience, students are better able to collaborate, research, problem solve, and create.

Educational technology enhances learning, and an educational technologist’s role is to coach, collaborate with, and directly support teachers in enhancing their craft as pedagogues, professionals, and designers of meaningful learning experiences.

At Discovery Elementary, educational technology is woven into the fabric of the learning experience, for both the learner and the educator. We do not approach technology as a curiosity, but rather as an essential element providing deeper learning opportunities. As a community of digital educators, each of us is an expert contributing our own experiences.

The Technology Coach at Discovery Elementary School is Keith Reeves, Senior Instructional Technology Coordinator.

@MrReevesDES

MrReevesDES

Mr. Reeves

@MrReevesDES
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about SBA at @DiscoveryAPS, hit me up! I've got your back! I'm so proud of the work our Explorer teacher do in the neverending pursuit of meeting kids' needs, and quality assessment methodology helps us do precisely that.
Published November 17, 20 8:47PM
                                        
MrReevesDES

Mr. Reeves

@MrReevesDES
We are happy to be an exemplar, nationally and regionally, as to best practices in this field, and will continue to shine a bright light upon good data, sagacious analysis, powerful pedagogy, and uncompromising commitment to loving and meeting the needs of every child.
Published November 17, 20 8:47PM
                                        
MrReevesDES

Mr. Reeves

@MrReevesDES
Consequently, when we DO use indicators, we use plain language descriptors, that are granular but also do not purport to mean more than they do. This is the true value of SBA: It says what it means, and it means what it says. We love and respect children too much to reduce them.
Published November 17, 20 8:47PM
                                        
MrReevesDES

Mr. Reeves

@MrReevesDES
"Meets Standard" means just that: We have a constellation of evidence that tells us that the student is on the right path and doing what the student should. There is NO VALUE in a reductive ordinal or alphabetic indicator of that progress; understanding complexity is complex!
Published November 17, 20 8:47PM
                                        
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