Kimberly Wiggins: In the St. Vrain Valley School District
here in Colorado, our motto is "ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE BY DESIGN." We had already been purposeful in using evidence-based interventions, so our response to ESSA felt aligned with our data-driven culture.
Following Cator's model, St. Vrain Valley School District
(Longmont, CO) attempts to leave open as much of the Internet as is responsible.
President Obama recently honored two International Society for Technology in Education members as "Champions of Change." In a special ceremony at the White House, Bud Hunt, instructional technologist at the St. Vrain Valley School District
in Fort Collins, CO, and Todd Nesloney, fifth-grade teacher at Fields Store Elementary in Waller, TX, were recognized for the creative ways that they use technology to enhance learning for their students.
Donna Jackson Goodwin currently teaches art at Sunset Middle School in the St. Vrain Valley School District
of Longmont, Colorado.
But it was State Treasurer Mike Coffman's intervention in the St. Vrain Valley School District
's financial crisis last December that raised Coffman's profile a notch in my political eye.
The St. Vrain Valley school district
used to squeeze every penny--so tightly that reserves equal to more than 10 percent of its budget were in the bank.
Students who graduate from Skyline High School's Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Academy in Colorado's St. Vrain Valley School District
receive a special certificate--a STEM seal--along with a diploma.
"Risk management needs to be a lens through which the risk manager and all personnel need in order to look at the district's decisions," says Damon Brown, director of human resources and risk management for St. Vrain Valley School District
St. Vrain Valley School District
in Colorado is creating a computer science framework built on the standards from CSTA and ISTE.
At the St. Vrain Valley School District
in Colorado, robotics has expanded from after-school clubs to their K12 curriculum.
In the St. Vrain Valley School District
in Colorado, reading in and outside of school has skyrocketed thanks to rayON, says Assistant Superintendent Regina Renaldi.
In early 2014, Colorado's St. Vrain Valley School Districts
chief technology officer, Joe McBreen, took advantage of these bargain-basement data prices.