Vision of Student Learning

  • Vision of Student Learning

    The overall goal of the 2022 Technology Vision enhances strong student learning by providing students with greater access and rich opportunities, provided by powerful instructional models. These goals can be measured by student application of learning, both in existing academic measures and in student production of creative demonstrations of learning.

    Renton School District 2022 Technology Vision

    Renton School District Technology Vision Using technology intentionally and innovatively leads to greater equity and achievement for all students by:

    • increasing rigorous learning opportunities
    • enhancing authentic learning environments
    • providing differentiated and personalized learning
    • supporting collaboration, productivity, and creativity
    • providing opportunities to develop and demonstrate critical thinking skills

    This ensures high quality instruction and learning for every child, every day in every environment and advances our goals of achievement, college and career readiness, and equity and access.

    Models for student learning
    This vision supports a range of models for blended and personalized learning that are powerful and allow for:

    • Differentiation of instruction
    • Support activities for students
    • Support Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
    • Self-directed and teacher-directed learning
    • Student-centered learning developing student agency
    • Versatility of use of program/tools
    • Blending of curriculum and technology
    • Highly complex instruction and learning
    • Flexible and responsive instructional practices
    • Increased teacher productivity, collaboration, efficiency and efficacy
    • Increased value of relationships

    The 2022 Vision also has powerful expectations for the integration of technology through additional devices for students and teaching and learning practice.

Expectations of Implementing the Technology Plan for Learning and Teaching
  • Challenges

    • Student access to computers and the internet from home. Many of our students do not have a computer at home or they do not have internet access. As more curriculum and resources are online, solutions for these problems will need to be found. Providing a laptop to be taken home will be easier to solve than the internet/broadband access. Also, students from homes lacking technology come to our classrooms behind in a number of skills that other classmates possess.
    • Integrating technology into teaching and the curriculum. The new Common Core State Standards require instruction that demands more from our students to prepare them for the next generation of work opportunities. This will require ongoing professional development for our teachers to support them in learning new tools to support learning opportunities incorporating technology for student use in and outside of school.
    • Providing support for students with a range of disabilities, medical needs, and learning requirements. This requires stronger support and maintenance for a wider range of technology than we currently have in place.
    • Engaging families and community with the realities of digital learning, including student data privacy, internet safety, and responsible digital citizenship.
    • Developing new support structures as additional laptops and other devices are used in our schools. Along with providing technology to students, we need to expand our capabilities allowing students and staff to use their personal devices for learning. Providing support, while also creating a secure and protected environment for non-district technology requires extensive planning, flexibility, and additional hardware and staff support.
    • Providing support and professional development for classified staff. The skills and needs of classified staff include a range of departments -- transportation, nutrition, maintenance, office staff, human resources, business and others.