D103 News

Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103; Aug. 23, 2020

D103 Curriculum Update

Welcome back! This school year will be different than any year we have ever experienced. The Lincolnshire-Prairie View administrative team and certified staff members have worked diligently throughout the summer to ensure that students continue to receive quality learning experiences. While we all understand that nothing can replace the care and attention in-person instruction brings, we believe the education program planned for the new school year will provide opportunities for growth and development.


Fall Opening Plans

In an effort to keep parents up to date with the most recent plans for the fall, the district has added a Returning to School page to the district website. As decisions are made regarding the plans to re-open school, communications will be emailed and the webpage will be updated.


As you are aware, the district will begin the school year with all students in remote learning until at least September 25, 2020. Over the summer, the district facilitated a Fall Opening Committee with over 70 teachers and administrators who worked collaboratively to develop robust remote and in-person learning plans. These plans reflect many enhancements to the emergency plan that was in place in the spring. The table below summarizes the major changes made by the committee.

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Curriculum Materials

iReady, an online program that will help your child’s teacher determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year, has been purchased for K-8 students math and K-2 ELA.


iReady allows your child’s teacher to meet your student exactly where they are and provides data to increase your student’s learning gains. iReady consists of two parts: Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction.


World Language Program

In order to focus our youngest learners' attention on core curriculum content we have decided to suspend Spanish instruction for one year at Sprague School.


Technology

District 103 strives to empower our students and teachers with the skills and resources they can leverage to become informed, contributing members of our community and our world. By working with our school stakeholders (students, parents and staff), we strive to break down the walls of the traditional classroom in order to redefine the learning experience, and create real-world, technology rich settings that enhance the integration of robust and adaptive tools across District curricula.


Technology Philosophy

We believe in:

  • purposeful use of resources, which includes technology when it enriches learning.

  • providing our students with a relevant, technology rich learning environment, including both hardware and software, designed to prepare them for their present learning environment, their academic futures, and an ever-changing world.

  • creating and supporting a dynamic learning environment that empowers the students, parents, staff and community of District 103.

  • supporting the professional technology needs of staff through targeted professional learning, while curating the most up-to-date practices in educational technology.

  • making educational technology purchase decisions rooted in the awareness of the fiscal responsibility we have to our stakeholders.

  • being a leader and innovator among the Stevenson Township feeder districts in our development of technology initiatives that support real-world collaboration and learning among our stakeholders.

  • making technology recommendations that keep District 103 compliant with all relevant Educational Technology Standards (ISTE/AASL): ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act), COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection), PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).


With the unique circumstances of remote learning, for the 2020-2021 school year, District 103 will be 1:1 with students using iPads in grades Pre-K through 8. We are very excited to continue learning and growing with our students in this new virtual environment. Our staff and students continue to use iPads in innovative, engaging, and empowering ways.


Be on the lookout for additional resources to help families and students navigate instructional technology in upcoming updates.


Resources

You can locate additional resources, including parent curriculum guides, on our Curriculum and Instruction website pages.

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