Cherry Tree Elementary School
The Digital Learning Context of My Imaginary Classroom!
What is the purpose of school?
Every learning context is dependent on the purpose of education philosophy espoused by the members of that group.
What do you think is the purpose of school? Is it to teach children content or critical thinking? Prepare them for the future or create well-rounded people? Or is it some paradigm no one has thought of yet?
Click on this link to go to a Padlet (digital word wall) to share your thoughts.
To be the best teacher I can be, I must have excellent technological pedagogical content knowledge
Oh, they use Common Core Standards....
Cherry Tree uses Common Core standards to set their curriculum. There are several digital applications they use to enhance their curriculum, such as Orchard Math.
(Access Indiana's Common Core Standards library at the link below).
Classroom and School
I'm a little surprised we don't have computers in the classroom!
District, Family, and Community
You couldn't ask for a better community to be a student
(Click below for US Census data about the city's residents.)
(Click below for INDOE stats and grades about Cherry Tree's performance.)
Cherry Tree is such a successful school, and Carmel Clay such a successful school district, that it's disappointing they don't have a more innovative technology policy.
TPACK. (2012). http://www.tpack.org/
DOE Compass. (2013). Cherry Tree Elementary School (2508). Retrieved from http://compass.doe.in.gov/dashboard/overview.aspx?type=school&id=2508
Laura, E. (2010, Apr 25). Cherry Tree Elementary School photos and pictures. Retrieved from http://carmel-photos.funcityfinder.com/2010/04/25/cherry-tree-elementary-school-photos-and-pictures/