Cozad Community Schools Technology
Vision, Beliefs and Practices
As leaders, our mission is to ignite passion, meaning, and purpose in each student and staff member.
- As leaders, our mission is to ignite passion, meaning, and purpose in each student and staff member.
We believe that all staff and students are learners, and that continuous growth and learning is a basic necessity for success in today’s world.
We believe that student learning and growth is the central purpose of the district. We believe that all staff and school policies must serve this purpose.
We believe in strong community connections and open communication with our patrons, staff and students.
Cozad Community Schools will create a learning environment in which students and staff are provided with and use technology and communication tools to:
Encourage and facilitate lifelong learning
Foster collaboration and communication among students, faculty and staff
Provide media-rich environments for student learning
Learning becomes individualized, authentic, and connected to others
Provide learning opportunities for students and staff outside of the classroom and extending beyond the school day
Provide safe, secure access to online resources and communication tools
We must embrace change as an opportunity to improve.
Technology doesn’t change things, people do.
Every student has remarkable talent of some kind. Our job is to help them find it.
Failure is an essential part of the learning process.
The working and social world our students will enter is fundamentally different than the world we learned in.
Student learning must be individualized for, and owned by, the student.
Classroom teachers are the most important and valuable asset any school possesses. The most important job of school leaders is to ensure we have the best available and to make them better.
All administrative decisions and actions should be based on supporting and promoting student learning. We serve students, not the system.
Mobile and communication technologies provide new avenues to teaching and learning that are more effective and engaging than traditional methods.
Educators must be connected to other educators and professionals.
Everyone involved in our school system is a learner. The age of experts is over, and change is continuous.
We must tell our story.
The local community must be a partner in educating children, and school and community must serve each other.
Education must become a cooperative/collaborative endeavor, involving parents, communities, and other schools.
Unify all school leaders and levels in vision and mission. We must be one team.
Use the advancement of teaching and learning as the fundamental guide to all decisions and policy.
Provide the technology needed to fulfill our vision and mission.
Transform staff development to continuous, collaborative learning.
Get all educators “connected”, and help them to develop a vibrant and supportive personal learning network.
Seek community partnerships and ways to serve and lead in our community.
Decentralize and individualize technology management and ownership. Staff must feel ownership in the tools and methods that make them effective.
Incorporate citizenship, culture, and personal responsibility into teaching and learning methods and practices.
Strive for individualized, authentic, connected learning.