SAU 56 Technology – Share, Learn, Grow…

“It is our vision that the skillful application of technology will enhance every aspect of our teaching and learning.”

We envision:
  • Integrating current and emerging technologies into our approved curriculum as tools that support teaching and learning;
  • An on-going program of professional development to maintain current staff knowledge in a changing technological landscape, to the advantage of all learners;
  • Our students, staff, administrators, and community using district technology to enable information sharing;
  • Appropriate business and educational records being maintained and secured for reference and analysis in the district’s electronic management system;
  • The adoption of appropriate adaptive and emergent technologies to ensure the achievement of our educational goals.

National Education Technology Standards

As we shift from a technology curriculum that emphasizes skills that are now learned and practiced at an earlier age and grade level, we will be moving toward a philosophy that supports the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Students that encourages schools to work toward integrating technology throughout the curriculum, while achieving student proficiency in the following areas:

  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. Communication and Collaboration
  3. Research and Information Fluency
  4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making,
  5. Digital Citizenship
  6. Technology Operations and Concepts

For more information on the NETS for Students, please visit the International Society of Technology Education website:

Share, Learn, Grow…


Curriculum 21


Useful Web Resources:




Free Apps for Education

More Apps for Education

Google Apps Lesson Plans

FAQs for Google Apps

Smart Exchange – Interactive education at its best…

Upcoming Events:

Common Core

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Good Reads:


Brain Based Learning

Twenty-First Century Learners

Twenty-First Century Learning

CCSS and Digital Literacy

Are Kids Really Motivated by Technology?

CCSSI_ELA Standards

CCSSI_Math Standards

Jaime Volmer


Plans and Forms:

Approved 15-18 SAU56 Technology Plan

SAU56 Emp BYOD release