• The Sparta School District strives to provide personalized instruction for our students that promotes effective problem solving and communication while empowering freedom of choice and encouraging exploration of thinking through a blend of traditional and digital education.

Communication and Collaboration

  • This program opens doors for communication and collaboration with peers and teachers in class, as well as outside the school day. In addition, it:

    • Enhances students’ own educational journey, as well as those with whom they are collaborating.  
    • Addresses ISTE Standard 7, which defines the student as a Global Collaborator (ISTE Standards for Students, 2016).
    • Provides access to collaborative G Suite Apps such as Google Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Hangouts, and Forms.
    • Allows teachers to view student work in progress, provide ongoing feedback and formative assessment.

Individualized, Differentiated Instruction

  • Through the 1:1 program all documents are in one place, accessible anytime and anywhere, providing: 

    • Collaboration capacity
    • Ability to share a document, presentation, or spreadsheet with other students as well as the teacher
    • Google Classroom for discussion boards, assignments, and resources that can be accessed from both home and school
    • Ability to differentiate content delivery and students’ assignments

21st Century Skills

  • With a global & competitive job market, this initiative enhances student acquistion of the skills through:

    • Critical Thinking
    • Problem Solving
    • Collaboration & Teamwork
    • Creativity & Imagination
    • Global & Cultural Awareness
    • Information Literacy

Global Applications

  • Interaction with peers around the world heightens awareness and illuminates our similarities, and providing this capability to students each day:

    • Enables students to locate, analyze and contribute toward events in real time  
    • Helps us form a global identity
    • Raises self-awareness and global empathy
    • Allows students to synthesize meaning and understanding - a key element of college and career success in the 21st Century

Embracing TraDigital

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  • “The principal goal of Education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive, and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept everything they are offered.”  -Jean Piaget