May 24, 2017

BrightBytes Technology Survey available through June 1

It’s time for the spring technology survey to help the Sparta Area School District gauge technology access and equity.

A survey link for each individual school is available on the Spartan.org website to help the district better understand student and parent/guardian needs in regard to technology. Students will be completing the survey at school with teachers. Participation is voluntary, however, appreciated as information is used in planning curriculum and instruction.

For example, the fall survey results indicated teachers wanted more training on integrating technology in the classroom to increase student learning. On June 12 and 13, the Sparta Area School District will host Digital Learning Days, a grant-funded initiative that targets technology integration such as using student driven video in classrooms, apps for learning, and how to collect student learning data to improve outcomes. This learning event, funded through TEACH monies, will be in cooperation with the Tomah School District, Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District and Hillsboro School District.

“We are very pleased with the information gathered from the fall survey results. They set the benchmark for measuring technology integration and learning for both students and adults,” said Liz Dostal, Director of Instruction. “Having this information allows us to continually improve access and opportunity for all students in the Sparta Area School District.”

The more students and parents who complete the survey, the more the district understands the role technology plays in every day life.

To access the link for your school, please visit the Sparta Area School District’s website for a complete listing of survey links by schools: www.spartan.org/district/administrative-departments/instructional-services/brightbytes-survey/