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 digital learning coach (dlc)

I am transitioning to a new role here at Woodmen-Roberts and the title is "Digital Learning Coach". In this new role I will be doing less "tech fixing" and more "tech integration". My new role of Digital Learning Coach allows me to be more involved with the students and teachers in their classrooms and their curriculum. I will be in a "coach"ing role to many of the staff members helping them integrate technology into their student's lives more and more each day.

The focus for the DLC here at Woodmen-Roberts is in 3 areas:
We will be doing much more than these three, but these are the foundation of skills we would like the students to be prepared to use when they leave Woodmen-Roberts for middle school.

I will be scheduling time to meet with teachers, grade levels and departments to align the three focus areas above with the learning the students are doing in their classrooms. I will also be holding parent nights a few times throughout the year so that the families in the Woodmen-Roberts community can have a time to discuss and share the information presented at school with other families at WRES. It will also be a time for me to share information that may help you bridge the digital gap between you and your children. Parent nights are designed to be relaxed and open conversations around digital topics that are prevalent in our digital age. Look for information to come througout the year.

Click the link below to go to the Digital Citizenship page of this website or find the button on the top left of this page. You will find more resources there that will align with the curriculum used at school and with the parent nights.


Matt Kiser
Digital Learning Coach

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Hour of Code

​The Hour of Code is here!  During the week of December 5-9, all students at WRES will be learning code programming. This will look different in each of the grade levels as we start small and then let the kids explore different ways to code and solve problems using computer programming.

We have been using two websites for teaching programming...there are many others that students can go to as well.  We will be using primarily Code.org. The students will be logging in at school, but it is not required for them to explore coding at this site.​​

There are also many different apps on mobile devices that allow students to practice their coding skills through games and challenges. Below you will find a picture of some of the apps on the Apple App Store of coding apps for kids. To get these apps, go to the Apple App Store and search for the name of the App below, then use your Apple ID to login and download the Apps.  As you can see, a lot of them are FREE!

If you know of an App that gets kids into code programming, email me a suggestion​!
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 ‭(Hidden)‬ Wildcat Geek Squad

WE WANT YOU!

Woodmen-Roberts is looking for a variety of students to help with troubleshooting tech problems, fixing common issues across the school and creating Help Manuals for students and staff. We need kids from Grades 3-5 to be involved. We need all sorts of types of kid. We need kids who love to create things. We need kids who love fixing things. We need kids who love patterns. We need kids who love to follow directions. We need kids who love things that are in order and follow rules. See...we need all sorts of different kids to be great helpers to others.


Students who are in this program must have other's best interests at heart. They must be true "helpers". You may be good at using and understanding technology, but without a helping heart and an understanding of how to help people, you will have difficulty aiding someone in need.


If you feel like this is something your child would like to try out, please fill-out the following questions so we can learn a little bit about your child and how we can best use your kid's strengths to help others.


This is an application process. We are seeking a representative group of students from Grades 3-5.


Class limit is 20 students. Hope to see some of you try this out.


Sincerely,


Mr. Kiser


Cost: $30


Thursdays after school (Lunch times also possible)

Dates:

Feb. 4, 11, 18

Mar. 10, 17, 31

Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28

May 5, 12, 19, 26

Register Here​