Would you like to help shape the LTP? (Apply for ITAC before February 25th)

An important part of the Learning Technology Plan (LTP) is an ongoing discussion and review process of what is going well, what we can change or improve, etc. A large, representative group of teachers, administrators and parents, known as the Instructional Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC), provides recommendations about the implementation of the the LTP.

ITAC is very important because I take the committee’s recommendation to the District’s Leadership Cabinet for approval and implementation.

Anyone interested in serving on the committee should read the ITAC overview document, then complete the application before February 25th. New ITAC members will be required to participate in a brief orientation before the April 2015 meeting.



Thank you,

Joe McBreen
Chief Information Officer
St. Vrain Valley Schools
Twitter: @svvsdcio
Enriching Education – Service::Teamwork::Communication

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Share your thoughts – help make “Camp iPad for Parents” GREAT!

Several people asked for more detailed information about Camp iPad for Parents. We are in the process of finalizing the agenda and would like your help to ensure it meets and exceeds your needs.

Please tell us what  you are looking for at Camp iPad for Parents by submitting this short form.

Camp iPad for Parents registration:

Look for additional Camp iPad for Parent opportunities in the near future!

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Parent Tip: Setting reminders with Siri

Do you ever feel like a broken record with reminding your student about an upcoming assignment or even something as simple as “Don’t forget to plug in your iPad?” With Siri, you can help your student learn to set their own reminders and become more responsible for setting priorities.

It’s easy to do. Simply press and hold the Home button on the iPad to activate Siri and state what you need to be reminded of. Some examples include:

  • Remind me to plug in my iPad at 8:00 PM every night.
  • Remind me to bring my permission slip to class on Friday.
  • Remind me to return my library book in two weeks.
  • Remind me to take out the kitchen trash on Sunday night.
  • Remind me to ask my science teacher about my quiz grade at 9:00 AM tomorrow.

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Camp iPad for Parents – Register today

Register today for Camp iPad for Parents using one of the links below.

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Look for additional Camp iPad for Parent opportunities in the near future!

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3 Things to Talk to Your Kids About Before Watching the Super Bowl

Watching football is a favorite pastime for many families. But the sexism and violence on the field, and in the commercials, can send iffy messages to your kids. Learn three things to talk about with your kids before you turn on the big game.


From https://www.commonsensemedia.org/videos/3-things-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-before-watching-the-super-bowl

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