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Twenty-first Century Tools for Twenty-first Century Learners
From its inception, Westside Community Schools, District 66, has set lofty academic standards for itself and its students. Those standards have been the driving force behind the district’s tradition of innovation and excellence since the district opened in 1952. Once a suburban school district situated on the western edge of Omaha, Westside now lies in the heart of the city, drawing a diverse community of students from all corners of a three-county metropolitan area. Each day, over 6,000 students in grades K-12 come to Westside to take advantage of its innovative solutions for teaching and learning.

Teachers in each of our instructional disciplines and grade levels have continued to push each other by developing new use after new innovative use. Languages, science, mathematics, social studies, business, the arts, engineering technology, consumer sciences, and physical education all have tried new applications of the technology and have shared their success stories with the other members of our building staff. This natural process of experimentation and sharing has produced an organic growth of innovation that would not have thrived in an environment of administratively mandated implementation.

Our students and teachers continue to develop phenomenal practices on a daily basis. The continuous development of new technologies that will become available to us in the future leaves no doubt that this powerful progression of intellectual and creative growth will not diminish. Technology has become, and will continue to be an essential component in the DNA of Westside Community Schools.

 

Technology Integration

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 What we do..

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Make-up of an Emerge Member?

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The eMerge Team is comprised of  teachers who have a desire to learn and a willingness to implement new instructional strategies while using technology in their classrooms. These early adopters of technology have experience running a student-centered classroom and have a capacity for risk-taking. As leaders they will initiate collaboration and sharing of resources, strategies, and tools with district teachers, to help successfully integrate technology to facilitate educational objectives in the classroom.

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We are always learning…

Each month, eMerge members put together resources to share with Westside66 staff. These resources are designed to assist with classroom integration though showcasing varied ways to collaborate with students and staff.

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