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Chatfield School Board discusses technology integration


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Education

By Mitchell Walbridge

The Chatfield School Board met Monday, May 20 for its regular monthly meeting. Many items were discussed before school adjourns for the summer.

The board heard from the district’s new activity director Dan Schindler who is currently from the North Branch Area Public School System. Schindler has an abundance of coaching experience and is expected to fit in well in Chatfield’s athletic and activity programs. After an interview process Schindler was appointed to the position. He introduced himself to the rest of the board during the meeting saying that he’s excited for the opportunity to work with the coaches.

Schindler will continue to work at North Branch for two years as their district runs on a four day school week. He will return on Friday evenings and spend the weekends and Mondays in Chatfield for the next two years. He plans to move to Chatfield with his family in the coming years.

Another important item on the agenda was discussion about Chatfield’s 1:1 Mobile Devices technology program. Teachers and fourth to eighth grade students will be utilizing new technology in the next school year. Fourth through sixth graders will receive an Ipad Mini while seventh and eighth grade students will be working with Android devices.

Younger students will also be provided with devices. Each kindergarten classroom will have 4 Ipads and each first through third grade class will receive a set of 30 Ipads. The school will be implementing training for teachers to get maximum results with the use of the new technology.

The SAMR Model will be used to have teachers evaluate their lessons. The SAMR Model follows four steps: substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition. There will be training in the summer. Fourth through sixth grade teachers will have three days of training while seventh and eighth grade instructors will do 1.5 days.

The board passed several consent items including the resignations of art club advisor and speech coach Kelly Pruent, gifted and talented instructors Jayna Harstad and Tim Hebrink, English instructor Stacy Hogberg, and business instructor Art Gust.

The next board meeting is scheduled for June 17 at 7:00pm.

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona)

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in All Education

State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) and State Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona) are pictured with 6th grade students from Lanesboro Elementary School. The group visited with the lawmakers recently while touring the State Capitol in St. Paul. ..... 
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Mabel-Canton approves funding for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on May 21, 2013 at 7 pm. All members were present except for Dave Swenson and Jeff Nolte. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Superintendant Michael Moriarty made several a ..... 
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Mabel-Canton approves funding for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

By Hannah Wingert The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met on May 21, 2013 at 7 pm. All members were present except for Dave Swenson and Jeff Nolte. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. Superintendant Michael Moriarty made several a ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Village Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Peterson Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Student Representative

Thu, May 23rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Rushford-Peterson Schools would like to recognize the time and efforts that Senior Rebecca Munson has contributed to the board of education over the last 2 years. At the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the R-P Board of Education and Administrator ..... 
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6th grader receives letter from President Obama

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Wykoff Education

Twelve year old Zachary Queensland has been interested in history, especially World War II, and learning about the US presidents since he was in 2nd grade. He is currently a 6th grader at Kingsland Middle School in Wykoff and his interest has grown ..... 
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Part 3: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

Day 8 By Christy Welscher and Morgan Roppe We started out the day early in the morning so we could be the first group at Mount Vernon, home of George Washington. We took a tour of the house and walked around the property. After we got back on the ..... 
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