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District 210 Board of Ed receives tech update from Social Studies Department


Students and teachers from Lemont High School's Social Studies Department put together an informative presentation on how technology is enhancing instruction and assessment.

At its February 20 meeting, the Lemont High School District 210 Board of Education received an update on how the Social Studies Department is benefitting from the school’s new 1:1 teaching and learning program. This was the fourth in a series of presentations to the Board of Education by Lemont High School’s academic departments during the 2017-18 school year.

Social Studies Chair Rick Prangen brought along a number of students and teachers to illustrate how instruction and assessment in a variety of classes is changing thanks to the use of educational applications. Teachers Jodi Nye and Justin Weidler had a hand from a number of students, including Alexandra Galica, Lily Hinkle, Laura Jazunas, Kirsten Kash, Arjun Reddigari, Leti Salazar, Easton Tally and Genna Yavaraski.

A common theme of the departmental presentations to the Board of Education is discussing how the activity relates to the seven International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students. These standards include Empowered Learner, Digital Citizen, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer, Computational Thinker, Creative Communicator and Global Collaborator. Each presentation typically touches on several ISTE Standards for Students.

After years of careful planning and thoughtful preparation, Lemont High School’s 1:1 teaching and learning program - LNS@LHS - was fully implemented beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Each Lemont High School student is issued a Chromebook, enhancing academic opportunities across the school’s curriculum. A 1:1 teaching and learning environment prepares Lemont High School students to thrive in a digitally interconnected world where learning never stops.

In this teaching and learning environment, students use digital technologies and social media as tools for organization, communication, research and problem solving; exercise digital citizenship as they leverage technology to access, evaluate, use and manage information; and facilitate collaboration, creativity and innovation through personalized, student-centered learning experiences.

Click here for more information on the LNS@LHS program 

Previous presentations to the Board of Education have included:

Science Department (October 2017): Science Chair Scott Collins was accompanied by students Ashley Herce, Jennifer Martinez and Isabella Pirie, as they guided members of the Board of Education through a classroom lesson on digital collaboration.

Fine Arts Department (November 2017): Students Natalie Hartl and Joe Storti discussed how students are using technology in music courses, while Robyn Kraft and Julia Popper did the same for art classes. They were supported by art teachers Ryan Hennebry and Megan Idell, music teacher Stephanie Cesaroni, and Fine Arts Chair Dave Nommensen.

World Languages Department (December 2017): Students Ryan Freitag and Anna Musarevski joined German teacher Peter Blank, French teacher Mark Wojnar and World Languages Chair Christie Klingsporn to demonstrate how World Languages students are utilizing Flipgrid to collaborate and improve their speaking skills in their target languages.

For more information contact Director of School & Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.

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