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Technology

The Lakota Technology Team is dedicated to collaborative leadership in supporting Lakota's personalized, learner-centered, future ready mission through a focus on innovation, forward thinking and sustainabilty.


WEareEMPOWERED 

Lakota's next chapter of personalized student learning will begin in the 2018-19 school year with a new pilot program that will pair each of our 7
th and 8th grade students with a dedicated, district-owned Chromebook (1:1) to support high quality teacher instruction.  

This “WEareEMPOWERED" program is being designed to empower each junior high student to own their learning through expanded access to innovative instructional content, activities to increase collaboration and communication, along with new learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom and school day. This new initiative supports the development of key student skills and responsibilities necessary to navigate the digital transformation of today and the highly-skilled, technology driven global world of tomorrow.

Once this pilot program is established in our Jr. High schools, the WEareEMPOWERED initiative will move to our High Schools.

Please click here for more information.


Productivity and Collaboration Suites

Lakota provides our students and staff both Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite. Proficiency in both productivity and collaboration suites will benefit out students in their future. Both web-based services are integrated into our Learning Management System, Canvas, and can be accessed through OneLogin.

Lakota students in grades 2-12 can click here for a free installable version of Microsoft Office for personal devices.


Bring Your Own Device

Lakota Board Policy
 allows for students to use personal communication devices "as part of a classroom activity when indicated for instruction by a teacher or administrator."

While we cannot recommend specific makes and models of devices since student and family needs differ, here are the minimum device requirements for Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and Canvas, Lakota's Learning Management System.

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*While Microsoft Office 365, G Suite and Canvas are supported on iPhones, iPods and Android phones that meet the specs above, we encourage the larger screen sizes to meet a wider variety of educational software.


Internet Access Assistance Options


Lakota is committed to promoting digital learning access and technology skills development for all of our students. 

Spectrum is offering an assistance program for reduced cost high speed internet access for Federal Free & Reduced lunch participants. If you are interested in this program, you can contact Spectrum at 1-844-525-1574 for more information.

Click here for more information on the WEareConnectED program that offers students free Wifi access in restaurants and retail outlets throughout the community.


Donations

If you would like to assist us in our mission by providing students with technology tools, please contact us at d
onate@lakotaonline.com.

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Contact Us

Lakota District Technology
Central Office/Welcome Center
5572 Princeton Road,
Liberty Township, Ohio 45011
Phone: 
513.644.1200

Fax: 513.644.1201

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Todd Wesley
Chief Technology Officer
Todd.Wesley@lakotaonline.com
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Aren Dowden
Director of Technology Operations
Aren.Dowden@lakotaonline.com

Shawn Smith
Director of Information Systems
Shawn.Smith@lakotaonline.com