Lakota Local Schools is currently undergoing a review of instructional applications that are used in the classroom. In addition to the review, a process has been implemented that will allow teachers to request additions to the approved list. The list will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
“As we increase our focus on student achievement and the resulting state report card,” Interim Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli wrote to staff, “we are also focused on narrowing our instructional applications to those that best support students.” Lolli shared that, together, the Curriculum and Instruction, Pupil Services and Special Services teams have created a list of instructional apps that have been endorsed by the district.
“This new process is necessary to ensure that all instructional applications used are district approved, align with Lakota curriculum, Board policy and guidelines and meet data security requirements,” said Lolli. She also stressed that, in addition to teachers having the ability to request new applications to support students, this process strengthens Lakota’s instructional approaches and will also help with data security as all apps will be vetted by technology prior to approval.