G Suite Learning with IDSs

We had the great opportunity and pleasure to work with your IDSs.  The focus of the learning was G Suite.  We hope to empower them and build their capacity in order to support your learning and transition to G Suite.  In this post, we will review the learning so that all may “participate.”  Much of…

Infinite Campus Teacher Resources

Here are some Infinite Campus learning resources specifically for teachers.  While we will be providing much more face to face professional learning before the start of next school year, these online resources are a great place for anyone who would like to get a jump on the learning.  These study guides give you the choice…

G Suite Professional Learning

We are excited to offer voluntary professional learning around G Suite for five evenings in the spring.  This is one of many offerings we will provide from G Suite.  We also be offering opportunities to learn more about Infinite Campus.  We would like to thank the whole District in your flexibility, excitement, and adaptability to…

G-Suite Transition and Domain Change

This is copy and pasted from District communication sent on 3/13/19. We are very excited to announce that, as part of our student device rollout next fall, we will be transitioning to a new CRCSD email domain: CRschools.us!  This will eventually replace our current CR.K12.IA.US brand. We will also be transitioning from Outlook to Google Suite…

Accessibility Coach

CRCSD Teachers: First, the Office of Digital Literacy wants to take a moment and celebrate Rose Hays.  She was a trailblazer in the area of access and helped deploy hundreds of devices for students.  She worked to create equitable access for students by creating an environment in which accessibility tools were the norm.  Thank you,…

Building a Vision for What Learning Could Be…

Friday was a really good day!  Kevin Honeycutt was here at CRCSD.  From 7:30 AM to about 12:45 PM he presented to a group of about sixty comprised of principals, IDLs, IDSs, content leads, librarians, and computer science teachers.  From 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM he shared ideas with all high school teachers and principals….

Google Resources and Supports

We are in the transition phase!  We have been to a few schools to cast the vision of digital literacy in CRCSD.  However, this is just a drop in the bucket. One thing we want people to feel is comfort.  We know that comfort comes with familiarity with the tools. While we are developing a…

2018’s Top Ten List

As some may know, and many may not, the Office of Digital Literacy was a new department formed as of July 1, 2018.  The department was created through reorganization of roles throughout the ELSC. For example, the Associate Superintendent position was not hired, but re-casted into the Executive Director role Craig Barnum holds.  Additionally, the…

Google Suite it is!

Cedar Rapids Community School District staff, the Office of Digital Literacy has more exciting news to share!  The device steering committee analyzed over 200 survey responses and has recommended that we shift to Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, etc) for our student productivity and collaboration system.  The committee came to this recommendation based on…