Dassel-Cokato ISD 466 Technology

The district strives to implement technology that enhances instruction and student learning experiences. Every classroom is equipped with a networked computer with most connected to an interactive presentation screen. Each building also has at least one networked computer lab or mobile carts of computers providing students opportunities to access a variety of local educational and production software as well to as access to an abundance of valuable online resources.

All students grades 5-12 are provided with a computer for use in the classroom. Grades 9-12 are offered the opportunity to take them home.

A District Tech Services Committee meets regularly to review technology-related issues and to plan for the future.

District Technology Mission is to:

  1. Integrate technology skills that are based on the MEMO, ISTE and state standards into the district's PreK-12 curriculum and instruction so that students are technologically literate by the time they leave the middle school and are able to apply appropriate technology as needed to meet educational, career, and personal goals upon graduation.
  2. Equip and train all staff with the technological tools and skills required to improve and enhance the quality of their work.
  3. Provide the district communities with a vehicle for communication and parental involvement as well as provide a model for the use of emerging technology.

District Technology Stakeholder Objectives:

The following stakeholder objectives will guide the technology committees in making decisions regarding curriculum integration, training, budget, acquisition, upgrade, replacement and deployment of technology:
  1. Students will use technology to meet curriculum-related objectives (including, but not limited to, online courses), access and retrieve information including online and digital curricular materials, produce documents, create and present multimedia productions, communicate both locally and worldwide, and complete online assessments.
  2. Staff will use technology to provide instructional opportunities that integrate technology; access and retrieve information; produce documents; plan, create and present lessons utilizing multimedia; assess student achievement and manage records; use technology to make data driven decisions regarding instruction; and communicate both locally and worldwide.
  3. Administrators and their support staff will use technology to manage student records and schedules, access and retrieve information, produce documents and presentations, make data driven decisions, develop and implement budgets, and communicate both locally and worldwide.
  4. General public will communicate and interact with the district staff through a variety of technology services.