Woodland Tech Squad Puts Student Voice into Action

Woodland Tech Squad Puts Student Voice into Action
Posted on 05/04/2018
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Photo of Woodland Student Tech Squad Making Presentation to StaffWoodland Elementary School’s Tech Squad made its debut appearance at the school’s April staff professional development session, sharing their plan for classroom support with teachers. The Squad consists of fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. Their primary mission is to help support their peers with digital learning in the classroom.

“The Tech Squad is such a wonderful asset to the classroom,” said Instructional Coach Kristina Linberg, who advises the group. “It’s the perfect example of how Lakota continues to grow opportunities for student voice and empower our students to take ownership of their learning experiences.”

While the students are charged with working together to keep the laptop and iPad carts organized and charged, their primary role is to support their classmates with how to access and use district-provided digital tools and resources, while also encouraging good digital citizenship practices.

Tech Squad members are currently collaborating to create an FAQ poster for teachers to hang in their classroom to assist peers with accessing Onelogin and Canvas. The Squad will be responsible for updating this resource moving forward.

After the staff PD session, fifth grade teacher Chris Butler said, “It has been so helpful to have Rachel from the Tech Squad as my technology point person for my class when we are working on digital projects. Her support has been invaluable and I love how her talent shines."