Appendix D. - Plan for Technology Implementation
Montague Area Public Schools

Model Core Curriculum Content Standards for Technology

The following vision and curricular standards are from the draft of the State of Michigan Model Core Curriculum Content Standards (1995). This vision and the accompanying standards are only a portion of the entire document. Those listed here are the objectives which are related to the use of technology in the educational practice. Final approval of these standards is expected before the 1995-96 school year.

Vision: Technology is the systematic application of knowledge, materials, tools, and skills to extend human capabilities. Learning with and about technology prepares learners to live responsibly in a democratic, technologically driven society. Learners will use technology for knowledge and skill acquisition, communication, and information management, problem solving, creative expression, research, design, and product development. Learners become technologically capable when they apply technology across curricular areas and when technology is used throughout the learning process.

A technologically capable learner:

All students will:

Associated Standards:

The following standards are taken from the core curriculum portion of the draft of the state's Standards document. These are the content area standards within the core curriculum which apply directly to the use of technology. Notation following each standard denotes the related technology standard from the previous page which is linked with that standard. More specific benchmark statements can be obtained from the original document. The central office of this district maintains a copy of this document.

Following this list is a copy of the benchmark standards specific to technology. This copy is taken directly from the draft document.

In grades K-12, the English language arts standards will ensure that all students have opportunities to engage successfully in discovering, creating, and analyzing spoken, written, electronic, and visual texts which reflect multiple perspectives and diverse communities. All students will:

In grades K-12, the social studies standards will ensure that all students have opportunities to acquire the requisite capacities for effective, responsible citizenship through study of history, geography, economics, and civics which reflects multiple perspectives and diverse communities. All students will:

The mathematics standards, and related benchmarks, identify the mathematics content of a K-12 program, so that each student will:

The science curriculum has four specific goals for student learning: 1) developing depth of understanding rather than broad exposure to content, by emphasizing meaningful learning of the big ideas of science; 2) developing understanding that is useful and relevant outside the classroom, by placing scientific ideas in real-world context; 3) developing scientific literacy for all students, by recognizing and celebrating the contributions of diverse cultures and individuals to science; and 4) developing an interconnected understanding, both across science disciplines and throughout the curriculum. All students will:

Note: The specific numbered benchmarks can be obtained from the State of Michigan Department of Education. These benchmarks have not been included in the Web publication, though they are found in the Plan for Technology Implementation document.

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