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TL2014 Goals

The TL2014 initiative accelerates the process of providing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary success – the work force or higher education – in the 21st century. TL2014 has as its stated goals:

  • Increased learning opportunities for the development of critical 21st century skills: critical thinking and problem solving, effective oral and written communication, collaboration, creativity and curiosity, adaptability, organization, initiative and entrepreneurialism.
  • Increased opportunities for student engagement in a dynamic, technology-rich learning environment.
  • Increased opportunities for project-based and challenge-based learning, mirroring real-world work force and higher education environments.
  • Increased opportunities for differentiation and individualized instruction through the use of technology.
  • Increased opportunities for reading and writing in new formats and modes common in the 21st century.

How to Use TL2014.org

TL2014.org is the primary communication tool for the TL2014 initiative for teachers, students, parents and community. You will find the following information on this site:

  • Important program documents
  • News items about learning in our classrooms
  • Publicity for TL2014
  • Resources (links) for learning – teachers and students

What is TL2014?

Teaching and Learning 2014 (TL2014) is an initiative of the Salisbury Township School District located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Started in September 2011, TL2014 is designed to bring to life, by June 2014, our vision for education in the 21st century. The initiative will offer increased learning opportunities by providing all students in Middle and High School with a personal laptop computer to use at school and at home. Access to laptop computer carts will also be increased at the elementary school level.

Recent Articles

9
Jun

TL2014 Survey Results – Spring 2014

digialacesThe results of the most recent survey (Spring 2014) have been posted to the Assessment/Evaluation page. On this page you can access all documents related to assessment/evaluation of the TL2014 initiative.

If you would like to access the PDF of the latest survey results, click below:

Detailed Survey Results, including stories of learning – Spring 2014

18
Apr

TL2014 Parent Survey Available

TL 2014 Logo - FrontNow that the 2013-14 school year is nearly complete, all high school and middle school parents are invited to share their thoughts through a survey on access to technology for learning. Your responses are completely anonymous and will help make the TL2014 initiative the best it can be. Thank you for taking a few minutes to participate. This survey will close on Friday, May 16.

Click HERE or go to http://www.stsd.org/parent to access the TL2014 Parent Survey.

Results from previous surveys are available above under the Assessment/Evaluation tab. The results from this survey will be shared with the school board, teachers, students and the public in late June 2014.

Similar surveys will be available to students and teachers beginning Thursday, April 24.

6
Apr

7th Grade Poetry

podcastingMrs. Prokesch’s 7th grade Language Arts classes completed the poetry unit by developing a podcast using one of their own poems from the many they created this month.  Students spent a day learning how to write a script, embed music and sound effects, and use different editing techniques before submitting their final podcast using Falcon Apps.   Some podcasts have been shared on Mrs. Prokesch’s website. Check them out!

31
Mar

ESL and Content Curation

curation-370x230This post was submitted by Mrs. Robin Burns, SHS Library Media Teacher.

This marking period Mrs. Marie Shuey, high school ESL teacher, and Mrs. Robin Burns, high school library media teacher, worked with ESL students to digitally curate research for an ecology unit. The project required students to focus on one aspect of ecology and create a Thinglink that creatively curated what they learned on their specific topic.  All of the information and digital resources for students are located on the high school library FalconGuides.

Students were instructed on how to link images, videos, and informational text through one interactive visual image.  The selected image acts as a starting point for the projects connecting each link to individual research content.    The Thinglinks were shared in class for all students to view their classmates work and answer questions about each topic.

Check out these projects!

25
Mar

3rd Grade – Famous Leaders

Third grade students at Western Salisbury Elementary School in Mrs. Knight’s and Mrs. Moyer’s classes did research projects on famous leaders that have made significant contributions to society.

Along with researching the lives and achievements of famous leaders, students examined how these leaders used personality traits to reach their goals. Students applied the Seven Habits to their famous leader to better understand what can be achieved by practicing the Seven Habits.

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