DPS DIGITAL SKILLS PROGRESSION AND STANDARDS ALIGNMENT (K-12) 2014
Summary (brief overview)
The DPS Digital Skills Progression details specific technology skills by grade level. These skills are presented to inform classroom learning for all teachers.
Technology, used effectively, can help all students meet and exceed the rigorous learning goals embedded in the Common Core State Standards, AASL, and NeTS, by providing access to tools and resources that personalize instruction and create rich, engaging and relevant learning environments. The DPS Digital Skills Progression informs the development of Digital Learning Experiences across grade levels and curriculum.
The purpose of this document is to identify the digital skills students need as they progress through the K-12 experience so that they may emerge fully ready for the challenges of college and careers.
In 2003, the Educational Technology Department published a draft “ILT Standards Matrix” that included a scope and sequence to help guide technology teachers and librarians in creating meaningful 21st Century lessons for their students. In 2014 an updated “DPS Digital Skills Progression” was created which referenced some of the original matrix content but updated and added skills to make it relevant for today’s learners.
The DPS Digital Skills Progression is broken down by grade level. This ensures that classroom teachers, teacher-librarians, technology teachers, and building leaders are aligning classroom practices with developmentally appropriate skills in order to properly scaffold digital learning for students.
Archived resources include:
- Denver Public Schools Information Literacy and Technology Plan
- Elementary ILT Matrix 2003 (MatrixK5.pdf printable download – 252k MatrixK5Word Word version)
- Secondary ILT Matrix 2003 (Matrix612.pdf printable download – 284k Matrix612Word Word version)
Mission Statement – 2003
In order to prepare students to succeed in a global, high-tech, information rich society, the mission of the DPS Information Literacy and Technology Plan is to ensure that all students and staff are effective users of tools, ideas and information to meet the goals and content standards of the Denver Public Schools. All instructional efforts to meet or exceed the DPS Information Literacy and Technology Proficiencies will be completed in partnership by classroom teachers, media specialists, technology teachers and building leaders.
Goal Statement – 2003
The goal of the Denver Public Schools’ Information Literacy and Technology Plan is to enhance student learning and teacher practices through the collaborative development and implementation of learner-centered, standards-based projects that use digital resources and tools.