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Technology in the Classroom

 

Urban Corps Charter School is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and provides an engaging, positive learning environment that, in most cases, far supersedes the traditional setting the students came to us from.  

TECHNOLOGY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

 

UCCS has implemented both Pearson’s Top Notch and Azar Grammar for its ELD curriculum.  Top Notch is a web-based program to support vocabulary acquisition, grammar, listening, reading, phonics, interactive practice activities that supplements classroom instruction.  Azar Grammar provides ELL students with easy-to use online grammar learning for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced ELL students.  Additionally, the following web-based programs are used for ELL’s:


• Lexia Reading Core5
• Discovery Education
• Google Classroom
• NewsELA
• DuoLingo
• Fluency Tutor
• GoGuardian 

• Learning Chocolate Vocabulary Learning Platform
• Grammarly

• StarFall​

• Top Notch (for ELL Pre-Corps Students)

EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATORS USING INNOVATIVE TOOLS

 

The Google Teacher Academy is a professional development experience designed to help  educators get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google's free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in an innovative environment. Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other educators in their region.

UCCS developed a Technology Plan, which resulted in developing a schoolwide needs assessment pertaining to hardware and software and an assessment of our schoolwide infrastructure.  In the past three years, our school has made the following modifications and upgrades:

  • Upgrade entire schoolwide infrastructure to increase Wi-Fi bandwidth

  • Implementation of servers to backup school data/systems

  • Purchase of Chromebooks to implement 1:1 Chromebook per student

  • Professional Development for all teachers to increase digital literacy, use of web-based programs, Google Apps for Education (GAFE), and use of Apple products to engage student learning

  • Purchase of iPads, Apple TV, desktop, Macbook Air laptops, and projectors