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Jackson Area Catholic Schools


       Technology Curriculum Grades K-12

Curriculum Committee

Ron Niedzwiecki, Chairperson
Amy Fleming
Martha Artz
Mary Ann Bowes
Pam May
Kris Penn

Jackson Area Catholic Schools
Jackson Catholic Middle School
Lumen Christi Catholic High School
Queen of the Miraculous Medal Elementary
St. John the Evangelist Elementary
St. Mary Star of the Sea Elementary

Guiding Documents

Technology Guidelines, Diocese of Lansing, Diocesan Curriculum Institute. 2006.

2009 Michigan Educational Technology Standards- Grades PK-12, Michigan Department of Education, 2009.

Technology Curriculum Grades K-8, Jackson Area Catholic Schools, 2006.

Vision Statement

The Jackson Area Catholic Schools, in the spirit of our Christian tradition, recognize that we live in an age of media.  The use of technology provides students and teachers with access to information, ideas, learning and teaching tools.  Students must develop expertise in locating, evaluating, and using these resources so that they will become strong Christian adults and productive citizens.

 Program Standards


The technology standards are established to designate clearly what students are expected to know and apply by the end of each grade level.

Technology is the systematic application of knowledge, materials, tools and skills to extend human capabilities.  A technology curriculum integrates the complementary areas of technology education and instructional technology.  Technology education is the study of technology and its effects on individuals, society, and civilization.  Instructional technology is the application to technology to the teaching and learning process.

Learning with and about technology prepares learners to live responsibly in a democratic, technically 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 the curriculum areas and when technology is used throughout the learning process.

A technologically literate learner:

·      Explores, evaluates, and uses technology to accomplish, independently and cooperatively, real             world tasks:

·      Develops knowledge, ability, and responsibility in the uses of resources, processes, and systems         of technology;

·      Acquires, organizes, analyzes, and presents information;

·      Expands the range and effectiveness of communication skills;

·      Solves problems, accomplishes tasks, and expresses individual creativity;

·      Applies legal, ethical and moral standards.

Organizational Structure & Coding 


The student expectations identified in the Technology Curriculum are divided into six strands.

      Strands:                                                                                        Code

·      Creativity and Innovation                                                              CI

·      Communication and Collaboration                                               CC

·      Research and Information Literacy                                                RI

·      Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making              CT

·      Digital Citizenship                                                                        DC

·      Technology Operations and Concepts                                           TC

Each expectation is coded with a strand, grade level, and expectation number.

For example:

Strand                                   Grade             Expectation number                      

CI                                              04                                02
(Creativity and Innovation)