Colonel Smith Middle School (CSMS) has a vision that instruction should incorporate real-world, authentic project-based learning opportunities for students to engage deeply in the Arizona standards-driven learning objectives.  CSMS is transitioning to a STEM-driven school providing integrated units of study for students to make connections across curricula and carry forward with them to other studies and into adulthood.
 
As part of the integrated model of instruction, CSMS has adopted the use of technology as a vital tool which all students must be able to leverage to accomplish their work and engage in learning, planning, and directing their learning.  Each student at CSMS is assigned an iPad to access information, complete assignments, and to creatively demonstrate acquistion of skills and knowledge.  Students pick up their iPad from their assigned Collaboration Teacher each morning and return them at the end of the day.  Students do not take their iPads home, but are able to access their work electronically through their virtual web locker at https://csms.ebackpack.com
 
For more information, visit our tutorals, contact your child's teacher or Valerie Quarto (Technology Integration Specialist) at 459-8892.
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