Principal, Hawthorne Elementary
The transformation in teaching and learning as a result of students having devices has exceeded my expectations. Our informal data show an increase in student engagement, students taking ownership of their learning, and differentiation for our learners. Our formative data show that students are meeting their daily objectives, completing more work at grade level standards, and are taking more pride in their work. In addition, the behavior referral data have improved significantly. During the first quarter of 2013-2014 in grades 1, 2, and 3 we had 19 referrals for disruption, noncompliance, defiance, or fighting. In 2014-2015 during the first quarter in grade 1, 2, and 3 we had 3 referrals for noncompliance and disrespect; an 84% decrease in behavior referrals! Impressive!
I am so proud of our teachers and staff for putting the research into action. I look forward to seeing our students reach their potentials. The opportunities are endless!