Watch Marty Fish, Mason Middle School Coding & Robotics Lab Teacher, present the first video in the district's Quality Profile Series - Focus on Innovation.
“...our teaching styles must also be more innovative in order to reach students at a different level and ensure they are prepared for today’s competitive world. This is why we are integrating more technology into our classrooms and student activities on a daily basis. These tools allow our teachers to try new and exciting ways to share information with students, help them collaborate, and communicate with groups all over the globe. Our goal is to increase the authentic integration of technology to support student learning.”
In September, Mason City Schools released its third Quality Profile. The Quality Profile helps characterize the overall educational value of public education beyond standardized testing. It goes beyond the State Report Card, which while somewhat informative, offers just one snapshot of the complex and important work that is happening in our classrooms each day. This year's report highlights six key areas: Academics, Finances, Innovation, Learning Environments, Global Awareness and the Whole Child.
About the Quality Profile
In 2012, 10 Southwest Ohio districts – Forest Hills, Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mariemont, Mason, Milford, Oak Hills, Sycamore and Wyoming – surveyed residents to determine factors they value in their child’s education that were not represented on the state report card. The result is a collaborative report that shares an expanded story of each participating school district.
?The Quality Profile is ?now ?supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education, an educational consortium that works to improve educational opportunities for students and represent member districts on matters of educational policy and funding.