Osseo Area Schools achieved an important step in its digital learning plan this month as students in several schools sites receive school district-issued iPads. Integrating this technology into students’ education is designed to promote engaged, self-directed learning.

Thanks to a supportive community that approved a technology levy in 2013, approximately 9,000 students in the district will participate in the 1:1 iPad program by the end of first trimester. Next year, access will expand to include all students in grades 5-12. 


PHOTO: Sixth graders at Rice Lake Elementary were among the first students to receive the technology on Oct. 3. 


-Published Oct. 22, 2014

BellTeachofWeekKS95Elm Creek Elementary first grade teacher Julie Blue was recently named KS95 Teacher of the Week. A parent nominated her for the recognition because of her creativity and welcoming atmosphere in the classroom.

Ms. Blue and her students participated in an on-air interview with KS95’s morning radio personalities Ryan & Shannon, that included a trivia game. Later in the week, Shannon visited the classroom at Elm Creek. Shannon also invited the class to visit her sometime in the future at KS95’s new studios.

-Published Oct. 15, 2014