21st Century Learning
In Deer River, we have a history and reputation of using technology as a tool to improve how we teach, improve our students' ability to learn, and give our students access to opportunities and skills they will need in their future. As a district, our approach is to lead with quality instruction, based on a research-based instructional framework, and enhance that instruction with technology. To do this, our teachers work every day to answer the question: "How can I help this child learn what she needs to know and be able to do in a 21st century way?" 
 
Technology Belief Statement
"We believe that 21st century knowledge and the use of technology are imperative for the members of our district to become creative producers in an ever-changing world. To accomplish this, technology needs to be infused in all aspects of the educational process. Deer River Schools will combine 21st century curriculum, instruction, assessment, and resources with technology-enhanced environments to improve information and communication literacy, thinking and problem-solving skills, and technological aptitude."
Goals of Technology Utilization
-Raise student achievement through individualized learning experiences
-Increase engagement and excitement for learning
-Equip students with collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking skills
-Encourage students to communicate locally and globally

Click on the categories below to find out more about our work in these areas:
 
Student Proficiency
In Deer River we are concentrating on teaching technology skills to students based on the standards developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Click here to learn more.
 
 
21st Century Skills
The skills needed for our students to be successful in the 21st century are different than those in needed in previous generations. Click here to learn more about what we've been thinking about in this area.
 
Technology Tools
Deer River has implemented a variety of technology tools in classrooms to enhance learning opportunities for students and increase engagement. Click to learn more.