SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. Scottsbluff schools are switching up their curriculum for this upcoming teaching year.
Starting in fall, over 1,800 new chromebooks are going to be distributed to students in 6th through 12th grade and it’s used to expand their learning inside and out of the classroom.
Each chromebook will come with internet usage that will be filtered at all times. Scottsbluff Public Schools hope with this upgrade in technology in their schools, test grades will begin to increase.
“It’s definitely helping students to become better learners and hopefully, higher test scores will come with that, too,” said Mike Mason, Curriculum Director. “We want our students to be problem solvers, deep thinkers and really have a good understanding of what they are doing.”
Along with the changes, the middle school math programs will become Illustrative Math; focusing on problem solving and discussion with grades 6th to 8th.
Language Arts will upgrade to the Wit and Wisdom Program; focusing on deeper reading of texts and discussion for grades 3rd to 8th.