Our school's Technology Literacy program offers a small traditional middle school experience with opportunities for students to gain hands-on technology instruction. In addition to the core subject areas such as accelerated mathematics, students choose from an array of engaging electives such as comics creation, gaming, music, robotics, school broadcast news, virtual reality, 3D design, and much more.
The award-winning program, the Family Literacy Initiative, is a one-to-one literacy initiative designed to address the technology access gap, often referred to as a digital divide, by providing students with access to various technology-based learning experiences both in the classroom and at home. MIT was honored with the County Office of Education’s inaugural award while also receiving the J. Russell Kent Award from the San Mateo School Boards Association.
Because MIT does not have attendance boundaries, families need to apply for admission.
It may be true that a world of information and answers are just a few clicks or a swipe of a finger away in most modern classrooms—but how to use technology to its full potential as a learning tool takes creativity and innovation from both teachers and students. That inventive spirit is just one the reasons Redwood City School District (RCSD) has been named one of just 14 Google for Education Reference Districts in the state.
How do you get middle school students engaged in their study of science, social studies, mathematics, and writing? For 7th grade students at Kennedy Middle School and McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT) in Redwood City School District (RCSD), the Grand Canyon becomes their classroom for 10 days each spring. Students go off the grid while they explore the evolution of life on earth through geological layers, log their observations in their daily journals, and create group skits to demonstrate what they have learned.
Redwood City School District’s (RCSD) McKinley Institute of Technology (MIT), a 6th-8th grade school that has been transformed into a technology learning hub, recently won a Kent Award from the San Mateo County School Board’s Association (SMCSBA) for its work in closing the digital divide between families who have access to technology in the home and those who don’t.
different languages are spoken at home by our students and their families in our district including Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Vietnamese
healthy and nutritious breakfasts and lunches served every school day in our district
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