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By Allison Jarrell

School district staff presented a three-year technology plan Oct. 14 at the Capistrano Unified School District’s board meeting.

While the technology guideline for school years 2015-2018 is in constant flux due to changing technologies, staff said the district is currently focused on advancing digital literacy and tools such as Chromebooks, implementing online and blended learning, driving instruction with data and incorporating multimedia and online collaboration between students and teachers.

Staff noted specific examples of pursuing more technology-enhanced curriculum, such as incorporating Microsoft IT Academy—a pilot program that would allow students to earn their Microsoft certification—as well as learning the elements and ideas behind coding beginning in kindergarten.

CUSD also launched its first mobile app last month and is working on providing push notifications. The app is available for iOS and Android and can be personalized with school-specific information.

The presentation was an information item only, so no board action was taken.

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