The Juneau School District (JSD) is home to approximately 4,600 public school students. It is the fifth largest district in the state of Alaska, and one in five of the district’s students are of Alaska Native heritage. JSD’s mission is to provide each student with meaningful, relevant, and rigorous learning experiences in order to graduate diverse, engaged citizens ready for a changing world. This case study explores how Juneau School District scaled social media and tech education district-wide to support academic success to strengthen student engagement and school culture.
Juneau School District’s Challenges
- How do we foster meaningful relationships between students and faculty, especially during a pandemic?
- How do we equip faculty, who did not grow up with tech, with the confidence they need to effectively talk to students about this ever-changing topic?
- How do we effectively engage and educate students on social media and technology as screens become more prevalent?
- How do we empower and include families?