Instructional Technology

  • The Belton School District strives to provide resources, tools, and effective teaching strategies for staff as they prepare students for thriving in the 21st century. The seamless integration of technology into lessons is important for successful learning experiences. We design effective technology-enriched lessons integrating the 4 Cs: create, communicate, collaborate, & critically think. You can learn more about the 4 Cs and the Partnership for 21st Century Learning from this parent guide.
    We also promote the use of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) student and teacher standards when developing teaching and learning practices.  
    The district uses the following research-based software essential to support learning throughout the district and allow students, parents, and teachers access to resources anytime and anywhere.
     
    • Canvas is Belton School District’s learning management software for grades 7-12. Students in 7th-12th grade can access assignments and resources for their classes through Canvas.
    • Parents can create their own logins and become observers in their student’s Canvas courses. Learn more about Parent Observer accounts.
    • Assignment grades are imported from Canvas to TylerSIS (Parent Portal) to report on student grades.
    • STAR is a research-based program used in grades K-12 to test a student’s knowledge in reading and math and pinpoint areas for improvement.
    • STAR tests are given several times throughout the year to get a closer look at a student’s progress throughout the school year.
    • STAR Early Literacy is administered to K-2 grade students. STAR Reading and STAR Math are given to students 3rd grade and older. Any student K-2 who scores as a “probable reader” may also be administered the STAR Reading and Math assessments.
    • STAR is also used for gauging the progress of students who have an area that needs improvement
    • STAR also gives teachers a prediction of how students will score on the state MAP test in the spring.
    MasteryConnect - masteryconnect.com
    • MasteryConnect is used for Standards-Based Reporting (SBR) in grades K-6. If you would like more information on SBR, please contact your child’s teacher or building principal.
    • Scores are entered in MasteryConnect and progress reports are generated and shared with parents throughout the year.
    • Teachers also use MasteryConnect for data tracking of student progress.
    If you have more questions about any of the programs listed above, please contact a member of our Instructional Technology team.
  • Dr. Kimberly Mauck

    Director, School Improvement

    Tracy Geise

    Secretary 
    (816) 489-7017
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