Beliefs and Initiatives

The mission of DeKalb CUSD 428 is to educate our students to reach their potential while preparing them to contribute to a global society.

We believe . . .

  • that technology can help create positive learning experiences for our students.
  • that the district can employ technology to provide a variety of new ways to learn to foster 21st century skills.
  • that students and staff should be digital citizens and positive leaders.
  • that students should have equal access to technology tools and resources to be actively engaged in learning opportunities.
  • that students need differentiated and personalized learning opportunities.
  • that communication between home and school can be enhanced with technology tools.
  • that teachers should have access to high quality professional development and support.
  • that each classroom should have a standard degree of technology equipment to improve student, family, and school engagement through technology.
  • that technology can extend learning outside of the classroom and beyond the school day.

Educational Initiatives Leading to 1:1

  • Common Core Standards
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
  • 21st Century Learning
  • National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for Students
  • SAMR Model

To be consistent with our Mission Statement, DeKalb CUSD428 has an obligation to prepare students for an ever-changing world, that sees technological advancements happening at a rapid rate. We believe that every student has a right to an education that prepares them for further education and future employment, and develops the skills that they must have as citizens of the 21st Century: creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.