Technology in the Classroom
Technology-based learning is a vital supplement to the Sierra School’s core instruction, to familiarize our students with up-to-date hardware and software and to acclimate them to the products and programs so prevalent in their daily environment. Accordingly, we make concerted efforts to stay technologically current in our classrooms, outfitting them with multiple computers, all loaded with the latest instructional programs and teaching aids. We enhance basic computer skills and knowledge with leading-edge advancements, like disability-specific interactive software programs, adaptive technologies and equipment, and iPad-assisted learning.
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Schoolwide Student Learning Outcomes
The Sierra School’s goal is to build the confidence and competence of children facing learning, language, and social challenges through personalized academic interventions. Sierra is committed to achieving success with each student even in the face of obstacles, challenges, and excuses. The program is geared toward preparing youth to become responsible adults who are able to participate in their communities and lead self-fulfilling lives. We aim to build each student’s skills and self-esteem to a level that allows them to return to a mainstream school and become fully functioning members of society. In order to achieve this, Sierra has developed the following expected schoolwide learning results.
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Do you want to create your own empire where you control the business and politics of your capital city?
Do you want to set sail on the high seas or travel to faraway lands?
Do you want to create a stealthy rogue or an all-powerful mage that blasts people with fireballs?
FIREBALL! FIREBALL! FIREBALL!
Then guess what? The Sierra School of Sonoma County’s new RPG Club may be just the thing for you!
Specializing in a plethora of games (including Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Munchkin, and Settlers of Cataan), the RPG Club is for individuals who enjoy playing games that transport them to different and wondrous places. Started by Ben Maul and Matt Burdelsky, the RPG Club has quickly become one of the more popular Wednesday clubs at the Sierra School. Plans are under way in the future for possible Magic: The Gathering tournaments, Wii competitions, and the beginning of some LARP (Live Action Role Play) adventures! So come join us if journeying to new worlds sounds like fun to you!