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Innovation & Technology at Franklin

Male and female student working on laptop computers If students are going to achieve at a high level, access to technology is key. That’s why Franklin School of Innovation has prioritized student access to technology. 

At Franklin, every student in every classroom has access to a Chromebook or iPad that is personal to them. This level of access to technology is a rarity for an elementary school, and at Franklin, each student gets to reap the benefits of these tools on a daily basis.

It’s one of the advantages of being part of the Pueblo School District 60 Innovation Zone program. As an Innovation School, Franklin uses technology and online learning to constantly assess each student’s different needs, strengths and weaknesses, and tailor instruction to meet students on their own personal level.

This approach is called a “blended learning model.” Blended learning doesn’t replace the teacher, but rather allows them to use technology to meet the specific needs of each of their students.  

Students that are behind will benefit by being able to catch up more quickly, and students who are ahead won’t be slowed down. As a result, learning becomes more meaningful and more relevant for students. 

When combined with the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, a college-readiness program that is another unique feature of Franklin, students truly can reach their own individual potential, succeeding to the best of their ability.