Technology Enhanced Learning

We “Rise Up and Shine On!”

At Lewis Elementary School we believe in opportunity! Teachers and staff passionately pursue excellence by sparking curiosity and affording our students the opportunity to be creative, innovative, think deeply, and become leaders who communicate ideas that embrace dialogue and foster teamwork to collaborate, question and solve problems.

We believe our students must have voice and choice in their learning. Student agency is key. We provide an environment where students think critically, communicate ideas clearly, co-create, and problem solve any challenge put before them. We celebrate flexible thinking and create spaces where our students develop the skills necessary to succeed in future endeavors.

We Rise Up…

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As Powerful Learners

Students are immersed in dynamic environments where they flourish, thrive and inspire others. Through self-reflection students grow through feedback and take ownership of their learning.

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As Future Leaders

Building collective capacity in students and teachers is imperative and
learning is reciprocal. Fostering a belief that what we do matters, where risk taking is celebrated and perseverance is expected.

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As a Connected Community

Teachers and students are connected to the world around them. Learning experiences encompass vertical articulation with our middle and high school students to explore Pathways that ignite curiosity.


1:1 iPad Program

21st Century learning

21st Century Learning

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Tech Squad

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Innovation Lab

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ISTE & Apple
Certified Teachers

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Apple Distinguished School

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An Apple Distinguished School

Lewis was selected as an Apple Distinguished School for its unique and innovative implementation of Apple technologies that foster tech-rich environments that ultimately enhance students’ learning opportunities. Only 31 schools in California have been selected for this distinguished award. Learn more about the award.

“We believe in providing robust opportunities for our students to think deeply and creatively, allowing them to have voice and choice while utilizing an iPad as a tool for learning across all content areas. We are committed to providing a learning environment where our students are engaged, challenged and are on a continuous path toward innovation. ”

– Jennifer Robbins, Director of Elementary Education 

Tech Squad

Our All-Star Tech Squad is a team of student digital leaders who promote creativity, inspire, and teach strategies for communicating ideas using a variety of tools. Tech Squad partners with other classrooms to provide personalized support and mentors younger students and teachers that are learning new forms of technology.

An exciting role that our tech students take lead on is producing news segment videos shown schoolwide which highlight and celebrate their unique strengths and creativity. In addition, squad members lead district wide technology expos, present at board of education meetings, principal meetings, teacher tech fairs, and serve as a model program for other school sites across our district.

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Innovation Labs

Students have access to an Innovation and Design Lab where they interact with the principles of engineering and design. On any given day students in the lab build and program robots, write code in Scratch Jr. or Swift Playgrounds, and collaborate on unique 3D designs. As a result, students are highly engaged and unleash their creativity.

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Forging Responsible & Aware Digital Citizens

We cannot properly prep our students for the future without lessons in digital citizenship. It is vital in the world we live in today. At Downey Unified, we teach our students how their words online have real-world effects and the permanence of their digital footprint, along with key online safety skills.

Be a Good Citizen

  • Be safe on and offline
  • Help protect “safe spaces”
  • Posts must be directly related to course
  • Only participate in meetings/chat rooms related to your classes and set up by your teachers

Be Trustworthy

  • Be honest
  • Use school appropriate and scholarly language
  • Use the chat feature to post questions/respond

Be Responsible

  • Prioritize time appropriately
  • Own your words and actions
  • Treat your device/equipment with care

Be Fair

  • Be inclusive
  • Allow others to share their views

Be Respectful

  • Think before you post, speak or act
  • Act and speak as if you were talking to your teacher or peer face to face
  • Respect classmates and teachers

Be Caring

  • Be patient with each other
  • Help those in need
  • Ask for help when needed

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