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Technology Goals

 

Northpoint Elementary School student using a Chromebook Grissom Middle School students working on Chromebooks Penn High School student working on a Chromebook

STRATEGIC GOAL Using technology to support learning in an engaging, student-centered environment.

 

MEASURES OF OUR SUCCESS

  • Chromebook Initiative
    • Every high school student received a Chromebook in the Fall of 2014
    • Every middle school student issued a personal-use Chromebook in Fall 2015
    • All elementary classrooms have access to Chromebook carts (achieved Fall 2015)
  • Instructional Technology
    • District-wide instructional technology in teachers' hands (whiteboards, Mimeo)
    • Integrated hardware/software/connectivity engineered to work together
    • Canvas Learning Management System connects students, parents and teachers
    • Elementary digital resources accessed through Student Launch Pad
  • Support and training
    • Student readiness through prepared lessons and hands-on experience
    • Staff readiness through structured training, modeling and peer support
    • Student intern program maintains devices and supports users
  • Focused on the future: STEM 
    • Project Lead the Way labs at elementary, middle school and high school
    • PLTW training and accreditation for staff
    • Many custom labs (architecture, robotics, computer science, graphic design, music)
  • Infrastructure upgrades to support demand for digital resources
    • Telephone upgrades, VOIP flexibility and reliability
    • Committed resources (network, training) to support widespread online assessments
    • Server management and monitoring provides security and redundancy
  • 3-year Tech Plan
    • Strategic and forward-thinking
    • Best use of resources