The Technology department supports and maintains the district's network infrastructure as well as all hardware and software utilized within the district. The Technology department is committed to providing technology resources to support teaching and learning in the district and support the daily functioning of all departments within the district.
Transforming Learning in 68 (TLi68)
As part of the TLi68 initiative, the Technology department deployed over 1700 iPads to staff and students during the 2015-2016 school year. Students in grades Pre-K-2 have sets of iPads to use in the classroom and students in grades 3-8 participate in the 1:1 component of the initiative.
The philosophy behind TLi68 is that technology positively impacts teaching and learning. Our goal is to leverage technology to transform teaching and learning through the development of our students’ 21st Century Skills, skills which education and business leaders across the country have identified as critical for our students’ success in high school, college, and in the workplace.
We recognize that many of the 21st Century Skills are not technology dependent but rather are skills and mindsets, many of which can be developed with or without technology, however, the education and application of these skills in our modern and evolving society are firmly intertwined with technology. Technology is part of the context with which the children of today will live, learn, socialize, play, and eventually work. Given that technology is not going away but will become an ever-increasing presence in our children's lives, it is imperative to expose children to it in an environment of guidance and supportive learning rather than to let them discover it for themselves unsupervised and without the benefit and help of thoughtful and trained educators.
21st Century Skills
- · Critical thinking
- · Problem solving
- · Innovation
- · Effective communication
- · Effective collaboration
- · Self-directed learning
- · Information and media literacy
- · Global awareness
- · Civic engagement
- · Financial and economic literacy