“Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.”
National Technology Plan (2016)
Technology applications vary throughout the district, dependent on grade levels and content groupings. Chromebooks are available in all buildings, for all classrooms. One of the challenges of deploying 2800+ Chromebooks throughout the district is to ensure that they are being efficiently and effectively used, and consistently available and operational for teachers who wish to incorporate them into instruction.
Honors chemistry teacher, Mr. Ted Fuqua, talks about how his teaching style has gone from 'sage on the stage' to greater intearaction with and collaboration among students using 'Inspired Spaces' techniques to maximize use of technology and transform the classroom envoronment.
Students at William Street School and Lancaster Middle School are able to explore advanced applications with the help of their enthusiastic teachers and a wealth of hardware and software.
Technology use begins as early as PreK in Lancaster with students having many opportunities to use tablets, Chromebooks, and applications that are designed for the earliest learners.
READ180 is a mixed-media reading intensive curriculum that combines a teacher-directed course of study with student-driven practice using instructional software with amazing results!