Vision

Technology transforms teaching and learning by facilitating and encouraging rich and flexible learning environments that engage students, enhance collaboration, and accommodate the needs of individual learners.  Technology provides a platform for greater access to global communities and informational resources, and prepares students to compete globally for college and career opportunities in an ever changing world.

Beliefs

Our fundamental beliefs regarding instructional technology are grounded in the following principles:

Accessibility

Collaboration – Use of technology supports and extends collaboration, which in turn facilitates the exchange of ideas and points of view, engenders a broader and deeper understanding, energizes students to work in new ways to attain common goals, and enhances their ability to get along with others.
Engagement – Students are energized by their own learning through the use of a wide spectrum of technological devices and processes that drive curiosity deeper.
Flexibility – Technology provides tools that help facilitate the consumption of information and generation of content, and can be adapted to a wide variety of functional and learning styles.
Support – We are very cognizant of the critical role that our community has played – and must continue to play – in generously supporting our technological development as we continually strive to make educational improvements.

Digital Literacy

Competitive Edge – Knowledge and proficiency of technology tools and informational resources will provide our students with a competitive edge in the regional and global markets.
Innovation – The more proficient a student’s digital literacy, the more creative and innovative the student will become.
Outcome – It is not the technology itself (the tool) that is important, it is what is accomplished using the tool that matters; it’s the learning; it’s the outcome.
Research Proficiency - In order to be truly effective in today’s society each person needs to know where to find, how to evaluate, and how to use information of all kinds.
Safety – Along with access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and offering a fascinating, new way to connect with the world, the Internet also offers new risks, which must be understood and appropriate steps taken to minimize risks to personal safety and privacy of information.

Ethics

Personal Responsibility – Personal responsibility is the responsibility of every student for his/her own actions, and for making good, principled choices.
Social Responsibility – It is morally binding on everyone to act in such a way that the people immediately around them are not adversely affected. It is a commitment towards the society as a whole – contributing positively towards social and cultural causes.