Exciting New Technology Changes Coming This Fall!
With the passage of the 2012 Worthington Schools bond levy a line item was set aside to improve technology within the Worthington Schools. In order to ensure the most efficient and effective use of these resources a team of students, teachers, administrators and community members met regularly throughout the 2013-2014 school year to create the master technology plan and set the direction for the school district. (You can read more about the plan in detail under that heading.) This plan will formerly be presented to the Worthington Board of Education on August 25th. In Worthington we believe technology is vital to the education of our students. We believe:
- The use of technology as a tool integrated throughout the curriculum supports higher order thinking skills, communication skills, collaboration, and problem solving, which are critical elements of the district's strategic plan.
- Student access to technology is essential to meet the educational development needs of the twenty-first century.
- Students, teachers, and administrators must be able to process and manage information through the skillful use of technology.
- The creation of local area networks, wide area networks, and access to the information superhighway are vital for schools to provide efficient, effective technology based curricula for their students.
- The demands of the workplace require educational institutions to educate and train students in the use of a wide range of technology in order to better prepare students for highly skilled and well paying jobs.
- Technology provides a means to meet the diverse learning needs of students.
- Technology provides motivation for students and facilitates their active involvement in activity based learning.
- Technological resources will have a positive impact upon student achievement and motivation.
- Instructional strategies are driven by the district's strategic plan.
- Innovations in modern technology create a demand for a life-long learning process.