West Rocks Tech Resources
This site is owned and operated by the members of the West Rocks Student Tech Team
Student Tech Team Members:
Ashton Joel Gandara Longhurst
Want to Join the Student Tech Team?
Students are arguably the most important, and often under-appreciated, stakeholders in a school technology initiative. Involving students directly in the planning, execution, and day-to-day management of a technology program can help to ensure buy-in and support. Student tech teams not only help with resolving device issues, but they also provide an opportunity for students to take on leadership roles in the school, develop a STEM-based skillset, and collaborate in an innovative learning environment. All VILS schools create a student tech team at the beginning of the program, and school leaders commonly cite the team as an element critical to ongoing success of the initiative.
Top 3 Benefits of Joining the Student Tech Team:
#1 Student Leadership
Tech teams should be based on a foundation of student leadership and self-directed
learning. Implementing a student tech team creates a unique learning and leadership opportunity in a school.
#2 Technology Skill-Building
Developing technology skills is a natural result of student-directed learning. Many student tech team leaders report that giving students the freedom to explore and work hands-on with technology results in robust skill development.
#3 Service Time
Students who are also part of the WRMS chapter of the National Junior Honor Society are obligated to complete service hours. Participation on the Student Tech Team and time spent in meeting and completing hands-on activities can be used to fulfill this requirement. If you are apart of any team, club or organization that requires you to volunteer, then being a member of this team/club will count towards those hours.