Technology

Technology in the Lowndes County Schools

Our mission is to facilitate rigorous, student-centered instruction that will develop critical thinking skills, to enable students to effectively seek, evaluate, integrate, and communicate information and ideas, to provide the tools for collaborative and individual solving of authentic problems, and to promote a culture of innovation and creativity so that all students are prepared to be active citizens and successful in college and careers.

Technology Vision

Teachers, administrators, students, and parent representatives contributed to this statement of the shared vision for the use of technology in the Lowndes County Schools.
  • Technology will be an integral part of the learning environment as students acquire knowledge and skills and as they develop projects and create products to demonstrate mastery of the CCGPS and to meet the International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Students.
  • Working collaboratively, curriculum specialists, instructional technology specialists, academic coaches, teachers, administrators, and media specialists will maintain a focus on higher order thinking skills and on using technology to promote student-centered activities of analyzing, evaluating, and creating.
  • Through comprehensive professional development, teachers will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to integrate technology into a challenging curriculum which addresses students’ specific needs, learning styles, and developmental levels. Professional development will be relevant, based upon identified needs, responsive to teacher and administration requests, and will develop those capabilities identified in the  International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers.
  • Administrators will expect that appropriate technology tools be used to facilitate rigorous and challenging instruction, and they will demonstrate proficiency in using technology to promote instruction in their schools and for the efficient operation of their organization. Professional development for administrators will develop the capabilities identified in the  International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Administrators.
  • Integrated learning systems will be used with monitoring and continuous review in reading, math, language arts, and science to develop student skills and to identify areas for improvement and remediation.
  • We will emphasize the development of information fluency in students across all grade levels, providing them with opportunities to  locate, analyze, evaluate, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media.
  • The Technology Department will work collaboratively with teacher representatives from elementary , middle, and high school and with the departments of Teaching and Learning, Title programs, Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE), and Special Education to identify needs and to leverage resources to provide hardware and software to facilitate student learning with equitable access by all students.

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