Personalized Learning Initiative
In February of 2013, New Providence High School students in grades 9-11 will begin an exciting new mobile device initiative that incorporates innovation, collaboration, personalized learning and creativity. Students in grade 9-11 will be provided with an Apple iPad that will provide learning opportunities for students to work in a true 21st Century learning environment. Students will have access to their mobile devices throughout the school day as well as at home to support their learning styles, interests, and needs.
In addition, the Educational Technology Plan for New Jersey, adopted in 2007 the New Jersey Department of Education along with the State Board of Education, created the following vision statement and four underlying goals that :
Vision Statement: All students will be prepared to meet the challenge of a dynamic global society in which they participate, contribute, achieve, and flourish through universal access to people, information and ideas.
GOAL 1: All students will be prepared to excel in the community, workplace and in our global society using 21st century skills.
GOAL 2: All educators, including administrators, will attain the 21st century skills and knowledge necessary to effectively integrate educational technology in order to enable students to achieve the goals of the core curriculum content standards and experience success in a global society.
GOAL 3: Educational technology will be accessible by students, teachers and administrators and utilized for instructional and administrative purposes in all learning environments, including classrooms, library media centers, and other educational settings such as community centers and libraries.
GOAL 4: New Jersey school districts will establish and maintain the technology infrastructure necessary for all students, administrators and staff to safely access digital information on demand and to communicate virtually.