District Technology Vision Statement
Students will achieve the 21st century skills needed to effectively compete,connect, communicate and collaborate in a global society by developing aculture of digital citizenship. The school community will use current andemerging technologies to voluntarily and continuously improve and expand theirteaching and learning in and away from school.The Educational Technology Plan for New JerseyVision Statement
All students will be prepared to meet the challenge of a dynamic global societyin which they participate, contribute, achieve, and flourish through universalaccess 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 curriculumcontent 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 purposesin all learning environments, including classrooms, library media centers, andother 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 staffto safely access digital information on demand and to communicate virtually.
For more info on state goals and programs, visit http://www.nj.gov/education/techno/state_plan.htmDistrict Technology and Information Services Department
Instructional Technology and Information Literacy directly support students and teachers in fulfilling the curriculum goals of the New Providence School District. Teachers and students have access to many technological devices, software applications, and online databases that will enhance the learning experience by increasing productivity and creativity. All students in the New Providence School district have access to the Internet with parent permission and after signing the district's "Internet Acceptable Use Agreement".
The primary components of instructional technology include mobile laptop carts, iPads, classroom computers, multimedia instructional tools, and a suite of software applications on all K-12 instructional computers. All K-6 schools have a computer curriculum that focuses on building technology skills as well as using technology to complete curriculum based projects.