Technology and Information ServicesSandra Andersen, Department Head of Technology and Information Services, Technology Specialist
District 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".In order to foster information literacy, there is an online resource center in each of the school libraries as well as a wide selection of books, including e-books, magazines, and audiovisual resources. District librarians provide weekly instruction for grades K-4 on information literacy skills and whole-class instruction for grades 5-12 when research-based projects are assigned. Lessons on acceptable Internet use, web site evaluation, plagiarism, and copyright law are presented throughout the middle and high school years. In addition to teaching information literacy and research skills, district librarians continue to encourage literature appreciation by offering reader advisory services for pleasure and informational reading.
Last Modified on September 17, 2018