Office of Curriculum and Instruction
The Instructional Technology program at the secondary level encompasses required and elective technology-based courses and instructional technology tools integrated throughout the curriculum. Secure, state-of-the-art wired and wireless networks facilitate communication, collaboration, and access to shared resources and Web sites for all students and staff. Computer labs and laptops are available in every school for computer-based instruction. Classrooms are equipped with projectors and SMART Boards or with interactive flat-panel displays for teacher and student demonstrations, multimedia presentations, and Internet-based lessons. A 1:1 iPad Initiative provides all students and teachers with devices to enhance and support instruction and learning during and beyond the school day. Students may receive in-depth instruction and practical experiences by taking courses or joining clubs focused on coding, Web design, multimedia, digital photography, digital video editing, desktop publishing, accounting, e-commerce, marketing, investments, CAD (Computer-Aided Design), electronics, robotics, and PC repair. All schools are staffed with technology specialists who train teachers in the use of technology and applications to ensure that the staff stay abreast of the latest innovations and utilize best practices for technology integration.