The purpose of Instructional Technology is to provide digital strategies and technology enhancements to drive engaging learning and opportunistic resources for students and teachers, while creating innovative learning environments and experience for our contributing citizens.
What We Are Doing
Instructional technology is being used to engage and open doors to resources for students and teachers. In our district we have allocated devices from kindergarten to 12th grade to provide an innovative classroom experience for our students and a creative forum for our teachers. Our district has allocated close to 5,600 individual devices and many classroom technologies as we strive to provide a digital resource to more than 8,000 students.
Allowing teachers to choose gadgets and technology to create an engaging experience and innovative outlets for students. Teachers have requested and gathered innovative tools to design meaningful work and engaging opportunities for students. We have placed technology in the hands of teachers and classrooms. Some of the examples are pictured below.
3D DAY: DALTON DIFFERENCE DAY
Technology conferences take place all over the world. DPS has sent teachers and staff to these conferences. 3D Day is our district's technology conference where teachers and staff can showcase work, teach sessions on best practices and experience technology and equipment. This district professional development day allows our educators to be both teacher and learner as they present the knowledge and practices they've learned from other conferences and gain knowledge from others.