Technology Planning and Training

 

Keith P. Segalla

Executive Director
Career Vocational and Technical Education

Mission Statement:

With an ever increasing demand for technology enhancements in the area of infrastructure, hardware, software, and training, the QPS Technology Planning and Training Team will continue to dedicate research, funding, and training for instructional technology that benefits digital learning,assessment, management, and home/school communication.

In collaboration with the Superintendents Leadership Team, Program Directors, Principals, and QPS Digital Learning Teams (Elementary, Middle, High Schools), The QPS Technology Planning and Training Team will continue to monitor our district’s level of readiness, support students and educators, and evaluate existing technologies.

Quincy Public Schools will continue to provide a comprehensive technology plan, which will better serve our students, educators, and parents. We seek to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the 21stCentury and strive to provide staff with state-of-the-art equipment and technical support and training, enhancing classroom learning.

Through efficient and effective communication between QPS staff, students, parents, and the community, incorporating state-of-the-art network services, including Email,Social Media (Facebook, Twitter),Aspen, Website, Educational Station ~ Channel 22, and Honeywell Instant Alert and our mission will be achieved.

 

Director’s Statement:

Quincy Public Schools will continue to provide a comprehensive technology plan, which will better serve our students, educators, and parents. However, the plan is also driven by the district’s commitment to using modern technology more effectively and efficiently, improving on its strong array of technology, technical support,training,and quality instruction. We seek to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the 21stCentury.

Quincy Public Schools embraces technology and recognizes the impact that it has in our society. We understand the need to prepare students to become productive members of our society by providing the tools necessary to integrate technology into all instructional and learning experiences.

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education highlights various Information and Educational Technology benchmarks to school districts that will allow a pathway to a successful Technology Plan. Technology Plan benchmarks include:

1. Clear Vision and Mission

2. Assessment of Current Technology in the District

3. Technology and Curriculum Integration

4. Technology Professional Development

5. Equitable Access to Technology

6. Infrastructure and Connectivity

7. Access to the Interne tbeyond the School Day

A major emphasis will continue to be placed on expanded professional development and training for staff to effectively enhance student learning through the integration of technology into the curriculum. Using both required and optional professional development and training opportunities, professional staff will continuously challenge themselves and their students through the engagement in best practices around the integration of digital tools into our learning environments, both at school and at home. Quincy Public Schools is dedicated to achieving college and career readiness for all of our students through the implementation of our system-wide program improvement plans.

QPS Technology Planning and Training Team is currently collaborating with various key stakeholders, including AI3,Superintendent’s Leadership Team, Sterling Middle School’s Administrative staff, and the City of Quincy Information Technology Team to design, develop, and implement a comprehensive technology plan for the new South~West Middle School.

 

Improvement Plan:

Technology Planning and Training Improvement Plan

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