The Neptune Township School District envisions teachers and students participating in a one-to-one technology initiative, allowing for continuous access to dynamic information; this will shift the traditional methods of instruction to allow for an environment that is both student-centered and real-world based. Integration of these tools, i.e. Chromebooks, will stress the importance of creativity, innovation, research, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and digital citizenship, as outlined in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. Current devices are now able to be supported by robust technology-based instructional tools and resources that truly enhance curriculum and instruction resulting in an overall shift in how teachers teach and students learn reflecting the ever changing environment our students live in.
In the 2016-2017 school year, the NTSD will begin this initiative by providing all teaching staff and students in grades 5, 6, and 9 with Chromebooks. This initiative will expand to include all students in grades 5-12 for the 2017-2018 school year. The District is very excited about utilizing Google Apps for Education to leverage collaboration and real world problem solving in classrooms across all school buildings, lending to lessons which are both engaging and innovative, in addition to allowing for enhanced personalization of content and presentation for our students.
In order to provide support to staff and students, the District has four Technology Specialists on staff who work in each school building. Our Technology Specialists train teachers on the Google Apps for Education, and will also be working with students in the pilot grade levels as well. They will be working in classrooms with teachers and students to integrate this technology into daily lessons.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to email our Technology Specialists: firstname.lastname@example.org
For students within the pilot grade levels (grades 5, 6, and 9), parents and students must read, review, and sign a Student Chromebook Agreement. (Located at the top of the page with a cover letter that helps explain the initiative).