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The philosophy of the Evesham Township School District is to integrate technology in all aspects of the school curriculum. We believe technology should be utilized as a tool to facilitate students' development of skills and strategies necessary for risk-taking, problem-solving, critical thinking and managing resources. As digital learners, our students will engage in authentic activities that facilitate exploration, interaction, and global communication in an effort to prepare them for success beyond the classroom. Enabled with digital and civic citizenship skills, students are equipped to be responsible members of today's diverse global society. To that end, the district develops and implements a long-range technology plan in three year cycles.

Click here to view the complete district long-range technology plan for 2019-2022.

The main goals of the 2019-2022 Plan are:

1. Cultivate an environment that maximizes opportunities for students to engage, enhance and extend learning through communication, collaboration, creation, critical thinking, and application of the design process.

2. Maintain and extend current technology resources and infrastructure necessary for students and educators to safely engage with digital resources.

3. Continue to develop the skills and knowledge of teachers, staff, and administrators necessary to effectively integrate educational technology and support students’ achievement of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

Summer Technology Update 2019District Long Range Technology Plan The Technology Department, in conjunction with the Curriculum Department, was involved in a number of activities this past summer to further develop 21st century digital learning environments for our students.  Projects have been on-going since school was let out in June and will continue through the end of September.  

Technology Projects

Several technology projects took place this summer, including: 

  • Development and assigned monitoring of summer literacy and math Padlets for students;
  • Removal of outdated computers at various locations;
  • Continuation of flat panel initiative, replacement of AB with ActivPanels (Phase 3);
  • Updates to professional staff laptop devices, as needed;
  • Replacement of outdated laptops and projectors across the district as per 2019-2020 replacement schedule;
  • Push out of iPads Apps in elementary schools, where needed;
  • Push out of Chrome Apps and Extensions related to productivity and content areas, where needed;
  • Configuration and assignment of all Chromebooks at the middle school level by homeroom for September distribution;
  • Chromebook inventory and distribution of classroom-based devices in grades 3-5;
  • Transition to new website host for district and school sites, review and updates to web pages for easy access to information, documents and forms;
  • Upgrades to infrastructure including switch replacements and wireless access points across the district;
  • Organization and wiring tech closets in each school building;
  • Conversion and interfacing of all data into Genesis for 2019-2020 school year;
  • Conversion and interfacing of all data into Frontline for 2019-2020 school year evaluations;
  • Conversion and interfacing of data from Solana (cafeteria system);
  • Updating of attendance data, course code submissions, and evaluation data into Genesis as per state requirements for NJHomeroom/NJSMART reporting;
  • Importing of all students across the district into appropriate math platforms, ThinkCentral, HRW, ConnectED, and Pearson;
  • Importing of all students across preschool program in Creative Curriculum Gold;
  • Visitor management systems, system updates and set-up in new entryways at Jaggard & DeMasi Middle School;
  • Installation of software to support PLTW implementation in middle school STEM labs;
  • Updates to elementary coding units at grades four and five to include 3D printing opportunity;
  • Increased opportunities for technology integration in curriculum areas currently under revision; and
  • Ordering and installation of various assistive technology devices and/or applications based on student IEPs.
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