Educational Technology provides comprehensive programs taking teachers from a technology enriched to personalized learning environments that focuses on student achievement and engagement.
- Digital Citizenship
- Digital Resources
- Genius Bar
- One to One
- Technology Festival
Digital Resources will allow you to plug into a digital world to enhance your classroom instruction. With links to popular websites, classroom examples of technology integration, and a variety of applications to use in various curricular areas, you will be able to build your digital classroom.
Educational Technology eTrainings are scheduled at regular intervals and designed to keep teachers moving forward with technology integration in their classrooms as well as creating personalized learning opportunities for students. Expected learning outcomes are detailed in the Course Catalog below for teachers to choose courses based on personal needs.
The Genius Bar Program is in place to provide a personalized learning atmosphere for educators within Orange Unified School District. On-hand for individualized help and support are representatives from Educational Technology, Information Technology, Curriculum and Assessment.
The iLearn Loaner Cart Program is designed to help teachers integrate technology into day -to-day classroom instruction. To participate in this program, teachers can enter a lottery to win a Chromebook, HP Stream, or iPad cart. Loaner carts remain with winning teachers from September until January. Teacher teams must apply in groups of two or three.
The iPilot program provides teachers the opportunity to receive a variety of instructional technology tools for their classroom use in exchange for providing feedback pertaining to the potential instructional enhancements by using each tool. This program is run with new device cohorts every two to three weeks for the 2016-17 school year and is a great opportunity for teachers to receive and implement new devices for classroom and student use.
In an effort to put more technology into the hands of our students and teachers and develop 21st Century Learning Skills, Orange Unified School District and the Educational Technology Department will be offering teachers the opportunity to receive District issued iPads to enhance classroom instruction and student learning. Teachers will be selected by a review committee through an application process.
Instructional practice and student learning shifts with technology when a classroom can harness the power of a 1:1 environment. OUSD is dedicated to this idea and building its 1:1 program in incremental steps. Educational Technology will be supporting schools by providing an On-Site Educational Technology Specialist to assist in building best-practices for classroom instruction and educating their school community.
Orange Unified will be hosting our 4rd Annual OUSD Technology Festival. The TechFest will feature a number of OUSD teacher and student presentations in regards to new and innovative uses of integrated technology in the classroom, specifically in regards to creating Personal Learning Experiences. As the Technology Fest expands, we are looking to host approximately 300 OUSD educators including teachers, administrators and district office personnel. This year’s Technology Festival will continue to host a student technology showcase so that attendees can meet and learn about some of the current and upcoming technology to be utilized at their sites and classrooms. There is also an opportunity for 30 teachers to win an iPad mini including Airserver iPad mirroring software.