As students prepare for their future in the 21st Century there is an focus on providing them with opportunities to be successful in College and Career. The Common Core State Standards have been designed to challenge students to analyze their thinking and develop multiple steps to reaching the solution to a problem through being creative, critically thinking, collaborating, and communicating.
The Orange Unified School District (OUSD), is committed to planning for continual improvement, will offer a learning environments of excellence, with high expectations, to provide each student with the opportunity to be able to compete in the global economy. This mission statement guides the implementation of the district technology plan.
The plan is composed of three parts that include the district Local Control Accountability Plan, a national Future Ready Framework and an assessment structure referred to as CASE. (Classroom, Access, Skills, and Environment)
Connecting these three models allows OrangeUSD to see important technology structures that need to be in place to create success in serving all students and then evaluating those structures to make data driven decisions in guiding the technological future of the district.
Educational Technology strives to provides a comprehensive program taking teachers from understanding devices to fully implementing them through a 1:1 program.
- iLearn – continues the instruction on devices while also leveraging SBAC devices to be used throughout their for instructional purposes.
- eTraining – creates specific task oriented courses that can assist teachers “just in time” on technology use in the classroom.
- iTeach – an iPad supported coaching program that places help in the teachers classroom to begin the transformation of instruction.
- 1:1 – An initiative supported with coaching at numerous schools throughout the district the create a transformation in instructional practice.
With this structure Educational Technology Services is able to take an individual teacher through an transformative process within their instructional process. This provides students the opportunity to experiencing a redefined classroom environment.