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Parker School’s Technology Department is comprised of two divisions, Information Technology Systems and Educational Technology, which support Parker School in its mission to provide students a well-rounded, college-preparatory education.
The Information Technology Systems (ITS) division maintains the speed, stability and accessibility of the campus wireless network; maintains the school computers, printers and Smart Boards; and is in the first year of integrating new computer technology in middle school classrooms with the Apple MacBook Pro and Apple TV pilot program. As the needs and demands of technology grow, the ITS division continually works on ways to make technology work to better serve faculty and staff. The goal is to integrate all classroom technology seamlessly, without redundancy.
The Educational Technology division assists faculty, staff, students and parents in leveraging personal and network technology in order to create meaningful and dynamic learning environments, available on campus and at home. In the 2013-2014 school year Parker rolled out its one-to-one education initiative. At Parker School one-to-one education means that 21st century, interactive technology is in the hands of every student for use as a primary learning tool in the classroom. One-to-one education creates creative and collaborative educational opportunities, provides access to expanded curriculum content, and engages students in interactive learning. At Parker, the iPad is the device of choice for our one-to-one learning initiative. The use of the iPad allows students to enter the classroom anywhere, anytime and can readily meet the need for multiple learning styles. Our teachers use digital resources, educational apps, and interactive modalities as primary teaching tools.
All teaching at Parker aligns with national standards, a focus on excellence in all subject areas, and a specific progression of academic development. Teachers work with their department chairs to ensure that all enhancements and new strategies afforded by the iPad continue to meet and enhance the scope and sequence for each subject area. As always, teachers work diligently with the tools they have to execute curriculum most effectively.