In a time when change is the rule rather than the exception, students need to learn how to adapt to the explosion of new information. In effect, teaching them how to learn is the most critical responsibility we have to our students. It is not only about what we teach; it is about how we teach it. The goal at New River is to speak to the larger issues of preparing our students for their future, as well as, providing professional learning for teachers to use information technology tools and resources in the everyday business of teaching, and ensuring proper and adequate funding and resources necessary to equip our classrooms for teaching digitally.
Vision for Educational Technology
The changes in our world have introduced an urgent need to teach students skills that transcend across all curricular areas. The 21st century classroom will ensure that technology is an integral and ubiquitous part of a flexible and relevant environment. Students will be challenged to use technology and information resources responsibly and to think critically and creatively to solve problems effectively and efficiently.
Educational Technology Mission
Technology in education is a teaching and learning tool, that when used effectively, will support and help transform how we interact, produce and seek personal growth and enjoyment. We expect effective, competent, and purposeful use of technology by administrators, teachers, and students to establish seamless integration of technology on a daily basis throughout the curriculum and extracurricular activities.