Helping teachers reach every student, every day.
In partnership with families and communityâ¦lifelong learning, independent thinking and responsible citizenship.
Williamsburg â James City County Public Schools is committed to excellence and leadership in education. We believe that 21st century instructional models must include current instructional technologies and media resources, and that every teacher and student must be knowledgeable and skilled in the use of these resources in daily instruction. Through on-going, comprehensive professional development, we provide WJCC teachers opportunities to acquire the skills necessary to integrate technology and media resources into challenging and often interdisciplinary curriculum. With the intent of improving academic achievement in all areas, by providing access to staff and student tools and ongoing professional development we can:
- develop information literacy skills to meet the curricular needs of all learners
- address diverse learning styles
- accommodate individual learning rates
- provide the means to access curricular resources, current information, and to communicate globally
- encourage cooperative learning through the use of Web 2.0 resources
- help students think critically and accept responsibility for their learning
- foster creativity and engagement
- develop workplace ready skills
- help teachers collect, assess, and share performance information to improve instruction
- Improve the effectiveness of administrative tasks
- Engage families and community in supporting achievement for all students
It’s about the teaching, not the technology.
“Effective support focusing on curriculum and technology integration at the school site can be one-on-one, in small groups, by grade-level, by department, or by skill level by the ITRT in a coaching or mentoring role.”
“Technology is another tool in the tool box for teachers . . . Technology, specifically the integration of technology, will expand the teacher’s toolbox to maximize student interest in subject matter, deliver content in new and meaningful ways, meet the diverse needs of all the students and allow students to take responsibility for their own learning through collaborative projects and assignments.” VA DOE Handbook