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Tulpehocken Area School District

Technology Vision

Developed Spring 2014


The Tulpehocken Area School District believes in providing students with the skills and experiences necessary to live, learn, and work in an ever changing technological world.


The Tulpehocken Area School District is committed to providing the core fundamentals to support its educational technology program.  These fundamentals include:


  • Providing learning experiences for the development of skills: effective oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and creativity

  • Providing a learning environment that is technology-rich and varied

  • Creating opportunities for students through differentiated and individualized instruction using technology

  • Investing in the infrastructure, bandwidth, hardware, and software to support the expanded use of educational technology

  • Providing support for teachers to continue to explore new technologies and professional development to continue to grow in technology integration


Areas of Focus


Students need to be given opportunities to use technology to:

  • Think critically, problem solve, and be creative

  • Collaborate with peers, both locally and beyond to enhance their learning experience

  • Collect feedback about their work posted online and make revisions for enhancement  

  • Connect to content area experts from around the world

  • Have virtual experiences that would not be possible without technology

  • Learn to be responsible digital citizens

  • Communicate effectively in oral and written formats

  • Effectively search for and determine the credibility of digital sources

  • Develop financial, economic, and business literacy

  • Have more accessibility when physical or learning barriers exist


Teachers need to be given opportunities to:

  • Explore new teaching strategies using technology (i.e. blended learning, flipped classroom, etc.)

  • Expand their knowledge of technology and keep current on emerging technologies

  • Use technology to document student needs, progress, and mastery of content

  • Share digital resources with students (including digital textbooks)  and receive electronic submissions of assignments

  • Be empowered to seek out new learning opportunities for their students


Resources

  • Technologies and resources need to be accessible both in school and from home

  • Presentation technologies need to be available in all classrooms

  • Educate students in an technological environment supported by an infrastructure that allows creativity and experimentation
Technology Committee Members
Michael DeBakey
Barbara Davis
Lisa Kiss
Erika Kindoll
Jennifer Engelbert
Ken Noecker
Brent Johnson
Dustin Shirk
Mike Dunkle
Korissa Seidel
Joe Strain
Chris Stoy
Heather Balsbaugh
Rebecca Padasak
Erin Dietrich
Brad Wallace, Dollar General
Matthew Shirk
Jason Bottiglieri
Cynthia Jenkins
Kerry Lehman
Leah Harpel
Tamara Ritter
Kylene Sanders
Terry Manmiller
Cara Kramer
Suzanne Hamrick
Jan Gernsheimer 
Evelyn Fox
Scott Klopp
Danny Steinhauer
Karen Carles, Enersys
Technology Links
SAMR Model Links
Twitter Hashtag
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Educational Technology Profile Reports
District Administrative Office
27 Rehrersburg Road
Bethel, PA 19507
717-933-4611
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