The mission of Information Technology Services (ITS) is to create, support, assess, and maintain an optimal technology environment for student education and administrative support within the West Hartford Public School District.
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Our Technology Plan
West Hartford Public Schools Technology Plan
West Hartford Public Schools envisions a learning community where:
- Students are engaged in a challenging curriculum that uses technology as a tool to increase focus on inquiry-based, hands-on learning. Technology supports students in developing the life-long learning skills necessary to have a positive impact on society. Technology will support this development by refining students' creative thinking skills, enabling effective communication, and fostering creativity.
- Teachers use technology to engage students in achieving the high academic state curriculum standards and to increase students' skills in critical and creative thinking: problem solving, collaborating, and applying knowledge in new and real-world situations. Teachers acquire ongoing and continuous professional development in the use and integration of technology to effectively help students attain these high standards.
- Administrative functions, including those performed by instructional staff, are fully automated, thereby allowing more of the school system's energy and resources to be focused on student education.
- The schools become an environment where all students and staff have ready access to a full range of current technology, software tools, and applications. The schools have knowledgeable staff and external resources (such as parents, community members, business, higher education, and network resources) to further the curriculum goals.
What Do We Do?
ITS is responsible for all facets of District technology from WAN and LAN to Internet connectivity; Google Apps for Education administration to assisting classroom teachers with technology; from the administrative systems for transportation, procurement and payroll and reports to Schools Student Information Systems (PowerSchool) software; and designing technology solutions for schools to repairing individual computers.