The Office continues to push forward with new initiatives and projects to increase student engagement and success. Listed below are the major initiatives for the Office of Technology and Learning over the current school year.
The Office's primary goals continue to be the following:
We look forward to ushering in more changes and abilities that provide real value to our teachers and students.
The Southside Virginia Regional Technology Consortium celebrated the 12th annual SVRTC Technology awards banquet on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Longwood University. Twenty-three Region I school divisions participated in celebrating outstanding educators.
Erin Ford received the Instructional Technology Support Award. Erin serves as the EdTech Coach for Colonial Heights Middle and High Schools. This award recognizes a professional who supports and assists their school division’s educational goals with integration of technology for teaching and learning.
Beth Moody is a fourth grade teacher at Tussing Elementary School. Beth received the Technology Teacher Award. This award recognizes a classroom teacher who advanced learning through integration of technology into the curriculum.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that the most widely needed jobs in 10 years are in the healthcare industry and service industries; however, in the number 4 spot is Software Developer: over 1 million jobs will be available by 2026.
Software Developers only need a Bachelor’s degree, which will include a healthy dose of Computer Science courses along with coding ability.
Hour of Code is designed to benefit students in two ways: 1) to whet the appetites of students in hopes that they will gain a strong interest in Computer Science and 2) to introduce students to computational thinking.