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Who Are We?

about 1 year ago

Our Focus
The main focus of the Northampton County Public Schools Instructional Technology Department's is to be very instrumental in the instructional goals of the Division being attained. The Department is vigorously pursuing the technology tools, software, course-ware, training and Professional Development necessary to help the Division’s teachers and administrators engage our students in learning in a way that will prepare them for success in the years after high school. To this end, the Technology Department has adopted the following mission and vision statements:

Our Vision
The Northampton County Public Schools Technology Department will strive to enable students, teachers, administrators, and all support staff for success in an emerging, digitally driven society by being an enabling force and resource for learning

Our Mission
The Northampton County Public Schools Technology Department will strive to engage every student in learning by providing teachers and students with the technology tools and resources relevant to the day, and by providing the professional development necessary to ensure a comfortable familiarity in the use of these tools and resources as well as training to develop strategies for their implementation into the learning environment.

Where Are We Going?

about 1 year ago

We will strive to meet the following goals:

  • The PK-6 technology curriculum is aligned with ISTE and Virginia Department of Education technology standards. References to content area standards are also present in this curriculum. Professional development for effectively teaching this curriculum will be provided. 

  • The district lesson plan template will be revised to include a drop down menu, which features technology tools and resources that can be embedded into the lesson. Lesson plans will be evaluated by building and district level administrators. 

  • Professional Development Sessions are held on a monthly basis, as well as, every summer.  These sessions will concentrate on integrating Promethean Interactive Tools and Google Apps effectively into instruction. This professional development can be face to face or through video conferencing to each school site.

  • PK-12th  grade students will receive in-depth instruction on Internet safety and etiquette.  

  • Replace Laptop Carts as needed in the 2 elementary schools

  • Continue upgrade of switches and servers and other infrastructure needs. 

  • Upgrade 17 Promethean Boards to the “LCD Panel” Model each year 

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The Latest Technology Continues to be deployed

10 months ago

The Latest Technology Continues to be deployed in classroom for the 2017-18 School Year:

  • 21 Promethean Boards and Related Tools and resources are being deployed in our classrooms for the 2017-18 school year.  These boards are a refresh of a Promethean Interactive Whiteboard lease that was deployed 5 years ago. This represents our Division's continued effort to ensure that our teachers and students have the most effective technology available to enhance the learning process in our classrooms. 
  • This year we will continue the Paperless Classroom project.  This is not a classroom that does not use paper, rather it a classroom built around the digital tools and resources of the 21st Century.  Each student will be assigned a netbook to use in the classroom and each student will be assigned a student email account (all of our students have email accounts)with which to communicate to the teacher all assignments and receive work assignments from the teacher. They will also employ the Google Apps tools, Google Docs, Google Calendar and email which is all web-based. This year we have enhanced the program by introducing the Learning Management System (LMS) approach to the instruction process. 
  • The 1:1 initiative, which provides personal devices to all students in grades 7-12 will continue for 2017-18. 
  • A PK-6 Lab Curriculum aligned with ISTE and VA Technology Standards will promoting skills acquisition and collaboration. will be continued this year.  

Welcome to the NCPS Technology Department

12 months ago

1:1 Computer initiative for the Middle School High School will continue for the 2017-18 School Year. 

Northampton County Public Schools will continue its 1:1 computer initiative at Northampton High School and Northampton Middle School this school year.  This will be for all students in grades 7-12.  Like last year, Parents, before your students can receive their device, a user agreement should be signed. A $25 fee will be charged, with payment plans available for your convenience.  

Please  Click Here to view the 1:1 Initiative Handbook.