Educational Technology Department

Making Technology Educational

Part of the Integrated Technology Support Services Department, the Educational Technology (Ed Tech) team seeks to improve student achievement through the seamless integration of the district's Common Core Curriculum with a suite of i21 technologies designed to create an engaging and personalized learning environment.

The Integrated 21st Century (i21) Interactive Classroom

The i21 classroom is an engaging and personalized learning environment designed to optimize teaching and learning through the interconnected use of mobile computing, audio, visual and formative assessment technologies across the curriculum.

With this vision, and funding through Proposition S, San Diego Unified has taken a bold step toward transforming the learning environment in each of its 7,000 classrooms. Over five years (beginning in 2009), approximately 20 percent of classrooms per year will receive a suite of new technology tools designed to create an engaging and personalized learning environment. Coupled with the digital tools is a comprehensive professional development and support plan designed to support achievement for all students.

Supporting Educators Through Research-Based Professional Development and Consultation

The Educational Technology team provides a scalable and sustainable model of professional development to support the i21 Interactive Classroom Initiative. Micro Computer Application Training Specialists are assigned to designated schools and can assist i21 Teachers/Administrators with Promethean Training.

Teacher Spotlight

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 Danny Cook Spotlight click to download PDF
Past Issues:
Teacher Spotlight link to PDF for Dena Hause   Link to Teacher Spotlight Cheeman Phillips

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Our Resource Teachers are assigned to specific district schools as a Point of Contact (POC) to support professional development and the district goals set forth by the i21 Now Committee.
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