As part of the Integrated Technology Support Services Department, the Educational Technology (Ed Tech) team focuses on developing means to improve student achievement through the infusion of technology into the learning process. Emphasis is placed on students learning with technology, as opposed to merely learning about technology.
The Educational Technology team provides a scalable and sustainable model of professional development to support the i21 Interactive Classroom Initiative.
The Integrated 21st Century (i21) Interactive 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 the last five years (beginning in 2009), approximately 20% of classrooms per year received 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.