Monday, March 20th, the Harlem School Board unanimously approved the Technology Integration Plan as part of the District's Long-Range Plan.
Long-Range Plan Goal 1:
All students, through extensive curriculum opportunities and innovative technology, will be college and career ready.
By February 2017, upon the completion and review of the 1:1 Technology Pilot Program, a recommendation will be presented to the Board of Education regarding the future use of technology in the classroom.
The Technology Integration Plan is a 5-year plan that will be fully implemented in the 2021-2022 school year. The plan will bring the District's current Chromebook count of 2,425 to 5,613. This will allow each student in grades 2-12 access to a Chromebook. Each of the District's Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms will have access to tablets. The plan involves the hiring of 2 Instructional Technology Specialists (year 1 and year 3) to support teachers and to model effective instructional strategies in the classroom. The plan also calls for additional professional development requirements for staff as the implementation occurs.
The Technology Integration Plan will be funded within the current budget projections and may need to be adjusted based on funding.