At the West Shore School District, our District Pledge outlines our district's educational philosophies.
We are committed to providing students with inspiring and relevant experiences so they may live meaningful, purposeful, and impactful lives.
Our technology department focuses our strategic vision and direction on making student-centered decisions, personalizing learning experiences, and providing our staff and students with up-to-date tools and resources, while maintaining a highly trained staff. Meaningfully integrating technology means that we make decisions about hardware and software that are driven by curriculum and what is best for our students. Technology is ever-changing; as such, faculty and staff have access to on-demand and scheduled professional development throughout the year, both on-line and face-to-face.
Our technology commitment supports our Personalized Learning initiative. Both faculty and students have access to technology that allows the learner to pursue his or her interests in the context of learning. Part of our Future Ready initiative, personalized learning can change the experience students have in school, allowing them to connect their personal lives to their education.
About Our Technology Model
Our district provides each student with a dedicated computing device based on their grade-level or specific student learning needs. In addition, the district invests in shared devices and labs that enable additional learning opportunities as outlined below.
Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Students: iPad
3rd - 12th Grade Students: Chromebook
Shared Devices & Labs:
iPad Carts available for projects K-12
MacBook, iMac, and PC labs are available to students 6-12 for Technology Education, Art, Middle School Computer Classes, High School Business, Computer, and Information Technology (BCIT) Courses, and Media Production.