1426 N Quincy St
Arlington, VA 22207
703-228-6000
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Information Services

Instructional & Innovative Technologies

Resources
The Office of Instructional and Innovative Technologies (Staff Directoryprovides resources and services that support teaching and learning with technology including the integration of computer hardware/software, peripheral devices, web-based content, video, and distance learning technologies. The office also provides leadership in the research and testing of new and innovative technologies for instructional integration.  
 
Online Program
The Online Program Office also coordinates the Virtual@APS Programproviding students with opportunities to take courses online.  Course content can be accessed anytime/anywhere. Students are supported and guided through the content by APS teachers or other approved regional, state and national providers.  All courses are aligned with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and meet Arlington standards.
 
Coordination and Collaboration
The Office Coordinates previews and evaluates software, online resources, and emerging technologies for the Arlington Public Schools Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 instructional program.  The Office collaborates with curriculum staff on specific initiatives including curriculum development, technology observations, textbook adoption, video integration projects, Blackboard implementation, and piloting and testing of software. 
 
Support
Instructional Technology in Arlington is facilitated through school-based Instructional Technology Coordinators (ITCs). The ITCs provide leadership, professional development, and support to instructional staff with the integration of computer, video, information and communication technologies.
 

 The Office
  • Coordinates selection, support, & professional development of Instructional Technology Coordinators;
  • Coordinates support to schools designed to strengthen and enhance the instructional program through the use of instructional video subscriptions, digital resources & e-textbooks, Blackboard Learn and other software/online resources;
  • Evaluates and recommends new and innovative technologies to support/enhance student learning;
  • Supports implementation of Windows 7, MAC OS, new versions of applications and Web 2.0 tools;
  • Supports and  coordinates TSIPs review process to ensure that 100% of APS instructional personnel new to Arlington meet or exceed the State of Virginia technology competencies;
  • Supports offices, programs and schools with the utilization of Blackboard Learn to support goals and objectives;
  • Supports distance learning offerings and coordinates online learning classes;
  • Supports the creation and design of online professional development offerings, using online tools such as Blackboard, Collaborate and Google.

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Last Modified on June 13, 2014