The Office of Instructional and Innovative Technologies (Staff Directory) provides 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.
The Online Program Office also coordinates the Virtual@APS Program, providing 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.
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.