The technical team is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and support of the technical systems that provide the information technology infrastructure of the district.
The technology department is comprised of four members: the technology coordinator, a network administrator, a webmaster/technology assistant, and an instructional technology coach. This team supports the available technology and resources while researching and implementing new programs and ideas that will make the district’s assets more efficient and impact student learning.
The network and infrastructure areas concentrate on the wired and wireless communication networks, servers, data storage, backup and recovery, e-mail system, cabling, and phone system. The technical service area focuses on the purchase, installation, and support of the computers, laptops, Chrome OS devices including the purchase and distribution of Chromebooks.
The instructional technology coach serves all three schools and focuses on the implementation of digital learning of teachers, students, and administrators. The coach shares technical and instructions strategies for the effective use of technology in the classroom by designing instructional lessons, locating digital resources and both coordinating and providing the professional development for the district. Professional development opportunities include summer and staff development day workshops, grade level PLC meetings, and one on one assistance. She also works with the curriculum supervisor, other academic coaches, and administrators to assist in their professional development and planning.
In 2015, the school district began its Technology for Learning (T4L) program that provides a device to each student in grades 4-6. At that time, the district chose to purchase Chromebooks for student use. This program broadened the scope of the one to one initiative that was started in 2009 by the City of Clinton. The increase in the number of devices provides the ability to provide an authentic learning environment that augments student engagement and allows the students to create, communicate, innovate, problem solve, collaborate, research and think critically.
The Technology Coordinator, Danny Goins, welcomes any questions, comments, or concerns you may have regarding technology use and support within the school system.