Technology Overview

Our Mission/Vision

We aim to develop & support a community of lifelong learners, through technology-enabled curriculum, who can think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world.

We want our community to be creators​, inventors​, innovators​, risk-takers​, and problem​-solvers​ at a level not previously attainable without the use of technology.

Our 3-Year Tech Goals

Goal 1: Vision, Planning and Engagement: Define, promote and re-evaluate a school-wide vision for the use and for school effectiveness and student learning through the infusion of information and communication technology (ICT) and digital learning resources.

Goal 2: Student-centered learning: Implement student-centered teaching that emphasizes creative and effective use of technology to meet students’ learning goals in a safe learning environment.

Goal 3: Ongoing professional learning: Develop and implement technology-related professional learning plans and opportunities with dedicated time to practice and share ideas.

Goal 4: Support Policies: Implement policies, accountability measures and incentive structures to support the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and other digital resources for learning and district school operations.

Read more about our 3 year tech goals here.

Audio/Visual at YA

Each classroom is equipped with (at least):

  • Document camera (Avervision or Elmo)
  • Projector
  • Speakers
  • Listening center (lower grades)
  • Headphones 

 

New for SY 18-19!

  • 50” LCD portable monitors (18)
  • Collaborative digital tables (17) with 42” monitors
  • Equipped with Airtame wireless screen sharing capabilities

 

Student Devices

Chromebooks:  

  • Grade 5-8: 1:1 Chromebook per student for SY 18-19 - new!
  • Grades 3-4: 4 carts of 25 Chromebooks; 1 cart shared per 2 every classrooms

 

iMac computer lab: 22 updated iMacs

  • Students learn coding and digital literacy in ‘specials’ blocks; introducing a new computer science curriculum this fall

 

Desktops: Dell Optiplex desktops (phasing out) and LG Chrome-All-In-One

  • Library
  • Before/after school
  • K -  4th grade classrooms as requested
 

Acceptable Use/ Digital Citizenship

Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), page 42 of the Guide to the BPS.

 

Staff Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

 

  • STAFF - Please read it here.
  • STAFF - Sign off on it here.
 
Connecting to WiFi at our School
 
Please contact YA Tech  <yatech@youngachieversschool.org> for information.
 

Questions? Email at YA Tech  <yatech@youngachieversschool.org>