Innovation: Creating results by doing new things
Innovation Architect: A person that makes other people innovate by changing the environment they work in
As we move further into the digital age, the Parkway School District recognizes that we will need to continue to expand our practice and remain flexible in our approach to educating students. In response to this, the Innovation Team was created to stay on the cutting edge and research new practices and technologies as they come about. By partnering with technology and curriculum coordinators, we can bring a variety of experiences and viewpoints to our district.
Parkway Instructional Technology Commitments
As Parkway strives to support and prepare students for an ever-changing world, it’s imperative that the decisions all staff make with technology and the access that we provide to our students reflect the realities that they encounter in and out of school. This responsibility to students, as learners who live in this digital age, requires us to lay out the commitments and rationales to amplify learning and provide students with the skills to be innovative problem solvers. Parkway recognizes that the digital landscape, community expectations, and students' learning needs will continue to change.
Access Learning for Today (ALT)
In the summer of 2017, rollout of the ALT project will include more than 150 hours of professional development focusing on technology integration. In the fall, every middle school student will receive a chromebook for use in the classroom and at home. We will also expand our elementary classroom chromebook implementation to include a device for every student in 2nd grade. The rollout of chromebooks will continue to high schools in 2018 with the goal of all students in grades 2-12 having individual access by 2021.
The ALT project is a springboard to transforming teaching and learning in the digital age. ALT will provide the tools and content that give students the ability to create, access, and experience all the world has to offer. This project will include all initiatives meant to provide digital content, devices and systems for the purpose of educating Parkway students. We will also develop a digital content strategy to insure that all students have access to high quality digital content.
Digital Learning Specialist
Email | 314-415-8459
999 Executive Parkway
Creve Coeur, MO 63141