- Educational Technology Resources & Links
- Digital Citizenship
- Links to School-based Resources
- Acceptable Use Policy
The District's mission statement provides our fundamental purpose - it is what we are truly about as an organization - "To empower each student to succeed in life and contribute to society"
School districts are built upon the promise of potential – the potential of the students, faculty, staff, and community as a whole. Our vision is the picture of the district operating at its best. When the Unionville-Chadds Ford School district is operating at its best, we are all unlocking the potential of our students, faculty, staff and community. Our vision statement simply put is: Unionville-Chadds Ford School District – “Unlocking the Potential in All of Us!”
"To empower each student to succeed in life and contribute to society"
“Unlocking the Potential in All of Us!”
Our instructional technology program exists to support and enable the district's mission and vision by supporting the learning environment within our schools.
We recognize that the rate of change in our world is increasing and that superior skills in the understanding and responsible use of technology are essential to unlocking student potential. Students live in a digital world and their needs have driven our teachers to adopt more and more advanced instructional technology tools in their classrooms. In 2013, UCFSD’s Board called for a comprehensive review of the District’s instructional technology program, resulting in a comprehensive report and recommendations for the future.
The Educational Technology Roadmap presented and adopted in March of 2014 calls for increasing technology integration into our instructional program. Teachers will make course content available digitally, while improving their use of digital tools and resources. Students will have more access to portable devices and the ability to access content 24/7. Professional development and extending our network is critical to the success of these initiatives. While we continue to support technology integration to enhance student achievement, we will increase our efforts to promote digital citizenship in all of our courses.
Classroom Learning Environment
Given the mission, vision, and learning environment goals, instructional technology acts as an enabler. Specific goals for integrating technology include:
After the development of the Educational Technology Roadmap, we conducted a pilot program of the Canvas Learning Management System. There were two major outcomes of the pilot.
In 2015-2016, we continue to roll out Canvas while evaluating the right model for a 1:1 initiative.
The vision for 2016-2017 is that we will be ready to roll out our new educational technology infrastructure. The size and scope of this roll out will depend on an evaluation of the 1:1 pilot.