The educational technology program at Yorktown High School employs every tool, environment, and technique available to empower every individual student to learn and live in the way that’s best for them.
The educational technology program at Yorktown High School employs state-of-the art technology in effective, appropriate ways to personalize learning for each student; to amplify their voices and empower them with choices; and to empower them to meaningfully and safely collaborate, communicate, critically think, and create.
About Our Program:
Technology is anything that mediates the learner and the environment. Consequently, any resource that plays a role in enhancing, improving, or personalizing learning is educational technology.
In the world of education, such technology plays a unique role in an agile, collaborative, engaged classroom. It provides opportunities for learning that would not be possible in a traditional, technology-less classroom. When technology is effectively integrated into the learning experience, students are better able to collaborate, research, problem-solve, and create.
Educational technology enhances learning, and an educational technologist’s role is to coach, collaborate with, and directly support teachers in enhancing their craft as pedagogues, professionals, and designers of meaningful learning experiences.
At Yorktown High School, educational technology is woven into the fabric of the learning experience, for both the learner and the educator. We do not approach technology as a curiosity, but rather as an essential element providing deeper learning opportunities. As a community of digital educators, each of us is an expert contributing to our own experiences.
Educational Technology support and leadership at Yorktown High School may include:
- Teaching and Learning
- Budget and Purchasing (Yorktown Technology)
- Collaborative Teaching
- Identifying Learning Resources
- Lesson Design
- Portfolio Design
- Social Media Issues
- Software Usage
- Student Devices
- Using Google Apps for Education
- Using Web-Based Teaching Tools
For more Educational Technology Resources at Yorktown High School, please see the menu to the left.
The Technology Coaches at Yorktown High School are Mr. Samuel Wightman and Ms. Kathy Gust, Senior Instructional Technology Coordinators (ITCs).
Here is how you can get in touch with our Yorktown ITCs:
This information has been updated in August 2022.