ENGAGED LEARNING INITIATIVE
Hoover City Schools uses instructional technology as one way of enhancing the mission to prepare and inspire all students for lifelong success by teaching the skills, knowledge, and behaviors students will need as responsible citizens in the global community. Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the education program. In an effort to increase access to those 21st-century skills, HCS has made it a goal to offer students a 24/7 accessibility to their learning through this “Engaged Learning Initiative” (ELI). The individual use of technology is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential and to prepare them for college and the workplace.
Goal 1: Engage and Empower the Learner Through Technology
All learners will have effective, challenging, and empowering learning experiences both in and out of school that prepares them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.
Goal 2: Prepare and Support Teachers and Leaders to Graduate College- and Career-Ready Students
Teachers/Faculty Members and Leaders (PK-21) will be prepared to use and help students use digital resources and technology tools in order to provide quality, engaging learning experiences that best prepare PK-12 students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to be successful in school, careers, and adulthood.
Goal 3: All educators and students will have tools to access a comprehensive viable infrastructure when and where they need it.
All students and educators will have access to a comprehensive infrastructure for learning and productivity using digital tools, when and where they need it in order to fully support a society of learners in which learning is life-long and life-wide.
Training Center - free training for teachers to help them use G Suite in the classroom
Be Internet Awesome - a digital citizenship curriculum and game
Applied Digital Skills: A technology curriculum to help students engage in practical problem solving with digital tools