"It's not about technology...it's about education."Student Centered - Globally ConnectedTechnology Integration Mission Statement
Our Children's, Our World's Future; The Technology Plan for Tewksbury Township Schools 2010-2013.
The mission of the Tewksbury Township School District, in cooperation with its professional staff, is to empower our
students by advancing an educational philosophy that encourages student learning, independent thinking and the ability to
apply classroom experiences to real-life applications. The stakeholders of the district encourage the further adoption of
new technology that will meet the needs of a student-centered learning environment, while understanding that learnersand educators are equally important in driving the success of an integrated technology program.
Today’s children must be able to access, evaluate and manage immense amounts of rapidly flowing information. They
must be skilled thinkers and communicators. Our teachers must be visionaries, knowledgeable, and able to prepare
students for the world of ever changing advancements. Our classrooms must facilitate challenging, real-worldopportunities that encourage our students to make well-reasoned decisions.
Tewksbury Township Schools support our students to achieve the 21st century skills needed to effectively compete,
connect, communicate, and collaborate in a global society by developing a culture of digital citizenship. The school
community will use current and emerging technologies to voluntarily and continuously improve and expand their teachingand learning in and away from school.To gain Insights and Perspective to our Vision, please view these Key Resources:Alan November is quite possibly the leader in core pedagogical shifts needed in education today:Sir Ken Robinson challenges educators to rethink traditional methods, and focus on creativity:Key first steps for educational systems integrating technology:Developed by Lisa Schneider and Monica Rowland, this video is intended to get educators thinking about how we use the internet in our classrooms: