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IT Department

Information Technology

The IT department at Waugh School District is responsible for managing all aspects of technology infrastructure and support within the district. This includes maintaining network systems, troubleshooting hardware and software issues, managing databases, ensuring data security and privacy, and providing technical assistance to staff and students.

The department works to integrate technology into education effectively, offering training programs and workshops to enhance digital literacy among faculty and students. Additionally, they oversee the implementation of educational software and digital resources to support teaching and learning objectives across the district. Overall, the IT department plays a crucial role in facilitating a seamless and efficient use of technology to support educational goals within Waugh School District.

What is Digital Learning?

Digital Learning is "learning facilitated by technology that gives students some element of control over time, place, path and/or pace.

Time: Learning is no longer restricted to the school day or the school year. The Internet and a proliferation of Internet access devices have given students the ability to learn anytime.
Place: Learning is no longer restricted within the walls of a classroom. The Internet and the proliferation of Internet access devices have given students the ability to learn anywhere and everywhere.
Path: Learning is no longer restricted to the pedagogy used by the teacher. Interactive and adaptive software allows students to learn in their own style, making learning personal and engaging. New learning technologies provide real-time data that gives teachers the information they need to adjust instruction to meet the unique needs of each student.
Pace: Learning is no longer restricted to the pace of an entire classroom of students. Interactive and adaptive software allows students to learn at their own pace, spending more or less time on lessons or subjects to achieve the same level of learning. Digital learning is more than just providing students with a laptop. Digital learning requires a combination of technology, digital content, and instruction.
Technology: Technology is the mechanism that delivers content. It facilitates how students receive content. It includes Internet access and hardware, which can be any Internet access device – from a desktop to a laptop to an iPad to a smartphone. Technology is the tool, not the instruction.
Digital Content: Digital content is the high-quality academic material which is delivered through technology. It is what students learn. It ranges from new engaging, interactive, and adaptive software to classic literature to video lectures to games. It isn’t simply a PDF of text or a PowerPoint presentation.
Instruction: Educators are essential to digital learning. Technology may change the role of the teacher but it will never eliminate the need for a teacher. With digital learning, teachers will be able to provide personalized guidance and assistance to ensure students learn and stay on track – throughout the year and year after year – to graduate from high school. Teachers may be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage.