In Price William Country Schools (PWCS), we focus on using technology to support and enhance teaching and learning. Our Instructional Technology Coaches (ITCs) provide professional development and support to school staff every day to ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to engage, involve, and challenge our students.
Transforming Teaching and Learning
Our instructional Technology Coaches support the use of technology and help lead the way towards preparing students for their future. How are our ITCs leading the way?
INSIDE NOVA - Prince William Today
Read the January 1-7, 2016 issue, pg 8!
Students learn an 'Hour of Code' is an hour of fun! at Mary Williams Elementary
Check IT Out (the"I" stands for Instructional)
Cedar Point fifth grade students recorded themselves reading books so that younger, beginning readers can enjoy reading as they follow along with the video.
On Line Stories At Cedar Point Overview
Digital Learning Day is February 17, 2016
The use of technology in the classroom should never be considered a special event. but considered something that students in PWCS just do; as these experiences with technology will prepare them for their future. Digital Learning Day is a time to highlight some of the ways our students are using technology. It is a annual event being celebrated by schools across the country. http://www.digitallearningday.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=11
Look at how some of our schools are participating in Digital Learning Day:
|Westridge Elementary School||Students will be creating audio/video presentations about the water cycle to share with third grade students at other schools throughout the county. Students will be using the tools in Office 365 such as Skype,and Video to communicate with their peers.|
|Bristow Run Elementary School||Exploring Math, Social Studies, Science and Digital Citizenship in Minecraft|
|Henderson Elementary School||Students from several grade levels will be using QR codes to complete a scavenger hunt around the school.|
|Hylton||Biology students will be working on a multifaceted project on DNA and Protein Synthesis that will be published using Discovery Education’s Board Builder.|
|Potomac Middle School||Digital Citizenship- Students make responsible decisions—grounded in knowledge of digital safety and security best practices—that pertain to various digital communication tools and methods.|
|Sinclair Elementary School and Yorkshire Elementary School||Students will be learning how to code using the Hour of Code resources.|