The policies that are specific to technology in our district, follow guidelines that are safe, innovative and connects teachers, admin and students to quality learning. A specific goal within our district is to increase technology integration and improve instruction and learning through technology. By allowing educators and students new ways to access technology within learning environment, we give new opportunities to connect with material. Following along with the policies that are already in place within out district, my job is to help adhere to the policies.
My first goal as an elementary teacher is to help students meet their potential while keeping them safe. Through filters that are set up by our tech team and feedback from teachers and students, we can identify problems that may present issues where our students have access to material that is not safe or appropriate.
I am always an advocate for my students. When it comes to being safe, I am quick to speak up. I go to our administration and then to our tech team. These conversations are always taken seriously and remedied as quickly as possible. With the ever changing world, it can be hard to keep up on filters that keep our students safe, but being diligent and watchful allow these situations to be minimal.
Leading my district to keep kids safe isn’t necessary as that’s where they are headed anyway. I work in a very responsible place where the goal is always student’s first. However, if I needed to work in adjusting a current policy or creating a new policy, I have the necessary skills to advocate for that through conversations, letters, and attending meetings with research based information that would help to guide our district in a forward direction.