For the ninth time, The Cherokee County School District has been named one of the top 10 large school systems nationwide for its effective use of technology in education.
The district’s honor is a result of the annual Digital School Districts Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The survey compares public school districts from across the nation and awards Top 10 rankings to those that fully integrate technology into the classroom, and throughout their system as a whole. With this year’s recognition, CCSD has made an appearance in the Top 10 since 2004.
The survey evaluates areas of digital and emerging technologies, including: integration of mobile devices and technology into curriculum; technology leadership and transparency in school board policies and meetings; strategic planning, data management and safety; and education delivery models and professional development opportunities, including instruction in and the use of technology tools by teachers and students.
School systems also were judged on: digital content and curriculum strategies; infrastructure and networks; and participation in bring your own device programs, which is happening system-wide through the district’s Bring Your Learning Device (BYLD) to school initiative.
The Top 10 list also highlights outstanding use of technology to govern school systems, improve operations and communicate with students, parents and the community at large. “Technology innovations enable local school boards to connect with their communities and support students and teachers in ways that were unimaginable even a decade ago,” said NSBA’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel.
For more information visit www.cherokee.k12.ga.us