At New Directions High School and New Dominion Middle School, technology is used to support and enhance the teaching and learning of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLS).
This support is provided by Mrs. Roberts, Instructional Technology Coach (ITC), who provides instructional and training support to teachers and Ms. Dalusung, our Technology Support specialist (TSSPEC), who provides hardwire and network support at New Directions. Charles Hunter is the TSSPEC for New Dominion.
At New Directions and New Dominion, every classroom has a complete set of laptops. Both schools have iPads which can be signed out through the ITC.
All classrooms have a SMART board and New Directions staff also have Elmo document cameras.
New Dominion has a News Show recording room and a 3-D printer.
The News Show is used for Green Screen technology and the morning news show production. To use this room, staff must have a lesson planned and co-taught with the ITC. No one is permitted to use the room without the ITC.
The 3-D printer is used to supplement class activities. To use the 3-D printer, staff need to co-plan and coordinate a lesson with the ITC.