Rose Tree Media School District vision is to use classroom technology to engage students in asking questions and choosing tools to facilitate real world problem solving. Instructional technology continues to expand as teachers continue to choose professional development options for integrating technology into student learning. Instructional technology has expanded in Rose Tree Media School District to include the collaborative classroom components of interactive whiteboards, classroom computers, laptop computer carts, projectors, and iPads. A Classrooms for the Future grant from PDE enabled us to add almost $500,000 worth of 21st Century learning equipment to our high school classrooms over a two year time period.

Electronic whiteboards facilitate active learning, not just passive reception of information. In situations where teachers use a whole-class approach, students are more engaged in the lesson when an interactive whiteboard is used. In addition, research shows teachers who have access to an interactive whiteboard are more likely to make creative and varied use of all the resources at their disposal (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, 2004). Each school's wealth of technology resources helps transport students beyond the experiences that have been possible in a traditional classroom.

All computers within the district are networked and have a high-speed connection to the Internet. This access, combined with interactive technologies and teacher web pages, make the use of online content an integral part of providing a superior education for our students. Educators and students have the opportunity to view educational videos over the Internet via video-on-demand services from the Delaware County Intermediate Unit through Discovery Education. Students and teachers throughout the school system make use of a number of library databases to conduct research.

To support the district's technology initiatives, Instructional Technology Coordinators are based in each school to assist teachers in developing teaching and learning strategies for technology use, as well as a district-wide K-12 Instructional Technology Coach. Teachers participate in on-going professional development to experiment, initiate, and create new models of teaching and learning.
Please check out our individual school web pages as well as individual teacher web pages.

Parent and student resources are also located under Curriculum.

 
Our high school is equipped with:                                                                                       
  • MacBook and iPad for every teacher
  • 3 PC based computer labs
  • Distance Learning mobile kiosk
  • TV Studio
  • iMac computers for digital video editing
  • Video production cart of 18 MacBooks
  • 2 dedicated PC laptop carts for science department
  • 15 PC desktop computers and 5 iMacs in library
  • Projector in every classroom
  • 26 interactive Polyvision /Smart Boards 
  • Digital still and video cameras
  • An iPad for every student

Our middle school is equipped with:                                                                                    

  • MacBook and iPad for every teacher
  • 1 PC based computer lab
  • 1 iMac Tech Center lab
  • 1 iMac Library lab
  • Distance Learning mobile kiosk
  • 13 carts of MacBook Airs for classroom use
  •  9 carts of iPads for classroom use
  • 25 iMac computers in library
  • Interactive projectors in every classroom
  • Digital still and video cameras
     
Each of our elementary schools is equipped with:                                                              
  • MacBook and iPad for every teacher
  • 4 MacBook Airs in every classroom
  • 3 carts of 25 MacBook Air laptops for classroom use
  • Distance Learning mobile kiosk
  • 1 mobile iPad cart for classroom use
  • 8 PC desktop computers in library
  • Interactive Smart Boards in all classrooms
  • Classroom projectors
  • Digital still and video cameras

 

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