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Hazelwood School District is blazing the Trail in Technology

The Hazelwood School District’s technology department recently rolled out a five year comprehensive technology plan. The District consulted with the Center for Educational Learning and Technology (CELT) in the 2012-2013 school year, which laid the foundation for the plan. As a result, many of CELT’s findings were implemented over the last five years.

“As we prepare our students to be college, career, and life ready, the district must continue to provide a technological platform that encourages and embraces the use of various technologies,  said Dave McCorkle, chief information officer. “Our five-year technology plan provides the framework for how we approach this huge under taking.”

The comprehensive plan outlines the district's commitment to the Hazelwood 1:1 initiative, professional development strategies, and the capital outlay schedule required to support the 21st Century learning environment. The necessary steps to effectively support the Hazelwood 1:1 initiative are:

  • Increase number of computer technicians to handle maintenance demands
  • Increase number of certified network analysts to maintain the administrative support functions and educational applications required
  • Commit to five-year capital outlay plan

“Under the District’s new strategic plan, one of our key priorities is to provide more technology opportunities for our students and teachers, said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of schools. “ The Hazelwood School District is blazing the trail in K-12 technology. We want to continue expanding to a technological district that integrates the use of technology in all aspects of our District’s quest to improve teaching and learning for all students.”