Technology in the Classroom

To be responsive to each student’s individual learning style, cognitive strengths and personal interests, the Carter G. Woodson School seeks out and integrates emerging technologies as instructional learning and resource tools.

All CGWS students have access to our mobile laptop/ipad computer lab and learning resource center library where computers serve as virtual digital teaching assistants.

Our students are assigned flexible times to use and learn both basic and advanced computer skills, and each student is provided their own laptop computer for school campus use. Several high school courses are offered online.

Distance Learning
Technology allows for communication beyond the walls of the school. During the 2011-2012 school year, the Carter G. Woodson School enhanced our technology infrastructure to provide more advanced distance learning opportunities for our students by adding high speed fiber-optic connectivity, expanded bandwidth and high power-resolution cameras that enable CGWS students  to interact and dialogue with peers across the world as they participate in virtual classrooms.

Again in 2012-2013, we fully implemented various multi-media components, such as group chats, web seminars, video conferencing, etc. for a synchronous “real time” learning environment for CGWS students.

As both our teachers and students become more proficient and comfortable in using technology and the availability of the Internet is more common among our student households, CGWS will become a paperless environment that relies less on traditional textbooks, pencils and pens in favor of electronic textbooks and note- and test-taking online.

Technology-based tools:

  • enable CGWS students to master basic academic skills and work on their own creative projects;
  • allow CGWS teachers to develop and deliver innovative and effective lessons and classroom activities, provide remediation/enrichment strategies, and provide individualized student instruction; and
  • give CGWS staff, instructors and administrators the ability to more effectively assess and monitor student progress.

Teaching Training
Carter G. Woodson School teachers at all grade levels receive regular training in the integration of technology across our curriculum. Throughout the school year, our teachers receive and have access to additional training that encompasses the state’s new Common Core Standards framework.

CGWS Media & Technology Advisory Committee
Our CGWS Strategic Technology Plan  provides the basis for our work and vision. Working with our Library Media Specialist, we will review the structure and activities of our Media & Technology Advisory Committee.

We welcome your involvement to help us create a learning environment that leverages emerging technologies to enable our students to master a common core of knowledge necessary for active participation in a global society.