Educational Technology

Mission

The educational technology program at Discovery employs every tool, environment, and technique available to empower every individual child to learn and live in the way that’s best for them.

Vision

The educational technology program at Discovery employs state-of-the art technology in effective, appropriate ways to personalize learning for each child; to amplify their voices and empower them with choices; and to empower them to meaningfully and safely collaborate, communicate, critically think, and create.

About Our Program

Technology is anything that mediates the learner and the environment. Consequently, any resource that plays a role in enhancing, improving, or personalizing learning is educational technology.

In the world of education, such technology plays a unique role in an agile, collaborative, engaged classroom. It provides opportunities for learning that would not be possible in a traditional, technology-less classroom. When technology is effectively integrated into the learning experience, students are better able to collaborate, research, problem solve, and create.

Educational technology enhances learning, and an educational technologist’s role is to coach, collaborate with, and directly support teachers in enhancing their craft as pedagogues, professionals, and designers of meaningful learning experiences.

At Discovery Elementary, educational technology is woven into the fabric of the learning experience, for both the learner and the educator. We do not approach technology as a curiosity, but rather as an essential element providing deeper learning opportunities. As a community of digital educators, each of us is an expert contributing our own experiences.

The Technology Coach at Discovery Elementary School is Keith Reeves, Senior Instructional Technology Coordinator.

@MrReevesDES

MrReevesDES

Mr. Reeves

@MrReevesDES
My wonderful colleague Sharon paid me an unexpected compliment this morning about my teaching, and it made my whole day and it's not even 10:00. I'm going to remember to articulate how much I admire and respect my incredible @DiscoveryAPS colleagues in the coming weeks!
Published March 21, 19 6:42AM
                                        
MrReevesDES

Mr. Reeves

@MrReevesDES
Y'all can't get rid of me that easily. My teacher recertification packet is complete and submitted to the VDOE. See you in 2029! (At which time I'll have that doctorate to staple to the next application... Unless I lose my marbles in the process...) 🤓 https://t.co/edt0gFC2Vm
Published March 19, 19 7:59AM
                                        
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