Technology Goals & Standards
Technology Vision Statement
Our students, and those responsible for their education, live in a world increasingly dependent on the routine use of technology for academic, social, personal, and work-related activities. The Shoreline School District believes it is an institutional obligation to provide students and staff with the skills and access to appropriate technologies to enhance the quality of teaching and learning, provide efficiencies in time and work, and enable more effective communications within the entire school community. Toward these ends, we are committed to maintaining a viable technological infrastructure, supporting all staff in the effective integration of technology and instruction, and providing students with authentic and meaningful opportunities to use technology to increase their academic achievement and to become fully prepared for future success in a complex 21st century world.
Lastly, we are very cognizant of the integral role that our community has played – and will continue to play – in generously supporting our technological development as we consistently strive for ongoing educational improvement. Our vision for technology in Shoreline’s schools includes an explicit acknowledgment of the importance of using available technologies to keep parents and residents fully informed of the efforts, successes, and challenges that are so vital to the education of their children.
As is the case with core academic areas, Shoreline follows the guidelines and standards set forth by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). OSPI has adopted standards for both teacher integration and student literacy that are based on national standards developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Both the teacher and student standards are based on a definition of technology literacy/fluency and are structured in a 3-tier format. More details on these can be found in the following documents: