About Us

Staff

Director of Learning Resource and Information Technology:
Mr. Chris Angell

Library Learning Commons Paraprofessionals:
Mrs. Linda Goldstein
Ms. Renee Neiger

Instructional Technology Coordinator:
Mr. David Voytek

Network Administrator:
Mr. Jeff Mondi

 


Contact Us:  
203-938-2508 x1577


Hours:
The Library Learning Commons is open from 7:00 A.M. to 3 P.M. during the school week.


Technology holds great potential and has proven a powerful force in supporting teaching and learning at all levels in Connecticut. Linking schools through high-speed data networks, personalizing and making learning engaging on scale, and leveraging data to inform instruction have all stemmed from, and could not exist without, the effective and creative use of technology. In fact, while educational technology was once seen as a novel “addon,” it has become a constant amid often changing trends, nomenclature, and even pedagogy in education. In most learning environments, technology is becoming less of a separate practice area and more as an element that enables and helps measure every aspect of learning and professional practice.

With the evidence and promise of technology to further education in our state, the Commission for Educational Technology has developed the goals and initiatives defined in this plan. They reflect research-based best practices, national and international standards, and the expert guidance of thought leaders from across our state who represent a diversity of constituents. This document includes both broad, long-term goals as well as detailed initiatives already underway. The Commission’s work over time will continue to align with and support the shared goals of our stakeholders while producing deliverables with measurable results in such forms as increased engagement, expanded access to resources, and greater efficiencies. The specific activities of any particular period will vary, but all will support the long-term goals of our state.

Vision and Mission

The Commission for Educational Technology was established in 2000 by Public Act 00-187 and defined in the Connecticut General Statutes (Section 4d-80) as the principal educational technology policy advisor for state government. The Commission’s stated vision reflects the breadth of its charge and stakeholders:

That every educator and learner in Connecticut benefits from the full potential of technology to support opportunities for personalized, impactful teaching, learning, research, and advancement.

The Commission’s vision for learning in K–12 schools, universities, libraries, professional organizations, businesses, adult learning centers, and homes across our state defines and guides its mission:

Design, steward, and promote policy, programs, insights, and resources that support the effective use of technology for all learners, educators, and educational organizations in Connecticut.

Connecticut State Educational Technology Goals and Plan 2017-2022

Library Learning Commons Mission Statement - Grades 9-12: 

The mission of the Library Learning Commons is to develop students who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate the sea of information.

Thus, we will provide conditions that foster:

  • an efficient library learning commons, flexible and responsive to students' needs

  • an atmosphere of inquiry, encouraging information access

  • a program consisting of the skills needed to efficiently and effectively access, extract, synthesize and present information.

  • a high expectation of student success in using information

  • a diversity of information technologies so as to allow for differing learning styles and abilities

 

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