Educational Technology

The Educational Technology team provides support to all schools to enhance curricula through the meaningful integration with, and access to, technology.

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The Technology Liaison Program provides support and professional development for this important group of over 230 staff members in all schools. Technology Liaisons collaborate with the Department of Educational Options, formally Innovative Learning, and the Department of Information Technology to help teachers manage technology use with students and staff. 

The Technology Liaison position is an Extra Duty Assignment (EDA) that supports the use of instructional technology in the school. Each school's principal has been asked to identify a Technology Liaison who serves as the school's contact with the Department of Educational Options and the Department of Information Technology. Technology Liaisons attend regularly scheduled liaison meetings and disseminate information from these meetings, in a timely fashion to the school's principal and other staff members. All Technology Liaisons receive extra duty compensation; as these duties are to be performed before and/or after the normal duty day. Information for this compensation is available through the Community Superintendent offices.

 

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New in the 2020-21 school year is a K-5 curriculum called Computer Science and Innovation. Each grade band is divided into five topic areas: Introduction to Computer Systems, Networks and the Internet, Computers in our Daily Lives, Digital Citizenship, Analyzing Data, and Computer Programming. Schools are able to use current staffing allocation to run this course as a a "fifth special" if desired. This curricula can also be taught by any elementary certified staff within an elementary school.

 

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The BCPS Mobile Innovation Lab is a converted school bus serving as a maker space and innovation station for the district’s schools, centers, and programs. Housed within the Mobile Innovation Lab are the tools, materials, and instructional supports for students and stakeholders to truly innovate. The Mobile Innovation Lab’s residency program and availability for school and BCPS-affiliated community events provide opportunities to reach all Baltimore County Public Schools stakeholders.

 

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BCPS Makes supports school-based makerspaces from concept, planning, implementation and support. BCPS Makes creates opportunities for all stakeholders to develop and apply their passions and 21st Century skills in authentic, hands-on learning experiences focused on growing the whole child in a global society. the mission of BCPS Makes is to sparks students’ curiosities and passions through access to hands on, student-driven experiential learning opportunities in which they are encouraged to collaborate, fail forward, problem solve, and iterate.

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