Office of Technology Philosophy
We believe that technology is a tool. It is not an education itself, and it does not and should not take the place of a well-trained professional teacher. It can, however, motivate students and enhance the curriculum, and bring to the fingertips of every student a storehouse of research and information which increases student achievement and strengthens teaching.
Office of Technology Mission Statement
The mission of the Effingham County Office of Technology is to provide comprehensive, equitable, and efficient use of existing and emerging technology to engage, challenge and nurture diverse learners in preparation for global citizenship in an increasingly complex information society.
Office of Technology Beliefs
The district’s mission statement for technology is based on the following beliefs:
Effingham County strives to provide students with a comprehensive education that enriches their lives and prepares them for their future.
Students must have access to technology in their classroom environment so they can become proficient in using it.
Teachers are a key component in developing and nurturing appropriate technology use by students. Therefore, they must have access to up-to-date technology and the appropriate training and technical support to take advantage of it.
Technology is equally important to administrative and support staff in the school district. It is essential that all staff have access to technology and the skills to use it to its best advantage.
The use of technology links students, staff and community to each other and to information, thus building communication and partnerships between the school, home, community and the world.