The focus of technology use in Salisbury Township School District is to prepare students for their future, a world of digital technology and information. An atmosphere that provides students with immediate access to online and local network resources is essential to survival in the 21st century. Research indicates that students who have access to technology on a regular basis show a significant improvement in their learning skills over students who do not have regular access.
With this in mind, Salisbury Township School District launched Teaching & Learning 2014 (TL2014) in the 2011-12 school year. This initiative, the logical next step in bringing our Strategic Plan vision to reality by 2014, provided a personal laptop computer to all Middle School and High School students and significantly increased laptop access in both of our elementary schools. Over the past several years, our staff members have been engaged in professional development with digital learning tools and instructional strategies, and have been transforming lesson delivery to better reach every learner in the most effective manner. We are beginning to see improved learning outcomes through the use of technology in teaching and learning. TL2020 is the logical next step in our growth as a school district, providing a digital device for every student K-12.
This web site, TL2020.org is the primary communication tool for teachers, students, parents and community about all things TL2020! Links to documents, forms and important information about digital devices for students and parents/guardians appear across the top of the page. Look for fresh content about student work and TL2020 news to appear on the main page.
Students live in an on-demand, technology dependent world. They learn and approach schoolwork differently than students did even a few years ago. These changes, driven by technology, significantly impact learning. As we move deeper into the 21st century, excellence in education requires that technology be seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. Increasing access to opportunities through technology is essential for that future. We thank you for your support and look forward to sharing our success with TL2020.
Randy M. Ziegenfuss, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools