Information and Technology Mission Statement
The McFarland School District recognizes that instructional media technology services are a vital requirement for quality education and high achievement in the 21st century. With a focus on the individual learner, and the integration of Wisconsin’s Model Academic Standards for Information and Technology Literacy in the curriculum, our mission is to serve students, faculty, staff, and community.
Technology in Support of Educational Improvement
The widespread presence of technology in society has long-lasting implications for our K-12 curriculum. The computer, television, and related equipment are powerful tools that can expand learning opportunities for all students. To succeed in an advanced technology world, every student needs to achieve a basic level of technological competence. The McFarland School District believes technology should be integrated into the K-12 curriculum. The following should guide our computer education philosophy:
- All students should become technologically competent. This means each student should gain a substantial level of computer awareness and develop a functional level of skill in using computers and multimedia as tools to assist in a variety of disciplines.
- We should use computers, multi-media tools, and today’s current technology when they are educationally sound aids to the instructional program.
- We believe proper utilization will result in increased student achievement in all areas at all levels. An ongoing staff development and support program needs to be continued to enable teachers to use the current technology within the instructional process.