Technology in the Belmont Public Schools is an important part of teaching and learning. In our elementary schools, teachers are supported by an experienced technology staff, a robust network, e-mail and web access, along with SMARTBoard technology for dynamic classroom instruction. Further, we provide educational software through the curriculum departments to advance each child’s progress. Each school is equipped with a computer lab or other instructional area for whole class instruction. The goal of the district’s technology program is to provide meaningful educational experiences for students and staff; both inside and outside the classroom.
The technology department holds regular staff development workshops throughout the year including the use of SMARTBoards, scanners, e-mail, lab usage, remote access, research tools and LCD projectors. The purpose of these workshops is for teachers to gain the skills and tools necessary to use technology effectively in their classroom. This regular collaboration is key to ensuring technology is a powerful part of each school’s growth. This department strives also to ensure there is an equitable technology experience regardless of school attended or grade level.
For parents, we offer e-mail lists from which school and district-related information can be received. If you wish to be on your child’s school list, registration is available on the district website at: www.belmont.k12.ma.us. Further, each school has a dynamic website which is a source for current school information for new and established families alike. We are pleased to be a partner with the many parent groups who have given so much time, energy, and financial support to the technology program.
For more information visit Technology Department web site