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VISION FOR 1:1 TEACHING & LEARNING

NUTLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Nutley Public Schools is to challenge, inspire, and empower students to become creative, confident, passionate, self-directed citizens who actively and purposefully contribute in our global society.

NUTLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS VISION STATEMENT

The Nutley Public School system is a sustainable, integrated, efficient, and innovative school district that serves as the unifying and driving force in the community’s effort to affect measurable growth as students develop into confident, responsible, productive, self-directed citizens who pursue excellence through personal, research-based, rigorous learning toward district established standards that fosters an on-going pursuit of excellence.

ABOUT THE NUTLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1:1 CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM

The focus of the 1:1 Chromebook Program in Nutley Public Schools is to prepare students for their futures in a world of digital technology and information. As we navigate the 21st century, excellence in education requires that technology, including access to the Internet, be readily available and seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. The primary learning tool of these 21st century students in NPS schools is the Chromebook, a web-oriented device that provides the opportunity to connect student learning to all the resources and information available online, anywhere at any time. The individual use of Chromebooks is a way to empower students to learn at their full potential, to communicate and collaborate on analytical thinking and problem solving, and to prepare them for high school, college and the workplace. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. To the contrary, teachers are critical to the effective use of technology in the learning process. To facilitate that, we have put in place the support structure to enable our teachers to learn about, implement, and enhance the integration of technology in instruction. Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents, and the extended community. Together, we will reach our goal of using technology and applications to further enhance our instruction; provide project and problem-based learning; infuse critical thinking skills; ask “non-Google-able” questions; and capture those teachable moments in real time.