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Introduction ::..

Welcome to the David C. Treen Instruction Technology Center, a place for staff to research educational material for technology. The center provides useful links and resources to various aspects of technology.

VISION STATEMENT

To develop responsible life-long learners who are able to achieve and excel in a global society of continuing technological advancement, the St. Tammany Parish School Board shall invest in state-of-the-art equipment and services, ensure teacher and staff development opportunities, and continuously maintain and upgrade its instructional technology base.

STATEMENT OF BELIEFS

We believe that:

  • public education is an investment in the future of our country and is the foundation for an informed democratic society;
  • high standards of performance and continuous improvement are essential for high-quality education;
  • knowledge of basic skills and critical thinking form the foundation for life-long learning;
  • excellence in education and accountability for student success are best achieved through cooperative vision and effort of students, families, educators, and community;
  • all students can learn to their potential given appropriate expectations, challenging curriculum, and high-quality instruction that addresses the individual learning styles, developmental levels, and backgrounds of students;
  • school curriculum should be engaging, challenging, and responsive to the changing needs of society;
  • technology skills are essential for enhancing communication, broadening sources of information, and functioning in a technology-rich society;
  • a safe and caring school environment that supports the well-being and positive self-worth of students is fundamental to a high-quality education;
  • teaching citizenship and modeling respect and ethical behavior are important to help students become productive, responsible members of our technology based society;
  • the School District must attract and retain exemplary employees and must provide ongoing professional development that meets the needs of students, staff, and community;
  • open, ongoing communication is necessary to build trust and cooperation;
  • the school must address the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and creative needs of students;
  • a carefully planned developmental curriculum that is constantly evaluated, updated, and uniformly implemented is essential;
  • learning opportunities reach beyond the classroom and the school and result from local school/parental/community involvement;
  • learning activities are designed to meet the individual needs of the learner;
  • individual abilities and interests of students are valued, and the curriculum reinforces positive self-concept and self-worth of students;
  • the classroom teacher is the single most important factor influencing learning in the school setting;
  • the role of the classroom teacher is to provide appropriate tasks and experiences that enable students to learn at a pace that allows daily successes;
  • a firm foundation in the basic skills subjects is the basis for a sound educational program;
  • ancillary school services provide support to the teacher and the child; and
  • the education of children is a shared responsibility of school, parent, and community;

MISSION

The mission of the St. Tammany Parish School Board is to provide a high-quality education for students, resulting in life-long learners and graduates who are prepared to solve today's problems and meet tomorrow's challenges.

The St. Tammany Parish School Board is developing a world-class and nationally recognized instructional technology program which promotes significant improvements in the learning and teaching process in its schools.

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St. Tammany Parish Public School System
321 N. Theard Street, P.O. Box 940 • Covington, LA 70434-0940
985-892-2276 (Telephone) • 985-898-3267 (Fax)
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STPPS adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

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