Wayland Public Schools is committed to the effective integration and meaningful use of instructional and information technologies to support, enrich, and extend student learning throughout the curriculum. Through integrated learning experiences, students will develop the technology literacy needed to acquire and manage knowledge, to succeed in school, and to thrive in an ever-changing, globally competitive world. In the Wayland Public Schools, all members of our school community will use technology to excel as learners and develop as leaders. Technology is a means for learning, not an end product of learning. Therefore, technology will play a vital role in a personal 21st century process of teaching and learning that incorporates critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, contextual learning and information technology
Many of the digital resources used in classrooms require online student accounts. Recognizing the importance of using quality sources that adhere to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), teachers submit a request form before creating accounts with students who are 13 years old or younger. This provides both Curriculum Leaders and the Technology Department the opportunity to vet the resource for rigor, compliance and compatibility. Once approved, teachers will then notify parents about the tool before students login at school.
In addition to specific classroom sites, there are many online resources deployed at the district level to support curriculum standards. Students will receive accounts for the following:
If you’d like to learn more about COPPA and the role of schools, please visit this link, and if you have any questions about this policy feel free to contact us.
Leisha_Simon@wayland.k12.ma.us, Director of Technology Beth_Monahan@wayland.k12.ma.us, Instructional Technology Department Head