Technology

Portage Township Schools


We Are:    Students using IPADs
1:1 IPADs Grades 6-10
Carts of IPADs shared 11-12
180 Chromebooks Elementary 
90 IPADs Elementary


Our Devices:
IPAD Airs for 1:1 and Carts
Chromebook Carts 
Window 7 PCs in all Labs
Macbook Airs for all Teachers


Our Learning Management System:
Schoology
GSuite for Productivity


Our Network:
We are currently 1GBPS to the desktop with a 10GBPS backbone and 2 GB bandwidth to the Internet.

Our Vision:    Students Working in stations
Portage Township Schools will create a culture of technological innovation. Teachers will have available digital tools to improve critical thinking skills.

Our Coaches:
Currently, Portage Township Schools has three active instructional coaches working with teachers as they continue to bring digital experiences in to the classroom. Instructional coaches use resources (Schoology, GSuite, CK-12, NBC Learn, Study Island, Khan Academy, IXL, and etc...) to enhance learning in the classroom. Focused on the SAMR model and the 4 C's to increase higher order thinking skills. Additionally, PTS has Instruction Technology Specialists stationed at each school supporting our teachers and students with various technology applications.
Professional Development:   Professional Development
Portage Township Schools offers a variety of professional development that is aimed towards providing tools to enhance learning in the classroom by moving students to higher levels of thinking, while keeping the SAMR model in mind. 

Contact:
Michael DePasquale
michael.depasquale@portage.k12.in.us



Digital Citizenship, Computer Science, and Computer Technology Skills:
Teacher Technology Quick Reference Guide
K-5 Technology Scope and Sequence and Computer Science Standards
6-12 Technology Scope and Sequence and Computer Science Standards

Resource Information:
IPAD Handbook
BYOD Handbook