The Vision of Sumter County Technology Department is that every student, teacher, administrator and parent will adapt to the new models of teaching and learning in the 21st Century using the tools of technology. We envision that students will develop the necessary skills to be productive members of society. Technology will support this development by refining their critical thinking skills, enabling effective communication and fostering creativity. Sumter County is committed to providing ongoing and continuous training to all of its teachers and administrators in the use of and integration of technology tools. Our goal is to expand the teaching and learning process through the use of technology. This over arching goal consists of:

1.     Engage and Empower the Learner Through Technology (All learners will have effective, engaging, challenging and empowering learning experiences both in and out of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society.)

2.     Prepare and Support Teachers and Leaders to Graduate College- and Career-Ready Students (Teachers/Faculty Members and Leaders K-12 will be prepared to use and help students use digital resources and technology tools in order to provide quality, engaging learning experiences that best prepare k-12 students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to be successful in school (k-12), careers, and adulthood.)

3.     All educators and students will have tools to access a comprehensive viable infrastructure when and where they need it. (All students and educators will have access to a comprehensive infrastructure for learning and productivity using digital tools, when and where they need it in order to fully support a society of learners in which learning is life-long and life-wide.)

4.     Improve technology infrastructure (All student, teachers, and administrators will have access to the appropriate technology resources and infrastructure necessary to support teaching, leading, and learning)

Elijah J. Bell

Technology Coordinator/Testing Coordinator