The focus of the Educational Technology and the 1:1 Digital Learning Initiative at Gateway Unified School District (GUSD) is to provide tools and resources to the 21st Century Learner so students may maximize learning by fully integrating relevant technology into the academic arena. In doing so, students will acquire, share and evaluate information, achieve media and technology literacy, and maintain a safe and ethical environment. At all times students will be expected to use their iPads respectfully, maturely, and professionally.
Excellence in education requires that technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the educational program. Increasing access to technology is essential for that future, and one of the key learning tools today for the 21st century learner is the iPad tablet. The individual use of iPads is a way to empower students to maximize their full potential, personalize learning and to prepare them for college and career.
Learning results from the continuous dynamic interaction among students, educators, parents, and the extended community. Technology immersion does not diminish the vital role of the teacher. To the contrary, it transforms the teacher from a director of learning to a facilitator of learning. Effective teaching and learning with iPads integrate technology into the curriculum anytime, anywhere.