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Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

Vision: To provide students with the essential skills needed to be successful in a connected world.

Department of Instructional Technology

Mission: To support HCPS in transforming education through student-centered, technology rich instruction.

The Office of Instructional Technology recognizes that for the first time in history, students know more about a given topic, i.e., technology, than their parents and teachers. The current generation of students, and likely the generations to follow, understand technology as an extension of themselves. In their daily lives, through games and their interactions with others, students are pushed to the limits of engagement in ways we never were.

As we replace the old knowledge-based curriculum standards with the new argument-driven and performance-based standards, education will undergo a radical change. In this change, instruction will move beyond the delivery of content through technology toward a student-centric, technology rich instruction in which the students use technology to learn, create, and construct meaning of challenging concepts. It is the mission of the Department of Instructional Technology to support the District in transforming education through student-centered, technology rich instruction. To this end we: provide pedagogical support for student-centered instruction; assist content areas in developing digital instructional materials and implementing technology supported instruction; evaluate digital technologies for use in classrooms; assess the technology readiness of classrooms; and collaborate with District staff to drive technologically meaningful and relevant instruction.

Contact Us

Jan Holden, M.Ed
Department Manager, Instructional Technology
Division of Information Technology
jan.holden@sdhc.k12.fl.us

Troy Suarez, PhD
Supervisor, Instructional Technology
Division of Curriculum and Instruction
Department Manager, Instructional Technology
Division of Information Technology
troy.suarez@sdhc.k12.fl.us

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