Instructional Technology

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Phone: 970-665-7611

Email: rgose@garfieldre2.net

Roger Gose

Roger Gose is the Garfield Re-2 Director of Technology.

Garfield Re-2 Technology Department

The technology department works to provide the students and staff of Garfield Re-2 with 21st-century tools and skills necessary for them to succeed and excel in life.

Our district has full Cisco wireless coverage in all buildings and district-wide Century Link fiber WAN using MOE.

All of the infrastructure improvements are undertaken with one goal in mind-- to provide quality, reliable access to instructional technology for students and staff. This goal is a moving target in the word of educational technology, but it is one that we continually meet, and endeavor always to attain.

Every teacher in our district has both a laptop and an iPad for educational use. All classrooms have projectors and document cameras. Students use lab computers, laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks depending on need and grade level.

I believe that effective instructional technology requires quality continuing training for teachers. We used to offer a Digital Educator program annually that teachers apply for, but a few years ago we realized that in our District every teacher needs to be a "digital educator". Now, every teacher in the district receives updated technology and training in order to be a "Garfield Re-2 Educator". This program provides specific instruction to teachers throughout the year with follow-ups thereafter. Additionally, we offer all district employees the opportunity to attend our annual Spring Technology Institute. This week long offering provides multiple professional development opportunities for staff to select from depending on their needs. Throughout the year, online training, three-hour "mini" trainings and small group lessons are offered to all staff.

Garfield Re-2 is a Google Apps district, encompasing all of the G-Suite and Google Classroom. Additionally we use Discovery Streaming and Techbooks, Rosetta Stone, and several other educational resources, as appropriate, throughout the district.

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