Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future.
Duarte Unified seeks to improve student achievement through the use of technology in all of our elementary and secondary schools. It is a district priority that our students become technologically literate. The integration of technology with both teacher training and curriculum development, is utilized to establish innovative, research-based instructional methods that can be widely implemented with positive results.
Duarte Unified employs a variety of new and existing technologies to improve student academic achievement; implement curricula to meet the challenging state academic standards; increase parent and community involvement in schools and to collect, manage, and analyze data to enhance teaching and school improvement.
All of our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art interactive SMART Boards and audio amplification sound systems. DUSD have one of the largest 1:1 Laptop program in the San Gabriel Valley. Every 7th -12th grade student is issued their own personal HP Notebook Computer with Office 365. All 1st -6th grade students are provided 1:1 laptops for classrooms use. Staff and students incorporate numerous educational online programs, social media sites and collaborative virtual learning spaces available on the internet to enhance teaching and learning.