As every teacher knows, technology that isn’t utilized isn’t useful.
Sourcing devices and instructional technology that align with the practical needs of teachers and students is a stewardship of the school’s and community’s resources. Tech that sits on a shelf, rarely powered on, or that cannot be adequately supported isn’t fostering a learning environment. Technology isn’t a substitute for teaching or an add-on to learning. It must be seamlessly integrated.
Differing access to technology is a challenge, but it can never be accepted as insurmountable.
When students have differing levels of technical experience, access to proper internet connectivity, and suitable devices, the challenge is ensuring even delivery of education, whether through remote learning or just in the case of using technology for research and homework. Even explaining assignments requires this awareness. Suitable managed IT must strive ensure robust support and the selection of student devices and instructional software tools that require as few ‘moving parts’ as possible. Educational outcomes, above all, must drive.
Full capability, laser-focused on your school’s specific objective:
Schools need the ability to flex, expand, plan, implement and support technology end-to-end—even if the school’s initial needs are modest. But a generic approach is unsuitable for a learning environment. Too often, managed IT services partners do not grasp the fundamentals of a school’s mission, the specific requirements of its instructional paradigm, or the extent of challenges faced by its learner population. Every school shares something in common, and types of schools from Law Schools to Community Colleges to Charter or Montessori have a specific focus inherent to their model. But one size never fits all. A deeper understanding of each is required, on top of a solid grasp of the range of technical opportunities and requirements appropriate to everything from school administration to classroom instruction and learning rubrics. CTS offers the entire array of technical services focused entirely on education. These include:
A full range of services:
Now is the time to have the conversation:
Whether the need is immediate or in the early planning stages, highly specific or end-to-end, we want to have the conversation. In fact, the earlier you plug us into looking at the requirements or planning the overall improvements, the more effective we can be on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to reach out now.
I'm Sachin Gujral, founder of CTS—Technology for Education. My firm helps schools, school founders, and educational organizations make and implement effective technology and IT decisions. I'd love to have a brief conversation to see how CTS and your school might collaborate. Use the form below or feel free to call 866-399-3230.