Friday, June 18, 2010

Bridging the Digital Divide

The District School Board of Pasco County is delighted to announce the first annual Title I Summer Technology Camp for Pasco’s most economically disadvantaged students.  This exciting program will give students the opportunity to work one-on-one with state of the art technology.  Specifically, students will be given the opportunity to produce and edit his or her very own video podcast.  Integrating technology with writing standards will help to increase academic proficiency while reinforcing the 21st Century learning skills they need for future success. 

This is just one of the many ways we are working to bridge the digital divide for our economically disadvantaged students,” stated Superintendent Heather Fiorentino. “We strive throughout the year to foster supportive learning environments that provide access to cutting edge technology and create equity of opportunity for all students.  This camp is an extension of those efforts and will enhance the quality of services these students receive,” she added. 

The Title I Summer Technology Camp is offered to qualifying students throughout the 21 Title I Elementary Schools.  These camps will follow the regular summer school schedule from June 21 – July 2, 2010.  For more information about this exciting new program, please contact the District Office at (727) 774-2324, (813) 794-2324, (352) 524-2324.