PG School Board Tackles Technology
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School Board has voted in favour of establishing a district technology advisory committee.
It will be established by the superintendent in the fall and its creation follows a recommendation made by the Ad Hoc Committee on Media Tablets and Mobile Technology in April.
“The committee will be looking at technology in the district and how we use technology as a tool for our students in order to help with student success and to make sure we’re incorporating technology into our learning practices,” says vice-chairperson Brenda Hooker.
She says the committee may look at such issues as providing tablets to all students.
“Yes, and that has been something that’s been an ongoing dialogue we’ve had within the district.”
Hooker adds the new committee is something the Board’s stakeholders (PEA, PGDTA, CUPE) have been asking for.
“So this is just a recognition of those requests. Also that the need is there for us to have a consolidated effort within to address technology.”
Once the committee is formed, she says it will report through the Education Services Committee.