Technology

Greenville Public Schools' Technology Department

The Greenville Technology Department services and maintains over 4,500 devices district-wide. We are multi-platform, using Macintosh, Windows, and Chromebooks. 

Greenville's Technology Vision

Greenville Public School's students and staff will demonstrate competence and adaptability to ever-changing technologies. Greenville Public Schools’ students and staff will demonstrate competence through ISTE Standards.

ISTE Standards for Students

  1. Empowered Learner - Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.
  2. Digital Citizen - Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.
  3. Knowledge Constructor - Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
  4. Innovative Designer - Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.
  5. Computational Thinker - Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.
  6. Creative Communicator - Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.
  7. Global Collaborator - Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.

ISTE Standards for Educators

  1. Learner - Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning.
  2. Leader - Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning.
  3. Citizen - Educators inspire students to positively contribute to and responsibly participate in the digital world.
  4. Collaborator - Educators dedicate time to collaborate with both colleagues and students to improve practice, discover and share resources and ideas, and solve problems.
  5. Designer - Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.
  6. Facilitator - Educators facilitate learning with the support to student achievement of the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students.
  7. Analyst -  Educators understand and use data to drive their instruction and support students in achieving their learning goals.

Meet our Technology Staff

Director of Technology:Laura Pleune
Technician: Nina Ohman
Technician: Tino Ramos                                                                                                  
Application Support: Cindy Wilson
Application Support: Karlie Welsch

District Technology Team

Director of Technology: Laura Pleune
Chief Academic Officer:  Michelle Blaszczynski
High School Principal: Michael Leiter
Elementary Principals: Mike Walsh
Tech Leads: Matt Hoenshell, Jennifer Campbell, Scott Lindquist, Katherine Hsieh, Tara Hunter, Amy Gunderson, Erin DeWind, Kristin Ritter, and Amanda Platte
Application Support: Karlie Welsch

Tech Plan

The District Technology Team is currently updating the District Technology Plan. Feel free to download a copy below!

Acceptable Use Policy

The Acceptable Use and Safety Policy was updated and approved by the Board of Education on May 14, 2012.  Please see the links below to read the Acceptable Use Policy and access the required signature page.

Purchasing

Google FormsTechnology Purchase Prior Approval Form
Google FormsiPad App Request Form

Related Files

PDF DocumentTechnology Plan 2015-2018
PDF DocumentStudent Education Technology Acceptable Use and Safety Agreement

Internet Safety

Is your child using the Internet? Are you worried about keeping him safe? The resources on this page will explain ways to talk with your child about making smart decisions online. You’ll learn about:

  • Establishing rules for Internet use at home.
  • Teaching your child to never reveal identifying information.
  • What to do if your child views disturbing content.

You’ll also be able to view information about social networking sites, virtual worlds, instant messaging, and online gaming. You'll see tips on what to watch out for, including online predators, cyberbullying, and inappropriate content.

The Internet is a valuable resource and a permanent presence in our lives. So it’s vital to prepare yourself and your child for the day he goes online without your supervision. Join us (date) to start the process.

Use the valuable information in the files, they include a detailed PowerPoint presentation that includes expert advice for parents, frequently asked questions about internet safety, valuable internet safety resources, an internet safety contract, and a cyberbullying question/answer guide.

Related Files

Powerpoint DocumentPowerPoint Presentation on Internet Safety- The presentation includes expert advice for parents about internet safety.
PDF DocumentInternet Safety Frequently Asked Questions - This handout includes answers to some of the most common questions about Internet safety.
PDF DocumentInternet Safety Resources- This take-home list of Internet safety resources for parents is a more extensive version of the list on the last slide of the presentation.
PDF DocumentInternet Safety Contract - This is to be signed by parent and child. It spells out the child’s obligations and limits in using the Internet and can be an effective tool to promote Internet safety.
PDF DocumentCyberbullying Questions and Answers - Important information about how to prevent online bullying and what to do when it happens to your child.
Video DocumentVIDEO: Rules of the Road for Parents in a Digital Age
Video DocumentVIDEO: Rules of the Road for Parents in a Digital Age mac
External LinkInternet Safety Downloadable Tools