Technology Integration



The UCSD Technology program will bring learning to life for all by prioritizing student achievement and implementing responsive, integrated solutions to foster innovation and empower success.



Urbandale Community Schools is dedicated to utilizing technology to support education and empower learners through personalized learning and collaboration. The plan focuses on strategic goals to seamlessly integrate technology into teaching practices, prioritizing equitable access and providing professional learning for educators. Emphasis is also placed on streamlining administrative processes, promoting digital literacy, and maintaining strong technical support systems. Continuous evaluation and feedback ensure that our technology efforts adapt to meet the needs of our diverse student population, preparing them for success in a digital world.


Strategic Objectives and Actions for Technology Use

Systems Clarity Technology Goal

Technology Professional Learning

Technology to Enhance Learning Technology Goal

Usability Teachnology Goal

Aligning Technology with Educational Goals

Integrating technology into the curriculum is essential for fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. By aligning technological tools with our educational goals, we aim to enhance student learning outcomes, promote critical thinking, and prepare students for the demands of the 21st century. This section outlines our strategic approach to seamlessly incorporate technology in support of our academic objectives and instructional practices.

Instructional Technology Framework

Urbandale Community School District will use the Value Add of Technology on Teaching (VATT) Framework to help inform hardware and software purchases. The VATT framework is a comprehensive approach that evaluates the impact of technology integration on teaching and learning outcomes. It goes beyond simply using technology in the classroom, instead bridging EdTech and Instruction to create a space for tech-enabled teaching.

Instructional Technology Model

The SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition) outlines how technology is used in the classroom and how it can support teaching and learning. The SAMR Model is a four level model designed to help educators determine how technology will be used in the classroom to improve learning outcomes. Through the use of SAMR, UCSD can ensure that technology integration is purposeful and enhances the learning experience, rather than using technology for its own sake. By utilizing the SAMR model, teachers in the district can create a more dynamic, engaging, and effective educational environment.

Urbandale SAMR Overview

Instructional Screen Time Guidance

Screen Time Guidance Infographic

UCSD  PreK-12 Technology Integration Plan

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