Monday April 20, 2015
CCSD Named a Top 10 Technology District for the 10th Time
For many homebuyers, one of the main, if not the top reason to select their next family’s home in a certain neighborhood within a certain county is the quality of the schools in the area.
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For interested families looking to purchase a Smith Douglas home in one of our ten different beautiful new home communities in Cherokee County, it is great news to know that for the tenth time, the Cherokee County School District (CCSD) has been named one of the top 10 large school systems nationwide for its effective use of technology in education.
With this year’s recognition, CCSD has made its 10th appearance in the Top 10 since 2004.
Cherokee County Communities:
Currently, Smith Douglas Homes is building well-crafted, well-designed and spacious single family homes in these Cherokee County communities:
- CHEROKEE RESERVE
- CORNERSTONE MANOR
- CURTIS FARM
- IRIS PARK
- NORTH VILLAGE AT HARMONY ON THE LAKES
- RIVER BROOKE
- STATION AT PROMINENCE
- TYSON WOODS
- WATER’S EDGE AT RIVER PARK
- WOODSTOCK VILLAGE
From the Cherokee County School District’s press announcement:
The district’s seventh-place honor is a result of the annual Digital School Districts Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The survey compares public school districts from across the Nation and awards Top 10 rankings to those that fully integrate technology into the classroom, and throughout their system as a whole.
“We have made technology one of our major system priorities in the Cherokee County School District,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo. “Not only equipping our classrooms and offices, but also training our employees to use it effectively to improve instruction to students, use resources more wisely and better communicate with our community.
“Understanding technology and how to best use it is a skill that every student must master in order to be successful in the careers of today and tomorrow,” he said. “We would not be able to sustain this continued commitment to preparing our students for the 21st Century workforce without the support of our community and its approval of SPLOST referenda.”
The survey evaluates areas of digital and emerging technologies, including: integration of mobile devices and technology into curriculum; technology leadership and transparency in school board policies and meetings; strategic planning, data management and safety; and education delivery models and professional development opportunities, including instruction in and the use of technology tools by teachers and students. School systems also were judged on: digital content and curriculum strategies; infrastructure and networks; and participation in bring your own device programs, which is happening system-wide through the district’s Bring Your Learning Device (BYLD) to school initiative.
The Top 10 list also highlights outstanding use of technology to govern school systems, improve operations and communicate with students, parents and the community at large.
To learn more about the well-crafted new homes and variety of floorplans available in Smith Douglas’ new home communities not only in Cherokee, but throughout Bartow, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Hall, and Paulding counties as well, you are invited to check out the company’s beautiful models in person, or visit www.SmithDouglas.com.