Strategic Technology Plan
The Technology Committee formulates the Strategic Technology Plan, intended to support the vision of technology at Pingry, and revises the plan annually.
The Pingry School is committed to fostering intellectual exploration, individual growth and social responsibility in our students' lifelong pursuit of excellence and honor. Pingry envisions its students as global citizens and leaders in the 21st century. The mission of technology is to support the broader statement/mission of the school.
To prepare students for the unprecedented opportunities that await citizens of the 21st century, Pingry recognizes that a thorough understanding of technology is essential for success. Educational technology, thoughtfully and appropriately applied as specified in Pingry's Strategic Plan, will enhance not only the learning experiences of all students but also the professional growth of Pingry's faculty and staff.
In the interest of having students take ownership of their education, technological skill-building will be integrated into the curriculum. Pingry believes that full and equitable access to technological resources, available anytime and anywhere, must be a high priority for Pingry students, faculty and staff. Classrooms that facilitate inquiry-based learning, cooperative learning and collaborative partnerships are needed to support this new and exciting enterprise. Teachers will have the resources to support guided inquiry and direct their students as they become independent and fully engaged learners.
In the global environment, where technology continues to significantly change the normal course of business and education, students need proficiency in digital, visual, informational, and textual literacy in order to be active participants of the 21st century. Critical thinking and creative problem solving will be essential in cooperative and collaborative work environments. The Strategic Plan therefore calls for a curriculum that is interdisciplinary, global and diverse. Technology facilitates this process and is a principal tool to accomplish these ends.
Pingry's Strategic Plan envisions a faculty that intellectually engages students through "appropriate integration and applications of technology." Pingry is committed to providing faculty with quality resources to support this goal. As a leader in independent school education, Pingry desires a faculty that is creative and innovative. A rich technological environment that supports teachers will attract the best and the brightest in the profession. Pingry will provide faculty professional growth opportunities and responsive technology support to accomplish seamless integration of these resources into the process of teaching and learning.
Similarly, the management of the Pingry School requires the same technology access and support to promote and enhance student activities, admission services, development services, financial services, communication, and facilities management. As stewards of Pingry's resources, we recognize that our investment in technological resources will bring about long-term benefits to the community improving productivity and allowing for the better distribution and conservation of Pingry's financial resources. Good business practices dictate that Pingry keep abreast of these new management technologies and apply them judiciously.
This Strategic Technology Plan will outline the goals and strategies to support this vision.