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Santa Maria-Bonita SD |  BP  6162.7  Instruction

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The Governing Board encourages the instructional use of computers, videotapes, interactive videodisks, interactive CD-ROM programs, distance learning, cable television and other technologies. The Board believes that these technologies:

· Give students new ways to access information and practice skills

· Help teachers meet a wide range of learning styles

· Enable teachers to provide a mixture of whole-class, small-group and individualized instruction

· Help students develop reasoning and problem-solving abilities

· Will be a part of students' everyday lives

The Board recognizes that trained teachers are needed to make the best use of technology in the classroom. Teachers and instructional aides shall receive training in using the technologies available to them. The Board also recognizes the need for equity between and among district schools and that all schools should have equal access to computers, software and other equipment.

The district's educational software shall be carefully selected and evaluated so as to meet the teachers' and students' needs and conform with district policy and regulations. Only district-owned software should be installed on district-owned computers and networks.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

51865 California distance learning policy

51870-51874 Educational Technology

Management Resources:

CDE PUBLICATIONS

The California Master Plan For Educational Technology, April 1992

Policy SANTA MARIA-BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: February 13, 2002 Santa Maria, California