Lincoln Public Schools believes technology extends the ability to establish, explore, and enhance connections that support learning essential to achievement, and increase productivity essential for greater effectiveness.
The goals of the LPS CLASS Plan (approved by the Board of Education in 2015) are:
Layers of support, at both the school and district level, are in place to help teachers remain effective educators throughout implementation. These layers of support leverage the time and talents of a diverse group of leaders including:
Each year, LPS staff, students, and parents have the opportunity to participate in a brief LPS CLASS Plan Survey to provide feedback on how technology is being used to support learning. Survey data is used by LPS to evaluate implementation, align district-level professional learning efforts, and inform district-wide technology purchasing decisions.
Additionally, schools can use the LPS designed “Blueprint for Assessing Technology Skills (BL@TS)” which allows teachers to self-assess their technology skills and awareness. Building administrators receive reports with anonymized data that can inform building-level decisions regarding staff development needs.