NWTC Innovation Coach
“The essence of innovation is “newness,” in short bringing new things into existence. As an innovation coach, my main responsibility is to work with colleagues to facilitate the innovation of technology, processess, and ideas throughout my site and the District. As a team we collaborate to generate new ideas, solve problems creatively, and foster the development of our good ideas into projects that will lead us to doing our jobs better and promote student success." ~ Scott Wright
Submit an Idea
Have an innovation idea that could improve the word we do in the school or the district?
District 287 iPad Apps - iPad apps that have been created by our own District 287 staff
Recommended iPad Apps (TCEA) - A catagorized list of apps for a variety of content, skill, and ability areas recommended by members who are dedicated to technology in education (Texas Computer Education Association)
Apple Store - More information about iPads and other Apple Products
At NWTC students and staff have the opportunity to utilize the power tools of Google. Google Apps for Education is a free service provided by Google to participating school districts.
Google Apps adds more than just searching and email! Some of the other power aspects of Google Apps:
- Prepares students to be college and career ready with 21st century technology skills
- Power office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Work can be done from anywhere with an internet connection
- Students can work/communicate with each other on the same document and from different locations
At NWTC each classroom is equipped with SMART Boards. SMART Boards allow teachers to create engaging learning activities that are student specific and interactive.
Learn more about SMART Boards and other interactive tools by SMART Technologies
Students at NWTC now have the opportunity to make the most of services like Google Apps for Education through the use of Chromebooks. Chromebooks are mobile devices from Google that take advantange of today's web-based services. The Chrome web browser, used on many PCs, is the center of the Chromebook experience.
Find web apps, extensions, and themes to customize your browsing experience to fit your needs (can be use on PCs as well).
District 287 is supported by a dedicated Information Technology team that is focused on putting the student first.
Students can have access to equipment, software, and information through web tools which are key in providing students with a rich educational experience.
Each classroom at NWTC is equipped with PCs to support instruction. NWTC also has two computer labs which are used for information access, instruction, and assessments.
In addition to our labs, NWTC has flexible options for computing throughout the building. Two mobile labs are equipped with a set of laptops that can be accessed throughout the day
The goal of the Innovation Forum is to promote the discussion and development of innovative ideas in education. It is an open forum administered by District 287 for discussing all aspects of innovation. Because many of the members are District 287 staff and teachers, much of the conversation will center on innovation particular to our District. Guests and outside members are welcome to participate in and benefit from such discussions. We value outside ideas.