The mission of School Technology Services is to provide technology support to all schools, district departments and the community in their efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate instructional technology designed to facilitate student learning. This is accomplished through a project-centered, authentic, collaborative and creative focus in the classroom and school.
Lakeland schools Crystal Lake Elementary and Lincoln Avenue Academy are among eight Florida schools named SMART Showcase Schools for their outstanding use of SMART boards and SMART technology. SMART Showcase Schools act as host sites for other schools interested in learning how SMART products and services are used to improve teaching and learning. According to the SMART Technologies company, The Showcase Schools Program is comprised of schools that use classroom technology in outstanding ways. Crystal Lake and Lincoln Avenue will become resources for other educators wanting to learn about the benefits of implementing the technology.
SMART Showcase Schools are chosen by invitation only. Polk, Hillsborough and Palm Beach counties all have two Showcase Schools. One school each is from Alachua and St. Johns counties.
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Teachers can Login through the Polk Portal using their PCSB network.
User ID and Password (FirstName.LastName and current email password)
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School Technology Services provides support/services for the following:
|Cristie DeVane||Senior Manager||647-4245|
|Penny Cook||Sr. Tech - IT-Help Desk/Trainer||647-4249||ITTS, Shining Star Award, School Equipment Surveys|
|Russell Bowie||TRST||647-4250||Compass Oddyssey, Community Centers, Tech Coaches|
|Steven Nolen||TRST||647-4252||CBT, Tech Resource Survey, Communicator, myPolkApps, Tech Coaches|
|Kellie Jarrett||TRST||647-4247||EasyTech, Learn360, Moodle, Shining Star Award, myPolkApps, for Core Content, Tech Coaches|
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), PDE (Polk Digital Educators), FCAT Explorer, myPolkApps, Tech Coaches
|Kitty Sawyer||TRST||647-4251||Moodle, Shining Star Award, SIP Development, Tech Proficiencies, myPolkApps, Tech Coaches|
|Dell Quary||eRate/Grants Developer||647-4253||Technology Grants, Shining Star Grant|
|Fred Abell||Input/Output Coordinator||647-4244||ITTS Updates|