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Newton Public Schools - Information Technology

Information Technology

Leo Brehm
Director of Information
Technology and Library Media
(617) 559-6190
Eileen Keane
K-12 Instructional
Technology Coordinator
(617) 559-6190
Chris Swerling
K-12 Coordinator
Library and Media Services
(617) 559-6190
Bob Rainville
Manager of Information 
Systems
(617) 559-6190
Carol Stockdale
Executive Assistant
(617) 559-6190

Overview

The Newton Public Schools’ Information Technology Department supports the digital foundation of our system. Staff act as coaches and guides in digital literacy and proficiency for both our educators and learners. The department consists of three complementary teams that work in conjunction with each other to meet the instructional and administrative needs of Teaching and Learning district-wide. It is as a cohesive team that our department systematically supports the adoption, implementation, and access to digital resources and processes.

The Instructional Technology Team guides and supports the use of all of the district’s technology resources both in and out of the classroom. Their primary role is to support teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process. They also provide technical help for all staff in their learning communities. They provide professional development through workshops and on-site consultation and assist in the research and development of new methods and technologies that advance our program. They are guides, coaches, and facilitators helping teachers and administrators master new challenges.

The Library Media Team supports and guides all K- grade 12 learners as they build reading, research, and digital literacy skills, providing direct instruction, modeling and co-teaching. Their role has grown beyond the walls of the traditional library and they have become global curators for the learning community. They also support technology in the schools, which is pivotal for just-in-time learning among teaching staff.

The Administrative Technology Group (ATG) is responsible for the network architecture and server framework that delivers information technology services to faculty and administrators throughout the district. ATG oversees all aspects of the wired and wireless network including design and implementation, capacity planning and upgrades, classroom and computer lab renovations, and day-to-day network operations. ATG works closely with the Instructional Technology and Library Media Teams from all the schools to insure that the network fabric of the district can adequately support the technologies used in our learning communities.

Highlights

Technology Plan

Acceptable Use Policies

Departments & Staff

Standards & Curriculum