Chatham County Schools believes that responsible use of technology is core to our student's academic and lifelong success in an increasingly digital world. This parent resources page helps provide you with information about the ways in which we help prepare students to enjoy that success and use the multitude of digital tools to support their learning.
Technology and Media Education in the district is centered around the North Carolina Information and Technology Essential Standards provided by the NC Department of Public Instruction. These standards have been developed based on national models from professional educational and research organizations. The standards support age appropriate essential skills that our students require in order to get the most from technology inside and outside the classroom.
Teachers in Chatham County Schools have access to a variety of technology resources and professional development opportunities including 10 hours of instructional technology training in topics they identify based on feedback gathered from schools. Additionally, Chatham County Schools provides teachers with "just in time" self-paced learning resources for teachers to ensure that every teacher has access to resources supporting their use of technology in the classroom to support student instruction.
Chatham County Schools takes the security and privacy of student information seriously. The services and systems we provide students with access to in their course of study while in Chatham County Schools have been reviewed to ensure that they are compliance with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) along with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The district is responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of protected student information and reviews district provided resources to ensure compliance.
If you have concerns regarding student information privacy, please reach out to the Chief Information & Technology Officer.