Taylor County School District (TESS#1)

The project is designed to be an effective model for enhancing student achievement by leveraging the power of technology to enable, motivate, and inspire all students regardless of socioeconomic status, race, gender or disabilities. TESS will foster expertise and competencies such as critical thinking, complex problem solving, collaboration, and multimedia communication across all content areas, primarily focusing on science and NGSSS. The goal is to reform teaching practice, moving away from teacher-centered, textbook driven methods to student-centered, project-based learning to increase student motivation and achievement.

FCIT (the Florida Center for Instructional Technology) and ETC (the Educational Technology Clearinghouse) provide digital content, professional development, and technical services supporting the appropriate integration of technology into K-12 and preservice education. ©2015 Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida