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Information and Technology Services

Welcome to the Information and Technology Services department! Our team is dedicated to people who use technology in our schools. Whether it is data systems, networks, computers, netbooks or instructional technology, our team is devoted to excellence.

Littleton Public Schools has become nationally recognized for our pursuit of excellence in the field of educational technology. We currently support a fiber-optic network connecting all LPS sites with 2Gigabit connectivity. Inside every school, a robust wifi service we call PODNet (Personally Owned Devices Network) allows any computer to get online without tedious network setup; just bring your technology and get online in LPS! And our internet connection is fast: 500 mbps enabling us to support over 15,000 computers and netbooks operating in our schools.

Visit our schools and you will find technology supporting our outstanding instructional programs. From intervention software for math and literacy, to assistive technologies to help students with different needs, to our use of Linux-based netbooks and Google Apps for Education to support Inspired Writing in every school's general education program; technology is something you will find in wide and effective use in every school.

We are proud to be the wizards behind the curtain; those invisible denizens inside the wires that assure data is secure, accessible, and moving at the speed of light; and those mentors and friends of educators who continue to hone their craft and leverage the tools of the 21st Century to help students learn.

If you are interested in our work, join our blogs or arrange to visit LPS. Recently, Dr. Mark Warschauer of the University of California at Irvine published a book about using netbook computers to improve instruction. LPS was featured in the book which affirmed our belief that teachers and students make the difference in learning.

The killer app of 21st Century learning is a good teacher.

Our work goes beyond technology and is focused on how people use the tools of our age to accomplish things that would have been the stuff of science fiction just fifteen years ago.

Last spring, LPS was also featured in THE Journal for the large deployment of Linux-based netbook computers. We are honored to work with colleagues from around the country and interact with schools around the world to bring a 21st Century education to the students of Littleton Public Schools. There has never been a better time to work with educational technologies. As far as we've come, we look forward to the continued efforts to enhance the outstanding education that is Littleton Public Schools.

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