Technology Services

Network Upgrades 2020/21

LGUSD has moved forward with a major upgrade to the local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN).

LAN Upgrades
Every school site recently received new fiber backbone which supports 10Gb connectivity along with new switches and wireless access points. This has greatly improved the connectivity, speed and reliability of both the wired and wireless networks at all school sites.

WAN Upgrade
We are in the process of upgrading our Comcast connection to every school site. Each school site will soon have double the speed connectivity than previously. This will assure that there will not be any bottlenecks or slowness when connecting from the school site to the Internet. Another anticipated upgrade that is in process is the dark fiber connection to the Santa Clara County office of Education which will provide the district with a 10Gb connection out to the Internet.

Teacher Toolkit Hybrid Workstation
Every classroom has received an extensive technology infusion to assist with hybrid (Roomers and Zoomers) instruction. These tools are designed to assist teachers with the challenging task of providing instruction to students who are remote on Zoom at the same time as students who are in the classroom. In addition, these technology tools will be very useful for the regular classroom when all students are back in the classroom full time.

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Educational Technology Plan Overview

The Los Gatos Union School District Educational Technology Plan (ETP) is not about a device, a website, a software solution nor the bandwidth necessary to deliver any of this to our students. The purpose is to deliver the teaching and learning goals articulated in the District’s Strategic Vision, and the ETP is about how technology is critical in achieving these goals. So the process for developing curriculum within the LEAs and the Common Core Standards needs to include the evaluation of various technologies that enhance the learning experience for students. It is about using technology to empower learning by building the capacities of our teachers by shifting to a model of connected teaching. In such an environment, teams of connected teachers replace solo practitioners, classrooms are fully connected to provide educators with 24/7 access to data and analytic tools, and educators have access to resources that help them act on the insights the data provide.

For more detailed information, visit the Board adopted ETP at:

LGUSD Education Technology Plan - 2016 - 2019
        Board Adopted June 6, 2016

LGUSD Sustainability Plan for Educational Technology - 2016 - 2017
        Board Adopted January 23, 2017

 

For more information about the Technology Services Department, contact us:

Timothy Landeck

Director of Technology, Assessment & Accountability
(408) 335-2019
tlandeck@lgusd.org

 

Matt Mullikin

Information Technology Systems Administrator
(408) 335-2378
mmullikin@lgusd.org

 

Claudia Cruz

Information Technology Technician
(408) 335-2007
ccruz@lgusd.org

 

Jon Lo

Information Technology Technician
(408) 335-2014
jolo@lgusd.org

 

Kim McNulty

Technology Data Specialist
(408) 335-2017
kmcnulty@lgusd.org