What We Do
Our commitment to students and colleagues is to support classroom instruction, reliable networks, campus wireless, as well as district practices reliant on tech---all of which contribute to a supportive learning district.
Where We've BeenIn February 2017, Evergreen Education Group released a 16-month study that includes a research profile of Placer Union HSD and how it has utilized the Google Suite of software and devices. These "Impact Portraits" highlight ten districts from around the globe. Visit their website which lists all the districts or click straight to the Placer Union profile.
Click through our Tech Trek slide deck, dating back to the "ancient history" of the early 90s. If you have questions, email: chromebook at puhsd.us.
Where We're Going
Placer Union is embarking on a spring series of Tech Think Tank (T3) meetings to determine priorities moving forward. Three areas will be under consideration by a diverse team of staff, faculty & community.
The domains listed below---part of a transformation framework shared by the Google EDU team---will serve as a guide as we navigate through our T3 planning process.
And for a future look at technology in schools, take a look at the 2016 Horizon Report, a product of extensive research and forecasting by The New Media Consortium and CoSN.
Fall '16 IT Review
In Fall 2016, a team from School Services of California conducted a review of Placer Union's IT infrastructure, software systems, and practices. The visiting team's recommendations were presented at a January 2017 Board of Trustees meeting and will be thoroughly reviewed during the district's Tech "Think Tank" planning meetings. (see above for "Think Tank" dates)
Teacher Tech Essentials
Since 2016, eighty-two faculty have become Google Certified Educators. This involved extensive online preparation as well as a secure 3-hour online assessment. Faculty support was provided by Placer Union's tech coordinator teachers: Joel Agee, Darren Belles, Isaak Egge, Don Isbell, Christian Kinsey, Ashley Lopez, Dan Wilson, Wade Wolff & Nick Zerwas. The presentations below are two teachers' reflections. Thanks to Colfax's Sarah Schopfer and Del Oro's Joel Agee.
Student Information Support - Aeries
District Systems Administrator
Placer School for Adults Systems Admin
Placer High Systems Administrator
Foresthill High Systems Administrator
Colfax High Systems Administrator
Del Oro Systems Administrator
Ed. Options Systems Administrator
Director of IT & Data Management
Technology & Assessment
Docs & Links
Previous CDE-approved Tech Plan: 2012-15
Privacy of Data
Please read our letter to families regarding student information. This is an effort to provide you assurances, state our commitments, as well as be responsive to society's fast-changing technology landscape. Also addressed are the latest California statutes on student data protections. Privacy Letter to Families Do you have privacy questions? Contact our digital privacy liaison using the email: chromebook at puhsd.us.
We offer courses via a distance format that utilizes our technology infrastructure and the talents of some amazing faculty. Offerings are broadcast live from one campus to another via Chromebox for Meetings equipment with TV monitors and 2-way audio.
Thanks to these pioneering educators for their dedication.