Urban Divide Technology
by MAPSA, on Dec 5, 2018 7:51:49 PM
Urban Divide Technology (UDT) is a company committed to providing comprehensive technology services to schools and non-profit organizations located in urban settings. UDT specializes in coaching teachers to transitioning to 21st Century Teaching and Learning to improve student proficiency on NexGen Assessments, specifically the M-STEP. In the ramp up to full implementation of the Smarter- Balanced/PARCC Assessments (which included technology-enhanced performance tasks), Smarter-Balanced/PARCC assessments required the deliberate and intentional unification of the domains of IT support, educational technology implementation and curriculum. UDT provides IT support (including network infrastructure design, implementation and monitoring; hardware & software support), educational technology implementation and curriculum integration with measurable outcomes. Mr. Thomas Goodley, Principal of Cesar Chavez Academy 3rd – 5th in Detroit, Mi., “Urban Divide Technology provided a computer programming course for our 3rd – 5th graders and IT consultation beyond the scope of the contracted services.” Ms. Lashanda Thomas, CEO of Plymouth Educational Center in Detroit, Mi., commented, “Urban Divide Technology adapted our computer specials curriculum to empower our 6th – 8th grade satisfy the Educational Development Plan requirement by facilitating an online, Moodle course titled Using Technology in Career Exploration.” Dr. Jeff Hamblin, Superintendent of Hamilton Academy in Detroit, Mi., praised Urban Divide Technology for, “...providing IT support, including initial execution of the MSTEP test and just in time professional development.” UDT’s staff has over 18 years in roles such as Superintendent, Principal/Assistant Principal, IT Consultant/Educational Technology trainer, and Technology Director/Instructor. UDT staff served two years as a Regional Coordinator for the TRIG Classroom Readiness program building the capacity over one hundred educators to integrate educational technology into the curriculum to prepare students for the MSTEP assessment. UDT staff served on the Michigan Department of Education’s educational technology plan committee which wrote the MI Roadmap: Transforming Education Through Technology 2017 – 2021 plan where UDT staff co-authored the Teaching and Learning sections. UDT staff has presented at MACUL 2015, the North Carolina Alliance for Charter Schools’ Annual Conference (2013); Michigan Association of Public School Academies’ (MAPSA) Annual Conference (2012 & 2005); and the Society for Applied Learning Technology’s Interactive Technologies Conference (2006).
UDT specializes in coaching teachers to transitioning to 21st Century Teaching and Learning to improve student proficiency on NexGen Assessments, specifically the M-STEP.
|Contact Person:||James Spruill|
|Address:||200 W. Second Street P.O. Box 1781|