About TechSmart in PPS
- Ensure all K-5 students are meeting grade-level benchmarks for reading and eliminate the opportunity gap between white students and Black, Indigenous and/or Students of Color, as well as, students who identify as emergent bilinguals, or neuro-diverse.
- Provide embedded supports and technology-rich materials to help teachers transform practices and provide culturally & linguistically relevant personalized learning.
- Validate and disseminate effective practices that use technology to provide culturally & linguistically relevant personalized learning and improve K-5 literacy outcomes.
- The overall project goal is to identify, refine, and scale instructional practices that leverage technology to personalize learning to improve 3rd-grade reading outcomes for each student.
Portland's TechSmart grant operates on the premise that third-grade reading outcomes will improve while all educators have a foundational knowledge of literacy and know-how to implement effective instructional strategies and practices that are bolstered with the use of technology-enhanced personalized learning.
TechSmart Labs 2019
Welcome to TechSmart 2017