DPS celebrates Technology with a month-long celebration in April
including FREE weekly Parent Computer Training Workshops
Throughout the month of April 2014, the DPS Division of
Technology and Information Services hosts the 2nd Annual
Spring into Technology: April is Technology Month initiative
with a two-day Technology Fair April 15-16 showcasing the
high-tech offerings across the district.
Paws from the Detroit Tigers will attend the fair on April 15 from 11
a.m. – Noon for students to enjoy photos.
As part of Technology Month, free weekly Parent Computer Training
Workshops will also be offered with both English and Spanish
course offerings. The dates are: April 2, 3, 9, 10 (Spanish) and
29 with morning and afternoon sessions. The courses are FREE
and registration is required. Through the Parent Computer
Training Workshops, parents will learn essential computer skills
and how to use parent portals such as Gaggle and Parent Connect
to become actively engaged in their students’ progress from
home. Parents must register by March 28 for the workshops by
calling (313) 240-4DPS or (313) 240-4377.
The goal of Technology Month is to empower Detroit Public Schools
staff, students, parents and community members with facts and
tools that will improve their understanding and increase
interaction with technology information and devices used to
protect and educate the children in the City of Detroit.
Technology Fair April 15-16
Randolph Career and Technical Center, 17101
The two-day Technology Fair will kick-off on April 15 from 9 a.m. –
5 p.m. and has been designated as “Student Field Trip Day.”
Students will be bussed from schools across the district to
attend the event. On April 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., community
members are invited to attend the Technology Fair.
Each day, the event will feature presentations to teach DPS
parents, students and community members how to use technology
devices, dozens of technology vendors, interactive booths, a
display of Student Robotics, information on Open Enrollment and
more. Multiple Conference Sessions will also be presented by
Tech Depot and Absolute. Principals, teachers, counselors and
students are encouraged to participate either day along with
parents and the community.
Parent Computer Training Workshops
Course Dates: April 2, 3, 9, 10 (Spanish) and 29
*Held each day with morning and afternoon sessions
Class 1: Intro to PC – Turning
on a PC; logging on/off; launching programs; introduction to
Microsoft Office tools such as Word and Excel; navigating
through the Internet; email basics; Internet safety; and more.
Class 2: Advanced PC Concepts –
Creating a resume with Word; creating a budget with Excel;
backup and recovery; advanced email; extended
safety; downloading; and more.
For exact times and dates, visit:
Technology across DPS
Promoting educational excellence not only during school hours,
but also at home, all students in grades 6-12 have access to
computers, and students in grades 8-12 enjoy take-home
Every teacher also has a
for classroom and home use, and new Apple
iPad tablets and Smart Boards are available in most