The mission of the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) is to support the Virginia Beach Public Schools System’s vision and mission. This is accomplished by providing quality instructional materials and supporting the effective use of these materials.
Providing teachers with valuable educational resources equips them with powerful instructional tools. Having access to a diverse range of resources allows them to choose the best tools for each student, situation and objective facilitating the vision to provide students with an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment that will allow each student to reach his or her maximum potential. The effective use of media is a powerful instructional tool and a quality collection that supports the curriculum is an essential part of the instructional program. Teachers can meet the diverse needs and interests of their students, empowering them to fulfill their potential as life-long learners and responsible, productive, and engaged citizens within the global community.