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Schalmont Tech/Smart Schools Investment plan
The district's five-year technology plan/Smart Schools Investment Plan is designed to serve as a framework upon which a culture of learning and technology integration will live, grow and thrive at Schalmont.   technology plan[PDF]

The use of technology in the Schalmont Central School District is meant to transform education and improve student performance, as envisioned in the New York State Learning Standards.

A Technology Plan/Smart Schools Investment Plan (pdf) was developed for this district out of the strong belief, supported by research, that technology can significantly enhance the learning environment, increase staff productivity, and improve the teaching and learning process. Furthermore, technology is seen as a critical component for the preparation of our students. Our Technology Plan defines the vision and objectives for moving students forward into the 21st century.

The use of technology tools in the district is focused on the development of higher level analyses, evaluation, communications, presentation and decision-making skills. Software tools and software applications are selected based on the need to increase student learning within and across the subject areas in order to prepare students for their future in the 21st century.

Technology is also important as a means of changing teaching and learning in order to prepare students with the 21st century skills they need to be successful. This technology-based learning will expand the opportunities available for students to interact with, to understand and to change their world.

Take a look at how Schalmont Teachers are using technology across the district.

The State Education Department approved Schalmont's Instructional Technology Plan on Oct. 30, 2015. View letter

The Schalmont Board of Education approved the plan for submission for Smart Schools funds at its Nov. 9, 2015 meeting as required.

TECHNOLOGY VISION STATEMENT

We will strive to provide educational opportunities that will engage every student and build capacity in order to prepare students with the necessary 21st century competencies to compete and excel in a complex, evolving, and interconnect world.

Students use chrome bookStudents work with their new Chromebooks in class.

Greater Technology Access For Teachers and Students

A major focus of the Schalmont District Technology Department has been finding ways to ensure that our students are able to access technology when they are away from school now and in the future. Another focus has been providing state-of-the-art technology to teachers in the classroom. learn more

Importance of Technology For Today's Schalmont Students

Technology motivates and empowers students because it gets them actively engaged in learning and does so much more. Take a look. learn more

SCHALMONT INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY GOALS

Goal 1

  • Use educational technology appropriately to improve learning and monitor student progress through Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Goal 2

  • Provide learning environments that support technology integration and allow for authentic technology experiences for students with global audiences

Goal 3

  • Provide professional development and ongoing support enabling staff to be knowledgeable when working in technology rich environments.

Goal 4

  • Provide educational leadership for technology integration

Goal 5

  • Expand partnerships between district schools and businesses, local colleges and universities, community residents and parents through the use of technology.

Goal 6

  • Update and/or develop educational policies that pertain to the use of technology in schools to match philosophy, goals and standards outlined with the Technology Integration Plan.

Schalmont Technology in the News

More Information
John George
John George
Technology Integration/ Department Coordinator jgeorge@schalmont.net  
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Five Year Technology Plan

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