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