Heidi Reale, Director of Technology
(716) 569-7000 firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe that for the students currently enrolled at Frewsburg Central School their living environment will be significantly different as advances in technology create changes in how they interact with society. If our graduates are to be successful, we must develop a two-pronged initiative. First, we must ensure students are familiar and comfortable with existing technologies and can use this knowledge in practical applications, both in the workplace and for personal skills improvement. Secondly, and perhaps equally importantly, we must instill in students a resiliency to adapt to even further technological change and the ability to integrate and apply new technology into helping them meet their individual life goals, as socially responsible, digitally literate citizens. We believe that the learning environment should integrate the instruction and use of technology into all academic areas as opposed to teaching technology in isolation. Our changing society and workplace demand citizens who can take responsibility for their own learning and well-being. Technology is key to allow for differential instruction in which students work and learn at various paces. While all students receive the same broad base of knowledge, each would have the ability to individualize their personal level of expertise in areas of academic interest and reach beyond the confines of traditional education to broaden his/her horizons.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY GOALS
Goal 1: Instill in students a resiliency to adapt to further technological change with the ability to integrate and apply new technology as responsible, digital citizens.
Goal 2: Exposing teachers and students to relevant online digital resources to provide a personalized learning experience for students, while utilizing resources to assist teachers in bridging curriculum gaps.
Goal 3: Establish a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) program that prepares students for careers in the evolving 21st century workplace, with a special focus on the development of an updated Industrial Arts curriculum.
Goal 4: Ensure that all students and staff have access to current technology to improve academic achievement through relevant hardware and software.
INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNOLOGY GOALS
Goal 1: Sustain a robust and future proof infrastructure to facilitate access to high quality, digital content for staff and students.
Goal 2: Technology will be used to enhance communication and interaction with parents, families, and community.
Goal 3: Technology will be used to increase building security for students and staff members.