In Dansville CSD we aspire always to be Leaders in Technology for Learning. We constantly strive to make sure our students and staff are empowered to adapt to our rapidly changing society, and to ensure that all are able to create, access, exchange, and and analyze information. Through use of SMART Bond funds and careful budgeting, we have been able to establish, maintain and expand our 1:1 learning environment. Our goals in technology for 2020-21 are:
- Promote STEM by integrating instructional technology with urriculum, pedagogy, and assessment to foster critical thinking and real world problem solving.
- Align District Instructional Technology Curriculum to ISTE Standards and develop grade level guidelines
- Create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use through continued and enhanced Digital Citizenship curriculum PK-12.
- Maintain and support DCS PK-12 1:1 device environment, robust network, and all supporting equipment and software
Changes brought about by the COVID Pandemic have significantly changed how teaching and learning are happening in schools and at home. The IT instructional technology staff have sought to provide professional learning and resources to teachers, students and families. On this page you can find resources helpful in the classroom and for families and students under online resources. These resources are linked on each school page as well. If staff members, students or families have questions about technology or are in need of any training or other resources, your first inquiry should be with the building library media specialists. In addition each library media specialist is assisted by a technology TA who can help. IT staff listed on the opening page of Computer Technology can also help.
As the educational world has become more digital, concerns about student data privacy have been raised and NYS has implemented many new protections under a law referred to as "EdLaw2d". There is a section below on parents rights regarding student data privacy. In addition staff are trained annually in the importance of protecting personal and private information (PPI). The Dansville Data Protection Officer is the superintendent.
More information on all things technology is available in the DCD Master Technology Plan (Link on the District Technology Main Page here and at each school site). The plan will be updated in 2021 for another 3 years. If you would like to serve on a Technology Committee to revise and update the plan, please contact the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology at (585) 335-4000, ext 2304 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition we have provided information on our SMART Bond expenditures in the SSIP (linked on the District Technology Main Page. If you have questions or would like further information, please do not hesistate to contact the Director of Curricuum, Instruction & Technology (585) 335-4000, ext. 2304 or email@example.com.
Technology has the capacity to enhance our lives and open up unimagined career and life changes. It can also derail us from those positive career and life changes. And so we strive to teach and exemplify Digital Citizenship. "Not long ago, the term "digital citizenship" connoted cyberbullying, privacy, safety, and security. Over the years, the term has grown to encompass so much more, such as empowerment, community, and collaboration. Check out our Digital Technology resource site:
Here’s a great site for Digital Citizenship resources for parents and educators: