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Potsdam Central School District

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Instructional Technology

We believe technology is an essential tool students will use as they learn, practice, and apply the skills necessary to be engaged and enlightened global citizens.  Using technology, our students analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information; connect with experts;  advance their curiosity;  and ignite their creativity as they collaborate to solve real-world problems and create and publish for authentic audiences.  
Potsdam Central School incorporates the use of computer and computer-related technology so that it becomes a natural part of teaching and learning.  The District is committed to graduating students who possess skills that demonstrate and utilize digital literacy and understanding.  The NYS State Computer & Digital Fluency Standards and PCS technology instruction focus on five key concepts.
NYSED GraphTechnology at PCS
As a school community, PCS is committed to:
    • Providing leadership, coordination, and access to appropriate technology, policies, staff development, and procedures that support technology goals. 
    • Providing time for teacher teams (grade levels and/or departments) to meet annually to develop specific instructional goals as well as a timeline of the implementation of these goals.
    • Integrating technology into the instructional program to enhance educational effectiveness Pre-K through 12.
    • Increasing faculty and student use of instructional technology.
    • Using websites and other forms of communication to ensure transparency.
    • Implementing the Technology Standards embedded within the Common Core Learning Standards.
    • Preparing students for the use of technology in higher education and the work force.
    • Teaching students to be effective consumers of technology and information and to evaluate the quality of information and utilize ethical practices.
    • Implementing and monitoring the district technology curriculum standards and accommodate additional specific needs for each building.