Technology Advisory Committee
The Bedford Central School District Technology Committee believes that technology is an integral component of teaching and learning. Teachers and students should have easy access to appropriate technology to support classroom instruction and learning goals. Technology use in the classroom should support an active learner environment where students engage in creative thinking and collaboration and increasingly assume more responsibility for their learning. Through the use of technology in their learning, students should acquire the technology skills necessary to be successful as they move towards college and career readiness. These skills include, keyboarding, creation of presentations, word processing, creation of multimedia projects, research skills and the organization of digital storage. Along with growing their technology skills, students must also build Digital Citizenship skills to prepare them for connecting and collaborating with individuals beyond the classroom and to help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use.
The Technology Committee meets monthly to discuss technology initiatives across the district; review the instructional technology purchase plans; study annual instructional technology survey data; and make recommendations to the appropriate departments and committees in the areas of technology related curriculum and professional development.
The areas of focus for the 2017-2018 Technology Committee will include:
Assess the level of use and integration of technology as to support teaching and learning.
Evaluate the impact of the MS 1-1 technology initiative on teaching and learning and the future nature of technology use by students and teachers at the high school level.
Monitor the impact of the Kindergarten iPad initiative
Continually assess technology hardware and software in meeting the needs of the instructional program through the Technology Plan recommendations and feedback from school Technology Teams
The District Technology Committee will meet on the following Tuesdays:
- October 3, 2017
- November 7, 2017
- December 5, 2017
- January 2, 2017
- February 6, 2017
- March 6, 2017
- May 1, 2017
- June 5, 2017