Computers and information technology have transformed the way the world learns, communicates, and conducts business. The rate of world change due to technological advances has necessitated a shift in our students’ education. The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is committed to preparing students with the technological skills necessary to make wise decisions, work productively and compete globally. Every student will have the opportunity to utilize technology to access and analyze information, develop higher order thinking skills, solve problems, and contribute to the global community.
The Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District has a shared vision to provide equitable access, superior teaching, authentic experiences for students, and around the clock technology support for all students and staff with technology. From the Board of Education to the District Planning Team to in-service offerings and digital portfolios, Fayetteville-Manlius has created an innovative technology experience for students, teachers, administrators, and the community.
Today’s educators must provide a learning environment that takes students beyond the walls of their classrooms and into a world of endless opportunities.
Technology standards promote this classroom transformation by ensuring that digital-age students are empowered to learn, live, and work successfully today and tomorrow.
District Technology Goals
In keeping with the need to prepare students with 21st Century Skills, the technology plan has adopted the ISTE NETS (International Society for Technology Education, National Educational Technology Standards), the Common Core Standards and the District’s vision to incorporate technology into daily instruction.
The following goals and objectives embrace the computer benchmarks and the NETS standards, and reflect the District’s commitment to developing technologically literate students. Teachers and students will meet the expectations of the technology benchmarks across the curriculum.
The following goals support the improvement of student achievement in preparation for college:
- Teachers and students of all abilities will use technology to increase personal productivity and efficiency.
- Teachers and students will use technology to evaluate, create, and archive instructional products that represent a mastery of knowledge.
- Teachers and students will become effective and efficient users of the Fayetteville-Manlius 21st century skills and attributes.
- Teachers and students will demonstrate creativity and innovation by promoting creativity, inventiveness, and curiosity.
- Teachers and students will use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
- Teachers and students will use 21st Century tools to think critically and solve problems.
- Teachers and students will take personal responsibility by demonstrating knowledge of ethical and legal issues relating to technology.
- Teachers and students will become active users of technology in the global community and demonstrate social responsibility.
- Teachers and students will develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with individuals of other cultures.