Lancaster Central School District

Centers of Learning and Growth

 Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Technology
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“Technology can be a powerful tool for transforming learning. It can help affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent our approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps, and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.”

National Technology Plan (2016)


 
 
We encourage you to explore the myriad and multi-faceted ways in which the Lancaster Central School District is maximizing your investment in educational technology. As dramatically as technology has changed in the last decade, so, too, has our approach to instruction. This is due, in no small measure, to the vast expanses of learning potential that technological advances have opened to us, but also our faculty, staff, and students’ enthusiasm for exploration and experimentation. 

Technology applications vary throughout the district, dependent on grade levels and content groupings. Chromebooks are available in all buildings, for all classrooms. One of the challenges of deploying 2800+ Chromebooks throughout the district is to ensure that they are being efficiently and effectively used, and consistently available and operational for teachers who wish to incorporate them into instruction.

What’s next on the horizon? Technology advances are hard to predict, but in November 2014, New York State voters approved the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act, authorizing the issuance of bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure.  Lancaster’s share of the bond act is roughly $2.98 million. Among other allocations, a portion of the funding is eligible to be spent on bringing additional instructional technology devices to classrooms throughout the district. 
 
  • Introduction

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    An overview of recent technological advances in the Lancaster Central School District and our vision for the future. 

    Technology Introduction.pdf 43.48 KB (Last Modified on April 25, 2016)
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  • Tech mentor helps students unleash their inner genius

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    Technology mentor, Mrs. Robin Zahm, is carving out time to help students tap into their genius potential, using district software and devices. 

    Genius Hour.pdf 282.88 KB (Last Modified on April 18, 2016)
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  • 'The Hub' is the center of the technology universe at LHS

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    Technology integration takes on all shapes and sizes at Lancaster High School, but at the center of it all is 'The Hub.'

    The Hub.pdf 59.92 KB (Last Modified on April 29, 2016)
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  • ‘Space exploration’ is catalyst for transformed chemistry classroom

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    Honors chemistry teacher, Mr. Ted Fuqua, talks about how his teaching style has gone from 'sage on the stage' to greater intearaction with and collaboration among students using 'Inspired Spaces' techniques to maximize use of technology and transform the classroom envoronment.

    Inspired Spaces Honors Chemistry.pdf 55.51 KB (Last Modified on April 18, 2016)
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  • Library Media Centers offer treasure trove of resources

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    Throughout the district, library media centers offer traditional and technological resources to support student success.

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  • Harnessing the power of 'teengenuity' with techsperts

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    Pioneer student techspert, senior Stephanie Tranquilli, writes about her experiences.

    Techspert program.pdf 67.79 KB (Last Modified on April 28, 2016)
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  • Middle level instruction supported by wide array of technology

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    Students at William Street School and Lancaster Middle School are able to explore advanced applications with the help of their enthusiastic teachers and a wealth of hardware and software.

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  • Flipped classroom puts learning in a whole new perspective

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    The 'flipped classroom' model uses video as an instructional tool to enhance classroom instruction.

    Flipped Classroom.pdf 147.38 KB (Last Modified on May 2, 2016)
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  • A world of discovery is at the fingertips of foreign language students

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  • Tablet and specialized apps create new pathways of communication for speech and language impaired

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    iPads and other technology are rich with assistive apps equipped to help with speech and hearing therapy.

    speech and hearing.pdf 37.69 KB (Last Modified on April 29, 2016)
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  • Technology tools used to enhance everyday instruction, improve outcomes at William Street School

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    Veteran teacher, Mr. Tim Zgliczynski writes about how technology is integral to everyday life in his fourth grade classroom.

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  • Elementary grade 'digital natives' have many opportunities to explore hands-on technology

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    Technology use begins as early as PreK in Lancaster with students having many opportunities to use tablets, Chromebooks, and applications that are designed for the earliest learners.

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  • Computer science gives an opportunity to explore possible career path

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    Director of Secondary Education, Dr. Andrew Kufel, talks about opportunities to explore career paths in computers await high school students.

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  • Leading struggling readers in the 'write' direction

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    READ180 is a mixed-media reading intensive curriculum that combines a teacher-directed course of study with student-driven practice using instructional software with amazing results!

    Read 180.pdf 82.01 KB (Last Modified on April 28, 2016)
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  • Video Game Fosters Collaboration, Social Skills

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    Technology mentors, Mrs. Jill Santoro and Mrs. Robin Zahm are harnessing students’ interest in video gaming to make a difference in their instructional world.

    Video Game.pdf 78.00 KB (Last Modified on May 2, 2016)
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