Technology

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Technology Staff

John Cataldo, Chief Information Officer

Scott Kaplan, Technology Integrator

Brian Zolnowski, Director of Information Technology and Communication Services and Data Protection Officer

Colleen Eagen, Microcomputer Technical Support Specialist (Erie 1 BOCES | WNYRIC)

Daniel Berman, Senior Microcomputer Technical Support Specialist (Erie 1 BOCES | WNYRIC)

Technology Vision

The North Collins Central School District will promote technology to foster 21st century skills. The technology will be incorporated across the changing curriculum and common core standards implementation to support and enhance learning. Students will learn to effectively use technology as a tool in problem solving, creativity, communication and productivity in order to become successful contributing members of society able to meet the changing demands of life and workplace. Teachers will use technology to foster a global awareness and to model technological capabilities with the goal of preparing students to become responsible digital citizens. 

Technology Goals 

Goal 1: Expand technology throughout the district to increase access for students and faculty, promote accountability, and improve documentation of student progress. 

Goal 2: Integrate technology to creatively enhance innovative classroom instruction, engage students in the learning process, and support the achievement of the Common Core Standards. 

Goal 3: For teachers and administrators to engage technology as a time-saving tool to access student information for the facilitation of data-driven instructional decisions.

Goal 4: Use technology responsibly to improve and enhance two-way communication between students and teachers to enhance student progress and achievement.

Goal 5: To stay abreast of current and emerging technology trends so that North Collins remains ahead of the curve. 

Goal 6: To improve responsible and respectful use of technology.

Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

The North Collins Central School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of student data and teacher and principal data. In accordance with New York Education Law Section 2-d and its implementing regulations, the District informs the school community of the following:

1) A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes.

2) Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record.

3) State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.

4) A complete list of all student data elements collected by New York State is available for public review at the following website http://www.nysed.gov/student-data-privacy or by writing to the Office of Information and Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 865 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.

5) Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed in writing to Privacy Complaint, Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234. Complaints may also be submitted using the form available at the following website http://www.nysed.gov/student-data-privacy/form.



 

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