The information in this document serves as a summary of the Goshen Central School District Technology Plan for 2018-2021. It includes references to the vision statement that guides instructional technology use in the district and the goals associated with our vision. This plan was designed to support the mission of the Board of Regents, with a focus on equitable access to opportunities, services, and supports in our schools, and positive learning environments that will prepare our students for the workforce, college, and citizenship. It illustrates a sustained effort to support all students as they participate in the general curriculum.
Additionally, the format of the current plan has changed in comparison with previous plans submitted. The current format is no longer a data collection survey. All information previously required is now collected through the Basic Educational Data System (BEDS). The technology plan is now a comprehensive plan that is organized into six categories:
- District LEA Information
- Strategic Technology Planning
- Action Plan
- NYSED Initiatives Alignment
- Administrative Management Plan
- Sharing Innovative Educational Technology Programs
Finally, this plan includes the number of staff members in the district that are responsible for technology integration training and technical support. You will also find a prioritized, three-year investment plan designed to support our vision and goals. This includes end-user computing devices, software, peripheral devices, and network and infrastructure upgrades. The administrative management plan is also included and focuses on such items as information security and privacy, digital citizenship, and cyberbullying and internet safety policies. The technology plan ends with the sharing of what we consider to be our innovative technology projects and practices.
The Goshen Central School District’s technology mission is to integrate technology to enhance student achievement and literacy; to support standards-based instructional goals and delivery, as well as technological literacy for the staff; provide administrative functions and data access through technology; and augment communication within the district, with parents and with the community. The desired outcome of technology integration throughout all aspects of the educational process is to ensure that our students are technologically literate, well-equipped for the work place and/or post-secondary education.
Goals of the Goshen Central School District (I, II, III) with NYSED Goal Alignment (3, 1, 5)
I. Provide every student with equitable access to instructional technology via Chromebooks, applications and peripherals, etc., enhancing technology access and opportunities for students by implementing upgrades, improvements and expansion to the district computer system and infrastructure.
Aligns With NYSED Goal 3: Increase equitable access to high-quality digital resources and standards-based, technology-rich learning experiences.
II. Ensure adequate instructional technology support for teachers and students to achieve at a high level supported through the deployment of instructional programs in the area of STREAM.
Aligns With NYSED Goal 1: Develop a strategic vision and goals to support student achievement and engagement through the seamless integration of technology into teaching and learning.
III. Provide an evidence-based practice for an ongoing culture of professional development and instructional growth through instructional technology and pedagogical best practices and software deployment.
Aligns With NYSED Goal 5: Provide access to relevant and rigorous professional development to ensure educators and leaders are proficient in the integration of learning technologies.
Action Steps That Correspond to the Goshen Central School District Goals
- Provide every student with equitable access to instructional technology via Chromebooks, applications and peripherals, etc., enhancing technology access and opportunities for students by implementing upgrades, improvements and expansion to the district computer system and infrastructure.
- Funds are made available in the general budget to institute a replacement cycle yearly
- Major improvements have been made to our infrastructure as part of the ongoing capital project
- The use of Chromebooks, high speed internet, and G-Suite for Education allows for equitable access and participation in general curriculum and instruction for all students
- Ensure adequate instructional technology support for teachers and students to achieve at a high level supported through the deployment of instructional programs in the area of STREAM.
- The use of funds for STREAM curriculum and supplies/equipment (K-12) for new initiatives, such as Project Lead The Way and Coding With Drones Curriculum
- Ongoing professional development for STREAM initiatives
- Ongoing assessment of needs to reach optimal staffing for proper implementation of STREAM initiatives
- Provide an evidence-based practice for an ongoing culture of professional development and instructional growth through instructional technology and pedagogical best practices and software deployment.
- Funding is provided to support professional development opportunities
- Ongoing exploration of available STREAM curricula and concepts
- Selection of professional development and student learning opportunities as they pertain to STREAM initiatives
- The acquisition of hardware to support STREAM initiatives (GHS Lab)
Additional Information Regarding Technology In the Goshen Central School District
Beginning in 2015/2016, GCSD compiled a 5-year vision document, which began to map out our vision and direction for hardware, software, personnel, and curriculum. This was revisited for 2018/2019 and new additions were made to include Project Lead The Way. The district was able to achieve many of our original goals ahead of schedule due to increase in funding from the Board of Education for hardware.
Data on the number of devices/app use
Current Chromebook/Student Count
Goshen High School (GHS)
- Students: 961
- Chromebooks: 1760 (includes 430 Samsung CB)
- Chromeboxes: 6
C. J. Hooker Middle School (CJH)
- Students: 702
- Chromebooks: 1120 (includes 50 Samsung CB)
- Chromeboxes: 40
Goshen Intermediate School (GIS)
- Students: 663
- Chromebooks: 1160 (includes 430 Samsung CB)
- Chromeboxes: 20
Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School (SAS)
- Students: 589
- Chromebooks: 155 (includes 10 Samsung CB)
- Chromeboxes: 5
Interactive Flat Panels added to classrooms in 2018-2019
- GHS (50 classrooms) – 9 new (11 IFP in building currently, 3 on order)
- CJH (45 classrooms) – 6 new (12 IFP in building currently)
- GIS (40 classrooms) – 11 new (16 IFP in building currently)
- SAS (40 classrooms) – 6 new (15 IFP in building currently)
Windows 10 All in One PC (designed for optimal compatibility with IFPs)
- GHS – 60
- CJH – 50
- GIS – 50
- SAS – 40
- Laptops (30)/Cart on order for GHS
- AR (augmented reality)/VR (virtual reality) Google Expeditions (30 user) kit on order
- Kit is stored in case designed for mobility between school buildings