The Cohoes instructional technology department supports teachers and students in seamlessly integrating technology into the learning process.
Google Apps for Education
In 2015, the district became a Google Apps for Education district, implementing the Google Suite for all educators, staff and students to work effectively and efficiently. Teachers are integrating Google Tools in their classrooms to engage students and improve learning outcomes by providing students with opportunities to communicate, collaborate and create. These tools include access to word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email, web site design and other creativity tools.
1:1 Chromebook Program
The district’s 1:1 Chromebook program aims to increase opportunities for collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking while preparing our students for both college and careers.
Smart Schools Investment Plan
The district’s Smart Schools Investment Plan was produced in accordance with the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act, approved by voters in November 2014.
District Technology Plan
The vision of the Cohoes City School District is striving to be one of the highest achieving school districts in the greater Capital region.
Our technology plan supports the following commitments set by the Board of Education:
- All students will be prepared for post-secondary success and supported through personalized learning, achievement in academics and exposure to careers.
- All students, staff and families will be engaged in an environment that promotes caring relationships, open communication, wellness and safety.
- All students will be immersed in learning to become creative thinkers, life-long learners, effective problem-solvers, communicators and collaborators.
- The district will be innovative in maximizing the efficiency and equity of resources.
Input for the Technology plan was obtained through a series of meetings with the District Technology Committee, composed of board members, administrators, teachers, IT staff, and parents. Surveys were also administered to teachers and students.