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. See our Chromebook resource page for FAQs and more information about our mission.
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 immersed in rigorous coursework and engaged in learning that promotes curiosity, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, citizenship and compassion for others.
- All students will be supported to meet high expectations and graduate college and career ready.
- All teachers will have the knowledge and skills to expertly deliver instruction and meet the unique needs of all learners.
- The district will maximize the efficiency of its resources to effectively meet the goals and objectives of programs and services.
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.
If you have an accessibility issue in viewing the technology plan document, please contact Aaron Cagwin in the Communications Office to receive the information in an alternative format.