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Technology Resources

Windham Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) has made a significant investment in technology and teacher training in integrating technology into daily activities over the past 15 years. In the Spring of 2010, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Windham Central seized the opportunity to purchase and install permanently mounted presentation equipment in EVERY classroom in the Supervisory Union. This includes a ceiling-mounted projector, screen, and speakers. Some communities matched with local equipment funds and "upgraded" the plan adding interactive whiteboards, document cameras, etc... This infusion of technology has allowed teachers to access contemporary content and present it to their classes in a convenient and efficient manner.

Since then many teachers have launched into 21st Century learning using tools and techniques necessary to stay current with educational content and delivery techniques.

We now have chromebooks available to all students in the Supervisory Union.  Most projectors have been replaced by large screen TVs with wireless projection abilities and some interactive units as well.

The Supervisory Union continues to evolve the network infrastructure expanding and deploying commercial grade ubiquitous wireless networks in all school and office spaces.  Gigabit ethernet based internet services distributed to all SU buildings via a contemporary fiber optic WAN model will be in place for the 2023 school year.  

Student Data Privacy

Letter to Parents and Guardians

All of us at Windham Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) are excited about the growing use of software, management platforms and apps that our teachers are using to support student learning. Technology tools and apps are making it possible for educators and students to collaborate, create, and share ideas more easily than ever, especially in our current environment. We believe in technology as a positive and enabling force for student engagement and student outcomes, and we encourage the creative use of technology to support student learning. WCSU also takes seriously the responsibility to both support the effective use of student information and safeguard student privacy and information security.

Windham Central Supervisory Union takes all necessary precautions to protect the privacy of our students. WCSU only contracts with vendors who comply with student privacy and student data laws including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). We are a member of the Vermont Student Privacy Alliance (VSPA) which has negotiated terms of service with vendors to ensure, among other things, the appropriate protections for privacy of our students’ data. We have also created a list of centrally supported and approved tools that have signed VSPA contracts, established a vetting process for new resources, and provided guidelines for teachers to protect student privacy. Additionally, all WCSU employees and volunteers complete an annual mandatory policies training that includes information about student privacy protections, confidentiality and best practices.

We are providing the following resources to better understand student data privacy and the laws and practices WCSU adheres to in order to protect student data and privacy.

Student Data Privacy Resources for Parents:

Applicable Federal and State Laws that Impact Technology Use and Student Privacy

If you have any questions about student data privacy or the above guidelines, please reach out to your student’s building administrator.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

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From the ISTE Website:

Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching

The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace. The ISTE Standards work together to support educators, students and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills and knowledge necessary to move away from the factory model. These are not the typical boxes educators need to check. They provide a framework for rethinking education, adapting to a constantly changing technological landscape and preparing students to enter an increasingly global economy.

Empowering connected learners in a connected world

As educators, we are preparing students for a future that we cannot yet imagine. Empowering students to become lifelong learners and providing them with the skills to face future challenges resourcefully and creatively is critical. It’s not about using digital tools to support outdated education strategies and models; it’s about tapping into technology’s potential to amplify human capacity for collaboration, creativity and communication. It’s about leveling the playing field and providing young people worldwide with equitable access to powerful learning opportunities.