Technology in our District
Phoenix is proud of its history of having a strong technology program, investing in infrastructure, and supporting innovative teaching and learning. Alongside the District’s capital project completed in 2010, the Information Technology team was able to upgrade the entire district network infrastructure. In addition we have been able to support the investment in over one hundred multimedia classrooms that incorporate audio, video, and interactive whiteboards. It is our goal to eventually equip every classroom in the District with this engaging and interactive technology. Most recently we have seen great demand for computer-aided instruction and credit recovery software. This type of software allows our teaching faculty to easily work with students at various levels and taking various courses simultaneously.
We have focused on increasing communication and collaboration within the District, with parents, and the community. We have trained all faculty members in working on Microsoft SharePoint, our “intranet” system. We have put in place our School Messenger parent notification system for attendance, informational, and emergency notifications.
Last, but certainly not least, we have established ourselves as a regional leader in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). We have consolidated computing resources in to the data centers in order to share computing resources among system users, reduce the costs associated with expensive desktop replacement cycles (and the power they consume), better manage these resources, and enable anytime, anywhere access to the District-provided digital learning environment.
Please take a look at our Technology Plan for more information on our plans for the road ahead. Technology is challenging us to approach things in new ways, and I am very proud of the work that our IT staff has done and will continue to do to provide a high level of service to the staff and students of the Phoenix Central School District.