The Technology Curriculum was developed as a planning guide to enable teachers to streamline technology instruction in the Diocese of Buffalo schools. The curriculum is based on a forty-minute class period per week. The organizational process includes a Learning Standards matrix, a Knowledge and Skills matrix, a Curriculum Calendar, a Technology Requisition form, and a Resources list found online at www.ikeepbookmarks.com Technology is cross-curricular and encompasses many other New York State Learning Standards when integrated in to the core curricula.
Technology is undergoing rapid change, and new and improved technological advances appear almost daily. This curriculum is designed to form the foundation for continuous learning and to be applicable to ever-changing innovations. Therefore, the curriculum will be updated regularly.
The effective use of educational technology will empower students to access information to be analyzed, evaluated and applied to promote higher order thinking skills such as problem solving and critical thinking.
Our goal is to give our students the life skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.