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Technology for Learning


Our Vision:

The Westhill Central School District is committed to being a leader in technology integration education by supporting the development and implementation of innovative programs that promote capable use of technology and digital media.

Westhill Students Using Technology to Learn
Learning to Fly at Westhill High:

Several students of Mr. Ferrick's class enjoy flying drones. Learning spatial physics and the immutable laws of physics are easily demonstrated when trying to pilot a flying drone known as a quadcopter.
 
   
 
 
Skype Session   Connecting beyond the walls of the classroom at Onondaga Hill MIddle School:
Mrs. Shepardson and Mr. Auge's students have been reading non-fiction in Storyworks. The article "Our World Turned to Water" shared the devastating flooding that struck Baton Rouge, Louisiana in August 2016. The article focused on the strength of the community before, during and after the storm. In order to help the students understand this better, they were able to Skype with the school featured in the article. Carefully crafted questions from the students drove the Skype to leave the students with a deeper and real connection to the catostrophic events of the flood. This was a great experience for our students.
 

 
Personalized learning experience for first grade students at WPS:
Mrs. Linton's library computer class of first grade children quickly take to learning how to use the chomebook laptop to select books or songs to read and listen. When students are able to personalize their learning by having choice, which is also one of the elements of inquiry based learning, they are more apt to have a deeper level of learning through their own experience. Young students adapt quickly to navigating the laptop computer to locate resources, such technical skil development also prepares them for the world of tomorrow. 
 
WPS student looking at story on computer
 
  WPS student looking at music on computer
 
Second Grade Students Use Chromebooks & Google Classroom:
Mr. Mace's second grade class started off the school year with a quick lesson about using the touchscreen Chromebooks and the Google Classroom. Students will start using Google Classroom to access frequently used websites such as myOn and Raz-Kids for reading practice. 

 
Contact:
Deric Tallman
Director of Technology


Important Links:
WCSD Wireless Move to 21Century
WCSD Technology Plan
BYOD Presentation
BYOD Parent FAQ
BYOD WCSD Library Resource
BYOD Student Presentation
Policies
SmartBond Act
Parent Portal Access
Westhill Foundation

Teacher Resources:
CNYRIC
PowerSchool
MyLearningPlan
Google For Education
IEP
MediaConnect
Staff WebSite Login
WCSDTV
WHS ChromeBook Signout

Student Learning Examples:
HS Bio Honor Students

Additional IT Support:
Amy Spath 
Technology Integration Specialist
Contact Info & Resources


Annette Casper 
Computer Applications Teacher & Website Coordinator

Karen Fenner
WHS Library & Media Specialist


Penny Feeney
OHMS 
Library & Media Specialist

Karin Backus
CRS Library & Media Specialist

Aneisa Linton
WPS Library & Media Specialist


Nate DeVita
Network Administrator

Jon Dussing
Network Administrator
   
   

DEPARTMENTS

DISTRICT

OUR SCHOOLS
Walberta Park Elementary
(315) 426-3200

Cherry Road Elementary
(315) 426-3300

Onondaga Hill Middle School
(315) 426-3400

Westhill High School
(315) 426-3100

Transportation
(315) 426-3030


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Casey W. Barduhn, Superintendent

400 Walberta Road
Syracuse, NY 13219

Phone: (315) 426 - 3000
www.westhillschools.org


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