March 14, 2018

5:30 p.m.


Committee Members Present:  Chair:  Pia Holmes; Jason Bersani, Tom Connors


Board Members Present:  Staci Fortunato, Edward Hastings, Kati McCormick


Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Donna Madore, Kathy Casparius, Troy Alexander, Teresa Beaudoin, Stew Brittner, Sue Dionne, Heather Gauthier, Jim Holland



1.  Technology Discussion


Technology professional development requests and training

      Attachment 1


      Technology Use by school


 Lincoln School

                  Attachment 2

Farrington School

                  Attachment 5

Hussey School

                  Attachment 6

Cony High School

                   Attachment 3

Gilbert School

                  Attachment 4


Donna Madore, Assistant Superintendent, and school administrators reported on the use of technology in the school district.  Ms. Madore said a Technology Planning Committee was formed and there has been great discussion.  She will send the minutes of that committee to all board members.  She said they survey staff annually as to what they’d like for professional development and based on that information the administrative team develops training.  See attachment 1.  Kathy Casparius gave historical information on technology training.  


Jason Bersani voiced concern that the four elementary schools are using different programs.  Ms. Gauthier, Lincoln School Principal, said the four elementary school principals’ philosophy is to make sure that they do not operate as four separate silos but rather share information between all schools so students have the same experiences.


The committee discussed Brightbytes Technology assessments and a technology curriculum.


Meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.