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Instructional Technology

David Dileo, District Director of Technology & Accountability
Phone: (631) 893-7983

 

A Message from the District Director

Dear Babylon Families,

Welcome to the Babylon IT Department website. The Babylon Technology Department maintains the district's computer network and provides an outline for the sustainability of the technology resources provided within the classrooms. These resources help engage students in meaningful, student-centered learning that promotes achievement through exploratory learning environments, while building their ability to communicate with each other and their teachers.

The department will continuously design professional development for students, teachers and community members that provide support on technology resources and their integration into the classroom in the support of curriculum and instruction.

Our mission is to continue to help incorporate technology into the educational program to create an environment that provides our students, staff, and community with the following:

  • Training of appropriate technological skills to both staff and students needed in today’s information age to be productive and successful in the 21st Century.
  • Opportunities to access a wide variety of services and resources on the local, state, national, and global levels utilizing different tools and forms of media and communication services.
  • Infrastructure and support necessary to carry out these goals.

Our team is always available to speak with you by calling 631-893-7983.

Sincerely,

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David Dileo
District Director of Technology & Accountability 

 

Modeling New Learning Environments

There is a critical need for our students to be able to access information, manipulate data, synthesize concepts, and creatively express ideas to others using text, video, and audio media. This wide variety of media allows us to serve the diverse learning styles of our students and educate them in a wide range of multiple intelligences that include verbal/linguistic, logical/mathematical, visual/spatial, bodily/kinesthetic, musical, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and naturalistic. On-going societal transformations and workplace demands will require our students to learn to take responsibility for much of their own learning. We must provide students with broader opportunities to construct their own knowledge. Evolving educational reform is dependent on the adequate and appropriate infusion of technology in school that can support an ever-changing educational system and develop life-long learners who will become productive and successful citizens. Babylon will provide the necessary staff development programs so that the district’s teachers can prepare students for the 21st Century workplace.

Traditional Learning Environment             Babylon Learning Environment
Teacher-centered instruction   Student-centered Instruction
Single sense stimulation   Multi-sensory stimulation
Single path progression   Multi-path progression
Single media   Multimedia
Isolated work   Collaborative work
Information delivery   Information exchange
Passive learning   Active/exploratory/inquiry-based learning
Factual, knowledge-based learning   Critical thinking and information decision-making
Reactive response   Proactive/planned action
Isolated, artificial context   Authentic, real-world context

 

NYS Smart Schools Bond Act

The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. The SSBA requires that a Review Board review and approve districts’ Smart Schools Investment Plans before any funds may be made available for the program. Additional information regarding the Smart Schools Bond Act can be found at NYSED.gov.

All District plans approved by the school board and submitted to the New York State Education Department must meet the required elements including demonstrating students’ needs, minimal speed requirements for internet connectivity, professional development, technical support, and sustainability.