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Five Year Strategic Plan


Goal: Leverage technology to engage and challenge students in a safe environment.

Desired Outcomes: The East Rockaway School District will expand curricular opportunities and increase innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a safe and supportive environment that capitalizes on our human, financial and technological resources.


  • Maximize human, financial and infrastructural resources to enhance a safe learning environment.
  • Further develop interactive classroom technology opportunities utilizing current and emerging applications and media.
  • Increase innovative approaches to student engagement.
  • Broaden curriculum to extend more advanced coursework at elementary level and in business, technology and media classes.
  • Expand STEAM curriculum opportunities through partnerships with higher education institutions, neighboring districts, community businesses and organizations.
  • Continue the evaluation, implementation and enhancement of building security through the research and adoption of emerging best practices and technologies.



 Year-One Measuring Success – Innovation

   September 2016
  • 3-Year Technology Plan
  • Addition of security enhancements
  • Innovative courses/programs
  • Formation of a STEAM program
  • Form partnerships with local universities, business and organization to benefit students.
  • Innovative approaches to student’s engagement
  • Thinking Maps
  • Leverage technology – flipped classroom, distance learning, online courses
  • New Security Measures implemented in all three buildings
  • Expansion to Year 2 - One to One Device Initiative all students in grades 5,6,9 & 10
  • Devices available for use in all classes across the district
  • Innovative instructional strategies for technology integration including flipped classroom
  • Elementary STEAM Program launched for all students in grades 3-6
  • Continuity in Robotics Curriculum grades 3 – high school
  • Computer based learning opportunities:
    • Achieve 3000, I Tutor, Online AP course, Compass Learning, Fast Math, READ 180, System 44, Reading A-Z, NewsELA, Bookshare
  • Data Analysis Platforms for Teachers and Administrators
    • Student Performance System, NWEA Reporting System, Data, Warehouse & School Meter, MClass
  • Thinking Maps implemented Grades 7-12
    • Consistent visual patterns linked directly to eight specific cognitive processes