Technology training is ever-changing – we will never just ‘land’ and remain static.

Technology News

Students Create an Interactive Book
Project Update: Upper School English students in Ms. Heath's class practiced storytelling storyboarding as part of the interdisciplinary Interactive Book Project.
Francesca Rios '02 Shares Perspectives on Internet Safety and Social Media

Francesca Rios '0 returned to campus to share her perspectives on internet safety and social media. As the an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's cybercrime division, Francesca investigates and prosecutes crimes involving hacking and network intrusions, cyber-frauds, and all manner of schemes where computers or the internet are used to commit or conceal crimes.

Gender & Digital Citizenship

The "tech talk" theme in all three divisions this quarter is gender stereotypes. Flyers invite students to consider what stereotypes they see in ads and what types of ads are being targeted to them based on their gender.

Small Electronic E-Waste Drive

On Monday, April 22, please bring all working and non-working phones, tablets, laptops, gaming systems, and other small personal electronics and help us reduce the issue of e-Waste in our community!

Our Approach

Technology is a pervasive force in education today, touching every aspect of a student’s learning journey. It is no longer sufficient that our students be familiar with technology such as calculators, spreadsheets, word processing, and other tools. They must now be well-rounded users of that technology, literate citizens of the 21st century who are comfortable with existing tools and capable of embracing those that have not yet come to pass.

Rye Country Day School is ready to meet the challenge. In 2016, our Technology Committee rigorously examined our own standards, together with exemplary models from peer schools across the nation. We elected to adopt the International Society of Technology Education Standards, seven interconnected bands of technology goals that circumscribe the student experience. These standards complement many teaching initiatives already underway throughout our community and support other strategic school initiatives including Diversity and Inclusion, Public Purpose, Global Studies, and S.T.E.A.M.

Teaching technology is an active and flexible undertaking. The Technology Committee, working closely with faculty and administrators, is wasting no time in implementing these standards. Indeed, safe tech and media non-profit Common Sense Media has already recognized RCDS as a ‘Common Sense School’ for its “commitment to creating a culture of digital citizenship and teaching.” And initiatives to enhance instruction and bolster teacher training across the institution continue. From curricular opportunities to clubs and after-school activities, technology is integrated into the fabric of the RCDS educational experience. “Our evolution will never be done,” says current Computer Science Department Chair Katie O’Shaughnessey. “Technology training is ever-changing – we will never just ‘land’ and remain static.”

Adapted International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students

* Items with asterisk indicate items that the Technology Committee members from the Lower School found were not appropriate for the developmental needs of Lower School students and will only gain focus starting in the Middle School.

Makerspace, Cohen Center for Creative Arts

The Cohen Center for the Creative Arts features an innovative design makerspace, a creativity lab for projects that encompass RCDS’s commitment to STEAM and design thinking.

Cohen Center Opening Video

Makerspace Apprentice Program

Technology Committee Chair & Computer Science Department Chair

Director of Information Technology; Database/Network Administrator

Educational Technology