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Learning Through Technology

The Learning Through Technology (LTT) Department is committed to supporting the HCSD vision by using innovation and discovery to foster purposeful learning. The department continuously works to advance technology to increase learning, as noted in the 2014-16 HCSD Strategic Plan.

Currently, LTT is leading a collaborative effort to provide every 5th - 12th grade Hilton student and staff member with an interactive personal electronic device. Following a structured rollout, we anticipate that this goal will be realized by the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. For more information on the program, please visit the HCSD 1:1 Initiative webpage.

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Important announcement from LTT
After seven months of gathering and synthesizing data, the Learning Through Technology Dept. has reached a decision in our 1:1 Device Analysis Project. The recommendation and following decision were informed by multiple data sources, including more than 70 HCSD staff and over 550 students. The results were presented to the Superintendent on April 11, 2016 and the Board of Education on April 26, 2016.

This decision was not an easy one, as the district has seen significant strengths in the iPad as our 1:1 device. However, project data consistently showed that despite these strengths, the Chromebook was the device most likely to reach our identified objectives. As such, we are pleased to announce that the district will begin phasing in Chromebook as the 1:1 device beginning in September 2016. Please click here for the complete project report, including all survey data and tentative rollout schedule.


Department Personnel


Dr. Michael Zaffuts

Learning Through Technology Director - 585-392-1000, ext. 7022


John Miller

Data Specialist - 585-392-1000, ext. 6066


Janet Mawhinney

Technology Dispatcher and Department Assistant - 585-392-1000, ext. 7022

Learning Through Technology Staff:
Josh Ennis, Network Administrator
Tom Gavigan, Computer Maintenance Technician/Systems Support
Jacquelyn Gilmore, Instruction Technology Support Teacher
Patrick Mclean, Computer Maintenance Technician
Justin Radford, Computer Maintenance Technician
Dan Sperber, Computer Maintenance Technician
Patti Sullivan, Instructional Technology Support Teacher
Brian Sutton, Instructional Technology Support Teacher
Paula Vogt, Network Coordinator

HCSD Acceptable District Computer Services Use Policy

The Hilton Central School District website is monitored by the Learning Through Technology Department and the District Communications Office. The district and schools abide by the terms and conditions set forth in the following regulations.

• FCC Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
FTC Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Parents’ Bill of Rights For Data Privacy and Security
Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act