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  1. 1. Garland ISD Technology Plan<br />By Julie Youngkin<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  2. 2. Vision Statement <br />The Vision of Garland Independent School District is that exposure and access to technology be fully integrated with the educational process, providing robust access to information and learning resources for all students, parents, teachers, and administration in the Garland ISD community.<br /> (Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  3. 3. Identified Needs<br />Real-time access to student data in-house and remotely<br />Employee access to district information<br />Improved communication<br />Online TEKS-based curriculum<br />Instructional enhancements:<br /> -projection systems & document cameras<br /> -video streaming capabilities<br /> -student response systems<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  4. 4. Goal 1<br />Increase effectiveness and productivity of administrators, faculty, and staff by automating existing manual processes and procedures<br /> (Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  5. 5. Goal 1 Objectives<br />Transfer forms to electronic formats on Cool Ice software to be accessible by all employees<br />Automate processes for District Human Resources and Business offices to be more cost effective<br />Develop and maintain Cold Storage for transcripts, report cards, payroll records, ARDS, and IEPs<br />Utilize time management system through Kronos software<br />Automate district curriculum to correlate intervention strategies with benchmark testing<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  6. 6. Goal 2 <br />Improve communications, learning & flexibility for students, parents/guardians, community members, and district personnel<br />(Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  7. 7. Goal 2 Objectives<br />Global access for teachers to student information through internet and intranet<br />Parent access to student grades <br />Electronic access to online learning through WebEx for homebound and AP students<br />Online professional development through PD360<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  8. 8. Goal 2 Objectives Continued<br />Continue to plan for and integrate technology into the curriculum<br />Science probeware<br />Language labs<br />Align Technology Application TEKS with GISD curriculum<br />Plato, Qwizdom, Successmaker, Kidspiration, Inspiration<br />Web 2.0 digital tools<br />Wikis, blogs, podcasts, ePortfolios<br />Continue to provide technology systems and support for Adult Literacy programs in District<br />Plato Pathways<br />Rosetta Stone<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  9. 9. Goal 3<br />Provide additional and new technology tools for educators, students, and staff to enhance effective classroom learning<br />(Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  10. 10. Goal 3 Objectives<br />Provide projection devices/visual presenters<br />Convey projectors,<br />Provide a District-wide communication system to the classroom<br />cable video (analog) in every classroom<br />digital video through data network in every classroom<br />Provide test and curriculum data to appropriate users<br />Triand <br />ISIP <br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  11. 11. Goal 3 Objectives Continued<br />Develop new student learning strategies that include wireless labs, electronic textbooks, technology classrooms for students, new hardware, and new software to address student needs<br />Technology labs with Computer Aided Instruction (CAI)<br />Integrated Learning Systems (ILS)<br />Webcam equipment<br />Video production equipment<br />Student Response Systems<br />Digital whiteboard and slates<br />Provide Instructional Coaches at the campus level<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  12. 12. Educational Technology Funnel<br />Goals Methods Results<br />Audio Visual Ease of Use<br />Audio Visual Control<br />Interactive<br />Classroom<br />Educational Data<br />Student Response<br />Curriculum<br />Development<br />Enterprise Data Generation<br />Reaching<br />Curriculum <br />Standards<br />(Dukane Audio Visual, p. 4)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  13. 13. Goal 4<br />Enhance the home/school connection by providing communication between school, classroom, parents, and community<br />(Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  14. 14. Goal 4 Objectives<br />District-wide inter-connected phone system<br />Pilot a program to broadcast school information to the community via the local cable TV system<br />Improve communication to GISD parents and citizens through enhancement of GISD’s Web presence<br />School websites<br />Teacher websites<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  15. 15. Goal 5<br />Increase time on task for students and all district personnel by providing efficient networking and convenient remote access<br />(Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  16. 16. Goal 5 Objectives<br />Increase speed and capacity of the network using Verizon FiOS<br />Increase data storage<br />Provide student remote access through Portal services for both K-12 and adult learners<br />Provide interactive communication capability for teachers and administrators<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  17. 17. Goal 6<br />Provide all users with effective, reliable, and secure technology solutions<br /> (Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  18. 18. Goal 6 Objectives<br />Improve technology reliability<br />Improve technology security<br />Lightspeed Total Traffic Control<br />Improve technology support<br />Increase staff<br />New tracking system for service tickets<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  19. 19. Goal 7<br />Maintain and enhance users’ efficiency by keeping technology systems (equipment and software) up to date<br /> (Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  20. 20. Goal 7 Objectives<br />Acquire and implement new District integrated business/HR system<br />Oracle Business System<br />Xiotech Storage Area Network (SAN)<br />Develop a Bond Tracking system through Oracle<br />On-going replacement of out-of-date or out-of-warranty hardware and software<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  21. 21. Leadership and Support<br />Executive Administrator of Technology <br />Educational Technology Group<br />Information Technology Group<br />Campus Technology Assistants<br />Project Manager<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  22. 22. Community Partnerships<br />Business Education Scholastic Team (BEST)<br />Campus Improvement Teams<br />Community Education<br />School-to-Careers Initiative<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  23. 23. Evaluation<br />Superintendent’s cabinet reviews plan annually<br />Technology department will conduct an ongoing, weekly evaluation<br />Instructional Software will be compared to TAKS results to assess its effectiveness<br />Campus Technology Assistants (CTAs) will conduct campus evaluations on each campus<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  24. 24. Budget<br />The total amount budgeted for the current three-year plan is $65,830,000, most of which comes from local funds (bond, maintenance, and operations). <br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  25. 25. The Future<br />“In the future, stakeholders in Garland ISD will have real-time, on-demand access to information. This will empower our stakeholders to see what they want to see, when they want to see it, and in the format they want to see it. These stakeholders include parents, students, teachers, administrators, citizens, and the business community.” <br />(Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2007)<br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />
  26. 26. Resources<br />Dukane Audio Visual. (n.d). Garland ISD builds data-generating ed tech platform. St. Charles, Illinois: Dukane Audio Visual in collaboration with Garland Independent School District. Retrieved on February 13, 2010, from /GarlandISDWhitePaperv4.pdf <br />Garland Independent School District. (2007).<br /> Garland ISD technology plan 2007-2010 (4th ed.). Garland, TX: Garland ISD Technology Planning Committee. <br />Copyright © 2010 Julie Youngkin<br />