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Cypress Fairbanks Technology Plan<br />Michael Peck<br />May 11, 2011<br />
District Background<br />The cypress Fairbanks School district currently serves over 108,114 students.  The district has o...
Technology expenditures<br />Teaching and Learning Budget: 			$ 7,489,685<br />Educator Preparation and Development Budget...
Computer Ratios<br />Computer to Student Ration: 3 students for every computer<br />Computer to Teacher Ratio: 1 Teacher f...
Teaching Teachers<br />Cy-Fair currently sets aside well over 2 million dollars a years for training teachers. <br />Teach...
21st Century Tools<br />All teachers are required to do the following:<br />Create and use Wikispaces<br />All 11th grade ...
21st Century Tools<br />Edmodo - A social network for teachers and students that allows students to turn in their work.  <...
Social Networking<br />Image: (Foley, 2011)<br />
Current Technology implementation<br />All classrooms, libraries, and office spaces are connected to local area, wide area...
Current Technology Implementation Continued<br /><ul><li>All elementary campuses have two 30-station computer labs
In addition to numerous computer labs dedicated to specific courses, all secondary campuses have laptop labs for student use
All secondary campuses have a distance learning classroom that allows students and staff to participate in video conferenc...
Instructional software and/or access to fee-based online resources must go through a district wide preview committee befor...
Increase the number of CFISD teachers who have successfully completed the Texas Teacher Technology Competencies Certificat...
Move to a five-year replacement program for classroom workstations
Add to an online database of student assessment data with links to online lessons to help teachers where needed
Evaluate and expand existing video conferencing systems</li></li></ul><li>Technology Projects Continued<br /><ul><li>Conti...
Implementation of new business systems, including Grade Book, Attendance, Human Resource, Finance, and Payroll systems, to...
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  1. 1. Cypress Fairbanks Technology Plan<br />Michael Peck<br />May 11, 2011<br />
  2. 2. District Background<br />The cypress Fairbanks School district currently serves over 108,114 students. The district has over 83 campuses, which includes 52 elementary schools, 17 middle schools, 11 high schools, two alternative schools, two adaptive behavior campuses. <br />
  3. 3. Technology expenditures<br />Teaching and Learning Budget: $ 7,489,685<br />Educator Preparation and Development Budget: $ 2,046,508<br />Leadership, Administration and Support budget: $ 8,801,795<br />Infrastructure for Technology Budget : $36,459,378<br />Total $54,797.366<br />
  4. 4. Computer Ratios<br />Computer to Student Ration: 3 students for every computer<br />Computer to Teacher Ratio: 1 Teacher for every computer<br />
  5. 5. Teaching Teachers<br />Cy-Fair currently sets aside well over 2 million dollars a years for training teachers. <br />Teachers receive training on incorporating 21st century technology into their classrooms. <br />
  6. 6. 21st Century Tools<br />All teachers are required to do the following:<br />Create and use Wikispaces<br />All 11th grade students are enrolled in the One-to-One program. This program gives each student a laptop while they are in 11th grade.<br />Moodle is now being used in 11th grade to go along with the One-to-One program. <br />Eschool Grade book has been installed through out the district. This provides the teachers with tools that will make them more effective in reaching out to parents, and viewing student data (Devaney, n.d)<br />Project Share.-A great tool that allows teachers to work together.<br />
  7. 7. 21st Century Tools<br />Edmodo - A social network for teachers and students that allows students to turn in their work. <br />The Ning. This is a social website that can be created to provide feedback to stakeholders. (Ning, n.d.)<br />Twitter/Facebook/Myspace -All of these social networks are being interwoven into the classroom. “Using social networks is a good way to meet students on their terms”(Smith, n.d.).<br />I-tunes U - Many teachers allow professors from M.I.T. or Harvard provide lectures to high school students. <br />Skype is being used to allow students to interact with classes and professionals around the world. <br />
  8. 8. Social Networking<br />Image: (Foley, 2011)<br />
  9. 9. Current Technology implementation<br />All classrooms, libraries, and office spaces are connected to local area, wide area and Internet networks.<br />All classrooms and libraries have networked teacher and student stations.<br />All classrooms and offices have access to management software such as grade book, attendance reporting, and student records<br />All employees have access to email<br />
  10. 10. Current Technology Implementation Continued<br /><ul><li>All elementary campuses have two 30-station computer labs
  11. 11. In addition to numerous computer labs dedicated to specific courses, all secondary campuses have laptop labs for student use
  12. 12. All secondary campuses have a distance learning classroom that allows students and staff to participate in video conferencing activities
  13. 13. Instructional software and/or access to fee-based online resources must go through a district wide preview committee before district purchases are approved</li></li></ul><li>Technology Projects<br /><ul><li>Increase student use of technology
  14. 14. Increase the number of CFISD teachers who have successfully completed the Texas Teacher Technology Competencies Certification (TTCC) program
  15. 15. Move to a five-year replacement program for classroom workstations
  16. 16. Add to an online database of student assessment data with links to online lessons to help teachers where needed
  17. 17. Evaluate and expand existing video conferencing systems</li></li></ul><li>Technology Projects Continued<br /><ul><li>Continue the use of E-Rate supported networks for internet connections
  18. 18. Implementation of new business systems, including Grade Book, Attendance, Human Resource, Finance, and Payroll systems, to support next generation solutions for the district
  19. 19. Evaluate new technologies that can streamline administrative functions, provide better availability of data for decision making, and improve learning in CFISD</li></li></ul><li>Professional Development<br /><ul><li>Train 3-4 certified teachers at each campus to serve as campus based technology trainers
  20. 20. Require trainers to attend update trainings each semester
  21. 21. Assist the training team at each school to create an annual campus technology staff development plan
  22. 22. Require campus technology trainers, junior high and high school Technology Application teachers to complete the Texas Teacher Technology Competencies Certification (TTCC) program or obtain TA certification</li></li></ul><li>Professional Development<br /><ul><li>Require teachers to attend at least 6 hours of technology staff development each year
  23. 23. Require new CFISD teachers to attend a technology session at New Teacher Academy
  24. 24. Provide ongoing professional development and support to K-12 teachers and all district staff regarding district guidelines, content providers, equipment, scheduling, and funding of videoconferencing events</li></li></ul><li>Internet Access<br /><ul><li>Number of Campuses with Direct Connection to Internet: 83
  25. 25. Percentage of Campuses with Direct Connection to Internet: 100.00%
  26. 26. Number of Classrooms with Direct Connection to Internet: 5524
  27. 27. Percentage of Classrooms with Direct Connection to Internet: 100.00%</li></li></ul><li>Technology Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Move district from an eight-year to a five-year replacement cycle for most equipment
  28. 28. Tweak adjustment cycle to meet usage of equipment
  29. 29. Provide high speed data access and upgrade network infrastructure components on a rotating basis through all campuses and locations in the district
  30. 30. Use an on-line database to submit and track help requests for all systems in the district</li></li></ul><li>Recommendations<br /><ul><li>Continue to evaluate Technology Plan on a yearly basis
  31. 31. Provide more opportunities for teachers to participate in online learning
  32. 32. Begin to expose teachers and students to online content
  33. 33. Work with community partners to create computer access for lower income families
  34. 34. Develop partnerships between networks
  35. 35. Involve students in planning process</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Anthony, D. (n.d.). Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Technology Plan. Cypress-Fairbanks ISD . Retrieved May 15, 2011, from http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Technology%20Plan.pdf<br />Create a Social Networking Site with Ning, the Best Social Site Platform. (n.d.). Create a Social Networking Site with Ning, the Best Social Site Platform. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://www.ning.com/<br />Devaney, L. (n.d.). Digital access, collaboration a must for students | 15 Essentials for Effective School Technology Management | eSchoolNews.com. eSchool News, School Technology News and Resources for Today's K-12 and Higher-Ed Educators. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/03/16/digital-access-collaboration-a-must-for-students/<br />Edmodo | Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students. (n.d.). Edmodo | Secure Social Learning Network for Teachers and Students. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://www.edmodo.com/?language=en&auto_selected_lang=true<br />Foley, M. (n.d.). Social Networking Media Optimization Marketing Facebook Twitter | Credit Union Web Design. Avtec Media - Credit Union Website Design Web Development Hosting Credit Unions. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://avtecmedia.com/credit-union-marketing/social-networking/<br />Smith, F. (n.d.). How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning | Edutopia. K-12 Education & Learning Innovations with Proven Strategies that Work | Edutopia. Retrieved April 22, 2011, from http://www.edutopia.org/how-use-social-networking-technology<br />
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