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  • 1. McCleary School District #65 Technology and Learning Plan Vision Statement The McCleary School District envisions technology not as a separate curriculum, but an appropriate part of every curriculum at every level of instruction. Technology will be used to support and enhance the instructional process for the purpose of improving student learning, closing the achievement gap, helping students to think critically and analytically and assisting them to become life-long learners. McCleary School District believes that technology exists as a very powerful, essential tool in the education process for both students and staff. The District is committed to providing technologies to support special needs and non-traditional learners, all classrooms, library- media centers and technical education programs. Technology is used to support and improve administrative operations and functions of the District including communications, assessment, monitoring of student progress and systems management. The McCleary School District Technology & Learning Plan is based on the belief that the successful implementation of technology in schools is a long-term commitment and should be done in conjunction with education reform. Goals and Objectives The McCleary School District supports the efforts of the Washington State Commission on Student Learning, and along with the commission is working to raise academic standards and technical skills for students. Our effort to raise the standards includes the integration of technology across the curriculum and is focused on the achievement of four state learning goals, which include: GOAL 1: Read with comprehension, write with skill and communicate effectively and responsibly in a variety of ways and settings. GOAL 2: Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history; geography; arts; and health and fitness. GOAL 3: Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate experience and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems. GOAL 4: Understand the importance of work and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect career and educational opportunities. The following technology student learning goals were developed to help prepare our students to succeed in a rapidly changing society. These goals were designed to be clear learning targets for students and teachers and have been aligned with the Washington State Essential Learnings. McCleary School District Technology Learning Goals 1. Students will demonstrate the ability to use current technologies to access information, process information and produce high quality products. 2. Students will use technology to solve problems and derive meaning through the use of databases, spreadsheets and other technologies. June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 2. 3. Students will operate technology-based tools to enter and retrieve information, use local and worldwide networks, manage and maintain technology tools; and diagnose and solve common technology problems. 4. Students will use technology to identify, locate, select and manage information. 5. Students will use technology to convey ideas to a variety of audiences using publishing, multimedia and communications tools. 6. Students will use technology to express themselves in words, graphics, art and music. 7. Students will use technology responsibly as demonstrated through respect others’ rights of privacy in electronic environments, behaving ethically and legally regarding intellectual property. 8. Students will examine the role of technology in the workplace and explore careers that require the use of technology. 9. Students will make appropriate use of technology in achievement of content learning goals. 10. Staff will become knowledgeable with operation of computers and software to facilitate and improve student learning goals and objectives. Seven Essential Learning’s for Technology 1. The student as information navigator. The student will understand and use technology to find information, research 2. The student as critical thinker and analyzer using technology. 3. The student as creator of knowledge using technology, media and telecommunications. The student will understand and be able to use technology to complete classroom assignments. 4. The student as effective communicator through a variety of appropriate technologies/media. The student will understand and be able to use multimedia applications to complete classroom assignments. 5. The student as a discriminating selector of appropriate technology for specific purposes. The student will utilize and understand how electronic communications can be utilized to complete classroom assignments. 6. The student as technician. The student will demonstrate a high level of technical literacy. 7. The student as a responsible citizen, worker, learner, community member and family member in a technological age. The student will understand the ethical ramifications of using technology. June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 3. 3B.1 BUILDING-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Name of School: McCleary School District #65 Grades: K-8 School Improvement Goal (taken from your building’s School Improvement Plan): Goal 1: Increase 7th grade WASL Math scores by 5 percentage points each year over the next 10 years through 2014. Goal 2: Increase 7th grade WASL Reading scores by 6 percentage points over the next 10 years through 2014. Goal 3: To improve parent understanding of classroom objectives and expectations, teachers will have timely and consistent correspondence with parents. Hardware (HW), Software (SW), & Professional Person(s) Tech Support Development Purchase / Budget / Evaluation Strategies School Year Activity Responsible (TS) Needs (PD) Needs Potential Funding Source(s) and/or Tools Year 1: Utilize following Math Principal, Tech Existing standards- Training to best utilize None Student performance on 2005-2006 software: A+LS, committee, Staff based computers; the software for WASL in mathematics; Accelerated Math, Star instructional improved student Star testing; Teacher Math, K-2 Milestones, software; building learning. assessment of student Cornerstone Math 3-8 to tech support performance enhance skill instruction and strategies on problem solving Create spreadsheets and Tech Coordinator, Existing standards- Training in Microsoft None WASL scores in charts to display data Staff based computers Office as needed mathematics; teacher Microsoft Office assessment of student Suite performance Participate in NO LIMIT Principal, Tech Existing standards- NO LIMIT Institutes $8000.00 EETT Grant WASL scores in Math and Technology Coordinator, ESD 113 based computers; and in class mentoring mathematics; External Grant to implement project Math Content resources provided provided by ESD 113 Release time for observations – Title IIA evaluation report of NO based learning Specialist, District by NO LIMIT Grant content specialist LIMIT Grant Math teachers including laptops, projectors, computers, etc… Use technology Principal, Tech Computer lab with 1 MS Excel training as None Course evaluation (computers/software) to Coordinator, Math computer to 1 needed PILOT Tool increase students’ ability Teachers student ratio; MS Teacher assessment to analyze and synthesize Excel information through data collection, sorting and graphing Investigate the Principal, Staff, Tech None None None A plan in place for the implementation of on-line Coordinator implementation of standards-based report standards based report cards cards. Investigate Principal, Tech None None None Plan in place to use implementation of Committee, Staff electronic portfolios to electronic portfolios for document student progress, students appropriate to best documents, etc... grade level Teacher homework/news Staff, Tech Existing computers; Training in web None Annual pages on school website coordinator Macromedia Studio development software staff/student/community Grade level brochures on MX 2004; survey website Microsoft Office June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 4. Year 2: Continue utilizing Math Tech committee, Staff Existing standards- Training as needed to None WASL test scores in 2006-2007 instructional software; add based computers; best utilize the mathematics; Star testing; libraries to Accelerated instructional software for improved Teacher assessment of Math software; building student learning. student performance tech support Create spreadsheets and Tech Coordinator, Existing standards- Training in Microsoft None WASL scores in charts to display data Staff based computers Office as needed mathematics; teacher Microsoft Office assessment of student Suite performance Continue participation in Principal, Tech Existing standards- NO LIMIT Institutes $8000.00 EETT Grant WASL scores in NO LIMIT Math and Coordinator, ESD 113 based computers; and in class mentoring mathematics; External Technology Grant to Math Content resources provided provided by ESD 113 Release time for observations – Title IIA evaluation report of NO implement project based Specialist, District by NO LIMIT Grant content specialist LIMIT Grant learning Math teachers including laptops, projectors, computers, etc… Continue using technology Principal, Tech Computer lab with 1 MS Excel training as None Course evaluation (computers/software) to Coordinator, Math computer to 1 needed PILOT Tool increase students’ ability Teachers student ratio; MS Teacher assessment to analyze and synthesize Excel information through data collection, sorting and graphing Continue the Principal, Staff, Tech District license for Training for teachers $2000.00 Parent and teacher implementation of on-line Coordinator online report cards to learn how to feedback. standards-based report complete online report cards cards. Continue implementation Principal, Tech Existing standards- Staff training as None Plan in place to use of electronic portfolios for Committee, Staff based computers; needed to be provided electronic portfolios to students appropriate to Microsoft Office; by Tech Coordinator document student progress, grade levels Macromedia Suite; and members of staff best documents, etc… recording software; Kid Pix; etc… Teacher homework/news Staff, Tech Existing computers; Training in web None Annual pages on school website coordinator Macromedia Studio development software staff/student/community Grade level brochures on MX 2004; survey website Microsoft Office June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 5. 4B.1 DISTRICT-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Instructional Learning Goal: Increase the percentage of McCleary School District students meeting standard on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning in Reading and Mathematics at the 4th and 7th grades to meet or exceed the State Uniform Bar. 4B.2 DISTRICT-LEVEL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT District Purchase / PLAN Hardware (HW), Professional Budget / Evaluation Professional Development District Person(s) Software (SW), & Tech Development Potential Funding Strategies and/or School Year Activity Responsible Support (TS) Needs (PD) Needs Source(s) Tools Budget and Timeline Professional Development Activities Utilize reading and math Principal, Tech Existing standards-based Fundingto best utilize Training Sources None Student performance on Year 1: software to improve student Coordinator, Staff computers; instructional software for student WASL in mathematics learning software. learning during “mini” and reading; Star testing; 2005-2006 3 Staff members to attend NCCE Conference $3000 Title II Part A February 2006 Teacher assessment of sessions student performance Provide .30 FTE Tech Coordinator/Coach charts to Tech Coordinator, Create spreadsheets and to coordinate/develop ongoing training, standards-based REAP, TitleMicrosoft Existing $14,000.00 Training in IID None Annually WASL scores in display data Staff computers directly related to integrating technology and learning in classroom instruction. This Office as needed mathematics; teacher Microsoft Office Suite assessment of student training will include workshops during early release/in-service days, after-school performance “mini” sessions, on-site coaching and mentoring as well as partnering with outside Participate in NO LIMIT Math Principal, Tech Existing standards-based NO LIMIT Institutes and $8000.00 EETT Grant WASL scores in agencies. and Technology Grant to Coordinator, ESD 113 computers; resources in class mentoring mathematics; External implement project based learning Math Content provided by NO LIMIT provided by ESD 113 Release time for evaluation report of NO To achieve the learning goals in reading and mathematics, the following steps will including laptops, Specialist, District Grant be content specialist observations – Title IIA LIMIT Grant taken: Math teachers projectors, computers, etc Increase the integration of technology and learning through project-based Increase opportunities for Principal, Staff, Tech Existing standards-based Tests Reading test scores on the classroom instruction. None reading for all students through committee, Librarian computers in libraries and WASL; Star test results; Use classroom-based assessments and data from testing to evaluate the purchase of Accelerated classrooms (MCEA, REAP, private documented time students and adjust classroom instruction as needed. Reader tests. grant opportunities) spend reading To ensure that students meet ISTE technology standards, the following steps will be independently or number taken: of AR tests taken Increase staff technology skills in all areas Develop a district-wide scope Tech Coordinator, None None None Document describing the Increase understanding of ISTE technology standards/skills for students and sequence of technology Tech Committee, Staff scope and sequence of Professional developmentto be taught to gradesteacher needs include activities that will: skills identified in meet K-8 technology skills to be Help teachers to use data from assessments to improve classroom to ensure students meet the ISTE taught in K-8 grade. practice and student learning. technology. standards for Train teachers to integrate technology in project-based activities focused Develop one T2CI supported Principal, Tech Access to computer lab as Tech coach and teacher - T2CI evaluation criteria on student mastery of grade level content expectations. T2CI training; classroom by providing teacher Coordinator needed; Projector; Models of problem-based $1400. Title IID Assist teachers inwith hardware, software and improving their basic technology skills. Document Camera; PILOT Tool Assist teachers inprofessional development on building web pages and using resources available for Software identified by learning and effective strategies for technology Staff & student surveys communication with students and community electronically. problem-based learning and district; computer integration; Training on Assist teachers intechnologytechnology skills to students at their grade level teaching integration. maintenance; network selected based on the ISTE standards for students. connections; server software/equipment. Train Tech Coordinator to be maintenance & support. How will implementing this provide quality tech coach to Research has shown that the most effective staff development is on-site, ongoing and directly related to classroom instruction. As teachers Models of effective professional development plan professional development to develop technology skills, they will be more confident in using these skills to integrate technology into their classrooms, as well as coaching strategies. help you reach your building others in their building. sharing skills/ideas with students and other members of the district. Successful integration of technology into the curriculum will assist and/or district goals? students in demonstrating their abilities to meet or exceed the standards in reading and mathematics. In addition, these skills will improve Integrate at least one project- Tech Coordinator; Existing standards-based Time for teacher None Teacher and student based learning experience for staff, student and community communication. Teachers computers; Digital surveys/evaluations collaboration and planning fifth grade classroom. cameras; Scanner; specialized software Year 2: Continue utilizing reading and Principal, Tech Existing standards-based None Student performance on Training to best utilize 2006-2007 math software to improve Coordinator, Staff computers; instructional software for student WASL in mathematics student learning software. learning during “mini” and reading; Star testing; June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form of Teacher assessment sessions student performance Continue using spreadsheets and Tech Coordinator, Existing standards-based Training in Microsoft None WASL scores in charts to display data Staff computers Office as needed mathematics; teacher
  • 6. SECTION 5: DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANS 5B.1 DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLAN 1. Technology Assessment (E-Rate requirement) District Inventory CIPA Compliance District Technology Standards Budget Summary The McCleary School District area network is based on a Category 5 cable, which Current district hardware standards The district has The district has supports Ethernet to all classrooms and administration offices. Connection to Wednet will be compared to state completed the current completed the current is through a T1 line. The standard network protocol is TCP/IP, using DHCP. The recommended standards annually online technology Form 479 and will installed Category 5 cable will also be utilized as part of an interactive video and updated as needed. inventory and will continue to do so distribution network, to be compatible with the technical standards for video within the continue to do so annually. Washington K-20 Network. McCleary School District maintains a predominantly Software will be reviewed annually annually. Macintosh network incorporating Windows machines in administrative offices. Each and updated as needed. classroom contains 1 to 10 multimedia computers for student use and 1 multimedia _X Yes _X Yes computer per teacher. In addition, all classes have access to the computer lab, which Proposal: purchase 5 standards contains 30 multimedia computers. All computers are networked, have internet access based Macs per year – see section available and are updated with latest security patches available from vendor. 5B.4 One Mac Xserve G5 and two G3 servers operate the school’s website, mail, intranet, Purchase 20 additional Microsoft server-based software and store shared files. An electronic filter, SonicWall, to provide Office licenses $800.00 network security, as well as web, ftp, and mail network protection from unauthorized external intrusion has been installed. All staff and students accessing the internet must sign an Internet Use Agreement. A centralized, digital voice mail/intercom/telephone system has been installed to provide voice mail, intercom and telephone service to all district teachers and staff and provide telephone information services to parents such as general information, activity schedules and snow day announcements. The system includes three incoming lines, a fax line, and one line for emergency use during power outage. Minimum specifications are: Windows: Pentium III/IV using Windows 2000 or XP Macintosh: iMac, eMac, PowerBooks G3/G4, or Mac G3/G4/G5 450 MHz or higher using OS 9.2, OS 10.2.8, and OS 10.3.8 Software used district-wide: Graphics………………………………….………….Kid Pix, Fireworks MX, iPhoto Presentation………………………………..……………...………………PowerPoint Word Processing…………………………...…………….…..MS Word, Appleworks Video/Animation………………………….………………………..…..iMovie, Flash Reading……………….…….Read Naturally, AR, Cornerstone 3-8, K-2 Milestones, STAR Reading Mathematics…………………………....MS Excel, Cornerstone 3-8, K-2 Milestones STAR Math, Accelerated Math Music…………..……....Music Ace, Compass, StarClass, Sibelius, Band-in-the-Box Keyboarding…………………………………..…………………..All the Right Type Web Page Production…………………………………………………..Dreamweaver June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 7. Email…………………………………………………………………..…..First Class Vax Communication……………………………...…………VersaTerm, Reflections Anti-Virus…………………………………………..……….Norton Anti-Virus (PC) Several specialized software packages are used at specific grade levels and in specific subject areas. June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 8. SECTION 5: DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANS 5B.2 DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLAN 2. Priority One Requests (E-Rate) Purchase / Budget / Voice, Data, Video and Other Priority One Capabilities Potential Funding Source(s) General E-Rate Funds Telephone Service/Long Distance $1,263.60 $1,850.00 These services provide educational and administrative communication in the district. They are essential to our core educational mission. How will these services support the activities/goals established in Section 3 (and 4)? June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 9. SECTION 5: DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANS 5B.3 DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLAN 3. Priority Two Requests (E-Rate) Purchase / Budget / Hardware/Software/Support Potential Funding Source(s) None None None How will these technology N/A items support the activities/goals established in Section 3 (and 4)? June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 10. SECTION 5: DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANS 5B.4 DISTRICT-LEVEL NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLAN 4. Maintenance, Upgrade and Support Strategies: This section should articulate your maintenance and upgrade/reassignment/replacement plan for technology, telecommunication services and systems. Information in this section should relate back to the district or state standards established (see Part 1. Technology Assessment) and should include the technical support needs. Purchase / Budget / Potential Funding Description of Maintenance/Upgrade/Support Strategies Source(s) Timeline Purchase 5 Macintosh computers annually $4,000.00 Annually (Identify and replace computers as needed) Purchase “Remote Access” and video card for XServe $470.00 August 2005 Purchase “Retrospect Server” to backup users documents $600.00 August 2005 Purchase firewire drive to store backup $250.00 August 2005 Upgrade RAM in workstations as needed $300.00 Annually Analyze efficiency of existing printers and replace as needed Annually Provide .50 FTE network maintenance/support $9,040.00 Annually Tech Support – ESD 113 $3,750.00 Annually Router maintenance – WSIPC $268.00 Annually .30 FTE Tech Coordinator/Coach – staff development See Section 4B.2 Annually How will your These upgrades and services will provide a more stable infrastructure on which to work, improve efficiency of computer/software setup maintenance and and tech support and ensure that students/staff will continue to have computers compatible with software in use today and in the future. upgrade plan help you reach the goals established in Section 3 (and 4)? June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 11. Section 6: Evaluation, Review and Update 6B. DISTRICT-LEVEL TECHNOLOGY AND LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION PLAN REVIEW PROCESS Process to Review and Update Your Plan Person/Team Progress Evaluation and Update Activities/Objectives Responsible Timeline Review and update building plan; identify progress and modify as needed. Principal, Staff, Tech Committee Annually Review and update district technology plan; identify progress and modify as needed. Use surveys to evaluate integration of technology within classroom; conduct online survey using PILOT. Review the annual online technology survey. Determine needs for staff development in technology areas, develop appropriate training, evaluate success of training and update district professional development plan as needed. Gather data on student use of technology through surveys and teacher assessment. Evaluate and update district telecommunications and network plan. June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form
  • 12. SECTION 7: APPENDICES 7. TECHNOLOGY PLAN APPENDICES Item Why are we including it? June 21, 2010 Washington State Technology Planning Form