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Boone County Tech Plan 2010 - 2011

  1. 1. Technology Plan: Boone County School District Florence, Kentucky Prepared Date: December, 2009 Plan Start Date: July 1, 2010 Plan Expiration Date: September 30, 2011 Approved Date: Pending 1
  2. 2. Table of Contents Page 1...... Boone County technology planning dates Page 2...... Table of Contents Page 3...... Executive Summary Page 4...... Goal 1 Technology Visions and Goals Page 8...... Goal 2 Page 10.... Goal 3 Page 11.... Goal 4 Page 12.... Goal 5 Page 14.... Current Technology and Resources Page 16.... Evaluation standards Page 17.... Budget Summary 2
  3. 3. Executive Summary The focus and goal for integrated technology in P-12 education is to provide tools and skills that support student achievement and assure preparation for post-secondary training and 21st Century Careers. This will require effective budget planning and support staff. A solid network infrastructure of hardware and software solutions in coordination with staff professional development will be evident. Benchmarks for tracking student achievement must be coordinated through the efforts of team planning, time lines and measured goals. The following goals and strategies in this technology plan are designed to provide a robust technology structure to promote 21st century learning for student, staff, and adult learning in this community. Twenty First Century Technology will provide students the opportunity for advanced learning skills and achievement. This can be accomplished utilizing wireless communication for staff and students. Students will be able to take advantage of enhanced video distribution systems, display capabilities, student voting systems, media instruction and interactive smart classroom hardware and software. Parents will be able to track student performance and discipline information on a real time basis. In addition emergency notification systems for parents will be maintained to promote student and staff safety awareness for district weather and emergency announcements. 3
  4. 4. Technology Vision and Goals Goal 1 By September 2011, the district will maintain sufficient and appropriate technological data and telecommunications systems as evidenced by an installed functional hardware base. Install central system wide security switch to enable wireless connectivity where needed throughout the district Maintain a technology infrastructure support team. (Unmet need reports, training logs, unit plans, work load studies and observations will be used to guide the direction and operational success for this department). Maintain district software licensing compliance. (Annual review of software license documentation, renewal of maintenance contracts) (Budget planning) (Local funding) 1,3,5 Action Plan: Strategies/Activities (Optional) Instructional Begin Strategy/Activity End Date Cost Funding Source Outcome Date The Technology Technology will Ongoing $636,000 General Fund department will maintain continue to be the current plan based on operational and need for technical efficient (Work expertise as well as a PC orders, to technician ratio to monitoring support the LAN/WAN reports, infrastructure and all feedback, E-mail, desktop computing STC meetings) Completion of last minute must do projects to assure classrooms have properly operating hardware and connectivity needed for effective technology integration in instruction. The Technology Improved 7/1/2010 Ongoing 19,000 General Fund Department will maintain educational (Technology) adequate data and processes telecommunication utilizing the systems (via network integration of traffic monitoring, technology in the instructional application classroom. need assessment, budget Effective and planning, and effective improved use of integration of technology technology by in the classrooms.) students and staff 1,3,5 4
  5. 5. through the support of building level instructional coaches (ongoing, embedded PD). Provide access to internet based software and district wide online testing and assessment to monitor student progress, screen for at risk students, and provide interventions (Scantron, Compass, Fast ForWord, Headsprout, FasttMath) Provide support infrastructure for the day treatment center (E2020 & other on-line instruction) The technology department Monitoring support 7/1/2010 Ongoing $0 will maintain the existing staff assignments Electronic Work Order will be improved; System. (work orders, monitoring, reports, feedback E-mail, and STC meetings.) Time sensitive response to district work orders, Minimum down time for student and staff technology hardware. Electronic work order system allows real time access to work orders in order to have minimal “down time” of technology. 5
  6. 6. The department for pupil Appropriate use of 7/1/2010 Ongoing $0 personnel will review and Technology revise current policies, (discipline reports, procedures and Code of proxy reports, Conduct to reflect policies, procedures consequences for code of Conduct) inappropriate use of All students and technology tools. staff will be subject to an AUP which outlines responsibilities, policies and consequences related to inappropriate use of technology (Student and parent signatures required each year) The Technology Department Determine unmet 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $0 will aggregate school needs for all technology inventories. schools (Inventories, reports, meetings and user feedback) Software compliance, secure Internet usage. Balance of computer to student ratio. Evaluate needs for hardware to utilize server based and online teaching tools The Technology department Enhanced and 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $81,000 General Fund will maintain current expanded (Technology) Internet connectivity for all communication and schools and maintain research security. (upgrade switches opportunities for to 1GB switching speeds. students, additional Upgrade internet filtering fiber for quick and system to provide advanced effective network reporting and custom connectivity, ISA filtering at various levels. hardware and Maintain virus protection software. across network Safe Internet environment, (Improved WAN up time and integrity. Virus protection. ) 6
  7. 7. Upgrade student and staff Meet standards to 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $50,000 KETS instructional device support hardware/software instructional software, FFW, Compass, Internet instruction and 2 testing, United streaming Work collaboratively with LSS staff to advise schools re: instructional software and hardware The technology department All schools and Ongoing Ongoing $9,000 General Fund will maintain central security administration (Technology) switches to provide district facilities will have wireless connectivity the capability to available with required install wireless security levels access points that will operate in a 1, secure Wide Area Network environment while being managed thru a central computing network Students and staff will be able to work anywhere in the building with full Internet and local network access, thereby expanding the instructional environment beyond the confines of the classroom The Technology department Development of Ongoing Ongoing $125,000 General Fund will maintain TRT’s school teacher expertise staffing to assist schools and comfort with with instructional planning the use of and professional technology for development instructional purposes 2,5 7
  8. 8. Goal 2 By September 2009, continued installation of effective data and telephony communication systems in the schools. Maintain district connectivity via managed fiber and improved building infrastructure readiness. 1,2,3,5 Action Plan: Strategies/Activities Instructional Begin Strategy/Activity End Date Cost Funding Source Outcome Date Expanded and 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $38,000 General Fund Telecommunications improved The communication Operations/Technology services, phones, Department will voice mail (via establish and maintain installation reports, up-to-date telephone, state regulations) paging and cellular Provide safe phone systems to learning communicate with environment for district staff, parents or students and a emergency personnel valuable means of (as needed). communication between our Maintain the administrators, Community safe teachers, parents program that provides and community an immediate broadcast members. system district wide to (Community Safe) parents and staff members for any emergency announcement 3 Media Systems Continued use of the 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $215,000 General Fund coordinator - will Intranet available (Media Services) implement and video Streaming to Construction enhance classroom generate effective instruction participation for all district media Assist schools with involvement. Manage Macintosh training, the United Streaming media training. Program Provide media Provide streaming video coverage and at the district level that support district will be made available wide for all media to the classroom. needs. To Provide iPod services to enhance enhance instructional student/teacher opportunity and communication and distance learning instructional support. 8
  9. 9. Install VBrick video distribution system The Technology Equity of access to 7/1/07 9/30/09 $40,000 IDEA Department will technology for facilitate the purchase students with disabilities (Read, of Assistive Technology Write, Gold etc.) based on need assessment The Technology Improved teacher 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $84,000 General Fund Department expertise in will continue to allocate utilizing technology a software coordinator for instruction, to provide on-site student data assistance and large collection and group training for progress instructional software monitoring, for employees improved results 2,5 with the use of technology. (PD logs, observations, surveys, PD evaluations) 9
  10. 10. Goal 3 Provide mobile learning throughout school campuses via a teacher wireless lap top initiative and wireless infrastructure in schools. Implement standards and processes to measure the effective use of Technology in education. 1,2,3,5 Action Plan: Strategies/Activities Instructional Begin Strategy/Activity End Date Cost Funding Source Outcome Date Continue wireless lap Teachers will be abl 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $64,000 KETS/Local top initiative for to roam in the Schools. Switches and classroom and share this technology with access points will be students to enhance installed the instructional process. In Additional schools will addition, teachers be added year to year will be able to take pending available lap tops home to aid funding with lesson planning and student progress tracking. Learning Support Improved instruction 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $30,000 General Fund Services (LSS) will and learning for purchase presentation students and staff (assessment data, hardware and software student products, Based on the PD Evaluations) instructional goals and activities in the District Improvement Plan The Technology Consistent and Ongoing Ongoing $0 Department will defined acceptable facilitate the review use of technology policy (complaints, and update the input from users, acceptable use policy teachers and of each school. parents) The technology Prepare teaching 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $0 department will survey staff with employees to access instructional software training, technology-training benchmarking needs. performance and Determination of training planned needs (surveys) improvement 5 strategies 10
  11. 11. Goal 4 Maintain budget planning that will provide effective integration of technology for instructional needs through local, KETS USF/ERATE and grant funding. 1, 2, 3,4 Action Plan: Strategies/Activities Instructional Begin Strategy/Activity End Date Cost Funding Source Outcome Date Telco – infrastructure Provides general 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $346,000. General Fund connectivity to schools and educational (Operations) and admin buildings, Internet Access. E-Rate * Centrex voice system Provide land lines, cell phones connectivity for etc. student central data storage, Video streaming and remote education opportunities and overall network access. Provide communication to classroom and all administrative *Pending E-Rate facilities. Approval Infrastructure Hardware Provide 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $20,000 General Fund –, security switch, educational (Technology) access points, data infrastructure switches Educational, Provide pre and 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $294,471 General Fund administrative and post benchmark (Technology) student management testing. Provide KETS software – Compass, curriculum-aligned Fast ForWord, IC, to the Program of Library and software Studies and state licensing standards. Provide enhanced educational learning software applications to address student skill deficits. Provide staff and student e-mail. Track and manage student demographics 11
  12. 12. Staff Training/ Professional Development Goals GOAL 5 By September 2009, the technology department and schools will provide training for teachers to enhance instruction, via need assessment, scheduled training and follow- up. Administrators will participate in instructional Leadership Programs in the initiative. TRT’s, media coordinator, and software coordinator will continue to provide onsite, after school and summer training opportunities that specifically target technology integration into daily instruction. 2,5 Action Plan: Strategies/Activities Instructional Begin Strategy/Activity End Date Cost Funding Source Outcome Date The technology Roger – TRT’s 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $200 department will Will evaluate and survey employees to train instructional access technology- staff based on training needs. district instructional initiatives and input 5 from LSS and instructional coaches. The technology Obtaining 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $0 department will software that is organize a software scientifically review with vendors research based and employees. and improves 5 student achievement. : School staff will be able to access and analyze assessment data to make informed decisions on student interventions Before the purchase of any major software package, the principal, STC and network systems group must meet to determine if the 12
  13. 13. current hardware in the building will support the software being considered. LSS will also be consulted regarding the “value added” for instructional purposes. New programs will be piloted and carefully monitored before disseminated or approved district- wide. Professional Instructional 7/1/2010 9/30/2012 $10,000 General Fund staff will have $10,000 Title II D Development $7,200 KETS the opportunity The technology to keep up with department technology instructional coaches instructional and schools will resources. This provide training to will enhance effectively integrate student technology with achievement. instruction, the innovative uses of technology, and use Effective of presentation instruction software and aligned with core hardware. content Assessment – periodic review of student/teacher improvement utilizing technology to enhance the learning process. 2,5 13
  14. 14. Current Technology and Resources The technology department includes a support staff focusing in the following three areas. 1. Network Systems group This department utilizes a two tiered technical staff, Network level engineers, and desktop support technicians. This department is responsible for the support of the entire hardware infrastructure and all desktop support. This department also takes ownership of all network management software applications. 2. Software coordinator This individual is responsible for the support and coordination of instructional software, IC and staff professional development. Two TRT’s support all instructional applications and professional development. 3. Media Coordinator This position is responsible for all district media coordination, assists with media instruction for the district. Coordinates and supports Encyclomedia for the entire district. ___________________________________________________________________ The district wide area network consists of a central computing solution SAN. Blade server chassis are utilized for utility application servers. Sequel applications and finance remain on their own servers. The district provides wireless security switches at the district level to manage all wireless access points throughout the district Technical professional development is maintained thru vendor training, state provided seminars, KTLC and isolated professional course work. All entities in the district instructional and administrative have been incorporated in the central SAN and Blade Server System. All schools and admin facilities are connected to the central computing solution via managed gigabit fiber lines. The KEN 100 MB connectivity to KDE was installed 4/07. We continue to evaluate campus schools that are dark fibered together on one single GB fiber line to see if we need to expand that now that 100 MB is available to the district. District wide trainings are provided on a regular basis in the following areas: Compass, Fast ForWord, SIS (Infinite Campus) system, Gradebook, Web Design, Video Production, E-MAIL, Office suite of products, On demand training is provided by TRT’s, software coordinator, and media coordinator as requested by any instructional or staff member. School specific trainings are set up and approved by school principals as part of staff development days throughout the calendar year. 14
  15. 15. STLP students in middle and high schools are trained as schools pc techs to take care of level 1 issues within their buildings. Work order systems at schools are used to manage work and resolutions to various issues they are assigned to. What works well: The district training lab is a valuable resource in bringing teachers and administrators together in one centralized location for various training for the effective use of technology and software training. Individualized, on demand training provided by TRT’s, Software coordinator, and media coordinator is available to those interested in improving their skills has been an effective instructional process. Needs: Annual growth and the size of our district require the implementation of many staff improvement processes. This can be more effective with an increase of TRT’s to meet the demand of required training. 15
  16. 16. Evaluation Standards Technology evaluation is based on Standards as part of the teacher evaluation at each school. Principals are required to evaluate all teachers in their building based on Standard 6 criteria. Goals one thru five and the strategy plans address individual evaluation strategies and actions related to those goals. District infrastructure and staffing are evaluated annually and designed to support the district on a 3 to 5 year basis. 16
  17. 17. Annual Budget Summary School Year Plan 2010-2012 Acquired Technologies Ed Tech Ed Tech NCLB/other E-Rate General and Competitive Formula than Title II KETS Funds Professional Title II D Title II D D Development Goal 1, $50,000 $870,000 Strategy Goal 2, $337,000 Strategy Goal 3, $120,000 $50,000 Strategy Goal 4, $294,471 $346,000 Strategy Goal 5, $75,000 $9,000 $7,200 $200 Strategy TOTAL $75,000 $9,000 $471,671 $1,603,200 17