Technology professional Development Bay City J.H . August 20-21 2011
1. Project Tomorrow
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Overview of Action Research Project
Acceptable use policy
Star Chart Presentation
Texas Long Range Technology Plan Presentation
Technology Data Gathering Tools
Action plan Overview
The purpose of this professional development on technology at the Bay City Junior high is to review, evaluate and improve the use of technology on the campus. The week 3 assignment indicated the need for more and better use of the available technology by students. The campus is lacking in infrastructure and student use of technology to enable the student learning process.
The Acceptable use Policy for teachers and students
The teachers will be divided into content areas to develop a action research plan to be done during the school year.
The areas will be broken down into
1. The use of student cell and smart phone for 24/7 learning opportunities.
2. The use of laptop computers issued to each student to use on campus and at home.
Acceptable use policy cont.
3. The use of desktops in each classroom.
4. The ways to access and improve districts restrictions on websites ie. blocked websites.
5. Finding hardware, software and web links to improve student learning.
These groups must find the feasibility, cost and how the research will improve both teacher and student knowledge.
Acceptable use conclusion
The group must evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of all recommendations.
The group must present to the campus SBDN how this will improve the campuses use of technology as it relates to student success.
A group will assess the uses of Blogs for student and teacher learning
This chart evaluates the teacher surveys that are required every year for teachers and administrators.
This chart grades the campus in four areas:
StaR Chart Cont.
2. Teaching and Learning
3. Educator Preparation and Development
4. Leadership, Administration & Instructional Support
The scale is divided into four levels of success in each of the four areas. They are beginning, developing, advanced and targeted.
Texas Long Range Technology Plan
The professional development will review and explain this plan to the campus staff.
The comparison between the district and state plan will be accessed.
The district needs will be discussed as related to the LRTP. Texas Long Range Technology Plan
NETP or ISTE Report
The staff will see this document and learn its value to our campus.
There are charts or evaluations for students, teachers and administrators
Data Gathering Programs
This session will describe the data gathering programs used on this campus and how they are used. It also includes other systems that will help teachers gather data.
LYNX for attendance and grades.
DMAC for student information and test results
TAKS data from TEA for campus and student TAKS data including the objectives that were not passed as a campus and by student
Data Gathering cont.
AEIS for campus, district, state and sub group evaluations on TAKS.
AYP used to evaluate a students average yearly progress.
STaR chart to evaluate campus technology strengths and weaknesses.
LoTi technology survey.
Technology based self evaluation
Professional Development in Technology
The day 2 session will concentrate on the operating system used on this campus. For the purpose of this development we will use Windows 7 as a learning tool
The use of word in the classroom by both teachers and students.
1. Creating a word document
A. margins, headers and alignment
B. Spell check
E. Cut and Paste
Word use cont.
G. Inserting charts and Graphs
H. The use of the Tabs in the program
The directions to making and using the PowerPoint presentations for teachers and students.
This program allows teachers to present materials to students in a way that is interactive and to the point.
Students can use the program to make class presentations, research and projects.
Here are some internet links to help with learning this program.
This program allows the organization of materials to be used by both teachers and students.
The session will include the making of Excel documents , making the charts and getting the needed information into the document
The members will learn to use the tabs on the program such as copying, pasting and inserting materials into the document that was created.
Programs that will help the learning process.
Campus Email System
Microsoft Meeting Place
Other helpful tools and articles
avoiding pr nightmare.doc
Improvement to campus action plan.doc
online library article.doc
project based learning.doc
RSS makes it easy to gather information.doc
Assessment of Technology on the campus as it relates to instruction, organizational and data gathering
The technology progress will be monitored through the STaR chart results for this campus. The campus administrators will use walk throughs and the PDAS process to ensure the technology is being used in the classrooms. The teachers and administrators will use grades, benchmarks, attendance and discipline to see how technology affects these areas.
The staff will use student and teacher surveys for patterns of improvement in the knowledge of technology use. The staff will ensure continual growth through grade level and content area meetings to report to the SBDM.
The campus will use data from PEIMS, AEIS,DMAC and AYP to assess the progress of student learning progress.
TEA Star Chart and Long Range Technology Plan
Project Tomorrow, Speak Up
NETSP and ITBS
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