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  • 1. Technology professional Development Bay City J.H . August 20-21 2011
  • 2. References
            • 1. Project Tomorrow
    • 2. Williamson, J & Redish, T. (2007). Building Technology Facilitators' and Leaders: A Standards Based Approach. Leading & Learning with Technology, 35(1), 22-26
    • 3. Holub, P. (2007), Assessing Your Assets: Systems for Tracking and Managing IT assets can save Time and Dollars. Technology & Learning. 27(112), 18
  • 3. Agenda
    • Day 1
    • Introduction
    • Overview of Action Research Project
    • Acceptable use policy
    • Star Chart Presentation
    • NETS Presentation
    • Texas Long Range Technology Plan Presentation
    • Technology Data Gathering Tools
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. STaR Chart
    • This is the link to Bay City ISD STaR chart.
    • http://starchart2.esc12.net/campusSearchlist.aspx?foryear=20092010&district=bay%20city&campus =
    • This chart evaluates the teacher surveys that are required every year for teachers and administrators.
    • This chart grades the campus in four areas:
  • 9. StaR Chart Cont.
    • 1. Infrastructure
    • 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.
  • 10. Texas Long Range Technology Plan
    • 2008LRPTProgressReport[1].txt
    • 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
  • 11. NETP or ISTE Report
    • NETP-2010-final-report.pdf
    • The staff will see this document and learn its value to our campus.
    • There are charts or evaluations for students, teachers and administrators
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Professional Development in Technology
    • Day 2
    • 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
  • 15. Microsoft word
    • 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
    • C. Printing
    • D. Fonts
    • E. Cut and Paste
  • 16. Word use cont.
    • F. Clipboard
    • G. Inserting charts and Graphs
    • H. The use of the Tabs in the program
  • 17. PowerPoint
    • 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.
  • 18. PowerPoint cont.
    • Here are some internet links to help with learning this program.
    • PowerPoint Presentations.doc
    • Presentations-Tips.ppt
    • PowerPoint 5352.doc
  • 19. Microsoft Excel
    • 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.
  • 20. Programs that will help the learning process.
    • Media Players
    • Adobe Acrobat
    • Microsoft Explorer
    • Campus Email System
    • Microsoft Meeting Place
    • Blogging site
  • 21. Other helpful tools and articles
    • apa format.doc
    • avoiding pr nightmare.doc
    • blogger site.doc
    • Improvement to campus action plan.doc
    • online library article.doc
    • project based learning.doc
    • RSS makes it easy to gather information.doc
  • 22. 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.
  • 23. Assessment cont.
    • 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.
  • 24. References
    • TEA Star Chart and Long Range Technology Plan
    • Project Tomorrow, Speak Up
    • NETSP and ITBS
    • LoTi Survey
    • These articles
  • 25. References cont.
    • Warlick, D. (2007). Literacy in the new information landscape. Library Media
    • Connection, 26(1), 20-21.
    • Armstrong, S., & Warlick, D. (2004). The new literacy: The 3Rs evolve into the
    • 4Es. Technology & Learning, 25(2), 20-28.
    • Solomon, G. (2004). E-communications 101. Technology & Learning, 24(11), 48,
    • 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60.
  • 26. Articles cont.
    • Richardson, W. (2007). The seven Cs of learning: A new c-change in education.
    • District Administration, 43(3), 97.
    • McLeod, S. (2007). Dcoument management tools: Quick tips for saving time,
    • space, and patience. Technology & Learning, 28(2), 36.
    • Guhlin, M. (2007). The case for open source. Technology & Learning, 27(7), 16-
    • 21.
    • Boss, S., & Krauss, J. (2007). Real projects in a digital world. Principal
    • Leadership, 8(4), 22-26.
    • Prensky, M. (2008). Adopt and adapt: Shaping tech for the classroom. Edutopia:
    • The George Lucas Educational Foundation.
  • 27. More Articles
    • Stroder, R. S. (2006). What every school should know about intellectual property.
    • Education Digest , 71 (6), 35-41.
    • Davidson, H. (2005). Copyright primer for administrators. Technology &
    • Learning , 25 (11), S2-S8.
    • Kruger, R. (2003). Discussing cyber ethics with students is critical. Social Studies ,
    • 94 (4), 188-189.
    • Adelman, H. (2004). Teaching online safety. Voices From the Middle , 11 (3), 17-
    • 22.
    • Hitchcock, J. A. (2007). Cyberbullies, online predators, and what to do about
    • them. Multimedia & Internet@Schools , 14 (3), 13-15.
  • 28. Articles cont.es
    • Price, B. (2005). Who’s in control of the technology-integrated school? Principal
    • Leadership, 6(1), 51-56.
    • Mason, C. Y., & Dodds, R. (2005). Bridge the digital divide for educational
    • equity. The Education Digest, 70(9), 25-27.