2011 GPISD Technology Plan: Proposed Intervention Ashley Dietz May 15, 2011 Lamar University EDLD 5362 CO12
National Education Technology Plan “The National Education Technology Plan 2010 (NETP) Be clear about the outcomes we seek. Collaborate to redesign structures and processes for effectiveness, efficiency, and flexibility. Continually monitor and measure our performance. Hold ourselves accountable for progress and results every step of the way” (U.S. Department of Education, 2010, p. ix).
National Education Technology Plan, cont. “The NETP presents a model of learning powered by technology, with goals and recommendations in five essential areas: Learning Assessment Teaching Infrastructure Productivity” (U.S. Department of Education, 2010, p. x).
Long range plan for 2006 to 2020 “Students can expect higher performance and deeper engagement in academic, real world endeavors by accessing digital tools and resources”(Texas Education Agency, 2006, p. 1). “Parents can expect not only to participate more directly in their children’s education but also to improve their own knowledge as parents and citizens” (Texas Education Agency, 2006, p. 1). TEA State Technology Plan
“Educators can expect to access and use student information on demand in order to individualize instruction” (Texas Education Agency, 2006, p. 1). “Community and school board members can expect more effective and efficient use of fiscal resources and human capital” (Texas Education Agency, 2006, p. 1). TEA State Technology Plan, cont.
“Provided approximately $30 per student per year since it was implemented in 1992. May be used for electronic instructional materials, access to electronic instructional materials, and professional development in the use of electronic instructional materials” (Texas Education Agency, 2006, p. 51). State Budget for Technology
TEA State Technology Plan in GPISD “Teaching and Learning Budget: $426,430.29 Educator Preparation and Development Budget: $382,364.82 Leadership, Administration and Support Budget: $81,196.08 Infrastructure for Technology Budget: $1,472,157.81 Total: $2,362,149.00” (Galena Park ISD, 2010, p. 1). “Technology Expenditure Per Pupil: $111.69” (Galena Park ISD, 2010, p. 1).
“The technology mission of GPISD is to integrate technology in a way that the educational program for all children in the district will: encourage problem-solving, exploration and learning in the classroom provide student-centered learning provide access to technology for all students and staff provide for both current and future needs restructure the learning environment encourage communication complement current key teaching strategies implement a comprehensive information system” (Galena Park ISD, 2010, p. 3). Current GPISD Technology Plan
Evaluation “A successful technology plan requires ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement, in addition to soliciting feedback from stakeholders. The GPISD technology plan will be reviewed and updated at least quarterly. The 18 members of the Technology Planning Committee, facilitated by the Director of Technology, will consider growth areas and strengths of the plan. Concerted efforts with the instructional technology staff will provide frequent monitoring. Regular meetings will be held to ensure effective two-way communication. The director will provide monthly updates to principals during principal meetings” (Galena Park ISD, 2010, p. 38). Current GPISD Technology Plan, cont.
Funding spent on technology Alignment to state standards Evaluation of programs Classroom technology use is on the rise More staff is knowledgeable about technology Areas of Success
Student Education Budget (spend less) Staff Training Maintenance SupportDistrict Goals Supplement Learning Stakeholders Involved Timeline Areas to Address
The most important aspect of technology is the student The student should be at the center of all educational technology requests and goals The benefit to the student must outweigh the negative aspects Student Education
The state gives $30 per pupil, but we spend $111.69 per pupil Where can cuts be made? Look at programs that are useless and get rid of them Are we purchasing quality software that needs less upkeep? Make sure new programs are reviewed extensively before purchase How often do we purchase new equipment? We should only buy new computers every five years We should only upgrade when necessary to save money Budget
Campus staff members need to be trained when new programs are purchased Programs are not being used by staff members because they lack the skills to use it On going training should be available monthly, so that teachers can come together to ask questions or share learned experiences with new technology Staff Training
The committee will only buy quality programs and hardware with solid infrastructure and few bugs or errors Maintenance should be inexpensive Staff will be made aware when updates are available Research will be done within other districts for new technology and reviews on that technology Maintenance
The district’s main goal is student graduation With new technology in place, they will graduate with the knowledge and skills to help them in the career world We can use programs that will be of use to them in real jobs today Support District Goals
Technology is in place to assist the teacher with current lesson plans Uses scaffolding to teach students new material New programs must be aligned to the district curriculum The technology should be reviewed in classroom settings by all stakeholders Supplement Learning
Everyone has a voice and will be affected by the technology plan. Surveys should be given regularly to find the needs of the stakeholders. Students Parents Teachers/Staff Principals/Administration Community Stakeholders Involved
Review success bi-monthly with the committee Survey campus’ achievements and failures After three years adopt an updated plan that reflects new developments in technology Timeline
Galena Park ISD. (2010). Galena Park ISD Technology Plan. Retrieved May 15, 2011, from http://www.galenaparkisd.com/campuspages/insttechnology/documents/ Galena%20Park%20ISD%20Technology%20Plan.pdf Texas Education Agency. (2006, December). Long-range plan for technology 2006-2020: A report to the 80th Legislature from the Texas Education Agency. Retrieved May 15, 2011, from http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ technology/etac U.S. Department of Education: Office of Educational Technology. (2010). Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology. Retrieved May 15, 2011, from http://www.ed.gov/sites/default/files/netp2010.pdf References