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Huntington isd technology plan

  1. 1. Huntington ISD Technology Plan<br />By Cathy Walker<br />
  2. 2. What is the School and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund or “E-Rate”?<br />Why do we need a technology plan?<br />What is a technology plan?<br />What does our technology plan include?<br />How does the STaR chart affect our technology?<br />Agenda<br />
  3. 3. Provides discounts for telecommunications and Internet access based on poverty level and urban/rural status of the population served<br />What is “E-Rate”?<br />
  4. 4. Four categories of service:<br />Telecommunications services<br />Internet access<br />Internal connections<br />Basic maintenance of internal connections<br />What is “E-Rate”?<br />
  5. 5. Federal and State mandates it<br />Click here to see State of Texas plan<br />Used to help determine how much money a school district needs/uses for technology<br />Why do we need a technology plan?<br />
  6. 6. A plan for enhancing the current technology system<br />A plan for enhancing our technology in the future<br />What is a technology plan?<br />
  7. 7. Budget<br />Four goals<br />Several objectives<br />Multiple strategies<br />Evaluation<br />What does our technology plan include?<br />
  8. 8. Teachers will use technology to instruct students<br />Strategies:<br />Students will enroll in dual credit/college courses<br />Teachers will use A+<br />Goal 1<br />
  9. 9. Strategies (cont.):<br />Teachers use Internet resources, standards-based educational software, and presentation software<br />Students will have on-demand Internet access and appropriate software and hardware<br />Goal 1 (cont.)<br />
  10. 10. Strategies (cont.):<br />Students will use the Internet to obtain information<br />Subscriptions to library research databases will be maintained<br />Teachers will be encouraged to attend technology conference/workshops<br />Goal 1 (cont.)<br />
  11. 11. Teachers will have staff development to help them with technology integration<br />Strategies:<br />Teachers will complete the STaR chart<br />Teachers will complete at least 6 hours of professional development training annually<br />Goal 2<br />
  12. 12. Goal 2 (cont.)<br />Strategies (cont.):<br />Teachers will use the interactive white boards, projectors, document cameras, and student response systems in the classroom<br />
  13. 13. Administrators, support staff, and teachers will use technology to improve communication and disseminate information to staff, students, parents, and the community<br />Goal 3<br />
  14. 14. Strategies:<br />Technology plan will be developed, updated, and evaluated annually<br />District will seek funds from local, state, and federal programs<br />District will apply for E-Rate reimbursements<br />Goal 3 (cont.)<br />
  15. 15. Strategies (cont.):<br />Additional funding will be sought from grants, community partnerships, and other external funding sources<br />District will apply for grants to facilitate anytime/anywhere online/blended learning<br />Goal 3 (cont.)<br />
  16. 16. Strategies (cont.):<br />District website will be updated and enhanced weekly or as needed<br />District website will include information concerning area adult literacy providers and adult basic literacy activities<br />Goal 3 (cont.)<br />
  17. 17. Strategies (cont.):<br />Teachers will use e-mail to communicate with other teachers and parents/guardians<br />Goal 3 (cont.)<br />
  18. 18. District infrastructure will be configured and maintained to provide access to quality technology resources for the whole district and community<br />Strategies:<br />Annual technology inventory will be performed<br />Goal 4<br />
  19. 19. Strategies (cont.):<br />District technology plan will be updated annually<br />Purchase new computers according to the district’s replacement schedule<br />Maintain connectivity so all campuses are connected<br />Goal 4 (cont.)<br />
  20. 20. Strategies (cont.):<br />Connection to the Internet of at least 15.0 Mbps will be maintained<br />District will maintain a content filter to ensure students’ safety in a digital world<br />Goal 4 (cont.)<br />
  21. 21. Strategies:<br />Full-time Technology Coordinator will continue to provide technical support during regular school hours<br />Full-time technology technician will be provided for the district<br />Goal 4 (cont.)<br />
  22. 22. Strategies (cont.):<br />Full-time Instructional Technologist will provide assistance and professional development<br />Daily backups of all technology application data will be completed<br />Goal 4 (cont.)<br />
  23. 23. Strategies:<br />Will purchase additional projectors, document cameras, interactive white boards, and student response systems<br />New computers will have Windows 7 Pro or better operation systems<br />Goal 4 (cont.)<br />
  24. 24. Systematic ongoing process<br />Formally evaluated in November and May each year<br />Technology Plan Committee will perform this evaluation<br />STaR chart data will be used<br />Evaluation Process<br />
  25. 25. Staff surveys<br />Informal interviews by Technology Plan Committee representatives<br />Records of staff member participation in technology training<br />Evaluation Method<br />
  26. 26. Integration of training into the classroom as measured by lesson plans and number and type of technology and distance learning projects<br />Evaluation Method (cont.)<br />
  27. 27. Monitoring and documentation of community access to technology resources and information on the campuses and the website<br />Evaluation Method (cont.)<br />
  28. 28. Annual inventory of hardware and software<br />Support and maintenance of technology as documented by technical support records<br />Evaluation Method (cont.)<br />
  29. 29. Needs assessment was utilized to identify strengths and weaknesses<br />Goals were created to enhance the current system and prepare for the future<br />Summary<br />
  30. 30. School Technology and Readiness<br />Used to update technology plan<br />Used to set goals<br />Measures student and teacher proficiencies in technology integration<br />Used to determine funding priorities<br />STaR Chart<br />
  31. 31. STaR Chart HISD<br />