Jersey Academy's Technology Use Plan Presented by Group Theta
Jersey Academy has created a technology format to meet the 21st century needs of its faculty and students. Assessing current technology initiatives along with innovative applications presently underway within the academy, we developed a technology plan that will lead the school down a path of strategic growth in a synergistic world.
Using a technologically effective and creative approach to learning objectives, this plan allows future leaders to create a tangible road map, which will help students and faculty master technology in the art of learning.
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Developing a Plan
Jersey Academy's planning committee has developed the following vision statement for its technology plan.
A Vision for Technology
Administrators, educators, and students will use technology resources to enhance and expand the traditional role of education. The overall goal of education is to prepare our students for life-long success in society. However, technologies such as computers, wireless Internet, and online software systems offer ways to improve the school community and the lives of students and teachers outside of Jersey Academy.
Jersey Academy has the following responsibilities:
learning about technology and creating innovative ways to integrate it within the curriculum
maintaining and supporting these technologies within the school environment
using these technologies to further professional development and collaborative education
meeting educational standards at the district, state and national levels
This technology plan will outline our goals and objectives for turning this vision into reality.
Technology Plan Goals
Goal 1: Teaching and Learning
Goal 2: Infrastructure, Communications, and Services
Goal 3: Professional Development
Goal 1, Objective 1.1
Students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology resources to advance learning as measured by state and federal assessments and standards.
Goal 1, Objective 1.2
Teachers will exhibit proficiency in the use of technology resources to advance student learning and overall teacher effectiveness.
Goal 2, Objective 1.1
Technology resources will set school personnel and students at a level that is competitive with similar school districts and able to meet national technology standards.
Goal 2, Objective 1.2
Jersey Academy and all schools within its district will develop a student information management system, which will track student performance and progress.
Goal 2, Objective 1.3
Administrators, staff, teachers, and students should analyze communications and identify ways to use technology in order to rely less on paper resources and become more efficient.
Goal 3, Objective 1.1
Administrators and staff should determine the level of competency with technology required for selected job positions.
Goal 3, Objective 1.2
Administrators and staff should identify needed technology skills and use this information when hiring new school personnel.
Needs Assessment Administration Teachers Students
Hire additional technologists
Provide incentives for teachers
Switch to e-books and other online materials
Provide all students with mobile access
Provide smart boards to all classrooms
Improve the district network
Place all reporting information online
Create technology rich lesson plans
Monitor technology use within the classroom
Be aware of the technology
Will use the technology that is provided properly
Receive instruction regarding the provided mobile devices including their responsibilities toward maintaining them
Will provide feedback on the technology that is integrated into their classrooms
Train early and often for teachers, administration, and support staff
All faculty and staff will be assessed
Evaluation and Research
Report analyzing goals accomplished, still in-progress, and failed
Teacher poll assessing the completion of administrative goals
Creation of a district-wide technology Wiki for idea/technology training and management
Teacher tech poll/self-assessment
Computer competency assessment
Effective Web searching/Internet citations assessment