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Education Technology
Planning

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A Guide for EDUU563
Why Plan?
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• The law requires it in public
schools!
• A plan can create positive change...
Who Should Develop the Plan?
• Include all stakeholders
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Site Personnel
District Personnel
Information Tec...
What Are the Steps in Planning?
• Determine how technology will be used to
support teaching and learning
• Determine the s...
How Should the Plan be
Developed?

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• Coordinate all components of the plan
• Consider ...
Curriculum Focus
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• Technology planning should be guided by
student achievement
• Techn...
Table of Contents for Tech Plan
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Section 1: Overview, Mission, Plan Duration
Section 2: Stakeholders
Section 3: ...
Section One:
Overview and Mission

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• Narrative of School or Academic
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School Profile and Demographics
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School’s location
Demographics
Grade level configuration
Number of students and...
Section Two: Stakeholders
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Partnerships/ Stakeholders Chart
Type of...
Section Three: Curriculum
Primary Focus of Tech Plan!

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• Current access by teachers an...
Section Three: Curriculum
• Ethical use
Primary Focus of Tech Plan
• Internet safety
• Description of access for all
stude...
Defining Goals: Examples
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• Students will become proficient in
California Common Core S...
Defining Objectives
Objectives contribute to the fulfillment of goals

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• Objectives mu...
Section Four:
Professional Development

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• Summary of Teacher and Administrator Skills
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Staff Development
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• Essential!
• Best when integrated into curriculum-based
workshops
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Section Five:
Infrastructure, Hardware,
Technical Support, and Software
• Existing Resources
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– Electronic Learn...
Infrastructure, Hardware,
Technical Support and Software
• Technology supports the curriculum
and the professional develop...
Section Six: Funding and Budget
• List established and potential funding sources.
• Estimate annual implementation costs f...
Funding and Budget
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• Develop a realistic budget $300
per student in your school, grade...
Monitoring and Evaluation
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• Monitor the benchmarks
and timelines
• Evaluate as you go ...
Tech Plan Assignment
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You will create a modified school site, grade level, or
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academi...
Assignment Sections
• Week 3 – Part I
– Section 1: Overview, Mission, Plan Duration
– Section 2: Stakeholders
– Section 3:...
Assignment Expectations
• Use the required template from CTAP
• Develop a budget that reflects $300 per student for your
p...
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Tech plan

  1. 1. 1 Education Technology Planning 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 2 4 A Guide for EDUU563
  2. 2. Why Plan? 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • The law requires it in public schools! • A plan can create positive change • A comprehensive plan is an application waiting for funding • Planning saves time and money • Successful results can be achieved faster with a comprehensive plan 1 2 4
  3. 3. Who Should Develop the Plan? • Include all stakeholders – – – – – – – – Site Personnel District Personnel Information Technology Personnel Site Admin Superintendent/School Board Community Parents Students
  4. 4. What Are the Steps in Planning? • Determine how technology will be used to support teaching and learning • Determine the starting point - how technology is currently used • Outline the steps to move the school from the present to the future • Share, reflect and revise!
  5. 5. How Should the Plan be Developed? 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Coordinate all components of the plan • Consider writing the curriculum section first and then complete the professional development • Review other existing plans • Consider integrating technology in other existing plans • Consider utilizing the expertise of outside consultants 1 2 4
  6. 6. Curriculum Focus 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Technology planning should be guided by student achievement • Technology can reduce time spent on administrative tasks • Invest time in doing research about what is already available (including open source) • Include benchmarks and timelines 1 2 4
  7. 7. Table of Contents for Tech Plan • • • • • Section 1: Overview, Mission, Plan Duration Section 2: Stakeholders Section 3: Curriculum Section 4: Professional Development Section 5: Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and Software • Section 6: Funding and Budget • Sections 7-9: Monitoring/Evaluation/Adult Literacy/Research (Brief Summary) 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 1 2 4 California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) - http://myctap.org/
  8. 8. Section One: Overview and Mission 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Narrative of School or Academic Department 1 – Vision and Mission Statement of School or Academic Department – Demographics and Challenges • Technology Plan Duration 2 4 – Recommend 1-2 years for purposes of this assignment http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311449/Section-1
  9. 9. School Profile and Demographics • • • • • School’s location Demographics Grade level configuration Number of students and teachers Any other information that the reader should know about the community • Special challenges that define curriculum and technology needs
  10. 10. Section Two: Stakeholders http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311450/Section-2 Partnerships/ Stakeholders Chart Type of Partner Parents Businesses Postsecondary Institutions Government agencies, county offices of education, CTAP Community Groups Students Name of Partner and Contact Information Role in Role in Development Supporting of the the Project Technology Plan
  11. 11. Section Three: Curriculum Primary Focus of Tech Plan! 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Current access by teachers and students • Current use of technology to support teaching and learning • District curricular goals to support plan • Teaching and learning goals (measurable objectives, benchmarks) • Acquiring technology skills AND information literacy skills (measurable objectives, benchmarks) 1 2 4 http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311451/Section-3
  12. 12. Section Three: Curriculum • Ethical use Primary Focus of Tech Plan • Internet safety • Description of access for all students • Student record keeping • Two way home-school communication • Curriculum monitoring process http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311451/Section-3
  13. 13. Defining Goals: Examples 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Students will become proficient in California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics. • Students will become educated on the safest practices for using the internet and becoming safetyconscious digital citizens. 1 2 4 http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311444/Curriculum-Goals
  14. 14. Defining Objectives Objectives contribute to the fulfillment of goals 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Objectives must be: – Measurable – Defined – Operational – Simple in steps – Specific – Manageable • Think of who you are targeting: students, staff, administration, parents. – What will they do? – How long will they have to do it in? – How will it be measured? 1 2 4 http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311444/Curriculum-Goals
  15. 15. Section Four: Professional Development 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Summary of Teacher and Administrator Skills and Needs – Tech skills summary 1 2 4 • Providing Professional Development Opportunities – Measurable objectives, benchmarks – Staff development goals • Professional Development Monitoring http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311452/Section-4
  16. 16. Staff Development 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Essential! • Best when integrated into curriculum-based workshops • Timing is important • Consider on-demand one-on-one mentoring • Include benchmarks and timelines for staff 1 2 4
  17. 17. Section Five: Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and Software • Existing Resources – Hardware – Electronic Learning Resources (Software) • Needed Resources – Hardware – Electronic Learning Resources (Software) • Annual benchmarks and timeline for obtaining resources • Monitoring process http://techplans.pbworks.com/w/page/20311453/Section-5
  18. 18. Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support and Software • Technology supports the curriculum and the professional development • Access and availability • Research and seek advice concerning purchases • Consider security measures • Consider long-term implications • Cost of ownership
  19. 19. Section Six: Funding and Budget • List established and potential funding sources. • Estimate annual implementation costs for the term of the plan. • Describe district’s replacement policy for obsolete equipment. • Describe the process that will be used to monitor ed tech funding, implementation costs and new funding opportunities • Adjust budgets as necessary.
  20. 20. Funding and Budget 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Develop a realistic budget $300 per student in your school, grade level, or department • Identify current funding sources • Identify one-time costs and ongoing costs • Remember, a comprehensive plan is an application waiting for funding 1 2 4
  21. 21. Monitoring and Evaluation 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 • Monitor the benchmarks and timelines • Evaluate as you go and make mid-course corrections • Report back to stakeholders on progress 1 2 4
  22. 22. Tech Plan Assignment • You will create a modified school site, grade level, or 0011 0010 1010 1101 0001 0100 1011 academic department technology plan • Your plan will begin with an introduction that includes your school profile and demographics • Include the first 6 sections used in the CTAP model for technology planning • Include one objective and one benchmark for each of the following sections: 1 – Section 3: Curriculum – Section 4: Professional Development • 2 4 Write a brief summary of what you might plan for sections 7-9.
  23. 23. Assignment Sections • Week 3 – Part I – Section 1: Overview, Mission, Plan Duration – Section 2: Stakeholders – Section 3: Curriculum (At least 2-3 measurable curriculum objectives and benchmarks) • Week 4 – Part II – Section 4: Professional Development – Section 5: Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and Software – Section 6: Funding and Budget – Brief Summary of Sections 7-9 • Weeks 5 and 6 – PowerPoint Presentation and Adobe Connect
  24. 24. Assignment Expectations • Use the required template from CTAP • Develop a budget that reflects $300 per student for your plan • Include the budget narrative that describes expenditures • Use the checklist to determine if plan is complete • Create a PowerPoint presentation that summarizes your school’s technology plan (do not copy/paste from plan!) • Share your PowerPoint with a partner real-time in the Adobe Connect Classroom in Blackboard and record for colleagues

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