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This presentation follows the steps of evaluating a school district's technology plan and how to improve upon that plan.

This presentation follows the steps of evaluating a school district's technology plan and how to improve upon that plan.

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  • 1. Technology Use Plan
    Created by Steven Poast
    Graduate Student
    Boise State University
    Autumn 2009
  • 2. RationaleWhy develop a technology plan?
    We are in charge of preparing our students for the challenges of the 21st century
    The increasing use of technology in the workforce creates a need to align technology use with curriculum content enabling students to use technology in a variety of situations.
  • 3. RationaleTeacher / School Impact
    Teachers need to have strong technology skills so students can benefit
    Proper technology use can improve efficiency in communication between school and home
    Provides framework for growth and development
    State mandates – many states require that district have a technology plan
  • 4. Technology Planning Team
    Technology Coordinator
    Teacher rep. for Elementary, Middle and High School levels
    Student rep. for grade levels
    Parent Advisory member
    School board member
    Local Technology Professional
  • 5. Technology Plan Process
    Assess student needs and outcomes
    Assess current technology use and needs*
    Internet access
    Training (Faculty/Staff)
    *Needs assessment tool is used to gain input from faculty and staff in regards to current technology use.
  • 6. Technology Plan Outline
    Collect information from faculty, staff, student, and parent assessments
    Review state and national (ISTE*) standards for technology in schools
    Compare current use to students’ current and future needs
    Create Vision Statement
    Develop objectives which meet the needs of students, faculty/staff and community
    Assess budget for technology financing
    Develop evaluation method/process
    *International Society for Technology in Education
  • 7. Vision Statement
    Why have a vision statement?
    A vision statement takes the values of what the organization is trying to accomplish and uses those values to inspire all involved to work towards their goals.
  • 8. Sample Technology Vision Statement:Bethel School District Eugene, Oregon
    “Students in the Bethel School District will use technology in an ethical and appropriate manner within a safe and nurturing educational environment. Students will have appropriate access to technological tools that enable them to investigate, analyze, problem solve, create and then present ideas and information to others. The use of technology will help prepare students for the challenges they will confront as adults in the twenty-first century. The infusion of technology must also be a catalyst for changing and improving the way instruction is delivered and the roles in the educational process of both staff and students.”
  • 9. Technology Plan: Student Objectives
    Improve technology skills and usage
    Apply technology to develop critical thinking skills
    Assess student use of technology in content areas and document this use
    Provide a safe and secure environment for students to use technology
  • 10. Technology Plan Objectives:Administrators, Teachers, Staff
    Improve skills and usage
    Increase integration of technology
    Increase communication with parents, colleagues and community
    Develop continuous professional development plan with technology focus
  • 11. Technology Plan Objectives:Community
    Collect input from parents and community members on technology use and development
    Communicate goals and objectives of the two to three year plan
    Provide educational resources to improve parent technology use skills
    Provide educational resources to improve the community’s technology use skills
  • 12. Needs Assessment:Faculty and Staff
    Assessment Instrument - All assessment will be online
    Survey Monkey Link:
    Technology Needs Assessment Link by Survey Monkey
  • 13. Needs Assessment:Students and Parents
    Computer Usage
    Internet accessibility
    Use of communication via internet
    Skill level
    Conducted online in a similar format to Faculty/Staff survey
  • 14. Administrator, Teacher and Staff Development
    Professional Development
    Computer fluency
    Hardware knowledge
    Internet accessibility
    Technology/Content integration
    Teacher Technology Portfolio development
  • 15. Evaluation/Research
    Evaluations are
    Yearly – to allow for adaptation
    Constantly changing/evolving
    Research driven – following ISTE standards
    Collected from faculty/staff, students and parents – provide information on developments both at school and home
  • 16. Technology Plan Timeline
    2-3 Year Cycles
    0-6 months - Administer needs assessments
    6-9 months - Analyze assessments, begin developing objectives
    9 months-1year - review technology budget,
    1-2 years - Implement professional development plans, integrate technology with content standards
    2-3 years - Re-evaluate plan, budget and progress. Develop new goals/objectives as needed.
  • 17. Time for Change
    These steps are the beginning of an ongoing process
    Be Patient
    The Goal – provide school and community with the 21st century technology skills necessary to compete in a global, information driven market