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  • Tower Grove Christian School Our mission is to provide a complete education which promotes academic excellence and a biblical worldview. It is the goal of TGCS to equip students with the intellect and character they need to impact their world.2013-2017 Technology Plan Tower Grove Christian School 4257 Magnolia Avenue Saint Louis, Missouri63110 314-776-6473 www.tgcs.net
  • Table of ContentsIntroduction .................................................................................................................................... 3Vision and Mission .......................................................................................................................... 3Curriculum....................................................................................................................................... 4Needs Assessment .......................................................................................................................... 4Goals and Objectives....................................................................................................................... 6Training ........................................................................................................................................... 6Budget and Funding ........................................................................................................................ 7Evaluation ....................................................................................................................................... 7Sound Design .................................................................................................................................. 9Appendix ....................................................................................................................................... 10Action Plans................................................................................................................................... 21References .................................................................................................................................... 242 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • IntroductionTower Grove Christian School was founded in 1978 as a ministry of Tower Grove BaptistChurch. We are located in St. Louis city, near TowerGrovePark and MissouriBotanical Garden;we serve nearly 200 students from in and around this area. Tower Grove can be described as aschool that nurtures the whole student: body, mind, and spirit. Leading students to a life inChrist, based on Biblical foundations, is first and foremost. Additionally, we provide achallenging and comprehensive elementary, middle, and high school academic program,preparing students for college and career. The program consists of classes that meet 21 stcentury standards for education. Finally, we have programs aimed at physical fitness; theseinclude physical education and a sports program for both boys and girls.The 2013-2017 Technology Plan was developed by the school Technology Leader and supportsthe vision and mission of Tower Grove Christian School. This plan provides a framework forhardware/software improvements and teacher training. It applies to administration, teachers,students, and resources/support.The Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan includes sections as outlined by theDepartment of Elementary and Secondary Education [DESE]. 1. Mission Statement 2. Needs Assessment 3. Goals 4. Objectives, Strategies, Action Steps 5. Additional ElementsOnce the Technology Plan is approved by the TGCS Administration, it will be adopted. The planwill be reviewed according to the evaluation plan and revised every 5 years.Vision and MissionVision: By continuously improving our technology resources and providing training, TowerGrove Christian School can ensure that our teachers and students are proficient users of newtechnologies. Through professional development, teachers acquire the knowledge and skillsnecessary to effectively integrate technology in the classroom and they are held accountablefor doing so. Students are engaged in curriculum that teaches “life and career skills, learningand innovation skills, and information, media, and technology skills” (P21, 2011, graphic). Theschool has current technology (hardware and software) readily available to students andteachers.3 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • Mission:Our mission is to provide a complete education which promotes academic excellenceand a biblical worldview. It is the goal of TGCS to equip students with the intellect andcharacter they need to impact their world.CurriculumThe basic goal of education has not changed and we believe that we have developed a solidcurriculum, which is reviewed on a continuous basis. However, the tools to achieve the goal ofeducation have changed and with these changes have come additional opportunities toenhance education. Integration strategies and methods will be ingrained into the curriculum asthe Curriculum Team continues its review. National Educational Technology Standards [NETS]for students and teachers will be used as a basis.Needs AssessmentExisting Resources: Prior to moving forward, it is necessary to provide a clear picture of wherewe currently stand.The following list is an overview of our current technology resources: School is hardwired to provide Internet and network connections Wireless access is available building-wide 2-24 station computer labs are readily available (elementary and middle/high school) A minimum of one networked computer in each classroom for teacher use The Administration, Support Faculty, and Teachers use Sycamore to track student information. Parents and students can access student information online (Sycamore). All computers have Microsoft Office 2000 installed There are 6 TV and VCR/DVD carts available. A projector and Smart Board are available in the elementary computer lab. A quality digital camera is available (Yearbook)The following list is an overview of our current human technology resources: Elizabeth Hoelker-Serves as our Librarian/Instructional Technologist and Technology Leader. She has substantially guided the increase in technology throughout the school, since taking over this position in the fall of 2008. Our K-12 computer teacher, who has added several upper-level class offerings in the 2012-2013 school year. Assists in day to day technology needs as well as presenting professional development sessions.4 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • Keith Wheeler-Volunteers as the IT director for the building. He is available to do the more complex aspects of the school technology. He often assists remotely to keep the system functioning. Donna Kohlberg-Officially the Middle/High school principal; is an “early adopter” of technology and provides valuable input. She helps staff members gain proficiency in new school-wide technology mandates, such as Sycamore. Kathi Smith and Mike Gregory-Our elementary principal and school administrator; they are supportive of technology advances and changes necessary to the school. They play a vital role in encouraging the faculty and staff to adopt and use technology. Faculty and Staff-The entire faculty and staff have great attitudes and are willing to adopt and use technology to better the education provided by Tower Grove Christian School.New Resources:The following is an overview of additional hardware/software resources required to fullyimplement this plan (See the Appendix for Action Plans, which will give more specificinformation.):Teaching: Obtain video editing software to facilitate new classes. Obtain classroom management software that will allow the instructor to view and control student desktops.Training: No additional purchases necessary; our staff Technology Leader is qualified to administer professional development.Software: Determine uniform software to be used and obtain at least 100 seats/licenses. Update keyboarding software (25 seats/licenses). Update paint software (25 seats/licenses).Hardware: Acquire 20-30 laptop computers (for teachers) Acquire new desktop computers/monitors (for the 2 computer labs) Acquire 2 iPad carts Acquire 50 iPads5 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • Acquire 6 DVD/BluRay players Place projectors in each classroom Place document cameras in each classroomAdditionally, the Technology Plan will be placed on the school website and a comment sectionwill be made available, where stakeholders (parents, teachers, staff, and community) can offercomments and constructive criticism. The input will be organized and changes to the plan willbe made based on priority.Goals and ObjectivesTower Grove Christian School has four major goals with this plan: Training, Teaching, Learning,and ResourcesGoal: TrainingObjectives: Training will be made available to all teachers in how to use technology tools and how to effectively integrate them into the curriculum.Goal: TeachingObjectives: All teachers will model instructional strategies that clearly show effective technology integration strategies.Goal: Learning Additional technology tools and increased technology integration will enhance learning for all students.Goal: Resources Hardware, software, and funding will support the goals for teaching and training.TrainingA good understanding of the use of technology tools, as well as how to implement technologyinto the curriculum is essential for classroom teachers. Tower Grove Christian School iscommitted to providing professional development in these areas. On-going trainingopportunities will be made available for the teachers and staff; the training will focus on thetechnology tools available for use, as well as integration strategies. Training will consist ofdirect and indirect instruction, along with mentoring and collaboration, creating a communitywhere teachers can learn from one another.Direct and Indirect Instruction: This training will take the form of professional developmentsessions, led by an instructor. Topics covered will range from using MS Office (Word, Excel,6 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • PowerPoint, Publisher), to free on-line applications, working with email, and much more; asnew technologies are introduced, for example the iPad, training will be made available. Theschool Technology Leader will administer the professional development. Topics will be selectedbased on observation, as well as surveys of teacher needs/preferences. (See appendix A)Mentoring and Collaboration: Faculty/Staff who are seen as “early adopters” and moreproficient with technology will be selected to take on the role of “Mentor”. These mentors willcollaborate with assigned teams to help encourage increased use and adoption.Budget and FundingThecosts for the improvements will be based on the current market values, which will take intoaccount tangible costs for items such as the hardware, software, and training. These tangiblecosts are visible in the Rough Order of Magnitude (Appendix G), which shows estimates of whatthe project will cost, within -50% to + 100%.We anticipate the following sources of funding: Grant funding Hardware/software donations Fundraising by the school as a whole Budget allocationsGrant funding and hardware/software donations are somewhat unpredictable and effect thetime it takes for this project to be complete; these funds will be used for Blu-ray Players,Document Cameras, iPads and iPad carts. Funds raised through fundraising will be usedtoward the software upgrades. Additional grant funds and budget allocations will be saved andused toward hardware upgrades, such as computers, laptops, and projectors.EvaluationThe four main areas of assessment align directly with the goals of this plan. The overall purposeof these evaluations is to determine “if a project met its anticipated objectives” and “determinewhat project teams could have done better” (Management, p. 1).Training: A Teacher Survey (Appendix A) will be done to analyze the needs for training andtechnology tools (hardware/software). Following each training teachers will complete aTraining Survey (Appendix B) regarding the effectiveness of the training. This will be formativeevaluation in an effort to “take a look at what is or isn’t working and make adjustments whilethe activities are still fluid” (Evaluation, p. 187). After quarterly training sessions, a summativeevaluation will be done, the Teacher Survey (Appendix A) will be done again and the results7 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • from the initial survey and the final survey will be reviewed “in order to make decisions aboutthe value of the entire initiative” (Evaluation, p. 187); this will be completed each year and willassist in determining the effectiveness of the technology tools and training.Teaching: In order to evaluate the level of technology integration, teachers will be heldaccountable for submitting a minimum of one technology integration lesson each week usingthe Integrating Technology into Education-Lesson Plan Guideline form (Appendix C); initialtraining will cover these guidelines as well as National Educational Technology Standards forTeachers [NETS-T]. The NETS-T are “the standards for evaluating the skills and knowledgeeducators need to teach, work, and learn in an increasingly connected global and digitalsociety” (ISTE, 2012, p. 1). Administration will observe instruction and use a Teacher Evaluationand Observation Checklist (Appendix D) to further evaluate for NETS-T; this will be donequarterly and the results will be recorded and used to gauge the increase in technologyintegration.Learning: In order to make “Realistic evaluations of instructional technology’s impact onstudents and their academic achievements” (Evaluation, p. 182), data will be collected from avariety of teacher created evaluation tools and reviewed yearly. These tools will include:observations, checklists, rating scales, and rubrics created by the teachers as assessment toolsfor various lessons. Additionally, standardized tests will be administered each year and scoreswill be compared. The data review and test comparison will provide insight into the positiveeffects on student learning of the new technology tools and the increase in technologyintegration.Resources: Hardware will be evaluated based on a set of evaluation criteria (Appendix E). TheInformation Technology Leader will also report on the number of problems observedthroughout the year with hardware.Software will be evaluated based on a set of evaluationcriteria (Appendix F). Teachers will complete hardware/software surveys yearly. The data fromthese evaluations will be used in making changes and updates.Finally, a yearly review of each section of the Technology Plan will be completed. The reviewwill determine “What went well, what didn’t go well, what could have been done better andwhat steps could have been taken to improve a project’s quality” (Management, p. 2). Updateswill be made accordingly.Surveys will be administered during staff meetings when appropriate; others will be madeavailable using free applications such as Jot Form, Survey Monkey, or Google Forms.8 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • Sound DesignMuch research has gone into the basis for this plan. According to the National EducationAssociation [NEA], “Far more important is the educator’s role in employing today’s technologiesto make material accessible and engaging—in other words, encouraging students to create,communicate, and collaborate in ways never before possible.” (NEA, 2013, p. 1). The NEAsupports training teachers in the use of technology and believes all schools should havetechnology available for students. Additionally, a previous action plan was conducted at theschool (The Relationship Between Professional Development and Classroom TechnologyIntegration by Elizabeth Hoelker), in which the teachers were questioned on their technologyusage over a two week period prior to instruction. The responses were recorded and used asbase data for later comparison. During the study, the group of teachers participated inprofessional technology instruction for a period of one hour. Two weeks post instruction, thesame classroom teachers were re-questioned on their technology usage. The responses wererecorded and used as data. The original set of data was compared to the final set of data andchanges in teacher responses were noted. The study clearly showed that professionaldevelopment in technology integration does have an effect on technology usage. As a result ofthe instruction, many of the teachers changed their beliefs regarding ways technology could beused in the classroom, as well as their beliefs about how their skills impact technology use. Itisbelieved that if teachers were administered further instruction on basic computer skills andtechnology integration an increase in technology usage in the classroom would be moreevident. Thus, we have made it our goal that training will be made available to all teachers inhow to use technology tools and how to effectively integrate them into the curriculum. It isbelieved that as a result of this training, our second goal will be attainable and all teachers willmodel instructional strategies that clearly show effective technology integration strategies.Further, the NEA describes what a 21st century classroom should look like: “Interactive demonstration boards that allow the class to work through the material together. Access via the Internet to engaging and transformative content from around the globe via tested and reliable learning portals. Pens that record audio and data while writing like a regular pen help keep students organized and allow educators to share their notes easily (add audio and you’ve created a “pencast”). Mobile devices with long-lasting batteries that allow students to learn on the go. Desktop and mobile devices that are not bound by old-fashioned school wiring. Web-based applications that connect students, parents, and educators” (NEA, 2013, p. 1).Therefore, our third goal, to add additional resources, will help support our goals for teachingand training.9 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • AppendixAppendix ATeacher Survey: Technology Use and IntegrationTower Grove Christian School is developing a Technology Plan. This survey will help us toidentify how you are currently using technology and how we can best meet your needs.Please carefully answer each question. (This should take about ten minutes to complete.)1. Describe your position:___ Classroom Teacher___ Specialty Teacher___ Administration___ Staff2. How many years have you been teaching?3. What grade level(s)?4. What subjects do you teach?___ Math___ Science___ History/Social Studies___ Language Arts/English___ Bible___ Specialty Class (Circle one: Art, Music, PE, Computer, Library, Spanish)5. How many students are in your class?6. Indicate which technology you know how to use for your own purpose and for your students. For You For StudentsComputerDisk driveUSB Flash driveInternetVCR/Bluray/TVVideo RecorderiPod or MP3 deviceDigital CameraScannerSmartBoard7. What type of computer do you use?Classroom:Home:Other:8. If you do not use a computer now, please explain why.10 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • 9. Indicate what software you know how to use for your own purpose and for your students. For You For StudentsNoneWord Processing (Word)Spreadsheet (Excel)Presentation (PowerPoint)Publishing (Publisher)GraphicsInternetE-mailGamesGrading (Sycamore)Miscellaneous ______________10. What best describes your understanding of technology:COMPUTER___ Novice___ Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and simple Graphics___ Variety of software___ Have students use computers (For what ________________________)___ Can perform maintenance and repair___ Can perform networking tasks___ Can teach and help others___ Have little or no interestINTERNET___ Novice___ Can E-mail___ Can E-mail with attachments___ Can perform On-line searches___ Can download lessons and activities___ Can create web pages___ Comfortable using the internet with students___ Can teach and help others___ Have little or no interestVIDEO AND PRODUCTION___ Novice___ Video Recorder___ Video Editing Equipment___ Have used video recorders or editing equipment with my students___ Can teach and help others___ Have little or no interest11 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • 11. On average how many hours per week do your students use computers?___ None___ 30 minutes in computer lab with Instructional Technologist___ 30-60 minutes___ 1-2 hours___ 3-5 hours___ 6 hours or more12. Number of students in your class:______13. Number of students in your class who use computer at home______14. What best describes your students understanding of technology:COMPUTER___ Novice___ Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and simple Graphics___ Variety of software___ Have students use computers (For what ________________________)___ Can perform maintenance and repair___ Can perform networking tasks___ Can teach and help others___ Have little or no interestINTERNET___ Novice___ Can E-mail___ Can E-mail with attachments___ Can perform On-line searches___ Can download lessons and activities___ Can create web pages___ Comfortable using the internet with students___ Can teach and help others___ Have little or no interestVIDEO AND PRODUCTION___ Novice___ Video Recorder___ Video Editing Equipment___ Have used video recorders or editing equipment with my students___ Can teach and help others___ Have little or no interest15. Please indicate your priorities for the technology plan by circling the appropriate number (1lowest, 5 highest).Computers for teachers 1 2 3 4 5Computers for students 1 2 3 4 5Computer labs 1 2 3 4 5Instructional software 1 2 3 4 5Professional development 1 2 3 4 512 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • Other technologies (digital camera, video recorder, DVD player, etc.) 1 2 3 4 5Other ___________________________ 1 2 3 4 516. What kinds of technology training would you find most useful?___ Basic computer skills___ Word Processing___ Spreadsheet___ Presentation___ Sycamore___ E-mail___ Internet___ Software evaluation___ Basic maintenance___ Integrating technology into the classroom/curriculum___ Other ___________________________17. How do you envision technology changing how teachers work and students learn?18. What additional items do you believe the technology plan should address?The idea for this survey came from the Ed Tech Profile Survey by San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and was recreatedand revised for educational purposes. Should we decide to use this survey, we would need to purchase the rights to it fromwww.docstoc.com.Appendix BTraining SurveySubject:Presented by:Date: 1. Please describe the training (5 best, 1 worst): Well organized 5 4 3 2 1 Disorganized Understandable 5 4 3 2 1 Confusing Useful 5 4 3 2 1 Not Useful 2. What did you consider to be the most helpful?13 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 3. What did you consider to be the least helpful?________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______ 4. What information from this workshop will you be able to apply to your teaching or classroom? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 5. What other training topics would be useful to you? ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Appendix C INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO EDUCATION-LESSON PLAN GUIDELINELesson/Problem:Subject Areas Involved:Grade Levels:Time Available:Possible Technology Solutions: Technology Standards:What advantage would the above technology have or the above lesson/problem? 14 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • How would the technology be a better way than the usual way of learning?Why should I use a technology-based method?Objectives/Assessment Measures:What advantages/disadvantages are there to directed strategies and constructivist strategies? Should the approach be single subject or interdisciplinary? Content Standards: What technology can best support these methods? Pre-Technology Instruction: Technology Instruction: Post-Technology Instruction:Is the environment adequately prepared?Equipment, Software, Media, and Materials Needed:Accessibility:Privacy/Safety:What worked well?What could be improved?This guideline for integrating technology into education was created using the components of a typical lesson plan and the TechnologyIntegration Planning Model. The TIP Model (Roblyer, 2010). Appendix D NETS-T Teacher Evaluation and Observation Checklist (Please check the appropriate column during each observation.) Observation Observation Observation Observation 1 2 3 4 STANDARDS: YES NO YES NO YES NO YES NO Promote, support, and model 15 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • creative and innovative thinking andinventiveness.Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authenticproblems using digital tools andresources.Promote student reflection usingcollaborative tools to reveal andclarify students’ conceptualunderstanding and thinking,planning, and creative processes.Model collaborative knowledgeconstruction by engaging in learningwith students, colleagues, and othersin face-to-face and virtualenvironments.Design or adapt relevant learningexperiences that incorporate digitaltools and resources to promotestudent learning and creativity.Develop technology-enrichedlearning environments that enable allstudents to pursue their individualcuriosities and become activeparticipants in setting their owneducational goals, managing theirown learning, and assessing theirown progress.Customize and personalize learningactivities to address students’ diverselearning styles, working strategies,and abilities using digital tools andresources.Provide students with multiple andvaried formative and summativeassessments aligned with contentand technology standards and useresulting data to inform learning andteaching.Demonstrate fluency in technologysystems and the transfer of current16 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • knowledge to new technologies andsituations.Collaborate with students, peers,parents, and community membersusing digital tools and resources tosupport student success andinnovation.Communicate relevant informationand ideas effectively to students,parents, and peers using a variety ofdigital age media and formats.Model and facilitate effective use ofcurrent and emerging digital tools tolocate, analyze, evaluate, and useinformation resources to supportresearch and learning.Advocate, model, and teach safe,legal, and ethical use of digitalinformation and technology,including respect for copyright,intellectual property, and theappropriate documentation ofsources.Address the diverse needs of alllearners by using learner-centeredstrategies providing equitable accessto appropriate digital tools andresources.Promote and model digital etiquetteand responsible social interactionsrelated to the use of technology andinformation.Develop and model culturalunderstanding and global awarenessby engaging with colleagues andstudents of other cultures usingdigital age communication andcollaboration tools.Participate in local and globallearning communities to explorecreative applications of technology to17 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • improve student learning.Exhibit leadership by demonstrating avision of technology infusion,participating in shared decisionmaking and community building, anddeveloping the leadership andtechnology skills of others.Evaluate and reflect on currentresearch and professional practice ona regular basis to make effective useof existing and emerging digital toolsand resources in support of studentlearning.Contribute to the effectiveness,vitality, and self-renewal of theteaching profession and of theirschool and community. Total each column.The above Standards are from the ISTE, National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers.Appendix E Hardware EvaluationHardware:Description (brand, cost, etc):Usage notes:CRITERIA Not Criteria Inadequate Adequate Excellent ApplicableEasy to set upEasy to useFits in classroom easilyMeets school standardsCompatible with other classroomequipment18 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • Compatible with existing softwareAvailable IT supportTraining availableRating as teaching/learning toolOther:Total number of checks in eachcolumn:Multiply by this number: 1 2 3 4TOTALS:Place total from all columns here:*Equipment that scores higher is better than that equipment that scores lowly.The idea for this survey came from the The Margaret Beeks Library Media Center and was recreated and revised for educationalpurposes. Should we decide to use this survey, we would need to purchase the rights to it from www.docstoc.com.Appendix F Software EvaluationName: __________________________________________________ Date: ________________________Software Title: _________________________________________________________________________Software Publisher: _____________________________________________________________________Type of Media (CD-Rom, Download, etc): ___________________________________________________Version of Windows the software is written for: ______________________________________________Hardware Requirements: ________________________________________________________________Subject Area: __________________________________________________________________________Grade Level: _____ K-3 _____ 4-6 _____ 7-8 _____ 9-12Group Size: _____ Individual _____ Small Group _____ Class _____ OtherDoes the software address the curriculum goals/objective? ____________________________________What goals/objectives does it meet for grade level curriculum?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please carefully answer the following questions, yes or no. YES NO Is the program free of objectionable material? Is the software multicultural?19 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • Is the program creative, interactive, motivational? Is the software user-friendly? Is software help/technical support available? Is student assessment available? Are teacher support materials available? Are student support materials available?Please rate the following on a scale of 1 (Poor) to 5 (Excellet). 1 2 3 4 5Ease of Use>Skills needed are child appropriate>Students can use independently after demonstration>Help is availableSoftware is aligned with grade level curriculumEducational/Curriculum Content>Content changes at many levels>If game orientated, the game does not detract from learning>Software is for remedial, simulation, enrichment, or content objectivelearning>Offers an alternative way to meet current curriculum goalsInstructional Design>Software is enjoyable to use>Graphics and sound are appropriate for age>Students remain interested>Feedback is provided to student>Software challenges students who are successful>Software reviews material that student is unsuccessful with>Software has speech>Software has optional printing capabilities>Teacher can customize software for individual studentsCost is equal to the value of the software to your curriculum.Do you recommend this product for purchase? _____ yes _____noWhat is your overall evaluation of the software (Poor, Excellent) and why?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Comments:20 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ The idea for this survey came from the Educational Software Evaluation Matrix by Albion Public Schools and was recreated and revised for educational purposes. Should we decide to use this survey, we would need to purchase the rights to it from www.docstoc.com. Appendix GRough Order of MagnitudeElement Cost Estimate20-30 laptop computers (for teachers) Dell Latitude $550 each (Total $16,500)Desktop computers/monitors (for 2 labs) Dell Precision $900 each (Total $45,000)2 iPad carts LocknCharge $3,000 each (Total $6,000(grant funds))50 iPads iPad2 $399 each (Total $19,950(grant funds))6 DVD/Blu-ray players Sony Wi-Fi $90 each (Total $540(grant funds))Projectors (for each classroom) Epson Powerlite $950 each (Total $28,500)Document cameras (for each classroom) Epson $400 each (Total $12,000(grant funds))100 seats/licenses of uniform software $ Waiting on Estimate (Grant Funds)Keyboarding software (25 seats/licenses) $799.95 (Grant Funds)Paint software (25 seats/licenses) $650 (Grant Funds)Classroom management software Interclass 60 PCs $1200 (Grant Funds) Action Plans Action Plan #1 New Hardware and Software Goals and Outcomes: This plan consists of hardware/software updates for the computer system. The goal is to update hardware and software, in order to enhance student learning. The expected outcomes are that all students will have access to 21st century technology tools and that teachers will be able to use these tools to teach life and career skills, learning and innovation skills, and information, media, and technology skills. Action Items: 1. Acquire 20-30 laptop computers (for teachers) 2. Acquire 40-50 computers/monitors (for the two computer labs) 3. Acquire 2 iPad carts 4. Acquire 50 iPads 5. Acquire 6 DVD/Bluray players 6. Place projectors in each classroom 7. Place document cameras in each classroom 8. Determine uniform software and obtain seats/licenses 9. Update keyboarding software (25 seats/licenses) 21 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • 10. Update paint software (25 seats/licenses) 11. Classroom management software (60 PCs)Item # Responsible Time Frame Anticipated Cost/Funding1 Technology Team Before Aug 2013 $16,500/Budget2 Technology Team Before Aug 2015 $45,000/Budget3 Technology Team Before Aug 2017 $6,000/Grant Funds4 Technology Team Before Aug 2017 $19,950/Grant Funds5 Technology Team Before Aug 2014 $540/Grant Funds6 Technology Team Before Aug 2014 $28,500/Budget7 Technology Team Before Aug 2014 $12,000/Grant Funds8 Technology Team Before Aug 2015 $Waiting on Estimate/Grant Funds9 Technology Team Before Aug 2015 $799.95/Grant Funds10 Technology Team Before Aug 2015 $650/Grant Funds11 Technology Team Before Aug 2015 $1,200/Grant FundsSupporting Data: 1. The Technology Team consists of the Technology Leader, IT, and Administration 2. The time frame will be subject to funding received through grants, donations, fundraising, and budget allocations.Action Plan #2 Teacher TrainingGoals and Outcomes:This plan consists of training for the teachers/staff. The goal is to make training available to allteachers/staff in how to use technology tools and how to effectively integrate them into thecurriculum. The expected outcomes are that all teachers will model effective technologyintegration strategies on a regular basis.Action Items: 1. Create training opportunities 2. Develop mentor/collaboration groups 3. Provide training opportunitiesItem # Responsible Time Frame Anticipated Cost/Funding1 Technology Team Before Aug 2013 and Ongoing No Cost2 Technology Team Before Aug 2013 and Ongoing No Cost3 Technology Team Before Aug 2013 and Ongoing No CostSupporting Data: 1. The Technology Team consists of the Technology Leader, IT, and Administration 2. We currently have teacher in-service dates scheduled but the training will need to be prepared for and administered on these dates.Action Plan #3 Technology IntegrationGoals and Outcomes:This plan consists of the integration of technology into the curriculum and the classroom. Thegoal is that all teachers will model instructional strategies that clearly show technology use in22 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
  • the classroom and effective technology integration strategies. The expected outcomes are thatthe learning for all students will be enhanced through additional technology use andintegration.Action Items: 1. New Hardware and Software 2. Teacher TrainingItem # Responsible Time Frame Anticipated Cost/Funding1 Technology Team Between Aug 2013 and Aug 2015 Approximately $135,000/ Budget, Grants, Donations, Fundraising2 Technology Team Before Aug 2013 and Ongoing No CostSupporting Data: 1. The Technology Team consists of the Technology Leader, IT, and Administration 2. This action plan relies fully on Action Plan 1 and Action Plan 2, which directly affect integration ability.23 | Tower Grove Christian School Technology Plan 2013-2017
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