First lets look at the school technological profile.
the National Education Technology Plan released by the U. S. Department of Education last November. The aim of the plan, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, is to "dramatically improve teaching and learning, personalize instruction and ensure that the educational environments we offer to all students keep pace with the 21st century."
Technology PlanCareer and Technical Education Hope Myles Scott Lamar University EDLD 5362 Informational Systems Management (ET 8019)
Abstract A technology plan is the single most important ingredient to effectively using technology in a school. The technology planning process helps minimize technology-related crises, uses faculty and staff time efficiently, and avoids wasting money on equipment (TechSoup, 2009). I will focus on creating a technology plan for computer classes in Career and Technical Education.
Objective Technology will be implemented and used to increase the effectiveness of student learning, instructional management, staff development, and administration (PAISD Board Policy).
Ingredients for Success A cost-effective instructional delivery system that provides effective learning for students without unnecessary expenditure. A clearly focused mission, goals, and objectives that should drive the educational process. A carefully devised administrative support structure should be in place to ensure district goals and objectives are pursued efficiently (Texas School Performance Report, Port Arthur Independent School District).
CTE Department Profile Number of Faculty and Staff : 32+ Number of Computer Labs: 8+ Administrative Procedures – 1 lab Business Information Management – 6 labs Business Information Management II – 1 lab Web Mastering – 1 lab Number of Computers per Teacher: 1:1 Number of Computers per Student (excluding computer labs): 1:15
Need for Change Technology changes and becomes obsolete quickly. Computers and software must be evaluated several times yearly to ensure minimum standards are met.
Are We Preparing Students for Success? How K–12 students in career and technical perform after graduation largely depends on what they learn while in school. Students who do well in job-related activities and master digital communication skills not only get the most out of their learning, but they also emerge ready for success in the workforce (Adobe Career and Technical Education).
Current Software BIM – Windows 98 operating system, with Microsoft 7 software Web Mastering – Windows 98 operating system with Microsoft 7 software Kompozer for Web design Photofiltre for Photo editing Windows Movie Maker for creating videos FrontPage 2002 on Teacher’s computer
Benefits Windows 7 and Office 2010 Windows 7 Share documents and printers across multiple computers running Windows 7 without a server. Works with interactive whiteboard (Microsoft in the Classroom) Office 2010 has features that include: Ability to collaborate Access work across platforms, i.e. copy from Excel to Word with ease (Microsoft Education)
Web Mastering Needs Web design students need software that will familiarize them with what is used in industry Expression Web is a Microsoft product that is easy to use but limited in what it offers students. Adobe Creative Suite contains the complete package needed for students to be successful in Web design and other CTE classes on campus.
Benefits of Creative Suites Student will learn to use software that is used by most high schools. Students can develop HTML5 and CSS3 websites. Students can learn video editing and production. Students will learn photo editing using Photoshop.
Campus-wide Benefits Office 2010 would enable collaboration across the campus. Dreamweaver will allow teachers and students can learn to create Web sites. After Effects and Premiere will give Media Technology access to industry leading software. InDesign and Illustrator will allow Graphic Arts to design using state of the art software in addition to pencil and paper.
Learning Powered by Technology The software presented meet these essential areas: Learning: Engage and Empower - we focus what and how we teach to match what people need to know, how they learn, where and when they will learn, and who needs to learn. Productivity: Redesign and Transform - get away from the idea of “seat-time” learning and teaching. Infrastructure: Access and Enable - provides every student, educator, and level of our education system with the resources they need when and where they are needed. Teaching: Prepare and Connect - in connected teaching, teaching is a team activity. Assessment: Measure What Matters (Shimabukuro, J. 2010).
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