Technology In Education E-RATE & Suffolk Public Schools Technology Plan
SPS.. Moving forward through Technology The Technology Plan for 2010-2016 can be seen at: http://www.spsk12.net/departments/technology/documents/setp2010.pdf
The 5 W’s of Technology Who leads technology in Suffolk Public Schools? What are the main goals of our technology plan? When will the SPS technology plan be implemented? Where does the money for technology come from? Why do we need continuously improved technology in the district?
Who leads Technology in SPS? The technology plan was developed by a committee including staff, students , and community members. Members of the committee are: *Sara Bean, High School Student *Michael Crocker, Coordinator of Technology Michael Ellis, Parent *Dave Johnson, Data Utilization Manager *Christine Lafferty, Lead Instructional Resource Teacher *John W. Littlefield, Director of Technology *Dan O’Leary, Middle School Principal *Amos Peterson, Career and Technical Education Teacher *Kimberly Richardson, Media Specialist
What are the main goals of the SPS technology Plan? Goal 1: Provide a safe, flexible, and effective learning environment for all students Certified and knowledgeable staff High quality Professional development Technical infrastructure
What are the main goals of the SPS technology Plan? Goal 2: Engage students in meaningful curricular content through the purposeful and effective use of technology Internet Safety Programs Improve academic performance
What are the goals of the SPS Technology Plan? Goal 3: Afford students with opportunities to apply technology effectively to gain knowledge, develop skills, and create and distribute artifacts that reflect their understandings. Technology based assessments Redesign SOLO interface to SOLO2
What are the goals of the SPS Technology Plan? Goal 4: Provide students with access to authentic and appropriate tools to gain knowledge, develop skills, extend capabilities, and create artifacts that demonstrate their understandings. All students and staff have access to technology.
What are the goals of the SPS Technology Plan? Goal 5: Use technology to support a culture of data-driven decision making that relies upon data to evaluate and improve teaching and learning. Use data to improve instruction Research effectiveness of initiatives
What are the goals of the SPS Technology Plan? Goal 6: Use technology resources to promote a culture of efficiency and learning for all stakeholders. Modernize and improve all departments Efficient management of time & resouces
When will the SPS technology plan be implemented?
Where does the money for technology connectivity come from? The Universal Service Administrative Company manages the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, also known as E-RATE.
What is E-RATE? This program makes discounts available to eligible schools and libraries for telecommunication services, Internet access, and internal connections. School districts must create and maintain a technology plan and this fund then pays for the discounted services.
Why do we need continuously improved technology in the district? Technology is an ever evolving resource for learning and teaching. Continuing to upgrade and improve services, SPS creates global learners who can actively contribute to our 21st century world.
How will the SPS Technology Plan be implemented at OES? Professional Development Staff Collaboration Technology Integration Lesson Plans Computer Lab Vertical Planning
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REFERENCES The following websites were used to gather information. http://www.spsk12.net/departments/technology/documents/setp2010.pdf http://www.usac.org/sl/