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The Alvin Independent School District (AISD) Technology Plan 2011-2012 Joanne Puryear May 10, 2012 EDLD 5362 ET 8034 Week 5
“To realize the benefits of technology, schools mustdevelop a plan for integrating technology into thecurriculum. An effective technology plan is based onthe shared vision of educators, parents, communitymembers, and business leaders who havetechnological expertise. It ensures that technologystrengthens existing curricula and supportsmeaningful, engaged learning for all students. Italso specifies how the technology will be paid forand how it use will be supported”Critical Issue: Developing a School or District Technology Plan:http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te300.htm
AISD MISSION STATEMENT The AISD’S Technology Plan is aligned with the 2010 National Technology Plan ( NEPT) and uses the STaR Chart as a tool for developing their long range technology plan. Their goal for using telecommunications and information technology is summed up in their following mission statement.“ It is the mission of the Instructional Technology Department of Alvin ISD to increase student achievement, improve data analysis and reporting, provide a home-school connection, and give teachers, students, administrators and parents the tools that can enable great things to happen in every school through the use of technology.” http://www.alvinisd.net/education/dept/dept.php?sectionid=100&linkid=nav-menu- container-4-40276
Elements of Technology Plan Goals and Objectives Professional Development Strategy Assessment of Telecommunication Services, Hardware, Software and Other Services Needed Budget Resources Ongoing Evaluation Process
GOALS and OBJECTIVESThe District Performance Goals 2011-2012 are divided in to six categories Academic Performance (Student Learning) Teachers and Staff (Attract High Quality Teachers/Staff) Technology (Invest in evolving technology and maintaining existing infrastructure) Facilities (Supportive of a quality instructional program) Parental/Community Involvement Fiscal Responsibility (Be efficient managers)AISD, 2011 Retrieved from http://www.alvinisd.net/education/page/download.php? fileinfo=RGlzdHJpY3RfSW1wcm92ZW1lbnRfUGxhbi5wZGY6Ojovd3d3MTAvc2Nob29scy90eC9hbH Zpbi9pbWFnZXMvZG9jbWdyLzMzMmZpbGU4NDQ1LnBkZg==
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY Increase Technology Professional Development and Training Opportunities for Personnel, Technology Staff Development Opportunities and Administrators development of technology awareness, application, integration and refinement Provide 100% of Teachers and Administrators technology training Internet Safety Lessons Support for Beginning Teachers - Mentoring and Inducting New Teachers (MINT) Provide Veteran Teachers as Mentors Support Strategies Classroom Management Programs Technology Training Promethean Board Document Camera Mini-Notebook Prezi Project Share Moodule- A Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS)
ASSESSMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND OTHER SERVICES NEEDED Assessment revealed a need for Electronic Communication – eNews for Parents “To increase communication between parents and school personnel” (AISD, 2011, p.43). Plan Infrastructure to allow the introduction of Bring You Own Device (BYOD) (next slide) Implement “Type to Learn” in Grade 2 to ensure proficiency in keyboarding Develop embeded lessons in Eduphoria/Forethought to include technology applications & enhance more critical thinking
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)The BYOD program involves studentsbringing their own technology devices toschool. By bringing these devices, studentswill be able to maximize their creativityand learning through utilizing their owndevices and all of the programs andapplications with which they are familiar.The following devices will be allowed: •Laptops •Netbooks •Notebooks •iPad •iPod Touch •E-Reader •Tablets/Slates •Cell Phones •Smart Phones http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=v1TxU_itIzE&feature=youtu.be
Mobile Devices in Action Many teachers have very innovative and exciting ideas about how to implement the mobile devices into their current curriculum. Many lessons are collaborative, which allows students to work together while sharing information accessed through personal devices. Students will use the devices for activities such as: · On-the-Spot Research · Quick Polling for immediate assessment of student learning · Study Skills (i.e. Reading Maps, Digital Flashcards) · Note-taking · Document creation and editing · Graphing exercises · Project Enhancement · Vocabulary Development · Student Planning and Organizing · Still and video imaging and editing · Individual and group reading assignmentshttp://www.alvinisd.net/education/components/album/default.php? sectiondetailid=19860&
BUDGET RESOURCES Develop a plan to fund the purchase and install Activboards in ESL and Special Education Classes Continue to reduce budget expenditures and adjust allocations by setting budget priorities Reduce costs by 3% across Alvin ISD Develop a web-based data dashboard combining student, staff and financial data (internet and intranet dashboards) Federal funding sources (including Title 1) are integrated and coordinated with State and Local funds to meet the needs of all students
TechnologyGoal 3: Alvin ISD will invest in evolving technology and maintaining existing infrastructurein order to promote student/technology engagement in the teaching and learning process.
TechnologyGoal 3: Alvin ISD will invest in evolving technology and maintaining existing infrastructure in order to promote student/technology engagement in the teaching and learning process.
ONGOING EVALUATION PROCESS Maintenance Trouble-Shooting Network Management At least every two years, the District shall evaluate the effectiveness of the District’s decision-making and planning policies, procedures, and staff development activities related to District- and campus-level decision making and planning to ensure that they are effectively structured to positively impact student performance. Education Code 11.252(d) Alvin ISD PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESS Retrieved from http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/216? filename=BQ(LEGAL).pdf
AISD Technology Mission Increase Student Achievement Improve Daily Analysis and Reporting Provide Home – School connection Give Teachers, Students, Administrators and Parents tools that can ”enable great things to happen in every school through the use of technology.” http://www.alvinisd.net/education/dept/dept.php?sectionid=100&linkid=nav-menu- container-4-40276
References Alvin ISD District Performance Goals 2011-2012 Retrieved from http://www.alvinisd.net/education/components/docmgr/default.php?sectiondetailid=1433 m=8446&catfilter=ALL Alvin ISD Planning and Decision Making Committee (2012) Alvin Independent School District COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2011-2012 Retrieved from http://www.alvinisd.net/education/page/download.php?fileinfo=RGlzdHJpY3RfSW1wcm 92ZW1lbnRfUGxhbi5wZGY6Ojovd3d3MTAvc2Nob29scy90eC9hbHZpbi9pbWFnZXMv ZG9jbWdyLzMzMmZpbGU4NDQ1LnBkZg== Cates, D.,(2012, April 30), BYOD Day in AISD Retrieved from YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1TxU_itIzE&feature=youtu.be Cator, K. (2010, November). National Education Technology Plan 2010 Executive Summary Retrieved from U.S. Department of Education: //www.ed.gov/technology/netp- 2010/executive-summary Star Chart (2012) Texas Education Agency. Retrieved from http://starchart.epsilen.com/