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  • Technology Action Plan
    Technology Org Chart:
    Director of Informational Technology Services Administrative Assistant Information Technology CoordinatorTech SpecialistK-4Tech Specialist5-6Tech Specialist9-12Tech Specialist7-8Systems Administrator ApplicationsSystems Administrator InfrastructureSystems Administrator OperationsDatabaseTechComputer TechComputer TechComputer TechComputer TechComputer TechComputer TechComputer TechComputer TechNetworkTechSuperintendant Asst Superintendant for Curriculum, Instruction & AssessmentCampus PrincipalsClassroom TeachersTechnology Integration Guides
    Roles and Responsbilities
    Director of Information Technology Services: The Director of IT oversees all technology professional development. This person also develops the vision, budget, and long range planning for technology for the district. This position also entails creating distance learning opportunities, participating in curriculum development, project development and team training. The Director of IT also writes the technology plan for the district, designs the web portal for the district, writes and submits technology grants, monitors technology assessments and abides by the regulations associated with No Child Left Behind and other federal and state mandates.
    Administrative Assistant to the Director of Information Technology Services: The Administrative Assistant is responsible writing and submitting inventory orders, invoicing parts, and the checking in and out of equipment.
    Information Technology Coordinator: This IT Coordinator is responsible for managing the servers and other IT projects. This person is also responsible for conducting inventory investigations and maintaining a disaster recovery plan. This person also oversees the IT side of the department, as all three system administrators report to this person. The IT Coordinator is also responsible for IT training, IT processes, and Erate.
    System Administrator – Applications: The System Administrator for Applications is responsible for supporting all software applications, including the district’s email system, and the district’s database of student records. This position also manages and supports software for the school libraries, financial management software, special education software, and the textbook software. This position manages the Active Directory, supports the web portal, school messenger, and Moodle.
    System Administrator – Infrastructure: The System Administrator for Infrastructure is responsible for managing and maintaining the network infrastructure. This person is also responsible for maintaining network hardware specifications. In addition, this person manages the content filter, spam blocker, and the district’s bandwidth. This position is responsible for managing network servers, overseeing construction projects, voice-over IP projects, and cabling projects.
    System Administrator – Operations: The System Administrator for Operations is responsible for all teacher and student laptops , as well as all desktop computers. This position is responsible for supporting servers, and the storage management (SAN) system. This person also manages the helpdesk and conducts remote administration management. The System Administrator for Operations also oversees the computer technicians that provide support to teachers.
    Database Technician: This person is responsible for supporting and updating all of the district’s databases, including the student database, financial management database, library database, and te special education database.
    Computer Technician: The computer technicians are responsible for responding to work tickets in the district to support all laptops, desktops and other technology in the district. Computer technicians are also responsible for loading software onto computers and for reloading computers if necessary. They respond to work tickets created by stakeholders in the district that range from fixing printers to installing new hardware and software.
    Network Technician: This person is responsible for assisting with updates to the district’s network, including the bandwidth and various servers. This position supports the System Administrator for Infrastructure.
    K-4 Technology Specialist: The K-4 Technology Specialist is responsible for assisting with the implementation of handhelds for all 4th grade students. This position is also responsible for compiling all STaR chart data. The K-4 Technology Specialist also ovesees the implementation of software such as Kidspiration, Office 2007, Lego NXT and Robotics. This person also helps all elementary teachers integrate technology into their curriculum. They also facilitate the use of Interactive Whiteboards and they manage the Technology Integration Guides at each elementary campus.
    5-6 Technology Specialist: The 5-6 Technology Specialist is responsible for assisting all 5-6th grade teachers integrate technology into their curriculum. They also assist with the 5th-6th grade laptop initiative. This position is also responsible for developing Moodle courses and overseeing the implementation of Google Earth, SketchUp, Data Studio, Probeware, OneNote2007, and Videography. This person is also responsible for managing the network administrators at the intermediate and middle school campuses.
    7-8 Technology Specialist: The 7-8 Technology Specialist is responsible for assisting all 7th-8th grade teachers integrate technology into their curriculum. This position is also responsible for managing distance learning opportunities in the district and our district’s research process. This position also manages the implementation of United Streaming, Inspiration, CPS Software and LanSchool. This person also works with the curriculum specialists to assist with integrating technology into the curriculum at all levels.
    9-12 Technology Specialist: The 9-12 Technology Specialist is responsible for assisting all high school teachers integrate technology into their curriculum. In addition, this position is also responsible for Flash tutorials, E-Rate, and Web 2.0 Tool Research and Development. This position oversees SharePoint which is comprised of teacher home pages, wikis and blogs. This person also oversees the implementation of Audacity, ITunes, and podcasting. This person is also responsible for the implementation and alignment of the Technology Applications TEKS, and they work with the librarians in the district to integrate technology.
    Campus Principals: Campus Principals will ensure that teachers effectively collaborate with the technology specialists to enhance teacher effectiveness through the integration of technology with curriculum. Principals will also work with systems administrators to ensure that all equipment is working properly and all staff members have access and know how to use all district applications.
    ACTION PLAN
    Technology Needs and GoalsData Used to Identify NeedsProfessional Development ActivitiesPerson(s) ResponsibleGoal 1: Use data to identify campus curriculum, instructional and professional development needsTechnology Committee FeedbackDistrict STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataDistrict Improvement PlanCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanCampus Principal SurveysTeacher SurveysTechnology Committee: Solicit feedback from teachers and principals regarding the types of technology the district should consider offering in the future. Include a presentation on the technology that is currently available, the technology needs that have been observed throughout the district, and the newest technology that is available for educators.Campus STaR Chart sessions: Technology specialists will meet with stakeholders at each campus to provide information regarding StaR Chart data and how it is used to identify technology needs and how those needs will be addressed in the future. TEA-Long Range Technology Plan Sessions: These sessions will inform teachers and other stakeholders of the state’s long range plan for technology and how our district is working to achieve the goals outlined in this plan.Director of Information TechnologyTechnology SpecialistsCampus PrincipalsGoal 2: Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness through the use of technology.AEIS DataDistrict STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataDistrict Improvement PlanCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanCampus Principal SurveysTeacher SurveysVideoconferencing: Teachers will learn how to incorporate videoconferencing technologies into their instruction to enhance their lessons.Classroom Performance System (CPS) Training: The Classroom Performance System (CPS) is designed to engage all students, provide instant feedback to teachers and students, and collect objective student performance results. Students use the response pads (like TV remotes) to answer questions from textbook sources, PowerPoint presentations, question databases, or any other question source. CPS is capable of collecting class feedback and recording that for your grading and teaching use. Inspiration/Kidspiration: Teachers willl learn the mind-mapping program and learn how to access the hundreds of activities already available for their students to use.CSCOPE: Teachers will learn how to access CSCOPE, which is a research-based user-friendly curriculum management system that focuses on improving instructional practices in order to increase student achievement. Portal training: Teachers will learn how to access resources on the portal to enhance their instruction.Director of Information TechnologyTechnology SpecialistsGoal 3: Improve staff performance in technology.District STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanTeacher SurveysInteractive Whiteboard Training: Teachers will learn how to properly use the " pen tool" in Activstudio and then have an opportunity to explore new ideas.  Teachers will have the opportunity to share best practices and encourage growth through continuous improvement. Teachers will learn how to incorporate flipcharts into their curriculum.Using Blogs to Enhance Instruction: Teachers will be introduced to blogs, learn best practices for implementing blogs, and create their own blog using blogger. Using Wikis to Enhance Instruction: Teachers will be introduced to wikis, learn best practices for implementing wikis, and create their own wiki using wikispaces.com.Using Twitter to Communicate with Students: Teachers will learn how to create their own Twitter accounts, and best practices for using Twitter in the classroom.Moodle Training: Teachers will learn how to access online staff development sessions using Moodle.com. Podcasting: Teachers will learn how to access and incorporate podcasts into their daily lessons to enhance instruction.Director of Information TechnologyTechnology SpecialistsGoal 4: The administration will provide effective leadership for the district in integrating technology into the curriculum, and improving effectiveness and efficiency.Parent SurveysCampus Principal SurveysDistrict STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanFamily Access for Parents: Parents will learn how to use Family Access, which is a web-based program that allows parents to access student information, such as assignments, grades, daily attendance records, discipline records, and health records. Campus / Teacher Web Page Training: In this hands-on workshop, participants will design a simple web page with an image and links using various tools. Using Technology to Improve Parent/Student Communication: Participants will discover Internet tools that facilitate communication between school and community stakeholders. Using Yammer to Communicate with Colleagues: Teachers will learn how to create their own Yammer accounts and best practices for using Yammer to collaborate with other district employees.Director of Information TechnologyTechnology Specialists
    EVALUATION PLAN
    Technology Needs and GoalsData Used to Identify NeedsMethod of EvaluationGoal 1: Use data to identify campus curriculum, instructional and professional development needsTechnology Committee FeedbackDistrict STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataDistrict Improvement PlanCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanCampus Principal SurveysTeacher SurveysSurveys of the staff in regards to their implementation of technology and instructional strategies in the classroom Records of staff member participation in technology training monitored by sign-in sheets and teacher professional development records Integration of training into the classroom as measured by lesson plansWalk-through observations of technology integration as documented by campus principals, curriculum specialists, and technology specialists.Goal 2: Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness through the use of technology.AEIS DataDistrict STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataDistrict Improvement PlanCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanCampus Principal SurveysTeacher SurveysStudent work samples providing evidence that technology enhanced student learning.PDAS data showing improved teacher effectiveness as a result of technology integration.Increase in the percentage of teachers using blogs, wikis, and Twitter to communicate and collaborate in the classroom.Increase in the percentage of teachers using Moodle to engage in online professional development.Campus STaR Chart dataDistrict STaR Chart dataAEIS dataGoal 3: Improve staff performance in technology.District STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanTeacher SurveysIntegration of training into the classroom as measured by lesson plansWalk-through observations of technology integration as documented by campus principals, curriculum specialists, and technology specialists.Teacher surveysStudent surveysCampus STaR Chart dataDistrict STaR Chart dataGoal 4: The administration will provide effective leadership for the district in integrating technology into the curriculum, and improving effectiveness and efficiency.Parent SurveysCampus Principal SurveysDistrict STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart dataCampus Improvement PlansDistrict Technology PlanIncrease in the percentage of parents subscribing to the Family Access online programIncrease in the percentage of teachers using classroom websites as a method to communicate with families.Increase in the percentage of district employees using Yammer to collaborate with colleagues.Parent SurveysTeacher SurveysStudent SurveysCampus Principal SurveysDistrict STaR Chart dataCampus STaR Chart data