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Technology action plan

  1. 1. LISD Technology Organizational Chart Board of Trustees Dr. Waddell Superintendent Dr. Reddell B. Brown Associate Superintendent of Chief Technology Officer Learning and Teaching D. Oestreicher Systems analysts & 8 Secondary B. MacDonald Director Network and Campus Facilitators14 Elementary East Zone Leader Technical Systems D. Martinez 25 Campus B. Bonner Instructional 8 Secondary Instructional Technology Central Zone Leader Supervisor Technologists13 Elementary D. Largent Data Services: 8 Secondary R. Godbey (Zangle, Skyward, Manager of Information14 Elementary West Zone Leader Technology eduphoria, esembler, etc.) This organizational chart depicts the chain of command from the district central office to the campus level. It all begins with the board of trustees, who make all the major decisions regarding school policy, curriculum, expenses, and expansion. It is the school board members, working collaboratively, who elect the superintendent as its CEO. The superintendent is instrumental in ensuring the district’s operations are handled appropriately, according to state and federal laws. He also leads the various district leaders, including the assistant superintendents and chief technology officer, each of whom direct their specific areas in accordance to the district policies set forth by Dr. Waddell and the school board.
  2. 2. Barbara Brown serves as the Chief Technology for the district. Her position, is leading the direction ofthe technology department through: David Oestreicher and his team of systems analysts and campus facilitators – responsible for the infrastructure in all campuses, (bandwidth, equipment, etc.) Dianna Martinez and her team of instructional technologists – responsible for providing assistance, guidance, and instruction to campus teachers and staff in implementing technology tools and programs into the curriculum Deborah Largent and her team of informational technologists – supporting staff and faculty in the data service applications (online gradebook, PEIMS applications, Skyward, etc.)The principals, who report directly to their appropriate Zone Leader, must ensure that the faculty andstaff adhere to the specific guidelines set forth by the technology department, including, but not limitedto: ensuring teachers instructstudents (and evaluate them) using the technology checkpoint list delivered to teachers from the instructional technologists ensuring teachers import lesson plans and follow district curriculum placed on eduphoria, including the embedded technology TEKS for each subject area ensuring teachers and campus attendance clerks use skyward (previously Zangle) for student attendance and PEIMS information ensuring faculty take both sessions of the technology standards (A & B), as well as the Integration That Works course via LOLA, (our online knowledge database) ensuring the faculty and staff initiate technology work orders via eduphoria, as to streamline the process for the networking/systems department scheduling
  3. 3. Southridge Elementary Technology Action Plan Campus Professional Resources Needed Evaluation and/orTechnology Needs Development Monitoring GoalsUse student data (in PLC’s will be used to Campus instructional At-risk forms will beAware) to drive allow teachers the ability technologists, teachers, completed, detailing theinstruction choices to review DRA/EDL, and campus various interventionsregarding integration of CBA’s, previous year’s administrators, that will be put in placetechnology into lessons performance on state computer (with access to for each student’sand interventions to exam(s), teachers’ input, aware data), individual needsimprove student toassess students needs campus/district (according to dataperformance. and growth regarding assessments, as well as collected.) Campus specific objectives in state standardized tests administrators will meet math, reading, writing, with teachers to discuss and science. the plan for future instructional techniques.Alignment of PLC’s to review and Computerprograms: 6 week CBA’s to checkexpectations for memory discuss guided math (Edmark, FASTTMath, for understanding,(andandapplication of basic lessons (both in grade Math Gizmos for3- how effective themath facts and level teams, as well as 5,EnVision, Multiflyer, curriculum is in masteryoperationalskills will be vertically aligned Understanding of information.) FASTTchecked through the sessions.) Numeration, Math sessions will beassessment ofbasic skills. Understanding Math held every morning in Plus) the computer lab at 7:30 a.m., before school starts.Utilize technology into Specific technology Instructional Evaluations will bethe classroom instruction training in the use of the technologists, teachers, formally completed viafor student learning via implemented technology campus instructional PDAS, as well as informalresearch and (face-to-face and online specialists, campus walk-throughs bycollaboration, above and through LOLA) including: technology facilitator, campus administrators,beyond the skills & drills, Usingthe SMART board; classroom computers, as well as instructionalmaking true connections FASTTMath Training; teacher computer, technologist. Studentwith each content Zangle/Skyward Training; SMARTBoard, projector, technology projects (inarea.Studentswill have InterwritePad; SMARTResponse, Air accordance with theopportunities to use a Technology/website Slates, and various technology checklists pervariety oftechnology production; Technology technology tools as grade level) will also beincluding: Video Academy, SchoolWeb needed/acquired. evaluated. All lessonCameras, SMART plans will be completedBoards, Digital Cameras, through Forethought.computers andresponsesystems.Continue to use Administrators need to All classroom teachers, Evaluations will consisttechnology to model this strategy, as administrators of the teacher’s (can
  4. 4. communicate with well as ensuring the &instructional specialists campus’) website, whichparents and the instructional who have should be updatedcommunity technologists provide communications with weekly (at a minimum) appropriate trainings on parents. and should allow for SchoolWeb, Microsoft two-way communication, Pulbisher, PowerPoint however printed for parent orientations, materials will be etc. Grade Level team available, as many of the leaders should assist families on campus do team members in not have access to preparing technology computers. communication (either as a grade level team, or for their individual classrooms.)Informational literacy Instructional Campus computer lab Students will performshall be emphasized technologists will be on and/or laptop lab, tasks, and be evaluated,and integrated across campus at a minimum of schedule to ensure each through the technologythe curriculum through one day each week class has the opportunity checklist for each specificresearch projects, (typically Wednesdays) to get all students access grade level (emailed toperformance tasks, to set up personal one- to the computers, each classroom teacher,andcomputer lab on-one sessions with as well as onassignments. Efforts shall teachers in need of Forethought to bebe madeto ensure all specified trainings or included in lesson plans)students have the ways to incorporate and examples from aopportunity andability to technology into the random selection oflocate, evaluate and use various content areas. students will be collectedinformationeffectively to by the instructionalsolve problems and technologist. Informalsatisfy curiosity. walkthroughs, as well as formal PDAS evaluations will be incorporated into the evaluation process.Provide internet Digital citizenship J. Wright, campus Teachers will providesecurity/safety staff classes, web tips of the instructional technologist documentation (throughdevelopment week and how to update will provide information, lesson plans in your virus software will which will be forethought) of when be emailed to campus implemented by the digital citizenship lessons staff, and located on classroom teachers. are scheduled, as well as each of the technologists discuss internet safety in SchooWeb sites for faculty meetings reference. They will also (through small group provide various articles discussions based on for faculty and staff to readings). update their knowledge of internet safety.
  5. 5. Improve online learning LOLA (district intranet LISD professional Administrators will(for teachers and online knowledge base) development conference with teachersstudents) will contain additional department, computers, (during pre-evaluation distance learning webcast capabilities conference, walk- opportunities, as well as through conferences, as a database for lesson well as summative activities that can be conferences) to shared with teachers determine the around the district. professional development activities the teacher participate in/plans to participate in, PDAS self-report reflection regarding professional development opportunities, as well as on-campus spreadsheet documentation (on the shared drive) of development opportunities teachers partake in each year.