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PRESENTS TECHNOLOGY PLAN 2008 – 2010 Contributors: Francis Baki Mark Dwyer Chemisi Kogo Jerry Reyes Rosa Romero Chaves Leroy N. Rowe Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the course TEDU 560: Instructional Strategies Using the Internet
It is our intention that Fish Net High School’s students and staff members become proficient and life-long users of technology. We will provide high-quality technology-based services that will enhance our school’s present level of leadership, teaching, student learning and community service efforts. We also aim to successfully expand technological accessibility and current tools, to all users.
To ensure high student learning different programs are available in the school. This include: Microsoft office, success maker, Plato textbook. All teachers and administrators are to use technologies in the classroom or as instructional resources. To ensure positive outcome on student learning, at least one or more objective that addresses the following should be included:-
Mathematics/reading scores improvement
Computer skills test score improvement
Computer skills curriculum implementation
Technology integration across the curriculum
Every child ready for school
Rigorous and relevant academic standards and assessment systems for every student
Every student masters essential knowledge and skills
Every student graduates from high school
Every student a lifelong learner and ready for work
In order to contribute to the attainment of our school’s technology plan, it is essential that we house the appropriate space and facilities to enable our technology objectives to come to fruition. Despite common budget constraints, Fish Net High School must provide its students and teachers with reasonable facilities for which they can engage in technology-based learning together. This means that all monies (both donated and directly contributed from the county office) must be used in an intelligent and responsible fashion. Without the proper facilities to set up technological tools for comfortable use, it will be increasingly difficult to adhere to the technology expectations that have been established. FNHS must demonstrate the motivation and foresight to maximize its potential contacts and contributions to ultimately demonstrate that advanced teaching and learning is being observed in its classrooms.
The type of hardware and number available will depend on the budget allocated to hardware for the school. Hardware should be provided for the courses which are technological based like computer application. Computer and other equipment should be available in all the technological classes. There should be 2 computer labs which the other classes can use to integrate technological skills in their courses. In addition the media center should have computers printers and copiers. The three teacher workrooms will also be equipped with technological equipment. The breakdown will be as follows:
Computer classes 20 computers and 1 printer
Computer lab 30 computers and 1 printer
Media center 50 computers and 1 printer
Teacher’s room 100 computers with printers
Teacher’s work room 2 copiers and 1 isograph
Other small technological equipment will be provided in the computer classes, computer lab, media center, and teacher’s workroom.
Provide the optimum level of instructional, educational, administrative, and informational resources
1. Enhance teaching and improve learning through the appropriate use and support of network-accessible educational applications; and
2. Utilize current and emerging web-based digital learning technologies.
Objectives 1. The school will establish a software review team that will conduct a comprehensive review of the most relevant educational software; 2. The school’s administrators and teachers will participate in workshops and in-services for educational software; 3. The teachers and students will use web-acquired resources that offer multimedia (text, audio, graphic, video) and simulations.
The administrators of Fish Net High School must ensure that the following needs are met, in order to achieve their proposed technology objectives:
Assist in developing, managing and maintaining a worthwhile instructional program that affords all students the ability to succeed with technology-based learning.
Create a collective school climate where stakeholders embrace the concept of technology-use as a critical aspect of the instructional programming.
Provide meaningful professional growth opportunities to staff members to ensure that they are conveying information using technological tools in the manner that these said tools are intended to be used.
Engage in regular teacher and student assessment procedures and issue insightful and practical feedback regarding areas of strength and aspects that could use increased attention to detail.
To be able to integrate technology in school there has to be effective and efficient operation. It is important to have personnel to coordinate all the activities. Personnel should include the following:-
Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator
Assistant Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator
Teachers who have majored in Technology
Budget for instructional technology initiatives comes from a variety of funding sources. The budget is broken down with 59% coming from state, 37% from local funding, and 4% from federal funds.
New teachers must do an online assessment using basic technology skills .
New Teachers must attend workshop before classes begin for the new school year.
Provide training in the use of phone system and internet at the school: how to make calls, making calls within the school campus, call outside the campus, checking voice mails and sending or receiving emails.
Provide workshops on SASSip/ClassXP or NCWise – these are software used by the school that deal with electronic attendance sheet, grade book, reports and students’ information.
Facilitate seminars on how to crate or use of web based activities in the classroom
The school’s technology review committee is tasked to undertake an annual evaluation of the school’s hardware and software products in terms of their effectiveness, alignment with Standards of Learning, fitness for students’ learning styles, and instructional use
TECHNOLOGY REVIEW COMMITTEE Technology Review Sub-Committees Head Productivity Tools Technology Resource Teacher Research Tools Librarian Curriculum Related Tools Respective Department Chair Special Education Tools Special Education Chair School Network Network Manager
Before beginning or implementing our technology plan, there will be an evaluation done to define our program monitoring and to evaluate objectives. It will determine what types of data, both quantitative and qualitative; will be needed to meet the objectives. This process will be done by developing some tools like surveys, tables and graphs to tabulate the data.
It will help us to analyze the data, evaluate the program components and overall project activities, as measured against our project goals.
There will be an opportunity to prepare reports that reflect our program monitoring and evaluation objectives, it will help us to re think or re organize any of the components of our plan, as well as improve it.
The evaluation of the program will provide time to reflect about the outcomes and impact in our school. It has to be done constantly to improve when needed.
Greene County Public Schools (2004). GCPS 2004-2010 Technology Plan. Retrieved November 24, 2008, from www.greenecountyschools.com
Loudoun County Public Schools (2004). LCPS 2004-2009 Technology Plan. Retrieved October 11, 2008, from http://cmsweb1.loudoun.k12.va.us/ 50930122132143/blank/ browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=65829
Poway Unified School District (2005). PUSD 2005-2008 Technology Use Plan. Retrieved November 16, 2008, from www. poway usd.com/pusdphs/campus/ tech_use_ plan _2005-2008.pdf
Sun Associates. Sample Technology Mission Statements.