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Technology Action Plan

  1. 1. Technology Action Plan<br />District Technology Vision Statement:Bastrop Independent School District believes that: *Learning is a constructivist process where students create their own knowledge through active participation in complex, meaningful tasks. *Because the world is different today and because students are different today, the way schools educate students must also be different from what we have always done. *Technology is a powerful tool that can transform the educational process not only to support learners in solving problems, developing critical thinking skills, communicating ideas, and working collaboratively, but also to share student information and learning resources with parents so they continue their active role in the process. *The information explosion demands that we manage and communicate information effectively. *Advances in communication and transportation have increased global interdependence. Therefore, a need exists for cross-cultural cooperation and understanding facilitated through telecommunication technology. *Ongoing, individualized, high-quality, and accessible professional development for educators is imperative if technology is to be effectively used in the teaching/learning process. District Mission Statement:The mission of the school district is to ensure the academic success of all students by fostering a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.Implementation of District Technology Goals at Cedar Creek ElementaryTechnology Needs and GoalsData Used to Identify NeedsPerson(s) ResponsibleProfessional DevelopmentEvaluation and/or AssessmentGoal 1: Create, communicate, and implement a Vision for Technology on the Campus.District Technology PlanTexas Long-Range Plan 2020STaR Chart campus report from 2008-2009Teacher SurveysCampus Improvement PlanPrincipal: Jinger MyersCampus TeachersTIGS: Juan SanchezTechnology Committee (needs to be formed)1. Present the campus with the District Goals for Technology as well as the Texas Long-Rang Plan. They will later use this information to provide opinions regarding components of Campus Vision for Technology. 2. Groups of teachers will discuss the new information and brainstorm components that should be included in the new Vision. 3. Surveys will be used to solicit feedback for ideas that groups came up with for the Campus’ Vision for Technology. The Technology Committee will meet to review the surveys and use the information provided to develop the new Vision for the campus. 1. Successful creation, communication, and implementation of the new Vision. 2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the new Vision on campus improvement regarding technology. 3. Solicit feedback from teachers in the form of a survey regarding effectiveness of the new Vision.Goal 2:Improve staff performance in technology.STaR Chart campus report from 2008-2009Principal: Jinger MyersCampus TIGS: Juan Sanchez 1. Review powerpoint regarding STaR Chart campus report with the staff to provide understanding and awareness as to what the STaR Chart is, what its components are and how we scored. Focus will be made to our areas of weakness.2. Teachers will work in groups to develop goals for improving our scores on STaR Chart. Each group will be assigned a Key Area of the STaR Chart to develop a goal for that area. 1. STaR Chart data for the following year to determine if totals for Key Areas improved. 2. Observations of goals being met in classrooms.Goal 3:The administration will provide effective leadership for the district/campus in integrating technology into the curriculum, and improving effectiveness and efficiency.Principal: Jinger MyersDistrict Technology Personnel1. Conduct a Family Technology Integration Night on the campus. Principal, teachers, and support staff will provide parents insight and help to technology used on campus, in addition to that which students take home. Demonstrations with opportunities for participation will be provided.2. Teachers will be trained for the set-up of a classroom blog to enhance school-to-home communication. Teachers will be taken through the steps at the workshop to set up their blogs.1. Parent surveys2. Family attendance at the Technology night.Goal 4: Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness through the use of technology.Eduphoria Assessment DataAEIS Reports PDAS reportsSTaR Chart ReportsPrincipal: Jinger MyersDistrict Technology PersonnelCampus Staff Members1. Provide training to all staff for implementation of the Promethean Board with current required curriculum. Teachers will walk away with knowledge for integrating the boards in their classrooms. 2. Teachers will be provided training for the use of videoconferencing to interact with persons in fields of study for current topics of study to enhance learning and engage students. 3. Teachers will be trained for the use and implementation of the Classroom Performance System. They will have time to collaborate in groups to discuss current methods for which teachers are using the clickers as well creating new methods for integrating it into all content areas. PDAS ratings for the use of technology will improve. STaR Chart data reflecting improved scores Teaching and Learning. <br />