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Technology Plan Overview Feb 2011

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  • 1. Technology Plan
    • Committee Meeting for 2011-2014
  • 2. Old Tech Plan 2008-2011
    • Most Goals were met before the beginning of current school year
    • The leadership committee determined:
      • we could not successfully implement the goals
      • the goals were no longer aligned to the vision of the District
  • 3. Current Technology Needs
    • Decided to focus on the technology needs of each building
    • These needs were identified by building level technology committees
  • 4. Current Technology Needs
    • Elementary buildings and Kindergarten requested more student computers
      • Technology Director worked all year to collected PCs from around the district
        • Updated hardware
        • Streamlined software
        • Some of these computers have already been placed in classrooms
  • 5. Current Technology Needs
    • Lee Hunter
      • Requested another assessment scanner
      • Kindergarten no longer needed theirs so the scanner was transferred to Lee Hunter
  • 6. Current Technology Needs
    • K - 4
      • Several Palms used for literacy assessments were at the end of their life
      • The 5th & 6th Grade had a few Palms that they no longer needed and graciously gave them up for the K - 4 assessments
  • 7. Current Technology Needs
    • Lee Hunter and 5th & 6th Grade
      • Lab printers were consistently jamming
      • These printers were replaced with other printers from elsewhere in the district
  • 8. Current Technology Needs
    • Math & Science Center
      • Teacher computers were not sufficient for instructional needs and level of classroom technology
      • These computers were upgraded to help alleviate that issue.
  • 9. Current Technology Needs
    • Network Logins
      • All students from grades 5 through 12 now have network logins
      • A process was put into place in each of the secondary buildings to add new student logins as well as assist students who have forgotten their login information.
      • Generic student logins at the secondary level were discontinued
  • 10. Grants
    • $150,000 in eMINTS Year 2 funds were received for the 5th & 6th grade.
      • Trained 5 new teachers in eMINTS
      • Installed SMARTBoards and projectors in Special Education and remedial classrooms.
      • Created 31 eMINTS classrooms over last 3 years
  • 11. Grants
    • $75,000 in ARRA funds were received for the High School.
      • Data Team project through eMINTS
      • Purchased:
        • 2 LCD projectors
        • 3 sets of eInstruction clickers
        • laptops for teachers in the Team
  • 12. Grants
    • $22,000 in ARRA funds for Professional Development throughout the District
      • 20 teachers will take an online course
        • This course will be through eLearning for Educators
        • Each teacher will receive their choice of an iPad or Netbook to assist them in their coursework
  • 13. New Tech Plan 2011-14
    • DESE made some changes:
      • Plan must be submitted through ePeGs and not paper
      • Mission statement must be specific to technology
      • No longer have TFAs
      • Each objective must be measurable
  • 14. TFA 1: Student Learning
  • 15. Goal 1: Student Performance
    • ePeGs goal
  • 16. Goal 1
    • Objective 1: Increase the number of students in 8th grade that are technology literate
  • 17. Goal 1 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 1: Provide more opportunities for students K-8 to use technology
      • Action Steps:
        • Weekly computer classes for K-4 students
        • Alternative course for Junior High students
  • 18. Goal 1 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 2: Take a portfolio approach to documenting technology proficiency
      • Action Steps
        • Clearly define “technology literacy” and “technology proficiency”
        • Track data for every student at the end of each year to note progress towards proficiency
        • Transition the existing 6th grade literacy course to a standards-based portfolio assessment
  • 19. Goal 1
    • Objective 2: Increase digital citizenship of high school students
  • 20. Goal 1 Objective 2 Objective 2
    • Strategy 1: Make students aware of digital citizenship
      • Action Steps:
        • Show NetSmartz videos during Advisory class
        • Create a digital citizenship unit of study for Advisory class
  • 21. Goal 1
    • Objective 3: Technology will be used in the classroom to support student learning
  • 22. Goal 1 Objective 3 Objective 3
    • Strategy 1: More eMINTS classrooms
      • Action Steps:
        • Continued support of existing eMINTS classrooms
        • Seek funding to create additional eMINTS classrooms
          • Junior High
          • High School
        • Seek funding to purchase LCD projectors and SMART Boards for all elementary classrooms
  • 23. TFA 2: Teacher Preparation
  • 24. Goal 2: Highly Qualified Staff
    • ePeGs goal
  • 25. Goal 2
    • Objective 1: Provide PD for teachers and administrators
  • 26. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 1: Use technology to more effectively track each staff member’s professional development
      • Action Steps:
        • Find/create a PD tracking system
        • Use system reporting to evaluate the amount, frequency, and distribution of PD across the district
        • Analyze system data to evaluate and plan district PD
  • 27. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 2: Develop a system of courses to offer staff
      • Action Steps:
        • Develop courses based on survey of staff needs
        • Offer face-to-face and alternate delivery courses
        • Determine what incentives can be offered for course completion
  • 28. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 3: Develop teachers’ instructional abilities
      • Action Steps:
        • Academic Leaders and Coaches become Cognitive Coaching certified
        • Implement Professional Learning Communities
  • 29. TFA 4: Resource Distribution TFA 5: Technical Support
  • 30. Goal 3: Facilities, Support, and Instructional Resources
    • ePeGs goal
  • 31. Goal 3
    • Objective 1: Secure, yet open technology access for all
  • 32. Goal 3 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 1: Allow personal mobile devices on campuses and provide wireless access
      • Action Steps:
        • Update policies and procedures
        • Educate staff on how to incorporate student devices into instruction
        • Expand wireless to all buildings on all campuses
  • 33. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 2: Keep existing technology in good working order
      • Action Steps:
        • Replace district computers in all buildings as funding allows
        • Replace batteries in student laptops
        • Upgrade network throughput to all campuses
  • 34. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 3: Increase the number of after school clubs related to STEM(science, technology, engineering, math)
      • Action Steps:
        • Find sponsors
        • Find funding
        • Offer more STEM courses at SCTC if possible
  • 35. TFA 3: Administration
  • 36. Goal 4: Parent and Community Involvement
    • ePeGs goal
    Goal 5: Governance
  • 37. Goal 4
    • Objective 1: Enhance communication between teachers, parents, students, and community
  • 38. Goal 4 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 1: Use SISK12
      • Action Steps:
        • All teachers will keep online gradebooks current for parent viewing
        • Increase teacher use of communication abilities in SIS for notification of assignments and events
        • Continued use of SIS-Call
  • 39. Goal 4 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 2: Explore new ways to communicate
      • Action Steps:
        • Allow and encourage social networking tools; develop policies for safe and appropriate use of such tools
        • Explore school sponsored student email accounts
        • Explore ways to give staff members access to the email server on personal devices
        • Implement a notification and alert system for emergencies
  • 40. Goal 4 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 3: Expand use of SharePoint for in-district communication
      • Action Steps:
        • Reorganize and update SharePoint
        • Increase staff use of SharePoint in an effort to be more “green”
        • Expand Student SharePoint beyond eMINTS classrooms for students to turn in electronic files to teachers
  • 41.
    • ePeGs goal
    Goal 5: Governance
  • 42. Goal 5
    • Objective 1: Provide leadership in using technology for learning
  • 43. Goal 5 Objective 1 Objective 1
    • Strategy 1: Provide opportunities for all staff members to learn how to integrate technology
      • Action Steps:
        • Software and hardware training
        • Technology staff will participate in all district curriculum initiatives
        • Technology training will focus less on tools and more on teaching and learning

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