1. Sam Rayburn High Schools
Our society continues to be affected significantly by technology and its application in
every aspect of our lives. Sam Rayburn High Schools’ graduates must be prepared to
apply knowledge and skills through the use of various forms of technology in order to be
successful in higher education and the workplace. Regardless of the career aspirations of
our students, technology will be a dominant part of their world.
Every Sam Rayburn High School (SRHS) learner will interact with technology such as
computers, digital content, and communication systems and consider them to be familiar
tools used in learning, working and living. These same tools will be used by professional
staff to enhance instruction, engage in professional development, track student progress,
and communicate with families about their children’s education. In addition to having the
requisite skills necessary to successfully learn new technologies, students will enter the
workforce or higher education prepared to use the technology commonly available in
those settings. SRHS is committed to integrating technology into all aspects of the
instructional program in order to provide the highest caliber education for all students.
Mission: We will provide a supportive, ethical, academic environment in which
students acquire the intellectual, social, and technological knowledge and skills necessary
to fulfill their potential as responsible citizens in a dynamic global community.
We are servants for the school’s children, families, and community it serves.
Graduates leave Rayburn H S college bound or prepared for gainful employment in the 21st Century.
1. We have a school environment and culture that creates enthusiasm for learning, where
all students embrace the value of learning for its own sake.
2. We reach out to ensure that our families and community have access and open
communication at every level of the educational system.
3. We have teachers and staff who are empowered to:
o adapt to students' individual needs;
o create improved and innovative learning environments;
o require the highest standards of work and discipline.
4. We have students, teachers and staff who are:
o recognized for their dedication and excellence;
o respected and valued for their input and creativity;
o tolerant and sensitive to ethnic, cultural and individual differences.
5. We have a safe and orderly school where we share accountability among students,
parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and central office personnel for academic
excellence and consistently enforced standards of conduct.
1. We have learning systems that integrate technology to achieve better instruction.
2. We fully and creatively utilize facilities to support education, recreation and
3. We provide creative and effective use of funding that is appropriate to accommodate
student growth, quality standards and equitable educational opportunities.
4. We have effective methods of ongoing evaluation of all aspects of the school system.
5. We reflect the highest standards of work, discipline and values.
Standards, Practices, and Outcomes
1. We have educational opportunities that are diverse, rigorous, challenging and fair.
2. We aspire to standards of students' educational achievement that is boundless.
3. We graduate responsible and productive citizens.
Basic Tenets: Sam Rayburn High Schools Technology Plan
These tenets are the foundation upon which the goals and recommendations in this
technology plan are built:
t Technology is a tool to enhance learning. In order for students to be successful in
postsecondary education and the workplace, students need to use technology tools
throughout their elementary, middle, and high school programs. Students need to refine
their technology skills at the high school level and become comfortable using current
technology as a tool for learning.
t Change in technology is rapid. Equipment and operation systems purchased now will
quickly become obsolete. Proper and farsighted selection and purchases coupled with
annual strategic planning can improve the effectiveness and extend the productive life of
the equipment placed in the educational environment. Such progress can be achieved
only with a focused approach to the integration of technology and life cycle management
throughout the school.
t Our school must provide an appropriate vision and have strong in-house technical
knowledge so that good decisions can be made in the procurement and application of new
technologies. The proposal, research, design, selection, acquisition, and implementation
of new technical systems and training methodologies must be well thought out by
knowledgeable groups of people. Good choices can then be carefully implemented and
monitored without waste and redundancy.
m Diverse and varied forms of training that enables faculty and staff to develop
competence in the professional and personal use of technology is essential.
c The need for sufficient support infrastructure is one key to the implementation of a
technology plan. This infrastructure includes not only strategically placed video, voice,
and data access points, but also adequate electrical services and facility modification
3. Key Elements of the Plan
Sam Rayburn High Schools Technology Team believes that technology is a valuable tool,
one which can enhance student learning and expand the scope of the curriculum in many
innovative ways and improve efficiency in all operational areas of the school. We believe
the staff should demonstrate a sound understanding of technology and its application as
outlined in the teacher and administrator technology standards published by the TEKS
and The Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Such an understanding
will provide increased and enhanced opportunities for students to benefit from
technology in the classrooms of our school. Technical support staff as well as
instructional staff must be involved in ongoing training. A key element in our staff
development plan is that teachers and administrators must have the skills that students are
expected to acquire and apply. A variety of training opportunities reflective of the Texas
Long-Range Plan for Technology (LRPT} and TEKS must be available regularly to all
staff. In order to accomplish this endeavor, high quality staff development aligned with
the Texas Long-Range Technology Plan, TEKS and school improvement and technology
plan, and local needs will be offered to all staff members on a year round basis through
both credit and non-credit opportunities. Professional development in technology will be
clearly aligned to the above referenced standards and this alignment will be
communicated to all participants.
Technology Plan Evaluation
The Sam Rayburn High School Technology Team recognizes the importance of on-going
monitoring of performance, assessment of growth, and refinement of our technology plan
for the effective and efficient integration of technology into instructional and
administrative programs. Evaluations are essential components of our technology plan.
The person(s) responsible for carrying out the monitoring of each strategy is/are
identified in the Sam Rayburn School Improvement Plan. In addition, our Technology
Support Team, made up of a broad cross-section of teachers and administrators, will
assess the progress toward our technology goals at least three times during each school
year during regularly scheduled meetings and receive updates from individuals and
departments responsible for the implementation of each strategy.
The Technology Team will:
T Review performance measures identified in our technology plan.
R Review key technology success factors identified by the Texas Education Agency
and the Pasadena ISD Technology Plan.
a Make sure that the reported measures are directly related to the needs of students,
teachers, parents, and the community.
t Make sure that the reported measures are aligned with Texas Long-Range Plan for
Technology required measures of technology success.
r Identify partners within the community to participate in the evaluation of strategies
in the technology plan.
i Monitor progress and data regarding the use of technology such as new software or
hardware implementations, support issues, training needs, and student achievement data
in areas affected by technology implementation.
4. Implementation Plan
In constructing this implementation plan, the Technology Support Team will present a
three year timeline for completion of the strategies in the plan. Details are provided in the
specifics under each objective to support accomplishment of each strategy.
Sam Rayburn High Schools Master Plan
School system actions and initiatives are directed toward accomplishing three major
goals over the life of the Master Plan and beyond:
Goal 1: Learning- Achievement will increase for all students and gaps in achievement
Goal 2: Teaching- All teachers will be “highly qualified,” highly skilled, and highly
Goal 3: Support- Policy, procedure, processes and budget will be aligned to support
teaching and learning
The Sam Rayburn High Schools Technology Plan is one component in the
accomplishment of these goals and the objectives outlined in this plan are directly
connected to the goals of the SRHS Master Plan.
The Technology Plan
Goals: Improved student learning will be achieved in all content areas and in the
technology knowledge and skills critical to students’ abilities to contribute and function
in today’s information technology society.
Objective 1: To improve student learning through technology
Objective 2: Improve staff's knowledge and skills to integrate technology into instruction
Objective 3: Improve decision-making, productivity, and efficiency at all levels of the
organization through the use of technology
Objective 4: Improve equitable access to appropriate technologies among all stakeholders
Objective 5: Improve the instructional uses of technology through research and
5. Objective 1: To Improve Student Learning Through Technology.
T Digital content will be available before, during, and after school.
D Digital content will be integrated into all instruction as appropriate.
D Students and staff will have expanded access to curricula and support related to local
and state standards.
a All students will have access to instructional resources that incorporate universal
d Sam Rayburn High Schools’ website will provide coordinated
access to information
a All students will demonstrate mastery of technology literacy.
Objective 1: To Improve Student Learning Through Technology
2012 Targets Actions Sources Implementing/
1. Digital content will Acquire digital content/applications that are Discovery Instruction Staff
1 be available before, accessible to both students and teachers. Education Team(IST);
during, and after streaming Instructional and
school to support Incorporate digital content into instruction EBooks Technology Team
teaching and to decrease the dependency on print Electronic (ITT)
learning. materials. databases
1. Digital content will Work with teachers to design instruction Curriculum Curriculum
2 be integrated into which includes digital content and supports Development Development
all instruction, as the TEKS. Professional Professional
appropriate, to Ensure appropriate inclusion of strategies Development Development
support teaching and for providing instruction across all content Instructional Instructional
learning. areas regarding cyber-security, Design Design
cyber-safety and cyber-ethics.
1. Students and staff Explore online opportunities for IST; ITT
3 will have expanded professional development. HSA online
access to curricula Provide access to SRHS online courses courses
and support related for additional content support. Electronic
to local and state Explore online course opportunities for databases
standards through students for courses not offered in the Texas Virtual
online courses, SRHS program of study. Academy and other
content, Explore before and after school course online School
collaboration, and options. Programs
1. All students will Identify and utilize effective practices in Texas Assistive Assistive
4 have access to implementing digital content that Technology Technology
instructional accommodate the diverse learning needs of Network (TATN) Specialist
resources that all students. Kurzweil and
incorporate universal Provide assistive technology to students other assistive
design. whose Individualized Education Programs Technologies
and 504 plans recommend or require
1. Partnership with Continue to work with departments, staff, Feedback from IST
5 online websites that students, and the community to define need web site Site-Based
6. provide coordinated and adjust the website as visitors Decision Making
access to a wealth of necessary. Technology Committee
information and Advisory Board (SBDM)
resources. Public Affairs
1. All students will Create a Technology Literacy Workgroup to Technology IST;
6 demonstrate explore necessary steps forward to ensure Literacy Media Supervisor;
proficiency in all students are technologically literate at Consortium ITT
technology literacy. the benchmark grades 9th and 11th.
Increase opportunities for library media Consistent
specialists to collaborate with classroom Measurement
teachers, other educators, and public Grant
libraries to provide authentic learning
experiences that develop proficiency in
information literacy, communication,
and technology literacy skills.
7. Objective 2: Improve Staff's Knowledge and Skills to Integrate
Technology into Instruction.
T All teachers and library media specialists will meet state-established technology
s All administrators at the school level will meet state-established technology
s Instructional technology integration specialists will be available to assist with
technology support in classrooms.
Objective 2: Improve Staff's Knowledge and Skills to Integrate
Technology into Instruction
2012 Targets Actions Sources Implementing/
2. All teachers and library Technology: Local School District IST and ITT,
1 media specialists will Integrate the Technology Professional
meet State-established Applications Educators Development Plans Department of
standards for standards and Technology Local School System
technology-related Applications (TEKS) into professional District Technology Performance
knowledge and skills. development programs at the district Plans
and school level by following the Texas Grant proposals (DSP); Department
Staff Development Council (TSDC) of Finance (DF);
Professional development courses Technology Work
and workshops for teachers and library Group (TWG)
media specialists will use the Texas
Staff Development Standards.
When possible incorporate content that
addresses the TSDC and ITT.
Seek funding and other strategic
partnerships to provide opportunities
for local professional development
Develop a technology needs
assessment for new teacher hires
2. All administrators at Administrators and use the Texas ITS; ITT; DSP;
2 the school level Instructional Leadership Framework in TEA Administrator DF; Administration
will meet State- all professional development activities and Teacher
established for leaders in the school system. Technology Site-Based
standards for During monthly A&S technology Standards Decision Making
technology related trainings, use the TEA Technology Assessment Committee
knowledge and Standards for School Administrators as Πασαδενα ΙΣ∆ (SBDM)
skills. a key component in the planning. System Professional
Develop high-quality professional Development Plans
development hybrid and online courses Πασαδενα ΙΣ∆
to provide anytime, anywhere course Technology Plans
opportunities for administrators.
8. Use the online technology toolkit for
administrators to assess the knowledge
and skills of administrators and assist
them in creating professional
development plans for meeting the
2. One Technology Explore funding models to move Pasadena ISD ITS; ITT; DSP;
3 Integration toward meeting the instructional Technology Plans DF;
Specialist will be technology support target. Σχηοολ δ eveloped
available Develop a job description for teacher surveys
at least part time to Technology Integration Specialists. Profiling
assist with Evaluate the effectiveness of Educational
professional instructional technology support. Technology
development Integration (PETI)
and curriculum SETDA/Metiri
integration. Resources for
9. Objective 3: Improve decision-making, productivity, and efficiency at
all levels of the organization through the use of technology
T All staff will use electronic information and communication tools to improve
management and operational efficiency.
m SRHS will provide leadership and support in access to and use of technologies for
administrative and operational purposes.
a SRHS will develop processes and strategies to provide access to digital resources,
and information after school hours.
a SRHS will develop processes and strategies to provide electronic communication
educators, students, parents, and the community.
Objective 3: Improve decision-making, productivity, and efficiency at
all levels of the organization through the use of technology
2012 Targets Actions Sources Implementing/
3.1 All staff will use Include technology integration into Student ITS and ITT
electronic professional development plans and Assessment System
information and curricula. School-Based Site-Based
communication Decision Making
Hire Technology Integration Grade-book
tools to improve Specialists to work in school and Coordinator (SBDM)
management and provide high quality professional Curriculum
operational development for staff to acquire and development
efficiency. expand technology related skills. process
Provide electronic documents in School-Based
place of hard copies, where Technology
3.2 SRHS will provide Configure ITS to oversee the Configure ITS to ITS, ITT,
leadership and implementation of new oversee the
support in access to technologies. implementation of Site-Based
and use of new technologies. Decision Making
Use Instructional Technology
technologies for Team (ITT) to research and discuss Use Instructional (SBDM) and
administrative new technologies. Technology Team. Principal.
3.3 SRHS will develop Enhance Online Resource Center to Online forms needs ITS and ITT
processes and incorporate more forms and assessment
strategies to documents. Criterion-based
10. provide access to Increase resources through E- LMS evaluation
digital resources, Curriculum. tool.
data, and Increase awareness of Angel
information before Learning Management
and after school System (LMS) as an instructional
hours. and collaboration tool.
Ensure that existing and future
software applications and
databases are accessible remotely.
3.4 SRHS will develop Explore providing Grade-book Needs assessment ITS, ITT and
processes and access to enable parent Vendors DF;
strategies to and student view, being sure to
enhance electronic evaluate the technical and policy Site-Based
communication aspects of this change. Decision Making
between educators, Explore the implementation of a Committee
students, parents, voice mail communication system.
and the community. Explore the implementation of an
automated substitute teacher system
11. Objective 4: Improve Equitable Access to Appropriate Technologies
Among All Stakeholders
Sam Rayburn High School will provide:
o An increased ratio of high performance computers to students at all levels.
o Access to a variety of other technology devices.
o An increased ratio of computer projection devices per classroom and other
o A secure computing environment to ensure safe access.
SRHS will have policies and procedures in place to address accessibility of resources that
meet the needs of all students.
SRHS will provide access to technology before and after school hours.
SRHS will provide:
o Technical support using an established response system.
o Support staff appropriate to the needs of the system and technological infrastructure.
Objective 4: Improve equitable access to appropriate technologies
among all stakeholders
2012 Targets Actions Sources Implementing/
4.1 Provide: Maintenance, adequate technical District computer ITT,
An increased ratio of high support, and upgrading of Purchase Program Administration;
performance computers to hardware and software. Emerging Facilities
students at all levels; Ensure adequate facilities are technology
Access to a variety of available for increased documents
other technology devices to technology. Calvertnet
maximize student learning; Review effective practices website
An increased ratio of that use new and emerging
computer projection devices technologies and devices to
per classroom and other extend the flexibility,
instructional areas; accessibility, usefulness, and
A secure computing cost-effectiveness of
environment to ensure safe infrastructure.
access and information Develop guidelines for
integrity. installing equipment and
configuring networks for
maximum efficiency and
Ensure compliance with the
federal Children’s Internet
12. Protection Act (CIPA).
4.2 Explore ways to provide Explore the development of Public libraries ITT; Media
access to technology after plans and funding opportunities Community Specialists
school hours for all for after school access to Centers
learners computers and other ΗΧΧ
Collaborate with public
libraries, community centers,
and institutions of higher
education to provide anytime,
anywhere access to technologies
and digital content.
4.3 Provide technical support Provide ongoing training to Public libraries ITT,
using an established School-Based Technology Community Site-Based
response system. Coordinators to assist as Centers Decision Making
appropriate with Help Desk HCC Committee
4.4 Ensure that students have Provide staff development to Staff Special Education
equal access to technology school-based staff on Development
resources. accessibility requirements as
defined by Education Article 7-
910 of the Public Schools –
Technology for Education Act.
4.5 Ensure that appropriate Review and revise existing Πασαδενα ΙΣ∆ ITT;
policies and procedures are policy and procedures as Public Schools Administration;
in place to address necessary to ensure fulfillment Policy Manual Special Education
equivalent accessibility to of this requirement.
for students, as defined by
Education Article 7-910 of
the Public Schools
– Technology for Education
13. Objective 5: Improve the Instructional Uses of Technology Through
Research and Evaluation
T Needs identified from an analysis of data from the Texas Campus STaR Chart and
other sources will be addressed through the SRHS Master Plan/Update and
T SRHS will monitor adjustments and revisions to Pasadena ISD Technology Plan and
The Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology.
T SRHS will build capacity to evaluate instructional technology programs and
initiatives related to the effective use of technologies for teaching and learning.
Objective 5: Improve the instructional uses of technology
through research and evaluation
2011 Targets Actions Sources Implementing/
5.1 Our School’s Bridge Review planning documents for the District Master ITS; ITT; DSP;
to Excellence Master inclusion of strategies to address Plan DF; and School
Plans/Updates and technology needs based on an • District School Improvement Plan
Technology Plans analysis of data from the Texas System Members.
will address needs Campus STaR Chart and other Technology Plan
identified from an sources. Τεξασ
analysis of data Conduct on-site visits and engage Technology
from the Texas in ongoing dialogue with schools to Inventory
Campus STaR Chart monitor progress toward goals and SRHS's needs
and other sources. objectives of State and Local and assessments
Technology Plans, to collect and data collection
promising practices, and to ascertain results
need for technical assistance.
Seek funding and strategic
partnerships to leverage resources.
5.2 Monitor the Texas Maintain ongoing communication Texas Technology ITS; ITT; DSP;
Long-Range Plan for with stakeholders to provide Inventory DF; and School
Technology for the information and build awareness of Τεξασ School Improvement Plan
New Millennium. the strengths and challenges related Library Media Members.
to educational technology. Annual Report
Develop strategies to demonstrate SRHS's needs
the need for funding sources to and assessments
address educational technology and data collection
14. Review the annual Texas Long-
Range Plan for Technology,
2006-2020 and The Technology
Applications Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
to reflect targets in both the revised
School Technology Plan and
the School Library Media Standards.
5.3 To build capacity to Establish a process that allows for the Results of local ITS; ITT; DSP;
evaluate instructional involvement of appropriate evaluation DF;
technology programs instructional staff to collaborate to studies
and initiatives related ensure that technology-related State Evaluation
to the effective use of decisions are based on sound Clearinghouse on
technologies for educational practice and system TEA website
teaching and needs. Enhancing
learning, our school Provide technical assistance and Education through
will: high quality professional Technology
Be informed about development to SRHS personnel in Application
existing research on understanding scientifically based
the effective use of research and in designing and * Texas Campus
technologies for conducting effective research. STaR Chart
teaching and learning Research and pursue grant
and opportunities from a variety of * Texas Teacher
Conduct research sources to provide information about STaR Chart
studies linked the impact of instructional
to national and state technology on teaching and learning.
standards to assess Disseminate evaluation models
the impact of and results of research to provide
technology on information about conducting quality
teaching and research, to provide models of
learning. effective practice, and to improve the
use of instructional technology in
Ensure appropriate inclusion of
strategies for providing instruction
across all content areas regarding
cyber-security, cyber-safety and