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Sam Rayburn HS Technology Plan

  1. 1. Sam Rayburn High Schools Technology Plan Mission/Vision/Goals/Objectives 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. Vision 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. Stakeholders 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.
  2. 2. Systems 1. We have learning systems that integrate technology to achieve better instruction. 2. We fully and creatively utilize facilities to support education, recreation and community activities. 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 where necessary.
  3. 3. Key Elements of the Plan Professional Development 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. 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 will close Goal 2: Teaching- All teachers will be “highly qualified,” highly skilled, and highly effective 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. Learning Objective 1: To improve student learning through technology Teaching Objective 2: Improve staff's knowledge and skills to integrate technology into instruction Support 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 evaluation
  5. 5. Objective 1: To Improve Student Learning Through Technology. Targets: 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 design d Sam Rayburn High Schools’ website will provide coordinated access to information and resources. a All students will demonstrate mastery of technology literacy. Objective 1: To Improve Student Learning Through Technology 2012 Targets Actions Sources Implementing/ Monitoring 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 support. 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 these devices. 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. 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 Officer 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. 7. Objective 2: Improve Staff's Knowledge and Skills to Integrate Technology into Instruction. Targets: T All teachers and library media specialists will meet state-established technology standards. s All administrators at the school level will meet state-established technology standards. 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/ Monitoring 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); Standards. 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 programs. 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. 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 Standards. 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 Assessing Readiness & Use
  9. 9. Objective 3: Improve decision-making, productivity, and efficiency at all levels of the organization through the use of technology Targets: 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, data, and information after school hours. a SRHS will develop processes and strategies to provide electronic communication with 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/ Monitoring 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 Committee 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 appropriate. Coordinator 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 Committee technologies for Team (ITT) to research and discuss Use Instructional (SBDM) and administrative new technologies. Technology Team. Principal. and operational purposes. 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. 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 (SBDM) students, parents, voice mail communication system. and the community. Explore the implementation of an automated substitute teacher system
  11. 11. Objective 4: Improve Equitable Access to Appropriate Technologies Among All Stakeholders Targets: 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 instructional areas. 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/ Monitoring 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 effectiveness. Ensure compliance with the federal Children’s Internet
  12. 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 technologies. 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 requests (SBDM) 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. technology-based products for students, as defined by Education Article 7-910 of the Public Schools – Technology for Education Act.
  13. 13. Objective 5: Improve the Instructional Uses of Technology Through Research and Evaluation Targets: 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 Technology Plan. 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/ Monitoring 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 requirements. results
  14. 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 education. Ensure appropriate inclusion of strategies for providing instruction across all content areas regarding cyber-security, cyber-safety and cyber-ethics.
  15. 15. MMason/2009