Technology Use Plan Presented by Denise Reilley EdTech 501/Fall 2009 Boise State University This PowerPoint presentation is a technology use plan for the 21 st century…are you prepared?
“ Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” -- Malcolm X
When it comes to integrating technology into the classrooms, do you know how to proceed?
To integrate technology, you must first start with a plan! “ If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
Why develop a technology use plan?
What is a technology use plan?
Who should be a part of the team and planning process? The technology use plan will be created by a team consisting of…
What are the steps in developing a technology use plan? Putting the pieces together to form a cohesive plan.
Image Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) “Technology at Your Fingertips” http://nces.ed.gov/pubs98/tech/index.asp There are many published methods for building technology solutions, and they generally contain similar types of elements. You should note that Steps 2 and 3 should be done simultaneously, and so should Steps 5 and 6.
What is a vision statement? Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_planning#Vision.2C_mission_and_values
“ Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” --Chinese Proverb
This is sample vision statement– your planning team will be able to start with this sample and build on it. Source: Beverly Hills Unified School District: http://bhusd.org/edtech/pdf/BHUSD_Technology_Use_Plan_2007-2010.pdf Will be edited and revised by the planning team. The initial vision statement is to use technology to improve student learning and instructional use of technology.
Vision Statement (continued) This is sample vision statement– your planning team will be able to start with this sample and build on it.
Technology plan goals and objectives Link: http://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETS The plan goals and objectives will also be created and edited by the planning team. The initial goals are…
Do you know your students and their needs? What are you doing to keep up?
What needs should be addressed in the assessment instrument? The needs assessment survey will be an evaluation tool administered to faculty and staff members. This instrument will be used to understand the current use of technology and to address future needs.
How we read has changed over the last two years, look at these books then and now! Staff development is essential in keeping up with technology.
Suggestions for staff development Provide opportunities and incentives
How to evaluate the technology plan Frequent evaluation is needed for constantly changing technology!
Timeline for the development and implementation of the plan. Your planning team will establish a timeline according to state standards.
Planning for the Tools of the Future should be your top priority This is a sample of the search tools we currently use in education Education Bookmarks as of November 2009: http://edu.allmyfaves.com/
Start planning now for the future! Creating a system that supports learning in the digital age should be a top priority.
Technology Plan for the 21st Century Denise Reilley EdTech 501 BSU Fall 2009
“Education is thepassport to the future,for tomorrow belongsto those who prepare for it today.” -- Malcolm X
Integrating technology, do you know… • What to do? • What you need? • What you have? • How to implement tools? • How to train users? • How to support and maintain your technology solution? Where do we start, you ask?
With a plan!“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
Why a Technology Use Plan? • A technology use plan serves as a roadmap to the future. • It provides direction and focus. • “If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else.”
What is a Technology Use Plan? • It is a guideline for the use and integration of technology • Provides guidelines for implementing and maintaining technology • Specifies training development needs to stay current with changing environments
Planning Team Building a winning team includes… • Instructional Staff • Technical Support Staff • Administrators • Community Members
The Process… • Define the tasks and the needed steps to take. • Assess needs and define technology requirements. • Describe your current computing and networking technology resources. • Evaluate options and select your preferred technology solution. • Implement the selected technology solution. • Train the users. • Make plans to support and maintain technology solution on an ongoing basis.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) “Technology at Your Fingertips” http://nces.ed.gov/pubs98/tech/index.asp
What is a Vision Statement?A vision statement defines the desired or intended future state of an organization or enterprisein terms of its fundamentalobjective and/or strategic direction.
“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.” --Chinese Proverb
Vision Statement Students and Staff will: • Have access to technology-rich learning environments within their classrooms, in learning labs outside the classroom, and in the school library media center. • Have access when needed to networked systems extending from the classroom, to the school site, to the district, to the county, to the state, to the nation, and to the world. Educational resources through networks could include libraries, museums, and post- secondary institutions. • Be ethical users of technology. • Receive technology training andBeverly Hills Unified School District ongoing support. Vision Statement
Vision Statement (continued) Technology will: • Provide a system that helps students, parents and teachers work together to improve educational outcomes. • Create a collaborative environment for project-oriented activities. • Enable students to become active and experiential learners through the use of multimedia tools • Help to facilitate acceptance of cultural and physical differences within the schools and community. • Enable curriculum, instruction andBeverly Hills Unified School District assessment to be developed and Vision Statement aligned with each other and with state standards.
“Every child in America deserves a21st century education and access to 21st century technology.” -- Vice President Al Gore
Plan Goals & Objectives • To create a technology plan that supports student learning at its core • Assess and evaluate current technology use by: - Students - Faculty and Staff - In the classroom and labs - Community • Introduce new technology as dictated by curriculum • Develop ongoing training for all staff both on and off campus • Integrate networking and technical support • Model and apply ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for students and teachers
Needs Assessment Survey Design a survey that includes: • Basic information on faculty or staff • Personal Technology Background: Perceived skill level and technology being used in and out of the classroom • Faculty Centered Technology: Focus is on computer-based applications for teaching • Student Centered Technology: How does the student use technology in the class and in their everyday life? • Faculty Development: Addressing the awareness of training available and desire to learn more technologies. • Tell us more… Questions related to specific technology uses, obstacles, changes in pedagogy, and desired faculty development. Survey taker’s voice encouraged by providing handwritten responses instead of multiple choice questions.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” --Alvin Toffler
Staff Development Provide opportunities… • On a regular basis for professional development and technical proficiency • On-site training • Distance learning Provide incentives… • Tuition costs covered • Stipend for new course development integrating technology
Evaluation/Research • Create a committee to meet on a monthly basis • Monitor and evaluate technology • Collect and analyze data on an on-going basis • Continually research student and staff technology use
Timeline • Typically 3 year plan • Reassessment on a yearly basis • Plan changes as needs and technology changes