“As an integral part of the teaching/learning process, instructional technology will facilitate students’ active learning and prepare them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.”
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Technology Progress Multiple connection per room and ubiquitous wireless access 1:1 2.75:1 V. 2008-2011 Multiple connections and wireless connectivity 1:1 3.5:1 IV. 2003-2007 Multiple connections 1:1 4:1 III. 1999-2002 One Internet connection per room 2:1 6:1 II. 1994-1998 Limited – dialup 3:1 8:1 I. Before 1994 Networking Teacher Access Student Access Phase
Improve academic achievement by allowing students to participate in opportunities that allow collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and innovation to solve real-world problems in an effort to achieve the Target Tech Level in Texas STaR Chart.
Seamless technology integration into curriculum and instruction; increased frequency of use of digital content; increased use of technology to support higher-order thinking and collaboration; and mastery of the Technology Applications TEKS by all students.
Provide school district staff with opportunities to learn how to appropriately integrate technology as a tool utilizing collaborative, interactive and customized learning environments in an effort to achieve the Target Tech level in the Texas STaR Chart.
Creation of professional development opportunities that incorporate technology as a critical part of the learning environment; participation in professional development opportunities that increase the technology skill sets of teachers; and utilization of technology tools in the classroom to increase opportunities for students to collaborate and think critically.
Increase the level of administrative support and use of technology in all focus areas as represented in the STaR Chart.
Promotion of technology utilization to increase student achievement; creation of learning communities to promote technology use in the classroom; utilization of technology to promote better communication between various stakeholders; utilization of technology to improve productivity; and provision of appropriate budgeting to support and sustain technology use at the district and campus levels.
Provide an infrastructure system that allows all users 24/7 access to all e-learning opportunities and provide technical assistance to support instructional and administrative needs to achieve the Advanced or Target Tech levels in the Texas STaR Chart.
Provision of computers to support appropriate student-to-computer ratios; inclusion of additional technology tools to support classroom instruction; preservation of current technical support levels; and expansion of Internet connectivity and network capabilities.
The district needs to provide continuing leadership and support for the use of technology in both instructional and administrative aspects of the district's operations.
The district has a need to continue to update and enhance its technology infrastructure consistent with the Texas STaR chart and as necessary to support the teaching, learning, professional development and administrative needs of the district.