Technology Integration in the 21 st  Century Classroom <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Technological advances make ...
Technology Integration in the 21 st  Century Classroom <ul><li>Examples of plans directed at improving technology integrat...
E-Rate <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by the School and Library division (SLD) of the Universal Servic...
Who is Eligible for E-Rate Services? <ul><li>Schools that are eligible for the National School and Lunch Program. </li></u...
School Requirements <ul><li>Develop a technology plan and submit it for approval </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Form 470 and fol...
Eligible Services <ul><li>Telecommunication services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal connecti...
Resources <ul><li>School and Library Division (SLD) website </li></ul><ul><li>SLD Client Service Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>...
Cy-Fair Technology Plan <ul><li>CFISD </li></ul>
Goals <ul><li>Use technology integration to improve students’ academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing profe...
Overview of District’s Technology Needs $18,352,056.74 2012 budget year $17,800,819.74 2012 budget year $18,644,490.74 201...
Strategies <ul><li>Ongoing staff development and training to staff and campus leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Trained curriculum...
Strategies <ul><li>Increase technology use among students via: </li></ul><ul><li>daily opportunities to use technology, CF...
Strategies <ul><li>Teachers and students have access and use of a variety of digital tools and resources </li></ul><ul><li...
Professional Development <ul><li>Ongoing professional development experience with White Board, online resources, wireless ...
Technology Teams <ul><li>Instructional Technology Department </li></ul><ul><li>District Support Team </li></ul><ul><li>Cur...
Evaluation Techniques <ul><li>Observe of teacher/students classroom activities </li></ul><ul><li>Examine written records: ...
Technology Budget $36,459,378.00   Infrastructure for Technology   $54,797,367.22   Total Expenditure $8,801,795.78   Lead...
Conclusion <ul><li>Rapidly changing world: communication and global </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom environment must chang...
References <ul><li>http://www.usac.org/sl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.htm...
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  • Dramatic change accompanied by the changing demands of the global economy has led to revamp in how students are being educated in the 21 st Century classrooms.
  • The application process involves about thirteen steps that school districts need to adhere to. Schools are advised to plan in advance so that they meet the required dates in the application process. Application may be submitted online or by mail. Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act (2000) schools receiving discounted services under the E-Rate program are required to filter Internet access to sites that depicts obscenity, child pornography or harmful to children
  • All goals of the school district’s technology plan are geared to achieving the Target Technology in the Texas STaR Chart.
  • The District list of strategies is very extensive. This is a very condensed version. Visit the District’s website for an extended list of strategies, each aligning with the individual goals outlined in the Technology Plan.
  • Technology integration in the 21st century classroom

    1. 1. Technology Integration in the 21 st Century Classroom <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Technological advances make it easier for students gain access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers no longer function as the gateway to information. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in technology and the global economy has led to revamp education </li></ul>
    2. 2. Technology Integration in the 21 st Century Classroom <ul><li>Examples of plans directed at improving technology integration in schools: </li></ul><ul><li>The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) </li></ul><ul><li>Cypress-Fairbanks Technology Plan </li></ul>
    3. 3. E-Rate <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by the School and Library division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunication and informational services. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who is Eligible for E-Rate Services? <ul><li>Schools that are eligible for the National School and Lunch Program. </li></ul><ul><li>School location also plays a determining factor with a slightly higher discount going to rural schools. </li></ul>
    5. 5. School Requirements <ul><li>Develop a technology plan and submit it for approval </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Form 470 and follow all steps in the application process (see hyperlink) </li></ul><ul><li>Filter Internet access to sites that are inappropriate or harmful to children – see link </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp </li></ul>
    6. 6. Eligible Services <ul><li>Telecommunication services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal connections </li></ul><ul><li>Basic local and long distance phone service </li></ul><ul><li>See the http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp </li></ul>
    7. 7. Resources <ul><li>School and Library Division (SLD) website </li></ul><ul><li>SLD Client Service Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 888-203-8100 or 800-959-0733 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 888-276-8736 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    8. 8. Cy-Fair Technology Plan <ul><li>CFISD </li></ul>
    9. 9. Goals <ul><li>Use technology integration to improve students’ academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing professional development to school staff </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the level of administrative support and use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Provide infrastructure system that allows 24/7 access to all learning opportunities </li></ul>
    10. 10. Overview of District’s Technology Needs $18,352,056.74 2012 budget year $17,800,819.74 2012 budget year $18,644,490.74 2011 budget year 1 for every compute Computer/teacher ratio 3 fore every computer Computer/student ratio 83 Number of computers with direct Internet connection $516.40 Technology Expenditure per pupil
    11. 11. Strategies <ul><li>Ongoing staff development and training to staff and campus leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Trained curriculum writers develop lessons that meet the Texas Technology Application Standards </li></ul>
    12. 12. Strategies <ul><li>Increase technology use among students via: </li></ul><ul><li>daily opportunities to use technology, CFISD Virtual School, installation of computers, Internet services and software at all campuses see link for more strategies </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Technology Plan.pdf </li></ul>
    13. 13. Strategies <ul><li>Teachers and students have access and use of a variety of digital tools and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Management System hosts lessons that integrate 21 st Century learning skills </li></ul>
    14. 14. Professional Development <ul><li>Ongoing professional development experience with White Board, online resources, wireless laptops and other digital tools </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus/district-wide and online training </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development for campus leaders </li></ul>
    15. 15. Technology Teams <ul><li>Instructional Technology Department </li></ul><ul><li>District Support Team </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Instruction Department </li></ul><ul><li>School Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Technology Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom teachers </li></ul>
    16. 16. Evaluation Techniques <ul><li>Observe of teacher/students classroom activities </li></ul><ul><li>Examine written records: purchasing and receiving orders, delivery documents, lesson plans, lab schedule etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development course offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher STaR Chart Self Assessment. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Technology Budget $36,459,378.00 Infrastructure for Technology $54,797,367.22 Total Expenditure $8,801,795.78 Leadership Administration and Support $2,046,508.20 Educational Preparation and Development $7,489,685.25 Teaching and Learning Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Technology Budget 2011-2014
    18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Rapidly changing world: communication and global </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom environment must change reflect needs of 21 st Century global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Concern: funding – schools are still lagging behind; insufficient technology and support </li></ul>
    19. 19. References <ul><li>http://www.usac.org/sl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Technology%20Plan.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp </li></ul>

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