How many of you have been to the FI? A little background information about the Friday Institute. For the last decade the Friday Institute has worked with schools and districts across the state as them implement technology initiatives. Through our professional development and evaluation teams the Friday Institute has gleaned many valuable insights into what components are most important to the success of a technology initiative. ICOBALT's debut in the epic-ed community is part of the Friday Institute's larger mission of helping schools become future-oriented organizations through effective technology integration.
We know that in order for a technology initiative to be successful student learning needs to be at the center. There are several other components that also factor into the success of the initiative that must work in conjunction with one another. Wrapping together the components is a continuous cycle that includes visioning, planning, implementation and assessment of the initiative. The focus of COBALT Community will begin with the assess phase using the STNA and will support you as you move into the vision and planning phases.
Provides data for planners, policy makers, and decision makers (e.g., administrators, technology specialists, and technology planning team members) pertaining to technology use and technology-related initiatives
To maximize the effectiveness of STNA and gather the highest quality data…
Someone who’s responsible for STNA implementation in your schoolSimple e-mail without reminders rarely worksIncluding how it fits into school technology or evaluation planning
, this is a source of error and should be minimized if possible
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COBALT COLLABORATING TO BUILD ACTION PLANS FOR LEARNING TECHNOLOGIESThis web conference begins at 7:00 p.m. EDT Please run the “Audio Setup Wizard” before we begin. Please Note: This webinar will be recorded.
COBALTFirst Steps in Monitoring Technology Needs Webinar 1 March 19, 2013
Where are you joining us from? Joining us from outside NC? Indicate where you are from in the chat window.Double-click on the pencil icon to reveal optionsto increase the size and change color.
COBALT Program ComponentsMarch 19 April 9 April 30Intro to Interpreting Refining aCOBALT & STNA STNA Data Data-driven Action PlanWebinar 1 Webinar 2 Webinar 3 Share and learn through discussion in the online COBALT group March 20-April 7 April 19 or 20 Administer STNA Developing a and participate in the Data-driven Action Plan community discussion (Friday Institute) A certificate of completion for 10 hours will be awarded at the end of thisprogram that can be taken back to your district for continuing education credits.
POLL: How familiar are you with STNA? A. I’ve heard of STNA but I don’t know what it means B. I’m somewhat familiar with STNA C. I could teach others about STNA 15
School Technology Needs Assessment (STNA)• What is STNA?• What does STNA Measure?• How to Administer STNA 16
What is STNA?• STNA is a free online tool that helps with planning and formative evaluation of technology projects in educational settings• Collects data on teachers’ perceptions about technology-related phenomena• STNA helps determine the collective needs of a school related to the use of technology 17
What is STNA?• Use STNA if you want to know what staff members think and feel about: – Leadership, planning, and budgeting – Infrastructure and resources – Professional development – Use of technology by teachers and students – The impact of technology on students 18
What does STNA Measure?• STNA measures 4 broad constructs – Supportive Environment for Technology Use – Professional Development – Teaching and Learning – Impact of Technology 19
What does STNA Measure?• Supportive Environment for Technology Use – Vision – Planning and Budget – Infrastructure and Staff Support – Communication 20
POLL: On what Information are You Most Interested in Collecting Data?A. Supportive Environment for Technology UseB. Professional DevelopmentC. Teaching and LearningD.Impact of Technology 33
How to Administer STNA4 steps should be followed: 1. Planning for STNA Use 2. Initializing the Online STNA Instrument 3. Managing STNA Responses 4. Using Your STNA Data 34
How to Administer STNAPlanning for STNA Use Convene a team responsible for evaluation and technology planning in your school Determine how STNA can address technology-related questions Select a STNA manager for each school Develop a method to track who has (and has not) completed STNA Determine how and when respondents will complete the STNA Communicate the purpose of STNA with school staff 35
How to Administer STNAInitializing the Online STNA Instrument• Collaborate with Danny Stanhope and provide: 1. Names of each school participating in STNA 2. Dates to open and close the STNA online survey 3. Approximate number of staff expected to complete STNA• You will receive an individualized survey link for each school and additional instructions 36
How to Administer STNAManaging STNA Responses Implement the plan to ensure a high response rate Have someone with technology skills available for support Follow up with slow respondents, guiding them through the process if necessary Be aware of teachers submitting more than one response 37
How to Administer STNAUsing Your STNA Data…will be covered in: – Webinar 2: Interpreting STNA Data – Onsite Workshop: Developing a Data-Driven Action Plan – Webinar 3: Refining a Data-Driven Action Plan 38
Concluding Remarks on STNA• Data are teachers’ perceptions about 4 broad areas of technology: – Supportive Environment for Technology Use – Professional Development – Teaching and Learning – Impact of Technology• Findings can be used to improve the use of technology in your school in ways that will enhance teaching and benefit students• Data may raise more questions than answers, uncovering issues requiring additional discussion 39
Action Items: Your Next Steps• Complete the survey that is located in the chat window.• Administer the STNA survey to your staff• Participate actively in our discussion Ways you can participate (Community Roles)... • Asking questions • Advice Seeker • Share your process *Required for Certificate of Completion for COBALT