EDLD 5362 Technology Plan AssignmentPresentation Transcript
Irving ISD Technology Plan “To realize the benefits of technology, schools must develop a plan for integrating technology into the curriculum.” (November & Staundt, 1998) Pam Endicott Lamar University EDLD 5362
Irving ISD Profile Number of Campuses: 39 Number of Classrooms: 2,028 Total Student Enrollment: 33,755 Economically Disadvantaged: 80.31% 2 students for every computer 1 teacher for every computer Campuses with Direct Connection to Internet: 39
Jonathan Traughber ‐ student TaelerDeHaes ‐ student Gina Bates ‐ parent Karen Faris ‐ parent Hong Sae ‐ Community Member Mart Nelson ‐ Community Member Bill Morgan ‐ Community Member Toni Clark – Community Member Rosemary Robbins ‐ Community Member Gabrielle McCollum ‐ Teacher Tiffany Holmes ‐ Teacher Lisa Hill ‐ Teacher Keith Wyrick – Instructional Technology Specialist Sherri Marchant ‐ Instructional Technology Specialist Carla Nutt ‐ Instructional Technology Specialist Chris Johnson ‐ Instructional Technology Specialist Rhonda Phillips ‐ Instructional Technology Specialist Lori Bierschwale ‐ Librarian Lea Bailey ‐ Director of Libraries Margaret Malzer ‐ Campus Technician Miguel Elizondo ‐ Vice Principal Eric Creeger ‐ Vice Principal Robert Abel ‐ Principal Patty Notgrass ‐ Principal Rick Nolly ‐ Principal Jackie Gorena ‐ Principal Rocci Malone ‐ Principal Marie Morris ‐ Assistant Supt for Teaching and Learning Ralph Diaz ‐ Assistant to the Superintendent Scott Layne ‐ Assistant Supt of Operations Jennifer Hylemon ‐ Secondary Math Coordinator Jennifer Jackson ‐ Secondary ELA Coordinator Neil Dugger ‐ Interim Superintendent Jack Singley ‐ Superintendent (retired) Dianna Hopper ‐ Director of Professional Development Nancy Young ‐ Special Ed Coordinator Shawn Blessing ‐ Director of Career and Technical Education Judy Rudebusch ‐ Director of Special Programs Robyn Wolters ‐ Director of Personnel Cheryl Jennings ‐ Director of Elementary Education Whit Johnstone ‐ Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment Kelly Horn ‐ Director of Facilities Tony Thetford ‐ Director of Public Relations Darrell Vaughn ‐ Network Administrator Bob Harmon ‐ Webmaster JerramFroese ‐ Instructional Technology Coordinator Lorie Squalls ‐ Instructional Technology Coordinator MikieKindsfather ‐ Instructional Technology Coordinator Sam Farsaii ‐ Director of Instructional Technology Lee Watts ‐ Director of Networking / Data Processing Keith Larson ‐ Director of Technical Services Alice Owen ‐ Executive Director of Technology Technology Committee Comprised of administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community members. Constructed a vision for the future and direction through an action plan detailing future needs. Aligned to components of the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology Complies with state and federal regulations Continued support of technology use through board goal. An effective technology plan is based on the shared vision of educators, parents, community members, and business leaders who have technological expertise. (November & Staundt, 1998)
Board Goal Related to Technology “Require all professional staff to effectively facilitate teaching and learning by actively participating in high quality staff development and using a variety of technological resources to engage students so that all graduates can succeed in a 21st century environment.” (Irving ISD Board Goal#4, 2010)
Technology Plan Purpose Articulate a common vision for technology. Identify strategies to use technology. Promote student achievement of rigorous standards. Develop essential critical thinking skills. Prepare students to be productive citizens.
Technology Plan Rationale Vital for the 21st century. Integrate, interesting, motivating, and relevant. Personal computing device for all students K-12. Tools for teaching and managing information. Students responsible for own learning. Accessible at all times.
Technology Plan Goals Infuse higher level thinking. Support assessment and planning. Educate all students and teachers. Ensure ongoing professional development. Ensure 100% administrative participation. Provide leadership. Ensure a stable and robust infrastructure.
Technology Plan CoversFour Major Areas Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning Professional Development Administration and Support Services Infrastructure for Technology
Teaching and Learning Integrate Technology Applications TEKS and higher order thinking into 100% of curriculum areas Increase technology integrations annually Provide adequate technology Educate students on appropriate use of technology Educate students on appropriate use of Internet Improve instructional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership
Professional Development Orient teachers in appropriate use of technology Orient teachers in Internet Safety Provide job-embedded technology training Provide technology integration training
Administration & Support Services Increase administrator participation Increase use of technology Establish, communicate, support, and monitor expectations for technology integration Model ways to address students’ diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities
Infrastructure for Technology Achieve and maintain a 1:1 personal computing device. Provide adequate technology. Identify needs, procure and maintain technology resources. Increase reliability to ensure dependable and continuous operation. Develop a sustainable system.
Technology Plan Budget Effective technology plans are short term, not long term. (See, 2001)
Technology Plan Evaluation Methods Review progress at least once a year. Reports to Superintendent and Irving ISD Board. Plan updated as needed. Review data each year to measure effectiveness.
Technology Plan Evaluation Methods (cont.) Review of staff development records. Review TAKS scores and district assessments. Review data from networking monitoring tools. Track parent phone calls and website hits received Project management tools.
Are we measuring up? National Technology Plan 5 Goals By 2014 Fundamentally change the learning process. Use technology in second generation of assessments. Connect teachers with their peers. Infrastructure allows access in and out of school. Harness the power of technology
More Than Computers! Effective technology plans define technology as more than computers. (See, nd)
“The Irving ISD, in partnership with families and the community, shall meet the educational needs of students by producing engaged learners who are critical thinkers, leaders, and contributors in a technological, diverse, and competitive 21st century world.” (Irving ISD)
Resources Irving Independent School District Technology Plan. Retrieved from http://www.irvingisd.net/technology/documents/lrtp.pdf Noir, S. (producer). Arne duncan talks about the 2010 national ed tech plan: Retrieved May 14, 2011, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0PctTd_plE November, A., Staundt, C., (1998). Critical issue: developing a school or district technology plan. Retrieved February 9, 2010, from North Central Regional Educational Library: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te30 0.htm See, J., (nd). Developing effective technology plans. Retrieved May 14, 2011 from http://www.nctp.com/html/john_see.cfm