“ The challenge for our education system is to leverage the learning sciences and modern technology to create engaging, relevant, and personalized learning experiences for all learners that mirror students’ daily lives and the reality of their futures ” (Shimabukuro, 2010, para 3).
Galena Park ISD Technology Plan 2010-2013 $111.69 Technology Expenditure per pupil Teaching and Learning $426,430.29 Educator Preparation and Development Budget $382,364.82 Leadership, Administration and Support Budget $81,196.08 Infrastructure for Technology Budget $1,472,157.81 Technology budgets reported in plan by category $2,362,149.00 Technology Expenditures
Galena Park Independent School District’s Long Range Plan for Technology includes all aspects for the use of technology in GPISD for the next three years. The goals and objectives, as well as the mission and vision for technology, are aligned with those established by the Board of Trustees and reflect the Graduate Profile and the District Improvement Plan.
All campuses, support and administrative offices are interconnected through gigabit fiber optic backbone using lines leased from Comcast. Classrooms and offices are connected to the Wide Area Network (WAN) and the internet .
Every campus has file servers running on Novell 6.x or better and is backed up regularly and connected to UPS. District’s goal is to make available Windows XP, or better, workstations for each classroom, setup data projector for multimedia applications, internet display, modeling and software introduction and use.
All campuses have multiple types of productivity software for both students and staff.
Galena Park ISD. (2010). Galena Park ISD technology plan . Retrieved on May 10, 2011 from http://www.galenaparkisd.com/campuspages/insttechnology/documents/Galena%20Park%20ISD%20Technology%20Plan.pdf
Ray, B. (2011, January 25). National Education Technology Plan: Your questions answered. Retrieved on May 14, 2011 from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/national-educational-technology-plan-netp-audrey-watters
Shimabukuro, J.B. (2010). A glimpse at the 2010 National Education Technology Plan. ETC Journal. Retrieved on May 12, 2011 from http://etcjournal.com/2010/11/10/glimpse-transforming-american-education-learning-powered-by-technology/
Texas Education Agency. (2006). Long range plan for technology . Retrieved on May 12, 2011 from http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5082&menu_id=2147483665
U.S. Department of Education. (2010). National Educational Technology Plan . Retrieved on May 12, 2011 from http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010
U.S. Department of Education. (2010, March 4). Secretary Duncan announces education technology plan, invites comments. Retrieved on May 12, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR_lBt4jjow