Trinity ISD Technology PLan By Ronnie Babcock For EDLD 5306
Slide Show Agenda The Schools and Libraries Program reimburses telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections providers for discounts on eligible services provided to schools and libraries. The following presentation is an overview of the plan required for all districts to complete in order to qualify for the “E-Rate” Plan. In particular Trinity ISD Information concerning the E-Rate plan can be found at: http://www.usac.org/sl/or http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html
Trinity ISD Technology Goals To insure that every Trinity student graduates from our district with the tools and abilities needed to succeed in a technological world. The IT platform at Trinity will include Macbooks for every middle and high school student. Technology will be promoted through on line homework submission and assessments. Faculty Will be given ongoing support and training to insure the ability to lead our students through technology modeling
Trinity ISD Technology Strategies: Student technological knowledge will enhanced through the use of on line assessment and homework submission. All faculty will maintain a webpage linked to the TISD website. All faculty will maintain grade books, attendance, and lesson plans through Google Docs. All faculty will attend technology development every Wednesday. A student technology committee will study and make technology recommendations to the administration and faculty at the technology staff development.
Trinity ISD Technology Talking Points: How will teacher involvement and buy in be maintained? How will student involvement and buy in be achieved and maintained? Is the budget available? Does the new technology actually hurt our star category scores in other critical STaR categories? Can our existing internet pipeline and ISP provide the bandwidth we will need Student committee recommendations, will they be taken seriously? How will the new technology policies effect the STAR test in two years?
Star Data, What it Shows It becomes evident when studying the data presented in the chart above, that while Technology infrastructure (IN. TECH) increases, the remaining categories suffer. This may be a side effect of growing the tech faster than the training of the people utilizing the tech.
Conclusion: In the final observation one must conclude that the technological environment we find ourselves in today must be considered in Education. Our students will be competing in a world economy for Jobs that have yet to be created or invented. We can little imagine the world that they will live in and the challenges that they will face. With That being the case it is our duty as educators to prepare our students For situations that we cannot imagine. We do this through a proactive Use of technology in the classroom.