Reflection of highland park isd’s technology plan

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  • 1. PREPARED BY: SARAH ARNOLD EDLD 5362 INFORMATION SYSTEMS Reflection of Highland Park ISD’s Technology Plan
  • 2. Highland Park ISD
    • Location: Dallas, Texas
    • Students enrolled: 6,300
    • Campuses: 7
    • Region 10
    • (“Highland park independent, school district”,2007)
  • 3. HPISD’s Technology Goals
    • Goal #1: Ensure quality teaching and learning experiences for students, staff, and the community
    • Budget: $60, 395
    • ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)
  • 4.
    • Goal #2: Ensure sustained educator preparation and development in the use of technology that is standard based, meaningful, and engaging
    • Budget: $44,000
    • ("Highland park independent school district,” 2007)
  • 5.
    • Goal #3: Build a strong foundation of leadership, administration, and services that support exception teaching and learning through the integration of technology.
    • Budget: $24,100
    • ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)
  • 6.
    • Goal #4: Ensure a stable, progressive, robust infrastructure for technology that supports the educational vision of HPISD.
    • Budget: $30,000
    • ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)
  • 7. STaR Chart Results
    • Developing Technology Level: Teaching and Learning, Educator Preparation and Administration and Support.
    • Advanced Technology Level: Leadership, Administration and Support Services
    • Partial Advanced and Partial Developing Infrastructure for Technology
    • Goal: Advanced Level in all categories
    • ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)
    • The Texas Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology , as well as meeting the goals of their district.
  • 8.
    • In Highland Park ISD, there is a 2.5:1 ratio of students to computers (not including administrator computers)
    • 25% of local funds is used for professional development
    • There is Internet access at all 7 campuses that is available at all times to all students and teachers
    • ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)
  • 9. HPISD
    • Internet access at all schools
    • Still needs to integrate K-8 TEKS in all classrooms
    • Still needs to allow funds to replace old technology and hardware
    • Continuously seek ways to save on cost but not giving up quality of technology
  • 10. National Educational Technology Plan
    • Goal #1 Learning: Engage and Empower
    • Goal #2: Assessment: Measure What Matters
    • Goal #3: Teaching: Prepare and Connect
    • Goal #4 Infrastructure: Access and Enable
    • Goal #5 Productivity: Redesign and Transform
    • (U.S. Department of Office of Educational Technology, 2010)
  • 11. Mission of the Texas Public Education System
    • The mission of the public education system of this state is “to ensure that all Texas children have access to a quality education that enables them to achieve their potential and fully participate now and in the future in the social, economic, and educational opportunities of our state and nation”.
    • (Texas Education Agency, 2006)
  • 12.
    • How do Students use Computers?
    • Outside of school Texas elementary students on average use technology for playing games.
    • In school, Texas elementary students use computers for playing online educational games as well as using the computer to do Internet research.
    • (Texas Education Agency, 2006)
  • 13. How do we use this information?
    • Here at our school we have access to the Internet and multiple computers at all times.
    • Shift thinking from teacher-centered to learner- centered
    • How? Working as a team and professional development
    • Using “best practices”
    • Working in different types of grouping, not just by age level.
    • (Texas Education Agency, 2006)
  • 14.
    • Using Technology To:
    • Collaborate and to Innovate
    • Use Web 2.0 tools
    • Global Learning
    • Social Networking
    • Using Items such as Moodle for Distance Education
    • Taking time to plan, act, observe, and reflect on technology being used
    • (Wallace & Willis, 2008)
    What are Some of the Best Practices?
  • 15. Works Cited
    • Office of Educational Technology. (2010). Transforming american education: Learning powered by technology. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education.
    • Texas Education Agency. (2006). Long-range plan for technology 2006-2020. Retrieved on 5/13/2011 from
    • Wallace, P., & Willis, E. (2008). Case 4: multi-campus teaching to large student cohorts: social research methods . Manuscript submitted for publication, Education, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Retrieved from
    • Highland park independent school district technology plan . (2007). Retrieved from
    • Retrieved on 5/14/2011 from