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Needs Assessment Final

  1. 1. Kempf J. Huffman Elementary School Technology Needs Assessment 2008-2009
  2. 2. Goal <ul><li>Create a learning community that facilitates the use of current and future technology needs of all stakeholders </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Teachers will utilize available technologies to enhance instruction in all curriculum areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will have access to a variety of technologies to achieve academic success. </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative staff will employ technology for record keeping and communication. </li></ul><ul><li>All educational stakeholders will be considered when planning for technology. </li></ul>
  4. 4. School Environment <ul><li>School Built 1959 - renovated several times </li></ul><ul><li>450 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnically and economically diverse </li></ul><ul><li>1 of 8 elementary schools in the district </li></ul><ul><li>25 Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Media Center/Computer Lab with 15 computers </li></ul><ul><li>Each teacher has one dedicated computer </li></ul><ul><li>Administration staff also have a dedicated computer </li></ul><ul><li>Each classroom has at least 1 student desktop computer </li></ul><ul><li>5 laptop carts are available </li></ul><ul><li>10 Data Projectors available </li></ul><ul><li>2 Document Cameras available </li></ul><ul><li>2 SMARTBOARDS available </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access is available school wide via WIFI or Ethernet </li></ul><ul><li>Student / Computer Ratio 6.4 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Survey <ul><li>A yearly web based technology assessment will be administered to parents, teachers and administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers also answer focus items related to their classroom use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>All stakeholders are asked to complete the online survey </li></ul><ul><li>2008-2009 Kempf J. Huffman Elementary Technology Survey </li></ul><ul><li>* The length of this survey is limited due to the nature of the free survey account </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interviewees <ul><li>District School Board Representative </li></ul><ul><li>As our chosen representative in the district they can provide feedback from constituents and help guide future policies and funding </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Technology and Curriculum Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>They have the expertise necessary to evaluate software and help decide which programs are the most cost effective and the professional development necessary to utilize technology in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Technicians and Maintenance Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>It would be helpful to know the necessary hardware and electrical requirements for every aspect of technology in the school </li></ul>
  7. 7. Data Examination <ul><li>Professional Development participation records </li></ul><ul><li>District 5th grade computer skills test results </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison of annual technology surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly Media Coordinator inventory reports </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription Database usage information </li></ul>
  8. 8. Focus Group <ul><li>Discussion topics are generated from teachers’ responses to the following questions </li></ul><ul><li>1. How has technology enhanced your instructional practices? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What piece of equipment do you find most beneficial to your students? </li></ul><ul><li>3. What forms of technology would you like to have available that you do not currently have? </li></ul><ul><li>4. What type of professional development would most enhance your use of technology in the classroom? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Findings <ul><li>The school Technology Correlate gathered the results of the assessment, interviewee recommendations, and all compiled reports and data </li></ul><ul><li>With representatives present from all stakeholders the findings were then aggregated into a comprehensive hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>The hierarchy results were further refined by teachers grouped by grade level </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Group responses were cataloged and discussed </li></ul><ul><li>Results were prepared and reported to the school community </li></ul>
  10. 10. Survey Report <ul><li>Online Survey Results </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents strongly agree that technology motivates students and that it is not adequately funded in our school </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents strongly agree that technology is evenly distributed within our school environment but it is not currently up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents disagree that all stakeholders are considered when implementing technology and that professional development opportunities are inadequate </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents agree that instruction is enhanced but is not adequately utilized in most classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Respondents disagree that parents are informed of available technology </li></ul>
  11. 11. Focus Report <ul><li>Focus Discussion Findings </li></ul><ul><li>Our teachers feel that technology technology has enhanced their ability to deliver content to students </li></ul><ul><li>They feel that that data projectors connected to computers have been most beneficial to their instructional practices </li></ul><ul><li>They generally ask for laptops and software packages </li></ul><ul><li>They feel that they lack professional development in basic computer skills </li></ul>
  12. 12. Data Report <ul><li>Aggregate Data </li></ul><ul><li>Our teachers professional development consist primarily of Gale and ABC-Clio data bases followed by Read About and Aha!Math web based instructional tools </li></ul><ul><li>The 5th Grade computer skills test scores lead our district and are slightly above the state average </li></ul><ul><li>The Media Coordinator annual inventory reports reflect a lack of individual student computers and teacher printers </li></ul><ul><li>Only 20% of the teachers utilize purchased database information software on a monthly basis </li></ul>
  13. 13. Report Summary <ul><li>Our teachers currently lack the basic computer skills necessary to utilize 21st century instructional tools </li></ul><ul><li>Their idea of technology is equipment not useful software applications </li></ul><ul><li>Funding should be first be applied to train educators rather than put equipment in their hands that they do not know how to use </li></ul><ul><li>Parents want more information about what types technology are available to students </li></ul><ul><li>In order to reach our goal of creating a learning community that facilitates current and future technologies, teachers must not only use technology to present data to students, but also individualize instruction through becoming more proficient at creating student centered technology lessons </li></ul>
  14. 14. Credits <ul><li>designed and prepared by: </li></ul><ul><li>Ryan Kempf </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Jacumin </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>EDTC 6140 Planning for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment 4 - Needs Assessment </li></ul>