Becoming a 21st Century District<br />Tonya M. Smith<br />Garfield <br />
Purpose <br /> The Plan documents the technology required in every classroom and campus to allow teachers to teach the core curriculum in a 21st Century Learning environment and enable students to develop 21st century skills. <br />
Reasons for having a Technology Plan<br />State-approved Technology Plans are <br />necessary for districts to apply for<br />E-Rate funds<br />
What is E-Rate?<br /><ul><li>Schools and Libraries program, makes telecommunications and information services more affordable
Congress mandated in 1996 that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) use the federal Universal Service Fund (USF). </li></li></ul><li>What Does E-Rate Provide?<br /><ul><li>Eligible schools and libraries receive discounts on eligible telecom services, Internet access, and internal connections.
The discounts range from 20 to 90%, depending on the household socioeconomic status and location</li></li></ul><li>Pasadena ISD Technology Plan<br />Equipping our schools for the 21st century<br />
Technology Plan Timeline<br />Evaluation of Information Capital Portfolio<br />Evaluation of alignment and integration into <br />District Improvement Plan (DIP)<br />Technology Plan status and update<br />September<br />Texas School Technology and <br />Readiness (STaR) Chart Completion<br />Technology Planning Committee Meeting <br />and Status Update<br />January<br />Budget Review Meeting and Update<br />February<br />Board Update and Plan Evaluation<br />March<br />
Formative and Summative Evaluation Process<br />The District’s four step evaluation process is as follows:<br />Step I-Set Evaluation Goals<br />Step II-Monitor, Collect, and Analyze Data<br />Step III-Determine Recommendations<br />Step IV-Report to Stakeholders <br />
Information Capital </li></ul> Portfolio Analysis<br /><ul><li> Professional Development</li></li></ul><li>Goals, Objectives, and Strategies<br /><ul><li>GOAL 1: Student performance will improve to meet the 90% criteria for the district
GOAL 2: Socio-economic status, ethnicity, and gender participation and performances differences among students will be eliminated
GOAL 3: The marketability of PISD students will improve annually</li></li></ul><li> Cont’d<br /><ul><li>GOAL 4: Students will improve responsibility, citizenship, and value for human worth.
GOAL 5: Provide ongoing and sustained staff development for all personnel and ensure that staff members know how to use technology to improve education services.</li></li></ul><li> Cont’d<br /><ul><li>GOAL 6: Real time information and data will be used in management, intervention, evaluation and assessment of all programs to increase performance, operations and to support
GOAL 7: Required technology service will be implemented and maintained </li></li></ul><li>Staff Development<br /><ul><li>Primary focus is to integrate technology into the curriculum and instruction; done face-to-face, computer or web based instruction.
Three categories of workshops have been designed to meet the needs of teachers and administrators: </li></ul> *Awareness *Application *Integration<br />
Technology Budget by Category<br />Teaching and Learning Budget $38,043,592.00<br />Educator Preparation and <br />Development Budget $ 4,844,334.00<br />Leadership, Administration and <br />Support Budget $ 3,359,380.00<br />Infrastructure $27,560,974.00<br /> Total Expenditures: $73,808,280.00<br />