Mesa Technology Plan EDUU563 Ellen Longo, Ph.D. Usman, Kawakib
Mesa Technology Plan
Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and Software
Funding and Budget
Monitoring and Evaluation
Collaborative Strategies with Adult Literacy Providers
Effective, Researched-Based Methods and Strategies
1-School or Department Description
Rating of 8 out of 10
390 to 450 K- 5th grade students
3-Vision and Mission Statement:
Gather information to understand students learning styles and students needed skills.
Mesa School ensures effective integration of technology in the curriculum.
In our class we will use electronic resources as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subject and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways.
The use of technology must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of the curriculum.
The use of the Internet or Computer in the class will be providing equally between students.
4-Duration of plan:
effective August 8, 2012 and remain in effect until June 7, 2013.
Our Mesa Elementary School Technology Committee under the supervision of the superintendent, met with California Technology Assistance Project director , school principal, administrator and representatives from business organizations, parents, and students, dedicated several meetings to review the requirements and deadlines for developing implementing and refining a plan in order to integrate technology in the curriculum to create strong electronic educational systems that support innovation teaching and learning, to provide appropriate staff development opportunities and to develop procedures to support this policy.
Current access by teachers and students:
6 computers connect to internet.
VCR and DVD.
Internet connection for use of teachers and students.
School Media Center
VCR and DVD.
Internet connection for use of teachers and students.
b. Current use of technology to support teaching and learning:
Teachers have access to computers at any time.
All classrooms have printer.
All staff members have access to a fax.
All students have access to computers during the school hours.
c. District curricular goals to support plan:
Integrate different technological tools in teaching students all skills.
Providing students with necessary knowledge, experiences, and skills
provide them with the skills they need for future carriers.
The plan will improving student academic achievement in reading, language arts and mathematics.
d. Teaching and learning goals:
Enhance student learning through the use of technology.
All students will be given intensive instruction in the area of information literacy through our library program.
All teachers will take roll using a web-based database.
Teachers will be able to set up discussion bulletin boards, and post lesson plans, calendars and forms for use in connecting with parents and students.
all teachers and students in school will use technology to support district goals to reach proficiency or better performance in content area of all subjects.
All students will be effective users of technology.
All students will be technology literate by the completion of school year , And they will use technology for better academic achievement.
All students will have access to hardware and software to meet the goals for communication, and increasing reading, language arts and mathematical achievement.
Mesa school will develop, maintain, and implement an effective student record-keeping and assessment system.
Utilize technological means to improve communication between home and school.
d. Teaching and learning objectives:
Teachers will introduce basic concepts of information literacy and research using books and electronic databases.
Students will complete projects that include Internet research and electronic databases.
95% of school students will show proficiency in recognition of computer systems and ability to navigate through internet and software to increase learning.
All students will understand the use of technology, with regard to ethical use.
Every student will have at computer with full network and internet access. This includes the resource and special day classes.
100% of Mesa school teachers and staff will maintain and update student grades and assessments in the student information system, Power Teacher, on a regular basis.
By August 8, 2012, all mesa school teachers will have access to e-mail, telephones and cell phones.
teachers’ and administrators’ current technology skills:
65% of the Teachers are familiar with software programs especially Microsoft word, but they need more training in other programs such as PowerPoint and Excel. 70% of teachers need training in web 2.0 technology.
Faculty development to enhance teacher and administrator basic proficiency skills.
Faculty development to increase teacher use of technology integrated into the content standards to help all students achieve standards.
Faculty development to increase teacher and administrator use of technology tools for assessment and communication with learners and all stakeholders.
Faculty development to increase teacher and administrator use of virtual training and video conferencing to enhance teaching and learning.
Faculty development to increase teacher and administrator use of "access to instructional resources" on the Internet.
goals & objectives
Providing professional development opportunities will be based on curriculum needs to achieve learning objectives in all disciplines within each school’s curriculum as appropriate.
All Teachers will investigate the use of technology resources to support instructional strategies that address the multiple learning styles of students and support instructional strategies that engage students in cooperative learning activities. Create and maintain an internet instructional website that is accessible to all staff anywhere, anytime.
5-Infrastructure,Hardware,Technical Support, and Software .
Existing Hardware and Software :
At the school 15 classes each class is equipped with
1 A projector
1 VCR and DVD
The media center equipped with :
1 Smart board
1 Tablet PC for each student and teacher
iPod touch for each student and teacher
1VCR with DVD
1 Digital Camera
1 Photo copy machine
1 Fax machine
4 Smart boards
2 Fax machine
6-Funding and Budget
Donations from companies such as Target.
Progress Teacher Grants for new teachers.
Federal government, State government, Local government.
Estimate annual implementation costs:
6-Funding and Budget
Mesa school indicated continuing needs to upgrade technology hardware and software to take full advantage of new technology, and to implement systematic equipment replacement procedures that are both fiscally realistic and responsive to the current needs of individual staff members. To replace technology may be determined by the quality and function of the products.
Mesa school will replace computers once they become obsolete to maintain. Computers will be considered old-fashioned at an age of 5 years. Old computers will be sold to a reseller to help finance. Network wiring and infrastructure will be monitored and replaced by the school administration and the district on an as needed basis.
7-Monitoring and Evaluation
Data will be collected from Students academic performance reports, research, class observations, Teachers, students, and Professional development evaluation reports.
Administration will prepare reports every three month about Students academic achievement and technology use, and Teachers technology use in lesson plan, assessment and administrative work.
Meeting with technology stakeholders will be held every month to monitor the progress of the technology plan.
8-Collaborative Strategies with Adult Literacy Providers
Mesa school Offer “English as a Second Language”/ESL and Diploma Courses/GED Preparation”.
Technology is integrated within these classes and provides flexibility in the pace of completion of these courses for the individual student.
These classes are computer based using appropriate programs such as Lexia.
Mesa school technology committee members will meet with all staff including adult literacy providers to share information about our technology plan.
9- Effective, Researched-Based Methods and Strategies
The district has developed the following vision. Technology use in the classroom can:
Be used as a tool for education to support learners in solving problems, developing critical thinking skills, developing both oral and written communication skills, and working collaboratively on multi - disciplinary projects. Technology should help students become active, independent, life-long learners.
Improve the technical and personal productivity skills of our site teachers and district administrators through professional development that will focus on integrating technology into the classroom curriculum and aligning the use of that technology with the state and district content standards.
Improve how students access and retrieve electronic information through the use of the Library/Media Centers and computer labs. Achieve equitable access to the Internet and computers at every site while expanding the resources available to the students including: Internet, CD-ROM, scanners, digital cameras, on-line searching using such tools as ERIC or the Electronic Library.