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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.
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.
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
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.
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.