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  1. 1. Page 1 PREPARING STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. 3/29/2009 Long-Range Technology Plan
  2. 2. Page 2 Preparing Students, Teachers and the Community for the 21st Century. L O N G - R A N G E T E C H N O L O G Y P L A N VISION: For students: Provide the technological environment to enhance students’ academic performance as well as an engaging instruction and real life experience. Endow students with valuable instruction, state of the art technology and support for the preparation of becoming productive citizens in an evolving and competitive global economy. For parents Provide the platform for participation and cooperation for the enhancement and support of the students’ academic and technological development; as well as access to learning opportunities with technology. Maintain constant communication of students’ academic performance as well as discipline and attendance. For educators Provide educators with the state of the art technology for the enrichment of curriculum and instruction. Ensure educators that they will be equipped with the necessary hardware, software tools, resources and unconditional technology support. Prepare educators with the necessary technology training, workshops and professional development sessions throughout the academic school year. For the community and school board members Provide a competent and professional utilization of all monetary and human resources. Undertake complete participation and cooperation in educational evaluations processes.
  3. 3. Page 3 ASSESSMENT Through the use of the instrumental measuring tools such as the STaR Chart, districts and state are able to determine the development and progress of the educational technology goals. For Rivera High School, many goals have been accomplished, some are in the process, but others have not. In order to implement a technology development plan, challenges need to be recognized and addressed. The STaR Chart 2008-2009 presented many areas where improvements were demonstrated. For starters, Rivera High School targeted the Technology applications in TEKS Implementation as well as the Internet Access/Connectivity in the infrastructure for Technology section; due to a state of the art of technology network technology infrastructure and 30 count internet drops per classroom, wireless on campus and field, with three servers for data management. Rivera High School exhibited advance technology in capabilities of educators as well as levels of understanding and use of patterns. In addition, advance technology was scored in leadership and support of on-line learning. In reviewing the existing chart for Rivera High School, evidently there were several key points to identify and develop new goals. Goals For our campus, it is important to cultivate a positive collaboration between teacher, students, parents and administration to assist in the academic enhancement and maximize the potential of every student at Rivera High School. Teaching and Learning: Rivera High School needs to provide teachers’ with web-base learning activities as well as the necessary software for students’ skills to be reinforcement. Major problem areas include the lack of on-line learning as well as the patterns of technology usage in the classroom. Goal 1: To incorporate Internet access in all instructional areas for all students to improve their academic success. Goal 2: To provide a technologically integrated academic instruction for every student so that they may be successful in acquiring academic knowledge. Educator Preparation and Development: Rivera High School needs to entirely incorporate technology in their professional development to provide the necessary knowledge for the mastery of techniques as well as access to online trainings. Goal 3: To support faculty with collaborative and interactive training session indispensable to guarantee mastery in technology procedures.
  4. 4. Page 4 Goal 4: To provide online trainings and conferences that model the most current forms of technology. Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support: Rivera High School needs to coordinate the incorporation and cooperation of administrator’s functions and decision making to fully integrate technology in the campus and needs to share campus technology plans with its faculty. Goal 5: To communicate and expand campus technology plan with faculty members. Goal 6: To implement full-time personnel for technical support. Infrastructure for Technology: The only setback Rivera High School demonstrated in the STaR Chart was in Infrastructure for Technology under the technical support section. Rivera High School needs to provide every student and teacher with the necessary hardware for academic success as well as a strong and continuous technical support. Goal 7: To increase the amount of hardware for student usage to a 1:1 ratio Planning Focus Area: Teaching and Learning Goal #1 & 2: Estimated Amount: $ 25, 000.00 Action Time Party Responsible Evaluation Other notes To increase the number of students in the participation and utilization of internet activities (virtual field trips, interactive assignments, collaborative projects). May 2009 July 2012 Campus Administrators IT Administrator Technology Support Teachers MTT Lesson Plan Documentation Walk Through PDAs The integration of Internet as an instructional resource for teachers and students. May 2009 July 2012 Library Personnel MTT Teachers Technology Support Teachers Resource Lab Personnel Library and resource lab summary of use
  5. 5. Page 5 Focus Area: Educator Preparation and Development Goal #3 & 4: Estimated Amount: $22,500.00 Focus Area: Leader, Administration, Instructional Support Goal #5 & 6 : Estimated Amount: $22,300.00 Action Time Party responsible Evaluation Other notes To increase training sessions for teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals in basic computer and technology related. May 2009 July 2012 IT Administrator Lead Teachers Department Head TST Professional development evaluations Online Registration To develop a proficient training web page and notify campus administrators, faculty, staff and community of technology training sessions and seminar as well as website evaluations for user feedback. May 2009 July 2012 IT Administrator Lead Teachers Department Head TST Log-In Records Evaluation License/certificates Action Time Party responsible Evaluation Other notes To provide each new and existing teachers, with an orientation of the district’s Instructional Technology program, biannually. May 2009 July 2012 IT Administrator Lead Teacher Department Head Professional Development Online registration Onsite Log-In Professional Development Evaluations To provide and maintain a full time Technology Support Teacher (TST) to support, maintain and manage technology setbacks. May 2009 July 2012 IT Administrator TST Office of Personnel TST Technology Support Log TST Evaluations Human Resource Records
  6. 6. Page 6 Focus Area: Infrastructure for Technology Goal #7: Estimated Amount: $40,200.00 Total estimated amount for Long-Range Technology Plan is approximately $110,000.00 per year. Implementation Essentially, the realization of the Long-Range Technology Plan depends on the thorough and consistent participation and collaboration of administrators, teachers, staff, students and parents. Various actions must be taken such as implementation, appraisal and evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of the long-range technology plan by each member. In order to integrate the Internet as an instructional resource for teachers and students and increase the number of students in the participation and utilization of internet actives initial responsibilities must be assigned. Prior to implementation of Long-Range Technology plan, Campus Administrator, IT Administrator, TST, MTT/Library Personnel must recognize students’ technology competencies. The parties mentioned above must regularly meet to communicate and analyze objectives developed. A. Campus Administrator will meet with: 1. IT Administrator 2. TST 3. MTT/Library Personnel Consecutively, the Instructional Administrator, Lead Teachers, TST and Department Heads will begin by distinguishing faculty’s competencies in the integration of technology in instruction and will gather information on instruction and administration of educational tools (hardware, software, and website) to be obtained as well as the development of evaluation for staff feedback. B. IT Administration will meet with: 1. Lead Teachers 2. TST Action Time Party responsible Evaluation Other notes Provide a student to computer ratio of 1:1. May 2009 July 2012 IT Administrator Campus Administrator TST Inventory Administrator Campus Inventory
  7. 7. Page 7 3. Department Heads Furthermore, the Instructional Administrator, Lead Teachers, Department Head and Professional Development Department will ensure every existing and new hired teacher will be provided with the district’s Instructional Technology program in August and January during staff development or in-service days. In addition, the IT Administrator along with Office of Personnel employ and appoint a full time TST specifically to manage, maintain, and support all the utilization of technology resources of the campus. C. IT Administrator will meet with: 1. Lead Teachers 2. Department Head 3. Professional Development Department Instructional and Campus Administrators, TST, Inventory Administrator will initiate an up-to-date hardware and software needs improvement plan, which will include a ratio of one computer per student objective. Initially a budget must be developed in order to purchase all the necessary hardware and software and provide the necessary manpower. D. Campus Administrator will meet with: 1. IT Administrator 2. TST 3. Inventory Administrator The implementation and progress of the Long-Range Technology Plan will entire depend on the effective communication, collaboration, and responsibilities of all parties involved. Revision and constant update will assist in the evaluation progress as well as the effectiveness of the Long- Range Technology Plan. Each individuals input, suggestions, and support will tremendously influence the outcome of the Long-Range Technology Plan. Most importantly, all findings will be posted on BISD’s website for parent, teacher, student, administrator and staff access. Evaluation The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if the Long Range Technology Plan reflected the goals established. The Texas STaR Chart allows the district to monitor each of these components. The Texas STaR Chart will be analyzed thoroughly by various departments, including the Instructional Technology Department, in order to determine targeted areas as well as early technology areas of improvement. In addition, the Texas STaR Chart will assist in the development of goals and key areas for future technology plans. However, other recommendations may be applicable for the evaluation of the long range technology plan. Initially, the development of a technology committee by campus administrators, consisting of teachers, administrators, and technology personnel will meet to determine and develop new
  8. 8. Page 8 strategies. The technology committee’s responsibilities include the review of the result of the Texas STaR Chart and determine key areas of improvement for a new long range technology plan. The new plan can be posted in the district’s website and may be reviewed by faculty and the community to allow suggestions and revisions. In conjunction with administration, the technology committee will assist and formulate a final formal review. Essentially, either evaluation process must maintain open communication with campuses, departments, and administration to determine a financial plan as well as any developing concerns regarding technology. In addition, each campus should have continuous support from administration as well as continuous monitoring from Lead Teachers to persuade and influence the use of technology by faculty for curriculum and instruction. Other forms of evaluation include lesson plan documentation, PDAS evaluations, walk-through, as well as library and resource lab summary of use to reveal growth in the use of internet in the class room as an instructional and resource tool for students and teachers. In order to determine if education and professional development was successful, teachers will acquire a license or a certificate by performing an assessment at the end of the training. In addition, log-in records as well as the evaluations of the trainings must be reviewed and reveal if in fact faculty did gain knowledge through the trainings.
  9. 9. Page 9 Long-Range Technology Plan Addendum Administrator: Dr. Arturo Puga Mrs. A. Gonzalez, As I read your Long-Range Technology Plan, I was very impressed with the content and the organization of your diagrams. I am particularly amaze with the technological environment and the enhancement of academic performance support that this plan provides for all students, parents, faculty and staff. In addition, I strongly believe that the availability of the plan will allow faculty and community to provide suggestions and adjustments which it an important part of the plan’s future success. However, there were some concerns on your implementation plan. Although you express emphasis on collaboration and communication of parties involved, how are you going to ensure attendance and participation of all members? However, if you would like specific suggestions or need additional information for your supervisors and/or professors, please let me know and I will be please to provide my professional views. Sincerely, Dr. Jose Arturo Puga NOTES: Your Long Range Technology Plan is in your box
  10. 10. Page 10 2008-09 STaR Chart Campus Report Simon Rivera High School KEY AREA SUMMARY KEY AREA SUMMARY Key Area Key Area Total Key Area STaR Classification I. Teaching and Learning 17 Advance Tech II. Educator Preparation and Development 14 Developing Tech III. Leadership, Admin., Instructional Support 13 Developing Tech IV. Infrastructure for Technology 14 Developing Tech TEACHING AND LEARNING 1 Patterns of Classroom Use 2 Frequency/Design of Instructional Setting Using Digital Content 3 Content Area Connections 4 Technology Applications (TA) TEKS Implementation (TAC Chapter 126) 5 Student Mastery of Technology Applications (TA) TEKS 6 Online Learning 2 3 3 4 3 2 EDUCATOR PREPARATION AND DEVELOPMENT 1 Content of Professional Development 2 Models of Professional Development 3 Capabilities of Educators 4 Access to Professional Development 5 Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use 6 Professional Development for Online Learning 2 2 3 2 3 2 LEADERSHIP, ADMINISTRATION, AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT 1 Leadership and Vision 2 Planning 3 Instructional Support 4 Communication and Collaboration 5 Budget 6 Leadership and Support for Online Learning 2 2 2 2 2 3 INFRASTRUCTURE FOR TECHNOLOGY 1 Students per Computer 2 Internet Access Connectivity/Speed 3 Other Classroom Technology 4 Technical Support 5 Local Area Network Wide Area Network 6 Distance Learning Capacity 2 4 3 1 2 2
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