A PLAN FOR TECHNOLOGY AT CROCKETT JUNIOR HIGH Donna Drum, ET8044EDLD 5362Informational Systems Management
Mission and Vision Mission: CROCKETT INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Learning Environment of Excellence Vision: CROCKETT JUNIOR HIGH Student Success (Crockett Junior High School, 2011)
Where We AreHardware• Student computers in all classrooms (at least two)• Smart Boards in all classrooms• Projector in all classrooms• Document camera in for core subject classrooms• Smart Response Systems• Smart Slates
Where We AreHardware (cont.)• Laptops for all teachers• Computer lab with desktop computers and printer• Computer classroom with desktop computers and printer• Laser printers for math and science• Neo wireless hand-held response system
Where We AreSoftwareComputer-based programs that facilitate grades,recordkeeping, communication, data management,etc.• Data Management for Assessment and Curriculum (DMAC)• TxEIS (State-sponsored Student Information System by the Texas Education Agency)• C-SCOPE• Eduphoria• Microsoft Office 2007
Where We AreSoftware (cont.)Computer-based instructional programs that havebeen purchased to increase student achievement(Crockett Junior High School, 2011).• Study Island• Science Starters• DyNed (English learning solutions)• Accelerated Reader
Where We AreStaffInstructional activities to engage students and increasestudent achievement. Using the IFC grant, AlgebraReadiness grant, SCE grant (Crockett Junior High School,2011).• Summer Academy• Kagan Strategies• CHAMPS• Accelerated Math• MSTAR• Smart Board
Where We AreStaff (cont.)Communication to inform students and parents.• Campus newsletter• Parent Portal• Website
National Technology PlanGoalsArne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, speaksabout Five Technology Goals:1. To change fundamentally the learning process with technology.2. To use technology in the second generation of assessments.3. To connect teachers with their peers.4. To build an infrastructure that allows us to support access in and out of school.5. To harness the power of technology to help schools to become more productive, to accelerate student achievement faster than ever before (Duncan, 2010).
National Technology PlanSummary• Adequate broadband and wireless access inside and outside of school• At least one Internet-enabled device for every student and educator -- at home and at school• Use of Creative Commons and open licenses in course content and support for OpenCourseWare endeavors• R&D into the use of gaming, simulations, and virtual worlds for instruction and assessment (continued)
National Technology PlanSummary(cont.)• Encouragement of cloud computing for school districts, freeing local IT resources for other purposes• Development of computerized assessment tools that are both adaptive -- that is, respond to students own input -- and accessible• Changes to FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) to open access to student data and enable better data portability for student and financial records• Changes to CIPA (Childrens Internet Protection Act) to open access to the Internet and rethink how filtering works in schools (Watters, 2011).
Where We Can BeHardware• Wireless connectivity throughout school• Wireless mobile computer lab• Smart phones and smart tablets• Sound connected to audio system
Where We Can BeSoftwareTo “increase the use of technology” and provide“additional computer software for the enhancement andremediation of academic skills” (Crockett Junior HighSchool, 2010).These skills describe the standards that The InternationalSociety for Technology in Education (ISTE) say technologyliterate students will experience (ISTE, 2007).• Mobile device applications• Cloud computing• Open content strategies• Personal learning environments (blogs, wikis, etc.)• Game-based learning (simulation games, etc.)• Learning analytics
Where We Can BeStaff• Digital native (Prensky, 2001).• ISTE standards for teachers met (ISTE, 2007).• Technology integration expectations met,• Creating Technology Enriched Performance Indicators (TEPIs),• Sustainable research-based professional development,• Evaluating goals and policies for continuous improvement (Moak, Slayton, McClatchy, & Burgess, (2010).
How to Get ThereEducation Service Center, Region VI, offersa technology integration program (Moak,Slayton, McClatchy, & Burgess, (2010):1. Assessing the district for integration readiness with the Technology Integration Audit.2. Preparing the district for integration. • planning, goals, and policies • reinvesting current technologies • evaluating staff for readiness • Implementing prescriptive sustainable research based professional development • Establishing mentor programs and personal learning networks3. Restructuring curriculum for integration.4. Sustaining schools for integration.
ReferencesCrockett Junior High School. (2011). Campus Improvement Plan Goals 2011-2012. Crockett, TX: Author.Duncan, A. (2010, November 14). 5 min. Arne Duncan talks about the 2010 National Technology Plan [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0PctTd_plEISTE. (2007). Nets for students 2007 profiles. International Society for Technology in Education. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-students/nets- for-students-2007-profiles.aspxMoak, C., Slayton, C., McClatchy, M., & Burgess, M. (2010). eStructuring Schools: An Authentic Integration Model. Huntsville, Texas: Education Service Center Region VI.Prensky, M. (2001). Digital Native, Digital Immigrants: Part 1. On the Horizon, 9(5), 1-6.Watters, A. (2011, January 25). National educational technology plan: Your questions answered. Edutopia What Works In Education. The George Lucas Educational Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/national- educational-technology-plan-netp-audrey-watters