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Edld week 5 assignment

  1. 1. Sallisaw I.S.D Sallisaw, OklahomaTechnology Plan 2012 Casey Eubanks EDLD 5362 Lamar University L20284840
  2. 2. Mission  To empower all students to make educated choices and meet challenges of the future as productive citizens. (Sallisaw ISD Technology Plan, 2012) A focused technology plan “calls for advanced technologies used in our daily lives to our entire education system to improve learning, accelerate the adoption of effective practices, and use data for continuous improvement” (US Department of Education, 2010)
  3. 3. Vision We believe that people are empowered by their independent use of technology and the opportunities to share resources and communicate in our local and global communities. It is critical that our students become familiar with the tools of information technology, given the rapid pace of technological change, and the growth of information technologies in all aspects of our lives. (Sallisaw ISD Technology Plan, 2011)
  4. 4. Vision We as educators must integrate technology tools with new models of teaching that meet each student’s individual learning style and help ensure that each student has an opportunity to become a lifelong learner. (Sallisaw ISD Technology Plan, 2011) The technology plan will supplement the current district School Improvement Plan. A committee will work together to develop the Technology Plan, keeping in mind,  The use of technology will be curriculum driven and should be integrated into the total schools environment.
  5. 5. Overview Form a committee Assess Needs/Evaluate Current Plan Research Model National Education Technology Plan Plan Infrastructure Plan Professional Development Budget Implement Plan Evaluate Plan
  6. 6. Mission of Sallisaw ISD Technology Plan Sallisaw ISD will provide up-to-date technology so that students can:  Improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills  Expand their knowledge base to compete in a global society  Work ethically and independently with a diverse population within the classroom and beyond  Access, analyze, evaluate and communicate information in quick, efficient, and creative formats
  7. 7. Mission of Sallisaw ISD Technology Plan Sallisaw ISD will provide up-to-date technology so that staff can:  Accurately and efficiently assess, monitor, and communicate student progress  Continually improve professional skills  Share skills and resources with colleagues, both within the local school system and beyond  Improve instructional strategies to increase student achievement  Demonstrate leadership and vision in the use of technology to increase student achievement and staff productivity
  8. 8. Form a Committee A committee is critical to the success of a new technology plan. The following steps will be taken to form a committee:  Members will represent each campus and will include a cross section technology knowledge as well as diverse members of the community  Members will bring expertise ranging from: curriculum, planning, budgeting, technology hardware/software, and professional development
  9. 9. Needs/Evaluate Current Plan Because the State of Oklahoma is converting to the Common core Curriculum, technology must be evaluated to allow the district to effectively engage all student, track all student data and develop/update a plan that prepares all students for success. Current needs:  Inventory: Infrastructure, hardware, software, and other technology tools  List of needs, including updates and repairs will be made  Staff/Student surveys to determine the levels of technology integration that exists in the learning environment  Test scores from benchmarks, Common Core and other student evaluations will be examined to determine specific areas of concern  Infrastructures stability, reliability and level of connectivity will be determined
  10. 10. Needs/Evaluate Current Plan Evaluate Plan  The Sallisaw ISD technology plan at the beginning of the 2012 – 2013 school year should focus on updating the infrastructure of the entire district  Plans to increase bandwidth and reliable wireless connectivity throughout district should be discussed
  11. 11. Research The committee members will research other schools similar in size and make-up to our district to determine future technology steps and purchases Findings will be presented to the committee and improvements will be discussed
  12. 12. Model National Educational Technology Plan The National Educational Technology Plan presents five goals;  “Addressing one of the five essential components of learning powered by technology: Learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity” (US Department of Education, 2010)
  13. 13. Model National Educational Technology Plan By using the National Educational Plan and the International Society for Technology (ITSE) NETS*S (students), *T (teachers), *A (administrators) will be one of the guiding factors of the committee. “Technology standards are the roadmap to teaching effectively and growing professionally in a digital world” (ITSE, 2011)
  14. 14. Infrastructure Steps to overhaul/update the existing infrastructure include:  Increase bandwidth  Provide reliable wireless connectivity  Provide dependable/timely technical support
  15. 15. Professional Development “All professional educators are well connected to the content and resources, data and information, and peers and experts” (Nagel, 2010) Professional development should be designed in order for teachers to successfully apply technology to meet instructional needs of the students Professional development will be scheduled over the summer and on dates throughout the school year  Budget to devise a plan to compensate teachers for the professional development conducted during summer and other non-scheduled district wide professional development dates.
  16. 16. Professional Development Training will be hands-on and support will be available from the technology director and other members of staff that demonstrate the ability to effectively teach other teachers Online training and access to experts will be made available throughout the year
  17. 17. Budget All district improvements in technology are directly connected to the availability and amount of the budget  Every effort will be made to provide hardware/software at a reduced cost  Shareware  Freeware  Open source  Hardware at reduced prices
  18. 18. Budget It is important, “when considering which technology your school district is going to implement, you must consider the potential return on investment, as it relates to student learning and your district’s strategic goals” (Moore, 2006)
  19. 19. Budget Considerations  E-Rate contributions/discounts  E-Rate approvals  Grants  Donations  School Board approval  State approval
  20. 20. Implementation To get the ball rolling:  Obtain support/involvement from all administrators  Update/building technology infrastructure  Updating classroom/campus technology  Implement training  Provide opportunities for teachers to collaborate with peers/ experts to share best practices  School/Teachers Wikis and Blogs  Technical support must be readily available  Engage students  Facilitating improved student learning
  21. 21. Implementation “The power of technology to support continuous and lifelong learning” (Duncan, 2010)  Must be the all-encompassing goal when the time comes to implementing the plan.
  22. 22. Evaluations How long will the plan be effective? How is the plan impacting all student learning, including technology skills. Conduct teacher surveys at the end of each school year to assess the effectiveness of professional development, and delivery of instruction “Effective technology plans are short term, not long term” (See, 1997).  Must keep this in mind as we evaluate the plan Communicate with all share holders the successes and failures, as well as the future technology advancements for the coming year
  23. 23. Solutions After the plan has been evaluated, committee members must be prepared to brainstorm new ideas based on emerging technology Staff and students should be consulted through surveys to determine areas for solutions
  24. 24. Possible Solutions Create new computers labs to supplements old ones at each school campus In the future Sallisaw ISD would like to become a 1-to-1 school  Provide a laptop for each student enrolled at Sallisaw Public Schools
  25. 25. References Wyrick, R. Sallisaw ISD. (2011). Technology plan Sallisaw isd . Sallisaw: US Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by technology, Washington, D.C., 2010 ITSE International Society for Technology website, Retrieved on May 13, 2012, from http://www.iste.org/standards.aspx Nagel, D. (2010, November 9). National ed tech plan puts technology at the heart of educational reform. Retrieved on May 13, 2012, from http://thejournal.com/articles/2010/11/09/national-ed-tech-plan-puts-technology-at-the-he Moore, R.J., (2006, August). The five best accelerators in school. School Administrator, 63.7, p.8 See, J. (1992). Developing effective technology plans. Retrieved on May 13, 2012, from http://www.nctp.com/html/john_see.cfm