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TISD Technology Plan


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TISD Technology Plan

  1. 1. Tomball ISDTechnologyPlan Implementing 21st Century Teaching and LearningBy Amy RousseauEDLD 5306 SU2 11 ET8306
  2. 2. AgendaNational & EvaluatingState Plans Progress “E-Rate” ConclusionDistrict Plan
  3. 3. Purpose• The National Education Technology Plan, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, – To apply advanced technologies to our entire education system – To improve student learning – To accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and – To use data and information for continuous improvement US Dept of Ed, Office of Educational Technology. (2010). Transforming American education: learning powered by technology. Retrieved from
  4. 4. Purpose• Texas Long-Range Plan 2006-2020 – Vision 2020: • Addressing the needs of education in Texas • Planting the seeds for a secure future – Goals in 4 Areas: • Teaching and Learning • Educator Preparation and Development • Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support • Infrastructure for Technology Texas Education Agency. (2006). Long-Range plan for technology: 2006-2020: A report to the 80th legislature from Agenda the Texas Education Agency. Retrieved from
  5. 5. “E-Rate” • Administered by the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) • Established in 1997 to implement the Telecommunications Act of 1996 • Designed to ensure affordable access to modern telecommunications • Schools and libraries must meet eligibility guidelines.Universal Service Administrative Company. (2010) Overview of the Schools and Libraries Program. Retrieved from
  6. 6. “E-Rate” • The Schools and Libraries Program supports the conduit for communications • Discounts for support depend on the level of poverty and the urban/rural status of the population • Applicants must provide additional resources including end-user equipment (e.g., computers, telephones, etc.), software, professional development, etc.US Dept of Ed. (2011). Office of non-public education. Retrieved from
  7. 7. “E-Rate”• Applicants for Schools and Libraries support must first prepare a technology plan with: – Goals and realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology – A professional development strategy – An assessment of telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services needed – Ongoing evaluation process – Budget resources Agenda Universal Service Administrative Company. (2010). Step 2: develop a technology plan. Retrieved from
  8. 8. Tomball ISD Technology Plan Click above to access full plan
  9. 9. Technology Goals:• additional staff resources for technology support• increase and improve communication with stakeholders• update technology documentation to ensure consistent processes, procedures, and policies that support both staff and students
  10. 10. Technology Goals:• Increase and improve the accessibility of technology for teachers, staff, and students• Increase availability and access to appropriate technologies to enhance and engage all learners in valuable educational experiences
  11. 11. Technology Goals:• All students will develop and use technology to develop life-long learning skills• Provide ongoing, high quality professional development to improve instruction and academic achievement.
  12. 12. Technology Progress Expenditures Per Student $543.07 Campuses with Internet 100% Computer to Student Ratio 1 to 7 Computer to Teacher Ratio 1 to 1 Classrooms with Direct 100% Connect to Internet Campuses that Complete 100% STaR Agenda
  13. 13. Evaluating Progress • STaR Chart developed around the four key areas: – Teaching and Learning; – Educator Preparation and Development; – Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support; and – Infrastructure for Technology • STaR Chart designed to help determine progress • Texas teachers must complete the survey online annually to gauge their progress and federal policymakersTexas Education Agency. (2011). Texas STaR Chart History . Retrieved from
  14. 14. District STaR Chart Progress:Key Area: 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11Teaching & Developing Advanced AdvancedLearningEd Prep & Developing Developing DevelopingDevelop.Leadership, Adm, Advanced Advanced AdvancedInst. SupportInfrastructure Developing Developing Developing Goal for each area = TargetTexas Education Agency. (2011). Texas STaR Simple Search. Retrieved from Agenda
  15. 15. Conclusion• Our technology progress is measured by STaR chart each• Educate ourselves on the four key areas of the Long-Range Technology Plan• Continue to integrate technology in our classrooms• Ultimate goal = educating 21st Century Learners