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Garland Independent School District<br />2010 - 2013 <br />Technology Plan <br />Overview<br />Presented by <br />Ana McKi...
GISD Technology Plan<br />	Following eight basic goals the GISD Technology plan for 2010 – 2013 covers a great variety of ...
Students Voice<br />“Education really needs an upgrade.” (No Future Left Behind, 2007)<br />“I can’t create my future with...
GOAL  1<br />	Increase effectiveness and productivity of administrators, faculty, and staff by automating existing manual ...
Goal 1 Objectives<br />Automate processes for District Human Resources and Business offices<br />Automate district curricu...
	Improve communications, learning & flexibility for students, parents/guardians, community members, and district personnel...
Goal 2 Objectives<br />Global access to student information.<br />Electronic access to online learning.<br />Continue to p...
Goal 2 Objectives   -continued…<br />Provide online instructional resources in order to offer Credit Recovery, Initial Cre...
GOAL  3<br />	Enable broader access to District Technology Resources within the district and GISD community.<br />
Goal 3 Objectives<br />Construct the appropriate infrastructure that will provide users and patrons with immediate GISD in...
GOAL  4<br />	Provide additional and new technology tools for educators, students, and staff to enhance effective classroo...
Goal 4 Objectives<br />Provide projection devices/visual presenters.<br />Provide a District-wide video communication syst...
Goal 4 Objectives   - continued…<br />Develop new student learning strategies that include wireless labs, electronic textb...
GOAL  5<br />	Enhance the home/school connection by providing communication between school, classroom, parents and communi...
Goal 5 Objectives<br />Provide a District-wide inter-connected phone system.<br />Pilot a program to broadcast school info...
GOAL  6<br />	Increase time on task for students and all district personnel by providing efficient networking and convenie...
Goal 6 Objectives<br />Increase speed and capacity of the network.<br />Mobile device interface capability<br />Centralize...
GOAL  7<br />	Provide all users with effective, reliable, and secure technology solutions.<br />
Goal 7 Objectives<br />Improve technology reliability.<br />Improve technology security.<br />Improve technology support.<...
GOAL  8<br />	Maintain and enhance users’ efficiency by keeping technology systems (equipment and software) up to date.<br />
Goal 8 Objectives<br />Acquire and implement new District integrated business/HR system.<br />Develop a Bond Tracking syst...
Leadership and Support<br />The Executive Administrator of Technology, reporting to the Superintendent, manages the Techno...
Community Partnerships<br />Business Education Scholastic Team (BEST) <br />• Campus Improvement Teams (CIT)<br />Communit...
Budget<br />The total amount budgeted for the current three-year plan is $65,830,000, most of which comes from local funds...
The Future<br />“Stakeholders in Garland ISD will have real-time, on-demand access to information. This information can be...
References<br />Garland Independent School District. (2010). Garland ISD Technology Plan 2010-2013. Garland, TX: Garland I...
References   - continued…<br />Cator, K. (2010) Director of Educational Technology, National Education Plan. Retrieved on ...
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Technology Plan Overview

  1. 1. Garland Independent School District<br />2010 - 2013 <br />Technology Plan <br />Overview<br />Presented by <br />Ana McKinney<br />
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  3. 3. GISD Technology Plan<br /> Following eight basic goals the GISD Technology plan for 2010 – 2013 covers a great variety of technology issues and forecasted adoptions. <br />Each goal is clearly detailed by its correspondent objectives and strategies for implementation based on substantiated evidence of previous success. <br />
  4. 4. Students Voice<br />“Education really needs an upgrade.” (No Future Left Behind, 2007)<br />“I can’t create my future with the tools from your past.” (No Future Left Behind, 2007)<br />“School should be more like a game. If we get it wrong, just try again.” (No Future Left Behind, 2007)<br />
  5. 5. GOAL 1<br /> Increase effectiveness and productivity of administrators, faculty, and staff by automating existing manual processes and procedures.<br />
  6. 6. Goal 1 Objectives<br />Automate processes for District Human Resources and Business offices<br />Automate district curriculum.<br />
  7. 7. Improve communications, learning & flexibility for students, parents/guardians, community members, and district personnel.<br />GOAL 2<br />
  8. 8. Goal 2 Objectives<br />Global access to student information.<br />Electronic access to online learning.<br />Continue to plan for and integrate technology into the curriculum.<br />Provide continuing professional development for GISD educators in the use of technology both in instruction and in classroom management.<br />
  9. 9. Goal 2 Objectives -continued…<br />Provide online instructional resources in order to offer Credit Recovery, Initial Credit and Dual Credit opportunities to secondary students.<br />Continue to provide technology systems and support for Adult Literacy programs in District.<br />
  10. 10. GOAL 3<br /> Enable broader access to District Technology Resources within the district and GISD community.<br />
  11. 11. Goal 3 Objectives<br />Construct the appropriate infrastructure that will provide users and patrons with immediate GISD information, data, and resources.<br />Strengthen existing program that enables parents to access district computers after school hours. <br />
  12. 12. GOAL 4<br /> Provide additional and new technology tools for educators, students, and staff to enhance effective classroom learning.<br />
  13. 13. Goal 4 Objectives<br />Provide projection devices/visual presenters.<br />Provide a District-wide video communication system to the classroom.<br />Provide test and curriculum data to appropriate users.<br />
  14. 14. Goal 4 Objectives - continued…<br />Develop new student learning strategies that include wireless labs, electronic textbooks, technology classrooms for students, new hardware, and new software to address student needs.<br />Provide Instructional Coaches at the campus level.<br />
  15. 15. GOAL 5<br /> Enhance the home/school connection by providing communication between school, classroom, parents and community.<br />
  16. 16. Goal 5 Objectives<br />Provide a District-wide inter-connected phone system.<br />Pilot a program to broadcast school information to the community via the local cable TV system.<br />Improve communication to GISD parents and patrons through enhancement of GISD's web presence.<br />
  17. 17. GOAL 6<br /> Increase time on task for students and all district personnel by providing efficient networking and convenient remote access.<br />
  18. 18. Goal 6 Objectives<br />Increase speed and capacity of the network.<br />Mobile device interface capability<br />Centralize and increase data storage.<br />Provide student remote access through Portal services for both K-12.<br />Provide interactive communication capability for teachers and administrators.<br />
  19. 19. GOAL 7<br /> Provide all users with effective, reliable, and secure technology solutions.<br />
  20. 20. Goal 7 Objectives<br />Improve technology reliability.<br />Improve technology security.<br />Improve technology support.<br />Ensure Technology Alignment with District Leadership.<br />
  21. 21. GOAL 8<br /> Maintain and enhance users’ efficiency by keeping technology systems (equipment and software) up to date.<br />
  22. 22. Goal 8 Objectives<br />Acquire and implement new District integrated business/HR system.<br />Develop a Bond Tracking system throughout Oracle.<br />On-going replacement of out-of-date or out-of-warranty hardware and software.<br />
  23. 23. Leadership and Support<br />The Executive Administrator of Technology, reporting to the Superintendent, manages the Technology department. <br />This department includes an Educational Technology Group, an Information Technology Group and a Managed Area Network Group, each headed by a Director. <br />
  24. 24. Community Partnerships<br />Business Education Scholastic Team (BEST) <br />• Campus Improvement Teams (CIT)<br />Community Education <br />School-to-Careers Initiative<br />
  25. 25. Budget<br />The total amount budgeted for the current three-year plan is $65,830,000, most of which comes from local funds (bond and maintenance and operations.) <br />
  26. 26. The Future<br />“Stakeholders in Garland ISD will have real-time, on-demand access to information. This information can be student related, curriculum, finance, demographic, etc. The information will be provided in real-time, on-demand. This will empower our stakeholders to see what they need to see, when they need to see it, and in the format they want to see it.”<br />(Garland ISD Technology Plan, 2010)<br />
  27. 27. References<br />Garland Independent School District. (2010). Garland ISD Technology Plan 2010-2013. Garland, TX: Garland ISD Technology Planning Committee.<br />No Future Left Behind, (2007).Video written and produced by the students of Suffern Middle School, Larry Bordowitz. Retrieved on May 15, 2011 from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kra_z9vMnHo&feature=feedwll&list=WL<br />
  28. 28. References - continued…<br />Cator, K. (2010) Director of Educational Technology, National Education Plan. Retrieved on May 15th, 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAEKHQWyYpU <br />National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) 2009 Second Life Public Forum, Final Report<br />

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