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  1. 1. Part 1: Technology Integration Action Plan for CHS:Summary Based on the direction of our CISD strategic plan the following goals are handed down from thedistrict level to the campus level to lead in the integration of technology. Since the campus needs toline up its objectives with the strategic plan it is important that we understand and address theseissues in our action plan, professional development, and evaluation strategies.Technology Integration Strategy goals from District level: 1) Establish a method for all stakeholders to obtain appropriate skills needed to be effective consumers and producers of information. 2) Increase CISD staff’s level of technology integration expertise (proficiencies) through a differentiated staff development program that addresses 21st Century technology skills. 3) Expand the Career and Technology courses within CISD to provide additional opportunities to the entire student population. 4) Create a system for providing online learning opportunities for all stakeholders, which incorporates such tools as a video portal solution for parents, online professional development resources for staff members, distance learning and partnerships for dual credit opportunities for students. 5) Ensure the availability of resources necessary for students to create digital portfolios, and utilize communication tools such as wikis, blogs, and social networking. 6) Develop a green IT strategy and promote green initiatives to reduce energy costs and appropriately manage electronic waste. 7) Enhance the Coppell ISD communication system to provide district staff, parents, community members and business partners with secure, effective and efficient communication via a reliable and dynamic infrastructure. 8) Provide an adequate and equitable infrastructure, through an appropriate replacement schedule, to meet the instructional and technological needs of all staff and students.Procedures: The establishment of a strategic technology integration Action Plan for CHS will ensure thegoals of the State or Texas Long Range Technology Integration Plan are addressed as well as theCISD district strategic plans objectives for technology listed above. The Action Plan is meant toaddress the learning needs of the staff and students as indicated by the summative assessment datafrom last years STAR Chart. The plan is also a direct response to the data collected from our groupforums held with students in the week 3 class work which assessed the perceived needs andshortfalls of technology integration from their perspective. The plan keeps in mind the desires of thetechnology integration specialist on our campus, and the principal’s perspective as they were alsointerviewed during the week 3 course work. Though all of this we have tried to assess the needs ofthe school while keeping in mind the limitations of the current budgetary confines to come up with5 solid Action Plan objectives to increase the success of our program.. Overall this Action Plan willaddress most factors from the development of objectives to the needed professional developmentand finally the evaluation factor so important to gaining perspective on the success of theseinitiatives.Technology Integration Action Plan for 2010-2011Strategic Goal: Campus will exemplify integrated technology learning and teaching excellence.Performance Establish high level technology integration for both staff and students that is aimed at creating 21st Century learningObjective:
  2. 2. opportunities via the lens of modern technology capabilities.Summative The annual STAR Chart shows increases in all areas so that we are at a proficient level in both the eyes of the state and our staff.Evaluation: Action Steps Responsible Timeline Resources/ Evaluation of Personal Funding needs Success/ FailureCampus will be equipped Director of By start of Technology 100% connectivitywith both wired and wireless Information school resources for with no loss ofinternet connectivity to Technology and year fall LAN/WAN internet service oraccommodate all student and the Campus/ 2011 capabilities for speed. Less than 5%staff needs with near 100% District Network students/staff to down timereliability and less than 10% integration utilize throughout the schoolloss of connectivity speed at specialists simultaneously. year.any time. Network staff development to ensure up time.Campus will provide Technology Media By start of Revision of Documentedstudents with extended hours and Resource school Library and evidence of hours atto utilize computer facilities. specialists year fall Computer lab night and on 2011 personal hours weekends for with no additional computer student use. costsTeachers will regularly Campus Software/ Evident in Professional Evident in teachersintegrate student technology Hardware teachers development work and lesson plansuse into all classes integration lessons at aimed at strategies via regular PDASmaintaining TEKs objectives specialist. least once for technology formativeat high levels of the Texas every other integration into the evaluations.Depth and Complexity chart All teachers. week by lesson plans not Including collectingvia project based learning end 2011 just as presentation two lesson plans perand other methods. All administrators. tools by teachers. semester showing implementation.Best Technology Practice Campus Media By start of Funding to Teachers willexamples of technology specialist and fall 2011 purchase or create complete andintegration into the Campus Hardware great examples for document viewing ofcurriculum will be posted & Software teachers to view at one such video lessonand viewed via online integration anytime for flex per semester and betraining videos for all specialist. hours. credited withcurricular areas. Professional Dev.Development and Campus By end of Funding for Evidence of onlineavailability of on-line course technology spring software tools for course ready fordelivery systems for at least hardware and 2012 online delivery. implementation inone class in all curricular software specialist. Professional each curricularareas. Department lead development on department to be teachers. use of software offered by the fall of and on how to 2012. develop an online delivery course.
  3. 3. Technology Integration- Organizational Chart - CHS High School Texas Long Range Technology Integration Plan CISD CISD School CHS Superintendent Board Principal Technology Integration coordinators CHS Vice principal Executive Director of Technology Media /Research overseeing technology Teacher/Student Support Career & Technical Education and Service- Learning Coordinator PC Technicians – 2 people Computer Lab and Remote Computer Coordinator of Information Systems Cart Coordinators – 2 people Software and Hardware Integration Network Engineers – 2 people Support Specialist – 2 people Teachers & StudentsDescription of Roles and Responsibilities in process of Technology Integration:District Level Personal:1) Board of Education: Responsible or interpreting Texas Long Range plan and setting policy for implementation, budgetary expenditures and curriculum integration.2) Superintendent: Responsible to work with board and staff to set direction and oversee implementation and successful assessment of implementation of all plans.3) Executive Director of Technology: Oversees all functions of Infrastructure related to technology integration. Including support services, research, purchasing, and implementation of all technology related items.4) Career & Technical Education Coordinator: Leads development and integration of specific technology related curriculum development and integration including career tech and academy type learning centers.5) Coordinator of Information Systems: Leads developmental and practical upkeep of all information systems related to administrative, community, and teacher support.6) Network Engineers: Responsible for upkeep and increase capacity of network and internet services.Campus Level Personal:
  4. 4. 1) Principal: Responsible for overseeing the integration of School Board and Superintendents directions. Leads campus improvement initiatives via the Strategic planning committee and Site-Based team. Oversees and assures implementation of these plans based on the CIP through the various technology personal assigned to the campus. Oversees proper time and budgetary elements related to any CIP initiatives. Continues to lead professional development toward greater use of technology and learning in the classroom.2) VP overseeing Technology: Assist the Principal in campus implementation of CIP related to technology by overseeing all initiatives.3) Technology Integration Coordinator (Media & Research): Librarian in charge of technology resources related to research and media related hardware and software. Leads in assessing and accessing 21st century learning material for teacher and student use.4) Technology Integration Coordinator (Teacher & Students): on-site technology integration specialist developing technology use in the classroom by teachers and students. This includes training and funding for new software and hardware tools.5) PC Technicians: Keep all teacher, administration, lab, remote PC’s & printers up and running. Re-image and install new software and hardware as needed. Lead student tech staff.6) Computer and Remote Lab coordinators: Lead scheduling of labs and assist walk-in students with projects and use of peripherals. Oversee peripherals and printer support.7) Software and Hardware Integration Specialist: New position with two specialist geared directly toward helping teachers integrate technology into the classroom via various projects. Support professional development and ongoing development of teachers with new tools and training opportunities. Directly used in classrooms for training and implementation.8) Teachers and Students: To follow the mandates of the Texas Long Range Plan and specifically to implement the CIP via the continued integration of technology aimed as learner-centered use of various 21st century learning tools.Principal’s role in making sure the organizational chart is implemented and monitored: Not only isit the principal’s role to be sure that all personal are fulfilling their role in the big picture oftechnology implementation and support, but it is his/her job to be sure it is actually having animpact on learning. If technology is used but learning is not taking place there needs to beadjustments made. Since technology is simply a tool, the formative and summative assessments togauge success in learning are based on the use of technology and this is not as easy as TAKs testingresults to evaluate. The whole assessment is much more subjective. It is almost understood that iftechnology is used in project based learning that is of sufficient level on the depth and complexitymodel then the implementation of technology has been successful. Teaching through the lens oftechnology is the key. Utilizing the tools the students already have like I-phones is forwardthinking. Keeping abreast of policies and threats because of technology use is also pertinent to theprincipal role.
  5. 5. Part II Professional Development addressing needs of Action Plan->Designed to achieve plan of integrating technology with instruction and organizationleadership. Professional development areas of focus: 1) Classroom tools for Student collaborative and creative work: • Provide training in use of wikis, blogs, pod casts, video conferencing, and other tools to enhance the use of such tools in the classroom. 2) Provide training on the use of various media and presentation software aimed at the enhancement of the classroom and the student’s creative work. • Including MS office suite, Prezi, video editing software, digital graphics etc. 3) Provide training on integration of technology in the classroom toward the goal of learner- centered use of the technology for creative problem solving and project based learning. 4) Provide training for creation of on-line course delivery through the use of commercially available software tools. • Establish on-line delivery systems templates for teachers and staff to follow so that all such content delivery has a similar feel and look for student from class to class. Specific Professional development methodology: A) Professional development days: • Small group learning. -Address the mastering of various online Web 2.0 technologies and various software. -Credit for professional development doubles of evidence of implementation of these tools is shown by the teacher within the next month. • PLC groups developed by curricular area to discuss the possible implementation of technology by students beyond simple note-taking and typing papers. Integration does not include teacher use of the technology but only student use of technology aimed at problem solving, communication, collaborative efforts or project based learning. B) On-line training geared toward various tools to be utilized and implemented by teachers • Training for creation of online content delivery • Training opportunities showing other technology use within various curricular areas • Training in the use of various communication and software tools as refresher courses C) Faculty meeting showcases of technology use centered on student use and learning. • Student use of technology in projects or for communication demonstrated/showcased • Teacher facilitation of projects utilizing technology shared and demonstrated. D) Peer observation geared toward technology implementation by students. • Each teacher observes one other teacher during a lesson where technology was • implemented into the lesson plan and utilized by the students for learning, problem solving and/or creation of products.
  6. 6. Part III Evaluation plan to access the progress and success of the action plan. Goal User Defined Success Evaluation Evaluation Criteria MethodsCampus will be Students: 100% connectivity Annual surveysequipped with both Will have access to wireless internet with no loss ofwired and wireless anywhere via personal or school internet service or Complaint boxesinternet connectivity obtained devices. speed. Less than 5%to accommodate all down time Technologystudents and staff throughout the school maintenance request Faculty/Staff:needs with near 100% year. records Will have access to internet anywherereliability and less in school for themselves and theirthan 10% loss of students. Will also have access to anyconnectivity speed at records and files remotely via schoolany time. technology infrastructure.Campus will provide Students: Documented Documented hours instudents with extended Will have access to computers at least evidence of hours at Library and computerhours to utilize 20 hours after school hours per week. night and on labs. Uptime oncomputer facilities. weekends for computers must be at Staff: computer student use. the 90% level in all Can incorporate technology into class labs. work confident resources are available to students outside of class time.Teachers will Students: . Evident in teachers Teachers will beregularly integrate Will be able to use technology in work and lesson required to turn instudent technology use various ways to research, analyze plans via regular and utilize two lessoninto all classes problems, solve problems, create PDAS formative plans per semestermaintaining TEKs solutions, and present to various evaluations. that demonstrateobjectives at high entities. Including collecting integration oflevels of the Texas two lesson plans per technology intoDepth and Complexity Staff: semester showing student centeredchart via project based Will be able to design and facilitate implementation. learning and not justlearning and other lesson plans that incorporate the use teacher presentations.methods. technology into the students learning. This use must be at a high level and go Formative and beyond note taking, typing, and summative PDAS research. evaluation must address this technology aspect. STAR Chart Survey evaluation data tool given at end of year must reflect growth by each teacher and the staff as a whole.Best Technology Students: Teachers will Teachers will have toPractice examples of N/A complete and demonstratetechnology integration Staff: document viewing of completion of oneinto the curriculum Staff will have access to demonstrations one such video lesson such online trainingwill be posted and and model teaching using technology in per semester and be opportunity andviewed via online all curricular areas. This will be done credited with implementation of thetraining videos for all via online training accessible anytime. Professional Dev. technique in a lessoncurricular areas. plan each semester.Development and Students: Evidence of online Evidence of prepared
  7. 7. availability of on-line Students will benefit from the offering course ready for online course in placecourse delivery of various on-line content delivery implementation in by end of school yearsystems for at least courses. This will make scheduling each curricular 2011. One class perone class in all more flexible and allow them more department to be department must becurricular areas. opportunity for extracurricular classes offered by the fall of online and ready to and activities. 2012. go by start of fall Staff: 2011. Limited Staff, administrators, and school district student base will be will benefit due to more flexible use of allowed this teachers, facilities, and schedules. opportunity if they Various general content information are already enrolled and research can take place via the in the class. Content online delivery with opportunity for for the class will be small group discussion and project approved by district reviews augmenting the online learning. lead in that department area.