November meeting – refresh this idea by having a round table turn to the person on your left and introduce exchange names pick one of these three topics and discuss a concrete example of a way the LMT committee can affect the area: (investigate/implement: the committee could research/recommend ways to provide a valid 8th grade technology proficiency measurement) introduce each other when it is your turn and then tell us your concrete exampleThis is a year for planning and for addressing the District goal of ‘going global’.We’ve accomplished a lot tour Technology plan – see website This is the time to look to the future and set the stage for the next 5-10 years
Common agendas should help every building provide not only equal access to equipment, but equal access to learning for students and staff. Part of the building agenda should be to work towards developing a solid tech plan that evolves every year and guides purchases, pd, curriculum implementation, allocation of resources, administration and support
Implementation of curriculum, purchases, needed PD…. a cohesive technology plan that addresses allWhat are some of the areas your tech plan should cover?
Focus on student learningGetting new equipment is not the focusPD should be considered when planning to buy something
District lmt november 2, 1011
District LMT November2, 1011Welcome Back
Goals for the 2011 / 2012 schoolyear• Communicate and Innovate• Investigate and Implement• Positively impact student learning
AGENDAI. Welcome back and review of the goals for the yearII. Discussion Item: High School Technology requirementIII. Discussion Item: BYODIV. Building reports -Survey results on studentlearning, and common agenda itemsV. Building concerns / questionsVI. Goal for this quarter: Your building technology planVII. Small equipment approval request
Topic Discussion: High SchoolTechnology Graduation RequirementFacts: There is currently a Technology Credit requirement for high school graduation We are implementing a required technology competency requirement for 8th grade There are no pre-requisites for any of the High School technology classes
8TH GRADE TECHNOLOGYPROFICIENCYBackgroundWhat other districts are doingValidity and reliability of the test is vital
Goal for the First Quarter of SchoolYear 2011-1012Enhance and strengthen the lines of communication between all buildings and the district (Communicate and Innovate) Step 1: Create common agendas for all building level LMT committees to accomplish technology planning and implementation goals
LOOKING AHEAD Step 2: Work on liaisons between building and district level technology and information literacy services to provide best practice implementation to both staff and students. (Investigate and Implement)FOCUS ON YOUR BUILDING TECH PLAN –THE COMMON AGENDA WILL PRESENTSTRATEGIES AND IDEAS FOR THAT
SOFTWARE/EQUIPMENT REQUESTSYSTEM WE ARE NOT HERE TO APPROVE / DISAPPROVE! DISCUSSION FOCUS ON PROS / CONS / EXPERIENCES WITH THE PRODUCT / RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE REQUESTER
Core beliefs • Curriculum supports the technology – not the other way around • Focus should be on Student LearningCore Considerations • If you need PD to integrate a new technology or software – plan before purchase • If you need PD operate a new technology or software – will your focus still be on Student Learning?