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Technology Use Plan

  1. 1. Technology Use Plan Scotia School District
  2. 2. What is a Technology Plan? <ul><li>A long-range plan outlining goals for technology and how we will use it in our schools </li></ul><ul><li>Ever changing, growing, adapting, futuristic plan </li></ul><ul><li>All information is based upon our schools obvious needs, surveys and current technology standards </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why? Rationale for Plan <ul><li>To improve not just the teachers, but the education communities overall capacity to use technology and be able to implement it in their daily work. </li></ul><ul><li>Without a plan technology needs of teachers and students cannot be met. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term goals </li></ul>
  4. 4. How was it formed? <ul><li>Started by getting a broad range of information of teacher and student technology use through a survey </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to see basic competency to more advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Also wanted to know teacher’s specific technology needs, so that we can tailor professional development to meet those needs. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Where does our school want to be in the next few years? </li></ul><ul><li>What technology’s do we want to have in our school? </li></ul><ul><li>Technology infrastructure with knowledgeable support staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrich current curriculum through technology implementation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Planning Team <ul><li>Planning team is vital to any technology plan succeeding. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology plan that includes all participants </li></ul><ul><li>Parents, students, teachers, administrators, and technology staff </li></ul>
  7. 7. Process & Plan <ul><li>Plan includes expertise planning, evaluation, financial planning, and professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Parents, teachers, administrators, students, and technology advisors all contributed </li></ul><ul><li>Embed into current curriculum and support current instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline: one year, then will reevaluate. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Process Description <ul><li>1st step is to find out whose affected and make sure that their involved in the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>We will offer several professional development opportunities throughout the district and school year. </li></ul><ul><li>They will be based upon the staff requested needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology staff will also be offering to come into the class and demonstrate some uses of current technologies. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Plan <ul><li>Solid infrastructure: </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgeable IT staff </li></ul><ul><li>New technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Training of current technology </li></ul><ul><li>Infusion into curriculum </li></ul>
  10. 10. Staff Development <ul><li>Teach by doing rather than instruction. Our main goal is that staff will learn technology by using it!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Embed technology into curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Train teachers to use technologies that they already have. </li></ul><ul><li>Have teachers who are more skilled with technologies mentor those whom are not. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Staff Development <ul><li>Select technology that actually aligned with current state and local standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Give teachers increased opportunities to develop technology skills. (pro. development, classes, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Customize professional development to meet and address staff needs. </li></ul><ul><li>More student opportunity because staff will be more educated. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Needs Assessment <ul><li>Survey student needs </li></ul><ul><li>Survey teacher needs </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Technology survey Technology Use Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Open for ideas and comments </li></ul>
  13. 13. Vision <ul><li>Technology would become common place in teacher instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Students education would be enriched by the implementation of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff would be supported by a knowledgeable IT staff. </li></ul>
  14. 14. To Sum It Up… <ul><li>Solid infrastructure and support staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integrated curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn by doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff training. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Evaluation <ul><li>Technology advisors will visit schools and classrooms to see if the teachers are using the technologies and how they can help if they are not. (support) </li></ul><ul><li>Middle of the year one page, quick survey to assess how the plan is working. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Research <ul><li>Learning and Leading with Technology Article </li></ul><ul><li>Tech & Learning. Just Use it: Rethinking Technology Training for K-12 Teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Administering Teacher Technology Training Article </li></ul>