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  1. 1. NSSD 112 Technology Plan E6804 Managing and Evaluating Instructional Technology and Distance Education Kevin Shanahan Argosy University Spring 2010
  2. 2. NSSD 112 Technology and Background <ul><li>8 elementary schools </li></ul><ul><li>3 junior high schools </li></ul><ul><li>1 pre-k building </li></ul><ul><li>4,391 students in 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Big Changes in Technology 2009-2010 <ul><li>In the 2009 school year 11 technology assistants were fired. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 1 technology assistant was fired from school </li></ul><ul><li>250 promethean boards bought ($1.5 million) </li></ul><ul><li>6 technology coaches hired to split their work week at two different schools a week (under paid, over worked) </li></ul>
  4. 4. NSSD 112 2008 Technology Plan Goals 2008-2013 <ul><li>District 112 Tech Plan-Goals </li></ul><ul><li>1 Student engagement and performance in reading and math will increase with the use of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Students will learn through inquiry-based, student-centered lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>3 Students will learn to research in an appropriate manner. 4.Classrooms utilize a variety of classroom communication tools. </li></ul><ul><li>5 Classroom instruction is data driven. </li></ul><ul><li>6 Professional Development is provided to staff for technology uses. </li></ul><ul><li>7 Community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>8 District will provide all necessary technologies. 
  5. 5. NSSD 112 Smart Goals <ul><li>SMART Goal 1: Annually through 2013, 100% of classrooms will adopt and implement the hardware and software provided to support all curricular initiatives. NETS Standards 4A, 4B </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Goal 2: By 2013, 100% of students will be supported by the use of technology in hands-on, student- centered lessons. NETS standards 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Goal 3: Starting from a base of 10% implementation of the Big6 research framework, an additional 20% of students will complete research lessons based upon the Big6 each year. 100% of students will use the framework by 2013. NETS standards 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5A </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Goal 4: Currently, approximately 2-5% of teachers are using writing tools such as blogs, wikis, protected email, electronic newsletters, podcasts, and videoconferencing to develop collaborative skills. Classroom use of these tools will increase by 10% per year. NETS Standards: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 5C, 5D </li></ul><ul><li>5 Teacher facility with use of data provided by NWEA MAPs, Just5Clicks, AIMSWeb, and local assessments, increases by 25% each year. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Smart Goals Continued <ul><li>SMART Goal 6: 50% of teachers will take at least one technology offering in his/her building in the first year. Participation will be 100% in year two and the number of classes will increase to a minimum of two per teacher. </li></ul>
  7. 7. My Review of Goals <ul><li>Goal 1- Overall Student Performance Tests 2007-2008 89.5 2008-2009 89.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, they met their goal by a tenth of a percent! Barely! </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2- How can you hold teachers accountable to teach through inquiry based and student-centered lessons? No plan for teacher evaluation! A rubric needs to be evaluated by a principal </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3-Who has the expertise to teach students how to research in an appropriate manner? Oh yeah, the 11 technology assistants do that were fired. I wonder if they want to come work for free? </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4- Numerous Workshops were organized for improved communication skills in the classroom! Don’t stop </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 5- Data Driven </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 6- Technology is changing daily. Professional workshops need to be held quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 7- Need to host technology nights advertised by the public relations manager. Open forum for parents to bring their labtops and inform through a variety of student driven lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 8- Impossible. Broad Goal. </li></ul>
  8. 8. NSSD 112 Technology Spending <ul><li>1.5 Million dollars spent on promethean boards </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers should be taught and evaluated before receiving promethean boards </li></ul><ul><li>How do we know they are qualified to use the boards to their price and technological capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>How does all the teachers questions get answered by 1 person in less than 4 hours per week. </li></ul><ul><li>1 board should have been bought for each grade level per school. </li></ul><ul><li>265,000 was cut for the technology assistants </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Budget Plan <ul><li>Rehire the tech assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Pay the assistants to teach the teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>Use the boundless resources on the internet to improve technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Spend the money to maintain all computers and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase Half the amount of promethean boards </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>NSSD 112 Tech Plan http://www.nssd112.org/staffresources/Tech%20Plan%202008-13.pdf </li></ul>