An update on the alignment of the      National Educational        Technology Plan  and our local Technology Plan         ...
The aim of the plan is to“dramatically improve teaching       and learning, personalizeinstruction, and ensure that the   ...
*Learning*Assessment*Teaching*Infrastructure*Productivity
*Teaching and Learning*Educator Preparation and Development*Infrastructure and Technology*Leadership, Administration, and ...
Elements of this presentation    are borrowed from“Karen Cator on the National Education Technology Plan”             on  ...
All learners will have engaging andempowering learning experiences both inand out of school that prepare them to beactive,...
All learners will have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in andout of school that prepare them to be activ...
Our education system at all levels willleverage the power of technology tomeasure what matters and use assessmentdata for ...
Our education system at all levels will leverage the power of technology tomeasure what matters and use assessment data fo...
Professional educators will be supportedindividually and in teams by technologythat connects them to data, content,resourc...
Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams bytechnology that connects them to data, content, resou...
All students and educators will have accessto a comprehensive infrastructure forlearning when and where they need it.(NETP...
All students and educators will have access to a comprehensive     infrastructure for learning when and where they need it...
Our education system at all levels willredesign processes and structures to takeadvantage of the power of technology toimp...
Our education system at all levels will redesign processes and structures totake advantage of the power of technology to i...
All students in DISD will experience arelevant, highly engaging,technology-infused educationalexperience to maximize learn...
All students in DISD will experience a relevant, highly engaging, technology-infused educational experience to maximize le...
All Duncanville ISD staff will modelcontinuous learning by developing,possessing, and demonstrating technologycompetencies...
All Duncanville ISD staff will model continuous learning by developing,possessing, and demonstrating technology competenci...
Duncanville ISD will provide a nurturingclimate that facilitates the mental,physical, and emotional health anddevelopment ...
Duncanville ISD will provide a nurturing climate that facilitates themental, physical, and emotional health and developmen...
The schools exist to serve the community,and partnering with the community in thedevelopment of goals, policies, andsettin...
The schools exist to serve the community, and partnering with thecommunity in the development of goals, policies, and sett...
DISD will integrate technology into fabricof what we do so that we are moreefficient and effective and “innovatively”use t...
DISD will integrate technology into fabric of what we do so that we aremore efficient and effectiveand “innovatively” use ...
Duncanville ISD education technology plan for e-rate year 14. (2010). Duncanville, TX:Duncanville ISD.Johnson, L., Adams, ...
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/11/09/don%E2%80%99t-ban-mobile-phones-in-schools-let-students-use-them-all-the-time/ht...
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  • In order to transform our educational system, we required the formulation of a vision and a plan at the local, state, and national levels to incorporate the use of and infuse learning with the tools and thinking skills of the 21st century.
  • The aim of the plan, according to US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, is to "dramatically improve teaching and learning, personalize instruction, and ensure that the educational environments we offer to all students keep pace with the 21st century." (Watters, 2011)
  • Although my purpose is to speak about our local Education Technology plan, it is important for us to look at our goals in the broader context of the National Education Technology Plan, because what we are really striving for here is to prepare our students to communicate, contribute and compete anywhere in our nation and in the world. For this reason, I will talk about our local education technology plan within the framework and context of the National Education Technology Plan (NETP).
  • The 2010 update of the National Education Technology Plan (or NETP) outlines goals in these 5 categories:LearningAssessmentTeachingInfrastructureProductivity
  • Our district technology plan and goals align directly with the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, which also outlines goals in the areas of:Teaching and LearningEducator Preparation and DevelopmentInfrastructure and TechnologyLeadership, Administration, and SupportInfrastructure for Technology
  • I borrowed this outline of the NETP from a Youtube video by Karen Cator, who is the Director of Educational Technology for the Department of Education. You can find her presentation of this work on Youtube. Just search “Karen Cator on the National Education Technology Plan” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAEKHQWyYpU
  • Goal 1.0 in the NETP: Learning: Engage and Empower says:All learners will have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and out of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society. (reference NETP, 2010)
  • What that means is that we want our students to develop 21st Century Expertise—helping students develop the technological and thinking skills needed to compete in the 21st century. (Our district works on developing teachers’ knowledge of 21st century skills so that they can build them into their lesson design. Our teachersdesign relevantstudent work using the Schlechty WOW framework to help students develop those skills.)How people learn—taking into account the three primary brain networks that come into play: The Recognition Network (The “what” of learning), the Strategic Network (the “how” of learning) and the Affective Network (the “why” of learning). (Student inventories such as Renzulli are used to determine students’ interests and their learning preferences so that teachers can design work that will engage students.)[Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for LearningDavid H. Rose & Anne MeyerASCD, 2002] Personalized Learning—where the learner’s interests, languages, prior knowledge/experiences, what their family knows, and learning preferences are all leveraged to enhance learning. (We do an excellent job of this in the early grades in the Bilingual classes. The learning inventories can help us to do a better job in this area in all classrooms at all grade levels.)Universal Design—which is a way of thinking about and designing educational experiences so that all learners can learn from them. This includes using technologies such as e-books, e-readers, screen readers, text to speech, and enhanced type so that the content is accessible to all learners, no matter what the disability or the preferred learning modalities. (Serving more than just the Special Education population, UDL is a way of thinking about preparing lessons so that all students, whether identified as needing individualization or not, can access the learning. We do a great job with students with IEPs. We are now at a time in technology development where we can do the same for every other student.)Informal and formal learning—This is looking at the way people learn outside of school such as at home, in libraries, museums, clubs, camps, etc. And taking what works in those environments and bringing it into the classroom. (I don’t think we take advantage of this. We need to do some outreach and find out what it is about outside organizations and entities that engage students and motivate them to participate, and we need to use that in schools.)
  • Goal 2.0 in the NETP: Assessment: Measure What Matters says:Our education system at all levels will leverage the power of technology to measure what matters and use assessment data for continuous improvement.(NETP, 2010)
  • Measure what mattersThere are a growing number of technology tools that enable us to measure a lot more than we ever could with bubble-type assessments.( iStation assessments and SMI assessments, which are internet based computer-adaptive tests that give the teacher a lot of diagnostic feedback, and point her to lessons and resources to scaffold the students’ learning in their areas of need)Embedded assessmentsEmbedded in the learning experience (need to work on this. Getting closer with iStation assessments and SMI assessments, but they are not yet embedded)Real Time feedbackPublish online, get feedback from others in real time. (use of Edmodo and School Fusion to publish online and get feedback.)Persistent Learning Record(Similar to health records in health care system)Create smoother transitions between schools (This is in place for students who transfer schools within the district. Data about a student is entered into our SIS, eSchool and it can be accessed by their new school within the District. However, this is not yet available for students transferring out of or into the district.)Universal DesignOpportunities to test what we mean to test in variety of ways for the learner to show what he knows. (use of the Schlechty design qualities and lesson design framework, PBL design, etc, to design assessments that allow all students to show what they know.)
  • Goal 3.0 in the NETP: Teaching: Prepare and Connect states:Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams by technology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that can empower and inspire them to provide more effective teaching for all learners.(NETP, 2010)
  • Highly effective teachersHighly connectedTo data, content, resources, experts, Online opportunitiesLeverage into the classroom; what does an online teacher look like; participatory environments through professional and social networks with other educators and education researchers; collaboration through cloud computing and web conferencing;Informal + FormalAgain, leveraging what people do outside of school, their pursuits and motivations and building those concepts into the teaching environmentInspiredTeaching will become so state of the art and innovative that new generations will be inspired to pursue it as a profession.
  • Goal 4.0 in the NETP: Infrastructure: Access and Enable states:All students and educators will have access to a comprehensive infrastructure for learning when and where they need it.(NETP, 2010)
  • 24/7 community wide accessibility/connectivityCan get online at home, library, other places in the communityBroadbandConnectivity that can support the type of data exchange that learners engage inAccess pointsStudent devices that they bring from homeMobile devicesSupportedThe people and things are in place to make it all workEquityProvide it for all zip codes
  • Goal 5.0 in the NETP: Productivity: Redesign and TransformOur education system at all levels will redesign processes and structures to take advantage of the power of technology to improve learning outcomes while making more efficient use of time, money, and staff.(NETP, 2010)
  • Cost efficiencyFinancial SystemsConnect inputs and outputs: was it worth the expenditureProcess RedesignShed what’s outdated; develop newInteroperability StandardsAny content you need can find youResearch and Development: Innovate and ScaleWorking across agencies, public and privateWhat needs to be invented?
  • Let’s see how our local Technology Planmeasures up? Our District Goal I addresses the quality of technology-infused education that students will experience in preparation for life beyond school as a result of having attended DISD schools.
  • These objectives are addressed under goal 1 of our DETP: 1) providing students with relevant experiences that effectively integrate technology to maximize student acquisition of Technology Applications TEKS, [NETPTEACHING ]2) students learning to use technology tools appropriate for problem solving; learning how to evaluate information and use it to create new information; solving real-world problems, [NETP LEARNING]3) students using a variety of ways to communicate their learning. [NETP LEARNING]
  • Let’s see how our local Technology Planmeasures up? Our District Goal I addresses the quality of technology-infused education that students will experience in preparation for life beyond school as a result of having attended DISD schools.
  • DETP Goal II pertains to staff and their development of technology knowledge and skills to serve as a model to students, to increase efficiency and productivity, and to perform their duties at optimum levels to accomplish goal I. The 4 objectives contained in goal II pertain to Educator Preparation and Development. They relate to:*expecting all district personnel to continually develop their technology knowledge and skills; *the development of technology competencies for teachers, administrators and classified staff,*providing a support system to help staff acquire the technology competencies,*the development of expectations for the use and implementation of technology so as to ensure maximum impact on instruction,*funding the human resources necessary to maintain technology performance at optimum levels.
  • Goal III pertains to providing a safe and nurturing environment. It says that “Duncanville ISD will provide a nurturing climate that facilitates the mental, physical, and emotional health and development of students within an environment free from violence and disruption.”
  • Goal III pertains to providing a safe and nurturing environment. The 2 objectives contained in goal III are tied to Infrastructure and Technology. They relate to:1) providing a safe computing environment for students and staff,2) providing and monitoring a safe physical environment for students and staff.Strategies to reach these objectives include:consenting to the district Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) by all parents, students and staff,staff modeling and teaching of legal and ethical use of technology,internet and e-mail content filters,virus protectionintrusion detection and preventiondisaster recovery/business continuityrestricted access and keyless entry systemsCCTV and recording systems 
  • Goal IV recognizes the district’s role in serving the community, viewing parents and taxpayers as its primary external customers. It states: “The schools exist to serve the community, and partnering with the community in the development ofgoals, policies, and setting tone will serve the best interest of all students. Parents and taxpayers should be viewed as our primary external customers.”
  • 1) facilitating communication with parents and the community,2) developing mutually beneficial relationships with community partners to enhance students’ understanding and application of knowledge and skills.Strategies to reach these objectives include:Improving and maintaining a publically accessed website,maintaining a web portal for parents,maintaining an outbound parent communications system,providing authentic audiences and realistic work for students through cooperation with local businesses,expanding distance learning opportunities,promoting community educational opportunities,allowing community education use of district facilities and technology resources,external patrons signing of Patron Acceptable Use Policy.
  • Goal V pertains to the integration of technology into the very fabric of the district so that overall the district will function more efficiently, cost effectively, and with the greatest impact on student learning. It states: “DISD will integrate technology into fabric of what we do so that we are more efficient and effective and “innovatively” use technology to better teach our students and save money..”
  • The three objectives contained in goal V pertain to Leadership, Administration, and Support and Infrastructure for Technology. They relate to: 1.developing a unified and cohesive information system,2.developing an expandable network infrastructure,3.equitable access to make technology an integral part of the learning process.Strategies to achieve these objectives include:obtaining an open student, financial and personnel information system,integrating all business systems,maintaining Gigbit Ethernet WAN,providing VPN for employees,upgrading LAN Ethernet switches to Gigabit,maintaining current Centrex phone system while exploring other options,maintaining long distance dialing,providing all teachers with a laptop and projection device,providing teachers opportunities to select and receive additional technologies,developing and implementing hardware/software purchasing standards, donation acceptance standards, obsolescence schedule, and replacement cycle.
  • In many aspects, our district has kept up with the National plan. However, the NETP takes into consideration technologies that are on the horizon and are soon to be in wide use in the educational setting within the next 1 to 5 years. The availability of broadband in schools is enabling learners and educators to make use of cloud-based applications. Mobile devices are so prevalent that districts are changing their policies to leverage these student-owned devices for educational advancement. Makers of educational games are producing apps that have the same engaging features kids find on regular market digital games. Open source content is making it easier than ever before for educators and learners themselves to get the resources they need for learning. We should celebrate the goals we have met so far, but the job is never-ending. We must continue to update and revise our technology plan to meet the constantly changing needs of this and future generations.
  • Are we there yet?

    1. 1. An update on the alignment of the National Educational Technology Plan and our local Technology Plan by Elizabeth Estrada Lamar University Dr. Abshire EDLD 5362
    2. 2. The aim of the plan is to“dramatically improve teaching and learning, personalizeinstruction, and ensure that the educational environments we offer to all students keep pace with the 21st century.” (Watters, 2011)
    3. 3. *Learning*Assessment*Teaching*Infrastructure*Productivity
    4. 4. *Teaching and Learning*Educator Preparation and Development*Infrastructure and Technology*Leadership, Administration, and Support*Infrastructure for Technology
    5. 5. Elements of this presentation are borrowed from“Karen Cator on the National Education Technology Plan” on www.youtube.com
    6. 6. All learners will have engaging andempowering learning experiences both inand out of school that prepare them to beactive, creative, knowledgeable, andethical participants in our globallynetworked society. (NETP, 2010)
    7. 7. All learners will have engaging and empowering learning experiences both in andout of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethicalparticipants in our globally networked society. (NETP, 2010) *21st Century Expertise (Schlechty, 2002) *How People Learn (Rose & Meyer, 2002) *Personalized Learning *Universal Design (Rose & Meyer, 2002) *Informal and Formal Learning (Cator, 2010)
    8. 8. Our education system at all levels willleverage the power of technology tomeasure what matters and use assessmentdata for continuous improvement.(NETP, 2010)
    9. 9. Our education system at all levels will leverage the power of technology tomeasure what matters and use assessment data for continuous improvement.(NETP, 2010)*Measure What Matters*Embedded Assessments*Real Time Feedback*Persistent Learning Record*Universal Design (Cator, 2010)
    10. 10. Professional educators will be supportedindividually and in teams by technologythat connects them to data, content,resources, expertise, and learningexperiences that can empower and inspirethem to provide more effective teachingfor all learners. (NETP, 2010)
    11. 11. Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams bytechnology that connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, andlearning experiences that can empower and inspire them to provide moreeffective teaching for all learners.. (NETP, 2010)*Highly Effective Teachers*Highly Connected*Online Opportunities*Informal and Formal*Inspired (Cator, 2010)
    12. 12. All students and educators will have accessto a comprehensive infrastructure forlearning when and where they need it.(NETP, 2010)
    13. 13. All students and educators will have access to a comprehensive infrastructure for learning when and where they need it. (NETP, 2010)*24/7 Access/Connectivity*Broadband*Access Points*Supported*Equity (Cator, 2010)
    14. 14. Our education system at all levels willredesign processes and structures to takeadvantage of the power of technology toimprove learning outcomes while makingmore efficient use of time, money, andstaff. (NETP, 2010)
    15. 15. Our education system at all levels will redesign processes and structures totake advantage of the power of technology to improve learning outcomes whilemaking more efficient use of time, money, and staff. (NETP, 2010)*Cost Efficiency*Financial Systems*Process Redesign*Interoperability Standards*R & D: Innovate and Scale (Cator, 2010)
    16. 16. All students in DISD will experience arelevant, highly engaging,technology-infused educationalexperience to maximize learning andachievement for life beyond school.(DETP, 2010)
    17. 17. All students in DISD will experience a relevant, highly engaging, technology-infused educational experience to maximize learning and achievement for lifebeyond school.*Relevant Experiences*Use of appropriate tech tools*Evaluate and Create Information*Solve Real-World Problems*Communicate Learning in Various Ways
    18. 18. All Duncanville ISD staff will modelcontinuous learning by developing,possessing, and demonstrating technologycompetencies appropriate for theirposition in order to perform their dutiesat optimal levels to accomplish goal 1.(DETP, 2010)
    19. 19. All Duncanville ISD staff will model continuous learning by developing,possessing, and demonstrating technology competencies appropriate for theirposition in order to perform their duties at optimal levels to accomplish goal 1.*Continuous Development*Technology Competencies*Support Staff for acquiring Competencies*Use & Implementation of Technology*Funding for Human Resources
    20. 20. Duncanville ISD will provide a nurturingclimate that facilitates the mental,physical, and emotional health anddevelopment of students within anenvironment free from violence anddisruption. (DETP, 2010)
    21. 21. Duncanville ISD will provide a nurturing climate that facilitates themental, physical, and emotional health and development of studentswithin an environment free from violence and disruption.*Safe Computing Environment*Safe Physical Environment (DETP, 2010)
    22. 22. The schools exist to serve the community,and partnering with the community in thedevelopment of goals, policies, andsetting tone will serve the best interest ofall students. Parents and taxpayers shouldviewed as our primary externalcustomers. (DETP, 2010)
    23. 23. The schools exist to serve the community, and partnering with thecommunity in the development of goals, policies, and setting tone willserve the best interest of all students. Parents and taxpayers shouldviewed as our primary external customers.*Communication*Community Partners (DETP, 2010)
    24. 24. DISD will integrate technology into fabricof what we do so that we are moreefficient and effective and “innovatively”use technology to better teach ourstudents and save money. (DETP, 2010)
    25. 25. DISD will integrate technology into fabric of what we do so that we aremore efficient and effectiveand “innovatively” use technology to better teach our students and savemoney.*Cohesive Information System*Expandable Network Infrastructure*Equitable Access (DETP, 2010)
    26. 26. Duncanville ISD education technology plan for e-rate year 14. (2010). Duncanville, TX:Duncanville ISD.Johnson, L., Adams, S., and Haywood, K., (2011). The NMC horizon report: 2011 K-12 Edition. Austin,TX: The New Media Consortium.Long-range plan for technology, 2006-2020: a report to the 80th Texas Legislature. (2006).Austin, TX: Texas Education Agency.McCea, B. (2012). 5 K-12 learning trends. Retrieved May 1, 2012, from THE Journal:http://thejournal.com/Articles/2012/02/02/5-K12-E-Learning-Trends.aspx?Page=1National Education Technology Plan 2010. U.S. Department of Education. (n.d.). U.S.Department of Education. Retrieved September 4, 2011, fromhttp://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010Rose, D. & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching every student in the digital age: Universal design forlearning. Retrieved May 5, 2012, from Cast Teaching Every Student:www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes/Schlechty, P. C. (2002). Working on the work: an action plan for teachers, principals, andsuperintendents. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
    27. 27. http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/11/09/don%E2%80%99t-ban-mobile-phones-in-schools-let-students-use-them-all-the-time/http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/karen-cator/http://www.tc.columbia.edu/news.htm?articleID=7192http://www.duncanvilleisd.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1622559/Image/RedBoxedLogo.jpghttp://blogs.emich.edu/edmt/files/2010/11/NTP.pnghttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5082&menu_id=2147483665

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