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Class project for EdTech 501
A sample Technology Use Plan for a fictional school as a ppt presentation to a school and community team as an educational technician

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  2. 2. Technology Use Plan Power Point<br />by Marie Lawrick<br />
  3. 3. Buddha<br />An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.<br />
  4. 4. Simon Hill Planning Team <br />Principal <br />Certified Teachers<br />Classified Tutors & Assistant Teachers<br />Office Staff <br />Librarians <br />Parents<br />Business community leaders<br />Education Technologist <br />
  5. 5. Ripples<br />This is the beginning of your Simon Hill Tech Plan. <br />It is a fluid liquid living document, filled with your ideas, concepts, vision and meant to create your pathway to achieving the goals and outcomes set forth from this committee. <br />So dip your feet in the water and let’s create ripples circling unending that last a lifetime for the learners, ourselves and each other. <br />
  6. 6. Rationale<br />One might question -<br />Why develop a technology use plan? <br />To have a navigation map on the waterways to guide our collective vision to meet our goals in an effective and efficient manner with the best results possible for ongoing success. <br />Preparing the learners for tomorrow is critical to achieving the standards set forth nationally, statewide and by our communities. <br />
  7. 7. Process Description <br />Step 1: Take Notice of Where you want to go/are going<br />Step 2: Make a Vision Statement with the direction in mind <br />A Mission statement too <br />Step 3: Evaluate your current assets and resources<br />Not just hardware and software, people too <br />Step 4: Determine any Needs Assessments <br />Training can be critical, then equipment <br />Step 5: Plan goals/objectives <br />
  8. 8. Process Description <br />Step 6: Determine Professional Development programs<br />Step 7: Determine a Budget<br />Step 8: Make an Implementation Timeline<br />Step 9: Evaluation of first implementation and feedback loop<br />Step 10: Conduct an Ongoing Evaluation of the Technology Plan<br />
  9. 9. U.S. 15-years-olds score below 16 other OECD countries<br />
  10. 10. $$ Earnings based on Education<br />
  11. 11. Vision Statement (draft for committee) <br />Focus on learning, then equipment. <br />Creating an environment to meeting the learning needs of the learner of tomorrow today by teaching life-long learning skills for the 21st century with student centered learning from K to 6th grade at Simon Hill Elementary School with technology and sound instruction methods. <br />Through the use of highly qualified teachers, an involved community, strong families, in a safe environment for learning with an efficient staff with the right technology tools to enhance and increase student achievements. <br />The students of Simon Hill to graduate to the middle school with skill levels to meet the standards for ISITS 7th graders or above. <br />
  12. 12. Idaho 2008 Technology Grade <br />
  13. 13. Idaho 2008 Technology Grade <br />
  14. 14. Plan Goals/Objectives <br />The progress of any change effort is ultimately dependent on not only the eager and willing teachers and staff but also those who are not so eager. <br />The two groups must work together to transform anxiety to proficiency and proficiency to mastery. <br />The problem is exacerbated when “teachers who are lacking skills are afraid to ask for help,” observed one participant. <br />
  15. 15. Plan Goals/Objectives cont.<br />Instead of thinking in the short term, both administrators and teachers must look at the bigger picture. <br />Although this at first seems difficult, creating a clear vision for learning and setting measurable educational goals is one of the keys to success. <br />Professional development tends to have a stronger impact when we frame it like this: “Let’s look at what students are learning this year and then see how technology can make it more effective.”<br />
  16. 16. Plan Goals/Objectives <br />Indicators of Success: <br />Maximize content learning of the elementary students at Simon Hill, quality of student product improvement<br />Methods/Measures:<br />Standardized tests-ISATS, IRI, ISITS, NETS, Rubrics for scoring student products, employee surveys, Interviews, Observations<br />Benchmarks:<br />Establish baselines, Review of student products to show improvement from baselines, 15% or more score at proficient or above after baseline retesting<br />
  17. 17. Plan Goals/Objectives cont. <br />Benchmarks, cont. <br />40% of students score satisfactory or above on product rubrics by mid-year; 70% of students score satisfactory or above on product by the end of the year. <br />Evaluation Findings: <br />Determine if there are barriers to the implementation process<br />Use results to inform staff of development planning<br />Interview certified and classified teachers for feedback on training and enhanced student learning <br />Make informed decisions about instructional practices <br />
  18. 18. Plan Goals/Objectives cont.<br />Increase the number of highly effective and qualified personnel<br />Strategy 1: Implement an effective professional development system and instructional framework to enable every Simon Hill staff member to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors to improve learning for all students<br />Strategy 2: Principal and Simon Hill staff will continue to collaboratively support teachers’ instructional practices toward improved student learning with time and funding<br />Strategy 3: Recruit, develop, and retain the highest quality teachers and Simon Hill staff <br />Increase parent/family/community partnerships that support the education of all students<br />Strategy 4: Identify needs and provide opportunities for parents to actively participate in school <br />
  19. 19. Plan Goals/Objectives cont.<br />Strategy 5: Communicate to parents the educational goals of their children<br />Integrate a technologically-enhanced educational environment and support system that promotes student learning and overall efficiency and effectiveness of school operations<br />Strategy 6: Provide network administration services, maintenance, safe access, to support student learning<br />Strategy 7: Integration of technology in the classroom that supports 21st century learning skills<br />Strategy 8: Maintain ongoing efforts to improve communication via the school website to support the academic efforts of students <br />
  20. 20. Needs Assessment <br />Does technology training for classified personnel enhance student learning?<br />What impact does technology training for classified personnel have to enhance student learning?<br />See Exhibit of Survey of Needs Assessment for Teachers Certified/Classified<br />Does the committee want a survey for other stakeholders? Parents, community, staff, etc… <br />
  21. 21. Staff Development <br />Incentives from the Principal <br />Rewards for successful individual and group efforts <br />Tie merit into the vision and goals of the overall school plan and use of technology in enhancing student learning<br />Match training with feedback from the survey from the teachers to their interests and needs (andragogy)<br />
  22. 22. Staff Development cont. <br />Take pride in their professional training<br />Role Model professional development for the students <br />“a personal journey of growth and discovery”, by Jamie McKenzie <br />Learn by daily use and ‘just doing it’ <br />Encourage each other to remove obstacles<br />Collective teacher support groups <br />Envision success daily for each other <br />picture " Ó 1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. "<br />
  23. 23. Staff Development cont. <br />Provide a variety of free online and onsite professional development opportunities that offer classroom solutions and staff development credit<br />Create technology assessments for teachers and classes that help teachers develop the skills they need based on the outcome of these assessments <br />Institute a train-the-trainer program<br />Create web-based professional development and web-based student activities for technology skills and information literacy<br />Create an instructional model teachers can use to implement technology using project-based learning<br />
  24. 24. Evaluation/Research <br />3-6 months for the first 24 months of implementation<br />Yearly thereafter for feedback and re-adjustment by this committee and published publicly <br />Research possible through follow up surveys and stakeholder feedback <br />The plan will be disseminated to the community. i.e. websites, PTA meetings <br />Communicating with parents and promoting 75% parent involvement, flyers, PTA meetings, teacher/parent meeting and emails <br />
  25. 25. Community<br />Parent and Community involvement in the planning and implementation process and reflection stages <br />After school adult literacy programs, GED, and other community involvement using technology <br />Awareness, professional development and accessibility<br />Addressing community issues <br />Provide open labs after school and on weekends<br />After-school environment where students or teachers can work on a wide variety of projects and share ideas<br />
  26. 26. Technical Issues and Maintenance<br />Infrastructure<br />Hardware /Software <br />Technical support <br />Personnel <br />Description of the current status <br />Services that will need to be acquired to enhance student learning and improve instruction of teachers and staff <br />Strategies to ensure interoperability of equipment are provided, and plans for continuous upgrading when needed<br />Description of technical support that is currently available in the school and school district <br />Special Needs for Accessibility students w/handicaps addressed <br />
  27. 27. Budget <br />Professional Development Training<br />License agreements<br />Technical support<br />Maintenance and Service costs<br />Software and curriculum support<br />Hardware and networking costs<br />Salaries and benefits <br />Other areas required by the plan, school or district<br />
  28. 28. Funding<br />Long term financial plan to include <br />Coordinating local, state, federal programs /grants<br />Community donations <br />Monetary<br />Gift in Kind <br />Investment strategies <br />Identifying sources of alternative funding<br />Business partnerships<br />
  29. 29. Timeline<br />Development and implementation of the plan. <br /> Development 12-18 months <br />First year committee to meet every other month<br />Teachers –certified and classified to meet in smaller group <br />Progress reporting of committee minutes to be fed online<br /> Implementation 6-12 months<br /> 5 year plan <br />Evaluation, Reflection, and Change <br />Stakeholder Committee to celebrate annually and take ownership and pride in the on-going success of the technology plan <br />
  30. 30. Buddha<br />The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.<br />