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EDLD 5306 Concepts of Educational Technology
Week 2 Assignment, Part 4

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  • As you can see, we have room to grow in two areas: Teaching & Learning and Educator Preparation & Development.
  • School plan states, “directly supports classroom technology use.”
  • This group of 10 th grade girls were participating in a gallery walk. Students were put in groups to study different early civilization. They were to use the computers and create their information in any product. I walked by this classroom and these “rowdy” girls were learning so much. I pulled out my camera and they said…..
  • Students using the iPods for a review. PowerPoint with voice. Student sharing his product with a Smart board interactive lesson. Students using a calculator.
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    1. 1. Welcome to E-Rate Looking at the District Plan San Marcos High School San Marcos, Texas
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Who does it serve? </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>STaR Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Our Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Powered by Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Based Assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective Accountable Teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STaR Chart Data </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is E-Rate? <ul><li>The Schools and Library Program of The Universal Service Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1997 to ensure that all schools and libraries had sufficient technology </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a discount of 20% to 90% for eligible telecommunications services </li></ul>
    4. 4. Who does it serve? <ul><li>Eligibility Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic needs and location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of students qualifying for free and reduced meals. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Infrastructure <ul><li>Comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Provides resources when and where they are needed </li></ul><ul><li>Provide on-line learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Low-cost internet </li></ul>
    6. 6. SMHS STaR Chart Summary Area Key Area Totals Key Area Classifications Teaching & Learning 2010-11: 16 2009-10: 15 2008-09: 12 2010-11: Advanced 2009-10: Developing 2008-09: Developing Educator Preparation & Development 2010-11: 14 2009-10: 12 2008-09: 12 2010-11: Developing 2009-10: Developing 2008-09: Developing Leadership, Administration, & Support 2010-11: 19 2009-10: 17 2008-09: 18 2010-11: Advanced 2009-10: Advanced 2008-09: Advanced Infrastructure for Technology 2010-11: 17 2009-10: 19 2008-09: 17 2010-11: Advanced 2009-10: Advanced 2008-09: Advanced
    7. 7. Our Campus Technology Plan <ul><li>San Marcos High School's Campus Plan </li></ul><ul><li>To provide direct instruction with technology to all grades 7-12 students and teachers.   </li></ul><ul><li>2. To allow opportunities for individual consultation with teachers and students to </li></ul><ul><li>design, implement, and assist with projects utilizing technology.   </li></ul><ul><li>3. To implement grade level technology literacy standards as referenced in the </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills.      </li></ul><ul><li>4. To improve students’ and teachers’ technology literacy skills so that they may </li></ul><ul><li>become fluent and flexible in the use of technology to access, to evaluate, and </li></ul><ul><li>to communicate within the school, the community, and throughout the world.   </li></ul>
    8. 8. Our Campus Technology Plan Continued <ul><li>5. To assist teachers to build a seamless technology- Integrated curriculum that addresses standards for both technology and curriculum.   </li></ul><ul><li>6. To establish individual school technology needs based on technology expertise of staff and students.   </li></ul><ul><li>7. To encourage a learning environment where students receive opportunities to develop higher order thinking skills through the refinement of an integrated curriculum, access to varied technologies, and improved delivery of instruction. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Learning Powered by Technology <ul><li>Gather data and analyze it using inquiry and visualization tools </li></ul><ul><li>Access to more resources </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to a wider set of educators </li></ul>
    10. 10. “ Gallery Walk” “ Mrs. Thrasher, will you send me this picture to my MySpace? I want everyone to see how smart I am”
    11. 11. Technology-based Assessments <ul><li>Combine cognitive research with how students learn </li></ul><ul><li>Provide data that can be available at any time and any place </li></ul><ul><li>Measure student and professional growth </li></ul>
    12. 12. Effective Accountable Teaching <ul><li>No man is an island – “Gone is working in isolation! </li></ul><ul><li>Educators that use the data! </li></ul><ul><li>Professional learning becomes collaborative, coherent, and continuous. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Productivity
    14. 14. Conclusion <ul><ul><ul><li>The 21 st Century School will soon move away from the traditional brick and mortar, “seat-time” school that has been around since the early 1800’s. Students will be able to “connect” with learning 24/6/365 anytime, anywhere they want! </li></ul></ul></ul>