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Technology Plan Overview Feb 2011

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Technology Plan Overview Feb 2011

  1. 1. Technology Plan <ul><li>Committee Meeting for 2011-2014 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Old Tech Plan 2008-2011 <ul><li>Most Goals were met before the beginning of current school year </li></ul><ul><li>The leadership committee determined: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>we could not successfully implement the goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the goals were no longer aligned to the vision of the District </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Current Technology Needs <ul><li>Decided to focus on the technology needs of each building </li></ul><ul><li>These needs were identified by building level technology committees </li></ul>
  4. 4. Current Technology Needs <ul><li>Elementary buildings and Kindergarten requested more student computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Director worked all year to collected PCs from around the district </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updated hardware </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Streamlined software </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some of these computers have already been placed in classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Current Technology Needs <ul><li>Lee Hunter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requested another assessment scanner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kindergarten no longer needed theirs so the scanner was transferred to Lee Hunter </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Current Technology Needs <ul><li>K - 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Several Palms used for literacy assessments were at the end of their life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 5th & 6th Grade had a few Palms that they no longer needed and graciously gave them up for the K - 4 assessments </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Current Technology Needs <ul><li>Lee Hunter and 5th & 6th Grade </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab printers were consistently jamming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These printers were replaced with other printers from elsewhere in the district </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Current Technology Needs <ul><li>Math & Science Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher computers were not sufficient for instructional needs and level of classroom technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These computers were upgraded to help alleviate that issue. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Current Technology Needs <ul><li>Network Logins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All students from grades 5 through 12 now have network logins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A process was put into place in each of the secondary buildings to add new student logins as well as assist students who have forgotten their login information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic student logins at the secondary level were discontinued </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Grants <ul><li>$150,000 in eMINTS Year 2 funds were received for the 5th & 6th grade. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trained 5 new teachers in eMINTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installed SMARTBoards and projectors in Special Education and remedial classrooms. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created 31 eMINTS classrooms over last 3 years </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Grants <ul><li>$75,000 in ARRA funds were received for the High School. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Team project through eMINTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchased: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 LCD projectors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 sets of eInstruction clickers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>laptops for teachers in the Team </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Grants <ul><li>$22,000 in ARRA funds for Professional Development throughout the District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 teachers will take an online course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This course will be through eLearning for Educators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each teacher will receive their choice of an iPad or Netbook to assist them in their coursework </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. New Tech Plan 2011-14 <ul><li>DESE made some changes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan must be submitted through ePeGs and not paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission statement must be specific to technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No longer have TFAs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each objective must be measurable </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. TFA 1: Student Learning
  15. 15. Goal 1: Student Performance <ul><li>ePeGs goal </li></ul>
  16. 16. Goal 1 <ul><li>Objective 1: Increase the number of students in 8th grade that are technology literate </li></ul>
  17. 17. Goal 1 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 1: Provide more opportunities for students K-8 to use technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly computer classes for K-4 students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative course for Junior High students </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Goal 1 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 2: Take a portfolio approach to documenting technology proficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly define “technology literacy” and “technology proficiency” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Track data for every student at the end of each year to note progress towards proficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transition the existing 6th grade literacy course to a standards-based portfolio assessment </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Goal 1 <ul><li>Objective 2: Increase digital citizenship of high school students </li></ul>
  20. 20. Goal 1 Objective 2 Objective 2 <ul><li>Strategy 1: Make students aware of digital citizenship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Show NetSmartz videos during Advisory class </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create a digital citizenship unit of study for Advisory class </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Goal 1 <ul><li>Objective 3: Technology will be used in the classroom to support student learning </li></ul>
  22. 22. Goal 1 Objective 3 Objective 3 <ul><li>Strategy 1: More eMINTS classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continued support of existing eMINTS classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seek funding to create additional eMINTS classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Junior High </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seek funding to purchase LCD projectors and SMART Boards for all elementary classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. TFA 2: Teacher Preparation
  24. 24. Goal 2: Highly Qualified Staff <ul><li>ePeGs goal </li></ul>
  25. 25. Goal 2 <ul><li>Objective 1: Provide PD for teachers and administrators </li></ul>
  26. 26. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 1: Use technology to more effectively track each staff member’s professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find/create a PD tracking system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use system reporting to evaluate the amount, frequency, and distribution of PD across the district </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze system data to evaluate and plan district PD </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 2: Develop a system of courses to offer staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Develop courses based on survey of staff needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offer face-to-face and alternate delivery courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determine what incentives can be offered for course completion </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 3: Develop teachers’ instructional abilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Leaders and Coaches become Cognitive Coaching certified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implement Professional Learning Communities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. TFA 4: Resource Distribution TFA 5: Technical Support
  30. 30. Goal 3: Facilities, Support, and Instructional Resources <ul><li>ePeGs goal </li></ul>
  31. 31. Goal 3 <ul><li>Objective 1: Secure, yet open technology access for all </li></ul>
  32. 32. Goal 3 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 1: Allow personal mobile devices on campuses and provide wireless access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Update policies and procedures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educate staff on how to incorporate student devices into instruction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expand wireless to all buildings on all campuses </li></ul></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 2: Keep existing technology in good working order </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace district computers in all buildings as funding allows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace batteries in student laptops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade network throughput to all campuses </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Goal 2 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 3: Increase the number of after school clubs related to STEM(science, technology, engineering, math) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find sponsors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find funding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offer more STEM courses at SCTC if possible </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. TFA 3: Administration
  36. 36. Goal 4: Parent and Community Involvement <ul><li>ePeGs goal </li></ul>Goal 5: Governance
  37. 37. Goal 4 <ul><li>Objective 1: Enhance communication between teachers, parents, students, and community </li></ul>
  38. 38. Goal 4 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 1: Use SISK12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All teachers will keep online gradebooks current for parent viewing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase teacher use of communication abilities in SIS for notification of assignments and events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continued use of SIS-Call </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Goal 4 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 2: Explore new ways to communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allow and encourage social networking tools; develop policies for safe and appropriate use of such tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore school sponsored student email accounts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explore ways to give staff members access to the email server on personal devices </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implement a notification and alert system for emergencies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Goal 4 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 3: Expand use of SharePoint for in-district communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reorganize and update SharePoint </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increase staff use of SharePoint in an effort to be more “green” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expand Student SharePoint beyond eMINTS classrooms for students to turn in electronic files to teachers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  41. 41. <ul><li>ePeGs goal </li></ul>Goal 5: Governance
  42. 42. Goal 5 <ul><li>Objective 1: Provide leadership in using technology for learning </li></ul>
  43. 43. Goal 5 Objective 1 Objective 1 <ul><li>Strategy 1: Provide opportunities for all staff members to learn how to integrate technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Steps: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software and hardware training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology staff will participate in all district curriculum initiatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology training will focus less on tools and more on teaching and learning </li></ul></ul></ul>

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