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Technology Plan Wong

  1. 1. Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District: Technology Plan 2008-2011 Lamar University EDLD 5362 – ET8010 Mo Wong February 14, 2010
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Implementing technology so that students and teachers can be served by technical innovation which supports and enhances the teaching and learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the need for technology to support the delivery of the foundation TEKS and to supplement further the instructional experiences with access to technology as suggested by the TEA. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>The development of CFISD technology plan is guided by the STaR, LRPT, and the TEKs as the principal determinants of need. </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by the 2007 Bond Technology Subcommittee. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology Vision Statement <ul><li>“As an integral part of the teaching/learning process, instructional technology will facilitate students’ active learning and prepare them to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.” </li></ul>Image from stock.xchng at
  5. 5. Technology Progress Multiple connection per room and ubiquitous wireless access 1:1 2.75:1 V. 2008-2011 Multiple connections and wireless connectivity 1:1 3.5:1 IV. 2003-2007 Multiple connections 1:1 4:1 III. 1999-2002 One Internet connection per room 2:1 6:1 II. 1994-1998 Limited – dialup 3:1 8:1 I. Before 1994 Networking Teacher Access Student Access Phase
  6. 6. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Goal 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve academic achievement by allowing students to participate in opportunities that allow collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and innovation to solve real-world problems in an effort to achieve the Target Tech Level in Texas STaR Chart. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seamless technology integration into curriculum and instruction; increased frequency of use of digital content; increased use of technology to support higher-order thinking and collaboration; and mastery of the Technology Applications TEKS by all students. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Goal 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide school district staff with opportunities to learn how to appropriately integrate technology as a tool utilizing collaborative, interactive and customized learning environments in an effort to achieve the Target Tech level in the Texas STaR Chart. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of professional development opportunities that incorporate technology as a critical part of the learning environment; participation in professional development opportunities that increase the technology skill sets of teachers; and utilization of technology tools in the classroom to increase opportunities for students to collaborate and think critically. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Goal 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the level of administrative support and use of technology in all focus areas as represented in the STaR Chart. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of technology utilization to increase student achievement; creation of learning communities to promote technology use in the classroom; utilization of technology to promote better communication between various stakeholders; utilization of technology to improve productivity; and provision of appropriate budgeting to support and sustain technology use at the district and campus levels. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Goal 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an infrastructure system that allows all users 24/7 access to all e-learning opportunities and provide technical assistance to support instructional and administrative needs to achieve the Advanced or Target Tech levels in the Texas STaR Chart. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Objective 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of computers to support appropriate student-to-computer ratios; inclusion of additional technology tools to support classroom instruction; preservation of current technical support levels; and expansion of Internet connectivity and network capabilities. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Professional Development <ul><li>Courses range from basic word processing to integrating technology tools into curriculum areas are offered at campus and district level. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers are also shown ways to utilize the Classroom Technology Workstation (CTW) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CTW includes a large mutimedia cart, 27” TV or projector, computer, and printer. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Instructional Technology Department Also Assists Teachers and Students Through the Following: <ul><ul><li>Working with campuses to develop a long-range plan for technology implementation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting with a teacher or teams of teachers to determine technology goals and technology training objectives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting timelines for completion of goals and training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing teacher and student activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and co-teaching with teachers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivering “just-in-time” training to students and teachers. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Support Staff <ul><li>Instructional Technology Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Training Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Helping Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Technology Liaisons </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Technology Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Technology Assistants and District Computer Repair Technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Network Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>HELP Desk Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware/Software Analysts </li></ul>
  13. 13. Needs Assessment <ul><li>Existing Conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of the use of technology to collect and analyze data and in the area of communication is improving but is at less than desirable levels. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to strengthen the skills of teachers and administrators in use of technology. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Needs Assessment <ul><li>Existing Conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intensify the effort in providing administrative leadership and support for the implementation and sustained use of both instructional and administrative technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking infrastructure is currently adequate but will need upgrading. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Technology Needs <ul><li>The district has a need to increase the frequency and level of utilization of technology in the teaching and learning process. </li></ul><ul><li>The district has a continuing need to maintain and increase the level of professional development necessary to assist teachers in using technology effectively in the teaching and learning process. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Technology Needs <ul><li>The district needs to provide continuing leadership and support for the use of technology in both instructional and administrative aspects of the district's operations. </li></ul><ul><li>The district has a need to continue to update and enhance its technology infrastructure consistent with the Texas STaR chart and as necessary to support the teaching, learning, professional development and administrative needs of the district. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Budget Strategies <ul><li>District receives funds from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community support for bond elections, which included funding for technology assets. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State and federal resources. </li></ul></ul>Image from stock.xchng at
  18. 18. Technology Capital and Operating Budget $87,201,427 $18,764,420 $40,373,808 $28,063,199 Total 62,400 20,800 20,800 20,800 Miscellaneous 11,516,115 3,838,705 3,838,705 3,838,705 Maintenance 60,363,436 10,145,604 30,921,052 19,296,780 Equipment 6,509,569 1,849,342 2,683,282 1,976,945 Materials and Supplies 3,266,400 1,088,800 1,088,800 1,088,800 Telecommunications and Internet Access $ 5,483,507 $ 1,821,169 $ 1,821,169 $ 1,841,169 Staff Development Total 2010 - 2011 2009 - 2010 2008 - 2009
  19. 19. Evaluation <ul><li>The four goals of the Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Technology Plan will be evaluated using the objectives under each goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence related to the objectives will be collected periodically from the Fall of 2008 through the Spring of 2011. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Evaluation Participants <ul><li>Curriculum Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Technology Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Technology Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Media Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Administrative Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Planning, Research, and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Consultant </li></ul>
  21. 21. Evaluation Strategies <ul><li>Direct observations of teacher and student activities in the classroom will be central in the evaluation process. </li></ul><ul><li>Examinations of classroom work products, various written records, including purchasing and receiving records, will be included. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrations of technology implementation and classroom use will be available. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Teacher STaR Chart Self Assessment <ul><li>The results of the teacher self assessment will be monitored, and teachers at campuses will be provided with feedback related to their progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers will periodically complete self assessments relative to the most basic level, Early Tech, then Developing Tech, progressing to Advanced Tech, and finally Target Tech. </li></ul><ul><li>Also included at the Target Tech level, district staff will meet the SBEC standards and all classrooms will be connected to WAN. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Reference <ul><li>Rowe, Harold. (2008, Jan. 8) Technology Plan for 2008-2011. Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District . </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Education Agency . (2006) School Technology and Readiness Chart. Retrieved from . </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Education Agency . (2006) Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Retrieved from . </li></ul>