Technology Learning Plan

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This was created and presented by the ES Tech Coordinator, Kevin Crouch , the MS/HS Tech Coordinator, Martin Reinsmoen, at the March 11th 2010 Tech Leadership Team (TLT) meeting. This documents our progress with integrating technology skills that were developed by the TLT in the spring of 2009 at the American School of Bombay.

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Technology Learning Plan

  1. 1. ASB Tech Learning Plan<br />Status Report<br />
  2. 2. ES Tech Coordinator Learning Plan Actions<br />Oversee implementation of tech skills and support teachers in the classroom when needed.<br />Differentiate PD for both operational support and digital-age teaching and learning methods.<br />Meet with grade level teams once in three weeks for planning, reflection, and skills documentation.<br />Integrate tech and info literacy skill assessments into project rubrics.<br />Maintain and monitor the "Big Picture" of vertical alignment with MS/HS Tech Coordinator and Tech Director. <br />
  3. 3. MS/HS Tech Coordinator Learning Plan Actions<br />Oversee implementation of the tech skills. <br />Differentiate PD for both operational support and digital-age teaching and learning methods.<br />Use the list of tech skills identified by the TLT to develop a series of learning modules for students.<br />Identify a performance assessment that will measure current and new students' tech skills and help identify the skills that need to be further developed. <br />Will explore the feasibility of: <br /><ul><li>all new students taking this assessment in August or when they join ASB.</li></ul>Courses will provide students' with learning opportunities to reinforce the skills. <br />
  4. 4. I. Tech Skills Oversight ES / MS / HS<br />Successes<br /><ul><li>Comprehensive coverage in ES
  5. 5. G 1-5 skill sets improved
  6. 6. KG is right on track
  7. 7. Students acquiring new skills
  8. 8. MS/HS meeting w/teachers to discuss student acquisition skills
  9. 9. Documenting tools & skills on socrata database.</li></ul>Challenges<br /><ul><li>ECEC a bit behind schedule.
  10. 10. Researching external tech skills assessments
  11. 11. Need focus on 21st Century Skills & Literacies</li></li></ul><li>II. Differentiate Professional Development<br />Successes<br /><ul><li>Tech meetings ideal venue
  12. 12. ES/MS/HS Tech Matters well established
  13. 13. Teaching needs Operational Support
  14. 14. TIG projects yield new skills</li></ul>Challenges / Next Steps<br /><ul><li>Improve attendance at Tech Matters Cafe
  15. 15. Helping teachers develop Personal Learning Networks
  16. 16. Provide opportunities for independent online learning</li></li></ul><li>III. ES - Grade - Level Meetings<br />Successes<br /><ul><li>Currently meet every six days
  17. 17. Attend PYP meetings in addition to tech
  18. 18. Promotes collaboration
  19. 19. Allows for deep planning and preparation.
  20. 20. Schedule tech teaching times.</li></ul>Challenges<br /><ul><li>Explore ways to work with specialists</li></li></ul><li>IV. ES - Build Integrated Rubrics<br />Successes<br /><ul><li>Most units in 3-5 have integrated rubrics
  21. 21. Teachers have been proactive in supplying rubrics.
  22. 22. Rubrics reflect digital citizenship, Info Lit, & 21st century skills</li></ul>Challenges<br /><ul><li>Shifting focus to EC-2
  23. 23. Rubrics assess skills at a more abstract level. Most tech skills informally acquired and assessed</li></li></ul><li>A Grade 5 Unit Using Digital Storytelling<br />A Real-Life Example<br />Profile for Technology and Information Literate Students <br />Pursue information using multiple resources and strategies to gain a broad perspective.<br />Use visual literacy and digital-imaging technology to modify or create works of art for use in a digital or print presentation.<br />Apply previous knowledge of digital technology operations to analyze and solve current hardware and software problems.<br />
  24. 24. Tech Rubric Example<br />Pursue information using multiple resources and strategies to gain a broad perspective.<br />Use visual literacy and digital-imaging technology to modify or create works of art for use in a digital or print presentation.<br />Apply previous knowledge of digital technology operations to analyze and solve current hardware and software problems.<br />
  25. 25. V. ES - Maintain Vertical Alignment<br />Successes<br /><ul><li>Reviewed EC-5 Info Literacy skills.
  26. 26. ES – MS Focused on grade 5-6 transition. </li></ul>Challenges<br /><ul><li>Evolving the tech skills matrix.
  27. 27. Transitory population, what are the minimum skills required to be successful at ASB? </li></li></ul><li>III. MS/HS - Use the list of tech skills to develop a series of learning modules for students.<br />Challenges<br /><ul><li>Matching videos & skills.
  28. 28. Developing meaningful skill assessments.</li></ul>Successes<br /><ul><li>Tech Skill Tutorials (TST) Google Sites is in second draft form.
  29. 29. Videos have been located.
  30. 30. Embedding YouTube videos
  31. 31. Skills listed next to videos for easy reference.
  32. 32. TST can be used for new teachers.</li></li></ul><li>IV. Identify a performance assessment that will measure current and new students' tech skills.<br />Challenges<br /><ul><li>ISTE Assessment only measures Digital Citizenship.
  33. 33. Locating an assessment that matches our students.</li></ul>Successes<br /><ul><li>Tested Atomic Learning ISTE Assessment with 6th and 8th grade classes.</li></li></ul><li>V. Explore the feasibility of: New students taking assessment in August or when they join ASB.<br />Challenges<br /><ul><li>Identifying a good online tech skills assessment.</li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Able to measure tech skills.
  34. 34. Students would be able to use the Tech Skill Tutorial Site to learn skills.</li></li></ul><li>VI. Courses will provide students' with learning opportunities to reinforce the skills.<br />Successes<br /><ul><li>Teachers are integrating technology skills in their courses.
  35. 35. Skills are being documented in Socrata.
  36. 36. Documentation highlights skills that are not covered.
  37. 37. Unplugged sparked a lot of conversations about technology and new tools that teachers want to explore.</li></ul>Challenges/ Next Steps<br /><ul><li>Professional Development on changes of pedagogy and assessment for 21st century learning.</li></li></ul><li>Take-Aways<br /><ul><li>Restructure K-12 Tech Skills matrix
  38. 38. Reorganize
  39. 39. Differentiate foundational skills vs. subject specific skills
  40. 40. Identify a reliable tech skills assessment
  41. 41. Define and reflect on the collaborative process with teachers.
  42. 42. PD on Personal Learning Networks</li>

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