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Technology integration in the 21st century classroom

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Technology integration in the 21st century classroom

  1. 1. Technology Integration in the 21 st Century Classroom <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Technological advances make it easier for students gain access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers no longer function as the gateway to information. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in technology and the global economy has led to revamp education </li></ul>
  2. 2. Technology Integration in the 21 st Century Classroom <ul><li>Examples of plans directed at improving technology integration in schools: </li></ul><ul><li>The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate) </li></ul><ul><li>Cypress-Fairbanks Technology Plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. E-Rate <ul><li>What is E-Rate? </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by the School and Library division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures all eligible schools and libraries have affordable access to modern telecommunication and informational services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is Eligible for E-Rate Services? <ul><li>Schools that are eligible for the National School and Lunch Program. </li></ul><ul><li>School location also plays a determining factor with a slightly higher discount going to rural schools. </li></ul>
  5. 5. School Requirements <ul><li>Develop a technology plan and submit it for approval </li></ul><ul><li>Submit Form 470 and follow all steps in the application process (see hyperlink) </li></ul><ul><li>Filter Internet access to sites that are inappropriate or harmful to children – see link </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp </li></ul>
  6. 6. Eligible Services <ul><li>Telecommunication services </li></ul><ul><li>Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Internal connections </li></ul><ul><li>Basic local and long distance phone service </li></ul><ul><li>See the http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp </li></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>School and Library Division (SLD) website </li></ul><ul><li>SLD Client Service Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 888-203-8100 or 800-959-0733 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 888-276-8736 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cy-Fair Technology Plan <ul><li>CFISD </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goals <ul><li>Use technology integration to improve students’ academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Provide ongoing professional development to school staff </li></ul><ul><li>Increase the level of administrative support and use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Provide infrastructure system that allows 24/7 access to all learning opportunities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Overview of District’s Technology Needs $18,352,056.74 2012 budget year $17,800,819.74 2012 budget year $18,644,490.74 2011 budget year 1 for every compute Computer/teacher ratio 3 fore every computer Computer/student ratio 83 Number of computers with direct Internet connection $516.40 Technology Expenditure per pupil
  11. 11. Strategies <ul><li>Ongoing staff development and training to staff and campus leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Trained curriculum writers develop lessons that meet the Texas Technology Application Standards </li></ul>
  12. 12. Strategies <ul><li>Increase technology use among students via: </li></ul><ul><li>daily opportunities to use technology, CFISD Virtual School, installation of computers, Internet services and software at all campuses see link for more strategies </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Technology Plan.pdf </li></ul>
  13. 13. Strategies <ul><li>Teachers and students have access and use of a variety of digital tools and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Management System hosts lessons that integrate 21 st Century learning skills </li></ul>
  14. 14. Professional Development <ul><li>Ongoing professional development experience with White Board, online resources, wireless laptops and other digital tools </li></ul><ul><li>On-campus/district-wide and online training </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development for campus leaders </li></ul>
  15. 15. Technology Teams <ul><li>Instructional Technology Department </li></ul><ul><li>District Support Team </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Instruction Department </li></ul><ul><li>School Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Technology Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom teachers </li></ul>
  16. 16. Evaluation Techniques <ul><li>Observe of teacher/students classroom activities </li></ul><ul><li>Examine written records: purchasing and receiving orders, delivery documents, lesson plans, lab schedule etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development course offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher STaR Chart Self Assessment. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Technology Budget $36,459,378.00 Infrastructure for Technology $54,797,367.22 Total Expenditure $8,801,795.78 Leadership Administration and Support $2,046,508.20 Educational Preparation and Development $7,489,685.25 Teaching and Learning Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Technology Budget 2011-2014
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Rapidly changing world: communication and global </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom environment must change reflect needs of 21 st Century global economy </li></ul><ul><li>Concern: funding – schools are still lagging behind; insufficient technology and support </li></ul>
  19. 19. References <ul><li>http://www.usac.org/sl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oii/nonpublic/erate.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cfisd.net/dept2/technology/Technology%20Plan.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl.universalservice.org/menu.asp </li></ul>

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