Ricebird's Technology Plan

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Ricebird's Technology Plan

  1. 1. Technology for our District’s Future
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is the E- Rate </li></ul><ul><li>What is a STaR Chart </li></ul><ul><li>How is a Star Chart Used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Domains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Data </li></ul><ul><li>District Goals </li></ul>
  3. 3. E- Rate <ul><li>Federal funding given to districts who have a long term technology plan </li></ul><ul><li>Funding capped at 2.25 Billion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases with inflation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Categories for Priorities </li></ul>
  4. 4. E- Rate Priority 1 <ul><li>Priority 1 Funds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funding covers priority one first </li></ul>
  5. 5. E- Rate Priority 2 <ul><li>Priority 2 Funds: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Connections </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leftover funding goes to at need schools first </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the STaR Chart <ul><li>School Technology and Readiness </li></ul><ul><li>Survey to show progress toward technology excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned with the Long Range Plan for Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Has 4 Domains and levels of progress </li></ul><ul><li>STaR Chart Web Site </li></ul>
  7. 7. 4 Key Domains <ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership, Administration, and Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul>
  8. 8. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Patterns of Classroom Use </li></ul><ul><li>Frequency/ Design using Digital Content </li></ul><ul><li>Content Area Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Technology TEKS Implemented </li></ul><ul><li>Student Mastery of Technology TEKS </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Educator Preparation and Development <ul><li>Professional Development Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Models Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Capabilities of Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Levels of Understanding and Patterns of Use </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development for Online Learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support <ul><li>Leadership and Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Budget </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Support for Online Learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. Infrastructure for Technology <ul><li>Students per Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access/ Connectivity Speed </li></ul><ul><li>Other Classroom technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul><ul><li>Local and Wide Area Network </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning Capacity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Levels of Progress <ul><li>Early Tech (6-8) </li></ul><ul><li>Developing Tech (9-14) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Tech (15-20) </li></ul><ul><li>Target Tech (21-24) </li></ul>
  13. 13. El Campo Middle School 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 Teaching and Learning Developing Tech 13 Developing Tech 13 Developing Tech 14 Educator Preparation Advanced Tech 15 Developing Tech 11 Developing Tech 13 Administration and Support Advanced Tech 15 Developing Tech 14 Advanced Tech 16 Infrastructure Advanced Tech 15 Advanced Tech 15 Advanced Tech 18
  14. 14. District Goals <ul><li>District Commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Commitments </li></ul><ul><li>School Board Commitments </li></ul>
  15. 15. Teaching and Learning <ul><li>Improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness through technology </li></ul><ul><li>Increase technology application courses </li></ul><ul><li>Technology planning committee meets regularly </li></ul>
  16. 16. Educator Preparation and Development <ul><li>Increase computer proficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize teacher technology specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Anytime anywhere learning </li></ul>
  17. 17. Infrastructure <ul><li>Sufficient technology budget </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain and upgrade infrastructure </li></ul>
  18. 18. In Conclusion <ul><li>Teachers and Administrators must submit a STaR Chart </li></ul><ul><li>STaR Charts show campus progress and help set benchmarks and future goals </li></ul><ul><li>STaR Charts help prepare a district’s Long Term Technology Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Have to have a long term plan to receive Federal E- Rate Funding </li></ul>
  19. 19. Did you Know? <ul><li>Technology is Changing Our World. . . </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t get Left Behind. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you Know? </li></ul><ul><li>(Did you Know?) You Tube. DYK We have changed. 14 December, 2009. 21 January, 2010. </li></ul>

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