The houston independent school district long range strategic
The Houston Independent School District Long Range Strategic Planfor Technology (LRSPT) 2009-2014 SAFIRAH IBENANA LAMAR UNIVERSITY
District ProfileNumber of Campuses 294Total Student Enrollment 198452Economically Disadvantaged 84%Technology Expenditures (2009-2012) $99,385,000Technology Expenditure Per Pupil $500.80Student/Computer Ratio 5:1Teacher/Computer Ratio 1:1
Objective LRSPT was created to meet all filing requirements of the The Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund, commonly known as "E- Rate", to provide discounts for district’s telecommunications and Internet access. To provide the district with a strategic road map for technology
4 Key Areas of LRSPT Technology Expenditures (2009-2012)Teaching and Learning $26,465,000Educator Preparation $3,275,000Leadership, Administration, and $12,325,000SupportInfrastructure for Technology $57,320,000
5 areas of National Educational Technology Plan (NETP)NETP LRSPTAssessmentInfrastructure (Infrastructure for Technology)Learning (Teaching and Learning)ProductivityTeaching (Educator Preparation)
LRSPT Goals Identified by District StakeholdersTeaching and Learning:• Goal 1: Students will become technology literate to be successful in the 21st century.• Goal 2: Assure equity and access to technology- enhanced curriculum and resources district-wide.• Goal 3: Promote responsible technology use.
Strategies to Achieve LRSPT GoalsTeaching and Learning:• (for Goal 1): Provide a guide for lesson planning with technology integration recommended by the district .• (for Goal 2): Employ a technological devices, i.e. student eportfolios, to create a digital learning environment that improves student achievement and develops 21st century technology skills.• (for Goal 3): Implement innovative programs that promote parental involvement and support increased home-school communication.
LRSPT Goals Identified by District StakeholdersEducator Preparation:• Goal 4: Create a roadmap to provide anytime, anywhere, professional development for teachers, administrators, and support staff to facilitate a technology-enhanced learning environment.• Goal 5: Increase the amount of training received by all educators on innovative and effective strategies for technology integration in order to increase student achievement.
Strategies to Achieve LRSPT GoalsEducator Preparation:• (for Goal 4): Increase educator preparation delivery models, (i.e. webinars, podcasts, 24/7 on- line training courses, RSS feeds, interactive staff meetings, etc.) for professional development to integrate technology.• (for Goal 5): Devote a minimum of one staff meeting per month solely to technology training on the tools to integrate technology applications into the TEKS.
LRSPT Goals Identified by District StakeholdersLeadership, Administration, and Support:• Goal 6: Develop a comprehensive, ongoing, Long Range Technology Planning process that includes input from all stake holders, meets all local, state, and federal requirements, and creates a positive district culture.• Goal 7: Encourage community interaction in HISDs educational programs in order to improve public support and confidence in schools.• Goal 8: Identify and implement instructional programs that extend instruction beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom through the increased use of technology.• Goal 9: Provide technology tools to increase management efficiency and to support data-driven, sound, decision-making.
Strategies to Achieve LRSPT GoalsLeadership, Administration, and Support:• (for Goal 6): Incorporate instructional technology resources as an integral component in the design of all new and modernized schools and classrooms.• (for Goal 7): Develop policies and procedures, including secure and restricted access, to facilitate the full deployment and use of a web- based portal for 24/7, year round, access to individual student information, school news• (for Goal 8): Form a partnership with schools of higher education, inviting their staff to provide lessons to HISD students, and to facilitate more two-way communication with institutions• (for Goal 9): Provide campus counselors with a technology-based system for gathering and reporting data on each student that is designed to provide early indicators of potential "drop outs" so that pro-active interventions may be provided.
LRSPT Goals Identified by District StakeholdersInfrastructure for Technology :• Goal 10: Align the district’s applications into a centralized, secure, integrated system that combines all data to provide a single, reliable, source for all departments.• Goal 11: Expand the reach and capacity of HISD’s network to provide a secure and robust infrastructure that supports teaching and learning.• Goal 12: Create a strategy to optimize network infrastructure and the operation and management thereof, making it more agile, efficient, and secure.• Goal 13: Reduce the environmental footprint of HISD’s technology infrastructure.
Strategies to Achieve LRSPT GoalsInfrastructure for Technology :• (for Goal 10): Continue to develop and incorporate state-of- the-art firewall support, Internet filtering, virus protection, and wireless security into the districts network operations• (for Goal 11): Ensure equity of access for all staff and students to the Internet by continuing to upgrade, support, and maintain network hardware and software, telecommunication systems, licenses, service fees and, contracts.• (for Goal 12): Research, develop, and implement a virtualization strategy through a reduction of hardware, software, and services.• (for Goal 13): Facilitate a migration from a "paper- based" District to an electronic document-based District
Additions/Improvement to LRSPT Plan?According to See (n.d.), effective technology plans should: Focus on applications Tie to staff development plans Incorporate developers of the technology plan into group of stakeholders Focus on a vision
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