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Week 4 - Technology Action Plan


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Week 4 - Technology Action Plan

  1. 1. Educational Technology Action Plan<br />Steve Taylor<br />ED 5352<br />
  2. 2. ORGANIZATIONAL FLOW CHART for Plains ISD/Plains HS<br />Superintendent – responsible for hiring high quality personnel<br />District Technology Director – responsible for maintaining the existing technology infrastructure; planning for future upgrades and expanded technological use; organizing and supervising professional development activities for increased effectiveness in technology use; assist with day-to-day operations/maintenance. <br />
  3. 3. ORGANIZATIONAL FLOW CHART- cont.<br />Assistant District Technology Director – primary responsibility is day-to-day operations/maintenance; also assists District Technology Director in all other areas as needed.<br />Principal – responsible for budgeting for classroom technology integration; responsible for insuring the utilization of available technology within the classroom; responsible for ongoing professional development and research into best classroom practices for the integration of technology into the classroom.<br />
  4. 4. ORGANIZATIONAL FLOW CHART – cont.<br />Teachers – responsible for integrating available technology into the current curriculum to provide the highest level of technology-based education possible; engaging in ongoing professional development to utilize best practices in technology inside the classroom; base instructional decisions on data gained from AEIS, AYP, and STaR Chart reports.<br />
  5. 5. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT<br />Teachers will be provided professional development opportunities in the following areas:<br />Use of applications and programs on the MacBook Pro laptop computer.<br />District Acceptable Use Policy for Computers<br />Curricula and teaching strategies that have been proven to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.<br />Internet Safety<br />
  6. 6. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – cont.<br />All professional development will be conducted in a timely manner with ongoing support from the District Technology Director and the Assistant District Technology Director.<br />Best technology practices will be identified and used in the classroom.<br />
  7. 7. EVALUATION/DATA ANALYSIS<br />Teachers will use student performance and curriculum data that is provided and managed electronically, including gradebooks, RSCCC, AEIS, AYP, and TAKS reports, to make instructional decisions.<br />Technology TEKS used in the classroom will be documented on lesson plans.<br />STaR chart data will be provided to the teachers in order to enable them to identify areas of weakness and develop strategies to address and improve these areas of weakness.<br />All professional development sessions will be evaluated for content and effectiveness immediately following each session.<br />