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  • In order to help teachers effectively integrate technology into the curriculum. Your strategy for assessing the "technology culture" will provide a systematic review and analysis of what works best. A review of past information technology planning and procurement procedures will be evaluated to determine the best strategic plan. In order to obtain information from key stakeholders within your organization, an external assessment should be done. This assessment will gather data through focus groups, surveys, studies and interviews. Then suggest policies that will streamline available resources to help staff members reach their professional development goals. Your goal is to develop a set of best practices, usage policies, life cycle policies and evaluation techniques that will benefit the organization and increase productivity.   In order to determine the best practices for our organization, I recommend the Technology Literacy Benchmarks for schools and nonprofit organizations. This tool will provide you with the ability create the framework that will assess and evaluate our current practices against the operations and procedures of a set of best practice standards. The Technology Literacy Benchmarks will serve as a continual process of improvement that will cover three phases.
  • Planning For Technology Update

    1. 1. Planning For Technology Professional Staff Development Wayne Thomas The Community Idea Station WCVE Richmond PBS & WHTJ Charlottesville PBS
    2. 2. Building a Technology Plan <ul><li>Form the planning committee </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a mission statement </li></ul><ul><li>Assess needs </li></ul><ul><li>Survey existing programs and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Establish goals and objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an action plan </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a timeline </li></ul><ul><li>Provide evaluation instruments </li></ul>
    3. 3. Form a Planning Committee <ul><li>Stakeholders in the school’s success </li></ul><ul><li>All subject areas and /or grade levels </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives of all levels of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Include implementers/ coordinators of plan </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines for plan development </li></ul><ul><li>District or outside advisors/consultants </li></ul><ul><li>School buy-in important to plan </li></ul>Consider:
    4. 4. Develop a Mission Statement <ul><li>Integration of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technology as a tool, not an end product </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination with existing school and district plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology skills students will need In 21 st </li></ul><ul><li>Development of information literacy for all students. </li></ul>Consider:
    5. 5. <ul><li>Ethical use (inappropriate use of resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Legal compliance </li></ul>Develop a Mission Statement
    6. 6. Assess Needs <ul><li>Survey of staff, students, parents, community </li></ul><ul><li>Matching needs with the mission statement </li></ul><ul><li>Matching district goals, frameworks, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Student technology needs determined by assessments and performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation reports </li></ul>Consider:
    7. 7. <ul><li>Adequacy of all staffing – certified and professional </li></ul><ul><li>Technology skills of staff </li></ul><ul><li>Software – computer video etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware, including equipment peripherals, networking , etc </li></ul><ul><li>Facility needs (furniture, network wiring, etc. </li></ul>Assess Needs
    8. 8. Survey Existing Programs & Resources <ul><li>What technology is available on-site </li></ul><ul><li>School or district roles and commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Student to hardware ratio </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing (library media specialists, teachers, technology mentors, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development, in-services, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical plant: phone, video, electrical wiring & space limitations . </li></ul>Consider:
    9. 9. <ul><li>Relationships of existing resources to technology plan goals </li></ul><ul><li>Off-site resources, i.e.., business partnerships; county, state, regional agencies and programs. </li></ul>Survey Existing Programs & Resources
    10. 10. Establish Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Integration of technology into the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Competencies for teachers, students & administrators. </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Staying abreast of changing technologies </li></ul>Consider:
    11. 11. <ul><li>Upgrade on a regular basis </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to student and teacher needs </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships to district priorities and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to community, higher education, and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship to regional educational technology services. </li></ul>Establish Goals and Objectives
    12. 12. Develop An Action Plan <ul><li>Selection and evaluation of educational software to match curricular needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware needed to implement the plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a hardware/software purchase plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance, installation, and repair of equipment. </li></ul>Consider:
    13. 13. Develop An Action Plan <ul><li>Design of staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Development of budget and list of funding sources </li></ul><ul><li>Integration into other plans which determine the direction of school programs </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Partnerships with business and higher education </li></ul><ul><li>Timelines, use the term phases, not years, to ensure stability. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping statistics and publishing them </li></ul>Develop An Action Plan
    15. 15. Establish an Implementation Timeline <ul><li>Assessment of teacher needs and their commitment to the plan </li></ul><ul><li>Release time for staff development </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development for planning classroom lessons and activities that use technology </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development training in the use of technology. </li></ul>Consider:
    16. 16. Evaluation Instruments <ul><li>Professional Development Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived Educational Technology Needs Survey. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Applications Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Russell Smith’s Needs and Assessment Site </li></ul><ul><li>Planning into Practice Seirtec Ch 7 </li></ul>
    17. 18. Thanks <ul><li>Hall Davidson – Director of Educational Services </li></ul><ul><li>Sirtec- SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>NCTP – The National Center for Technology Planning </li></ul>