The Lufkin ISD Technology Plan is based on information from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Technology Applications for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TA TEKS), Texas Teacher STaR Chart, and No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Approved for 2010-2013 school years.
Teaching and Learning: Educator Preparation: Leadership, Admin. & Support: Infrastructure: Total Expenditures: $34,994.10 $17,497.05 $104,982.30 $1,592,231.55 $1,749,705.00
Direct Connection to Internet: 100% 15 campuses 600 classrooms Computer Ratio: 4-1 Students 1-1 Teachers
Continue replacement cycle on computers Increase number of network printers Student response systems Increase network storage Upgrade Microsoft Office Add additional security infrastructure Increase bandwidth
GOAL 1: Improve student academic achievement through the integration of technology into all curricular areas of instruction, with the use of appropriate resources. GOAL 2: Integrate parent and community involvement effectively in the academic setting through technological advancements.
GOAL 3: Provide students, teachers and staff increased access to technology that ensures a working, safe, filtered environment. GOAL 4: Ensure effective and efficient operation of hardware and infrastructure. * Goals from the Long Range Plan (2010)
Process: The Technology Director will evaluate all purchasing procedures for ordering, installation, and maintenance of all items to meet the goals of the plan. This evaluation will include review of Purchase Orders, Invoices, Maintenance Work Orders, and meetings with network, technical, and instructional staff. Modifications will be made accordingly and implemented immediately. Method: Surveys of students, Teachers, Administrators and parents Campus and District STaR Chart reports Technology Expenditure Reports Evidence of integration in classroom including lesson plans and student products Professional Development Records Teacher web pages, as well as, campus and district web pages Trouble Trakker tickets Help Desk Records PDAS evaluations
The National Education Technology Plan addresses student learning and assessment, as well as teacher professional development and our technology infrastructure. Some of its specific technology recommendations include: Adequate broadband and wireless access inside and outside of school. At least one Internet-enabled device for every student and educator -- at home and at school Use of Creative Commons and open licenses in course content and support for OpenCourseWare endeavorsCreative Commons R&D into the use of gaming, simulations, and virtual worlds for instruction and assessment Encouragement of cloud computing for school districts, freeing local IT resources for other purposes Development of computerized assessment tools that are both adaptive -- that is, respond to student's own input -- and accessible Changes to FERPA (Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act) to open access to student data and enable better data portability for student and financial recordsFamily Educational Rights & Privacy Act Changes to CIPA (Children's Internet Protection Act) to open access to the Internet and rethink how filtering works in schoolsChildren's Internet Protection Act (Ray, 2011)
Effective plans are short term not long term. Do not let a technology plan lock you into old technology and application… Effective technology plan stress integration of technology into the curriculum. Technology outcomes must be included in every subject curriculum revision cycle. (See, 2001)
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