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2 Goals of Workshop District Education Technology Plan Goals 8 goals aligned to State/National Education Technology Plans Strategies to meet challenges Next Steps Board Approval by April 20, 2010 Submit Florida DOE for review and approval by May/June 2010 E-Rate requirement July 1,

3 Importance of the Plan In addition to the inherent benefits of the technology planning efforts, the following funding streams are contingent on the adoption of a new District Technology Plan. The current plan is set to expire on June 30, E-Rate Funding (Over $70 million dollars to date) (potential reimbursement for telecommunications services - $20 million over the next 3 years) Federal NCLB: Title II-D Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Grant Program Other forthcoming grant initiatives that require technology components 3

4 Committee Representation 45 members Chair, Robert Crawford, Principal, Atlantic Technical Center TAC Members University/Community Principals Teachers Non-instructional (school-based) Students District Staff (Curriculum/Instruction, Business, Technology) Diversity Committee Member 4

5 Factors considered in the plan development: Aligning to State and National Education Technology Plans and National Education Technology Standards (ISTE-NETS) Meeting student achievement needs Educational Equity (Diversity Committee Policy 1.5) Maintaining current best practices Exploring alternative, mobile digital devices The potential of virtual and eLearning opportunities Innovative budgeting strategies given the current economic conditions Leveraging and expanding the current infrastructure Stakeholder input and feedback 5

6 Technology Vision & Mission Vision: Maximize the power of instructional and information technology to improve student achievement and business efficiency in a globally connected community. Mission: Broward County Public Schools will: Engage students more meaningfully in their learning to prepare them for the global workforce. Enable teachers to integrate digital tools and resources across the K- Adult curriculum. Provide administrators with integrated data systems to increase efficiency and improve learning. Provide all stakeholders with easily accessible student information. Improve efficiencies in business management practices/procedures. Develop Digital Citizens who employ ethical, responsible, courteous and productive behavior within the context of 21 st century learning. 6

7 Technology Plan Goals Leadership Innovative Budgeting & Acquisition Planning Teacher and Staff Professional Development eLearning, Virtual Schools, & New Learning Strategies Broadband Access, Infrastructure, & Convergence Digital Content & Digital Tools Integrate Data Systems Information Technology (IT) Service Management & Support 7

8 Leadership 3 goal components Goal Statement: Leaders at every level in the school district must not only supervise, but continuously advance informed, innovative, and ultimately transformative leadership for systemic change through the integration of technology. LEAD-1 Goal Component 1: Informed leadership for systemic change. LEAD-2 Goal Component 2: Innovative leadership for systemic change. LEAD-3 Goal Component 3: Transformative leadership for systemic change. 8

9 Innovative Budgeting & Acquisition Planning 3 goal components Goal Statement: Maximize the effectiveness, efficiency, and appropriateness of all available technology resources and purchases, and identify and secure alternative forms of funding and strategies to support educational objectives. BUD-1 Goal Component 1: Maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of all available technology resources. BUD-2 Goal Component 2: Identify and secure alternative forms of funding. BUD-3 Goal Component 3: Ensure that technology procurements and asset management strategies address the needs of students and staff, meet technology and curriculum standards, and accommodate unique student requirements. 9

10 Teacher & Staff Professional Development 3 goal components Goal Statement: All employees (teachers, non-instructional, administrators) have the necessary knowledge, skills, behaviors, attitudes and aspirations to effectively use digital technologies to perform job roles, enhance learning and support student achievement. Ongoing professional development, offered through hands-on, online, and blended learning models, support life-long learning and help to maximize the potential of each employee. PD-1 Goal Component 1: Administrators will be able to model and support the effective use of technology for data-driven decision-making and improved student achievement. PD-2 Goal Component 2: Teachers will learn how to integrate digital tools and digital resources into daily classroom instruction through professional learning activities that are collaborative, interactive, and blend both hands-on and online learning models to improve student achievement. PD-3 Goal Component 3: Non-Instructional personnel will be able to effectively use district management systems to perform job functions, increase efficiency, and meet performance responsibilities. 10

11 eLearning, Virtual Schools, & New Learning Strategies 4 goal components Goal Statement: Provide 24/7 access to curriculum that offers differentiated instruction, inquiry-based learning and the ability to customize learning for all administrators, teachers, and students through eLearning, Virtual Schools, and the incorporation of new learning strategies. EL-1 Goal Component 1: Provide every student access to virtual and eLearning opportunities. EL-2 Goal Component 2: Provide opportunities to customize and extend online professional development for all stakeholders. EL-3 Goal Component 3: Promote Digital Citizenship among all BCPS stakeholders. EL-4 Goal Component 4: Provide opportunities for every school to participate in inquiry-based learning and new 21 st century instructional strategies. 11

12 Broadband, Infrastructure & Convergence 4 goal components Goal Statement: Maximize access to educational and business resources by extending the network (time and place), improving information technology ( IT) operational efficiencies, ensuring network security and appropriate use, and developing a rich communication and collaboration environment. BIC-1 Goal Component 1: Extend the parameters of the network to provide access to educational resources. BIC-2 Goal Component 2: Improve the operational efficiencies of the infrastructure and core services. BIC-3 Goal Component 3: Improve the Districts TCO of core infrastructure and operational systems. BIC-4 Goal Component 4: Develop a rich communication and collaborative environment. 12

13 Digital Content & Digital Tools 5 goal components Goal Statement: The District will expand access to digital content and digital tools, offering students and teachers a variety of teaching/learning options accessible anytime/anywhere, which can be customized and personalized to their needs to increase student engagement, and ultimately increase student achievement. DC-1 Goal Component 1: Access to digital tools. DC-2 Goal Component 2: Access, develop, and procure digital curriculum content. DC-3 Goal Component 3: Maximize use of digital curriculum content. DC-4 Goal Component 4: Develop a rich communication and collaborative environment. DC-5 Goal Component 5: Access to online and digital assessment. 13

14 Integrate Data Systems 2 goal components Goal Statement: Integrated, interoperable data systems are the key to better allocation of resources, greater management efficiency, and online and technology-based assessments of student performance. DS-1 Goal Component 1: District-wide data systems will be integrated, where feasible. DS-2 Goal Component 2: Data is accessible to all appropriate district employees. 14

15 IT Service Management & Support 3 goal components Goal Statement: Maximize the economic life of all information technology ( IT) assets, ensure users will have access to support in the use and maintenance of systems, and maximize the availability and utility of IT assets. ITS-1 Goal Component 1: Maximize the economic life of all IT assets. ITS-2 Goal Component 2: Users will have access to support in the use and maintenance of systems. ITS-3 Goal Component 3: Maximize the availability and utility of IT assets. 15

16 Challenges Meeting equity across the district 24/7 Access Digital Divide Aging Teacher and Student laptops (curriculum delivery & classroom management) Maintaining services with reduction of staff – district, school- based, vendor contracted Funding/Budget reductions (capital and operating) Technology equipment Refresh strategy Lack of funding for out-of-warranty and maintenance of equipment Aging infrastructure Increased requirements for online assessments 16

17 Next Steps Board Adoption of District Education Technology Plan by April 20, Submit to Florida DOE for review and approval by May/June E-Rate requirement July 1,


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