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1 Karrie Y. Cox EdTech 501 Boise State University

2 Education is an enterprise that asks, whats worth knowing and being able to do? ( U.S. Department of Education, 2010). A focused technology plan calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement ( U.S. Department of Education, 2010). What is Technology Planning

3 Prepare students for success in the future Encourage the use of new tools, devices and applications as learning tools. To provide staff and students with the best environment for active learning. To evaluate where the school/district is and where they want to be and how to get there. Why do you need a technology use plan? A technology use plan assesses the technological needs of a school or district, develops a set of outcomes, and a timeline that will help them reach their goals. Reasons:

4 Developing Effective Technology Plans John See noted in his article, Developing Effective Technology Plans (1992), effective technology plans are short term. Are five year plans are unreasonable? YesNo

5 Developing an effective Technology Plan for Modoc will focus on integrating technology into the teaching and learning process in an effort to greater engage students and to improve student achievement. The Technology Plan will supplement the current district School Improvement Plan. A visionary committee will work together to develop the Technology Plan, keeping in mind that… It is dynamic teachers that still make the biggest difference in the classroom and in student learning.

6 Form a committee Assess Needs/Evaluate Current Plan Conduct research Model National Education Technology Plan Plan for infrastructure Plan for professional development Develop budget Implementation of plan Evaluations and Solutions

7 Because the district has a new Technology Director with a vision for making improvements, there is much work to be done to update the plan using the following steps: Assess current needs An inventory of the infrastructure, hardware, software, and other technology tools will be conducted. A preliminary list of needs, including updates and repairs will be made.

8 The district Technology Director, along with one other committee member, will research other schools similar in size and make-up to our district to determine possible future technology steps and purchases. These committee members will make site visits to schools who can share the successes and failures of their implemented technology plan. Preliminary findings will be determined and suggested technology improvements will be discussed.

9 1. Learning 2. Assessment 3. Teaching 4. Infrastructure; and 5. Productivity. Model National Education Technology Plan Approach The National Educational Technology Plan (2010) provides a proactive approach for moving forward with technology planning noting five essential components for learning (p.8). The model stipulates that we focus what and how we teach to match what people need to know and how they learn (Nagel, 2010).

10 Todays educators must provide a learning environment that takes students beyond the walls of their classrooms and into a world of endless opportunities (ITSE, 2011).

11 The plan should ensure that all professional educators are well connected to the content and resources, data and information, and peers and experts (Nagel, 2010).

12 Evaluation technology use planning: Recognize that effective technology plans are short term, not long term (See, 1997). Ask, will the plan last one, three or five years? Continue to assess how well the plan is impacting all student learning, including technology skills. Conduct teacher surveys at the end of each school year to assess the effectiveness of professional development, and the delivery of instruction.

13 A Strategic Technology Plan provides you with a clear picture of our school organizations technology vision, helping you better prioritize technology initiatives, analyze system payback, invest appropriately in new systems, and ensure your employees and support staff are prepared for the emerging technology environment.

14 Al-Weshail, A. S., Baxter, A., Cherry, W., Hill, E. W., Jones, II, C. R., Love, L. T.,... Montgomery, F. H. (1996, May 7). Guidebook for developing an effective instructional technology plan: Version 2.0. Mississippi State University. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from Anderson, L. (1999, January 24). Technology Planning: IT's More Than Computers. National Center for Technology Planning. Retrieved April 5, 2012, from Atkins, D., Bennett, J., Pea, R., Pellegrino, J., Pellegrino, J., Rose, D., et al. (November 2010.). National Education Technology Plan 2010 | U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved April 9, 2012, from

15 ITSE International Society for Technology website Retrieved on May 11, 2011 from Moore, R. J., (2006, August). The five best accelerators in school. School Administrator, 63.7, p.8. Nagel. D. (2010, November 9). National Ed tech plan puts technology at the heart of education reform. Retrieved on May 10, 2011 from plan-puts-technology-at-the-heart-of-education-reform.aspx plan-puts-technology-at-the-heart-of-education-reform.aspx

16 See, J. (1992). Developing Effective Technology Plans. National Center for Technology Planning. Retrieved April 10, 2012, from U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology, Washington, D.C., 2010


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