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2 …making technology connections in a changing world …making technology connections in a changing world Welcome

3 Year 2010… Improve student achievement Fully integrate technology into teaching and learning Ensure that all Texas students are technologically literate by 2010 Improve student achievement Fully integrate technology into teaching and learning Ensure that all Texas students are technologically literate by 2010 Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology

4 Students Personnel Administrative & support staff Network structure Students Personnel Administrative & support staff Network structure Goals & Objectives

5 Why Technology Proficiencies? It’s not about us…it’s about the students! E-rate funding State Technology Allotment It’s not about us…it’s about the students! E-rate funding State Technology Allotment

6 Core Competencies for Technology Level I – Foundations Level 2 – Intermediate Level 3 – Advanced Level I – Foundations Level 2 – Intermediate Level 3 – Advanced

7 Acceptable Use Agreement Operating System Word Processor Internet Acceptable Use Agreement Operating System Word Processor Internet Proficiency in using the computer Proficiency in using the computer Level 1

8 Presentation Spreadsheet Database Presentation Spreadsheet Database Proficiency in using productivity tools Proficiency in using productivity tools Level 2

9 Teaching and Learning Integration Proficiency in technology integration Proficiency in technology integration Level 3

10 Training Groups GroupLevel 1Level 2Level 3 Teachersxxx Librariansxx Counselorsxx Administratorsxx Paraprofessionalsxx Nursesxx Instructional Aidesx Boardx Other (Food Services, Transportation, Warehouse, Maint.) x

11 Timeline Level 1 Foundations – Summer 2006 Level 2 Intermediate – Summer 2008 Level 3 Advanced – Summer 2010 Level 1 Foundations – Summer 2006 Level 2 Intermediate – Summer 2008 Level 3 Advanced – Summer Foundations Intermediate Advanced

12 AUA Required techtorial –VISD Acceptable Use Agreement –Copyright –Student AUAs Sign teacher AUA On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour Required techtorial –VISD Acceptable Use Agreement –Copyright –Student AUAs Sign teacher AUA On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour

13 Operating System Optional comp-out assessment Techtorial on Windows OS On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour Optional comp-out assessment Techtorial on Windows OS On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour

14 Word Processor (Word 2000) Optional Comp-out assessment Techtorial on the Word Processor On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour Optional Comp-out assessment Techtorial on the Word Processor On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour

15 Internet (Internet Explorer) Optional comp-out assessment Techtorial on using the Internet (IE) On-line assessment of knowledge 2 hours Optional comp-out assessment Techtorial on using the Internet (IE) On-line assessment of knowledge 2 hours

16 Optional comp-out assessment Techtorial on On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour Optional comp-out assessment Techtorial on On-line assessment of knowledge 1 hour

17 “…facilitating change in schools, and especially maintaining that change, depends heavily on capable leadership. It is imperative, therefore, that we focus on leadership for technology in schools if we are to optimize its benefits in learning, teaching, and school operations.” NETS  A “…facilitating change in schools, and especially maintaining that change, depends heavily on capable leadership. It is imperative, therefore, that we focus on leadership for technology in schools if we are to optimize its benefits in learning, teaching, and school operations.” NETS  A NETS for Administrators

18 Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA) Identifies knowledge and skills Pertains to every P-12 administrator Includes specific needs of administrators: –Superintendent and executive cabinet –District-level leaders for content-specific or other district programs –Campus-level leaders including principals and assistant principals Identifies knowledge and skills Pertains to every P-12 administrator Includes specific needs of administrators: –Superintendent and executive cabinet –District-level leaders for content-specific or other district programs –Campus-level leaders including principals and assistant principals

19 In conclusion… We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet. Margaret Mead We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet. Margaret Mead


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