Presentation on theme: "8 th Grade Technology Literacy NCLB guidelines. Technology Literacy The portion of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act known as 'Enhancing Education Through."— Presentation transcript:
Technology Literacy The portion of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act known as 'Enhancing Education Through Technology Act of 2001' (E2T2) has a goal: The primary goal of the Ed-Tech program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools. It is also designed to assist students in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, and to encourage the effective integration of technology with teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods. - http://www.ed.gov/programs/edtech/index.htmlhttp://www.ed.gov/programs/edtech/index.html The Iowa Department of Education considers this a local control issue to be defined in your CSIP
How Some Define Literacy The Technology Literacy Assessment Work Group of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has suggested this definition:Technology Literacy Assessment Work Group “Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to communicate, solve problems, and access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve learning in all subject areas and to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21st century”
3 STEPS There are three responsibilities of each school in order to meet NCLB and state of Iowa DE requirements: 1.Develop a definition 1.Develop a definition of technology literacy for a student completing 8th grade 2.Determine the criteria 2.Determine the criteria, standards, curriculum, etc. that prepares students to be technologically literate 3.Assess and document 3.Assess and document the technology literacy proficiency level of all 8th grade students at the completion of each school year
Information Gathering This documentation will be reviewed on Iowa Department of Education site visits. Each Year, the district should report the percentage of technologically literate 8th grade students it has on the BEDS report.
The BEDS report collects data on 8 th grade technology literacy
Methods of Assessment: Observation (Written documentation of observation) Checklist (Written list of skills defined) Portfolio (Work that demonstrates literacy) Written Test (Paper or Online questions) Technology Class (Completion as evidence of literacy) Other -These are the methods a district can select from under NCLB to determine “Technology Literacy”
DOCUMENTATION: The school must be able to document the technology literacy proficiency level of all eighth grade students at the completion of each school year.The school must be able to document the technology literacy proficiency level of all eighth grade students at the completion of each school year. The following table provides some options for technology literacy assessments. These assessment strategies can be used with each standard individually, or clustered where it is appropriate. They can be done in content areas or they can be done as a stand-alone effort.
Table of Assessment Options -source: http://www.aea1.k12.ia.us/technology/techliteracy.html
Align with National Standards? Standards (aligned with ISTE’s standards) 1. Basic operations and concepts 2. Social, ethical, and human issues 3. Productivity tools 4. Communication tools 5. Research tools 6. Problem-solving and decision-making tools
What are other states doing? www.techplan.org –review Michigan’s Educational Technology Standardswww.techplan.org http://techplan.edzone.net/ci2005/ - Workshop to create technology lessonshttp://techplan.edzone.net/ci2005/