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1 CREATING A SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY PLAN E-School Conference March 11-12, 2008

2 Who are todays students? The Millennial Generation: The largest generation, representing 36% of the total U.S. population. As of 2000, almost 100 million children and youth between 0-24 years old. The largest generation, representing 36% of the total U.S. population. As of 2000, almost 100 million children and youth between 0-24 years old. The most diverse generation: 31% are minorities; more diverse than the adult population. The most diverse generation: 31% are minorities; more diverse than the adult population. Growing up in challenging times: 60% of 2002 teens feel that it is harder to be a young person today than in their parents day, compared to 35% of 1966 teens feeling the same way. Growing up in challenging times: 60% of 2002 teens feel that it is harder to be a young person today than in their parents day, compared to 35% of 1966 teens feeling the same way.

3 Born to be Wired Have come of age along with the internet Information has been universally available and free to them. Community is a digital place of common interest, not just a shared physical space. Emergence of social networking (My Space, online chat, You Tube) 64% of online teens say they know more about the internet than their parents

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7 No Child Left Behind influence on decision making Budgets Budgets Technology decisions Technology decisions Staffing and training Staffing and training Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction Funding challenges Districts are Keenly aware of Return on Investment (ROI) Technology Trends Laptops used in 53% of all K-12 public schools, up more than 23% over last year Laptops used in 53% of all K-12 public schools, up more than 23% over last year More than 1 in 3 schools have access to a wireless network, up from only 10% four years ago More than 1 in 3 schools have access to a wireless network, up from only 10% four years ago High-speed Internet access now at 84% of all K-12 public schools. Schools have added high-speed access at an annual rate of 5% High-speed Internet access now at 84% of all K-12 public schools. Schools have added high-speed access at an annual rate of 5% Todays K-12 Issues & Trends Source: 3Com

8 Todays K-12 Trends Implement administrative efficiencies Attendance, Automated Truancy reporting Reporting on school and student progress Communications with staff, faculty and parents Safeguard student records Reach all students More effectively address each childs learning needs Develop better mechanisms to measure student progress Prepare students for 21st century workforce Facilitate access to information for the entire school community Mobility while at school Access to district resources when away from school Communicate more effectively with parents and the community Source: 3Com

9 Education in Transition Learning should be without physical location constraints Learning should be enabled by Multimedia Learning should take place whenever the opportunity arises Learning devices are ubiquitous and so should access to resources from these devices Millennial Learning: Source: 3Com

10 School Planning Framework Yearly Academic/ Financial Plan School Technology Plan 3 Years DOE Strategic Plan 3 Years School Strategic Plan Enabling Activities Enabling Activities Enabling Activities Enabling Activities Enabling Activities

11 Technology Plan What is a Technology Plan? The technology plan documents the library service strategy or the school improvement purpose of requested telecommunications services or Internet access under the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries. Technology planning must not be treated as a separate exercise dealing primarily with networks and telecommunication infrastructure. Approved technology plans must establish the connections between the information technology and the professional development strategies, curriculum initiatives, and library objectives that will lead to improved education and library services. The technology plan documents the library service strategy or the school improvement purpose of requested telecommunications services or Internet access under the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries. Technology planning must not be treated as a separate exercise dealing primarily with networks and telecommunication infrastructure. Approved technology plans must establish the connections between the information technology and the professional development strategies, curriculum initiatives, and library objectives that will lead to improved education and library services.

12 Technology Plan Criteria Goals Goals Assessment of Technology Needs Assessment of Technology Needs Professional Development Plan Professional Development Plan Budgeting Budgeting Evaluation of plan Evaluation of plan

13 Goals 1. What goals have you identified in your school strategic plan? 3. What telecom and information technologies will you employ? 2. What strategies will you use to meet your goals? 4. What specific resource will help you meet your goals? The plan must establish clear goals and a realistic strategy for using telecommunications and information technology to improve education or library services.

14 Sample Tech Plan Goals and Strategies Strategic GoalsStrategies Increase proficiency in reading and math for all students Ensure students will be caring, responsible participants in a democratic society Teachers will use tech paths to map their curriculum. All teachers will use eCSSS to request assistance for students. Increase proficiency in reading and math for all students Students will use Benchmark tracker for Reading and Math

15 These are not goals! Purchase 30 wireless laptops Purchase 30 wireless laptops Increase network bandwidth to gigabit Increase network bandwidth to gigabit Place 10 computers in every classroom Place 10 computers in every classroom Campus Wide Wireless Access Campus Wide Wireless Access Upgrade cabling to CAT 6 Upgrade cabling to CAT 6 Upgrade computers to Windows Vista Upgrade computers to Windows Vista Hire my nephew as tech coordinator Hire my nephew as tech coordinator

16 Assessment How does your school currently employ telecom and information technologies? Mandatory Operations Purpose FMSFinancial Management eSISAttendance/Report Card MealtrackerPOS and meal tracking ISPEDIEP, Fed. Compliance Time and AttendanceLeave accounting LAN/WANData, Voice, Video transport Communication/CollaborationPurpose Lotus Notes , databases Norstar Phone SystemCommunication, Safety

17 Assessment Cont. Productivity Purpose MS OfficeWord proc., spreadsheet, PowerPoint InternetResearch, Access Apps AssessmentPurpose STAR Reading/MathDiagnostic reading/math Benchmark TrackerFormative assessment tool Tech PathsCurriculum Mapping Other considerations Hardware and software inventory Telecom and IT infrastructure Professional development program and strategy

18 Professional Development Professional Development Strategy Professional Development Strategy Train the trainer Train the trainer Lecture vs. hands on Lecture vs. hands on Resources Available Resources Available Contracted Services Contracted Services ATR/OITS provided training ATR/OITS provided training School Staff School Staff Scheduling Scheduling Who is responsible? Who is responsible? Long term approach – Rome wasnt built in a day! Long term approach – Rome wasnt built in a day! The plan must have a professional development strategy to ensure that staff understands how to use these new technologies to improve education or library services.

19 Six Steps to Successful Professional Development Inspire and Support Leaders Teacher-driven, bottom-up decision making Incentive for risk-takers Emphasize process over product Recognize the need for time Provide access to appropriate hardware and software

20 Sample Tech Plan Staff Development StrategyStaff Development August 2007: teachers will be trained in basic computer operations and internet use. Students will use Benchmark tracker for Reading and Math October 2007: teachers will be trained in how to teach students logon to and use bench mark tracker. January 2008: teachers will be trained in how to interpret data from benchmark tracker.

21 Budget The plan must provide for a sufficient budget to acquire and support the elements of the plan: the hardware, software, professional development, and other services that will be needed to implement the strategy. Considerations Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) Funding Source Plan A, B, C Time

22 Funding Sources CIP – Telecom conduit/electrical retrofit upgrade CIP – Telecom conduit/electrical retrofit upgrade Erate Erate School Budget School Budget Sugar Daddies Sugar Daddies Fundraising Fundraising Grants Grants Legislative appropriations Legislative appropriations Donations Donations Volunteers Volunteers

23 Sample Tech Plan Budget Enabling ActivityYearCost Strategy: Students will use Benchmark tracker for Reading and Math 2006Purchase of 30 PCs for a computer lab$30,000 Hire a technician to provide desktop support Benchmark tracker subscription Training materials 2007$10, $10,000 $1,000

24 Evaluation Considerations How do you know what you are doing is working? Use quantified measure/tests in student achievement. Use pre/post measures Monitoring vs. Evaluation Mid course corrections Use formative as well as summative assessments. Move beyond measures of usage or attitudes. Is plan flexible vs. all or nothing? Tools: rubrics, surveys, HSA The plan must include an evaluation process that enables the school or library to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise.

25 Sample Tech Plan Evaluation Enabling ActivityYear Strategy: Students will use Benchmark tracker for Reading and Math 75% of teachers will score 80% or better on a post test given at the conclusion of Benchmark Tracker training. 41% of students will meet or exceed proficiency in reading and math. 45% of students will meet or exceed proficiency in reading and math. 50% of students will meet or exceed proficiency in reading and math

26 OTHER PLANNING ISSUES Involvement of key role groups and individuals Target students Expanding successful programs to rest of school and other schools Other special situations that would affect achievement of goals Staff/principal does not see importance of the role of technology in your school! Does your school have an active tech cadre? Who is on the cadre? K-12 articulation planning with complex schools

27 FOR STAFF NOT TECHNOLOGY FOR TECHNOLOGYS SAKE DONT FALL IN LOVE WITH THE TECHNOLOGY IT IS FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT THESE ARENT PERSONAL TOYS

28 Resources Schools and Libraries Division Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership Department of Education (Federal) International Technology for Technology in Education


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