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1 Technology Planning for Madison County Schools Presented by: Tommy Whitten & Vickey Sullivan Computer Services Department February 2005

2 Things to Consider Before Writing Your Technology Plan Technology Education Course of Study –http://www.alsde.edu/html/sections/doc_download.asp?section =54&id= http://www.alsde.edu/html/sections/doc_download.asp?section =54&id= PEPE standards Student, Teacher & Administrator Standards (ISTE) –http://cnets.iste.org/students/s_stands.htmlhttp://cnets.iste.org/students/s_stands.html –http://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_stands.htmlhttp://cnets.iste.org/teachers/t_stands.html –http://cnets.iste.org/tssa/http://cnets.iste.org/tssa/ Funding

3 February 2005 Things to Consider Before Writing Your Technology Plan (continued) Inventory Current Capabilities Curriculum Student Assessment (test scores) Emerging technologies –In what areas do you see technology increasing teacher productivity and improving student achievement?

4 February 2005 Technology Course of Study (effective school year) Basic Operation and Concepts Social, Ethical and Human Issues Technology Productivity Tools Technology Communication Tools Technology Research Tools Technology Problem-Solving and Decision- Making Tools

5 February 2005 Creating/Updating Your Tech Plan Schools should include all of the components required in the system plan that are applicable at the school School Tech Plan is due on April 29, 2005 School Tech Plan is required before Foundation Technology monies (Technology Spending Plans) are approved (to include total technology budget) Plan should be in current format and address all issues Computer Services will approve or make recommendations for changes in the school Technology Plan

6 February 2005 Components of the Technology Plan Technology Planning Team –Give names and positions of members

7 February 2005 Components of the Tech Plan (continued) Current Status of Infrastructure –wiring, network, hardware, etc. If you need assistance with wording, contact Tommy Whitten –Include number of computers and other equipment (printers, scanners, digital scanners, etc.) –include $$$ spent on technology last year (local school, PTA, grants,etc.) –Identify areas where there is no network, Internet connection, or no computers

8 February 2005 Components of the Tech Plan (continued) Current Status of Technology Integration –Describe the types of technology use one would see in different types of classrooms when visiting the school List the Computer labs, Tech labs, classrooms, Smartboards, hookups to a TV, extra stuff like the Weather link from WHNT, etc. Describe what students and teachers are using their computers for (PowerPoint presentations, AR tests, grades and attendance, student projects, etc.)

9 February 2005 Components of the Tech Plan (continued) Technology Professional Development Accomplished during the School Year (August-July) –Briefly describe technology professional development activities –List names of sessions, dates, hours, instructors name, number of teachers attending –List any additional professional development activities (attending AETC or other conferences, college technology courses, online technology courses, distance learning sessions, etc) (include number of teachers, hours, etc.)

10 February 2005 Components of the Tech Plan (continued) Needs Assessment –ProfilerPro –Other Student or Teacher Assessment tools –Inventory

11 February 2005 Methods of Collecting Information Surveys (mail, in person, telephone, online) Documented observation Student & teacher records Collection of materials

12 February 2005 Assessment Every benchmark you include in your Technology Plan must be evaluated Results will be requested in Technology update each year New requirements from federal officials have implemented this step –No Child Left Behind

13 February 2005 Examples of Assessment Tools ProfilerPro (http://www.profilerpro.com) Taglit (http://www.taglit.org)http://www.taglit.org

14 February 2005 Objectives Learning Technology Integration Professional Development Environment Access Cost of Ownership

15 February 2005 Learning Objective: Encourage learning that is relevant and authentic through the use of technology

16 February 2005 Learning Benchmarks 1.1_____% students use technology to complete inquiry- based learning projects that reflect personal significance and/or societal importance 1.2_____% teachers assess student-based projects using well-designed scoring guides. 1.3_____% administrators assess teachers ability to implement learner-centered classrooms.

17 February 2005 Learning Benchmarks (continued) 1.4_____% students, teachers, and administrators use productivity tools such as spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and Internet resources to solve problems and make decisions. 1.5_____% student products contain a data analysis component using productivity tools such as spreadsheets, graphing packages, and/or databases.

18 February 2005 Learning Benchmarks (continued) 1.6_____% teachers collect and analyze data to make adjustments to their operational curriculum (i.e. classroom) 1.7_____% of administrators collect and analyze data to make decisions that affect the overall operation of the school.

19 February 2005 Learning Benchmarks (continued) 1.8_____% of students and teachers select appropriate technology-based resources such as the Internet, real-time probes, hand-held devices, and the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) based on intended purpose1.9_____% students and teachers use technology during the instructional day based on the local, state, and national standards (Add others as needed)

20 February 2005 Learning Strategies List any additional strategies that will be implemented during to accomplish these benchmarks. (Examples) – implement a technology fair; –have teachers share favorite educational websites at one faculty meeting per month; –develop an addendum to the local curriculum guide of ideas for incorporating skills required by the new Technology Course of Study at every grade level)

21 February 2005 Learning Assessment List needs assessment instrument(s) used to measure the status of these benchmarks. (Include a copy of the instrument(s) and collated data gathered through the instrument(s) in supporting documents submitted with this update.)

22 February 2005 Technology Integration Objective: Align the use of technology with local, state, and national content standards and curricula to enhance learning and enrich teaching.

23 February 2005 Technology Integration Benchmarks 2.1_____% teachers use multiple assessment strategies including performance-based assessments linked to state standards. 2.2_____% teachers design learning activities using technology that focus on experiential learning and emphasize student action. 2.3_____% students generate products and projects using extensive and diversified technology resources.

24 February 2005 Technology Integration Benchmarks (continued) 2.4_____% teachers assign real-world activities using technology that emphasize collaboration, communication and decision-making. 2.5_____% teachers make use of appropriate technology commensurate with the targeted content standards and level of student cognition 2.6_____% teachers use technology to college data and monitor student progress.

25 February 2005 Technology Integration Benchmarks (continued) 2.7_____% administrators use technology to college data to assess instructional effectiveness and monitor student progress.(Add others as needed)

26 February 2005 Technology Integration Strategies List any additional strategies that will be implemented during to accomplish these benchmarks. (Examples) – require students to complete at least one web-based research report or inquiry-based learning project requiring the use of technology per semester; –each school will provide time during one faculty meeting per month for a teacher to share a successful technology project completed by students; –publish a technology curriculum guide based on the new Technology Course of Study)

27 February 2005 Technology Integration Assessment List needs assessment instrument(s) used to measure the status of these benchmarks. (Include a copy of the instrument(s) and collated data gathered through the instrument(s) in supporting documents submitted with this update.)

28 February 2005 Professional Development Objective: Provide professional development that enables staff to become and remain proficient in the use of technology to improve learning.

29 February 2005 Professional Development Benchmarks 3.1_____% of faculty and staff are proficient, knowledgeable, and current in contemporary technology. 3.2_____% administrators are able to conduct clinical observations of classroom teachers to determine the current and/or desired level of technology implementation. 3.3_____% of faculty and administrators meet local, state and national standards for integration of technology into the classroom.

30 February 2005 Professional Development Benchmarks (Continued) 3.4_____% of professional development models technology integration in all curriculum areas. 3.5_____% of faculty match appropriate technology tools to instructional objectives. 3.6_____% of professional development activities are offered on-site, _____% are offered off-site, and _____% are offered online to address the technology needs of staff. (Add others as needed)

31 February 2005 Professional Development Strategies List any additional strategies that will be implemented during to accomplish these benchmarks. (Examples) –fund 20 teachers to attend AETC; –one school inservice per year will be devoted to development of technology-infused lesson plans that are compiled and disseminated among partner schools; – applications for the Alabama Renaissance Technology Academy for School Leaders will be distributed and participants solicited)

32 February 2005 Professional Development Assessment List needs assessment instrument(s) used to measure the status of these benchmarks. (Include a copy of the instrument(s) and collated data gathered through the instrument(s) in supporting documents submitted with this update.)

33 February 2005 Environment Objective: Cultivate lifelong learning communities in which the tools of technology support learning.

34 February 2005 Environment Benchmarks 4.1_____% of administrators routinely use technology to increase personal productivity during the workday 4.2_____% of administrators plan and design technology- enhanced learning venues that promote the application of technology in the classroom. 4.3_____% of instructional staff routinely use technology to increase personal productivity during the workday.

35 February 2005 Environment Benchmarks (continued) 4.4_____% of instructional staff create and maintain technology-enhanced learning venues. 4.5_____% of schools establish and maintain community partnerships that focus on school technology use. 4.6_____% of learners use technology resources beyond school hours either before school, after school, or weekends.

36 February 2005 Environment Benchmarks (continued) 4.7_____% of learners complete assignments using various types of technology. (Add others as needed)

37 February 2005 Environment Strategies List any additional strategies that will be implemented during to accomplish these benchmarks. Examples) –media specialists will schedule classes into the library on a rotational basis until all 4-12th grade students have had an orientation to the AVL; – school and system newsletters will highlight the usefulness of the AVL as a homework resource)

38 February 2005 Environment Assessment List needs assessment instrument(s) used to measure the status of these benchmarks. (Include a copy of the instrument(s) and collated data gathered through the instrument(s) in supporting documents submitted with this update).

39 February 2005 Access Objective: Provide every learner with the technological tools to access and process information

40 February 2005 Access Benchmarks (all these benchmarks must be answered) 5.1 _____% of classrooms, administrative offices, and other instructional spaces have high-speed Internet connections adequate to support learning. 5.2 District has at least a 5:1 student-to-computer ratio of modern Internet-enabled computers (not counting core- specific labs and media centers.

41 February 2005 Access Benchmarks (continued) 5.3 Ratio of students to technology tools meets the following minimum: –Digital cameras 250:1 –Scanners 250:1 –Printers (Network, laser, color) 125:1 –Digital Projectors or TV displays 25:1 –Assistive Devices as needed

42 February 2005 Access Benchmarks (continued) 5.4 Distance and online learning is available to learners. 5.5 _____% of media centers have at least a 75:1 student-to-computer ratio of modern Internet-enabled computers. 5.6 _____% of media centers use administrative software to manage their collections.

43 February 2005 Access Benchmarks (continued) 5.7_____% of students have access to _____% of schools use technology to communicate with parents (progress reports, report cards, newsletters, ) 5.9_____% of schools use webpages to communicate

44 February 2005 Access Benchmarks (continued) 5.10_____% of Library Media Centers provide learners with electronic search capabilities in the classroom District has at least a 1:1 administrator/ staff-to-computer ratio of modern Internet enabled computers and technology tools. (Add others as needed)

45 February 2005 Access Strategies List any additional strategies that will be implemented during to accomplish these benchmarks. (Examples) – as funds become available, purchase computers and peripherals until desired ratios are reached; –as funds become available, upgrade LANs and WAN to support growth and emerging technologies; –develop a plan and a timeline for upgrading and/or replacing computers on a rotating basis).

46 February 2005 Access Assessment List needs assessment instrument(s) used to measure the status of these benchmarks. (Include a copy of the instrument(s) and collated data gathered through the instrument(s) in supporting documents submitted with this update).

47 February 2005 Cost of Ownership Objective: Fund technical support, maintenance, and emerging technologies to improve learning. Rationale: Successful infusion of technology depends on various factors, not just the purchase of hardware or software. You only have to complete one benchmark of this Objective – Benchmark 6.4 – the others are district oriented

48 February 2005 Cost of Ownership All of the costs associated with deploying, operating and maintaining technology. –Initial Cost –Professional Development –Support –Connectivity –Software –Replacement Costs –Retrofitting

49 February 2005 Cost of Ownership Professional Development –Probably the most critical element of a successful technology program District –Workshops, seminars, sessions, etc. School –Workshops, one-on-one mentoring sessions, etc. Other –Vendor provided, conferences, etc.

50 February 2005 Cost of Ownership Support –District Technicians, network, STI, Training –School Tech Contacts, Lab Aides, etc. –Other Vendor tech support

51 February 2005 Cost of Ownership Connectivity –Is the network adequate? Will the network handle the load of the additional demands. –What is required? What will be needed to handle the load without bogging down the network for other uses. –What is the trade-off? (i.e., dont upgrade network and be satisfied with slower downloads or occasional time-outs, or pay the cost to upgrade the network to provide dependable service)

52 February 2005 Cost of Ownership Software –Software licenses – how many do you need? –Compatibility – will it work on all of the machines (Win98,2000,XP) –Software maintenance agreements – costs after the first year –Training – Who is providing training and how will the teachers be allowed the time to receive the training –Support – Vendor tech support, district support, local support. –Upgrades – how will you keep the software up-to-date?

53 February 2005 Cost of Ownership Replacement Cost –What is the life-cycle of the equipment? –Does your budget include plans to replace older machines and/or upgrade the software?

54 February 2005 Cost of Ownership Retrofitting –What do you need to get your facilities ready for the new/additional technologies Electrical Heating & Cooling/Ventilation Asbestos (?) Security issues Furniture Lighting

55 February Technology Budget Form

56 February 2005 Components of the Tech Plan (continued) Supporting Documents List instruments used to collect data reported in this update. Include copies of all needs assessment documents and compiled data collected through these documents.

57 February 2005 Whats Next? Form committee Needs analysis (other than ProfilerPro)– Gather & analyze information Write rough draft of technology plan Plan assessment Finalize Submit by April 29, 2005

58 February 2005 Questions???


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