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My Technology Action Plan

Filed under: Uncategorized — wrenbump at 6:54 pm on Friday, March 18, 2011

 Organizational Chart for Integrating Technology

 

School Board: Our school board is in charge of our school district and has several goals related to technology.

 

Board Goals 2010-2011

1. A fiscally responsible District – Maintain network capabilities and infrastructure; Use online training resources to keep staff up to date & proficient; Research, evaluate and implement cost effective resources; Maintain refresh cycle on resources.

 

2. Dedicated in supporting all families at school and at home for life-long success – Offer technology classes to community; Maintain online community resources.

   

3. Providing instructional leadership and quality professional development for all staff – Provide teacher & admin training on various programs Eduphoria, Gradespeed, Etc.; Assist with technology integration projects & use online resources to build technology skills; Increase growth in teacher competencies using Atomic Learning & Star Chart; Post student work on teacher WebPages.

       

4. Aligned to support students through rigorous curriculum, instruction, and leadership- Develop & implement social behavior guidelines for staff & students; Increase teacher access and network capacity; Implementation of the Acceptable Use Policy

 

5. Creating an environment of respectful, responsible, and motivated individuals

 

6. Maintaining ongoing open communication with students, parents, staff, and community -

Implement annual Technology Open House; Host internet tech resources co-op (SAILon website)
 

Superintendent and Principals:

1. Understands the elements and characteristics of long-range planning for the use of current and emerging technology — infrastructure; budgeting; staff development; technical support; personnel; upgrades

2. Demonstrates ability to analyze and react to technology issues, concepts and proposals

— community and corporate pressures

3. Possesses a “big-picture” vision of technology in education and schools — educational reform movement; academic standards; time allocation

4. Uses technology to communicate efficiently with staff, parents and the community — voice mail; e-mail; newsletters

5. Uses technology directly to collect and analyze data and other information that can improve decision-making and other management functions — student academic achievement tests; gathering of data on variables not previously gathered; access to information

6. Understands how current and available technologies can be integrated effectively into all aspects of the teaching and learning process — application of software in each instructional area; access to research information; multimedia presentations

7. Understands the legal and ethical issues related to technology licensing and usage — purchasing agreements; safety and security issues

8. Uses technology appropriately in leading and communicating about school programs and activities — efficient management of the school enterprise; effective presentation of information to staff, parents and the community; improved decision-making. (SREB, p. 7)

 

Assistant Superintendent of Instruction: Chairman of the District Educational Improvement Committee; Director of Professional Development.

 

Director of Technology: Answers directly to Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent; interacts closely with Principals and Subject Area Coordinators.

 

Subject Area Coordinators: Answer directly to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. Develop curriculum and scope and sequence for one main subject area (math, language arts, social studies, science) at all grade levels; update resources and assessments in Eduphoria.

 

Instructional Specialists: Answer directly to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Principals to set up campus-wide training; works directly with classroom teachers on planning, implementation and/or assessment.

 

Campus Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS): Answer directly to Principals and Director of Technology

 

Campus Department Chairs and Team Leaders: Responsible for meeting with teams or departments on a regular basis; make plans for technology integration and projects; schedule time with campus ITS.

 

Classroom Teachers: Responsible for planning, developing, implementing and assessing  lessons that integrate technology; input and analyze data with students and with other teachers; store assessment scores and artifacts; post student work on class website.

 

 

Educational technology: Are school administrators ready for it? Southern Regional Education Board. Retrieved on March 18, 2011 from http://info.sreb.org/programs/EdTech/pubs/ReadyForIt/EdTech-ReadyForIt.pdf  

 

Professional Development and Evaluation

Based on the StAR Chart data, the Campus Improvement Plan and the District Improvement Plan, the following activities have been planned for professional development and evaluation.

 

Job Title

Timeline

Professional
Development

Evaluation

Teaching and Learning

SantaFe JH teachers are in the Developing Technology range which means that they need professional development experiences, applied classroom activities and time in order to progress to the next level.    
       
Principal Annually; each semester New teacher training includes introduction to the STaR Chart; NETS-S; and technology requirements.

Teams and departments include time each week for technology integration discussion and decision making.

In-service days throughout the year include technology integration training, practice, feedback, follow-up

 

Classroom walkthroughs; formal observations; STaR Chart data
Campus Technology Specialist Weekly Rotate to work with teams, departments, and classes to plan, develop, implement and assess technology integration level.

Train teachers and students by modeling technology use by teachers and students; pointing out the differences and what true integration looks like.

Evidence of use in lesson plans and/or classroom observations.
Subject Area Coordinators Quarterly Include technology integration in quarterly IPGs; give examples and model lessons. Amount of activities and data uploaded to Eduphoria
Instructional Specialists Once every six weeks Mentor and demonstrate in classroom planning and implementation. Review data and provide feedback for improvement. Evidence of strategies use in lessons and data in planning.
Classroom Teachers Quarterly Plan, develop and implement a technology-integrated lesson or unit. Share with colleagues. STaR Chart data; self assessment
       
Educator Preparation   SantaFe JH teachers are in the Advanced Technology range which means that they have received professional development on technology integration into the curriculum through the creation of new lessons and activities that promote higher order thinking skills. They use technology as a tool for higher order thinking. They have 36 hours of professional development each year.

 

 
       
Principal Each semester Allots appropriate time for professional development.

Monitors professional development taken by teachers and offered by specialists.

Number of opportunities provided to teachers.

Quality of professional development opportunities.

Technology Director Before school, each nine weeks, after school ends Meet with Campus Technology Specialists to create goals and professional development activities.

Meet with Principals so that time is allotted for teachers to participate and apply concepts.

Yearly evaluation of job done by Technology Director
Campus Technology Specialists

 

 

 

Create anytime, anywhere learning opportunities that include individual, as well as collaborative, activities.

 

Number of courses/opportunities

Number of teachers participating

       
Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support   SantaFe JH teachers are in the Advanced Technology range which means that they have bought into the shared vision of technology integration to help student achievement.  
       
Principal Quarterly

Annually

Faculty meetings include modeling of technology integration by administrators and at least one extended session each nine weeks.

PDAS review sessions with individual teachers include discussions of technology use and integration.

Annual technology benchmarks
Classroom teachers Each semester Self-assessment and professional development plans include technology integration sessions. STaR Chart data
Department Heads and Team Leaders Quarterly Develop, encourage and model teacher cadres for professional learning communities that include technology integration. Evidence in lessons; teacher websites; and professional communications
       
Infrastructure for Technology   SantaFe JH teachers are in the Advanced Technology range which means that teachers have direct and wireless access to the internet all throughout the day. They use it for attendance, lesson plans, instruction, lab/laptop reservations and help requests. They also have a home drive that is accessible anywhere in the district on which they can save their work/resources. It is backed up every night and they can access it, as well as public and shared drives, from home through our new portal.  
       
Technology Director/Campus Technology Specialist Annually New teacher training includes information about structure of storage and access of files.

Periodic training activities and reminders of how to store/share/access files and resources.

Review of Technology Plan, STaR Chart, and LoTi survey results

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