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The Watson Academy Technology Plan 2010-2011. LaWanda R. Watson E7801 Instructional Technology Planning & Management Dr. Regina Merriwether Argosy University/Atlanta. Mission & Vision Statements. Mission Statement

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The watson academy technology plan 2010 2011

The Watson AcademyTechnology Plan2010-2011

LaWanda R. Watson

E7801 Instructional Technology Planning & Management

Dr. Regina Merriwether

Argosy University/Atlanta


Mission vision statements
Mission & Vision Statements

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide competent and innovative instruction and to offer our students a culturally and technologically rich curriculum that will produce citizens who are prepared for life in a rapidly changing world.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to build a community of lifelong learners that become responsible individuals, independent thinkers, and productive citizens.

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Technology vision statement
Technology Vision Statement

We promise to provide tools, technology, instructional materials, facilities, time, and faculty and staff to support instruction, and to nurture talents and abilities for the students of the Watson Academy.


Demographics
Demographics

  • 854 students are presently enrolled

  • 72 certified/highly qualified teachers

  • 8 paraprofessionals

  • 2 counselors

  • 2 assistant principals

  • 1 principal


Demographics1
Demographics

  • Grades 6th-8th

  • 48% Free and Reduced Lunch



Technology initiative description
Technology Initiative Description

  • The 21st century job market requires that students have technology skills along with their traditional curriculum content.

  • Technology offers teachers opportunities to create interactive and rich learning environments for their students.

  • Integration of these instructional tools requires student and teacher skills with a variety of technology.

  • Measures taken to integrate technology into instruction will be align to both the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).


Goal statements
Goal Statements

Goal 1: All students, teachers, and administrators will effectively use technology as an integrated tool for teaching, leading, and learning to master the Georgia Performance Standards and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.

Goal 2: All students, teachers, and administrators will benefit from a broad range of educational opportunities and resources through the use of technology.

Goal 3: All students, teachers, and administrators will have access to the appropriate technology resources and infrastructure necessary to support teaching, leading, and learning.


Rationale
Rationale

Students, teachers, and administrators will utilize instructional technology resources to:

  • Develop, enhance, and assess mastery of learned

    concepts, skills, and standards.

  • Build upon existing technology skills

  • Enhance the quality of instruction and finished products

  • Acquire and retain instruction through varied mediums


Objectives measurable observable
ObjectivesMeasurable & Observable


Student use of technology
Student Use of Technology

The Watson Academy follows the Children Internet Protection Act (CIPA):

  • Using DeepNine Internet filter to protect students from obtaining

    obscene materials

  • Chatroom/Instant messaging is blocked through filter

  • Adult supervision is required for students to use school technologies

  • Students are taught proper and ethical behavior using technology

    as stated in the GPS and NETS

  • All students and parents/guardians must complete and return the

    Watson Academy User Agreement Policy.

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Instructional resource requirements staff development plan
Instructional Resource Requirements & Staff Development Plan

  • Much of the staff development required to implement this technology plan will focus on specific student learning targets.


Budget 2010 2011
Budget 2010-2011

The Watson Academy was provided a technology budget of $ 12, 560.00 from the board of education for the 2010-2011 school year.



References
References

International Society for Technology in Education

(2008). NETS for Teachers. Eugene, OR: ISTE.

International Society for Technology in Education

(2007). NETS for students DRAFT 2007. Eugene,

OR: ISTE.


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