CSMS Tech Plan for 2009-10 This overview of addresses the needs assessment derived from the STaRchart and continues to expand the existing plan.
STaRchart Data4 Point Scale The STaRchart rated Small as “Advanced” (3 pts.) in the areas of • Infrastructure • Leadership, Admin., & Instructional Support. However, in the areas we have the most control over • Teaching & Learning • Educator Preparation & Development CSMS receives a rank of “Developing” (2 pts.) The Small Tech plan focuses on educator preparation and development of the skills necessary effectively teach and learn with technology in the 21st Century.
Interactive Classroom • Utilize student centered technologies to produce evidence of learning. • Student Response Systems (Clickers) • Web 2.0 & Online Resources • Digital Portfolios – Online student work collections include a variety of products that show evidence of learning. • Lightweight tech • Individualized, self paced, online instruction (Open lab) • Bond $ - Innovation Stations, labs, mobile carts, teacher laptops.
Cult of Technology: Habits of Mind • Small Technology users exhibit leadership for digital citizenship by demonstrating personal responsibility toward using technology that supports collaboration, productivity, and lifelong learning. • Procedures, procedures, procedures • Clear expectations and consistent enforcement facilitates the practice of safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. • Hardware management • Maintenance – Computers, printers, network • Equipment allocation and tracking • Managing On-line resource and data use
Web Site and Web 2.0 resources. • Support teachers in developing classroom websites and online resources to share lessons, monitor student progress, and establish regular communication with parents and students. • Parent resources - • Student resources – • Teacher resources –
Professional Development Personal Learning Plan for Tech SkillsA comprehensive, ongoing professional development utilizing online content services. • Administrative • eLearning • Instructional • Student centered Utilize technology as a flexible tool where learning is collaborative, interactive and customized.
Professional DevelopmentDigital tools in the Assessment ProcessDiagnostic tools to evaluate student learning and modify instruction accordingly. • by using assessment as diagnostic tool to evaluate student learning and weaknesses, then modify instruction accordingly to improve student performance. • Utilize student centered (problem/project based) technologies to produce evidence of learning. • Provide training on the use of electronic tools (like AIMS) and information to support sound, data-driven instructional decision-making. • Student Response Systems (Clickers) • Digital Portfolios – Online student work collections include a variety of products that show evidence of learning. Utilize technology as a flexible tool where learning is collaborative, interactive and customized.
Professional Development - Curriculum with Technology IntegrationDesign and implement a cross-disciplinary curriculum that ensures meaningful learning . • Provide on-going, content-specific professional development for teaching and integrating Technology Applications into the foundation and enrichment curriculums (include ELL and SpEd). • Use technology for support of differentiated instruction to address diversity in student learning styles and determine strategies to generate lesson plans to use across the disciplines. • Create new, relevant elective exploratory courses and other applications of technology classes: robotics, graphic design, electronics, digital imaging and multimedia. • Design and implement technology connections classes. Utilize technology as a flexible tool where learning is collaborative, interactive and customized.