E-Rate & The Spring ISD Technology Plan
By: La’Kisha Williams Lamar University Educational Technology Leadership Graduate Studies EDLD 5362 “Information Systems Management”
Agenda • National Educational Technology Plan • E-Rate • Spring ISD Technology Plan • Improved Draft Technology Plan for Spring ISD • Conclusion • Resources
National Educational Technology Plan “By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” —President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009
Netp Purpose: Transforming American Education Through the Use of Technology http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010
Targeted Areas for Goals • Learning: Engage and Empower • Assessment: Measure What Matters • Teacher: Preparation and Connect • Infrastructure: Access and Enable • Productivity: Redesign and Transform
E-RATE • Schools & Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund • Discounts to schools for telecommunication & Internet • To apply, schools must have Technology Plan
Spring ISD Technology Plan Objective: Every Class will provide frequent opportunities to use technology tools for student learning……
Strategy 1 Specific technology tools & examples into curricula
Strategy 1 • Resources- Curricula, Instructional Technology tools • Positions Involved- Exec. Director for Curriculum Design • Assessments- Formative(May 2012) Summative (May 2015)
Strategy 2 Expand student portal beyond pilot plan
Strategy 2 • Resources- Current budget and Staffing • Positions Involved- Exec. Dir. of Tech, Dir. of Tech Services, & App. Specialist • Assessments- Formative(Nov. 2011) Summative (May 2012)
Strategy 3 Implement Google Apps for Education for Students
Strategy 3 • Resources- Current budget and Staffing • Positions Involved- Exec. Dir. of Tech, Dir. of Tech Services, & App. Specialist • Assessments- Formative: Nov. 2011,Summative: May 2012
Strategy 4 Desktop Virtualization to extend hardware life
Strategy 4 • Resources- Current budget Tech Funds & Staffing • Positions Involved- Dir. of Infrastructure, Dir. of Tech Services, Telecomm/Network Specialist & App. Specialist • Assessments- Formative (Nov. 2011) Summative (May 2012)
Professional Development Strategy Provide professional learning aligned with Needs Assessments
Professional Development Strategy • Resource- Title IIA • Positions Involved- Executive Director for Systems Accountability • Formative Assessment- November 2011 • Summative Assessment- August 2012
Where We Need to BeDraft Technology Plan(Patterned after CY-Fair ISD’s Technology Plan) Technology Budget 2012-2015 • Teaching and Learning Budget: 3,744,842 • Educator Preparation and Development Budget: 1,023,254 • Leadership, Administration and Support Budget: 4,400,897 • Infrastructure for technology Budget: 18,229,689
Goal #1 Improve academic achievement by allowing students to participate in opportunities that allow collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and innovation to solve real-world problems in an effort to achieve the Target Tech Level in the Texas STaR Chart.
Objective 1.1 Increase the pattern of classroom use to the Target Tech level as evidenced by classrooms where teachers are seamlessly integrating technology in a student-centered environment.
Objective 1.2 Increase the frequency of use of digital content to the Target Tech level by providing teachers with daily access and use of a variety of digital tools and resources.
Objective 1.3 Increase content area connections to the Advanced Tech level as evidenced by teachers using technology to support the development of 21st Century Learning Skills and collaboration while incorporating technology in their subject area TEKS.
Objective 1.4 For grades K-8, increase the integration of Technology Applications (TA) TEKS as appropriate into content area and grade level instruction to the Advanced Tech level; for grades 9-12, offer at least four Technology Applications high school courses.
Objective 1.5 Maintain student mastery of Technology Application (TA) TEKS (86% to 100%) at the Target Tech level.