ORES Technology Implementation Plan. August 2006-June 2007.
August 2006-June 2007
A technology facilitator has been funded to work collaboratively with teachers in order to maximize access to technology resources, provide technology resources to support the curriculum, and to provide instructional technology support as needed. The Instructional Technologist will help teachers find meaningful ways to integrate technology into the core curriculum, making learning more interactive and motivating following the IMPACT model criteria. He/she will provide technology staff development throughout the year as well as collect useful data in order to evaluate and improve the technology program and determine future needs.
Working together to better equip our students for the future
Wendy White-Media Coordinator
Integrate information skills into the core curriculum
Understand the total curriculum
Share resources in a variety of formats and maximize access to all resources through effective management of collection
Share instructional strategies and provide instructional support in a timely manner
Support group instruction at the point of need (large or small)
Support differentiated instruction
Advocate for a collaborative environment
The tech facilitator serves as a specialist for the selection of online and other technology resources. These resources should promote instructional goals and support the curriculum through a variety of media formats and be compatible with the technology hardware resources.
Responsible for planning, developing, and administering the school library media program, the media coordinator oversees the collection development process and assures that the collection supports the established goals and objectives of the school. Most important, the media coordinator informs the staff of new resources and materials that support the SCOS and assists teachers in the instructional program.
Technology Facilitator Scenario
Technology brings new resources
Technology allows teachers to develop new forms of instruction
Technology motivates students
Technology provides differentiated opportunities
Technology staff development key to grow staff knowledge base
Planning for these resources, new forms of instruction, differentiation and staff development is key
One lab with with 27 computers, 3 printers, 1 digital projector
Computers in every classroom with, wall mounted TV/VCR display
Campus-wide Video Distribution System
4 digital cameras for campus-wide use
Library: 7 student computers, 2 printers, 1 scanner, 1 librarian desktop, 1 circulation desktop
One mobile lab/20 laptops
One teaching station per grade level and one for resource (soon)
4 video cameras
1 tablet PC’s
Time is in military style: 7:45am-12:00noon then 13:00 for 1:00pm, 14:00ect
Once you get the hang of it, it is simple! Can’t alter the calendar format—sorry!
**Sign up 2 weeks on calendar prior to use of lab/tech resources
Opportunities will be shared as we are made aware of them
Based on school survey done in May 2006 staff requested the following technology staff development:
September 14, 28 : Teacher Web & Web Page
October 12, 26: Smartboard operations and use
November 16 & December 14: Teaching Station operations and use
January 11, 25: Data Graphing and Excel
February 8, 22: Microsoft Office Tools
March 8, 22: E Instruction
April 12, 26: Harcourt on line tools
If new equipment or software is purchased and staff development is required we will adjust the schedule. Each teacher is required to take at least 4-30 min sessions during the year. Sessions will be 30 min long during your planning time 2 times per month in the professional library.
Our mission is to move forward in our understanding and ability to use
technology as a staff and to bring our students as far as possible in
their understanding and ability to use technology positively and productively.Students and staff will be proficient in integrating technology and information skills as measured by the successful completion of an IMPACT unit.
Remember—technology is like a spouse—sometimes you could just squeeze them to death ‘cause you love ‘em so much and sometimes you wish you had! Can’t live with it, can’t live without it! We will have days when technology will not be our friend, but we have to keep trying and learning. We ask that you bear with us in times of tragedy and celebrate with us in times of triumph and together lets make this a great year for all!