Technology OverviewSummer Leadership August 5, 2010
Discussion Topics • Review information from March 11, 2010 principal meeting • Technology bond program • Recommendations by technology subcommittee • Implementation of bond program
STaR Chart • Tool for Campus Technology Planning and Assessing • Aligned with Texas Long Range Plan for Technology • Teaching and Learning • Educator Preparation • Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support • Infrastructure • Four Levels of Progress • Early Tech • Developing Tech • Advanced Tech • Target Tech • The goal is to reach Target Tech
Technology Bond Program • Greatest needs • Restart the replacement computer program • Go to a five-year technology refresh cycle on desktop and laptop computers and associated technologies • Additional classroom technology • Projection systems installed in every classroom • Additional computer labs at all levels • Maintain key district systems • Level out the computer to student ratio at each school
Additional Charges • Five-year roadmap – strategic plan • Adopt and publish technology profile standard • Plan and profiles linked to STaR Chart • Report to Board • Evidence of need • Evidence that staff development is provided and utilized • Evidence that technology is being well used • How new technology is being used
Where do we begin? • Age and location for current computers
Critical Needs • What can be done in a summer? • Computer Labs • 8 to 10-year-old desktop labs at high schools • Tech Apps labs at junior high (based on sections taught) • 1 computer lab at each high school
Timeline (from March 11) • Now – Create Profiles and Strategic Plan • Summer – Install computer labs • Next Year – Campus planning • Next Year – Build toward profiles following strategic plan • Future Years – Build toward profiles following strategic plan
Strategic Plan http://www.aisd.net/aisd/techplan
Planning for Technology 2010-2011 • Campus Planning/Needs Assessment • Prioritizing • Consider all areas • Adhere to hardware standards • Commitment from staff • Set expectations • Identify appropriate staff development • Develop, share and use high-quality, technology-infused curriculum • Monitor and report usage
Considerations for Computer Labs • Lessons conducted in computer labs or with mobile labs should have a meaningful curricular purpose and should be correlated to both Technology Applications and subject-area TEKS. • Teachers should be actively involved in delivering instruction and in monitoring student progress throughout each lesson. • A projector should be set up and available to teachers at all times. Throughout each lesson teachers should use the projector to demonstrate the integration of technology and curriculum. • Furniture should be arranged so that all students can easily view the screen. Students should not have their backs to the screen.
Considerations - Personnel • The role of CTMs and LAN Techs is to provide technical assistance including hardware support and technical troubleshooting. Instructional decisions such as the arrangement of lab furniture and the norms for student behavior in computer labs should be made by teachers and administrators rather than the CTM. • If assistance is needed with instructional issues (planning lessons, integrating technology and curriculum, identifying or locating appropriate software or online resources, using the electronic gradebook…), the teacher should request help from a Campus Technology Trainer or a District Instructional Technology Specialist.
Considerations - Other • Every student should be provided the opportunity to participate in hands-on, curriculum-related technology activities at least one time each week. In addition to secondary technology courses, core curriculum teachers at all levels should be integrating technology in the classroom. • Classroom screens should be large enough for every student to easily see the details of projected images. • Teachers should be allowed to remove laptops from presentation stations and take them home for planning purposes. Laptops and other school-owned equipment should be in classrooms on all student attendance days.
What will happen next? Technology Department will provide you a report by bond category of funds available for your campus.
What will the campus do? • Identify what will be purchased. • Identify where equipment will be assigned (room/teacher). • Identify staff development requirements. • Describe how this equipment fits the strategic plan. • Describe how teachers/staff will use the technology to meet the district goal. • Describe how you will monitor and report the need and use of the equipment.
Target Tech – What It Looks Like • Hands-on, successful use of 21st-century technology tools by students (PDAS Domain I) • Technology used to enhance critical thinking and problem solving (PDAS Domain II) • Ongoing evaluation and feedback regarding student progress (PDAS Domain III) • Well-established norms for managing technology equipment (PDAS Domain IV) • Frequent use and understanding of a common, ever-increasing technology vocabulary (PDAS Domain V)
Target Tech – What It Looks Like • Technology embedded in a seamless, logical manner (PDAS Domain VI) • Students mastering curriculum and technology TEKS simultaneously (PDAS Domain VI) • Well-established norms for safe, ethical use of online resources (PDAS Domain VII) • Continual focus on meaningful curriculum (PDAS Domain VIII)