LEA Technology Plan Education Technology Implementation and Planning Services K-12 Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Division
LEA Technology Plans Due November 3, 2008 5:00 p.m.
LEA Technology Plan Submission Include: • Three hard copies • A URL for the plan on the district website (For network security, technical diagrams should be removed from your online tech plan.)
State legislation requires an LEA technology plan North Carolina GS115C-102.6D Each local school administrative unit with a local school system technology plan approved by the State Board of Education may use funds allocated to it to implement its local plan or as otherwise specified by the General Assembly.
Federal Legislation requires an LEA technology plan § 2414. LOCAL APPLICATIONS. • (a) IN GENERAL- To be eligible to receive a subgrant from a State educational agency under this subpart, a local educational agency or eligible local entity shall submit to the State educational agency an application containing a new or updated local long-range strategic educational technology plan that is consistent with the objectives of the statewide educational technology plan described in section 2413(a), and such other information as the State educational agency may reasonably require, at such time and in such manner as the State educational agency may require.
Drafting Your Plan In keeping with the North Carolina vision of building collaborative partners and leadership, a Media and Technology Advisory Committee(MTAC) provides the optimal medium for creating a system-level technology plan and for implementing a strong educational technology program.
Drafting Your Plan cont… Planning is most effective when those responsible for the instructional program are involved in designing, implementing, and making decisions about administrative and educational technology. Students are more likely to be successful in achieving in-depth learning when the administrative and teaching staff and the community build a collective vision for technology that is connected to teaching and learning.
LEA Template Format The North Carolina Educational Technology Plan has been designed to reflect North Carolina's Future-Ready Schools for the 21st Century. The Future-Ready Goal sections include: • Globally Competitive Students • 21st Century Professionals • Healthy And Responsible Students • Leadership For Innovation • 21st Century Systems
The components of an LEA Technology plan are • A Signature page signed by the LEA Board Chairman and Superintendent • A list of MTAC members • A unique vision statement that is consistent with the state technology plan vision • Five sections addressing the five Future-Ready Goals • A completed policy chart • A completed two-year budget entry form • School and District Network Diagrams
Future-Ready Goals Each of the Future-Ready Goals sections should include: • Current Situation • Strategic Priority Chart
The Current Situation Guiding Questions, Goals and Objectives chart components • In order to meet all of the specifications required by state legislation, guiding questions and a list of chart components have been provided to assist you in completion of a plan that will meet board approval. • Please address these items with thorough answers.
Budget Submission Timeline Submit a budget spreadsheet that includes: • Technology or LEA budget for the upcoming fiscal school year (July 1 – June 30) • A planning budget for the following fiscal school year This budget spreadsheet is due annually on November 1.
Evaluation Guide • An item thoroughly addressed • Will be checked as complete • An item not addressed completely • Will have a comment explaining what needs to be done • A copy of the evaluation guide will be sent • Will include notes if changes are needed For approval every item must be complete.
Strategies for Globally Competitive Students • Provide instructional technology tools and training to foster mathematics/reading score improvement • Develop classroom use of student resources in support of the NC Standard Course of Study (i.e.. NC WiseOwl, Kaleidoscope, SAS inSchool) • Promote the implementation of the IMPACT model • Provide a plan (curriculum integration and necessary remediation) designed to improveComputer Skills Testscores • Promote the Computer Skills Curriculum implementation and integration across all grade levels and subject areas
Strategies for Globally Competitive Students • Promote the Information Skills Curriculum implementation across all grade levels • Promote technology integration across the curriculum • Provide student distance learning opportunities to ensure equitable educational opportunities to all students • Provide assistive technology resources to ensure equitable educational resources to all students • Provide students opportunities for global exchange projects • Provide support for Early College (or similar) programs
Strategies for 21st Century Professionals 1. Provide an opportunity for teacher/staff skills assessment • Provide diverse training resources (local and online including DPI resources) • Provide the opportunity for follow-up support • Provide local certification and professional development requirements • Promote ethical and professional standards • Provide evaluation of training • Promote readiness of an educator to design, implement, and discuss assessment strategies ("assessment literacy.") • ProvideGlobal awareness training
Strategies for Healthy Responsible Students • Provide adequate, safe education facilities that support high student performance through the use of variety of technology resources that include: alarm systems; fixed and mobile metal detectors, ID card systems. • Provide for a safe environment by monitoring of student movement through the use of variety of technology resources that include: buses equipped with video cameras; video camera systems to monitor schools, playgrounds, parking lots and sports areas • Provide a means for faculty and staff to communicate through the use of school-wide telephones, cell phones, intercoms and radios • Provide an adequate, safe method formonitoring student performance through methods that could include: student information system programs such as SIMS and NCWise; student management programs such as L-System; nutritional tracking systems like Nutri-Kids and Point of Sales
Strategies for Healthy Responsible Students • Provide a safe environment for data to be collected and used through the use of:Internet Filtering based on CIPA; email filtering; up-to-date school and district websites that includes the use of email to communicate with parents and students; and other security measures • Provide flexible, equitable access to resource • Provide opportunities for students to learn and model ethical and personal responsibility • Provide policy and procedures to address global, ethical and responsible use • Provide technology used to educate, monitor and maintain healthy student lifestyles
Strategies for Leadership for Innovation • Provide opportunities for leadership that enables teaching and learning collaborative project • Provide for school and district MTACs to help guide decisions making • Provide leadership communication tools and venues • Provide leadership created professional growth opportunities • Provide partnershipsin support of education • Provide a process for addressing ongoing change
Strategies for 21st Century Systems • Provide a system policy and policy management that support technology in schools • Create a budget system that allows for continued support and growth • Provide the necessary technical and instructional personnel to support technology in schools • Provide adequate securityof students and networks • Provide administrative applications in support of education • Provide plans for the maintenance and replacement of hardware • Provide and secure infrastructureincluding School Local Area Networks and District Wide Area Networks • Provide communication and collaboration tools for student, teacher and administrative use
Considerations for Accessible Technology(to be addressed throughout the plan) • Provide adaptive and instructional technology for special needs populations. • Include funding for assistive technology in the budget for special education departments. • Identify and provide specialized instructional resources for at-risk students and for remediation needs. • Identify and analyze assistive technology resources that accommodate individual student learning needs. • Apply assistive technology to the instructional process and evaluate its impact on learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics and abilities. • All school districts shall establish a process and written guidelines to provide consistency in serving various learning styles through adaptive/assistive technology services and devices, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA).
Download documents at: http://etips.dpi.state.nc.us/techplan0913/default.html