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									       Weatherford ISD
   Long–Range Technology Plan
          2010 - 2013

Weatherford Independent School District
          Weatherford, Texas
Weatherford Independent School District
           Long-Range Technology Plan
                                         2010-2013



              County District Number : 184903
                               ESC Region : XI

           Weatherford ISD Technology Department
                                1100 Longhorn Dr.
                           Weatherford, TX 76086
                             Phone: 817 598-2915
              Web site: www.weatherfordisd.com




                                     Superintendent
                                  Deborah Cron, Ph.D.
                            dcron@weatherfordisd.com


                       District Technology Contact
                  Harry Jones, Chief Technology Officer
                           hjones@weatherfordisd.com
                                   Voice : 817 598-2915
                                     Fax : 817 598-2983
                 Technology Plan Committee
    Special thanks go to these people for their active participation
     and contributions in the completion of this Technology Plan:

         Harry Jones – Chief Technology Officer – Technology
MJ McDaniel – Technology Director – Instructional Support – Technology
                Holly Teague - Deputy Superintendent
   Randy Burks – Assistant Superintendent – Business & Operations
   Linda Crownover – Executive Director – Curriculum & Instruction
         Patti Woods – Executive Director – Special Programs
            John Allison – Director – Career & Technology
       Dr. Davis Belding – Principal - Weatherford High School
       Rhonda Davis – Principal - Weatherford 9th Grade Center
            Linda Starnes – Principal - B. Ikard Elementary
        Michelle Howard-Schwinn – Principal – S Hall Jr. High
              Jorene Guyton – Librarian - WHS Librarian
          Debbie Mendrop – Librarian – M Martin Elementary
               RJ Rodrigue – Teacher - J Tison Jr. High
           Amber Reeves – Teacher - B Wright Elementary
        Linda Authier – Bilingual Teacher - B Ikard Elementary
          Eric Hibbetts – Teacher - Weatherford High School
          Alan Roemer – Teacher - Weatherford High School
                  Jodi Tolleson – Teacher CATE, WHS
             Lorie Bratcher – Teacher - Curtis Elementary
  Brenda Coleman – Lab Instructional Manager – Wright Elementary

                     Community Members
                 Mandy Kramer – Power Services
          Tammy Gazzola – Chamber of Commerce / Parent
              Donna Dickinson – Jerry’s Auto Group

                     Student Council Presidents
                                WHS
                                NGC
                               Hall MS
                              Tison MS

                       Acknowledgements
                  Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees
                         City of Weatherford
          United Wireless - Communications & Data Services
                Educational Service Center – Region XI
Table of Contents
    Executive Summary ........................................................................
          Purpose ................................................................................
          Background ...........................................................................
          Parameters............................................................................

    Vision Statement............................................................................

    Mission Statement ..........................................................................

    Demographics ...............................................................................

    General Introduction .......................................................................


    Needs Assessment ..........................................................................
          Assessment Process ..................................................................
          Current Situation.....................................................................
               Telecommunications Services ...............................................
               Hardware and Software Inventory ..........................................
               Other Services .................................................................
               Identified Needs ...............................................................

    Goals, Objectives, Timeline ..............................................................
          Teaching and Learning ..............................................................
          Educator Preparation and Development ..........................................
          Administration and Support Services ..............................................
          Infrastructure for Technology ......................................................

    Budget ........................................................................................

    Evaluation ...................................................................................

    Appendices ..................................................................................
          A District Wide Area Network Design ...........................................
          B Acceptable Use Policy for Students & Staff..................................
          C Correlations (NCLB, E-Rate, TxLRPT) ........................................
                                                   Long-Range Technology Plan
                                        Weatherford Independent School District

Executive Summary

Weatherford Independent School District is committed to be a world-class district of
choice, meeting the needs of all students at all levels. To effectively prepare students
for a successful and productive future, technology must become an ever-increasing
emphasis throughout curriculum development and delivery. Students must have the
opportunity to learn relevant, real-world skills on modern, state of the art
technology. To deny students access to modern technology and the skills to use this
technology would be to deny students the ability to succeed in an ever-changing
technology dependent world. In the formulation of this Technology Plan, it is the goal
of Weatherford ISD to guarantee that all students are given the opportunity to learn
and succeed in the global community.


The Weatherford ISD Technology Plan targets four specific areas for development;

   1.   Integration of technology into all curricular areas
   2.   Professional development in the use of technology
   3.   Connectivity and infrastructure for networking and distance learning
   4.   Student / teacher access to modern technology resources.


     Purpose
     Weatherford Independent School District has prepared this Long-Range
     Technology Plan to articulate a common vision for technology in the district and
     identify the strategies that will help us use advanced technology to improve the
     academic achievement, including technology literacy, of all students of rigorous
     curriculum standards and the development of critical thinking skills that are
     essential for academic and workplace success. It is the purpose of this plan to
     build the capacity of all teachers to integrate technology effectively into
     curriculum and instruction.

     Background
     This plan is based on information drawn from many sources including:

     - A review of the literature to identify best practices;
                  Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology
                  US Department of Education – Technology Education
                  York/Seneca Institute for Science, Technology & Education
                  Enhancing Education – Carnegie Mellon
     - Site surveys of school hardware and instructional media
     - A needs assessment survey of teachers
     - A needs survey of administrators
     - Interviews with site and district administrators and representatives from the


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     Weatherford community
     - District-wide Meetings
     - Review of past Weatherford ISD Technology Plans
     - Regional Service Center – services, data & input


     Parameters
     This Long-Range Technology Plan is driven by the state curriculum standards,
     supports both the educational mission and instructional goals of the Weatherford
     ISD Strategic Plan and supports the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
     Specific attention is given to addressing student standards for technology as
     defined by the Technology Applications Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
     (TEKS), required in the Texas Education Code, Section 28.002. The Technology
     Applications TEKS found in 19 TAC Chapter 126 describe what students should
     know and be able to do using technology. As a part of the enrichment
     curriculum, these TEKS are to be used as guidelines for providing instruction. The
     goal of the Technology Applications TEKS is for students to gain technology-based
     knowledge and skills and to apply these skills in all curriculum areas at all grade
     levels.
     The plan stresses the importance of ongoing and sustained staff development in
     the integration of technology into the curriculum for teachers, principals,
     administrators, and school library media personnel to further the effective use of
     technology in the classroom or library media center. It also is consistent with
     the recommendations for LEA’s as defined by the Texas Long-Range Plan for
     Technology in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Educator Preparation and
     Development, Administration and Support Services, and Infrastructure for
     Technology, as well as the e-rate applications guidelines, and other state
     standards, such as the newly adopted Technology Applications Standards for
     Beginning Teachers.


Mission & Vision Statement
The mission of the Weatherford Independent School District is to teach, challenge,
and inspire each student in a safe, nurturing environment to succeed in the global
community. WISD will be the world-class district of choice.

The educational process must include technology as a tool for instruction, as well as,
skill development, with the teacher being an integral part of the process. Computers
and other technology are necessary tools for instructional delivery at all ability levels
throughout the curricular areas. In order to maximize communication, thinking, and
problem - solving skills, technology must be seamlessly integrated throughout the
instructional program.




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All students, teachers, and administrators must be able to function effectively in an
increasingly technological society. We all need to understand the ways in which
technology is permeating every aspect of society and individual lives, including career
choices and skills.


Demographics
     District Accountability Rating : Recognized
     Total Student Enrollment : 7590
     District Size : 254 Sq. Miles
     Percent Economically Disadvantaged : 40%
     Total budget : $54,768,309
     Number of campuses : 11
     Technology Expenditures (State Funds) : $200,939 (2009/2010 Budget Year)
     Technology Expenditures (Local Funds) : $368,583 (2009/2010 Budget Year)
     Technology Expenditure Per Pupil (State Funds) : $26.47
     Technology Expenditure Per Pupil (Local Funds) : $48.56
     Technology Expenditure Per Pupil (State & Local Funds): $75.03
     Technology as Percentage of Budget (State & Local Funds) : 1.039%
     Number of Campuses with Direct Connection to Internet : 11
     Percent of Campuses with Direct Connection to Internet : 100%
     Percent of Classrooms with Direct Connection to Internet : 100%
     Student/Computer Ratio : 2.04 : 1 (3706 total computers)
     Computer/Teacher Ratio : 1:1
     Number of campuses completing the Texas Campus STaR Chart : 11
     Percent of campuses completing the Texas Campus STaR Chart : 100%


General Introduction
Weatherford ISD is comprised of eleven campuses (1 High School, 1 Ninth Grade
Campus, 2 Middle Schools, and 7 Elementary), serving approximately 7,500 students.
Total teacher and administrative staff of Weatherford ISD are approximately 540.
Weatherford ISD’s first long-range technology plan was drafted in 1990 and the plan
has been revised on an annual basis. Every three years the Weatherford ISD
Technology Advisory Committee completes a major revision of the technology plan
based upon changes in the district’s strategic plan and situation. The WISD
Technology Advisory Committee drafts the plan on a district – wide level and then the
plan is incorporated into individual Campus Improvement Plans. Typical composition
of the WISD technology Advisory Committee includes a representative from each
campus, Principal representation from each level, library representation from
elementary and secondary Librarians, central office representation from at least one
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction representation from both Directors
and content specialists, and the committee is led by the Chief Technology Officer.
After long-range goals are drafted, the committee seeks input and coordination from


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community members, parents and student representatives. This input is used to refine
the goals and develop specific objectives and strategies for each goal. After the
refinement of all goals, objectives and strategies, approval of the final Long-Range
Technology Plan is finalized from “the committee of the whole”, including the
Technology Advisory Committee, parents, community members and student
representatives. After approval at this level, the final plan is submitted to the
Weatherford ISD board of Trustees for their approval and input.

Mirroring the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology, the Weatherford ISD Long-Range
Technology Plan targets four specific areas for development;

1.   Teaching & Learning
2.   Educator Preparation & Development
3.   Administration & Support
4.   Infrastructure for Technology.


Needs Assessment
      A comprehensive needs assessment utilizing teacher/student surveys, interviews,
      focus group sessions, inventories and the Texas Campus STaR Chart was
      conducted to analyze the current status of technology in the district and
      determine future needs. Items analyzed included: infrastructure, hardware,
      software, programs, courses, student achievement, technology resources, staff
      development, and technical support. Findings from this needs analysis are as
      follows;

      Current Situation
      The following technology is currently in place:
      District-Wide
        Direct connection to the Internet via 11 Mb AT&T leased line.
        All computers connected to the Internet via high-speed LAN / WAN.
        District web servers in place providing district information, teacher
            classroom web pages and student work.
        All classrooms have at least two Internet connected computer (district –
            wide average is 2.6 computers / classroom).
        Direct access to video streaming content, correlated to TEKS and local
            curriculum.
        All classrooms, administrative offices and common areas have phone access.
        All classrooms have a minimum of five high-speed network drops.
        All campuses connected to WAN via high-speed fiber optic backbone, 12
            strand fiber loop.
        All campuses and classrooms have wireless 802.11G wireless connectivity.




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    Written policies in place on acceptable use of the Internet, World Wide Web
     content, network management, and equipment donations.

Weatherford High School
  Direct connection to the Internet via 11 Mb AT&T leased line.
  Connection to WAN via high-speed fiber optic backbone
  Campus LAN, Gbit fiber backbone, fully switched network, minimum 10
    drops / classroom
  Web server in place for high school information, classroom web pages, video
    streaming and student projects.
  Fiber-backbone, Ethernet-to-the-desktop connected computer labs with
    eight file servers for advanced technology classes, including CAD, desktop
    publishing, advanced word processing, web mastering, digital graphics and
    animation, video technology, computerized accounting, and Cisco Academy.
    3 general access computer labs, 1 journalism Macintosh lab, 8 dedicated
    CTE computer labs and 1 Computer Science lab .
  All classrooms, administrative offices and common areas have VoIP phone
    access, complete with voicemail and automated attendant.
  Campus LAN equipped with wireless network access points / “hot-spots”.
    Wireless 802.11G accessible in all classrooms, offices and common areas.
  Library equipped with fully automated / computerized catalog system, 24
    Internet connected general access research & “look-up” computer systems,
    and high-speed network printing services.
  All classrooms equipped with computer / network / Internet connected 27”
    presentation TV’s / digital projection units.
  20 classrooms are equipped with Promethean interactive whiteboard
    systems.
  All classrooms have a minimum of 3 network connected computer systems
    (Pentium 4 to Core 2/ Windows XP & Vista / Office XP & 2007).
  Entire campus is monitored by network accessible video surveillance
    cameras (74 total cameras).

Weatherford Ninth Grade Center (including Bridge Academy)
  Direct connection to the Internet via 11 Mb AT&T leased line.
  Connection to WAN via high-speed fiber optic backbone
  Campus LAN, Gbit fiber backbone, fully switched network, minimum 10
    drops / classroom
  Web server in place for campus information, classroom web pages, video
    streaming and student projects.
  Fiber-backbone, Ethernet-to-the-desktop connected computer labs with
    four file servers for advanced technology classes. 2 general access computer
    labs, 1 journalism Macintosh lab and 1 dedicated CTE computer labs.




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    All classrooms, administrative offices and common areas have VoIP phone
     access, complete with voicemail and automated attendant.
    Campus LAN equipped with wireless network access points / “hot-spots”.
     Wireless 802.11G accessible in all classrooms, offices and common areas.
    Library equipped with fully automated / computerized catalog system, 10
     Internet connected general access research & “look-up” computer systems,
     and high-speed network printing services.
    All classrooms equipped with computer / network / Internet connected 27”
     presentation TV’s / digital projection units.
    14 classrooms are equipped with Promethean interactive whiteboard
     systems.
    All classrooms have a minimum of 3 network connected computer systems
     (Pentium 4 & Core 2 / Windows XP / Office XP).
    Entire campus is monitored by network accessible video surveillance
     cameras (48 total cameras).

Weatherford Middle Schools
  Direct connection to the Internet via 11 Mb AT&T leased line
  Connection to WAN via high-speed fiber optic backbone
  Campus LAN, 100mbit, fully switched network, 5 drops / classroom
  Web server in place for campus information, classroom web pages, video
    streaming and student projects
  Ethernet-to-the-desktop connected computer labs with four file servers for
    advanced technology classes. 1 general access computer lab and 2
    dedicated CTE computer labs
  All classrooms, administrative offices and common areas have VoIP phone
    access, complete with voicemail and automated attendant
  Campus LAN equipped with wireless network access points / “hot-spots”.
    Wireless 802.11G accessible in all classrooms, offices and common areas
  Library equipped with fully automated / computerized catalog system, 8
    Internet connected general access research & “look-up” computer systems,
    and high-speed network printing services
  All classrooms have a minimum of 2 network connected computer system
    (Pentium 4 & Core 2 / Windows 2000 & XP / Office 2000 & XP)
  All classrooms are equipped with digital projection units
  Entire campus is monitored by network accessible video surveillance
    cameras

Weatherford Elementary Campuses (7 Campuses)
  Direct connection to the Internet via 11 Mb AT&T leased line.
  Connection to WAN via high-speed fiber optic backbone (All Campuses)
  Campus LAN, fully switched network, minimum 5 drops / classroom



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    Web server in place for campus information, classroom web pages, video
     streaming and student projects.
    1 general access computer lab / campus, except Curtis Elementary has 2
     general access computer labs
    All classrooms, administrative offices and common areas have VoIP phone
     access, complete with voicemail and automated attendant.
    Campus LAN equipped with wireless network access points / “hot-spots”.
     Wireless 802.11G accessible in all classrooms, offices and common areas.
    Library equipped with fully automated / computerized catalog system,
     minimum of 6 Internet connected general access research & “look-up”
     computer systems, and high-speed network printing services.
    All classrooms equipped with computer / network / Internet connected 27”
     presentation TV’s – Seguin, Ikard & Martin Elementary Schools.
    All classrooms have a minimum of 3 network connected computer system
     (Pentium 4 & Core 2 / Windows XP / Office XP) – Seguin & Ikard Elementary
     Schools.
    All campuses are monitored by network accessible video surveillance
     cameras.
    Computer Projection devices available at all campuses for classroom
     checkout (ratio is 1 unit : 1 classroom)

PASS Alternative School (Incorporated into WHS)
  Direct connection to the Internet via 11 Mb AT&T leased line
  Connection to WAN via high-speed fiber optic backbone
  Campus LAN, 100mbit, fully switched network, 10 drops / classroom
  Web server in place for campus information, classroom web pages, video
    streaming and student projects
  All classrooms, administrative offices and common areas have VoIP phone
    access, complete with voicemail and automated attendant.
  Campus LAN equipped with wireless network access points / “hot-spots”.
    Wireless 802.11G accessible in all classrooms, offices and common areas.
  All classrooms have a minimum of 10 network connected computer system
    (Pentium 4 & Core 2/ Windows XP & Vista / Office XP & 2007).
  Entire campus is monitored by network accessible video surveillance
    cameras


Telecommunications Services
Currently, all students and staff members in the school district have access to
the Internet, through a direct connection (as cited above in the Statement of
Existing Conditions). Currently all classrooms and administrative areas have 1:1
access to phone services, including voicemail and automated attendant (as cited




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above in the Statement of Existing Conditions). High-speed LANs are in place on
every campus. Telecommunication carrier services are provided by AT&T (SBC).

Inventory
The latest inventory of current technology available for student use in
Weatherford ISD as of March 2007 is given in the chart below. Only current, non-
obsolete (Pentium 3 or better; at least 256MB RAM; network-capable) student
computers are listed. The list does not include administrative computers or file
servers.

          CAMPUS              NUMBER OF        TOTAL          STUDENT TO
                              STUDENTS       COMPUTERS         COMPUTER
                                                                 RATIO
Weatherford High School          1579             770           2.05 : 1
              th
Weatherford 9 Grade Center        578             417           1.39 : 1
Hall Middle School                581             253           2.30 : 1
Tison Middle School               597             229           2.61 : 1
Austin Elementary                 537             161           3.34 : 1
Crockett Elementary               565             154           3.67 : 1
Curtis Elementary                 670             213           3.15 : 1
Ikard Elementary                  617             236           2.61 : 1
Martin Elementary                 523             182           2.87 : 1
Seguin Elementary                 601             212           2.83 : 1
Wright Elementary                 662             206           3.21 : 1
GRAND TOTALS                     7510            3033           2.48 : 1



Needs

The methods used for the assessment of current technology needs included
teacher surveys, administrator surveys, student surveys, community surveys,
group meetings, physical inventory, STaR Chart analysis, NetDay Speak Up
Survey, and a review of the current WISD technology situation by the Technology
Advisory Committee.


The Chief Technology Officer, Director Technology for Instructional Support, and
staff of the Technology Department conducted a physical site survey of all


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facilities. Additional dialog with the Director of Career and Technology and the
Assistive Technology Committee helped establish the specialized needs and
future needs of the Career and Technology instructional program and the
requirements for special needs populations.
In order to determine Technology Integration needs, a lengthy online survey was
conducted with all instructional and administrative staff of Weatherford ISD. This
survey focused on the uses of technology in instruction and discouraged the
respondents from simply making a list of hardware and software needs. Results
from the survey were compiled and shared with the Technology Advisory
Committee. After a review of the survey data additional input was given by the
Technology Advisory Committee.
Online surveys were also used to determine individual teacher needs for specific
hardware, software, technology resources and professional development. The
information from this survey was used to determine what hardware, software,
and professional development teachers felt was lacking. This survey also focused
on what specific hardware and software teachers felt was the most effective in
classroom instruction. Additionally, teachers were questioned about their level
of technology proficiency and what professional development would best serve
their individual needs to become more proficient. Results from the survey were
compiled and shared with the Technology Advisory Committee. After a review of
the survey data, additional input was given by the Technology Advisory
Committee.


After reviewing all of the input the technology needs fell into 6 areas;
1. Increase classroom-level access to technology, including mobile wireless
   technologies, interactive whiteboards, ceiling-mounted projection units,
   faster internet speeds, subject area / grade level software and online
   resources
2. Provide and maintain an increased level of Instructional Technology offerings
3. Provide additional professional development and campus – level technology
   support
4. Deploy plan for all professional staff to meet SBEC technology proficiency
   standards as modeled by the Teacher Technology Competencies Certification
   (TTCC)
5. Provide equitable access to technology throughout the district
6. Increase assistance in the instructional integration of technology at the
   classroom level.




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Goals, Objectives/Strategies, Timeline, Person(s) Responsible


Goals & Objectives:

    Matching the recommendations of the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology
    (TxLRPT) with the data obtained from multiple needs assessments, online
    surveys and input from the WISD Technology Advisory Committee, Weatherford
    ISD developed the following goals and objectives. Weatherford ISD developed
    these goals and objectives based upon the recommendations defined by the
    Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology (TxLRPT) in the areas of Teaching and
    Learning, Educator Preparation and Development, Administration and Support
    Services, and Infrastructure for Technology.


    Teaching and Learning
    Teaching & Learning focuses on the instructional needs of teachers and the
    learning needs of students in meeting the vision of technology in education.

    The Goal that will be addressed for Teaching & Learning:

    Promote the integration of technology throughout the curriculum.

    Objectives that will address this goal will include:

          1. 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers will integrate technology into the
             instructional process which will improve student learning, increase
             student engagement, and meet the needs of individual learning styles.
          2. 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers and students will have access to and
             use of integrated technological curriculum resources.
          3. 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers and students will have classroom
             access to modern multimedia technologies to improve student
             achievement and teacher effectiveness.
          4. 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will have the ability to positively
             impact parental involvement / communications and adult literacy
             through the use of technology.




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Educator Preparation and Development
Educator Preparation and Development addresses the staff development needs of
teachers and administrators within the professional education community.

The Goal that will be addressed for Educator Preparation & Development:

Provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and all administrators to
develop and maintain technology skills.

Objectives that will address this goal will include:
      1. Weatherford ISD will provide research-based, ongoing and sustained
         professional development for 100% of teachers, principals,
         administrators, and school library media personnel to further the
         effective use of technology in the classroom and the library media
         center.
      2. Weatherford ISD will create and deliver a system of Technology
         Professional Development to ensure that 100% of professional staff
         meet or exceed SBEC standards for technology literacy and the
         effective integration of technology into all areas of instruction.


Administration and Support Services
Administration and Support Services addresses the role of the technology leader
to create a shared vision, encourage and sustain the appropriate integration of
technology, use modern information technology tools to embrace accountability
and hence use data for sound decision-making and continual assessment of
effective technology for improving student learning.

The Goal that will be addressed Administration & Support Services:

Provide effective leadership and support for the district to insure the
integration of technology into curriculum and instruction with
effective and efficient practices.

Objectives that will address this goal will include:
      1. The Technology Department will collaborate with the Curriculum &
         Instruction Department, with input from the Technology Advisory
         Committee, to provide leadership and support for the inclusion of
         instructional technology in the educational environment.




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      2. 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will use student management
         technology and other online resources / tools to improve efficiency
         and effectiveness.
      3. The community will be included in Weatherford ISD technology
         initiatives.
      4. 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will use technology effectively to
         promote parental involvement and increase communication with
         parents.
      5. Approved adult literacy programs delivered by the district or in
         collaboration with adult literacy service providers will have access to
         Weatherford ISD technology facilities and resources.


Infrastructure for Technology
Infrastructure for Technology focuses on hardware, software, and human
infrastructure (the capabilities or proficiencies of those who use the technical
components). The infrastructure of a school is the critical element of support
for all four areas of the Long-Range Plan for Technology. This hardware—and the
connecting peripherals such as the network connections and the resulting
communications capabilities—enable the system to function properly. The
infrastructure provides the foundation for software applications, computer
programs such as graphics or spreadsheets, and the TEKS content.

The Goal that will be addressed Infrastructure for Technology:

Maintain an effective and reliable infrastructure for network
telecommunications and learning.

Objectives that will address this goal will include:
The primary goal in this area will be:
      1. 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will have a technology and
         telecommunications infrastructure that facilitates good
         communications, instruction and the delivery of online resources.
      2. Weatherford ISD will provide a safe and secure network environment
         that enforces a CIPA compliant policy of Internet safety, includes
         measures to block or filter content for both minors and adults.
      3. 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will have “Advanced Tech” level
         technical support as defined by the Texas STaR Chart standards.




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Goal #1 (Teaching and Learning) Promote the integration of technology throughout the curriculum.
Objective 1: 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers will integrate technology into the instructional process which will improve
student learning, increase student engagement, and meet the needs of individual learning styles.
Budget amount: $23,000 2010/2011, $23,000 2011/2012, $23,000 2012/2013 Total: $69,000
LRPT Category: Teaching & Learning TL01, TL02, TL04, TL07, TL08, TL12
NCLB Correlates: N01, N02, N04a, NO4b, N07, N08, N11
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER02, ER04

            Strategy                    Responsibility          Timeline                 Budget                       Evaluation

1. Immerse training opportunities    DTIS                    Roll out          Included in salary of DTIS      2009-10 Survey data and
   available on campuses to all                               January 2010       and Tech Department              training evaluations
   certified classroom teachers
   with roll-out of Dell Mini10
   Latitude 2100 Laptops
2. Provide Professional              CTO                     February          $12,000 in Technology           Number of training
   Development opportunities to      DTIS                    2010               Budget for TCEA                  sessions provided by
   Campus Instructional                                                          Conference                       Campus Techs to
   Technologists with attendance                                                $11,000 in annual stipends       designated campuses
   to TCEA Conference                                                            for Campus Technologists




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Goal #1 (Teaching and Learning) Promote the integration of technology throughout the curriculum.
Objective 2: 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers and students will have access to and use of integrated technological
curriculum resources.
Budget amount: $25,000 2010/2011, $11,000 2011/2012, $11,000 2012/2013 Total: $47,000
LRPT Category: Teaching & Learning TL01, TL03, TL05, TL07, TL08, TL10, TL18,
NCLB Correlates: N01, N02, N04a, N05, N07, N08, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER03, ER04

            Strategy                       Responsibility           Timeline                  Budget                          Evaluation

1. Utilize Campus Instructional        DTIS                                         $1,000 / Camp Tech                Number of curriculum
   Technologists for indentifying      Executive Director C & I                      $11,000 Annual Total               activities adjusted to
                                                                     2010/2011
   instructional activities within     Campus Instructional                                                             include technology
                                                                   (11Teachers)
   the WISD Curriculum                  Technologists
   adapted/adjusted to
   technology-rich activities
2. Provide training for District       DTIS                                         No Direct Budget – this will      Number of curriculum
   Curriculum Writers to improve       Executive Director C & I                      be a function of DTIS &            activities adjusted to
   technology knowledge and                                         2009-2013         EDCI                               include technology
   skills so that teachers have                                                                                         Number of teachers
   access to technology-rich                                                                                             successfully completing
   activities within the curriculum                                                                                      TTCC Program
3. Develop Centralized Web Site        DTIS                                         No Direct Budget – this will      Number of resources
   with Links and Documents            CTO                                           be a function of                   integrated into web site
   (Joomla) for All Teachers to        Campus Instructional                          Instructional Technologist        Web / Resource Access
   provide for On-Line resource         Technologists                                Web development done in-           Data
   for students and parents                                                           house using open source           Teacher / Campus
                                                                                      resource (Joomla)                  Surveys
                                                                                     Cost of Server - $7,000 / 3       Student Achievement
                                                                                      Years                              Data
                                                                                                                        Campus STaR Chart Data




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Goal #1 (Teaching and Learning) Promote the integration of technology throughout the curriculum.
Objective 2: 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers and students will have access to and use of integrated technological
curriculum resources.
Budget amount: $25,000 2010/2011, $11,000 2011/2012, $11,000 2012/2013 Total: $47,000
LRPT Category: Teaching & Learning TL01, TL03, TL05, TL07, TL08, TL10, TL18,
NCLB Correlates: N01, N02, N04a, N05, N07, N08, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER03, ER04

            Strategy                   Responsibility           Timeline                 Budget                         Evaluation

4. Develop Online Instructional    CTO                                         No Direct Budget – this will      Number of resources
   Delivery Web Site (Moodle)      DTIS                                         be a function of                   available on web site
                                   Curriculum & Instruction                     Instructional Technologist        Number of courses with
                                    Dept.                                       Web development done in-           online component
                                                                 Ongoing
                                                                                 house                             Site Access Data
                                                                 Annual
                                                                                Moodle is open-source             Teacher / Campus
                                                                 Updates
                                                                                Cost of Server - $7,000 / 3        Surveys
                                                                                 Years                             Student Achievement
                                                                                                                    Data
                                                                                                                   Campus STaR Chart Data




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                                                                                         Weatherford Independent School District

Goal #1 (Teaching and Learning) Promote the integration of technology throughout the curriculum.
Objective 3: 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers and students will have classroom access to modern multimedia technologies
to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
Budget amount: $362,000 2009/2010, $372,700 2010/2011, $307,500 2011/2012, $307,500 2012/2013 Total: $987,700
LRPT Category: Teaching & Learning ; TL02, TL03, TL10, TL18,
NCLB Correlates: N03, N05, N07, N08,
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

             Strategy                         Responsibility       Timeline                Budget                      Evaluation

1. Dell Mini 10’s for every             CTO                      2010/2011       $362,000 - 2009/2010           Number of Computers
   classroom teacher.                   DTIS                                                                      delivered to a teacher
                                        Campus Instructional                                                     Teacher / Campus
                                         Technologists                                                             Surveys
                                                                                                                  Campus STaR Chart Data
2. Place “Mobile Wireless Laptop          CTO                    2010/2013       $90,000   2010/2011            Number of MWLL
    Labs” (MWLL) at seven                 Campus Principals      9 MWLL’s        $90,000   2011/2012             Systems Distributed
    elementary campuses. Each             Librarians                             $90,000   2012/2013            MWLL Checkout & Usage
    MWLL would have 24 wireless           Campus Instructional                                                    Data
    laptops, 1 networked laser             Technologists                          Total Cost : $270,000           Teacher / Campus
    printer, wireless access points,                                                                               Surveys
    and all the necessary software.                                               Unit Cost : $30,000 / MWLL      Number of Teachers
    The MWLL’s will be placed in                                                        (24 Units / Lab)           Trained for MWLL’s
    the campuses libraries for                                                                                     Usage
    checkout to classrooms.                                                                                       Student Achievement
Distribution:                                                                                                      Data
   NGC – 1 MWLL                                                                                                   Campus STaR Chart Data
   Elem. Schools (7) – 1 MWLL
3. Classroom Technology                 CTO                      2010/2013       $262,700 2010/2011             Number of Classrooms
   Upgrades – Student Computers,        DTIS                                     $197,500 2011/2012              Upgraded
   Interactive Whiteboards,             Technology Dept                          $197,500 2012/2013             Teacher / Campus
   Ceiling-Mounted Projection                                                                                      Surveys
   Units, etc.                                                                                                    Campus STaR Chart Data


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                                                                                                      Long-Range Technology Plan
                                                                                           Weatherford Independent School District

Goal #1 (Teaching and Learning) Promote the integration of technology throughout the curriculum.
Objective 3: 100% of Weatherford ISD teachers and students will have classroom access to modern multimedia technologies
to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness.
Budget amount: $362,000 2009/2010, $372,700 2010/2011, $307,500 2011/2012, $307,500 2012/2013 Total: $987,700
LRPT Category: Teaching & Learning ; TL02, TL03, TL10, TL18,
NCLB Correlates: N03, N05, N07, N08,
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

            Strategy                      Responsibility            Timeline                 Budget                       Evaluation

4. Email Accounts & Instructional    CTO                         2010/2013         $20,000 2010/2011              Percentage of Students
   Web Portal for All Secondary      DTIS                                          $20,000 2011/2012               Served With Accounts
   Students                          Technology Dept                               $20,000 2012/2013              Teacher / Campus
                                                                                                                     Surveys
                                                                                                                    Student Surveys
                                                                                                                    Access & Activity Logs
                                                                                                                    Campus STaR Chart Data




Goal #1 (Teaching and Learning) Promote the integration of technology throughout the curriculum.
Objective 4: 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will have the ability to positively impact parental involvement /
communications and adult literacy through the use of technology.
Budget amount: Budget will be encompassed under Goal 2, Objective 3 – “Campus Technology Specialist” / Use of existing resources
LRPT Category: Teaching & Learning; TL06, TL19, TL21
NCLB Correlates: N06, N09, N10
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER02


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                                                                                      Weatherford Independent School District


            Strategy                      Responsibility       Timeline                  Budget                Evaluation

1. Draft & Develop WISD Policy        Director of Community                    None Needed              Board Approval of Policy
    for the Encouragement of Adult     Services                                                           Annual Review of Policy
    Literacy & Community Use of       CTO
    WISD Technology Facilities.       Deputy Superintendent   2010 / 2011
                                      Superintendent
                                      WISD School Board

2. Offer Technology Specific          CTO                                      Revenue generated        Annual Audit Number of
    Professional Development and      Community Education                                                 Courses Offered
    Continuing Education to the        Director                                                           Participant Feedback
    Adult Community Served by         DTIS                    2010 / 2011                                 Forms / Surveys
    WISD.                             Campus Principals       2011 / 2012                                Number of Community
                                                               2012 / 2013                                 Members / Adult Literacy
                                                                                                           Members Served




Goal #2 (Educator Preparation and Development) Provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and all administrators to develop
and maintain technology skills.
Objective 1: Weatherford ISD will provide research-based, ongoing and sustained professional development for 100% of
teachers, principals, administrators, and school library media personnel to further the effective use of technology in the
classroom and the library media center.
Budget amount: $22,000 2010/2011, $22,000 2011/2012, $22,000 2012/2013 – Total $66,000
LRPT Category: Educator Preparation & Development ; EP02, EP03, EP05, EP08, EP09
NCLB Correlates: N01, N03, N04a, N04b, N11
E-Rate Correlates: ER02



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                                                                                          Weatherford Independent School District


            Strategy                         Responsibility         Timeline                Budget                      Evaluation

1. Continue development and             CTO                                        Partially Funded under        Standards Drafted
    revision of “Standards of           DTIS                                        “Instructional                Standards Approved by
    Technology Proficiency” for         Campus Principals                           Technologist” budget           WISD School Board
                                                                    Fall 2010
    Teachers, Campus                    District Administrators                    $22,000 Annually – NCLB       100% Correlation with
    Administrators, and District        Campus Instructional                        Funds used for ESC11           SBEC/ISTE/STaR Chart
                                                                     Develop
    Administrators.                      Technologists                               Professional Development       Standards
                                                                    Standards
                                        Librarians                                  Cooperative                   100% of Professional
*Multiple Levels of Proficiency will    Technology Advisory                                                        Staff accessed
                                                                   Spring 2011
    be established;                      Committee
                                                                   WISD School
     Early Tech – All personnel
                                                                      Board
        who use computers
                                                                    Approval
     Developing Tech – All
        certified Teachers
                                                                     Annual
     Advanced Tech – All
                                                                   Revision of
        certified teachers with
                                                                   Standards
        additional technology hours
     Target Tech – TTCC
        Teachers
2. Develop Standardized individual      CTO                                        None needed – part of         Technology Development
    “Technology Professional            DTIS                                        Professional Development       Plans Completed
    Development Plan” for All           Campus Principals                           job responsibilities          Number of Individual
    certified professional              Campus Instructional                                                       Evaluation Plans
    employees (Teachers, Campus          Technologists                                                              Completed
                                                                      2010
    Administrators, District            Librarians
    Administrators & Library            Technology Advisory
    Media Specialists).                  Committee


3. Development of Individual            CTO                       2010/2011        None needed – part of         Curriculum for All Course
    Technology Course Curriculum        DTIS                                        Professional Development       Completed
    that Targets Specific               Campus Instructional       Ongoing /        job responsibilities          End of Course Feedback



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                                                                                                  Long-Range Technology Plan
                                                                                       Weatherford Independent School District

Goal #2 (Educator Preparation and Development) Provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and all administrators to develop
and maintain technology skills.
Objective 1: Weatherford ISD will provide research-based, ongoing and sustained professional development for 100% of
teachers, principals, administrators, and school library media personnel to further the effective use of technology in the
classroom and the library media center.
Budget amount: $22,000 2010/2011, $22,000 2011/2012, $22,000 2012/2013 – Total $66,000
LRPT Category: Educator Preparation & Development ; EP02, EP03, EP05, EP08, EP09
NCLB Correlates: N01, N03, N04a, N04b, N11
E-Rate Correlates: ER02

            Strategy                       Responsibility       Timeline                 Budget                       Evaluation

   “Technology Proficiencies”.          Technologists            Annual                                          Surveys / Evaluations
                                                                Revision                                        Number of Teachers in
                                                                                                                 designated “proficiency
                                                                                                                 levels”
4. Schedule and Publish bi-annual    CTO                                       None needed – part of          Annual Course Offerings
                                                                Dec 2010
    Course Offerings through         DTIS                                       DTIS job responsibilities       announced
    online source, Eduphoria!                                                                                   90% of Courses “Make”
                                                                 Annually
    Workshop. Deliver Courses.                                                                                  Campus STaR Chart Data
                                                               2010 – 2011
                                                                                                                100% Participant Mastery
5. Manage Technology offerings       CTO                                       None Needed – Use              Annual Reports
    on District Centralized          DTIS                                       Existing Workshop,             Merged with WISD
    Database of “Technology Staff                                                (Eduphoria!)                    Professional Development
                                                               2010 / 2011
    Development” Participants and                                                                                Database
    Mastery.

6. All Curriculum Content Area         CTO                                     None Needed – Content          Annual Report of Staff
Staff Development Will Include a       EDCI                                     Area Curriculum Training        Development &
                                                                On-going
Technology Integration                 DTIS                                     Funded via Curriculum &         Improvement
                                                               2010 / 2013
Component.                             Campus Instructional                     Instruction Budget
                                        Technologists


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                                                                                                    Long-Range Technology Plan
                                                                                         Weatherford Independent School District

Goal #2 (Educator Preparation and Development) Provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and all administrators to develop
and maintain technology skills.
Objective 1: Weatherford ISD will provide research-based, ongoing and sustained professional development for 100% of
teachers, principals, administrators, and school library media personnel to further the effective use of technology in the
classroom and the library media center.
Budget amount: $22,000 2010/2011, $22,000 2011/2012, $22,000 2012/2013 – Total $66,000
LRPT Category: Educator Preparation & Development ; EP02, EP03, EP05, EP08, EP09
NCLB Correlates: N01, N03, N04a, N04b, N11
E-Rate Correlates: ER02

           Strategy                      Responsibility            Timeline                Budget               Evaluation




Goal #2 (Educator Preparation and Development) Provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and all administrators to develop
and maintain technology skills.
Objective 2: Weatherford ISD will create and deliver a system of Technology Professional Development to ensure that 100% of
professional staff meet or exceed SBEC standards for technology literacy and the effective integration of technology into all
areas of instruction.
Budget amount: $10,000 2010/2011, $10,000 2011/2012, $10,000 2012/2013 Total: $30,000
LRPT Category: Educator Preparation & Development EP03, EP04, EP05, EP08, EP09, EP10, EP11, EP12, EP13
NCLB Correlates: N01, N04a, N04b, N07, N11, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER02, ER04




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                                                                                             Weatherford Independent School District


            Strategy                        Responsibility           Timeline                  Budget                      Evaluation

1. Continue defining Job              CTO                                             None Needed                   Updated Job Description
    Description & Role of             DTIS                                                                            Completed
                                                                     2010 / 2011
    “Instructional Technologist”

2. Develop Training Plan for          CTO                                             $10,000 – 2010 / 2011         Standard Training Plan
    “Instructional Technologist”.     DTIS                                            $10,000 – 2011 / 2012          Established
                                                                      Fall 2011
                                                                                       $10,000 – 2012 / 2013         Training Scheduled,
                                                                                                                       Funded, & Completed
3. Recruit and Hire (1) one full-       CTO                                           $100,000 (Not funded          Secondary & Elementary
    time Secondary & (1) one full-      DTIS                                           through Technology Funds       “Instructional
    time Elementary “Instructional      Deputy Superintendent        Fall 2010 /       – Supplemental Budget          Technologist” in Place
    Technologist”                       Assistant Superintendent    Spring 2011        Request)
                                         for Business & Operations




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                                                                                       Weatherford Independent School District


Goal #3 (Leadership) Provide effective leadership and support for the district to insure the integration of technology into
curriculum and instruction with effective and efficient practices.
Objective 1: The Technology Department will collaborate with the Curriculum & Instruction Department, with input from the
Technology Advisory Committee, to provide leadership and support for the inclusion of instructional technology in the
educational environment.
Budget amount: None Needed (Administrative positions not funded under Technology Budget)
LRPT Category: Administration & Support Services ; AS01, AS02
NCLB Correlates: N01, N02, NO4b, NO7, N11, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER03, ER05

            Strategy                      Responsibility         Timeline                  Budget               Evaluation

1. The “WISD Long-Range               CTO                                       None Needed              Approval by Technology
    Technology Plan” will be          DTIS                                                                 Advisory Committee
    revised annually to support       Technology Advisory      April – May                                Approval by District
                                                                2010 - 2013                                 Leadership
    academic achievement.              Committee
                                                                                                           Presented to the WISD
                                                                                                            School Board
2. The “Technology Professional       CTO                                       None Needed              Approval by Technology
    Development Plan” will be         DTIS                                                                 Advisory Committee
    revised 4 times annually to       Campus Instructional                                                Approval by District
                                                                2010 – 2013
                                                                                                            Leadership
    support academic achievement.      Technologists
                                                                                                           Presented to the WISD
                                                                                                            School Board
3. The DTIS will work closely with    CTO                        Ongoing        None Needed              Annual Survey of Staff
    the Curriculum & Instruction      DTIS                       Regular                                  Campus STaR Chart Data
    Department to support their       C&I Department            Meeting &
    mutual efforts in Technology                                Communicati
    Integration                                                     ons




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                                                                                                   Long-Range Technology Plan
                                                                                        Weatherford Independent School District

Goal #3 (Leadership) Provide effective leadership and support for the district to insure the integration of technology into
curriculum and instruction with effective and efficient practices.
Objective 2: 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will use student management technology and other online resources / tools
to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Budget amount: $12,000 2010/2011, $12,000 2011/2012, $12,000 2012/2013 Total: $36,000
LRPT Category: Administration & Support Services ; AS03
NCLB Correlates: N01, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

            Strategy                      Responsibility        Timeline                  Budget                      Evaluation

1. Provide ongoing training and       CTO                                       $6,000 – 2010 / 2011           Number of training
    support to teachers on Student    DTIS                                      $6,000 – 2011 / 2012            sessions offered and
                                                                 Ongoing
    Management System (Infinite       Campus                                    $6,000 – 2012 / 2013            teachers / staff served
                                                                 Annual
    Campus GradeBook, Eduphoria!       Coaches/Instructional                                                     Teacher / campus
                                                               Training For
    Formspace, & Eduphoria!            Technologists                                                              surveys
                                                                All Online
    Forethought)                      EDCI                                                                      Campus STaR Chart Data
                                                                Resources


2. Electronic Gradebook & training    CTO                                       None Needed – Training         Teacher /campus surveys
    on gradebook will be available    DTIS                                       will be incorporated into      Campus STaR Chart Data
                                                                  Annual
    to all teachers.                  Campus Instructional                       Technology Professional
                                                                 Training/
                                       Technologists                              Development Plan
                                                                 Ongoing


3. Development of Web Resources       CTO                                       $6,000 – 2010 / 2011           Number of resources /
    & Online Forms, moving            DTIS                                      $6,000 – 2011 / 2012            forms created
    towards a paperless or            Director of                               $6,000 – 2012 / 2013           Teacher / campus
                                                                2010 / 2013
    reduced paper environment.         Communications                                                             surveys
                                                                  Ongoing
                                      Director of Community                                                     Annual online resource
                                       Relations                                                                  needs analysis




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                                                                                             Weatherford Independent School District




Goal #3 (Leadership) Provide effective leadership and support for the district to insure the integration of technology into
curriculum and instruction with effective and efficient practices.
Objective 3: The community will be included in Weatherford ISD technology initiatives.
Budget amount: None Needed
LRPT Category: Administration & Support Services; AS04, AS06, AS07
NCLB Correlates: N06, N09
E-Rate Correlates: ER01

            Strategy                      Responsibility             Timeline                 Budget                    Evaluation

1. Establish & maintain open         CTO                                             None Needed – Web           Web page access log
    communications with the          DTIS                                             publishing / hosting         (“Hits”)
    community via the Technology                                                       resources currently in      Volume of feedback /
                                                                       Ongoing
    Department web page.                                                               place                        communications via web
                                                                     2010 – 2013
                                                                                                                    site
                                                                                                                   Annual Online Survey

2. Establish & maintain point of     CTO                                             None Needed                 Maintenance of local
    contacts with community          DTIS                                                                          contact database
    organizations, including the                                       Ongoing                                     Involvement in
    City of Weatherford,                                             2010 – 2013                                    community coordination
    Weatherford College, area                                                                                       activities
    Schools and Parker county.
3. Keep WISD Technology              CTO                                             None Needed                 Number of Facility Use
    Facilities available for         Assistant Superintendent                                                      Request Forms
                                                                       Ongoing
    community use in compliance       of Business Services                                                         Facility Use Logs
                                                                     2010 – 2013
    with the WISD Facility Use       Campus Principals
    Policy.




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                                                                                            Weatherford Independent School District



Goal #3 (Leadership) Provide effective leadership and support for the district to insure the integration of technology into
curriculum and instruction with effective and efficient practices.
Objective 4: 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will use technology effectively to promote parental involvement and increase
communication with parents.
Budget amount: $7,800 2010/2011 Total: $7,800
LRPT Category: Administration & Support Services; AS03, AS06, AS07
NCLB Correlates: N01, N09
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

            Strategy                        Responsibility              Timeline             Budget                        Evaluation

1. All Campuses & Teachers will        CTO                                             $7800 – Server Cost /      Number of campus with web
                                                                        Phased in                                    pages
    have access to content rich        DTIS                                             Three Years
                                                                       2010 / 2011                                  Percentage of teachers with
    web pages and classroom            Campus Instructional                            Joomla Open-Source
                                                                                                                     classroom web pages
    portals. (Training provided         Technologists                                    software will be used
                                                                      Upgrades / 3                                  Campus STaR Chart Data
    under Goal 2 , Objective 1)        Campus Principals
                                                                         Years
                                       Teachers
2. All teachers will have classroom    CTO                                             None Needed                Percentage of classrooms with
    access to email and a              Technology Dept.                                Maintenance of              email access
    telephone.                                                          Ongoing          current access             Percentage of classrooms with
                                                                      2010 - 2013                                    phone access
                                                                                         covered by Goal 4,
                                                                                                                    Teacher / campus survey
                                                                                         Objective 1
                                                                                                                    Campus STaR Chart Data
3. Establish regular community         CTO                                             None Needed                Percentage of campuses
   “Technology Night” events at        Campus Instructional           2010 / 2011                                   participating
   all campuses, showcasing             Technologists                    50% of                                     Number of students / parents
                                                                                                                     taking part
   student technology – related        Campus Principals               Campuses
   work.                                                               2011 / 2012
                                                                          100%




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                                                                                                       Long-Range Technology Plan
                                                                                            Weatherford Independent School District

Goal #3 (Leadership) Provide effective leadership and support for the district to insure the integration of technology into
curriculum and instruction with effective and efficient practices.
Objective 4: 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will use technology effectively to promote parental involvement and increase
communication with parents.
Budget amount: $7,800 2010/2011 Total: $7,800
LRPT Category: Administration & Support Services; AS03, AS06, AS07
NCLB Correlates: N01, N09
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

            Strategy                       Responsibility               Timeline             Budget                      Evaluation

4. All parents and legal guardians    CTO                                              Funding of Infinite      100% Deployment of Accounts
   will have access to Infinite       Director of SIS                                   Campus SIS (Student       Annually
   Campus “Parent Portal”                                              2010 / 2011       Information System)
                                                                                         is not included in
                                                                                         Technology Budget
5. All students grades 2 – 12 will    CTO                                              Funding of Infinite      100% Deployment of Accounts
   have access to the Infinite        Director of SIS                                   Campus SIS (Student       Annually
   Campus “Student Portal”                                             2010 / 2011       Information System)
                                                                                         is not included in
                                                                                         Technology Budget




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                                                                                                       Long-Range Technology Plan
                                                                                            Weatherford Independent School District

Goal #3 (Leadership) Provide effective leadership and support for the district to insure the integration of technology into
curriculum and instruction with effective and efficient practices.
Objective 5: Approved adult literacy programs delivered by the district or in collaboration with adult literacy service
providers will have access to Weatherford ISD technology facilities and resources.
Budget amount: None Needed
LRPT Category: Administration & Support Services; AS06, AS07
NCLB Correlates: N06, N09, N10
E-Rate Correlates: ER01

             Strategy                      Responsibility            Timeline                Budget                  Evaluation

1. Keep WISD Technology                CTO                                           None Needed              Number of Facility Use
    Facilities available for use by    Assistant Superintendent                                                 Request Forms
    Adult Literacy service              of Business Services                                                    Facility Use Logs
    providers in compliance with       Campus Principals              Ongoing                                  Annual Technology
    the WISD Facility Use Policy.                                    2010 – 2011                                 Customer Service Survey


LRPT Correlates:
2. Coordinate regularly with Adult     CTO                                           None Needed              Facility Use Logs
    Literacy Program &                 Community Education                                                     Number of coordination
    Community Education.                Director                                                                 contacts
                                                                       Ongoing
                                       Adult Literacy Coordinator                                              Annual Technology
                                                                     2010 – 2011
                                                                                                                 Service Survey




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Goal #4 (Infrastructure for Technology) Maintain an effective and reliable infrastructure for network telecommunications and
learning.
Objective 1: 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will have a technology and telecommunications infrastructure that facilitates
good communications, instruction and the delivery of online resources.
Budget amount: $150,500 2010/2011, $243,000 2011/2012, $243,000 2012/2013 Total: $636,500
LRPT Category: Infrastructure for Technology; I01, I02, I06, I10, I14, I15
NCLB Correlates: N03, N08, N09, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

            Strategy                       Responsibility        Timeline                Budget                   Evaluation

1. Increase dedicated Internet         CTO                     2010/2011        $2000 / month              Bandwidth rating
    connection speed to 50 Mb.         Technology Department   Completed        $24,000 Annual Cost        Internet Access Logs
                                                                                 $24,000 2010/2011          Campus STaR Chart Data
                                                                  Ongoing        $24,000 2011/2012
                                                                2011 - 2013      $24,000 2012/2013
2. Maintain reliable phone service     CTO                                      $10,000 Annual Cost        Annual analysis of phone
    to all classrooms and offices      Technology Department     Ongoing        $30,000 Total Cost          system down time.
    throughout WISD.                                            2010 - 2013                                  Annual Technology
                                                                                                              Customer Service Survey
3. Upgrade all active – layer          CTO                                      $50,000 2010/2011          Number of campuses
    network hardware to a              Technology Department                                                 upgraded
    minimum of 100 Mbit capacity                                                 $150,000 2011/2012         Annual analysis of
                                                                                                              network speed and down
                                                                                 $150,000 2012/2013          time.
                                                                                                             Annual Technology
                                                                                                              Customer Service Survey
4. Upgrade wireless network            CTO                                      2010 / 2011 : $25,000      Annual wireless site
    access into all existing campus    Technology Department                                                 surveys
    networks.                                                                    2011 / 2012 : $25,000      Wireless network usage
                                                                                                              (% of capacity)
                                                                                 2012 / 2013 : $25,000      Campus STaR Chart Data



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Goal #4 (Infrastructure for Technology) Maintain an effective and reliable infrastructure for network telecommunications and
learning.
Objective 1: 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will have a technology and telecommunications infrastructure that facilitates
good communications, instruction and the delivery of online resources.
Budget amount: $150,500 2010/2011, $243,000 2011/2012, $243,000 2012/2013 Total: $636,500
LRPT Category: Infrastructure for Technology; I01, I02, I06, I10, I14, I15
NCLB Correlates: N03, N08, N09, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

            Strategy                     Responsibility         Timeline                 Budget                 Evaluation

5. Establish online purchasing       CTO                                        2010 / 2011: $7,500      Number of campuses
                                                              2010 / 2011 –
    portal for all hardware and      Technology Department                       (Site Development)        connected
                                                                  Site
    software requirements meeting                                                                          Campus STaR Chart Data
                                                                Deployed
    WISD Standards.                                                                                        Site Activity / Access
                                                                                                            Logs
                                                               2011 / 2013
                                                                                                           Percentage of purchases
                                                                Maintained
                                                                                                            made using portal
6. Provide robust & current anti-    CTO                                        2010 / 2011 $34,000      Number and percentage
    virus protection on all          Technology Department      Ongoing         2011 / 2012 $34,000       of computers with anti-
    computers and email services                               2010 - 2013       2012 / 2013 $34,000       virus software
                                                                                                           Anti-Virus Log Data




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Goal #4 (Infrastructure for Technology) Maintain an effective and reliable infrastructure for network telecommunications and
learning.
Objective 2: Weatherford ISD will provide a safe and secure network environment that enforces a CIPA compliant policy of
Internet safety, includes measures to block or filter content for both minors and adults.
Budget amount: $47,000 2010/2011, $41,500 2011/2012, $41,500 2012/2013 Total: $130,000
LRPT Category: Infrastructure for Technology; I02
NCLB Correlates: NO2, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

             Strategy                      Responsibility        Timeline                 Budget                          Evaluation

1. All Internet activity will be       CTO                                      2010 / 2011 $24,000               Log file archives
    filtered for content, logged by    Technology Department                    2011 / 2012 $24,000               Monitoring duty logs
    user logon, and monitored                                                    2012 / 2013 $24,000               Internet Activity Logs
    real-time for violations of the                                               Internet Filtering Software,       sent to Campus Principals
                                                                  Ongoing
    WISD Acceptable Use Policy.                                                   Annual Contract                    monthly or as needed
                                                                2010 - 2013
         .                                                                       Total Cost : $72,000




2. The WISD Acceptable Use             CTO                                      None Needed                       Completion of policy
    Policy will be reviewed and        EDSS                                                                         review process
    updated annually.                                             Ongoing                                           Presentation to WISD
                                                                  Annual                                             Technology Advisory
                                                                  Activity                                           Committee
                                                                2010 - 2013                                         WISD School Board
                                                                                                                     approval of policy
                                                                                                                     amendments & Changes
6. Provide multiple levels of          CTO                     2010 / 2011      None Needed                       Annual “Satisfaction
   internet security tailored to       Technology Department   Deployment                                           Survey”
   specific grade level needs.                                  2011 – 2013                                         Number of custom
                                                                  Ongoing                                            internet security levels



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Goal #4 (Infrastructure for Technology) Maintain an effective and reliable infrastructure for network telecommunications and
learning.
Objective 2: Weatherford ISD will provide a safe and secure network environment that enforces a CIPA compliant policy of
Internet safety, includes measures to block or filter content for both minors and adults.
Budget amount: $47,000 2010/2011, $41,500 2011/2012, $41,500 2012/2013 Total: $130,000
LRPT Category: Infrastructure for Technology; I02
NCLB Correlates: NO2, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01, ER04

           Strategy                    Responsibility           Timeline                  Budget                  Evaluation

                                                                                                              deployed
                                                                                                             Student / Teacher /
                                                                                                              Parent feedback
7. Provide and maintain a          CTO                        2010 / 2011      2010/2011 $23,000           100% legal compliance
   compliant, automated email      Technology Department      Deployment       2011/2012 $17,500           100% of email archived
   archiving system                                            2011 – 2013      2012/2013 $17,500
                                                                 Maintain




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Goal #4 (Infrastructure for Technology) Maintain an effective and reliable infrastructure for network telecommunications and
learning.
Objective 3: 100% of Weatherford ISD campuses will have “Advanced Tech” level technical support as defined by the Texas
STaR Chart standards.
Budget amount: None Needed
LRPT Category: Infrastructure for Technology I03, IO7, I14, I15
NCLB Correlates: N03, N12
E-Rate Correlates: ER01

            Strategy                        Responsibility        Timeline                 Budget                      Evaluation

1. Upgrade online “Online Work         CTO                                        None Needed – Resources       Online service
    Order System” to increase          Technology Department                       currently in place / In-       operational
    communications with                                                             house web development         Campus / Teacher survey
                                                                  2010 / 2011
    customers.                                                                                                     feedback
                                                                                                                  Campus STaR Chart Data

2. Monthly performance reviews of      CTO                                        None Needed                   Campus / Teacher survey
                                                                    Weekly
    technical support activities.      Technology Department                                                      feedback
                                                                   Ongoing
                                                                                                                  Campus STaR Chart Data
                                                                   Meetings
                                                                  2010-2013

3. Conduct annual online               CTO                         Annually       None Needed – Resources       Campus / Teacher survey
    “Technology Customer Service       Technology Department     2010 – 2013       currently in place             feedback
    Survey”.                                                       April-May                                      Campus STaR Chart Data




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Sustainability and Supporting Resources
    Weatherford ISD is committed to sustaining and improving the use of technology to
    increase the academic performance of all students. Beyond the state technology
    allotment, the district has contributed local funds in the past for technology
    enhancements and will continue to do so in the future. The technology staff is
    also active in working to ensure that all technology equipment functions well and
    to seek additional funding sources for equipment, services, software, and other
    electronically delivered learning materials and print resources that will ensure
    successful and effective uses of technology.


    Weatherford ISD is also committed to continuing to increase the number of
    computer workstations for students and staff until the TEA target equipment
    ratios are met. These workstations will be purchased out of local and other
    available funds and will be purchased in mass quantities. This will help us to
    achieve cost savings due to volume bidding and discounts. In an effort to best
    serve the tax payers of Weatherford ISD, the school district is also participating
    in the E-rate program and has applied for numerous technology grants.


Budget
     Budget Detail – 2010-2011 (Year 1)

                    Budget Area                      Costs          Funding Sources
     Staff Development                              $72,000    Title 2 / Local
     Telecommunications and Internet Access         $102,000   Local / Tech Allotment
     Materials and Supplies                         $29,000    Local
     Equipment                                      $424,500   Local / Tech Allotment
     Maintenance                                    $35,000    Local
     Miscellaneous Expenses                          $7,500    Local
     Total                                          $670,000

     Budget Detail – 2011-2012 (Year 2)

                    Budget Area                      Costs          Funding Sources
     Staff Development                              $72,000    Title 2 / Local
     Telecommunications and Internet Access         $102,000   Local / Tech Allotment
     Materials and Supplies                          $6,000    Local
     Equipment                                      $437,500   Local / Tech Allotment
     Maintenance                                    $52,500    Local
     Miscellaneous Expenses                             -
     Total                                          $670,000



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     Budget Detail – 2012-2013 (Year 3)

                    Budget Area                      Costs          Funding Sources
     Staff Development                              $72,000    Title 2 / Local
     Telecommunications and Internet Access         $102,000   Local / Tech Allotment
     Materials and Supplies                          $6,000    Local
     Equipment                                      $437,500   Local / Tech Allotment
     Maintenance                                    $52,500    Local
     Miscellaneous Expenses                             -
     Total                                          $670,000

Evaluation
    Evaluation of the Technology Plan will be a systematic ongoing process. All
    aspects of the Technology Plan will be evaluated formally two times each year in
    November and May.

    The Chief Technology Officer, the Technology Director – Instructional Director,
    and the Technology Advisory Committee will be responsible for the ongoing
    evaluation of this plan. The intention of the evaluation will be to make decisions
    on the impact that technology has on the learning process for all students. A
    report will be given to the Superintendent after each formal evaluation occurs
    and an annual formal report will be presented to the School Board annually.

    Weatherford ISD’s STaR Chart results for each campus will be used to help
    Weatherford ISD assess its progress toward meeting the goals of the Long Range
    Plan for Technology.

    Other methods used for evaluation will include:
          Surveys of the staff conducted twice yearly in regards to their use of
           technology in the classroom
          Informal interviews conducted once a semester by the campus Technology
           Plan Committee representative
          Records of staff member participation in technology training monitored by
           sign-in sheets and teacher professional development records.
          Integration of training into the classroom as measured by lesson plans and
           number and type of technology and distance learning projects.
          Monitoring and documentation of community access to technology
           resources and information on the campuses and on the web site.
          Monitoring and documentation of community involvement
          Yearly inventory of hardware and software
          Support and maintenance of technology as documented by technical
           support records
          Student achievement data.


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Appendices
           Long-Range Technology Plan
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                           Appendix A




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