EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN

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					Antioch Unified School District




EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
PLAN

2007-2010

To promote student achievement of rigorous curriculum
standards and the development of skills that are essential for
academic and workplace success.




Spring, 2007
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. PLAN DURATION AND SCOPE                                                                                                             3
  MISSION          ............................................................................................................... 3
  DISTRICT OVERVIEW ................................................................................................... 4

2. STAKEHOLDERS                                                                                                                        5



3. CURRICULUM COMPONENT                                                                                                                7
  3. A. STUDENT AND TEACHER ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY ............................................. 7
  3. B. CURRENT TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND USE ........................................................... 8
  3. C. DISTRICT CURRICULAR GOALS ........................................................................... 11
  3. D. TEACHING AND LEARNING GOALS ....................................................................... 15
  3. E. TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS ............................................. 22
  3. F. APPROPRIATE ACCESS TO ALL STUDENTS ........................................................... 26
  3. G. RECORD KEEPING AND ASSESSMENT ................................................................. 29
  3. H. ACCESSIBLE TO PARENTS................................................................................... 34
  3. I. BENCHMARKS AND TIMELINE – REFER TO TABLES ABOVE ...................................... 39
  3. J. MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS ............................................................ 39

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT                                                                                                  41
  4. A. CURRENT STATUS, NEEDS AND ASSESSMENT ..................................................... 41
  4. B. GOALS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ........................................................ 45
  4. C. BENCHMARKS AND TIMELINE – REFER TO TABLES ABOVE ..................................... 52
  4. D. MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS ........................................................... 52

5. INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENT                                                                                                            53
  5. A. BOARD OF EDUCATION’S FIVE-YEAR PLAN .......................................................... 53
  5. B. CURRENT STATUS, NEEDS AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT .................................... 53
  5. C. GOALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, HARDWARE, TECH SUPPORT AND SOFTWARE ..... 56
  5. D. BENCHMARKS AND TIMELINE – REFER TO TABLES ABOVE ..................................... 68
  5. E. MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS ........................................................... 68




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6. FUNDING AND BUDGET COMPONENT                                                                                                    69
  6. A. ESTABLISHED AND POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES .............................................. 69
  6. B. ESTIMATED IMPLEMENTATION COSTS .................................................................. 70
  6. C TECHNICAL SUPPORT .......................................................................................... 70
  6. D. REPLACEMENT POLICY ....................................................................................... 70
  6. E. MONITOR PROGRESS ......................................................................................... 71

7. MONITORING AND EVALUATION COMPONENT                                                                                             71
  7. A. PLAN MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS................................................... 71
  7. B. TIMELINE ............................................................................................................ 72
  7. C. REPORTING PROCESS ........................................................................................ 72

8. ADULT LITERACY COMPONENT                                                                                                        72
  8. A. PROGRAM DEVELOPED ....................................................................................... 72

9. EFFECTIVE RESEARCH-BASED METHODS & STRATEGIES                                                                                   74
  9. A. DESCRIPTION OF STRATEGIES ............................................................................ 74
  9. B. EXAMINATION ..................................................................................................... 76
  9. C. UTILIZATION ....................................................................................................... 78

APPENDIX                                                                                                                           78
  APPENDIX A – AUSD COMPUTER STANDARDS
  APPENDIX B – AUSD STAFF DEVELOPMENT FLOW CHART
  APPENDIX C – CRITERIA FOR EETT FUNDED ED TECH PLANS




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 1. PLAN DURATION AND SCOPE
 The Antioch Unified School District Educational Technology Plan is for three years, July 1, 2007 –
 June 30, 2010. The scope of this plan covers all aspects of technology pertaining to curriculum and
 instruction in support of Board Policy 6500.

 MISSION
 We will design and implement a student-centered technology plan that will promote
 communication, provide information access, manage data, and provide long-term funding support.
 The Educational Technology Plan is driven by the state district curriculum standards and supports
 the instructional goals and mission of the Antioch Unified School District as stated in our Five
 Year Plan:

 Antioch Unified School District is dedicated to students. We exist to guide and challenge every
 student to achieve and learn, grow in confidence, and willingly take a responsible role in society –
 both today and in the future.

 To continue the District’s comprehensive effort to improve teaching and learning for all students,
 the District has adopted five planning areas:

               Student Learning           Increase Student Achievement
                                          Expand Alternatives
                                          Improve Learning Environment
  Organizational Development              Process Improvement
                                          Organizational Structure
                                          Planning Staffing
                                          Centralized/Decentralized Balance
                Communication             Build Stronger Relationships
                                          All Staff Development/Training
                     Technology           Systems Integration
                                          Infrastructure Development
                        Facilities        Expand Student Housing
                                          Renovate Existing sites and SSB (School Services Building)
                                          Mitigate Growth
                                          Manage Changing Enrollment
             Funding & Finance            Planning and Accountability
                                          Fiscal Recovery Plan
                                          Balanced Approach


 Our 2007-2010 plan is consistent with our district’s Board Policy 6500 that discusses the use of
 technology in instruction. Our plan includes the goals, objectives, benchmarks and timelines of all
 areas of the instructional program. Curriculum, Professional Development, Infrastructure and
 Hardware, Funding, and Evaluation are the five major areas of Antioch Unified School District
 Education Technology Plan.
 The Antioch Unified School District Technology Plan as well as other district and site planning
 documents (SLIP, Title I, Title V, EETT, High Priority Schools, BTSA Induction Plan, etc) are


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 designed to address and support these goals. This Educational Technology Plan will provide the
 continued direction necessary to ensure that technological resources are used in an integrated
 manner that will result in improved student achievement and the efficient delivery of services.



 DISTRICT OVERVIEW
 Antioch Unified School District (AUSD) is located in Antioch, California, the Gateway to the
 Delta. It’s a suburban, industrial community with a population of approximately 100,000 people. It
 is located about 50 miles east of San Francisco where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers join
 to create the Delta region in eastern Contra Costa County, an area that is developing very rapidly.
 AUSD has built and opened six schools in the past eight years. Enrollment is approximately
 20,400. Thirty-three percent are Hispanic, twenty-seven percent of students are white, twenty-one
 percent are African American and twelve percent Asian. Sixteen percent of the enrolled student
 population are English Learners. There are over 1000 teachers.

 Our schools include:

         Elementary Schools                     Middle Schools            High Schools
  Belshaw          Lone Tree                    Antioch Middle    Antioch High
  Bidwell               Marsh                   Black Diamond     Bidwell (Continuation)
  Diablo Vista          Mission                 Dallas Ranch      Deer Valley
  Fremont               Muir                    Park Middle       Live Oak (Continuation)
  Mno Grant             Sutter                                    Prospects (Independent Study)
  Kimball               Turner                                    Bridges (Community Day)
  Jack London           Orchard Park
                            (opens Sept. 2007, eventually K-8)




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 2. STAKEHOLDERS
 Since the writing of the previous Technology Plan there has been much growth and progress. In
 addition to the successful completion of goals there have been changes in personnel and positions
 added at the district level. Changes and additions include a Chief Academic Officer, Assistant
 Superintendent-Intermediate, Assistant Superintendent- Primary, Director of Informational
 Technology; SASI personnel now include a Data Systems Supervisor, three Student Information
 System Technicians and six Field Technicians. The position of Coordinator of Educational
 Technology continues with a change in personnel.

 The AUSD Technology Council has not met due to changes in personnel. The Director of
 Technology will evaluate starting the committee again. Previous tasks of the Technology Council
 were to review and revise the existing Technology Plan. The council conducted needs
 assessments, reviewed the district's curricular goals and literature for best practices. It also listened
 to presentations by CTAP representatives regarding state guidelines for effective technology
 planning. It was recommended that previous plan be evaluated and modified to reflect
 accomplishments and new goals.

 In the fall of 2006, revisions for this Educational Technology Plan began. Administrators,
 teachers, classified personnel and parents met with the Coordinator of Educational Technology to
 develop the Curriculum and Professional Development goals. Teachers in attendance represented
 elementary, middle, and high schools; there were classroom teachers and technology teachers.
 Various district plans were taken into consideration as well as our current tech plan. As the plan
 developed, librarians, curriculum and assessment and BTSA coordinators and staff, as well as the
 Director of Technology and other members of the Information Technology Department reviewed
 and revised pertinent sections of this plan. The Assistant Superintendents of Educational Services
 and the Chief Business Official have performed final review of this plan.
 .
 The plan is based upon information drawn from many sources:
   ·   A review of the literature to identify best practices
   ·   A survey and inventory of school site hardware and software
   ·   A survey of teachers and administrators
   ·   Discussions with Curriculum and Assessment administrators
   ·   School site meetings
   ·   Regularly scheduled monthly meetings of Tech Teachers from all schools
   ·   Other district plans
   ·   Experience from other school districts
   ·   Assistance from CTAP Region IV and Contra Costa County Office of Education

 Central Technology Plan Planning Committee includes:

          Teachers
               Theresa Nierlich.........................Mission Elementary
               Liz Ritchie..................................Park Middle School
               Peggy O’Neil .............................Deer Valley High School




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        Administrators
               Ed Dacus ....................................Principal, Jack London Elementary School
               Scott Bergerhouse ......................Principal, Park Middle School
               Andy Cannon .............................Vice Principal, Deer Valley High School
               Ivanna Huthman.........................Vice Principal, Dallas Ranch Middle School
        District Office Staff
               Debra Lee...................................Assistant Superintendent-Elementary
               Bob Bravo ..................................Assistant Superintendent-Secondary
               Bobby Winfield..........................Director, Information Technology
               Kevin McIntyre..........................Coordinator of Educational Technology
               Tracy Dennis..............................Network Engineer
               Wendy O’Connor.......................IT Administrative Assistant and Parent

 Other district, county, state and community members contributed to the updating of the plan by
 way of meetings, interviews and solicitation of feedback.




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3. CURRICULUM COMPONENT
Technology supports AUSD’s efforts and long-range goal of helping students meet the academic
content standards. In alignment with AUSD’s curriculum goals, the activities and strategies of
this educational technology plan focus on Language Arts and Mathematics content areas for all
grades.


3. A. STUDENT AND TEACHER ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
All AUSD students, including Special Ed, GATE, English Language Learners, have access to
technology in their schools. The location, number and age of computers vary by site. At all levels
students are expected to utilize the tools of technology to further their learning. At many sites
technology is available to students before and after school, as well as during lunch.

                                Summary of School Technology
                         Based on 2005/06 California Technology Survey
                                        Total Number of Computers           3,790
                                         Student to Computer Ratio            5:1
                                       % of Computers <1 year old             8%
                                      % of Computers 1-2 year old            12%
                                     % of Computers 2-3 years old            14%
                                     % of Computers 3-4 years old             2%
                                      % of Computers >4 years old            64%
                          % of Classrooms with Internet connection           95%

Every school has at least one computer lab for instructional purposes. Every school library/media
center has computers for student access.

Elementary schools
Each school has a computer teacher providing one of three classes covering classroom teacher
preparation time. All 1st – 5th grade students are scheduled in a lab weekly from 30-60 minutes.
There is a vast range of hardware accessibility in the classrooms. Some of our 4th and 5th grade
classrooms have as many as 4 computers accessible for all students, others as few as one. All
elementary schools have network connectivity; however one of our elementary schools has
limited access through Wi-Fi access points and partial hard wire networking. Plans are underway
to complete networking throughout the entire school.

Middle Schools
Each have at least one computer lab with a computer teacher assigned to give instruction in
scheduled classes. Computer courses are included in wheel configurations; if a student is not
scheduled into a wheel that includes computers, there is a chance that some 6th grade students will
not receive instruction for information literacy skills in a lab setting. Students in the 7th and 8th
grade may have electives that preclude time for computer access. If there is no integration of
technology into core curriculum courses, those students may not be receiving any information
literacy skills lessons or receiving instruction integrating technology resources into their learning.
Teachers are encouraged to address the skills that are set forth in the district’s K-12 Computer
Standards. However due to the variety of skills level and hardware availability skills taught vary.


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High Schools
Both have multiple labs with new machines and several specialized computer teachers.
Classrooms have at least 2 computers and at least one dedicated to student use. There is a mix of
both Macintosh and Windows operating systems available at each site. Plans are in place to
move all platforms a consistent windows platform and increase the number of computers
available at each site.

District Office
Resources include a Tech lab for training and walk-in use. The lab houses 24 Dell laptops which
are under 1 year old. The lab also has a color printer, poster plotter printer, scanner, external
drives and CD burners for everyone’s use. There are also items available for short-term loan (1
week – 1 month); items include digital still and video cameras, laptops, and data projectors. Plans
are currently underway to redesign the district computer lab to include “SmartBoard” technology
and student response systems for training and staff use. Also at the District Office, the
Assessment Department uses a scanner for gathering data of districtwide and classroom
assessments. The sites receive student assessment data reports in a timely manner for their
analysis.

3. B. CURRENT TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND USE
Teacher skills level based on 2006 Technology Assessment Profile:
Proficiency Analysis Report for Antioch Unified District

    Skill Area            No skills         Beginning         Intermediate           Proficient
General computer
knowledge and               2%                 18%                 50%                 30%
skills
Word processing
skills                      1%                 14%                 36%                 49%
Internet skills             3%                 21%                 46%                 31%
E-Mail skills               2%                 23%                 37%                 38%
Presentation
software skills             13%                35%                 21%                 32%
Spreadsheet
software skills             14%                32%                 31%                 23%
Database software
skills                      25%                42%                 23%                 10%
                       Do not include        Aware of          Try to include     Regularly include
Management and
alignment of
technological               7%                 51%                 30%                 11%
resources with
lesson content.
                                                             Am able to when
                        Do not create    Can describe how                         Regularly set up
                                                             I use technology
Creation of
effective learning
environments                23%                41%                 29%                  8%




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Student use at school based on 2006 Technology Assessment Profile:
Proficiency Analysis Report for Antioch Unified District

                      Library
  Student Use          Media      Computer Lab          Classroom or other instructional areas
                      Center
Where do your
students use
                       32%             74%                              66%
technology
tools for your
classroom
assignments?


                                                   Between                    Available,
                       Daily        2-4 days a      once a      Less than    but I never       No
                                      week         week and      monthly        use it       Access
                                                   monthly
Of the
technology
                       17%             15%            17%         18%           18%           15%
tools to which
you have
access, how
often do your
classroom
assignments
require
students to use
them


                       Daily        2-4 days a     Between          Less than              Never
                                      week          once a           monthly
                                                   week and
                                                   monthly
How often do
you assign
                        5%             16%            27%             13%                  39%
students in
your typical
class, work that
involves using
technology?


AUSD high schools had a positive start from funding from Digital High School Grant. Data from
school surveys reports that students in the classrooms of those teachers responding to the survey
regularly complete word processing or electronic publishing projects for their classes. Some sites
are striving to continue their plans even though state funding has stopped. The Expected Student
Learning Results of both comprehensive high schools include proficient use of technology as a
key component.

AUSD technology teachers meet regularly and have developed articulated K-12 Computer
Literacy Standards (See Appendix 3.b.1 for the AUSD K-12 Computer Standards). The K-8
computer lab instruction aligns to these standards. All teachers have access to these standards in
hard copy and electronic formats.



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AUSD Libraries are using the national information literacy standards as set out in “Information
Power,” which has been adopted by the American Library Association.

AUSD currently supports Windows Operating System and Macintosh computers. The district is
replacing Macintosh computers in favor of one consistent platform (Windows). While many
classrooms and labs are using Macintosh OS machines, all new purchases are Window machines
for instructional computers as well as for administrative purposes. The Microsoft Office suite of
software is mandated for all new computer purchases. Internet Explorer 5 is the standard
network browser.

Accelerated Reader is a district adopted supplementary reading program and is used at all
elementary and middle schools and available to all high schools. STAR Reading, STAR Math and
Accelerated Math are also pervasive throughout the district, as district approved supplemental
programs. Most library books have been coded with the ATOS reading levels.

Spectrum (Sagebrush) is installed at every school Library automating book circulation. There are
district plans to reevaluate the effectiveness of the existing software and make recommendations
for a new system throughout the district. Although we own the software to have all classrooms
access their site catalog, this feature has not yet been implemented.

The Grade Machine (grading software) is used extensively throughout the district. Currently a
group of teachers are piloting an on-line grading software and will make recommendations to the
district at the end of the year.

The software resources associated with our Mathematics, Language Arts, Social Sciences adopted
materials are available at all sites. As new adoptions are made software becomes available to all
sites.

The Teacher Resource and Planning CD is available for every 2nd-8th teacher. Some sites also
have the Instructional Activities CD.

FileMaker Pro is used extensively for database management.

Datawise is the district’s on-line tool for student performance and assessment data management.
It is in its first year of implementation and is being used for both state and local assessments as
well as evaluation and planning for student achievement.

LARS (Longitudinal Assessment Reading System) is also a district software program used for
tracking certain student assessment data. STAR, CELDT, and CAHSEE scores are merged with
demographic data to produce reports for district programs and school site needs.

ISIS (Internet Student Information System) is a web-based interface for parents to view school
information about their students. That information includes attendance (updated every 30
minutes), grades, classes and course history. It is currently used at both comprehensive high
schools.

ed1stop, is an Internet based educational portal contracted through Contra Costa County Office of
Education, with multiple learning resources and video streaming is being used extensively
throughout the district. It is used extensively throughout the district.




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Typing tutorial network software is provided to all sites. Type to Learn 3 is the elementary
standard and All the Right Type is the standard for intermediate schools. Some schools have
additional software to supplement their programs.

All school levels indicate a need for standards-based electronic resources.
Ed1stop, Inspiration, Timeliner, and a variety of courseware programs are used at most schools.

Skills Tutor is used at Antioch High school for setting student learning goals; and Docutek is a
key component for their staff communication. Both comprehensive high schools have online
news subscriptions but it is currently only used at the one site.


3. C. DISTRICT CURRICULAR GOALS
Currently AUSD has adopted state standards in the content areas of Math, Science, English,
Social Science, Physical Education and Health. These can be found at our web site

               http://www.antioch.k12.ca.us/EdSrv/Curriculum-and-Instruction.asp

The tables on the following pages reflect California Content Standards Test in English Language
Arts/Mathematics and CAHSEE. The first two tables indicate the English Language Arts scores
and Math scores for all AUSD students, then for each of three ethnic groups, White, Hispanic and
African American. Additionally statistics are presented for Economically Disadvantaged, Special
Ed and English Language Learners.




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     Percentage of Students at or above the Proficient Level English Language Arts Content Standards Test, STAR, 2006

                                                                  Economically
                    All  African                                  Disadvantaged                             English
  Grade    State   AUSD American Asian Hispanic White                Students      Special Ed Students Language Learners
                                                                 State   AUSD       State    AUSD       State    AUSD
  # of Students:   15381     3037     1032     4749     4540              7863                2223                1913
 2nd       47%         43%   28%      57%      35%      57%      31%      30%        23%      27%        27%      28%

  3rd      37%         33%   25%      43%      23%      49%      22%      20%        16%      12%        15%      13%

  4th      49%         47%   30%      56%      39%      60%      35%      31%        20%      13%        24%      26%

  5th      43%         38%   21%      53%      28%      52%      28%      25%        14%      14%        13%       9%

  6th      41%         38%   28%      60%      28%      52%      26%      26%        12%      10%        8%        2%

  7th      43%         37%   23%      53%      25%      52%      28%      20%        11%       6%        9%        5%

  8th      41%         37%   25%      45%      26%      53%      25%      22%        9%        6%        6%        5%

  9th      44%         44%   29%      59%      34%      56%      27%      32%        9%        4%        7%        8%

 10th      37%         36%   22%      52%      26%      47%      21%      20%        6%        3%        3%        2%

 11th      36%         33%   19%      44%      26%      46%      21%       19%       6%        4%        4%        6%



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              Percentage of Students at or above the Proficient Level Math Content Standards Test, STAR, 2006

                                                                  Economically
                    All  African                                  Disadvantaged                          English Language
 Grade     State   AUSD American Asian Hispanic White                Students      Special Ed Students       Learners
                                                                 State    AUSD       State    AUSD       State    AUSD
  # of Students:   15381     3037     1032     4749     4540              7863                 2223                1913
 2nd       47%      55%      36%      63%      51%      70%      47%      47%        23%       21%       27%       42%

  3rd      37%         54%   38%      58%      40%      66%      22%       46%       16%       28%       15%       42%

  4th      49%         34%   34%      58%      47%      59%      35%       42%       20%       17%       24%       38%

  5th      43%         43%   22%      61%      36%      53%      28%       33%       14%       9%        13%       28%

  6th      41%         37%   21%      58%      29%      52%      26%       25%       12%       5%         8%       13%

  7th      43%         33%   19%      54%      21%      46%      28%       19%       11%       5%         9%       9%




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                                   CAHSEE Percent of Students Passing on First Attempt by Subgroups
                                                             STATE                                                     AUSD
                                     English Language Arts             Mathematics             English Language Arts                Mathematics
                                   2004   2005   2006           2004   2005   2006        2004     2005     2006             2004   2005   2006


                    All Students   75     76     77      +2     74     74     75     +1   81        82       80        -1     75    76     74       -1

               African American    63     64     66      +3     54     55     57     +3   73        70       69        -4     60    65     59       -5

                       Hispanic    62     65     66      +4     61     62     65     +4   76        76       71        -5     69    67     67       -2

                          White    88     89     90      +2     87     87     88     +1   88        90       87        -1     83    85     85       -2

                          Asian    85     86     87      +2     91     92     92     +1   86        91       88        +2     87    93     92       +5

     English Language Learners     39     42     38      -1     49     49     48     -1   21        35       36        +15    47    40     42       -5

              Special Education    30     42     35      +5     30     33     33     +3   33        37       48        +15    31    36     49      +18

 Socioeconomically Disadvantaged   60     63     65      +5     61     61     64     +3   71        71       70        -1     64    66     65       -1

                           Male    70     72     76      +6     73     73     75     +2   79        77       78        -1     75    74     75       0

                         Female    75     81     82      +7     74     75     73     -1   84        86       83        -1     75    77     74       -1




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Analysis of this data has led to the establishment of six district-wide student achievement goals.
These goals are embedded in school and district plans including SIP, Title I, and Title V plans.
They are:
    ·   100% of 3rd grade students will demonstrate proficiency in reading comprehension as
        measured by California Content Standards test in English Language Arts or local
        assessments.
    ·   90% of students will pass Algebra by the end of 9th grade.
    ·   90% of 10th grade students will pass the Language sections of the CAHSEE in 10th
        grade; 100% will pass by 12th grade.
    ·   75% of 10th grade students will pass the Math sections of the CAHSEE in 10th grade;
        100% will pass by 12th grade. In an effort to make these goals a reality the following
        yearly goals are established:
    ·   In grades 2-11, the number of students performing at or above the proficiency level on
        the English Language Arts portion of the CA Standards Test will increase in each grade
        level by 5% each year.
    ·   In grades 2-11, the gap between the underachieving subgroups of Hispanics and African
        American students will be closed by increasing the percent of these ethnic groups’
        performing at or above the proficient level on the English Language Arts portion of the
        CA Standards Test to 10% for each grade level.

3. D. TEACHING AND LEARNING GOALS
The use of technology as a teaching tool is a methodology that can particularly help in the content
areas of Reading /Language Arts and Math. Students will be provided multiple opportunities to
participate in technology activities in curriculum-based units including using software, targeted
instruction and academic skill building in necessary or key areas.

Elementary school students will be using at a minimum STAR & Accelerated Reader programs,
word processing, and spreadsheet software. Many elementary students are learning Word, Excel
and/or Power Point. Activities will occur in both lab and classroom settings. Secondary students
will be routinely using Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Power Point in lab and classroom
settings. The use of the Internet as a tool for research and instruction is regularly used. Lessons
on both responsible use and safety are included as part of the district’s standards for the use of
technology.

Expected student outcomes in 3 years as a result of technology use
   · Increased student access to technology learning resources will improve their mastery of
      California Content Standards as measured by California State Assessments;
   · Students will have access to expanded curriculum offerings utilizing the Internet and
      other electronic resources to meet individual curriculum needs for students in grades
      K-12;
   · AUSD students will understand and apply information literacy skills to increase their use
      of Internet resources for research in the core content areas;
   · English Learner Students will use content specific software to assist with remediation and
      enrichment of their Reading/Language Arts skills and proficiencies.




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GOAL 3. D. – Teaching & Learning – All teachers will use technology to improve
differentiation of instruction to assist students; and all students will use
technology resources to achieve academic content standards and district
curricular goals in Language Arts and Mathematics.
OBJECTIVE: 95% of students will meet their target increased achievement goals in Language Arts and Math
from the 2006 STAR baseline score.

Year 1: 7 5% of students will meet their target increased achievement goals in Language Arts and Math.
Year 2: 85% of students will meet their target increased achievement goals in Language Arts and Math.

Year 3: 95% of students will meet their target increased achievement goals in Language Arts and Math.



OBJECTIVE: 95% of teachers will use technology to improve the delivery of instruction and assist students as
evidenced by EdTechProfile reports.
Year 1: 75% of teachers will use technology to improve the delivery of instruction and assist students.
Year 2: 85% of teachers will use technology to improve the delivery of instruction and assist students.

Year 3: 95% of teachers will use technology to improve the delivery of instruction and assist students.




                                                                                 3. J *           Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person           Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible      Activities

3. D. 1 – Reestablish a full time cadre of Technology          Begin regular     7, 8             Site Principals and
Integration Leaders consisting of K-12 representatives to      meetings in                        district staff
discuss curriculum and technology best practices, to           Sept 07                            identify teachers.
identify and evaluate resources, and to build capacity to                                         Teachers agree to
provide technology leadership at school sites.                                                    serve. Schedule of
                                                                                                  meetings
                                                                                                  established.



3. D. 2 – Include Technology as a regular agenda item at       Aug 07,           1, 2, 4          Reading /
Curriculum Council                                             monthly                            Language Arts
                                                               meetings                           and Math
                                                                                                  resources on each
                                                                                                  agenda. Handouts
                                                                                                  distributed, web
                                                                                                  sites cited.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *           Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person           Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible      Activities

3. D. 3 – Include technology resources and skills in all       Aug 07            2, 5, 7          Tech resources
district wide curricula development and course                                                    validated during
descriptions.                                                                                     Curriculum
                                                                                                  Council approval
                                                                                                  process.


                                                               Oct 07            2, 5, 7          Coordinate with
                                                                                                  Director of
                                                                                                  Curriculum/Teach
3. D. 4 –Include technology representatives on Curriculum
                                                                                                  er Support to
Committees.
                                                                                                  ensure
                                                                                                  representation.



3. D. 5 –Technology Integration Leaders will identify and      Nov 07 –          7, 9             Sub-Groups will
post on the district web site resources and strategies for     Jan 10                             submit list; 2 will
using technology to assist students in meeting grade level                                        post onto web.
standards for English Language Arts / English Language
Development and Mathematics content standards.




3. D. 6 – Technology Integration Leaders will identify and     Jan 08–           7, 9             Sub-Groups will
post on the district web site resources and strategies for     Feb 08                             submit list; 2 will
using technology to assist students in passing the                                                post onto district
California High School Exit Exam.                                                                 web site. High
                                                                                                  School
                                                                                                  webmasters will
                                                                                                  post on their own
                                                                                                  sites, too.



3. D. 7 – Include examples of effective use of technology      Sept 07 –         5, 7             Samples will be
in Language Arts & Math lessons and activities developed       ongoing                            submitted to
by curriculum committees.                                                                         EdTech
                                                                                                  Coordinator to
                                                                                                  post.



3. D. 8 – Share with and train appropriate teachers the        Jan 08 –          5, 7             Share best
district adopted Language Arts web resources.                  Jun 08                             practices with
                                                                                                  Literacy Coaches
                                                                                                  to be used at sites.



* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *           Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person           Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible      Activities

3. D. 9 – Share with and train appropriate teachers the        Sep 07 –          5, 7             Work with
district adopted Social Science web resources.                 Jan 08                             Director of
                                                                                                  Curriculum
                                                                                                  \Teacher Support
                                                                                                  to add training of
                                                                                                  electronic series to
                                                                                                  staff development
                                                                                                  classes.



3. D. 10 – Share with and train appropriate teachers the       Sep 09 -          5, 7             Work with
district adopted Science web resources.                        Jan 10                             Director of
                                                                                                  Curriculum
                                                                                                  \Teacher Support
                                                                                                  to add training of
                                                                                                  electronic series to
                                                                                                  staff development
                                                                                                  classes.



3. D. 11 – Using an electronic template, schools will          Mar 08 –          7, 8, 9          Templates based
develop a site educational technology plan that is aligned     Apr 08                             upon CTL criteria
with the district educational technology plan and that                                            will be posted on
addresses the same five components: curriculum,                                                   web site and
professional development, infrastructure, budget and                                              server. Ad
monitoring.                                                                                       Council will
                                                                                                  advise of best
                                                                                                  dates for
                                                                                                  scheduling
                                                                                                  training in use of
                                                                                                  template.
                                                                                                  Trainings will be
                                                                                                  scheduled and
                                                                                                  offered by 2.



3. D. 12 – Include existing technology resources that are      Nov 07 –          2, 7             Work with
used in Language Arts and Math programs that support           Mar 08                             members of the
underachieving students who are attending AUSD                                                    AUSD English
summer school and extended learning intervention                                                  Language
programs.                                                                                         Learners Advisory
                                                                                                  Committee &
                                                                                                  Extended
                                                                                                  Learning Principal
                                                                                                  to share resources.



* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *           Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person           Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible      Activities

3. D. 13 – Include best practices for integrating technology   Sep 07 and        5, 7             Work with
as part of regularly scheduled Literacy Coach meetings.        continue                           Director of
                                                                                                  Curriculum
                                                                                                  \Teacher Support
                                                                                                  and Literacy
                                                                                                  Coach TOSA to
                                                                                                  include
                                                                                                  technology tips at
                                                                                                  scheduled
                                                                                                  meetings.



3. D. 14 – Explore the options for extending the model of      Aug 07            1, 5, 7          Work with
Literacy Coaches to the creation of Math Coaches. Build                                           CBO and CAO
from the EETT Math Coach position currently in place.
                                                                                                  to identify
                                                                                                  funding for on-
                                                                                                  going creation
                                                                                                  of position.


3. D. 15 – Promote, train and share strategies for the use     Aug 07            7, 8, 9          Build into staff
and integration of ed1stop with all staff.                                                        development
                                                                                                  classes and work
                                                                                                  with TILs to
                                                                                                  continue to stress
                                                                                                  its use.



3. D. 16 – Pilot the use of online curriculum via ed1stop’s    Aug 07            7, 8, 9          1, 2 meet with
MyClass, (high school and middle school) to determine          planning                           EdTech
potential for expansion to all sites.                          Sep 07 –                           coordinator and
                                                               Jun 08                             county rep to
                                                                                                  determine
                                                                                                  timeline, training
                                                                                                  and monitoring
                                                                                                  issues.



3. D. 17 – Modify the textbook adoption process to             Ongoing           5                During approval
include the review of publisher and/or third party                                                process validate
software, online, and other electronic resources to support                                       via C-LRN what
the content area.                                                                                 resources should
                                                                                                  be reviewed.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *           Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person           Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible      Activities

3. D. 18 – Establish and post on the district web site a       May 08            7, 12            Create database
database of electronic resources available in AUSD.                                               and post onto Ed
                                                                                                  Tech Resources
                                                                                                  web page.
                                                                                                  Confirm with
                                                                                                  Library Media
                                                                                                  Center personnel.



3. D. 19 – Refine and post on the district web site a          July 08 –         7, 9, 12         Collect lessons
database of standards-based technology enhanced lessons        Oct 08                             from EETT
(including those on C-LRN) projects, and models in                                                teachers. Evaluate
English Language Arts / English Language Development                                              based on District
and Mathematics content areas.                                                                    plan form, post in
                                                                                                  PDF. Create
                                                                                                  searchable
                                                                                                  database.



3. D. 20 – Partner with local colleges and other               Sep 08 –          1, 2, 7          Offer District
educational agencies to develop new technology-based           Jun 10                             Tech Lab for
learning resources, student services and professional                                             CCCOE satellite
development.                                                                                      classes. Use
                                                                                                  CCCOE personnel
                                                                                                  to train site staffs
                                                                                                  in ELA & Math
                                                                                                  best tech
                                                                                                  practices.



3. D. 21 – Continue to assist all teachers to implement the    Sep 07 –          7, 9             Embed tech
K-12 Computer Standards.                                       Jun 10                             literacy skills into
                                                                                                  Language Arts &
                                                                                                  Math curric in
                                                                                                  computer lab
                                                                                                  classes. Lessons
                                                                                                  shared by lab
                                                                                                  teachers in
                                                                                                  quarterly
                                                                                                  meetings.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *           Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person           Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible      Activities

3. D. 22 – A team representing TILs and classroom              Jan 09 –          9, 11            Find existing
teachers will develop and pilot the use of a student           Aug 09                             models.
electronic portfolio.                                                                             Determine viable
                                                                                                  storage options.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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3. E. TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS
The use of information literacy as a research process needs to be implemented across all grade
levels to enhance students’ safe and effective use of the Internet for research purposes. In order
for students to use technology as a tool to improve academic achievement, Antioch Unified
School District will ensure that students have the opportunity to learn and use computer and
information literacy skills.

These skills will be taught through a variety of classes and instructional opportunities at all grade
levels. The district computer standards are grade level specific and will be implemented in our
curriculum where appropriate. The district will develop Student Technology Performance
Assessments that will assess students’ proficiency at the 5th, 8th, and 11th grade levels.

GOAL 3.E. – Technology and Information Literacy Skills – Students will acquire
and use information literacy skills and become proficient in the use of
multimedia computers and Internet technologies. This will include, but not be
limited to using technology for word processing, electronic publishing,
spreadsheets, databases, courseware and related software and for Internet
search and retrieval.
OBJECTIVE: 85% 5th, 8th, and 10th grade students will demonstrate grade level proficiency of computer
standards by completing research and writing assignments and using the internet to make comprehensive
searches and validation of sources cited for their project.

Year 1:    65% of 5th grade students will meet grade level computer standards, including literacy skills, by
           completing assignments involving integrating technology across the curriculum
Year 2:    75% of 5th, 8th, grade students will meet grade level computer standards, including literacy skills, by
           completing assignments involving integrating technology across the curriculum.
Year 3:    85% of 5th, 8th, and 10th grade students will meet grade level computer standards, including literacy
           skills, by completing assignments involving integrating technology across the curriculum.



                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                              3. I Timeline    Responsible     Activities

3. E. 1 – Promote the awareness and use of the AUSD             Sep 07 –         7, 9, 11        TILs, Literature
K-12 Computer Standards that are aligned with NETS              Dec 07                           and Math Coaches
(Nat’l Education Tech Standards).                                                                collaborate and
                                                                                                 report to 2 and 1.
                                                                                                 Findings reported
                                                                                                 to Curriculum
                                                                                                 Council.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                              3. I Timeline    Responsible     Activities

3. E. 2 – Promote the awareness and use of the Information      Sep 07 –         5, 7            Computer
Literacy skills that are imbedded in the AUSD K-12              Jan 08                           Teachers will
Computer Standards.                                                                              review current
                                                                                                 skills listed for
                                                                                                 appropriate
                                                                                                 lessons and
                                                                                                 integration.
                                                                                                 Strategies will be
                                                                                                 reported at
                                                                                                 computer teacher
                                                                                                 and TIL meetings.



3. E. 3 – Promote the use of NetSmartz and CyberSmart           Sep 07 –         7, 9, 10        Coordinator of
during Computer Teacher and TIL meetings in order to            Jan 08                           Educational
provide lessons on Internet safety.                                                              Technology, TILs
                                                                                                 and computer
                                                                                                 teachers will
                                                                                                 regularly include
                                                                                                 ethical and
                                                                                                 responsible.



3. E. 4th – 5th grade Students will complete a project-based    Sep 07 –         9, 11           Annual student
assignment per year, 8th grade students will complete at        Jun each year                    survey. Sample of
least two project-based assignments one of which                                                 student work.
incorporates Internet research and a multimedia                                                  Surveys and work
presentation and 10th grade students will complete at least                                      samples will be
two project-based assignments that incorporate Internet                                          collected at each
research and multimedia presentations to meet content                                            site by 5s who will
standards and demonstrate their use of technology.                                               analyze data and
                                                                                                 report to 2. In
                                                                                                 collaboration with
                                                                                                 all 5s, 2 will
                                                                                                 analyze and group
                                                                                                 will modify as
                                                                                                 needed.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                              3. I Timeline    Responsible     Activities

3. E. 5 – The Tech Integration Leaders will develop and         Feb 07 –         7, 9            Documents will be
pilot an assessment and/or rubric based upon the Computer       Mar 08                           created, piloted,
Standards and Information Literacy Skills to assess end of                                       and reviewed by 2.
school level proficiency (elementary, middle, high school                                        A team of 5, 6 & 7
levels).                                                                                         will analyze
                                                                                                 student samples
                                                                                                 then report their
                                                                                                 findings to 2.
                                                                                                 Collective
                                                                                                 representative
                                                                                                 group of 5, 6, &76
                                                                                                 will analyze and
                                                                                                 modify as needed.



3. E. 6 – The Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support will       Sep 07           5, 7            Director of
explore ways to include technology integration as part of                                        Curriculum/Teach
successful strategies for all coaching positions.                                                er Support will
                                                                                                 plan with
                                                                                                 Coordinator of
                                                                                                 Educational
                                                                                                 Technology to
                                                                                                 provide regular
                                                                                                 demonstrations of
                                                                                                 successful
                                                                                                 integration at
                                                                                                 regularly
                                                                                                 scheduled
                                                                                                 meetings.



3. E. 7 – Include on faculty meeting agendas                    Sep 07           8, 9, 10        Individual site
communication from computer lab teachers to staff                                                faculty agendas
focusing on curriculum and integration.                                                          will be available to
                                                                                                 appropriate district
                                                                                                 administrator.



3. E. 8 – Explore adding a technology component to the          Sep 09           1, 2            Work with
senior project.                                                                                  Assistant
                                                                                                 Superintendents an
                                                                                                 curriculum
                                                                                                 committee to
                                                                                                 explore the
                                                                                                 possibilities.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                              3. I Timeline    Responsible     Activities

3. E. 9 – Explore ways to embed Information Literacy            Sep 09           1, 2            Work with
skills into all classes offered.                                                                 Assistant
                                                                                                 Superintendents
                                                                                                 and curriculum
                                                                                                 committee to
                                                                                                 explore the
                                                                                                 possibilities.



3. E. 10 – Identify options for student access to               Sep 08           6, 7            Director of
Digital/Electronic storage lockers. Possible options include                                     Information
Gaggle.net and SchoolLoop.com                                                                    Technology will
                                                                                                 meet with staff
                                                                                                 about potential
                                                                                                 companies/applica
                                                                                                 tions to meet this
                                                                                                 goal.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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3. F. APPROPRIATE ACCESS TO ALL STUDENTS
All Antioch Unified School District students, including Special Ed, GATE and English Language
Learners, have access throughout the school day to computers in the classroom, labs, and/or
Library/Media Centers. Students are comfortable requesting additional computer time before,
after school, and during lunch, as staff is available. It is important that all students have access to
equitable and current technologies at all sites. Student needs regarding adaptive technology are
assessed at the time of enrollment and the district works with the local SELPA or other
appropriate agencies to provide appropriate access to technology.


GOAL 3. F. – English Language Learners will use content specific software to
assist with remediation and enrichment of the Reading / Language Arts & Math
skills and proficiencies.
OBJECTIVE: Appropriate use of existing software will be integrated into 90% of English Language Learner
classrooms.
Year 1: ELD software that is part of adopted series will be identified and staff trained in its use.
Year 2: Appropriate software will be integrated into 70% of ELL classes.
Year 3: Appropriate software will be integrated into 90% of ELL classes.



                                                                                  3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                  Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                               3. I Timeline    Responsible     Activities

3. F. 1 – In order to provide equal access for all students a    Jan 08 –         3, 6, 7         Collaboration
recommended minimum standard for all classrooms will be          Jun 08                           between Director
set. Hardware would include student and teacher                                                   of IT and
computers, projection devices, interactive whiteboards,                                           Coordinator of
Student Response Systems and printer.                                                             EdTech will
                                                                                                  promote at
                                                                                                  Instructional
                                                                                                  Leadership
                                                                                                  Meetings (ILM)



3. F. 2 – Offer training and support for consistent use of       On-going         7, 9                 Director of
existing hardware/software through staff development                                                   Curriculum
classes and site encouragement.                                                                        \Teacher Support
                                                                                                       and Coordinator
                                                                                                       of EdTech will
                                                                                                       plan and post
                                                                                                       class offering in
                                                                                                       staff
                                                                                                       development
                                                                                                       guide.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                  3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                  Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                              3. I Timeline     Responsible     Activities

3. F. 3 – Promote the use of existing software capabilities     Jan 08            7, 9            Collaborate
such as Inspiration’s text to speech feature or Adobe pdf                                         between EL
text to speech feature and ed1stop resources for ELL                                              specialists and
students.                                                                                         EdTech
                                                                                                  Coordinator to
                                                                                                  document and
                                                                                                  share best
                                                                                                  practices with
                                                                                                  TILs.



3. F. 4 – Evaluate computers labs and how they are              Sep 08 –          8, 9, 10         At regularly
currently being used. Look for ways to extend the               Dec 08                             scheduled
availability of computers to students and teachers both                                            meetings
during class and after class.                                                                      conversations
                                                                                                   about usage and
                                                                                                   recommendations
                                                                                                   will be made to
                                                                                                   ILM.



3. F. 5 – Provide E-mail and data storage access for            Aug 09            6, 7             Director of IT
students that would facilitate communication between                                               will peruse at
school and home creating a portal for teachers, students,                                          regularly
and parents.                                                                                       scheduled Office
                                                                                                   of Technology
                                                                                                   Meetings.



3. F. 6 – Enhance the use of technology in the existing         Aug 08            2, 7             Coordinate with
GATE program.                                                                                      Director of
                                                                                                   Categorical
                                                                                                   Programs &
                                                                                                   Special-Projects
                                                                                                   to include
                                                                                                   strategies as
                                                                                                   plans are made
                                                                                                   for GATE
                                                                                                   strategies.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                  3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                  Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                                3. I Timeline   Responsible     Activities

3. F. 7 – Identify and promote online resources that are part     Aug 08 –        2, 7            Coordinate with
of existing programs to help ELL students. (For example,          Dec 08                          Director of
Moving into English online resources, Language Arts and                                           Categorical
Social Studies/Science programs have bilingual resources,                                         Programs &
interactive dictionaries, video support, etc.)                                                    Special-Projects to
                                                                                                  include successful
                                                                                                  strategies for EL
                                                                                                  students.



3. F. 8 – Identify a team of teachers and staff to identify and   Sep 07 –        5, 7             Software
share strategies for the use of existing software included in     Dec 07                           evaluated for
the district’s adopted software for ELL Reading/LA and                                             alignment to
Math in collaboration with English Learner Advisory                                                standards and use
Committee (ELAC).                                                                                  of best practices.



3. F. 9 - Teacher team identifies appropriate software or         Jan 08          1, 2, 5          Discussion and
strategies for ELL Reading/LA and Math to Assistant                                                decision to
Superintendents of Curriculum.                                                                     propose to
                                                                                                   Curriculum
                                                                                                   Council.



3. F. 10 Professional development focuses on how to               Mar 08 –        5, 7             Professional
integrate software/curriculum and assess student                  May 08                           development
proficiencies.                                                                                     agenda and
                                                                                                   attendance sheet;
                                                                                                   Certificates of
                                                                                                   completion



3. F. 11 Collect and evaluate samples of student work.            Jun 08          8, 11            Evaluation
                                                                                                   results are shared
                                                                                                   with the entire
                                                                                                   staff for input on
                                                                                                   improvement



3. F. 12 Evaluate student test scores; develop strategies to      Jun 08          4, 8             Results presented
improve results.                                                                                   to staff,
                                                                                                   community,
                                                                                                   school board




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                  3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                  Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                              3. I Timeline     Responsible     Activities

3. F. 13 – Cycle is repeated for next years assuring            Sep 08 –          4, 8            Continue process
completion of benchmarks or modifications from                  Jun 10
evaluation results.




3. G. RECORD KEEPING AND ASSESSMENT
All Antioch schools now use the SASIxp student information system. Attendance and grade
reporting is now done electronically. All intermediate schools and many of our elementary
schools are reporting directly from the classroom. Schools submit electronically to the district
office. Information that is required for state and district reports is now being centralized within
this system.

State testing data, district rubric scores and grades (K-6), district end-of-year assessments, and
Accelerated Reader Percentile Ranks are merged with demographic data to produce reports for
district programs and school site needs.

The district has contracted with Datawise, Inc. to provide on-line assessment and reporting for all
sites in the district. Each site has purchased dedicated computers and the scanning equipment
necessary to administer district assessments as well as view all assessment given. There is a
designated site person to oversee the process at each site. This person receives a stipend to assist
staff and administration. The goal is to continue to offer training for assessments and the use of
data for data driven discussions.

STAR Reading is a short assessment to determine a student’s reading level. All schools use this
test in conjunction with the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. It functions best as a networked
client server application. As the remaining non-networked campuses are scheduled to be
networked during this plan’s time frame, STAR and AR can run optimally at all sites; thus a
renewed effort will be in order to train teachers in how to glean the most information from these
assessment programs.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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GOAL 3. G. – Record Keeping and Assessment – Administrators, teachers and
staff will use technology as a tool for student assessment and pupil record
keeping making informed data-driven decisions and improving school
management.
OBJECTIVE 1: All schools will continue with the implementation and use of SASI, AR/STAR, Grade Machine.

Year 1: Evaluate and explore alternatives to existing programs.

Year 2: Make recommendations to appropriate department as to effectiveness.

Year 3: Purchase and install hardware/software and train staff as needed.




                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible     Activities

3. G.1-1 – Maintain and continue communication between         On going          6, 12           Director of IT will
sites and district on the use of the Student Information                                         oversee meetings
System.                                                                                          with appropriate
                                                                                                 staff to ensure that
                                                                                                 all systems are
                                                                                                 meeting standards.



3. G.1-2 – Explore a new, comprehensive, web-based,            Aug 09            6, 12           Director of IT will
SIF-compliant student information system.                                                        explore options
                                                                                                 and make
                                                                                                 recommendations.



3. G.1-3 – Continue and enhance the current use                On-going          6, 7, 8         EdTech
STAR/AR.                                                                                         coordinator will
                                                                                                 ensure continued
                                                                                                 implementation of
                                                                                                 existing program.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible     Activities

3. G.1-4 – Work with site principals to designate a site       Sep 07            7, 8            EdTech
person who is responsible for enrolling and maintaining                                          Coordinator will
records for student/teacher use.                                                                 meet with
                                                                                                 principals to
                                                                                                 ensure that each
                                                                                                 site has dedicated
                                                                                                 person to oversee
                                                                                                 program.



3. G.1-5 – Develop and publish on website a set of             Jan 08            7, 8            Written and shared
standards that is shared with the designated site person as                                      by EdTech
to the essential procedures for the beginning and end of                                         Coordinator.
year tasks.



3. G.1-6 – Develop a system to regular transfer elementary     Aug 07            7               Performed at
data to appropriate middle schools so that data is available                                     district office by
for placement of students as the progress through the                                            EdTech
system.                                                                                          Coordinator.



3. G.1-7 – In conjunction with site literacy coaches           Jan 08            5, 7            During regularly
explore and develop activities that support the program to                                       scheduled
promote student growth and success in reading.                                                   meetings include
                                                                                                 technology
                                                                                                 integration.



3. G.1-8 – Evaluate effectiveness and use of Misty City        Aug 08            1, 2, 7         Bring together a
Grade Machine, the district’s electronic GradeBook.                                              users group and
Explore other products that offer the ability to provide on-                                     administrators to
line grading as a district standard.                                                             evaluate, explore
                                                                                                 and make
                                                                                                 recommendations.



3. G.1-9 – Train new site office personnel on daily            On-going          6, 12           Train elementary
procedures involved in Uploading & Downloading files                                             in July, as soon as
from the District Integration process.                                                           school opens.
                                                                                                 Train Middle
                                                                                                 school in Aug, as
                                                                                                 soon as school
                                                                                                 opens.



* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible     Activities


3. G.1-10 – Train new site teachers and attendance             On-going          12              Go over SASIxp
personnel on procedures and practices for attendance                                             Standards
taking and use of the SASIxp system.                                                             document and
                                                                                                 conventions.
                                                                                                 Confirm that
                                                                                                 office personnel
                                                                                                 attend all trainings.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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OBJECTIVE 2: All school sites will implement the use of Datawise to administer and evaluate state and
district assessment.

            100% of schools will use designated site equipment for the administration and evaluation of state and
Year 1:
            district assessments.

Year 2:     Make recommendations to appropriate department as to effectiveness.

Year 3:     Purchase and install hardware/software and train staff as needed.




                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible     Activities

3. G.2-1 – Provide on-going training for teachers and          Aug 07            4, 7            Director of
administrators during regularly scheduled meetings at                                            assessment will
both district and site level.                                                                    schedule and
                                                                                                 coordinate with
                                                                                                 coordinator of
                                                                                                 Educational
                                                                                                 Technology to
                                                                                                 ensure successful
                                                                                                 implementation.



3. G.2-2 – Plan for regular professional development for       Aug 07            4, 7            Regular meeting
administrators and staff to effectively incorporate                                              and planning for
structured data conversations focused on information                                             training and
drawn from Datawise to set short and long term                                                   updating of staff.
achievement goals for student learning.


3. G.2-3 – Establish minimums for use of testing and use       Aug 07            4               Assistant
of data.                                                                                         Superintendents
                                                                                                 and Director of
                                                                                                 Assessment set
                                                                                                 standards and
                                                                                                 convey to
                                                                                                 Principals.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                 3. J *          Monitoring &
                                                                                 Person          Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible     Activities

3. G.2-4 – At the district level develop and schedule          Aug 07            4               Director of
district assessments for English/ Language Arts.                                                 Assessment sets
                                                                                                 meetings and
                                                                                                 timeline for
                                                                                                 implementation.



3. G.2-5 – At the local level encourage the development        Oct 07            4                 Director of
and scheduling local assessments for Language Arts and                                             Assessment sets
Math.                                                                                              meetings and
                                                                                                   timeline for
                                                                                                   implementation.



3. G.2-6 – Continue to review strategies that will build in    Sept 07 –         4, 6              Consult with
redundancy and accuracy of data resources.                     Dec 07                              SASI personnel
                                                                                                   and coordinate
                                                                                                   with Director of
                                                                                                   Assessment.



3. G.2-7 – Create and monitor a plan for adding and            Aug 08            3, 4, 6,          Director of
replacement of hardware necessary for the                                                          Information
implementation of Datawise, Inc..                                                                  Technology
                                                                                                   makes
                                                                                                   recommendations




3. H. ACCESSIBLE TO PARENTS
Technology-based communication channels between home and school currently include voice
mail, email, auto-dialer programs at secondary schools for student attendance, and the two
comprehensive high schools use ISIS for secure online access to student schedules, attendance
and grades. Parent input suggested a need to make school information more accessible on the
Internet.

The district web site www.antioch.k12.ca.us contains general district information, as well as links
to all district schools’ web sites. Many of the school web sites while used by a few teachers to
post information for parents have languished due to insufficient personnel to train staff and
maintain the sites.


* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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Three goals address these concerns: Increase use of ISIS, increase use of school bulletin
listserves, and improve schools’ homepages. The use of technology to further enhance parent to
teacher and/or administration communication is one way to increase our stakeholder
communication throughout the district.


GOAL 3. H – Parent Access – Schools will improve home/school
communications.
OBJECTIVE 1: All comprehensive secondary schools will provide access to student information via a secure
Internet web site. (ISIS)
 Year 1:   60% of the secondary schools will provide access to student information via the Internet.
 Year 2:   80% of the secondary schools will provide access to student information via the Internet.
 Year 3:   All comprehensive secondary schools will provide access to student information via the Internet.




                                                                                                   Monitoring &
                                                                                  3. J * Person    Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline      Responsible      Activities

3. H.1-1 – Continue to provide support and training to all     On-going           12               Write POs,
intermediate site personnel to utilize ISIS.                                                       configure server.



3. H.1-2 – Train site designee and prepare for sign-ups at     Jul 07             12               Designate site
registration.                                                                                      personnel to
                                                                                                   perform
                                                                                                   administrative
                                                                                                   duties.



3. H.1-3 – During enrollment and via website inform and        Aug 07             8, 12            Principals will
remind parents as to how to access information available                                           see the
through ISIS.                                                                                      information is
                                                                                                   part of the
                                                                                                   registration
                                                                                                   package.



3. H.1-4 – Reevaluate effectiveness of ISIS in favor of        Sept 09 –          1, 6, 12         Director of IT
another student information system.                            Dec 10                              will confer with
                                                                                                   staff to
                                                                                                   determine long
                                                                                                   term needs and
                                                                                                   planning.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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OBJECTIVE 2: All schools will use a listserv to deliver regular bulletins to interested parents and community.
  Year 1:   40% of schools will use a listserv to deliver regular bulletins to interested parents and community.
  Year 2:   60% of schools will use a listserv to deliver regular bulletins to interested parents and community.
  Year 3:   80% of schools will use a listserv to deliver regular bulletins to interested parents and community.




                                                                                                   Monitoring &
                                                                                  3. J * Person    Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                               3. I Timeline    Responsible      Activities

3. H.2-1 – Encourage and actively support elementary,            Apr 08 –         7, 8, 12         Site personnel
middle and high school with individual websites to               Jun 08                            are designated
implement a listserv to interested parents. Provide training                                       and trained to
for the site staff to be proficient at developing and                                              administer and
maintaining the listserves.                                                                        maintain listserv.
                                                                                                   Site advertises to
                                                                                                   parents and
                                                                                                   community.
                                                                                                   District
                                                                                                   personnel
                                                                                                   monitor usage as
                                                                                                   appropriate.



3. H.2-2 – Encourage and actively support at least 3             Jul 07 –         7, 8             As Above
elementary, 1 middle and 1 high school to implement a            Jun 08
listserv to interested parents.


3. H.2-3 – Encourage and actively support remainder of                            7, 8             As Above
                                                                 Jul 09 –
schools to implement a listserv to parents.
                                                                 Jun 10




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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OBJECTIVE 3: All schools will publish web pages with current information on the district web server.
  Year 1:   60% of schools will publish web pages with current information on the district web server.
  Year 2:   80% of schools will publish web pages with current information on the district web server.
  Year 3:   All schools will publish web pages with current information on the district web server.




                                                                                                   Monitoring &
                                                                                 3. J * Person     Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible       Activities

3. H.3-1 – Maintain and continue to refine the information     August 07         6, 7, 8, 12       Promote and
on the district website that may be used as a central site                                         offer training.
for information.




3. H.3-2 – Expand the use of district and school web pages     Jan 08 –          6, 12             Webmaster
to include parent resource pages and bulletin boards, to       Jun 10                              expands district
survey parent needs and to solicit parent / community                                              pages with input
input on school district issues such as bond measures,                                             from 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
policies and procedures.                                                                           & 2.



3. H.3-3 – Provide schools with a web page template for        Jan 08 –          12                Webmaster
development or update of school web pages that will be         Jun 10                              designs a
housed on the district web server. .                                                               template. 2 trains
                                                                                                   site designees as
                                                                                                   available.



3. H.3-4 – Train site TILs to maintain and develop             Jan 08            7, 9              Offer training
individual school websites.                                                                        and support for
                                                                                                   to the TILs
                                                                                                   during regularly
                                                                                                   scheduled
                                                                                                   meetings.




3. H.3-5 – Meet with Tech Integration Leaders to develop       Oct 08 –          7, 9              Provide
training for site personnel to develop site websites .         Dec 08                              instructions and
                                                                                                   monitor server
                                                                                                   files for optimal
                                                                                                   performance
                                                                                                   admin and server
                                                                                                   tasks



* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                   Monitoring &
                                                                                 3. J * Person     Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible       Activities

3. H.3-6 – Provide training for staff to update and            Sep 08            9, 12             EdTech
maintain websites– utilize the High School students to                                             Coordinator to
create special projects working in conjunction with the                                            work with
elementary schools to develop web pages.                                                           specialty High
                                                                                                   school teachers
                                                                                                   to develop
                                                                                                   process.



3. H.3-7 – Review current Board Policy and                     Aug 07–           1,6               Review current
Administrative Regulations, and Acceptable Use Policies        Jun 08                              docs. Update as
                                                                                                   needed. 2
                                                                                                   reviews with 5,
                                                                                                   & 6. Submit to
                                                                                                   Ad Council then
                                                                                                   Board for
                                                                                                   approval.



3. H.3-8 – Train TILs in the use of ed1stop’s MyClass for      Aug 07 –          7, 9              Work with the
posting assignments, discussion boards, grades and             Jan 08                              County of
turning in assignments via the Internet.                                                           Education to
                                                                                                   bring training
                                                                                                   classes to staff.



3. H.3-9 – Train Teachers to use MyClass to post               Aug 08 –          7, 9              Train school
assignments on the Internet.                                   Jan 09                              designees
                                                                                                   through staff
                                                                                                   development
                                                                                                   classes.



3. H.3-10 – Develop a process for evaluation of websites       On-going          6 ,7, 12          Build a system
as to accuracy and appropriateness of information.                                                 that provides for
                                                                                                   regular
                                                                                                   evaluation.




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                   Monitoring &
                                                                                 3. J * Person     Evaluation
Benchmark Activity                                             3. I Timeline     Responsible       Activities

3. H.3-11 – Explore the options for creating discussion        Aug 08 –          7                 As use of
boards (use of MyClass) for the various communities            Jan 09                              MyClass
within the district to share ideas, best practices and                                             becomes more a
resources.                                                                                         part of culture
                                                                                                   extend its use
                                                                                                   into other areas.




3. I. BENCHMARKS AND TIMELINE – refer to tables above

3. J. MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS
The persons responsible for monitoring the Curriculum Component include the Coordinator of
Educational Technology and the Director of Curriculum under the supervision of the Associate
Superintendent of Educational Services.

Each semester the Associate Superintendent, Director of Curriculum and the Coordinator of
Educational Technology will review synthesized and analyzed data. Adjustments to the type and
frequency of activities and strategies will be recommended. The data analysis and recommended
changes will be provided to the Technology Council, Curriculum Council, Administrative
Council, School Board and/or Site staff and committees as deemed appropriate.


                                                                                                   Person
                                                                                 Frequency of      Responsible for
Evaluation Instruments and Data to be Collected                                  Collection        Collection

California School Technology Survey                                              Annually          Director of
     · Percentage of teachers’ / admins’ use of technology                                         Information
     · Percentage of student use of technology                                                     Technology
     · Amount of time technology used in Language Arts and Mathematics



EdTechProfile Survey Technology Assessment Profile                               Annually          Coordinator of
                                                                                                   Ed Tech
    · Teacher responses for personal use for classroom




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                   Person
                                                                                 Frequency of      Responsible for
Evaluation Instruments and Data to be Collected                                  Collection        Collection

Teacher responses for student use.
Technology Integration Leader Cadre and Task Force Committee Meeting             Monthly           Coordinator of
Information                                                                                        Ed Tech or
     · Committee Member List                                                                       Director of
     · Attendance Sign-In Sheets                                                                   Curriculum
     · Agendas




Technology Integration Leader Cadre and Task Force Committee Work                As created        Coordinator of
Products                                                                                           Ed Tech or
    · Documents                                                                                    Director of
    · Lessons                                                                                      Curriculum
    · Course Descriptions



Student Work Products                                                            Annually          Principals,
    · Random samples at elementary, middle and high schools.                                       Classroom
    · Portfolios                                                                                   Teachers,
                                                                                                   Technology
                                                                                                   Teachers


Standardized Tests                                                               Annually          Director of
    · STAR Language Arts scores                                                                    Assessment
    · STAR Mathematics scores
    · Algebra grades
    · CA High School Exit Exam scores



District-wide Assessments                                                        Three times       Director of
     · Language Arts Scores                                                      Annually          Assessment
     · Mathematics Scores



School Technology Plans                                                          Annually          Coordinator of
    · Goals                                                                                        Ed Tech
    · Implementation Activities and Strategies




* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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Benefits of Curriculum Integration:
   · Increased ability of teachers to individualize curriculum to meet the needs of students;
   · Increased capacity to assess student progress in mastery of California Content Standards;
   · Increased capacity of students to utilize higher order thinking skills as they develop
       information literacy skills;
   · Increased proficiency of students in managing multi-media and presentation applications to
       demonstrate their knowledge and skills;
   · A computer competency curriculum will ensure that all students master essential computer
       applications;
   · Strengthens curriculum and student learning through use of technology as an invisible,
       inclusive learning tool. Students feel confident with use of technology to improve their
       learning. Students will gain computer knowledge and skills that will enable them to
       succeed in post-high school education, and enhance their employability;
   · Students will understand that information literacy is common to all subjects and all levels
       of education. They will become more self-directed and able to extend their research to
       further their own education

4. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT
4. A. CURRENT STATUS, NEEDS AND ASSESSMENT

Teacher Technology Skills Proficiency

Data from the California School Technology Survey regarding teachers’ use of technology is
summarized in the following table.

                  Percentage of Teachers who                             Once a        Less       Available,
                                                            2-4 times    week to       than        but do          Not
                           use technology for:    Daily     per week     monthly      monthly      not use      applicable

                     Reading/Language Arts         21%         14%          12%         11%          12%               29%
                                 Mathematics       21%         14%          12%         11%          12%               29%
                                       Science     11%         10%          20%         10%           8%               42%
                      History/Social Science       10%         8%           16%         12%           9%               46%

EdTechProfile (California Technology Assistance Program – Technology Assessment Profile) has
been used for monitoring the progress of teachers. As many teachers stated that using technology
is “not applicable” to core curricular areas a need is indicated in targeting staff development to
academic integration. Monitoring the EdTechProfile will focus AUSD’s professional
development needs. All middle school math teachers are participating in the 3rd year of the
Enhancing Education Through Technology Math Grant. It is striking that these numbers reflect
such a high number of respondents that are in Intermediate or Proficient levels in many of the
categories.


* 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
12=SIS Staff

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                                    Teachers Using Technology Skills
                                                           2-4 times   Weekly to   Less than
                 EdTechProfile Skills Categories   Daily                                          Never
                                                            a week     monthly     monthly
                  Create instructional materials   43%       26%         21%          7%           4%
                  Deliver classroom instruction    27%       18%         26%         16%           13%
         Manage student grades and attendance      52%       13%         10%          3%           22%
                  Communicate with colleagues      76%       10%          6%          1%           7%
         Communicate with parents or students      34%       16%         23%          9%           18%
    Access model lesson plans and best practices   22%       31%         26%         11%           10%
                     Online student assessments     5%        5%         13%         11%           66%




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 Site and district administrators also completed EdTechProfile surveys to indicate their current
 proficiency levels. Administrators are included in staff trainings when appropriate.

                           Administrator Technology Skills Proficiency Levels
                             EdTechProfile Skills Categories     District        County         State
                   To communicate with office or other sites        4             4.29          4.38
                     To communicate with parents via email         4.04           4.43          4.48
  To monitor professional development needs of their staff         3.17           3.66          4.01
 To assist with instructional strategies regarding the use of
                                                                   3.09           3.43          3.60
                  technology to improve pupil performance
           To analyze and monitor student achievement data         3.91           3.58          3.51
               As a tool in School financial and / or personal
                                                                   4.96           4.74          4.66
                                                 management


                   Average response: 1: None, 2: Up to 25%, 3: 25-50%, 4, 50-75%, 5:, 75-100%

 AUSD has a district-wide focus for professional development of certificated personnel. Teachers
 are paid for three days attendance. The content is both content standards focused and built
 around the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. After the teacher has a foundation
 in standards based lesson planning, the emphasis is on differentiated instruction. Standards with
 differentiated instructional strategies also support an emphasis in improving literacy. Technology
 is a component that supports instruction throughout the entire process. See Appendix B for a
 Professional Development Flow Chart. Technology Training has been ongoing since 1992.
 Numerous models continue to be used to provide relevant training: Train-the-Trainer, on-site
 on-demand, one-on-one, departmental and grade level groups, consultants, day-long workshops,
 15-minute Tech Tips provided at faculty meetings, etc. Trainings have been topical, skills-based,
 and/or project-based and are now aligned to EdTechProfile Technology Proficiencies. District
 credit and/or stipends are available for both classified and certificated personnel who attend
 technology trainings.

 AUSD has taken advantage of several funding opportunities in the past which help to set the
 groundwork for the successful use of technology. Technology Integration Leaders filled the gap
 left by the loss Technology Mentors previously in place at all sites. Next the district used
 AB1339 Educational Technology Professional Development grant to provide training for sixty 4th
 and 5 grade teachers. The district then used Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT)
      th


 competitive funds to build the use of technology for all middle school math teachers and students.
 EdTechProfile surveys reveal a significant increase in technology proficiency.

 AUSD was awarded an Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Competitive grant.
 The primary goal of the program is to provide funding for grades four through eight to use
 technology to enhance teaching and to promote learning. The grant focused on Middle School
 Pre-Algebra students to successfully prepare them to pass the California High School Exit Exam.
 The district is currently in the third year of funding. As a result of the success of the program,
 site and district administrators have committed to continued funding of the program.




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 AUSD has developed its own BTSA Induction Plan. Technology use and training are an integral
 part of that plan, not only in the Technology Standard 16, but also in the delivery and monitoring
 of all components of the program. Online resources are being investigated for use by all staff
 involved in the BTSA program.

 The Tech Lab at the district office is available for trainings daily. Classes are offered during the
 day and late afternoons. Some classes are also offered on Saturdays. See Appendix 3.2 for the
 schedule of Spring, 2007 classes and Appendix 3.3 for the schedule of SASIxp classes. The
 Special Education Technology Specialist provides regularly scheduled training to Special Ed staff
 in both administrative and educational practices.

 Antioch has also participated in the Intel Teach to the Future program. To date 68 teachers have
 successfully completed this program that involves 40 hours of class work and completion of at
 least three student samples for integrating technology via multi-media presentations and
 electronic publishing. Although the work is rigorous, this program has been very well received.
 Three workshops have been offered through Apple Professional Development over the past 2
 years. Both the Apple and Intel programs have brought training that is based upon research and
 best practices.

 Schools continue to modify their plans so that workshops can be offered to continue on the
 momentum begun. A successful program implemented at Black Diamond Middle School is the
 use of students enrolled in the Tech Prep class to provide just-in-time, on-demand tutoring to
 teachers. During the period that the students are in their Tech Prep class, they go to classrooms of
 teachers who have requested help on a specific technology skill. Students provide that tutoring.
 The tutoring is pre-arranged and is on the teacher’s prep time, not during class instruction times.
 We plan to expand this program to other middle and high schools in our district.

 Administrators are currently assessed on their effective use of technology as part of the annual
 evaluation process. There is a growing agreement among Administrative Council members that
 principals should be expecting and assessing classroom teachers on their integration of
 technology into the curriculum.

 Expected staff outcomes in 3 years as a result of technology use
    · Teachers and administrators will use the technological learning resources to organize,
        teach, and assess student learning in the California Content Standards.
    · Teachers and administrators will integrate supported technological resources into
        curriculum and lessons.
    · Teachers and administrators will electronically access and analyze student assessment
        data to track each child’s school-based data and his/her progress in mastery of California
        Content Standards.
    · Teachers and administrators will meet Technology Proficiency Standards set by the
        California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Administration and the National
        Educational Technology Standards.
    · Teachers, administrators, and support staffs effectively use the technology tools that
        enhance job performance, and increase parent communication.




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 4. B. GOALS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 GOAL 4. B. – Teacher Technology Proficiency – Staff will become personally
 proficient in the use of technology to include basic operations of various
 technologies, personal computer productivity tools, technology literacy
 applications and the effective use of Internet tools and resources.
 OBJECTIVE 1: 80% of staff will be at the Intermediate or Proficient Level in at least 5 areas of the EdTechProfile
 skill areas (General Knowledge & Skill, Internet, Email, Word Processing, Publishing, Databases, Spreadsheets,
 and Presentation Software. Target Literacy Coaches, in particular, in order to filter skills and strategies to a broad
 teacher audience
 Year 1:    60% of staff will be at Intermediate or Proficient in at least 5 areas of the EdTechProfile skill areas.
 Year 2:    70% of staff will be at Intermediate or Proficient in at least 5 areas of the EdTechProfile skill areas.
 Year 3:    80% of staff will be at Intermediate or Proficient in at least 5 areas of the EdTechProfile skill areas.


                                                                                                     Monitoring &
                                                                                   4. D * Person     Evaluation
 Benchmark Activity                                             4. C Timeline      Responsible       Activities

 4. B.1-1 – Continue to implement a variety of strategies to    Jul 07 –           2, 7              Survey staff
 expand training personnel and to build internal expertise:     Jun 08                               (sampling) for
 train-the-trainer, peer coaching and observation,                                                   effective,
 modeling. Tech Prep classes at secondary schools.                                                   motivating
                                                                                                     strategies. Work
                                                                                                     with BTSA staff
                                                                                                     to coordinate
                                                                                                     trainings.



 4. B.1-2 – Focus and assess all Literacy Coaches on their      Oct 07             5, 7              Set date to
 EdTechProfile technology skills.                                                                    provide time and
                                                                                                     instruction on the
                                                                                                     taking online
                                                                                                     EdTechProfile
                                                                                                     assessment.



 4. B.1-3 – Offer training of technology skills to target       Nov 07 –           5, 7              Meet with
 necessary skills needs of Literacy Coaches at regularly        Jun 08                               director of
 scheduled meetings.                                                                                 Curriculum and
                                                                                                     Teacher support
                                                                                                     and Lead
                                                                                                     Literacy Coach
                                                                                                     to plan staff
                                                                                                     development.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                    Monitoring &
                                                                                   4. D * Person    Evaluation
 Benchmark Activity                                             4. C Timeline      Responsible      Activities

 4. B.1-4 – Provide training for Literacy Coaches on            Jan 08 –           5, 7             Meet with
 strategies that integrate technology with existing software    Jun 08                              director of
 and websites.                                                                                      Curriculum and
                                                                                                    Teacher support
                                                                                                    and Lead
                                                                                                    Literacy Coach
                                                                                                    to plan staff
                                                                                                    development.


 4. B.1-5 – Present best practices for teaching literacy at     Sep 08 –           5, 7             Meet with
 regularly schedule meetings of Literacy Coaches.               Jun 09                              director of
                                                                                                    Curriculum and
                                                                                                    Teacher support
                                                                                                    and Lead
                                                                                                    Literacy Coach
                                                                                                    to plan staff
                                                                                                    development.



 4. B.1-6 – Utilize EdTechProfile online assessment as a        Jul 07 –           1,2, 7           Advertise.
 survey of teacher and administrator technology skills on a     Jun 10                              Distribute
 regular basis to inform district and school site                                                   Tutorial
 professional development planning.                                                                 materials.
                                                                                                    Conclude all
                                                                                                    workshops with
                                                                                                    participants
                                                                                                    logging on to
                                                                                                    EdTechProfile
                                                                                                    and completing
                                                                                                    the appropriate,
                                                                                                    designated
                                                                                                    category of
                                                                                                    skills.


 4. B.1-7 – Train site designees to manage and administer       Jul 07 –           7, 9             Designate site
 EdTechProfile assessment tools.                                Jun 10                              administrators.
                                                                                                    Follow up with
                                                                                                    one-on-one visits
                                                                                                    as needed after
                                                                                                    group training
                                                                                                    occurs in Sep 03.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                    Monitoring &
                                                                                   4. D * Person    Evaluation
 Benchmark Activity                                             4. C Timeline      Responsible      Activities

 4. B.1-8 – Utilize EdTechProfile rubrics as a standard for     Jul 07 –           7, 8, 9          Distribute rubric
 teacher technology proficiency.                                Jun 10                              to site
                                                                                                    administrators /
                                                                                                    evaluators.
                                                                                                    Provide
                                                                                                    15-minute
                                                                                                    overview at site
                                                                                                    staff meetings.



 4. B.1-9 – Identify teachers who have self-assessed at the     Jul 07 –           7, 8             2 works with 4 to
 proficient level on EdTechProfile and are willing to serve     Sep 07                              create Tech
 as Technology Integration Leaders or to provide                                                    Integration
 technology training at their school site.                                                          Leaders. Invite
                                                                                                    identified
                                                                                                    teachers to
                                                                                                    accept
                                                                                                    leadership role.



 4. B.1-10 – Create a calendar of trainings for the             Spring & Fall      7                Come to
 Technology Integration Leader cadre to provide training        each year                           consensus with 5
 for the trainers.                                                                                  topics and dates
                                                                                                    for trainings.


 4. B.1-11 – Offer district classes that teach technology       Jul 07 –           7                Review
 skills for the Introductory and Intermediate proficiency       Jun 10                              EdTechProfile
 levels on the EdTechProfile rubric.                                                                surveys of
                                                                                                    AUSD staff.
                                                                                                    Plan classes
                                                                                                    accordingly.



 4. B.1-12 – Develop a series of workshops to specifically      May 07 –           5, 7             Work with
 address the BTSA Induction Standard 16 requirements.           Jun 08, 09, 10                      BTSA TSA’s to
                                                                                                    determine topics
                                                                                                    / needs / dates.
                                                                                                    Schedule series.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                    Monitoring &
                                                                                   4. D * Person    Evaluation
 Benchmark Activity                                             4. C Timeline      Responsible      Activities

 4. B.1-13 – Publicize technology workshops provided by         Ongoing            7                Forward emails,
 community and other educational agencies, e.g. Contra                                              pdfs, post links
 Costa County Office of Ed, CTAP, CUE (Computer                                                     on AUSD Ed
 Using Educators); continue to offer district credit for                                            Tech web pages.
 these workshops as appropriate.




 4. B.1-14 – Design and offer district courses that focus on    Ongoing            5, 7             Work with 1, 5,
 the learning of technology skills at the proficient level      Spring –                            6, to develop
 through the development and use of curricular units.           Fall, 07-10                         topics.
                                                                                                    Advertise. Offer
                                                                                                    as part of staff
                                                                                                    dev’t district
                                                                                                    days.


 4. B.1-15 – Explore opportunities for providing online,        Ongoing            6, 7             Collaborate with
 distance learning and/or video professional development                                            CTAP, County
 courses that develop technology integration proficiency.                                           Office of Ed
                                                                                                    folks to learn of
                                                                                                    effective
                                                                                                    programs, meet
                                                                                                    with vendors.


 4. B.1-16 – Examine the options for including technology       May 07 –           2, 8             Discuss at Ad
 use in the teacher evaluation process.                         Oct 07                              Council; proceed
                                                                                                    based upon that
                                                                                                    discussion with
                                                                                                    Asst Supt of
                                                                                                    Personnel.


 4. B.1-17 – Highlight TICAL, C-LRN, TechSets &                 Ongoing            5, 7             Have automated
 SCORE websites as appropriate in workshops.                                                        presentations
                                                                                                    running prior to
                                                                                                    all tech classes.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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 OBJECTIVE 2: Staff will demonstrate increased use of technological learning resources to organize, teach, and
 assess student learning in California Content Standards.

 Year 1:    40% of teachers integrate at least four lessons incorporating technology-learning resources in teaching
            reading, language arts, and mathematics.

 Year 2:    50% of teachers integrate at least four lessons incorporating technology-learning resources in teaching
            reading, language arts, and mathematics

 Year 3:    60% of teachers integrate at least four lessons incorporating technology-learning resources in teaching
            reading, language arts, and mathematics




                                                                                   4. D *           Monitoring &
                                                                                   Person           Evaluation
 Benchmark Activity                                               4. C Timeline    Responsible      Activities

 4. B.2-1 Staff continues use of EdTechProfile survey re          Apr 07 –         7, 8, 9          Site admin
 Skill Proficiency area of Integration Technology                 Jun 10                            reviews
                                                                                                    EdTechProfile
                                                                                                    reports; verifies
                                                                                                    100% staff
                                                                                                    completes.


 4. B.2-2 – Focus technology skills class curriculum              Apr 07 –         2, 7, 9          Include
 components on Language Arts and/or Mathematics.                  Jun 10                            curricular topics
                                                                                                    in all Scope &
                                                                                                    Sequence course
                                                                                                    outlines.


 4. B.2-3 – Continue to further embed technology into the         Apr 07 –         5, 7, 9          Provide prof devt
 district and schools’ ongoing literacy and mathematics           Jun 10                            providers with
 professional development.                                                                          links, plans,
                                                                                                    handouts that
                                                                                                    correlate with
                                                                                                    topic being
                                                                                                    presented.


 4. B.2-4 – Incorporate best practices for technology use into    Jul 07 –         5, 7             Collaborate with
 the professional development for all curriculum task forces      Jun 10                            BTSA staff to
 and BTSA program.                                                                                  determine
                                                                                                    workshops /
                                                                                                    schedules.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                   4. D *           Monitoring &
                                                                                   Person           Evaluation
 Benchmark Activity                                               4. C Timeline    Responsible      Activities

 4. B.2-5 – Incorporate best practices for technology use into    Jul 07 –         5, 7             Collaborate with
 the professional development focusing on working with            Jun 10                            District Eng
 English Language Learners.                                                                         Learner
                                                                                                    Advisory
                                                                                                    Council to
                                                                                                    provide
                                                                                                    examples and
                                                                                                    training support.


 4. B.2-6 – Explore possibilities for establishing Technology     Apr 07 –         1, 3, 7          Survey how
 Integration Specialist positions for coaching and modeling       Jun 10                            might be used.
 at each of the school levels (elementary, middle, high)                                            Write job
                                                                                                    descriptions.
                                                                                                    Consider funding
                                                                                                    sources.


 4. B.2-7 – Provide training on the C-LRN website as              Fall / Spring    7                Include in self-
 support for finding technology resources and lesson plan         each yr                           running
 development.                                                                                       presentations
                                                                                                    prior to all tech
                                                                                                    classes offered.


 4. B.2-8 – Provide training on the TICAL website as              Nov 07           1, 7             Show at Ad
 support for administrators.                                                                        Council meeting.
                                                                                                    Follow up as
                                                                                                    requested.


 4. B.2-9 – Provide training and resources to school              Jul 07 –         7, 8             Request 10-min
 leadership teams to utilize the school technology template       Jun 09                            presentation at
 for developing and revising school technology plans.                                               school staff
                                                                                                    meetings.
                                                                                                    Follow-up as
                                                                                                    requested.


 4. B.2-10 – Provide training to school staff in the use of       Jul 07 –         4, 7             Request 10-mins
 Datawise student assessment database to analyze and then         Jun 09                            at school staff
 inform decision-making.                                                                            meetings.
                                                                                                    Follow-up as
                                                                                                    requested.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                   4. D *           Monitoring &
                                                                                   Person           Evaluation
 Benchmark Activity                                               4. C Timeline    Responsible      Activities

 4. B.2-11 – Continue to offer Intel Teach to the Future          Oct 07 –         7                Continue to
 course to support the development of standards-based             Apr 10                            advertise;
 technology enhanced curriculum units.                                                              provide teacher
                                                                                                    with admin &
                                                                                                    tech support.


 4. B.2-12 – Continue to offer other appropriate Professional     Oct & Mar,       7                Collaborate with
 Development courses to support the development of                07 – 10                           BTSA & Ed
 standards-based technology enhanced curriculum units.                                              Services Prof
                                                                                                    Devt Days.
                                                                                                    Determine
                                                                                                    topics, Schedule.
                                                                                                    Use existing
                                                                                                    logistics plans.


 4. B.2-13 – Provide web page development training to             Jul 07 –         7, 12            Request 10-mins
 support the implementation of teacher web pages for              Jun 09                            at school staff
 curricular and parent involvement uses.                                                            meetings.
                                                                                                    Follow-up as
                                                                                                    requested.


 4. B.2-14 – Provide training to Librarians and library           Jul 07 –         7                Collaborate with
 technicians on technology and information literacy.              Jun 09                            District
                                                                                                    Librarians
                                                                                                    regarding their
                                                                                                    needs. Offer lab
                                                                                                    & equipment.
                                                                                                    Provider
                                                                                                    presenters with
                                                                                                    admin & tech
                                                                                                    support.


 4. B.2-15 – Post on the district website and provide training    Apr 08 –         7, 12            Review lessons
 on lessons and units developed.                                  Nov 10                            submitted. Apply
                                                                                                    standard
                                                                                                    formatting, PDF,
                                                                                                    post.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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 4. C. BENCHMARKS AND TIMELINE – refer to tables above

 4. D. MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS
 Each quarter the Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Support Services, Director, Professional
 Development, and Coordinator, Curriculum and Technology will review synthesized and
 analyzed data and make adjustments to the type and frequency of professional development
 opportunities as well as provide reports to the Tech Council, Curriculum Council and Ad Council
 as appropriate.


 Evaluation Instruments and Data to be Collected             Frequency of   Person Responsible for
                                                             Collection     Collection

 EdTechProfile Technology Skills Assessment                  Annually       Coordinator of Ed Tech
     • Technology proficiency
     • Teacher instructional use
 Classes / Workshop Information /Agenda / Sign-In Sheets /   Each meeting   Instructor / Facilitator of
 Evaluations                                                                meeting. Forwarded to
                                                                            either the Coordinator of Ed
                                                                            Tech or Asst.
                                                                            superintendents of
                                                                            Curriculum designee.


 School Technology Plans                                     Annually       Director of Education
                                                                            Technology


 Benefits of Professional Development
 Most teachers do want to apply technology tools to improve student learning in California’s core
 academic content areas. The goal is to improve test scores as indicators of student learning.
 Benefits of professional development related to integrating technology into core curriculum areas
 include:

     ·    Time to explore existing exemplary programs and effectively replicate them and provide
          in-house staff development to staff;
     ·    Time to acquire in-depth knowledge of technological learning resources in order to
          integrate them into current curriculum;
     ·    More technology-related teaching tools in each teacher’s repertoire of instructional
          strategies, ultimately resulting in improved student learning and higher test scores.




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 5. INFRASTRUCTURE COMPONENT
 5. A. BOARD OF EDUCATION’S FIVE-YEAR PLAN
 Technology is one piece of the puzzle in the overall goal of student achievement. Technology
 will be available and accessible to every student, teacher, staff member and administrator to help
 enable student achievement. Systems integration and infrastructure development stands at the
 strategic forefront of the Board of Education’s five-year plan, 2006 – 2011, for technology.
 Therefore, the focus of this plan, 2007-2010, incorporates these strategic tenets. The sections
 below detail the tactics of how these strategic tenets will be accomplished.

 5. B. CURRENT STATUS, NEEDS AND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
 Our District Wide Area Network (WAN) continues to show increased usage. As our school
 district grows, and our technology becomes a more integral part of our business and education
 services, we continue to enhance the infrastructure to keep pace with curricular and
 administrative uses. A Technology Advisory committee will be established to review current
 standards against new technology needs for the district.

 Wide Area Network (WAN)
 All AUSD schools are connected to the district office and to the Internet via Point-to-point T1
 data lines. Ninety-six percent of AUSD schools have campus-wide networks in place. The
 current WAN consists of two 45Mbps DS-3 circuits that are leased from AT&T. One DS-3 is
 providing a 30 Mbps ATM feed to the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE),
 which acts as our Internet Service Provider. The other DS-3 is channelized into 28 individual T-1
 links that provide connectivity to school and district local area networks (LANs) for Internet
 access, email, file sharing, and shared database access, including our student information system,
 SASIxp.

 The WAN is currently secured with a Cisco PIX firewall, which is being upgraded to a Cisco
 ASA security appliance. The ASA appliance will provide packet level security as well as
 clientless SSL VPNs for remote users. Our Lightspeed server provides email and web filtering,
 preventing most undesirable content from reaching staff and students. Further, our core and edge
 routers are also being upgraded to provide better throughput for the increased Opt-E-man
 bandwidth to enhance available learning.

 High Schools
 All high schools are currently networked providing Internet access to classrooms. Each
 comprehensive high school has two point-to-point T-1 (3 Mbps) connections which are being
 upgraded to 50MB Opt-E-Man® connections in 2007 and 100MB connections in 2009. All
 students are provided with individual file space on a shared volume allowing them to store and
 retrieve data from any network computer on the campus. A local television channel, KPIX,
 houses a weather station at Deer Valley that broadcasts current weather conditions and is
 accessible via websites. Both high schools have ROP technology classes.




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 Middle Schools
 Each middle school has one point-to-point T-1 (1.5 Mbps) connection which will be upgraded to
 a 20MB Opt-E-Man® connection in 2008 and a 50MB connection in 2009. Three of our four
 middle schools have a local area network (LAN) that meets the district standard of 100 Mbps to
 the desktop with a 1 Gbps fiber backbone, and the fourth has more limited connectivity to every
 classroom. Administrators and teachers take attendance and report grades via SASIxp. All
 students are provided with individual file space on a shared volume allowing them to store and
 retrieve data from any network computer on the campus.

 Elementary Schools
 Each elementary school has one point-to-point T-1 (1.5 Mbps) connection which is being
 upgraded initially to a 5Mbps Opt-E-Man® connection, and by 2009, to a 20Mbps Opt-E-Man®
 connection. Ten of our elementary schools have networks that meet the district’s minimum
 standard of 100Mbps to the desktop with a 1Gbps fiber backbone. Kimball, Marsh and Mission
 elementary schools have various iterations of data cabling, that do not meet the district standard.

 District Wide
 Each school has a SASIxp server. Some servers provide staff file storage and there is at least one
 other server that functions as a file server. STAR Reading, Accelerated Reading, STAR Math and
 Accelerated Math and additional student software are housed on the curriculum servers. As a
 result of professional development programs, there has been increased usage of servers for both
 curriculum and data storage.

 The student to computer ratio is 5:1 with 64% percent of the computers being over 4 years old.

 Network resources are secured by user level authentication. We continue to incorporate
 additional security measures as the need arises.

 Parents of secondary students are able to view attendance and report card grades via a web
 application (ISIS).

 All administrative and many classrooms have Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer, and
 Outlook (Email). All new computers will be using the Windows operating system and Microsoft
 Office Suite as productivity software. The curriculum software is listed in section Curriculum
 Component, Current Technology Use, 3. B.

 The Information Technology Department consists of the IT Director, the Data Systems
 Supervisor, the Technology Support Supervisor, one System Engineer, one Network Engineer,
 six Technology Technicians, three Student Information System (SIS) Technicians, one
 Educational Technology Coordinator, one Administrative Assistant and one Help Desk
 Technician.

 The six Technology Technicians and the one Help Desk Technician provide desktop support to
 staff and students. The SIS Technicians resolve various database problems and ensure student
 data records are up to government verification standards.




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 District Needs
 At this juncture, the district’s technology needs for Curriculum and Professional Development
 would include the following:
     ·   Upgrade LAN’s at Bidwell Continuation High and Kimball Elementary Schools.
     ·   Reduce the student/computer ratio in all schools.
     ·   Purchase commensurate licenses of electronic learning resources as required by new
         equipment and services.
     ·   Achieve a lower machine to technician ratio
     ·   Continue the move towards a single computing platform.
     ·   Continue the systems integration effort.
     ·   Continue to enhance the infrastructure development.
 A district wide equipment survey is being prepared to accurately inventory technology
 resources. In the future AUSD want to approach the industry standard of 350 machines to
 one technician and a realistic equipment replacement plan.




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 5. C. GOALS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE, HARDWARE,
       TECH SUPPORT AND SOFTWARE

 GOAL 5. C.1 – School networks will be upgraded to meet the minimum
 district standard and the district wide area network (WAN) capacity will be
 upgraded to support emerging technologies for instructional and
 management practices.
 OBJECTIVE 1: Network the remaining non networked school, Marsh Elementary, by installing data cabling,
 switches and routers as appropriate.

   Year 1:    Identify funding resources and establish timelines.
              Develop bid package for network cabling. Purchase/configure/install equipment and connect
   Year 2:
              classrooms.
   Year 3:    Monitor and refine functions of the network




                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible         Activities

 5. C.1-1:1 – Funding is identified.                            Aug 07            6, 3                IT Director will
                                                                                                      work with CBO
                                                                                                      to earmark
                                                                                                      funds available
                                                                                                      for project.



 5. C.1-1:2 – District construction manager will develop        Jan 08            6                   Construction
 bid process for network cabling at Marsh Elementary and                                              manager will
 report to IT Director.                                                                               inform IT
                                                                                                      Director that
                                                                                                      the bid process
                                                                                                      has been started
                                                                                                      and then inform
                                                                                                      when complete.



 5. C.1-1:3 – Establish timelines, purchase / configure /       Apr 08            6                   Construction
 install equipment, connect classrooms at Marsh                                                       manager will
 Elementary.                                                                                          oversee the
                                                                                                      progress in
                                                                                                      conjunction
                                                                                                      with the IT
                                                                                                      Director.



 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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 OBJECTIVE 2: Upgrade network services by bringing all schools up to the minimum network standard of a 5MB
 connection between sites and 1,000MB fiber backbone and a 100MB connection to the desktop in order to
 support audio, video, voice and integrated data needs.
             Upgrade network services at: AHS, AMS, Belshaw, BDMS, C.Dragon, DRMS, DVHS, Fremont,
   Year 1:
             Marsh, PMS, Sutter, Turner, London, LTES, SSB
             Upgrade network services at: AMS, Bidwell, DVista, Grant, Kimball, Live Oak, Magnet, Mission,
   Year 2:
             Muir, Prospects




                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible         Activities

 5. C.2-2:1 - With AT&T, begin implementing Opt-E-man,          Aug 07            6                   IT Director and
 a high speed data connection – that will connect school                                              Network
 sites with the district office and give increased speed and                                          Engineer will
 throughput in transactions with the district.                                                        use Microsoft
                                                                                                      Project to
                                                                                                      ensure
                                                                                                      implementation.



 5. C.2-2:2 - Identify funding available for site network       Jan 08            6, 3                IT Director will
 upgrades                                                                                             work with CBO
                                                                                                      to indentify
                                                                                                      funds available
                                                                                                      for project.



 5. C.2-2:3 - Begin a migration path to VoIP starting with      Aug 07            6                   IT Director will
 new schools being built                                                                              use Microsoft
                                                                                                      Project to
                                                                                                      ensure
                                                                                                      implementation.



 5. C.2-2:4 - Establish timelines, purchase/configure/install   Jan 08            6                   IT Director will
 equipment, connect classrooms                                                                        monitor the
                                                                                                      progress in
                                                                                                      conjunction
                                                                                                      with
                                                                                                      appropriate
                                                                                                      technology
                                                                                                      department
                                                                                                      staff.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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 GOAL 5. C.2 – Enhance instructional and administrative practices by embracing
 technology services that meet industry standards for providing redundancy,
 reliability, and availability.
 OBJECTIVE 1: Continue the development of best practices in order to maintain the integrity/security of the
 district’s network.
             Review and update the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and enhance existing systems and data security
   Year 1:
             policies.
   Year 2:   Develop and implement password policy.
   Year 3:   Develop and implement personal devices policy.




                                                                                                    Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                              5. E * Person      Evaluation
                                                              5. D Timeline      Responsible        Activities

 5. C.2-1:1 - Update existing AUP.                            Nov 08             6                  Under the
                                                                                                    direction of the
                                                                                                    IT Director a
                                                                                                    committee will
                                                                                                    be formed to
                                                                                                    update the
                                                                                                    existing AUP.


 5. C.2-1:2 - Develop and implement password policy.          Jan 08             6                  Under the
                                                                                                    direction of the
                                                                                                    IT Director a
                                                                                                    committee will
                                                                                                    be formed to
                                                                                                    update the
                                                                                                    existing AUP.


 5. C.2-1:3 - Develop and implement personal devices          Mar 08             6                  Under the
 policy.                                                                                            direction of the
                                                                                                    IT Director a
                                                                                                    committee will
                                                                                                    be formed to
                                                                                                    update the
                                                                                                    existing AUP.


 5. C.2-1:4 - Identify a solution for districtwide 802.1X     Sep 09             6                  Network
 network security.                                                                                  Engineer to make
                                                                                                    recommendations
                                                                                                    to IT Director.


 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                     Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                              5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                               5. D Timeline     Responsible         Activities


 5. C.2-1:5 - Implement a system for managing wireless         July 08           6                   Network
 devices to include establishing authorized secure                                                   Engineer to make
 WLANs at all sites.                                                                                 recommendations
                                                                                                     to IT Director.




 OBJECTIVE 2: Identify strategic data needs and implement solutions to support management and reporting
 needs, and enhance end-user access.

   Year 1:   Research industry standards and best practices.
   Year 2:   Develop solution and begin implementation.
   Year 3:   Continue implementation and evaluate solution.




                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                  5. E * Person    Evaluation
                                                               5. D Timeline         Responsible      Activities

 5. C.2-2:1 - Identify existing data and databases.            Aug 07                6                IT Director and
                                                                                                      Director of
                                                                                                      Categorical
                                                                                                      Programs &
                                                                                                      Special-
                                                                                                      Projects will
                                                                                                      review and
                                                                                                      create list.


 5. C.2-2:2 - Research and plan implementation of              Oct 07                6                Under the
 industry standards and best practices for data                                                       direction of the
 management.                                                                                          IT Director a
                                                                                                      committee of
                                                                                                      appropriate
                                                                                                      personnel will
                                                                                                      develop a
                                                                                                      proposal.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                              5. D Timeline       Responsible         Activities

 5. C.2-2:3 - Identify funding source to implement            Sep 08              6, 3                IT Director will
 appropriate data storage resources.                                                                  work with CBO
                                                                                                      to identify
                                                                                                      funds available
                                                                                                      for project.


 5. C.2-2:4 - Implement solutions to improve data             Jan 08              6                   IT Director will
 integrity, accessibility and management to support                                                   oversee process
 administrative and reporting needs, enhance user access                                              and report
 and produce trend reports.                                                                           progress to
                                                                                                      CBO.




 OBJECTIVE 3: Develop an intranet to help employees quickly locate and view information applicable to their
 roles and responsibilities as well as provide a powerful communication tool.

   Year 1:    Identify content and purpose of intranet.
   Year 2:    Design appropriate intranet solution.
   Year 3:    Implement appropriate solution.




                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible         Activities

 5. C.2-3:1 - Identify purpose and content of site.             Aug 07            6                   IT Director will
                                                                                                      work with
                                                                                                      technology
                                                                                                      staff to research
                                                                                                      best practices.


 5. C.2-3:2 - Design solution.                                  Jan 08            6                   If necessary
                                                                                                      outside
                                                                                                      resources will
                                                                                                      be identified to
                                                                                                      complete
                                                                                                      project.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible         Activities

 5. C.2-3:3 - Identify funding sources.                         Feb 08            6                   IT Director will
                                                                                                      work with CBO
                                                                                                      to identify
                                                                                                      funds available
                                                                                                      for project.


 5. C.2-3:4 - Implement appropriate solution.                   Jun 08            6                   IT Director will
                                                                                                      se the intranet
                                                                                                      is appropriately
                                                                                                      operating.


 5. C.2-3:5 - Launch intranet.                                  Sep 08            6                   IT Director will
                                                                                                      be responsible
                                                                                                      and report
                                                                                                      progress to
                                                                                                      CBO.




 OBJECTIVE 4: Deploy server virtualization, allowing for consolidation of physical servers in order to consume
 fewer resources - money, power and labor.

   Year 1:   Establish server virtualization roadmap and begin implementation as needed.
   Year 2:   Identify funding resources for future migration.
   Year 3:   Continue implementation/migration.




                                                                                                    Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person     Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible       Activities
 5. C.2-4:1 - Begin implementation of server virtualization     Jul 07            6                 IT Director will
 as needed.                                                                                         develop plan and
                                                                                                    share with staff.




 5. C.2-4:2 - Establish server virtualization roadmap.          Jan 08            6                 IT Director to
                                                                                                    oversee.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                    Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person     Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible       Activities
 5. C.2-4:3 - Identify funding resources.                       Mar 08            6, 3              IT Director will
                                                                                                    work with CBO
                                                                                                    to identify funds
                                                                                                    available for
                                                                                                    project.


 5. C.2-4:4 - Continue implementation/migration per             Jul 07 –Jun 10    6                 IT Director will
 roadmap.                                                                                           be responsible
                                                                                                    and report
                                                                                                    progress to CBO.




 OBJECTIVE 5: Develop a district data recovery plan.

   Year 1:    Establish and implement back-up strategies and policies and begin implementation.
   Year 2:    Evaluate back-up strategies encompassing archival solutions.
              Identify funding sources to implement archival solutions and begin investigating disaster recovery
   Year 3:
              solutions.




                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible         Activities

 5. C.2-5:1 - Establish and implement back-up strategies        Aug 08            6                   IT Director will
 and policies.                                                                                        develop plan
                                                                                                      and share with
                                                                                                      staff.


 5. C.2-5:2 - Identify solution for data recovery.              Jan 08            6                   IT Director will
                                                                                                      develop plan
                                                                                                      and share with
                                                                                                      staff.


 5. C.2-5:3 - Perform on-going evaluation with focus on         Jan 08 –          6                   IT Director will
 migrating to archival solutions.                               Jun 10                                develop plan
                                                                                                      and share with
                                                                                                      staff.



 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                 5. D Timeline    Responsible         Activities

 5. C.2-5:4 - Develop step-by-step standards for recovering      Aug 09           6                   IT Director will
 data from storage media after experiencing physical                                                  develop plan
 failure.                                                                                             and share with
                                                                                                      staff.




 GOAL 5. C.3 – Hardware – All schools will have the hardware capability to
 support curriculum and technology goals. All students and teachers will have
 equitable and ready access to hardware to support the curriculum and
 technology goals.
 OBJECTIVE 1: Reduce the student to computer ratio.
   Year 1:    Develop a hardware migration and refreshment plan.
   Year 2:    Actively exploring creative financing options for technology purchases.
              Collaborate with school sites to create plans and strategies for future technology purchases to lower
   Year 3:
              student to computer ratio.




                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                 5. D Timeline    Responsible         Activities

 5. C.3-1:1 - Assess current student to computer ratio.          Aug 07           6                   Use State
                                                                                                      Technology
                                                                                                      Report for
                                                                                                      current
                                                                                                      information.


 5. C.3-1:2 - Identify the existing student to computer ratio.   Sep 07           6                   Use State
                                                                                                      Technology
                                                                                                      Report for
                                                                                                      current
                                                                                                      information.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                                      Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                               5. E * Person       Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline     Responsible         Activities

 5. C.3-1:3 - Work with Chief Business Officer (CBO) and        Jul 07            6, 3                IT Director will
 Principals to identify funding and hardware migration                                                work with CBO
 plan.                                                                                                to earmark
                                                                                                      funds available
                                                                                                      for project.


 5. C.3-1:4 - Work with school sites to help plan for future    Sep 07            6, 7, 8             IT Director will
 technology purchases.                                                                                work with
                                                                                                      Principals to
                                                                                                      ensure
                                                                                                      appropriate
                                                                                                      purchases.


 5. C.3-1:5 - Follow plan to acquire and deploy identified      Sep 07 –          6                   IT Director and
 computers.                                                     Jun 10                                Technology
                                                                                                      Support
                                                                                                      Supervisor will
                                                                                                      implement.




 OBJECTIVE 2: Migrate to a single platform (Windows OS).
   Year 1:   Reduce number of Macs at sites by 50%.
   Year 2:   Remove remaining Macs at sites.
   Year 3:   Single platform in place.




                                                                                      5. E *        Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                   Person        Evaluation
                                                                  5. D Timeline       Responsible   Activities

 5. C.3-2:1 - Develop a plan for removal, reallocation and        Aug 07              6             IT Director will
 replacement of Apple computers.                                                                    develop plan
                                                                                                    with Technology
                                                                                                    Support
                                                                                                    Supervisor to
                                                                                                    develop and
                                                                                                    implement.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                    5. E *          Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                 Person          Evaluation
                                                                  5. D Timeline     Responsible     Activities

 5. C.3-2:2 - All computers using windows OS.                     Sep 08            6               IT Director will
                                                                                                    be responsible
                                                                                                    and report
                                                                                                    progress to CBO.




 GOAL 5. C.4 – Tech Support, IT Operational Structures and Software – Improve
 Technology support services to reflect the goals as put forth in AUSD’s
 Blueprint for Excellence.
 OBJECTIVE 1: Establish department wide project management practices.
   Year 1:   Implement project management practices and begin regular reporting procedures.
   Year 2:   Introduce staff to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices
   Year 3:   Evaluate prior years’ operational structure changes for effectiveness




                                                                                    5. E *          Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                 Person          Evaluation
                                                                5. D Timeline       Responsible     Activities

 5. C.4-1:1 - Train Technology Leadership in use of             Aug 07              6               IT Director will
 Microsoft Project software.                                                                        develop and
                                                                                                    share vision at
                                                                                                    Office of
                                                                                                    Technology
                                                                                                    meetings.


 5. C.4-1:2 - Establish regular reporting procedures and        Sep 07              6               IT Director will
 guidelines.                                                                                        establish and
                                                                                                    share at Office of
                                                                                                    Technology
                                                                                                    meetings.


 5. C.4-1:3 - Socialize department staff to the Information     Sep 07              6               Information will
 Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) models’ best                                              be shared at
 practices.                                                                                         regular Office of
                                                                                                    Technology
                                                                                                    meetings.



 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                    5. E *          Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                 Person          Evaluation
                                                                 5. D Timeline      Responsible     Activities

 5. C.4-1:4 - Implement adopted ITIL best practices.             Jan 08             6               IT Director will
                                                                                                    be responsible
                                                                                                    for monitoring.



 5. C.4-1:5 - Review ITIL compliant solutions for                Jun 08             6               IT Director will
 integrated IT management system.                                                                   report standing
                                                                                                    to CBO.




 OBJECTIVE 2: Increase Technology support staff.
   Year 1:   Create a FTE position to serve as backup for both Network and System Engineers.
   Year 2:   Add an additional Help Desk FTE
   Year 3:   Add two additional Technology Technician FTEs.




                                                                                    5. E *          Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                 Person          Evaluation
                                                                  5. D Timeline     Responsible     Activities

 5. C.4-2:1 - In collaboration with Human Resources develop       Jul 07            6               Key members of
 a job description for System /Network technician.                                                  HR will be
                                                                                                    brought in to
                                                                                                    develop job
                                                                                                    description.


 5. C.4-2:2 - Proceed with District’s hiring protocol for         Sep 07            6               IT Director will
 System /Network technician.                                                                        oversee.




 5. C.4-2:3 - Proceed with District’s hiring protocol for Help    Aug 08            6               IT Director will
 Desk technician.                                                                                   oversee.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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                                                                                    5. E *          Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                 Person          Evaluation
                                                                  5. D Timeline     Responsible     Activities

 5. C.4-2:4 - Proceed with District’s hiring protocol for         Jun 08            6               IT Director will
 Technology Technician.                                                                             oversee.




 OBJECTIVE 3: Align technology support services to meet the needs of District students and staff.
   Year 1:   Identify student, teachers, office staff and administrative staff needs.
   Year 2:   Develop and implement a plan to meet identified needs.
   Year 3:   Evaluate effectiveness of plan and modify as required.




                                                                                    5. E *          Monitoring &
 Benchmark Activity                                                                 Person          Evaluation
                                                                  5. D Timeline     Responsible     Activities

 5. C.4-3:1 - Develop and administer a survey to assess           Jul 07 –          6               IT Director will
 needs.                                                           Aug 07                            form committee
                                                                                                    for the purpose
                                                                                                    of creating
                                                                                                    survey.


 5. C.4-3:2 - Analyze survey results and develop a plan to        Sep 07 – Oct      6               Special
 meet identified customer service needs.                          07                                committee will
                                                                                                    report findings to
                                                                                                    Office of
                                                                                                    Technology.


 5. C.4-3:3 - Identify and purchase system for remote             Jan 08            6               IT Director will
 deployment of software, updates and patches.                                                       work wit
                                                                                                    Systems
                                                                                                    Engineer to
                                                                                                    create plan.




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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 5. D. BENCHMARKS AND TIMELINE – refer to tables above

 5. E. MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS
 Each semester the Chief Business Officer and the Director of Information Technology will
 review synthesized and analyzed data and make adjustments accordingly, as well as report to
 Cabinet and the Instructional Leadership Team as appropriate.

                                                                       Frequency of         Person Responsible for
 Evaluation Instruments and Data to be Collected                        Collection                Collection
                                                                                             Director – Information
 California School Technology Survey                                     Annually
                                                                                                  Technology
    ·    Number, location and age of instructional computers
    ·    Number of computers connected to Internet via
         permanent connection
    ·    Number of classrooms connected to Internet by
         permanent connection
    ·    Length of time for hardware repair
    ·    Length of response time for technical support
    ·    Number of school site technical support
    ·    Type of emerging technologies
                                                                                             Director – Information
 California District Technology Survey                                   Annually
                                                                                                  Technology
    ·    Type of each schools' Internet connection
    ·    Speed of each schools' Internet connection
    ·    Number of District Office FTEs for technical support
         positions
    ·    Number of hours per week for District Office
         contracted technical support staff or volunteers
    ·    Number of District Office FTEs for curriculum
         support for technology use
    ·    Electrical capacity
    ·    School Technology Plans




 * 1=Chief Academic Officer 2=Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum, 3=Chief Business Officer, 4=Director of
 Assessment, 5=Director of Curriculum/Teacher Support, 6=Director of Information Technology, 7=Coordinator of
 Educational Technology, 8=Principals, 9=Technology Integration Leaders, 10=Computer Teachers, 11=Classroom Teachers,
 12=SIS Staff

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 6. FUNDING AND BUDGET COMPONENT
 The Antioch Unified School District is committed to provide ongoing funding to support
 technology and its role in curriculum, staff development, and technical support. Implementation
 of this technology plan is a critical component of the district’s five-year plan and is core to the
 district’s overall mission.


 6. A. ESTABLISHED AND POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES
 The following funding resources will be used to implement the district technology plan:
 District Site
 Title II, Part D
 Lottery Funds
 Development-provided Fees
 General Funds
 Grants
 K12 Technology Voucher Funding
 E-Rate
 GATE
 Special Education
 Categorical Funds
 BTSA
 Donations
 High Priority Grant
 API Governor’s Award
 Discretionary Funds

 Antioch Unified School District also actively seeks grants from community businesses and other
 outside resources to supplement existing revenue. These resources are used to support the
 technology plan. The Technology Council will continue to seek out grants and provide school
 sites with upcoming funding opportunities that will include the District’s approval process for all
 applications.




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 6. B. ESTIMATED IMPLEMENTATION COSTS
 Funding will focus on three areas: Equipment, Technical Support, and Staff Development.
 Budget requirements associated with full implementation of this plan are summarized as follows.
 Schedules may be accelerated or extended based on availability of funds as discussed in section
 6.a above. All figures below are in thousands of dollars ($K)

 Funding Item                                            2007-2008     2008-2009      2009-2010

 Equipment                                                    $800          $800           $800
 Computer Maintenance Network Upgrades
 Desktop Replacement
 District Routers / CORE Switch
 Upgrade electronic learning resources
 New computers annually



 Funding Item                                            2007-2008     2008-2009      2009-2010

 Technology Support Staff                                   $1,100         $1,200        $1,340
 Existing staff (10 network techs)
 One additional support staff
 Staff Development                                            $250          $250           $250
 Site tech coaches
 Outside trainers
 Stipends for extra time
 Local conferences
 State conferences
 Books and other materials



 6. C TECHNICAL SUPPORT
 AUSD employs one Director of Information Technology and an Administrative Assistant, one
 Coordinator of Educational Technology, one Technology Support Provider, six Technology Field
 Technicians, one Data Systems Supervisor, three Student Information System Technicians, one
 Help Desk Technician, one Network Engineer and one System Engineer. T here is regularly a
 need to provide support to the all district sites. Each of the named positions provides service to
 the sites appropriate for the position.


 6. D. REPLACEMENT POLICY
 Currently the district has no formal equipment replacement policy for outdated equipment,
 however the district is committed to replacing outdated equipment after three to seven years
 based on usefulness to the instructional program. A policy recommendation will be researched
 and developed by the Technology Planning Team during the first year of plan implementation.


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 6. E. MONITOR PROGRESS
 The district’s Chief Business Officer will oversee the Technology Plan and budget. With support
 from the district’s Technology Council and the Tech Council’s steering committee, the Director
 of Informational Technology is responsible for monitoring progress toward the implementation of
 this plan and budget.




 7. MONITORING AND EVALUATION COMPONENT


 7. A. PLAN MONITORING AND EVALUATION PROCESS
 The Director of Informational Technology will serve as the overall manager of the district
 Technology Plan. The Director will organize regular meetings with the following staff and the
 Technology Council Steering Committee to monitor progress in the implementation of the AUSD
 technology plan. Additionally, this group will monitor and make adjustments to the plan and
 budget as needed.

 The following table describes positions and responsibilities for monitoring and evaluating various
 components of the plan:

 Position                                    Responsibilities
 Chief Business Officer                      Chair Technology Council
 Director of Information Technology          Secretary of Technology Council and IT Department head
 Coordinator of Educational Technology       Professional Development in coordination with Ed Services Staff
                                             (Curriculum Director, BTSA Induction staff, Coordinator of
                                             Assessment)

 Tech Team                                   Technical Support to school sites and district
 Technology Integration Leaders              Support staff development at each school site
 Student Information System Technicians      Oversee student information
 Educational Services Staff                  Coordinate staff development with Coordinator of Ed Tech




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 7. B. TIMELINE
 Monitoring and evaluation, and timelines are specifically defined for components throughout
 each goal of each component described above and in our timelines. Various instruments for data
 collection, including the State School Technology Survey and EdTechSurvey, have been defined
 throughout our goals. Other general areas of assessment include:
     · Annual increases in teachers’ technology proficiencies per the EdTechSurvey;
     · Annual increases in teachers’ use of technology to enhance curriculum;
     · Students’ progress in mastering the California Content Standards in Reading/LA and
          Math;
     · Students’ progress in acquiring technology proficiency skills;
     · Annual maintenance and infrastructure upgrade activities;
     · Timeliness and adequacy of tech support.


 7. C. REPORTING PROCESS
 The Director of Informational Technology and the Coordinator of Educational Technology will
 prepare annual reports of the progress toward meeting stated goals and benchmarks. This report
 will coincide with the budget development in Spring. The report will be presented to the
 Administrative Council and will include plan and budget revisions and recommendations. The
 Chief Business Officer and Chief Academic Officer will be responsible for making overall plan
 corrections and modifications based on these recommendations.




 8. ADULT LITERACY COMPONENT

 8. A. PROGRAM DEVELOPED
 Antioch Adult Education collaborates with other schools in the district and agencies in the
 community. Antioch Adult Education works with teachers, aides and administrators at other sites
 to coordinate curriculum and services for our students. Antioch Adult Education collaborates
 with the following agencies in the community to server our population with further education,
 employment readiness preparation, specific vocational training and job development:
 Employment Development Department, Private Industry Council, other Adult Education agencies
 in the county, Los Medanos College, Department of Rehabilitation, Department of Social
 Services, Goodwill Industries, St Vincent DePaul, Chamber of Commerce and the Eastbay
 Works. Eastbay Works is part of Contra Costa County’s One-Stop Delivery System.

 Technology is currently used to strengthen and allow for continuous improvement in instruction,
 management, assessment and communication. The agency currently employs one teacher who is
 responsible for making technology decisions. The technology specialist in conjunction with
 AUSD technicians maintains the hardware and networks. Classroom instructors evaluate and
 request software to be used in the classroom. This past year, there have been three staff
 development days to bring teachers up to speed with new technology implementations.
 Designated personnel also attend workshops that address the TOPSpro management system.



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 Through the use of computer networked learning labs, students may access the Internet, use
 software programs designed for English language development, literacy skills, workforce
 readiness skills and complete designated assignments. Teachers are able to access student
 accounts to monitor progress through management systems associated with the software
 programs.

 Two computer labs are available to the students. The labs consist of both iMac computers and
 Windows machines that are networked and have Internet access. These computers are equipped
 with Rosetta Stone, Reading Horizons (language and reading/writing development) and
 Contemporary’s Basic Skills that contains instructional components in social studies. A second
 lab is available to students to use instructional CD’s and DVD’s in all areas of social studies
 content. These instructional tools provide visual support to listening and reading in social studies
 content.

 Educational web site links are available to students through the Alternative Education Website.
 There are also bookmarked sites for students’ use in specific classes for classroom assignments.
 Students have access to historical documents, news sites, such as USA Today, consumer
 information and employment information.

 Antioch Adult Education currently subscribes to Skills Tutor that provides Internet-based
 instruction in reading, writing and work skills development. Students use this computer-based
 learning system that is comprised of pre- / post-testing and develops lessons according to skill
 level. Students who are enrolled in a classroom based on ESL or Family Literacy course have
 additional access through the Internet for practice at home as long as they are enrolled and
 attending.

 In addition to instructional programs and Internet resources, the career exploration software
 Choices is available for students. Students work with a teacher to identify strengths, possible
 career choices and the necessary level of education. Students may develop resumés and post
 them on the CalJobs and other Internet-based employment sites. They may also research
 employment opportunities on these sites. Antioch Adult Education provides training in basic
 keyboard, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Microsoft Office. These classes provide
 training in Word, Access, Excel, Power Point, and Internet Explorer. The Regional Occupation
 Program also provides entry-level job training to ESL, Voc Rehab, Welfare to Work and EDD
 students and clients. The open entry – open exit program provides tuition free classes in the most
 current computer applications including Microsoft Office Professional 2003, Quickbooks Pro as
 well as Windows, keyboarding and intro to Internet. Students receive certificates and prepare
 resumés and portfolios exhibiting their proficiencies.

 Antioch Adult Ed provides a flexible schedule so that adults can access technology in the
 morning, afternoon or evenings. The Adult Center also provides career guidance and academic
 counseling with credentialed staff to ensure success for our adult students and community
 members. Antioch Adult Ed is also exploring other possibilities to offer more opportunities for
 the adults of the community to have access to technology.

 The Adult Center received an EL Civics Grant from the State Department of Education. Under
 this grant under-educated adults in the Antioch area gain reading, writing, math and English
 Language skills, along with earning diplomas and GED’s. Technology is used to accelerate the
 achievement of these goals. Teachers and students together expand their knowledge and use of
 technology. All students have access to computers and the Internet. One goal of this grant is that


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 students will learn job skills that require computer and keyboard usage. The grant includes
 considerable professional development for the staff as well as students. Learning is project-based
 and weekly lessons include use of Internet search and retrieval skills.

 Antioch Adult Ed is part of the Alternative Education Program of AUSD that is housed at
 Prospects High School. There is a full-time certificated technology staff member dedicated just
 to that school site. The technology teacher attends all monthly meetings of the district-wide
 group of technology teachers. Professional development is on going and is currently focused on
 Internet search and retrieval skills and multimedia presentations.


 9. EFFECTIVE RESEARCH-BASED METHODS &
    STRATEGIES

 9. A. DESCRIPTION OF STRATEGIES
 Relevant research has been reviewed in order to provide a secure foundation for designing the
 goals and objectives for student achievement and for teacher learning. The educational
 technology, curriculum and staff development committees in the district have an ongoing process
 of grounding practices in research proven methodologies. Currently, the district is implementing
 reading and math programs chosen for their evidence based results with student achievement.

 Integration
 Throughout the plan we emphasize the need to integrate technology in all venues of the
 classroom and learning. This is reflected in our curricular and professional goals.
      ·    Curriculum Objective 3.e: 75% of 5th, 8th, and 10th grade students will meet
           grade level computer standards by completing assignments involving integrating
           technology across the curriculum.
           (Pg 15)
      ·    Professional Development Objective 4.b.2: Staff will demonstrate increased use
           of technological learning resources to organize, teach, and assess student
           learning in California Content Standards. (Pg 33)

 We believe full integration has the greatest impact on learning, student motivation and
 achievement. The Apple Classroom of Tomorrow (ACOT) study emphasizes this idea.
          “… in the ACOT study, student engagement remained highest when technology
          use was integrated into the larger curricular framework, rather than being an ‘add-
          on’ to an already full curriculum. 1
 Integration with curriculum framework also strengthens information literacy skills:



 1
  Sandholtz, J.H., Ringstaff, C., & Dwyer, D. C. (1997). Teaching with Technology:
 Creating student-centered classrooms. New York; Teachers College Press


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          “Using technology within the curriculum framework can enhance important skills
          that will be valued in the workplace, such as locating and accessing information,
          organizing and displaying data, and creating persuasive arguments.” 2
 Student achievement gains can be realized when technology is effectively integrated into
 the curriculum:
          In an eight-year longitudinal study of SAT-I performance at new Hampshire’s
          Brewster Academy I(Bain & Ross, 1999), students participating in the
          technology-integrated school reform efforts (School Design Model) demonstrated
          average increases of 94 points in combined SAT-I performance over students who
          participated in the traditional school experience. 3

 Project-based Learning
 Technology is most effectively integrated into instruction when educators and education
 decision makers support the development of instructional lessons and units that use
 technology to extend and reinforce core curricula.
 Means, B., & Olson, K. (1997). Technology and education reform. Office of Educational
 Research and Improvement, Contract No. RP91-172010. Washington, DC: U.S.
 Department of Education. Retrieved February 3, 2003, from
                   http://www.ed.gov/pubs/SER/Technology/title.html.

 Our primary goal is to have all teachers integrating technology for both instruction and
 student learning. Wherever possible, teachers are encouraged to use Project-based
 learning. Our goal is to impact student achievement in Language Arts and Mathematics.
 We propose using project-based assignments supported with technology and aligned with
 content standards to impact student learning.
      ·    Curriculum Objective 3. E.3 – 5th grade Students will complete a project-based
           assignment per year, 8th grade students will complete at least two project-based
           assignments one of which incorporates Internet research and a multimedia presentation
           and 10th grade students will complete at least two project-based assignments that
           incorporate Internet research and multimedia presentations to meet content standards
           and demonstrate their use of technology.

 Project-based learning activities create opportunities for students to work on problems in
 the real world. Accomplished teachers make the projects relevant to the world outside
 the classroom, and help the students to see and understand the connections between
 classroom activities and the world of work. These projects can also build students’
 abilities to set personal goals and standards of excellence. The interdisciplinary nature of


 2
  Critical issue: Using technology to improve student achievement. (1999). Retrieved
 March 12, 2001, from North Central Regional Educational Laboratory Web site:
 http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/_technlgy/te800.htm

 3
   Bain,A., & Ross, K. (1999). School reengineering and ST-I performance: A case study.
 International Journal of Education Reform 9(2), 148-153


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 these projects encourages students to widen and explore their personal interests while
 gaining the knowledge they need in core subjects.
 In a California longitudinal study, researchers investigated the impact of project-based
 learning using multimedia. Data from teachers’ self-reports, as well as classroom
 observation data, suggest that project teachers were less likely to lecture than non-project
 colleagues and instead took on the role of facilitator or coach. In project classrooms,
 students spent a greater amount of time than non-project peers in active, small group
 collaborative activities. In short, project classrooms were much more student centered
 than and were “organized around the collaborative construction of complex products.” 4
 Powerful achievement is seen when the computer is used as a tool for both research and
 presentation. Two studies that chronicle these results are the Apple Classrooms of
 Tomorrow and the Challenge 2000 Multimedia Project. In the ten-year Apple study
 (ACOT) Classrooms of Tomorrow were provided computer technology, intensive teacher
 training and time for teachers to reflect and discuss best practices. As a result, students
 showed routine use of higher-order thinking skills, increased cooperative work skills,
 longer time on task and greater initiative and substantial change in teacher beliefs about
 learning. The research is presented at this site:
 http://a400.q.akamai.net/7/400/51/c03abe60ced0dd/www.apple.com/education/k12/leadership/acot/pdf/10vr.pdf

 In the five-year Challenge 2000 study, teams of K-12 teachers were trained to develop
 curriculum-based multimedia projects with students and received intensive on-site
 support. Students were given resources and an assignment to create a brochure depicting
 the problems homeless students face in school, and how their school might better serve
 these students. These students consistently outscored their non-project cohorts in terms
 of content understanding, adapting their message to the audience, and in the design and
 appearance of their brochures. This research is summarized at:
                     http://www.sri.com/policy/ctl/html/challenge.html.



 9. B. EXAMINATION

 AUSD has identified gains in student achievement as major goals. We acknowledge that
 professional development of our staff is a critical predictor of the successful integration
 of technology and leads to the greatest gains in student achievement. Studies show that
 teachers are ill prepared to both use technology tools for teacher presentation let alone
 student learning. 5 Often it is reported that not only limited access prevents teachers from
 using technology but the knowledge of what to do with it once teachers have technology
 in their classrooms.


 4
   Penuel, Golan, Means & Korbak (2000). Silicon Valley Challenge 2000: Year 4 report.
 Menlo Park, CA: SRI International
 5
   Adelman, N., Donnelly, M. B., Dove, T., Tiffany-Morales, J., Wayne, A., & Zucker, A.
 A. (2002). The integrated studies of educational technology: Professional development
 and teachers' use of technology. Menlo Park CA: SRI International


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 What is required is a sustained effort to provide training, support and reflection on the
 best strategies to prepare teacher for true technology integration that has a positive impact
 on student learning. The Relationship Between Educational Technology and Student
 Achievement suggests that students whose teachers received professional development
 on computers showed gains in math scores of up to 13 weeks above grade level. This
 finding dovetails with the AUSD objective of integrating technology into the math
 curriculum.

 A local model that we will use as a springboard for integrating technology into the
 curriculum to improve student achievement is our EETT Middle School Math Grant.
 Teachers were provided with the necessary hardware, regular professional development
 and the tools necessary to learn and implement successful strategies. Math coaches
 provided classroom guidance and feedback. Teachers and students had access to on-line
 software that allowed differentiation of instruction. The practice of different student
 grouping models was also part of the training. As a follow-up to training, staff was given
 the opportunity to discuss and receive support for challenges that they were encountering
 on a regular basis. The results of this effort were very positive for both students and
 teachers. There were increases in both teacher usage of technology and student
 achievement scores.

 A study called Preparing Urban Teachers to use Technology for Instruction by James
 Lonergan, Teachers College, Columbia University (http://www.ericdigests.org/2002-
 3/urban.htm ) states that “Educational technology, when used to develop higher-order
 thinking skills, can have a positive impact on learning, according to a study by the
 Educational Testing Service (Wenglinsky, 1998). But teachers in low-income schools
 often teach about the computer itself, and use computers for drill and practice, rather than
 for research, inquiry, and communication. Further research has shown that in real-life
 situations lower-order and higher-order thinking are not separated; therefore, effective
 teaching should combine the two.” This study reinforces the focus on project-based
 learning in our student objectives and provides support for staff development in these
 areas as well.

 Another comprehensive study from the Milken Family Foundation had some good
 evidence for the impact of professional development. They looked at several studies and
 compiled their research: “…the greatest gains in student achievement occurred when
 teachers were trained in the use of technology.” “…when teachers are learning to
 integrate technology into their classrooms, the most important staff-development features
 include opportunities to explore, reflect, collaborate with peers, work on authentic
 learning tasks, and engage in hands-on active learning.” Schacter (1999).




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 9. C. UTILIZATION

 Many teachers in academic curricular areas including advanced placement courses
 regularly use school computer labs to augment their classroom assignments. We have
 seen growth in the use of project based learning, especially since the advent of the
 implementation various technology focused grants.

 In addition, approximately 70 teachers throughout the district have successfully
 completed a 40-hour Intel Teach to the Future staff development training, and have
 carried that training into the classroom. Typically these teachers have more than a single
 computer in their classroom and seamlessly integrate technology into the instructional
 program.

 The Coordinator of Educational Technology will have the responsibility of developing
 and promoting emerging strategies to enhance delivery of rigorous, standards-based
 course material as well as strategies to deploy distance learning.



 APPENDIX
 APPENDIX A – AUSD COMPUTER STANDARDS

 APPENDIX B – AUSD STAFF DEVELOPMENT FLOW CHART

 APPENDIX C – CRITERIA FOR EETT FUNDED ED TECH PLANS




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Technology Foundation Standards for Students:
Knowledge & Skills K-12 Matrix
The Technology Foundation Standards: Knowledge & Skills K-8 Matrix identifies
16 technology areas and their encompassing skills used in K-8 education. This
matrix reflects the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS) and is
intended to be used as a guide in conjunction with district content and performance standards.
School communities are encouraged to use the matrix to integrate the following technology
foundations into lesson development of curriculum content.
NETS also publishes profiles for grade level indicators, these are also included.

NETS Standards
   1. Basic operations and concepts
       • Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of
         technology systems.
       • Students are proficient in the use of technology.

   2. Social, ethical, and human issues
       • Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
       • Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and software.
       • Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong
         learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
   3. Technology productivity tools
       • Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote
         creativity.
       • Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
         models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
   4. Technology communications tools
       • Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers,
         experts, and other audiences.
       • Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas
         effectively to multiple audiences.
   5. Technology research tools
       • Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of
         sources.
       • Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
       • Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations
         based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
   6. Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools
       • Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed
         decisions.
       • Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in
         the real world.


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Technology Foundation Areas

 1. General Hardware                                 8. Spreadsheet

 2. General Software                                 9. Database

 3. Operating System                              10. Multimedia & Presentation

 4. Word Processing                               11. Information Search & Retrieval Skills

 5. Keyboarding                                   12. Telecommunications

 6. Graphics                                      13. Social and Ethical Practices

 7. Desktop Publishing                            14. Health & Safety



Instructional Key
The knowledge and skills content within each area is presented in activities across the K–12
curriculum with a teaching level of instruction key:

   A= Awareness Level
      The student is exposed to the technology as it is being used by others.

   G= Guided Level
      The student begins to use the technology with the help of others.

   I= Independent Level
       The student uses the technology without assistance.

   M= Mastery
     The student is competent in using the technology and is able to teach others.

   O= Optional
      Skill is viewed as Optional within the curriculum.




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P ROFILES       FOR    T ECHNOLOGY L ITERATE S TUDENTS

A major component of the NETS Project is the development of a general set of profiles
describing technology-literate students at key developmental points in their pre-college
education. These profiles reflect the underlying assumption that all students should have the
opportunity to develop technology skills that support learning, personal productivity, decision-
making, and daily life. These profiles and associated standards provide a framework for
preparing students to be lifelong learners who make informed decisions about the role of
technology in their lives.
Performance Indicators
The Profiles for Technology Literate Students provide performance indicators describing the
technology competence students should exhibit upon completion of the following grade ranges:
    • Grades Pre-K – 2                                       • Grades 6 – 8
    • Grades 3 – 5                                           • Grades 9 – 12
These profiles are indicators of achievement at certain stages in Pre-K – 12 education. They
assume that technology skills are developed by coordinated activities that support learning
throughout a student's education. These skills are to be introduced, reinforced, and finally
mastered, and thus, integrated into an individual's personal learning and social framework. They
represent essential, realistic, and attainable goals for lifelong learning and a productive citizenry.
The standards and performance indicators are based on input and feedback from educational
technology experts as well as parents, teachers, and curriculum experts. In addition, they reflect
information collected from professional literature and local, state, and national documents.
Grades Pre-K – 2
All students should have opportunities to demonstrate the following performances.
Prior to completion of Grade 2, students will:
  1. Use input devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, remote control) and output devices (e.g., monitor,
     printer) to successfully operate computers, VCRs, audiotapes, and other technologies. (1)
  2. Use a variety of media and technology resources for directed and independent learning
     activities. (1, 3)
  3. Communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate
     terminology. (1)
  4. Use developmentally appropriate multimedia resources (e.g., interactive books, educational
     software, elementary multimedia encyclopedias) to support learning. (1)
  5. Work cooperatively and collaboratively with peers, family members, and others when using
     technology in the classroom. (2)
  6. Demonstrate positive social and ethical behaviors when using technology. (2)
  7. Practice responsible use of technology systems and software. (2)
  8. Create developmentally appropriate multimedia products with support from teachers, family
     members, or student partners. (3)

Numbers in parentheses following each performance indicator refer to the standards category to which the performance is linked.
The categories are:
 1. Basic operations and concepts          2. Social, ethical, and human            3. Technology productivity tools
                                              issues
 4. Technology communications tools        5. Technology research tools             6. Problem-solving and decision-making
                                                                                       tools

ComputerStandards K-12                                                                               Performance Indicators
ComputerStandards K-12                                                                                         Page 4 of 24

 9. Use technology resources (e.g., puzzles, logical thinking programs, writing tools, digital
    cameras, drawing tools) for problem solving, communication, and illustration of thoughts,
    ideas, and stories. (3, 4, 5, 6)
10. Gather information and communicate with others using telecommunications, with support
    from teachers, family members, or student partners. (4)
Grades 3 – 5
All students should have opportunities to demonstrate the following performances.
Prior to completion of Grade 5, students will:
  1. Use keyboards and other common input and output devices (including adaptive devices
     when necessary) efficiently and effectively. (1)
  2. Discuss common uses of technology in daily life and the advantages and disadvantages
     those uses provide. (1, 2)
  3. Discuss basic issues related to responsible use of technology and information and describe
     personal consequences of inappropriate use. (2)
  4. Use general-purpose productivity tools and peripherals to support personal productivity,
     remediate skill deficits, and facilitate learning throughout the curriculum. (3)
  5. Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras,
     scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities
     to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. (3, 4)
  6. Use telecommunications efficiently to access remote information, communicate with others
     in support of direct and independent learning, and pursue personal interests. (4)
  7. Use telecommunications and online resources (e.g., e-mail, online discussions, Web
     environments) to participate in collaborative problem-solving activities for the purpose of
     developing solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. (4, 5)
  8. Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational
     software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities. (5, 6)
  9. Determine which technology is useful and select the appropriate tool(s) and technology
     resources to address a variety of tasks and problems. (5, 6)
10. Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of
     electronic information sources. (6)


GRADES 6-8
All students should have opportunities to demonstrate the following performances.
Prior to completion of Grade 8, students will:
  1. Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that
     occur during everyday use. (1)
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those
     changes have on the workplace and society. (2)
  3. Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss
     consequences of misuse. (2)
Numbers in parentheses following each performance indicator refer to the standards category to which the performance is linked.
The categories are:
 1. Basic operations and concepts          2. Social, ethical, and human            3. Technology productivity tools
                                              issues
 4. Technology communications tools        5. Technology research tools             6. Problem-solving and decision-making
                                                                                       tools

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ComputerStandards K-12                                                                                         Page 5 of 24

 4. Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing
    calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research. (3, 5)
 5. Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group
    collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum. (3, 6)
 6. Design, develop, publish, and present products (e.g., Web pages, videotapes) using
    technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences
    inside and outside the classroom. (4, 5, 6)
 7. Collaborate with peers, experts, and others using telecommunications and collaborative
    tools to investigate curriculum-related problems, issues, and information, and to develop
    solutions or products for audiences inside and outside the classroom. (4, 5)
 8. Select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks
    and solve problems. (5, 6)
 9. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity,
    and of practical applications to learning and problem solving. (1, 6)
10. Research and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and
    bias of electronic information sources concerning real-world problems. (2, 5, 6)
GRADES 9-12
All students should have opportunities to demonstrate the following performances.
Prior to completion of Grade 12, students will:
  1.    Identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources
        and assess the potential of these systems and services to address personal, lifelong
        learning, and workplace needs. (2)
  2.    Make informed choices among technology systems, resources, and services. (1, 2)
  3.    Analyze advantages and disadvantages of widespread use and reliance on technology in
        the workplace and in society as a whole. (2)
  4.    Demonstrate and advocate for legal and ethical behaviors among peers, family, and
        community regarding the use of technology and information. (2)
  5.    Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating
        personal/professional information (e.g., finances, schedules, addresses, purchases,
        correspondence). (3, 4)
  6.    Evaluate technology-based options, including distance and distributed education, for
        lifelong learning. (5)
  7.    Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for
        collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity. (4, 5, 6)
  8.    Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving,
        and decision-making in content learning. (4, 5)
  9.    Investigate and apply expert systems, intelligent agents, and simulations in real-world
        situations. (3, 5, 6)
10.     Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge
        base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information,
        models, and other creative works. (4, 5, 6)
Numbers in parentheses following each performance indicator refer to the standards category to which the performance is linked.
The categories are:
 1. Basic operations and concepts          2. Social, ethical, and human            3. Technology productivity tools
                                              issues
 4. Technology communications tools        5. Technology research tools             6. Problem-solving and decision-making
                                                                                       tools

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ComputerStandards K-12                                                                          Page 6 of 24


 1. General Hardware
       NETS Standards: Basic operations and concepts
        Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of
        technology systems.
        Students are proficient in the use of technology.

  #     Knowledge and Skills                 K     1      2   3    4    5    6    7    8       9 10 11 12
1.1     Identify the monitor and CPU          I   M
1.2     Use a mouse and keyboard to
                                              I   M
        enter data
1.3     Identify & use computer
        peripherals: CD player,              A    G M
        microphone, speaker
1.4     Identify and use A/V equipment:
        digital camera, camcorder,           A    A       A   A    G G        I    I   M
        audio CD player, TV
1.5     Identify and use various
        physical ports, e.g. the printer,    A    A       A   A    G G        I    I   M
        microphone etc.
1.6     Use a presentation system
                                             A    A       A   A    G G        I    I    I      M
        (project/LCD panel, TV monitor)
1.7     Identify the appropriate cables
        for computer, peripherals and                                   0    0    0    0       A G     I     I
        A/V connections
1.8     Explain the uses of and the
        means by which computers are              A       A   A    A    G G        I   M
        networked




A = Awareness     G = Guided Practice   I = Independent       M = Mastery (can teach others)       O = Optional

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 2. General Software
       NETS Standards: Basic operations and concepts
        Students demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of
        technology systems.
        Students are proficient in the use of technology.

        Knowledge and Skills                K     1      2   3    4    5    6    7    8       9 10 11 12
 2.1    Launch and Quit applications        G     I      M
 2.2    Create a new document: Save,
                                            G G G             I    I   M
        Open, Close
 2.3    Print a document                    G G G             I    I   M
 2.4    Use ‘cancel’ and ‘undo’ as
                                             A   A       G G       I   M
        troubleshooting tools
 2.5    Use ‘Save As…”                       A   A       G G       I   M
 2.6    Choose appropriate page
                                             A   A       G G       I   M
        orientation
 2.7    Save a document to storage
        media, hard drive and server
                                             A   G G          I    I   M
        (Understand desktop
        navigation/hierarchy)
 2.8    Share data between two
        applications (e.g. import/export,                              A    A    G G G              I   I    M
        embed, link)
 2.9    Customize workspace                                       A    A    G G        I      I    M
 2.10 Understand update options for
      specific applications including                                                         A     G   I    I
      operating system




A = Awareness    G = Guided Practice   I = Independent       M = Mastery (can teach others)         O = Optional

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ComputerStandards K-12                                                                         Page 8 of 24


 3. Operating System
       NETS Standards: Technology productivity tools
        Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
        promote creativity.
        Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
        models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

        Knowledge and Skills                K     1      2   3    4    5    6    7    8       9 10 11 12
 3.1    Start, Shut down, Restart           G     I      M
 3.2    Use menus, keyboard shortcuts
        and/or context-sensitive menus      A    G       I   M
        to navigate thru windows
 3.3    Insert and remove disks and
                                            A    G       I   M
        CDs correctly
 3.4    Understand the desktop,
        window manipulation, zoom
        box, close box, resize box,         A    G G          I    I    I   M
        finder/program manager,
        application/finder menu
 3.5    Select printer                                   A   G G G           I    I   M
 3.6    Use file management: including
        file organization, naming
        conventions, delete, copy,                       A   G G        I    I    I   M
        backup, format, and cross-
        platform file transfer




A = Awareness    G = Guided Practice   I = Independent       M = Mastery (can teach others)      O = Optional

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 4. Word Processing
       Technology Productivity Tools
         Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
         promote creativity.
         Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
         models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
        Knowledge and Skills                    K     1      2   3    4    5    6    7    8       9 10 11 12
 4.1    Enter text and line break
        (character keys, space bar and           I   M
        return/enter keys)
 4.2    Delete text (delete key or
                                                 I   M
        backspace key)
 4.3    Insert and move cursor (arrow
                                                G     I      M
        keys, mouse)
 4.4    Use basic punctuation keys
        (shift, question mark, period           G G          I   M
        and comma keys)
 4.5    Format and edit text (by
        highlighting font, size, style);        A    G G          I   M
        replace or delete existing text
 4.6    Change font justification and
                                                A    G G          I   M
        line spacing using basic ruler
 4.7    Cut, copy and paste text to
        another location in same                     A       G G       I   M
        document
 4.8    Use spelling check (words and
                                                             A   G     I   M
        entire document)
 4.9    Cut, copy and paste text to
                                                             A   G     I   M
        another document
 4.10 Create multi-column documents                          A   G G        I    I    I   M
 4.11 Import and arrange graphics in
      document (copy, paste, wrap                                A    G G        I    I   M
      text around graphics)
 4.12 Format document (margins,
                                                                 A    G     I    I    I   M
      headers, footers, page numbers
 4.13 Format paragraph and page
      (tab, intent, hanging indent, line                         A    G     I    I    I   M
      spacing, outline format)
 4.14 Use Find/replace, thesaurus,
                                                                 A    G     I    I    I   M
      dictionary
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        Knowledge and Skills                K     1      2   3    4    5    6    7    8       9 10 11 12
 4.15 Import/export to other files,
      formats, documents or                                       A    G     I    I   M
      applications
 4.16 Merge data from database into
      word processing document (e.g.                              A    G G        I    I      M
      form letter)




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 5. Keyboarding
        Technology Productivity Tools
          Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
          promote creativity.
          Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
          models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

         Knowledge and Skills                  K    1     2     3    4   5     6   7    8      9 10 11 12
  5.1    Recognize and locate letters and
                                               I   M
         numbers on a keyboard
  5.2    Use basic key functions (space
         bar, return/enter, shift, arrow
         keys, caps lock,                   A       G     I    M
         delete/backspace, option/alt, tab,
         num lock
  5.3    Use correct right- and left-hand
                                               A    G     I    M
         keyboard positions
  5.4    Demonstrate correct home row
                                               A    G G         I   M
         position
  5.5    Enter text at a defined speed with
                                            A       G G G G              20*   G G      30*
         90% accuracy
  5.6    Use 10-key typing on a numeric
                                               A    A     A    A A       A     G G G           G    I    I    I
         keyboard
* WPM




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 6. Graphics
       Technology Productivity Tools
         Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
         promote creativity.
         Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
         models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

       Technology Communications Tools
         Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers,
         experts, and other audiences.
         Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and
         ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
         Knowledge and Skills                K     1     2    3    4    5    6    7    8      9 10 11 12
 6.1     Create original artwork using
         the tools within a grade-          G      I     I     I    I    I    I    I    I     I    I    I   M
         appropriate graphics program
 6.2     Use editing tools in drawing and
         painting (select, add color and    A     A      G G        I   M
         pattern, resize, crop, erase)
 6.3     Capture still images from
         various digital sources (e.g.,
                                                         A    G     I    I   M
         scanners, digital cameras,
         Internet)
 6.4     Use principles of design
         (proportion, balance, contrast,                 A    G G G           I   M
         rhythm, emphasis, unity
 6.5     Import and export graphics in
         appropriate file format (e.g.,                            A    G G        I   M
         eps, tiff, pict, jpeg, gif)
 6.6     Know appropriate type of
         graphics application to
                                                                   A    G G        I   M
         complete a given task (drawing,
         painting or photo enhancement)
 6.7     Plan, organize and save
         multimedia files with attention to                        A    A    A    G G         I    I    I   M
         file size and media storage
 6.8     Understand resolution and and
                                                                             A    A    G G         I    I   M
         image size issues




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 7. Desktop Publishing
        Technology Productivity Tools
          Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
          promote creativity.
          Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
          models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

        Technology Communications Tools
          Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers,
          experts, and other audiences.
          Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and
          ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
         Knowledge and Skills                 K    1      2    3    4    5    6    7    8      9 10 11 12
  7.1    Use age-appropriate software
                                              G G G G G                   I    I    I   M
         for desktop publishing
  7.2  Set the column width                               A    A    G G        I    I   M
  7.3 Use appropriate fonts, style and                    A    G G G           I    I   M
       size
  7.4 Identify serif/sans serif fonts                     A    A    G G        I    I   M
       and use them appropriately
  7.5 Set the paragraph indentation           A    A      G G        I    I    I    I   M
  7.6 Design headlines relative to
       body text using appropriate
                                                   A      A    A    G G        I    I   M
       font, style and other design
       elements
  7.7 Choose justification or ragged                      A    G G        I    I    I   M
       right margin
  7.8 Use principles of design
       (proportion, balance, contrast,                    A    G G G           I    I   M
       rhythm, emphasis, unity
  7.9 Balance the artwork in relation                          A    A    G     I    I   M
       to text
  7.10 Apply shading and color where                      A    A    G G        I    I   M
       appropriate
  7.11 Set tabs and hanging indents                       A    A    G G G           I    I     M




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 8. Spreadsheet
        Technology Productivity Tools
          Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
          promote creativity.

        Technology Communications Tools
          Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and
          ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

        Technology Research Tools
          Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety
          of sources.
          Students use technology tools to process data and report results.

        Technology Problem-solving and Decision-making Tools
          Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed
          decisions.
          Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems
          in the real world.
         Knowledge and Skills               K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8                              9 10 11 12
  8.1    Read and interpret information
                                            A G G I I M
         in a spreadsheet
  8.2    Enter, edit and delete data in a
                                                A G G I M
         spreadsheet/graphing program
  8.3    Format cell attributes (e.g.,
                                                  A G G I M
         columns, rows, styles, number)
  8.4    Use data from a spreadsheet to
         create appropriate charts and            A G G I I I                              I   M
         graphs
  8.5    Use basic formulas for adding,
         subtracting, multiplying,
                                                  A G G I I M
         dividing, averaging and
         determining percents
  8.6    Use "fill" for multiple entries of
                                                  A G G I I M
         the same value or number
  8.7    Cut, copy and paste formulas,
                                                  A G G I I M
         values and functions
  8.8    Set decimal place accuracy                 A G I I M
  8.9 Link cells and worksheet                                            A G       I      I M
 8.10 Format sheet level attributes                                  A    G G       I      M
      (e.g. freeze pane, split window,
      hide columns)

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 9. Database
        Technology Productivity Tools
          Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
          promote creativity.
          Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
          models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

        Technology Research Tools
          Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety
          of sources.
          Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
          Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological
          innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

        Technology Problem-solving and Decision-making Tools
          Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed
          decisions.
          Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems
          in the real world.

         Knowledge and Skills                   K    1      2    3    4    5    6    7    8      9 10 11 12
  9.1    Use an age-appropriate
                                                A    G      I    I    I   M
         database to find information
  9.2    Enter information in an existing
                                                                 A   G G        I    I    M
         database
  9.3    Create a database: define
                                                                 A   G     I    I    I    M
         fields and enter information
  9.4    Use sort and find to retrieve
                                                                      A    G G       I    M
         and interpret information
  9.5    Use a database to merge
         information into a word                                      A    G G       I    M
         processing document
  9.6    Set field attributes (styles),
         move fields and change field                                 A    A    G    I    M
         size
  9.7    Create layouts to display
                                                                      A    A    G G G            I    I   M
         appropriate information




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 10. Multimedia & Presentation
       Technology Productivity Tools
         Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and
         promote creativity.
         Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced
         models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

       Technology Communications Tools
         Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers,
         experts, and other audiences.
         Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and
         ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

       Knowledge and Skills            K         1       2   3    4    5    6      7    8     9   10 11 12
 10.1 Navigate through a               A         G   G       I    I   M
       multimedia presentation
 10.2 Critically evaluate
                                       G         G   G       G   G     G    G      I    I     I    I   M
       presentations
 10.3 Use age-appropriate
       multimedia authoring            A         A   G       G    I    I    I      I   M
       hardware and software
 10.4 Use appropriate software to
       create an electronic slide
                                       A         A   G       G    I    I    I      I   M
       presentation such as
       PowerPoint
 10.5 Create and Include relevant
       audio content into electronic                         A   A     G    G      I   M
       presentation
 10.6 Integrate media from various
       sources (e.g., DVDs, CD         A         A   G       G   G     G    I      I   M
       ROMs and the Internet)
 10.7 Import different file formats    A         A   G       G   G     I    I      I   M
       (graphics, sounds, video, etc)
 10.8 Use principles of design:
       contrast, alignment,                          A       G   G     G    I      I    I     I    I    I   M
       repetition, proximity
 10.9 Save captured media from
       various audio and video                               A   G     G    G      I    I     I    I    I   M
       sources
 10.10 Plan, organize and save
       multimedia files with attention                           A     A    A      G   G      I    I    I   M
       to file size and media storage
 10.11 Demonstrate appropriate         A         A   G       G    I    I    I      I   M
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          Knowledge and Skills             K     1       2   3    4    5    6      7    8     9   10 11 12
          presentation skills, focusing
          on pace and image/message
          transitions
 10.12    Use a projection system to
                                           A     A   G       G    I    I    I      I   M
          deliver a presentation
 10.13    Use outlining tools to create
          simple presentation                        A       G   G     G    I      I   M
          templates
 10.14    Create or edit templates that
                                                     A       A   G     G    I      I   M
          are consistent in layout
 10.15    Create supplementary
          material for presentations
                                                                 A     A    G      I   M
          (e.g. handouts, web-
          accessible)
 10.16    Present slide show using a
          projection system (data
                                           A     A   G       G    I    I    I      I   M
          display projector, LCD panel,
          TV monitor)
 10.17    Use outlining tools to create
          simple presentation              A     G   G       G    I    I    M
          templates
 10.18    Brainstorm and plan
          presentation content,                              A   G     G    I      M
          organization and schedule
 10.19    Use graphic organizers to
          gather information, develop
                                           A     A   A       G    I   M
          ideas, make decisions, or
          organize thinking




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 11. Information Search & Retrieval Skills
        Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
          Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to
          technology.
          Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and
          software.
          Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong
          learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

        Technology Research Tools
          Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety
          of sources.
          Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
          Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological
          innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks

         Knowledge and Skills                  K    1     2    3    4    5     6   7    8      9 10 11 12
 11.1    Use browser application tools to
                                              G G         I     I    I   M
         navigate web pages and sites
 11.2    Browse for information using
                                               A   G G G             I   M
         subject directories.
 11.3    Use nonlinear text features in
         web pages (hyperlinks, pop-up         A    A     G G        I    I    I    I   M
         windows) to read for information
 11.4    Construct key words from
         research questions and
         combine with search techniques             A     A    G G G           I    I   M
         (e.g. Boolean queries and other
         syntax) using search engines
 11.5    Use specialized search
         directories (newspapers,                         A    A    G G G           I    I     I   M
         government, science, etc)
 11.6    Know when to use a directory,
         engine or specialized directory                            A    G G G           I     I   M
         to accomplish a search task
 11.7    Use bookmarking systems for
         gathering and retrieving web
                                                    A     A    G G G           I    I   M
         URLs specific to information
         needed and for citing sources
 11.8    Download and store web PDF,
         audio, video and graphic files
                                               A    A     G G G           I    I    I   M
         specific to information needed
         and for citing sources
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      Knowledge and Skills                    K    1     2    3    4    5     6   7    8      9 10 11 12
 11.9 Evaluate the reliability and
      validity of web pages, sites and                        A    A    G G G           I     I   M
      multimedia files gathered
11.10 Organize information from
      multiple sources through note
      taking, outlining and graphic           A    A     G G G G              I    I    I     I   M
      organizers. Cite sources of
      gathered information
11.11 Synthesize information from
      multiple sources in an authentic
      product or presentation in order        A    A     G G G G              I    I    I     I   M
      to give evidence of new
      understanding




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 12. Telecommunications
       Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
         Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to
         technology.
         Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and
         software.
         Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong
         learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

       Technology Research Tools
         Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety
         of sources.
         Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
         Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological
         innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks

         Knowledge and Skills                 K    1     2    3    4    5     6   7      8    9 10 11 12
  12.1 Use and manage email                                             A    G G         I    M
  12.2 Participate in a Moderated
                                                                             A    A      A    A A      A    A
       Internet Conference
  12.3 View a Video Conference                                               A    A      A    A A      A    A
  12.4 Use Instant Messaging                                                 A    A      A    G I      I    M
  12.5 Understand Internet Voice
                                                                                              A A      A    A
       Communication
  12.6 Use Asynchronous
       communication (web logs,
                                                                        A    A    G G G I              I    M
       podcasting, list servs,
       discussion forums)
  12.7 Understand News aggregation                                                            A A      A    A
  12.8 Manage Personal Internet
                                                                                              A A      A    A
       homepage
 12.9 Log on/log off, open, close and
      save files to a pre-selected           A    A      G G I          I    I    I      M
      server.
12.10 Select, log on/log off to a                 A      A    G G G G I                  M
      fileserver




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 13. Social and Ethical Practices
        Social, Ethical, and Human Issues
          Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to
          technology.
          Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and
          software.
          Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong
          learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

         Knowledge and Skills                  K    1     2     3   4    5     6   7    8      9 10 11 12
 13.1    Understand and agree to the
         district's Acceptable Use Policy      G G G G G G G G G G G G G
         and ethics.
 13.2    Work cooperatively and
         collaboratively with others when      G    I     M
         using technology.
 13.3    Demonstrate positive, social
         and ethical behaviors when            G    I     M
         using technology.
 13.4    Practice responsible use of
         technology systems and                G    I     M
         software.
 13.5    Discuss common uses of
         technology in daily life and the
                                               A    A     G G        I   M
         advantages and disadvantages
         those uses provide.
 13.6    Discuss basic issues related to
         responsible use of technology
         and information and describe          A    A     G G        I   M
         personal consequences of
         inappropriate use.
 13.7    Demonstrate knowledge of
         current changes and
         information technology and the                        A    G G G           I   M
         effect those changes have on
         the workplace and society.
 13.8    Exhibit legal and ethical
         behaviors when using
         information and technology, and                       A    G G G           I   M
         discuss consequences of
         misuse.
 13.9    Research and evaluate the
         accuracy, relevance,                                  A    G G G           I   M
         appropriateness,
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      Knowledge and Skills                    K    1     2     3   4    5     6   7    8      9 10 11 12
      comprehensiveness, and bias
      of electronic information
      sources concerning real-world
      problems.
13.10 Identify capabilities and
      limitations of contemporary and
      emerging technology resources
      and assess the potential of                                            A    G G G           I    I   M
      these systems and services to
      address personal, life-long
      learning and workplace needs.
13.11 Make informed choices among
      technology systems, resources                                          A    G G G           I    I   M
      and services.




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 14. Health & Safety
         Knowledge and Skills                 K    1     2    3    4    5    6    7    8      9 10 11 12
14.1     Work ergonomically (posture,
                                              A    A     G G G G G                 I    I     I    I    I   M
         distance and duration)
14.2     Work safely (equipment setup,
                                             G     I     M
         safety precautions, work space)
14.3     Maintain & monitor physical
         equipment (food, drink, air         G     I     M
         filters, etc)
14.4     Protect valuable information
         (personal, financial, academic)
                                              A    A     A    G G G           I    I   M
         with appropriate security tools
         and practices.
14.5     Backup important information                         A    A    G G        I   M




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Essential Conditions to Make It Happen 1
Students in a Chicago suburban elementary school recently used technology to explore the history of
Ice Age animals in Illinois. Using the Internet, they "traveled" to the Illinois State Museum (200
miles away) and the Brookfield Zoo (10 miles away) to gather information and talk with experts via
two-way video. The students constructed an electronic database to organize and analyze their
information and shared their findings with students outside their own school through multimedia
reports posted on a Web site titled "The Mastodon in Our Backyard."
(Citation: The activity, directed by Beth Buchler, lead teacher; Anne Brown, teaching partner; and Tom Buller, tech
director was funded through an Illinois State Museum in the Classroom Grant).
Successful learning activities, such as this, depend on more than just the technology. Certain
conditions are necessary for schools to effectively use technology for learning, teaching, and
educational management. Physical, human, financial, and policy dimensions greatly affect the
success of technology use in schools.
A combination of essential conditions is required to create learning environments conducive to
powerful uses of technology, including:
   Vision with support and proactive leadership from the education system
   Educators skilled in the use of technology for learning
   Content standards and curriculum resources
   Student-centered approaches to learning
   Assessment of the effectiveness of technology for learning
   Access to contemporary technologies, software, and telecommunications networks
   Technical assistance for maintaining and using technology resources
   Community partners who provide expertise, support, and real-life interactions
   Ongoing financial support for sustained technology use
   Policies and standards supporting new learning environments
These environments engage students in activities that have educational technology skills and
relevant curricular content interwoven. The most effective learning environments meld traditional
approaches and new approaches to facilitate learning of relevant content while addressing individual
needs. Teachers know that the wise use of technology can enrich learning environments and enable
students to achieve marketable skills. It is still critical, however, that educators analyze the potential
benefits of technology for learning and employ it appropriately.

Issues Regarding AUSD Computer Teachers
       Computer teachers are frequently required to substitute in regular classrooms, thus reducing time
       spent on Computer Curriculum.
       Not all secondary students go through computer classes,
       Computer teachers don’t see all grades, especially grades Kindergarten and 6-12.
       Special populations are pulled out for services.
       Computer Teachers see different students from split classes, so continuity and assessment of
       growth are difficult.

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             AUSD Staff Development Flow Chart




APPENDIX B                                       Page 1 of 1
Appendix C – Criteria for EETT Funded Technology Plans
In order to be approved, a technology plan needs to have “Adequately Addressed” each
of the following criteria:
   •   For corresponding EETT Requirements, see Appendix D.
   •   If the technology plan is revised, insert the Education Technology Plan
       Benchmark Review Form (Appendix I) in the technology plan.
   •   Include this form (Appendix C) with “Page in District Plan” completed at the end
       of your technology plan.
  1. PLAN DURATION                Page in    Example of Adequately          Example of Not
     CRITERION                    District       Addressed                    Adequately
                                   Plan                                       Addressed
  a. The plan should guide                   The technology plan         The plan is less than
     the district’s use of                   describes the districts     three years or more
     education technology                    use of education            than five years in
     for the next three to five              technology for the next     length.
     years. (For new plan,                   three to five years. (For
     can include technology                  new plan, description of    Plan duration is 2006-
     plan development in the                 technology plan             2009
     first year)                             development in the first
                                             year is acceptable)
                                             Specific start and end
                                             dates are recorded
                                             (7/1/xx to 6/30/xx)
  2. STAKEHOLDERS                 Page in     Example of Adequately        Not Adequately
      CRITERION                   District          Addressed                Addressed
     Corresponding EETT            Plan
     Requirement(s): 7 & 11
     (Appendix D)
  a. Description of how a                    The planning team           Little evidence is
      variety of stakeholders                consisted of                included that shows
      from within the school                 representatives who will    that the district
      district and the                       implement the plan. If a    actively sought
      community-at-large                     variety of stakeholders     participation from a
      participated in the                    did not assist with the     variety of
      planning process.                      development of the plan,    stakeholders.
                                             a description of why they
                                             were not involved is
                                             included.
  b. Description of how a                    The planning team           Little evidence is
     variety of stakeholders                 consisted of                included that shows
     from within the school                  representatives who will    that the district
     district and the                        implement the plan. If a    actively sought
     community-at-large                      variety of stakeholders     participation from a
     participated in the                     did not assist with the     variety of
     planning process.                       development of the plan,    stakeholders.
                                             a description of why they
                                             were not involved is
                                             included.


APPENDIX C                                                                              Page 1 of 11
  3. CURRICULUM                  Page in    Example of Adequately           Example of Not
     COMPONENT                   District       Addressed                    Adequately
     CRITERIA                     Plan                                        Addressed
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 1, 2, 3,
     8, 10, & 12 (Appendix
     D)
  a. Description of                         The plan describes the        The plan explains
     teachers’ and                          technology access             technology access in
     students’ current                      available in the              terms of a student-to-
     access to technology                   classrooms,                   computer ratio, but
     tools both during the                  library/media centers, or     does not explain
     school day and outside                 labs for all students and     where access is
     of school hours.                       teachers.                     available, who has
                                                                          access, and when
                                                                          various students and
                                                                          teachers can use the
                                                                          technology.
  b. Description of the                     The plan describes the        The plan cites district
     district’s current use of              typical frequency and         policy regarding use
     hardware and software                  type of use (technology       of technology, but
     to support teaching                    skills/information            provides no
     and learning.                          literacy/integrated into      information about its
                                            the curriculum).              actual use.
  c. Summary of the                         The plan references           The plan does not
     district’s curricular                  other district documents      reference district
     goals and academic                     that guide the curriculum     curriculum goals.
     content standards in                   and/or establish goals
     various district and site              and standards.
     comprehensive
     planning documents.
  d. List of clear goals and                The plan delineates           The plan suggests
     a specific                             clear, specific, and          how technology will
     implementation plan                    realistic goals and target    be used, but is not
     for using technology to                groups for using              specific enough to
     improve teaching and                   technology to support the     know what action
     learning by supporting                 district’s curriculum goals   needs to be taken to
     the district curricular                and academic content          accomplish the goals.
     goals and academic                     standards to improve
     content standards.                     learning. The
                                            implementation plan
                                            clearly supports
                                            accomplishing the goals.




APPENDIX C                                                                                Page 2 of 11
  e. List of clear goals and   For the focus areas, the       The plan suggests
     a specific                plan delineates clear,         how technology will
     implementation plan       specific and realistic         be used, but is not
     detailing how and         goals for using                specific enough to
     when students will        technology to help             determine what
     acquire technology        students acquire               action needs to be
     and information           technology and                 taken to accomplish
     literacy skills needed    information literacy skills.   the goals.
     to succeed in the         The implementation plan
     classroom and the         clearly supports
     workplace.                accomplishing the goals.
  f. List of clear goals and   For the focus areas, the       The plan suggests
     a specific                plan delineates clear,         how technology will
     implementation plan       specific and realistic         be used, but is not
     for programs and          goals for using                specific enough to
     methods of utilizing      technology to support the      know what action
     technology that ensure    progress of all students.      needs to be taken to
     appropriate access to     The implementation plan        accomplish the goals.
     all students.             clearly supports
                               accomplishing the goals.
  g. List of clear goals and   The plan delineates            The plan suggests
     a specific                clear, specific and            how technology will
     implementation plan to    realistic goals for using      be used, but is not
     utilize technology to     technology to support the      specific enough to
     make student record       district’s student record-     know what action
     keeping and               keeping and assessment         needs to be taken to
     assessment more           efforts. The                   accomplish the goals.
     efficient and             implementation plan
     supportive of teachers’   clearly supports
     efforts to meet           accomplishing the goals.
     individual student
     academic needs.
  h. List of clear goals and   The plan delineates            The plan suggests
     a specific                clear, specific and            how technology will
     implementation plan to    realistic goals for using      be used, but is not
     utilize technology to     technology to facilitate       specific enough to
     make teachers and         improved two-way               know what action
     administrators more       communication between          needs to be taken to
     accessible to parents.    home and school. The           accomplish the goals.
                               implementation plan
                               clearly supports
                               accomplishing the goals.




APPENDIX C                                                                  Page 3 of 11
  i.   List of benchmarks                   The benchmarks and           The benchmarks and
       and a timeline for                   timeline are specific and    timeline are either
       implementing planned                 realistic. Teachers,         absent or so vague
       strategies and                       administrators and           that it would be
       activities.                          students implementing        difficult to determine
                                            the plan can easily          what should occur at
                                            discern what steps will      any particular time.
                                            be taken, by whom, and
                                            when.
  j.  Description of the                    The monitoring process       The monitoring
      process that will be                  is described in sufficient   process is either
      used to monitor                       detail so that who is        absent, or lacks detail
      whether the strategies                responsible, and what is     regarding who is
      and methodologies                     expected is clear.           responsible and what
      utilizing technology are                                           is expected.
      being implemented
      according to the
      benchmarks and
      timeline.
  4. PROFESSIONAL                Page in    Example of Adequately           Example of Not
      DEVELOPMENT                District       Addressed                    Adequately
      COMPONENT                   Plan                                        Addressed
      CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 5 & 12
     (Appendix D)
  a. Summary of the                         The plan provides a clear    Description of current
      teachers’ and                         summary of the teachers’     level of staff expertise
      administrators’ current               and administrators’          is too general or
      technology skills and                 current technology skills    relates only to a
      needs for professional                and needs for                limited segment of
      development.                          professional                 the district’s teachers
                                            development. The             and administrators in
                                            findings are summarized      the focus areas or
                                            in the plan by discrete      does not relate to the
                                            skills to facilitate         focus areas, i.e., only
                                            providing professional       the fourth grade
                                            development that meets       teachers when
                                            the identified needs and     grades four to eight
                                            plan goals.                  are the focus grade
                                                                         levels.




APPENDIX C                                                                               Page 4 of 11
  b. List of clear goals and   The plan delineates          The plan speaks only
     a specific                clear, specific and          generally of
     implementation plan       realistic goals for          professional
     for providing             providing teachers and       development and is
     professional              administrators with          not specific enough to
     development               sustained, ongoing           ensure that teachers
     opportunities based on    professional                 and administrators
     the needs assessment      development necessary        will have the
     and the Curriculum        to implement the             necessary training to
     Component goals,          Curriculum Component         implement the
     benchmarks, and           of the plan. The             Curriculum
     timeline.                 implementation plan          Component.
                               clearly supports
                               accomplishing the goals.
  c. List of benchmarks        The benchmarks and           The benchmarks and
     and a timeline for        timeline are specific and    timeline are either
     implementing planned      realistic. Teachers and      absent or so vague
     strategies and            administrators               that it would be
     activities.               implementing the plan        difficult to determine
                               can easily discern what      what steps will be
                               steps will be taken, by      taken, by whom, and
                               whom, and when.              when.
  d. Description of the        The monitoring process       The monitoring
     process that will be      is described in sufficient   process is either
     used to monitor           detail so that who is        absent, or lacks detail
     whether the               responsible and what is      regarding who is
     professional              expected is clear.           responsible and what
     development goals are                                  is expected.
     being met and whether
     the planned
     professional
     development activities
     are being implemented
     in accordance with the
     benchmarks and
     timeline.




APPENDIX C                                                                  Page 5 of 11
  5. INFRASTRUCTURE,              Page in    Example of Adequately         Example of Not
      HARDWARE,                   District       Addressed                  Adequately
      TECHNICAL                    Plan                                      Addressed
      SUPPORT, AND
      SOFTWARE
      COMPONENT
      CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 6 & 12
     (Appendix D)
  a. Describe the                            The plan clearly            The plan includes a
      technology hardware,                   summarizes the              description or list of
      electronic learning                    technology hardware,        hardware,
      resources, networking                  electronic learning         infrastructure and
      and                                    resources, networking       other technology
      telecommunications                     and telecommunications      necessary to
      infrastructure, physical               infrastructure, physical    implement the plan,
      plant modifications,                   plant modifications, and    but there doesn’t
      and technical support                  technical support           seem to be any real
      needed by the district’s               proposed to support the     relationship between
      teachers, students,                    implementation of the       the activities in the
      and administrators to                  district’s Curriculum and   Curriculum and
      support the activities in              Professional                Professional
      the Curriculum and                     Development                 Development
      Professional                           Components. The plan        Components and the
      Development                            also includes the list of   listed equipment.
      Components of the                      items to be acquired,       Future technical
      plan.                                  which may be included       support needs have
                                             as an appendix.             not been addressed
                                                                         or do not relate to the
                                                                         needs of the
                                                                         Curriculum and
                                                                         Professional
                                                                         Development
                                                                         Components.




APPENDIX C                                                                               Page 6 of 11
  b. Describe the existing                  The plan clearly             The inventory of
      hardware, Internet                    summarizes the existing      equipment is so
      access, electronic                    technology hardware,         general that it is
      learning resources,                   electronic learning          difficult to determine
      and technical support                 resources, networking        what must be
      already in the district               and telecommunication        acquired to
      that could be used to                 infrastructure, and          implement the
      support the Curriculum                technical support to         Curriculum and
      and Professional                      support the                  Professional
      Development                           implementation of the        Development
      Components of the                     Curriculum and               Components. The
      plan.                                 Professional                 summary of current
                                            Development                  technical support is
                                            Components. The              missing or lacks
                                            current level of technical   sufficient detail.
                                            support is clearly
                                            explained.
  c. List of clear                          The benchmarks and           The benchmarks and
      benchmarks and a                      timeline are specific and    timeline are either
      timeline for obtaining                realistic. Teachers and      absent or so vague
      the hardware,                         administrators               that it would be
      infrastructure, learning              implementing the plan        difficult to determine
      resources and                         can easily discern what      what needs to be
      technical support                     needs to be acquired or      acquired or
      required to support the               repurposed, by whom,         repurposed, by
      other plan                            and when.                    whom, and when.
      components.
  d. Description of the                     The monitoring process       The monitoring
      process that will be                  is described in sufficient   process is either
      used to monitor                       detail so that who is        absent, or lacks detail
      whether the goals and                 responsible and what is      regarding who is
      benchmarks are being                  expected is clear.           responsible and what
      reached within the                                                 is expected.
      specified time frame.
  6. FUNDING AND                 Page in    Example of Adequately           Example of Not
      BUDGET                     District       Addressed                    Adequately
      COMPONENT                   Plan                                        Addressed
      CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 7 & 13,
     (Appendix D)
  a. List of established and                The plan clearly             Resources to
      potential funding                     describes resources* that    implement the plan
      sources and cost                      are available or could be    are not identified or
      savings, present and                  obtained to implement        are so general as to
      future.                               the plan. The process for    be useless.
                                            identifying future funding
                                            sources is described.




APPENDIX C                                                                               Page 7 of 11
  b. Estimate                               Cost estimates are           Cost estimates are
     implementation costs                   reasonable and address       unrealistic, lacking, or
     for the term of the plan               the total cost of            are not sufficiently
     (three to five years).                 ownership.                   detailed to determine
                                                                         if the total cost of
                                                                         ownership is
                                                                         addressed.
  c. Description of the level               The plan describes the       The description of the
     of ongoing technical                   level of technical support   ongoing level of
     support the district will              that will be provided for    technical support is
     provide.                               implementation given         either vague or not
                                            current resources and        included, is so
                                            describes goals for          inadequate that
                                            additional technical         successful
                                            support should new           implementation of the
                                            resources become             plan is unlikely, or is
                                            available. The level of      so unrealistic as to
                                            technical support is         raise questions of the
                                            based on some logical        viability of sustaining
                                            unit of measure.             that level of support.
  d. Description of the                     Plan recognizes that         Replacement policy is
     district’s replacement                 equipment will need to       either missing or
     policy for obsolete                    be replaced and outlines     vague. It is not clear
     equipment.                             a realistic replacement      that the replacement
                                            plan that will support the   policy could be
                                            Curriculum and               implemented.
                                            Professional
                                            Development
                                            Components.
  e. Description of the                     The monitoring process      The monitoring
     feedback loop used to                  is described in sufficient  process is either
     monitor progress and                   detail so that who is       absent, or lacks detail
     update funding and                     responsible, and what is    regarding who is
     budget decisions.                      expected is clear.          responsible and what
                                                                        is expected.
  * In this document, the term “resources” means funding, in-kind services, donations, or
  other items of value.




APPENDIX C                                                                               Page 8 of 11
  7. MONITORING AND              Page in          Example of             Example of Not
      EVALUATION                 District         Adequately              Adequately
      COMPONENT                   Plan            Addressed                Addressed
      CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 11
     (Appendix D)
  a. Description of how                     The plan describes the    No provision for an
      technology’s impact on                process for evaluation    evaluation is included
      student learning and                  utilizing the goals and   in the plan. How
      attainment of the                     benchmarks of each        success is determined
      district’s curricular                 component as the          is not defined. The
      goals, as well as                     indicators of success.    evaluation is defined,
      classroom and school                                            but the process to
      management, will be                                             conduct the evaluation
      evaluated.                                                      is missing.
  b. Schedule for                           Evaluation timeline is    The evaluation timeline
      evaluating the effect of              specific and realistic.   is not included or
      plan implementation.                                            indicates an
                                                                      expectation of
                                                                      unrealistic results that
                                                                      does not support the
                                                                      continued
                                                                      implementation of the
                                                                      plan.
  c. Description of how the                 The plan describes a      The plan does not
     information obtained                   process to report the     provide a process for
     through the monitoring                 monitoring and            using the monitoring
     and evaluation will be                 evaluation results to     and evaluation results
     used.                                  persons responsible for   to improve the plan
                                            implementing and          and/or disseminate the
                                            modifying the plan, as    findings.
                                            well as to the plan
                                            stakeholders.




APPENDIX C                                                                             Page 9 of 11
  8. EFFECTIVE                    Page in         Example of               Example of Not
      COLLABORATIVE               District        Adequately                Adequately
      STRATEGIES WITH              Plan           Addressed                  Addressed
      ADULT LITERACY
      PROVIDERS TO
      MAXIMIZE THE USE
      OF TECHNOLOGY
      CRITERION
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 11
     (Appendix D)
  a. If the district has                     The plan explains how      There is no evidence
      identified adult literacy              the program will be        that the plan has been,
      providers, there is a                  developed in               or will be developed in
      description of how the                 collaboration with adult   collaboration with adult
      program will be                        literacy providers.        literacy service
      developed in                           Planning included or       providers, to maximize
      collaboration with                     will include               the use of technology.
      those providers.                       consideration of
                                             collaborative strategies
                                             and other funding
                                             resources to maximize
                                             the use of technology.
                                             If no adult literacy
                                             providers are indicated,
                                             the plan describes the
                                             process used to identify
                                             adult literacy providers
                                             or potential future
                                             outreach efforts.
  9. EFFECTIVE,                   Page in           Example of             Not Adequately
      RESEARCHED-                 District          Adequately               Addressed
      BASED METHODS,               Plan              Addressed
      STRATEGIES, AND
      CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 4 & 9
     (Appendix D)
  a. Description of how                      The plan describes the     The description of the
      education technology                   relevant research          research behind the
      strategies and proven                  behind the plan’s          plan’s design for
      methods for student                    design for strategies      strategies and/or
      learning, teaching, and                and/or methods             methods selected is
      technology                             selected.                  unclear or missing.
      management are
      based on relevant
      research and effective
      practices.




APPENDIX C                                                                              Page 10 of 11
  b. Description of              The plan describes          No research is cited.
     thorough and                references to research
     thoughtful examination      literature that supports
     of externally or locally    why or how the model
     developed education         improves student
     technology models           achievement.
     and strategies.
  c. Description of              The plan describes the      There is no plan to
     development and             process for                 utilize technology to
     utilization of innovative   development and             extend or supplement
     strategies for using        utilization of strategies   the district’s curriculum
     technology to deliver       to use technology to        offerings
     rigorous academic           deliver specialized or
     courses and curricula,      rigorous academic
     including distance-         courses and curricula,
     learning technologies       including distance
     (particularly in areas      learning.
     that would not
     otherwise have access
     to such courses or
     curricula due to
     geographical distances
     or insufficient
     resources).




APPENDIX C                                                                    Page 11 of 11

				
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