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									                    Los Angeles County Office of Education
                                         Educational Programs
                               District Technology Use Plan
                                         July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015
                                               E-Rate and EETT




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 District Profile
 LACOE’s Educational Programs benefit students who may “fall through the cracks” in the public education system. Our
 fully accredited programs serve students at risk of academic failure, providing individualized instruction and supportive
 learning environments. We also help school districts to meet the special educational needs of students with severe
 disabilities. And, we operate two specialized high schools for students with unique talents and interests. There are two
 divisions: Division of Student Programs (DSP), and Division of Special Education (DSE).

 In 2010 – 2011 LACOE's Division of Juvenile Court Schools (DJCS) and Division of Alternative Education (DAE)
 programs merged and were renamed Division of Student Programs (DSP).

 LACOE's Division of Student Programs is comprised of Juvenile Court Schools (JCS) and Alternative Education (AE)
 programs. JCS provides individualized teaching and support to delinquent and abandoned youth in the county's juvenile
 halls, probation camps and other residential programs. JCS programs are located throughout Los Angeles County within
 ten geographic areas referred to as Principal Administrative Units (PAU's). With its partners in the Probation Department
 and other county agencies, JCS focuses on moving youth at risk toward literacy and academic achievement. Alternative
 Education (AE) programs are located throughout Los Angeles County within two geographic areas referred to as Principal
 Administrative Units (PAU's). These two PAUs are also concerned about students who are at-risk of academic failure. To
 help reach those students, all alternative schools have program goals to ensure that students will:

      Set and attain individualized behavior, academic, and career goals
      Attend school consistently
      Reinvest in school and learning
      Successfully transition to the home school district or to institutions of higher learning.


 The two alternative education PAUs operate the following types of alternative education programs:

 Community Education Centers - students transitioning from the Los Angeles County probation camps.
 Community Day Schools - students referred by the districts due to expulsion, referred by the probation department, and
 assigned because of poor attendance or other at-risk behaviors.
 California School Age Families Education Program - students who are pregnant or parenting teenagers, male or female.
 Community Schools - students attending are Community Schools, Independent Studies Strategies, or Alternative Schools
 with Purpose programs.

 Through the Division of Special Education (DSE), the Los Angeles County Office of Education acts as an intermediate
 agency and partners with the county public school and community college districts to serve students with disabilities. DSE
 programs are located throughout Los Angeles County within ten geographic areas referred to as Principal Administrative
 Units (PAU's). Curriculum planning is based on individually designed goals and objectives, which stress the acquisition
 and generalization of critical domestic, recreational, vocational, and general community skills in addition to following the
 California State Standards for academic achievement.

 DSE is divided into several programs that help to meet the special needs of students. These programs include: early child
 education through Early Start, students with severe disabilities at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, students
 with significant emotional challenges at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, and post secondary or transition
 students.

 Division of Student Program schools are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Credits
 earned in the program are accepted at all high schools, colleges and universities.




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 1. Plan Duration
                                         July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015



 2. Stakeholders
 Description of how a variety of stakeholders from within the school district and the community-at-large
 participated in the planning process.

 In winter 2011, a technology planning steering committee was assembled with key representatives from LACOE. Staff
 from LACOE’s educational programs were identified to revise the technology plan for E-Rate applications and for the
 Enhancing Education Through Technology Formula Grant Program (EETT) application. The committee also met with
 representatives from The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) to seek direction about the development of a
 technology plan that complies with the requirements of the California Department of Education (CDE) for technology
 plans. Participants included curriculum and technology staff, resource and development analysts, classified and
 certificated employees, and administrators. The table below lists the persons responsible for the development of the
 technology plan.
 The committee met in sub-committees as needed to develop specific areas of the plan. The committee is composed of
 experienced staff with expertise and knowledge in specific areas of the plan. Meetings composed of the whole committee
 took place over the past year on a monthly basis. LACOE staff members were included to lend their expertise as the
 committee requested.

 Position / Division
 Ginger Merritt                     Coordinator: Instructional Technology
 Leonid Fradkin                     Application Architect, MIS
 Cathy Corella                      Regional Director, Educational Programs
 David Weiss                        Coordinator, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
 Adrian Gonzales                    Teacher
 Denise Miranda                     Principal
 Jim Andersen                       Regional Director
 Tomas Cheung                       Network Engineer, MIS
 Theresa Gonzales                   Teacher
 Roger Espinosa                     Teacher
 Michele Parga                      California Technology Assistance Project, ITO, LACOE
 Jeff Williams                      California Technology Assistance Project, ITO, LACOE




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     3. Curriculum
     3a. Description of teachers’ and students’ current access to technology tools both during the school day and outside
     of school hours.

     Most LACOE sites have at least two classroom computers used most often by the teacher to input attendance and grades
     on the student information database, an upgraded program introduced to DSP in January 2010, featuring a centralized
     database. As new requirements are evolved the database is continuously revised.
     The Division of Special Education has its own database for student information but as of this date, it is not centralized. All
     teachers have access to at least one computer in their classrooms. Most LACOE school sites have computers available for
     staff use before and after school in the staff room. Access outside of the regular school hours is augmented by after-school
     programs and/or various school teachers who are willing to open up their classrooms. Some English Language Learners
     (ELL) students who are participating in the English Language program have access to technology during regular class
     hours to aid acquisition of English.

●     Division of Student Programs is comprised of Juvenile Court and Community Schools and Alternative Education and has
     12 Principal Administrative Units (PAUs). Each site is networked with Internet access, e-mail, and all use a centralized
     SIS database to collect Average Daily Attendance (ADA) and track student movement (enrollments and transfers). Each
     site has a computerized Guidance & Assessment Center and a student computer lab. Three main venues exist for JCS:
     juvenile halls, camps and residential schools. (3 to 1 ratio) and Alternative Education consists of Los Angeles High School
     of the Arts, located on the campus of California State University Los Angeles (CSULA), I-POLY High School, located on
     the campus of Cal Poly Pomona, and many community-based classroom Alternative Education PAU’s are comprised of
     two specialized high schools, community day schools, Cal-Safe and Independent study programs. All sites have Internet
     access. The Cal Poly and CSULA sites have high-speed access, as well as computer lab opportunities, (e.g., wireless
     multiple laptop cart “Mobile Tech Lab”) (6 to 1 ratio). The community-based classrooms have a higher ratio (22 to 1
     student to computer ratio).

●    The Division of Special Education has 10 PAUs, some of which exist on the grounds of other districts’ campuses. About
     60% of DSE sites have full Internet, e-mail, database access. In the Division of Special Education, teachers are using
     assistive technologies for special needs students and a web-based program for IEP writing and monitoring (25 + to 1
     student to computer ratio). Some students are enrolled in the Academic curriculum and others are enrolled in Academic
     Readiness curriculum.

●    Operation Read, a program operated in partnership with Probation, offers after-hours help to struggling readers utilizing an
     adaptive computer program within the Division of Student Programs, Juvenile Court Schools.


●    Read180 is a comprehensive reading intervention program that integrates technology and classroom instruction. This
     program was adopted in fall of 2005 and currently it is implemented throughout Ed Programs to address the intensive and
     strategic readers.


     Computer access by students is based upon instructor evaluation and recommendation at some sites where security
     is a critical issue with students at-risk. A sophisticated content web filter blocks student access to specific
     designated sites, and each student signs a fair use agreement, as a condition of operating the computers. This is in
     compliance with E-Rate requirements. Student use is monitored.


     3b. Description of the district’s current use of hardware and software to support teaching and learning.

● In  LACOE, computer-adaptive assessment software is used to place students in reading and math. The Star Advantage
     Reading and Math assessment tests are administered to students every sixty days to determine literacy and placement in
     direct instruction reading intervention programs. These assessment scores are archived in our centralized student
     information system. NWEA web-based MAPS was acquired August 2011 and was piloted during the 2011-2012 school
     year. During the 2012 – 2013 school year we will be phasing in implementation of MAPS to replace Star Advantage.

●A   CAHSEE intervention program (Revolution) has been acquired for district wide use in after school programs. It is being
     utilized to address the needs of the students needing to pass the CAHSEE.

● DSP   utilizes Measured Progress’ online data management tool, Datawise is used to aggregate and disaggregate data and
     deliver local assessments.

● Every PAU in    DSP has purchased mobile laptop carts with WiFi routers for student use.

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● One PAU has      piloted Advance Path, an online credit recovery program.

● Achieve 3000  is an application that takes current events and scales them to readability levels. It was acquired during the
     2011 – 2012 school year and will begin to be implemented 2012 – 2013.

● All   staff has access to the district’s electronic mail system.

● The JCS    Academic Bowl has used the online test engine (RoboTutor) to instantly score and e-mail results to specified
     instructors since 2002.

● There   are a number of technology programs to address intensive reading and math intervention. Read 180 is consistently
     used to address intensive reading needs but at the present time there is not a single identified math curricular program in
     use. The PAU’s currently acquire and utilize those systems which meet the variety identified needs at their unique site.
     Some of the software programs used are as follows: AutoSkill, Read 180, New Century, and Star Advantage Reading and
     Math.

●   Interactive white boards are widely available throughout JCS, scattered throughout DAE, and each PAU in DSE has at least
     one and many have multiple boards.

● Video   Conferencing units have been utilized throughout Educational Programs for both professional development and
     virtual field trips.

● Library resources,   where available, are tracked via computer bar-code technology.

● Online   gradebooks are utilized at two of our specialized high schools.

● Curriculum   guides, which have been internally developed, have been uploaded and are available to all staff within an online
     program called California Streaming (Instructional Technology Outreach,LACOE). Additionally, resources aligned to the
     curriculum have been attached to each lesson within the program.


     3c. Summary of the district’s curricular goals that are supported by this tech plan.

     INSTRUCTIONAL and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOCUS

     Schools within Educational Programs provide California Standards-Based Curriculum Pacing Plans,
     Standards-Based Instructional Materials and apply research based instructional models/strategies and
     Professional Development to facilitate all students’ ability to meet or exceed the State assessment
     systems performance standards and measures.

     Instruction and Professional Development specific Focus Areas:
1. Content Literacy Expansion in Core Curriculum courses
2. Mathematics Intervention and Subject Content Development
3. Instructional Technology integrated into all classrooms
4. Data-Driven Decision Making using Datawise
5. Positive Behavior Instructional System implemented across the     Division of Student Programs



     3d. List of clear goals, measurable objectives, annual benchmarks, and an implementation plan for using
     technology to improve teaching and learning by supporting the district curricular goals.

     Goal 3d:
     It is essential for teachers to incorporate technology to improve teaching and learning in the areas of reading, language arts,
     mathematics, and data analysis. Students need to be engaged to learn. A primary focus of this plan’s effort will be to
     increase student engagement through technology by using intervention software, web-based pacing plans and curriculum
     ideas, and data analysis to inform instruction.

     Objective 3d.1:
● By 2015,   Ed Programs will utilize their data analysis management program (Datawise) to aggregate and disaggregate
     assessment data in order to drive instruction and 100% of PAU’s will use data analysis to drive instructional practice. This
     will be measured by their access of the system, the professional learning communities developing lessons directly from
     assessment results and the observed improved instructional practice in the classroom. This will be developed through the

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   professional development at site level regarding the use of data.

   Year 1 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2013, 90% of LACOE Ed Programs will utilize the data analysis management program to analyze data in
   order to drive instruction and 70% will use this data in the direct creation of their lessons.
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, 100% of LACOE Ed Programs will utilize the data analysis management program to analyze data in
   order to drive instruction. 80% will use this data in the direct creation of their lessons and 70% will be documented in the
   classroom to show the affect of improved instructional practice as evidenced by improved assessment results.
   Year 3 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2015, 100% of LACOE Ed Programs will utilize the data analysis management program to analyze data in
   order to drive instruction and 90% will use this data in the direct creation of their lessons and 80% will be documented in
   the classroom to show the affect of improved instructional practice as evidenced by improved assessment results.




   Objective 3d.2:
● By 2015,  Ed Programs will have researched, selected, acquired, and implemented reading and math intervention programs
   that address our students need for intensive intervention (RtI) and will have 100% of targeted students receiving
   instruction.

   Year 1 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2013, a math intervention program will be selected and acquired and 40% of LACOE Ed Programs will have
   been trained to utilize it. Additionally, 100% of identified programs will utilize our reading intervention program for
   strategic and intensive instruction and provide assessment data to show growth for 50% of enrolled students.
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, a math intervention program will be utilized and 60% of LACOE Ed Programs will have been trained
   to utilize it. Additionally, 100% of identified programs will utilize our reading intervention program for strategic and
   intensive instruction and provide assessment data to show growth for 70% of enrolled students.
   Year 3 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2015, a math intervention program will be utilized and 80% of LACOE Ed Programs will have been trained
   to utilize it. Additionally, 100% of identified programs will utilize our reading intervention program for strategic and
   intensive instruction and provide assessment data to show growth for 80% of enrolled students. 100% of targeted students
   for RTI will be receiving instruction.

   Objective 3d.3:
● Createand implement a strategic plan to address the technology needs found in both the Title III: Program Improvement
   with DSP (addressed by our division leadership team: DSLT) document and Response to Intervention (RtI) plan. This
   includes equipment, content software, technology integration training, and infrastructure/support needs.


   Year 1 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2013, a strategic plan will be created and areas of need will be identified and acquired.
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, the identified needs will be identified and implemented throughout 40% of the district.
   Year 3 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2015, the identified needs will be identified and implemented throughout 80% of the district.

   Objective 3d.4:
● By 2015,Ed Programs will utilize a web-based environment to disseminate curriculum pacing plans, provide a teacher
   resource portal, and create social networking amongst teachers with 90% of all teachers using it on a weekly basis as
   measured by access logs.

   Year 1 Benchmark:
● By the end of 2013, Ed Programs will utilize a web-based environment to disseminate curriculum pacing plans, provide a
   teacher resource portal, and create social networking amongst teachers with 40% of all targeted teachers using it on a
   weekly basis.
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, Ed Programs will utilize a web-based environment to disseminate curriculum pacing plans, provide a
   teacher resource portal, and create social networking amongst teachers with 60% of all targeted teachers using it on a
   weekly basis.
   Year 3 Benchmark:

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   By the end of 2015, Ed Programs will utilize a web-based environment to disseminate curriculum pacing plans, provide a
   teacher resource portal, and create social networking amongst teachers with 90% of all targeted teachers using it on a
   weekly basis.

   Objective 3d.5:
● By 2015, Ed Programs will integrate technologies that sites have available to them currently and those that will be purchased
   during the term of this plan to assist in teaching and learning and student engagement. These technologies include
   computers, electronic white boards, the ability to engage in virtual field trips, and other computer based and mobile
   technologies.

   Year 1 Benchmark:
● By theend of 2013, Ed Programs 90% of teachers will have a basic understanding of how to use available technologies to
   engage and promote student learning.
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, Ed Programs 80% teachers will integrate available technology into core subject areas to engage and
   promote student learning.
   Year 3 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, Ed Programs 90% teachers will integrate available technology into core subject areas to engage and
   promote student learning.

   Implementation Plan:

   Activities                                  Person(s) Responsible             Timeline             Monitoring & Evaluation
                                                                                                      (Including Instruments)
   Continue Steering committees            ■   RtI Steering                  ■ 2012-2013              Minutes and Review of
   focusing on both RtI and DSLT.          ■   DSLT                            (Monthly               Agenda Outcomes and
   Develop strategic plans                                                     Meetings               Timeline Monitoring
                                                                               starting
                                                                               9/2012
   Create recommended list of              ■ Technology Leadership           ■ 2012-2013              Usage reports of software
   software/hardware to be purchased         Team                              (Monthly               and hardware purchased.
   that will be evaluated and              ■ ITO/CTAP advise on                Meetings               Teacher and student
   disseminated to sites accompanied         design of training plan,          starting               feedback. Formative
   by suggested training plan. (CLRN         development and                   10/2012)               assessment of technology
   to be used as a resource reference)       implementation.                                          use as tool for teaching and
   Recommendations will be based on                                                                   learning.
   students instructional needs.
   Purchase appropriate software and       ■   Site Decision Making          ■   2012-2013        ■   SDM minutes
   hardware as defined by students             Council (SDM)                 ■   2014             ■   Requisitions, contracts
   instructional needs and for teachers    ■   Principal                     ■   2015             ■   Formative assessment of
   productivity. Training design and       ■   ITO/CTAP advise on                (Monthly             site technology
   implementation will be considered           design of training plan,          Meetings             implementation and
   with each purchase.                         development and                   starting 9/12)       effective usage by students
                                               implementation.                                        and teachers
   Collect and Analyze data starting       ■   Principals                    ■ 2012-2013          ■   Minutes of Principals’
   with a baseline of data and then        ■   Teachers                      ■ 2014                   meetings
   continuing to gather data that is       ■   Coordinator Curriculum        ■ 2015               ■   PAU agendas for
   needed to promote inquiry and                                               (Monthly               department groups
   drive instruction and effective                                             planning           ■   Professional Development
   lesson design and implementation.                                           meetings will      ■   Evaluations and Reflections
                                                                               begin in
                                                                               11/12)
   Provide professional development        ■   Technology Leadership         ■ 2012-2013          ■ Sign-in sheets
   for teachers on integrating                 Team                          ■ 2014               ■ Workshop agendas
   technology into the curriculum.         ■   Coordinator: Professional     ■ 2015               ■ EdTech Profile
   E.g., Scott Scudders pilot on project       Development                     (Monthly           ■ Site visits focusing on the
   based learning using technology.        ■   Coordinator: Curriculum         planning             effective use of technology
                                           ■   ITO/CTAP advise on              meetings will      ■ Evaluations and Reflections
                                               design of training plan,        begin in
                                               development and                 11/12)
                                               implementation.
   Provide instruction on the use of       ■   Technology Leadership         ■   2012-2013        ■ Minutes of Principals’
   data management system for on-              Team                          ■   2014               meetings
   line assessments.                       ■   PAU Trainers                  ■   2015             ■ PAU agendas for


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                                                                              (Monthly           department groups
                                                                              planning         ■ Professional Development
                                                                              meetings will    ■ Evaluations and Reflections
                                                                              begin in
                                                                              10/12)
   Input curriculum pacing plan             Coordinator: Technology         ■ 2012-2013            Online environment
   online.                                  and Coordinator                                        Usage of online pacing plan
                                            Curriculum                                             by teachers
                                                                                                   Evaluations of effectiveness
                                                                                                   by teachers
   Train teachers in the use of an          Coordinator: Technology         ■   2012-2013      ■   Sign-in sheets
   interactive social networking            and Coordinator                 ■   2014           ■   Workshop agendas
   environment attached to lesson           Curriculum ITO/CTAP             ■   2015           ■   EdTech Profile
   plans                                    advise on design of training                       ■   Online Environment
                                            plan, development and                              ■   Records of usage
                                            implementation.                                    ■   Evaluations and Reflections
   In collaboration with ITO. Design a      Coaching by ITO                     July 2012 to   ■   Sign in sheets
   training plan providing a basic          Consultants in the use of           June 2013.     ■   Training agendas and
   understanding of how to use              Electronic White Boards –                              records
   available technologies to engage         Use of Virtual Field Trips                         ■   Monthly status update
   and promote student learning.            as an educational resource                             meeting minutes
                                                                                               ■   Technology Usage Records
   In collaboration with ITO. Design a      Coaching by ITO                     July 2013 to   ■   Sign in sheets
   training plan providing training on      Consultants in the                  June 2015      ■   Training agendas and
   the integration of available             integration of technology                              records
   technology into core subject areas       into core subject areas to                         ■   Monthly status update
   to engage and promote student            promote student learning.                              meeting minutes
   learning.                                                                                   ■   Technology Usage Records
   Evaluation Instrument(s) — Data
   To Be Collected:
   Please See above

   3e. List of clear goals, measurable objectives, annual benchmarks, and an implementation plan detailing how and
   when students will acquire the technology skills and information literacy skills needed to succeed in the classroom
   and the workplace.

   Goal 3e: LACOE supports the idea that 21st Century literacy requires managing and using information in a digital age and
   students must possess informational literacy. LACOE supports the idea that modern literacy requires managing and using
   information with our digital natives. Therefore, it is essential for teachers and students to identify and employ literacy
   skills. Teachers will receive Information Literacy training along with training for using the new technology tools.
   Maintenance of the current 2012 goal is critical due to the transient nature of the student population within LACOE. The
   average length of time a student is enrolled is less than three months. Teachers do not work with the same group of
   students’ month-to-month; consequently, maintaining an 80% utilization rate is challenge enough. Therefore, the focus
   will be on ensuring the continued proficiency of LACOE students through a variety of technological solutions. ISTE
   NETS and The Partnership For 21st Century Skills are primary resources for the instruction of LACOE students in
   becoming 21st Century Digital Citizens.

   Objective 3e.1:
● Through the end of 2015, LACOE, will continue to use technology available and acquire new technology (Interactive White
   Boards, iPads, and Response Systems) to teach students the basics of Information Literacy (finding and assessing
   information on the Internet) as well as the requisite technology skills to function as computer literate .

   Year 1 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2013, Ed Programs will have piloted Interactive White Board training, student responders and using iPads
   for instruction in 10% of the sites to help teach Literacy Skills
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, Ed Programs will have piloted Interactive White Board training, student responders and using iPads
   for instruction in 40% of the sites to help teach Literacy Skills
   Year 3 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2015, Ed Programs will have piloted Interactive White Board training, student responders and using iPads
   for instruction in 60% of the sites to help teach Literacy Skills




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   Objective 3e.2:
● Through  the end of 2015, LACOE, will continue to acquire video conferencing units, embed video conferencing links into
   the Curriculum Guides, and students will utilize video conferencing for content literacy in virtual field trips with 90%
   efficiency.


   Year 1 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2013, Ed Programs will have video conferencing links embedded into online curriculum of the following
   subjects: English Language Arts, Mathematics and utilize virtual field trips at 6 PAUs.
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2014, Ed Programs will have video conferencing links embedded into online curriculum of the following
   subjects: Science, Social Studies and utilize virtual field trips at 15 PAUs.(English Language Arts and Mathematics will
   continue.)
   Year 3 Benchmark:
   By the end of 2015, Ed Programs will have video conferencing links embedded into online curriculum of all subjects with
   an online curriculum pacing plan and utilize virtual field trips at all PAUs.


   Objective 3e.3:
● By 2015, Ed Programs will research, acquire, pilot and plan the strategic implementation of Virtual Learning Environments
   (VLE) offering online courses. (Online credit recovery, HS courses, and CTE courses)

   Year 1 Benchmark:
   By 2013, Ed Programs will research, acquire, and pilot the strategic implementation of a Virtual Learning Environment
   (VLE) offering online credit recovery courses. Additionally, the CTE courses needing curriculum to be written on our
   Moodle server will be identified.
   Year 2 Benchmark:
   By 2014, Ed Programs will continue the strategic implementation at additional sites and evaluate the programs and
   effectiveness in the juvenile court school environments. Additionally, the CTE courses curriculum will be written on our
   Moodle server.
   Year 3 Benchmark:
   By 2015, Ed Programs will continue the strategic implementation in additional schools and evaluate the programs and
   effectiveness in the juvenile court school environments. Additionally, the remaining CTE courses curriculum will be
   written on our Moodle server.

   Implementation Plan:

   Activities                                     Timeline                       Person(s)                 Monitoring &
                                                                                 Responsible               Evaluation
   Curriculum teams along with                ■   Starting January, 2013     ■   Technology            ■   Sign-in sheets
   technology team will identify various      ■   Monthly update/planning        Leadership Team       ■   Workshop agendas
   VC (Video Conference) links                    meetings.                  ■   Coordinator:          ■   Evaluations and
                                                                                 Professional              Feedback
                                                                                 Development           ■   Participation Logs
                                                                                 Coordinator:
                                                                                 Curriculum
   VC Links embedded into ELA and                                            ■   Technology            ■   Workshop agendas
   Mathematics curriculum                     ■   July, 2014                     Leadership Team       ■   Online Environment
                                                                             ■   Coordinator:          ■   Usage Logs
                                                                                 Professional
                                                                                 Development
                                                                             ■   Coordinator:
                                                                                 Curriculum
                                                                             ■   Coordinator
                                                                                 Instructional
                                                                                 Technology
   VC links attached to various online        ■   July, 2014 due date        ■   Technology            ■   Online Environment
   lessons and units in ELA, math             ■   Works starts 2012 with         Leadership Team       ■   Usage Logs
                                                  regular monthly update     ■   Coordinator:          ■   Evaluation and
                                                  metings                        Professional              Feedback From
                                                                                 Development               Users
                                                                             ■   Coordinator:
                                                                                 Curriculum


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                                                                            ■   Coordinator
                                                                                Instructional
                                                                                Technology
 VC Links embedded into Science and         ■   July, 2014 due date         ■   Technology         ■   Workshop agendas
 Social Studies curriculum                  ■   Works starts 2012 with          Leadership Team    ■   Online Environment
                                                regular monthly update      ■   Coordinator:       ■   Usage Logs
                                                metings                         Professional       ■   Evaluation and
                                                                                Development            Feedback From
                                                                            ■   Coordinator:           Users
                                                                                Curriculum
                                                                            ■   Coordinator
                                                                                Instructional
                                                                                Technology
 VC links attached to various online        ■   July, 2015 due date         ■   Technology         ■   Online Environment
 lessons and units in Science and Social    ■   Works starts 2013 with          Leadership Team    ■   Usage Logs
 Studies                                        regular monthly update      ■   Coordinator:       ■   Evaluation and
                                                meetings                        Professional           Feedback From
                                                                                Development            Users
                                                                            ■   Coordinator:
                                                                            ■   Coordinator
                                                                                Instructional
                                                                                Technology
                                                                                Curriculum
 Ed Programs acquires and implements        ■ July, 2014 Pilot Begins       ■   Technology         ■   Quarterly Reports
 and evaluates a pilot program for online   ■ July, 2013 Evaluate               Leadership Team    ■   Evaluations
 credit recovery                              Credit Recovery               ■   Coordinator:       ■   Reviews of pilot
                                              Programs                          Professional           teachers
                                            ■ Team meets monthly –              Development
                                              agenda item at each           ■   Coordinator:
                                              meeting.                          Curriculum
                                                                            ■   Coordinator
                                                                                Instructional
                                                                                Technology
 Ed Programs assigns lead                   ■   6 to 8 week course to be    ■   Coordinator:       ■ Completion records
 coordinators/teacher to participate in         attended by selected            Professional         of LEC participants
 Leading Edge Online Facilitation               personnel annually              Development        ■ Evaluations and
 Certification offered by LACOE-ITO             starting in Fall - 2012.    ■   Coordinator:         Reflections
                                                                                Curriculum           following course
                                                                            ■   Coordinator          work.
                                                                                Instructional
                                                                                Technology
                                                                            ■   Instructional
                                                                                Technology
                                                                                Outreach,
                                                                                (LACOE-CTAP)
 Ed Programs develop content for E-         ■   July, 2013-                 ■   Curriculum Teams   ■   Sign-in sheets
 courses for CTE courses utilizing          ■   July, 2014                  ■   Coordinator:       ■   Workshop agendas
 acquired Moodle server                     ■   2015                            Professional       ■   EdTech Profile
                                            ■   Monthly meetings to             Development        ■   Online Environment
                                                review timeline and         ■   Coordinator:
                                                progress will begin July,       Curriculum
                                                2013.                       ■   Coordinator
                                                                                Instructional
                                                                                Technology
 Ed Programs deploys and offers             Monthly Starting 2013           ■   Coordinator:       ■   Sign-in sheets
 professional development for delivery      ■ 2013                              Professional       ■   Workshop agendas
 of courses including Information           ■ 2014                              Development        ■   EdTech Profile
 Literacy                                   ■ 2015                          ■   Coordinator:       ■   Online Environment
                                                                                Curriculum         ■   Evaluations and
                                                                            ■   Coordinator            Reflections from
                                                                                Instructional          students and
                                                                                Technology             instructors.
                                                                            ■   Instructional
                                                                                Technology
                                                                                Outreach,

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                                                                                      (LACOE-CTAP)
      Evaluation Instrument(s) — Data To
      Be Collected:
      Please see above

      3f. List of goals and an implementation plan that describe how the district will address the appropriate and ethical
      use of information technology in the classroom so that students can distinguish lawful from unlawful uses of
      copyrighted works, including the following topics: the concept and purpose of both copyright and fair use;
      distinguishing lawful from unlawful downloading and peer-to-peer file sharing; and avoiding plagiarism. (AB 307)

      Goals: One of the fundamental tenets of LACOE policy is that all students can learn and will achieve academic success.
      Ensuring appropriate access to technology for all students is of fundamental importance, so that all students have equal
      opportunities. Students will be provided with the instruction and guidance so they become 21st Century Responsible
      Digital Citizens. Teachers will be provided with professional development so they can instruct and guide LACOE
      students so they achieve 21st Century Digital Citizenship.


1.    Develop or adopt a curriculum to address the ethical use of information and incorporate it into the curriculum pacing plan
2.    Create a professional development training to teach lead teachers
3.    Deliver training in an ongoing manner to reach all students where transiency is a major issue


      Implementation Plan:

      Activities                                             Timeline                      Person(s)                Monitoring
                                                                                           Responsible             & Evaluation
      Research other district’s approach to developing       Starting July, 2012           Coordinator:          •Quarterly
      sustainability of implementation                       (Meetings will occur on       Technology and        reports of
                                                             a monthly basis)              Coordinator           progress.
                                                                                           Curriculum            •Minutes of
                                                                                                                 •Curriculum
                                                                                                                 mtgs
                                                                                                                 Evaluation of
                                                                                                                 timeline
                                                                                                                 progress
      Ed Programs develop curriculum including the           July, 2012-                   Coordinator:          ■ Sign-in sheets
      appropriate and ethical use of information             July, 2013                    Technology and        ■ Workshop
      technology using Common Sense Media, FBI               (Meetings will be held        Coordinator             agendas
      SOS, and other resources available to educate          monthly to insure             Curriculum,           ■ EdTech
      students in this area. Teachers will be trained in     progress,                     Curriculum              Profile
      the 2012 -2013 school year.                            communication, and            Teams                 ■ Online
                                                             quality)                      ITO LACOE               Environment
                                                                                           Trainers
      Make curriculum available over web-based               July, 2013-                   Coordinator:              Quarterly
      teacher portal                                         July, 2014                    Technology                reports
                                                             (Meetings will be held                                  Online
                                                             monthly to insure                                       curriculum
                                                             progress,                                               Evaluations
                                                             communication, and                                      and
                                                             quality)                                                Reflections
      Train teachers to the use of online curriculum         July, 2014-                   Coordinator:          ■   Sign-in sheets
                                                             July, 2015                    Technology and        ■   Workshop
                                                             (Meetings will be held        Coordinator               agendas
                                                             monthly to insure             Curriculum,           ■   EdTech
                                                             progress,                     Curriculum                Profile
                                                             communication, and            Teams                 ■   Online
                                                             quality)                      ITO LACOE                 Environment
                                                                                           Trainers
      Determine best delivery method of curriculum           2013-2014                     Coordinator:            Quarterly
      for transient population. ALL STUDENTS                 Meetings will be held         Technology              reports
      MUST BE PROVIDED INSTRUCTION                           monthly to insure                                     Online
                                                             progress,                                           curriculum
                                                             communication, and                                  Evaluations and
                                                             quality)                                            Reflections.
      Evaluation Instrument(s) — Data To Be

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    Collected:

    Ed Tech Profile, additional documents as
    noted above


   3g. List of goals and an implementation plan that describe how the district will address Internet safety, including
   cyberbullying, how to protect online privacy and avoid online predators. (AB 307)

   Goals:
   Develop or adopt a curriculum to address Internet safety and incorporate it into the curriculum pacing plan
   Create a professional development training to teach lead teachers
   Deliver training in an ongoing manner to reach all students including where transiency is a major issue
   Improve Internet filter system

 Ed Programs needs to improve our filtering system so we can monitor, receive "day-zero" alerts, and take appropriate actions
to eliminate unauthorized activities. A public meeting was held by LACOE where content filtering was discussed (as required
by E-Rate).
 Ed Programs currently has a filter in place but additional tasks need to be addressed by better monitoring outbound filtering.
We now deploy permitted list access for students and research current techniques utilized in research based software.
(NetTrekker)
      Implementation Plan:

    Activities                                                             Timeline            Person(s)            Monitoring
                                                                                               Responsible          &
                                                                                                                    Evaluation
    Ed Programs needs to install an intrusive protection system            July,2012           Senior               Monthly
    (IPS)                                                                  July,2013           Network              Minutes
                                                                           July,2014           Engineer,            Quarterly
                                                                           Meetings on         Network              Reports
                                                                           a monthly           Engineer             Project Plan
                                                                           basis                                    Report
                                                                                                                    Acquire
                                                                                                                    through
                                                                                                                    requisition
    We need to centralize all remote site traffic                          July,2012           Senior               Monthly
                                                                           July,2013           Network              Minutes
                                                                           July,2014           Engineer,            Quarterly
                                                                           Meetings on         Network              Reports
                                                                           a monthly           Engineer             Project Plan
                                                                           basis                                    Report

    Research available techniques/software/ hardware to add                July,2012           Senior               Monthly
    additional level security                                              July,2013           Network              Minutes
                                                                           July,2014           Engineer,            Quarterly
                                                                           Meetings on         Network              Reports
                                                                           a monthly           Engineer             Project Plan
                                                                           basis                                    Report

    Identify employee traffic versus student traffic                       July,2013           Senior               Monthly
                                                                           July,2014           Network              Minutes
                                                                           July,2015           Engineer,            Quarterly
                                                                           Meetings on         Network              Reports
                                                                           a monthly           Engineer             Project Plan
                                                                           basis                                    Report

    Provide training to teachers/instructors on content focusing           Starting            Coordinator:         Evaluations
    on Internet safety, including cyberbullying, how to protect            November,           Technology           and
    online privacy and avoid online predators. Starting with               2012 and            and                  Reflections
    content provided by Common Sense Media (Digital Literacy               continuing          Coordinator          Sign in
    and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum                                   through             Curriculum,          sheets
    http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum )                 June, 2015          Curriculum           Ed Tech
    This content may be adapted to the needs of the LACOE                  so that             Teams                Profile
    student population.                                                    every               ITO LACOE
                                                                           educator is         Trainers

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                                                                         trained.
  Provide annual and ongoing training to LACOE students on               Starting             Coordinator:         Evaluations
  content focusing on Internet safety, including cyberbullying,          January,             Technology           and
  how to protect online privacy and avoid online predators.              2013 and             and                  Reflections
  Starting with content provided by Common Sense Media                   continuing           Coordinator          Sign in
  (Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum                 through              Curriculum,          sheets
  http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/curriculum )                 June, 2015           Curriculum           Ed Tech
  This content may be adapted to the needs of the LACOE                  so that              Teams                Profile
  student population.                                                    every                ITO LACOE
                                                                         student is           Trainers
                                                                         educated in
                                                                         this area.
  Evaluation Instrument(s) — Data To Be Collected:

  Reports showing complete monitoring of Internet access
  within LACOE internal network; record of instruction of
  staff and students


 3h Description of the district policy or practices that ensure equitable technology access for all students.


 One of the fundamental tenets of LACOE policy is that all students can and will achieve. Ensuring appropriate access to
 technology for all students is of fundamental importance, so that all students have equal opportunities.

 All LACOE students will have ready access to high-quality, age/developmentally appropriate instructional technology and
 lessons that support academic content and life skills standards. (i.e. research, reports of information, multimedia projects
 and presentations, life skills)

 LACOE maintains ready access to high-quality, age/developmentally appropriate instructional technology and lessons that
 support academic content and life skills standards for 60% of their students—due to the dynamic nature of students and
 programs in the district—i.e. research, reports of information, multimedia projects and presentations, life skills.

 Benefits from utilization of technology to ensure appropriate access for students: Ensuring appropriate access for all
 students provides for all students to become confident in using technology. In addition, it allows for students with special
 needs to have additional methods with which to gain or express knowledge that employers may find beneficial in their
 employees.



 3i. List of clear goals, measurable objectives, annual benchmarks, and an implementation plan to use technology to
 make student record keeping and assessment more efficient and supportive of teachers’ efforts to meet individual
 student academic needs.

 Goal 3i:
 To make student record keeping and assessment more efficient and supportive of teachers’ efforts to meet each student’s
 academic needs. The following documents must be tracked or generated for each student: transcripts, grade sheets, ADA
 statistics, English Language status, and forms specific to Special Education.

 As the amount of data generated by and about each individual student grows, LACOE needs to streamline the data
 collection system, and make important data more available to staff decision-makers. The data generated must be valid and
 reliable.


 Objective 3i.1:
 Acquire a SIS for DSE and within DSP utilize our student information system (EPIC) and data management tool
 (Datawise) to address the variety of needs of our transient population to meet the needs of all students and create as many
 automated processes as available.

 Year 1 Benchmark:
 By 2013, the new DSE SIS will be acquired and 75% of training completed.
 Year 2 Benchmark:
 By 2014, the new DSE SIS will be fully implemented and 90% of training completed.
 Year 3 Benchmark:
 By 2015, the new DSE SIS will be fully implemented and 100% of training completed.

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 Objective 3i.2:
 Use our data management tool (Datawise) by aggregating and disaggregating both local and state assessments and utilize
 the results to drive instructional decisions as evidenced by PLC work.

 Year 1 Benchmark:
 By 2013, 75% of users will have been taught how to read reports generated and use within PLC meetings to make
 instructional decisions.
 Year 2 Benchmark:
 By 2014, 85% of users will have been taught how to read reports generated and use within PLC meetings to make
 instructional decisions.
 Year 3 Benchmark:
 By 2015, 100% of users will have been taught how to read reports generated and use within PLC meetings to make
 instructional decisions.


 Implementation Plan:

 Activities                                  Timeline                  Person(s) Responsible         Monitoring &
                                                                                                     Evaluation
 Complete building of SIS for DSE and        Completion of             MIS                           Monthly reports to
 bridge to local assessment database         building: July, 2013                                    Assistant
 and performance analysis database           Completion of                                           Superintendent
                                             modifications: July,
                                             2014
                                             Continue support
                                             thru June, 2015
 Train users on assessment databases         Start: July, 2013         MIS, Professional             Minutes
                                             Continue: July,           Development,                  Agendas
                                             2014                      Coordinators for              Evaluations
                                             Continue: July,           technology                    Usage records
                                             2015
 Implement online local assessments          Start: July, 2013         Directors                     Data reports
                                             Continue: July,
                                             2014
                                             Continue: July,
                                             2015
 Evaluation Instrument(s) — Data
 To Be Collected:

 See above


 3j. List of clear goals, measurable objectives, annual benchmarks, and an implementation plan to use technology to
 improve two-way communication between home and school.

 Goal 3j: : As the amount of digital information about each student increases, parents and teachers will need to
 communicate to share information and collaborate to make the best decisions for students. To increase the methods of this
 sort of communication is vital.

 Benefits from utilization of technology: To make teachers and administrators more accessible to parents. Parents have an
 opportunity to become more a part of their child’s educational experience. It can enable them to keep track of how
 students are doing in school. It can serve to unite parents and the school community.


 Objective 3j.1:
 By the end of 2015, 100% of teachers and administrators will be accessible to parents and community members through
 phone/voice mail or e-mail. This will provide dual communication opportunities using technology in multiple ways.

 Year 1 Benchmark:
 By the end of 2013, 70% of teachers and administrators will be accessible to parents and community members through
 phone/voice mail or e-mail.
 Year 2 Benchmark:
 By the end of 2014, 80% of teachers and administrators will be accessible to parents and community members through


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        phone/voice mail or e-mail.
        Year 3 Benchmark:
        By the end of 2015, 100% of teachers and administrators will be accessible to parents and community members through
        phone/voice mail or e-mail.




                Implementation                    Responsible Person or              Timeline              Monitoring and
                 Plan/Activities                      Department                                           Evaluation Activities
                                                                                Start: July, 2013
         Instruct staff on LACOE                 PAU Principals                 Continue:July,             Meeting Agenda
         communication protocol.                                                2014 thru                  Feedback from staff and
                                                                                July, 2015                 parents
                                                                                Start: July, 2013
         Research VoIP with Voicemail            Program Administrator:         Continue July,             Summary of results
         option.                                 Networks                       2014 thru
                                                                                July, 2015




        3k.Describe the process that will be used to monitor the Curricular Component (Section 3d-3j) goals, objectives,
        benchmarks and planned implementation activities including roles and responsibilities.



    ■   See previous action plans for objectives d-j

        A variety of evaluations will be used to determine if individual goals and objectives are being met. Some examples of
        these evaluations are:
●       Evaluations after workshops
●       Student activity logs generated by computer-aided instruction programs
●       Increases in scores on the California Content Standards portion of the STAR test
●       Star Advantage Reading and Math Assessment scores
●       Training materials for new programs (such as the SIS system)
●       PAU Tech Binders
●       Formative Assessments done during classroom visits with a focus on student engagement and teaching using the
        integration of technology.

        Evaluation for the various parts of the curriculum component is to be continuous. Every four to six months, members of
        the technology planning committee will meet to re-evaluate what has been accomplished, what has not, and why. This
        allows time for the committee to identify problem areas (staff development, for example, or budget and finance), and focus
        on modifications and changes that need to be made. In addition, there is a Quarterly Meeting across divisions at LACOE
        to coordinate Ed Programs needs in technology and professional development of Technology Services, Multimedia
        Services and Instructional Technology Outreach with Ed Programs representatives. Appropriate data is reviewed at these
        meetings to inform decision making.

        Schools will complete an inventory at least once a year. The information from the inventory will be kept in a central
        location, so it can be accessed on an as-needed basis. An infrastructure survey will be completed by Technology Service
        indicating any needs or obstacles that may prevent the instructional technology program from staying on course. These
        needs will be presented to the Content and Instructional Technology Coordinators who will seek to resolve any issues.




        4. Professional Development
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      4a. Summary of teachers’ and administrators’ current technology skills and needs for professional development.
      Over the previous years’ surveys of all LACOE teachers was sporadically given. EdTech Profile was required annually. In
      one administration of the Ed Tech Profile survey, 182 responses were received. The Technology Assessment survey
      measured teacher’s attitudes and impressions concerning classroom use of technology by students to better access the State
      Content Standards.

      The survey was designed to measure both current technology skills and levels of use, as well as professional development
      needs. Based on previous surveys and informal assessments by management and self-reported by teachers there is a
      variety of professional development that has been identified as needed.

      Each PAU has contracted technology professional development as was appropriate within their unit. In select JCS PAUs,
      a survey was given to each teacher to determine their proficiency and an individualized professional development plan was
      created and utilized in coaching for the teachers.

       The skill level of the administrators and teachers in Ed Programs varies a lot depending on the program and the
      opportunities they have had to participate in technology training. On the whole, the skill level is at the Technology
      Proficiency level with the introduction of new online grading and web based systems pushing the proficiency with
      requisite training.

      This is the training LACOE has identified as needed in the next three years:

1.    Training on the new SIS for DSE

2.    Training on the use of a data management system as related to data driven instruction.

3.    Computer editing on word processing documents, for the purpose of refining expository, narrative, and persuasive writing
      skills to build presentations, research papers, books and documents.

4.    Use of instructional technology in the classroom (interactive white boards, document cameras, projectors, interactive
      tablets, classroom response systems)

5.    Art, illustrator, poster, graphic programs.

6.    "Distance learning," webcasts, digital camera essentials, CD-ROM authoring, webpage building.

7.    Tutorial building for the classroom, creating interactive content based on the California Content Standards.

8.    "Content authoring"—the creation of assessments, quizzes, and tests, that quantifies the qualities of student performance.

9.    Training on "access to instructional SBI resources" on the Internet, including search engines, CDE and GOV websites that
      may have instructional value.

10.   Digital Citizenship Training- Information Literacy Training and Cyber Safety Training -addressing Internet safety,
      including cyberbullying, how to protect online privacy, avoid online predators, the concept and purpose of both copyright
      and fair use; distinguishing lawful from unlawful downloading and peer-to-peer file sharing; and avoiding plagiarism

      Other training classes to be offered based on responses to periodic LACOE-wide survey:
●     E-Mail usage                                        ● Curriculum specific software
●     General Computer skills                             ● Multimedia presentation software
●     Word processing                                     ● Teacher productivity skills
●     Internet skills                                     ● Software evaluation
●     Spreadsheets                                        ● Desktop publishing
●     Databases                                           ● Videoconferencing skills



      4b. List of clear goals, measurable objectives, annual benchmarks, and an implementation plan for providing
      professional development opportunities based on your district needs assessment data (4a) and the Curriculum
      Component objectives (sections 3d through 3j) of the plan.

      Goal 4b: To increase the number of staff in Educational Programs who use technology as a routine tool for teaching and
      learning and train all staff to use the centralized district data management tools including the SIS and data management
      system.



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     Objective 4b.1:
     By the end of 2015, 100% of LACOE Ed Programs will be trained and utilize the data analysis management program to
     analyze data in order to drive instruction as measured by administrative observations in the utilization of lessons created
     from the analysis of assessment reports.

     Year 1 Benchmark:
     By the end of 2013, 70% of LACOE Ed Programs will be trained and utilize the data analysis management program
     (Datawise) to analyze data in order to drive instruction through their use of PLCs
     Year 2 Benchmark:
     By the end of 2014, 80% of LACOE Ed Programs will be trained and utilize the data analysis management program
     (Datawise) to analyze data in order to drive instruction through their use of PLCs
     Year 3 Benchmark:
     By the end of 2015, 100% of LACOE Ed Programs will be trained and utilize the data analysis management program
     (Datawise) to analyze data in order to drive instruction through their use of PLCs


     Objective 4b.2:
     By 2015, 100% of Ed Programs staff will be trained in the use of their SIS, Information Technology, Ethical Use and
     Internet Safety


     Year 1 Benchmark:
     By 2013, 80% of primary staff that interacts with the SIS will have been trained and 40% of DSE staff will be trained.
     Year 2 Benchmark:
     By 2014, 90% of primary staff that interacts with the SIS will have been trained and 70% of DSE staff will be trained.
     Year 3 Benchmark:
     By 2015, 100% of Ed Programs staff will be trained in the use of the new SIS and 100% of DSE staff will be trained.

  Objective 4b.3:
● The district will increase by 50% the number of trainings offered both online and coaching that focus on integrating
  technology into all core content areas in order to improve student learning to be provided in conjunction with CTAP-ITO.
● This training includes the use of Electronic White Boards, Virtual Field Trips, and other available technologies at the site.

     Year 1 Benchmark:
     By 2013 the variety of trainings will be increased by 50% of current offerings.
     Year 2 Benchmark:
     By 2014, the variety of trainings will be increased by 15% of current offerings.
     Year 3 Benchmark:
     By 2015, the variety of trainings will be increased by 20% of current offerings.


     Objective 4b.4:
     By 2015 Ed Programs will have developed strategic trainings/professional development deployed through the use of
     video conferencing in addition to utilizing video conferencing in the classroom to deliver virtual field trips. All
     (100%) divisions will utilize video conferencing for professional development opportunities and trainings to
     minimize driving time and costs on a monthly basis.

     Year 1 Benchmark:
     By the end of 2013, Ed Programs will operate 15 video conferencing units for professional development and conduct a
     pilot with at least 6 sites for video conferencing in the classroom.
     Year 2 Benchmark:
     By 2014, Ed Programs will operate 15 video conferencing units for professional development and conduct roll out a
     strategic plan for video conferencing in the classroom within DSP and select sites in DSE
     Year 3 Benchmark:
     By 2015, Ed Programs will operate 15 video conferencing units for professional development and deliver video
     conferencing in the classroom for all available sites.
     Objective 4b.5:
     By 2015 Ed Programs will have developed strategic trainings/professional development for all principals and
     management training using technology tools

     Year 1 Benchmark:
     By the end of 2013, Ed Programs will pilot a program for administrators using mobile technology to collect data and
     information
     Year 2 Benchmark:

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 By 2014, Ed Programs will operate 15 DSP site programs for administrators using mobile technology to collect data and
 information
 Year 3 Benchmark:
 By 2015, Ed Programs will operate a program for administrators using mobile technology to collect data and information
 for 100% of DSP sites.




 Implementation Plan:

 Activities                                        Timeline           Person(s) Responsible          Monitoring &
                                                                                                     Evaluation
 Basic computer training for DSE personnel         Start: July,       Coordinator Instructional      Minutes
                                                   2012               Technology, MIS, ETN           Evaluations
                                                   Continue July,                                    EdTech Profile
                                                   2013 thru
                                                   July, 2015
 Courses offered will be analyzed and new          Start: July,       Coordinator Instructional      Minutes
 courses will replace those that have no           2012               Technology,                    Evaluations
 interest                                          Continue July,     Coordinator Curriculum         EdTech Profile
                                                   2013 thru          CTAP – ITO consultants         PAU Technology
                                                   July, 2015                                        Representatives
 Courses will be offered in California             Start: July,       Coordinator Instructional      Minutes
 Streaming (accessing the Curriculum Guide         2012               Technology,                    Evaluations
 online)                                           Continue July,     Coordinator Curriculum         EdTech Profile
                                                   2013 thru          CTAP – ITO consultants         PAU Technology
                                                   July, 2015                                        Representatives
 Courses will be offered in utilization of         Start: July,       Coordinator Instructional      Minutes
 computers in the classroom                        2012               Technology,                    Evaluations
                                                   Continue July,     Coordinator Curriculum         EdTech Profile
                                                   2013 thru          CTAP consultants               PAU Technology
                                                   July, 2015                                        Representatives
 Strategic implementation plan created for         July , 2013        Coordinator Instructional      Minutes
 Ed Programs use of video conferencing in                             Technology,                    Evaluations
 the classroom                                                        Coordinator Curriculum         EdTech Profile
                                                                      CTAP consultants               PAU Technology
                                                                                                     Representatives
 Video Conferencing units will be purchased        Start: July,       Coordinator Instructional      Physical units at site
 and deployed                                      2013               Technology,                    Monthly reports on
                                                   Continue July,     ETN, MIS                       progress
                                                   2014 thru
                                                   July, 2015
 Train Administrators using mobile                 Start: July,       Coordinator Instructional      Physical units at site
 technology and data                               2013               Technology,                    Monthly reports on
                                                   Continue July,     Instructional Technology       progress
                                                   2014 thru          Outreach
                                                   July, 2015
 In class coaching of teachers on using            Start July,        Coordinator Instructional      Quarterly meeting
 technology                                        2012               Technology,                    reports
                                                   Continue July,     Instructional Technology       ITO Consultant
                                                   2013 thru          Outreach                       reports
                                                   July, 2015
 Evaluation Instrument(s) — Data To Be
 Collected:

 Ed Tech Profile, Evaluations



 4c. Describe the process that will be used to monitor the Professional Development (Section 4b) goals, objectives,
 benchmarks, and planned activities including roles and responsibilities.

 A variety of evaluations will be used to determine if individual goals and objectives are being met. Some examples of
 these evaluations are:

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●    Evaluations after workshops, trainings
●    EdTech Profile results
●    Formal and informal assessments reported by PAU technology committees
●    Classroom visits focusing on the use of instructional technology and student engagement
●    Training materials for new programs (such as the SIS system)
●    PAU Tech Binders

     Evaluation for the various parts of the professional development component is to be continuous. Every four to six months,
     members of the Technology PAU committee will meet to re-evaluate what has been accomplished, what has not, and why.
     This allows time for the committee to identify problem areas (staff development, for example, or budget and finance), and
     focus on modifications and changes that need to be made. Additionally, the Quarterly cross division meeting of ITO,
     MMS, and Tech Services with EdPrograms has tech planning on the agenda regularly.


     5. Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and Software
     5a. Describe the existing hardware, Internet access, electronic learning resources, and technical support already in
     the district that will be used to support the Curriculum and Professional Development Components of the plan.

     The purpose of the Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support and Software section is to develop guidelines to enhance
     and expand advanced infrastructure systems for communication, computing and networking to ensure that the goals and
     objectives of both the Curriculum and Professional Development sections of the technology plan can and will be met for
     all schools and sites of the Los Angeles County Office of Education. To achieve these goals a robust technological
     foundation has to be built and maintained over time. Many components of this technological foundation already exist in
     LACOE and this technology plan outlines the requirements to complete this foundation.

     Technology Hardware
     Technology hardware is defined in this plan as all of the end user equipment necessary to meet the goals of curriculum
     integration and professional development. LACOE has made considerable technology hardware investments over the past
     years. In order to receive an accurate inventory of the equipment, in Fiscal Year 2011-2012, LACOE's Controller's Office
     MIS department is working on at least 1700 computers hardware upgrade at all sites of the Juvenile Court Schools
     division, Division of Alternative Education and Division of Special Education. This computer hardware upgrade will
     enhance online software applications performance, which are used for instructional purposes for teachers, students or both.
     The computers range in age from six years old to the most recent available. LACOE schools are currently utilizing both
     platforms, Apple and Windows operating systems. LACOE is testing new technology like iPad and Tablet mobile devices.
     Schools also have interactive white boards, projectors in the classrooms, document cameras, classroom response systems,
     digital video cameras, scanners, LCD projectors, stand-alone printers, and shared networked printers.

     Wide Area Network (Internet Access)
     51 LACOE Educational Programs remote school sites receive Internet service through LACOE's central office with point-
     to-point frame relay circuits speeds that ranges from 128 kbps to multiple T1 circuits. LACOE additionally manages 134
     remote school sites which are located on K12 district school campuses or on community college campuses. These 134
     sites receive Internet service based on certain agreed terms and conditions through the local district network. Some remote
     school sites rely on Broad-band wireless modem or DSL circuits.
     Although, for the past few years LACOE has dramatically increased access from the schools to the Internet, there are many
     sites where the Internet connection is not reliable or network bandwidth is saturated, leading to poor application
     performance. To accommodate Curriculum and Professional Development goals, LACOE is currently hosting video-
     conferencing, Distance Learning, different instructional and business applications for the remote sites all over Los
     Angeles County. Due to many upgraded online applications, the current WAN structure is not sufficient for convergence
     of voice and data traffic or access to consolidated servers which hosting various applications. LACOE is researching other
     media alternatives to enhance our WAN infrastructure. The alternatives include Metropolitan Ethernet fiber network,
     multiple load-balanced Frame-relay circuits, and site-to-site VPN over economical business DSL circuits, wifi, cable,
     satellite. Our targeted bandwidth range is 10Mbps for some major remote sites, at least 5Mbps for smaller schools or
     campus.

     Local Area Network (Wired and/or Wireless network media, network security)
     LACOE has accomplished an exceptional achievement in building and maintaining LANs at over 163 remote sites. For
     the last few years the LAN upgrade projects have: replaced outdated network components; installed new cabling and
     replaced deteriorated cabling as needed; installed wireless Internet access where it was necessary. Currently, there are at
     least two 10/100-megabyte Ethernet drops in each classroom. At several school sites LACOE has installed secure IEEE
     802.11b wireless access points.
     However, due to increased network traffic demand on school site LANs, combined with the advancements in Layer 3
     Technologies, LACOE has a necessity to upgrade and enhance the LANs in practically every school location. Also, local
     tech-helpers (teachers) have reported that many previously installed Ethernet drops became un-usable because of broken
     components. Non-standardized mini-switches were installed as a work around for these type of issues.

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 LACOE is planning to improve school campus LAN connectivity in the Fiscal Year 2012-2015. The improvement will
 focus on network communication hardware upgrades which include network switches, routers, and policy-based high
 speed (802.11n standard) wireless Access Points and wireless controllers. LACOE will continue to implement virtual
 network (VLANs) at each school site to secure student and school staffs computer data. By segregating Student and
 Administrators data network, LACOE can apply appropriate policies to prohibit students visiting in-appropriate websites.

 Telecommunication
 LACOE is a large consumer of Telecommunication Services. These services include access to the Public Switched
 Telephone Network (PSTN) for dial tone, cellular data service, Open communication between teachers, staff, and parents
 is essential to the success of Educational Programs school sites. LACOE is currently evaluating of new technologies such
 as stationary 4G Broad-band wireless network for remote sites. This technology will allow remote sites to receive Internet
 access up to 18Mbps available at an economical monthly rate.

 Electronic Learning Resources (ELR):

 These resources represent some of the software initiatives currently available to students and teachers. Not all of
 the resources below are available at all DSP and DSE sites.

     Achieve 3000 Program - online instruction to prepare students for college
      and career success
     Read 180 Program - Intensive reading intervention software program which
      individuals instruction through adaptive technologies
     Khan Academy - Over 3,000 instructional videos in every subject area
      available online
     California Streaming - Access to online resources including video,
      podcasts, images and full lesson plans
     Virtual Field Trips - Bringing the field trip to the classroom via video
      conference equipment
     Electronic interactive lessons designed in RM Easy Teach that will work on any interactive white board

 Internet access:
 Although, for the past few years LACOE has dramatically increased access from the schools to the Internet, there are many
 sites where the Internet connection is not reliable or network bandwidth is saturated, leading to poor application
 performance. To accommodate Curriculum and Professional Development goals we are currently hosting video-
 conferencing, Distance Learning, different instructional and business applications for the remote sites all over Los Angeles
 County. Due to many upgraded online applications, the current WAN structure is not sufficient for convergence of voice
 and data traffic or access to consolidated servers which hosting various applications. LACOE is researching other media
 alternatives to enhance our WAN infrastructure. The alternatives include Metropolitan Ethernet fiber network, multiple
 load-balanced Frame-relay circuits, and site-to-site VPN over economical business DSL circuits, WiFi, cable, satellite. Our
 targeted bandwidth range is 10Mbps for some major remote sites, at least 5Mbps for smaller schools or campus. These
 are especially important in building to a higher capacity to accommodate the need to videoconference and do virtual
 lessons and field trips which are essential components of our goal of engaging students.

 Besides the need for data circuits, there is a great need for maintenance and equipment to support building to a higher
 capacity.




 Technical Support
 Technical Support is one of the most critical factors for success in any technology plan.
 In January 2007, the Controller's Office MIS (Management Information Systems) Unit was established. This group is
 dedicated to providing technical and application support for all schools and sites of LACOE's Educational Programs
 divisions and their instructional implementations. This group leads infrastructure projects addressing LAN and WAN
 security, expansion and modernization, configuration of routers, switches, network printers and other network devices. The
 Controller's Office MIS unit currently has nine FTE's and three contractors.
 In addition to MIS, under LACOE's Technology Services there are other groups providing various levels of assistance and
 support to Professional Development and Curriculum integration for Educational Programs Divisions:
 - Educational Technology Network (ETN);
 - Personal Computing Support;
 - Network Engineering;
 - Telephone Services.




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 Also, primary technical on-site support is often performed by school teachers (volunteers) - teachers are helping users
 based on their own technical skill. Instructional use computers in Educational Programs are supported by contract
 technical personnel.

 The increase in technology use for teaching and learning has had the added effect of generating greater demand for school-
 based technical support. LACOE has established an EPNet Support Help Desk that provides one central location for users
 to receive help on computer, network or software issues. While this Help Desk has been successful, increased demand is
 exceeding capacity. There are not enough resources to provide the ongoing day-to-day integration and support for
 instructional technology users these sites.

 5b. List of clear annual benchmarks and a timeline for obtaining the hardware, infrastructure, learning resources
 and technical support required to support the other plan components as identified in Section 5b.

 Technology Hardware:
 The technology available at LACOE schools is generally older than 5 years except in pilot programs. Much of it is end of
 life but if it does not fail, it remains in service. There is a need for an equipment refresh over the term of this program but
 with limited funding, it is being expended for piloting new technologies that will engage the student population.

 Electronic Learning Resources:

 Because of the transient nature of the school population, software that can quickly assess where a student is performing
 and prescribe the next steps is invaluable. We continue to need more of these electronic learning resources. Licensing of
 this type of current software should be continued. Achieve 3000 is one of the primary resources that we will continue to
 utilize throughout our sites for this purpose.

 New computers will need to have the same licenses for software titles and applications that are currently in use on existing
 computers. LACOE will also take advantage of the availability of many free, or low cost, web resources for education, in
 order to keep costs down.

 There are electronic interactive lessons designed in RM Easiteach that will work on any interactive white board. These
 lessons are current housed on EPIC.


 Technical Support
 The increase in technology use for teaching and learning has had the added effect of generating greater demand for school-
 based technical support. LACOE has established an EPNet Support Help Desk that provides one central location for users
 to receive help on computer, network or software issues and this Help Desk has been successful.


 Goal statement for infrastructure:
 LACOE Educational Program needs infrastructure to support safe and efficient use of technology for over 233 sites of
 Juvenile Court, Alternative and Special Education Schools. This "technology" will be used to teach the California
 Content Standards.

 5.3.1 Technology Hardware Objective:
 By June 2015, Educational Programs School sites will have up to date technology hardware with at least a 5-to-1 student
 to computer ratio.

 Benchmark for Technology Hardware:
 A. Through 2013, classrooms will have ≤ 7-to-1 student to computer ratio with up-to-date computers.
 B. Through 2014, classrooms will have ≤ 6-to-1 student to computer ratio with up-to-date computers.
 C. Through 2015, school sites will have ≤ 5-to-1 student to computer ratio with up-to-date computers

 Benchmark                                              Responsible                                            Monitoring and
     #                    Implementation                 Person or                             Budget            Evaluation
                           Plan/Activities             Department.            Timeline         Source             Activities
 A,B,C              Setup standards for the           Educational            12/2012          n/a             Standards Review
                    classroom technology. Use         Programs                                                Reflection of
                    ISTE and P21 as resources.        Technology                                              implementaton
                                                      Committee
 A,B,C              Apply for federal and state       Technology             6/2013,          n/a             Review grant
                    grants for technology             Learning               2014,                            applications.
                    hardware.                         Coordinator,           2015                             Ensure E-Rate
                    Including E-Rate                  Grants Support         Perform                          requests are
                                                      Unit                   on                               current to the

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                                                                        continual                      needs of sites
                                                                        basis.                         (supporting
                                                                                                       student learning).
 A,B,C            Support sites in the              Technology          6/2013,         General        Review purchase
                  decision-making regarding         Learning            2014,           Fund,          orders
                  technology purchases.             Coordinator,        2015            Block of       Equipment needs
                  Meet with administrators to       MIS, Site           Perform         Grants         and usage surveys
                  ensure that purchases are         Technology          on a                           and logs.
                  supported by equipment            Committees,         continual
                  and Professional                                      basis.
                  Development is included in
                  plan.
 A,B,C            Purchase additional               School              July, 2013      General        Review purchase
                  hardware: computers.              Principals          July, 2014      Fund,          orders
                  laptops, printers, scanners,                          July, 2015      Block of       Equipment usage
                  projectors, etc. Use need                             Quarterly       Grants         surveys.
                  survey based on student                               purchases
                  learning needs and teacher
                  productivity needs that
                  support the teaching and
                  learning of students.

 5.3.2 Wide Area Network Objectives:
 5.3.2.1By June 2015 all classrooms and the LACOE office will have minimum of 1.5Mbps bandwidth from school site to
 LACOE Office and out to the Internet. Some major Juvenile Halls and camps will have high speed data connectivity
 provided by Metro-Ethernet service, MPLS, cable data service, satellite, high speed WiFi, or other high speed data
 connectivity.

 Due to the bandwidth requirement of online applications and Web 2.0 resources, LACOE's EPNet Support Help Desk
 registered a number of cases when users reported extreme slow performance. This is of concern as we prepare for the
 Common Core Standards and the online assessments students will need to take as part of the SBAC (Smarter Balanced
 Assessment Consortium. Most of the time this occurred when the staff accessed the LACOE Student Information System
 (SIS), when students were using Distance Learning applications or browsing study related web sites. Our trending system
 shows clearly that high speed Internet is required for now-a-day application and Internet access.

 Strategy: Perform bandwidth assessment of existing sites which is using frame relay circuits. Develop a 'bandwidth
 upgrade' project plan that will provide sufficient bandwidth for the fiscal years 2012 - 2015. Determine available
 alternative data service in the area of each site. Schedule project upgrade for the years of 2013, 2014 and 2015.

 Benchmark for increasing bandwidth:
 A   Through 2012, the bandwidth for the 3 school sites will be upgraded from 128 kbps or 384 kbps to Full T1.
 B   Through 2013, the bandwidth for the first group of 3 school sites will be upgraded from T1 to 5Mbps or better.
 C   Through 2014, the bandwidth for the second group of 10 sites will be upgraded from T1 to 5Mbps or better.
 D   Through 2015, the bandwidth for the third group of 12 sites will be upgraded from T1 to 5Mbps or better.

  Benchmark                                                                                                Monitoring
      #                                                Responsible                                            and
                        Implementation                  Person or                          Budget          Evaluation
                         Plan/Activities              Department.         Timeline         Source           Activities
 A,B,C,D           Upgrade 128 kbps and             Educational           12/2012        n/a             Review the
                   384kbps to T1, Research          Programs                                             upgrade
                   available high speed data        Technology                                           schedule
                   services                         Committee, MIS
 B                 Establish high-speed data        MIS, Site             6/2013         General         Weekly status
                   infrastructure, start with 3     Technology                           Fund, E-        meetings
                   major sites and HQ.              Committee                            Rate
                                                                                         funding
 C                 Add 10 sites to established      MIS, Site             6/2014         General         Weekly status
                   high-speed data                  Technology                           Fund, E-        meetings
                   infrastructure.                  Committee                            Rate
                                                                                         funding
 D                 Add 12 sites to established      MIS, Site             6/2015         General         Weekly status
                   high-speed data                  Technology                           Fund, E-        meetings
                   infrastructure                   Committee                            Rate
                                                                                         funding

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 5.3.2.2      By June 2012, videoconferencing is available for some of LACOE Educational Program schools sites and
 the LACOE main office. LACOE will be continue to expand our Videoconference coverage area to more remote sites.
 Video conferencing will bring learning materials directly to the classrooms and at the same time will reduce the need of
 LACOE county-wide staff/teachers traveling to LACOE headquarters for meetings, trainings and conferences. The
 primary goals of this project are to save thousand of dollars on traveling expenses, and support the “Save the earth”
 program by cutting down automobiles’ carbon-dioxide emission. To achieve this objective LACOE will have to deploy a
 centralized hub-and-spoke video conferencing system with approximate 80+ remote endpoints.
 Strategy: LACOE will expend our centralized Video conference system (video-conferencing bridging units) at the
 headquarter
 location. At each site which will participate video-conferencing project LACOE will need to install Video Conference
 Endpoint (VCE). The minimum bandwidth requirements for the Video Conferencing is full frame relay T1 (1.5 mbps).
 The majority of the school sites which will participate in this project currently are using frame relayT1 circuits (1.5Mbps).
 However, we found picture quality resolution degraded when other online applications are sharing the same 1.5Mbps
 WAN link. If budget allows, LACOE will schedule circuit bandwidth upgrades and research other Internet media to
 provide sufficient bandwidth to some major sites between July 2012 and June 2015.

 Benchmark for Implementing Video Conferencing Technology:
 A     Through 12/2012, LACOE will have a complete project plan, including a list of hardware and software, additional
 requirements, estimated man-hours for the project and project implementation timelines.
 B     Through 2013, LACOE will perform circuit bandwidth upgrades to at least full frame relay T1 for participating site

 C    Through 2014, purchase hardware and software, and perform installation at LACOE Headquarter "hub" and the first
 group of "spoke" school sites.
 D    Through 2015, perform installation at the rest of the "spoke" school sites.

 Benchmark                                                                                                       Monitoring
     #                                                                                                               and
                      Implementation             Responsible Person or                            Budget          Evaluation
                       Plan/Activities                Department.                Timeline         Source           Activities
 A                 Developing a project         Educational Programs             12/2012         n/a            Monthly
                   plan for Video               Technology Committee,                                           status
                   Conferencing                 MIS-Technology                                                  meetings
                   Infrastructure               Services,Multimedia
                   expansion                    Services-ITO
 B                 Add Video conference         MIS-Technology Services          12/2013         General        Monthly
                   Sites to VC                                                                   Fund, E-       status
                   infrastructure                                                                Rate           meetings
                                                                                                 funding
 C                 Purchase hardware            MIS-Technology Services          6/2014          General        Monthly
                   and software for VC                                                           Fund, E-       status
                   infra-                                                                        Rate           meetings
                   Structure expansion                                                           funding
 D                 Complete installation        MIS-Technology Services          6/2015          General        Monthly
                   of Video                                                                      Fund, E-       status
                   Conferencing                                                                  Rate           meetings
                   software and                                                                  funding
                   equipment on
                   participated sites


 5 c Local Area Network Objective:
 Through 2015, all remote classrooms located inside of k12-schools, community colleges or other non LACOE premises
 will access Internet through LACOE Educational Programs network in efficient, safe and manageable environment.
 There are a number of Alternative and Special Education classes are located on campuses of k-12 schools, community
 colleges and other non LACOE premises. It is quite a challenge to keep up the Internet service performance, maintain
 security and manage network environments on these sites.
 Strategy At the school sites not located on LACOE premises, if budget allows, there will be established site-to-site
 (VPN) virtual connection or dedicated point-to-point circuits. This strategy will allow school sites Internet traffic to be
 directed back to LACOE Educational Programs network. All data traffic will be guarded by approved policies, prioritized
 by Traffic-shaping devices, and trended by network monitoring system.



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 5d. Describe the process that will be used to monitor Section 5b & the annual benchmarks and timeline of activities
 including roles and responsibilities.

 Benchmark for Implementing Efficient, Safe and Manageable LANs:
 Currently, more then 120 remote school sites receive Internet service through various network media. Over the next five
 years, LACOE is planning to implement site-to-site VPN connections for some of the school sites while LANs for other
 school sites will be converted to point-to-point frame relay circuits. The objective is to make these remote sites part of
 LACOE Educational Programs internal network.

 A    Through 2012,   purchase equipment and create site-to-site VPN structure at Downey headquarter
 B    Through 2013,   establish site-to-site VPN connection for first group of school sites.
 C    Through 2014,   establish site-to-site VPN connection for second group of school sites.
 D    Through 2015,   establish site-to-site VPN connection for third group of school sites.


  Benchmark                                         Responsible                                            Monitoring and
      #                Implementation                 Person or                            Budget            Evaluation
                        Plan/Activities             Department.           Timeline         Source             Activities
 A                 Install VPN system at          MIS-Technology          7/2012         General           Weekly status
                   LACOE main Office              Services                to             Fund, E-          meetings
                                                                          12/2012        Rate
                                                                                         funding
 B                 Setup site-to-site VPN         MIS-Technology          6/2013         General           Weekly status
                   for the first group of         Services                               Fund, E-          meetings
                   school sites                                                          Rate
                                                                                         funding
 C                 Setup site-to-site VPN         MIS-Technology          6/2014         General           Weekly status
                   for the second group of        Services                               Fund, E-          meetings
                   school sites                                                          Rate
                                                                                         funding
 D                 Setup site-to-site VPN         MIS-Technology          6/2015         General           Weekly status
                   for                            Services                               Fund, E-          meetings
                   third group of school                                                 Rate
                   sites                                                                 funding



 6. Funding and Budget
 6a. List of established and potential funding sources.

 The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is committed to making available the most advanced technology
 to its educational programs. Over the past three years, E-Rate funding has provided an additional $650,000 toward the
 installation of the required technology infrastructure. LACOE has invested over $800,000 in technology staffing positions
 to maintain and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our technology systems, including staff development and
 support.

 LACOE received funding from Title II, Part D, Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) grant (will be
 discontinued 2012). This program provides funding to assist local educational agencies to improve student achievement
 through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. The funding supports ongoing, sustained, and
 intensive, high-quality professional development to integrate advanced technologies into curricula and instruction.

 Additionally, LACOE receives the Microsoft Settlement K-12 Voucher Program and it will be used to purchase additional
 software licensing. Educational Programs is committed to securing resources to build the infrastructure to make the most
 advanced technology available to the students, teachers, administrators, and communities served by Division of Student
 Programs and Division of Special Education.

 Over the last three years, E-Rate telecommunications applications were submitted for Educational Programs resulting in a
 total award of $951,209 in discounts for the cost of voice and data lines for all of their school sites.


 Established Funding Sources:

 ●    Title I, Title II, and Title III
 ●    CTAP Professional Development Support
 ●    E-Rate Discount

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     ●    EETT (will be discontinued 2012)
     ●    K12 Voucher Program


     Potential Funding Sources:
     ●    Internal Connection with E-Rate


     6b. Estimate annual implementation costs for the term of the plan.
     Projected budget for the term of the plan:
                                                           Complete                Budget          Budget            Budget
                                                                                    12/13           13/14             14/15
     # of computers: 1700, 1/3 replaced over three years,                        282,000         282,000           282,000
     (188/yr)
     @ $1,500 each computer
                                                                                 45,000          45,000            45,000
     Admin Systems Costs
     EP SIS
     Personnel                                                    Yes            625,000         635,000           645,000

     Infrastructure
     Telecommunication costs                                      Yes            800,000         800,000           800,000
     LAN/WAN Maintenance                                          Yes             50,000          50,000            50,000
     Internet Access                                              Yes             15,000          15,000            15,000
     Internet Filtering                                           Yes             12,000          12,000            12,000

     Tech Support
     Computer Networking Coordinators and Assistants              Yes            240,000         240,000           240,000
     Software Licensing/Support                                   Yes            60,000          60,000            60,000

     Professional Development
     Tech Professional Development
                                                                  Yes             35,000          25,000            25,000

     All budget costs are estimates

     6c. Describe the district’s replacement policy for obsolete equipment.

     Goal statement for equipment obsolescence:
     Create a policy for obsolescence to maintain state of the art technology for improving student skills and broad-based
     student achievement. This policy will be created using recommendations from the State of California and in consideration
     of the other hardware and software needs.

     Objective:
     By 2015, LACOE will use stated policy to declare equipment obsolete.

     Benchmark statements for ongoing technical support:
A    By June 2013, LACOE will identify equipment that is six years old, which will no longer receive technical support or
     replacement parts.

B    By June 2014, LACOE will create a policy to target, remove, and/or replace equipment that is six years or older.

C    By June 2015, LACOE will create procedures and begin to remove and/or replace equipment that is six years or older.

            Implementation Plan/Activities                  Responsible Person       Timeline            Monitoring and
                                                              or Department                            Evaluation Activities
     Check inventory and highlight equipment that           Purchasing               2013          Review and prepare lists of
     is six years or older.                                 Department                             equipment to be replaced by
                                                                                                   site.
     Disseminate list of target equipment to sites.         ETC                      2013          Review list that is created,
                                                                                                   meeting agendas.
     Label computers that are six years or older as         ETC                      2013          Review list of obsolete
     obsolete.                                                                                     computers and computers
                                                                                                   themselves.

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      Create and publicize procedures to identify,        ETC                      2013          Review procedures and
      remove and/or dispose of equipment that will                                               meeting notes.
      become obsolete.
      Identify funding sources to replace equipment     ■ Principals               2013          Examine meeting minutes
      that has been declared obsolete.                  ■ PAU SDMC                               and purchase orders.
      Begin to remove equipment that is six years or      PAU                      2013          Log changes in inventory.
      older.
      Benefits from replacement policy for obsolete equipment: Insurance savings on non-viable machinery, reduced
      maintenance cost, and more accurate inventory.


      6d. Describe the process that will be used to monitor Ed Tech funding, implementation costs and new funding
      opportunities and to adjust budgets as necessary.


      The Education Technology Committee (ETC) represented by staff from all educational programs, will hold quarterly
      meetings to monitor the progress of the funding and budget component of the technology plan. The committee will work
      in collaboration with the Purchasing Department of the Business Services Division and the technology support unit within
      Educational Programs.

      With reference to inventory, the Director of Purchasing will compile a summary report of equipment valued at $500 or
      more. The report will be submitted to each site. At each site, an administrator-identified staff member (technology
      assistant, materials clerk, etc.) will confirm that site inventory is current and up to date. If equipment has been declared
      obsolete and removed from the campus, this person confirms that procedures have been followed for removing the
      equipment from the inventory (including the notification of the Purchasing Department).


      7. Monitoring and Evaluation
      7a. Describe the process for evaluating the plan’s overall progress and impact on teaching and learning.
      In general, the sections of the Curriculum Component and the Professional Development Component have their own built-
      in timelines, resources and criteria for evaluation. In this section, further elaboration of the technology tools employed in
      attaining curricula, classroom and school management will be described.


      Assessment and Curricular Outcomes:
1.    Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Educational Programs (EP) staff will employ a networked database to
      measure student progress in the following areas: CST, STAR Advantage/ NWEA, CAHSEE, PFT, CELDT scores, CAPA
      and local assessments. As the Common Core Standards and SBAC evolve the assessment system will undergo changes.

2.    Student Information System (SIS) will also provide electronic attendance, course completion, graduation (including GED
      tracking) in accordance with state requirements.

3.    For non-diploma-tracked students, LACOE will employ a networked database to measure California Alternate
      Performance Assessment (CAPA) progress.

4.    Student Records and Systems (SRS) staff will use electronic means to pre-load information to all test vendors so test
      booklet demographics will be filled out prior to distribution.

                                                                  Responsible                                 Monitoring and
                                                                    Person or                                    Evaluation
      Outcome#         Implementation Plan/Activities             Department            Timeline                  Activities
                       Strategically plan the types of          Educational            July, 2013       Agendas of Curriculum,
                       assessment data to be gathered           Programs site          July, 2014       Instruction and Steering
           1           within Datawise.                         staff                  July, 2015       Committees.
                       Train and deliver professional
                       development with Datawise in             Coordinator            July, 2013
                       running reports and applying             Curriculum and         July, 2014       Agendas and calendar of
           1           them to instructional decisions          Instruction            July, 2015       trainings and PLCs
                                                                                                        Principals run reports
                                                                                       July, 2013       monthly (Missing
                       Monitor staff on electronic                                     July, 2014       Attendance and Grades –
           2           attendance and enrollment                Principals             July, 2015       MAG report)
           2           Assign courses based on school           Teacher                July, 2013       Principals to review pupil

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                      records                                 Counselor              July, 2014      course assignments monthly
                                                                                     July, 2015      (run SIS report showing all
                                                                                                     enrolled section
                                                                                                     assignments)
                                                              Coordinator:
                      Administer GED to qualified             GED                    July, 2013      Published results in
                      students and record scores in           Counselor              July, 2014      CalPads, Operation
           2          database                                GED Proctors           July, 2015      Graduation program
                                                                                     July, 2013
                                                              SH Program             July, 2014
           3          Train staff on CAPA scoring             Specialists            July, 2015      Training Agenda & Minutes
                                                                                     Prior to        Verified by test booklets
           4          Export data to vendors                  SRS staff              test date       having pre-printed data

      School Management Outcomes:
5.    Technology staff will implement an Educational Programs web page to disseminate curriculum updates, staff development
      training, surveys and archived information to all Educational Programs staff.

6.    Technology staff will provide video streaming capability on the Educational Programs web site for the purpose of
      distributing student and staff training material.

7.    Video conferencing will be employed to provide formative evaluation of issues related to how well new concepts,
      strategies, etc. are being implemented.

8.    A staff development database will be utilized to track all mandated trainings for certificated and management staff

                           Implementation                 Responsible Person or                            Monitoring and
      Outcome#              Plan/Activities                   Department                Timeline         Evaluation Activities
          5            Maintain web page                 Technology Services            July,          Published intranet address
                                                                                        2013
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2014
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2015
           6           Maintain necessary                Network Engineer               July,          Log of installations
                       streaming software                                               2013
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2014
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2015
           7           Maintain webcams at               Network Engineer               July,          Log of webcam
                       selected sites                                                   2013           installations
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2014
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2015
           8           Produce selected reports          Professional                   July,          Staff training reports –
                                                         Development                    2013           hard copy on file
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2014
                                                                                        July,
                                                                                        2015


   Classroom Management Outcomes:
9. LACOE will use an educational programs series of online student assessment and standards-based curriculum.

10.   Behavior/Incident reports are available across all division on the EP SIS.

11.   Monitoring of the number of Assistive Technology (AT) referrals will be recorded to determine if increased AT training
      has made a difference in pupil’s independent living skills progress.


                         Implementation               Responsible
      Outcome#            Plan/Activities              Person or          Timeline       Monitoring and Evaluation Activities

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                                               Department
      9          Develop and or              Curriculum              July,          Standards-based Curriculum Committee
                 purchase content            Committee               2013           to review and approve
                                                                     July,
                                                                     2014
                                                                     July,
                                                                     2015
      9          Establish baseline          Curriculum              July,          Published report provided to Assistant
                 report                      Committee               2013           Superintendent, Educational Programs,
                                                                     July,          Principals, Curriculum Committee
                                                                     2014           Minutes
                                                                     July,
                                                                     2015
     10          Review                      PAU Principal           July,          EPSIS
                 Behavior/Incident           PAU SDMC                2013
                 Reports                                             July,
                                                                     2014
                                                                     July,
                                                                     2015
     11          Collect all AT              Coordinator:            July,          Compare to previous year to measure
                 request forms               Special Ed              2013           increment/decrement
                 annually                                            July,
                                                                     2014
                                                                     July,
                                                                     2015



 7b. Schedule for evaluating the effect of plan implementation.

 While the schedule for evaluating the effect of plan implementation is part of each curriculum and staff development
 component, there is continued need to have centralized involvement on a regular basis. The reason for continued central
 monitoring is to insure that all three divisions are making progress in a uniform manner as well as to allocate resources
 based on need in a timely manner. In order to accomplish this, the Student Records and Systems (SRS) unit of Educational
 programs has formed a standing committee to monitor efficacy of technology usage across the divisions of Student
 Programs and Special Education . Committee membership is composed of site representatives form all three divisions as
 well as program development, curriculum and technology management. A student and SELPA representative as well as a
 parent representative will also be part of the committee. The committee will review and monitor selected plan components
 on a monthly basis. Recommendations for change/modification will be made to respective program sub-committee chairs
 as well as respective division directors. A summative report to the Assistant Superintendent will be provided in June of
 each year.


 7c. Describe the process and frequency of communicating evaluation results to tech plan stakeholders.

 While the description of how the information obtained through the monitoring and evaluation will be part of each plan
 component, the central office monitoring committee will employ various surveys and formative report formats to review
 and monitor plan progress. Annual CalPads information, EdTech Profile survey data, and other published tools, will also
 be employed and shared through the central committee and communicated to the divisions. In addition, SRS will conduct
 an annual infrastructure/connectivity survey as well as disseminate the following input form to all curriculum, staff
 development and site-base leadership committees to be used to communicate component progress to the central committee.




 8. Collaborative Strategies with Adult Literacy Providers

 If the district has identified adult literacy providers, describe how the program will be developed in collaboration
 with them. (If no adult literacy providers are indicated, describe the process used to identify adult literacy
 providers or potential future outreach efforts.)

 In school sites across Educational Programs, adult literacy needs are being served in collaboration with a variety of
 community based organizations through funding of grant programs such as the 21st Century Learning Center Grant. Over
 the last three years, the 21st Century Learning Center Grant program has provided classes, that include but are not limited
 to: basic literacy, computer literacy, English language development, GED preparation, job interview skills, health

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 education, parenting skills, and life skills, to students, parents and the community at large. Other grant funded programs
 that extend their services to parents and other adults in the local community are the Community Based English Tutoring
 Program (CBET) and the English Language Acquisition Program (ELAP) which provide adult English language
 instruction to students and their parents. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Schiff-Cardenas, Carl Perkins Vocational
 Act, and Regional Occupational Programs (ROP), provide pre employment skills training, employment, and vocational
 education services to students and adults. Educational Programs is committed to expand its ability to serve the adults in the
 community in many areas, which include technology literacy.

 Additional adult literacy services are also being provided by collaborative relationships between LACOE schools and other
 school districts or public agencies such as Compton Community College, Mission College, USC Medical Center, L.A.
 County Department of Health, L.A. County Department of Social Services, L.A. County Department of Mental Health,
 Department of Rehabilitation, L.A. County Probation Department and other Welfare-to-Work agencies.

 The technology committee will learn how the adult literacy providers in the community and in LACOE are currently
 incorporating technology into their classes, and discover how to collaborate with them to provide better services to parents
 and community through the use of technology. Adult literacy providers will also be consulted and involved in the ongoing
 monitoring and evaluation of our technology plan.


 9. Effective, Researched-Based Methods and Strategies

 9a Summarize the relevant research and describe how it supports the plan’s curricular and professional
 development goals.

 CEO Forum. (2001, June). The CEO Forum school technology and readiness report: Key building blocks for student
 achievement in the 21st century.http://www.ceoforum.org/downloads/report4.pdf
 This report concludes that effective uses of technology to enhance student achievement are based on four elements:
 alignment to curricular standards and objectives, assessment that accurately and completely reflects the full range of
 academic and performance skills, holding schools and districts accountable for continuous evaluation and improvement
 strategies, and an equity of access across geographic, cultural, and socio‑ economic boundaries.

 Relevance of this research to the Technology Plan: Consistent with this research, the Wiseburn School District will
 carefully analyze learning resources and lessons both for alignment with California content standards and for the ability to
 measure growth/achievement on those standards in a variety of ways (Curriculum Goal #1). Through ongoing data
 collection and analysis, the Wiseburn School District will continuously monitor its attainment of the goals and objectives
 of the District Technology Plan, and will report results annually to the superintendent, the school board, and the public.
 Throughout the plan, attention is paid to providing equitable access to all students in our community.




 The Journal of Negro Education, Vol. 62, No. 3 (Summer, 1993), School Characteristics Related to Student
Engagement by Jeremy D. Finn and Kristin E. Voelkl,; pp. 249-268
 In this article, the researchers want to show that Engagement should be a student outcome to affect student learning. It
 examines aspects of the structural and regulatory environment of schools to identify features that are association with
 higher levels of engagement among eighth grade students at risk.

 Relevance of this research to the Technology Plan: The student population of Los Angeles County of Education Schools
 are almost all students at risk and the importance of engagement will be explored using technology tools.

 The Los Angeles County Office of Education Technology Plan is constructed to support California state content standards.
 The following citations serve as foundation for acquiring proficiency in aligning to these standards:

 DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, & Many, Thomas, Learning By Doing, Solution Tree Press, 2010
 DuFour, DuFour, & Eaker, Robert, On Common Ground, Solution Tree Press, 2005

 When educators come together and form professional learning communities change can be implemented. As research has
 shown us, these PLCs must be focused on using data to inform instructional decisions. In Learning by Doing, the authors
 give us a practical seven-step format to ensure the process PLCs engage in is reflective in nature and collaborative in
 definition.

 Relevance of this research to the Technology Plan: Consistent with this research, our Technology Plan identifies the
 need for teachers and administrators to measure student progress on common assessments.


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 Resnick, Lauren B, Principles of Teaching and Learning, Institute for Learning, University of Pittsburgh, 1999.

 Fink, Elaine & Resnick, Lauren B, Developing Principles as Instructional Leaders, Learning Research and Development
 Center, University of Pittsburgh, 2001.


 According to Lauren Resnick, if we expect students to learn at high levels then we need to define what we expect them to
 learn. Expectations for students must be clear and concise with visible targets during each stage of learning. Resnick’s
 research also points out that knowledge and thinking must be joined. The use of technology in the Standards-Based
 classroom enables this to occur. Using technology educators are able to go beyond constraints of the textbook with their
 students. Technology makes a broader range of information and resources available to our students. This information
 enables our students to build a solid foundation of knowledge from which they can build upon as they continue their
 education.

 Douglas B. Reeves, Accountability For Learning: How Teachers and School Leaders Can Take Charge, ASCD 2004

 Scott McLeod, (article) Data-Driven Teachers, CASTLE, UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology
 Leadership in Education, May 2005

 In summary, Scott McLeod and the work of Douglas B.Reeves represents research that essentially states that most
 educators and researchers have identified the necessity for teachers to be effective data-driven instructors. Effective usage
 of instructional technology by teachers and principals, increases success of achieving measurable instructional goals,
 standards, building professional learning communities and focused instructional interventions.


 WestEd Regional Technology in Education Consortium (June, 2002). The learning return on our educational
 technology investment.http://www.wested.org/cs/wew/view/rs/619
 This report seeks to answer the question “what do we need to do to maximize the return on our technology investment?” It
 offers suggestions related to issues such as professional development, access to technology, and long term planning. In
 particular, the report states that there is a strong relationship between academic test scores and the student‑ to‑ computer
 ratio. The scores were higher for those students with access to more technology. The study goes so far as to suggest that a
 5:1 student to computer ratio would allow for “universal access” in the learning environment.

 Relevance of this research to the Technology Plan: Consistent with the research, our Technology Plan calls for a
 reduction in the student‑ to‑ computer ratio, bringing it to a level of 5:1 in the classrooms, in addition to roving laptop
 carts to be shared among classrooms and access to a library media center with at least 20 computers. In this manner we are
 hoping to increase access to technology for all of our students.


 9b. Describe the district’s plans to use technology to extend or supplement the district’s curriculum with rigorous
 academic courses and curricula, including distance-learning technologies.

 Los Angeles County Office of Education, Educational Programs is continually refining our approach to technology.
 Virtual Field trips is currently being used at multiple sites and as the technology becomes more available and the
 infrastructure is upgraded to support the technology, this practice will be more widely implemented. The field trips are
 instructional in nature and are highly engaging for our students.
 Within the next three years we intend to utilize video conferencing and online resources for both teachers and students.
 We desire to bring video conferencing into content streaming video, created interactive lessons, and align this all to our
 developed Curriculum Guides. Putting our curriculum guides online in an environment that allows teachers to interact
 with one another is a crucial step in diminishing the distance between our teachers and eliminates the silos of isolation.
 Since our schools cover the 4000 square miles of Los Angeles County, it is difficult for sustained professional
 development that impacts every classroom. Utilizing a variety of technological solutions including video conferencing,
 web conferences, and webinars will allow the miles to fade away and encourage our faculty to engage in rich conversations
 that lead to more efficient instructional practices.

 Ed Programs is also working diligently with the variety of student information systems to bring all of our systems together,
 working seamlessly in automation. During 2012-2013 all these plans and systems will become fully implemented and
 hopefully bring our schools greater efficiency with student information, data performance analysis, tracking of special
 education, and technologically eliminate the need for paper to travel over miles by carrier.

 Our journey into online courses, web curriculum, teacher networking online, instructional resources aligned to our
 curriculum, local assessments delivered and tracked online and video streaming in the classroom continues in 2012. We
 look forward to the impact of bringing these technologies to the classroom and teaching our students 21st Century learning
 skills. As noted in the plan, LACOE is currently reviewing online curriculum resources to bring into our sites in the year.


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                      Appendix C – Criteria for EETT Funded Technology Plans


1. PLAN DURATION CRITERION                      Page in               Example of Adequately                       Example of Not
                                                District                  Addressed                                Adequately
                                                 Plan                                                               Addressed
      The plan should guide the district’s                       The technology plan describes the            The plan is less than
      use of education technology for the                        districts use of education technology        three years or more than
      next three to five years. (For a new          1            for the next three to five years. (For       five years in length.
      plan, can include technology plan                          new plan, description of technology
      development in the first year)                             plan development in the first year is        Plan duration is 2008-
                                                                 acceptable).                                 11.
                                                                 Specific start and end dates are
                                                                 recorded (7/1/xx to 6/30/xx).
2. STAKEHOLDERS CRITERION                       Page in               Example of Adequately                       Not Adequately
      Corresponding EETT                        District                  Addressed                                 Addressed
      Requirement(s): 7 and 11                   Plan
      Description of how a variety of                            The planning team consisted of               Little evidence is
      stakeholders from within the school                        representatives who will implement           included that shows that
      district and the community-at-large           2            the plan. If a variety of stakeholders       the district actively
      participated in the planning process.                      did not assist with the development          sought participation
                                                                 of the plan, a description of why they       from a variety of
                                                                 were not involved is included.               stakeholders.

3. CURRICULUM COMPONENT                       Page in              Example of Adequately                     Example of Not
      CRITERIA                                District                 Addressed                           Adequately Addressed
     Corresponding EETT                        Plan
     Requirement(s): 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, and 12
     (Appendix D).
a.    Description of teachers’ and                             The plan describes the technology          The plan explains technology
      students’ current access to                2-3           access available in the classrooms,        access in terms of a student-
      technology tools both during the                         library/media centers, or labs for         to-computer ratio, but does
      school day and outside of school                         all students and teachers.                 not explain where access is
      hours.                                                                                              available, who has access,
                                                                                                          and when various students
                                                                                                          and teachers can use the
                                                                                                          technology.
b.    Description of the district’s current                    The plan describes the typical             The plan cites district policy
      use of hardware and software to                          frequency and type of use                  regarding use of technology,
      support teaching and learning.             3-4           (technology skills/information             but provides no information
                                                               literacy/integrated into the               about its actual use.
                                                               curriculum).
c.    Summary of the district’s curricular                     The plan summarizes the district’s         The plan does not summarize
      goals that are supported by this tech      4-5           curricular goals that are supported        district curricular goals.
      plan.                                                    by the plan and referenced in
                                                               district document(s).
d.    List of clear goals, measurable                          The plan delineates clear goals,           The plan suggests how
      objectives, annual benchmarks, and                       measurable objectives, annual              technology will be used, but
      an implementation plan for using           5-7           benchmarks, and a clear                    is not specific enough to
      technology to improve teaching and                       implementation plan for using              know what action needs to
      learning by supporting the district                      technology to support the district’s       be taken to accomplish the
      curricular goals.                                        curriculum goals and academic              goals.
                                                               content standards to improve
                                                               learning.
e.    List of clear goals, measurable                            The plan delineates clear goal(s),       The plan suggests how
      objectives, annual benchmarks, and         7-9              measurable objective(s), annual         students will acquire
      an implementation plan detailing                                  benchmarks, and an                technology skills, but is not
      how and when students will acquire                        implementation plan detailing how         specific enough to determine
      the technology skills and                                    and when students will acquire         what action needs to be taken
      information literacy skills needed to                      technology skills and information        to accomplish the goals.
      succeed in the classroom and the                                     literacy skills.
      workplace.

f.    List of goals and an implementation                The plan describes or delineates clear       The plan suggests that students
      plan that describe how the district      9-        goals outlining how students will            will be educated in the ethical
      will address the appropriate and         10        learn about the concept, purpose, and        use of the Internet, but is not
      ethical use of information technology              significance of the ethical use of           specific enough to determine


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   in the classroom so that students can               information technology including          what actions will be taken to
   distinguish lawful from unlawful uses               copyright, fair use, plagiarism and the   accomplish the goals.
   of copyrighted works, including the                 implications of illegal file sharing
   following topics: the concept and                   and/or downloading (as stated in AB
   purpose of both copyright and fair                  307).
   use; distinguishing lawful from
   unlawful downloading and peer-to-
   peer file sharing; and avoiding
   plagiarism (AB 307, optional in 2007-
   08 tech plan, required in all tech
   plans 2008-09 and after)
g. List of goals and an implementation                 The plan describes or delineates clear    The plan suggests Internet safety
   plan that describe how the district                 goals outlining how students will be      education but is not specific
   will address Internet safety,            10-        educated about Internet safety (as        enough to determine what
   including how to protect online          11         stated in AB 307).                        actions will be taken to
   privacy and avoid online predators.                                                           accomplish the goals.
   (AB 307, optional in 2007-08 tech
   plan, required in all tech plans 2008-
   09 and after)
h. Description of or goals about the                   The plan describes the policy or          The plan does not describe
   district policy or practices that                   delineates clear goals and measurable     policies or goals that result in
   ensure equitable technology access        11        objectives about the policy or            equitable technology access for
   for all students.                                   practices that ensure equitable           all students. Suggests how
                                                       technology access for all students.       technology will be used, but is
                                                       The policy or practices clearly           not specific enough to know
                                                       support accomplishing the plan’s          what action needs to be taken to
                                                       goals.                                    accomplish the goals.
i. List of clear goals, measurable                     The plan delineates clear goal(s),        The plan suggests how
   objectives, annual benchmarks, and                  measurable objective(s), annual           technology will be used, but is
   an implementation plan to use            11-        benchmarks, and an implementation         not specific enough to know
   technology to make student record        12         plan for using technology to support      what action needs to be taken to
   keeping and assessment more                         the district’s student record-keeping     accomplish the goals.
   efficient and supportive of teachers’               and assessment efforts.
   efforts to meet individual student
   academic needs.
j. List of clear goals, measurable                     The plan delineates clear goal(s),        The plan suggests how
   objectives, annual benchmarks, and       12-        measurable objective(s), annual           technology will be used, but is
   an implementation plan to use            13         benchmarks, and an implementation         not specific enough to know
   technology to improve two-way                       plan for using technology to improve      what action needs to be taken to
   communication between home and                      two-way communication between             accomplish the goals.
   school.                                             home and school.
k. Describe the process that will be used              The monitoring process, roles, and        The monitoring process either is
   to monitor the Curricular                 13        responsibilities are described in         absent, or lacks detail regarding
   Component (Section 3d-3j) goals,                    sufficient detail.                        procedures, roles, and
   objectives, benchmarks, and planned                                                           responsibilities.
   implementation activities including
   roles and responsibilities.

4. PROFESSIONAL                             Page in             Example of Adequately             Example of Not
     DEVELOPMENT                            District                Addressed                     Adequately Addressed
     COMPONENT CRITERIA                      Plan
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 5 and 12
     (Appendix D).
a.   Summary of the teachers’ and                           The plan provides a clear             Description of current level of
     administrators’ current technology      14-15          summary of the teachers’ and          staff expertise is too general or
     proficiency and integration skills                     administrators’ current               relates only to a limited
     and needs for professional                             technology proficiency and            segment of the district’s
     development.                                           integration skills and needs for      teachers and administrators in
                                                            professional development. The         the focus areas or does not
                                                            findings are summarized in the        relate to the focus areas, i.e.,
                                                            plan by discrete skills that          only the fourth grade teachers
                                                            include CTC Standard 9 and 16         when grades four to eight are
                                                            proficiencies.                        the focus grade levels.
b.   List of clear goals, measurable                        The plan delineates clear goals,      The plan speaks only generally
     objectives, annual benchmarks, and                     measurable objectives, annual         of professional development
     an implementation plan for              15-17          benchmarks, and an                    and is not specific enough to
     providing professional development                     implementation plan for               ensure that teachers and
     opportunities based on your district                   providing teachers and                administrators will have the
     needs assessment data (4a) and the                     administrators with sustained,        necessary training to

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     Curriculum Component objectives                                  ongoing professional                     implement the Curriculum
     (Sections 3d through 3j) of the plan.                            development necessary to reach           Component.
                                                                      the Curriculum Component
                                                                      objectives (sections 3d through
                                                                      3j) of the plan.
c.   Describe the process that will be                                The monitoring process, roles,           The monitoring process either
     used to monitor the Professional                   17            and responsibilities are described       is absent, or lacks detail
     Development (Section 4b) goals,                                  in sufficient detail.                    regarding who is responsible
     objectives, benchmarks, and                                                                               and what is expected.
     planned implementation activities
     including roles and responsibilities.

5. INFRASTRUCTURE,                                      Page in            Example of Adequately                    Example of Not
     HARDWARE, TECHNICAL                                District               Addressed                          Adequately Addressed
     SUPPORT, AND SOFTWARE                               Plan
     COMPONENT CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 6 and 12 (Appendix
     D).
a. Describe the existing hardware,                                      The plan clearly summarizes the          The inventory of equipment
     Internet access, electronic learning                               existing technology hardware,            is so general that it is
     resources, and technical support                    17-19          electronic learning resources,           difficult to determine what
     already in the district that will be used                          networking and                           must be acquired to
     to support the Curriculum and                                      telecommunication infrastructure,        implement the Curriculum
     Professional Development                                           and technical support to support         and Professional
     Components (Sections 3 & 4) of the                                 the implementation of the                Development Components.
     plan.                                                              Curriculum and Professional              The summary of current
                                                                        Development Components.                  technical support is missing
                                                                                                                 or lacks sufficient detail.
b. Describe the technology hardware,                                    The plan provides a clear                The plan includes a
     electronic learning resources,                                     summary and list of the                  description or list of
     networking and telecommunications                   19-21          technology hardware, electronic          hardware, infrastructure, and
     infrastructure, physical plant                                     learning resources, networking           other technology necessary
     modifications, and technical support                               and telecommunications                   to implement the plan, but
     needed by the district’s teachers,                                 infrastructure, physical plant           there doesn’t seem to be any
     students, and administrators to                                    modifications, and technical             real relationship between the
     support the activities in the                                      support the district will need to        activities in the Curriculum
     Curriculum and Professional                                        support the implementation of the        and Professional
     Development Components of the plan.                                district’s Curriculum and                Development Components
                                                                        Professional Development                 and the listed equipment.
                                                                        Components.                              Future technical support
                                                                                                                 needs have not been
                                                                                                                 addressed or do not relate to
                                                                                                                 the needs of the Curriculum
                                                                                                                 and Professional
                                                                                                                 Development Components.
c. List of clear annual benchmarks and                                  The annual benchmarks and                The annual benchmarks and
     a timeline for obtaining the hardware,                             timeline are specific and realistic.     timeline are either absent or
     infrastructure, learning resources and              21-22          Teachers and administrators              so vague that it would be
     technical support required to support                              implementing the plan can easily         difficult to determine what
     the other plan components as                                       discern what needs to be acquired        needs to be acquired or
     identified in Section 5b.                                          or repurposed, by whom, and              repurposed, by whom, and
                                                                        when.                                    when.
d. Describe the process that will be used                               The monitoring process, roles,           The monitoring process
     to monitor Section 5b & the annual                  17-22          and responsibilities are described       either is absent, or lacks
     benchmarks and timeline of activities                              in sufficient detail.                    detail regarding who is
     including roles and responsibilities.                                                                       responsible and what is
                                                                                                                 expected.


6. FUNDING AND BUDGET                            Page in            Example of Adequately Addressed                   Example of Not
     COMPONENT CRITERIA                          District                                                           Adequately Addressed
     Corresponding EETT                           Plan
     Requirement(s): 7 & 13,
     (Appendix D)
a. List established and potential                  19              The plan clearly describes resources that        Resources to implement
   funding sources.                                                are available or could be obtained to            the plan are not clearly
                                                                   implement the plan.                              identified or are so
                                                                                                                    general as to be useless.


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b. Estimate annual implementation                                Cost estimates are reasonable and address         Cost estimates are
   costs for the term of the plan.                               the total cost of ownership, including the        unrealistic, lacking, or are
                                               19-23             costs to implement the curricular,                not sufficiently detailed to
                                                                 professional development, infrastructure,         determine if the total cost
                                                                 hardware, technical support, and                  of ownership is addressed.
                                                                 electronic learning resource needs
                                                                 identified in the plan.
c. Describe the district’s                        24             Plan recognizes that equipment will need          Replacement policy is
   replacement policy for obsolete                               to be replaced and outlines a realistic           either missing or vague. It
   equipment.                                                    replacement plan that will support the            is not clear that the
                                                                 Curriculum and Professional                       replacement policy could
                                                                 Development Components.                           be implemented.
d. Describe the process that will be                             The monitoring process, roles, and                The monitoring process
   used to monitor Ed Tech                        24             responsibilities are described in sufficient      either is absent, or lacks
   funding, implementation costs                                 detail.                                           detail regarding who is
   and new funding opportunities                                                                                   responsible and what is
   and to adjust budgets as                                                                                        expected.
   necessary.

7. MONITORING AND                          Page in               Example of Adequately                    Example of Not Adequately
     EVALUATION                            District                  Addressed                                   Addressed
     COMPONENT                              Plan
     CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 11 (Appendix
     D).
a.   Describe the process for                                  The plan describes the process         No provision for an evaluation is
     evaluating the plan’s overall                             for evaluation using the goals         included in the plan. How success is
     progress and impact on                 39-43              and benchmarks of each                 determined is not defined. The
     teaching and learning.                                    component as the indicators of         evaluation is defined, but the process to
                                                               success.                               conduct the evaluation is missing.
b.   Schedule for evaluating the                               Evaluation timeline is specific        The evaluation timeline is not included
     effect of plan                                            and realistic.                         or indicates an expectation of
     implementation.                        44-45                                                     unrealistic results that does not support
                                                                                                      the continued implementation of the
                                                                                                      plan.
c.   Describe the process and                                  The plan describes the process         The plan does not provide a process for
     frequency of communicating              45                and frequency of                       using the monitoring and evaluation
     evaluation results to tech                                communicating evaluation               results to improve the plan and/or
     plan stakeholders.                                        results to tech plan                   disseminate the findings.
                                                               stakeholders.

8. EFFECTIVE COLLABORATIVE                          Page in            Example of Adequately Addressed                 Example of Not
   STRATEGIES WITH ADULT                            District                                                         Adequately Addressed
   LITERACY PROVIDERS TO                             Plan
   MAXIMIZE THE USE OF
   TECHNOLOGY CRITERION
   Corresponding EETT Requirement(s):
   11 (Appendix D).
   If the district has identified adult                              The plan explains how the program will          There is no evidence
   literacy providers, describe how the                              be developed in collaboration with adult        that the plan has been,
   program will be developed in                                      literacy providers. Planning included or        or will be developed in
   collaboration with them. (If no adult             50-51           will include consideration of                   collaboration with adult
   literacy providers are indicated,                                 collaborative strategies and other              literacy service
   describe the process used to identify                             funding resources to maximize the use           providers, to maximize
   adult literacy providers or potential                             of technology. If no adult literacy             the use of technology.
   future outreach efforts.)                                         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 Adequately Addressed                      Not Adequately
     RESEARCHED-BASED                         District                                                                     Addressed
     METHODS, STRATEGIES,                      Plan
     AND CRITERIA
     Corresponding EETT
     Requirement(s): 4 and 9
     (Appendix D).
a.   Summarize the relevant research                              The plan describes the relevant research            The description of the

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      and describe how it supports the                     behind the plan’s design for strategies and/or   research behind the
      plan’s curricular and                    51-52       methods selected.                                plan’s design for
      professional development goals.                                                                       strategies and/or
                                                                                                            methods selected is
                                                                                                            unclear or missing.
b.    Describe the district’s plans to                     The plan describes the process the district      There is no plan to use
      use technology to extend or                          will use to extend or supplement the             technology to extend
      supplement the district’s                 52         district’s curriculum with rigorous academic     or supplement the
      curriculum with rigorous                             courses and curricula, including distance-       district’s curriculum
      academic courses and curricula,                      learning opportunities (particularly in areas    offerings.
      including distance-learning                          that would not otherwise have access to such
      technologies.                                        courses or curricula due to geographical
                                                           distances or insufficient resources).




                        Appendix J – Technology Plan Contact Information
                                         Education Technology Plan Review System (ETPRS)
                                                        Contact Information

     County & District Code: 19 -10199
     LEA Name: Los Angles County Office of Education

     *Salutation: Mr.
     *First Name: David
     *Last Name: Weiss
     *Job Title: Coordinator III
     *Address: 9300 Imperial Hwy
     *City: Downey
     *Zip Code: 90242
     *Telephone: (562) 803- 8215 Ext:
     Fax:
     *E-Mail: Weiss_david@lacoe.edu

     Please provide backup contact information.
     1st Backup Name: Ginger Merritt
     1st Backup E-Mail: merritt_ginger@lacoe.edu
     2nd Backup Name: Dr Bill Elkins
     2nd Backup E-Mail: elkins_bill@lacoe.edu

     *Required information in the ETPRS




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