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									                     MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS

                    SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY PLAN
                            2004-2006


                   District Technology Steering Committee
Name                     Position                       Business or School
Mr. Ray Swaim            Superintendent                 Madison County Schools
Tommy Whitten            Technology Coordinator         Madison County Schools
David King               Director of Instruction        Madison County Schools
David Smith              Chief Financial Officer        Madison County Schools
Dr. Jim Nash             Director of Personnel          Madison County Schools
Dr. Susan Currie         Director of Special Ed.        Madison County Schools
Sandra Rhodes            Director of Federal Programs   Madison County Schools
Mr. Butch Taylor         Board Member                   Madison County BOE
Mr. Rich McAdams         Board Member                   Madison County BOE
Rick Angel               Community Representative       Intergraph Corp.




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                                Table of Contents
Madison County Schools’ Mission Statement                 3

Technology Vision Statement                               3

Current Connectivity Design                               3

Technology Available to Students                          4

Filtering System (CIPA)                                   4

Management Software                                       4

Current Status of Technology Integration                  4

Current Status of Distance Learning                       5

District Technology Inventory (Summary)                   5-6

Technology Professional Development Accomplished by the
District during 2003-2004                                 6-7

Learning Objective                                        8-9

Technology Integration Objective                          10-11

Professional Development Objective                        12-13

Environment Objective                                     14

Access Objective                                          15-16

Cost of Ownership Objective                               17




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Madison County Schools’ Mission Statement

The mission of the Madison County School System is to provide broad-based experiences
to develop individual abilities and aptitudes that lead to lifelong learning. Ultimately,
students will live with confidence and independence in a diverse society. The mission
will be accomplished in a safe, orderly school climate, by strong leadership, a
comprehensive curriculum, measurable learning objectives, frequent monitoring of
achievement and attendance, high expectations for quality work by students and staff, and
extensive home/school partnerships.

Technology Vision Statement

The Madison County Schools envisions teachers and students using technology as a
common vehicle for teaching and learning.

Current Connectivity Design

100% of Madison County Schools' permanent occupied classrooms, offices, and media
centers are wired with CAT5 or CAT6, with a fiber optic backbone, providing
connectivity for four computers and/or network devices per classroom. A few areas have
secure wireless access to enhance the hard-wired infrastructure. Media centers are
currently wired for a minimum of two network devices, in addition to wiring at
circulation desks. All other areas are wired for a minimum of two network devices.
Non-permanent classrooms are assessed individually based on the amount of time the
facility will be used and wiring provided accordingly. Madison County Schools are
experiencing tremendous growth and schools are converting many rooms into classrooms
and offices. Once identified, these rooms are provided the same wiring as the rest of the
school. All schools are connected to the WAN with T1 bandwidth. Internet access for
the school system is provided by the Alabama Supercomputer Network via three T1s.

Technology Available to Students

Technology is readily available to all students in the Madison County School System.
All permanent classrooms have an Internet-ready computer which is available for student
use. All schools have at least one computer lab that are scheduled for student use. Each
library has computers available for students use in research, productivity projects, and
other student uses. Computers in the libraries are available for student use before and
after school.

Madison County Schools’ Filtering System

As required by the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the school system is using
the filtering system provided by the Alabama Supercomputing Network. The ASN filter
has several levels of filtering available and the Madison County School System has
requested the highest level of filtering for its network. Filtering hardware and software
are only a part of our process of protecting the students from exposure to inappropriate



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content. Students are taught to search responsibly and teachers monitor Internet use. If
inappropriate content is accidentally accessed, the teacher will note the URL of the site,
contact Computer Services, and we will notify ASN to block that site.

Management Software

We are currently using the statewide student management system from Software
Technology, Inc. (STI). The accounting and personnel package used by the school
system is from the McAleer company. Our Child Nutrition Program is using PCS
software for the lunchroom program, and our media centers are standardized with Athena
software.

Current Status of Technology Integration

This past year, we continued our emphasis on integrating technology into the curriculum.
We have established a technology mentor program funded though the Enhancing
Education Through Technology grants. Last year, forty-five teachers were enrolled in an
online course that emphasized integrating technology (Teachers Discovering Computers).
This year we have thirty-two at the first level of mentor training and thirty-two that are in
the second year of the program These teachers are using laptop computers, provided to
them through the grant. These teachers will be sharing with other teachers in their
schools what they have learned. They will be taking on a mentor role and will teach
other teachers new aspects of integrating technology into the curriculum. The focus of
technology training last year through our staff development program has produced many
outstanding classroom web pages, in which a large number of teachers are using to
communicate with their students and parents. This method of communication is
continuing to increase in many of our schools as more teachers are feeling comfortable
with creating a web page. We will continue to place a major emphasis on integrating
technology in our professional development efforts during this current school year with
an extension to the Teachers Discovering Computers course, offering it to more teachers,
and offering higher levels to those teachers who have already completed the initial online
course.

Current Status of Distance Learning

The Madison County School District currently has a H.323 full-motionVideo
Conferencing Lab in each of the five Madison County high schools, and the Career
Academy. Each high school within the system decide which subjects they would like to
be provided and coordinate with other schools to set up the classes. During the 2003-
2004 school year the following subjects were taught within the school system using the
distance learning labs: French, English, and Calculus. French and Pre-Calculus will be
taught this year, with plans to add more subjects as the year progresses. Accelerated
Programs, Dual Enrollment, and Teacher Staff Development programs via video
conferences are also being investigated for the future.




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Number of classrooms/instructional spaces available for Video
Distance Learning                                                            6
Distance Learning Classes:
       Advanced Credit – Number of Courses                                   8
       Advanced Credit – Number of Students Served                           72
       Elective Credit – Number of Courses                                   3
       Elective Credit – Number of Students Served                           40


District Technology Inventory (Summary)
(Definition of multimedia computer for this inventory: Computers capable of running
Windows 95 or Macintosh OS 8.0 or later operating systems with processors including
Pentium/Celeron 200MHz or PowerPC 200 MHz or Mac G3 or better, with minimum of
64MB RAM, with CD-ROM or DVD player and a sound card, manufactured within five
years prior to the date of data collection)

Total Number of Classrooms/Instructional Spaces in the district:             1049
       Total Number of Classrooms
              with zero computers with Internet access         65
              with one computer with Internet access           493
              with two computers with Internet access          259
              with three computers with Internet access        91
              with four computers with Internet access         32
              with five or more computers with Internet access 106

Total Number of Administrative Offices in the district                       176
       Total Number of Administrative Offices
              with zero computers with Internet access          13
              with one computer with Internet access            128
              with two computers with Internet access           129
              with three computers with Internet access         6

Total Number of Computers in the district:                                   3345
       Total Number in Libraries                                192
       Total Number in Computer Labs                            1257
       Total Number in Classrooms                               1489
       Total Number in Administrative Offices                   269
       Total Number in Other locations                          138


Total Number of Computers with high-speed Internet access                    3253
       Total Number in Libraries                                163
       Total Number in Computer Labs                            1231
       Total Number in Classrooms                               1460
       Total Number in Administrative Offices                   266
       Total Number in Other locations                          133


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Number of Computers purchased:
     0-12 months ago                                                    571
     13-36 months ago                                                   1047
     37+ months ago                                                     1727

Technology Professional Development Accomplished by the District during 2003-
2004.

         Class name                    Presenter               Date            Number of    Number of
                                                                                 Hours     participants
           Computer Lab Training       Vickey Sullivan      July 31, 2003          3           28
                    NASA Training         Alease Sims     October 22, 2003         3           12
                    NASA Training         Alease Sims     October 22, 2003         3           12
                    NASA Training         Alease Sims     October 23, 2003         3           12
                    NASA Training         Alease Sims     October 23, 2003         3           12
                   Library Training    Vickey Sullivan    October 30, 2003         3           23
                          Discover     Outside Vendor    November 5, 2003          3           14
      First Friday Library Training      Denise Oliver   November 7, 2003          3           14
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan   December 4, 2003          2            8
                   STI Gradebook       Vickey Sullivan   December 9, 2003          3           14
                   STI Gradebook       Vickey Sullivan   December 10, 2003         3           14
                   STI Gradebook       Vickey Sullivan   December 11, 2003         3           14
                   STI Gradebook       Vickey Sullivan   December 12, 2003         3           14
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan   December 16, 2003         2            9
           Computer Lab Training       Vickey Sullivan     January 6, 2004         6           29
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan    January 12, 2004         2            8
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan    January 21, 2004         2            9
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan    January 26, 2004         2            9
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan    January 29, 2004         2            5
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan    February 3, 2004         2           20
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan    February 4, 2004         2            6
                   Library Training    Vickey Sullivan    February 5, 2004         3           20
      First Friday Library Training      Denise Oliver    February 6, 2004         3           14
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan    February 9, 2004         2           10
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan   February 17, 2004         2           10
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan   February 18, 2004         2           10
              Reading Technology       Vickey Sullivan   February 27, 2004         6           22
      First Friday Library Training      Denise Oliver      March 5, 2004          3           12
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan      March 8, 2004          2            7
              Reading Technology       Vickey Sullivan     March 12, 2004          6           22
                 Digital Curriculum    Vickey Sullivan     March 15, 2004          2           29
              Reading Technology       Vickey Sullivan      April 16, 2004         6           20
                               TDC     Vickey Sullivan      April 21, 2004         6           32
                               TDO     Vickey Sullivan      April 22, 2004         6           32
                        PowerPoint     Vickey Sullivan      April 27, 2004         3           14
                         WebPages      Vickey Sullivan      April 27, 2004         3           14
                        PowerPoint     Vickey Sullivan      April 28, 2004         3           14
                         WebPages      Vickey Sullivan      April 28, 2004         3           14
                        PowerPoint     Vickey Sullivan      April 29, 2004         3           14
                         WebPages      Vickey Sullivan      April 29, 2004         3           14
             AVL in the Classroom        Gina Sullivan      July 13, 2004          3           12
                Reading Websites         Joyce Green        July 13, 2004          1            4
          Social Studies Websites      Mickey Lockard       July 13, 2004          1            6
      Fabulous Science Websites          Darlene Ezell      July 13, 2004          1            5
          Master your Smartboard        Tammy Jones         July 13, 2004          1            6
                 Microsoft Outlook          Amy O'Dell      July 13, 2004          3           18
                  Virtual Fieldtrips     Darlene Ezell      July 13, 2004          3           19
       Spicing up your curriculum          Janet Vines      July 13, 2004          3           19



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                 Gradebook excel              Al Cypher     July 13, 2004    3     2
                  Brittanica Online             Phil Cox    July 13, 2004    3     8
   Creating webpages with Word           Chris Hancock      July 13, 2004    1    13
            Beginning PowerPoint       Robyn Brumlow        July 13, 2004    3     6
                        Mail Merge      Vickey Sullivan     July 13, 2004    3     8
                 STI Lesson Plans Jennifer Whitt/Tammi      July 13, 2004    3     7
                                                 Burger
  Resources for New Technology           Carmen Rains       July 13, 2004    3     5
                  ACTE Tech Fair          Mary Hughes       July 13, 2004    1    12
                        Smartboard       Tammy Jones        July 13, 2004    1    12
                    Math Websites    Katherine Pankey       July 14, 2004    1     7
                  Overview of AVL         Gina Sullivan     July 14, 2004    1     2
  Why does my computer do that           Chris Hancock      July 14, 2004    1    10
                Reading Websites           Joyce Green      July 14, 2004    1     6
          Master your Smartboard         Tammy Jones        July 14, 2004    1     5
                        PowerPoint        Davina Mann       July 14, 2004    3     6
       Looking for Some Hot Stuff       Vickey Sullivan     July 14, 2004    3    15
                 STI Lesson Plans       Tammie Burger       July 14, 2004    3    15
Sizzlin PowerPoint Presentations        Tina McKenzie       July 14, 2004    3     9
                Digital Curriculum   Amy O'Dell/Shari       July 14, 2004    3    13
                                                  Appel
         Sizzle with Spreadsheets           Janie Hardt     July 14, 2004    3    9
                  Brittanica Online             Phil Cox    July 14, 2004    1    8
                          Jeopardy            Al Cypher     July 14, 2004    3    7
    Resources for the Elem. Lab         Christine Dever     July 14, 2004    3    6
           Hot projects with Word    Germaine McNeil        July 14, 2004    3    9
                 STI Lesson Plans                  Mary     July 14, 2004    3    3
                                      Hughes/Tammie
                                                 Burger
                   STI Gradebook                     STI    July 25, 2004    3    12
                   STI Gradebook                     STI    July 26, 2004    3    12
                   STI Gradebook                     STI    July 26, 2004    3    12
                   STI Gradebook                     STI   August 25, 2004   3    12
Teachers Discovering Computers                   Online      4/29 - 7/22     60   32
     Teachers Discovering Office                 Online       5/5 - 7/29     50   32




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LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Encourage learning that is relevant and authentic through the use of technology.

Learning Objective Benchmarks

#                            Objective                           2003   2004   Target
                                                                  %      %       2006
                                                                                  %
1.1    Students use technology to complete inquiry-based         18     21     75
       learning projects that reflect personal significance
       and/or societal importance
1.2    Teachers assess student-based projects using well-        16     18     75
       designed scoring guides.
1.3    Administrators assess teachers’ ability to implement      30     12     75
       learner-centered classrooms.
1.4a   Students use productivity tools such as spreadsheets,     36     14     75
       databases, presentation software, and Internet
       resources to solve problems and make decisions.
1.4b   Teachers use productivity tools such as spreadsheets,     36     58     75
       databases, presentation software, and Internet
       resources to solve problems and make decisions.
1.4c   Administrators use productivity tools such as             55     36     100
       spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and
       Internet resources to solve problems and make
       decisions.
1.5    Students use a product that contains a data analysis      14     18     60
       component using productivity tools such as
       spreadsheets, graphing packages, and/or databases.
1.6    Teachers collect and analyze data to make                 43     46     100
       adjustments to their operational curriculum (i.e.
       classroom)
1.7    Administrators collect and analyze data to make           45     33     75
       decisions that affect the overall operation of the
       school.
1.8a   Students select appropriate technology-based              21     18     75
       resources such as the Internet, real-time probes, hand-
       held devices, and the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
       based on intended purpose.
1.8b   Teachers select appropriate technology-based              21     30     75
       resources such as the Internet, real-time probes, hand-
       held devices, and the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL)
       based on intended purpose.
1.9a   Students use technology during the instructional day      21     21     75
       based on the local, state, and national standards.
1.9b   Teachers use technology during the instructional day      21     47     100
       based on the local, state, and national standards.


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Learning Objective Strategies
– Apply the new Technology Course of Study adopted by the State Department to all
   grade levels.
– Develop an addendum to the local curriculum guide of ideas for incorporating skills
   required by the new Technology Course of Study at every grade level (web based,
   also).
– Implement an annual student technology fair for students.
– Maintain the WAN/LAN connectivity in the system.
– Provide distance-learning opportunities for students through the high school distance
   learning labs provided by the School Foundation and system funding.
– Continue the 7th grade Computer Application course for all middle schools.
– Continue the 8th grade Career Exploration course for all middle schools.
– Continue to offer a Computer Basics/Literacy course for high school students.
– Promote use of Internet based resources as tools for learning (AVL, Marco Polo,
   ALEX, virtual field trips, research, key pal exchange, etc.).
– Teachers develop projects or portfolio assignments for their students & develop
   rubrics to assess student’s work.
– Teachers model and use productivity tools and Internet resources in the classroom
   based on curriculum needs.
– Teachers create classroom web pages for curriculum use.
– Students evaluate and select appropriate technology based resources dependent upon
   intended purpose.
– Administrators assess teachers’ ability to implement and maintain learner-centered
   classrooms (PEPE).
– Administrators use productivity tools to reinforce their importance to the school
   community.
– Administrators model the use of computer-generated forms, Internet capabilities and
   other productivity tools.
– Administrators evaluate and assess teacher’s implementation and use of technology.
– Continue to find additional ways to take advantage of the distance learning labs.

Learning Objective Assessment: Profiler and IMPACT Online




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 TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION OBJECTIVE
 Align the use of technology with local, state, and national content standards and
 curricula to enhance learning and enrich teaching.

 Technology Integration Benchmarks

  #                             Objective                            2003    2004    Target
                                                                      %       %       2006
                                                                                       %
2.1     Teachers use multiple assessment strategies including       24      25       75
        performance-based assessments linked to state standards.
2.2     Teachers design learning activities using technology that   14      16       75
        focus on experiential learning and emphasize student
        action.
2.3     Students generate products and projects using extensive     20      23       75
        and diversified technology resources.
2.4     Teachers assign real-world activities using technology      11      13       75
        that emphasize collaboration, communication and
        decision-making.
2.5     Teachers make use of appropriate technology                 18      21       75
        commensurate with the targeted content standards and
        level of student cognition.
2.6     Teachers use technology to collect data and monitor         42      40       75
        student progress.
2.7     Administrators use technology to collect data to assess     30      24       75
        instructional effectiveness and monitor student progress



 Technology Integration Strategies
 – Publish a technology curriculum guide based on the new Technology Course of Study
    (web based, also).
 – Provide a scope and sequence of grade-level technology related skills (to be
    coordinated with the new Technology Course of Study).
 – Computer Services will continue teacher training in the use of technology, with an
    added emphasis on integration and how to teach the skills in the new Technology
    Course of Study.
 – Begin to add requirements for students to complete at least one web-based research
    report or inquiry-based learning project requiring the use of technology per term.
 – Each school will provide time during one faculty meeting per month for a teacher to
    share a successful technology project completed by students.
 – Computer Services will continue to provide “Website Wednesday”, a weekly e-mail
    resource with technology integration ideas.
 – Adopt the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards for
    Teachers.




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– Teachers will be taught how to use available rubrics for evaluating student
  competency.
– Teachers will be encouraged to assign projects that require the use of technology
  skills
– Provide funding for the addition of Curriculum Technology Specialists each year
  until state standards are met.
– Provide funding for Computer Services staff and local school Technology Mentors to
  attend technology conferences/training sessions related to the integration of
  technology.
– Coordinate the use of high quality tech-based instructional resources with approved
  curriculum guides and courses of study.
– Publish a continuum of teacher technology skills (available from ISTE and the State
  Department).
– Establish subject area/grade level committees to develop recommendations for core
  software titles, grade level activities, and appropriate web sites for technology in the
  classroom.
– Continue system-level licensing for network related software and productivity
  software and other curriculum related software (where applicable).
– Teachers attend workshops and conferences and enroll in online courses to better
  prepare themselves to make use of technology in the classroom (professional
  development).
– Teachers will model the use of technology.
– Teachers will make goals in their Professional Development Plan (PDP) about
  learning and integrating technology into their curriculum .

Technology Integration Assessment: Profiler and IMPACT Online




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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE
Provide professional development that enables staff to become and remain proficient in
the use of technology to improve learning.

Professional Development Benchmarks

   #                        Objective                          2003    2004    Target
                                                                %       %       2006
                                                                                 %
 3.1    Faculty and staff are proficient, knowledgeable, and   44     58      75
        current in contemporary technology.
 3.2    Administrators are able to conduct clinical            40     17      100
        observations of classroom teachers to determine the
        current and/or desired level of technology
        implementation.
 3.3a   Faculty meet local, state and national standards for   23     47      75
        integration of technology into the classroom.
 3.3b   Administrators meet local, state and national          40     21      75
        standards for integration of technology into the
        classroom.
 3.4    Professional development models technology             34     35      75
        integration in all curriculum areas.
 3.5    Faculty match appropriate technology tools to          45     72      75
        instructional objectives.
 3.6a   Professional development activities are offered on-    80     35      60
        site to address the technology needs of staff.
 3.6b   Professional development activities are offered off-   10     33      10
        site to address the technology needs of staff.
 3.6c   Professional development activities are offered        10     32      30
        online to address the technology needs of staff.

Professional Development Strategies
– The School System will hire Curriculum Technology Specialists to help implement
   the integration of technology into the classroom each year until state standards are
   met (could be used to help teachers learn all relevant skills needed to teach the
   Technology Course of Study at their appropriate grade level).
– Continue to further develop the Technology Mentor Teachers through the EETT
   grants.
– Fund teachers to attend AETC and similar conferences;
– One school in-service per year will be devoted to development of technology-infused
   lesson plans that are compiled and disseminated among partner schools;
– applications for the Alabama Renaissance Technology Academy for School Leaders
   will be distributed and participants solicited)
– Computer Services will continue to offer summer technology workshops, academies,
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– Computer Services will continue to sponsor the North Alabama Technology
  Conference for Madison County teachers and teachers in surrounding counties
– Computer Services will create a web page with “self-help” handouts and tutorials to
  assist teachers in learning to use technology tools.
– Computer Services will provide training for administrators on STI student
  management software.
– Computer Services will continue to offer training sessions for the local school
  Technology Contacts.
– Local school Technology Mentor Teachers and Tech Contacts will continue to offer
  mini-workshops after school and during planning periods for learning to use
  technology tools in the classroom.
– The Technology Mentor Teachers and Tech Contacts will begin to document .small
  group and one-on-one training to better reflect the professional development that is
  occurring.
– Technology Specialist will assist teachers in computer training for the completion of
  portfolios and projects required as part of EETT grants.
– Computer Services will provide training and support as teachers learn to create a
  classroom web page
– On-line needs assessment that have been developed for training purposes will be
  enhanced to add more features.
– Teachers will use on-line needs assessment every January so adequate technology
  training can be prepared for the summer and the following school year.
– A continuum of educator technology-based proficiency skills will be established per
  the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.
– Teachers will use STI grades software for report cards (grades 5-12) and other grades
  will be added each year until all teachers are using STI gradebook software.
– Each school will devote a portion of their staff development planning and monies to
  technology training.
– Professional development days will include technology topics as they are decided in
  the yearly survey administered by the Professional Development Department.
– Technology training will be included in the teacher’s Professional Development Plan
  PDP.
– Offer technology professional development courses at the distance learning labs.

Professional Development Assessment: Profiler and IMPACT Online




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ENVIRONMENT OBJECTIVE
Cultivate lifelong learning communities in which the tools of technology support
learning.
Environment Benchmarks

   #                            Objective                           2003 2004 Target
                                                                     %    %    2006
                                                                                %
 4.1    Administrators routinely use technology to increase         60   30   90
        personal productivity during the workday
 4.2    Administrators plan and design technology-enhanced          30     46      90
        learning venues that promote the application of
        technology in the classroom.
 4.3    Instructional staff routinely use technology to increase    53     54      85
        personal productivity during the workday.
 4.4    Instructional staff create and maintain technology-         17     18      75
        enhanced learning venues.
 4.5    Schools establish and maintain community partnerships       14     15      100
        that focus on school technology use.
 4.6    Learners use technology resources beyond school hours       50             80
        either before school, after school, or weekends.
 4.7    Learners complete assignments using various types of        40     17      85
        technology.

Environment Strategies
– Media specialists will schedule training classes into the library until all students have
   had an orientation to the AVL.
– School and system newsletters will highlight the usefulness of the AVL as a
   homework resource.
– Investigate the establishment of computer workshops for senior adults in community.
– Establish an online system for distributing announcements.
– Create and use mailing lists system wide.
– Provide web page for access to pertinent system announcements and information.
– Provide all system forms (both administrative and instructional) in PDF format for
   instructional staff to complete online and print.
– Investigate an encryption method for signatures to electronic documents and
   implement.
– Provide a system of submitting forms through e-mail.
– Teachers maintain grades and attendance through the computer.
– Provide instructional staff with web page development software for creating online
   supplemental classroom material.
– Create and set standards for classroom web sites.
– Provide distance learning and online coursework for staff.
– Schools devise a plan for working with local communities and technology resources.

Environment Assessment: Profiler and IMPACT Online


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ACCESS OBJECTIVE
Provide every learner with the technological tools to access and process information.

Access Benchmarks

   #                        Objective                        2003    2004    Target
                                                              %       %       2006
                                                                               %
 5.1    Classrooms, administrative offices, and other        99.6    94.0   100
        instructional spaces have high-speed Internet
        connections adequate to support learning.
 5.2    District has at least a 5:1 student-to-computer      5:1     12:1   5:1
        ratio of modern Internet-enabled computers (not
        counting core-specific labs and media centers).
 5.3    Ratio of students to technology tools meets the
        following minimum:
        Digital cameras 250:1                                175:1   *      250:1
        Scanners 250:1                                       173:1   *      250:1
        Printers (Network, laser, color) 125:1               15:1    *      125:1
        Digital Projectors or TV displays 25:1               141:1   *      25:1
        Assistive Devices as needed
 5.4    Distance and online learning is available to         6       6      6
        learners.
 5.5    Library Media centers have at least a 75:1           N/A     89:1   75:1
        student-to-computer ratio of modern Internet-
        enabled computers.
 5.6    Library Media centers use administrative             100     100    100
        software to manage their collections.
 5.7    Students have access to email.                       N/A     N/A    N/A
 5.8    Schools use technology to communicate with           100     100    100
        parents (progress reports, report cards,
        newsletters, email)
 5.9    Schools use webpages to communicate                  100     100    100
 5.10 Library Media Centers provide learners with            100     100    100
        electronic search capabilities.
 5.11 District has at least a 1:1 administrator/ staff-to-   .2:1    1:2.8 1:1
        computer ratio of modern Internet enabled
        computers and technology tools.
*Data not collected in 2004 inventory

Access Strategies
– As funds become available, purchase computers and peripherals until desired ratios
   are reached.
– As funds become available, upgrade LANs and WAN to support growth and
   emerging technologies.



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– Continue the current plan and timeline for upgrading and/or replacing computers on a
  rotating basis. (25% each year).
– Formulate a plan to upgrade existing computers that are capable of being upgraded
  (cost and location).
– Equip new schools (new construction) with one computer in each classroom and high
  speed network switches, and other related network equipment.
– Local schools and school system to increase number of computers available to
  students in media centers and classrooms to state standards (state standards).
– Local schools and school system to increase number of networked printers accessible
  by students and staff to state standards.
– Local schools and school system to increase number of digital cameras, printers,
  scanners, video projectors/Smart boards/TV monitors for displaying computer screen
  for presentation purposes, digital video equipment (both for shooting and editing
  video), handheld devices, and other emerging technology to state standards.

Access Assessment: Profiler and IMPACT Online




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COST OF OWNERSHIP OBJECTIVE
Fund technical support, maintenance, and emerging technologies to improve learning.

Cost of Ownership Benchmarks

   #                      Objective                        2003   2004       Target
                                                            %      %        2006 %
 6.1    The district provides at least one (1) support   .06:100 1:400     1:100
        person to support every 100 users (staff only)
        in their efforts to achieve technology
        competency and to integrate technology into
        the curriculum
 6.2    The district provides at least one (1) full-time 0.19%    0.24%    1:100
        technical support person (staff, student, or              1:420
        equivalent) for every 100 computers.
 6.3    The technology budget represents at least ___% 1%         1%       5%
        of the district’s total budget, and includes
        professional development, hardware, software,
        retrofitting, support, replacement costs, and
        connectivity.
 6.4    The district’s budget reflects purchases of      YES      YES      YES
        emerging technologies and professional
        development.


Cost of Ownership Strategies
– Hire Technology Curriculum Specialists to meet state standards (begin with one or
   two and add as the budget permits until standards are met).
– Hire additional technical support to meet state standards (begin with one and add as
   the budget permits until standards are met).
– Increase the technology budget (in increments over the 5-year period) to be 5% of the
   total system budget.
– Investigate emerging technologies to see where they best fit in the education arena.

Cost of Ownership Assessment: Profiler and IMPACT Online




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