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					               Firebaugh – Las Deltas Unified
                       School District
                      Technology Plan

                             July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012




                                       CDS code #10-73809


                            Director of Technology - Ted McDaniel
                                  tmcdaniel@fldusd.k12.ca.us

                                      559-659-1476 ext. 1308




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    I.       Technology Plan Duration
                             July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2012

Vision Statement:

A comprehensive, instructionally sound, student education program where technology
plays a meaningful role in supporting, extending, and individualizing learning
opportunities for all students.

Mission Statement:

Firebaugh-Las Deltas U.S.D. business and educational information resources are
collaborative and interactive. We leverage technologies to improve global
communications and information management and deliver a wide range of education and
business services in schools, community facilities, and in homes. Students, parents,
employees, businesses, and community members have equitable, appropriate access to
student, school business, and educational information on an anywhere-anytime basis. All
students daily experience a rich learning environment that mirrors the diverse,
technological transparent and interconnected world in which they live.

Plan Duration:
This plan will cover FLDUSD’s technology goals and benchmarks for the next three
years from July 1st 2009 through June 31st of 2012.

District Summary:
Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District, a K-12 school district, is located in the
heart of the San Joaquin Valley, located 40 miles northwest of the city of Fresno,



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California. FLDUSD has 2350 students and 129 certificated staff members. There are is
a primary, intermediate, middle, secondary, and continuation schools to service the
student population. Due to budget constraints the community day school was closed in
June 2008. Firebaugh School’s student population is comprised of 89 percent Hispanic,
nine percent Anglo, one percent Asian and one percent African-American. Of these 2350
students, 88 percent are eligible for free or reduced lunches in the Federal Free or
Reduced Meals Program.

FLDUSD currently has eight computer labs and four mobile laptop carts of 25 computers
each. The labs and computer carts are equipped with Internet accessible computers with a
wide variety of software that includes but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Access, Garage Band, Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Publisher and
grade/subject specific software. All labs are open to teachers and students throughout the
day. The schools’ library media centers (LMC) are available to the students during the
school day, before and after school, as well as during their lunch period. Each classroom
on all campuses has at least one Internet connected computer with several classrooms
having two or more. FLDUSD currently has 850 computers that are available for student
use. FLDUSD has been awarded federal E-Rate grant funding, and EETT funding to
support end user hardware and software. The LANs (Local Area Network) are
interconnected via point to point T-1s to our elementary, middle school, high school and
continuation high school to form a WAN. All sites and all classrooms in our district are
provided Internet access through our 4.5 mb Ima circuit being upgraded to 20 mb to
Fresno County Office of Education.

Firebaugh-Las Deltas has been fortunate to secure generous funding in the area of
technology. In addition to the substantial ongoing discounts offered through E rate funding
which includes network and server maintenance in order to improve instruction and
increase technology availability for the district. Overall, the Director of Technology
monitors plan progress. He meets monthly with the superintendent and specialized teams
to make them aware of plan progress, and let them know about new federal, state and local
technology funding opportunities. The superintendent will convey pertinent information to
the school board. The Firebaugh-Las Deltas board has established technology as a line
item in the budget and has agreed to designate specific funds for software purchases, staff
development, and equipment maintenance and upgrades.

Over the last three years the focus has been to lower the student: computer ratio as is
evidenced in our inventory, and to provide teachers with new classroom based
technologies such as interactive tablets, interactive whiteboards, and personal response
systems. We have implemented a GenYes program that uses students to help implement
technology use in the classroom. Our current challenge is to fully utilize the existing
technologies.

FLDUSD has the vision of providing all students the opportunities to achieve, explore,
succeed, and grow as prosperous citizens of a global society. Our plan emphasizes an
interdisciplinary approach to instruction. Teachers guide the class in creative exploration
of multidisciplinary projects, balanced and strategic use of direct teaching and project-



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based teaching, integration of alternative modes of student assessment, implementation of
an integrated curriculum using technology as a teaching tool. Teachers share lessons
using technology and students demonstrate their learning in the same manner.




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2a. Stakeholder Description
                                   Partnership Chart
Type of Partner           Name of Partner        Role in              Role in
                          and Contact            Development of       Supporting the
                          Information            Technology Plan      Project
Parents                   Gloria Perez,          Reader               Advisor
Businesses                Jack Minnette          Reader               Advisor
Post Secondary            Jack Ramsey, West      Reader               Advisor
                          Hills College
Government                CTAP, Brian            Consultant           Reader
Agency                    Curwick;
Government                FCOE, Brigeen          Consultant, Writer   Reader
Agency                    Radoicich
Community Group           Firebaugh Coalition;   Reader               Advisor
                          many community
                          and business leaders
Community                 Firebaugh Computer     Reader               Advisor
Coalition                 Learning Center
                          John
District Staff            Director of            Writer               Oversee
                          Technology;Ted                              implementation of
                          McDaniel                                    the plan

District Staff            Superintendent, Vi     Writer
                          Chuck;                                      Communicate plan
                                                                      goals and progress
                                                                      with school board
District Staff            Asst. Supt. Roy        Writer               Communicate plan
                          Mendiola                                    goals and solicit
                                                                      feedback from site
                                                                      administrators
Student                   FHS; Ivan Delgado      Student tech lead    Provides input and
                                                                      feedback
Teacher                   Bailey Primary;        Technology lead      Provides input and
                          Karen Carlsen                               monitors plan
                                                                      implementation at
                                                                      the site
Teacher                   Mills Intermediate;    Technology lead      Provides input and
                          Pat Miller                                  monitors plan
                                                                      implementation at
                                                                      the site
teacher                   Firebaugh Middle;      Technology lead      Provides input and
                          Rose Mary Mendoza                           monitors plan
                                                                      implementation at


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                                                                     the site
teacher                   Firebaugh HS/        Technology lead       Provides input and
                          El Puente                                  monitors plan
                          Continuation; John                         implementation at
                          Crounse                                    the site


3. Curriculum
3a. FLDUSD averages a student-computer ratio of 3.5 to 1. The district currently has
eight computer labs and four mobile laptop carts of 25 computers each. The labs and
computer carts are equipped with Internet accessible computers with a wide variety of
software that includes but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Kid Pix,
Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, Publisher and grade specific software. All labs
are open to teachers and students throughout the day and as a part of the after school
program until 6:00pm.

 The schools’ library media centers (LMC) are available to the students during the school
day, before and after school, as well as during their lunch period. Each classroom on all
campuses has at least one Internet connected computer with many classrooms at each site
having interactive whiteboards and ceiling mounted projectors. At the primary school,
teachers are equipped with document cameras and projectors to facilitate explicit direct
instruction (EDI). FLDUSD currently has 850 computers that are available for student
use. The LANs (Local Area Network) are interconnected via point to point T-1s to our
elementary, middle school, high school and continuation high school to form a WAN. All
sites and all classrooms in our district are provided Internet access through our 4.5 mb
Ima circuit being upgraded to 20 mb to Fresno County Office of Education.




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3b. FLDUSD seeks to provide technology integration at every grade level.
     In the primary grades teachers and students have access to document cameras,
      classroom response systems, internet accessible computers, Accelerated Reader,
      Read Naturally, Wiggle Works, and ST Math software. Teachers use the
      technology through out the day to teach reading and math.
     In the intermediate grades teachers and students use both the computer lab and the
      mobile lab to enhance student learning. The labs are used for project based
      learning and simulation software such as Oregon Trail. Teachers and students use
      document cameras daily as a part of their direct instruction. Teacher and students
      use the labs on average 45 minutes per week. Every classroom has three
      computers for students to do AR testing and Internet research for State reports,
      California Missions and Science projects
     In the middle school grades teachers and students use both the computer lab and
      mobile lab for online remediation in Math and project based learning to enhance
      literacy skills. Students use Accelerated Math and Reader regularly and ALEKS
      for remediation. Four classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and
      six classrooms have document cameras and ceiling mount projectors to facilitate
      teaching and learning. In addition the middle school has a library media center
      equipped with 30 Internet capable computers for student research. Teachers and
      students use the labs on average 35 hours per week.




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       At the high school, teachers and students have access to three computer labs, and
        four mobile computer labs. The entire campus has wireless access. Students use
        Accelerated Reader to support literacy skills and OdysseyWare for credit recovery
        and remediation. The ROP classes use PageMaker and Web Publishing software
        to teach business technology. Three sets of classroom response systems are used
        by students in math courses. Interactive whiteboards are used in Science and
        Language Arts classrooms to enhance learning. The high school has a library
        media center which has 30 Internet capable computers for student research.
        Teachers and students use the labs on average 35 hours per week.
       District wide, teachers and administrators have remote access to email and the
        student information system for reporting attendance and grades. All teachers have
        remote access to online resources such as Discovery Education Streaming and
        Worldbook online.



3c. As indicated in FLDUSD’s Single Plan for Student Achievement, our curricular goals
are to implement Explicit Direct Instruction district wide and school wide differentiated
instructional strategies to improve student’s standards based lessons outcomes. Through
the integration of technology tools such as ceiling mounted projectors, interactive
whiteboards, classroom response systems, and document cameras FLDUSD hopes to
meet its projected goals for explicit direct instruction and differentiated learning.




3d.
Goal 1: Teachers will use technology tools such as document cameras, interactive white
boards or classroom response systems daily for explicit direct instruction. Differentiated
instruction assisted by technology will improve student outcomes as measured by district
wide and subject specific benchmarks, and CST tests.
Objective 1: By June 2012, core instruction teachers will use technology tools such as document
cameras, interactive whiteboards, or classroom response systems to improve explicit direct
instruction techniques in the classroom.
Objective 2: By June 2012, students will receive differentiated instruction using technology in
academic/core classes.
Year 1 Activities and Benchmarks:
Staff will participate in the Ed-Tech survey.
Conduct a survey to determine additional hardware needs.
Purchase additional hardware for teachers and classrooms.
Professional Development for staff.
Year 2 Activities and Benchmarks:
Staff will participate in the Ed-Tech survey, with comparison to results of previous year.
Technology staff and lead teachers to conduct training in the use and integration of hardware
during staff development days, the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Year 3 Activities and Benchmarks:


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Staff will participate in the Ed-Tech survey.
Monitoring for student use of technology tools in the classroom as a part of the standards based
instruction.
Additional training for teachers as necessary conducted during staff development days, the fourth
Wednesday of each month by lead teachers.
Evaluation Instrument(s) and Data to be Collected:
Increased availability of technology resources in the classrooms –inventory control
Classroom observations by site administrators
Teacher responses to Ed-Tech Profile
Quarterly benchmark testing
CST test results schoolwide
Schedule for Evaluation:
Staff participation in the Ed-Tech survey on a yearly basis
Disaggregation of student data using Data Director
Quarterly benchmark testing
CST - testing
Objective Analysis and Modification Process:
Teacher feedback from staff development day technology integration trainings.
Data collected from classroom observations conducted by site administration.
Periodic hardware upgrades of technology tools as new technology becomes available.


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 1: 100% of students will receive the necessary instruction in technology and
information literacy skills needed to succeed both in and outside the classroom as
measured by the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) and Information
Literacy Standards using GenYes (http://demo.genyes.com/) curriculum.
Objective 1:
By June 2012, 80% of the teachers and 100% of the students will use GenYes curriculum to
teach NETS
Year 1 Activities and Benchmarks:
Students and teachers in the Middle school will receive instruction and begin using the
GenYes curriculum in the After School Program to include 270 students.
Year 2 Activities and Benchmarks:
Students will use GenYes curriculum learned to facilitate teachers in using technology
during daily classroom instruction.
Increase the participation to include 270 high school students as well as 270 middle school
students.
Students and teachers in the High School will receive instruction and begin using the
GenYes curriculum in the After School Program.
Year 3 Activities and Benchmarks:
Expansion of GenYes program into daily high school classroom instruction and increased
use in the middle school.


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Evaluation Instrument(s) and Data to be Collected:
Number of students involved in the GenYes program.
Completion of Technology Assistance Project (TAP) assignments within the Gen Yes
program.
Schedule for Evaluation:
Quarterly evaluations required by the GenYes program.
Objective Analysis and Modification Process:
Quarterly evaluations required by the GenYes program.
Periodic evaluation of program success and monitoring of students.


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).

Goal 1: 100 % of students will receive instruction about copyright, fair use, and plagiarism using
Big 6 strategies embedded in to the curriculum.

Objective 1: By June 2012, all students will receive Big6 instruction embedded into the content
area curriculum as they conduct subject area research with the teacher.

Year 1 Activities and Benchmarks: The district librarian will instruct staff at each of the school
sites in Big 6 research strategies on staff development days the third Wednesday of each month.
Purchase of Turn It In software to identify student plagiarism of Internet web resources.
Year 2 Activities and Benchmarks:
Instruction of staff in the use of Turn It In software at the middle school and the high school.
District librarian will help elementary teachers embed age based use of online resources.
Year 3 Activities and Benchmarks:
Compare use of Turn It In software to current ethical use software in conducting online
research.
Monitor the effectiveness of the Big6 research strategies grades k-12 in concert with Turn It In
software.
Evaluation Instrument(s) and Data to be Collected:
Number of hits using Turn It in.
Teacher feedback about embedded Big6 Lessons
Schedule for Evaluation:
Bi-annual review of Turn It In results. Anecdotal responses from teaching staff.
Objective Analysis and Modification Process:
Bi-annual review of Turn It In results. Anecdotal responses from teaching staff.




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

Goal 1: 100% of students will receive Internet safety instruction using i-Safe
(http://www.isafe.org/), lessons embedded into the regular curriculum.

Objective 1: By June 2012, all students will receive embedded instruction in cyber safety, using
the i-safe curriculum.
Year 1 Activities and Benchmarks: The district librarian will become i-Safe certified and begin
training lead teachers at each site.
Year 2 Activities and Benchmarks:
The district librarian will conduct training in the use and integration of the i-safe curriculum
during staff development days, the third Wednesday of each month for middle and high school
teachers.
Year 3 Activities and Benchmarks:
The district librarian will conduct training in the use and integration of the i-safe curriculum
during staff development days, the third Wednesday of each month with the focus on elementary
teachers.
Evaluation Instrument(s) and Data to be Collected:
Technology Director will monitor for content filter hits and review usage reports with site
administrators and district librarian.

Schedule for Evaluation:
Semesterly review and evaluation by Technology Director, Site Administrators and District
Librarian.
Objective Analysis and Modification Process:
Number of student violations of the acceptable use agreement as monitored by the site
administrators and content filter hits as measure by the Technology Director.

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

The classrooms and labs are open day and evenings to the public, except when a class is
in session resulting in greater computer usage. The laptops may be checked out to use
away from campus, allowing technology to assist learning off the school site. FLDUSD
currently has eight labs available for student use and is purchasing an additional laptop
cart to increase the student stations allowing greater access for testing, student projects,
research, basic computer skills and family literacy.

The After School Program has access to 85 computers to use in their GenYes curriculum
and for student use after school. Transportation is provided following the After School
Program, to ensure equal access to the Gen Yes curriculum and student use of the
computer. All computers are Internet capable.




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Students in special education classes and students who have special needs have universal
access to the technology at FLDUSD. Assistive devices are provided for students that
need them and staff are trained in their proper use with students.

The labs are open to the public days and evenings, therefore all staff must demonstrate
competence in assisting all learners. Checking laptops out can move these programs from
the classroom into the home.

FLDUSD has 100% of students and teachers sign an Acceptable Use Policy prior to
accessing on line resources: (see appendix D).



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


Goal 1: 100% of teachers will use an electronic grade book, Aeries and Data Director to input
student data and review local and state assessments to improve student outcomes.

Objective 1:
By June 2012, teachers and will use grade book, Aeries and Data Director to improve student
outcomes on district and state assessments
Year 1 Activities and Benchmarks:
Provide teacher support in the use of online attendance reporting and grade reporting.
Ensure that all teachers have full access to Aries and Data Director.
Technology Director and lead teachers facilitate training of new teachers by school site.
Year 2 Activities and Benchmarks:
Mandate the use of grade book Online for student record keeping.
Open a parent portal for parent review of online grades. Provide training opportunities for
parents to access information pertaining to their student and student’s progress at school.
Provide continued teacher support in the use of Aeries and Data Director
Year 3 Activities and Benchmarks:
Provide teacher support in the use of online attendance reporting grade reporting and grade book.
Provide continued teacher support in the use of Aeries and Data Direct.
Continued support and training in the use of the parent portal.
Evaluation Instrument(s) and Data to be Collected:
Year one – all attendance and grade reporting online
Year two – also including grade book and parent portal.
Year three- all attendance, grade reporting, grade book and parent portal.
Schedule for Evaluation:
Year one – all attendance and grade reporting online
Year two – also including grade book and parent portal.
Year three- all attendance, grade reporting, grade book, and parent portal.


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Objective Analysis and Modification Process:
Research into newer hardware to allow modification for greater “ease of access” for staff and
parents.




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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 1: Implement and improve hardware solutions to allow parents and teachers to
communicate via email and to update or access student information.
Objective 1:
By June 1012, all teachers and those parents with valid email addresses will have the ability to
view student information via the internet.
Year 1 Activities and Benchmarks:
Continued use of Blackboard Connect for community outreach announcements as well as daily
absence calls with calls coordinated through the student information system.
Determine site representative to review all requests for access to student information to verify
guardianship and educational rights. Implement policy of acceptable use for parents.
Continued hosting of the www.fldusd.k12.ca.us web site for pertinent district, and school site
information, including access to forms, SARC reports, and staff email.
Year 2 Activities and Benchmarks:
Implementation of a Parent Portal that allows parent access to student information online.
Participate in the Firebaugh Community Collaboration, provided by a grant from the California
Emerging technology Fund, a community effort to increase connectivity to the families of
Firebaugh, to ensure that parents have Internet access in the home.
Year 3 Activities and Benchmarks:
Continued participation in the Firebaugh Community Collaboration.
Ongoing parent training for access to student information.
Review participation rate of parents and subsequent denial of access for violations of acceptable
use agreement.
Evaluation Instrument(s) and Data to be Collected:
Monitor active hits to the FLDUSD web site.
Attach Google Analytics to the Parent Portal to track parent participation.
Technology Director will host Firebaugh Community Collaboration meeting to ensure that
progress is made toward connecting the families of Firebaugh.
Schedule for Evaluation:
Monitor active hits to the FLDUSD web site. Attach Google Analytics to the Parent Portal to
track parent participation. Technology Director will host Firebaugh Community Collaboration
meetings to ensure that progress is made toward connecting the families of Firebaugh.
Objective Analysis and Modification Process:
Technology Director and Assistant Superintendent will review active hits to the FLDUSD
website and Parent Portal to determine necessary modifications. Technology Director and School
Board members will monitor progress by the Firebaugh Community Collaboration.

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.

       Goals & Objectives                        Responsible Persons      Data to be collected
3d     Teachers will use technology tools        Site Administrators,     Classroom


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       such as document cameras, interactive       Technology Staff,      observations by site
       white boards or classroom response          and Lead Teachers      administrators
       systems daily for explicit direct                                  Quarterly benchmark
       instruction and to differentiate learning                          testing
       in order to improve student outcomes
       as measured by district wide and
       subject specific benchmarks, and CST
       tests.
3e     Students will receive the necessary         Technology Director,   Quarterly evaluations
       instruction in technology and               Site Administrators,   required by the
       information literacy skills as              Teachers               GenYes program.
       measured by the National Education                                 Periodic evaluation
       Technology Standards (NETS) and                                    of program success
       Information Literacy Standards using                               and monitoring of
       GenYes (http://demo.genyes.com/)                                   students.
       curriculum.
3f     Students will receive instruction about     District Librarian,    Results from Turn It
       copyright, fair use, and plagiarism         Site Administrators,   In software. Staff
       using Big 6 strategies embedded in to       Lead Teachers          Development sign-
       the curriculum.                                                    ins. Classroom and
                                                                          library observations
3g     Students will receive Internet safety       District Librarian,    Staff Development
       instruction using i-Safe                    Site Administrators,   sign-ins, classroom
       (http://www.isafe.org/), lessons            Lead Teachers          and library
       embedded into the regular curriculum.                              observation, number
                                                                          of student AUP
                                                                          violations
3h     District policy or practices that ensure    Teachers, Site         Use of technology
       equitable technology access for all         Administrators,        labs and laptop carts.
       students.                                   Technology Staff.      Progress in Gen Yes
                                                   After School staff     program
3i     Teachers will use grade book, Aeries        Site Administrators,   Online reporting of
       and Data Director to input student data     Technology Staff,      attendance, grade
       and review local and state assessments      Lead Teachers          reporting, grade
       to improve student outcomes                                        book and use of
                                                                          parent portal
3j     Implement hardware solutions to allow       Assistant              Active hits to the
       parents greater access teachers and to      Superintendent &       FLDUSD web site &
       student information.                        Technology Director    Parent Portal




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4. Professional Development
4a. Summary of teachers’ and administrators’ current technology skills

Firebaugh-Las Deltas Joint Unified District has 134 credentialed teachers, this chart
represents the assessment summary for 123 teachers or 92%. It is important to
note that this includes both fully completed and partially completed assessments.




1 Computer Knowledge and Skills (Includes 123 in calculation)
2 CCTC Program Standard 9: Using Technology in the Classroom (Includes 105 in calculation)

3 CCTC Program Standard 16: Using Technology to Support Student Learning (Includes 105 in calculation




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Computer Knowledge and Skills




1 General computer knowledge and skills (Includes 110 in calculation)

2 Internet skills (Includes 109 in calculation)

3 Email skills (Includes 108 in calculation)
4 Word processing skills (Includes 109 in calculation)

5 Presentation software skills (Includes 109 in calculation)
6 Spreadsheet software skills (Includes 109 in calculation)

7 Database software skills (Includes 109 in calculation)




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Standard 9




    Standard 9a (Includes 108 in calculation)
    Each candidate considers the content to be taught and selects appropriate technological
1
    resources to support, manage, and enhance student learning in relation to prior experiences and
    level of academic accomplishment.
  Standard 9b (Includes 108 in calculation)
2 Each candidate analyzes best practices and research findings on the use of technology and
  designs lessons accordingly.
  Standard 9d (Includes 108 in calculation)
3 Each candidate uses computer applications to manage records and to communicate through
  printed media.

  Standard 9e (Includes 108 in calculation)
4 Each candidate interacts with others using e-mail and is familiar with a variety of computer-
  based collaborative.

  Standard 9f (Includes 108 in calculation)
  Each candidate examines a variety of current educational technologies and uses established
5 selection criteria to evaluate materials, for example, multimedia, Internet resources,
  telecommunications, computer-assisted instruction, and productivity and presentation tools. (See
  California State guidelines and evaluations.)
  Standard 9g (Includes 108 in calculation)
6 Each candidate chooses software for its relevance, effectiveness, alignment with content
  standards, and value added to student learning.

  Standard 9h (Includes 108 in calculation)
7 Each candidate demonstrates competence in the use of electronic research tools and the ability
  to assess the authenticity, reliability, and bias of the data gathered.
  Standard 9i (Includes 108 in calculation)
8 Each candidate demonstrates knowledge of copyright issues and of privacy, security, safety
  issues and Acceptable Use Policies.




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Standard 16




    Standard 16a (Includes 108 in calculation)
1
    Each participating teacher communicates through a variety of electronic media.

  Standard 16b (Includes 108 in calculation)
  Each participating teacher interacts and communicates with other professionals through a variety
2
  of methods, including the use of computer-based collaborative tools to support technology
  enhanced curriculum.

  Standard 16c (Includes 108 in calculation)
  Each participating teacher uses technological resources available inside the classroom or in
3
  library media centers, computer labs, local and county facilities, and other locations to create
  technology enhanced lessons aligned with the adopted curriculum.

  Standard 16d (Includes 108 in calculation)
4 Each participating teacher designs, adapts, and uses lessons which address the students' needs
  to develop information literacy and problem solving skills as tools for lifelong learning.

  Standard 16e (Includes 108 in calculation)
  Each participating teacher uses technology in lessons to increase students' ability to plan, locate,
5 evaluate, select, and use information to solve problems and draw conclusions. He/she creates or
  makes use of learning environments that promote effective use of technology aligned with the
  curriculum inside the classroom, in library media centers or in computer labs.
  Standard 16f (Includes 108 in calculation)
6 Each participating teacher uses computer applications to manipulate and analyze data as a tool
  for assessing student learning and for providing feedback to students and their parents.

  Standard 16g (Includes 108 in calculation)
  Each participating teacher demonstrates competence in evaluating the authenticity, reliability and
7 bias of the data gathered, determines outcomes, and evaluates the success or effectiveness of
  the process used. He/she frequently monitors and reflects upon the results of using technology in
  instruction and adapts lessons accordingly.




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

Goal 1: All teachers will be provided at least monthly technology staff development
opportunities to increase their personal technology skills.

Objective 1: All teachers will receive technology staff development in GenYes, i-safe, Big6,
and student information system software
Year 1 Activities and Benchmarks:
    Middle school staff will receive instruction in Gen Yes curriculum
    All teachers will receive training in the use of Data Director, Odyssey ware, Aleks, online
       attendance, grade reporting and grade book.
    All teachers will receive Big6 instruction
Year 2 Activities and Benchmarks:
    Middle school and high school teachers will receive i-safe instruction.
    High school staff will receive instruction in GenYes curriculum
    Middle school and high school teachers will receive instruction in the use of Turn It In
    All teacher will become familiar with the Parent Portal
    High school teachers will receive training in distance learning software
    New teachers will receive training in the use of Data Director, Odyssey ware, Aleks,
       online attendance, grade reporting and grade book.
    All teachers will receive instruction in technology integration using technology tools such
       as interactive white boards, interactive tablets and personal response systems
Year 3 Activities and Benchmarks:
    Elementary school teachers will receive i-safe instruction.
    All teachers will receive instruction in technology integration using technology tools such
       as interactive white boards, interactive tablets and personal response systems
    New teachers will receive training in the use of Data Director, Odyssey ware, Aleks,
       online attendance, grade reporting and grade book.
Evaluation Instrument(s) and Data to be Collected:
    Classroom observations by lead teachers and site administrators
    Monitoring of online grade reporting attendance reporting and grade book
    Turn It In usage
    GenYes curriculum usage in the content areas through classroom observations
    Big6 usage in the library and classroom for research
Schedule for Evaluation:
    Tech Director and technology lead teachers meet twice a year
    Data collected through Google analytics & Internet filter reviewed by Site Administrator
       professional learning community monthly
    Data collected through classroom observations reviews at each site during teacher post
       observations and with lead technology teachers.
Objective Analysis and Modification Process:
    Teacher technology skills will be monitored through the annual completion of the Ed
       Tech Profile


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       Feedback from classroom observations and district technology meetings will be used to
        modify staff development throughout the year.

4c. Description of the process that will be used to monitor whether the professional
development goals are being met and whether the planned professional development
activities are being implemented.


FLDUSD will collect the following data to ensure that the professional development is
taking place:

       Sign in sheets from technology staff developments on the third and fourth
        Wednesday of each month.
       Classroom observations by lead teachers and site administrators
       Monitoring of online grade reporting attendance reporting and grade book
       Turn It In usage
       GenYes curriculum usage in the content areas through classroom observations
       Big6 usage in the library and classroom for research
       I-safe usage in the curriculum as observed by lead teachers and site administrators
       Computer lab usage by teachers and students by school site

The district librarian, technology director, technology lead teachers, and site
administrators will be responsible for the collection of data.

       Tech Director and technology lead teachers meet twice a year
       Data collected through Google analytics & Internet filter reviewed by Site
        Administrator professional learning community monthly
       Data collected through classroom observations reviews at each site during teacher
        post observations and with lead technology teachers.

EETT requirements will be monitored by the director of technology and the assistant
superintendent and shared at the Site Administrator Professional Learning Community
PLC meetings monthly. Annually, the PLC will review student data collected from
district and state assessments in comparison with technology usage. At that time the Ed
Tech Profile scores will also be reviewed. Any modifications to the current Technology
Plan will be discussed at this time and the Technology Director will report twice yearly at
school board meetings.




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5. Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and
Software
5a. Describe the existing hardware used to support Professional
Development.
Existing hardware includes Internet connected computers with attached document
cameras and projectors which allow group web conference viewing. Classrooms with
Smartboards have additional capabilities for interactive sessions. Distance Learning is
being implemented to access remote sessions for more direct contact with service
providers and collaborators.


5b. Determine teacher needs of hardware and electronic resources.

The needs of teachers for hardware are increasing as they read and learn about changes in
technology with each passing day. Current needs include low cost video cameras with
software to add content to web pages and student portfolios. More wireless/handheld
components could be utilized by both students and staff to access the current network.
Administrators need wireless access to the student information system to verify
attendance and discipline.



5c. Develop benchmarks for obtaining hardware and electronic learning resources.
Year of             Hardware needed       Learning Resource     Grade level
Implementation
2009                25 projectors         Streaming video       K-12
2009                2 Content Servers     Storage for content K-12
2009                Fiber                 Bandwidth             K-12
2010                35 Network switches Cisco                   K-12
2010                50 Laptop/notebooks Student email           9-12
2011                3 Lab carts           Student email         6-12
                    w/25 computers each
2012                Firewall/routers      Cisco                 k-12



 5d. Develop a process to monitor and evaluate benchmark timelines
The Director, site principal and technology assistants along with PLC staff members will
meet on a monthly basis to determine and evaluate each sites current needs and plan for
future needs. These meetings will be communicated with the superintendent and the
business manager to verify funding sources and commitments.




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      Technology           July-Sept             Oct-Dec            Jan-Mar            Apr-June        Person
      Activity                                                                                         Responsible
      Determine                                                                                        PLC
                                                       X                                          X
      need
      Review                                                                                           Business
                                  X                                         X
      Funding                                                                                          Mgr
      Order                                                                                            Director
                                  X                    X                    X                     X
      Hardware
      Verify                                                                                           Supt.
                                  X                                         X
      Budget
      Evaluate                                                                                         PLC /
                                                       X                                          X
      usage                                                                                            Director




      6. Funding and Budget
      6a. Identify established and potential funding sources.
      Many sources of funding sources are earmarked for special programs. ROP funding has
      continuously funded technology areas for web page development and student computer
      hardware. E-rate funding continues to keep the infrastructure in proper functioning
      condition. Microsoft vouchers have extended our purchasing power for hardware and
      software solutions. A community collaboration brought grants to enhance technology
      training for middle school students. Afterschool funding allows more opportunities for
      technology to be used in more and different ways. Lottery funds occasionally provide an
      unrestricted source for cutting edge or experimental technologies for exceptional
      students.


      6b. Annual budgets for the term of the plan. (3 years)

      School Years                  2009 - 2012
                                                   Specific Grant Funds (Add         School District
  Major Object of        Partner Contributions                                       General Fund       Total Funds by Object of
                                                  multiple columns if receiving
   Expenditure                    (a)                                                                   Expenditure (a)+(b)+(c)
                                                      multiple grants) (b)                  (c)

1000-1999 Certificated                                                            $200,000 -250,000
Personnel Salaries                                12,000                                               $212,000
                                                                                  estimated


2000-2999 Classified
Personnel Salaries                                                                $24,000              $24,000


3000-3999 Employee
Benefits                                                                          $10,000              $10,000


4000-4999 Books and
Supplies                 GenYes                   15,000                                               15,000




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5000-5999 Services
and Other Operating
Expenditures

Indirect Costs at an
Established Rate
(excluding the 6000-
6999 category)
                                           E-rate = $25,000 Federal & State
6000-6999 Capital                          Categorical = $100,000
Outlay                                                                                   $135,000
                                           Afterschool Program=
                                           $10,000

Total Funds                                $162,000                           $234,000   $396,000




      The chart above is representative of how budget items are allocated. The actual funding
      sources vary as some are categorical and others general funding.
      The sources range from USDA community grants, CETF, GenYES, West Hills College,
      E-rate, Lottery, EETT, Library funds, PG&E, and state general funding.




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6c. Plan for obsolete equipment.

The Governing Board and the Superintendent encourage the replacement of obsolete
equipment. The purchase of new or replacement equipment is ongoing throughout the year
at all sites. The price to fix computers versus purchase dictates that most times it is more
cost effective to purchase new equipment rather than repair obsolete equipment. The
District is making a concerted effort to meet a 3 year replacement cycle. When equipment
is determined to be ready for disposal, the warehouse clerk marks the hardware for
discard. Inventory control tags are noted and a Board agenda item to remove the hardware
is requested. Following the approval, the hardware is removed by an approved recycler.

6d. Develop a process to monitor and evaluate benchmarks of budgets.

Technology       July-Sept         Oct-Dec     Jan-Mar         Apr-June        Person
Activity                                                                       Responsible
Determine                                                                      PLC
                                          X                          X
need
Review                                                                         Business
                        X                            X
Funding                                                                        Mgr
Order                                                                          Director
                        X                 X          X               X
Hardware
Verify                                                                         Supt.
                        X                            X
Budget
Evaluate                                                                       PLC /
                                          X                          X
usage                                                                          Director

The District Leadership Team including the Professional Learning Community (PLC)
meets monthly. The group includes all site Principals, Director of Technology, Assistant
Superintendent, District Psychologist, Food Service Director, School Nurse and Business
manager. Funding and budget decisions are brought up at every meeting, especially with
the current budget problems that are here and expected for following years. Site concerns
are discussed and possible solutions shared and brain-stormed with in the group.
The Principals have read-only ability to review their site budget report on-line. The
Director of Technology meets monthly with the District Business Manager to review the
report. The Business Manager monitors the spending and reports to the Principals and
the Superintendent if there are any concerns.

7. Monitoring and Evaluation
 7a. Describe the process for evaluating the plan’s overall progress and impact on
teaching and learning.
a1. Summarize the process for monitoring the overall implementation of the plan.

The Director of Technology with input from the PLC will oversee the Technology Plan
for FLDUSD. He formally meets with the lead technology teachers twice a year and
visits the individual school sites daily. In addition he is a member of the Administrative
PLC where he reports on technology issues and gets feedback from the Site


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Administrators, Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent. As a member of the
Firebaugh Community Collaborative he meets with community members working toward
improving technology access to the families of Firebaugh. He reports regularly to the
Assistant Superintendent on data collected from his various associations and discusses
budget issues.

The Assistant Superintendent oversees curriculum for FDLUSD. He works with site
administrators to ensure that each school site is meeting its school wide, AYP and API
goals. Together at monthly Administrative PLC meetings members brainstorm and
modify their Single Plan for Student Achievement to best meet the needs of the students.
In this way the Director of Technology will be able to identify if the current use of
technology is impacting student achievement and modify technology spending and staff
development based on the feedback from the group.

a2. Determine how to evaluate the plan’s impact on teaching and learning.
FLDUSD will use the following criteria to determine success:
    The Director of Technology will meet twice yearly with the technology lead
      teachers
    District Benchmark testing will be reported trimesterly
    State testing data will be desegregated annually
    All data will be shared with the Administrative PLC and reported to the School
      Board twice annually by the Director of Technology and the Assistant
      Superintendent.

7b. Schedule for evaluating the effect of plan implementation.
The Administrative PLC will meet quarterly to monitor and evaluate the implementation
of the technology plan. Weekly feedback at the school site staff meetings will be used to
monitor the effectiveness of site use of technology.
The Technology Plan will be presented by the Director of Technology in the
Administrative PLC and shared with the School Board twice annually.

Technology       July-Sept         Oct-Dec     Jan-Mar       Apr-June       Person
Activity                                                                    Responsible
Determine                                                                   PLC
                                          X                        X
need
Review                                                                      Business
                        X                          X
Funding                                                                     Mgr
Order                                                                       Director
                        X                 X        X               X
Hardware
Verify                                                                      Supt.
                        X                          X
Budget
Evaluate                                                                    PLC /
                                          X                        X
usage                                                                       Director

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


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                                                 STAKEHOLDER
                                                                     FREQUENCY OF
                 GOAL                          RESPONSIBLE FOR
                                                                      MONITORING
                                                  MONITORING
Teachers will use technology tools             Classroom Teachers   Whiteboards used
such as document cameras,                                           and monitored by
interactive white boards or classroom                               teacher daily.
response systems daily for explicit
direct instruction. Differentiated
instruction assisted by technology
will improve student outcomes as
measured by district wide and subject
specific benchmarks, and CST tests.
100% of students will receive the              Site Principal       Weekly
necessary instruction in technology
and information literacy skills needed
to succeed both in and outside the
classroom as measured by the
National Education Technology
Standards (NETS) and Information
Literacy Standards using GenYes
(http://demo.genyes.com/)
curriculum.
100% of students will receive                  Lenn Schwartz,       At each semester
instruction about copyright, fair use,         District Librarian   staff meeting
and plagiarism using Big 6 strategies
embedded in to the curriculum
100% of students will receive Internet         Technology Dept.     At each Grade
safety instruction using i-Safe                Site Principal       reporting window
(http://www.isafe.org), lessons
embedded into the regular
curriculum.
100% of teachers will use an                   Site Principal       At each Grade
electronic grade book, Aeries and                                   reporting window
Data Director to input student date
and review local and state
assessments to improve student
outcomes.
Implement and improve hardware                 Technology Dept.     Bi-annually or as
solutions to allow parents and                                      needed.
teachers to communicate via email
and to update or access student
information.

 The status of the Technology Plan will be reviewed twice annually by the Director of
Technology under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent. Monitoring and plan


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implementation will be shared with the Superintendent at the monthly Administrative
PLC meetings. Teachers will give input through the lead technology teachers at each
school site who meet informally with the Director of Technology weekly and formally as
a group twice a year. In addition the site administrators will meet with the Director of
technology at Administrative PLC meetings monthly. As a member of the Firebaugh
Community Collaborative, parents and community members will have an opportunity to
provide feedback to the Director of Technology.


8. Collaborative Strategies with Adult Literacy Providers
8a. Currently adults in the community have access to a computer lab on the Firebaugh
Adult Community Education (FACE) site. Additionally, the Firebaugh Community
Learning Center (FCLC) is staffed and available for walk in use of computers as well as
scheduled classes for adults. The Firebaugh city library is available to the community
with limited resources. West Hills College (WHC) continues to support adult literacy
and learning through classes offered during the day and evening. Westside Institute of
Technology (WIT) began offering learning opportunities with the last year for vocational
training. A distance learning classroom is nearing completion and will be available to
adult after school and evenings.


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

FLDUSD hopes to use technology tools such as interactive tablets, interactive
whiteboards, document cameras and personal response systems to improve standards
based instruction and thereby improve student performance.

      The level of technology used by the teacher significantly affected student academic achievement in
      mathematics in a comparison of fourth and fifth grade teachers and their students. Students whose
      teachers were high level users of technology in the classroom scored significantly better than did
      students whose teachers were low level users of technology in the classroom. Teachers who were
      high level users were differentiated from teachers who were low level users in terms of frequency
      and extent of use of computers with students, instructional methods used with technology, attitude
      toward the value of technology for learning, variety of uses of technology, and perception of
      influence of technology on student learning and behavior (Middleton & Murray, 1999).


      Alignment of project or lesson content with state content standards is an important first step to
      infusing technology with curricula. A survey of 465 teachers in California resulted in 92% affirming
      that the first step in infusing technology into the curriculum is having information about the specific
      content of a program or use of an application that aligns with state-adopted curriculum standards. A
      number of the respondents indicated that an online resource that profiles electronic learning
      resources with the specific skills in knowledge areas that align with content standards would help
      them select programs that will facilitate curriculum integration with technology (Cradler & Beuthel,
      2001).



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As the research indicates, teachers with higher levels of technology use were more
successful integrating technology into their curriculum. Embedding technology into the
standards based curricular areas provided more effective content area instruction and
greater technology understanding.


Middleton, B. M. & Murray, R. K. (1999). The impact of instructional technology on student academic
achievement in reading and mathematics. International Journal of Instructional Media, 26(1), 109.

Cradler, J., & Beuthel, R. (2000). Technology information resource needs assessment. Prepared for the
Stanislaus County Office of Education and the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN). San Mateo,
CA: Educational Support Systems.




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

Currently FLDUSD becomes aware of emerging technologies through regular attendance
at technology conferences such at California Educational Technology Professionals
Association, (CETPA), and regular attendance at California Technology Assistance
Project, (CTAP) sponsored events such as the District Technology Coordinator meetings,
local Computer Using Educators, CUE conferences, and participation in Fresno County
Office of Education Instructional Technology Workshops.

FLDUSD is using the GenYes program in the After School program to increase student
technology skills and to extend learning opportunities for students beyond the regular
school day.
The district is looking into distance learning courses through the University of California
College Prep program www.uccp.org and will attending a vendor fair of online courses
in the spring. Additionally, we are working with the Westside Institute of Technology,
WIT, to bring distance learning into the high school with the assistance of West Hills
College of Coalinga. Accelerated courses and remediation classes will be offered
throughout the day and evening. Online PASS program is one more integral part of our
offerings for those needing additional support.

Erate Addendum

With funding from Erate, it is imperative to keep the network operating at peak
efficiency. Hardware necessary to ensure access to internet and intranet resources
include a firewall and routers which can handle peak loads during school hours.
Switches are critical within each site and need to be updated as some are at or nearing
end of life support. New functionalities for POE to support VoIP and other technologies



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are becoming crucial to classroom functions. Content filtering is important and I hope
the SLD sees its way to funding this necessary hardware and software.




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       Appendix C – Criteria for EETT Funded
        Technology
1. PLAN DURATION                Page in           Example of Adequately           Example of Not
    CRITERION                   District              Addressed                      Adequately
                                 Plan                                                Addressed
The plan should guide                    The technology plan describes            The plan is less
the district’s use of                    the districts use of education           than three years
education technology                     technology for the next three to         or more than
for the next three to                    five years. (For new plan,               five years in
five years. (For a new             2     description of technology plan           length.
plan, can include                        development in the first year is
technology plan                          acceptable).                             Plan duration is
development in the first                 Specific start and end dates are         2008-11.
year)                                    recorded (7/1/xx to 6/30/xx).
2. STAKEHOLDERS                 Page in      Example of Adequately                     Not
    CRITERION                   District             Addressed                      Adequately
   Corresponding                 Plan                                               Addressed
   EETT
   Requirement(s): 7
   and 11 (Appendix
   D).
Description of how a                           The planning team consisted of     Little evidence
variety of stakeholders                        representatives who will           is included that
from within the school                         implement the plan. If a variety   shows that the
district and the                               of stakeholders did not assist     district actively
                                    5
community-at-large                             with the development of the        sought
participated in the                            plan, a description of why they    participation
planning process.                              were not involved is included.     from a variety
                                                                                  of stakeholders.




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 3. CURRICULUM                      Page in       Example of Adequately             Example of Not
    COMPONENT                       District          Addressed                   Adequately Addressed
    CRITERIA                         Plan
    Corresponding EETT
    Requirement(s): 1, 2, 3,
    8, 10, and 12 (Appendix
    D).
 a. Description of                                The plan describes the         The plan explains
    teachers’ and                                 technology access              technology access in
    students’ current                             available in the               terms of a student-to-
    access to technology                          classrooms,                    computer ratio, but does
    tools both during the                 6       library/media centers, or      not explain where access
    school day and                                labs for all students and      is available, who has
    outside of school                             teachers.                      access, and when various
    hours.                                                                       students and teachers can
                                                                                 use the technology.
  b. Description of the                          The plan describes the          The plan cites district
      district’s current use                     typical frequency and           policy regarding use of
      of hardware and                            type of use (technology         technology, but provides
                                          7
      software to support                        skills/information              no information about its
      teaching and                               literacy/integrated into        actual use.
      learning.                                  the curriculum).
  c. Summary of the                              The plan summarizes the         The plan does not
      district’s curricular                      district’s curricular goals     summarize district
      goals that are                      8      that are supported by the       curricular goals.
      supported by this                          plan and referenced in
      tech plan.                                 district document(s).
  d. List of clear goals,                        The plan delineates clear       The plan suggests how
      measurable                                 goals, measurable               technology will be used,
      objectives, annual                         objectives, annual              but is not specific enough
      benchmarks, and an                         benchmarks, and a clear         to know what action
      implementation plan                        implementation plan for         needs to be taken to
      for using technology                8      using technology to             accomplish the goals.
      to improve teaching                        support the district’s
      and learning by                            curriculum goals and
      supporting the                             academic content
      district curricular                        standards to improve
      goals.                                     learning.
e. List of clear goals,                        The plan delineates clear       The plan suggests how
    measurable                                 goal(s), measurable             students will acquire
    objectives, annual                         objective(s), annual            technology skills, but is
    benchmarks, and an                9        benchmarks, and an              not specific enough to
    implementation plan                        implementation plan             determine what action
    detailing how and                          detailing how and when          needs to be taken to
    when students will                         students will acquire           accomplish the goals.


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   acquire the                                technology skills and
   technology skills and                      information literacy
   information literacy                       skills.
   skills needed to
   succeed in the
   classroom and the
   workplace.


f. List of goals and an                           The plan describes or          The plan suggests that
   implementation plan                            delineates clear goals         students will be educated
   that describe how the                          outlining how students will    in the ethical use of the
   district will address                          learn about the concept,       Internet, but is not
   the appropriate and                            purpose, and significance      specific enough to
   ethical use of                                 of the ethical use of          determine what actions
   information                                    information technology         will be taken to
   technology in the                              including copyright, fair      accomplish the goals.
   classroom so that                              use, plagiarism and the
   students can                                   implications of illegal file
   distinguish lawful                             sharing and/or
   from unlawful uses of               10         downloading (as stated in
   copyrighted works,                             AB 307).
   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)
g. List of goals and an                           The plan describes or          The plan suggests
   implementation plan                            delineates clear goals         Internet safety education
   that describe how the                          outlining how students will    but is not specific
   district will address                          be educated about Internet     enough to determine
   Internet safety,                    10         safety (as stated in AB        what actions will be
   including how to                               307).                          taken to accomplish the
   protect online privacy                                                        goals.
   and avoid online
   predators. (AB 307)
h. Description of or goals                        The plan describes the         The plan does not
   about the district                             policy or delineates clear     describe policies or
                                       11
   policy or practices that                       goals and measurable           goals that result in
   ensure equitable                               objectives about the policy    equitable technology
   technology access for                          or practices that ensure       access for all students.


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    all students.                                  equitable technology            Suggests how
                                                   access for all students. The    technology will be used,
                                                   policy or practices clearly     but is not specific
                                                   support accomplishing the       enough to know what
                                                   plan’s goals.                   action needs to be taken
                                                                                   to accomplish the goals.
 i. List of clear goals,                           The plan delineates clear       The plan suggests how
    measurable objectives,                         goal(s), measurable             technology will be used,
    annual benchmarks,                             objective(s), annual            but is not specific
    and an                                         benchmarks, and an              enough to know what
    implementation plan                            implementation plan for         action needs to be taken
    to use technology to                           using technology to             to accomplish the goals.
    make student record                            support the district’s
                                        13
    keeping and                                    student record-keeping and
    assessment more                                assessment efforts.
    efficient and
    supportive of teachers’
    efforts to meet
    individual student
    academic needs.
 j. List of clear goals,                           The plan delineates clear       The plan suggests how
    measurable objectives,                         goal(s), measurable             technology will be used,
    annual benchmarks,                             objective(s), annual            but is not specific
    and an                                         benchmarks, and an              enough to know what
    implementation plan                            implementation plan for         action needs to be taken
                                        15
    to use technology to                           using technology to             to accomplish the goals.
    improve two-way                                improve two-way
    communication                                  communication between
    between home and                               home and school.
    school.
k. Describe the process                        The monitoring process,            The monitoring process
   that will be used to                        roles, and responsibilities        either is absent, or lacks
   monitor the                                 are described in sufficient        detail regarding
   Curricular                                  detail.                            procedures, roles, and
   Component (Section                                                             responsibilities.
   3d-3j) goals,
   objectives,                        15
   benchmarks, and
   planned
   implementation
   activities including
   roles and
   responsibilities.

4. PROFESSIONAL                     Page in        Example of Adequately          Example of Not
    DEVELOPMENT                     District           Addressed                  Adequately


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    COMPONENT                        Plan                                        Addressed
    CRITERIA
   Corresponding EETT
   Requirement(s): 5 and 12
   (Appendix D).
a. Summary of the                                 The plan provides a clear      Description of current
    teachers’ and                                 summary of the teachers’       level of staff expertise
    administrators’                               and administrators’ current    is too general or relates
    current technology                            technology proficiency and     only to a limited
    proficiency and                               integration skills and needs   segment of the
    integration skills and                        for professional               district’s teachers and
    needs for professional            17          development. The findings      administrators in the
    development.                                  are summarized in the plan     focus areas or does not
                                                  by discrete skills that        relate to the focus
                                                  include CTC Standard 9         areas, i.e., only the
                                                  and 16 proficiencies.          fourth grade teachers
                                                                                 when grades four to
                                                                                 eight are the focus
                                                                                 grade levels.
b. List of clear goals,                           The plan delineates clear      The plan speaks only
   measurable objectives,                         goal(s), measurable            generally of
   annual benchmarks,                             objective(s), annual           professional
   and an                                         benchmarks, and an             development and is not
   implementation plan                            implementation plan for        specific enough to
   for providing                                  providing teachers and         ensure that teachers
   professional                                   administrators with            and administrators will
   development                                    sustained, ongoing             have the necessary
                                      21
   opportunities based                            professional development       training to implement
   on your district needs                         necessary to reach the         the Curriculum
   assessment data (4a)                           Curriculum Component           Component.
   and the Curriculum                             objectives (sections 3d
   Component                                      through 3j) of the plan.
   objectives (Sections 3d
   through 3j) of the
   plan.
c. Describe the process                           The monitoring process,        The monitoring process
   that will be used to                           roles, and responsibilities    either is absent, or
   monitor the                                    are described in sufficient    lacks detail regarding
   Professional                                   detail.                        who is responsible and
   Development (Section                                                          what is expected.
   4b) goals, objectives,             22
   benchmarks, and
   planned
   implementation
   activities including
   roles and


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  responsibilities.

5. INFRASTRUCTURE,                Page in              Example of                Example of Not
   HARDWARE,                      District             Adequately              Adequately Addressed
   TECHNICAL                       Plan                Addressed
   SUPPORT, AND
   SOFTWARE
   COMPONENT
   CRITERIA
   Corresponding EETT
   Requirement(s): 6 and
   12 (Appendix D).
a. Describe the existing                         The plan clearly            The inventory of equipment
   hardware, Internet                            summarizes the              is so general that it is
   access, electronic                            existing technology         difficult to determine what
   learning resources,                           hardware, electronic        must be acquired to
   and technical support                         learning resources,         implement the Curriculum
   already in the district                       networking and              and Professional
   that will be used to                          telecommunication           Development Components.
   support the                       23          infrastructure, and         The summary of current
   Curriculum and                                technical support to        technical support is missing
   Professional                                  support the                 or lacks sufficient detail.
   Development                                   implementation of the
   Components                                    Curriculum and
   (Sections 3 & 4) of                           Professional
   the plan.                                     Development
                                                 Components.
b. Describe the                                  The plan provides a         The plan includes a
   technology hardware,                          clear summary and list      description or list of
   electronic learning                           of the technology           hardware, infrastructure,
   resources,                                    hardware, electronic        and other technology
   networking and                                learning resources,         necessary to implement the
   telecommunications                            networking and              plan, but there doesn’t seem
   infrastructure,                               telecommunications          to be any real relationship
   physical plant                                infrastructure, physical    between the activities in the
   modifications, and                            plant modifications,        Curriculum and
   technical support                 23          and technical support       Professional Development
   needed by the                                 the district will need to   Components and the listed
   district’s teachers,                          support the                 equipment. Future technical
   students, and                                 implementation of the       support needs have not
   administrators to                             district’s Curriculum       been addressed or do not
   support the activities                        and Professional            relate to the needs of the
   in the Curriculum                             Development                 Curriculum and
   and Professional                              Components.                 Professional Development
   Development                                                               Components.
   Components of the


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   plan.
c. List of clear annual                          The annual                 The annual benchmarks and
   benchmarks and a                              benchmarks and             timeline are either absent or
   timeline for obtaining                        timeline are specific      so vague that it would be
   the hardware,                                 and realistic. Teachers    difficult to determine what
   infrastructure,                               and administrators         needs to be acquired or
   learning resources                            implementing the plan      repurposed, by whom, and
                                     23
   and technical support                         can easily discern what    when.
   required to support                           needs to be acquired or
   the other plan                                repurposed, by whom,
   components as                                 and when.
   identified in Section
   5b.
d. Describe the process                          The monitoring             The monitoring process
   that will be used to                          process, roles, and        either is absent, or lacks
   monitor Section 5b &                          responsibilities are       detail regarding who is
   the annual                                    described in sufficient    responsible and what is
                                     23
   benchmarks and                                detail.                    expected.
   timeline of activities
   including roles and
   responsibilities.

6. FUNDING AND                    Page in          Example of Adequately             Example of Not
   BUDGET                         District             Addressed                      Adequately
   COMPONENT                       Plan                                                Addressed
   CRITERIA
   Corresponding EETT
   Requirement(s): 7 &
   13, (Appendix D)
a. List established and                          The plan clearly describes      Resources to
   potential funding                             resources that are available    implement the plan are
   sources.                          24          or could be obtained to         not clearly identified or
                                                 implement the plan.             are so general as to be
                                                                                 useless.
b. Estimate annual                               Cost estimates are              Cost estimates are
    implementation                               reasonable and address the      unrealistic, lacking, or
    costs for the term of                        total cost of ownership,        are not sufficiently
    the plan.                                    including the costs to          detailed to determine if
                                                 implement the curricular,       the total cost of
                                     25
                                                 professional development,       ownership is addressed.
                                                 infrastructure, hardware,
                                                 technical support, and
                                                 electronic learning resource
                                                 needs identified in the plan.
c. Describe the                                  Plan recognizes that            Replacement policy is
                                     25
    district’s                                   equipment will need to be       either missing or


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   replacement policy                           replaced and outlines a       vague. It is not clear
   for obsolete                                 realistic replacement plan    that the replacement
   equipment.                                   that will support the         policy could be
                                                Curriculum and Professional   implemented.
                                                Development Components.
d. Describe the process                         The monitoring process,       The monitoring process
   that will be used to                         roles, and responsibilities   either is absent, or
   monitor Ed Tech                              are described in sufficient   lacks detail regarding
   funding,                                     detail.                       who is responsible and
   implementation                                                             what is expected.
                                    25
   costs and new
   funding
   opportunities and to
   adjust budgets as
   necessary.


 7. MONITORING                   Page in            Example of              Example of Not
     AND                         District       Adequately Addressed      Adequately Addressed
     EVALUATION                   Plan
     COMPONENT
     CRITERIA
    Corresponding EETT
    Requirement(s): 11
    (Appendix D).
 a. Describe the                                The plan describes the    No provision for an
     process for                                process for evaluation    evaluation is included in
     evaluating the                             using the goals and       the plan. How success is
     plan’s overall                             benchmarks of each        determined is not
                                    25
     progress and                               component as the          defined. The evaluation
     impact on teaching                         indicators of success.    is defined, but the
     and learning.                                                        process to conduct the
                                                                          evaluation is missing.
 b. Schedule for                                Evaluation timeline is    The evaluation timeline
    evaluating the                              specific and realistic.   is not included or
    effect of plan                                                        indicates an expectation
    implementation.                                                       of unrealistic results that
                                    26
                                                                          does not support the
                                                                          continued
                                                                          implementation of the
                                                                          plan.
 c. Describe the                                The plan describes the    The plan does not
    process and                                 process and frequency     provide a process for
    frequency of                    26          of communicating          using the monitoring
    communicating                               evaluation results to     and evaluation results to
    evaluation results                          tech plan stakeholders.   improve the plan and/or


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    to tech plan                                                          disseminate the
    stakeholders.                                                         findings.

8. EFFECTIVE                    Page in          Example of Adequately          Example of Not
     COLLABORATIV               District             Addressed                   Adequately
     E STRATEGIES                Plan                                             Addressed
     WITH ADULT
     LITERACY
     PROVIDERS TO
     MAXIMIZE THE
     USE OF
     TECHNOLOGY
     CRITERION
    Corresponding EETT
    Requirement(s): 11
    (Appendix D).
If the district has                            The plan explains how the       There is no
identified adult                               program will be developed       evidence that the
literacy providers,                            in collaboration with adult     plan has been, or
describe how the                               literacy providers. Planning    will be developed
program will be                                included or will include        in collaboration
developed in                                   consideration of                with adult literacy
collaboration with                             collaborative strategies and    service providers,
them. (If no adult                             other funding resources to      to maximize the
                                   26
literacy providers are                         maximize the use of             use of technology.
indicated, describe the                        technology. If no adult
process used to                                literacy providers are
identify adult literacy                        indicated, the plan describes
providers or potential                         the process used to identify
future outreach                                adult literacy providers or
efforts.)                                      potential future outreach
                                               efforts.

9. EFFECTIVE,            Page in    Example of Adequately                       Not Adequately
   RESEARCHED-           District          Addressed                              Addressed
   BASED                  Plan
   METHODS,
   STRATEGIES,
   AND CRITERIA
   Corresponding EETT
   Requirement(s): 4 and
   9 (Appendix D).
a. Summarize the                  The plan describes the                       The description of
   relevant research              relevant research behind the                 the research behind
                           26
   and describe how it            plan’s design for strategies                 the plan’s design
   supports the plan’s            and/or methods selected.                     for strategies


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   curricular and                                                               and/or methods
   professional                                                                 selected is unclear
   development goals.                                                           or missing.
b. Describe the                                The plan describes the           There is no plan to
   district’s plans to                         process the district will use    use technology to
   use technology to                           to extend or supplement the      extend or
   extend or                                   district’s curriculum with       supplement the
   supplement the                              rigorous academic courses        district’s
   district’s                                  and curricula, including         curriculum
   curriculum with                 27          distance learning                offerings.
   rigorous academic                           opportunities (particularly in
   courses and                                 areas that would not
   curricula,                                  otherwise have access to
   including distance-                         such courses or curricula due
   learning                                    to geographical distances or
   technologies.                               insufficient resources).



Appendix D

Acceptable Use Policy

                    Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District
            Technology, Network & Internet Services Acceptable Use Policy

NAME ____________________________________________ ID# ________________

School ______________ Grade ________ Room ________ Date ________________
Use of school networks and internet services is a privilege, which may be restricted or revoked at
any time. Students who use school technology, access networks, or the internet, agree to follow
all school rules. Students using school technology and equipment must follow the directions of
teachers and school staff. Students may not sue school technology for commercial purposes,
including auctioning, selling, offering, providing or purchasing goods or services for personal
use. Students who fail to follow school rules may lose their privileges, and or be subjected to
disciplinary procedures, including suspension or expulsion following due process.
Use of school technology networks and internet services does not create any expectation of
privacy. The school reserves the right to search and or monitor any information created,
accessed, sent, received, and or stored in any format by students on school equipment.
Users may encounter material they interpret as controversial, inappropriate, or offensive. It is
impossible to completely control the content. It is the users responsibility not to intentionally
access such material.
All district network infrastructure and bandwidth are the property of Firebaugh-Las Deltas
Unified School District which reserves the right to monitor all activities and restrict access
accordingly.


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The following are examples of inappropriate uses that are prohibited:
                Anything prohibited by law, district or school rules.
                Using obscene language or intentionally accessing or possessing obscene or pornographic
                 material, as defined in subdivision (a) Penal Code Section 313
                Harassing, insulting or attacking others
                Using another persons’ password, distributing another’s password or personal
                 information
                Sending or displaying pornographic, hostile, offensive or hate related material
                Accessing another person’s computer, folders, work or files without their consent
                Possession or use of any tools designed for probing, monitoring, or breaching the security
                 of the network or willfully infecting the network with a virus
                Using the network for non-school related bandwidth intensive activities such as network
                 games and the downloading of music/video files or serving as a host for such activities
                Using the network for commercial purposes
                Violating copyright laws
                Participating in non-district approved forums, chat rooms or exchanges
                Using school equipment for non-school related purposes
                Advertising or promoting non-school or commercial endeavors
                Activities that would subject the school or the individual to criminal, civil or
                 administrative liability

  I understand and agree to comply with the above stated district and school policies and
  procedures as outlined in Board Policy 6163.4 and Education Code 51870.5.
  ______I grant permission for my child to use the above services provided by the school
  ______ I DO NOT grant permission for my child to use the above services provided by
  the school

  Student Signature______________________________ Date_____________

  Parent Signature
  ____________________________________________Date______________

  Employee Signature
  ____________________________________________Date_______________




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