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					Goal 1 ~ Teaching and Learning
Teaching & Learning focuses on the instructional needs of teachers and the learning needs of students in meeting the
All Learners
             have access to relevant technologies, tools, resources and services for individualized
             use information and communication technologies to collaborate, construct knowledge and provide solutions
             use research based strategies in all subject areas to improve academic achievement.
             communicate effectively in a variety of formats for diverse audiences.
Objective 1.1: Integrate the Technology Applications TEKS within the foundation curriculum at each grade level.

Objective 1.2: Offer and provide the Technology Applications high school courses to meet the curriculum and graduation requirements
specified in 19 TAC Chapter 74.

Objective 1.3: Use digital diagnostic tools for formative evaluation to monitor progress toward the mastery of instructional objectives.
Integrate student performance data from district/state assessment instruments with electronic curriculum resources to inform and differentiate
instruction for every child.
Objective 1.4: Develop strategies to monitor and document progress of integration of technology into curricula and instruction and to
monitor and report student mastery of the Technology Applications TEKS to TEA.

Objective 1.5: Provide curriculum to ensure personal safety for students in a digital world and Acceptable Use Policies that specify
expectations and rules for students, parents, and teachers.

Objective 1.6: Implement innovative programs that promote parental and student involvement, increased communication with parents,
students and community members, and community access to educational resources.

Objective 1.7: Ensure that school libraries have the latest technology and online resources for student research and curriculum
integration and to assist teachers in teaching information literacy and Technology Applications Skills.

Objective 1.8: Utilize innovative strategies for the delivery of the foundation curriculum to meet the diverse and personal learning needs
of all students.

Objective 1.9: Ensure accessibility by all students to technology-based instruction and adaptive/assistive devices as appropriate.

Objective 1.10: Utilize innovative strategies for the delivery of specialized or rigorous courses and expanded curricular offerings
through the use of technology, including distance learning and digital content services to meet the diverse and personal learning needs of all
students.
Goal 2 ~ Educator Preparation and Development
Educator Preparation and Development addresses the staff development needs not only of teachers but of all the members
All educators will
                 develop new learning environments that utilize technology as a flexible tool where learning is collaborative,
                 ensure integration of appropriate technology throughout all of curriculum and instruction.

Objective 2.1: Provide professional development for teaching and integrating Technology Applications into the foundation and
enrichment TEKS.
Objective 2.2: Support teachers in developing classroom websites and online resources to share lessons, monitor student progress, and
establish regular communication with parents and students.
Objective 2.3: Utilize innovative strategies for the delivery of ongoing professional development through the use of technology,
including online and other distance learning and digital content services.
Objective 2.4: Provide staff development and document progress of teachers towards mastery of the Technology Applications Educator
Standards I-V.
Objective 2.5: Provide training on the use of electronic tools and information to support sound, data-driven instructional decision-
making.
Objective 2.6: Support teachers in exploring emerging technologies for instructional delivery and student centered technology
use.
Goal 3 ~ Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support at all levels address the creation of a shared vision, encourage and

All leaders will
              develop, implement, budget for and monitor a dynamic technology plan to meet the needs of a changing
              offer expanded instructional opportunities to students via online digital content, and a variety of distance
              provide opportunities for sustained, relevant and timely staff development in a variety of formats.
              expect appropriate technology use throughout the teaching and learning process.
              Provide an electronic communications system to foster collaboration
              Provide easy access to student data for effective analysis and decision making
              Support a comprehensive student data system
              Allow parents to access their student’s data
              Support business practices with an all-inclusive software package
              Create and support applications to meet the request of instructional leaders
Objective:   3.1 Incorporate ongoing technology planning in classroom, library, campus, and district improvement plans.
Objective: 3.2 Promote a comprehensive planning process that involves all stakeholders.
Objective: 3.3 Create budget and secure funding to support technology identified in classroom, library, campus, and district planning
efforts.
Objective: 3.4 Coordinate the use of electronic data in district planning to support research-based decision making focused on
success.
Objective: 3.5 Provide parents secure electronic access to student information.
Objective: 3.6 Incorporate mastery of SBEC Technology Applications Standards into local educator appraisal system.
Objective: 3.7 Budget for, offer, and support expanded online curriculum and instructional opportunities to students.
Objective: 3.8 Participate in collaboration with representatives from Pre-K-12, higher education, parents, businesses and
community to share resources and services.
Objective: 3.9 Provide position appropriate training for all staff.
Objective: 3.10 Support an interactive, integrated system for data
Objective: 3.11 Design, implement and maintain enterprise applications and services
Goal 4 ~ Infrastructure for Technology
Infrastructure for Technology focuses on hardware, software, and tech support personnel. The
infrastructure must be secure, stable, supportable, flexible, scalable and follow common standards in
The infrastructure will provide
        measures to ensure all data is secure and accurate.
        data standards to support interoperability and accessibility for all users
        reliable hardware, software and infrastructure
        equitable access to computers, systems, and e-learning technologies for all users
        technical assistance to support teaching and learning.
        provide a robust network within and between schools

Objective 4.1: Design, install and maintain a technology and telecommunications infrastructure for communications and
services that ensures reliable secure equitable access.
Objective 4.2: Strive to achieve and maintain a personal computing device access ratio of 1:1 for both students and professional
educators.
Objective 4.3: Provide on-demand access to appropriately configured technology for all students and staff, including those with
disabilities.
Objective 4.4: Maintain an obsolescence policy to ensure maximum efficiency and use of technology and infrastructure by all
students and staff.
Objective 4.5: Provide and maintain an infrastructure for communications with parents and community members, including
year-round access to school news, educational resources, data and personnel.
Objective 4.6: Maintain a high level of customer service
AISD Tech Goals 2007-2010



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 1    Goal 1 ~ Teaching and Learning
      Teaching & Learning focuses on the instructional needs of teachers and the learning needs of students in meeting the vision of technology in education.
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 4    All Learners
 5                          have access to relevant technologies, tools, resources and services for individualized instruction 24/7.
 6                          use information and communication technologies to collaborate, construct knowledge and provide solutions to real-world problems
 7                          use research based strategies in all subject areas to improve academic achievement.
 8                          communicate effectively in a variety of formats for diverse audiences.
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      Objective 1.1: Integrate the Technology Applications TEKS within the foundation curriculum at each grade level.
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      1.1.1                 Expand and refine the technology applications instructional planing    2007-2008Director of Instructional   Technology applications Instructional planning guides available online. All
                            guides for grades K-8. Team of teachers develop at least four, high             Technology, Director of     resources and materials needed may be downloaded including student samples.
                            quality core technology activities for each grade level and each                Curriclum

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      1.1.2                 the core licensing and promote use of EasyTech / Learning.com online 2007-2010IT Staff, Campus
                            Provide curriculum.                                                                                         All elementary and middle school Instuctional Technology Resource Contacts
                            Technology Applications curriclum for grades K-8. Provide                       ITRC's                      manage EasyTech accounts for the school. All students and teachers have
                            AISD/EasyTech scope and sequence as a guide for implementation with                                         accounts. Teachers understand how to use EasyTech in the context of the core
                            recommendations for core content integration. Train campus                                                  curriculum. Teachers have appropriate EasyTech lessons setup for student use.
                            Instructional Technology Resource Contact as the Learning.com campus                                        EasyTech course managment system shows students have completed lessons.
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      Objective 1.2: Offer and provide Technology Applications courses in HS to meet the curriculum and graduation requirements specified in 19 TAC Chapter 74 and specialized
      technology course offerings in MS and HS .
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      1.2.1                 Ensure that all Austin ISD high schools offer at least four of the eight   2007-2010Director of             High school course sheets will indicate that at least four technology applications
                            state-mandated technology applications courses to their students.                   Instructional           courses are offered at each campus. Student / School data will verify that at least
                                                                                                                Technology; IT Staff    four courses are delivered to students.
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      1.2.2                 Actively recruit teachers with Technolgy Applications certification and    2007-2010Director of HR,         All AISD teachers who deliver instruction in the high school technology
                            support AISD teachers who choose to seek certification.                             Director of             applications courses are appropriately certified to do so.
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      1.2.3                 Support all HS Tech Apps courses and increase enrollment in all                     Technology
                                                                                                       2007-2010Director of             Increased enrollment in under enrolled technology courses.
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      1.2.4                 Implement a keyboarding requirement for all MS students.                            Director of
                                                                                                       2007-2008Director of CATE        All MS students will have demonstrate keyboarding proficciency by one of the
                                                                                                                Curriculum, and         following: 1)Enfollment in keyboarding for HS credit, 2)Erollment in Intro to
                                                                                                                Director of CATE        keyboarding, 3) Demonstrated keyboarding proficiency on district developed
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      Objective 1.3: Use digital diagnostic tools for formative evaluation to monitor progress toward the mastery of instructional objectives.                    Integrate student performance data from
      district/state assessment instruments with electronic curriculum resources to inform and differentiate instruction for every child.
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      1.3.1                   Design and build a centralized Austin Instructional Management System 2007-2008Executive Director of     AIMS is available online 24/7 with teacher friendly access providing relevant
                              (AIMS) for online reporting of benchmark assessment data. Provide                 Curriculum; Content-   student data that guides instruction.
                              teachers access to relevant student assessment data.                              area specialists;
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      1.3.2                   Campus Benchmark Tech and Benchmark Coordinator provide first                     Instructional
                                                                                                       2007-2010Benchmark              Benchmark Tech and Benchmark Contact identified on each campus.
                              level support for teachers using AIMS reporting features and are trained          Coordinator, Campus    Assessment results successfully scanned and reported.
                              to print answersheets and scan and upload results to server.                      Benchmark Team
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      1.3.3                   Migrate AISD Instructional Planning Guides to an online searchable      2007-2008IT New Media          IPGs are available online 24/7 and are utilized by teachers.
                              database that can be easily revised and updated on a contnuous basis.            Producer, Benchmark
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      1.3.4                   Transform the Instructional Planing Guides to online interactive                 Curriculum Director Interactive, media rich IPGs are available online. Teachers see links to resources
                                                                                                      2008-2010IT New Media
                              environments with links to resources and digital media designed to               Producer, Director of as relevant and useful in supporting instruction.
                              support differientiated instruction.                                             Curriculum
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      1.3.5                   Link student assessment data in AIMS to relevant curriculum resources 2008-2010IT New Media              Teachers use AIMS to acquire the instructional resources they need to
                              in the IPGs to enable differentiated instruction.                               Producer, Director of    differentiate instruction.
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      1.3.6                   Refine and expand reporting features of AIMS. Train teachers to access 2007-2010Benchmark                Teachers as individuals and teams use AIMS to acquire formative student
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      Objective 1.4: Develop strategies to monitor and document progress of integration of technology into curricula and instruction and to monitor and report student mastery of the
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    1.4.1                Require all 5th and 8th grade students to take the online Technlogy          2007-2010Director of             100% of 5th and 8th grade students take the online TLA in May. 90% of
                         Literacy Assessment developed by a previous grant in partnership with                 Instructional           students will receive a "oroficient" score.
                         Learning.com.                                                                         Technology,
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                                                                                                               Benchmark
    1.4.2                Report and analyze results of 5th and 8th grade Technology Literacy          2007-2010Director of             Results of performance reported to campuses and district leadership including
                         Assessment paying attention to performance gaps between student                       Instructional           annual report to the Board of Trustees. TLA Results available online via AIMS
                         groups.                                                                               Technology,             reports.
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                                                                                                               Benchmark
    1.4.3                Students use EasyTech online curriculum to learn and master                                                   Usage reports
                                                                                                      2007-2010Director of Instructional Technology indicate teachers using EasyTech course management system to
                         Technologty Applications TEKS. Suggested scope and sequence                                                   monitor student progress on completion of lessons.
                         provided for all teachers K-8.
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    1.4.4                Campus technology plans outline actions to ensure a comprehensive                                             Campus Technology Plans published annually and available for review. Plans
                                                                                                      2007-2010Director of Instructional Technology
                         plan is in place for teaching the Technology Applications TEKS.                                               detail approach for integration of Technology Application TEKS in foundation
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      Objective 1.5: Provide curriculum to ensure personal safety for students in a digital world and Acceptable Use Policies that specify expectations and rules for students, parents, and
      teachers.
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      1.5.1                  AISD Counseling Dept and District Safety officers establish an Internet 2007-2010Director of              Internet safety policy and Acceptable Use Policy supported by the Internet Safety
                             Safety Committee Implement / revise as necessary Internet safety                 Instructional            Committee, the Educational Technology Advisory Committee and Board of
                             standards and Acceptable Use Policy. Reviewed by the ETAC and                    Technology in            Trustees. Policy posted online and explained to teachers through district training
                             Board of Trustees.                                                               collaboration with the   sessions and online resources.
                                                                                                              Educational
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      1.5.2                  Internet Filtering Committee meets twice a year to review policy.                Committee and the
                                                                                                     2007-2010Director of NSS, and     Yearly report from Internet Filtering Committee. Filtering policy posted on
                             Process and criteria established for requesting a web site be blocked or         Director of IT           District web site. Staff understands process for requesting changes to filter.
                             unblocked. Active classroom monitoring is stressed as a first line filter.                                Teachers actively monitor student use of the internet and set clear expectations
                             Teachers are trained to establish clear expectations and consequences                                     for internet use.
                             for actions based on the AUP and Student Code of Conduct.
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      1.5.3                  Model the teaching of ethics including intellectual property rights in    2007-2010Director of            Training materials demonstrate a focus on ethical use of technology.
                             professional development with the expectation that teachers will model             Professional
                             ethical use of technology in the classroom.                                        Development,
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                                                                                                                Director of IT
      1.5.4                  Develop an internet Safety Curriculum for implementation by classroom 2007-2008Director of                Materials and resources made available online. ITRC delivers campus training.
                             teachers. Materials and resources available online. Training provided              Instructional          Instruction delivered to students.
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      1.5.5                  Provide campuses with software to monitor and control student internet 2007-2008Director of NSS           Licenses acquired and software installed for LanSchool and Apple Remote
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      1.5.6                  Conduct Internet Safety presentations for parents and community at the 2007-2010Internet Safety           Campus calendars indicate presentations conducted. Online materials available
                             campus level and district level. Related resources also available online.          Committee              on AISD web site.
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      Objective 1.6: Implement innovative programs that promote parental and student involvement, increased communication with parents, students and community members, and
      community access to educational resources.
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      1.6.1                 Provide a means for students to readily communicate with teachers and 2008-2010Director of         Creation of a communications channel; Site metrics relate to usage;
                            administrative personnel.                                                      Management and      Measurement of student educational outcomes (grades, attendance, test scores
                                                                                                           Information Systems
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      1.6.2                 Provide students secure access to district resources 24/7. Students         2008-2010Director of NSS,       Network metrics indicate students using secure access to district access.
 51                         access would include access to data storage.                                         Director of MIS
      1.6.3                 Expand the use of Parent Participate, an online student information         2007-2010Director of MIS        Login journal indicates more parents using Parent Participate. Campus and
                            system, to allow parents to have access to secure student data such as                                      customer feedback indicate increased participation.
                            grades and attendance.
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      1.6.4                 Continue annual Austin Student Digital Film Festival to showcase       2007-2010Director of                 Austin Student Digital Film Festival event held in May and promoted to
                            student made films. Provide workshop for interested teachers. Showcase          Instructional               community as a public event. eCampus indicates FilmFest workshop held. Some
                            select student films on district web site.                                      Technology                  films showcased on district web site.
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      1.6.5                 Encourage the use of collaborative web spaces that provide safe         2007-2010Director of          Teachers and students use online collaboration in safe environments.
                            effective email and web space for students and teachers. Resources such          Instructional
 54                         as Oracle's Think.com. (Web 2.0 Wikis, Blogs etc…)                               Technology; IT Staff
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      Objective 1.7: Ensure that school libraries have the latest technology and online resources for student research and curriculum integration and to assist teachers in teaching
      information literacy and Technology Applications Skills.
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      1.7.1                 Work with Library and Media Services to provide adequate online             2007-2010Director of            A robust variety of online resources will be provided to students in order to
                            databases and reference materials to AISD students and teachers.                     Instructional          enhance research capabilities and skills. iBisto will be complemented with
                                                                                                                 Technology; Director   recommended, web-based materials for student, teacher, and community use.
                                                                                                                 of Library and Media   Usage reports from various electronic, online databases indicate increased use by
                                                                                                                 Services               students and teachers.
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      1.7.2                 Acquire license for Nettrekker as a K-12 "student-safe" search engine.      2007-2010Director of            Nettrekker license in place, accessible from all district computers. Librarians
                            Provide Nettrekker training. Librarians train staff in use of Nettrekker.            Instructional          attend workshops and use Nettrekker with students. Sign in sheets indicate staff
                                                                                                                 Technology; Director   attended training for Nettrekker.
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      1.7.3                 Explore use of new technologies in libraries to expand the computer         2008-2009Director of NSS;       Test environments established in two libraries for thin client/flexible computing
                            access to students and community. (Thin Client, Flexible Coimputing                  Director of Library    pilot.
                            etc…)                                                                                and Media Services;
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      Objective 1.8: Utilize innovative strategies for the delivery of the foundation curriculum to meet the diverse and personal learning needs of all students.
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      1.8.1                  Use "distance learning" including online distributed learning and      2007-2010Director of Special      Vitual School Pilot continues; 20 or more students served; list of courses being
                             interactive video conferencing and synchronous and asynchronous                 Education; Director      offered to students with special needs via distance or distributed learning. Video
                             online communication for expanded curricular offerings and meeting the          of Instructional         conferencing used, when appropriate, to provide students with special needs
                             needs of homebound and other students.                                          Technology; Distance     opportunities for inter-school communication and collaboration.
                                                                                                             Learning Coordinator
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      1.8.2                  Acquire KLRU contract for Discovery/ United Streaming digital            2007-2010Director of            All teachers have United Streaming accounts and can login. Training sessions
                             content. Streamed digital video available to classrooms on demand.                Instructional          available in eCampus. Usage reports indicate increasing levels of use. Digital
 65                          Links to appropriate content including in IPGs.                                   Technology; Director   video links embedded in IPGs.
      1.8.3                  Provide special events, and pilot courses using interactive video                 of Library and Media
                                                                                                      2007-2010Distance Learning      Documentation (sign-in sheets, training materials, evaluations) of successful
                             conference rooms and portable units. Events include student/teacher               Coordinator;           interactive video conference based events.
                             interactions and staff development sessions including internal district           Instructional
                             sessions and outside the district. Train teachers to use interactive video        Technology
                             equipment.                                                                        Professional
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      1.8.4                  Promote the use of technology as a tool of inquiry and communication. 2007-2010Director of               Appropriate software is selected for the task. Students products are enhanced by
                             Utilizing student centered technologies to produce evidence of learning.          Instructional          the technlogy. All teachers and students have access to the digital tools they need
                             (concept mapping, digital video production, multimedia presentations,             Technology, Director   for their work.
                             webcasts, research)                                                               of Curriculum
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      1.8.5                  Establish district "webcast" (Podcast) server for staff and student use. 2008-2009Director of NSS,       Staff and student created webcasts available on district web site. Ecampus
                             Training is available for staff.                                                  Director of            records indicate webcast/Podcast workshops offered and attended.
                                                                                                               Instructional
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      1.8.6                  Implement pilot programs for the use of handheld devices (iPods) to      2008-2009Director of            Two pilot programs implemented involving one MS and one HS and six
                             enhance language acquisition in English Language Learners.                        Instructional          teachers. Evaluation and analysis of results completed by Office of Research and
                                                                                                               Technology, Director   Evaluation and Department of Bilingual Education.
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      1.8.7                                                                                                    Director of Network
                             Ensure that all instructinal software purchased meets AISD instructional 2007--2010                      All instructional software purchases are approved by the Bureau of Curriculum
                             standards and is supportable in our infrastructure. Web based solutions           Systems and Suport,    and Network Systems and Support. Web based solutions will be included in
                             will be preferred for efficent implementation and support.                        Director of            specifications when possible.
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      Objective 1.9: Ensure accessibility by all students to technology-based instruction and adaptive/assistive devices as appropriate.
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      1.9.1                  Increase teacher awareness of adaptive/assistive technologies. Provide   2007-2010Director of Special     All students who need assistive devices are provided with them and use them
                             support and equipment for the Assistive Technology team. Awareness                Education, Director     appropriately; teachers select appropriate devices for students and tasks and
                             sessions held and information posted on Sp Ed Web site.                           of Instructional        consistent with Individual Education Plans. Training sessions in eCampus and
                                                                                                               Technology              information posted on Sp Ed web site.
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      1.9.2                  Ensure all AISD web pages are accessible to people with disablities.     2007-2008IT New Media        All AISD web pages are compliant with Section 508 standards.
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      Objective 1.10: Utilize innovative strategies for the delivery of specialized or rigorous courses and expanded curricular offerings through the use of technology, including distance
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      learning and digital content services to meet the diverse and personal learning needs of all students.
      1.10.1                 Work in conjunction with the Department of School to Career, Austin      2007-2010Director of             A list of potential dual credit / early college credit course that is available
                             Community College and other entities to provide dual credit and early             Instructional           through distance learning will be presented to the Executive Director of
                             college credit via distance learning as recommended in the SREB audit             Technology; Director    Curriculum and Chief Academic Office for consideration.
                             and as part of high school redesign.                                              of Instructional
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      1.10.2                 Support all school to college /career programs in coordination with               of School to Career;
                                                                                                      2007-2010Director of CATE        Increase in technology pathways / majors; evidence of efforts to provide
                             principles of and efforts for high school redesign.                                                       certification programs for students in technology fields; minutes / notes verify
                                                                                                                                       efforts to work collaboratively with CATE in development of high school
                                                                                                                                       pathways and majors related to technology
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      1.10.3                 Support DELL TechKnow program in coordination with Austin Partners 2007-2010Austin Partners in            Program successfully implemented and continued at Mendez, Bedichek, Martin
                             in Education to prepare middle school students for technology pathways            Education               and Pearce Middle Schools in 2003-4. Program expanded to include Dobie,
                             and majors in high school.                                                        Technology              Burnet and Paredes Middle Schools by 2004-2005. Further expansion to all Title
                                                                                                               Coordinator; Director   I schools by 2005-06; all middle schools thereafter
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      1.10.4                 Develop, implement, support, a student run help desk program at six      2007-2010Director of             Pilot project and staff and student training complete at six middle schools. Pilot
                             pilot middle schools as a way to prepare middle school students for high          Instructional           student help desk established. Program expanded to all middle schools by 2010.
                             school technology pathways and majors.                                            Technology; Austin
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      1.10.5                                                                                                   Staff; 21st
                             Develop and cultivate technology applications programs and courses in 2007-2010Director ofCentury         Student enrollment increases in a wider variety of courses for required
                             conjunction with the Department of Career and Technology Education                Instructional           Technology Credit and as electives. Continuing training opportunities available
                             and the Department of Instructional Technology                                    Technology; Director    for teaches of these courses.
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      1.10.6                 Explore the concept of a "Virtual High School" and "Virtual Middle                Director of
                                                                                                      2008-2010Director of             Committee formed to explore possiblity of offering online courses to AISD
                             School" for online course delivery. Establish procedures for compiance            Instructional           students. Online courses offered to AISD students.
                             and begin online course delivery.                                                 Technology, Director
                                                                                                               of Curriculum
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      1.10.7                 Encourage the use of collaborative web spaces that provide safe          Timeline Director of          Teachers and students explore online collaboration in safe environments.
                             effective email and web space for students. Resources such as Oracle's            Instructional
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1    Goal 2 ~ Educator Preparation and Development
  Educator Preparation and Development addresses the staff development needs not only of teachers but of all the members of the professional
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  education community.
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4    All educators will
5                   develop new learning environments that utilize technology as a flexible tool where learning is collaborative, interactive and customized
6                   ensure integration of appropriate technology throughout all of curriculum and instruction.
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     Objective 2.1: Provide professional development for teaching and integrating Technology Applications into the foundation and enrichment TEKS.
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9                   Strategy                                                             Timeline Person(s)       Evidence
     2.1.1          Provide and promote the integrated AISD technology applications 2007-2010 IT Staff            Austin ISD integrated technology applications curriculum is
                    curriculum to administrators, teachers and parents as a resource for                          published in the form of core content instructional planning
                    what students are expected to achieve in Austin ISD relevant to the                           guides available at AISD Curriculum website. Additionally, a
                    technology applications TEKS.                                                                 matrix of Austin ISD integrated technology applications TEKS
                                                                                                                  is available along with a suggested scope and sequence.

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     2.1.2          Provide technology integration professional development for core  2007-2010 Director of       Workshops listed in professional development catalogue, IT
                    content teachers based on the AISD Technology Applications                  Instructional     Staff organizes and conducts on-campus sessions. Team
                    Instructional Planning Guides.                                              Technology;       representatives from each campus attend Tech Apps IPG
                                                                                                Instructional     orientations.
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     2.1.3          Work with curriculum staff to incorporate technology applications 2007-2010 Professional
                                                                                                IT Staff ; core   Core curriculum for content-specific training include provisions
                    TEKS and related skills into core content and enrichment areas              content area      for integrating technology into instruction. Published IPGs
                    including bilingual and ESL training. Core technology activities,           leaders;          include core technology activities.
                    assumed expereinces specified and published in the Instructional            Executive
                    Planning Guides.                                                            Director of
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     Objective 2.2: Support teachers in developing classroom websites and online resources to share lessons, monitor student progress, and establish
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     regular communication with parents and students.
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     2.2.1          Use the AISD intranet and internet sites and other relevant          2007-2010 Director of       Robust material--including instructional activities and student
                    technology to develop and share effective model lessons that                   Instructional     samples--are provided and utilized on the AISD intranet and
                    successfully integrate technology in the content areas.                        Technology;       internet sites. This material is clearly correlated to relevant
                                                                                                   Instructional     TEKS and the AISD Matrix and Instructional Planning Guides.
                                                                                                   Technology
                                                                                                   Professional
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                                                                                                   Development
     2.2.2          Create an AISD Online Community (Message Board) where                2007-2008 Director of IT    AISD Online Community (The Forum) is available 24/7 for all
                    teachers can dialogue and share strategies and resources within                and Director of   AISD Staff. Professional Learning Communities take advantage
                    online professional learning communities.                                      Curriculum        of the online collaboration.
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     2.2.3          Provide training and support for the development of campus web       2007-2008 AISD Web          Each Campus has a web site accessible via the AISD web site
                    pages that are integrated into the district's web site.                        Manager           with current and timely information for parents and students.

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     2.2.4          Provide a "teacher web site" for every AISD teacher that can be      2008-2010 Web Team, IT      Teachers have individual web sites with current and timely
                    created and maintained through an internet browser and is                      Staff             information.
                    integrated into the campus web site. Provide training and support.
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     Objective 2.3: Utilize innovative strategies for the delivery of ongoing professional development through the use of technology, including online and
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     other distance learning and digital content services.
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     2.3.1           Develop video vignettes that document the integration of AISD        2007-2010 Director of        Videos available online and used in staff development sessions.
                     technology and the principles of learning into instruction to                  Instructional      At least four videos per year developed.
                     showcase outstanding instruction.                                              Technology;
                                                                                                    Instructional
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     2.3.2           Re-design and re-establish the Bureau of Curriculum website to       2007-2008 Director of        A new, robust website will provide high levels of customer
                     provide high levels of customer service.                                       Instructional      satisfaction by providing staff with links to relevant resources
                                                                                                    Technology;        for instructional support.
                                                                                                    Instructional
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     2.3.3           Expand the use of interactive video conferencing using labs and      2007-2010 Distance           Increasing number of video conferences/events scheduled and
                     mobile stand alone video conference units for staff development.               Learning           and incorporated into staff development opportunities. Sign-in
                     Provide professional training on use of interactive video                      Coordinator,       sheets from professional development sessions; supplemental
                     conferencing as an instructional tool to curriculum, administrative,           Director of        pay forms, where applicable. Training manuals and evaluations.
                     and teaching staff.                                                            Professional
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                                                                                                    Development
     2.3.4           Develop and implement an online message board called "The            2007-2008 Directof of        Online forum in place. All AISD staff have access. Number of
                     AISD Online Community" to provide a collaborative space for                    Instructional      posts indicates increasing usage.
                     smaller learning communities throughout the district.                          Technology
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     2.3.5           Expand the online staff development offerings for AISD Staff         2007-2010 Director of        Increase in number of courses offered in AISD eCampus, and
                     including PBS Teacherline courses, Atomic Learning online                      Staff              increase in number of participants.
                     workshops, and courses developed in-house.                                     Development,
                                                                                                    Director of
                                                                                                    Instructional
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     2.3.6           Materials and resources for all AISD staff development available 2007-2010 Director of            Staff development materials available for download from AISD
                     online for participants. All AISD staff development opportunities              Staff              web site. All staff development sessions listed in eCampus.
                     available in online eCAmpus catalogue with online registration.                Development,       Online registration required for participation.
                                                                                                    Instructional
                                                                                                    Technology
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     2.3.7           Explore and acquire license for online meeting software to provide 2008-2010 Director of          Web based tool used for online meetings is available and used
                     collaborative meeting space for staff. Tool will inclulde voice over           NSS, Director      for professional development and staff collaboration. Virtual
                     IP capability.                                                                 of Instructional   meetings held instead of driving to site.
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                                                                                                    Director of
             A             B               C                D                E           F            G               H                                 I
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     Objective 2.4: Provide staff development and document progress of teachers towards mastery of the Technology Applications Educator Standards I-
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32                  Strategy                                                         Timeline Person(s)        Evidence
   2.4.1            Support AISD teachers to meet and exceed SBEC standards to       2007-2010 IT Staff,       Professional development resources include information on
                    teach technology applications courses or the technology                                    technology applications TEKS and SBEC standards; usage
                    applications TEKS within the context of core and enrichment                                records indicate satisfactory usage level of electronic / online
                    content. Includes: IT Training sessions, EZTech Training (on                               resources to support continued use; sign-in sheets, supplemental
                    going) Atomic Learning Training (on going) United Streaming /                              pay forms, and evaluation records document attendance,
                    iBistro (on going) Intel Teach to the Future (on going) Custom                             completion of course materials, and positive participant attitudes
                    training based upon campus request.                                                        and outcomes. STaR Chart survey indicates teacher progress.
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     2.4.2          Provide registration fees for campus Instructional Technology    2007-2010 Director of     Records indicate that every campus has opportunity to send at
                    Resource Contacts to attend the Texas Computer Educators                   Instructional   least one individual to TCEA.
                    Association Conference.                                                    Technology;
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     2.4.3          Develop system for teacher documentation for PDAS of the student 2007-2008 Technology
                                                                                               Director of     Teachers provide documentation to their principal with evidence
                    centered use of technology in their instruction.                           Instructional   of student centered technology integration as part of the PDAS
35                                                                                             Technology      evaluation.
     2.4.4          100% of AISD teachers complete the STaR Chart annually.       2007-2010 Director of        Each campus reports 100% of teachers have completed the
                                                                                            Instructional      STaR Chart.
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     2.4.5          Campus STaR Charts and student Technology Literacy Assessment 2007-2010 Campus             Campus Technology Plans include staff development to address
                    results are used to develop campus technology plan and to               Principal,         needs identified in STaR Chart and TLA results.
                    determine staff development needs.                                      Campus ITRC
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     2.4.6          Conduct awareness session for Master Technology Teacher          2007-2010 Director of     A first round of 10 teachers will complete Master Technology
                    Program, Recruit teachers to pursue program. Support teachers              Instructional   Teacher Program by 2009. Successive cadres will begin
                    who begin program. Celebrate those that finish.                            Technology      program.
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             A             B                C                D                E            F            G                  H                                  I
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     Objective 2.5: Provide training on the use of electronic tools and information to support sound, data-driven instructional decision-making. (NETP
     3a, 3c, 3d) (NCLB 4b, 11)
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41                  Strategy                                                           Timeline Person(s)           Evidence
     2.5.1          Provide training and support in data examination and analysis      2007-2010 Director of        Records of staff development and time and effort documentation
                    through technology to support sound decision-making, especially              Instructional      demonstrate support in data examination and analysis. Online
                    in support of the Austin Instructional Management System.                    Technology;        tutorials and videos are available.
                    (AIMS)                                                                       Benchmark
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     2.5.2          Teachers learn to develop their own digital tools for assessment   2008-2010 Curriclum
                                                                                                 Benchmark          Teachers use a variety of formative assessments including
                    including customized scannable assessments, online assessments               Coordinator,       digital and online formats.
                    and polling devices.                                                         Director of
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     Objective 2.6: Support teachers in exploring emerging technologies for instructional delivery and student centered technology use.
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46                  Strategy                                                            Timeline Person(s)          Evidence
     2.6.1          Research and evaluate hardware and software that supports District 2007-2010 Director of        Guidelines and recommendations made for technology purchases
                    instructional objectives is, compatible with district systems and             Instructional     and software licensing based on instructional need.
                    able to support.                                                              Technology in
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     2.6.2          Explore use of developing software such as open source              2007-2010 with the of
                                                                                                  Director          New web based tools integrated into instruction throughout the
                    productivity tools, and web applications including collaborative              Instructional     district.
                    web environments (Web 2.0)                                                    Technology;
                                                                                                  Director of
                                                                                                  NSS; Director
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                                                                                                  of Library and
     2.6.3          Explore the use of new affordable devices such as portable          2007-2010 Director of       Test environments established to test new technologies and
                    handheld computing devices, thin client models, media players,                Instructional     evaluate their stability within the context of our current systems.
                    polling devices and any technology that can help students learn and           Technology,       Focused pilot programs (such as the library SunRay thin client
                    increase accessibility.                                                       Director of NSS   system) will help determine educational benefits, cost-effective
                                                                                                                    solutions, and alternatives to traditional hardware and software
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Goal 3 ~ Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support
Leadership, Administration and Instructional Support at all levels address the creation of a shared vision, encourage and sustain the appropriate integration of
technology, use modern information technology tools to embrace accountability and use data for decision-making.

All leaders will
            support a comprehensive planning process for campuses and community members.
            develop, implement, budget for and monitor a dynamic technology plan to meet the needs of a changing workforce and economy
            offer expanded instructional opportunities to students via online digital content, and a variety of distance learning technologies.
            provide opportunities for sustained, relevant and timely staff development in a variety of formats.
            expect appropriate technology use throughout the teaching and learning process.
            Provide an electronic communications system to foster collaboration
           Provide easy access to student data for effective analysis and decision making
           Support a comprehensive student data system
           Allow parents to access their student’s data
           Support business practices with an all-inclusive software package
           Create and support applications to meet the request of instructional leaders

Objective: 3.1 Incorporate ongoing technology planning in classroom, library, campus, and district improvement plans.
           Strategy                                                         Timeline Person(s)                     Evidence
3.1.1      Integrate on-going planning for technology into all classroom,   2007-2010 Chief Information Officer,   Increased number of campus improvement plans include provisions for community
           campus, district, and community plans..                                    Director of Instructional    access to educational technology resources.
                                                                                      Technology;
3.1.2      Require Campus Tech Plans annually that are aligned to           2007-2010 Director of Instructional    Campus Tech Plans submitted and published on AISD intranet site.
           instructional, staff development, and infrastructure needs.                Technology, Campus
                                                                                      Principals
3.1.3      Develop AISD Strategic Vision for Technology describing the      2007-2008 Chief Academic Officer,      Vision document published on AISD web site.
           future of technology integration in AISD.                                  Director of Instructional
                                                                                      Technology
Objective: 3.2 Promote a comprehensive planning process that involves all stakeholders.
           Strategy                                                           Timeline Person(s)                    Evidence

3.2.1      Develop closer relationships between instructional technology,    2007-2010 Director of Instructional    Improved communication and coordination between internal departments as
           network systems and support and other technology areas.                     Technology; Director of      documented through collaborative documents such as district technology plan,
                                                                                       NSS, MIS; Executive          eRate applications, and district wide change processes.
                                                                                       Director of Technology
3.2.2      Encourage closer working relationships between core content areas 2007-2010 Director of Instructional    Increased communication and coordination between Instructional Technology and
           and enrichment areas and instructional technology.                          Technology; Curriculum       curriculum, including: a. collaboration on professional development activities and
                                                                                       content leaders; Executive   curriclum development integrating technology.
                                                                                       Director of Curriculum)
3.2.3      Utilize the Instructional Technology Resource Contacts(classroom 2007-2010 Director of Instructional     Documents and sign-in sheets demonstrate commitment to input and
           teachers), the Educational Technology Advisory Committee (all              Technology                    communication of District objectives
           interested AISD stakeholders), and other relevant groups for input
           and communication concerning Instructional Technology initiatives.
3.2.4      Provide a series of face-to-face meetings with staff to promote    2007-2010 Director of Management      Increased number of customer contacts each year.
           communication on technology policies, issues, and initiatives. -             Information Systems,
           Instructional Technology Resource Contacts -Educational                      Director of Network
           Technology Advisory Committee -SASI Schedulers -SASI Data                    Systems and Support,
           Clerks -Bond Committee.                                                      Director of Instructional
                                                                                        Technology, Customer
                                                                                        Service Supervisor
3.2.5      Revise and update Education Specifications for technology in       2007-2008 Technology Director,        Ed Specs document contains revised technology requirements.
           schools. This will guide new school construction and set the                 Director of Instructional
           benchmark for upgrading existing facilities.                                 Technology, Construction
                                                                                        Management
Objective: 3.3 Create budget and secure funding to support technology identified in classroom, library, campus, and district planning efforts.
           Strategy                                                                Timeline Person(s)                      Evidence
3.3.1      Use creative means to fund the purchase of technology: work to          2007-2010 Director of Network           Tracking numbers and types of operating systems vs. new equipment purchased as
           extend life of existing equipment: work with Purchasing and Legal                 Systems and Support           a ratio of the total number of desktops in the District.
           Departments to acquire used / refurbished equipment



3.3.2      Explore grant / foundation opportunities to develop community-          2007-2010 Director of Instructional     Position papers and appropriate grant documentation support development of long-
           based telecommunications and technology-related resources;                        Technology; Instructional     range, strategic plans to provide high-needs areas with telecommunications,
           especially in high needs areas of Austin.                                         Technology Grants             infrastructure, and professional development services that would be unavailable
                                                                                             Coordinator; Executive        otherwise.
3.3.3      Before each budget cycle, evaluate current staffing levels,             2007-2010 Director of Curriculum
                                                                                             Director of Network        Report and analysis completed. Changes needed are documented with budget
           contracted services, and remote management opportunities to ensure                Systems and Support,       implications.
           there is adequate staffing to keep hardware and software                          Director of Management and
           functioning.                                                                      Information Systems,
                                                                                             Customer Service
3.3.4      Implement campus level technology support to handle first level                   Supervisor
                                                                                   2008-2009 Director of Network        Number of service tickets generated and closed by campus techs increases each
           technology support needs.                                                         Systems and Support,       month during the school year.
                                                                                             Customer Service
3.3.5      Retain existing highly skilled technical staff by increasing salaries   2007-2010 Director of Network        Budgets and financial accounting reports indicate salaries consistent with business /
           to more closely match the current market.                                         Systems and Support,       market standards; Human Resources records indicate adequate employee training.
                                                                                             Director of Management and
                                                                                             Information Systems,
                                                                                             Customer Service
Objective: 3.4 Coordinate the use of electronic data in district planning to support research-based decision making focused on success.
          Strategy                                                             Timeline Person(s)                      Evidence
3.4.1     Provide training and support in data examination and analysis      2007-2010 Director of Instructional       Records of staff development and time and effort documentation demonstrate
          through technology to support sound decision-making, especially in           Technology; Instructional       support in data examination and analysis
          support of new student data and curriculum management systems.               Technology Professional
                                                                                       Development Specialist;
                                                                                       Executive Director of
3.4.2     Develop an annual instructional technology implementation plan     2007-2010 Director of Instructional       STAR Charts are submitted annually by 100% of AISD campuses; Annual IT
          that incorporates campus needs (STAR Chart), and supports the                Technology                      implementation plan updated and presented on August 1 annually.
          District Improvement Plan.


3.4.3     Provide a single port of entry for leaders to access and analyze     2007-2008 Director of MIS               Austin Instructional Management System (AIMS) is used by district leaders to
          student data                                                                                                 access and analyze student data.

3.4.4     Support the AIMS program continuing to improve the process for       2007-2010 Executive Director of Curr, AIMS is consistently used and relied on for student data. User feedback integrated
          automating the assessment process and providing relevant student               Director of Instructional   into system improvements.
          data to guide instructional decision making.                                   Technology, Director of
                                                                                         MIS

Objective: 3.5 Provide parents secure electronic access to student information.
          Strategy                                                             Timeline Person(s)                      Evidence

3.5.1     Provide a portal for viewing student records, student achievement,   2008-2010 Director of Management and Portal is used to access a variety of data
          and other data.                                                                Information Systems
3.5.2     Provide Electronic Funds Transfer capability for parents to          2009-2010 Director of Management and Capability exists; usage tracked
          replenish various student accounts.                                            Information Systems,
                                                                                         Finance Director

Objective: 3.6 Incorporate mastery of SBEC Technology Applications Standards into local educator appraisal system.
          Strategy                                                             Timeline Person(s)                      Evidence
3.6.1     Educate campus and district leadership in understanding how to                                               Handouts, criteria Director of Curriculum
                                                                               2007-2010 Director of Instructional Technology; Executive for evaluation published and discussed at Principal meetings.
          evaluate teacher and librarian proficiency with technology
          proficiency for the Professional Development Appraisal System.



3.6.2     Develop system for teacher documentation for PDAS of the student 2007-2008 Director of Instructional         Teachers provide documentation to their principal with evidence of student
          centered use of technology in their instruction.                           Technology                        centered technology integration. Principals trained in criteria for evaluation.
Objective: 3.7 Budget for, offer, and support expanded online curriculum and instructional opportunities to students.
            Strategy                                                            Timeline Person(s)                       Evidence

3.7.1       Implement Title II-D non-competitive award in compliance with all 2007-2010 Director of Instructional        Projects and services provided to high-needs students and schools per NCLB
            federal and state standards and guidelines.                                  Technology; Instructional       regulations; appropriate documentation on file to include sign-in sheets,
                                                                                         Technology Grants               supplemental pay forms, time and effort electronic records, budgets as required
                                                                                         Coordinator, Federal and
                                                                                         State Accountability / Grants
3.7.2       Provide home access for students to web based instructional        2007-2010 Director of Instructional       Students have home access to online databases, student safe search engines, and
            resources and explore home access for student work. (serve access)           Technology, director of NSS     resources such as Learning.com and Atomic Learning and other district licensed
                                                                                                                         web applications. Students have home access to work folder on server.
3.7.3       Explore and expand opportunities for student online courses for     2007-2010 Director of Instructional      Students enroll in online courses and receive credit.
            credit.                                                                       Technology, Executive
                                                                                          Director of Curriclum.



Objective: 3.8 Participate in collaboration with representatives from Pre-K-12, higher education, parents, businesses and community to share resources and
services.

            Strategy                                                            Timeline Person(s)                       Evidence

3.8.1       Identify and communicate best technology practices with the            2007-2010 Director of Instructional   Resources on district web page, TV spots, newspaper articles, public speaking
            community through the District web page and other event venues.                  Technology; Instructional   engagements; minutes from parent meetings
                                                                                             Technology Grant
3.8.2                                                                                        Coordinator
            Work with high tech companies, businesses, and community groups 2007-2010 Director of Instructional          Instructional Technology plays an integral role in instructional implementation and
            to obtain hardware, software, and expertise that mesh with District              Technology; Instructional   integration and / or educator development in partnership with stakeholders.
            goals and Partners in Education.                                                 Technology Grants
                                                                                             Coordinator, Director of
                                                                                             Partners in Education.
3.8.3       Continue to support (and seek support from) Computers for              2007-2010 Director of Instructional   All Akins HS students will all have home computers by 2008-2009; other students
            Learning and other business, non-profit, and government agencies                 Technology; Instructional   and their families and other campuses will participate in Computers for Learning
            to ease the digital divide for Austin ISD students and their families,           Technology Grants           initiatives.
            by providing computers and broadband connectivity.                               Coordinator, Director of
                                                                                             Partners in Education
3.8.4       Support the initiatives of the Austin Partners in Education         2007-2010 Director of Instructional      Austin Partners in Education services are provided to 30 or more AISD campuses
            Technology Group. Including providing refurbished computers,                  Technology, Director of        by 2008-2009.
            support of Tech Know, Student Help Desks, Lay Technology                      Partners in Education.
            Specialists and other initiatives.
3.8.5       Develop a process for repurposing end of life AISD computers to be 2008-2009 Director of NSS, Austin         Functioning AISD computers are placed in homes of AISD families.
            used by students and their families through programs modeled after           Partners in Education
            Computers for Learning.
Objective: 3.9 Provide position appropriate training for all staff.
           Strategy                                                           Timeline Person(s)                    Evidence

3.9.1      AISD Professional Development Center provides on-going training 2007-2010 Director of NSS, Director of   Courses available in online eCampus catalogue. Online records document
           in enterprise software.                                                      IT, Director of Prof.       attendance.
                                                                                        Development
3.9.2      Ensure customers are trained to use the hardware and software      2007-2010 Professional Development    Decrease in the number of calls or HSS tickets to the Help Desk for simple
           required for their job.                                                      Director, Director of       technical problems.
                                                                                        Network Systems and
3.9.3      Educate customers on applications, purpose of data, and acceptable 2007-2010 Director of Network         Training rosters; Decrease in time required to manage data as recorded by
           data standards which are necessary for the exchange of enterprise            Systems and Support         Development and Help Desk staff; Data enrty procedures documented and provided
           information. Implement training and procedures that reinforce                Director, Management        to staff.
           accurate data entry.                                                         Information Systems


Objective: 3.10 Support an interactive, integrated system for data
           Strategy                                                           Timeline Person(s)                    Evidence

3.10.1     Continue to utilize AISD current student system. Investigate new     2007-2010 Director of MIS,          SASI available for campus and district use. Committee to investigate new student
           student systems that are web based, especially electronic gradebook.           Coordinator of Student    systems and gradebook programs
                                                                                          Systems

3.10.2     Implement SAS at a business intelligence tool.                     2008-2010 Director of MIS, Data       Departments utilize AISD business intelligence system to gather and report data.
                                                                                        Manager
3.10.3     Implement a content management system for district web based       2007-2009 Director of MIS, Data       Users have access to information through AISD portal and each user has his own
           resources.                                                                   Manager                     dashboard, customized to his access level.

3.10.4     Continue to build a data warehouse that contains staff, student, and 2007-2009 Director of MIS, Data     Data is easily accessible through the data warehouse using data mining tools.
           district data.                                                                 Manager
Objective: 3.11 Design, implement and maintain enterprise applications and services
         Strategy                                                          Timeline Person(s)                      Evidence

3.11.1   Maintain a robust accounting and human resource functions to      2007-2010 Executive Director of         All Human Resource functions are done electronically, and authenticated against a
         support instruction in the classroom.                                       Technology, Director of       Comprehensive Database.
                                                                                     Human Resources

3.11.2   Research and select a document management system                  2007-2008 Change Manager, Director      Processes are documented and mapped into electronic systems including web-based
                                                                                     of Network Systems and        systems. Decreased percentage of paper-managed processes relative to electronic
3.11.3   Develop a web portal for staff access to relevant data.                     Director Director of
                                                                           2007-2009 Support, of Management and    ones. staff uses a customized web portal to access data. Portal availability; Site
                                                                                                                   District
                                                                                     Information Systems           metrics on usage
3.11.4   Design and construct cross-departmental functional applications   2007-2010 Director, Management          Appraisals performed using an established method (e.g., the SEI software
         where no viable commercial substitute exists.                               Information Systems           capability evaluation method) to: (1) identify contractors qualified to perform
                                                                                                                   specific task(s), or (2) monitor the state of the process used on an all information
3.11.5   Ensure purchased or developed systems enforce single point of entry 2007-2010 Director, Network Systems   pertinent to the
                                                                                                                   Published software evaluation criteria
         for data.                                                                     and Support

3.11.6   Use a change management process.                                  2007-2010 Customer Service              All technology projects are reviewed for compatibility and compliance with change
                                                                                     Supervisor                    management standards.
Goal 4 ~ Infrastructure for Technology
Infrastructure for Technology focuses on hardware, software, and tech support personnel. The infrastructure must be secure, stable, supportable, flexible,
scalable and follow common standards in order to grow with new technologies.

The infrastructure will provide
         measures to ensure all data is secure and accurate.
         data standards to support interoperability and accessibility for all users
         reliable hardware, software and infrastructure
         equitable access to computers, systems, and e-learning technologies for all users
         technical assistance to support teaching and learning.
         provide a robust network within and between schools
       maintain a secure environment for all computer systems
Objective 4.1: Design, install and maintain a technology and telecommunications infrastructure for communications and services that ensures reliable
secure equitable access. (NETP 5) (NCLB 3, 9)
         Strategy                                                            Timeline      Person(s)                   Evidence
4.1.1    Provide computers and other relevant hardware for equitable         2007-2010     Director of Instructional   Purchase orders and internal IT database indicate a systematic process
         student and teacher access.                                                       Technology; Director of     for equitable distribution of computer hardware and peripherals to
                                                                                           Network Systems and         Austin ISD campuses or a rationale for placement of additional
                                                                                           Support; Executive          hardware and peripherals to meet state or district initiatives,
                                                                                           Director of Technology      especially technology applications TEKS or high school technology
                                                                                                                       applications courses.
4.1.2    Institute and enforce robust disaster recovery procedures.          2007-2009     Director of Network     Evaluated by technology administrators according to previously
                                                                                           Systems and Support;    decided guidelines pertaining to the test.
                                                                                           Director of Management
                                                                                           and Information Systems

4.1.3    Provide multi-layer access controls on electronic information and   2007-2009     Director of Network         Completion of project objectives as stated in project office document.
         infrastructure.                                                                   Systems and Support

4.1.4    Implement and enforce security procedures with written guidelines 2007-2010       Director of Network         Security breeches will decline each year.
         published bi-monthly.                                                             Systems and Support
4.1.5    Network infrastructure will be operational 99% of working hours: 2007-2010        Director of Network         Weekly measure of percent of time infrastructure was available
         maintain network and GAATN telecommunications systems (LAN                        Systems and Support         during working hours. Staff turnover will be less than 10% per year.
         and WAN), provide contracted services to support network
         equipment (cache engines, routers, switches, servers).

4.1.6    Provide for routine maintenance of distance learning equipment      2007-2010     Interactive Video       Records of all upgrades and relevant purchases and maintenance.
         including upgrades to infrastructure and purchase of additional IVC               Conference Coordinator.
         equipment as needed.
4.1.7    Provide a secure, up-to-date, appropriately filtered email and      2007-2010     Director of MIS             Email system with current version, security patches, and appropriate
         calendaring system.                                                                                           content.
4.1.8    Provide secure connections to technology through an authentication 2007-2010      Director of Network         Ability to identify and control access for each user of district
         system.                                                                           Systems and Support         resources. Identification of violators or hackers given attempts to
                                                                                                                       access unauthorized information.
4.1.9    Provide a one-stop Help Desk to resolve technology issues.          2007-2010     Director of Network         Help Desk takes calls on any technology problem, either solves the
                                                                                           Systems and Support         problem or creates a trouble ticket for the appropriate team.

4.1.10   Evaluate training and technical certification of IT staff to maintain 2007-2010   Director of Network      100% of staff holds certifications necessary to do their jobs or
         industry-level technical competency.                                              Systems and Support,     scheduled to be certified within 12 months of entry to role.
                                                                                           Director of Management
                                                                                           and Information Systems,
                                                                                           Customer Service
Objective 4.2: Strive to achieve and maintain a personal computing device access ratio of 1:1 for both students and professional educators. (NETP 5)
         Strategy                                                           Timeline     Person(s)                   Evidence
4.2.1    Support the goal of sufficient classroom computer to provide       2007-2010    Director of Network         Deployment of new hardware by Network Systems and Support
         access at a 1:1 ratio appropriate for instruction as needed.                    Systems and Support;        according to priority list supplied by Instructional Technology.
         Expansion of mobile/flexible computing as a model to provide                    Director of Instructional   Technology access sufficient to meet instructional needs.
         sufficient access.                                                              Technology
4.2.2    Continue to explore and evaluate emerging technologies for         2007-2010    Director of Network    Customer survey indicates satisfaction with information access.
         affordable technologies to provide increased access for students                Systems and Support    District will have thin client or alternative systems. Anytime, any
         and staff.                                                                      Director of Management place access is available to staff.
                                                                                         Information Systems
4.2.3    Provide a 1:1 ratio of computers for professional educators.       2007-2010    Director of Network         Each professional has access to a workstation.
                                                                                         Systems and Support
Objective 4.3: Provide on-demand access to appropriately configured technology for all students and staff, including those with disabilities. (NETP 5)
(NCLB 3) (Federal Disabilities Act Section 504)
         Strategy                                                            Timeline    Person(s)                   Evidence
4.3.1    Continue to support the integration of mobile wireless computer     2007-2010   Director of Instructional   District wide employee survey, IRTC meetings and other surveys will
         labs. Continue to expand and enhance wireless access points for all             Technology. Director of     indicate that wireless technology is used on 90% of campuses at least
         schools.                                                                        NSS                         75% of all available school days.
4.3.2    Ensure compliance with all licensing agreements.                   2007-2010    Configuration               All computers have software installed; licensing agreements are on
                                                                                         Coordinator                 file and compared with inventory to ensure licensing compliance.

4.3.3    Document existing hardware and software configurations, antivirus 2007-2010     Director of Network         Record of all hardware and software configurations maintained by
         software, Microsoft patches. Computer images available when                     Systems and Support;        Configuration Manager and available upon request by AISD staff.
         appropriate.                                                                    Configuration Manager

4.3.4    Provide a campus-based technician for each secondary campus.       2007-2008    Director of Network         All secondary schools have a technician available on campus.
                                                                                         Systems and Support
         Provide ample server based storage space for student and teacher   2007-2010    Director of Network         No requests for more hard disk space.
4.3.5    work.                                                                           Systems and Support
4.3.6    Provide adaptive hardware and software appropriate for students    2007-2010    Special Ed Technology       All students can access District hardware and software appropriate to
         with disabilities.                                                              Facilitator                 their needs.
Objective 4.4: Maintain an obsolescence policy to ensure maximum efficiency and use of technology and infrastructure by all students and staff. (NETP 5)
(NCLB 5)
         Strategy                                                           Timeline    Person(s)                  Evidence
4.4.1    Ensure technology is refreshed and remains supportable.            2007-2010   Director of Network        Tracking number and types of operating systems vs. new equipment
         Specifications are current and support industry advancements.                  Systems and Support        purchased as a ratio of the total number of desktops in the District.
4.4.2    Develop a plan to replace aging infrastructure and computers.      2007-2010   Director of Network        Targeted exchange of a specified number of end-of-life equipment
                                                                                        Systems and Support        with newer computers and other computing devices.

Objective 4.5: Provide and maintain an infrastructure for communications with parents and community members, including year-round access to school
news, educational resources, data and personnel. (NETP 5) (NCLB 9)
         Strategy                                                          Timeline     Person(s)                  Evidence
4.5.1    Evaluate opportunities to provide web-based materials in          2007-2010    Director of Management     Better customer satisfaction as evidenced in customer surveys.
         accordance with Section 508 of the American with Disabilities Act              and Information Systems.   Improved communication between Austin ISD and community as
4.5.2    where appropriate.
         Provide a means for parents to readily communicate with teachers 2008-2010     Director of Management     evidenced by parent surveys.
                                                                                                                   Site metrics detailing communications to teachers;
         and administrative personnel.                                                  and Information Systems.
4.5.3    Support, update and improve the District web site including        2007-2010   District Web Manager       Number of hits on the District web site will increase yearly.
         enhancements for camus and teacher web sites.


Objective 4.6: Maintain a high level of customer service
         Strategy                                                        Timeline       Person(s)                  Evidence
4.6.1    Increase network monitoring and remote management capabilities: 2007-2010      Server Support Group,      Network is available 99% of working hours. Fewer tech service calls
         increase number of clients deployed, increase use of remote                    WAN Group, and             required due to remote capabilities.
         monitoring/management tools.                                                   Customer Service
4.6.2    Provide automated customer satisfaction surveys. to improve Help   2007-2010   SupervisorService
                                                                                        Customer                   Customer ratings on survey are above satisfactory 98% of time.
         Desk service.                                                                  Supervisor
4.6.3    Create systems which allow customers the ability to reset their    2007-2010   Director of Network        Customer satisfaction survey responses are mostly satisfactory.
         passwords, restore data, and automate processes for creation of                Systems and Support,
         accounts.                                                                      Network Systems and
                                                                                        Support Managers,
4.6.4    Maintain a web-based Intranet knowledge base.                      2007-2010   Customer Service           Reduction in calls to the Help Desk every year.
                                                                                        Supervisor, Help Desk
4.6.5    Provide campus technicians access to technology tools to aid in    2007-2010   Heat Self Service          Help Desk tickets resolved at the campus level will increase by 15%
         solving campus technology problems                                             Director                   per year.
4.6.6    Improve technology information dissemination through Internet and 2007-2010    Customer Service           Managed customer expectations.
         Intranet updates, a weekly newsletter, and timely broadcasts to                Supervisor
         users.
Objective 4.7: Maintain and improve secure access to systems and data.
         Strategy                                                         Timeline    Person(s)               Evidence
4.7.1    Implement an authentication system using one consolidated        2007-2008   Server Support Group,   All users logging on to the District network are authenticated using an
         database of users.                                                           Desktop Engineering,    LDAP system.
                                                                                      Security Supervisor
4.7.2    Maintain and improve multiple layers of security by allowing     2007-2009   Server Support          Security levels are such that groups, and even individuals are allowed
         access to data on a need-to-know basis                                       Group,Desktop           access to particular data..
                                                                                      Engineering, Security
                                                                                      Supervisor
4.7.3    Use a Security Request System with supervisor approval to give   2007-2010   Server Support Group,   Users of all district technology systems have the access they need to
         access to the business and student data systems                              Desktop Engineering,    do their tasks.
                                                                                      Security Supervisor

				
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