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					                  MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
                     Budgets, Programs and Policies

                         East Carteret High School

                                     2008/2009
                               (Due November 28, 2008)




          Media and Technology Advisory Committee (MTAC)
*Media Coordinator            Jane Burbella
*Technology Facilitator       Julia Hamilton
Technology Assistant          Connie Dickinson
Teacher                       Antonio Diaz
Teacher                       Jeff Colvin
Teacher                       Lucie Ganey
Teacher                       Kathy Gillikin
Teacher                       Lasheca Johnson
Teacher                       Terri Quick
Teacher                       Carrie Sheehan
Teacher                       Pam Vaughen
Administrator (or designee)   Wendy Thomas
Technician                    Susan Walker
Parent (optional)
Student (optional)
Other

The reality is that 21st century schooling is a complex dashboard that requires
constant tweaking of dials. We always have to be careful that adjusting one dial
doesn’t throw off something else. The best way to do this is by gaining the
perspectives of stakeholders through collaborative planning.

The intent of this planning instrument is as follows:
          Encourage collaboration between media coordinator and tech
             facilitator
          Empower school MTACs to influence decision-making
          Provide information that can be used at the school, as well as
             aggregated centrally
                    End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009
I.      Budget (the amount you plan to receive for 08-09)
              Funding Source                                               Amount
2.5100.061.431 (Library Funds)                                                                   $20,096
1.5100.015.411 (“Ribbon Fund”)                                                                    $ 1274
Instructional Supplies (Department Inst.                                                           $ 680
Supplies)
Ink (General Instructional Supplies)                                                              $6000
                                      Total                                                  $28,050.00
NOTE: You can update the calculation by highlighting the cell to the right of Total and then pressing F9.

End-of-Year Progress Report: All funds were spent as planned.


              Planned Purchases                                            Amount
Books                                                                                          $8335.93
Reference/Professional                                                                          $650.61
Subscriptions                                                                                  $1532.09
Electronic Resources                                                                           $1750.96
Videos/DVDs                                                                                    $1094.35
Movie License                                                                                     $0.00
Audio Tapes/CDs                                                                                 $119.00
Software                                                                                       $2626.44
Media Center Supplies                                                                           $656.61
Technology Supplies                                                                             $656.61
Support                                                                                           $0.00
Hardware                                                                                       $2377.40
Other                                                                                          $8250.00
                                             Total                                            $28050.00
NOTE: You can update the calculation by highlighting the cell to the right of Total and then pressing F9.

End-of-Year Progress Report: All funds were spent as planned.

II.     Media Center and Technology Labs Access
Briefly describe the access policies of your media center and technology labs. What,
if any, are your plans for modifying those policies?
Students and teachers have flexible access to both computer labs, the mobile cart, and
the Media Center. Teachers can access schedules for both labs and the media center from
the server. Scheduling is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Plans are currently underway
to place these schedules online so that teachers can access them from home.

End-of-Year Progress Report: During the 20008-2009 year, teachers began utilizing the calendar
feature in Groupwise to schedule any computer lab online. The Groupwise calendar allows teachers
to view real time lab availability and schedule labs via any internet connection.

III.   Reading Program (K-8 only)
What are the roles of the media coordinator and technology facilitator in your
school's comprehensive reading program?


End-of-Year Progress Report:

                          End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009
IV.     Graduation Project Implementation (9-12 only)
What are the roles of the media coordinator and technology facilitator in your
school's graduation project implementation?
East Carteret’s Media Coordinator is co-advisor of the ECHS Graduation Project and
Instructional Technology Facilitator is on the school’s Graduation Project committee.
Both serve as student mentors. In addition both serve in a support role for all students in
regards to any technical, media or research issues the students’ projects may present.

End-of-Year Progress Report: Roles: The Media Coordinator fulfilled her duties as co-chair of the
Graduation Project. The InstructionalTechnology Facilitator assisted with the technological aspects
of individual projects.



V.     Computer Skills Curriculum Integration
We are required to teach grade level appropriate Computer Skills Curriculum to
100% of our students? What systems and measures are in place to ensure that this
occurs at your school? What barriers prevent this and what can we do about it?
Systems and            Each competency goal in the Computer Skills Curriculum is
measures already       utilized in nearly every course at ECHS. ECHS requires a
in place               special topics course for first semester freshmen called
                       Freshman Express (FX), where all three competency goals are
                       covered in depth. In addition focus on the standards for the 21st
                       Century Learner is incorporated through the curriculum as
                       classes utilize technology.
Barriers that need                Insufficient Network Bandwidth
to be overcome                    Insufficient student to computer ratio
                                  Insufficient technology (digital devices, TV
                                     distribution network, projectors, etc.)
                                  Lack of planning for ongoing construction
                                  Lack of ergonomically correct furniture and
                                     equipment
                                  Outdated electrical supply (brown out, power
                                     surges and disruptions, too many computers on the
                                     same circuit)
                                  Current network cabling does not meet fire code
                                  Outdate Internet filtering system
Strategies toward                 Form a committee of faculty members to help
improvement                          coordinate planning for and implementation of
                                     technology needs, before and during
                                     construction.(ie, electrical outlets, network drops,
                                     projector mounts in places as needed for
                                     instruction)
                                  Replacement furniture and equipment will be
                                     ergonomically correct and purpose of use
                                     appropriate.
                                  Support the county’s Head of Technical Support’s
                                     requests for adequate filtering hardware system



                         End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009
How central office              Provide funding for adequate bandwidth, more computers
resources can help               and auxiliary digital devices
                                Renovations and new construction should adequately meet
                                 electrical codes cabling and needs.
                                Provide funding for an adequate internet filtering system
                                 capable of customized filtering for different users, schools,
                                 and grade levels.

End-of-Year Progress Report: The barrier created by the lack of bandwidth has been addressed.
Over the summer of 2009 the bandwidth will be increased by 500%. A new TV distribution system
was installed during 2009. Graphic tablets were purchased for each department and all math
teachers. Data projectors were purchased for each classroom and are in the process of being ceiling-
mounted. This has been delayed because of ceiling mounts put in the wrong places (again!). Internet
filtering is being changed over the summer.




VI.    Information Skills Curriculum Integration
We are required to teach grade level appropriate Information Skills Curriculum to
100% of our students? What systems and measures are in place to ensure that this
occurs at your school? What barriers prevent this and what can we do about it?
Systems and measures       Each focus area in the Information Skills Curriculum is
already in place           addressed by objectives covered in the English SCOS.
                           ECHS requires a special topics course for first semester
                           freshmen called Freshman Express (FX), where all 5 focus
                           areas are covered in depth. In addition, the SCOS for the
                           other core subjects reinforce the Information Skills
                           Curriculum focus areas.
Barriers that need to be                Inadequate computer access for non-
overcome                                  computer classes
                                        Construction followed by mid-year transition
                                          to new building
                                        Remodeling of existing building
                                        EOC courses focus on test preparations

Suggested steps toward                          Procure an additional mobile cart or
improvement                                      computer lab
                                                Building remodeling activities should not
                                                 interrupt instructional time
                                                Staff development that will investigate ways
                                                 to incorporate instructional skills and EOC
                                                 test preparation
How central office                              Provide adequate funding for adequate
resources can help                               computer access for non-computer classes
                                                Provide adequate funding for staff
                                                 development

End-of-Year Progress Report: Installing a CTE computer lab has made more space in the academic
computer labs for non-computer classes. Purchase of a mobile computer cart has provided another
computer lab for all classes. We attempted to provide staff development to incorporate instructional
skills and EOC test preparation by using ClassScapes. Due to bandwidth issues, we could not access
                         End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009
ClassScapes.




               End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009
VII. Hardware and Software Replacement/Purchases
Describe the type and purpose of any major hardware and/or software
replacements/purchases that are taking place at your school this year. This can
reflect hardware/software that is being purchased by the county (projectors,
wireless canopies, SRI, Read 180, ClassScape, etc.) or by your school (SMART
boards, airliners, tablet PCs, etc.).
     Each of the 24 new classrooms opening in Dec. will have a ceiling mounted
        projector system with TV receiver and speakers.
     A wireless canopy will cover the new building when it opens and will extend over
        the whole campus by June.
     ECHS has add a 30 laptop mobile cart
     In the old wing of the school an additional 13 projectors and wireless adaptors
        have been purchased and are in the process of being installed
     The math department is utilizing wireless tablets (Airliners) and it is anticipated
        that by the end of the year we will have one per math teacher.
     All of our computer labs are capable of running ClassScape which is being
        utilized by our science, math and English departments.
     A new Read180 lab has been set up and is being used for remediation.

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End-of-Year Progress Report: None  of the 24 new classrooms that opened in Dec. had a
ceiling mounted projector system with TV receiver and speakers. The wireless canopy in
the west (old) wing is not in place.

VIII. Staff Development
Staff development offerings should correlate with School Improvement Plan. List
here all planned SD offerings for 08-09 that directly or indirectly involve media and
technology.
                 Title                   CEUs       Dates/Times       Mandatory/Optional
New Teacher Technology Orientation         .1          8/19/08           M for new
Teacher Webpages                           .1          8/20/08               O
Using Egrades                              .1          9/10/08               M
NCWise Mark Entry Refresher                .1          10/8/08               M
Tech Quicks ~ TBA                          .1           1/7/09               M
Tech Quicks ~ TBA                          .1           2/4/09               M
Tech Quicks ~ TBA                          .1          3/11/09               M
Tech Quicks ~ TBA                          .1           4/1/09               M
End Year Technology Summer                 .1           5/6/09               M
Preparation

End-of-Year Progress Report: Tech Quicks included converting from Office 2003 to 2007, E-
Grades, ClassScapes, NCWise, and Groupwise Calendar. In addition, mid-year, teachers were
required to maintain and update webpages on a weekly basis. Staff-development was done according
to individual teachers’ needs.




                        End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009
IX.     Internet Safety and Technology Responsible Use Policy
The Internet Safety and Technology Responsible Use Policy was approved by the
Board of Education on June 25, 2002. The complete policy is housed on the web at
http://www.carteretcountyschools.org/techmedia/isp All students must be made aware
of the policy, and a parent/guardian signed form must be on file. Significant
implications for staff members exist in this policy. How do you plan to inform
students and staff of this policy? How do you plan to manage adherence to policy?
Student focus       In a homeroom period during the first week of school upperclassmen
                    were given a refresher sheet reminding them of the contents of the
                    county AUP. Students then signed verifying that they had read and
                    understood the policy, as well as the consequences of violating the
                    agreement. Freshmen were given an AUP during their Freshman
                    Express class. The AUPs were sent home for parents signature and
                    upon return the students were issued their login ids. In addition,
                    freshmen were also given the refresher sheet In a homeroom period
                    during the first week of school and were required to sign that they
                    had read and understood the policy.
Faculty/Staff        Teachers are responsible for providing alternative educational plans
focus               for those students without a form on file while they are in the
                    computer labs. They are also responsible to educating/reminding
                    students of the content of the AUP and to enforce the rules within
                    school wide.

End-of-Year Progress Report: At the county level, the AUP signature form has been revised.

X.      Supervision/Monitoring Policy
One item in the Internet Safety and Technology Responsible Use Policy states that
each school will determine its policy for supervision/monitoring of student Internet
use. What is your school's policy?
Students are supervised 100% of the time in each of our labs by a teacher and their
computer activity is monitored at the teacher station via Smart Synchroneyes. This
allows the teacher to view and record the student’s activity on the computer from the
teacher station. In addition, each computer lab is monitored by security camera and each
computer’s Internet if filtered at the county level.

End-of-Year Progress Report: The district has purchased a district license for student monitoring
software. This will replace Synchroneyes.

XI.     Standard Image
List below all the software used for teaching and learning that you include on your
school’s standard image for new student computers.
Word 2007
PowerPoint 2007
Excel 2007
Access 2007
Internet Explorer
Mozilla FireFox

                         End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009
End-of-Year Progress Report: The standard image now also includes new anti-virus and energy
saving software.

XII. Committee Meeting Dates
List below your Media and Technology Committee schedule of meetings for this
school year
                 Date                                    Time
11/17/08                               3:00pm
01/26/09                               3:00pm
4/27/09                                3:00pm
5/18/09                                3:00pm


End-of-Year Progress Report: We met as needed.




                        End-of-Year Progress Reports due on May 29, 2009

				
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