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									Fluvanna County Public Schools
  Educational Technology Plan
          2004 - 2010
                              Fluvanna County Public School
                               Educational Technology Plan
                                        2004-2010


Introduction

A survey was conducted to help determine technological needs in Fluvanna County Public

Schools. The survey results are encouraging because they reflect an increased use of technology

to assist with classroom instruction over the past years. The survey also highlighted areas that

students and teacher perceive to be areas for future growth.              As we continue to make

technological advances, both globally and in Fluvanna County Public Schools, we will place

greater demands upon the system. This survey has been useful in helping determine how limited

resources can be best utilized over the course of this new 6-year plan.



On average, teachers express having basic competency in the use of word processing,

communication/email, and the ability to research on the web. A relative weakness highlighted in

the survey is the ability to use multimedia tools. Teacher responses suggest there is an increased

use of technology for classroom instruction.



Since the 1998 technology plan, Fluvanna County Public Schools has worked to increase teacher

and student access to computers, printers, digital cameras, and scanners. Internet-based services,

such as video conferencing and online classes, have also been added to enrich the learning

experiences of the students in Fluvanna. Through increased access to online services and the

purchase of software, teachers and students have a vast resource of curriculum material at their

disposal. As access and the use of technology increases, so too will the demand for additional


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hardware, software, and training.    The survey indicated that teachers need more information

about what services are available and how to utilize these resources appropriately in classroom

instruction. Training needs to be ongoing and presented to small groups to better facilitate a

hands-on approach.



Finally, the survey indicated that more than 75% of teachers and students have Internet access at

home. This statistic demonstrates the pervasiveness of technology in our everyday lives.

Fluvanna County Public Schools is dedicated to placing a priority on updating technology

(hardware and software) as well as providing meaningful staff development on the appropriate

integration of technology in the classroom.



In order to adequately address the needs of the Fluvanna County Public Schools with regard to

technology and integration, a planning committee was established. This committee is comprised

of a variety of stakeholders from within the school division and the community. The planning

committee worked together to define the goals and strategies of this plan.

Committee Membership as of Spring 2004:

              Jim Hodges          Director of Technology, FCS
              Lucy Spencer        Principal, Cunningham & Columbia Elementary Schools
              Trish Godsey        Teacher, Fluvanna Middle School
              Craig Edgerton      Teacher, Fluvanna High School
              Allen Cook          Asst Principal, Central Elementary School
              Pam Loving          Teacher, Central Elementary School
              Brenda Gilliam      Director, Alternative Education
              Karen Brown         Director, Blue Ridge Governor’s School
              Chris O’Neal        Parent
              Patty Culotta       Asst Superintendent for Instruction




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The goals outlined by the planning committee for this technology plan directly support the five

components of the Educational Technology Plan for Virginia (2003-2009). These components,

Integration, Professional Development, Connectivity, Educational Applications, and

Accountability will be used as a basis for strategies set to move toward the vision for the

Fluvanna County Public School system. The plan will be posted to the official school division

website, as well as reviewed with individual school staff during the school’s creation of their

own technology integration plan.




     Vision

     The Fluvanna County Public Schools envision using technology to further a learning
     community where:
      • Learning is student-centered and technology allows for diversity of teaching
         methods and learning styles.
      • Teachers and students access a wealth of materials, services, and networks
         throughout the state, nation, and world.
      • Students succeed academically and acquire the skills to compete globally.




Current Status

Since implementing the 1998 Technology Plan for Fluvanna County Public Schools, there has

been a great deal of growth, both in the number of students served and in the technological

resources available to staff and students. There is a wide area network in place. There is an

approximate student to computer ratio of 3:1. A technology department consisting of the

technology director, a network specialist, and two technology assistants maintains the network,

hardware, and software. All staff has been given an official Fluvanna County Schools email




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account and all official web pages for the Fluvanna County Schools have been moved to a

central server under central supervision. An Acceptable Use Policy for all students and staff was

developed and articulated.



A student information system has been implemented, allowing for accurate collection and

reporting to state authorities. Additionally, tools such as a data disaggregator, were purchased to

assist teachers and administrators in interpreting data and using it appropriately for decision

making. Library media collections are cataloged electronically at each of the five schools.

Several networked education resources, such as Accelerated Reader and Successmaker, have

been implemented at the schools. A math learning lab, hosting software by Cortez, has been

implemented at the elementary school and the same learning and management software was

added to the middle school curriculum as well.



A Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP) committee was formed. This

committee provided definition the state standards, and determined what would be enforced by

the Fluvanna County School system. There is at least one TSIP coordinator at each school site.

Staff members were given many opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in the areas of the

standards, and workshops and one-to-one assistance has been provided to help those staff

members who required help on specific skills.



Despite the large increase in the availability of hardware, software, and training, there is still

much room for improvement in the five component areas defined by the Educational Technology




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Plan for Virginia. Each of the components is described below and an overview of the

improvement strategy of this plan is explained.




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Plan Components

                                            Integration

Integration is consistently using technology appropriately and effectively to facilitate learning for

all students. This element specifically addresses the equity of access, partnerships, and site-

based collaborations between administrators, teachers, and students needed to integrate

technology into common teaching practices (Va Department of Education, 2003). As indicated

by the survey, Fluvanna teachers are attempting to use technological tools within the classroom,

but feel they lack sufficient skill or confidence with integrating these tools within the teaching

learning process.    Furthermore, teachers also feel they do not always know about all of the

resources available to them. It is our desire that teachers are sufficiently comfortable with

learning and using technology tools, and that they use these tools as a natural and welcome

extension of their teaching. Further, this use should be fluid and almost transparent while still

accomplishing curriculum goals.



While testing for student skills in computer/technology objectives has been abandoned at the

state level, Fluvanna students are expected to meet these standards and continue to develop skills

in more advanced uses of technology. Students will be involved in self-directed, authentic,

technology-based learning activities that are multidisciplinary and require peer collaboration and

interaction, as well as higher-order thinking skills, to solve real problems. The following goals

for integration reflect these needs.

Integration Goals:

   •   Administrators and teachers share the technology vision and collaboratively plan for
       technology use and integration.

   •   School leaders provide support for integration of technology.


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   •   Leaders can effectively evaluate instructional uses of educational technology.

   •   Teachers effectively integrate instructional technology and use technology-based
       intervention strategies to improve student achievement.

   •   Teachers understand and model the acceptable use of technology in teaching and
       learning.

   •   Students meet and exceed the Standards of Learning for Computer/Technology as
       outlined by the Virginia Department of Education.

   •   Educators and students have equitable access to computers and other technology tools to
       ensure that all instructional needs are best served.

   •   Appropriate technology-based instructional strategies are used for students with unique
       needs.


                      Professional Development and Support Programs

The development of the TSIP committee was a significant move forward for the school system.

Members of the committee took ownership for getting all staff members up to speed with regard

to the skills needed to utilize educational technology. All staff members were provided a

Fluvanna school sponsored email account and administrators began to use this a primary means

of communication within the school community. The TSIP coordinators at each school building

have assessed the needs of their faculty and provided training for those who needed it. The

coordinators also arranged for assessment of skills. The goals for professional development

reflect the desire to move beyond skills and knowledge to the transparent integration of

educational technology, recognizing that this also sometimes requires a change in classroom

methods and a strong network of peers and administrators to help make this change possible.


Professional Development and Support Program Goals:

   •   Teachers, administrators, and staff will participate in professional development as
       necessary to make them proficient technical users of the district-wide network, its


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        resources (such as e-mail and online information collections), and other technology
        devices and resources.

    •   Teachers will participate in professional development as necessary to develop
        pedagogical techniques and strategies to facilitate learner-centered, project-based
        curricula that integrate the use of technology tools.

    •   Teachers and staff will be provided with adequate time to take advantage of professional
        development opportunities related to learning technology skills and strategies.

    •   Teachers will be provided with time, incentives, and opportunities to share their
        individual technology skills and expertise with other teachers in their schools and around
        the district.


                                           Connectivity

Certainly, having the network infrastructure and hardware available and working is critical to a

successful educational technology plan. The school system has successfully implemented an

Acceptable Use Policy and network filtering. All classrooms and administrative areas have

connectivity to the WAN and the Internet. Video conferencing technology is available at one

elementary school and both the middle and high schools. This technology is being used

extensively through the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School program at the high school. We

believe that the use of this tool should be expanded.



Most public schools systems struggle to find and retain qualified technology support personnel

and Fluvanna is no exception. Bandwidth, hardware, software and the use of these has

dramatically increased over the past five years, however the support staff needed to adequately

maintain these services remains skeletal. There is no policy in place to define the retention of

electronic records nor consistent practices necessary to provide security and recoverability to

network and/or standalone data. The goals of the connectivity component reflect our needs in

this area.


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Connectivity Goals:

   •   Every instructional and administrative area in every school has a sufficient number of
       network connections to support the high bandwidth requirements of current and future
       instructional and administrative applications.

   •   Adequate support personnel are in place to operate and support the school district
       technology infrastructure.

   •   Policies, procedures, and technologies are in place to ensure that computing resources are
       secure and recoverable.

   •   The school district has appropriate and effective network and data security policies and
       systems in place, to include an up-to-date Acceptable Use Policy and network filtering
       solution.

   •   The school district plans for the total cost of ownership (TCO) associated with K-12
       technology.


                                   Educational Applications

The survey of staff indicated that teachers do not always know about the teaching and learning

resources available to them through the school district network. While many stellar resources

have been purchased or otherwise obtained (on-demand video streams, online periodical

databases, remediation software), there is no well-defined method for communicating about

these or providing training on their appropriate use. A student information system has been in

place for four years, however the usefulness of the database remains limited due to the lack of

full implementation at the building level. Many student records still need common formatting

and demographic data input. The goals of the educational application component reflect the

needs in this area.


Educational Applications Goals:

   •   Teaching and learning resources that effectively support the VSOL have been identified,
       communicated, and developed.


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   •   The school district uses a common platform for communication and interpretation of
       student information.

   •   The school district has strategies for providing community access to school-based
       technology and applications.



                                          Accountability

As with the other components, a common theme here is that we are moving beyond skills and

knowledge. It can be expected that all staff members and students are technology literate.

Hiring certified personnel who have demonstrated their technology proficiency is a high priority.

There is a need, not only to provide teachers with the opportunity to learn about appropriate

integration, but also to provide administrators with practice in assessing the appropriateness and

effectiveness of this integration. What is good use of educational technology and what are the

indicators? Each school has addressed technology in their Standards of Quality plan. There is a

need for each school, under the principal’s leadership, to review these plans and bring these in

line with the district and state technology plans. Likewise, the district and schools will need to

develop a unified way of evaluating the progress of this technology plan.

Accountability Goals:

   •   Instructional technology integration is routinely assessed in both schools and classrooms.

   •   All instructional personnel are technology literate.

   •   All students are technology literate.

   •   All schools have technology plans that are consistent with the district technology plan.

   •   The school district and schools evaluate annually the progress and effectiveness of their
       technology plan.




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Implementation Plan

                             Fluvanna County Public School
                              Educational Technology Plan
                                       2004-2010
                                  Implementation Plan
                                       Integration
    Goal 1
    Administrators and teachers share the technology vision and collaboratively plan for
    technology use and integration.
    Strategies                                  Person(s)                Target Date
                                                Responsible
    Provide technology leadership training for Central Office Staff      Ongoing
    administrators

    Administrators & teachers develop plan       Bldg Principal          2004-2005 & Annual
    for technology use and integration and                               Review
    incorporate this into the school’s teacher
    handbook (Building Level Technology
    Plan)

    The district will have a 6-year technology   Tech Planning Comm.     June 2004 & Annual
    plan that is aligned with the state plan                             Review




    Progress Measures:

       •   Number of administrators participating in technology leadership training.
       •   Building Level Technology Plan
       •   District 6-year Technology Plan
       •   Annual Survey




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                      Integration
    Goal 2
    School leaders provide support for integration of technology.
    Strategies                                   Person(s)            Target Date
                                                 Responsible
    Continue TSIP training in schools            TSIP Coordinator &   Ongoing
                                                 Bldg Principal

    Encourage participation in professional     Principal             Ongoing
    conferences

    Provide technical support for teachers in   Tech Support Staff    Ongoing
    each building




    Progress Measures:

       •   TSIP training calendars
       •   Number of people completing TSIP training
       •   Record of attendance at conferences
       •   Annual survey




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                      Integration
    Goal 3
    Leaders can effectively evaluate instructional uses of educational technology.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)                Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    Develop observation checklist for             Central Office Staff     June 2005
    technology integration to be used as part
    of teacher evaluation.

    Provide training on the evaluation of        Central Office Staff    Summer 2005
    instructional uses of educational
    technology

    Involve all leaders in technology planning   Central Office Staff    Ongoing

    Provide resources that encourage the         Central Office Staff    Ongoing
    embracement of technology

    Support and encourage leaders to attend      Central Office Staff    Ongoing
    technology conferences at the state,
    national, and regional levels




    Progress Measures:

       •   Number and quality of training events
       •   Number of leaders receiving training
       •   Annual survey




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                             Fluvanna County Public School
                              Educational Technology Plan
                                       2004-2010
                                  Implementation Plan
                                       Integration
    Goal 4
    Teachers effectively integrate instructional technology and use technology-based
    intervention strategies to improve student achievement.
    Strategies                                     Person(s)               Target Date
                                                   Responsible
    Administrators include technology              Bldg Principal          Annually
    integration as part of yearly review

    Provide professional development that           TSIP Coordinator,      Ongoing
    focuses on training for effective utilization   Bldg Principal,
    of technology in the K-12 classroom             Central Office Staff

    Student achievement data will be reviewed Teachers, Bldg               Annually
    to determine area of focus for technology Principal, Central
    integration training                      Office Staff




    Progress Measures:

       •   Number of training events that focus on integration of technology into the K-12
           curriculum
       •   Number of teachers attending these training events
       •   Student achievement data
       •   Annual survey




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                           Fluvanna County Public School
                            Educational Technology Plan
                                     2004-2010
                                Implementation Plan
                                     Integration
    Goal 5
    Teachers understand and model the acceptable use of technology in teaching and learning.
    Strategies                                Person(s)                 Target Date
                                              Responsible
    Provide copy of Acceptable Use Policy in Bldg Principal,            Annually
    Teacher Handbook and on school district   Central Office Staff
    website

    Provide copy of TSIPs in Teacher            Bldg Principal,          Annually
    Handbook and on school district website     Central Office Staff

    Provide annual overview of the Fluvanna     TSIP Coordinator         Annually
    Acceptable Use Policy                       and/or Technology
                                                Staff

    Teachers model acceptable use policies in   Bldg Principal           Ongoing
    classroom setting




    Progress Measures:

       •   Require lesson plan with use of technology to be part of annual review of each
           teacher
       •   Copy of Teacher Handbook for each building
       •   Record of AUP overview sessions




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                      Integration
    Goal 6
    Students meet and exceed the Standards of Learning for Computer/Technology as outlined
    by the Virginia Department of Education.
    Strategies                                  Person(s)              Target Date
                                                Responsible
    Prepare scope and sequence for              TSIP Committee         June 2005
    computer/technology skills for all students
    at each grade level

    Develop grade level assessments of student    TSIP Committee       June 2005
    technology skills




    Progress Measures:

       •   Results of pilot grade level assessments




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                      Integration
    Goal 7
    Educators and students have equitable access to computers and other technology tools to
    ensure that all instructional needs are best served.
    Strategies                                      Person(s)            Target Date
                                                    Responsible
    Teachers are issued personal computers          Technology Staff     2004-2005 &
                                                                         ongoing
    Adequate number of computers &                  Technology Staff
    technologies are provided in both lab &                              2004-2005 &
    classroom settings                                                   ongoing

    Maintain at least a 3:1 student-computer    Technology Staff         Ongoing
    ratio

    Explore ways to assist students who don’t   Entire School            Ongoing
    have access to computers and other          Community
    technologies outside of the school day

    Teachers will ensure adequate access to     Teacher, Bldg            Ongoing
    computers and other technologies by         Principal
    providing opportunities for appropriate use




    Progress Measures:

       •   Technology inventory of computers & other technologies
       •   Annual survey




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                      Integration
    Goal 8
    Appropriate technology-based instructional strategies are used for students with unique
    needs.
    Strategies                                   Person(s)                 Target Date
                                                 Responsible
    Provide assistive devices for special needs Special Ed Team            Ongoing
    students

    Provide technology-based strategy for        Teachers                 Ongoing
    remediation or enrichment at all grade
    levels




    Progress Measures:

       •   Number of schools reporting that special needs students have access to assistive
           technologies when needed
       •   Remediation Recovery IIPs list educational technology used with students




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                         Fluvanna County Public School
                           Educational Technology Plan
                                    2004-2010
                               Implementation Plan
                   Professional Development & Support Programs
    Goal 1
    Teachers, administrators, and staff will participate in professional development as necessary
    to make them proficient technical users of the district-wide network, its resources (such as
    e-mail and online information collections), and other technology devices and resources.
    Strategies                                     Person(s)                Target Date
                                                   Responsible
    Provide a variety of professional               Technology Staff,       Annually
    development opportunities pertaining to        TSIP Coordinators
    the network, its resources and other
    technology devices and resources

    Examples:
       • New Teacher Summer Institute
       • TSIP training session




    Progress Measures:

       •   Number and quality of professional development opportunities




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                         Fluvanna County Public School
                           Educational Technology Plan
                                    2004-2010
                               Implementation Plan
                   Professional Development & Support Programs
    Goal 2
    Teachers will participate in professional development as necessary to develop pedagogical
    techniques and strategies to facilitate learner-centered, project-based curricula that
    integrates the use of technology tools.
    Strategies                                      Person(s)                Target Date
                                                    Responsible
    Provide a variety of professional               TSIP Coordinators,       Annually
    development opportunities in techniques         Bldg Principals,
    and strategies to facilitate the appropriate Central Office Staff
    integration of technology tools

    Examples:
       • New Teacher Summer Institute
       • TSIP training sessions




    Progress Measures:

       •   Number and quality of professional development opportunities




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                         Fluvanna County Public School
                           Educational Technology Plan
                                    2004-2010
                               Implementation Plan
                   Professional Development & Support Programs
    Goal 3
    Teachers and staff will be provided with adequate time to take advantage of professional
    development opportunities related to learning technology skills and strategies.
    Strategies                                   Person(s)                 Target Date
                                                 Responsible
    Professional development days are built      Central Office Staff      Annually
    into the school district calendar

    Training opportunities are provided in a    Central Office Staff,    Ongoing
    variety of flexible schedules:              TSIP Coordinators,
        • After-school                          Bldg Principals
        • Planning period
        • Summer
        • Work days




    Progress Measures:

       •   Professional development schedules




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                          Fluvanna County Public School
                            Educational Technology Plan
                                     2004-2010
                                Implementation Plan
                    Professional Development & Support Programs
    Goal 4
    Teachers will be provided with time, incentives, and opportunities to share their individual
    technology skills and expertise with other teachers in their schools and around the district.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)                 Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    Recertification and/or stipends are           Central Office Staff,     Annually
    provided for teachers who share skills and Bldg Principal
    expertise with others

    Recertification points are provided for       Bldg Principal            Annually
    teachers attending and participating in
    professional development

    Teachers are actively recruited to share      TSIP Coordinator,         Ongoing
    their skills and expertise                    Bldg Principal




    Progress Measures:

       •   Number of teachers receiving recertification credits
       •   Number of teachers sharing skills
       •   Number and quality of sessions attended and/or conducted by teachers




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                     Connectivity
    Goal 1
    Every instructional and administrative area in every school has a sufficient number of
    network connections to support the high bandwidth requirements of current and future
    instructional and administrative applications.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)                Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    All school LANs use star topology             Tech Director            June 2005


    Computer ration of 3:1 is maintained        Tech Director            Ongoing

    Networks meet standards for wiring code     Tech Director,           Ongoing
                                                Vendors

    Visio diagrams of LANs/WAN created          Tech Director,           2004-2005 & Ongoing
                                                Vendors

    E-Rate obtained for DSS & T1 lines          Tech Director            Ongoing

    High school & middle school Stage 1         Tech Staff               July 2004
    certified

    Fluvanna middle school Stage 2 certified    Tech Staff               Jan 2005

    All elementary schools Stage 2 certified    Tech Staff               Jan 2005

    Explore access to Internet 2                Tech Staff               Ongoing

    Progress Measures:

       •   Visio diagrams
       •   Network certification




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                             Fluvanna County Public School
                              Educational Technology Plan
                                       2004-2010
                                  Implementation Plan
                                      Connectivity
    Goal 2
    Adequate support personnel are in place to operate and support the school district
    technology infrastructure.
    Strategies                                  Person(s)                Target Date
                                                Responsible
    Hire a network engineer to oversee          Central Office Staff     July 2004
    network functions

    Hire server specialist/SIS analyst          Central Office Staff     July 2004

    Provide training for existing support       Technology Director      Ongoing
    personnel – locally and professional
    workshops

    Establish district-wide electronic ticket   Technology Staff         September 2004
    system for reporting and tracking
    technology repair needs.




    Progress Measures:

       •   Staffing of technology department
       •   Local training opportunities provided
       •   Database of repair reporting




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                              Fluvanna County Public School
                               Educational Technology Plan
                                        2004-2010
                                   Implementation Plan
                                       Connectivity
    Goal 3
    Policies, procedures, and technologies are in place to ensure that computing resources are
    secure and recoverable.
    Strategies                                   Person(s)                Target Date
                                                 Responsible
    Establish technology website for district    Technology Director      2004-2005

    Establish local district centralized        Technology Director,     2004-2005
    procurement policy and use state            Central Office Staff
    contracts when possible
                                                Technology Staff         2004-2005
    Install mail shield
                                                Technology Director      2005-2006
    Establish disaster preparedness plan
                                                Technology Staff         June 2004
    Install Cisco Pix




    Progress Measures:

       •   Technology website
       •   Procurement policy
       •   Disaster Preparedness Plan




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                              Fluvanna County Public School
                               Educational Technology Plan
                                        2004-2010
                                   Implementation Plan
                                       Connectivity
    Goal 4
    The school district has appropriate and effective network and data security policies and
    systems in place, to include an up-to-date Acceptable Use Policy and network filtering
    solution.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)               Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    Financial data is backed up daily             Financial Officers      Ongoing

    Virus protection software installed on all    Technology Staff        Ongoing
    school district computers

    Establish and communicate policy for          Technology Staff        2004-2005
    backing up strategic data and record
    retention

    Internet filtering device is installed and    Technology Staff        Ongoing
    maintained

    Install network operating system requiring Technology Staff           2005-2006
    login and computer authentication




    Progress Measures:

        •   Strategic data and record retention policy




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                     Connectivity
    Goal 5
    The school district plans for the total cost of ownership (TCO) associated with K-12
    technology.
    Strategies                                     Person(s)              Target Date
                                                   Responsible
    Establish committee to conduct TCO             Central Office,        2004-2005
    study                                          Technology Staff

    Conduct TCO study                           TCO Committee            2005-2006 & ongoing
       • Identify TCO resources
       • Complete analysis

    Provide TCO report to schools and           TCO Committee            Ongoing
    school board




    Progress Measures:

       •   TCO committee meetings
       •   TCO report




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                Educational Applications
    Goal 1
    Teaching and learning resources that effectively support the Virginia Standards of Learning
    have been identified, communicated, and developed.
    Strategies                                   Person(s)                 Target Date
                                                 Responsible
    Administrators and teachers will use the     All Staff                 Ongoing
    DOE website and other online resources
    to identify and evaluate teaching and
    learning resources that support the
    Virginia SOL
                                                 Central Office Staff,     Annually & Ongoing
    Information on available teaching and        Bldg Principal,
    learning resources will be provided at new Library/Media
    teacher sessions and provided at the         Specialist
    building level

    Teachers will be surveyed regarding         Library/Media            Annually
    possible purchase and/or use of new         Specialist
    teaching and learning resources




    Progress Measures:

       •   Library/Media Consideration File
       •   Annual Survey




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                Educational Applications
    Goal 2
    The school district uses a common platform for communication and interpretation of student
    information.
    Strategies                                  Person(s)              Target Date
                                                Responsible
    A server-based directory will be provided Technology Staff         June 2005
    for all teachers

    The student information system will be        Teachers, Bldg
    complete with the following entered and       Principals
    communicated electronically:
       • Student demographic data                                      August 2004
       • Attendance recorded at the                                    August 2004
           classroom level – secondary
       • Attendance recorded at the                                    June 2005
           classroom level – elementary
       • Student grade reporting –                                     2004-2005
           secondary
       • Student grade reporting -                                     2006-2007
           elementary




    Progress Measures:

       •   Availability of server storage space
       •   Student information reports




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                           Fluvanna County Public School
                            Educational Technology Plan
                                     2004-2010
                                Implementation Plan
                               Educational Applications
    Goal 3
    The school district has strategies for providing community access to school-based
    technology and applications.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)               Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    Community Learning Centers are                Central Office Staff    2004-2005 & ongoing
    organized, staffed, and provided
    technology by the school district

    The school district provides an adult       Central Office Staff   Ongoing
    education program that utilizes computers
    and other technologies




    Progress Measures:

       •   Inventory of technologies available in Community Learning Centers
       •   Inventory of technologies available in adult education classes




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                    Accountability
    Goal 1
    Instructional technology integration is routinely assessed in both schools and classrooms.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)                Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    Technology integration checklist is           Bldg Principal           2005-2006 & ongoing
    provided to teachers and used during
    administrative observations




    Progress Measures:

       •   Technology integration checklist
       •   Annual survey
       •   Administrator observations




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                    Accountability
    Goal 2
    All instructional personnel are technology literate.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)     Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    All school district staff are provided        All Staff     July 2004 and
    training on technology skills and                           ongoing
    integration and will be certified
    technology literate at their next licensure
    renewal




    Progress Measures:

       •   Licensure renewal records




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                             Fluvanna County Public School
                              Educational Technology Plan
                                       2004-2010
                                  Implementation Plan
                                     Accountability
    Goal 3
    All students are technology literate.
    Strategies                                    Person(s)     Target Date
                                                  Responsible
    Teachers will follow scope & sequence         Teacher       2005-2006 & ongoing
    for technology skills for their grade level
    and will use school district assessments to
    confirm that students have met
    technology goals for the grade level




    Progress Measures:

       •   Student assessment data
       •   Annual survey




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                    Accountability
    Goal 4
    All schools have technology plans that are consistent with the district technology plan.
    Strategies                                   Person(s)                  Target Date
                                                 Responsible
    TSIP Coordinators will assist in the         TSIP Coordinator,          2004-2005 &
    development of a school technology plan      Bldg Principal             Annually
    that will be communicated via the
    Standards of Quality and the Teacher
    Handbook




    Progress Measures:

       •   Standards of Quality
       •   Teacher Handbook




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                            Fluvanna County Public School
                             Educational Technology Plan
                                      2004-2010
                                 Implementation Plan
                                    Accountability
    Goal 5
    The school district and schools evaluate annually the progress and effectiveness of their
    technology plan.
    Strategies                                   Person(s)                Target Date
                                                 Responsible
    The school district will conduct an annual Technology Staff,          May 2005 &
    survey of teachers and students to assess    Technology Planning Annually
    the progress of the technology plan          Committee

    The school district will conduct an annual   Technology Planning       Annually
    review of the District 6-yr Technology       Committee
    Plan and make revisions as needed




    Progress Measures:

       •   Annual Survey
       •   Annual revisions to 6-yr technology plan




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Considerations for the Future


The one constant in technology is change. Innovations happen daily that improve upon existing

technologies and create solutions that did not previously exist. While it is prudent to plan for the

future with instructional programs and budgeting, whatever plan is laid for the infusion of

technology into the instructional process must remain fluid and open to constant adjustment.



The needs and expectations of our students and community have changed over the past six years

and will continue to change at a rapid pace. As a society, we now expect immediate access to

information. We expect real-time interactions and flexibility of access to educational resources.

These expectations will also impact the integration of technology in the schools. Wireless

connectivity will play an important role is the future for communications and learning and will

support the requirements of immediate and flexible access. Rural areas tend to be behind in some

new technologies due to physical limitations (i.e. cell towers, transmission lines, etc) and this can

affect our ability to keep up.



Easy access to the Internet has supported our desire to have immediate access to people and

information. Parents will expect to use the web to access grade and attendance reporting for

their children. Students have increased inclination to share information globally. Students will

have increasing access to handheld technologies, such as cell phones and PDAs and this will

require that school personnel keep abreast of the potential uses, both appropriate and

inappropriate, of these technologies in the instructional arena.




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This global access to information may also serve to diminish the geographic boundaries of

school districts. As school becomes more of an ‘activity’ and less of a ‘place’, the technology

and instructional staff will need to consider the school district’s role in providing curricular

choices to students and community members. Tele-immersion, such as using interactive video

figure prominently in providing many varied learning opportunities for students. There will be

increasing need to review hardware and software choices that effectively utilize an

individualized approach to learning. Distance learning will become more prevalent in the future.

High schools may become more like today’s colleges, using virtual classes, e-mail to instructors,

and only occasional visits to the school building for certain classes such as band, athletics, and

extra-curricular activities.




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