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					Action Plan
What actions are going to make our goals realities?
 What are the educational priorities?
 What technology is needed to meet the educational priorities?
 What belief statements can we make about technology in our school?
 What are the available options – which have we chosen?
 What is our ideal level of hardware and software? How are we going to get there in the
  next few years?
 How will you assess or know that you have made it there?
         o Surveys, Rubrics, Milestones
 Bring your plan to all stakeholders? Do you have consensus? Do minor changes need to
  be made to achieve consensus?
 What is the blueprint for implementation?
 What areas will see the greatest improvement in the next 6 – 9 ICT Survey?
 What non-technology changes are required for your plan to succeed?
 How are we going to monitor the progress and success of our plan?
 Can others see how the innovation works and observe the results? Are results visible?
 What evaluation standards and benchmarks will indicate successful implementation (e.g.,
  subjective data, normed data, national benchmarks, etc.)?
 Who is ultimately responsible for successful implementation?
 Who is responsible for interpreting evaluation data?
 What hurdles will we need to overcome?
         o Staffing? Funding? Community?

The following template may be useful in detailing your plans.

      District has updated Software Inventory
      District has updated Hardware Inventory
      Activities / Projects
Action Plan
Text in Blue is for instructions to the writer
Text in Red is sample terminology that may be used
Text in Black is the template

Executive Summary
     A short overview of plan, how and why it came to be, and what it hopes to accomplish
     (two page maximum)

     Purpose
     ABC school has prepared this Long-Range Technology Plan to articulate a common
     vision for technology in the district and identify the strategies that will help us use
     advanced technology to improve the academic achievement, including technology
     literacy, of all students of rigorous curriculum standards and the development of critical
     thinking skills that are essential for academic and workplace success and build the
     capacity of all teachers to integrate technology effectively into curriculum and instruction.

     Background
     This plan is based on information drawn from many sources including: (select/identify
     sources you used)
              A review of the literature to identify best practices
              A survey of school site hardware and instructional media.
              A survey of teachers.
              A survey of administrators
              Interviews with site and district administrators and representatives from the
                  ABC community.
              School site meetings
              Other

     Parameters
     This Long-Range Technology Plan is driven by the Surrey School District and its beliefs
     for integration of technology. The Ministry of Education has provided a model where
     Transformative practices with technology are the goal.
     The plan stresses the importance of ongoing and sustained staff development in the
     integration of technology into the curriculum for teachers, principals, clerical, and
     teacher librarians to further the effective use of technology in the classroom and
     throughout the school.


Vision Statement
     Aligning with the District vision, what you see for the future of technology and education
     in your school. Roles desired and envisioned for the future of technology and education
     in the school; what classrooms of the future will include and look like; how instruction will
     be delivered; how and at what levels students will achieve; how the community will be
     involved; and what is envisioned for learner in the future. What stories will you be telling
     about technology use in your school in X years.
Mission Statement
     What must be done to make the vision come true; define learning; what learning looks
     like in progress; what is different about learning with technology; what needs to be done
     to develop, implement, and continually improve the quality of instruction and learning
     using technology; desired student benefits and outcomes


     What belief statements can we make about our school integrating technology?


Demographics
Student Body
       Number
       Male
       Female
       ESL Rate
       Special Needs

Teachers
      Number
      Male
      Female

Clerical

Administration

Support Staff
Assessment Process
  A comprehensive needs assessment utilizing teacher/student surveys, interviews, focus
  group sessions, inventories, discussion questions was conducted to analyze the current
  status of technology our school and determine future needs. Items analyzed included:
  District Vision, School Goals, Learning Community and Communication, Staff Capacity,
  Professional Development, Student Capacity and learning Environments, Curricular
  Integration, Support, Software, Hardware, Resources, Community and Evaluation.

Current Conditions
  Briefly describe the current status for each of the following areas:

  School Goals
  1.
  2.
  3.
    School Wide Initiatives

  Learning Community and Communication
   We have already started as a pilot with the hom e / school collaboration project


  Staff Capacity and Professional Development
  The following technology professional development plan is in place:
   We are planning to bring in a First Class trainer for two afterschool workshops focused
     on Web Developm ent for home collaboration

  Student Capacity and Learning Environments
   Our students have good com puter literacy skills from home and previous classes.
   Our computer lab is over booked with Primary getting 40 min per week and Intermediate
     with 80 per week.

  Curricular Integration
  Currently teachers are planning technology that fits for their class. There is no sharing of
  projects between classes or grades.

  Technical Support – Management and Maintenace
  We have the following Technical Supports in Place
  All work orders are placed with the helpdesk and a copy placed in the yellow binder kept in
  the office. The order of priority is updated by the tech contact every 3 weeks

  Technical Support Infrastructure

  Software

  Hardware
     Student to com puter ratio of 8 to 1
  Staff to computer ratio of 2 to 1
  Digital cameras, scanners, video cameras, and digital projectors for integration

  Resources
     Community

     Unique Features

     Evaluation of Technology

     Identified Needs
     Summarize the technology related needs and issues as identified in the teachers’ and
     administrators’ surveys, interviews, meetings, etc. For example, equitable access to
     technology, ongoing professional development, more support for the integration of
     technology into the curriculum, technical support, etc.


Goals, Objectives/Strategies, Timeline, Person(s)
Responsible, Evidence
You may complete the following in one of two ways. You may list the goals, strategies and
timelines for each area of technology, or you may list the goals and strategies in the chart
provided below.


Action Items
Goals Objectives Strategies Person(s)   Current Plan   Cost Indicators                Start End
                            Responsible Status  of          of                        Date Date
                                                Action      Success




     Goals are observable and measurable expectations for student and teacher use of
     technologies correlated to the curriculum (TEKS) addressing the four areas of the Long-
     Range Plan for Technology, 1996-2010: 1) Teaching and Learning, 2) Educator
     Preparation and Development, 3) Administration and Support Services, 4) Infrastructure
     for Technology. Goals should focus on results rather than efforts.

     Objectives are specific, measurable statements of what is to be accomplished to meet
     the goals by the end of plan. Objectives must be correlated to NCLB and E-Rate. A
     budget amount must be allocated for each objective and that expenditure needs to be
     correlated to one of the four Long-Range Plan for Technology categories: 1) Teaching
     and Learning, 2) Educator Preparation and Development, 3) Administration and Support
     Services, or 4) Infrastructure for Technology

     Strategies are the specific activities that will be conducted to achieve your objectives.
     All strategies must include a strategy statement, person(s) responsible, timeline, and
     evidence that will be used to measure success . Strategies must be correlated to the
     Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology Recommendations.
    Timeline states the period of time in which you are to complete the plan or goals; states
    approximate date(s) for completion of each phase; states major events with the use of
    graphics (i.e. charts and calendars)


    Person(s) Responsible states the person or group of people who will be responsible
    for ensuring that the strategy is implemented.


    Indicators of Success includes everything that will be used to demonstrate the
    success of the strategy. This includes both quantitative and qualitative data.
    Quantitative data might include “records of staff member participation in technology
    training monitored by sign-in sheets and teacher professional development records.”
    Qualitative data might include “integration of training into the classroom as measured by
    lesson plans and number and type of technology and distance learning projects.”
Goals & Objectives:

    ABC ISD developed goals and objectives based upon the recommendations defined by
    the Texas Long-Range Plan for Technology in the areas of Teaching and Learning,
    Educator Preparation and Development, Administration and Support Services, and
    Infrastructure for Technology.
    School Goals
    1.
    2.
    3.
      School Wide Initiatives
              The school website will be updated with our monthly newsletters
              A password protected area will share photos from our school events such as
    multicultural food night, Math Playground, Meet the Creature night, Carnival etc
              The prinicipals message will be updated weekly with upcoming events
              The school calendar will be place in First Class and available via the web.
              The acceptable use policy will be reviewed with students in Septem ber and
    January at an assembly. It will also be posted on our school website.

    Learning Community and Communication
      We have already started as a pilot with the hom e / school collaboration project and we are
    expanding so that every teacher has a website updated weekly.

    Staff Capacity and Professional Development
    Professional Development addresses the staff development needs not only of teachers
    but of all the members of the professional education community.
    The following technology professional development plan is in place:
     Teachers plan to take a yearly survey to assess their technology skills
     We are providing regular collaboration time for technology planning by
     The focus of our ____ Pro D day will be
     We are planning to bring in a First Class trainer for two afterschool workshops focused
       on Web Developm ent for home collaboration
     We will support 2 teachers attending a CUE conference
     We will support 1 teacher to attend the NCCE conference in _____
     Teachers attending conferences will provide additional mentoring opportunities
   To provide ongoing, sustained professional development for: teachers, principals,
    administrators, and school library media personnel to further the effective use of
    technology in the classroom and the library media center

Student Capacity and Learning Environments
 Our students have good com puter literacy skills from home and previous classes. We
   will continue to have the primary grades do their spelling lists in first class for literacy
   practice and home communication.

   We are adjusting our access to the computer lab by creating two labs with fewer
    computers in it (The stationary lab will be used more frequently by the primary students).
    One will reside in the current lab, the second will move between wings of the school for
    projects.

   We will arrange the schedule so that students will have an average of two hours per
    week using technology; however they m ay not use it for a couple of weeks.

   Our current mobile lab has been used by Grade 6 /7 for 80% of the time. We will work
    towards making the m obile lab equally accessible to all intermediate students.

   To improve the academic achievement, including technology literacy, of all students.

 Curricular Integration
We are planning to use student First Class Accounts for …
We are developing projects for each grade level that fit so that students will have technology
integrated into every curricular area by Grade 7.


Grade     Project / Tool                                            Curriculum
K         Digital Microscope and Slide shows - investigating        Science
          our surroundings
1         Iphoto – Book making -                                    Reading and Writing
2
3         Sports Posters – Digital Camera and Appleworks            Phys Ed
4         Book Making in iPhoto – Different Parts of Canada         Social Studies
          History
5         IMovie Poetry                                             Language Arts
6         Data Collection in Tables                                 Science
7         Spreadsheet graphing                                      Math

Technical Support – Management and Maintenace
We have the following Technical Supports in Place
All work orders are placed with the helpdesk and a copy placed in the yellow binder kept in
the office. The order of priority is updated by the tech contact every 3 weeks
We are migrating to the CMS strategy which will allow for off site managem ent of software
issues.
CMS will place in the school a Windows and Mac Server to manage our technology
We have an onsite ICT Contact who attends m onthly m eetings and updates the staff on
district initiatives and policies.

Technical Support Infrastructure
      Working with the CMS team we will have our hubs replaced with new m anaged switches
            To ensure that all students and teachers have increased access to technology.

    Software
      Software toolkit provided from the district
      Additional software licensing of …

    Hardware
       Student to com puter ratio of 6 to 1
    Staff to computer ratio of 1 to 1
    Digital cameras, scanners, video cameras, and digital projectors for integration

    Resources
      To Support our student use, we will develop a team of peer mentors for using technology
       To Support our teachers, we will provide our ICT contact with 1 day per month for
    technology integration support by ……

    Community
      Our Pac group has offered to manage the school website. They will keep current Pac and
    school events up to date
      We are advertising our community outreach events on the website
      With the help of one of our Pac parents and 2 grade 4 teachers and their class, we are
    offering computer classes for the parents of grade 4 students.

    Unique Features
      We are a school using mostly Macintosh Com puters in a PC community. Each time we
    ask for hardware funding, they ask if we are switching to PC’s.
      We have a high transience population

    Evaluation of Technology
      We will know we are successful when we see

Review and Evaluation of our Plan

Questions to answer
  1. Technology outcomes addressed
  2. Numbers of students and staff involved
  3. Identified goals met and not met
  4. Evidence of impact on student learning

Reflecting on the Process
   1. Did the visioning process engage stakeholders?
   2. Who or what groups are the keepers of the vision?
   3. What stage is the planning for technology? Beginning? Culminating? Renewing?
   4. Is the technology plan equipment focused? Learning focused?

Budget

    Technology Formula Funds:
    Plan for 25% of the funds must to be dedicated to Staff Development as reflected in the
    Budget Detail for the plan. If the plan covers more than one year, 25% of the funds for
    each year should be included. Since the amount will not be available for all years of the
    plan, just use the amount of the current year for future years.

    Budget Details:
    The budget must include estimated costs with available and potential funding sources
    for all items addressed in the plan. If you have no costs associated with a category then
    enter 0 in the Cost column.

      Budget Detail – 2005-2006 (Year 1)

                                                                      Funding Source s with
                        Budget Item                   Costs
                                                                       amount per source
      School Wide Initiatives
      Learning Community and Communication
      Staff Capacity and Professional Development
      Student Capacity and Learning Environments
      Curricular Integration
      Technical Support – Maintenance and
                                                                   IMS to cover
      Management
      Technical Support – Infrastructure                           IMS to Cover
                                                                   More software is becoming
      Software
                                                                   district licensed
      Hardware
      Resources
      Community
      Miscellaneous Expenses
      Total


You may choose to add sub categories to help define the costs and who will be covering the
costs.

Evaluation
    Evaluation Process:
    The process that will be used to monitor and document progress made in the
    implementation of the plan including how frequently the plan will be evaluated and
    updated, who is responsible for evaluating and updating the plan, and how the findings
    of the evaluation will be communicated and distributed.

    Evaluation of the Technology Plan will be a systematic ongoing process. All aspects of
    the Plan will be evaluated formally two times each year in November and May.
    The Technology Plan Committee will be responsible for the ongoing evaluation of this
    plan. The intention of the evaluation will be to make decisions on the impact that
    technology has on the learning process for all students. A report will be given to the
    Superintendent and the Board of Trustees after each formal evaluation occurs.

    Evaluation Methods:
Describe the accountability methods and measures that will be used to evaluate the
extent to which activities are effective in:
  Integrating technology into curriculum and instruction
  Increasing the ability of teachers to teach
  Acquiring and deploying technologies

Other methods used for evaluation will include:
      Surveys of the staff conducted yearly in regards to their use of technology in the
       classroom
      Informal interviews conducted once a year by the ICT contact
      Records of staff member participation in technology training
      Integration of technology into the classroom as measured by
      Monitoring and documentation of community access to technology resources and
       information and visits to the web site.
      Monitoring and documentation of community involvement
      Yearly inventory of hardware and software
      Support and maintenance of technology as documented by technical support
       records

				
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