OBJECTIVE # 1

 ACTION PLAN

TITLE: Instructional Technology

 

VISION: Oak Grove School stakeholders effectively use technology as an important tool for learning, creating, and sharing. Technology positively transforms the learning experience to prepare our students for success now and in the future.

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide a budget and evaluation process which enhances the realization of the Technology Vision.

 

ACTION TEAM LEADER:  Dr. Lemon          

ACTION TEAM: District Admins, 4 Tech Coaches, Moderator

 

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

 

Assemble Action Team for development of Vision

 Dr. Lemon

 

 

 

7/20/13

 

  8/1/13

 

 8/1/13

2

Establish guiding principles for Tech Plan

Tech Action Team

8/1/13

8/1/13

8/1/13

3

Define strategic actions which will be set to Action Plans

Tech Team

8/1/13

8/26/13

8/1 (outlined)

4

Frame progression of action steps and create timeline

Tech Team

8/1/13

8/26/13

8/1 (outlined)

5

Establish monitoring system for strategic action teams set to Action Plans

Superintendent, Business Manager & Tech Team

12/3/13

ongoing

N/A


OBJECTIVE # 2

 ACTION PLAN

TITLE: SAMR Model

VISION: Oak Grove School stakeholders effectively use technology as an important tool for learning, creating, and sharing. Technology positively transforms the learning experience to prepare our students for success now and in the future.

 


SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing staff training, development and support that ensures that the SAMR model is being implemented by teachers and students.

ACTION TEAM LEADER:   Allison Honaker

 

ACTION TEAM: Tech Coaches, IT Consultant, Admins

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Create a timeline for staff education in SAMR model.

Tech Coaches

8/15/13

8/15/13

8/15/13

2a

Educate teaching staff about SAMR. (Examples: go over chart, share personal examples. Provide link “SAMR in 120 seconds.”)

Admin and Tech Coaches

8/20/13

10/15/13

9/20/13

2b

Educate new hires about SAMR

Tech Coaches

8/2013

ongoing

NA

3

Provide SAMR chart in every classroom

Tech Coaches

8/20/13

9/20/13

9/20/13

4

Implement staff meeting/team meeting sharing component (select teachers/admins to share examples of SAMR model)

Admin and teachers

8/20/13

ongoing

NA

 


OBJECTIVE # 3

 ACTION PLAN

TITLE: Instructional Technology

 

VISION: Oak Grove School stakeholders effectively use technology as an important tool for learning, creating, and sharing. Technology positively transforms the learning experience to prepare our students for success now and in the future.

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Establish personal devices framework for teachers & students

 

ACTION TEAM LEADER: Superintendent

         

ACTION TEAM:  Admin and Coaches

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Make arrangements to observe and share best practices.

Tech Coaches

8/1/13

2/15/14 (and ongoing)

N/A

2

Determine fiscal responsibility for the purchase of acceptable devices.

Admin/BOE

12/15/13

5/20/14

5/20/14

3

Establish test and monitor infrastructure network needs.

Tech Team (coaches and IT Support Staff)

8/20/13

12/1/13(base line), ongoing (fine tune)

N/A

4

Define recommendation for which devices are acceptable for use at each grade level.

Tech Coaches and Admin

8/20/13

5/20/14

4/8/14

5a

Establish and commit to purchase and refresh costs.

Admin - BOE

12/2/13

5/20/14

5/20/14

5b

Review, update and commit to refresh cycle.

Admin - BOE

12/1/14

Ongoing Annually

N/A


OBJECTIVE # 4

 ACTION PLAN

TITLE: Instructional Technology 

VISION: Oak Grove School stakeholders effectively use technology as an important tool for learning, creating, and sharing. Technology positively transforms the learning experience to prepare our students for success now and in the future.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Define and establish refresh cycles for all hardware & Software

ACTION TEAM LEADER:  Scott Blumberg        

ACTION TEAM: Admin, Tech Coaches, Tech Support Staff

 

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1a

Communicate device platform(s) to internal stakeholders.

Tech Coaches and Admin

1/1/14

5/20/14

5/20/14

1b

Communicate device platform(s) to external stakeholders.

Tech Coaches and Admin

1/1/14

9/15/14

2a

Create district inventory listing types of equipment

Tech Support Staff

10/3/13

12/1/13

11/1/13

2b

Maintain and update district inventory (including shelf life)

Tech Support Staff

8/1/13

Ongoing Annually

 N/A

3a

List software/apps, licenses and functions in inventory

Tech Team, support staff

12/5/13

1/15/14

1/15/14

3b

Maintain software/app license and function in inventory

Tech Team, support staff

1/5/14

Ongoing

N/A

4

Define useful life for each item in district inventory

Support Staff

12/1/13

2/15/14

2/15/14

5a

Planning and budget based on a three-year cycle.

Admin/Business Office

2/15/14

5/20/14

5/15/14

5b

Plan, update, and add new year for budget cycle.

Admin/Business Office

2/15/15

Ongoing Annually

N/A

6

Provide appropriate maintenance and support framework.

Admin & Tech Team

8/20/13

continuous (bulk to occur in summers)

N/A

 


OBJECTIVE # 5

 ACTION PLAN

 TITLE: Instructional Technology

 

VISION: Oak Grove School stakeholders effectively use technology as an important tool for learning, creating, and sharing. Technology positively transforms the learning experience to prepare our students for success now and in the future.

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide effective ongoing communication to raise awareness of district tech goals and methods targeted to achieve them.

 

ACTION TEAM LEADER:    Dave Huber

 

ACTION TEAM: Communication Action Team

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Implement the recommendations from the district communication action plan.

Tech Coaches and Admin

10/1/13

ongoing

N/A

2

Plan how to involve students in district communication.

Admins & Tech Team

10/1/13

ongoing

N/A

3

Publish and distribute tech vision related to curriculum.

Admin

8/20/13

9/15/14

4

Develop monthly or semi-monthly communication for updates & showcasing progress

Tech Coaches and Admin

1/10/14

ongoing

N/A


OBJECTIVE # 6

 ACTION PLAN

VISION: Oak Grove School stakeholders effectively use technology as an important tool for learning, creating, and sharing. Technology positively transforms the learning experience to prepare our students for success now and in the future.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

ACTION TEAM LEADER:    Sarah Cacciatore

           

ACTION TEAM: Admin and Tech Coaches

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Evaluate staff skills.

Tech Coaches

12/6/13

2/1/14

12/20/13

2

Develop individualized staff learning plans.

Tech Coaches, Admin, and teachers

12/6/13

10/30/14

3

Plan long range tech staff development calendar.

Tech Coaches

12/15/13

3/21/14

3/20/14

4

Establish Vanguard Tech Leaders.

Tech Coaches

5/1/14

9/15/14

5a

Develop list of in house PD opportunities with descriptions.

Tech Coaches and Admin

12/1/13

9/15/14

5b

Update and maintain list of PD opportunities with descriptions

Tech Coaches and Admin

6/1/14

ongoing monthly

N/A

6

Identify and observe best practices in classrooms.

Tech Coaches and Admin

8/20/13

“Expert Day” & continuous

3/7/14 (expert day)

7

Support PD opportunities for Tech Coaches.

Admin/BOE

1/12/14

continuous

N/A


OBJECTIVE # 7

 ACTION PLAN

 

TITLE: Instructional Technology

 

VISION: Oak Grove School stakeholders effectively use technology as an important tool for learning, creating, and sharing. Technology positively transforms the learning experience to prepare our students for success now and in the future.

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Encourage and support teacher/student mastery of International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE)  National Educational Technology Standards (NETS).

 

ACTION TEAM LEADER: Sarah Cacciatore

 

ACTION TEAM: Sarah Cacciatore, Tech Coaches

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Define and communicate ISTE Standards to stakeholders.

Tech Coaches

and Admin

8/20/13

9/1/13

8/20/13

2

Trimester follow-ups with Tech Coaches to K-5 stakeholders.

Tech Coaches

8/20/13

ongoing, 1st trimester and 3rd trimester

N/A

 


ACTION STEP

2.1

OBJECTIVE # 2 - SAMR Model

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing staff training, development and support that ensures that the SAMR model is being implemented by teachers and students.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Create a timeline for staff education in SAMR model.

Tech Coaches

8/15/13

8/15/13

8/15/13

The team decided in July of 2013 that we would use the SAMR model as the framework within all of our technology integration would occur, and to educate the staff about this model early and often.  

The timeline for staff education is simple:  Introduction on day 1, concepts to be reinforced regularly throughout the year via a variety of ways outlined in other action steps. 


ACTION STEP

2.2

OBJECTIVE # 2 - SAMR Model

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing staff training, development and support that ensures that the SAMR model is being implemented by teachers and students.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

2a

Educate teaching staff about SAMR. (Examples: go over chart, share personal examples. Provide link “SAMR in 120 seconds.”)

Admin and Tech Coaches

8/20/13

10/15/13

9/20/13

In addition to a SAMR introduction on the first day of school, Allison Honaker gave a presentation to the staff about the SAMR model, including a short movie, links, charts, and offered clarification to teachers that had questions.


ACTION STEP

2.3

OBJECTIVE # 2 - SAMR Model

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing staff training, development and support that ensures that the SAMR model is being implemented by teachers and students.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

3

Provide SAMR chart in every classroom

Tech Coaches

8/20/13

9/20/13

9/20/13

The SAMR model listed below is the basic chart that was posted in each classroom.


ACTION STEP

2.4

OBJECTIVE # 2 - SAMR Model

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing staff training, development and support that ensures that the SAMR model is being implemented by teachers and students.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

4

Implement staff meeting/team meeting sharing component (select teachers/admins to share examples of SAMR model)

Admin and teachers

8/20/13

ongoing

NA

Given the importance we have put on the SAMR model as it relates to technology in the classroom, we decided that it was important to have our staff share their experiences with others.  The selection of teachers to share began with grant winners as they were the logical choice.  As time goes on, however, and more teachers begin to have experiences moving technology “above the line” from substitution to reformation, we make arrangements for those teachers to share their experiences with others.  Whenever appropriate, details are shared whenever possible, especially during team meetings, curriculum days, and any time opportunities for collaboration arise.

The tech coaches are also working with teachers to help them identify where lessons using technology fall along the SAMR model, as they continually work with them.


ACTION STEP

3.1

OBJECTIVE # 3 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Establish personal devices framework for teachers & students

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Make arrangements to observe and share best practices.

Tech Coaches

8/1/13

2/15/14 (and ongoing)

N/A

Instructional Technology evolves rapidly.  To ensure that we are keeping abreast of best practices, tech coaches must be actively engaged in observing best practices through school visits, reading forum posts, attending appropriate conferences and workshops, etc.  This is an ongoing practice, and the admin team is tasked with the approval of all out-of-building experiences.


ACTION STEP

3.2

OBJECTIVE # 3 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Establish personal devices framework for teachers & students

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

2

Determine fiscal responsibility for the purchase of acceptable devices.

Admin/BOE

12/15/13

5/20/14

5/20/14

It is the responsibility of the admin team/BOE to determine the fiscal responsibility of the devices.  There are a number of considerations, each with their own merits (school purchased, school leased, parent provided, etc). The life cycle of these devices must be taken into consideration as well.  We would like to strive for a 3 year life cycle for student and teacher devices.


ACTION STEP

3.3

OBJECTIVE # 3 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Establish personal devices framework for teachers & students

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

3

Establish test and monitor infrastructure network needs.

Tech Team (coaches and IT Support Staff)

8/20/13

12/1/13 (base line), ongoing (fine tune)

N/A

The health and robustness of the wired and wireless network is of utmost importance.  With a poorly functioning network, only stand-alone devices will be of any real use.  

The health of the network has been monitored by internal staff since at least 1999.  During that time, the network equipment has been upgraded in order to keep one step ahead of the needs of our teachers and students.  Professional network companies are hired as needed to perform major upgrades or to troubleshoot any issues that are beyond the ability of our internal staff to handle.

As of 12/1/13, we have a very solid baseline knowledge as to the health and robustness of our network, and we also have recommendations in place to allow us to handle the network demands in the coming years.  This is an ongoing process.


ACTION STEP

3.4

OBJECTIVE # 3 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Establish personal devices framework for teachers & students

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

4

Define recommendation for which devices are acceptable for use at each grade level.

Tech Coaches and Admin

8/20/13

5/20/14

4/8/14

There are a multitude of technological tools available.  The tech coaches have made their recommendations to the admin team on which devices are the most appropriate for each grade level.  These recommendations are based on our experiences at Oak Grove School over the past decade.  Our recommendations will provide the best and most consistent experience for our students and teachers.  They fulfill the needs of our curriculum, and help to ensure the least amount of down time possible.

The admin team will take those recommendations into consideration and will make a recommendation based off of the previous steps in Objective 3 of this plan to make a recommendation to the Board of Education.


ACTION STEP

3.5

OBJECTIVE # 3 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Establish personal devices framework for teachers & students

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

5a

Establish and commit to purchase and refresh costs.

Admin - BOE

12/2/13

5/20/14

5/20/14

As alluded to in objective item 3.2, devices will need to be purchased on an ongoing basis as devices become end-of-lifed.  Refresh costs must become part of the long range purchase planning.  These should


ACTION STEP

4.1

OBJECTIVE # 4 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Define and establish refresh cycles for all hardware & Software

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Communicate device platform(s) to stakeholders.

Tech Coaches and Admin

1/1/14

5/20/14

5/20/14

This action simply means that we think it’s important to let our people know what devices and operating systems we have endorsed and plan to purchase for the coming years.  For example, elementary classrooms currently have very old iMacs that are overdue for replacement. We feel that it is important to let classroom teachers know that we plan to replace these end-of-lifed machines with recommended devices and why we are planning to do this.  It would fall to the tech coaches to make sure that each teacher had a clear understanding of the equipment they can expect to use in the coming years.


ACTION STEP

4.2

OBJECTIVE # 4 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Define and establish refresh cycles for all hardware & Software

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

2a

Create district inventory listing types of equipment

Tech Support Staff

10/3/13

12/1/13

11/1/13

Up until the summer of 2013, a meticulous database of District equipment was maintained.  Beginning in October of 2013, the tech team and other staff members made a new inventory from the ground up, making sure that the District has a solid working document that accurately reflects the laptop, desktop and mobile devices that are in use.  While the inventory includes other devices (printers, projectors, etc), we felt it was of the utmost importance to have an accurate list of computers and mobile devices, as these impact student learning more than all other devices.  Maintaining accurate inventory has always been, and always will be, an important ongoing task.


ACTION STEP

4.3

OBJECTIVE # 4 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Define and establish refresh cycles for all hardware & Software

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

3a

List software/apps, licenses and functions in inventory

Tech Team, support staff

12/5/13

1/15/14

1/15/14

In addition to an inventory of equipment, we need to maintain an inventory of school-purchased software with license codes and their basic functionality.  Maintaining this inventory will help us ensure that we are licensed to legally use the number of copies of software we have on teacher and student devices.


ACTION STEP

4.4

OBJECTIVE # 4 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Define and establish refresh cycles for all hardware & Software

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

4a

Define useful  life for each item in district inventory

Support Staff

12/1/13

2/15/14

2/15/14

As mentioned before, we have a suggested refresh cycle of three years for teacher and student devices.  This three year cycle is not, however, appropriate for other types of equipment such as printers, projectors, servers, network switches, etc.  Determining the useful life of District-owned equipment will help us to make sure that accurate replacement costs are factored into each budget year.


ACTION STEP

4.5

OBJECTIVE # 4 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Define and establish refresh cycles for all hardware & Software

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

5a

Planning and budget based on a three-year cycle.

Admin/Business Office

2/15/14

5/20/14

5/15/14

It will fall to the admins and the business office to prepare a budget that will allow for devices to be purchased on a three-year refresh cycle.  The actual age of existing devices and the “shelf life” of other District-owned equipment will be known at any time to aid in the task of preparing the budget annually.


ACTION STEP

4.6

OBJECTIVE # 4 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Define and establish refresh cycles for all hardware & Software

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

6

Provide appropriate maintenance and support framework.

Admin & Tech Team

8/20/13

continuous (bulk to occur in summers)

N/A

Quality and quantity of equipment means nothing if there is not adequate maintenance and support in place.  We must ensure that all of our computers and mobile devices are well-maintained, making sure that proper operating systems and correct software are on each device, and that a regular proactive maintenance schedule is kept.  Major upgrades will occur over the summer (typically an erase and re-imaging process).  In addition to personal devices, all other equipment must be properly maintained to keep our equipment working with as little downtime as possible.  We want more of our efforts to go into preventative maintenance, being proactive,  than going into emergency “break and fix,” or being reactive.  While this is impossible to eliminate, we will do our best to minimize it in order to maximize our efficiency.  We will need to evaluate whether or not we have adequate staffing on a quarterly basis.


ACTION STEP

5.1

OBJECTIVE # 5 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide effective ongoing communication to raise awareness of district tech goals and methods targeted to achieve them.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Implement the recommendations from the district communication action plan.

Tech Coaches and Admin

10/1/13

ongoing

N/A

The BOE has an established communication team that is, as of this writing, in the process of compiling a District action plan.  When the recommendations from this committee become available, it will fall to the tech coaches and admin team to implement these recommendations as they pertain to raising awareness of our tech goals and methods of achievement.


ACTION STEP

5.2

OBJECTIVE # 5 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide effective ongoing communication to raise awareness of district tech goals and methods targeted to achieve them.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

2

Plan how to involve students in district communication.

Admins & Tech Team

10/1/13

ongoing

N/A

As our methods of communication evolve and we strive to raise awareness of our tech goals, we want to make sure that there is a level of student involvement.  This can take many forms, but an example would be a student-driven video project, perhaps in the format of a Public Service Announcement, that highlights one or more tech goals and some examples of achievement.  It is expected that this would be an ongoing activity that would see growth in maturity and production value over time.


ACTION STEP

5.3

OBJECTIVE # 5 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide effective ongoing communication to raise awareness of district tech goals and methods targeted to achieve them.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

3

Publish and distribute tech vision related to curriculum.

Admin

8/20/13

9/15/14

The admin team is tasked with bringing to the BOE the technology vision as it relates to curriculum.   We feel that it is important to be as transparent and forthcoming as possible with regards to the tech vision so that proposed purchased are not simply line items; we want BOE members to know that a great deal of thought, time and energy has gone into the recommendations we are making.


ACTION STEP

5.4

OBJECTIVE # 5 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide effective ongoing communication to raise awareness of district tech goals and methods targeted to achieve them.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

4

Develop monthly communication for updates & showcasing progress

Tech Coaches and Admin

1/10/14

ongoing

N/A

We are rightfully proud of the things happening in our school.  Our students and teachers are doing a great job using technology to improve student learning, and we want to make sure that outstanding examples of progress are showcased and communicated.  It will fall to the tech coaches and admin team to make sure that the public gets to see some of the great things that we see each day.


ACTION STEP

6.1

OBJECTIVE # 6 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Evaluate staff skills.

Tech Coaches

12/6/13

2/1/14

12/20/13

At the beginning of the school year, the staff was introduced to the SAMR Integration Model.  The tech team spoke of developing individual professional development plans to assist the staff with technology integration in the classroom.  

In order to identify the level of technology integration practices in our district, we asked each staff member to take a Education Technology Profile self-assessment survey developed for educators. The survey was developed by Apple Distinguished Educators to help to assist us in identifying integration practices in our school according to the SAMR Model. The results of this survey will help us to develop a Professional Development calendar that will assist the staff in their integration practices and provide us with a baseline of skills already being practiced in our building.

The results of this self-assessment survey are available here.


ACTION STEP

6.2

OBJECTIVE # 6 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

2

Develop individualized staff learning plans.

Tech Coaches, Admin, and teachers

12/6/13

10/30/14

Just as our teachers help students to develop individual learning plans, we believe it is important to help teachers develop individualized learning plans as it relates to their use of technology.  Using the SAMR model as our framework, teachers will develop their individualized learning plan with tech coach support, to be submitted for administrative approval so that it may be incorporated into the 2014-15 school year.


ACTION STEP

6.3

OBJECTIVE # 6 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

3

Plan long range tech staff development calendar.

Tech Coaches and Business Office

12/15/13

3/21/14

3/20/14

The tech coaches are tasked with creating a long term staff development calendar.  There are many opportunities for staff development that we can offer to our teachers in-house.  While the tech coaches can certainly provide a great deal of these opportunities, we also plan to bring experts in for internal training as well as provide out-of-building opportunities for our staff.  We feel that it is important to have a single calendar that can show at a glance PD opportunities up to 12 months in advance.


ACTION STEP

6.4

OBJECTIVE # 6 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

4

Assign tech champions for peer support.

Tech Coaches

5/1/14

9/15/14

When we initiated the mini-grant process, it was with the caveat that grant recipients would be expected to become “tech champions” in the building, people that peers can look to as models for successful technology integration.  As the 2013-14 school year comes to a close, those tech champions will be paired up with peers to provide support for the 2014-15 school year.


ACTION STEP

6.5

OBJECTIVE # 6 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

5a

Develop list of in house PD opportunities with descriptions.

Tech Coaches and Admin

12/1/13

9/15/14

This is an extension of the professional-development calendar.  We will compile a list of professional development opportunities that we can offer to our staff members within the school building, complete with a description of each.  The compilation of this list will, to some extent, be influenced by the needs identified in the teacher self-assessment as well as by any common themes we identify in the individual staff learning plans.


ACTION STEP

6.6

OBJECTIVE # 6 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

6

Identify and observe best practices in classrooms.

Tech Coaches and Admins

8/20/13

“Expert Day” & continuous

3/7/14 (expert day)

As administrators evaluate staff, both formally and informally, they are tasked with identifying and observing  best practices by our teachers as they relate to technology integration as a means to improve student learning.  We feel that it is important that teachers that are putting forth efforts in this area have their accomplishments recognized by their evaluators, and to be encouraged to share successes with their peers.


ACTION STEP

6.7

OBJECTIVE # 6 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Provide ongoing Professional Development opportunities that support the tech vision.

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

7

Support PD opportunities for Tech Coaches.

Admin/BOE

1/12/14

continuous

N/A

With so much focus on the professional development of our teachers, it is important to recognize that tech coaches, too, need to take advantage of professional development opportunities.  The admins and BOE are tasked with the consideration and approval of these opportunities when appropriate.  Examples of tech coach PD opportunities include conferences, workshops, or even larger-scale opportunities such as sending coaches off for Apple certification.

An example of this would be Challenge based Learning (CBL).


ACTION STEP

7.1

OBJECTIVE # 7 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Encourage and support teacher/student mastery of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) & National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

1

Define and communicate ISTE Standards to stakeholders.

Tech Coaches

and Admin

8/20/13

9/1/13

8/20/13

The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are a set of standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to guide integration in classrooms and to enable students to learn in an increasingly digital society.

There are NETS standards published for Students, Teachers, Administrators, Tech Coaches, and Computer Science Teachers. We are focusing on the Student Standards today, but the Teacher standards will come into play in the future as we plan for Professional Development to help you achieve these standards.

These standards are to be communicated to teachers, student and parents at a few key times throughout the school year.   A PDF of the presentation given to teachers in 2013 can be found here.


ACTION STEP

7.2

OBJECTIVE # 7 - Instructional Technology

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE: Encourage and support teacher/student mastery of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) & National Educational Technology Standards (NETS)

Step Number

Action

Assigned To

Start Date

Due Date

Completed Date

2

Trimester follow-ups with Tech Coaches to K-5 stakeholders.

Tech Coaches

8/20/13

ongoing, 1st trimester and 3rd trimester

11/22/13 (K-3)

The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) are a set of standards published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to guide integration in classrooms and to enable students to learn in an increasingly digital society.

The tech coaches are tasked with keeping teachers and parents aware of these standards throughout the year, using once per trimester as a guideline.

Reasoning for K-5 Reporting