Dorothy McElhinney Middle School

2013 - 2014 Site Technology Plan

Three Year Plan With Annual Review


Table of Contents

School History & Description

Technology Plan Mission Statement

Technology Plan Vision Statement

Resources

Existing Top

New Top

Technology Action Plan

Implementation - Year 1 Top

Implementation - Year 2 Top

Implementation - Year 3 Top

Outcome On Student Learning

Training and Support

Technology Committee

Technology Plan Review

Assessment

STUDENT OUTCOMES BY SUBJECT/GRADE LEVEL

UTILIZED TECHNOLOGY / INVENTORY


School History & Description

        

Dorothy McElhinney Middle School began in 2008 with students at all 3 grade levels. The school maintains teacher desktops, two PC computer labs and a Mac lab which is utilized for computer classes.  Each classroom is equipped with presentation stations, that include a document camera (ELMO) and a ceiling mounted LCD projector. Pull down screens are used to display LCD projection. The site has a Wi-fi system for use by teachers, students and visitors.  Top

Technology Plan Mission Statement

        

Dorothy McElhinney Middle School understand the need for it’s community to be responsible digital citizens with proficient knowledge in the use of technology for success in the 21st Century World. All students will have access to technology that enhances and engages learning. Technology access will bring rigor to curriculum allowing students to develop technology skills with hardware and software. Technology use will align classrooms and student learning with "21st Century Schools" standards.   Top

Technology Plan Vision Statement

Each student will have access to technology in the classroom that will prepare them for Career and College Readiness based on Common Core Standards.  The infrastructure (wifi) to support devices, will increase as the need for additional access is needed upon growth and technological advancements that benefit the educational environment. Top


Resources

Existing Top

New Top

Technology Action Plan 

Implementation - Year 1 Top

Implementation - Year 2 Top

Implementation - Year 3 Top

Ongoing implementation will occur with software and device apps as needed by CCCS and curriculum needs for student success.

Outcome On Student Learning

Dorothy McElhinney Middle School students will be versed in the various technology devices and programs that provide for 21st Century understanding. Students will be proficient in the use of Haiku Learning, a district sanctioned Learning Management System. Students will be able to use desktops, “Chromebooks” and/or Tablets (iPads/Surface, etc.) in a manner that enhances the learning process. Students additionally will understand how to use their own personal mobile devices for academic success.  Top

Training and Support

Teachers will need ongoing support with training in many areas including Haiku, Schoolwires, Google Applications, district sponsored software applications and hardware/devices.  Ongoing trainings by peer teachers including ITLs and ITCs will promote teacher confidence and understanding of technology and how to use it effectively in the classroom. Identify technology experts to hold teacher requested workshops.  Top

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee and consultants is comprised of  the following individuals; Principal Howard Dimler, ITL Ken Williams, ITC Kim Nuez, ITC Tom Kuzma, ITC Sol Petchers, teachers Ocean Walker, Tera Schneider, and Shauna Dauenhauer.

Additional members shall be added from our community members (PTSA, parents, etc.). Top


 Technology Plan Review

The plan will be reviewed ongoing as needs are met and new technological advances occur changing the needs to enhance student success using best practices for learning. Top

Assessment

        Assessment of success will be multi-layered using data collected through state assessments, parent/student response and teacher testimonials. Students will, by the end of eighth grade, demonstrate proficiency in digital skills, including but not limited to basic networking skills, basic word processing and presentation, and 21st century skills. Teachers will increase use of technology within classroom instruction. Top


STUDENT OUTCOMES BY SUBJECT/GRADE LEVEL

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UTILIZED TECHNOLOGY / INVENTORY

Students will use a variety of 21st Century Devices and Software to aide in student outcomes.

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Upgrades to site LCD Projector/Media system being conducted by district-wide program and not noted above. Individual LCD projectors may need to be updated as needed if broken/unusable status labeled of unit by district technology department.


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