Buna ISD Technology Plan for E-Rate Year 17

2014-2017

Dr. Steve Hyden

Superintendent

Aaron Spell

Network Manager

revised:  December 4, 2014


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

District Profile

Plan Introduction

Executive Summary

Needs Assessment

Current Conditions

District Level

High School Campus

Junior High Campus

Elementary Campus

Identified Needs

Goals

Goal 1: Establish an infrastructure that facilitates technology integration and staff functions with proper security.

Goal 2:Provide professional development and support to administration, staff, and faculty for proper technology integration and data analysis.

Goal 3: Provide students with equipment and skills to better prepare them for higher education and entry into the job market to become productive members of society.

Evaluation Method

District Profile

ESC Region:        5

City, State Zip:Buna, TX 77612-1087

Phone:                (409) 994-5101

Fax:                (409) 994-4808

Number of Campuses

3

Total Student Enrollment
(based on Fall submission 2014)

1462

Total Classroom Teacher Enrollment

121

District Size

1000-1599

Percent Econ. Disadvantaged

40.08%                

Technology Expenditures

$0 (Including Obsolescence Budget)

Technology Budgets Reported by Category

$149,000 (Including Obsolescence Budget)

Technology Expenditure Per Pupil

$102.00

Number of Campuses with Direct Connection to Internet

3

Percentage of Campuses with Direct Connection to Internet

100.00%

Number of Classrooms with Direct Connection to Internet

132

Percentage of Classrooms with Direct Connection to Internet

100.00%

Computer/Student Ratio

1:3

Computer/Teacher Ratio

2:1

Number of campuses that need to complete the Texas Campus STaR Chart

3

Percentage of campuses that need to complete the Texas Campus STaR Chart

100.00%

CIPA Compliance

Evaluated Yearly

Plan Introduction

Written in conjunction of state requirements and the requirements set with the federal E-Rate program, this plan provides a snapshot of the current conditions of the district and the intended direction of improvement of technology and technology integration.

This document provides the needs assessment, current conditions, identified needs, and goals set with strategies for meeting said goals and evaluation methods used.

Written by the current Network Manager and approved by the Buna Independent School

District Superintendent and school board.


Executive Summary

In support of the Buna Independent School District, the district will ensure that students, teachers and staff have access to and an understanding of, technology-based tools, enabling them to gather, manage, analyze, evaluate, produce, and present information. Instructional staff members will model the integration of technology into all curricular areas. Departments will model the efficient use of technology tools to improve district operations. Technology will be seamlessly integrated with curriculum to ensure student acquisition of skills for researching, managing and presenting information.

                                                

The district will provide organizational support for all aspects of technology integration. The district will maintain and enhance a district-wide information sharing system that provides easy access to accurate, current information within the district, community and beyond. Hardware and software that allows students to be constructors of knowledge, enriches the curriculum, and ensures comparable access district-wide will be provided. Sufficient technology support, both technical and instructional, will be available to all campuses to ensure effective use of the system and accompanying technology tools.

                                        

Staff development is a key element in ensuring the effective use of technology in instruction and operations. Buna ISD will continue to broaden the scope of the district-wide technology training program, enabling staff to effectively utilize technology tools in all areas to enhance learning. All categories of employees will be expected to participate in technology staff development for enhanced skill development. Assistance will be provided for instructional staff in the development of curriculum projects and model teaching using technology. Technology training will focus on best practices in the effective integration of educational technologies into the curriculum.

The district will continue to evaluate the comprehensive support system to meet the needs of students and staff. This annual review will include hardware/software support and staff development. Program assessments will be conducted annually.


Needs Assessment

Assessments utilizing teacher/student surveys; interviews; subject, team, and committee meetings; inventories; and the Texas Campus and Teacher STaR Charts were conducted to determine the current status of technology in our district, as well as the future needs of our district.


Current Conditions

District Level

High School Campus

Junior High Campus

Elementary Campus


Identified Needs

  1. Network infrastructure, including switches, wireless access points, wireless controller, and uninterruptible power supplies, for the new high school need to be budgeted for. The current network equipment at the current high school is old and will not sufficiently handle the needs for the new school.
  2. Administration and Faculty support in technology initiatives.
  3. Vertical alignment is being implemented to assure that all students will be taught technology TEKS beginning in Kindergarten and hierarchically advancing in skills, productivity, and problem-solving through graduation; however, we need to have teachers put this into action and administrators promoting this for it to work.
  4. Improvement of technology integration and teaching techniques.
  5. We need continuous staff development, locally and off-site.
  6. Professional development on usage of collaboration tools.
  7. Professional development on usage of student email for collaboration and communication.
  8. Professional development has been given and made available in the area of integrating technology into the curriculum; however, it needs to be implemented and assessed across both grade levels and curriculum. We need to evaluate teacher proficiencies in all areas utilizing products, teacher portfolios, checksheets, and class visits by administrators.
  9. Teachers, administrators, and librarians need to continue to work toward meeting SBEC standards for teachers, with proficiency assessments to assure this; a timeline is needed to determine when various proficiencies should be completed. We need to do an assessment to determine this timeline.
  10. We need more personnel with advanced technical application and integration skills to assist our teachers and students.
  11. Additional student workstations in class to properly facilitate integrated technology learning.
  12. More and updated software and equipment is needed, district-wide, as well as for our advanced technology classes at the high school.
  13. Need additional mobile labs at junior high school to facilitate online spanish instruction. Chromebooks or traditional laptops would be ideal.
  14. Insufficient number of workstations to handle the possibility of state required on-line testing in the future.
  15. Student and educator's workstations need to be updated or replaced on a continuous basis.
  16. Replacement equipment and parts should be, ideally, kept on hand to cut down on loss of usage by teachers and students.
  17. Our infrastructure needs upgrading to better support higher device counts.
  18. Switching infrastructure is aging and needs to be replaced in order to handle higher capacities.
  19. We have insufficient electrical wiring in most classrooms; therefore, they could not adequately handle more student machines.
  20. Single mode fiber exist between the high school and elementary. More single mode fiber needs to be run to increase the capacity of cross campus traffic, including wireless.
  21. A large robust wireless network has been deployed at the high school and elementary school, but not at the junior high. Advanced features and coverage is needed at the junior high.
  22. Internet filtering is operational, but lacks many features that would be needed with the increase of student owned devices. Evaluation of and funding is needed for newer appliances.
  23. As more devices come into our network bandwidth will need to be increased.
  24. Updated software needs to be purchased due to support being discontinued.
  25. Security camera system is aging and needs replacing. Current video is low resolution and makes it impossible to identify persons of interest.
  26. A properly trained grant writer would be an excellent addition for our district.
  27. We need new student desks in the library to facilitate the lab equipment.
  28. We need to continue improving the student to computer ratio district wide.
  29. It has been beneficial to work with other districts of similar size and implementing similar programs. this needs to continue.


Goals

Goal 1:  Establish an infrastructure that facilitates technology integration and staff functions with proper security.

Goal 2:  Provide professional development to administration, staff, and faculty for proper technology integration and data analysis.

                

Goal 3:  Provide students with equipment and skills to better prepare them for higher education and entry into the job market to become productive members of society.


Goal 1: Establish an infrastructure that facilitates technology integration and staff functions with proper security.

Objective 1.1: Utilize state bid procedure for procurement of equipment.

LRPT Category:        Infrastructure for Technology

E-Rate Correlates:        

NCLB Correlates:        05

Strategy 1.1.1: Utilize state bid procedures for procurement of equipment and other technology needs.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager, Superintendent

Evidence:                Filed Quotes

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.1.2: Join purchasing cooperatives for discounted pricing.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager, Superintendent

Evidence:                Filed Cooperative Agreements

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.1.3: Investigate alternative cost effective sources of procurement and operations.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Directory, Network Manager

Evidence:                Filed Quotes and Development Equipment

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.1.4: Execute obsolescence plan of replacement of technology equipment.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Written Plan and Equipment Orders

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Objective 1.2: Evaluate and replace network and server infracture where needed.

LRPT Category:        Infracture for Technology

E-Rate Correlates:        

NCLB Correlates:        03, 05, 06, 12

Strategy 1.2.1: Evaluate network infracture for performance and configuration issues.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Archived SNMP Reporting and Obsolescence Updates

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.2.2: Evaluate wireless infrastructure for performance, improvements and cost reduction.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Archived SNMP Reporting and Obsolescence Updates

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.2.3: Evaluate server infrastructure for performance, improvements and cost reduction.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Server Migration Documentation and Performance Monitoring

Comments:                Reduced potential licensing cost from 60,000 with 10,000 yearly renewals to 2,100 with no yearly renewals while achieving comparable feature set and performance.

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.2.4: Evaluate backup policy and implementation for performance and cost reduction.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Backup Audits and Restore Simulations, Filed Quotes

LRPT Correlates: I04, I05

Objective 1.3: Evaluate infrastructure security, improve function and reduce cost.

LRPT Category:        Infrastructure for Technology

E-Rate Correlates:        

NCLB Correlates:        03, 05, 06, 12

Strategy 1.3.1: Evaluate antivirus options for cost reduction.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Filed Quotes and Licensing

Comments:                Reduced cost from 5,700 yearly to 0 with increased functionality.

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.3.2: Evaluate internet filtering options for enhanced features and cost reduction.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Filed Quotes and Product Information Guides

Comments:                Working in conjunction with other schools and the service center to gain better pricing through group purchases.

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.3.3: Audit network security policy and make improvements.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Archived SNMP Reporting and Archived System Logs

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.3.4: Implement 802.1X secure wireless network infrastructure

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Archived SNMP Reporting

Comments:                Enhances security while simplifying operations.

LRPT Correlates:        I04, I05

Strategy 1.4: Provide internet connectivity for students and staff.

LRPT Category:        Infrastructure for Technology

E-Rate Correlates:        ER01

NCLB Correlates:        03, 05, 12

Strategy 1.4.1: Continue membership in SETTEN (Southeast Texas Telecommunication Educational Network) and AT&T for GigaMAN connectivity for the district.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Superintendent,Technology Director,  Network Manager

Evidence:                Region 5 Membership, AT&T Invoices

LRPT Correlates:        I01, I02, I05, I06, TL09, TL12

Strategy 1.4.2: Enforce a policy of internet safety that includes internet filtering for inappropriate content in compliance to CIPA.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

LRPT Correlates:        I01, TL14

Strategy 1.4.3: Assess the need for additional connectivity or bandwidth needs.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Superintendent, Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Archived SNMP Reports

LRPT Correlates:        I02

Objective 1.5: Seek external funding for technology infrastructure.

LRPT Category:        Infrastructure for Technology

E-Rate Correlates:        ER01

NCLB Correlates:        03, 05, 12

Strategy 1.5.1: Apply for and utilize the federal Education-Rate for discounts on telecommunication services, internet access and internal connections.

State:                        Original

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Filed E-Rate Applications

LRPT Correlates:        LAS02, LAS04

Strategy 1.5.2: Continue to apply for state and federal grants as they become available.

State:                        Original

Status:                        Planned

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Filed Grant Research

LRPT Correlates:        I02, LAS05

Strategy 1.5.3: Continue to research grants and other external funding opportunities.

State:                        Original

Status:                        Planned

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Filed Grant Research

LRPT Correlates:        I02


Goal 2:Provide professional development and support to administration, staff, and faculty for proper technology integration and data analysis.

Objective 2.1: Provide opportunities and support for educators to develop model practices using technology.                 

LRPT Category:         Educator Preparation and Development

E-Rate Correlates:         ER02

NCLB Correlates:         01, 03 04A, 04B

                 

Strategy 2.1.1: Offer summer or after school technology staff development to all staff members and administrators.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director; Administrators

Evidence:                 Sign-in sheets, certificates of participation, handouts

LRPT Correlates:        EP01, EP05, LAS03, LAS06, LAS10

Strategy 2.1.2: Assign technology representatives at each campus to support the daily use of technology

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Campus administrators

Evidence:                 Assignment List

LRPT Correlates:         EP08, EP09, LAS03

Strategy 2.1.3: Provide opportunities for district personnel to attend Region V Training, TCEA Conference, and other pertinent regional and statewide technology professional development

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Administrators; Technology Director

Evidence:                 Invoices, certificates of participation

LRPT Correlates:        EP01, EP02, EP04, EP06, EP07, EP08, LAS01, LAS06, LAS10

Strategy 2.1.4: Provide opportunities for collaboration of administrators, librarians, and teachers to assess and utilize available library technology and resources

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Administrators, Librarians, Teachers

Evidence:                 Calendar of use, Resources offered, Inventories

LRPT Correlates:        EP03, EP08, EP09, LAS01, TL10, TL11, TL13, TL15

Strategy 2.1.5: Provide collaboration with representatives from local district, higher education, parents, businesses, and/or community to share resources and services

State:                         Original

Status:                 Planned

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Administrators; Pertinent leaders of Shared Resources and Services

Evidence:                 Sign-In Sheets, Resources and/or services shared

LRPT Correlates:         EP08, I03, LAS02, LAS07, LAS13, LAS14

         

Objective 2.2: Provide training in data examination and analysis through technology to support sound decision-making.

LRPT Category:         Educator Preparation and Development

E-Rate Correlates:         ER02

NCLB Correlates:         11, 12

Strategy 2.2.1: Provide training on use of the data disaggregation tools in order to disaggregate data properly.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Campus administrators

Evidence:                 Sign-in sheets, handouts

LRPT Correlates:         EP03, LAS08, TL04, TL07

Strategy 2.2.2: Provide training on use of student surveys/tests, student portfolios, digital diagnostic tools, other relevant tools, etc. to plan instruction in Technology TEKS and technology instruction

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Campus administrators; trainers; Technology Director

Evidence:                 Sign-in sheets, handouts

LRPT Correlates:         EP03, LAS08, TL04, TL06, TL07

Objective 2.3: Provide staff development on integrating technology into teaching and learning, instructional management, professional development, and administration.

LRPT Category:         Educator Preparation and Development

E-Rate Correlates:         ER02

NCLB Correlates:         01, 04A, 04B

Strategy 2.3.1: Offer teachers the opportunity to attend Region V, local Curriculum and Integration training , pertinent training statewide, and online training

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Administrators; Technology Director

Evidence:                 Sign-in sheets, handouts, posted finished products

LRPT Correlates:         EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP06, EP07, LAS03, LAS06

Strategy 2.3.2: Offer administrators the opportunity to attend Region V and local policy and leadership and technology training.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Administrators, Technology Director

Evidence:                 Sign-in sheets, handouts, posted finished products

LRPT Correlates:         EP04, LAS12, TL04

Strategy 2.3.3: Offer teachers the opportunity to participate in Summer Workshops with the district or elsewhere that will explore models of integrating technology into the curriculum and Problem-Based Learning.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2010-2013

Responsibility:         Administrators, Technology Director

Evidence:                 Handouts from sessions, sign-in sheets, workshop descriptions

LRPT Correlates:         EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP06, EP07, LAS03, LAS04, LAS06, LAS07

Objective 2.4: Design and implement educator development, on site and by distance and distributed learning, to meet expectations for technology proficiencies by educators.

LRPT Category:         Educator Preparation and Development

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01, ER02

NCLB Correlates:         01, 03, 04A, 04B, 07, 11

Strategy 2.4.1: Correlate staff development activities to district educator expectations (proficiency of Technology TEKS, K-8; SBEC Teacher Standards; Integration; Problem-Based Learning; Master Technology Teachers)

State:                         Original

Status:                 Planned

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Administrators

Evidence:                 Workshop Descriptor, Proficiency Tests/Projects

LRPT Correlates:         EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP05, EP08, LAS06, LAS12

Strategy 2.4.2: Provide opportunities for staff development via district site workshops, and online sources.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                 Intranet Sources, Published Internet Websites

LRPT Correlates:         EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP05, EP06, EP07, EP08

Strategy 2.4.3: Assess educator proficiencies in basic skills and SBEC Standards

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Technology Representatives, Administrators

Evidence:                 Units developed by participants, Teacher and Student Portfolios

LRPT Correlates:         EP05, EP06, LAS03, LAS12

Strategy 2.4.4: Assess educator proficiencies in integrating technology into curriculum.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Technology Representatives, Administrators

Evidence:                 Units developed by participants, Teacher and Student Portfolios

LRPT Correlates:         EP04, EP05, LAS03, LAS12

Objective 2.5: Provide staff development for online tools to used in higher education.

LRPT Category:         Educator Preparation and Development

E-Rate Correlates:         ER02

NCLB Correlates:         01, 04A, 04B

Strategy 2.5.1: Provide staff development for online collaboration tools.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Sign in sheets, training material

LRPT Correlates:        EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP05, EP06, EP07, EP08

Strategy 2.5.2: Provide staff development for proper use of student email.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Sign in sheets, training material

LRPT Correlates:        EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP05, EP06, EP07, EP08

Strategy 2.5.3: Provide staff development for online and hosted learning management systems.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Sign in sheets, training material

LRPT Correlates:        EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP05, EP06, EP07, EP08

Strategy 2.5.4: Provide staff development for self service portals

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                Sign in sheets, training material

LRPT Correlates:        EP01, EP02, EP03, EP04, EP05, EP06, EP07, EP08


Goal 3: Provide students with equipment and skills to better prepare them for higher education and entry into the job market to become productive members of society.

Objective 3.1: Develop strategies to meet Performance Descriptions for students in the TEKS and increase students technology proficiencies.

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01

NCLB Correlates:         01, 02, 03, 04A, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11

Strategy 3.1.1: Implement technology application activities in the computer lab/classrooms that correlate to the Technology Application TEKS

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Campus Administrators, Teachers

Evidence:                 Lesson Plans, Evaluations, Teacher Survey, Electronic Portfolios

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL02, TL04, TL05, TL08, TL14

Strategy 3.1.2: Integrate Basic Computer Skills into Elementary and Junior High Classes

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Teachers, Campus Administrators

Evidence:                 Lesson Plans, Evaluations

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL03, TL04, TL06, TL15

Strategy 3.1.3: Offer Advanced Computer Class(es) at Junior High

State:                         Original

Status:                 Planned

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Junior High Counselor; Teachers; Campus Administrators

Evidence:                 List of classes offered; student records; Connected Tech Reports

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL03, TL05, TL06, TL08, TL13, TL15

Strategy 3.1.4: Continue to offer/increase current High School technology-based courses of study (BCIS, Webmastering, Computer Science I & II, Multimedia, Independent Study, Desktop Publishing)

State:                         Revised

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         High School Counselor, Teachers, Administrators, Technology Director

Evidence:                 Course catalogs, student records

LRPT Correlates: TL01, TL02, TL03, TL04, TL05, TL06, TL08, TL12, TL13

Strategy 3.1.5: Increase Technology Application Classes at High School

State:                         Original

Status:                 Planned

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         High School Counselor, Teachers Campus Administrators, Technology Director

Evidence:                 Course catalogs; student records

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL02, TL03, TL04, TL06, TL12

Strategy 3.1.6: Increase distance learning and web-based class offerings for students, staff, and community.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         High School Counselor, Teachers, Administrators

Evidence:                 Course catalogs, student records

LRPT Correlates:         LAS15, TL01, TL04, TL12, TL13, TL15, TL16

Strategy 3.1.7: Integrate technology into all curriculum areas

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Classroom Teachers, Campus Administrators

Evidence:                 Lesson Plans, Student Portfolios

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL05, TL07, TL08, TL12

Objective 3.2: Increase academic performance across the curriculum through technology

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01

NCLB Correlates:         01, 02, 03, 04A, 06, 07, 08, 11

Strategy 3.2.1: Integrate technology into all curriculum areas

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Classroom Teachers, Campus Administrators

Evidence:                 Lesson Plans, Student Portfolios

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL05, TL08, TL09, TL10

Strategy 3.2.2: Utilize TAKS-based remediation software where appropriate

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Classroom Teachers

Evidence:                 Student Reports generated through software, class records

LRPT Correlates:         TL04, TL07, TL16

Strategy 3.2.3: Utilize technology-based math remediation software at Junior High and Elementary

State:                         Original

Status:                         In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Classroom Teachers

Evidence:                 Student Reports generated through software, class records

LRPT Correlates:         TL04, TL07, TL16

Strategy 3.2.4: Utilize technology-based math tutorials in High School Algebra I

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Classroom Teachers

Evidence: Student Reports generated through software, class records

LRPT Correlates:         TL04, TL07, TL08, TL16

Strategy 3.2.5: Model best practices of technology integration

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Teachers, Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                 Lesson Plans, Local Professional Development Descriptors

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL08, TL09, TL12, TL16

Objective 3.3: Integrate technology into teaching and learning in all areas

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER02

NCLB Correlates:         01, 02, 03, 04A, 04B, 07, 08

Strategy 3.3.1: Utilize problem-based learning models that incorporate the use of technology in all areas.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Participants in local staff development models, Administrators

Evidence:                 Participant projects, teacher portfolios, lesson plans

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL05, TL08, TL12, TL13

Strategy 3.3.2: Utilize curriculum technology integration models learned via TIFTech, TIE, and Professional Development training in all areas

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Classroom Teachers

Evidence:                 Lesson Plans, Training Documents

LRPT Correlates:         EP01, EP08, LAS03, TL01, TL12, TL15, TL16

Strategy 3.3.3: Purchase and utilize one mobile Distance Learning Lab per campus to enable teachers to bring "just in time learning" to individual classrooms.

State:                         Original

Status:                 Completed

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Principals, Teachers, Librarians, Technology Department

Evidence:                 Inventory, Checkout documents, Lesson Plans

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL05, TL08, TL09, TL10, TL11, TL12, TL13, TL15

Objective 3.4: Ensure accessibility by all students to technology-based instruction and to adaptive/assistive devices, as appropriate

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:

NCLB Correlates:         01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 11, 12

Strategy 3.4.1: Purchase assistive technology devices as needed for students with handicapping conditions.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Special Education Director

Evidence:                 Purchase orders, inventories

LRPT Correlates:         TL07, TL09

Strategy 3.4.2: Offer technology instruction to all populations within the schools

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Counselors, Technology Director, Classroom Teachers, Administrators

Evidence:                 Schedules; IEP’s

LRPT Correlates:         TL07, TL09

Objective 3.5: Use student performance data and curriculum materials that are provided and managed electronically in instructional planning.

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01

NCLB Correlates:         01, 02, 04A, 06, 07, 11, 12

Strategy 3.5.1: Utilize Accelerated Reader and Math in grades K-8

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Evidence:                 Student reports generated through software

LRPT Correlates:         TL04, TL07

Strategy 3.5.2: Utilize RTI tools on all grade levels to plan for remediation in core curriculum.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         RTI Coordinators, Classroom Teachers, Campus Administrators

Evidence:                 Lesson Plans, Remediation plans

LRPT Correlates:         EP06, TL04, TL07

Strategy 3.5.3: Utilize Learning.com, iStation and other online tools for remediation and to improve academic achievement at all grade levels.

State:                         Revised

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Counselors, Classroom teachers, Campus Administrators

Evidence:                 Student reports generated through software

LRPT Correlates:         TL04, TL07

Objective 3.6: Assess and report student proficiencies in the TEKS.

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:

NCLB Correlates:         01

Strategy 3.6.1: Conduct student assessments of Technology Skills using surveys/tests (third, fifth, eighth; pre- and post-test for high school technology classes) and utilizing electronic portfolios

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Campus Technology Assistants; Teachers; Technology Director

Evidence:                 Test Results

LRPT Correlates:         TL04, TL05, TL06, TL07

Objective 3.7: Use distance learning and distributed learning for expanding curricular offerings and meeting the needs of homebound and other students, as well as community members

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01

NCLB Correlates:         01, 02, 03, 08, 10, 12

Strategy 3.7.1: Offer courses from Lamar University as available via the Region V Distance Learning Connection to students, staff, and community

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Distance Learning Coordinator, Counselors, Administrators

Evidence:                 Course Offerings Catalog

LRPT Correlates:         I06, LAS13, LAS15, TL08, TL09, TL11, TL13, TL15

Strategy 3.7.2: Provide two-way interactive video classrooms and equipment for distance learning classes

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Administrators

Evidence:                 Invoices; physical inventory

LRPT Correlates:         I06, LAS15, TL05, TL08, TL09, TL13

Strategy 3.7.3: Utilize programming which enhances teaching and learning; Example, video field trips via Distance Learning, Internet resources

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Distance Learning Coordinator, Librarians, Teachers

Evidence:                 Lesson plans, Session Materials

LRPT Correlates:         I06, LAS13, LAS15, TL08, TL09, TL13

Strategy 3.7.4: Increase accessibility to instruction for all students (i.e., homebound and physically challenged students)

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Network Manager, Special Education Director, Administrators

Evidence:                 IEP’s

LRPT Correlates:         TL01, TL09

Objective 3.8: Provide access by staff and students to the best available electronic information resources in classrooms, libraries, and other appropriate sites.

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01

NCLB Correlates:         01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08, 12

Strategy 3.8.1: Continue subscription to SETTEN and SBC for high speed Internet access

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Superintendent, Network Manager

Evidence:                 Invoices, SETTEN documentation

LRPT Correlates:         I06, TL09

Strategy 3.8.2: Subscribe to electronic information resources such as Gale Group and Digital Knowledge Center

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Librarians

Evidence:                 Invoices

LRPT Correlates:         TL10, TL11

Strategy 3.8.3: Utilize TEA website for current state information and resources related to district data and state standards

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Administrators, Teachers, Technology Director

Evidence:                 Availability of data for decision making

LRPT Correlates:         EP08, TL06, TL07

Strategy 3.8.4: Maintain automated libraries for the district

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Librarians, Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                 Database of MARC records

LRPT Correlates:         TL10, TL11

Strategy 3.8.5: Assess need for increased bandwidth and add to this if required

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Superintendent, Network Manager

Evidence:                 Archived SNMP Reporting

LRPT Correlates:         TL09

Objective 3.9: Identify and communicate the best technology practices to the community

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01

NCLB Correlates:         09, 10

Strategy 3.9.1: Conduct quarterly Technology Committee meetings discussing progress toward specific goals and whether any corrections need to be implemented.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                 Meeting agendas, Sign-in sheets, Revisions

LRPT Correlates:         LAS01, LAS02, LAS04, LAS07

Strategy 3.9.2: Publish District Website and utilize to provide parents and community access to staff and for school information.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Network Manager

Evidence:                 District Website

LRPT Correlates:         I08, LAS09, TL16

Strategy 3.9.3: Utilize email and telephone and alerting applications to provide parents and community access to and by staff and for school information.

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:         Technology Director, Network Manager, Teachers, Administrators

Evidence:                 Communication Records

LRPT Correlates:         I08, LAS09, TL15, TL16

Strategy 3.9.4: Collaborate with Region V to offer adult technology classes and GED classes during after school hours/summer

State:                         Original

Status:                 In Progress

Timeline:                 2014-2017

Responsibility:        Superintendent, Technology Director, Lab Facilitator

Evidence:                 Sign-in sheets

LRPT Correlates:         TL15

Objective 3.10: Prepare students for higher education learning environments with exposure to online learning management systems and self service user management portals.

LRPT Category:         Teaching and Learning

E-Rate Correlates:         ER01

NCLB Correlates:         09, 10

Strategy 3.10.1: Utilize online and self hosted LMS (Learning Management Systems) to expose students to higher education teaching methods.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        Planned

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager, Teachers

Evidence:                Research and Deployment Documentation, Lesson Plans

LRPT Correlates:        I01, I05, I08, I09, TL08, TL09, TL12, TL16

Strategy 3.10.2: Utilize online collaboration tools for student and teacher collaboration for anywhere instruction.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager, Teachers

Evidence:                Lesson Plans, Archived Management Reporting

LRPT Correlates:        I01, I05, I08, I09, TL08, TL09, TL12, TL16

Strategy 3.10.3: Utilize student email for communication and collaboration with teachers and other students.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Technology Director, Network Manager, Teachers

Evidence:                Email Communication Logs

LRPT Correlates:        I01, I05, I08, I09, TL08, TL09, TL12, TL16

Strategy 2.10.4: Develop and utilize user self service portal for account management.

State:                        Revised

Status:                        In Progress

Timeline:                2014-2017

Responsibility:        Network Manager

Evidence:                Development Documentation, Online Portal

LRPT Correlates:        I01, I05


Evaluation Method

Evaluation data will be collected through survey implementation, campus and district reports, Campus and District Improvement Plans, and performance assessments. All of this data will be compared to previously collected data and Campus and Teacher STaR Charts, as well as goals and objectives to determine the level of implementation and effectiveness. Our STaR Chart results each year for each campus will be used to help Buna ISD assess its progress toward meeting the goals of the Long Range Plan for Technology. The evaluation data will be compiled and analyzed to update Campus and District Improvement Plans and The Technology Plan semi-annually. This will insure that technology improvement and training is ongoing and valid.

For students, we are aligning technology integration with TEKS. Skills and grade reports will assist in determining the effectiveness of this integration as it is put into use. Reports from the Elementary Learining.com lab, Junior High lab, Elementary and Junior High Easy Tech, are being utilized now to gauge student skills at those levels. We plan for each student to create and maintain an electronic portfolio to document their skills, projects, and best productions. We have adopted Learning.com for K-8 to teach Technology TEKS and assess student progress/proficiency.

For teachers, we are also developing criteria whereby teachers will keep a professional productivity portfolio containing:

All of this information, lesson plans, projects, etc. will also be maintained on our servers so it is available to all teachers. We will use these, surveys and Proficiency Skills Assessments to help evaluate our needs for Professional Development and to assess our teachers’ ability to integrate technology into curricula and instruction.

Our Technology Director will coordinate with consultants, vendors, and the Technology Committee to acquire and install required/desired hardware, software, and other innovative technologies to insure compatibility, uniformity, and usability.

Other methods used for evaluation will include: