04/04/11        

Plan Goals, Objectives, and Implementation Action Plan

Goal 1. Student achievement

All students will experience a quality standards-based education that is infused with technology and encourages efficiency, connectivity, and productivity to maximize learning.

Objective A 
The District will develop curriculum that supports student Information and Technology Literacy (ITL). 

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Costs

Measurement

1

Develop committee to research, review, and recommend a K-12 Internet Safety curriculum.

Technology committee

Administration

Fall 2011

District budget Existing staff

Committee is selected and given time to meet.

Recommendation is made.

2

Purchase and adopt K-12 Internet Safety Curriculum

Technology Committee recommends to Administration

School year 2011-2012

Cost dependent on selected materials. District budget

Curriculum is in place for teacher use.

3

Review and revise all curricular area scope and sequences as they relate to ITL and Core Curriculum standards

EURO team for ITL and Business and Information Technology Standards

End of June 2012

*Existing staff

Substitute pay for involved teachers

Cost of EURO involvement

Finished scope and sequence document

4

Recommend program changes related to information and technology based on the EURO framework and results.

EURO team for ITLS and Business and Information Technology Standards

End of June 2012

Existing staff

Completed list of recommendations

5

Review recommendations and decide on program changes.

Administration and School Board

January 2013

Dependent on staffing decisions

School Board and Administration adopt and implement recommendations

Goal 1. Student achievement

All students will experience a quality standards-based education that is infused with technology and encourages efficiency, connectivity, and productivity to maximize learning.

Objective B:  Students will be information and technology literate by the end of the eighth grade according to the ITLS standards skills and successfully develop 21st century learning skills as defined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Costs

Measurement

1

Provide weekly instruction for students in grades K-5 in library and computer skills.

Library and  regular classroom educators

Ongoing weekly

Regular instructional budget

Curricula is on file, scheduled  instruction time provided  for grades K-5

2

Require all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to participate in a computer skills course each year.

Building principal and counselor

Ongoing

Regular instructional budget

6th, 7th, and 8th grade computer skills education curricula on file and student grades recorded each semester

3

Administer an Information and Technology exam to all 8th grade students annually.

Library and Technology educators

Ongoing yearly

Regular instructional budget

8th grade students complete exam and scores are documented each year

4

Interpret 8th grade information and technology exam results and make recommendations for changes in curriculum at the elementary and middle school level.

Technology committee, technology educators, and Principals

Yearly in the 1st semester.

Existing staff

Study is done and recommendations made to administration.

5

Research, select, and purchase an Information and Technology exam for 11th grade high school students.

Technology committee and technology educators

Fall 2011

Existing staff

Cost of exam purchase

Exam is selected and purchased

6

Assess skill level of high school student in the use of common and standard computer applications used in the 21st century workplace using an information/technology skills exam.

Library and Technology educators

Ongoing yearly beginning in Spring 2012

Regular instructional budget

High school student’s skill levels are assessed.  

7

Review technology exam results (8th and 11th grade) and recommend adjustments to curriculum to address identified needs.  

Library and Technology educators and Principals.

Yearly

Regular instructional budget

Exam results are reviewed annually to identify areas of weakness.

8

Participate in CESA-directed initiatives to incorporate technology skills and 21st century critical thinking and problem solving skills as we align our curriculum to the new Common Core State Standards (curriculum mapping, EURO participation.)

Administration and EURO-designated teachers

Ongoing beginning in Spring 2011

Staff development budget

Alignment with Common Core State Standards is complete

Goal 2. Effective Teaching and Learning Practices

All staff will be provided with access to relevant technology and training in order to help them develop the skills necessary to enhance student learning in an effective and efficient way, as well as enhancing their own personal and professional growth.

Objective A: Teachers will use current information and technology methods to deliver instruction.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Survey teachers to determine areas of need and interest in learning technology skills and integrating their use into their instructional practices.

Technology committee

Yearly during early part of school year

None

Completed surveys

2

Provide instructional support to advise and advance the use and effectiveness of information and technology standards-based instruction

Technology Committee

Ongoing

Existing Staff

Inservice activities are planned and implemented.

3

Provide inservice activities based on teacher survey results, new technologies as they develop, ITL standards, and other identified needs.

Administration and Technology Committee

Ongoing

District and grant funds needed will be determined by inservice activities needed

Teachers receive inservice regularly on identified technology training needs

4

Provide teachers with access to PD360, an online teacher professional development site that provides training in effective teaching practices.

District Administrator

Ongoing beginning in Fall 2011

District budget

Teachers are provided access.

Teachers are assigned specific inservice activities provided by PD360

Goal 2. Effective Teaching and Learning Practices

All staff will be provided with access to relevant technology and training in order help them develop the skills necessary to enhance student learning in an effective and efficient way, as well as enhancing their own personal and professional growth.

Objective B: Teachers will develop skills in the use of current tools to facilitate internal and external communication with students, colleagues, and parents.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Require staff to use email and other communication tools to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

Administration

Ongoing

None

Teachers use email as a regular mode of communication

2

Continue development of the district webpage.

Web page committee

Ongoing

Existing staff

Web page is up-to-date

3

Provide training to staff on the use of the district webpage as a communication tool.

Administration Inservice committee

Technology committee

Throughout 2011.

Inservice time and existing staff

Teachers are trained on website use.

Teachers use the website as a means to communicate with parents and community.

Goal 2. Effective Teaching and Learning Practices

All staff will be provided with access to relevant technology and training in order help them develop the skills necessary to enhance student learning in an effective and efficient way, as well as enhancing their own personal and professional growth.

Objective C: Teachers will develop skills in teaching the safe and ethical use of information and technology.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Inservice staff on implementing Internet safety curriculum throughout the curriculum.

Administration and inservice committee

2011-2012

Existing staff

Staff have received training on Internet safety curriculum

2

Inservice staff on effective practices and teaching of digital citizenship, such as copyright, acceptable use, and email etiquette.

Administration and in service committee

Yearly during teachers’ technology inservice day

Existing staff

Staff survey

3

Inservice staff on effective practices and teaching of Internet safety to address subjects such as identity protection and cyberbullying.

Administration and inservice committee

Yearly during teachers’ technology inservice day

Existing staff

Staff survey

Goal 2. Effective Teaching and Learning Practices

All staff will be provided with access to relevant technology and training in order help them develop the skills necessary to enhance student learning in an effective and efficient way, as well as enhancing their own personal and professional growth.

Objective D:  Teachers will integrate new technology tools into their existing curriculum.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Provide information to teachers on current available technology in the district.

Administration, Network Administrator, and other knowledgeable staff members

Ongoing throughout plan lifetime as new technologies become available

Existing staff

Teachers are informed of available resources through inservice and training events

2

Provide information about new developments in educational technology and its uses

Administration, Network Administrator,

Ongoing throughout plan lifetime as developments occur

Existing staff and use staff development budget as needed.

Staff development is provided as needed

3

Provide training in use of technology in the classroom for differentiating instruction as guided by RTI initiatives

Special Ed Director

RTI committee

Network Administrator

Beginning in 2012-2013 school year

District staff development budget

Staff are trained in use of technology to meet the special needs of learners.  

4

Survey teachers about their needs for resources for integrating new tools into classroom use

Administration and technology committee

Ongoing throughout plan lifetime- at least yearly

Existing staff

Survey completed

5

Provide information and opportunities for staff to take part in staff development opportunities

Administration

Ongoing throughout plan lifetime

District budget and grant funds

Staff provided with staff development to improve and refine their use of technology to support curriculum

6

Communicate with parents about the current trends in technology that the school is implementing into the curriculum through district newsletter and other communication methods (e-mail, District webpage, Facebook, letters, parent conferences, open house, student handbook, etc.)

Teachers

Administrators

Ongoing throughout plan lifetime

Existing staff

Parents receive updates of technology use within the school.

Goal 3: Resources and Learning Tools

All staff and students will have access to the necessary learning tools and information resources to allow them to search, evaluate, analyze, manage, manipulate, communicate and construct information and knowledge in the teaching and learning environment.

Objective A:  The district will develop a plan for the maintenance of software and hardware based on existing and projected budget.  

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Provide maintenance by trained technology personnel

School Board and Network Administrator

Yearly contract

In tech plan budget

Y1 – $69,000

Y2 – $71,600

Y3 - $74,500

The district has a full-time Network Administrator on staff

2

Research grant funding sources to support technology needs of district

Administration

Ongoing

Existing staff and budget

Grant funds are found and received

Goal 3: Resources and Learning Tools

All staff and students will have access to the necessary learning tools and information resources to allow them to search, evaluate, analyze, manage, manipulate, communicate and construct information and knowledge in the teaching and learning environment.

Objective B: The district will maintain library media and technology staffing and library resources to meet the needs of 21st century learners.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Review and update library curriculum

Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Within existing library and media budget

Library curriculum is updated

2

Maintain the Alexandria software and licensing for the electronic catalog

Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Within existing library and media budget

$1697.00 yearly

Library management systems are up to date and functional

3

Maintain print and non-print materials that support curriculum including online subscription databases.

Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Within existing library and media budget

Collections are updated and subscriptions maintained.

4

Assist staff and students in using technology tools.

Network Administrator

Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Within existing library and media budget

Training is provided.

5

Maintain and upgrade library and media center computer hardware and peripheral equipment.

Network Administrator

Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Within existing library and media budget

Library and media center has adequate, functioning equipment and hardware.

Goal 3: Resources and Learning Tools

All staff and students will have access to the necessary learning tools and information resources to allow them to search, evaluate, analyze, manage, manipulate, communicate and construct information and knowledge in the teaching and learning environment.

Objective C: The district will maintain telephone and communication systems including email, Internet and phone resources. _ align to budget - reference e-rate

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Provide email accounts and access to all staff

Network Administrator

Ongoing

District budget and E-Rate – see IT Budget sheet

All staff have access to email

2

Provide and maintain telephone access in each classroom

Financial manager

Ongoing

District budget and E-Rate – see IT Budget sheet

All classrooms and offices have functional telephones

3

Maintain Internet access

Network Administrator

Ongoing

District budget and E-Rate – see IT Budget sheet

Internet access is available to all computers

4

Maintain and update distance learning ITV labs as needed

Network Administrator

Ongoing

As needed

The ITV labs are available for scheduling


Goal 3: Resources and Learning Tools

All staff and students will have access to the necessary learning tools and information resources to allow them to search, evaluate, analyze, manage, manipulate, communicate and construct information and knowledge in the teaching and learning environment.

Objective D: The district will develop activities to utilize the distance-learning labs and resources to enhance student learning and access to curricular resources.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Provide students with access to online courses that enhance and support their learning and ability to earn high school credits for graduation through alternative formats

Principals

Ongoing

Dependent on cost per online class and number of students

The district offers online classes as needed

2

Identify and offer ITV course options to interested students

Guidance Counselors

Ongoing

Per student fees from district budget

Courses are identified and students are aware of these options.

3

Maintain access to online portfolio for student use in alternate curriculum formats such as the Class ACT Charter School

Charter School staff and Principals

Ongoing

$1800 yearly

Subscription is up-to-date.

Goal 3: Resources and Learning Tools

All staff and students will have access to the necessary learning tools and information resources to allow them to search, evaluate, analyze, manage, manipulate, communicate and construct information and knowledge in the teaching and learning environment.

Objective E: The district will move toward the use of cloud-computing concepts and one-to-one computing access for students and staff.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Inservice staff on the creation and use of drop box and other cloud computing resources

Network Administrator

Ongoing beginning school year 2010-2011

Existing personnel  budget

Teachers use cloud computing resources

2

Train students to create and use drop box and other cloud computing resources to create and store files

Network Administrator, and experienced classroom teachers

Ongoing beginning in Spring 2011.

Existing personnel budget

Student files are created, stored, and accessed using cloud computing resources.

3

The district will move toward the concept of one-to-one device access for all high school students.  

School Board

Administration

Network Administrator

To be determined as resources become available

Technology budget and grant sources

All high school students are equipped with a laptop device.

Goal 4:

Leadership and support systems

The district will provide necessary staff policies and procedures to ensure the effective use of technology and media resources.

Objective A: The district will review current policies related to the use of technology to determine their relevance to current use and needs.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Review and revise policies and guidelines related to cell phone use (#7518) and other device use (#7540) within the school building to respond to changing needs and technology use expectations.

Administration

School Board

Technology policy sub committee

2011-2012 school year

Current staff

Policies are updated and approved by school board.

2

Conduct review of all other district and building level policies and guidelines related to technology use by students and staff. Revise as needed.

Administration, School Board, and Technology policy sub committee

Yearly

Existing personnel budget

Annual review is complete and adjustments are made as needed

3

Develop and adopt administrative guidelines and forms to support the district policies related to information and technology use in the district.

Administration and School Board

Fall 2011

Current district administrative personnel

Guidelines and forms are in place.

4

Develop policy and guidelines to guide student one-to-one access initiative

Administration and School Board

2012-2013 school year

Current staff

One-to-one device policy and guidelines are approved by board and in place.

Goal 4:

Leadership and support systems

The district will provide necessary staff policies and procedures to ensure the effective use of technology and media resources.

Objective B: The district will provide for ongoing review of the district technology plan.

Action Step

Person Responsible

Timeline

Cost

Measurement

1

Fall review and discussion of goals and progress

Network/Technology Specialist and Technology Committee

Yearly

Existing personnel budget

Review is complete

2

Make recommendations to Administration and School Board about current and future hardware, software and support needs as they relate to curriculum.  

Network/Technology Specialist and Technology Committee

Yearly

Existing personnel budget

Committee makes comments to school board and administration on progress toward goals and future needs.