|Goals | Objectives | Narratives-Strategies | Measurement|
|Focus||DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE|
|Students Teachers Staff||Goal 1: District technology infrastructure, telecommunications, hardware, software, Internet access, services and resources support the educational and administrative needs of the district.|
|USD 440 will continue to assess current technology usages and promote the environment within the district classrooms which support an integration of technology to support and enhance student learning and district efficiency.|
|1.1 The district is creating a five year plan to update and enhance technology infrastructure including servers, switches, wireless access points, workstations, individual input devices, and other telecommunication devices. |
The eligible e-rate services used by the district are: cell phones, classroom telephones, Internet backbone links for VPL through Kan-ed, Skype for post-secondary classes, and GMail for grades 4-12.
The district plans to increase bandwidth as more applications become cloud based for mobility and access.
The district will pilot individual input devices to determine potential uses in the learning environment.
The district plans to update and increase use of software to begin video production and editing, AIMs Web for assessments and monitoring, KCA assessments, Read 180, SuccessMaker, GAFE, video conferencing software, Learning.com, and Study Island.
The technology department consists of three support personnel to help staff with services and support. Tech aides are also on the tech team.
The district will use available funds, solicit grants primarily for special projects and money from disposal of obsolete technology.
|1.1 Superintendent will submit the 5 year plan to the BOE for adoption depending on available resources.|
Increase in bandwidth has been requested through e-rate funding. The 470 has been filed.
Detailed records will be kept on all new individual input devices.
Individual reports from each software program will be reviewed and scrutinized for student growth.
Measurement is contingent on e-rate funding.
|Students||Goal 2: Increase Student Achievement through the effective use of technology.|
|2.1||Students will utilize various software programs, web based applications and mobile device applications aligned with current state standards which target specific skills and enhance multi-modal learning.|
|2.1 Specific technologies and applications will be identified in curriculum maps and lesson plans.|
|2.1 Students will interact with software intended to enhance learning objectives for math and reading and increase student achievement. Current software used: Learning.com, Study Island, Pearson’s SuccessMaker, Pearson’s Reading Street, PearsonSuccessNet, Scholastic Read 180, Alexia, Scholastic Reading Counts, Scholastic Reading Inventory, EveryDay Math (K-6), McGraw-Hill (7-8).|
|2.1 Administrators will evaluate curriculum maps and lesson plans for evidence of increased usage of technology implementation and record their findings.|
|2.1 Reports will be generated from each software program. Reports will be analyzed to determine students’ strengths and weakness within tested curricular areas.|
|Students||Goal 3: Ensure that students are technology literate by the end of the 8th Grade.|
|3.1||By the end of the 8th grade, students will have participated in technology related lessons that are scoped and sequenced from Kindergarten - 8th grades.|
|3.2||By the end of the 8th grade, students will be proficient at digitizing information using a variety of media.|
|3.1 Integrate technology lessons into subject area content - project based learning.|
|3.1 Effective implementation of a scope and sequence for K-8th grades as evidenced by publications and projects.|
|3.2 Students will be given multiple opportunities to utilize a variety of media, including keyboards, mobile devices, interactive white boards, voice recognition and emerging technologies.|
|2.1, 3.1 Administrators will evaluate curriculum maps and lesson plans for evidence of increased usage of technology implementation and record their findings. Teachers|
|3.1, 3.2 Learning.com post-test results and finished projects.|
|Students||Goal 4: Progress is being made toward fully integrating technology into the curriculum.|
|4.1||Teachers will integrate interactive whiteboards into curriculum to promote and enhance student learning in a student centered environment.|
|4.2||In the process of integrating technology into the curriculum, students will be educated in Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship and Cyber-bullying|
|4.1 The teacher will assist students in the utilization of current technologies and those yet to be purchased or known. Teachers will implement technology in their lesson plans that will help support student learning and support the lesson.|
|4.1 In order to help students with disabilities develop the self-advocacy skills that they will need to apply in colleges, careers, and other life activities, teachers will view the districts current assistive technology policy and examples of resources at http://www.newton.k12.ks.us/at/policy.htm and procure those resources.|
|4.2 Students will be educated through our faculty, ESSDACK, NetSmartz, Learning.com (technology curriculum for grades 4-6), and a CIPA compliant outside training program.|
|4.1 Students - As determined by enrollment patterns of the 7/8th grade Communications course, the teacher will assist students in the utilization of current technologies and those yet to be purchased or known.|
|4.1 Teachers - Documentation on students' IEPs will reflect that assistive technology is implemented at varying degrees for students with regards to their needs.|
|4.2 The district will use surveys and the post-test results through Learning.com to measure knowledge of Internet and cyber-bullying safety.|
|TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT|
|Teachers||Goal 5: Improve the capacity of teachers to integrate technology effectively into the curriculum and instruction.|
|5.1||Provide ongoing technology support for technology integration.|
|5.2||Create a technology request protocol for specific curriculum areas and their technology needs.|
|5.1 Provide professional development and adequate time to integrate selected software/hardware/processes. (i.e. SIS, Google Apps for Education and essential technology for the day to day operation of the district).|
|5.2 Procure essential software/hardware as identified for student learning using the district’s technology request protocol.|
|5.1 The technology support staff has an online ticket reporting system that provides hardware, software, training and assistance for faculty technology needs..|
|5.2 Measurement will be by the number of requests received from teachers using the technology request form and maintained by the superintendent of schools.|
|Teachers||Goal 6: Encourage effective integration of technology through teacher training and curriculum development to establish replicable best practices.|
|6.1||All certified staff will be offered and/or receive technology training to improve productivity in their specific job through the district, workshops and conferences throughout the year.|
|6.2||All certified staff will receive Professional Development to meet goals of Knowledge, Application and Impact in curriculum development.|
|6.3||In the process of integrating technology into the curriculum, students will be educated in Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship and Cyber-bullying.|
|6.1 Teachers will be offered and/or receive technology training to improve productivity in their specific assignments. Training will be available through the district, workshops and conferences throughout the year. Teachers will share this technology knowledge with peers through scheduled Late Start days, after school and during Professional Development. Ongoing workshops will be offered monthly for staff training.|
|6.2 Professional Development will be documented by the Professional Development Committee. Our district uses My Learning Plan to maintain necessary records and attendance information.|
|6.3 Teachers and staff will be educated through ESSDACK and/or CIPA compliant outside training programs on Internet Safety, Digital Citizenship, and Cyber-bullying.|
|6.1 Semi-annual surveys using a commercial survey instrument and by way of GAFE forms to discern from the faculty what training is needed on hardware, software, and efficient integration into the curriculum.|
|6.2 My Learning Plan will be used to collect PD information and categorize with monthly submission reports to the PDC Committee.|
|6.3 Records will be kept on attendance to these sessions and training programs. Records will also be sent to the state on students who commit Cyber-bullying.|
|Goal 7: Improve the capacity of classified staff to effectively use technology to fulfill their duties.|
|7.1||All staff will receive training in implementation of software and hardware as needed to meet job requirements.|
|7.1 All classified staff, depending on job responsibilities, will receive group or individualized training on: district e-mail system, automated systems, Office components, Student Information System, KIDS, Publishing programs, Media storage and retrieval, Fund Accounting. Training will be provided by systems administrator, technology integration specialist, and outside consultants.|
|7.1 Survey results conducted from classified staff, webinar requests, and requests by administrators for staff to attend conferences outside the district will be maintained by the payroll clerk. Google Docs will be the recording instrument.|