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Technology Integration Plan

Inter-Lakes School District

SAU 2

2013-2015


Table of Contents



About this document

The District and Its Mission

Technology Vision, Value and Mission

Why 21st century learning?

District Technology Committee

Technology Instructional Continuum Model

District Technology Goals and Corresponding Strategies

Administration

Instruction

Curriculum

Professional Development

Learner Achievement

Infrastructure

Parental and Community Relations

Funding

Glossary



Why 21st century* learning?

The volume of information and pace of change in today's world has impacted the requirements of the workplace and post secondary education.  Today’s students, in preparing for beyond high school, need to be able to properly identify and analyze new information, think critically, and communicate effectively in order to problem solve and be successful.  Students need access to information in order to develop and practice these skills.

 

The District and Its Mission

District Vision Statement

The Inter-Lakes School District, in partnership with its communities, will provide outstanding educational opportunities and resources for all students to achieve academic excellence in order to reach their highest potential and to succeed as responsible, contributing citizens in a global society.

District Mission Statement

Is to inspire and sustain learning and achievement by providing:

  • quality teaching practices

  • student-centered learning

  • a safe environment

  • community connections

  • access to resources

 

Technology Vision, Value and Mission

Technology Vision

To embrace a culture that fully integrates 21st Century learning and digital literacy** within all areas of curriculum.

 

Technology Value

We will shift to a student centered instructional model where students become self-reliant learners capable of personalizing their own education utilizing 21st Century learning.  Students will have ubiquitous access to appropriate technological resources.  Staff will act as instructional facilitators, mentors and coaches learning from students as much as students learn from staff.

 

Technology Mission

To provide 21st Century learning opportunities by combining appropriate instructional methodologies, a student-centric learning model, and a technology rich environment; we will help staff and students realize their full potential.

 

District Technology Committee

Membership

The District Technology Committee (DTC) will seek representation from all four schools and the Humiston building.  Any board member, administrator, teacher, student, staff, parent, or community member is welcome to attend and contribute.  The DTC should be chaired by a person who is aware of district priorities, initiatives, can affect change, and keep the committee on task.

Purpose

  • addresses and makes recommendations to the superintendent on all district-wide strategic planning and policy issues related to information technologies, instructional technologies, and student support technologies.

  • Creates and monitors implementation of a formal, District Technology Plan that establishes long-term IT and instructional technology goals and priorities

 

Technology Instructional Continuum Model

 

This table contains summary descriptors for each cell of the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) created by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology. Other available resources include tables detailing student activity, teacher activity, and instructional settings for each TIM cell.

Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix

 

http://fcit.usf.edu/matrix/download/tim_table_of_summary_indicators.pdf


District Technology Goals and Corresponding Strategies  

Administration

GOAL 1: The district technology committee, with administrative oversight, will define clear expectations and direction surrounding the use of technology for instructional purpose.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

TimeFrame

Person Responsible

Form District Technology Committee (DTC) *

Meet Regularly

Public Notes/Docs

September 2013

Technology Director

Set expectations based on continuum

Document

Self Assessment Against Continuum

Fall 2013

DTC

Instruction

Goal #2: Administrators and Teachers will model digital literacy and 21st century skills.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

TimeFrame

Person Responsible

Use a range of electronic technology during instruction

Use district provided resources daily  i.e. front row, interactive boards, laptops

Observation

Fall 2013

District Administration

Use digital tools to effectively communicate, collaborate

Enhancement of faculty meetings, lessons, presentations

Observation

Fall 2013

District Administration

 

Goal #3: All teachers will integrate 21st Century skills and digital literacy into all areas of classroom instruction.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

Timeline

Person Responsible

Provide time for teachers to collaborate

Refer to Strategic Plan Core Value #5

Progress through  Technology Integration Model*** based on observations and evaluations

Fall 2103-Spring 2015

Principals

Revise unit and lesson plans to incorporate 21st century skills and digital literacy

Rewritten plans

Evaluations

Summer 2013-Spring 2015

Teachers

Create framework for teachers to observe one another and /or master technology teachers

100% of teachers will observe a lesson  using technology by December  2014

Self Report to Technology Director

Fall 2013-December 2014

DTC

Create a student leadership team  (3-6 and 7-12) to demonstrate uses of technology

Student leaders in each classroom or available throughout the day to help in classrooms

Students leaders self report to Technology Director

Fall 2013

Technology Director



Curriculum

GOAL #4: The District Technology Committee (or subcommittee) will review ICT standards and advise Curriculum Director as needed.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

Timeline

Person Responsible

Revise ICT standards according to national with teacher representatives

curriculum rubrics and unit plans

ICT standards implemented in classrooms

Summer 2013

 

 

Professional Development

GOAL #5: The District will provide continuous professional development time and self directed learning opportunities based on district defined expectations surrounding the use of instructional technology.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

TimeFrame

Person Responsible

Teacher self reflection on technology skills

Technology Integration Model (TIM)

Every 2 school years survey

Fall 2013

Teachers

Provide professional learning based on TIM, district goals, and IT support requests

Schedule of events

Teacher PL evaluation forms

Annually

Curriculum Director



Learner Achievement

Goal #6:  The District will use technology to create personalized learning, foster instructional changes, and increase academic achievement.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

Time Line

Person Responsible

Develop K-12 technology/information access plan

Written plan to include: finances, board approval, professional development, roll out targets and timelines, infrastructure needs, logistics plan, reflection of implementation, culture shift awareness

Refer to Technology/Information Access Plan for evaluation Methods

September 2013

DTC, Tech Director, Superintendent

Definition of and access to real time data

100% teachers access data regularly

Formal Observations

January 2014

Principals

Use real time data to provide personalized instruction

100% teachers use data to modify daily instruction

formal observation

January 2014

Principals

Infrastructure

GOAL #7: The Technology Department will provide the highest quality technology-based services in the most cost-effective manner, to facilitate the School District's vision and mission as it applies to instruction, learning, administration, and community services.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

Time Line

Person Responsible

Investigate VOIP based Phones

assessment of financial feasibility

compare PBX to VOIP

spring 2013

Tech Director, Buildings & Grounds Director

Acquire necessary bandwidth to meet district needs

timely response to  internet requests

Bandwidth usage graphs

Ongoing

tech director

Acquisition of technology

develop curriculum based plan to determine needs for tech resources

Written plan

Spring 2014

tech director, curriculum director, dtc

Evaluate IT support ability for addressing district needs

time usage report showing staff effectiveness

timely response to requests for support, staff survey

Annual

tech director, IT Staff, dtc

Increase wireless density to accommodate increasing devices

   

ongoing/annual

tech director, IT Staff

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recover Plan

prioritized functions become operational

summer 2013 (plan only)

tech director,

sys admin

 

GOAL #8: The Technology Department will support the business, administrative, and functional needs of the district.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

Time Frame

Person Responsible

Develop a plan to evaluate and assess needed tools for appropriate business functions

written plan

To be included in written plan

as needed

Tech Director, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent

Strategies

 

Parental and Community Relations

GOAL #9: The District will use technology to improve communication with Parents and the community.

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

Time Line

Person Responsible

Electronic parental access

access to real time data such as grades, schedules, lunch accounts, standardized test scores, discipline

monitor number of log-ins

spring 2013

Tech Director,

DTC

Maintain District Web Site

up to date info including newsletters, announcements, calendars

consult admin team

spring 2013

owners of the web site

develop a plan to automate common forms and processes

parent and teacher access to forms and resulting data

efficient online tools for registration, permission slips, etc...

spring 2015

DTC



Funding

Goal #10: The district will commit to adequately fund resources, materials, personnel, infrastructure, and systems that will properly support the vision, mission, values, and  goals of this technology plan.

 

Strategies

Benchmark

Evaluation Method

Time Frame

Person Responsible

develop a budget that includes district, e-rate, and grant resources

have adequately funded budget to meet all goals

we are able to meet all our goal deadlines financially

2014-2015 budget

superintendent, tech director, school board, public






*21st Century Skills include

  • Ways of thinking. Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and learning

  • Ways of working. Communication and collaboration

  • Tools for working. Information and communications technology (ICT) and information literacy

  • Skills for living in the world. Citizenship, life and career, and personal and social responsibility

 

** Digital literacy: is the ability to effectively and critically navigate, evaluate, create, and distribute information using a range of electronic technologies. It requires one "to recognize and use that power, to manipulate and transform electronic media, to distribute pervasively, and to easily adapt them to new forms"

*** Technology Integration Model

 

About this document

In keeping with the spirit of modeling 21st century skills, this document was developed in collaboration with various shareholders of the district. This tech plan will be reviewed periodically but no less than annually by the district tech committee, to ensure the plan aligns with district goals and is used to steer technology decision making.

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