DTTP Plan Estupiñán 3
The U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific branch is divided intosections. One of those sections is the Department of Defense District Schools (DoDDS)Okinawa. It is the second largest district among four DoDEA pacific districts (DoDEA, 2013).It is home to 13 schools from grades prek-12. There are two High schools, three middleschools, and eight elementary schools on the island of Okinawa, Japan. The district servesmilitary students as well eligible civilian personnel families in Okinawa. The student population is approximately 7,600 with 950 educators and support staff (2013).The district is very diverse and is made up of many different ethnicities. The population isdistributed as follows: 35 percent of the population is white, 17 percent is multi-racial, 16percent is Hispanic, 15 percent Black/African American, 10 percent Asian, 1 percent Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 1 percent American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 5 percent declined to state (DoDEA, 2013).In the Okinawa district, schools have access to the following technology:
ELMO Document Cameras
SMART Response Systems
Computer labsEach school in the district distributes these items according to their needs. There areseveral compute labs within each building that teachers can sign up for. Some schools alsohave mobile labs that can be checked out for classroom use. All the classrooms areequipped with a SMART Board, projector, and document camera. There are also at aminimum, 4 student computers in each classroom. The other technology items areavailable for teachers to check out as needed. In addition, staff has access to a vast amount of software that can be used with their students. The following table shows the current technology software or programs that are available on district computers.