Component One: Survey Development
In component one, the steering committee members must first identify what they want to knowabout technology as it relates to student learning. By using the Survey Design instrument in Exhibit 2
Survey Question Design Instrument, the steering committee can determine how to get answers to thisquestion. The questions are categorized into the Five Critical Areas for Site-Based TechnologyAssessment: professional development, curriculum, assessment and reporting, equipment and network design and maintenance. These five areas will be the basis for future goals and strategies regarding thetechnology plan and implementation.
Exhibit 2SURVEY QUESTION DESIGN INSTRUMENT
Answer the following questions regarding the development of a technology plan. Some target areas willrequire larger portions of assessment strategies, while others may have small and specific results. Beforegoals can be developed, the team will need to identify specific target areas through the assessment process. Once this form has been completed, the steering committee members can identify needed surveyquestions.===============================================================
Target Area #1 Professional Development
How will professional development promote teacher andstaff use of technology as part of the curriculum?
What do you want to know about this technology area?
Will there be any incentives offered to teachers for professional development training?
Will we provide knowledgeable trainers to train teachers in the use of technology?
What types of resources will we provide for technology training?
Will the technology training be continuous and introduce teachers to various uses of instructionaltechnology?
Will the school have access to multi-media resources that will promote ongoing professionaldevelopment?
Target Area #2 Curriculum and Instruction
Will teachers and students use technology as anintrical part of interdisciplinary learning?What do you want to know about this technology area?
What kind of software and hardware will be selected to support the curriculum?
What kinds of methods will be used for integrating technology into the curriculum?
What subject areas will be involved when integrating technology into the curriculum?