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Identifying Target Area Goals

Identifying Target Area Goals

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The first component, survey development, identifies specific areas that should be assessed in the technology plan. The second component assesses the school’s present condition through a survey form that asks “what is” and “what should be” in identified target areas. Component three of the process conducts an assessment analysis that provides a school profile that identifies areas for technology improvement. The fourth component of the process develops goals that will address the areas of weakness outlined in the school profile.
The first component, survey development, identifies specific areas that should be assessed in the technology plan. The second component assesses the school’s present condition through a survey form that asks “what is” and “what should be” in identified target areas. Component three of the process conducts an assessment analysis that provides a school profile that identifies areas for technology improvement. The fourth component of the process develops goals that will address the areas of weakness outlined in the school profile.

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The Process for Identifying Target Area Goals
byMichael D. KingOnce the steering committee has developed its vision/mission statements, its members shouldidentify present conditions that may affect the technology plan. These conditions will shape future targetareas for technology improvement. Identifying target requires four specific steps. The first component,survey development, identifies specific areas that should be assessed in the technology plan. The second
component assesses the school’s present condition through a survey form that asks “what is” and “whatshould be” in identified target areas. Component three of the process conducts an assessment analysis that
provides a school profile that identifies areas for technology improvement. The fourth component of theprocess develops goals that will address the areas of weakness outlined in the school profile. In Exhibit 1Developing Target Goals, the authors have included a diagram illustrating the five-component process of developing target area goals.
Exhibit 1DIAGRAM FOR DEVELOPING TARGET AREA GOALS
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TARGETAREAGOALS
Component Three:
Assessment Analysis The School Profile
Identifying areas of improvement
ComponentTwo:
Assessment of SchoolsPresentCondition
Whatis and What Should Be
 
Component OneSurvey Development
Identify specific areas to target
 
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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
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 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
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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
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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?
 
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Target Area #3 Assessment and Reporting
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Will technology be incorporated into the assessmentand reporting of student progress?What do you want to know about this technology area?
 
 
What provisions will be made for electronic storage of selected student work and information?
 
What types of assessment information will be included electronically to report student progress?
 
What type of software will need to be purchased to meet the need for electronic based studentassessment?
 
Will there be an emphasis on training teachers how to use electronic assessment effectively?
Target Area #4 Equipment and Network Design
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Will the district support the necessaryinfrastructure needed to provide telecommunications and online learning opportunities forstudents?What do you want to know about this technology area?
 
 
How will we supply connectivity to the classroom and administrative areas?
 
How will we provide each teacher with a computers and related equipment needed for his/her duties?
 
How will we obtain funding to purchase the necessary equipment to support this plan?
Target Area #5 Maintenance
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What technological support will be provided by the district in theareas of maintenance and troubleshooting?What do you want to know about this technology area?
 
 
Will there be qualified personnel available to assist students, teachers and staff with computer-relatedquestions or problems?______________________________________________________________________________Source: AuthorOnce the steering committee has decided what they need to know, they must decide the best wayto obtain this information. The steering committee must recognize the need for continual assessment of technology use within the school setting. One method for determining this information is to tie theassessment process to the development of target areas. The authors have provided an explanation on howthis can be accomplished by following the next two components of the planning model: Conducting aNeeds Assessment Survey and Conducting a School Profile.
 

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