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District Technology Plan Nespelem School District 2007 - 2010 Technology Vision Statement: We live in a technological age that is rapidly developing and changing. Technology can improve communication, enhance thinking skills, make instruction more efficient and effective, and develop life skills critical to success. With access to and proficiency in the use of technology tools, and with the guidance of skilled educators and community members, all students have the opportunity to become actively engaged and take responsible roles in their learning as they think, create, conduct inquiries, solve problems and communicate in individual, collaborative and interdisciplinary settings. When students and faculty are provided with the latest technology tools and training, we envision that students will develop the necessary skills to be productive members of this developing and changing society. Therefore, Nespelem School District believes that technology provides a very powerful, essential tool in the education process for both students and staff. Nespelem School District is committed to providing ongoing and continuous training to all of its teachers and students in the use of and integration of technology as tools for teaching and learning in all subject areas. Action Plan: Goal: SMART Goal: Technology Intergration Goal The total number of teachers ranked at Tier 1 or 2 on the PILOT Technology Integration Survey will increase by at least 5% per year compared to the previous year’s survey with a total increase of 15% by 2010. All teachers will participate in professional development in the area of Technology Integration. The goal will be to provide teachers with skills and strategies that will allow them to use technology tools to teach the standards, to integrate technology into the curriculum and promote a student-learning environment that assists and encourages technological skills.
A variety of studies indicate that technology will have little effect unless teachers are adequately and appropriately trained (Office of Technology Assessment, 1995; Coley, Cradler, & Engel, 1997; Silverstein et al., 2000; Studies suggest that teachers who receive formal training use technology more frequently for instruction, and this use can lead to significant improvements in student achievement. According to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics (1999b), teachers who report feeling prepared to teach using technology use it more frequently and in a greater variety of ways, and are more likely to have their students use technology as a tool in tasks that require higher-order thinking. In a report that examined the results of over 300 studies of technology use, authors concluded that teacher training was the most significant factor influencing the effective use of educational technology to improve student achievement. Specifically, the report states that students of teachers with more than ten hours of training significantly outperformed students of teachers with five or fewer training hours (Sivin-Kachala & Bialo, 2000). Kelley, L., & Ringstaff, C. (2002). The learning return on our educational technology investment: A review of findings from research. Retrieved from WestEd Web site: http://www.WestEd.org/online_pubs/learning_return.pdf Professional Development The District Superintendent will schedule training based on staff needs/goals. Resources Amount / Who is Timeline Type / Responsible? Description / Funding Source 9/8/2008 District staff 6/30/2010
The District will schedule at least one site-based technology-centered training per year. The focus of this training will be to encourage teachers to utilize available technology tools to help their students master skills in all content areas.
Increase of percent of teachers at Tier 2 and 3 based on PILOT survey results. Training evaluation. Teaching staff more confident using technolgy.
Procedures for evaluating success in reaching this goal Compare results of the PILOT Technology Integration survey from year to year in addition to reviewing records of technology trainings. Goal: SMART Goal: Technology Literacy For Students By the Spring of 2010, 80% of all 8th graders will be at Tier 2 or 3 on the technology literacy indicator scale.
Move towards utilizing and training the district Head Teacher, Reading Specialist, Math Coach, and the Library Coordinator as a school resource in order to improve student technology literacy. Since the Head Teacher, Reading Specialist, Math Coach, and the Library Coordinator work with all students in the school, the potential for impact in the area of technology and information literacy is great.
Resources Amount / Professional Who is Activities/Task Timeline Type / Development Responsible? Description / Funding Source Conduct training sessions in Staff receive 9/8/2008 School order to explore strategies and training and Superintendent resources needed to teach ongoing support 6/30/2010 to determine about Social, Ethical, and of Scholastic support Human issues, and Research Reading solution Tools as they apply to the use Inventory, of instructional technology. Accelerated Reader, Discovery tools, Internet safety, research skills, curriculum and resources.
Comparing year to year results of the PILOT online Technology Literacy survey for students, and the PILOT survey for staff.
Procedures for evaluating success in reaching this goal PILOT survey for staff and students. Goal: SMART Goal: Technology Integration The Community is connected with learning. There is an increase in district web site access statistics, requests for district news, and more interaction between student's families and teachers regarding assignments, projects, academic progress, and classroom news. Procedures, policies and information are shared. The District is seeking a more effective tool for community and family engagement in student learning.
Professional Development Information access is shared at parent and community meetings. District web site information and how to access is sent home with students and posted in various businesses in the community.
Parents and community members interact with district and school information and personnel.
Resources Amount / Who is Timeline Type / Responsible? Description / Funding Source 2/1/2008 Community members, 6/30/2010 families and district staff
There is an increase in District web site access statistics and requests for general district information, and class information. Also, an increase in electronic communication between District staff, community members, and families of District students.
Procedures for evaluating success in reaching this goal There is an increase in District web site access statistics and requests for general district information, and class information. Also, an increase in electronic communication between District staff, community members, and families of District students.
Yes The district has completed the current online technology inventory and will continue to do so annually.
Yes The district has completed the current Form 479 and will continue to do so annually. CIPA Compliance:
District-Level Network and Telecommunications Plan - Part 1 District Technology Standards: District Technology Standards Nespelem School District has a Windows XP Pro operating system. We are in the process of migrating to a 100% PC based district. Minimum standards for purchase as of this date: Dell Computer, Windows XP Pro, Pentium IV 3.0 GHz or higher, 1Gb RAM, 17” LCD monitor. HP LaserJet networkable printers.
Software used district-wide with main function noted: Sophos Antivirus Barracuda spam filter Sonicwall content filter Email client Microsoft Outlook 2003 Internet Browser Internet Explorer Applications Assessment Tool NWEA Measures of Academic Progress Assessment Tool Scholastic Reading Inventory Assessment Tool Accelerated Reader Renaissance Learning, Inc. subscription - web based TransACT Parent Notification collections internet subscription service Desktop Publishing Microsoft Office 2003 Research e-Library and ProQuest Presentation Microsoft Powerpoint 2003 Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel 2003 Word Processing Microsoft Word 2003 Visual Thesaurus - subscription web service Keyboarding K - 3 Read, Write, Type Keyboarding 4 - 8 All The Right Type School web page eChalk hosts & maintains Nespelem School web site Budget Summary: Repair or replace failed equipment as funding allows, including computers, printers, and projectors. Budget $20,000 per year. Funding source: Technology repair budget. Upgrade software as funding allows, including operating system and Microsoft Office. Budget $9,200 per year. Funding Source: General Fund. Maintain internet subcription services. Budget $9,000 annual fee Funding Source: General Fund. Maintenance budget, ESD contract: Budget $50,000 per year Funding Source: General Fund.
District-Level Network and Telecommunications Plan - Part 2 E-Rate – Priority One Requests Voice, Data, Video Purchase / Budget / and Other Priority One Capabilities Potential Funding Source(s) Digital transmission services, which include but are not Purchase required:K-20 Service. Budget: $2,500. Funding limited to: Local phone service, long distance services, source: General Fund Purchase required: Local Phone service. paging services and related components. Note: The district's Budget $50,000. Funding source: General Fund Future Internet connection is provided by Washington's K-20 purchase: An additional T-1 line dedicated to data only Budget: network, and for this, eRate is handled at the state level. unknown, The North Central ESD and the K-20 Network are working on the cost. Funding source: unknown at this time
How will these services support your district's learning goals?
These services will support our district's learning goals by allowing access to online resources, multimedia resources, online student assessments,and communication tools that will increase the number of students who are utilizing technology at a Tier 2 and Tier 3 level to improve their knowledge and skills. It will also support school/home communications between teachers and parents. E-Rate – Priority Two Requests
Purchase / Budget / Potential Funding Source(s) Data Distribution 1. Replace existing core due to age of equipment. 2. Purchase required:6 – 48 port managed switches. Replace obsolete data network switches. 3. Provide managed wireless Budget $6000.00. Funding source: General Fund LAN services to entire building 4. Replace existing district firewall due Purchase required:5 Managed wireless access points. to vendor upgrades 5. Replace existing phone system with VoIP with Budget $2000 . Funding source: General Fund integrated voicemail. Purchase required: Sonicwall 3060. Budget $3000. Funding source: General Fund Purchase required: Integrated phone system Budget $50,000. Funding source: General Fund Hardware/Software/Support
How will these technology elements support your district's learning goals?
These services will maintain a reliable network which will support student and teacher access to the Internet and our network, giving them access to communication tools and online information outside the school walls in support of their learning. By having access to these tools we are able to train our students to become lifelong learners and seekers of information. Maintenance, Upgrade, and Support Strategies
Description of Maintenance/ Upgrade/Support Strategies 1. Yearly maintenance contract for firewall, servers, and building switches/routers. 2. Upgrade PBX hardware and software and Voicemail system software as necessary to maintain adequate level of service (e.g. VoIP) and to extend the life of the system.
Purchase / Budget / Potential Funding Source(s) 1. Purchase required: Annual maintenance Budget $50,000 Funding Source: General Fund
How will these strategies support your district's learning goals?
By maintaining a secure network environment, we are enabling our teachers to store and access student information which will encourage them to use data to drive their instructional decisions.
Process to Review and Update Your Entire Technology Plan Progress Evaluation and Update Activities/Objectives Technology team will meet monthly and review technology plan Person/Team Responsible Nespelem School Technology Coordinator/School Tech Committee Technology coordinator will review staff help desk tickets to insure Nespelem School Technology Coordinator all issues are resolved timely
Timeline Monthly Daily
Additional Material Documents Uploaded Title Nespelem School Board Technology Plan Approval
File NSD Tech Plan Board Approval June 30 2008.pdf
Building Technology Plans
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