COMPREHENSIVE TECHNOLOGY PLAN

EMIRATES NATIONAL SCHOOLS
ENGAGING STUDENTS IN THEIR FUTURE MARCH 2012

OUTCOMES AND ACTIONS
OUTCOMES
 Increased Student Engagement  Improved Student Achievement  Provide English Language Learner Support  Improve Overall Comprehensive Literacy ACTIONS related to the OUTCOMES • Infrastructure Changes • Hardware Needs • Software Programs Required • Professional Development for Staff

TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA SUPPORT OF ACCREDITATION STANDARDS
The following AdvancEd Accreditation Standards are addressed through the Technology and Library Media Plan • Leadership and staff foster a culture consistent with the school’s purpose and direction (Standard 2.4) • Leadership and staff supervision and evaluation processes result in improved professional practices and student success (Standard 2.6) • Curriculum, instruction and assessment are monitored and adjusted systematically in response to data from multiple assessments of student learning and an examination of professional practice (Standard 3.2) • Teachers engage students in their learning through instructional strategies that ensure achievement of learning expectations (Standard 3.3)

TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA SUPPORT OF ACCREDITATION STANDARDS CONT.
The following AdvancEd Accreditation Standards are addressed through the Technology and Library Media Plan


Teachers participate in collaborative learning communities to improve instruction and student learning (Standard 3.5)
The school engages families in meaningful ways in their children’s education and keeps them informed of their children’s learning progress (Standard 3.8) The school has resources and provides services that support it’s purpose and direction to ensure the success for all students (Standard 4)

Instructional time, materials resources and fiscal resources are sufficient to support the purpose and direction of the school (Standard 4.2)
Students and school personnel use a range of media and information resources to support the school’s educational programs (Standard 4.4)

TECHNOLOGY AND MEDIA SUPPORT OF ACCREDITATION STANDARDS CONT. The following AdvancEd Accreditation Standards are addressed through the Technology and Library Media Plan • The technology infrastructure supports the school’s teaching, learning, and operational needs (Standard 4.5) • The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a wide range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement (Standard 5)

ACTIONS RELATED TO OUTCOMES
INFRASTRUCTURE CLASSROOM HARDWARE

WHAT: Wireless, Desktop Computers, Laptops in Carts WHEN: By September 2012 WHY: To support the educational outcomes that require embedded technologies within classrooms to fulfill and support the outcomes

WHAT: Interactive Boards, Elmos, and Clickers WHEN: From September 2012 through June 2014

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Standards: 2.4; 2.6; 3.2; 3.3; 3.5; 4.0; 4.1; 4.2; 4.5 and 5.0

WHY: Delivery of multimodalities, customized content and kinesthetic activities are strongly research-supported methodologies for supporting higher student achievement, English language learners and for engaging and intrinsically motivating students.
Standards: 3.2; 3.3; 4.0; 4.4; and 4.5

ACTIONS RELATED TO OUTCOMES
SOFTWARE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 WHAT: Software across the core classes and ICT that supports all of the outcomes: student engagement, highest student achievement, support English language learners and develop comprehensive literacy  WHEN: By September 2012

WHAT: Ongoing, applicable professional development and teacher support WHEN: From March 2012 and ongoing throughout next 5 years WHY: The delivery of high quality, repeated professional development events focused on implementation, application, reflection and practice
• Standards: 2.4; 2.6; 3.2; 3.5; and 5.0

 WHY: The software utilized in the classrooms must be aligned to the standards, IB and use research-driven methodologies to achieve our outcomes
 Standards: 3.2; 3.3; 4.1; 4.2; 4.4; and 5.0

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Engaging

Customized Content

Classroom Activities

Genuine Understanding

INCREASED STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
Technology Provides Students with:  Uses Simulation Principles to Stimulate Interest that are:  Customized  Small content pieces  Content builds upon other content  Intrinsic personal challenges and rewards Increases Student Engagement by Providing Experiences that are:

 Interesting  Challenging  Real world activities  Customized for students Student Understanding: Demonstrated by formative assessments and direct classroom observations Tools Needed:

Technology Infrastructure: Wireless and Laptops Classroom Hardware: Clickers, Elmos, Probeware Educational Software: Instructional Materials Budget

HIGHER STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Technology Connected to Content

Understand Content

Classroom Based

Highest Achievement

INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
Connections to Technology:  Closely Connected to Standards  Software is reviewed for alignment  MAP Assessments aligned to standards Formative

 Gaps identified and addressed through the software selection process  Student Interventions available via software programs Engaging and Varied
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Students share their thinking with peers (collaboration) Students are utilizing 21st century technologies to solve real world problems and extend their understanding of the interrelationships between Elements of Learning Higher Student Achievement: Demonstrated by incremental and ongoing increases in MAP scores Tools Needed: Technology Infrastructure: Wireless and Laptops Classroom Hardware: Clickers, Elmos, Probeware Educational Software: Instructional Materials Budget

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Opportunities for Practice

Improved Fluency

Individualized to Address Gaps

ELL Success

PROVIDE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER SUPPORT
Connections to Technology:  Formative  Gaps identified and addressed  Interventions available via standards and software  Individualized  Addresses any gaps in learning  Customized to student interests and needs  Frequent

 Opportunities for Speaking, Reading and Writing ELL Fluency: Demonstrated by formative assessments, direct classroom observations and MAP Scores
Tools Needed: Technology Infrastructure: Wireless and Laptops Classroom Hardware: Clickers, Elmos, Probeware Educational Software: Instructional Materials Budget

COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY

Technology and STEM

Effective Communicator

Future Preparation

Comprehensive Literacy

IMPROVE OVERALL COMPREHENSIVE LITERACY
Connections to Technology:

 Comprehensive Literacy
 Research and Technology  Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking, Math  Ubiquitous Access to Technology  Needed to build skills and understanding  Critical and Complex Thinking  Lifelong ability to understand complex ideas and to make decisions  Cope with work and life in the future Comprehensive Literacy: As demonstrated by written assessments and research Tools Needed: Technology Infrastructure: Wireless and Laptops Classroom Hardware: Clickers, Elmos, Probeware Educational Software: Instructional Materials Budget

THE PLAN
Items to be Purchased:
 INFRASTRUCTURE: WIRELESS, LAPTOPS and DESKTOPS

 INSTRUCTIONAL: CONTENT RELATED SOFTWARE (Instructional Materials Budget)
 CLASSROOM HARDWARE: INTERACTIVE BOARDS, CLICKERS, ELMOS

 PHASE IN: Purchase of Items Over 3 years (2012-13; 2013-14; 2014-15)

COSTS
 INFRASTRUCTURE: (13,144,004 AED)
   WIRELESS (All Schools) 1,452,846 LAPTOPS 9,386,910; CARTS 260,748 DESKTOPS 2,043,500

 CONTENT RELATED SOFTWARE
 Purchased from Instructional Materials Budget

 CLASSROOM HARDWARE: INTERACTIVE BOARDS, CLICKERS, ELMOS (1,511,665 AED)
    INTERACTIVE BOARDS 588,250 STUDENT RESPONSE SYSTEM 306,042 DOCUMENT PROJECTORS 459,063 PROBEWARE 158,310

 TOTAL Tech Plan for 2012/2013: 14,655,669  Total Library Plan for 2012/2013: 2,783,250  TOTAL Tech Plan for 2013/2014: 4,118,785  Total Library Plan for 2013/2014: 2,100,000  TOTAL Tech Plan for 2014/2015: 3,201,903