Run Date:

10-04-2010

MO DEPT ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

 

    Run Time:

09:09:27

EPEGS

 

    Submitted Date:

6/18/2010

Education Technology Plan

 

    Submitted UserID:

DWILBURN2

SCHOOL YEAR: 2009 - 2010

 

 

DISTRICT: 001-092 ADAIR CO. R-II

 

 

 

    Mission Statement:

We believe that in a democratic society, education must help students realize their worth as individiuals and should lead them toward becoming productive members of society. The Adair Co. R-II Schools are committed to the ideals set forth in the Missouri Show-Me-Standards and support the priorities of the Show-Me Improvement plan. As such, we recognize each student as a unique individiual; we believe that education should provide an opportunity for the maximum development of each individucal. We believe that the foundation of the district's educational program is based on the development of competencies in the basic fundamentals of reading, oral and written communication and mathematics. Students will gather, analyze and apply information and ideas; communicate

 

 

    Local Needs:

All of the following are areas of concerns for our district: low parent involvement in student's educationa, diversity of class offerings, low achievement scores in: MAP 6-8 in science, 10-11 in science, 3-8, 10, 11 in comm. arts and math, more opportunities for writing, low student work ethic, ADA accessibility, special needs pop. is over state average, limited programs for preschool children, and fully integrate technology into classrooms.

 

 

    1. Goal: Develop and enhance quality educational/instructional programs to improve performance and enable students to meet their personal, academic, and career goals.

         1. Objective: Student learning will improve through the integration of technology into the curriculum in order for students to develop the technology skills necessary to achieve essential skills and competencies to be effective citizens, qualified members of the work force, and lifelong learners.

             MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.2,6.4

             Progress Measure:

                                           School Year

             Baseline

            Progress

             Target

            Target Met

                                         2009 - 2010

             

              75%

             

              Yes

                                         2010 - 2011

             

             

              95%

              N/A

 

             Comments: Survey students

 

          1. Strategy: To assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the time the student finishes the eighth grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income, geographic location, or disability

              MSIP Standard: 1.2,6.1,6.2,6.3,6.4,6.6,6.8,6.9,9.2

              Persons Responsible: Classroom Teacher/Guidance Counselor/Technology Coordinator/Administration

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Students entering the eighth grade and exiting twelfth grade will complete a survey that identifies technological needs and competencies for use in instructional planning and to assess whether students are proficient in the use of technology to meet Title IID requirements.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/14/2012

                 2.Action Step: . Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 3.Action Step: Using the iSafe (Internet Safety) Curriculum lessons students at all grade levels will be taught responsible use of technology systems, information and software.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 4.Action Step: Students will understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 5.Action Step: Students will develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 6.Action Step: Students will be taught to use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 7.Action Step: Students will be taught to use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 8.Action Step: Students will use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 9.Action Step: Using NetSmartz internet safety curriculum sutdents will learn positive techniques and procedures for safely using the internet

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/18/2010

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/25/2012

          2. Strategy: The Adair County R-II School District will utilize technology to support student achievement as shown by a 5% increase in the top 3 achievement levels in all subjects tested on the spring achievement assessment

              MSIP Standard: 6.2,6.3,6.4,6.5,6.6,9.1

              Persons Responsible: School Board/ Administration/ Technology Coordinator

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Distance learning will be implemented to allow students the ability to use available software and/or technology associated with a particular course of study or vocational choice.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: As curriculum is revised, technology-based activities and assessments will be included at the majority of learner objectives. Students will be taught to use technology resources for solving real world problems and making informed decisions.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 3.Action Step: Students will use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

          3. Strategy: The Adair County R-II School District will utilize technology to support student literacy development as shown by sixty percent (60%) of the Adair County R-II School District's students scoring in the upper two quintiles on a test of reading achievement

              MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.2,6.3,9.2

              Persons Responsible: PrincipalClassroom Teachers/ Library Media Specialist/School Board/Administrator/Techn. Coordinator

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Implement grade appropriate literacy program.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: Utilize Plato Light Span CDs that support literacy.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

    2. Goal: Recruit, attract, develop, and retain highly qualified staff to carry out the LEA (local educational agency)/District mission, goals, and objectives.

         1. Objective: Through ongoing technology professional development teachers of the Adair County R-II School District will develop the technology skills in order to create classrooms where teachers integrate multi-media technology into inquiry-based, student-centered, interdisciplinary, and collaborative teaching practices necessary to enable students to achieve essential skills and competencies to be effective citizens, qualified members of the work force, and lifelong learners.

             MSIP Standard: 6.7,8.1

             Progress Measure:

                                           School Year

             Baseline

            Progress

             Target

            Target Met

                                         2009 - 2010

             

              75%

             

              N/A

                                         2010 - 2011

             

             

              95%

              N/A

 

             Comments: Survey students and teachers concerning use of technology and technology related class projects

 

          1. Strategy: Teachers across the Adair County R-II School District will receive training on how to develop student centered technology projects that address all student learning styles and abilities.

              MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.5,6.7,7.5,8.7,8.8,9.2

              Persons Responsible: AdministrationTeachersLibrarianCounselorTechnology Coordinator

              Funding Source Name: Small Schools Grant, Local Funds, TITLE II.D

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Teachers will continue professional development to demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: Teachers will demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

          2. Strategy: Teachers across the Adair County R-II School District will implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.

              MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4

              Persons Responsible: Administration/Teachers/ Librarians

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: The district will monitor the technology curriculum ensuring proper integration into the curriculum.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: Teachers and librarians will integrate technology benchmarks in the curriculum to ensure students? technology goals are met.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

          3. Strategy: Teachers across the Adair County R-II School District will incorporate instructional delivery strategies that promote authentic project-based learning opportunities

              MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4

              Persons Responsible: AdministrationTeachersLibrarianCounselorTechnology Coordinator

              Funding Source Name: Small Schools Grant, Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Teachers will design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: The district will pursue grant application to implement the eMints program into the fifth grade classroom.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 3.Action Step: The district will implement the ISafe Technology curriculum within K-12 lessons to model and teach legal and ethical practice related to technology use.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

    3. Goal: Provide and maintain appropriate instructional resources, support services, and functional and safe facilities.

         1. Objective: The Adair County R-II School District will provide up-to-date technology resources in sufficient quantities for all students and staff and will provide appropriate educational technologies in the classroom to enhance the learning process and to expand the skills and capabilities of all students

             MSIP Standard: 1.2,6.1,6.3,6.4,6.8

             Progress Measure:

                                           School Year

             Baseline

            Progress

             Target

            Target Met

                                         2008 - 2009

              60%

             

             

              Yes

                                         2009 - 2010

             

              75%

             

              N/A

                                         2010 - 2011

             

             

              95%

              N/A

 

             Comments: MOREnet reports/district inventories

 

          1. Strategy: Staff and student access and use of appropriate technology resources will be increased by 10% as assessed by the staff and student survey conducted annually.

              MSIP Standard: 1.2,6.1,6.3,6.4,9.4

              Persons Responsible: Superintendent/Technology Coordinator/Librarian/School Board

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy:

              Date of Completion:

                 1.Action Step: The district will continue to contract with MOREnet for internet services.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: The district will purchase licenses of owned software to maintain the proper number for copyright purposes and allow for maximum access.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 3.Action Step: Distance learning will be implemented to allow students the ability to use available software and/or technology associated with a particular course of study or vocational choice.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

          2. Strategy: All administrators, teachers, staff and students will have equitable access to education technologies that promote student performance and academic achievement.

              MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7

              Persons Responsible: School Board/Administration/Technology Coordinator

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Study the feasibility of installing an additional computer lab setting to increase student access to appropriate technology for instruction.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/14/2010

                 2.Action Step: Establish a five year district computer rotation replacement plan to maintain, at minimum, the standard: 2:1 ratio of students per Internet-connected computer/computing device

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2010

                 3.Action Step: Teacher workstations that include a computer, printing access, a projection device and an interactive whiteboard will be purchased, as funds become available.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2010

                 4.Action Step: Participate in the e-rate program and earmark the discounts (savings) for technology-related activities.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

         2. Objective: The Adair County R-II School District will provide adequate technical support for all school administrators, teachers, staff, and students to support and maintain the student learning environment as well as the employee teaching and work environment              MSIP Standard: 6.5,8.1,8.2,8.5              Progress Measure:

                                           School Year

             Baseline

            Progress

             Target

            Target Met

                                         2008 - 2009

              60%

             

             

              N/A

                                         2009 - 2010

              80%

              80%

             

              N/A

                                         2010 - 2011

             

             

              95%

              N/A

 

             Comments: Equipment inventory, census of technology, PD surveys will be used.

 

          1. Strategy: Adair County R-II School District will provide dedicated personnel to support education technology use.

              MSIP Standard: 5.1,6.3,6.7

              Persons Responsible: School Board/Administration/Technology Coordinator

              Funding Source Name: Title II D eMints, Small Schools Grant, Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: The district will maintain the standard: 100% of administrators, teachers and staff have access to the technologies.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: The district will continue to employ a district technology coordinator to oversee technical purchases, maintenance, upgrades and instructional support.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2010

                 3.Action Step: The district will provide professional development training for the technology coordinator.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2010

          2. Strategy: 80% of the technical problems will be fixed within 24 working hours as assessed by the staff survey conducted annually.

              MSIP Standard: 8.10,8.2,8.15

              Persons Responsible: Technology Coordinator/Administrations

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: 80% of the technical problems will be fixed within 24 working hours when feasible.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: Inservice for staff on use of available technology will be conducted to decrease service needs.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

    4. Goal: Govern the LEA/District in an efficient and effective manner providing leadership and representation to benefit the students, staff, and patrons of the district.

         1. Objective: The Adair County R-II School District will systematically secure, maintain, and upgrade data management software to adequately serve administrative management needs, data management/student record needs, and communication processes needs.

             MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.2,6.3,6.4,6.6,6.7,8.5

             Progress Measure:

                                           School Year

             Baseline

            Progress

             Target

            Target Met

                                         2008 - 2009

              60%

             

             

              Yes

                                         2009 - 2010

             

              80%

             

              N/A

                                         2010 - 2011

             

             

              95%

              N/A

 

             Comments: District made surveys, observations, and checklists.

 

          1. Strategy: The Adair County R-II School District will develop and maintain a three-year technology planning process that will develop and manage an infrastructure that supports existing and future administrative and instructional needs.

              MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,8.2,8.6

              Persons Responsible: Administration/ Technology Coordinator

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Educational leaders will develop, implement, and monitor policies and guidelines to ensure compatibility of technologies

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: Incorporate and encourage appropriate use of technology tools (i.e. Lemberger accounting, SIS student records, & food service, Crystal Reports, Electronic Alignment Tool) to facilitate data and information collection, analysis and reporting (knowledge management).

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 3.Action Step: Filtering measures (as required by state and federal guidelines) will be monitored to maintain compliance with state and federal guidelines.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

         2. Objective: The Adair County R-II School District will systematically secure, maintain, and upgrade data management software to adequately serve administrative management needs, data management/student record needs, and communication processes needs.              MSIP Standard: 7.7,8.6,8.9              Progress Measure:

                                           School Year

             Baseline

            Progress

             Target

            Target Met

                                         2008 - 2009

              25%

             

             

              Yes

                                         2009 - 2010

             

              50%

             

              N/A

                                         2010 - 2011

             

             

              75%

              N/A

 

             Comments: District technology surveys participation, MAP scores.

 

          1. Strategy: The Adair County R-II School District will incorporate appropriate technology tools to facilitate data and information collection, analysis and reporting.

              MSIP Standard:

              Persons Responsible: Administration/Technology Coordinator/Teachers/Guidance Counselor

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: Educational leaders will apply technology to enhance their professional practice and to increase their own productivity and that of others.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: MAP data will be disseminated to faculty through the use of the Crystal Reports Program to identify areas of instructional need.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

          2. Strategy: The Adair County R-II School District will increase parent and community involvement in the education process through the use of technological communications

              MSIP Standard: 7.5,7.6

              Persons Responsible: School Board/Administration

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds

              Date to Implement Strategy: 04/15/2009

              Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 1.Action Step: The district will communicate goals and expectations to students and parents through the district and student handbooks.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/15/2012

                 2.Action Step: Implemented a plan to provide parents/guardians with direct access to their child?s data via the Internet.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 04/15/2009

 

                     Date of Completion: 04/01/2012

         3. Objective: The District will develop long-range planning for District-wide improvement.              MSIP Standard: 6.2,6.3,6.4,6.5,6.6,7.2,7.6,8.2,8.5,8.7,8.8,8.9,8              Progress Measure:

                                           School Year

             Baseline

            Progress

             Target

            Target Met

                                         2008 - 2009

              100

             

             

              N/A

                                         2013 - 2014

             

             

              100

              N/A

 

             Comments: The district will meet MSIP 5th cycle standards as well as address concerns from 4th cycle MSIP review.

 

          1. Strategy: Maintain a technology-training plan that improves the quality of teacher instruction as well as student use of computers and other technology.

              MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.4

              Persons Responsible: Board of Education, Administration, Counselor, Teachers

              Funding Source Name: Local Funds, Special Education Part B IDEA - ARRA, Special Education Part B Entitlement, Career Ladder, TITLE II.D

              Date to Implement Strategy: 08/18/1997

              Date of Completion: 05/21/2014

                 1.Action Step: Develop a technology curriculum K-12

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/1997

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 2.Action Step: Professional Development opportunities are provided to all staff in the use of technology and in incorporating technology instruction in the classroom.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/1997

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 3.Action Step: Provide supervised access to computer lab outside of school hours.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/1997

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 4.Action Step: Study different options of upgrading technology (lease, purchase, etc.)

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/1997

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 5.Action Step: Increase availability of age/grade-appropriate elementary software that is compatible with current curriculum.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/1997

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 6.Action Step: Work toward providing interactive technology in classrooms

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/2007

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 7.Action Step: Collect and/or disseminate useful Internet addresses.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/1998

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 8.Action Step: Comply with the Children?s Internet Protection Act.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/2001

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 9.Action Step: Integrate technology into the curriculum and instruction.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/2002

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 10.Action Step: Require graduates to complete one unit of instruction in a class that offers instruction in general computer competencies effective with the Class of 2006.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/2002

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

                 11.Action Step: Maintain e-Mints classrooms.

                     Date To Implement Action Step: 08/19/2003

 

                     Date of Completion: 05/21/2010

 

Additional Elements:

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) states that districts must have long-range education technology plans to apply for program funds and that the plan address specific evaluation requirements. Describe the process and accountability measures the district will use to evaluate the extent to which activities funded by an NCLB program are effective in integrating technology into curricula and instruction, increasing the ability of teachers to teach, and enabling students to reach challenging State academic standards.

 

The Adair Co. R-II Technology Committee will meet at least annually to assess and monitor the attainment of goals and objectives. The CSIP Committee, Professional Development Committee and Administration will utilize the plan for yearly goals and objective setting. A wide variety of data sources were utilized in the creation of this Technology Plan to evaluate strengths and weaknesses and derive goals and objectives to support or correct them, and this will continue to be the case. This analysis of data will help us make timely corrections to assure that as many components of the Technology Plan as possible are being addressed. An annual progress report will be summarized and presented to committee members, board members and published on the District website The School Board evaluates the technology program, at least, biennially in November. At this time, the plan is updated and approved by the board. Through review of assessment results, student and staff surveys, Census of Technology, equipment inventory, and review of CSIP, curriculum guides, and policies and procedures, etc. the technology mission statement, goals and objectives are used to determine the effectiveness of the program. If any changes are required, it will be adopted at this time. The following steps will also be taken: :An Evaluation Plan will be completed and presented to the Board of Education and will concentrate on the status of attainment of goals of the Technology Plan. The board will assess the plan according to the state requirements. Technology goals and objectives will be examined in conjunction with the district CSIP plan to see if progress toward meeting the stated objectives is being met. Individual goals and objectives are evaluated by the action plan. Adjustments that need to be made to correct or improve the technology plan will be completed as they arise.

 

 

The Universal Service Fund E-rate Program states that district long-range plans must address five essential elements. The district provides assurances to DESE that the technology plan contains the following:

 

Clear goals and realistic strategies for using telecommunications and information technology to improve education services;

Professional development strategies to ensure that staff know to use these new technologies to improve education services;

Assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve education services;

Sufficient budget to acquire and support the non-discounted elements of the plan: the hardware, software, professional development and other services that will be needed to implement the strategy; and

Evaluation process that enables the school to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise.