Technology plan

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  • Making technology the foundation of the BST experience - technology integrated into all aspects of curriculum, administration and learning
  • Engineering - showcasing the application of math and science for innovative problem solutions

Plan - Do - Review

What? So What? Now What? If this then what?

  • Lectric Library proof of concept - BookSource / Classroom Organizer app - iTouch as scanner, students alpha codes, add books at check out, check in, reports
  • school website, teacher pages - custom programming, volunteer written and maintained
  • EdLink grading, student records - training, populate, recording, reporting
  • Edmodo - reading - parental permission letter approval
  • Showcase technologies integration - 5 slides x 3-5 teachers at weekly staff meetings
  • subscription content - promote, adopt
  • technology tracking - lesson plan reviews
  • Engineering in Social Studies - thinking

Continuous improvement

  • communication - who needs to know what? information sharing, access, input, response, format, tracking, recording, archiving
  • support - infrastructure, direction, responsiveness, training, research, experimentation - who has time / inclination / authority
  • privacy, permissions - specific parental permission - signed on file, student alpha codes for "free" web resource registration - BookSource, Edmodo
  • professional development - digital literacy, tools ? apps, BST guidelines, Professional Learning Committee, peer coaching
  • student digital literacy - objectives, inventory, plan
  • computers - location, access, utilization
  • subscriptions - applications, content - access, utilization, cost / benefit?
  • differentiated learning - technology support ? self-directed, self-regulated
  • formal / informal learning - engage, encourage, evidence ? portfolio
  • curriculum / technology integration - current status, goals / requirements, planning, implementation

Technology Plan - Dec 2012

adapted from Minnesota Department of Education model school technology plan

Applied technology
School Teachers Students Evidence
communication web site, email news, phone web, email, phone personal, class, public. written, oral, visual good communications between community, parents, students, and school, all communications handled promptly and effectively, archived and retrievable as appropriate
content facilitate media formats, curriculum aligned class subscriptions, purchase, access BYO, personal preference, self-directed cost effective purchases of curriculum resources. adequate training for utilization. enough devices / technology available to access content available
capture, compute school-wide themes, resources, activities
training, mentoring
project based learning. differentiated assignments
engaged learners. application of knowledge to problems, challenges. track progress. adjust difficulty, schedule intervention as necessary.
cooperate community participation. enlist volunteers.
PLC (professional learning community)
class activities, Learning labs, clubs, school service
opportunity to work individually, in groups of various sizes. groups by interest. encourage leadership. use technology to monitor and provide support, resources
infrastructure, direction.
common core, curriculum, standards
introduction, instruction, feedback
comfortable choosing and using appropriate technology for tasks

  • 5 year big picture for school technology - technology integrated into all aspects of curriculum, administration and learning
  • administration - communication, program evaluation, ** vision > direction - expectations, guidance, authority/responsibility based on what is possible with resources and time available, priorities - documented and provide direction ** provide learning environments where staff and students have access to digital resources that allow them to experiment and discover the power of being a connected learner [1]
  • teachers - productivity, teaching, assessment, professional development, differentiation, model the power of being a connected learner
  • students - student-centered, engaging, learning support - Learning Literacies in a Digital Age


6 step planning process - five Technology Focus Areas (TFAs):

  • Student Learning (includes technology skills)
  • Teacher Preparation and Delivery of Instruction
  • Administration / Data Management / Communication Processes
  • Resource Distribution and Use
  • Technical Support

Planning process

  • 1. Technology Needs Assessment - baseline, instructional practice, learning - survey
  • 2. Goals and Strategies - objectives / outcomes - requirements, priorities
  • 3. Professional Development plan - prototype, ladder, progression
  • 4. Evaluation - monitor, measure, revise - rubrics, triggers, evidence

Digital literacies [2] [3] [4]

  • Make it - Creativity and Innovation
  • Share it - Communication and Collaboration
  • Find it - Research and Information Fluency
  • Solve it - Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Protect it - Digital Citizenship
  • Use it - Technology Operations and Concepts

Project idea / driving question - Make technology the foundation of the BST experience

  • communication - exchange of information - school, administration, teachers, students, parents, community
    • school - website with news, information, comments, feedback, contact information, regular updates. recorded, archive.
    • classroom - teacher / student / family - expectations, feedback. assignments, support, foundation, enrichment.
    • students - classwork, portfolio
  • content - delivery, access - differentiated, student-centered ? home, personal, school
  • capture, compute - activities to apply the knowledge - reading, writing, curation, creation, critical thinking, selection and use of appropriate technology
  • collaboration, cooperation - roles, responsibilities, milestones, deliverables

Products, performances

  • planning documents - project outline, checklists, task lists, action plans with responsibilities and dates
  • training, sub-projects
  • progress monitoring and reporting
  • celebration, achievement recognition
  • presentations - frequent, any format, multiple audiences

  • TBD - Entry event - kickoff * Assessments * Resources needed * Reflection methods


  • The Global Achievement Gap - skills that our students need whether they are going on to college or the workplace - * Critical thinking/problem solving * Collaboration/leading by influence * Agility and adaptability * Initiative and entrepreneurialism * Effective oral and written communication * Accessing and analyzing information * Curiosity and imagination
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NETS.T standards - teachers, NETS.S standards - students - student friendly * Creativity and Innovation = MAKE IT * Communication and Collaboration = SHARE IT * Research and Information Fluency = FIND IT * Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making = SOLVE IT * Digital Citizenship = PROTECT IT * Technology Operations and Concepts = USE IT
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Definition of 21st Century Literacies - * Develop proficiency with the tools of technology * Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally * Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes * Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information * Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts * Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments [5]
  • Seven Principles for Good Practice * 1. Encourage student-faculty contact * 2. Encourage cooperation among students * 3. Encourage active/engaged learning * 4. Give prompt feedback * 5. Emphasize time on task * 6. Communicate high expectations * 7. Respect diverse talents and ways of learning
  • process - ADDIE - Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation * RAD - collaborative atmosphere and dynamic gathering of requirements. actively participates in prototyping, writing test cases and performing unit testing.