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Sun Prairie Area School District Information Literacy and Technology Plan 2009 - 2012

Sun Prairie Area School District 501 South Bird Street Sun Prairie, WI 53590


DRAFT

Nov. 19, 2008

Information Literacy and Technology Plan 2009 - 2012 District Approval

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Tim Culver, Ed.D. District Administrator

Date

___________________________________ David Stackhouse School Board President

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Contact Information

Tim Culver District Administrator 608-834-6502 Michael Mades, District Supervisor of Technology 608-834-6509

tculver@spasd.k12.wi.us mjmades@spasd.k12.wi.us

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION All students attending Sun Prairie Area School District schools may participate in all programs and activities, including career and technical education, regardless of creed, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, homelessness, emotional, physical, mental or learning disability or handicap, sexual orientation or sex. (SPASD District Policy JB)


SPASD Information and Technology Plan 2009 - 2012

Table of Contents Introduction Analysis of Relevant Research and Best Practices ........................................4 SPASD Vision, Mission, and Goals ................................................................6 Information and Technology Vision, Mission, and Goals ................................7 Background Demographics................................................................................................8 History of Planning for Information Literacy and Technology........................10 Information and Technology Committee Members .......................................12 Current Status and Needs Assessment Assessment of Progress Toward Previous Plan’s Goals ..............................13 Goal 1: Forward Thinking Vision.......................................................13 Goal 2: Effective Teaching and Learning Practices...........................13 Goal 3: Educator Proficiency ............................................................14 Goal 4: Digital Age Equity.................................................................14 Goal 5: Robust Access .....................................................................15 Goal 6: Systems and Leadership......................................................16 Student Proficiency ......................................................................................17 Needs Assessment................................................................................................17

Goals, Objective and Implementation Action Plan Goal 1: Forward Thinking Vision ..................................................................24 Goal 2: Effective Teaching and Learning Practices ......................................26 Goal 3: Educator Proficiency........................................................................27 Goal 4: Digital Age Equity ............................................................................31 Goal 5: Robust Access.................................................................................34 Goal 6: Systems and Leadership .................................................................36 Technology Budget ......................................................................................39 Dissemination........................................................................................................41 Monitoring and Evaluation....................................................................................41 School Board Policies Relating to Information and Technology .......................42 Appendix Curriculum Alignment.................................................................................... A Classroom Technology Standard .................................................................. B Fixed Assets Inventory.................................................................................. C Library Collection Analysis ............................................................................ D Research Summaries.................................................................................... E Technology Staff Development Proficiencies .................................................F Technology Staff Development Participation................................................. G Technology Data Infrastructure ..................................................................... H Voice Network……………………………………………………………………….I Technology Standards for Hardware.............................................................. J

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Introduction Analysis of Relevant Research and Best Practices The District Technology Committee members spent a great deal of time and used numerous resources in ensuring this plan is built upon research and best practices. Below is a sampling of some of the resources we have used in this process: Websites: • NCREL – North Central Regional Education Lab – Educational Technology Resources http://www.ncrel.org/tech • EnGauge – Educational Tool designed to help districts and schools plan and evaluate the system-wide use of educational technology http://www.ncrel.org/engauge/ • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/ • National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) http://cnets.iste.org/ • Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) http://www.wemtaonline.org/ Listservs: • WEMTA join-wemta@lists.dpi.wi.gov • Wisconsin WIPK-12 wipk-12@lists.dpi.wi.gov • WETECH wetech@lists.dpi.wi.gov • WIERATE wierate@lists.dpi.wi.gov Consultants Doug Johnson - Director of Media and Technology in the Mankato Schools http://www.doug-johnson.com/ Doug visited and evaluated the Sun Prairie Area School District in March of 2001, producing a 22 page report on the status of the district’s library media and technology issues. (SPASD. Library Evaluation 2001 – Final Report by Doug Johnson. 6/24/03. Novell GroupWise Document Library. Technology Library. Document # 24)

Chris Hunt – Audio/Visual Sales Consultant at Tierney Brothers Inc. http://www.tierneybrothers.com/ Chris visited Sun Prairie Area School District in August 2008, as a facilitator SmartBoard training and interactive whiteboard resources. Reports: America’s Digital Schools 2008 Report produced by the Greaves Group and The Hayes Connection, 2008 http://www.ads2008.org/ads/

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EnGauge 21st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age Report produced for the Institute on Education Sciences, U.S Department of Education by NCREL, NCRTEC, Metiri Group, 2003 www.ncrel.org/engauge • National Education Technology Plan - 2005 http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/site/edlite-background.html

Wisconsin Educational Information and Technology Plan PK-12 http://dpi.wi.gov/imt/k12_tech.html

Relevant Research and Best Practices Reviewed by the Planning Committee The following research documents were prepared by the district research team: Resources are cited in Appendix E. •

Assistive Technology o Technology items which are crucial to students with Special Education needs

Blogs for Students and Teachers o Student and Teacher Blogs

Instructional Presentation Systems o Types of Projectors o Streaming Video – a library of video programs to enhance instruction o Projection Systems

Moodle and Virtual Learning o Moodle Virtual Course Management System o Virtual Learning opportunities allow students to use the Internet to have the curriculum and instruction delivered to them

Security o Issues facing network administrators

Staffing: Library Media and Technology Support o School Information and Technology Staffing Guidelines o Data to support a full time certified professional library media specialist in each school with full time technical/clerical support

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SUN PRAIRIE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT Vision, Mission, and Goals

A. Our Vision: Working together to provide the best education for every student by building a community of learners. B. Our Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • • • • • • •

Partnering with parents, community, and businesses; Implementing high quality, focused curriculum addressing essential learning; Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment; Using data to drive instructional decision-making; Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals; Inspiring life-long learning for all student and staff; and Supporting collaborative learning teams.

C. Our Priority Goals: Each goal will have an action plan and monitoring report with measurement of results reviewed at least annually.

1. Improve reading achievement. 2. Improve mathematics achievement. 3. Improve and expand learning opportunities so that every graduate is prepared and inspired to successfully and productively pursue any option after high school. 4. Ensure adequate classrooms to meet the needs of the growing student population without compromising existing levels of programs and services. 5. Increase students’ sense of connectedness to their schools. All district programs support the District Vision, Mission, and Priority Goals.

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Information and Technology A. Vision: Working together to provide the best education for every student by ensuring that all students achieve 21st Century skills while we continue to develop, with our community, a robust technological infrastructure with administrative and instructional tools that guarantee student success. B. Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by using information and technology literacy/learning tools to develop informed, literate, and critical thinking lifelong learners, and enhance their individual ability to communicate, create, and collaborate. C. Priority Goals: 1. Forward Thinking Vision: The Sun Prairie Area School District will work to build a shared community-based vision for technology that prepares students to learn, work, and live successfully in the digital age. 2. Effective Teaching and Learning: The learning environment will be characterized by powerful project-based experiences and problem solving using real-world data sets. 3. Educator Proficiency: Educators will demonstrate proficiency in implementing, assessing, and supporting a variety of effective practices for teaching and learning supported by information resources and technology. 4. Digital Age Equity: Information and technology resources will address the digital divide by ensuring that all students are engaging in an educational program aligned to the vision. 5. Robust Access: The district will continue to deploy high-tech resources to ensure that students and staff have the hardware, software, and network access needed to perform multi-media tasks that promote high productivity in their work and higher-level learning. 6. Systems and Leadership: The district will continue to support existing policies and develop new formal processes to ensure that effective technology systems support a high-performance learning organization. Technology Literacy Technology Literacy is the ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to communicate, solve problems, and access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve st learning in all subject areas and to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21 century. WI Definition for NCLB, EETT

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Background Demographics The Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) is an educational organization whose purpose is to provide students with learning opportunities designed to maximize individual potential, employ state-of the art technology, promote student involvement, capitalize on community diversity, and utilize community partnerships to foster life-long learning. The Sun Prairie Area School District currently serves nearly 6,100 students in grades Pre-K through grade 12.

1996-1997

Asian % # 1.5% 68

Black % # 3.1% 140

Hispanic % # 1.9% 87

1997-1998

1.7%

77

4.7%

215

2.2%

103

0.4%

18 91.0% 4,187

4,600

1998-1999

2.0%

92

4.8%

221

2.0%

92

0.4%

20 90.7% 4,167

4,592

1999-2000

1.9%

89

5.4%

254

2.3%

107

0.4%

21 89.9% 4,207

4,678

2000-2001

2.4%

118

5.8%

281

2.6%

125

0.5%

22 88.7% 4,286

4,832

2001-2002

2.6%

128

6.4%

315

2.8%

136

0.5%

25 87.8% 4,327

4,931

2002-2003

3.3%

165

7.0%

349

3.0%

148

0.5%

23 86.3% 4,302

4,987

2003-2004

3.3%

173

9.0%

472

3.5%

186

0.6%

30 83.6% 4,379

5,240

2004-2005

3.9%

216

10.0%

547

3.9%

213

0.6%

32 81.7% 4,485

5,493

2005-2006

4.2%

237

10.5%

599

4.2%

236

0.7%

41 80.4% 4,578

5,691

2006-2007

4.4%

263

11.5%

683

4.6%

276

0.7%

41 78.8% 4,683

5,946

2007-2008

4.9%

295

11.7%

703

5.0%

301

0.6%

36 77.8% 4,673

6,008

2008-2009

5.0%

308

12.6%

780

5.3%

327

0.6%

36 76.5% 4,714

6,163

Race/Ethnicity

Students of Poverty 1996-1997

% 11.2%

# 499

1997-1998

13.7%

631

1998-1999

13.8%

634

1999-2000

12.8%

599

2000-2001

13.9%

673

2001-2002

14.4%

712

2002-2003

15.2%

757

2003-2004

18.2%

953

2004-2005

17.6%

968

2005-2006

16.9%

962

2006-2007

18.1% 1,077

2007-2008

19.7% 1,181

2008-2009

22.4% 1,384

Limited English Proficient 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009

% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 1.0% 1.5% 3.1% 2.3% 2.9% 3.3% 3.9% 3.9% 5.0% 4.7% 5.5%

Am. Indian White % # % # 0.2% 10 93.2% 4,161

# N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 46 70 149 113 144 172 216 224 295 282 334

Students w/Disabilities 1993-1994 1994-1995 1995-1996 1996-1997 1997-1998 1998-1999 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009

Total 4,466

% ** N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 12.7% 13.8% 13.5% 13.0% 13.1% 13.6% 14.5% 13.6% 13.3% 12.3% 10.5%

#* 541 540 575 695 641 656 725 724 715 731 788 794 777 791 738 638

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Sun Prairie Area School District Projected Enrollment

Enrollment projections are provided by the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Laboratory.

“The federal census in 2000 said the city contained 20,369 residents. The state’s official estimate for January 1 (2006) is 24,219. Depending on how you calculate it and what assumptions you make, it will grow to 36,000 to 40,000 people by the year 2020,” according to Scott Kugler, Sun Prairie planning and economic development director. In addition, in the year 2000, the townships around Sun Prairie had 5298 residents. This community is often referred to as the fastest growing city in the State of Wisconsin. The implications of the growth of the community translate directly to the need for solid planning. The community and the school district are working together to prepare for the increased capacity, which is already needed. Projections include the need for more school facilities, at all levels. Greater volumes of all types of learning materials including library collections and instructional software must be provided. The technology infrastructure will need to be enhanced and expanded to continue the development of the robust network access. Computer work and learning stations will require additional hardware purchase, installation and maintenance.

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Replacement plans for computers, printers, servers, switches and support staffing must keep pace with the expansion.

History of Information Literacy and Technology Planning The district has a rich tradition of investing resources in Information (Library Media) and Technology. This plan represents the twelfth plan dating back to August 1989. This history can be explored in depth by requesting copies of the 1999 state-approved technology plan and the Library Media Program Analysis. To summarize some key points of both: Technology  Administrative Technology Plan 1989  High Touch Plan 1989  Joint Educational Technology Instructional Tech Plan 1991  High Touch Plan Revised 1992  District Long-Range Wiring Plan 1993  Administrative Joint Technology (JET) Plan 1993  Future Search Technology Advisory Team 1994-95  Learning for the 21st Century 1997  School Board Report on Technology 1998  1999 State Approved Technology Plan  2003 State Approved Comprehensive Information and Technology Plan  2006 State Approved Comprehensive Information and Technology Plan Information (Library Media)  An evaluation of the district Information (Library Media) and Technology program was made by Doug Johnson in May 2001.  There are 10 libraries, 10 library media specialists, and 11 schools (7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 Alternative Learning Center and 1 high school.) Elementary libraries are complemented by classroom libraries.  The Destiny library catalog contains over 130,000 materials. WebOPac catalog allows students to retrieve materials from other schools. Materials transfer between schools two times per day. The union catalog is available at home via our district web site.  A staff development library, including gifted and talented reading resources, exists at all schools.  A technology supervisor oversees the district’s technology needs and serves as a liaison to the library/media team.  Three network engineers and four technicians serve the district’s WAN and LANs, telephone systems, and Internet connections.  One software technician serves as the help desk and offers necessary support for the student database, network accounts, and electronic gradebooks.  Elementary media specialists serve as the technology leaders in their schools.  Computer literacy skills are taught in each elementary school at 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for six weeks.  Each middle school has a .4 FTE computer literacy skill instructor. Prairie View has a .2 technology integrator.  The district library media program maintains a close relationship with the Sun Prairie Public Library. One media specialist serves on the library board.

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The State’s Common School Fund provides more than 90% of our library materials budget. Greater emphasis is being placed on more flexible scheduling for information media instruction. The addition of common planning time for the elementary staff has made a significant difference in the media specialist’s ability to collaborate with teachers and plan units with grade levels. •

Linkages exist between the public library and the district with participation by both entities in planning processes.

Other community organizations are tied to the district through the Business and Education Partnership.

Clipart provided by Pat Wende, Media Specialist, Horizon Elementary School Planning Process Timeline for the District Technology Committee Components of the Plan

Completion Date

Title Page

October, 2008

Executive Summary

October, 2008

Introduction

October, 2008

Vision and Mission Statements

October, 2008

Background Information

October, 2008

Research

October, 2008

Current Status and Needs Assessment

May, 2008

Goals and Objectives

September, 2008

Budget

October, 2008

Implementation/Action Plan

October, 2008

Dissemination Plan

October, 2008

Monitoring and Evaluation Plan

October, 2008

School Board Approval

December, 2008

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DPI Certification

June, 2009

Information and Technology Committee Members Last Name Allen

First Name Position Cindy Software Technician

Location District Office

Represented CHB

Anderson

Margene

Media Specialist

Eastside Elementary

CS

Arnold

Tanya

Media Specialist

Royal Oaks Elementary

ES

Assalone

Laurie

Technology Dept. Secretary

District Office

NS

Brown

Ann

Teacher – Biology

Sun Prairie High School

HE

Brucker

Vicki

Media Specialist

Prairie View Middle School

RO

Challa

Prairie View Middle School

WS

Coulthart

Viswavard Student Representative han Craig Principal

Eastside Elem. School

PMMS

Everson

Nancy

Flottum

2 2

Sun Prairie High School

PVMS

David

Teacher – Business Ed/ School to Work Teacher-Math

Sun Prairie High School

SPHS

Frei

Phil

Deputy District Administrator

District Office

DO

Goss

Joe

Parent Representative

District

Parent Rep

Hetebrueg

Leah

Media Specialist

Bird Elem. School

Special Ed

Jaszewski

Maria

Media Specialist

Northside Elementary

Kanthak

Vince

Teacher – Computer Concepts

Prairie View Middle School

Klund

Jamie

Occupational Therapist

C. H. Bird Elementary

Kindschi

Eric

Network Manager

District Office

Kujabi

Jerreh

Info. Systems Support Spec.

District Office

Mades

Michael

Supervisor of Technology

District Office

Mertes

Janice

Teacher/Tech Integrator

Sun Prairie High School

Murphy

Alice

Assistant District Administrator

District Office

Neff

Chris

Teacher/Tech Integrator

Sun Prairie High School

Odau

Jennifer

Media Specialist

Creekside School

Reindl

Barb

Media Specialist

Westside Elementary

Pankow

Mark

Computer Concepts Teacher

Patrick Marsh Middle School

Samuel

Shobi

Student

Prairie View Middle School C. H. Bird Elementary District

Schwellenbach Julie Slane

Al

Speech and Language Pathologist School Board Member

VanBlaricom

Rhonda

Media Specialist

Patrick Marsh Middle School

Wende

Pat

Media Specialist

Horizon Elementary

Widiker

Jason

Assistant Principal

Sun Prairie High School

Student Total

1 1 1 1 1 1 1

5 9 1 2 2 31

The District Technology Committee includes solid representation from the library media specialists and the school board, meets on a monthly basis between September and May. Sub-committees have been formed to address particular issues with reports and recommendations made to the group at large for approval.

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An annual “Monitoring Report� will be given to the school board and the community describing the progress made toward goals with recommendations for adjusting components of the plan to meet the current perceived needs.

Current Status and Needs Assessment Assessment of Progress Toward 2006-2009 Plan Goals GOAL 1, FORWARD-THINKING VISION Communication to stakeholders occurred in the district and the community in the following ways:  Posters were displayed in all schools and computer labs displaying the SPASD vision statement.  The SPASD vision statement is published on the district website.  The Technology Department letterhead includes the vision statement.  One press release is issued every year to local news media each year.  We have not been successful in providing articles in all school newsletters.

  

Linkages between local and global communities as critical stakeholders occurred in the following ways: Annual meetings occurred between media specialists and Sun Prairie Public Library staff. Supervisor of Technology attends BEP activities. I-SAFE parent/community information sessions occurred.

  

All key stakeholders are engaged in the visioning process in the following ways: The Technology Committee included one student member. The Technology Committee included one representative from parents at large in the district.



GOAL 2, EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING PRACTICES We have excelled in meeting some aspects of the effective teaching and learning practices goal. For example:  Parents now have access to progress reports and grades through our online software programs (In-Touch Online and Web-grader). It has been warmly received.  Moodle, a course management software program, was enthusiastically rolled out to secondary teachers in 2007, and has trickled down to elementary staff. Media specialists use Moodle to share lesson plans, tips, and curriculum overviews. Secondary teachers are beginning to use Moodle with their students.  Students and staff continue to be instructed in responsible, sensible use of the Internet through Internet Safety curriculum taught by the media specialists. This curriculum is introduced to parents at parent meetings. th  All 8 graders have completed a Computer Creations course, designed to assess student proficiency in technology.  Annual technology surveys are taken by staff and students to help determine

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the level of staff collaboration in the development of authentic learning methods. (EnGauge in spring of 2007; the “Technology Monitoring Survey” in spring of 2008). Discovery (United) Streaming – an on demand video service – is being implemented across the district.

There are however, areas in need of attention:  District web pages are in a state of flux as we switch from Manila to CMS4Schools. Maximizing teacher/department/district web pages as communication tools is an ongoing goal.  The district is working to provide access to Virtual High School opportunities  The district is researching online professional development opportunities for staff. GOAL 3, EDUCATOR PROFICIENCY The staff was surveyed using the DPI EnGauge survey for the first two years of the previous technology plan. An in-district survey was used the third year. In the 2008 survey, 76% of the teacher respondents indicated improvement in their skills for using technology during instruction. Technology Days were established in the elementary and middle schools to continue to support the development of integrated skills. At the high school, two teachers are assigned duties to serve as technology integrators to train other teachers. In the same survey, 86% of the administration indicated growth in their personal technology proficiency. th Teachers of 3rd-5 grade students are included in ISAFE instruction. These teachers focus on copyright, intellectual property and legal and ethical uses of computers. The District’s Moodle site contains detailed information regarding copyright for staff development. The introduction of SmartBoards into the schools has tapped into the interests of many teachers. Support is being provided at many levels to train teachers to use the equipment as well as to adapt their instruction to maximize the benefits the SmartBoard can offer. GOAL 4, ACCESS TO INFORMATION RESOURCES AND LEARNING TOOLS No formal assessment tool has been applied to test access equity across all the schools in the district. However, members of the Technology Committee provide strong anecdotal evidence that indicates equity of fixed assets has not been accomplished. The Technology Department and schools continue to make this a priority and continue to work toward completion of this goal. There are many issues to take into account as we progress toward this goal: antiquated school infrastructure, changing student populations and funding sources, and building-based decisions, are a few examples. As new schools open with up to date technology hardware, the older schools do not receive comparable equipment. However, Sun Prairie School District is actively investigating and implementing solutions. For example, desktop computers are replaced on a five-year rotation throughout the district. Each school will receive new computers every five years. Already, however, these computers do not meet the needs of our growing district and new district initiatives. In the school year 2008-09, essential district programs such as Kindergarten Breakthrough to Literacy and computer literacy skills were placed in the computer labs. With this change, along with the required fall and spring MAPS testing, the computer labs are overbooked and state student technology standards are not being met. Although the middle schools have acquired a technical education lab of 19 computers and a laptop cart with 30 computers, the middle schools are still well below the needed number of technology hardware. The high school has obtained three laptop carts, but again, based on

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student population, this is below the number needed especially with the gains the district has made in online classes. We have met the goal of opening a computer lab in 3 locations beyond the school day. The high school is available three days a week until 4:30, and the middle schools are open four nights per week until 3:45 pm. Application software is equitable across all elementary schools. All application software has gone through a strict screening process. The elementary level has reviewed computer software, and updated the licenses and implemented the same software in all schools. GOAL 5, ROBUST ACCESS Although the district is continuing to strive toward equitable hardware distribution, access to technology programs and hardware is steadily increasing. Access to Mobile labs: IT Staff has installed 1 mobile wireless laptop system in the following schools:  Elementary: CH Bird, Northside, Eastside, Royal Oaks and Westside.  In the middle schools, there is one mobile lab at Patrick Marsh and one at Prairie View.  At the high school, we have implemented three mobile computer labs. The basic functions of the mobile labs are Internet access and word processing. Some elementary buildings have used mobile labs to meet computer literacy skill curriculum requirements. Staff development regarding mobile labs has been held in various ways. Formats include:  Formal training during Tech Day  Troubleshooting tip sheet  Informal training  Library media specialist models set up in the classroom. Technical troubleshooting for the mobile labs falls to the library media specialist. If the media specialist cannot or does not have time, then the problem is referred to the building IT person. On an elementary level, there have been many issues regarding the inconsistency of the unit. The mobile computer labs have not been proven to be an equitable solution to the student/computer ratio. As a result, the schools have worked to create other lab opportunities within their schools.  Wireless access points have been installed in schools on an “as needed� basis. Presently, there are a minimum of four wireless access points in each building. The district has begun implementing controller based wireless systems to improve signal quality within the schools.  Buildings have increased the number of video projection systems; however the quantity varies by building. The district technology advisory committee has set installing projectors in all classrooms as the priority for creating technology equity between schools. During 2008, projectors were installed in all grade 4 and 5 classrooms in the district, and in grade 3 classrooms at Bird School and Westside School. Also, three classrooms at the Alternative Learning Center had projectors installed, as well as the music and band rooms at both middle schools.  The district has allocated sufficient funds to provide technology for new schools. With Creekside School, the district standard for technology was expanded to include an interactive white board and an amplification system with teacher microphone in each classroom. With the passing of the referendum for the new high school, the district again allocated an adequate amount of money to support state of the art technology resources.

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GOAL 6: SYSTEMS AND LEADERSHIP Network protection has been strengthened through several steps. First, the antivirus software has been updated to the latest version. Also, a spam filter has been installed on the email system to intercept security threats delivered via email messages. At the network level, an intrusion prevention system has been installed, replacing our aged firewall with state of the art technology. All Internet traffic is scanned upon entry to the district network, and all packets are scanned for viruses before reaching the server. A business continuity plan has been written and is in place, allowing for planned recovery in the event of a major technology service outage. Virtual servers have been installed, allowing for quick and efficient server restoration. Off site data storage has been automated to strengthen data security. District technology staff has been cross-trained on server systems to provide additional support for system recovery. All district email messages are archived for seven years, in compliance with state guidelines. Staffing recommendations for additional staffing were not met. The High School’s student population indicates the need for another certified library professional. The elementary schools are underserved in the area of library support. All elementary schools are developing integrated information and technology literacy opportunities between media specialist and classroom teachers. Each school library media specialist provides information literacy and technology staff development workshops for their teachers during Tech Day, when substitutes are provided to release teachers from class to attend workshops. Communication from the technology program comes in a variety of forms. The Supervisor of Technology engages in technology conversations with all administrative staff during regularly scheduled department, leadership and committee meetings. Technology communications are also distributed to all staff through district email, with messages and updates on current events and issues. Information regarding technology is released to the public through the district communications specialist via key communicators and news releases. Technology department staffing has been reviewed, and several changes were made. A department secretary was added during 2007, and FTE was added and reallocated to add 1 FTE Information Systems Support Specialist and .4 FTE technology integrator. Internet bandwidth has been increased twice during the previous three years, and the district now provides 20 MB of Internet access via WISCNET. The phone system has been updated to accommodate Voice over IP telephones, and two schools have full VOIP systems. Network switches have been replaced as needed, and all data closets have been reviewed and optimized. A controller based wireless system has been installed to provide better management of wireless networking in the district. Technical training is provided for department staff, with focus on present district initiatives. Topics have included: Macintosh computers, Networking, security, and content filtering.

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Student Proficiency Standardized assessment results are supported by technology through a variety of applications, including Breakthrough to Literacy, Academy of Math, Read 180, and All the Right Type.

WKCE/WAA Combined 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Reading 4 8 84 88 85 86 86 89 88 91 86 91 85 89

10 79 75 70 86 87 82

%Advanced + Proficient

Math 4 77 81 77 79 84 87

8 78 72 84 80 80 84

10 76 77 71 84 81 77

Science 4 8 84 75 88 73 83 83 83 81 84 83 84 83

All Students in District 10 77 80 70 80 84 83

Social Studies 4 8 10 94 82 77 93 87 77 93 91 72 94 91 84 94 89 90 96 85 86

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Needs Assessment

Survey Results From the 2007-2008 Monitoring Report

Report on the Information and Technology Plan 2006 - 2009 Students and employees were surveyed in the spring of 2008 to collect data for the annual monitoring report. Specific data from the survey are provided in the following charts.

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Goal

Indicators/Descriptors 1.0 FORWARD-THINKING VISION The Sun Prairie Area School District will work to build a shared community-based vision for technology that prepares students to learn, work, and live successfully in the digital age. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #3, indicating an increase over previous year 1.1 Communication: Provide greater publication and dissemination of the vision statement for Information and Technology to stakeholders in the school district and the community. Success Indicator: Added to webpage, letterhead, department communication 1.2 Community Linkages: Create linkages to local and global communities as critical stakeholders. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #4, indicating an increase over previous year 1.3 Technology Committee Representation: Provide broad representation on the District Technology Committee so that all key stakeholders are engaged in the visioning process. Success Indicator: 1 Student, 1 Parent, 1 Community Representative 2.0 EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING PRACTICES The learning environment will be characterized by powerful research-based strategies that effectively use technologies. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #7, indicating an increase over previous year 2.1 Authentic Learning: Increase authentic learning opportunities to include project-based experiences and problem solving with real-world data sets. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #8, indicating an increase over previous year 2.2 Effective Communication with Parents: Provide the best data sources for presenting student information to parents. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #9, indicating an increase over previous year 2.3 Internet Safety Instruction: Increase student, parent, and teacher awareness of safe Internet practices. Success Indicator: All ISAFE K-5, 6-8 and 9th grade lessons are taught, 1 parent meeting at each elementary and middle school

Goal

Indicators/Descriptors 2.4 Online Learning Activities: Develop and implement online learning opportunities for staff and students. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #11, indicating an increase over previous year

05-06 Results

06-07 Results

07-08 Results

40%

Done

25%

1 community rep.

1 parent 1 comm. 1 class 8th gr. students

1 parent 1 comm.

34%

26%

48%

K-5, 68 lessons

iSafe lessons were taught at all levels. Parent meetings included iSafe @ all elem. schools.

iSafe lessons were taught at all levels. Parent meetings included iSafe @ all elem. schools.

05-06 Results

06-07 Results

07-08 Results

14%

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3.0 EDUCATOR PROFICIENCY Educators will demonstrate proficiency in implementing, assessing, and supporting a variety of effective practices for teaching and learning supported by information resources and technology. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #13, indicating an increase over previous year 3.1 Technology Staff Development: Gather data to indicate that all educators are able to demonstrate basic technology literacy as described in the district Technology Staff Development framework Success Indicator: 80% of educators demonstrate 100% of Basic Technology Literacy

76%

NA

Not created since staff develop ment must come first.

3.2 Assessment Literacy: Assist staff in the development of assessment tools that will measure products of technology supported learning. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #14, indicating an increase over previous year 3.3 Social, Ethical and Legal Implications: Ensure that all educators are prepared to guide students as they deal with the social, ethical, and legal issues related to life in a technological world. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #15, indicating an increase over previous year 4.0 DIGITAL AGE EQUITY Information and technology resources will address the digital divide by ensuring that all students are engaging in an educational program aligned to the vision. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question # 4.1 Assistive Technology: Achieve equity between all students with and without specials needs and have a plan in place to address potential inequities. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #19, indicating an increase over previous year 4.2 Equitable Access to Technology Hardware: Maintain a comprehensive technology hardware replacement and network accessibility plan that will provide students and staff access to high-quality technology, regardless of the school or classroom. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #17 &18, indicating an increase over previous year

Goal

Indicators/Descriptors 4.3 Information Resources and Software Adoption Align with Curriculum: Provide instructional support resources in print and digital format that align with the adopted curriculum and foster information and technology literacy skills. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #21, indicating how much computer software supports curriculum

See Note A

37%

52%

N/A

24%

36%

05-06 Results

06-07 Results

07-08 Results

66%

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5.0 ROBUST ACCESS The district will continue to deploy high-tech resources to ensure that students and staff have the hardware, software and network access needed to perform multi-media tasks that promote high productivity in their work and higher level learning. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #23, indicating an increase over previous year 5.1 Mobile Computing: Install at least one wireless mobile computer lab in each school. Success Indicator: 9 schools with mobile computer labs 5.2 Wireless Internet Access: Provide wireless access to the Internet in locations that demonstrate the need for greater mobility, effective communication, or increased productivity. Success Indicator: 5 new locations 5.3 Instructional Presentation Resources: Increase the number of instructional presentation resources by 50% (LCD projectors, integrated sound systems.) Success Indicator: 75 systems 5.4 Planning for New Facilities: Ensure that the planning for new school facilities includes an adequate budget to support state of the art technology resources, to provide necessary hardware, software, network access and robust support. Success Indicator: TBD 6.0

Goal

39%

4

9

9

3

6

8

50

78

140

TBD

Planning for ES#7 includes tech. budget.

SYSTEMS AND LEADERSHIP The district will continue to support existing policies and develop new formal processes to ensure that effective technology systems support a high-performance learning organization. Success Indicator: Monitoring Report Survey Question #27, indicating respondents who find policies useful and appropriate

Indicators/Descriptors 6.1 Network Security: Develop a network security plan that ensures management solutions to protect critical data services. Success Indicator: Network Protection Enhanced Disaster Recovery Enhanced Email Messaging Archived and Searchable Monitoring Critical Data Services Implemented 6.2 Staffing for Library Media Centers: Provide recommended library media staffing to ensure the maximum potential for improving student achievement. Success Indicator: Increased LMS Staffing Flexible Scheduling @ 2 grade levels

Planning for new HS includes tech. budget.

83%

05-06 Result s

N N N N

N N

06-07 Results

Updated

N Y Y

N

TH

4 & TH 5

07-08 Results

Y Y Y Y

N

TH

4 & TH 5

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Budget provided for replacem ent of computer s and printers

6.3 Budget for Total Cost of Ownership: Develop budget practices that continue to prioritize funding to address the full cost of technology and the support systems necessary to sustain all aspects of it. Success Indicator: Technology Budget Expenditures Report 6.4 Infrastructure, Connectivity, Telecommunications and Technical Support: Support intensive technology use by staff and students and provide for the changing needs of schools, increased applications and needs beyond the traditional school day and structures. Success Indicator: Resources available after school

Yes

Notes: A: Technology Staff Development: During the 2007-2008 school year, the district offered workshops on 59 technology-related topics, with a total attendance of 664 staff members.

EnGauge Survey (2007) The EnGauge survey was last conducted in 2007. The survey is no longer available, but the 2007 data is still valuable. These results indicate that students have very limited exposure to integrated learning systems, simulation programs, and problem solving with real-world data sets. Identification of Underserved Populations EnGauge Survey Results with local analysis: Appendix B Equity and access to resources are strengths in the district, as measured by the recent EnGauge survey. Generally, there are no identified populations of students that are considered to be “underserved.” Within the community there is concern for those who experience the implications of the digital divide. Efforts continue to be made, particularly between the school libraries and the public library, to bring about the desired change. Educator Proficiency EnGauge Survey Results with local analysis: Appendix B Technology Staff Development Proficiencies: Appendix G When surveyed, educators across the district reported that they have levels of proficiency with technology that fall within the “exploration” range. This is quite consistent with the national average. Only the area of assessment was rated as a concern. Although teachers are becoming skillful at using the electronic gradebook and will soon be posting their daily grades online, there is more to be done in the development of electronic tools for evaluating student products. Effective Teaching and Learning Practices EnGauge Survey Results with local analysis: Appendix B Reports from Stakeholders – Parent Focus Groups: • Focus Groups were held with parents at all of the site locations. During February and March 2006, Lisa Albrecht of the SPASD Research, Assessment and Accountability Department met with parent representatives. Guided questions ensured that parents had the opportunity to express opinions and offer feedback to the District in a consistent manner at all locations. Remarks and concerns were recorded so that issues can be considered and improvements made. In some cases, where attendance at the meetings was difficult, parents were allowed to submit written remarks.

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Ms. Albrecht’s summary of the feedback relating to technology and communication issues: • Schools need to be aware that not every household has a computer. When homework assignments are made to students, modifications must be made for those students who will complete the project without technology. • Electronic forms of communication, including progress reports, are not appropriate for those who do not have a computer. • Not all families that have a computer know how to use it effectively. • The parents who do not speak English need to have all forms of information translated to their language. • Many parents suggest that more regular communication be provided to parents via email. • Newsletters must be made available both electronically and by hard copy to families. • Parents of the secondary students would prefer that all teachers be required to send regular progress reports by email. • The parents of students at all levels are very interested in receiving daily grading reports online. • More information regarding sporting events would be helpful. This could be posted on the district website. Access to the Information Resources and Learning Tools EnGauge Survey Results with local analysis: Appendix B Adult Literacy – The library media specialists team with the public library to enhance programs for all learners in the community. • All K-12 students and district staff are provided with an account which include a private home directory and shared directories on the SPASD network • E-mail accounts are available for all staff and students with IEP requirements • Internet access is available from every networked computer • At least one networked computer exists in every classroom. Elementary schools each have one classroom lab; middle schools each have three classrooms labs (one per grade level), a wireless mobile computer lab with 25 computers and a printer, and a music, art and library minilab; the high school has five classroom labs, 30 computer workstations in the IMC, a wireless mobile computer lab with 25 computers and a printer, and 30 science mini-lab stations • Over 170 printers are networked throughout the district • Software applications are delivered over the network by use of Novell’s NAL – allowing tailoring of software to grade level and curriculum • Inventory lists over 800 software applications (both stand-alone and networked) over 1,800 workstations. • Library media centers all work towards flexible scheduling within their buildings • Software is purchased and aligned through a curriculum revision process • A district Assistive Technology Committee exists to manage the selection and implementation of hardware and software tools for student with special needs • Inventory of software and hardware is maintained in Novell Zenworks • Destiny Library Automation System is used to maintain library holding Access to on-line card catalog is available through the Internet allowing staff and students access to resources 24/7 • Inter-library loan is a robust process for sharing resources between schools and the Sun Prairie Public Library • Buildings are connected by a 1GB single strand fiber connection, and with 10/100 Cisco switches throughout all buildings • Online subscription resources are correlated to state and federal standards and benchmarks and most are made available to students and staff 24/7 • Staff and students have access to all resources from home via a Citrix remote access implementation allowing 24/7 usage • Students and staff are able to use Lexile reading information from MAP assessments in choosing appropriate reading materials • SASIxp is used district-wide for collection of student data

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• • • • •

WinSNAP is used district-wide for lunch and breakfast program automation SKYWARD is used district-wide for finance and human resources Purchased products and services are SIF compliant to allow data exchange Building library media specialists collaborate with staff and principals to purchase materials correlated to building and curricular goals annually and to ensure adequate collection mapping Participation in the EETT Title IID Grant with the consortium (Madison, McFarland, Monona Grove, Sun Prairie and Waunakee) helps to boost student achievement through strategic use of technology in a learning environment.

Systems Support/Leadership EnGauge Survey Results with local analysis: Appendix B • Administrators have participated in staff development workshops focusing on the integration of technology • Administrators have ensured a ½ day monthly common planning meeting for library media specialists to work on information literacy issues • Instructional technology decisions are review and/or approved by the Technology Committee before advancing for district approval • Every school building has a full-time certified library media specialist • Policies were reviewed and continue to be reviewed for CIPA compliance • Curriculum revision includes alignment of content areas with infusion of WI ITL standards • Staff development opportunities continue to be aligned with standards and are a central focus of new objectives of this plan. Resources/Fixed Assets Alignment of the ITLS to the local curriculum: • Curriculum Content K – 12 Information Literacy Power Standards: Appendix A • Media and Technology Alignment Matrix: Appendix A th • 8 Grade Technology Literacy Course Performance Indicators: Appendix A Learning Tools/Resources: • Software Inventory: Appendix F • Technology Classroom Standard Appendix B • Hardware Inventory: Appendix C • Titlewise Library Collection Analysis: Appendix D • Technology Standards for Hardware: Appendix J Telecommunications/Infrastructure: • Network and Telecommunications Diagram: Appendix I

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Goals, Objectives and Implementation Action Plan

GOAL 1: FORWARD-THINKING VISION The Sun Prairie Area School District will work to build a shared community-based vision for technology that prepares students to learn, work, and live successfully in the digital age. GOAL 1, Objective 1: Communication Provide greater publication and dissemination of the vision statement for Information and Technology to stakeholders in the school district and the community. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community, and businesses • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff Timeline Activities or Resources Develop posters of vision statement for display in all schools Publish newsletter articles Press releases for local media

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Success Indicator

Supervisor of Technology Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Technology Department

Posters are displayed in all schools and computer labs

Supervisor of Technology School Principals Supervisor of Technology Technology Committee

Annually

Technology Department

Annually

Technology Department

One article is published in each school’s newsletter annually One press release is issued each year

GOAL 1, Objective 2: Community Linkages Create linkages to local and global communities as critical stakeholders. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses

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Timeline Activities or Resources

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Increase collaboration with the public library

Library Media Specialists Supervisor of Technology

Ongoing

Technology Department

Business/ Education Partnerships include more interaction relating to information and technology

Supervisor of Technology Technology Committee

Ongoing

None

Success Indicator Meetings are scheduled between the library media specialists and the representatives of the public library each year Information and Technology has a strong role in the BEP structure

GOAL 1, Objective 3: Technology Committee Representation Provide broad representation on the District Technology Committee so that all key stakeholders are engaged in the visioning process. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses • Supporting collaborative learning teams Timeline Activities or Resources

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Collect student suggestions for improving technology and library media center programs Greater representation of parents on Technology Committee

Technology Committee

Ongoing

None

Technology Committee

Ongoing

None

Greater representation of community on Technology Committee

Technology Committee

Ongoing

None

Success Indicator Technology Committee includes at least 1 representative from the students at large Technology Committee includes at least 1 representative from the parents at large Technology Committee includes at least 1 representative from the community at large

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GOAL 2: EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING PRACTICES The learning environment will be characterized by powerful research-based strategies that effectively use technologies. GOAL 2, Objective 1: Increase authentic learning opportunities to include project-based experiences and problem solving with real-world data sets. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff Timeline Activities or Resources Review and revise the SPASD K12 Information Literacy skills curriculum Ensure that all students have reached successful levels of information and technology literacy by the end of eighth grade Facilitate staff collaboration in the development of authentic learning methods. Incorporate effective digital resources to enhance instruction. Provide Library Media Staffing for the new high school

Person/Team Responsible Classroom Teachers Library Media Specialists

Start Sept. 2009

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

June, 2010

Curriculum Process

Computer Creations Teachers Classroom Teachers Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

District Resources

Technology Staff Development sub-committee Staff Development Department Technology Committee Library Media Specialists Tech Integrators HS Principal Supervisor of Technology

Ongoing

Technology Department Staff Development

Ongoing

Technology Department

Ongoing

District Resources

July 2009

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Success Indicator Information Literacy Power Standards are integrated into content area instruction All 8th grade students demonstrate proficiency in the by the end of the school year Annual survey will reveal results with improved indicators in this area Digital resources replace analog equipment in classrooms New school opens with a library media program and collection in place


SPASD Information and Technology Plan 2009 - 2012

GOAL 2, Objective 2: Effective Communication with Parents Provide the best data sources for presenting student information to parents. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals Timeline Activities or Resources Student information system parent access is fully functional and available for all parents On-line access to grades is available for the parents of all students to view daily progress Web pages for the district and all schools are maximized as communication tools and include diversity

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Technology Department

Ongoing

Technology Department

Instructional Services Technology Department

Ongoing

Instructional Services Technology Department

Supervisor of Technology Building Administrators Communications Specialist Welcome Center Staff

Ongoing

Technology Department

Success Indicator Secondary school parent focus groups report full access and wide use of this tool Parent focus groups and feedback forms report full access and wide use of this tool Parent focus groups and parent response on the enGauge survey report positive use

GOAL 2, Objective 3: Internet Safety Instruction Increase student, parent, and teacher awareness of safe Internet practices. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff Timeline Activities or Resources Internet Safety instruction will be reviewed and updated Classroom teachers will participate in Internet Safety lessons Internet safety information will be presented to parents Activities will be provided to prevent cyber bullying

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Library Media Specialists

Annually

Technology Department

Library Media Specialists Building Administrators

Annually

Technology Department

Library Media Specialists Building Administrators Library Media Specialists Computer teachers

Annually

Technology Department

Annually

Technology Department

Sept. 2009

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Success Indicator LMS schedules reflect dates of instruction in grades k-5 LMS schedules reflect dates of instruction in grades k-5 LMS schedules reflect dates of instruction in grades k-5 Course syllabus reflects dates of instruction


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GOAL 2, Objective 4: Online Learning Activities Develop and implement online learning opportunities for staff and students. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff Timeline Activities or Resources Advocate use of Learning Management System for teachers and administrators Create Virtual High School Establish a process for online staff development for district credit Provide access to a variety of professional development opportunities in an online format

Person/Team Responsible Supervisor of Technology Technology Committee Instructional Services LMS Trainer Supervisor of Technology ALC Administration Supervisor of Technology Staff Development Dept. Supervisor of Technology Technology Committee Staff Development Dept. LMS Trainer

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Success Indicator

Ongoing

Technology Department Staff Development Dept.

Use of Learning Management System is increased

Sept. 2009

Ongoing

Instructional Services

Sept. 2009

January 2010

Tech Department Staff Development Dept

Virtual High School opportunities are provided Process is in place and disseminated to staff

Sept. 2010

Ongoing

Staff Development Technology Department

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Online professional development opportunities are available, and teachers are enrolled and participating successfully


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GOAL 3: EDUCATOR PROFICIENCY Educators will demonstrate proficiency in implementing, assessing, and supporting a variety of effective practices for teaching and learning supported by information resources and technology. GOAL 3, Objective 1: Technology Staff Development Gather data to indicate that all educators are able to demonstrate basic technology literacy and are moving toward Personal and Professional Use of Technology as described in the district Technology Staff Development framework SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff • Supporting collaborative learning teams

Timeline Activities or Resources Maintain site-based technology staff development

Provide Administrators professional growth in technology and information systems to build capacity for teachers and students to effectively use these tools Opportunities for on-line staff development will be provided for district staff and faculty Staff development opportunities for Local 60 staff will be expanded Coordinate with staff development to provide continued in-service to staff on the AT hardware and software

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Success Indicator

Ongoing

Technology Department Staff Development

40% of educators participate in one on-line staff development opportunity.

Ongoing

Ongoing

Technology Department Professional Growth Budgets

Administrators create professional growth goals relating to technology proficiency

Staff Development Department

Sept. 2009

On-going

Staff Development

Staff Development

Sept. 2009

On-going

Staff Development

Ongoing

Special Education Staff Development

5 opportunities for on-line staff development are provided in 2009-2010 Staff will be surveyed and staff development will be offered to meet identified needs. Staff Development database reports

Technology Committee Technology Staff Development Supervisor of Technology Library Media Specialists Technology Integrators Supervisor of Technology

AT Team Identified Special Education staff Staff Development

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GOAL 3, Objective 2: Assessment Literacy Assist staff in the development of the background knowledge and assessment tools that will measure products of technology supported learning. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Using data to drive instructional decision-making Timeline Activities or Resources Continue the development of electronic assessment tools which provide summative data and guide instruction Creation of a central repository of assessment tools.

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Department of Assessment Research and Accountability

Ongoing

Instructional Services

Department of Assessment Research and Accountability

Ongoing

Instructional Services

Success Indicator Annual survey results indicate growth in the teachers’ understanding and use of assessment instruments Annual survey results indicate growth in the teachers’ understanding and use of assessment instruments

GOAL 3, Objective 3: Social, Ethical and Legal Implications Ensure that all educators are prepared to guide students as they deal with the social, ethical, and legal issues related to life in a technological world. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Implementing high quality, focused curriculum addressing essential learning • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment Timeline Activities or Resources Provide staff development in the schools to reinforce intellectual property rights Disseminate Board policies on the district website that involve copyright policies

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Library Media Specialists

Annually

Annually

Technology Department

Supervisor of Technology

Annually

Annually

Technology Department

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Success Indicator 70% of classroom teachers have participated in a learning session involving this topic The district website includes staff resources that state the policies which regulate our practices for social, ethical and legal issues relating to staff and student use of information and technology


SPASD Information and Technology Plan 2009 - 2012

GOAL 4: DIGITAL AGE EQUITY Information and technology resources will address the digital divide by ensuring that all students are engaging in an educational program aligned to the vision. GOAL 4, Objective 1: Assistive Technology/Serving Students with Special Needs Achieve equity between all students with and without specials needs and have a plan in place to address potential inequities. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Implementing high quality, focused curriculum addressing essential learning • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals • Supporting collaborative learning teams

Timeline Activities or Resources AT Team continues to be present and active with monthly Tech Committee meetings AT Assessments continue to be completed through the process developed by the AT Team Update AT Procedures as changes occur to remain relevant and procedurally sound. Review with all special education staff on an annual basis. Purchase standard AT software across the district Update a district wide AT Lending Library Differentiate instruction to include the use of Assistive Technology Assure that hardware and software is working properly and consistently Identify AT resource people in

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Success Indicator

AT Team Leader

Ongoing

Special Education

AT Team Leader attendance at monthly meetings.

AT Team Identified Special Education staff

Ongoing

Special Education

AT Team data collection

AT Team

Annually

Special Education

Annual revisions

AT Team Supervisor of Technology AT Team

Ongoing

Special Education

Ongoing

Special Education

Software inventory indicates these purchases AT Lending Library is functioning

Special Education staff

Ongoing

Special Education

AT Team data collection

Technology Department

Ongoing

Technology

No outstanding work issues exist

AT Team

Annually

Special Education

AT resource teachers are

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each school, including program managers, to provide support at the building level. Include a minimum of two AT meetings per year Create an Intranet section to house information currently in the AT Handbook so that information to provide easy access and include more resources.

Identified Special Education staff

AT Team Moodle Trainer

identified each year and work with staff

July 2009

Ongoing

Special Education

Intranet site is created, information is current, and accessed by staff as needed

GOAL 4, Objective 2: Equitable Access to Technology in Classrooms Maintain a comprehensive technology hardware replacement and network accessibility plan that will provide students and staff access to high-quality technology, regardless of the school or classroom. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses • Using data to drive instructional decision-making • Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals Timeline Activities or Resources

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Establish a list of priorities for providing equipment to schools

Supervisor of Technology Technology Committee

Semi-annually

Technology Department

Achieve parity with the district classroom standard for technology hardware access

Supervisor of Technology Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Provide access to high-quality technology for all students regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic status Survey students to identify needs, and make recommendations for equitable access to technology among students beyond the school day

Supervisor of Technology School Principals Library Media Specialists

Ongoing

Technology Department School building budgets Special Education Instructional Services Technology Department Community funding sources

Technology Committee Library Media Specialists

TBD

Technology Department

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Success Indicator Review of fixed assets verifies equitable distribution and replacement of hardware 70% of district classrooms are equipped to the district standard. (See Appendix B) Needs that have been identified are met.

Needs that have been identified are met.


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GOAL 4, Objective 3: Information Resources and Software Adoption Align with Curriculum Provide instructional support resources in print and digital format that align with the adopted curriculum and foster information and technology literacy skills. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Implementing high quality, focused curriculum addressing essential learning • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff

Timeline Activities or Resources Ensure that the application, screening, and approval process is fully implemented for: Instructional software Instructional video Virtual learning programming Ensure that library/media collections include materials that are current and closely aligned with district curriculum Provide Library Media services at ALC school

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Success Indicator

Supervisor of Technology Principals Curriculum Committees

Ongoing

All related budgets

No software, video streaming project, or virtual learning programming is purchased or installed without approval

Library Media Specialists

Assessed annually

School budgets Common School Fund

Desired outcomes as measured by the annual “Collection Analysis”

Ongoing

Common School Fund Building budget

Appropriate services are provided for students and teachers

Library Media Specials Supervisor of Technology ALC Principal

July 2009

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GOAL 5: ROBUST ACCESS The district will continue to deploy high-tech resources to ensure that students and staff have the hardware, software and network access needed to perform multi-media tasks that promote high productivity in their work and higher level learning. GOAL 5, Objective 1: Improve Internet content filtering to enhance student learning and teacher lesson planning Review recommendations from teachers for blocking and unblocking websites and make necessary system changes. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Using data to drive instructional decision-making Timeline Activities or Resources Disseminate information to teachers regarding process for reviewing websites.

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Technology Department

Finish Ongoing

Projected Budget and Source None

Success Indicator All teacher requests are reviewed promptly

GOAL 5, Objective 2: Improve network speed and consistency to improve student and teacher efficiency and effectiveness. Provide faster access to computers by reducing the time required to log in to computers. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses • Using data to drive instructional decision-making • Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals Timeline Activities or Resources Replace computers with slow processors Upgrade memory in slow computers

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Technology Department

As needed

Technology Department

Technology Department

Following request

Technology Department

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Success Indicator Time required for login is decreased Time required for login is decreased


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GOAL 5, Objective 3: Provide direct access to school network resources for students and staff.

SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses • Implementing high quality, focused curriculum addressing essential learning • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment

Timeline Activities or Resources Review needs and upgrade process for remote access to network resources Replace SASI (Student Records Software) with a web-based system

Person/Team Responsible

Projected Budget and Source

Success Indicator

Start

Finish

Technology Department

July 2009

June 2010

Technology Department

New system is in place

Supervisor of Technology Technology Committee

July 2009

June 2011

District

New system is in place

GOAL 5, Objective 4: Planning for New Facilities Ensure that the planning for new school facilities includes an adequate budget to support state of the art technology resources, to provide necessary hardware, software, network access and robust support. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff Timeline Activities or Resources Maintain a set of up to date standards for technology resources New facilities are designed so that technology resources can be made available for all community learners

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Technology Committee

Technology Committee Supervisor of Technology

Finish Ongoing

At the time of planning for new facilities

Projected Budget and Source None

Technology Department

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Success Indicator Standards for technology resources are created and updated regularly Plans for new facilities include community access areas with technology resources


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GOAL 6: SYSTEMS AND LEADERSHIP The district will continue to support existing policies and develop new formal processes to ensure that effective technology systems support a high-performance learning organization.

GOAL 6, Objective 1: Network Security Maintain the Business Continuity plan that ensures management solutions to protect critical data services. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Using data to drive instructional decision-making Timeline Activities or Resources Strengthen network protection against viruses and spyware Strengthen disaster recovery services for all stored data Monitor critical network services Install a remote network MDF for off-site data storage and emergency functions Expand use of virtual servers

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Technology Department

Ongoing

Technology budget

Technology Department

Ongoing

Technology budget

Ongoing Ongoing

Technology budget Technology budget

Technology Department Technology Department

June 2009

Technology Department

On-going

Technology budget

Success Indicator Fewer reports of unwanted applications Annual report of successful disaster recovery services Plan developed and implemented Remote MDF is fully operational

Number of hardware servers is reduced

GOAL 6, Objective 2: Staffing for Library Media Centers Provide recommended library media staffing to ensure the maximum potential for improving student achievement. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Implementing high quality, focused curriculum addressing essential learning • Ensuring best practices in instruction and assessment • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff • Supporting collaborative learning teams

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Timeline Activities or Resources

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Success Indicator

Recommend a plan for increasing the library media staffing: 1 full time Library Assistant at each elementary school LMS increase flexible scheduling with student groups

District Management Team

December 2010

June 2012

General School Fund

Recommendation presented to MT regarding elementary school assistant staffing

Library Media Specialists School Principals

Ongoing

June 2012

None

Certified LMS provide information literacy and technology staff development opportunities for staff at each respective school

Technology Committee Library Media Specialists School Principals Staff Development Department

Ongoing

Each elementary school has developed flexible scheduling for at least 2 grade levels Information Literacy and Technology Staff Development offerings are provided on a regular basis at each school

Technology Department Grants Staff Development

GOAL 6, Objective 3: Budget for Total Cost of Ownership Develop budget practices that continue to prioritize funding to address the full cost of technology and the support systems necessary to sustain all aspects of it. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Using data to drive instructional decision-making • Recognizing and meeting the unique needs of individuals • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff • Supporting collaborative learning teams Timeline Activities or Resources Maintain and increase communication about information and technology with members of the school board, the administration, and the community Develop a plan for increased technology support staff to be provided as technology resources increase across the district Software updates are provided for in budget

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Finish

Projected Budget and Source

Supervisor of Technology Technology Committee

Ongoing

None

Technology Committee Supervisor of Technology FTT Committee

Annually

None

Annually

District

Supervisor of Technology

2009

Success Indicator Weekly meetings with DDA and ADA Monthly meetings with FTT Committee Regular reports to the School Board Plan is developed and adjusted as needed

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District software is operating at current version levels


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GOAL 6, Objective 4: Infrastructure, Connectivity, Telecommunications and Technical Support Support intensive technology use by staff and students and provide for the changing needs of schools, increased applications and needs beyond the traditional school day and structures. SPASD Mission: To maximize each student’s learning by: • Partnering with parents, community and businesses • Inspiring lifelong learning for all students and staff Timeline Activities or Resources

Person/Team Responsible

Start

Provide internet service that meets the demands of all users Telecommunications system is upgraded and enhanced to provide additional voice services, such as caller ID, VOIP telephone system is installed at new facilities Regular planning occurs to ensure the maintenance, upgrade and needed expansion of the network Provide training opportunities for technical support staff

Technology Department

On-going

Technology Department Buildings and Grounds Department

Summer 2010

Technology Department

At time of new construction Annually

Provide additional wireless network and internet access

Technology Department

Technology Department Sun Prairie Water and Light Commission Supervisor of Technology

Summer 2009

Finish

Projected Budget and Source Technology Department

Ongoing

District funds

Construction funding Technology Department

Ongoing

Technology Department

2012

Technology Department

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Success Indicator Internet usage charts show bandwidth is sufficient for demand Advanced phone features in offices, media centers

All new facilities have VOIP capabilities Annual meetings are held More frequent meetings are held prior to facility expansion projects Each member of the technical support staff has participated in the appropriate training opportunities each year Wireless access is integrated into all classrooms and offices where necessary


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Technology Department Operations Budget REVENUE District Budget Erate

TOTAL EXPENSE

Personal Services Travel Online Communications Contracted Services General Supplies Paper Computer Software Non-Capital Equipment Equipment Components Non-Instr. Software Non-Capital Objects Equipment Addition Equipment Replacement Equipment Rental Dues and Fees

Actual 2008-09 $683,356 $19,039

$702,395 Account

310 342 358 386 411 417 435 440 460 480 490 550 560 571 940

Common School Fund

$703,856 $20,000

$723,856 Projected 2009-10

Projected 2010-11 $724,972 $20,000

$744,972 Projected 2010-11

Projected 2011-12 $746,721 $20,000

$766,721 Projected 2011-12

35,000 1,200 33,000 27,756 8,800 150 8,500 17,000 17,000 51,850 200 139,000 332,000 50,000 2,400

36,000 1,572 35,000 29,500 9,200 175 9,100 18,400 18,400 51,850 250 145,000 337,000 51,000 2,600

36,000 1,572 38,000 1,500 9,600 175 9,649 18,700 19,500 52,850 250 149,000 345,000 52,000 2,600

$723,856

$744,972

$766,721

$227,000

Projected 2009-10 *3% increase $233,810

Projected 2010-11 *3% increase $240,824

Projected 2011-12 *3% increase $248,049

$6,422

$6500

$6500

$6500

TOTAL

ADDITIONAL REVENUE SOURCES

Projected 2009-10

Estimated 2008-09

These funds are not incorporated into the budget for the Technology Department. The CSF monies are allocated directly to the school Library Media Centers

Title II D (Ed Tech Grant) These funds are not incorporated into the budget for the Technology Department but are used by the Staff Development Department to provide technology staff development opportunities.

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Information and Technology Personnel Actual 2008-09

POSITION Supervisor of Technology Network Manager Network Engineer Computer Technician Software Technician/ Help Desk Support Secretary Moodle Manager Technology Department TOTAL

Projected 2009-10

Projected 2010-11

Projected 2011-12

1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 1.0

1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 1.0

1.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 1.0

1.0 1.0 2.0 5.0 1.0

0.5 .2 9.7

0.5 .2 9.7

0.5 .2 10.7

0.5 .2 10.7

Technology Department Budget Summary BUDGET SUMMARY Operations Total Technology Personnel Total

TOTAL

Actual 2008-09 $683,356 $620,574 $967,461

Projected 2009-10 $703,856 $639,191 $1,125,056

Projected 2010-11 $724,972 TBD

Projected 2011-12 $746,721 TBD

Building Personnel for Information and Media Instruction POSITION Computer Creations Teacher (MS) Computer Literacy Instructor Computer Lab Supervisor (HS) Library Media Specialist Library Media Assistant Technology Integrators (HS) Information/Media Personnel TOTAL

Actual 2008-09 2.0 1.0 1.0 10.0 6.6 .4 21

Projected 2009-10 2.0 1.0 1.0 11.0 6.6 .4 22

Projected 2010-11 2.0 1.0 1.0 11.0 7.6 .4 23

Projected 2011-12 2.0 1.0 1.0 11.0 7.6 .4 23

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Dissemination This plan will be disseminated in multiple ways to assist all stakeholders in their knowledge of the vision, goals and objectives for Information and Technology Literacy initiatives.

• • • • • • • • • • • • •

District Website School Library Media Centers The “Star”, the local community newspaper Local Access cable television The district newsletter. School Board Annual Monitoring Report School Faculty Meetings E-mail to all district staff SCO/PTO, parent and school organizations. Public Library Open Houses at Schools Administrative Team Meetings Business Education Partnership Meetings

Monitoring and Evaluation The district currently has in place an annual report to the school board (Monitoring Report, Chapter 6), which describes the current state of the Information and Technology Plan. In this report we discuss the current status of all goals and objectives as described within this plan. Necessary modifications are made to keep the goals and objectives aligned to the vision and mission of the district. This meeting is televised and minutes are also available. Additionally, the Monitoring Report is available from our Web site and by request. The Technology Committee and the Library Media Specialists will be monitoring the progress of the plan, as well as making suggestions so that the plan: 1) 2) 3) 4)

Is revised annually Reflects successes and accomplishments Addresses any new challenges that may arise Ensures continuous update to serve as a dynamic, strategic guide for student learning and staff productivity

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School Board Policies Relating to Information and Technology

POLICY CODE EGAA EHA EDC EDC-F EDC-R DID-F(1) DID-F(3) KH-F EGAA-R KLB DID DID-R IIAC-F(1) BA KLB-R IGBJ IGBA KH-R KH KLB-E IIAC IIAC-R IIAC-F(2) GBCBB IIBGA-E IIBGA-R IIBGA DID-F(2) JFCK GBCBB-R IIBGB

TITLE Copyright, Copying, and Printing Services Data Management Equipment Check-Out Equipment Check-Out Form (Used for Temporary Removal of Equipment from the Building) Equipment Check-Out Procedures Equipment Move/Disposal Form (Used for Permanent Transfer or Disposal of Assets) Fixed Asset (Equipment) Check-Out Form (Used for Temporary Transfer or Disposal of Assets) Gifts and Donations to the School District Guidelines for Copying Handling Complaints About Learning Materials Inventories Inventory Procedures Learning Materials Selection Guidelines and Checklist Mission and Goals Procedures for Handling Complaints About Learning Materials Programs for Children At-Risk Programs for Students with Special Education Needs Public Gifts, Donations and Grants to the Schools Procedures Public Gifts, Donations and Grants to the Schools Request for Reconsideration of Learning Materials (Print or Nonprint) Selection of Learning Materials (Print and Nonprint) Selection Procedures for Learning Materials Software Screening Application Staff Use of Information Technology and Communication Resources Student Internet Use Consent Form Technology and Communication Resources, Acceptable Use Procedure Technology and Communication Resources Use Technology Equipment Move/Disposal Form Two-Way Communication or Paging Devices Student Use Use of Information Technology and Communication Resources Web Site Publishing Standards

DATE APPROVED Nov. 29, 1999 Jan. 14, 1991 Dec. 2005 April 2005 April 2005 March 2005 March 2005 Dec. 2005 Nov. 29, 1999 Dec. 18, 1995 Dec. 2005 March 2005 April 2005 Jan. 24, 2005 Dec. 18, 1995 Mar. 11, 2002 May 10, 2004 Jan. 26, 1998 Dec. 2005 Dec. 1995 Dec. 2005 April 2005 April 2005 May 22, 2006 June 28, 2004 Dec. 22, 2004 July 12, 2004 March 2005 May 8, 2000 April 2006 Sep. 8, 2003


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Appendix Table of Contents A. Curriculum Alignment 1. Grade 8 Technology Literacy Course Performance Indicators 2. Information Literacy Course Power Standards 3. Media and Technology Alignment Matrix B. Classroom Technology Equipment Standard C. Fixed Assets Inventory D. Library Collection Analysis - Titlewise E. Research Summaries F. Technology Staff Development Proficiencies G. Technology Staff Development Participation H. Technology Infrastructure Diagram I.

Voice Network

J. Technology Standards for Hardware

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-WE Matter. Cathy Haas and Pat Wende.2005


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Technology Literacy Performance Indicators: Grades 6 – 8 (sample) Technology Literacy Performance Indicators: Grades 6 - 8 1.

2.

National Education Technology Foundation Standards for Students

Apply strategies for identifying and solving routine hardware and software problems that occur during everyday use.

Demonstrate understanding of the nature and operation of technology systems.

Demonstrate knowledge of current changes in information technologies and the effect those changes have on the workplace and society.

Demonstrate understanding of the ethical, cultural, societal issues related to technology.

4.

Exhibit legal and ethical behaviors when using information and technology, and discuss consequences of misuse.

Use content-specific tools, software, and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research.

Integrated Technology Grades 6, 7, 8

Ongoing

Ongoing

ISAFE Lesson 5 Intellectual Property Theft

Social Studies - Current Events

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology.

Practice responsible use of technology systems, information and software. Develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits and productivity.

3.

“Computer Creations” Technology Literacy Course Grade 8

Demonstrate understanding of the ethical, cultural, societal issues related to technology. Practice responsible use of technology systems, information and software.

Ongoing Email Systems lesson District Policies lesson Information Explosion lesson ISAFE Lesson 2, 4 and 5 Cyber Security Predator Identification Cyber Bullying

Develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits and productivity.

District Policies lesson

Use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity and promote creativity.

Scavenger Hunt lesson Paintshop Pro Unit Animation Shop Unit Movie Maker Unit Excel Unit Publisher Unit Powerpoint Unit

Use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technologyenhanced models, prepare publications and produce other creative works. Use technology to locate, evaluate and collect information from a variety of sources. Use technology tools to process data and report results. Evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

Computer Literacy Grade 6

Lang. Arts – Plagiarism, Creating a Bibliography Computer Literacy Grade 6

Math - Graphing Calculators Band - Finale Science - Virtual Owl Lab, Tree Key Lake Brochure Invent Studio Social Studies – Virtual Simulation Inspiration Unit Health – Research Unit


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Information Literacy Course Power Standards (sample)


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Course: Grades 6 –8 Information Literacy Standards (sample) Power Standard: Information literate students will access, synthesize and evaluate information effectively Student will need to know: Use common media and technology terminology and equipment

Identify and use common media formats

Students will be able to do: (Skills and/or processes to be learned)

• • • • •

Use basic content-specific tools (e.g., environmental probes, measurement sensors) to provide evidence/support in a class project

• • •

Scan, crop, and save a graphic using a scanner, digital camera, or other digitizing equipment Use simple graphing calculator functions to solve a problem Capture, edit, and combine video segments using a multimedia computer with editing software or a video editing system

Describe the operating and file management software of a computer (e.g., Desktop, file, window, folder, directory, pull-down menu, dialog box) Identify the various organizational patterns used in different kinds of reference books Define the basic types of learning software (e.g., drill and practice, tutorial, simulation) Use electronic encyclopedias, almanacs, indexes, and catalogs to retrieve and select information Describe the various applications of productivity software programs (e.g., word Processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, communication, drawing, desktop publishing) Identify common integrated software packages or application suites Use a graphics program to create or modify detail to an image or picture

• • • • • • • Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information

Identify and define computer and networking terms (e.g., modem, file server, client station, LAN, Internet/Intranet, data storage device) Demonstrate the correct operation of a computer system on a network Demonstrate touch keyboarding skills at acceptable speed and accuracy levels Organize and backup files on a computer disk, drive, server, or other storage device Recognize and solve routine computer hardware and software problems

• • • • • • • • • •

Explain the use of basic word processing functions (e.g., menu, tool bars, dialog boxes, radio buttons, spell checker, thesaurus, page layout, headers and footers, word count, tabs) Use the spell checker and thesaurus functions of a word processing program Move textual and graphics data from one document to another Use graphics software to import pictures, images, and charts into documents Use a graphical organizer program to construct outlines or webs that organize ideas and information Compose a class report using advanced text formatting and layout styles (e.g., single and double spacing, different size and style of fonts, indents, headers and footers, pagination, table of contents, bibliography) Classify collected data and construct a simple database by defining fields, entering and sorting data, and producing a report Construct a simple spreadsheet, enter data, and interpret the information Plot and use different types of charts and graphs (e.g., line, bar, stacked, scatter diagram, area, pie charts, pictogram) from a spreadsheet program Incorporate database and spreadsheet information (e.g., charts, graphs, lists) in word-processed documents


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A3 K-5 Information Technology Literacy Standards Content a Media and Technology Alignment Matrix (Sample)


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B Classroom 2010 is our technology standard model for classrooms at the new Sun Prairie High School, and for our remodeled upper middle school, which will both open in the year 2010. To inspire 21st Century learning in these schools, we are providing the following equipment:  Interactive White Board  Teacher Computer with DVD Player  Video Projector  Integrated amplification system  Wireless Infrared Microphone  VOIP telephone  Wireless network access


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C Fixed Assets Inventory (sample)

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PRINTER, HP4650N COLOR LASERJET PRINTER, HP4200N LASER PRINTER, HP4200N LASER PRINTER, HP4200 LASERJET PRINTER, HP450CI DESKJET PRINTER, HP4600 SCANJET PRINTER, HP4600 SCANJET PRINTER, HP4200N LASERJET PRINTER, HP4200N LASERJET PRINTER, HP4600N COLOR LASERJET PRINTER, HP4200N LASERJET PRINTER, HP4200N LASERJET

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Library Collection Analysis -Data and charts from Destiny, the library media management system for the school district.


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E

Research to Inform the Development of the Information and Technology Plan 2009-12 Research Topic: Interactive White Boards Research Group Members: Michael Mades Sources: America’s Digital Schools 2008, Thomas W. Greaves and Jeanne Hayes, the Greaves Group and the Hayes Connection, 2008. Excerpts from the research that will inform our planning:

Trend 5: Interactive Whiteboards Come Into Their Own Interactive whiteboards (IWBs) have moved well beyond the initial adoption stages and are increasingly viewed as standard equipment in schools. Teachers like them and quickly come to find them essential. IWBs have matured substantially in the last few years, with innovations such as: • Boards that support multiple simultaneous pens • Improved classroom ergonomics (This can be as simple as a board that changes height for older and younger students—not available when IWBs were primarily transplants from the business market.) • Integration with other classroom technologies, including student response units and mobile computing devices • A trend toward very specific software (high school algebra, calculus, etc.) • More mature purchasing processes (Districts now know what they want, and order sizes are increasing as schools move from pilot programs to full-scale rollouts.) It is likely that IWBs will be in almost every school five years from now. Educators will be much more adept at using them to their maximum potential, and—thanks to the researchers

Research Topic: Moodle and Virtual Learning Options Research Group Member: Janice Mertes and John Wedeward Technology Articles/Research Sources: Moodle and Virtual Learning America’s Digital Schools 2008, Thomas W. Greaves and Jeanne Hayes, the Greaves Group and the Hayes Connection, 2008. Bower, Craig. “Ready for Virtual Course Management System?” 15 February 2005. http://techlearning.com/showArticle/jhtml?articleID=60300203

Branzburg, Jeffrey. “ How to: Use the Moodle Course Management System.” 15 August 2005. http://techlearning.com/showArticle.jtml?articleID=168600961

Fryer,Wesley A. “ Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Using Moodle in the Classroom.” 18 November 2005. http://www.wtvi.com/teks/moodle/ Moodle Home Page http://moodle.org/


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Munoz, Kathy D. and Joan Van Duzer. “Blackboard vs. Moodle: A Comparison of Satisfaction with Online Teaching and Learning Tool.” 15 February 2005 http://www.humboldt.edu/~jdv1/moodle/all.htm Nag, Aditya. “ Moodle: An Open Source Learning Management System.” 24 May 2005. http://www.adityanag.org/articles/moodle.htm?tid=152andtid=35 Smith, Alese and Raymond Rose. “Build and Teach a Successful Online Course” 15 April 2005. http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives?TL/2003/04/onlne.html Soloman, Gwen. “ Shaping E-Learning Policy.” 15 May 2005. http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle/jhtml?articleID=163100416 On Line Teacher Resources: Classroom Revolutions On Line resources: Design and Implementation of Web-based Instructional Technologies http://www.classroomrevolution.com/site/ On-Line Learning (or Virtual Learning) Methods and Resources http://www.managementhelp.org/trng_dev/methods/on_line.htm (Great resource of Virtual Learning evaluation tools and classroom integration The Tech-Connected Teacher http://www.esu5.org/techteacher/index.htm TeAchnoloy: A Web Portal for Educators: Literature in Education: Instructional Technology: http://www.teach-nology.com/litined/instructional_technology/ Excerpts from the research that will inform our planning: Moodle: What is it and what are the requirements to run the system? “Moodle is the brainchild of Martin Dougiamas, who designed the program while working on his Ph.D. at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia. Dougiamas was working on his dissertation, which was on the socio-constructivist approach to learning, and developed Moodle in PHP as a tool to illustrate this approach to education. Moodle is programmed in PHP. The requirements for Moodle are modest. You need to have installed: • Web server software: Apache is preferred, but Moodle works under any Web server that supports PHP, including Microsoft Internet Information Server on Windows platforms. • The PHP scripting language (version 4.1.0 or later). • A working database server. MySQL or PostgreSQL are completely supported and recommended for use with Moodle. Moodle is available as a small download, less then 10 MB, in both .tgz and .zip formats. Installation is simply a matter of unzipping the package in a Web-accessible directory and then running the installation script through a Web browser. The documentation on Moodle's Web site is easy to follow and lists the steps in detail. It took me a little less than 10 minutes to install the software.” (http://www.adityanag.org/articles/moodle.htm?tid=152andtid=35)

What are the features of Moodle to assist in creating on line learning experiences? “To begin using Moodle, start adding Courses. Moodle provides three course formats: weekly, topics,


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and social. The weekly format is suitable for courses organized into weekly activities. The topics format is suitable for courses organized into topics instead of weeks. The social format is organized around a single discussion forum. Of course, as the administrator, you can simply define a Course name and assign a teacher, who can then set up the course in the way best suited to his class. … The Moodle Web site itself runs on Moodle, and has an active user community. Moodle comes with more than 15 modules for various activities, such as discussion forums, chats, assignments, journals, quizzes, glossaries, multimedia file uploading, and surveys. There are many more user-created modules available on the Web site. To install a module, you copy its files into a subdirectory. If the module comes with additional language packs, you also need to copy the language files under the language subdirectory. Once the files are in place, you configured a module through the Web-based control panel.” (http://www.adityanag.org/articles/moodle.htm?tid=152andtid=35) Sample Staff Development on Using Moodle in the Classroom Sample outline of staff development that lays out presentation options for teachers and creates options for teachers to practice. Also teachers have opportunities to distinguish between asynchronous or synchronous delivery systems. http://www.wtvi.com/teks/moodle/ Research to support Moodle as an On Line Teaching and Learning Tool According to the most cited research article, Blackboard vs. Moodle: A Comparison with Online Teaching and Learning Tools, Moodle offers the following advantages over Blackboard: 1) flexible for instructor 2) provides individual feedback for every assignment 3) Easy to track student information. A series of student surveys provide feedback about the use of online management tool as a way of enhancing educational opportunities. http://www.humboldt.edu/~jdv1/moodle/all.htm

Trend 2: Learning Management Systems Go Mainstream In 2007, the number of school districts using an LMS climbed to almost 50% of respondents, with another 19% indicating plans for the future. In the past, districts were faced with two alternatives, neither of which met all their needs— either a highly sophisticated LMS with good educational content but no ability to add other applications or an open LMS from the university world with no K-12 content (sometimes at no charge). Now we see the two groups merging. The proprietary systems are opening up, using standards as the vehicle, and the open standards systems are maturing, giving schools K-12 features such as the ability to search for content using state standards tags. Learning management systems address a very wide array of services, and schools frequently take less than full advantage of the available applications, which include: • School portals: Setting up a school portal and linking to teachers, subjects, calendars, and resources are easy with an LMS. • Teacher authoring: An LMS offers teachers a practical approach to content authoring. Teachers used to keep a “big box of stuff,” to which they added class outlines, handouts, pictures, maps, homework assignments, resource lists, etc., over time. An LMS provides an easily accessible electronic repository for all these materials. • Electronic assessments: Teachers can select pre-made tests or assemble tests from test items that have been tagged to state standards. • Electronic supplements: An LMS includes materials that correlate to and supplement the print-based core curriculum. • Electronic core curriculum: Many LMS courses are comprehensive enough to be used as the


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core curriculum instead of a textbook. • Content management: In an LMS, thousands of pictures, text documents, videos, test questions, and audio files can be tagged with state standards and stored where everyone can access them. As it becomes even easier for teachers and students to produce materials, these libraries will grow exponentially. The content management systems may become separate from the learning Research Topic: Virtual Learning Definition Virtual Learning or Online learning opportunities allow students to use the Internet as a means to have curriculum and instruction delivered to students. Virtual Learning opportunities provide students the opportunity to work at their own pace, receive credit recovery options, accelerate in curriculums, and also provide enrichment. (Additionally on this site links to Virtual Schools and Resources are provided) http://www.techlearning.com/showArticle/jhtml?articleID=163100416

Creating Successful On Line Courses Successful online learning opportunities require the instructor to understand the technical components of the online courseware, create a productive online learning community, create structure and a rich variety of online experiences, and create clear procedures for on line learning. Teachers apply the skills of F2F (face to face learning) in an online format with the same goal of creating successful student learning experiences. http://www.techlearning.com/db_area/archives?TL/2003/04/onlne.html http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/online/web-elem.htm Learners appreciate the following qualities of Virtual Learning: Virtual Learning fosters interaction among students and instructors. Interaction stimulates understanding and the recall of information. Accommodates different learning styles and fosters learning through a variety of activities that apply to different learning styles. Fosters self-paced learning whereby students can learn at the rate they prefer. Convenient for students to access any time, any place. Reduces travel time and travel costs for students. Encourages students to browse information through hyperlinks to sites on the worldwide Web and there by find information relevant to their personal situations. Allows students to select learning materials, or to be directed to content that meets their level of knowledge, interest and what they need to know to perform more effectively in their particular activity. Provides context sensitive help (Electronic performance support systems) to computer users and helps them complete tasks on the fly. Develops knowledge of the Internet that will help learners throughout their careers. Encouraging students to take responsibility http://cai.au.edu/concept/benefit.html

Research Topic: Virtual Schools


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Research Group Member: John Wedeward

Distance Learning Benefits There are numerous distance learning benefits, which you ought to consider when electing to take an online distance learning course. •

Distance education promotes the opportunity to meet the needs of students unable to attend oncampus classes.

One of the biggest distance learning benefits is the issue of flexibility and time. A student is not confined to classroom for a certain number of hours on a given day. Online courses provide flexibility when it comes to the completion of lessons

Increased access to learning • • • • •

Promotes life long learning Allows for wider choices of institutions for learning Better marketability Increased compensation and promotion potential Another benefit of distance learning to students is the ability to do interactive teamwork between groups. Students have the opportunity to correspond with others from different backgrounds and to hear from a variety of speakers from around the world. Access to experts and tremendous volume of online databases is also a distance learning benefit. Instead of searching for hours through card catalogs and library stacks, you can utilize an online search engine to find countless experts' articles and research databases within seconds.

Instructor communication is an additional distance learning benefit. With the evolution of email and Internet chat rooms, instructor-student contact can be maintained and strengthened. This fosters a better educational experience for the distance learning student.

Ever had to make a special trip to campus to drop off homework assignment? At two o’clock in the morning? The use of email can allow you to send your homework assignment at any time of day to your professor - safe and convenient. What a benefit for distance learning!

Have to take a test? Your distance learning professor can securely allow you to take an exam without the need for attending a traditional classroom miles away. The use of local proctors to monitor the examination process can make the benefit of distance learning even more appealing. Many distance learning institutions require the use of proctors to maintain their


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accreditation. •

Financial benefits of distance learning exist as well. Without the need to leave your home for spending a semester or a year in a distant city, you can substantially save on transportation, housing, and food costs. It goes without saying that you can keep your full or part time job at the same time you matriculate to a distance learning institution.

Social benefits of distance learning? Without having to leave your community, you maintain your personal, cultural, and social lifestyle. Your circle of comfort is maintained, reducing additional stress.

http://www.distance-learning-college-guide.com/distance-learning-benefits.html Elements that are fundamental for successful virtual communities: •

Content in context: The value of educational content depends on the context in which this content is going to be used. For example, information about the nature of water pollution in both Sao Paulo and San Jose is dynamic because it is being gathered and analyzed by the students themselves, as well as engaging students in finding other resources on the Web to assist their analyses. Creativity in communicating knowledge: All the national curriculum standards include enabling students to use a broader range of media and methods to communicate their knowledge than traditional standardized tests. It is well known that one of the best ways to learn something is to teach it (or communicate it) to others. New interdisciplinary fields of inquiry (such as chaos and complexity theory) require that students find new ways to use computers and multimedia to visualize and communicate data and patterns. The creation, sharing, and use of various forms of knowledge in multiple media support the important idea of encouraging students to communicate their knowledge and understanding to an authentic audience of their peers, teachers, and professionals. Collaboration for building communities of learners: Effective participation in the global economy means being able to work collaboratively with a wider diversity of other people. Business and industry have continually purported that today's schools need to prepare students to work collaboratively in teams (co-located or virtual) as one of the top priorities for educational reform. The Internet, along with Web-based tools and resources, is among the best vehicles we have for achieving this goal -- and, in the process, can also help build sustainable learning communities.

http://www.edutopia.org/designing-virtual-communities-creativity-and-learning

Research Topic: Internet Bandwidth Research Group Members: Michael Mades Source: America’s Digital Schools 2008, Thomas W. Greaves and Jeanne Hayes, the Greaves Group and the Hayes Connection, 2008.

Trend 6: Awareness of the Internet Bandwidth Crisis Reveals New Concerns Without adequate connectivity, all school-based Internet activities are subject to disruption. The Internet bandwidth crisis in 2007 is a good news/bad news story. ADS 2006 reported a bandwidth crisis based on a projected future demand for bandwidth three to five times higher than anticipated in district and state budgets and anticipated a robust 45% growth rate of average bandwidth per student. One year later, the good news is that awareness of the issue has risen substantially among


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educators and that average bandwidth per student climbed an astounding 123% year over year. The rapid growth of optical-based solutions has allowed districts to substantially expand data rates at a lower cost per megabit than copper solutions. ADS 2008 reveals that the crisis is evolving and intensifying. Schools are dealing with the problem by adding bandwidth shaping and metering devices. Their level of knowledge and their awareness of potential solutions are increasing. They are more in tune with their future requirements and have increased their projected requirements in out years. However, the bad news is that the crisis is intensifying in terms of educators’ views on future funding challenges. An astonishing 54.2% of districts foresee a problem obtaining sufficient funding, regardless of the source (local, state, or E-Rate). 42.9% foresee a problem with E-Rate funding levels. This number is substantially understated since it applies primarily to the less than 50% of districts that actually receive E-Rate funding today. The prevailing opinion is that E-Rate funding will remain capped at $2.25 billion a year. As demand goes up, the percentage of reimbursement will go down. Since we are facing another funding shortfall cycle where states are projecting teacher layoffs, the possibility of increased bandwidth funds is slim. Finally, a surprising 36.7% of districts foresee a problem obtaining sufficient bandwidth regardless of their ability to pay. According to one network director for a large rural state, a single copper pair serves a large number of schools in his state, effectively limiting them to one T-1 line. Depending on the circumstances, installing new fiber or copper may be uneconomical. Frequently this forces the districts to move to fixed wireless microwave solutions. As Internet usage in schools is shifting into high gear, it appears that students will find the going slow, and teachers may shy away from Internet-based tools unless they are sure that capacity will be sufficient. An astonishing 67% of polled districts report that they are using an application restriction policy to conserve bandwidth, including banning streaming video. Unfortunately, students in these Research Topic: Library Media/Tech Staffing Research Group Members: Tanya Arnold/Pat Wende Sources: "AASL Position Statement on Appropriate Staffing for School Library Media Centers." American Library Association. 2005. http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslproftools/positionstatements/aaslpositionstatementappropriate.htm (Accessed 25 Nov, 2005) Excerpts from the research that will inform our planning: “All students, teachers, and administrators in each school building at all grade levels must have access to a library media program provided by one or more certificated library media specialist working full-time in the schools library media center.” “Both professional personnel and support staff are necessary for all library media programs at all grade levels. Each school must employ at least one full-time technical assistant or clerk for each library media specialist. Some programs, facilities, and levels of service will require more than one support staff member for each professional.”


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“All school systems must employ a district library media director to provide leadership and direction to the overall library media program. The district director is a member of the administrative staff and serves on committees that determine the criteria and policies for the districts curriculum and instructional programs. The director communicates the goals and needs of both the school and district library media programs to the superintendent, board of education, other district-level personnel, and the community.”

Research Topic: Tech/LMC Staffing Research Group Members: Tanya Arnold/Pat Wende Sources: Michigan Technology Staffing Guidelines: Sections I - IV (11/6/2000) created developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan State Board of Education under the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grant Program. http://techguide.merit.edu Excerpts from the research that will inform our planning: “Very little staff is dedicated to directly assisting teachers with the use of technology to enhance their teaching. This probably means that available hardware and software are underutilized or inefficiently utilized, and that technology-related academic expectations for the district are either limited or not fully achieved.”

Technology support for students and teachers: The chart indicates the amount of technology support each student receives either directly or indirectly from someone other than the classroom teacher. The districts we surveyed are devoting more than twice as much staff to acquiring and maintaining the technology than to helping teachers and students use it as part of the learning process. It is likely that the low estimates for instructional support are the result of inadequate staffing in this area. However, it is also possible that the technology coordinators who completed the survey are not fully aware of the integration efforts going on in their schools. This can happen when physical support is organizationally separated from curriculum support. NOTE: in a separate survey done with media specialists, this group indicated that they were providing instructional support to classroom teachers. The responses of the technology coordinators group did not reflect an awareness of this support. This sort of "disconnect" or separation can reduce the effectiveness of both technical and integration


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personnel, and is another issue to be considered when creating an effective technology-staffing model.

Technology Staffing Models “Cost per workstation. One method is to attempt of calculate the costs of each workstation over a several year period. There is a tendency to think of technology as a one-time cost, where in reality, the initial capital expenditure is only a small part of the total cost of having technology available in schools. According to the Plante and Moran study, the Gartner Group in particular has researched this method extensively. It tends to have the drawback of indicating that schools would need an impossibly high budget to support their technology, but does help people view technology acquisition more realistically. Ratios: Another method is to attempt to determine number of staff by ratio of technology support staff members to computers -- 1:50, 1:250, etc. This is the method most schools hope to be able to use because it is fairly easy to understand and calculate. Deciding what ratio to use is a significant problem though. Schools generally show a dramatically higher ratio of computers to support staff than most cited for business. This does not mean that school districts are able to find the funding to bring their staffing levels up to business standards. In any event, the situation in schools does not parallel that in business in many ways. Some tasks will need to be done, regardless of how many computers the district has. Others will be vastly more or less time consuming depending on location, type and complexity of the technology being maintained. Schools have a different clientele of users than business, and a different and usually much wider set of software to be supported. In schools the technology staff usually has many duties beyond computer maintenance that make ratios much more difficult to accurately calculate. Formulas: One of the more often cited formulas comes from Project Athena, which was an educational computing project at Massachusetts Institute of Technology implemented in cooperation with IBM and Digital Equipment Corporation. It was launched in 1983 and ended in 1991, though MIT still uses parts of the model in its distributed computing environment. The project created a model for networking a college or commercial campus, including staffing appropriate support for the model. Athena Project Formula: Staff members = (Number of workstations/500) + (Number of Users/1,000) + (Number of clusters sharing servers, printers and other peripherals/15) + (Number of applications supported/50) + (Number of distinct vendor operating systems and applications/1) + (Number of Software Licenses required/25)

Rather than use a simple ratio of technical staff to computers, Athena attempted to break out some of the factors that might require support, and weight them so that additional support was budgeted for institutions where the technology needs were more complex and time-consuming. Since it was conducted in a specific kind of university environment nearly 10 years ago, and not in today's K-12 environment, substantial alterations need to be made before it can be used effectively by K-12 districts. It does, however, point toward the kinds of calculations that are needed in educational environments to determine appropriate staffing levels.� Staffing Levels Information Sheet:


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http://techguide.merit.edu/infosheet.htm Staffing Levels Worksheet: http://techguide.merit.edu/worksheet.htm


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Technology Staff Development Proficiencies Level 1 Basic Literacy 1.MS Word Basics 2.Internet Navigation Basics 3.Groupwise Basics 4.Digital Cameras 5.LCD Projectors 6.Online Catalog 7.SPASD NetworkFile Management 8.SPASD NetworkAccess From Home 9.SPASD Website Resources 10.Online Database Resources 11.Board Policies-Technology

Level 2 Personal and Professional Use of Technology 1.Productivity Software a. Adv. Word Processing b. MS Word Tables c. MS Excel Basics d. Adv. Groupwise e. MS Access Basics f. MS Publisher Basics 2.Instructional Software a. Curriculum Related Programs b. Virtual Class c. Adv. Online Databases and Library d. Subscription Resources e. Online Textbook 3.Graphics and Peripherals a. Graphics and Peripherals General b. Using an Application 4.Presentation Software a. KidPix b. MS PowerPoint Basics c. Web Page Creation/Manila d. Inspiration/Kidspiration 5.Mobile Laptop Computers a. Basic Use b. Wireless Access c. Troubleshooting 6.Student Data Software a. SASI New User b. SASI Advanced c. Query 1 d. Query 2 e. Score Analyzer 7.Assistive Technology Tools (Special Education Staff) a. Beginning Boardmaker b. Draft Builder c. Earobics d. Kurzweil e. AlphaSmart Dana f. Symbols2000 g. Typing Tutors h. Dragon Naturally Speaking i. WriteOutLoud/CoWriter j. Intro to Assistive Technology k. Intro to Augmentative Communication 8.Content Specific Hardware and Software

Level 3 Application of Technology 1.Specific Application Training 2.Using Your Website for Student Writing 3.Using a Web Quest 4.Creating a Web Quest 5.Student use of Applications or Hardware 6.Planning and Implementing an ePortfolio 7.Online Course Management/Moodle 8.Blogs 9.Advanced Boardmaker (Special Education Staff)

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