TECHNOLOGY USE PLAN MEGAN HOOPES-MYERS BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY EDTECH 501-4172
RATIONALE • Why develop a technology use plan?
RATIONALE • Why develop a technology use plan? • Technology priorities • Technology integration into curriculum • Student expectations • Shared vision among all stake holders
PLANNING TEAM • Who should be a part of the planning team? • Primary stake holders • Team leader • Secondary stake holders • Smaller Educational Community groups
PROCESS DESCRIPTION • What are the steps in developing a technology use plan? • Recruit and organize planning team • Research • Construct technology plan • Formalize the planning • Continually implement, evaluate, & revise
PROCESS DESCRIPTION • Consider the following: • Technology assessment • Ongoing evaluation • Meeting schedule • Technology enriched schools to visit • Professional development • Planning resources • Planning responsibilities
VISION STATEMENT • Utilizing communication and information technologies to enhance and expand the traditional role of education, in order to prepare students for future learning.
PLAN GOALS/OBJECTIVES • Create long term goals • Create short term goals • Evaluate all goals annually • Revise accordingly
NEEDS ASSESSMENT • What needs should be addressed in the assessment instrument? • Effective vision • Administrative support • Efficient school technology plan, updated accordingly • Faculty and staff support • Budget available for outdated technology • Professional development
FACULTY & STAFF DEVELOPMENT • Teacher’s needs assessment determine technology professional development • Professional development: • Timely • Relevant • Ongoing • Impact of technology professional development is tracked using data from classroom practice & student learning.
EVALUATION/RESEARCH • Evaluating the technology use plan is a vital process and should be continuous throughout the planning cycle.
RESOURCES • Al-Weshail, A. S., Baxter A. L., Cherry, W., Hill, E. W., Jones, C. R., Love, L. T., . . . Woods, J. C. (1996). Guidebook for developing an effective instructional technology plan. Retrieved April 16, 2011 from http://www.nctp.com/guidebook.cfm • North Carolina Regional Educational Laboratory. Critical issue: Developing a school or district technology plan. Retrieved on April 28, 2011 from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te300.htm • School technology needs assessment (STNA) 4.0. Retrieved on April 28, 2011 from http://www.fi.ncsu.edu/assets/STNA%20Results.pdf