KELSO C-7 DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PLAN

2010-2013

 

 

 

Kelso C-7 School District

William R. Rogers, Superintendent

1016 Highway A

Benton, Missouri 63736

Telephone 573-545-3357 Fax 573-545-4365

 

Submitted by Susan M. Hutteger, Technology Coordinator

Approved by the Kelso C-7 Board of Education

April 13, 2010

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Introduction p. 3

 

District Mission Statements p. 4

 

Review and Assessment of Local Needs in Technology p. 5-7

 

District Goals p. 8-9

 

Objectives, Strategies and Action Plans p. 10-21

 

Additional Elements p. 22

 

Appendix A p.23

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Kelso C-7 School District has made numerous improvements in our technology resources since we submitted our last technology plan. The district has made great strides to ensure that we have the resources available for use in our school. High quality professional development is a priority to provide for the successful integration of technology into the curriculum. We hope to continue this progress through careful planning and collaboration with staff, patrons and community stakeholders.

 

Technology Planning Committee

To ensure that our students attain the educational goals and become successful students with the skills needed for the 21st century, the committee has dedicated many hours of study and planning.

The committee consists of district leaders, people with a shared vision for technology in our school, which includes members of the administration, faculty, school board members and other stakeholders. Technical advice and support is received from MOREnet as well as from Integrated Computers from whom the district has purchased networking and computers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Mission Statements

CSIP Mission Statement: Kelso C-7-providing opportunities for a successful future.

 

Technology Mission Statement:

The Technology goals of the Kelso C-7 District is to incorporate technology into the educational environment, to encourage problem solving, exploration, and learning in the classroom; promote student-centered learning; provide access to appropriate technology to all students and staff. Our goal is to increase student achievement; encourage communication; develop lifelong learners; improve faculty and staffs productivity; and provide the opportunity for faculty and staff to model appropriate technology usage.

Kelso C-7 believes:

Every person is responsible for his or her activities in and out of the classroom.

All students have an inherent value and can learn with teachersí guidance and motivation.

Our school district will provide essential tools to ensure student success.

 

We used and analyzed a variety of data resources to assess and develop our current and future needs. This data was very important in determining areas of strength and weakness in our plan. The data was gathered from local surveys (faculty, parents, and students), Professional Development data and surveys, NETS for students and teachers, MAP scores, Terra Nova test data, Star testing results, CSIP goals, classroom grades, local surveys, web page surveys, METSP, COT, and TCO.

Policies and procedures will be examined on a yearly basis and also revised as needed by the committee and then submitted to the school board for approval. Progress toward goals and action steps will be once a semester.

In Reviewing our previous plan, submitted in 2007, we have been able to see how far we have come and to see the direction we must take to continue with our efforts to achieve our goals. All goals that were not met in the previous plan will continue to be a priority on the 2010-13 plans.

 

Assessment of Student Learning Goals:

1. NETS was adopted for the curriculum standards.

2. NETS standards are not being used as a guideline for all classroom teachers. Not Met

3. An assessment plan (rubric) needs to be implemented.

4. Digital Citizenship and Internet safety is emphasized and taught in all grades.

5. The Accelerated Reading Program and Star testing programs have proven to be a good learning tool and a good testing instrument. Strength

6. Students are being taught keyboarding skills, research skills and how to make power points and digital productions. Strength

7. AUP (Acceptable Use Policy) forms for teachers and students have 100% return rate. Strength

8. Students have more access to computers as there are 2 in each classroom and the lab is open for use from 8 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. Strength

9. 100% of the 8th grade students are technology literate by graduation. Met/strength

10. Technology is directly tied to the Districtís CSIP goals. Met

Assessment of Teacher Preparation Goals:

1. Teachers are becoming more computer literate but not up to the 100% as our goal had stated. The weakness is centered in using current and emerging digital tools effectively to promote research and learning. Weakness

2. Technology is used in all areas of instruction but not written into the curriculum. Weakness

3. More Professional development is needed to get more technology into the curriculum.

4. United Streaming is used to enhance the curriculum. Strength

5. New staff members are trained in using email and Faronics deep freeze.

6. Staff members are trained on using the Follett library system and the Accelerated reading program. Strength

7. Teachers are encouraged to create their own web page for their classroom. Not Met

8. Teachers need to use written tech benchmark assessments (rubrics) in grade 2 and 5. Weakness

9. Grade 8 is using NETS goals to assess their abilities. Strength

Assessment of Administration Goals:

The districtís website has been improved and some teachers have updated their pages to be more useful for homework assignments, and parental information, but the entire website is not up to the expectations of the committee. Weakness

1. The district maintains and keeps equipment secure with the aid of the program Faronics Deep Freeze. This restores the computer to its original state each day. Strength

2. Email is hosted by Morenet and all new teachers are trained to use their accounts. Strength

3. Portable telephones, two-way radios, and cell phones have been purchased for the district. Strength

4. Offsite storage is utilized for storage of pertinent district data. Strength

 

Assessment of Resources Goals:

1. The district has purchased technology tools including digital projectors, a portable screen, laptop computers, smart boards, airliners, touch screen computers and desktop computers.

2. Televisions, smart boards, digital projectors, and DVD players are on each floor. Strength

3. The district has not hired a full time technology instructor to provide leadership needed to implement and direct technology areas. Weakness

4. The district has a media specialist and several teachers that are well trained in technology. The district has a superintendent that has a vision for technology in our school. Strength

5. The technology resources are reviewed annually and updated as needed. Strength

Examining the goals of Technical Support:

1. 90% of the staff agreed that repairs are made in a timely manner.

2. Professional development still needs to be more specific, especially for training on new technology resources. Weakness

3. Teachers do not use form to communicate computer problems. Weakness

4. Record of repair and warranties are kept by the tech coordinator.

5. Records of purchases are kept by the tech coordinator and administrative assistant.

 

 

 

2010 -2013 Technology Goals

Technology goals and plans remain consistent with the CSIP Goals and District Mission Statement. These goals are reflective of the five technology focus areas and ePeGs. The goals focus on increasing student learning and provide direction for improvement.

Goal 1: Student performance

1. Assessments will drive instruction. 2. Integration of inquiry-based instruction will be increased. 3. NET*S for the 21st century skills will be embedded into the written curriculum. 4. Technology will be used to deliver and assess instruction.

Goal 2: Highly Qualified staff

1. Continue to improve staff salaries and benefits. 2. Provide more time for professional development opportunities so the teachers will meet the NETS*T. 4. Provide training on new technology resources and for newly hired staff.

Goal 3. Facilities, Support and Instructional Resources:

1. Improve the infrastructure of the building to help with connectivity issues. 2. Purchase a new server for security, software distribution and backup. 3. Provide cabling and internet connection to two or three more computers in the library/media center. 5. Continue to improve classroom resources in technology. 6. Increase alternative learning resources by utilizing in house camera-equipped computers for special needs students. 7. Improve the technology-based data-management system in the district. 8. Consider hiring a full time technology/media instructor.

Goal 4: Parent and Community Involvement:

Improve website by making it more informative for students and parents. 2. Purchase of new software to develop the districtís website. 3. Provide more social interaction for children and parents through school functions. 4. Survey the districtís stakeholders to assess needs of the district. 5. Students will continue volunteer efforts throughout the community.

 

Goal 5: Governance:

  1. The district will continue to maintain/publish the policies for appropriate and safe technology use for staff and students. (AUP) 2. The district will maintain an adequate technology budget based on the overall yearly budget. (TCO) 3. The Kelso C-7 policies manual will be upgraded and published yearly on the districtís web page.
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    2010-2013 District Goals, Objectives, Strategies, and Action Steps.

    Goal 1: Develop and enhance quality educational and instructional programs to improve performance that enable students to meet their academic goals and to develop the skills needed to meet the demands of the 21st century.

    1. Objective: The district will continue to meet or exceed Adequate Yearly progress as defined by No Child Left Behind.

    MSIP Standards: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2

    School Year Baseline Progress Target Met

    2006 47.6 (CA) 29.2(MA) 34.7(CA) 26.6(MA) 62(CA) 54.4 (MA)

    2007 62 (CA) 54.4 (MA) 42.9(CA) 35.8(MA) 62.3(CA) 51.9(MA)

    2008 62.3(CA) 51.9(MA) 51(CA) 45.0(MA) 53.5(CA) 50.7(MA)

    2009 53.5(CA) 50.7(MA) 59.2 (CA ) 54.1(MA) 69.7(CA)54.1(MA)

    AYP MET and awarded Academic Distinction for the past 10 years

    Strategy 1: Students will use a variety of technology resources for inquiry-based and collaborative learning activities that will improve achievement scores and help develop 21st century skills and promote life-long learning.

    MSIP Standard: 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.8, 9.1

    Persons Responsible: Teachers, District Principal, Technology Coordinator, Media Specialist, and Technology Instructors.

    Funding: State Monies- Basic Formula, REAP, Title IIA

    Date to Implement: 8/25/2010 Date of completion: 5/25/2013

     

    1. Action Step: All students will be instructed with a technology enriched curriculum that will result in meeting the goals of high academic achievement and performance.

    2. Action Step: The district will develop and implement a technology curriculum for grades K-8 that is aligned with NETS*S which promotes the development of 21st century skills and insures that the 8th grade class will be 100% tech literate by graduation.

    3. Action Step: The district will consider hiring a full-time technology instructor to provide instruction in the computer lab for students and to provide support and training for the teachers.

    4. Action Step: The district will continue to expand technology resources including equipment, software, and online resources that meet the assessed needs of the students to promote high levels of academic achievement.

    ALL of the Above Action steps will be implemented: 9/25/2010

    All of the above Action Steps will be completed: 5/25/2013

     

     

  3. Objective: Technology will be fully integrated into the curriculum for all instruction to students by May 2014.

MSIP Standards: 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.8 .7.1, 7.2, 7.3

 

 

 

Progress Measure:

School year Baseline Progress Target Goal

2009-10 25% 30% 100%

2010-11 30% 100%

2011-12 100%

2012-13 100%

2013-14 100%

Strategy 2: Written curriculum for all areas in every grade will be updated to include instructional strategies based on eMINTS (or equivalent) instructional model that uses technology to engage learners in a collaborative, inquiry based, and student centered learning activities that will promote research, communication and problem solving skills.

MSIP Standard: 6.1, 6.3, 6.4

Persons Responsible: Teachers, Technology Instructor (s)/Coordinator, Media Specialist, Principal

Funding sources: Title IIA and State Monies-Basic formula.

1. Action Step:

The district is revising the curriculum and in the process, technology enriched instructional strategies for all subjects will be developed to help the students to become life-long learners and to have the skills necessary for the 21st century.

Date to Implement: 9/25/2009 Date of Completion: 5/25/2013

 

2. Action step:

The district will incorporate technology literacy skills into the written curriculum based on NET*S for grades K-8.

3. Action Step:

A variety of technology resources will be utilized to deliver, monitor, and assess student achievement to provide immediate feedback and address the various learner needs.

Date to implement: 12/01/2009 Date of Completion: 5/25/2013

 

 

Strategy 3: The district will develop and implement assessment rubrics for all students in grades 2-8 for technology competencies based on NET*S.

MSIP Standards: 6.1, 6.4, 6.8

Persons Responsible: Teachers, Media Specialist, Technology coordinator, Principal.

Date to Implement: 9/25/2010 Date of Completion: 5/25/2013

Funding: Local and State monies-Basic formula.

 

1. Action Step: Utilize the NET*S achievement rubric to guide and monitor technology literacy.

Date to Implement: 9/25/2010 Date of Completion: 5/25/2013

Goal 2: The district will recruit, develop and retain highly qualified staff to carry out the districtís missions, goals, and objectives.

  1. Objective: The district will continue to support the efforts of the staff to increase their professional development opportunities to develop their abilities to integrate technology into the curriculum
  2. MSIP Standards: 6.3, 6.4, 6.7, 6.8

    Measured Progress

    School Year Baseline Progress Target

    2009-10 15% 25% 25%

    2010-11 35%

    2011-12 55%

    2012-13 85%

     

    Comments: Progress will be measured by COT, local surveys of teachers and students, annual technology report, professional development surveys and technology training evaluations.

    Strategy 1: The district will provide professional development that provides for the differentiated learning through technology that will sustain and allow for growth in technology integration.

    Persons Responsible: Superintendent/Principal, Technology Coordinator, Media Specialist, and Professional Development Committee Representatives

    Funding Sources: Title IIA, REAP and local funds.

    Date Implemented: 8/1/2009 Date of Completion: 5/25/2013

     

     

    1. Action Step: Evaluate the current effectiveness of technology training and

    Use a specific needs survey to help drive the professional development of staff

    Date of Implementation: 5/20/2010 Date of Completion: 9/20/2010

  3. Action Step: Provide training on technology integration for inquiry-based learning.

 

Date Implemented: 9/25/20010 Date of Completion: 9/20/2013

3. Action Step: Utilized teachers with advanced technology skills to train and mentor other staff members.

Date to Implement: 8/15/2010 Date Of Completion: 5/25/2013

4. Action Step: Utilize outside and online resources for training.

Date to Implement 8/15/2010 Date of Completion 5/25/2013

 

 

Goal 3: Provide appropriate equipment for instruction, provide support services and maintain a functional and safe facility.

1. Objective: All staff and students will have instructional resources and equipment to

support and enhance the curriculum.

MSIP Standards: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.8, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5

 

 

Progress Measure:

School Year Baseline Progress Target

2009-2010 75% 80% 100%

2010-2011 80% 100%

2011-2012 100%

2012-2013 100%

 

Comments: Progress will be measured by COT, TCO, local survey of students, staff, and

Stakeholders, annual technology report, inventories of equipment and software,

and reports from Morenet.

Strategy 1: The district will provide equitable access to a broad range of technology needs for all students and staff to support differentiated instruction and to achieve the goals and skills needed for the 21st century.

MSIP Standards: 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.8, 7.1-7.6

Persons Responsible: District, Superintendent/Principal, Technology Planning Committee, and Technology Coordinator.

Funding Sources: Basic formula ĖState money, REAP, Title IIA

Date of implementation: 8/25/2009 Date of Completion: 5/25/2013

    1. Action Step: Continue adding technology tools at each grade level.
    2. Date Implemented: 8/25/2008 Date of completion: 5/25/2013

    3. Action Step: Each class will have at least two internet connected computers that are

Multi-media equipped with the appropriate instructional software.

Date Implemented: 8/25/2008 Date of Completion: 5/25/2013

 

3. Action Step: Continue to add assistive technology resources as needed for special needs students.

Date Implemented: 11/30/2009 Date Completed: 5/25/2013

4. Action Step: Continue to provide access to online resources available through Morenet and other educational sites.

 

Strategy 2: The district will adopt and implement an online safety curriculum for all students, kindergarten through 8th grade.

MSIP Standards: 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 8.3, 8.11

Persons Responsible: Technology Instructor(S), Technology Coordinator, Technology Planning Committee, Teachers, Counselors and Media Specialists.

Funding Sources: REAP and State Monies-Basic formula.

Date to Implement: 8/25/2010 Date to Complete: 5/25/2011

  1. Action Step: Consider using NetSmartz curriculum to instruct students about internet safety.
  2. Action Step: Counselor will extend the curriculum using videos and activities.

Steps Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date to Complete: 5/25/2011

Strategy 3: The district will continue to provide adequate technical support through district personnel and outside vendors.

MSIP Standards: 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 8.5, 8.10

Person(s) Responsible: District, Superintendent/Principal and Technology Coordinator

Funding Source: REAP and Title IIA

 

    1. Action Step: The district will consider hiring a fulltime Technology Coordinator to provide the ongoing and progressively higher demands of technology.
    2. Date to Implement: 5/15/2010 Date to Complete: 8/25/2010

       

       

    3. Action Step: The district will continue to employ outside vendors for infrastructure and equipment needs.
    4. Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date to Complete: 5/25/2013

    5. The district will consider purchasing new software for making web pages.

Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date Completed: 8/25/2011

 

Goal 4: Promote, facilitate, and enhance parent, student, and community involvement in district educational programs.

    1. Objective: The district will provide 4 opportunities for parents/guardians to learn about the intellectual and developmental needs of their children and to participate constructively in their childrenís education.

MSIP Standards: 7.5, 7.6

Progress measures: Parent/staff surveys, parent log-in reports, and program reports.

Strategy 1: Parents will be informed in a timely manner of all opportunities to learn about the intellectual and developmental needs of their children and will be encouraged to participate in their childís education.

MSIP Standards: 7.5, 7.

Personís Responsible: Superintendent, Teachers, Technology coordinator, and staff.

Funding Sources: REAP and Local funds

Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date Completed: 5/25/2013

1. Action Step: Each fall the district will have an open house in which parents

have the opportunity to meet with teachers and to see their classrooms and

curriculum.

Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date Completed 5/25/2013

2. Action Step: Utilize School web page to inform parents of upcoming events

and notices.

Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date Completed: 5/25/2013

 

3. Action Step: School calendars will be distributed on white pages and posted on

the districtís web page.

Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date Completed: 5/25/2010

 

4. Action Step: Survey parents, stakeholders to determine needs in the needs

in the district. (CSIP) Date to Implement: 2009 Yearly

Goal 5: The district will be governed in an effective and efficient manner providing leadership and representation to benefit all students, faculty, staff and patrons of the district.

  1. Objective: All technology policies will be evaluated annually.

MSIP standards:

Comments: The technology evaluation will be presented to the board yearly.

Progress measures: COT, CSIP, district policies (concerning AUP, Copyright standards, and website).

 

 

 

Strategy 1: The district will continue to establish policies and procedures for technology use that support effective instruction and that are in compliance with federal and state guidelines.

MSIP Standards: 6.4, 6.6, 6.8, 7.1, 8.1, 8.7, 8.8

Persons responsible: Tech. Coordinator, Superintendent and Board of Education.

Funding sources: REAP

Date to Implement: 8/25/2010 Date Completed: 5/25/2013

 

  1. Action Step: The district will continue to use an internet content filtering system.(Net Sweeper)
  2. Date Implemented: 2009-2010

    Comments: Provided by Morenet

  3. Action Step: The district will continue to submit a yearly COT core data report to DESE.
  4. Date Implemented: April 15, 2007 Date completed: April, 15 2013

  5. Action Step: Signed AUP agreements will be on file for all staff and students in the building and reviewed each fall for clarity and required for internet usage.

Date Implemented: 8/25/2009 Date completed: 5/25/2013

 

Strategy 2: The district will provide an adequate budget for professional development related to the effective and safe use of technology that is aligned with the NETS for teachers and administrators.

MSIP Standards: 6.4, 8.5

Persons responsible: Superintendent, Board of Education and Tech. Coordinator.

Funding Sources: State money-Basic fund, Title IIA

Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date Completed: 5/25/2013

    1. Action Step: Each year the Technology Coordinator and the Professional Development Committee will present a budget request for technology training.

Date to Implement: 8/25/2011 Date to Complete: 5/25/2013

Strategy 3: The district will continue to apply for funding through E-rate each year to obtain and support technology resources.

MSIP Standards: 6.4, 8.5

Person Responsible: Superintendent

Funding Sources: State Monies-Basic Formula and REAP

Date Implemented: 8/25/2010 Date Completed: 5/25/2013

 

 

 

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

to teach, and enabling students to reach challenging State academic standards.

* The Technology Committee, with the approval of the school board, will meet and revise the technology plan as needed. The technology committee will continue to meet throughout the year to monitor the effectiveness and progress of the technology plan. The goals, strategies, and action steps will be formally evaluated each semester starting with the school year 2010-11. Each action step will be assessed according to the progress made towards its completion. The Technology Cost of Operation and the progress of the plan will be presented annually to the school board. The Technology plan will be posted on the webpage and every staff member will have a written copy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Cost of Operation

2007-2010

Equipment/supplies Maintenance/Repair Connectivity Salary

School Year Budget

 

 

 

 

2007-2008

$25,900.00

 

$12,800.00

 

$500.00

$3053.00

$5,709.58

2008-2009

$20,800.00

$ 5,857.50

$1,200.00

$2,669.00

$6,075.00

2009-2010

$20,500.00

$9,642.28

$426.25

$2936.00

$6439.90

 

 

 

 

Appendix A