Three-Year Local School District
July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010
County: Salem County Code: 33
District/Charter School or Affiliation: Elsinboro Township School
District Code: 1350
Grade Levels: K-8
Web Site: www.elsinboroschool.org
Date Technology Plan approved by school board or governing body
April 2, 2007
Is the district compliant with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)? (Y/N) Y
Please indicate below the person to contact for questions regarding this
Name: (print) John K. Davis
Title: Science Teacher/Technology Coordinator E-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (856) 935-3817 x107
Signature: Date: March 27, 2007
Superintendent/Lead Person Approval:
District Superintendent/Lead Person:(print) Frank Vogel E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (856) 935-3817
Signature: Date: March 27, 2007 County Coordinating Council Approval:
Lead Agent: (print) Gary Goldberg
Title: Chairperson, Salem County Technology Committee
Directions: Indicate in the PAGE # column of the template, the page number
where the corresponding information can be found.
Page # I. Stakeholders
Provide the title, name and signature of each member of the technology planning
committee. It is expected that there will be representation from at least nine of 9
the positions indicated on the stakeholder sample table. Please provide an
explanation if there is not a minimum of nine members on the technology
Page # II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
10 Describe the school district's or charter school's vision or mission statement
III. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW Page # A. Technology
12 1. Provide an inventory of current technology networking and
2. Describe the technology inventory needed to improve student academic 12
achievement through 2010 including, but not limited to:
? Technology equipment and networking capacity
? Software used for curricular support and filtering
? Technology maintenance policy and plans
? Telecommunications services
? Technical support
? Facilities infrastructure
? Other services
14 3. Describe how the district integrates assistive technology devices into the
network to accommodate student needs
14 4. Describe how the district’s web site is accessible to all stakeholders (for
example using Federal Accessibility Standards)
14 5. Describe the plan for replacing obsolete computers/technology and include
the criteria for obsolescence.
Page # B. Cyber Safety
15 1. List the filtering method(s) used.
(NOTE: Be specific as this is a federal mandate.)
2. Identify the Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) used for students and staff and 15 include a copy of the AUPs with the submission of this technology plan.
3. Explain how students are educated about online safety awareness. 17
4. Provide information on how parental resources regarding online safety are
17 made available to parents.
Page # C. Needs Assessment
1. Complete a needs assessment for educational technology in your school district or charter school. Begin by determining current status. Afterwards, determine the educational needs, prioritize the identified needs and establish 17 necessary changes through goals and objectives.
a. Evaluate staff's current practice in integrating technology across the
b. Provide a summary of teacher and library media personnel proficiency in the use of technology within the district.
17 c. Determine the current educational environment and barriers by
i. staff are assured access to technology to facilitate technology
ii. often students have access to technology in their learning
environment, 17 iii. the needs of staff are evaluated,
18 iv. the needs of students are evaluated,
18 v. past professional development addressed the staff and students'
needs for technology integration, vi. past professional development for all administrators was 18 provided to further the effective use of technology in the
classroom or library media center, vii. ongoing, sustained professional development was provided in 18 2006-2007 for all staff to further the effective use of technology in
the classroom or library media center,
viii. ongoing, sustained professional development was provided in 18 2006-2007 for administrators to further support the effective use
of technology in the classroom or library media center,
ix. supports were provided for staff other than professional 18
development, x. professional development needs and barriers related to using 18 educational technology as part of instruction have been identified.
2. Based on the answers given above, indicate the needs of the district to
18 improve academic achievement for all students through the integration of
3. Prioritize the identified needs 18
IV. THREE-YEAR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Page # A. History
181. List the goals from the 2004-07 plan.
2. Evaluate each goal from the previous plan, in one or two sentences, detailing 19 each goal's success, or reasons for continuation, or issues preventing its
203. Describe any unexpected outcomes or benefits specifically linked to the
educational technology in place.
Page # B. Goals and Objectives for 2007-2010
211. List and support the goals that continue from the ’04-‘07 plan.
2. Modify goals or write new goals to meet the needs identified from the 22assessments. Goals for '07-'10 should support district need and align with the
3. Add to the goals the specific objectives for integrating technology to improve 22
student academic achievement aligned with NJ Core Curriculum Content
Standards (including software and other electronically delivered learning
materials). Also, include a timeline for such integration and the
corresponding measures (also known as indicators) that are evidence that
the goals or objectives have been achieved.
Page # V. THREE-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITY TABLES
(July 2007 – June 2010)
A. Describe the implementation strategies/activities that relate to the goals and 23
objectives. Include in the description the timeline, person responsible and documentation (or evidence) that will prove the activity occurred.
B. Develop strategies to ensure that the technology plan addresses the use of 25technology, including assistive technology, to support the learning communities.
C. Provide details of the process for meeting the NCLB requirement that all 25
students be technologically literate by the end of grade eight.
25 D. Identify specific telecommunications and information technologies and any
other specific resources that are useful to reach the stated goal.
Page # VI. FUNDING PLAN (July 2007 – June 2008)
A. Provide the anticipated costs for 2007-2008 and then indicate the projected 26
funding for 2008-2010 of the technologies to be acquired and expenses such as hardware/software, digital curricula including NIMAS compliance,
upgrades and other services including print media that will be needed to
achieve the goals of this plan, including specific provisions for
interoperability among components of such technologies to successfully
achieve the goals of this plan.
B. Indicate the federal, state, local and other sources of funds used to help
ensure that students have access to technology and ensure that teachers are
prepared to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction
C. Attach a copy of the board approval for this technology plan. Be sure it 27
includes the budget for the first year of this plan.
Page # VII. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
27 A. Provide the name and title of the person responsible for coordinating the
professional development activities noted in this plan.
B. Describe the planned professional development activities for teachers,
administrators, and school library media personnel that include:
1. How teachers and library media personnel have access to 27 educational technology in their instructional areas (such as using
desktops, mobile laptop and wireless units, PDAs).
2. How administrators have access to technology in their workplace 27
(such as using desktops, mobile laptop and wireless units, PDAs).
3. How ongoing, sustained professional development for all 27
administrators will be provided to further the effective use of
technology in the classroom or library media center.
4. How ongoing, sustained professional development for all staff will 27
be provided to further the effective use of technology in the
classroom or library media center.
28 5. The professional development opportunities and resources that exist
for technical staff.
6. How professional development is provided to all staff on the 28
application of assistive technologies to support all students in their
28 C. Based on educators' proficiency and the identified needs for professional
development, describe only the ongoing, sustained, high-quality
professional development opportunities planned for 2007-2008 as it
relates to the infusion of technology into the curricular process. Include a
description of in-class support such as coaching that is used to ensure
effective use of technology to improve learning. Also, include a
description of the involvement of all partners associated with professional
development for the district.
D. Identify the financial and time resources to keep staff current in learning 28
about new technologies.
E. Project professional development activities that will continue to support 28
identified needs through 2010, including all partners
Page # VIII. EVALUATION PLAN
Describe the process and accountability measures that are used to regularly
evaluate the extent to which goals, objectives, activities, resources and
services are effective in 28
1. integrating technology into curricula and instruction,
2. enabling students to meet challenging state academic standards, and 29
3. developing life-long learning skills. 30
Title Name Signature
Superintendent Mr. Frank Vogel*
Technology Mr. John Davis Coordinator
Curriculum * Director/curriculum committee member
Teacher Ms. Bethany Weber
Special Education Ms. Tara Lindle
Guidance Mrs. Janine Champion
Board Member Mrs. Carol Ridgway
Parent Mrs. Michelle Schaffer
Student Daniel Delaney
Community Member Mrs. Robin Stepler
July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010
Technology has been demonstrated to enhance classroom instruction by making learning more engaging, and by providing new ways of teaching complex concepts and critical thinking.
The Elsinboro Township School technology plan incorporates a vision that promotes visual and collaborative teaching practices that helps learning among students of all ability levels. It directs the infusion of technology in the training of staff and the organization of managerial procedures. With the inclusion of opportunities for community involvement, the plan provides the means by which all stakeholders will benefit from the technological resources available within the district.
The Elsinboro Township School strives to foster excellence in education by recognizing human worth and individuality. We are committed to provide a life-long, quality education to our community through effective methods and quality technology assisted instruction to stprepare our students for the 21 Century.
Technology in the Elsinboro Township School should be viewed as critical to school reform because of its capacity to support improvement in the educational process. A telecommunications system, with a gateway for voice, video and data will be accessible by all students, staff and parents. Interaction via electronic mail, facsimile, video conferencing and research using the world-wide-web leading to problem solving will revolutionize the way students learn. Professional development programs must be provided to continually upgrade the technological skills of teachers, parents and community members. The technological system and professional development must be related and supportive of the educational goals and objectives that are established by the school district.