Three-Year Local District Technology Plan Checklist for Schools

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Three-Year Local District Technology Plan Checklist for Schools ...

    Three-Year Local School District

    Technology Plan

    Elsinboro Township


    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:

    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

    technology plan:

    Name: (print) John K. Davis

    Title: Science Teacher/Technology Coordinator E-mail:

    Phone: (856) 935-3817 x107

    Signature: Date: March 27, 2007


Superintendent/Lead Person Approval:

    District Superintendent/Lead Person:(print) Frank Vogel E-mail:

    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

    planning committee.


    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

    telecommunications equipment


    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


    curriculum. 17

    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

    describing how:

    i. staff are assured access to technology to facilitate technology

    integration, 17

    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


    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

    state plan.

    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.


    (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.


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


     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


     Stakeholder Table

    Title Name Signature

     Superintendent Mr. Frank Vogel*

     Principal *

     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.


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