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This is a technology staff development plan for teachers and administrators at Lopez-Riggins Elementary.

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  • 1. Technology Staff Development PlanLopez-Riggins ElementaryBy: Ruth Garza

2. Technology Vision Statement The vision of Lopez-Riggins Elementary is to provide all students with access to effective and diverse information technology which will assist them in: becoming proficient in reading, writing, mathematics,and critical thinking being prepared for the next level of education successfully attaining the skills and proficienciesrequired of todays work force. In addition, all administrators, teachers, and district/school staff will use technology daily to effectively help students attain high standards and prepare for the future where technology plays an integral part in every aspect of life. 3. Assessment Staff development trainings are conductedthroughout the year, including Saturdays, asidefrom optional summer workshops available tothose who are interested. Some trainings are optional, but most aremandatory. Teachers register for the trainings and receive acertificate of completion, as well as credit hours,upon taking a survey to evaluate thetraining/trainer. 4. RemarksWhat Works ! What Doesnt Work ! Offer trainings during the Offer trainings duringbeginning of the school hectic times of the yearyear Obligate teachers to attend Allowing teachers totrainings that are irrelevantchoose trainings Rushing lecture trainings Allotting time for hands on which dont allow teacherstraining to enable teachers to practice what theyto create lessons learned (so they forget) 5. Goals To motivate and better assist teachers in theirlearning of integration technology in theclassroom, teachers will be provided with: explanation of the Texas STaR Chart Campus report explanation of the long-term/short-term technology plan opportunity to vote/choose technology application trainings relevant to their grade levels A reasonable timeline/schedule that will not conflict important events/dates Sufficient time to learn and practice a specific technology application before implementing it in the classroom Positive and constructive feedback technical support and guidance 6. Action Get administration approval and support Meet with teachers in small groups, or/and by grade levels Get input from teachers on specific lessons/objectives in which technology may be used Offer a choice of technologies to integrate into the lesson (Web 2.0 tools and others) Create and agree on a reasonable timeline to learn, practice, and create lessons in order to successfully implement them in the classroom 7. Implementation The purpose of this technology staff development plan is to assist teachers in their learning of how to implement technology into their lessons across all curriculum. It will not replace, but enhance the objectives being taught by the teacher. In order to better plan and assess this plan, we will look into the following 14 factors 8. Connection to StudentLearning Implementing specific technologies to enhance content area lessons promotes student mastery and performance as well as provide teachers with a different method of teaching lessons 9. Connection to StudentLearning (cont.) Students will: have exposure to rich sources of information be able to collaborate with one another whileworking in groups be actively engaged throughout the lesson Teacher will: Meet the needs of special pop. students bymodifying teaching techniques throughtechnology applications Modify technology applications to meet thespecific goals of the lesson based on studentobservations/goals (rubric) 10. Hands on Technology Use Trainings will be conducted in small groups andgrade levels Take place in a classroom setting Teachers will have their own computer or laptopwith necessary technology applications/internet Lesson will be modeled Teachers will practice usingthe technology modeled Teachers will create their ownlesson 11. Variety of LearningExperiencesTechnologies and applications used will be relevant toeach teacher/grade level. Teachers will have theopportunity to voice their questions and concerns aboutthe specific technology used or to get clarification of howthe integration of technology may benefit the studentsmastery of the objective. In addition, a timeline will beput in place to offer teachers a visual representation ofthe goals and progress. The MTT will be able to provideimmediate feedback, mentor, model, and offer ongoingtrainings until teachers feel comfortable enough toimplement technology in the classroom. Teachers willreceive prompt feedback. Also, a website will be availableto teachers to assist them with on-time tutorials whichwill serve an immediate support and guidance. 12. Curriculum SpecificApplications Teachers in a specific grade level will: choose a specific objective/lesson to teach Clarify student expectations (assessment) The MTT will: analyze the goals of the objective in order tosuggest the appropriate technologies help the teachers create a rubric for students tofollow and better understand the expectationsof the lesson/activity Model lesson in order to assist the reluctantteachers who dont want to ask for help Share thoughts in the reflections afterinstruction is complete 13. New Roles for Teachers Teachers will: become technology facilitators to our students Inspire students to learn and be creative model use of technology 14. Collegial Learning Teachers will: Create networks to share ideas with oneanother in effort to assist one another and self-reflect work collaboratively with each other to createeffective student-centered technology lessons Motivate one another to overcome challengesand continue their learning of technologicalapplications. 15. Active Participation ofTeachers Hands on staff development will be offered throughout the year. Teachers will have many opportunities to explore and practice different technology application (Web 2.0 tools and other software/hardware) Administration will promote and encourage teachers to learn and implement technology by providing the necessary tools and support Providing computers/laptops/printers/etc. Allowing teachers to select relevant technologystaff development trainings 16. Ongoing ProcessIt will take much time, practice, and patience tobecome proficient in technology education. Thus,teachers must continue to assist trainings,collaborate with each other, and self-reflect on theirlessons. Most importantly, teachers will need toestablish goals and monitor their progress. TheMTT, Campus Technologist, or Computer Tech willbe readily available to offer continuous supportthroughout the process. As technology continues tochange, we too must adapt to the changes and learnas much as possible to offer students the besteducation to prepare them for todays competitiveworld of technology. 17. Sufficient Time Teachers will attend two hour trainings every other week for the first semester of school. Teachers will be able to work together during the trainings and conference periods to create purposeful technology lessons to enhance specific objectives. Teachers will be given a nine week period to implement the technology of their choice in the classroom 18. Technical Assistance andSupport MTT support and guidance Website/Wiki with tutorial videos and examples Printed instructions/guides of how to use technologies Campus Technologist Computer Technician 19. Administrative Support Administrative support will be crucial in the success of teachers technology education. Our administrators at Lopez-Riggins Elementary encourage teachers to sign up for trainings and motivate them to integrate technology in the classroom. They will ensure that teachers have the necessary tools to be successful and will acknowledge their hard work and dedication to our students. Teachers will also get high ratings in their PDAS during evaluations in the field of technology applications/integration in the classroom. 20. Adequate Resources Website will be provided with plenty of tutorials,videos, and helpful sites Library will have a collection of curriculumintegration resources, subscriptions to onlinecurriculum resources, and hardware/softwaremanuals Easy access to any technologyneeded in order to become familiarwith it Opportunities to attend technologyconferences or visit other schools whoare proficient with technology 21. Continuous Funding Technology is costly! Teachers may work with administration to vote on effective software/hardware needed that will be used in the classroom and determine what funds are needed. Use FREE Web 2.0 Tools! 22. Built In Evaluation The following categories/levels will be assessed:Changes in theHow school has changed Effects of professionaleducator due todevelopment on studentparticipationlearningTeachers will be asked to Teacher andStudents willself-reflect and analyzeadministrators will show demonstrate theirtheir:evidence of workingmastery of objectivestogether to achieve athrough : Progress toward common goal through: meeting goals Diagnostic Attitude ObservationsAssessments Practices (new ways Budget planning and(Spring/Fall) of teaching)policy implementation Standardized Tests New skills learned Meetings(STAAR) Student electronicportfolios Grades Technology Projects 23. Resources All photos retrieved from