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Technology Plan 2008-2011

2011-12 Bridge Plan

 

Adopted: 4/23/2007

CANNON FALLS AREA SCHOOLS TECHNOLOGY PLAN

2008-2011

 

Independent school District 252

820 East Minnesota Street

Cannon Falls, MN 55009

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Check List: Minnesota Department of Education …………………Page 2-3

       Timeframe for the 2008-2011 Technology Planning Cycle ……...Page 4

 

A. PLANNING AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT……………………………...............  5

            A.1Executive Leadership………………………………………………………5

      1.2Technology Planning Steering Committee………………………………....5

      A.2 Demographics ……………………………………………………………..6

      2.2 Organization and Partnerships……………………………………………...6

      A.3 Needs Assessment to meet the Technology Vision Statement…………..6-7

 

B. VISION, GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND STRATEGIES FOR TECHNOLOGY.. ..8

1. Technology Mission…………………………………………………….…..8

2. Technology Goal…………………………………………….........................8

3. Technology Vision ………………………………………………………….8

B.1 Technology Integration with Curriculum and Instruction …………….......8

B.2 Increase/Improve technology Access …………………………………..…8

B.3 Utilize Technology to Efficiently support Administration ………………..9

B.4 Professional Development …………………………………………………9

B.5 Assessment ……………………………………………………………….9-10

B.6 Online/Distance Learning …………………………………………………10

B.7 Use Technology to Encourage Parental Involvement and Improve Communications    …..11                                                                                                                 

C.  POLICIES AND PROCEDURES  …………………………………………………………12

C.1 Equitable Access…………………………………………………………....12

C.2 Data and Network Security………………………………………………….12

C.3 Internet Safety and CIPA Compliance……………………………................13

 

D. TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE, MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT ….14-15

E. Role of the School Media Center ………………………………………………..…16-17

F. Staff Development and Training ……………………………………………. ………18

G. Technology Budget ………………………………………………………………… 19

H. Implementation Plan  ………………………………………………………...……20

I. Evaluation  Plan ……………………………………………...……………………21-22

 

Appendix

 

A. Stakeholder Survey              B. MEMO Standards                 C. Staff Development Plan                      D. Online Courses

E. Equal Education Access Policy   F. Web Page Policy/Release Forms     G. Library Media Technology Plan      H. Board Goals

 

 

Minnesota Department of Education Checklist:

 

Cannon Falls Area Schools

ISD #252

Contact: Linda Smith

                820 E. Minnesota Street

                Cannon Falls, MN 55009

                507-263-6800

                Smith.linda@cannonfallsschools.com

                www.cannonfallsschools.com/techplan/index.htm

 

CRITERIA

PAGES WHERE CRITERIA IS ADDRESSED

  1. PLANNING AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT

A-1 Organization Leadership and Technology Planning Committee

A-2 Demographics of School District, School

A-3 Needs Assessment Method and results

 

 

Page 5-7

  1. VISION, GOALS,OBJECTIVES, AND STRATEGIES FOR TECHNOLOGY

B-1 Technology Integration

B-2 Increase/Improve Technology Access

B-3 Administration

B-4 Professional Development

B-5 Assessment

B-6 Online/Distant Learning

B-7 Parental Involvement

 

 

 

Page 8-11

  1. POLICIES AND PROCEEDURES

C-1 Equitable Access for Students with exceptional Needs

C-2 Data and Network Security

C-3 Internet Safety and CIPA Compliance

 

Page 12-13

 

  1. TECHNOLOGY INFRUSTRUCTURE, MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT

D-1 Telecommunications capacity

D-2  Equipment access for instruction

D-3 Assistive Technology

D-4 Average Age of Equipment for Instruction

D-4 Handhelds, Tablet PC’s, Interactive Whiteboards and other devices

D-5 Replacement schedule

D-6 Technology Platform

D-7 Technology Staff support

 

 

Page 14-15

  1. ROLE OF SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER

F. STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

F-1 District Goals

 

 

Page 16-17

Page 18

Appendix C

Appendix H

G- BUDGET FOR TECHNOLOGY

Page 19

H. IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

Page 20

I.                    EVALUATION PLAN

I-1 Summary of Results of Previous Three-Year Plan

I-2 Evaluation Strategy for 2008-2011 Technology Plan

 

 

Page 21-22

OFFICIAL SUBMISSION CERTIFICATION

 

This 2008-20011 Technology Plan is the official submission of the

 

CANNON  FALLS AREA SCHOOLS

ISD # 252

820 E MINNESOTA STREET

CANNON FALLS MN 55009

SIGNATURE OF SUPERINTENDENT:

 

DATE:

 

 4/24/2007

 


 

TIMEFRAME FOR THE 2008-2011 TECHNOLOGY PLANNING CYCLE

 

The 2008-2011 technology planning cycle encompasses four state fiscal years and four E-rate program years. The intent is that in the third year of the planning cycle, school districts, charter schools, nonpublic schools, and public libraries will begin evaluating their plans and developing the plan for the next three to four years. A table illustrating the included time periods for the 2008-2011 planning cycle is as follows:

 

FISCAL YEAR (FY)

E-RATE FUNDING YEAR (FY)

FY2008 (July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008)

FY2007 (July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008)

FY2009 (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009)

FY2008 (July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009)

FY2010 (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010)

FY2009 (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010)

FY2011 (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011)

FY2010 (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011)

 

Plans that are approved will be approved effective for July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2011
A. PLANNING AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT

A-1 Executive Leadership
1.1 The following staff members provide leadership at the executive, management and support levels.  This support may be direct or indirect.  These individuals will provide guidance for the users of technology.

ü      Todd Sesker, Superintendent                      sesker.todd@cannonfallsschools.com

ü      Steve Fredrickson, High School Principalfredrickson.steve@cannonfallsschools.com          

ü      Beth Giese, Assistant HS?MS Principal   giese.beth@cannonfallsschools.com

ü      Neil Koven, Elementary Principal K-5        koven.neil@cannonfallsschools.com

ü      Linda Smith, Technology Director   smith.Linda@cannonfallsschools.com

 

The Technology Planning Steering Committee reviews and updates the Cannon Falls Area Schools technology plan.  The committee’s responsibility includes:

            Reviewing and revising the Technology Plan

            Reviewing and revising the vision for technology use in the school district

            Providing input and acting as a contact for the stakeholders

            Evaluating and assessing the progress of technology and determining the benefits

The Technology committee meets as needed, most contact is made through e-mail.  The committee reviewed the 2006-2007 needs assessment and considered items for change.  The new plan will be submitted to the school board for approval and then will be submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education by the March 1, 2007. 

 

1.2  Members of the Technology Committee include:

 

Cindy DeRosier, High School Media Specialist,

 Chair of the Technology Committee

                                                                          derosier.cindy@cannonfallsschools.com

Linda Smith, Technology Director                     smith.Linda@cannonfallsschools.com

Neil Koven, Elementary Principal                      koven.neil@cannonfallsschools.com

Sandy Sharot, Computer Lab Supervisor          sharot.sandy@cannonfallsschools.com

Kathy Tilderquist, Business Teacher                  tilderquist.Kathy@cannonfallsschools.com

Steve Clark, Business Teacher              clark.steve@cannonfallsschools.com

Phil Walch, Biology Teacher                             walch.phil@cannonfallsschools.com

Amanda Ludeman, Biology Teacher                  ludeman.amanda@cannonfallsschools.com 

Deb Johnson, Elementary Teacher                    johnson.deb@cannonfallsschools.com

Lana Ebeling, Elementary Music Teacher          ebeling.lana@cannonfallsschools.com

Rob Stachowski, Middle School Teacher          stachowski.rob@cannonfallsschools.com

Sue Rheingans, Community Education   rheingans.sue@cannonfallsschools.com

Zachary Bergan, Student                                   dot@thegroupofthey.com 

Chris Phelps, Community Member                    chris.phelps@sap.com

Dan Ellison,School Board Representative          Dan.Ellison@wellsfargo.com

 

 

(Current membership list is listed on the school web page as this changes from year to year)

 

 

An update is sent out weekly to all school administration.  Newspaper articles are posted in the Cannon Falls Beacon, when needed. There is a link to the school web page from the Cannon Falls Beacon at www.cannonfalls.com.  Progress of the technology plan can be viewed by the community on the school web page, Technology, at www.cannonfallsschools.com.  

Members of the committee solicit input from the stakeholders by contacting them directly, surveys, and written assessments and through e-mail.  Faculty meetings provide the staff with a platform to share ideas, requests and concerns regarding technology.  It is the intent of the committee to have open communication in a variety of methods.  This is an ongoing activity.

 

 

 

 

 

A-2 Demographics

  The Cannon Falls Area Schools has an enrollment of approximately 1275 Students, 16.2% are eligible for free and reduced lunch. There is a small population of students who benefit educationally with the use of adaptive technology.  These needs change constantly. 103 licensed staff, and 147 support staff.  The Cannon Falls School Board is the governing body.  The school district is located in a rural area in Southeastern Minnesota, about 50 miles South of St. Paul, MN.  The population of Cannon Falls is approximately 4690 people.

 

2.2 Partnerships.  The Cannon Falls Area Schools have several partnerships that provide support and leadership in technology planning and implementation. Cannon Falls Schools is a member of SEMTEC, Southeast Minnesota Technology Educators Collaborative.  This agency provides technical support and staff development opportunities and connectivity. The school is also a member of SouthEast Service Cooperative (SSC). This partnership helps provide grant participation and staff development opportunities. The Cannon Falls Education Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by area businesses and individuals who provide technology grants for technology and innovative projects.  Cannon Falls Community Education collaborates with the schools and provides educational activities to members of the community.  These programs allow the community to use the schools’ technology and also provides training. The school library also works closely with the Cannon Falls Public Library and SELCO.

 

 

 

 

A-3 Needs Assessment: Method and Results

Defining and identifying the needs of the school district is an ongoing process.  As technologies and curriculum change, needs need to be constantly addressed.  Needs are identified through communication with teachers, staff, students and community members.

2.1  An annual survey is available on the school web site on the technology page that teachers and staff are requested to complete. 

2.2   Stakeholders can contact a member of the technology Committee with concerns, recommendations, and requests.

2.3   An annual needs assessment, using a survey is given to stakeholders at Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences.

2.4  The result of this survey, and any other information collected informally, is reported at the Spring Technology Committee meeting.

2.5 See appendix A for 06-07 survey results.

 

As a result of the 05-06 survey, the school district implemented online grades access for parents, online payments and online lunch balances and reports.

The results of the 06-07 survey shows that these services are being used. This survey also indicates an interest in online learning and increasing technology based curriculum.

 

As a result of the 05-06 an 06-07 staff survey, more software was purchased that was web-based. Also, because of bandwidth needs, a move was made to change connectivity so that it included Internet2. Staff made individual requests for technology-related equipment to enable better integration with technology. Service and staff development was also addressed.


 

II Vision, Goals, Objectives, and Strategies for Technology

B. DISTRICT  TECHNOLOGY GOALS

Technology Mission:

The Cannon Falls School District’s Technology mission is to provide technology to students, staff, and school district administrative staff for the purpose of enhancing learning, to support classroom instruction by having technology embedded into the curriculum, to encourage teacher productivity and to support administrative business. All stakeholders will use the technology provided to become life-long learners, collaborative learners, and productive global communicators.  All employees, volunteers, members of the community and students are expected to use technology in a manner that is consistent with the goals and mission of the Cannon Falls School District.

Technology Goal:

Technology is used to support the curriculum, to assist in student learning activities, to help achieve the Minnesota graduation standards, to conduct staff training, to conduct school record keeping and business, and to administer the library program and services.  It is important that stakeholders are technologically literate and that the development and delivery of learning opportunities for students are consistent with the mission and vision of the District.

Technology Vision:

Technology in the Cannon Falls School District will assist students with learning, and assist teachers, staff, and administrative staff with the tasks assigned to them. The use of technology is so integral and embedded into everyday life, that it will appear seamless and will mirror technology use in the global world.

 

B.1 Technology Integration with Curriculum and Instruction

Provide students and teachers with technology resources to support the curriculum.

 

1.  Identify and evaluate district technology resources.

2.  Embed technology resources into the curriculum including data, voice, video, hardware and software.

3.  Provide sufficient software and hardware based on curriculum needs.

4.  Select appropriate equipment based on district needs.

5.  Encourage individual initiative in the area of technology.

6.  Investigate strategies to integrate technology in support of the Minnesota Academic Standards.

7.  Provide electronic resources to support technology integration.

8.  Provide assistive technology where appropriate.

9.  Provide technology skills instruction to all students based on the National Educational Technology Standards for Students.

10. Assess student technology skills using the MEMO Standards  see Appendix B

 

B.2       Increase/Improve Technology Access

 

1.      Provide sufficient electronic learning resources for staff and students.

2.      Provide technologies for efficient operation of the library media center.

3.      Provide library/media specialists with ongoing training and exposure to new technologies and information.

4.      Provide adequate and equal access to all students

5.      Move towards a one-to-one student computer ratio laptop initiative

6.      Provide sufficient connectivity and telecommunications resources

7.      Develop online learning opportunities

           

 

B.3       Utilize technology to efficiently support administration

 

1.  Provide sufficient and current hardware and administrative software.

2.  Provide an efficient communications and connectivity network for all district staff.

3.  Provide access to electronic resources to support administration.

4.  Provide training to use the hardware and software.

 

B.4       Professional Development

Professional development and technology training for staff is critical to the

 success of technology and the implementation of the technology mission and

vision of the school district.  Professional Development activities provide staff

with the skills to apply technology to enhance student learning and increase

productivity.

 

             1. Implement the district staff development plan based on National Educational

                 Technology Standards for Teachers.

2.  Provide financial and human resource support for staff development.

3.  Provide staff development opportunities in District, both formal and informal.

4. Staff members who exhibit an interest in a particular area, will be encouraged

     to pursue innovative ideas 

5. Encourage Staff members to pursue grant opportunities to support classroom goals

 

B.5       Assessment

 

            The Cannon Falls School District is preparing for the state online testing. Testing

labs and equipment will need to be set up and/or purchased. Hardware and

software issues will be addressed when the pilot groups report what the issues will

be. Of most concern is the bandwidth issue and some logistical issues dealing

with the timeframe. Cannon Falls will take part in a pilot group for science

testing.

 

            1. Most assessments for students are integrated into the curriculum in which the

                technology has been embedded. The assessments are based on the individual

                rubric for that course.

                        a. Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment

                        b. Basic Standards Test

                        c. North West Evaluation Assessment (NWEA) Online -Grades 2-8

                        d. Accelerated Reader Online Grades K-6

                        e. Other assessments K-12

 

            2. Rubrics for technology assessment are based on the MEMO Standards

    See - Appendix B

            3. Stakeholders assess the success and needs of the technology program as

                described in A.3

3.      Staff assess the technology program success and needs as described in A.3

4.      Technology use by the staff is self-assessed informally via a survey

a. Staff write individual goals and self-assess meeting those goals

b. Staff may use Atomic Learning or How-To-Master to meet goals

c. Staff may attend workshops and/or training sessions

d. Staff may collaborate with institutions of higher learning

e. Staff may participate in a Learning Community

f. Activities are awarded professional development clock hours to be used

    towards license renewal

 

B.6       Online/Distant Learning

            The Cannon Falls School District, beginning the 2008 school year, will offer

online and distant learning to meet the needs of students.  That process is under

development at this time. Currently, students who engage in online learning

 activities have done so through other institutions of learning. Initially, the online

learning will be focused on students immediate needs and will be expanded as

 needed.

           

Technology Goal Identified - Action

Timeline

Responsible person

Evaluation

Install Moodle

July, 2007

Linda Smith

Report in Tech Update

Moodle staff training

August 2007

Linda Smith

Report in Tech Update

Explore the use of ITV/collaborative learning with SEMTEC

July, 2007 - Ongoing

Linda Smith,

Steve Clark

Report in tech Update

Develop or institute online courses Appendix D

September 2007

Steve Clark

Publish on web

Turn-it-in Online

Current

Van de Hoef

Teacher rubric

Provide online Library resources: card catalog, Groliers, Infotrac, MCIS, etc.

Current

Smith, DeRosier, Coleman

Web hit counter

Circulation statistics

Renzulli

Current

Fogarty

Admin statistics

 

 

 

 

 

B.7       Use technology to encourage parental involvement and improve communications.

 

            Stakeholder survey – Appendix A – indicates parent interest in having online courses developed.

 

1.      Maintain district web sites with current information about the district including staff e-mail addresses

2.      Utilize local area television Education Access Channel

3.      Provide Internet communication with parents and the community

4.      Provide parental access to Gradebooks and progress reports

5.      Maintain  web-based homework pages

6.      Provide Lunch account balances online

7.      Provide e-pay for lunch and other school accounts

 


III. Policies and Procedures

 

C. Policies are reviewed and adopted by the Cannon Falls School Board on a regular basis. Policies can be accessed on the school website. The Goodhue County Education District also advises special education case managers to ensure that individual technological needs are met so that students can work towards academic success.

 

 

C-1 Equitable Access

The Cannon Falls School District, in cooperation with the Goodhue County Education District, strives to make technology accessible to everyone in the district. Adaptive devices, furniture and software are purchased when it is needed.   See Appendix E

 

 

C-2 Data and Network Security

 

C2.1Disaster Recovery Planning- Technology

 

            Disaster recovery and planning is necessary to ensure that the Cannon Falls Area

            Schools can survive isolated disruptions in computer communications.

This plan ensures continuity of business functions dependent on

            Computer/network technology until normal capacity is restored.

           

            C2.2 Disaster Strategy – Technology

a.       Build in fault tolerance and/or redundancy in software and hardware applications where possible

b.       Ensure that network configurations and server backups are performed as a routine part of operations

c.       Maintain an inventory of hardware, software, service contracts, and contact information

d.      Provide physical security of assets

e.       Provide monitoring of essential hardware and services

f.        Maintain uninterrupted power supplies (UPS) on essential hardware

g.       Maintain adequate insurance to cover recovery costs

 

C2.3 Emergency Response – Technology

The specifics of a disaster recovery will be determined at the time a disaster occurs. This will include an assessment by the Technology Director; who will consider the type of disaster, severity, length of disruption, and immediate needs. Recovery procedures will be followed as dictated by the situation.

 

C2.4 Risk Assessment:

                        The risk associated with loss of data falls into categories:

High:  Student Information System Data, Personnel Data, Payroll, and Financial records

Moderate: Network software programs, Teacher files, Written contracts/

 agreements, and Backups of various programs and images

                        Low: Student files

                C2.5 Physical Security Protection

a.       Firewall appliance

b.      Use of a translated IP

c.       Network Servers are in secured locked physical locations

d.      Use of UPS – Uninterrupted Power Supply

e.       Several backup methods

f.        Use of web-based enterprise editions of software

g.       Use of Virus detection and Spam detection network software

C3. Internet Safety and CIPA Compliance

a.       Content filter is operational-Sonic Wall

b.      Public meeting is held yearly to inform stakeholders

c.       Internet safety lessons are imbedded in the curriculum

d.      Policies are in place regarding school web page content Appendix F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV.Technology Infrastructure, Management and Support

 

D. The Infrastructure is designed, maintained and supported by the Technology Director. It includes a series of servers, backup systems, switches and routers, wiring, IP Phone system, and computers, web presence, and other devices that operate on and off the network.

 

QUESTION

RESPONSE

D1.What is your telecommunications/Internet connectivity capacity in your school district or school for Internet access and video connectivity?

Data: T-1 with Internet 2- K-12 – 2 building share

Data: DSL Bus Garage and Community Center

Telecommunications: T-1 PRI – IP Phones K-12

Telecommunications: local & long distance Bus Garage & community center

 

Do you have plans to expand this capacity within the next three to four years?

After a needs assessment we may need to add a T-1 for data and add a video T-1

If you plan to expand telecommunications capacity, what will be your anticipated capacity by the end of this planning period (July 1, 2011)?

2 Data T-1

1 IP Phone T-1 w/ PRI

1 video T-1

2 DSL connections

 

D.2 What is your student to Internet-connected computer ratio? What will this ratio be at the end of the planning cycle?

4:1 K-12

We would like to move to 1:1 computing 2-12

Teacher to Computer Ratio?

What will this ratio be at the end of the planning cycle?

1:1 Includes Internet connectivity

This remains the same

Are the majority of the computers accessible for students located within labs or classrooms?

Labs

D4. What is the average age of computer equipment used for instruction?

______________________________

D5. What other devices do you have?

______________________________

What other devices are you planning to purchase?

3-4 years

 

 

________________________________________

8 LCD projectors, scanners, sound enhancement

 

________________________________________

Planning for Smartboards additional LCD projectors, DVRs

 

D6. What is timeline for your computer equipment replacement cycle?

4 years

D7. What is your computer platform? PC-based, Macintosh-based or both?

PC

D8. How many technology support staff do you have to manage your technology infrastructure and network?

1.2

Some services are outsourced

Is the technology support staff sufficient to effectively manage your technology infrastructure and network? If not, what staff capacity do you think you need?

No

1 additional staff person is needed (technician)

Is assistive technology for students with special needs provided and supported in your school district or school?

yes

Are technology support staff provided with the necessary training they need, including training associated with assistive technology?

yes

How and when are technology support staff provided with training?

On the job training as needed

Some workshops/training sessions when applicable

What particular challenges does your school district face in providing sufficient access and technology resources to your staff and students?

Funding.  Staff know what they want and how they would use technology. Many have attended training. The funds are not there to support them.

 

 


V. Role of the School Media Center

            E. The school media technology program (IMC) is the principal support to most curricula areas. This support, including the Mission and responsibilities outlined in the document: Library Media Technology Policies, Appendix G

 

Question

Response

1. How many Media Centers  do you have?

2- one for the Elementary Level, one for high school/middle school

2. Have the media center/library staff been engaged with the development of the technology plan?

Yes, the media specialist serves on the technology committee. The media generalist provides input.

3. What role do the Media centers play in supporting instruction?

The media center staff provides regular instruction on library skills, research skills, and basic computer usage skills based on curriculum needs in the classroom.

4. Do the media staff assist teachers in using technology applications or integrating technology with instruction? How?

Yes- media staff provide direct instruction to students, provide peer-to-peer instruction to teachers when needed, maintain a web site to support teacher-led research-based curriculum. The elementary has regularly scheduled lessons. The High school and Middle school sign up as needed.

5. Has your school implemented technology standards for teachers and students? Describe the basics

Students work toward technology literacy using the MEMO standards. Teachers form personal technology goals based on ISTE standards and work toward those goals independently or through staff development workshops, including online learning opportunities

6. Have you made budget cuts in your school media centers in the last 3-4 years? What form did this take?

Yes. Cuts included personnel. The Elementary technology teacher was cut and the time added to the duties of the Elementary media generalist. At the High school, the full-time computer lab aide was cut. In 07-08 the High school Media specialist will provide keyboarding to 6th grade students (Business Dept. was cut). Some supplies and materials were also cut. Licensed personnel have been retained.

7. Does you school partner with other school districts, regional or public libraries systems?

Yes- we partner with the Cannon Falls Public Library, the Dakota County regional Library System; St. Olaf College Library, University of River Falls WI., Mayo Clinic  will collaborate with special projects.

8. Does you school District access ELM (electronic Library of Minnesota) or other library resources?

Yes – besides ELM we also have subscriptions to MCIS, Grolier online, Renaissance Learning, Renzulli, Follett Web Collection

9. How is the library media program assessed?

Web counters used on the IMC web pages show that the services offered are heavily used. Circulation statistics are also used.

 


VI.  Staff Development and Training

 

  1. Staff development and training activities at Cannon Falls Area Schools is focused on activities that improve student learning and to facilitate the NCLB (No Child Left Behind) initiative. Working in conjunction with prescribed school board goals for continuous improvement, Appendix H, the goals related to technology are a priority.

 

Guiding Questions

Response

1. What Staff development activities are planned to provide training to teachers and administrators in the use of technology for delivery of instruction and/or school district administration? When and how are the teachers and administrators trained on applications for instruction and administration, including assistive technology?

Teachers will choose activities related to their departments and specific needs or interests. They will apply for Staff Development dollars based on the activity. Some will be part of scheduled work days some will be independent.

2. Have you adopted technology skills standards at the local level for teachers students and administrators? Are the standards based on any nationally based standards such as IST, MEMO or other models? How are staff prepared to incorporate these standards into instructional practice?

NO

3. Do you have information and technology literacy requirements for your teachers and administrative staff?

NO

4. Are school staff sufficiently trained to integrate technology with instruction? How are staff assessed on the effectiveness of the training?

Staff are at various levels of proficiency. No formal assessment is currently in place

5. Are school administrators sufficiently trained in the use of technology as an administrative tool? How are the administrators assessed on their training?

Administrators are a various levels of proficiency.

No formal assessments are in place.

6. Are their particular challenges your school district is experiencing in providing sufficient professional development activities for your staff? If so what are they?

The biggest challenge is lack of time.

 

 

 


VII.          Budget for Technology

 

 

 

UFARS OBJECT CODE

CATEGORY

ITEM(S) DESCRIPTION

FY2008

BUDGET

FY2009

BUDGET

FY2010

BUDGET

FY2011

BUDGET

100

Salaries and Wages for Technology Staff

Technology Director 1fte

Tech Assistant .2 fte

Tech para 1 fte

78,420.

92,704

95,484

98,347

200

Fringe Benefits for Technology Staff

Same as above

17,340

20,235

20,841

21,466

300

Purchased Technology Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consultant Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communications (telephone, Internet access)

IP Phones Internet

9090

9362

9673

9930

 

Computer and System Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technology Staff Development

2.2 fte x 300

660

680

700

720

 

Technology Workshops and Conferences

2.2 fte

660

680

700

720

 

Technology Leases and Rentals

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

Purchased Technology Services (i.e., maintenance)

Venture computer Systems

30,000

30,000

30,000

30,000

400

Supplies and Materials (computer software, etc. both instructional and non-instructional)

Supplies/software per year

34,750

35,000

35,250

35,500

500

Capital Expenditures (technology equipment)

Equipment purchases

112,860

112,860

112,860

112,860

800

Other Expenditures (list)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

 

 

283,780

301,521

305,508

309,543

 

 


VIII.         Implementation Plan

 

School Year

Location

Implementation

Completion

07-08

Servers-replace

July 2007

 

07-08

HS-IMC computers

July 2007

 

07-08

HS&EL teacher computers (20)

Community Ed

July 2007

 

07-08

Replace monitors

July 07

 

07-08

Install moveable wireless- EL

July 08

 

07-08

Closed circuit Video- HS

July 07

 

07-08

TV/DVD at EL/HS

Jan 07

 

07-08

Online learning

June 07

 

08-09

Smartboard project

July 08

 

08-09

Replace HS Lab (MAC)

July 08

 

08-09

Install WI-MAX

July 08

 

08-09

Monitors

July 08

 

08-09

Upgrade board room

July 08

 

08-09

Replace Office computers

Summer 08

 

08-09

1-1 computing project

ongoing

 

08-09

Increase bandwidth add T-1

July 08

 

09-10

Replace  EL Lab, Business Lab, X-lab(refurbished)

July 09

 

09-10

Replace lunch laptops

July 09

 

09-10

Upgrade printers

July 09

 

09-10

Upgrade servers where needed

July 09

 

09-10

Re-wire buildings for HD-TV

June-August 09

 

09-10

1-1 computing project

ongoing

 

10-11

Replace MS lab EL IMC

July 10

 

10-11

1-1 Computing

ongoing

 

 

Other projects being considered: streaming video server, VHS to DVR, mobile testing labs, TV studio, expand online learning

 

 

 

 

 

IX.              Evaluation Plan

 

 The evaluation of the technology plan is reviewed yearly by the Technology Committee and reported to the school board. Stakeholder surveys, staff surveys and individual comments provide evaluative feedback.

 

            I.1 Summary of Results of Evaluation of Previous Plans

Lab Replacement Schedule

 

School Year

Location

Implementation

Completion Date

2003-04

HS

Replace HS Lab

9/1/03

2004-05

HS/ EL

Replace El and Bus Lab

12/1/04

2005-04

HS/EL

Replace HS EL IMC and MS Lab

9/1/05

2005-2006

HS

Science Lab/refurbish

10/2005

2006-2007

EL

X-Lab- refurbish

1/15/2007

2003-2007

EL classrooms

Replace Teacher Computers

9/4/2007

2003-2007

HS classrooms

Replace Teacher computers

9/4/2007

 

Business Office

 

School Year

Location

Implementation

Completion Date

2003-04

HS/EL

HS and MS Secretary, HS EL Nurse, MS Counselor, HS Guidance Secretary, Superintendent Secretary, Superintendent

9/1/2003

2004-05

HS/ EL

HS Principal, HS and EL Lunch, AD, El Secretary, Book keeper, District Secretary

9/1/04

2005-06

HS/EL

EL Social Worker, District Office Manager, community Education

9/1/05

2006-2007

EL

Lunch computer

1/15/2007

2006-2007

EL

IP Phone System

8/15/2006

2006-2007

HS/EL

Improved PA

Not completed

 

 

Infrastructure:

Year

Server

Implementation

Completion

2003-04

Remote

Provide security and remote access to teachers

2004

2004-05

Main HS Server

Replace, add NAS

10/04

2004-05

Mail Server

Add

7/1/04

2004-05

Main Closet

Replace switches

9/1/04

2005-06

El Server

Replace

9/05

2005-06

El  and remote closets

Replace switches

9/05

2005-2006

Wireless

Install moveable point-to-point

7/5/2005

2006-2007

Old SpedForms server refurbish

Install SNAP

7/15/2006

2005-2007

E-mail server

Exchange server implemented

ongoing

2006-2007

Web Page/TeacherWeb

Major re-write

reconfiguration

ongoing

 

 

1995- 97

GOAL

HOW GOAL WAS MET

Staff development and Training HS/EL

Met/met

Curriculum Integration HS/EL

Met/exceeded

Year One Implementation HS/EL

Met/met

Year Two Implementation  HS/EL

Met/Met

Year  Three Implementation HS/EL

Not Met/ Not met

Internet Connection HS/EL

Met/Met

Video Connection/ ITV HS/EL

Not Met/ Not Met

Satellite/ Distance Learning HS/EL

Not Met/ Not Met

Administrative Use HS/EL

Exceeded/ Exceeded

Maintenance Agreements  HS/EL

Met/Met

Equipment/computer purchases HS/EL

Exceeded/Exceeded

 

 

 

 

Goals not met by the plan were primarily related to ITV and video learning.  The school District requested that these subscriptions be terminated.  There were not enough resources to meet the needs of the district to justify the cost to the district. Other items that did not get addressed were: laptops for teachers, rear screen projection unit,closed circuit TV system at the HS, computer upgrades, local web server, staff development opportunities.  Reasons for not meeting these goals include: lack of funding, item not supported, and changes in priorities.

 

            I.2 Evaluation Strategy for 2008-2011 Technology Plan

 

a.       Completion of projects in the implementation plan

b.      Stakeholder survey

c.       Staff needs survey

d.      Technology Committee review

e.       Staff Development State Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A – Stakeholder survey

 


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Do you reside in the Cannon Falls School district, or have a student attending?

1) Yes.

157 (98.74%)

2) No.

2 (1.26%)

 

 

Do you feel that your student has good access to computers in school?

1) Yes.

126 (79.25%)

2) No.

27 (16.98%)

3) Does not apply.

6 (3.77%)

 

 

Does your student have access to a computer at home?

1) Yes.

152 (95.60%)

2) No.

7 (4.40%)

 

 

What type of internet connection does your computer have?

1) 56k (Dial-up).

44 (27.67%)

2) DSL.

97 (61.01%)

3) Cable.

6 (3.77%)

4) T1 Line.

1 (0.63%)

5) We don't have an internet connection.

12 (7.55%)

 

 

If you have the internet at home, would you be willing to pay 26 dollars a year for your student to have remote access to his/her personal account (U:\ Drive) online?

1) Yes.

60 (37.97%)

2) No.

53 (33.54%)

3) I am unsure.

48 (30.38%)

 

 

How would you rate your student's computer skills?

1) Excellent.

36 (22.64%)

2) Good.

67 (42.14%)

3) Average.

48 (30.19%)

4) Below average.

7 (4.40%)

5) Poor.

2 (1.26%)

 

 

Cannon Falls now has an online method of looking at report cards and attendance for parents and guardians. Have you used this?

1) Yes.

114 (71.70%)

2) No.

15 (9.43%)

3) I am not aware of this

30 (18.87%)

4) I plan to sign up

0 (0.00%)

5. Comment:

0 (0.00%)

 

 

Cannon Falls has an online payment service for school lunch, activities and field trip fees. Have you used this service?

1.) Yes

111 (69.81%)

2.) No

48 (30.19%)

3.) I didn't know about it

0 (0.00%)

4.) Comment:

0 (0.00%)

 

 

How often do you access the school website?

1.) daily

30 (18.87%)

2.) Weekly

34 (21.38%)

3.) monthly

14 (8.81%)

4.) as needed

69 (43.40%)

5.) never

14 (8.81%)

 

How do you primarily communicate with your student's teacher?

1.) E-mail

0 (0.00%)

2.) Phone

0 (0.00%)

3.) Mail

0 (0.00%)

 

 

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Cannon Falls Elementary School

22 (27.16%)

Cannon Falls Middle School

27 (33.33%)

Cannon Falls High School

36 (44.44%)

Cannon Falls High School + PSEO

4 (4.94%)

I have students in both buildings

12 (14.81%)

 

How would rate your students access to computers?

Very satisfied

14 (17.28%)

Satisfied

46 (56.79%)

somewhat unsatisfied

20 (24.69%)

Very dissatisfied

1 (1.23%)

 

How often do you access the school web Page?

Daily

24 (29.63%)

Weekly

27 (33.33%)

Monthly

5 (6.17%)

Occasionally

24 (29.63%)

Never

2 (2.47%)

 

When you access the Web page, what type of information are you MOST LIKELY to be looking for? (skip this question if you never use the web page) CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

Daily Announcements

33 (42.86%)

School Calendar

32 (41.56%)

Activities Information

42 (54.55%)

Lunch Menu

9 (11.69%)

Teacher e-mail address

29 (37.66%)

Homework Web pages

35 (45.45%)

Online services( Lunch, Grades, attenadance)

33 (42.86%)

 

 

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When you contact a teacher, what method do you use the most?

E-Mail

55 (68.75%)

Phone

8 (10.00%)

Note sent with my student

7 (8.75%)

I rarely contact any teachers

14 (17.50%)

 

Have you used any of the new Online Services? Lunch Balances, Online payments, Grades and Attendance.

yes

35 (43.75%)

no

17 (21.25%)

not yet, but I am planning to do this

28 (35.00%)

 

If your student is interested in taking online classes, what type of classes should be offered? (skip if not interested)

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How important is it for your student to access their school files (U drive) from home?

Very important

29 (36.71%)

Somewhat important

31 (39.24%)

Not important

9 (11.39%)

I do not know what this is

10 (12.66%)

 

When planning for technology for the schools in the future, what direction should our vision take us? What should we plan on implementing? CHECK ALL THAT APPLY

Wireless, Campus-wide

33 (40.74%)

One to one computing (students would have laptops or notebook computers)

31 (38.27%)

Keep what we have up-to-date

47 (58.02%)

Improve classrooms with LCD projectors and enhanced sound systems

25 (30.86%)

Closed Ciruit TV

12 (14.81%)

Online Learning Classes (courses offered over the Internet)

36 (44.44%)

Improved security

24 (29.63%)

Student E-mail

23 (28.40%)

Use of PDA's or other personal computing devices

7 (8.64%)

More Technology-based curriculum offered

35 (43.21%)

Don't Know

8 (9.88%)

 

 

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Appendix B – Technology Standards – Cannon Falls Area Schools

 

 

Grade

Strand

Standard

Benchmarks

ISTE, AASL

MN Content

standards

Resources

K-2

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Students will select and use appropriate technology for educational and personal goals.

1.      Students identify hardware components such as mouse, keyboard, monitor, headphones, and printer.

2.      Students use the space bar and letter/number, enter/return, arrow keys, Esc, delete and shift keys on the keyboard.

3.      Students use right/left hand positioning on the keyboard and maintain correct posture at the keyboard.

4.      Students use the mouse to pull down menus, click, double-click, and click-drag in order to select text, options or launch and exit programs.

5.      Students understand the difference between selecting text and graphics.

6.      Students understand software related icons and symbols such as the hour glass/clock  icon, cursor, scroll bar, window, desktop and task bar.

7.      Students change font style and size.

8.      Students open, name, save and print documents.

9.      Students insert and resize graphics and text at an insertion point.

10.  Students use graphics tools, including pencil, fill, eraser, line, shapes, fill patterns, paint brush and spray can.

11.  Students understand how to log in to a network, site, or program with a username and password.

12.  Students start, stop and record on audio equipment or computer sound recording software.

13.  Students know how to use headphones and/or microphones.

ISTE Pre-K Profile: 1,2,3,8

 

 

 

KidPix

Kidspiration

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Grade

Strand

Standard

Benchmarks

ISTE, AASL

MN CONTENT STANDARDS

resources

 

3-5

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Students will select and use appropriate technology for educational and personal goals.

1.       Students keyboard using home row, correct fingering, and ergonomic position.

2.       Students can set line spacing and alignment.

3.       Students insert tables, format lists, and view toolbars, order and group objects in a document.

4.       Students can use spelling, grammar, dictionary and thesaurus language tools.

5.       Students understand how to use Cut/Copy/Paste commands.

6.       Students move and resize graphics.

7.       Students use the text wrap feature.

8.       Students can create transitions and custom animations using presentation software.

9.       Students can use a spreadsheet to enter labels and numbers and set cell alignment.

10.   Students can create a graph using chart functions with appropriate labels, scale and intervals.

11.   Students can create a graph using a spreadsheet.

12.   Students produce graphics using a digital camera and scanner.

13.   Students can demonstrate use of an Internet browser.

ISTE Profile3-5: 1,4,5,8,9

 

Microsoft Office 2003

Kidspiration

Inspiration

Online Library Resources

 

 

Grade

Strand

Standard

Benchmarks

ISTE, AASL

mn content standards

resources

6-8

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Students will select and use appropriate technology for educational and personal goals.

1.       Students improve keyboarding skills, including advances in speed, accuracy, and general efficiency. 

2.       Students use a variety of painting and drawing tools to create images and modify digital photographs.

3.       Students build word processing skills, including automated proofreading and editing tools, margins and tabs, find and replace features, bullets and numbering, headers and footers, and page and section breaks.

4.       Students create multimedia presentations using multiple layouts, customized backgrounds, animations, slide sorting and arrangement features.

5.       Students use spreadsheets to organize data by using spreadsheet features such as  rows, columns, cell formats; insert/delete, and fill down/across commands; formulas and functions, headers and footers, etc.

6.       Students embed a spreadsheet into a word processing document.

7.       Students understand basics of web design, including creating background formats, and inserting tables, images, and hyperlinks.

8.       Students understand basic video production, such as adding music and narration tracks, applying visual techniques and effects, adding sound and creating a DVD.

9.       Students insert video into multimedia presentations or web pages.

10.   Students recognize the difference between networked and stand-alone computing environments and manage files.

11.   Students identify the effects of technology on the workplace and society.

12.   Students identify and solve routine hardware and software problems.

ISTE Profile 6-8: 1,5,8,9,10

Business Education

 

Tech Education

 

STEM Science Technology Engineering & Math

 

Video Yearbook

Keyboarding and Computer Applications (Prentice Hall)

MicroType

Microsoft Office 2003

Inspiration

Photoshop Elements

Pinnacle-Studio 10

Microsoft MovieMaker

Music Ace

How to Master

Online Library Resources

 

 

Grade

Strand

Standard

Benchmarks

ISTE, AASL

MN CONTENT STANDARDS

RESOURCES

9-12

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Students will select and use appropriate technology for educational and personal goals.

 

 

1.       Students can identify capabilities and limitations of contemporary and emerging technology resources.

2.       Students investigate and apply special systems and tools or simulate real-world situations.

3.       Students investigate and evaluate online learning opportunities.

4.       Students demonstrate proficiency in word processing features such as footnotes/endnotes, formatting styles, and group production of documents; i.e. tracking changes, shared files, etc.

5.       Students create multimedia presentations, including combining text, graphics, sound, and video files.

6.       Students demonstrate proficiency in advanced features of a spreadsheet to meet an identified need; i.e. filters, graphing, advanced calculations.

7.       Students create and maintain a web site.

8.       Students use the advanced features of video production equipment to communicate a message.

9.       Students open and use multiple applications.

10.   Students use advanced communications tools such as electronic mailing lists, newsgroups, blogs, wikis, podcasts, videoconferencing, online courseware, etc.

ISTE Profile 9-12: 1,2,3,5,

6,9,10

 

Microsoft Office 2003

Photoshop Elements

Pinnacle Studio 10

Microsoft MovieMaker

How to Master

Tricaster

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Professional Development Plan

2006-2007

 

Cannon Falls Schools

District 252

Cannon Falls, Minnesota

 
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