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ST4T 2017 Session
Where the Tech Do I Begin to Implement
a School-Wide Technology Initiative?
Presenter - Amanda Glover - @Techy5teacher
Goals and Purpose
How will technology enhance student learning?
How will technology help build parent community?
How will technology help staff?
What are the technology needs of the school?
How will professional development on 21CLD best practices be scheduled and delivered?
What are your districts technology integration goals?
What are your districts technology upgrade goals?
Does your district support BYOD?
What technology will be used to enhanced student’s learning?
Will your classroom support BYOD?
How will technology make teaching more effective, enriching, and engaging?
Which tools are going to be introduced first to the students? (list)
Acceptable Use Policy
What are the terms of the AUP?
Device Types, Internet accessibility, application and software, digital citizenship, consequences of misuse, BYOD responsibilities for students/parents/teachers/school-district, liability
Does the AUP promote the site-based goals?
How are you going to promote the technology goals amongst staff?
How is a support group going to be developed?
What are going to be the roles of the group members?
How are parent’s going to be included within the development of the initiative?
Learning Network Support
Who are your district technology contacts?
Implement district wide programs?
Technology Equipment advisement?
What local schools could you connect with that have similar goals?
Who are your contacts at that school?
How can you build your Professional Learning Network?
What are the dates/times of these events?
Is there adequate bandwidth to support the technology goals?
Is there adequate wireless connectivity per room to support devices?
If there is a connectivity issue, what are the district’s/school’s plan to address it?
Where are the Ethernet ports located?
How many outlets are accessible for device charging?
Is a charging station going to be used in the classroom setting?
How will this affect the physical space used by students?
Types of Devices
What is the school’s current inventory of devices available to students? Staff?
Who will oversee device maintenance and administering updates?
Do these devices support the technology goals and purposes?
Will your district/school/classroom support BYOD?
If so, are there specific devices which can/cannot be used?
Does the “guest” wifi have filters for student use?
Acquiring new Devices
If new devices need to be purchased, does your district have procedures in place? (Preferred vendors, spec. recommendations)
For maintenance, do devices need to be supported by the district themselves?
Is there a fee for district support? How much? Who is responsible for payment of the fee?
How are the new devices going to be funded?
How will the needs of teachers be assessed to strengthen instruction?
How do the teacher’s needs align with the school’s data?
How, when, and who will deliver the PD?
How will teacher’s be held accountable for their learning within the PD?
Are there district procedures for approving PD development for inservice points?
What procedures should you teach the students first about devices?
How do students access their learning tools/portal?
How can you teach the tool while embedding it into meaningful instruction?
What information do parents want to learning more about?
Who/how/when will the PD be delivered?
Which tools will best support learning at home?
Open your classroom for others to visit
Attend a PD and apply the tech tool into your instruction
Develop PD to provide to team/PLC/collaborative groups
Technology showcase- student led
Host parent nights to support the tech used at home (Parent Academy, Curriculum Night)
Apply to become a Microsoft school
Host PD for local schools
Host parent nights to support the tech u