2012-2016 TECHNOLOGY PLANNING CHECKLIST FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, CHARTER SCHOOLS, NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES
District Technology Plan
Independent School District 852
Campbell, MN 56522
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2016
Original Development Date: July 1, 2007-June 30, 2011
Contact Person: Wayne Olson
Mailing Address: Campbell-Tintah School
430 Connecticut Ave., P.O. Box 8
Campbell, MN 56522
Phone Number: (218) 630-5311
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICIAL SUBMISSION CERTIFICATION
This 2011-2016 Technology Plan is the official submission of the
_______________Campbell-Tintah School, District # 852________________________
(Name of school, school district, regional public library system, or public library).
Signature of Superintendent, School Administrator, or Regional Public Library System Administrator and System Governing Board Chair, or Public Library Director
2012-2016 TECHNOLOGY PLANNING CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES
CRITERIA I: Planning and Needs Assessment
- Organization Leadership and Technology Planning Committee
Leadership of the district-wide technology program will be entrusted to the position of computer coordinator. This position will entail, but not be limited to, the following duties: provide a vision and knowledge base that will allow the district to best utilize technology for the enhancement of learning and instruction; serve as the chairman of the district-wide technology committee; evaluate and oversee all technology purchases; coordinate training activities as they relate to technology; complete all paper work as required by the federal government, Minnesota Department of Education, and the superintendent’s office; conduct all system administrative duties that are necessary to keep the district system operational for all users; and report directly to the superintendent.
Our technology planning committee is designed to work in conjunction with the computer coordinator on improving instruction and learning through the use of technology. This committee meets quarterly or on an as needed basis. The computer coordinator and the superintendent work very closely together when making decisions about technology for the school district. It is the intent of the technology planning committee to review the technology plan annually during the months of October and during the months of April and May budget planning times. Recommendations that result from the October review will be implemented expeditiously, considering time and financial constraints. Updated 11/1/2011
Presently, the following individuals make up the Technology Committee:
Name Title Term
Wayne Olson Superintendent Lifetime
Reed Johnson Administrative Assistant Lifetime
Lynette Schwagerl Media Coordinator Lifetime
Richard Osman Computer Coordinator Lifetime
Bruce Fingerson Elementary Teacher 2 years
Tim Goettle Board Member/Parent 2 years
Randy Rittenour Board Member/Parent 4 years
Sierra Heifert Student 2 years
Student 2 years
· Demographics of School District, School, Regional Public Library System, or Public Library
The Campbell-Tintah School District has an enrollment of about 120 students. The enrollment has maintained over the past few years. We have one school building for pre K-12 and administrative offices. We have computer labs on both the first and second floor of our building.
The Campbell-Tintah School District is located in Wilkin County in west central Minnesota. Updated 11/1/2010
· Needs Assessment
We have conducted different types of needs assessments here at Campbell-Tintah Public School. We rely on the technology committee and the administration to help identify the technology needs for our school district. We have also used surveys and questionnaires to get input from students and staff on the direction and use of technology at our school. The data we compile helps us meet the technology needs of the students and staff. Updated 10/2/2010
The Campbell-Tintah School District has identified the following needs:
1. Promote understanding & appreciation for technology. Training sessions
to improve instructor to prepare students for the 21 century. Evaluation will take a number of forms. Student progress in using technology will be recorded using pre and post-tests of computer skills, student (graduate tracking) feedback, teacher observations, and student progress reports.
Data from the MCA II’s and NWEA on-line testing programs will be used to evaluate technology needs that enable the district to use technology to advance student achievement. All curriculum is aligned to the MN standards and to the: No Child Left Behind” requirements. Technology will be used to support and enhance the district’s yearly goal.The use of the Synergy student information system and the school’s web site are for communications with community and school which provides student grading, faculty email, all relevant student/parent information regarding schedules, calendars, announcements, etc.
Institutions that we have articulation agreements for college credit and technical college credit will be communicated with to make sure we are current with the technology and training to maintain our agreements. Updated 10/21/2010
2. Provide a process that allows the District to train staff & students on utilization and
competency. In-service days are scheduled for technology training each calendar year. Updated 11/1/2010
3. Provide access to current technology to all staff, students and community members. Labs are available through the day and before and after school hours.
4. Provide software and support that would enhance current record keeping systems. Use of Genesis student information reporting, which provides grades and a parent portal, allows for fee payment etc. Updated 8/15/2010
5. Provide updated hardware as needed to meet the changing needs of our students
and our school curriculum.
6. Equipment is slow and class time to computer speed is a major concern.
7. Update and add more network printers throughout the building.
Presently Campbell-Tintah Public School is maintaining a local area network (LAN) with approximately 100 computer workstations. Every classroom is equipped with at least one desktop computer for use by teachers and their students. In addition there are two general use labs and one teaching lab in the building. Not all classrooms have been wired with at least 1 connection to the LAN. Many classrooms have a computer connection that are split and shared by switches. Additional switches have been added to connect additional equipment, with a file server, and student information system server in place. As resources become available the hardwire connections will replace switches.
1. To instill in students, staff and patrons an appreciation for and realization of benefits of technology.
2. To provide an environment conducive to technology access for students, staff, and patrons. This process will also educate all individuals by putting in place a schedule that will meet the needs and time constraints for everyone.
3. To ensure computer labs are available for all classrooms to use, and special software may be obtained to meet any special curriculum needs.
4. To allow all patrons uninterrupted and unlimited access to technology and the opportunity it provides.
21 Century Vision, Goals and Strategies for Technology
The goals and objectives of the technology plan are:
• To create a network and technology infrastructure that will grow sufficient to support all of the needs of instructional delivery and accountability. It will include a network operations center, a disaster recovery plan, intercom system and Voice over IP.
• To provide students with 21st century skills for the work place and higher education.
• To integrate technology into all facets of instruction.
• To digitize and customize curriculum.
• To provide staff with all necessary technology support and professional development.
• To develop a technology support organization that provides technical and instructional support and oversight to all staff and students.
• To move towards 1:1 computing for all students with a variety of computing devices to enable computer access any time it is needed.
· Continued evolution and growth of a high‐speed network, integrated voice, data, and video network to deliver management systems and instructional materials.
· Sufficient technology devices providing daily, ongoing technology access for all student and teachers when they need them.
- Network upgrades system wide, including servers, routers, switches, and cabling/fiber to the wiring closet and/or wireless pods that will ultimately bring internet, voice, video, and data to every environment.
- Hardware rotation needs to be implemented. All desktops, printers, and laptops need to be on a rotation period so we can keep up with the ever changing technology developments.
- Consider learning devices that have long battery life and offer wireless connectivity. The new emerging technologies are designed as education‐oriented devices. These new devices have much longer battery life because they replace moving parts such as CD drives and hard drives with solid‐state memory chips.
- With wireless connectivity, such devices can access local servers or the Internet.
- Upgrading state of the art business orientated machines and software that support STEM programs.
- Classrooms will have a minimum of six drops per room in order to support a redundancy for network switches, teacher PCs, up to 12 learning devices, a voice over IP phone, wireless connectivity, and digital video.
The district will conduct a district wide audit of network drops. A general diagram of the building and each room should be completed, showing each drop location with the associated number of ports, location of wire run to termination point, wire spec (copper size versus fiber), and current connectivity speed.
Audit should also include current wireless location and capability as well as projected wireless needs. Projected needs should include both traditional laptops as well as wireless learning devices.
The Campbell-Tintah IT staff will audit the number of drops in each classroom and assure that there are six drops minimal in order to handle the move to digital video, printers, voice over IP, and wireless connectivity. In the end, Campbell-Tintah will need to conduct a cost‐benefit analysis that looks at upgrading to Cat 6 wiring, pulling more drops plus moving to a robust wireless system. The same can be said for labs that may need to support as many as16 to 25 learning devices and
STEM machines and supporting equipment.
To wire and include appropriate junctions boxes, face plates and access points/receivers and software to run and maintain a network for:
· 20 rooms wired with 4-4 plex to terminal connections cables and 2 connections for wireless
· 10 rooms wires with a 4 plex to terminal connections cables and 2 connections for wireless.
Identified Equipment Need
- Updated Firewall with support software.
- Access to the handheld devices. iPods, iPads, kindles, Readers, etc.
- Additional projector and interactive boards for elementary, high school and preschool use.
- Elementary Computer lab (Mac) 16 computers
- Publications Lab (Mac and WDWS) 8 computers to accommodate on line yearbook software.
- High School Computer Lab (PC) 16 computers
- Business and Technology Lab (PC) 16 Computers
- Teacher desks (PC) 18 Computers
- Computer monitoring system
- Communication software. ie. School Reach
- Reimaging computer software.
criteria II: Vision, Goals, Objectives and Strategies for Technology
The mission of Campbell-Tintah Public Schools is to provide a safe and clean environment in which all individuals are empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens, and productive workers. Our vision is to use technology to improve teaching and learning. We believe that all individuals can learn and that technology will enhance the instruction and learning process. The District will provide access to technology and instruction to all stake holders of the Campbell-Tintah School District.
Objectives for the Use of Technology
· Use the LAN for district-wide electronic communications.
· Create and maintain, with student involvement, a district web site.
· Use computers for more efficient writing.
· Use the Internet as a research tool.
· Use the e-mail system to provide parents with daily announcements and other information on scholarships and activities provided through our web site.
· Use the Internet as a communication tool to a wide area network.
· Maintain networked computer labs in the district.
· Use of and introduction of computer technology will begin in lower elementary classes. K-6 use computer instruction to enhance reading and math skills.
· Teachers will be encouraged to create class projects that will allow students to develop computer presentations on various subject areas using a variety of computer assisted materials and software packages.
· Continue staff development on new technologies.
· Continue to network printers and make them more accessible.
· Provide more access to additional curriculum and information to aid the district in meeting state testing requirements.
· Create a high comfort level for technology users in both the Macintosh and PC platforms.
· Provide online/distance learning as necessary to meet student needs in various curriculum areas. This latest technology is being brought into the building through Video Guidance using a Tandberg Edge 95 MXP NPP, MS, 50” plasma and Ergotron cart.
· Use of Study Island to aid in testing and implemented for staff and student use.
· Thinkfinity- staff training has been completed to aid in instruction to the class room.
· Headsprout – reading and comprehension web based programs.
· Staff In-services are structured around different techniques available on line to use in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to demonstrate how they are using current web based programs to enhance classroom teaching. Example, use of blogging in the English classroom to get students to write and express their ideas to others through technology.
Our administration and staff use technology as a tool to help students meet the Minnesota Academic Goals. Examples of use are word processing, spreadsheet, web design, research, desktop publishing, and video editing.
Use of ITV for RTI (Response to Interaction) is set up for classes such as Spanish I and II. It is also being used to present virtual field trips and instructional presentations.
We maintain a district web site and provide e-mail for all staff members within the district. We use both of these to communicate with and involve parents and community members with our school. We are considering additional technologies that would allow us to provide student specific information to parents and guardians in a secure and private manner.
Classes on cyber bulling and safe use on the internet are taught to students. Using software developed by the FBI. Programs include FBISOS FBI Safe on Line Surfing and USASOS USA Safe on Line Surfing
CRITERIA III: Policies and Procedures
The Campbell-Tintah School District has formed a technology committee that meets quarterly or as needed. It is the responsibility of the committee to make ongoing evaluations of the technology plan and to introduce changes. Although this committee works in an administrative capacity, they are continually communicating through surveys, one-on-one contact and written communications.
An Acceptable Use Policy of Technology Resources was created to help control the use and misuse of technology in the Campbell-Tintah School District. All students and their parent/guardian must sign and turn in this form to the school where it is kept on file. In addition to the Acceptable Use Policy we have a piece of hardware called a firewall in place to protect our local area network (LAN) from outside intruders. The firewall includes an internet content filter that protects our students and staff from accessing inappropriate and unwanted materials while navigating the internet. The firewall and content filter allow us to be compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Although we rely on this internet content filter to avoid inappropriate material on the internet, we still emphasize supervision of students when using our network and the internet. With a combination of proper maintenance of the internet content filter and supervision of student computer use we feel confident that our students are protected from any inappropriate or unwanted material that the internet may contain.
Included below is a copy of the Acceptable Use Policy and the Network Consent and Waiver form that all parent/guardian and students are provided.
CAMPBELL-TINTAH PUBLIC SCHOOL
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY OF TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES
With access to computers and the Internet comes the availability of material that may not be of educational value in the context of the school setting. Campbell-Tintah Public School has taken measures to prevent user access to inappropriate information; however, the school cannot control all the information available on the Internet. The School District is not responsible for other people’s actions or the quality and content of information available, nor is it able to guarantee privacy.
E-mail messages and files are subject to district review at any time. The Administration believes that the benefits to users from access, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, exceed the disadvantages. But ultimately, parents and guardians of minors are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. To that end, Campbell-Tintah Public school supports and respects each family’s right to decide whether or not to apply for user access to networked information resources on the Internet.
Campbell-Tintah Public School is providing a means for users to conduct research or communicate with others on the Internet. Access to network services is given to users who agree to act in a considerate and responsible manner. Users are responsible for good behavior on school computer networks just as they are in a classroom or school hallway. General school rules for behavior and communications apply. Access is a privilege, not a right. Access to the Internet must be for specific educational purposes only, such as researching a topic for a classroom project. While on the Internet, users must stay focused on the topic they are researching.
The classroom supervisor and school administration will deem what is inappropriate use and will have the authority to deny, revoke, or suspend Internet access and/or computer privileges. Additional disciplinary action may be taken with existing procedures and practices regarding inappropriate language or behavior. The user would be notified about the alleged violation and allowed to tell his or her side of the story to make sure that no injustice was done. When and where applicable, law enforcement agencies may be involved. Student use of the internet must be supervised by staff members. Examples of unacceptable use include but are not limited to the following:
- Vandalizing computer hardware or software.
- Vandalizing data or disrupting the use of the network.
- Using the network to access pornographic or inappropriate material.
- Submitting, publishing or displaying any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, or racially offensive material.
- Using the network for any illegal activity, including violation of copyright law or other contracts.
- Gaining unauthorized access to restricted resources.
- Attempting to read, delete or modify files belonging to other users.
- Revealing personal information about yourself or others (e.g. address, phone number, password, or credit account numbers).
- Using the network for financial or commercial gain, defined as offering, purchasing and/or providing products or services.
- “Lending” your user name and password to others.
- Accessing or participating in any chat system.
- Posting anonymous messages.
- Cyber bulling
- Wastefully using resources (such as file server space).
Users who would like to make use of district network services must have a completed “Network Technology Consent and Waiver” form signed by the user and parent/guardian on file in the computer coordinator’s office.
Even if the agreement is not signed by the parent or user, improper use of computers, the network, and/or the Internet will result in a loss of computer privileges at school, as well as other disciplinary action as determined by the administration.
Date of Adoption: 10/1/1997 Authority for Policy: Administration
NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CONSENT AND WAIVER
By signing this consent and waiver, the user and his or her parent(s) or guardian(s) accept that the School District does not have control of the information on the Internet and provides only limited barriers to accessing the full range of information available, including those constraints imposed by our Internet provider.
Campbell-Tintah Public school makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the service it is providing. Independent School District 852 will not be responsible for any damages a user may suffer. This includes loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by its own negligence or by errors or omissions of the user. Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at the user’s own risk. Independent School District 852 specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of information obtained through its services. The district will not be responsible for unauthorized financial obligations resulting from district-provided access to the Internet. Users of the network agree that they will indemnify and hold harmless ISD 852 against any damage that is caused by the user’s inappropriate use of the system.
We acknowledge that we have read the “Acceptable Use Policy of Technology Resources” of the District and will comply with its requirements. This consent will continue in effect as long as the user is enrolled at Campbell-Tintah Public school.
APPROVAL OF ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
Parent/Guardian Name (please print) Date
Parent/Guardian Signature Daytime Phone Home Phone
As a user in this school district, I agree to abide by the district’s policies regarding use of computer hardware, software, and Internet access.
User signature Grade Date
This must be completed and returned before users will be allowed Internet access.
DENIAL OF ACCESS TO THE INTERNET
Parent/Guardian (please print) Parent/Guardian Signature Date
Authority for Policy: Administration