Reflection of Highland Park ISD�s Technology Plan

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Reflection of Highland Park ISD’s Technology Plan:

Prepared by: Sarah Arnold EDLD 5362 Information Systems Reflection of Highland Park ISD’s Technology Plan

Highland Park ISD:

Highland Park ISD Location: Dallas, Texas Students enrolled: 6,300 Campuses: 7 Region 10 (“Highland park independent, school district”,2007)

HPISD’s Technology Goals:

HPISD’s Technology Goals Goal #1: Ensure quality teaching and learning experiences for students, staff, and the community Budget: $60, 395 ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)

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Goal #2: Ensure sustained educator preparation and development in the use of technology that is standard based, meaningful, and engaging Budget: $44,000 ("Highland park independent school district,” 2007)

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Goal #3: Build a strong foundation of leadership, administration, and services that support exception teaching and learning through the integration of technology. Budget: $24,100 ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)

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Goal #4: Ensure a stable, progressive, robust infrastructure for technology that supports the educational vision of HPISD. Budget: $30,000 ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)

STaR Chart Results:

STaR Chart Results Developing Technology Level: Teaching and Learning, Educator Preparation and Administration and Support. Advanced Technology Level: Leadership, Administration and Support Services Partial Advanced and Partial Developing Infrastructure for Technology Goal: Advanced Level in all categories ("Highland park independent school district," 2007) The Texas Teacher STaR Chart is designed to help teachers, campuses, and districts determine their progress toward meeting the goals of the Long-Range Plan for Technology , as well as meeting the goals of their district.

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In Highland Park ISD, there is a 2.5:1 ratio of students to computers (not including administrator computers) 25% of local funds is used for professional development There is Internet access at all 7 campuses that is available at all times to all students and teachers ("Highland park independent school district," 2007)


HPISD Internet access at all schools Still needs to integrate K-8 TEKS in all classrooms Still needs to allow funds to replace old technology and hardware Continuously seek ways to save on cost but not giving up quality of technology

National Educational Technology Plan :

National Educational Technology Plan Goal #1 Learning: Engage and Empower Goal #2: Assessment: Measure What Matters Goal #3: Teaching: Prepare and Connect Goal #4 Infrastructure: Access and Enable Goal #5 Productivity: Redesign and Transform (U.S. Department of Office of Educational Technology, 2010)

Mission of the Texas Public Education System:

Mission of the Texas Public Education System The mission of the public education system of this state is “to ensure that all Texas children have access to a quality education that enables them to achieve their potential and fully participate now and in the future in the social, economic, and educational opportunities of our state and nation”. (Texas Education Agency, 2006)

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How do Students use Computers? Outside of school Texas elementary students on average use technology for playing games. In school, Texas elementary students use computers for playing online educational games as well as using the computer to do Internet research. (Texas Education Agency, 2006)

How do we use this information?:

How do we use this information? Here at our school we have access to the Internet and multiple computers at all times. Shift thinking from teacher-centered to learner- centered How? Working as a team and professional development Using “best practices” Working in different types of grouping, not just by age level. (Texas Education Agency, 2006)

What are Some of the Best Practices? :

Using Technology T o: Collaborate and to Innovate Use Web 2.0 tools Global Learning Social Networking Using Items such as Moodle for Distance Education Taking time to plan, act, observe, and reflect on technology being used (Wallace & Willis, 2008) What are Some of the Best Practices?

Works Cited:

Works Cited Office of Educational Technology. (2010). Transforming american education: Learning powered by technology. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education. Texas Education Agency. (2006). Long-range plan for technology 2006-2020. Retrieved on 5/13/2011 from Wallace, P., & Willis, E. (2008). Case 4: multi-campus teaching to large student cohorts: social research methods . Manuscript submitted for publication, Education, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Retrieved from Highland park independent school district technology plan . (2007). Retrieved from Retrieved on 5/14/2011 from

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