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2022-2025 Technology Plan

Technology Plan 2022-2025

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Otselic Valley Central School District


District Technology Plan 2022 - 2025

Submitted by District Technology Committee: Board Approved: June 2, 2022
 
Table of Contents
District L E A Information    5
Strategic Technology Planning    5
District Mission    5
District Vision for Technology    5
Technology Plan Goal #1    5
Technology Plan Goal #2    5
Technology Plan Goal #3    5
Planning Process    5
Board of Education    6
Administration    6
Student Body Representation    6
Committee Membership    6
Professional Development Plan    6
Purpose    6
Professional Development Opportunities    7
Professional Development Alignment    7
Instructional practice and use of technology in the classroom    7
Delivery of Professional Development    8
Measurement and Evaluation    8
Purpose    8
Action Plan    9
Technology Plan Goal #1    9
 
NYSED Goal Alignment    9
Target Population    9
Action Steps    9
Technology Plan Goal #2    11
NYSED Goal Alignment    11
Target Population    12
Action Steps    12
Technology Plan Goal #3    13
NYSED Goal Alignment    13
Target Population    14
Action Steps    14
NYSED Initiatives Alignment    16
Use of Instructional Technology for Student Improvement    16
Differentiated Instruction Using Technology for Students with Disabilities    16
Equitable Instructional and Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities    16
Professional Development Plan for Teachers Serving Students with Disabilities    17
Use of Technology with ELL/ML Students    17
Technology Plan Addressing of ELL/ML Students    18
Professional Development Plan for Teachers Serving ELL/ML Students    18
Use of Technology for Culturally Responsive Learning Environments    18
Administrative Management Plan    19
Staff Plan    19
Investment Plan    19
School Technology is Provided for Use in Non-public Schools in District    20
Public Website    20
Assigned Person with Responsibility for Information Security    20
Assigned Person with Responsibility for Information Privacy    20
District-wide Information and/or Privacy Audit has been Performed    20
District Currently has a Digital Citizenship Plan for Students    20
District Currently has a Cyberbullying Awareness and Response Plan    20
District Currently has an Internet Safety Policy    20
District Currently has a Cyberbullying Policy    20
District Currently has a Parents’ Bill of Rights    20
District Currently has an Information Breach Policy    20
Website Link to District Technology Plan    20
 
Otselic Valley Central School District Technology Plan



District L E A Information
Georgia Gonzalez, Superintendent of Schools

Strategic Technology Planning
District Mission
The Otselic Valley Central School community will encourage decisions that give all students the opportunity to achieve their highest level of learning in preparation for a challenging tomorrow.

District Vision for Technology
Otselic Valley Central School District successfully integrates technology into the educational program to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for lifelong learning and for productive participation in society.


Technology Plan Goal #1
To provide teacher centered opportunity to explore and plan the integration of technology as a tool to advance achievement through promoting digital learning environments across the curriculum.
Technology Plan Goal #2
Maintain, update, and add technology equipment and software to have access and utilize the most current and useful available technology.
Technology Plan Goal #3
Students will gain digital literacy skills while using digital learning environments across the curriculum areas.

Planning Process
The District Technology Committee began meeting in January 2022 to develop a shared vision and goals to support technology district wide at Otselic Valley Central School District. The committee surveyed staff, administration, community, and student stakeholders for input on the plan as it was developed.

Members of the District Technology Committee function as ambassadors for the District Technology Plan, providing information about the plan and receiving feedback regarding the plan. The District Technology Committee will meet regularly during the school year to monitor and update the plan as needed.    
Board of Education
?    Cynthia Neal, President
?    Diane Smith, Vice-President
?    Elizabeth Robinson
?    Andy Collins
?    Gregory Brown
Administration
?    Georgia Gonzalez, Superintendent
?    Shelly Richards, Executive Principal
?    Debra Kurtz, Interim Building Principal

Student Body Representation
?    High School and Middle School Student Review Panels

Committee Membership
?    James Traffas, SCRIC, Managed IT Project Coordinator
?    Danielle Smith, Teacher
?    Danielle Graham, Teacher
?    Colleen Morse, Teacher
?    Jenny Osowski, Teacher
?    Lori Youngs, Teacher
?    Miriah Lawrence, Teacher
?    Steven Squires, SCRIC, IT
?    Joseph Gross, Teacher

Professional Development Plan
Purpose
The purpose of the Otselic Valley CSD Professional Development Plan is to improve the quality of teaching and learning. It is to ensure that teachers, teaching assistants and long-term substitutes participate in substantial professional development to remain current with their profession and to meet the learning needs of our students.

Professional Development Opportunities
Professional development will be provided to all administrators, teachers, and Level III certified teaching assistants for a minimum of 100 hours every five years. Each administrator, teacher and certified teaching assistant will receive minimally 20 hours per year. Professional development will be available based on our needs analysis and will be directly aligned to New York State regulations and the Common Core Learning Standards. Professional development opportunities will be provided through the following:
?    Mandated trainings
?    Superintendent’s conference days
?    Mentor/intern program
?    Faculty meetings
?    Collaborative meetings
?    Department meetings
?    Curriculum development work
?    Workshops/conferences held outside the district
?    Graduate credit hours (1 credit = 15 hours PD)
?    District/building committees
?    Administrative council

Professional Development Alignment
The Otselic Valley School District Strategic plans are aligned with the New York State Common Core Learning Standards and assessments to meet student needs. The plans outline initiatives to focus efforts in the following areas:

?    Literacy and linguistic strategy implementation
?    Core subject curriculum implementation
?    Cultural diversity and character education
?    Strategies for working with students with special needs
?    Building teacher capacities to implement effective instructional strategies
?    Developing and implementing protocols for teacher collaboration

Instructional practice and use of technology in the classroom
Focus areas for professional development K-12 include Common Core module development, literacy initiatives, and instructional strategies as found in Teach Like a Champion, character education including Olweus and data driven dialogue measuring student achievement. Annual transition meetings will be held to align curriculum and provide continuity as student’s transition between grade levels. Protocols will continue to be developed to enhance communication concerning transitions including vertical and horizontal curriculum maps, quarterly benchmarking, and PLCs.
Delivery of Professional Development
Professional development is continuously driven and sustained by the Strategic plan and the APPR process. Methods and approaches include an increasing balance of collaborative teacher centered work with information resulting from meetings and workshops. It is delivered by BOCES staff developers, outside consultants, building principals and lead teachers. Teachers are supported in classrooms and given feedback related to the indicators on the NYSUT rubric, Teach Like a Champion strategies and student data results.

Measurement and Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluating the technology plan is continuous. Regular reports on progress will be conveyed to the District Technology Committee and Administration team. Students and staff will complete Surveys to inform professional development decisions. The survey results will also be used by the Technology Committee to explore further opportunities and learning needs of our students. The program will allow the district to create plans based on the information that was compiled. The survey will be given annually and serve as a baseline to help evaluate technology trends and goal progress. Additional documentation will be gathered from each school based on technology use in the classroom.

Goals will be evaluated by items such as, but not limited to:
•    School Report Card
•    BEDS data
•    Title 1
•    Student attendance rates
•    Graduation and drop-out rates
•    State benchmarks for student performance
•    NYS Assessments
•    Teacher survey
•    Teacher self-assessments
•    Curriculum revisions (ongoing)
•    Community feedback
•    Measuring the total number of student class periods of STEAM activities.

ISTE Standards for students and educators will be used along with the SAMR Model as a tools for teachers to reflect on their technology integration uses.  

Action Plan

Technology Plan Goal #1
To provide teacher centered opportunity to explore and plan the integration of technology as a tool to advance achievement through promoting digital learning environments across the curriculum.

NYSED Goal Alignment
Provide access to relevant and rigorous professional development to ensure educators and leaders are proficient in integration of learning technologies.

Target Population
Grades K-12.

Action Steps

Action Step    Responsible Person    Month of Completion    Year of Completion    Cost
Evaluation
On an annual basis for each goal, we follow a cycle of referencing the master plan, budget and implementation. This allows us to follow the goals of the master plan, district plan and the technology plan which by design will fulfill the technology needs of our students, staff and community while meeting/exceeding the requirements of the state and federal government. The evaluation is based on our needs assessment sources which are:
1. School Report Card
2. BEDS data
3. Title 1
4. Student attendance rates
5. Graduation and drop-out rates
6. State benchmarks for student performance
7. NYS Assessments
8. Teacher survey
9. Teacher self-assessments
10. Curriculum revisions (ongoing)
11. Community feedback
12. Measuring the total number of student class periods of STEAM activities.    Superintendent    October    2022    None
Planning
Based on our evaluation we work with the Strategic Planning Committee, Technology Committee, Curriculum Committee, Students, Staff and community as well as State and Federal resources and we put together a plan. These are some of our questions that we ask when planning: 1) Does it meet Otselic Valley CSD's mission, vision and goals? 2) Will there be internal obstacles? 3) Are staff and students ready for the technology? 4) Are there external issues? 5) What are the district's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that might sabotage our efforts and decrease chances for a successful implementation? 6) What strategies will address the issues and move the idea forward?    Building Principals    October     2022    None
Budgeting
Based on the plan we put together a budget. Our budget process consists of making a needs list. Then prioritizing that needs list with associated estimated costs. We determine what is able to be purchased with the available technology budget. This requires adjustment to the needs list to fit the budget to maximize the benefit to our students', staff and community.    Supeirntendent    June    2025    None
Implementation
Based on what is able to be purchased and or acquired at no cost we implement the plan. We do this by balancing the total cost of each project and the ability to complete each project with our staff. By building a Gantt chart with the stakeholders we forecast the needs required to bring projects in on time and under budget.    Superintendent    June    2022    $

Technology Plan Goal #2
Maintain, update, and add technology equipment and software to have access and utilize the most current and useful available technology.

NYSED Goal Alignment
Increase equitable access to high-quality digital resources and standard-based, technology-rich learning experience.

 
 Target Population
 
 Grades K-12

 
 Action Steps
 


Action Step    Responsible Person    Month of Completion    Year of Completion    Cost
Evaluation
On an annual basis for each goal, we follow a cycle of referencing the master plan, budget and implementation. This allows us to follow the goals of the master plan, district plan and the technology plan which by design will fulfill the technology needs of our students, staff and community while meeting/exceeding the requirements of the state and federal government. The evaluation is based on our needs assessment sources which are:
1. School Report Card
2. BEDS data
3. Title 1
4. Student attendance rates
5. Graduation and drop-out rates
6. State benchmarks for student performance
7. NYS Assessments
8. Teacher survey
9. Teacher self-assessments
10. Curriculum revisions (ongoing)
11. Community feedback
12. Measuring the total number of student class periods of STEAM activities.    Superintendent     October     2022    None
Planning
Based on our evaluation we work with the Strategic Planning Committee, Technology Committee, Curriculum Committee, Students, Staff and community as well as State and Federal resources and we put together a plan. These are some of our questions that we ask when planning: 1) Does it meet Otselic Valley CSD's mission, vision and goals? 2) Will there be internal obstacles? 3) Are staff and students ready for the technology? 4) Are there external issues? 5) What are the district's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that might sabotage our efforts and decrease chances for a successful implementation? 6) What strategies will address the issues and move the idea forward?    Building Principals    October    2022    None
Budgeting
Based on the plan we put together a budget. Our budget process consists of making a needs list. Then prioritizing that needs list with associated estimated costs. We determine what is able to be purchased with the available technology budget. This requires adjustment to the needs list to fit the budget to maximize the benefit to our students', staff and community.    Superintendent    October    2022    None
Implementation
Based on what is able to be purchased and or acquired at no cost we implement the plan. We do this by balancing the total cost of each project and the ability to complete each project with our staff. By building a Gantt chart with the stakeholders we forecast the needs required to bring projects in on time and under budget.    Superintendent    June    2025    $


Technology Plan Goal #3
Students will gain digital literacies skills while using digital learning environments across the curriculum areas.

NYSED Goal Alignment
Develop a strategic vision and goals to support student achievement and engagement through seamless integration of technology into teaching and learning.

Target Population
Grades K-12.

Action Steps

Action Step    Responsible Person    Month of Completion    Year of Completion    Cost
Evaluation
On an annual basis for each goal, we follow a cycle of referencing the master plan, budget and implementation. This allows us to follow the goals of the master plan, district plan and the technology plan which by design will fulfill the technology needs of our students, staff and community while meeting/exceeding the requirements of the state and federal government. The evaluation is based on  our needs assessment sources which are:
1. School Report Card
2. BEDS data
3. Title 1
4. Student attendance rates
5. Graduation and drop-out rates
6. State benchmarks for student performance
7. NYS Assessments
8. Teacher survey
9. Teacher self-assessments
10. Curriculum revisions (ongoing)
11. Community feedback
12. Measuring the total number of student class periods of STEAM activities.    Superintendent    October    20122    None
Planning
Based on our evaluation we work with the Strategic Planning Committee, Technology Committee, Curriculum Committee, Students, Staff and community as well as State and Federal resources and we put together a plan. These are some of our questions that we ask when planning: 1) Does it meet Otselic Valley CSD's mission, vision and goals? 2) Will there be internal obstacles? 3) Are staff and students ready for the technology? 4) Are there external issues? 5) What are the district's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that might sabotage our efforts and decrease chances for a successful implementation? 6) What strategies will address the issues and move the idea forward?    Building Principals    October     2022    None
Budgeting
Based on the plan we put together a budget. Our budget process consists of making a needs list. Then prioritizing that needs list with associated estimated costs. We determine what is able to be purchased with the available technology budget. This requires adjustment to the needs list to fit the budget to maximize the benefit to our students', staff and community.    Superintendent    October    2022    None
Implementation
Based on what is able to be purchased and or acquired at no cost we implement the plan. We do this by balancing the total cost of each project and the ability to complete each project with our staff. By building a Gantt chart with the stakeholders we forecast the needs required to bring projects in on time and under budget.    Superintendent    June    2025    $





NYSED Initiatives Alignment

1.    Use of Instructional Technology for Student Improvement
The Otselic Valley Central School District focus is to utilize a variety of instructional technology that supports learning. This objective drives our students, families, teachers, and administrators to embrace a plan that prepares our students to be college and career ready. The Otselic Valley Central School District takes action steps in order to ensure that instructional technology serves as an integral part of supporting rigorous academic standards attainment and performance improvement for all students in our district. K-12 Teachers make regular use of the vast repertoire of technological tools, applications and software available to them in integrate meaningfully into instruction.
Professional development will continue to play a key role in our comprehensive plan. We will provide professional development for further familiarizing teachers with varying technological tools/applications/software and their capabilities via DCMO BOCES and BT BOCES Model School programs.
Additionally, there will be ongoing opportunities for teachers to develop lessons and curriculum that best support student acquisition and mastery of the recently adopted New York State Next Generation Standards in Language Arts, Math and Science, as well as the New York State Standards in all other content areas.

2.    Differentiated Instruction Using Technology for Students with Disabilities
The 1:1 initiative is for all students including students with disabilities at particular grade levels throughout the three-year plan. Text to speech and/or speech to text software can be utilized to provide increased for comprehension of written or verbal language. Direct instruction may be recorded and provided for students to access asynchronously (school website, private online video platform). Technology is used to provide additional ways to access content to supplement verbal and/or written instruction. All special education students have assistive technology considered for academic support on an individual basis through the Committee of Special Education process. Technology can be used to increase options for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills. Interactive software will be used for all students to demonstrate knowledge of particular skills. Professional development will be provided to Special Education and aides around the technology initiatives.

3. Equitable Instructional and Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities The District will utilize technology to address the needs of Students with Disabilities to ensure equitable access to instruction, materials, and assessments through:

•    The Student, Environment, Tasks and Tools (SETT) Framework will be used to gather and organize data for collaborative decisions on services that foster the educational success of students with disabilities.
•    Direct instruction is recorded and provided for students to access asynchronously (such as through a learning management system or private online video channel).
•    Technology is used to provide additional ways to access key content, such as providing videos or other visuals to supplement verbal or written instruction or content.
•    Text to speech and/or speech to text software is utilized to provide increased support for comprehension of written or verbal language.
•    Assistive technology is utilized.
•    Technology is used to increase options for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills at their instructional levels.

4. Professional Development Plan for Teachers Serving Students with Disabilities Professional Development that will be offered to Teachers of Students with Disabilities that will enable them to differentiate learning and to increase their student language and content learning with the use of technology includes:

•    Technology to support writers in the elementary classroom
•    Technology to support writers in the secondary classroom
•    Research, writing and technology in a digital world
•    Enhancing children's vocabulary development with technology
•    Reading strategies through technology for students with disabilities
•    Choosing assistive technology for instructional purposes in the special education classroom
•    Using technology to differentiate instruction in the special education classroom
•    Using technology to increase options for students with disabilities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills
•    Multiple ways of assessing student learning through technology
•    Electronic communication and collaboration
•    Promotion of model digital citizenship and responsibility
•    Integrating technology and curriculum across core content areas
•    Helping students with disabilities to connect with the world

5. Use of Technology with ELL/ML Students
The district utilizes technology at address the needs of English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners to ensure equitable access to instruction, materials, and assessments through:

•    Technology is used to provide additional ways to access key content, such as providing videos or other visuals to supplement verbal or written instruction or content.
•    Text to speech and/or speech to text software is utilized to provide increased support for comprehension of written or verbal language.
•    Home language dictionaries and translation programs are provided through technology.
•    Technology is used to increase options for students to demonstrate knowledge and skill, such as through the creation of a product or recording of an oral response.

6. Technology Plan Addressing of ELL/ML Students
The district's instructional technology plan addresses the needs of English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners to ensure equitable access to instruction, materials, and assessments in multiple languages.

7. Professional Development Plan for Teachers Serving ELL/ML Students Professional Development will be offered to Teachers Serving ELL/ML Students that will enable them to differentiate learning and to increase their student language and content learning with the use of technology by:
•    Technology to support writers in the classroom
•    Writing and technology workshop for teachers
•    Enhancing Children’s Vocabulary Development with technology
•    Reading strategies for English Language Learners
•    The power of technology to support language acquisition
•    Using technology to differentiate instruction in the language classroom
•    Multiple ways of assessing student learning through technology
•    Integrating technology and curriculum across core content areas
•    Helping students connect with the world
•    The interactive whiteboard and language learning


8. Use of Technology for Culturally Responsive Learning Environments

The district uses Instructional Technology to facilitate culturally responsive learning instruction and learning environment to:
Facilitate classroom projects that involve the community
•    Develop and organize coherent and relevant units, lessons, and learning tasks that build upon students’ cultural backgrounds and experiences.
•    Assist in varying teaching approaches to accommodate diverse learning styles and language proficiencies.
•    Enable students to communicate and collaborate with students in different schools or districts in New York State, the United States, or with different countries.

Administrative Management Plan
Staff Plan


Title    Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
District Technology Leadership    .1
Instructional Technology Support    0
Technical Support    1


Investment Plan


Anticipated Item or Service    Other Anticipated Item or Service Description    Estimated Cost    One-Time Cost, Annual Cost or Both    Potential Funding Source    Other Funding Source Description
Professional Development         $  50,000      Annual Cost    District Operating Budget/ARP Grant    
Staffing        $ 50,000    Annual Cost    BOCES Co-Ser
Purchase    
End User Computing Devices        $100,000    Annual Cost
(rotating/upgrading)    BOCES Co-Ser
Smart Schools    
Network and Infrastructure        $ 50,000    One-Time Cost
Annual    E-Rate
BOCES Co-Ser
District Operating Budget    
Instructional and Administrative Software    Pilot Emerging Instructional Technologies    $20,000    Annual    BOCES Co-Ser
District Operating Budget    
School Technology is Provided for Use in Non-public Schools in District
Yes

Public Website  http://www.ovcs.org/  
Assigned Person with Responsibility for Information Privacy
Georgia Gonzalez, Superintendent
District-wide Information and/or Privacy Audit has been Performed
No

District Currently has a Digital Citizenship Plan for Students
Yes

District Currently has a Cyberbullying Awareness and Response Plan
Yes http://www.ovcs.org/Downloads/OV%20Board%20Policy%20Manual%20%20Section%207000%20students.pdf
District Currently has an Internet Safety Policy
Yes http://www.ovcs.org/Downloads/OV%20Board%20Policy%20Manual%20%20Section%207000%20students.pdf
District Currently has a Cyberbullying Policy
Yes http://www.ovcs.org/Downloads/OV%20Board%20Policy%20Manual%20%20Section%207000%20students.pdf
District Currently has a Parents’ Bill of Rights
Yes http://www.ovcs.org/Downloads/ParentsBill%20of%20Rights%202017.pdf
District Currently has an Information Breach Policy
Yes

Website Link to District Technology Plan


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