Alhambra High School Technology Plan 2008-2012
Alhambra High School
Technology Committee Members
Jas Cisneros, Assistant Principal, Office of Guidance
Eileen Kaiser, Physical Education
Jennie Malonek, Science
James Matcuk, English
Joshua Moreno, World languages
Valerie Lukjaneic, Special Education
William Martinez, Technology Instructional Specialist
AHS Vision Statement for Technology
Technology is an ever growing and changing component of our culture. As we prepare students to be life-long learner’s and successful contributors to our communities it is critical that technology be integrated into every component of their education.
Innovative technology is an active component in the school’s vision as a tenet providing “the environment to help students acquire knowledge, explore ideas, ask questions and seek answers.”
Goal 1: Utilize multiple forms of technology to facilitate students’ development in all curricular areas, especially English and math skills.
Goal 2: Teachers, staff and administrators will utilize appropriate technology to develop a learning environment that stimulates them to deliver lessons that engage, create a school environment that with the use of technology tracks student achievements and communicates effectively with parents and the community.
Section A: Curriculum and Curriculum Support
1. PowerGrade with parent portal
a. Parent workshops to demonstrate
2. Dynamic robust school website
a. Multiple languages
b. College prep (A-G) requirements
c. High School graduation requirements
3. Every teacher has a website linked to the AHS base site
4. Every student has email
5. Use the internet for on-site campus communication (daily bulletin and announcements)
6. Use of Skype type interactive, internet based phone system for collaborative teaching with classrooms outside our school site
7. Computer lab training for all teachers on special security aspects of the existing network.
8. Computers configured with curricular software for specific program needs
9. Use of Blogs, Wikis and Newsgroups for collaborative projects
10. Access to Blogs, Moodles, Webquests, You Tube for curricular posts and lesson material
11. Access to student work online
a. AHS campus website
b. Photo galleries of student projects
12. Support to pilot new technologies within innovative classrooms
|Goal||OBJECTIVES & BENCHMARKS:||2010||2011||2012|
|I||Strengthen communication with parents/guardians
Through PowersGrade, Website, PhoneMaster and AHS website. Teacher websites support instructional materials, assignments and assessment goals.
|I||Use network sites (Blogs, Moodles, Webquests, YouTube, Google Groups) for curricular projects.||45.5%||56.4%||67.3%|
Section B: Professional Development
1. On-Demand professional development
a. Podcasting and video.
b. Atomic Learning, Discovery Learning, or other training sites.
2. Potential PD topics:
b. Web design
d. Creative and time efficient ways to use LCD projector and technology
e. Cross-curricular student driven technology projects
3. Support cadres with tech leaders in every department
a. Basic troubleshooting
b. Software installation
c. Printer/peripheral support
4. Use of technology to design effect assessments
Section C: Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support and Software
1. Robust, Fast secure network offering a variety of connection options based on environmental needs.
2. 1:1 computing or smart device access.
3. Variety of hardware and software available to each classroom based upon current technologies. Examples: LCD/Opaque projector, Laptop, Clicker response system, Smart board,, OARS enabled printers in classrooms or easily accessible) Video cameras, Digital cameras, Storage for student projects and portfolios, Podcasting,
4. Use Open-Source software as much as possible
5. Redirection of older computers to classrooms, or home for long-term long program to support students w/o computer access at home.
6. Tech leaders in each department for front line troubleshooting and assistance
Section D: Budget and Funding
1. Get a line item in the school budget
2. Pursue appropriate outside funding or donations
Section E: Monitoring and Evaluation
1. Meetings and Evaluation by the Committee as appropriate
Section F: Collaborative Strategies and Adult Literacy Providers
1. establish tech leaders as trouble shooters and integration assistance in each department
2. provide pd through collaboration
3. provide voluntary pd afterschool
4. provide on line resources through Google, Moodle or the school website
Section G: Effective, Research-Based Methods and Strategies
Teacher standards are based upon ISTE standards
Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
1. Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate
experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face
and virtual environments.
a. Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
b. Engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools
c. Promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students’ conceptual
understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes
d. Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues,
and others in face-to-face and virtual environments
2. Design and Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating
contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge,
skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS·S.
a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote
student learning and creativity
b. Develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual
curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own
learning, and assessing their own progress
c. Customize and personalize learning activities to address students’ diverse learning styles,
working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources
d. Provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content
and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching
3. Model Digital Age Work and Learning Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work
processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.
a. Demonstrate fluency in technology systems and the transfer of current knowledge to new technologies
b. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success
c. Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using a variety of digital age media and formats
d. Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate, and use information resources to support research
4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital
culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
a. Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal, and ethical use of digital information and technology, including
respect for copyright, intellectual property, and the appropriate documentation of sources
b. Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access
to appropriate digital tools and resources
c. Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology
d. Develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues
and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration tools
5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit
leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating
the effective use of digital tools and resources.
a. Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to
improve student learning
b. Exhibit leadership by demonstrating a vision of technology infusion, participating in shared decision
making and community building, and developing the leadership and technology skills of others
c. Evaluate and reflect on current research and professional practice on a regular basis to make
effective use of existing and emerging digital tools and resources in support of student learning
d. Contribute to the effectiveness, vitality, and self renewal of the teaching profession and of their
school and community
Section H: Staff Survey Results
80% of staff responding to the survey.
In Fall 2008, a survey was sent electronically to all Alhambra High School Faculty and Staff (herein known as Staff). While not all instructional aides or temporary long-term substitutes have Internet access, a paper copy of the survey was made available to them.
The staff survey indicates that the majority of teachers would like updated computer access for themselves and students on campus. To assist them in teaching, they would like to have LCD projectors or Book projectors, similar to the Lumen product. Staff feels that there has not been enough training on curricular specific software, nor has there been time given after training to acclimate themselves to actually integrating software into lesson preparation or presentation.
Since the survey more Elmos and LCDS have been purchased. In addition, smartboards are being purchased as funds are available. Training time continues to be an issue although some voluntary District PD time was allocated in the summer of 2011.
Staff indicates that getting support for daily trouble-shooting issues is difficult and that if department level access could be given to make local installs or updates that they would be more productive.
An on line tech request system has been set up so that requests can be prioritized and response time monitored.
Section J: Existing Inventory Includes
|Alhambra High School|
|Career Center Computers|