2009-12 FCPS - Frederick County Public Schools

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2009-12 FCPS - Frederick County Public Schools

Continue collaboration between the Department of Curriculum Media Services,

Technology Services Instructional Technology Department and Special

Education/Assistive Technology Department to ensure equal access for all students.

Expand communications options using web/video conferencing tools.

Expand the use of standardized school web pages to further facilitate home-school

communications.

Upgrade the system for teacher web pages to facilitate home-school

communications.

Explore Web 2.0 technologies that provide other forms of communications such as

wikis, blogs, Twitter, etc.

Expand wireless installation through all FCPS schools.

Upgrade to a textbook management system.

5. Assess the impact of technology on student learning and staff productivity to assure

continuous improvement in the implementation and use of technology.

Three-Year goals and objectives

Develop a comprehensive, on-going model of evaluating the impact of technology

on teaching and learning using some or all of the following methods: statistical data,

surveys, focus groups, journals, interviews, classroom/lab observations, etc.

Develop a systematic evaluation process that calls for the piloting and testing of a

technology initiative prior to rolling it out system-wide.

Design evaluation tools, that allow collection of data to answer the following

questions:

In what ways have students been impacted by technology integration?

Are our teachers using technology in ways that match both our county goals

and the potential that exists for technology as an instructional tool?

Are more teachers using information from the student information system or

other centralized databases to help or address individual student needs?

Are “best practices” available through the FCPS Intranet and FCPSTeach?

Is technology improving operational efficiencies?

Are technology tools being used increasingly by staff to improve decisionmaking

and facilitate home-school communication?

Has the district allocated adequate technology resources so that students and

teachers can realize the potential of those resources?

Do administrators act as technology leaders, setting expectations regarding

technology integration and evaluating its use?

Have administrators participated in training to learn how to access and

manipulate data from centralized databases?

Are administrators utilizing the web, voicemail, and email resources to

increase communication with staff and the community?

Are administrators advocating the use of technology and encouraging staff to

develop their skills in technology?

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