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Technology Plan

   Run Date: 09-22-2010 MO DEPT ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
   Run Time: 14:43:26 EPEGS
   Submitted Date: 4/16/2009 Education Technology Plan
   Submitted UserID: RASBILL SCHOOL YEAR: 2008 - 2009
DISTRICT: 005-123 CASSVILLE R-IV

   Mission Statement: Cassville R-IV School District, through parent and community involvement, will provide a safe educational environment where students develop skills to become lifelong learners, achieve personal excellence, and become responsible citizens.
Our Vision for our students:  Graduation for every student...Success for every graduate

   Local Needs: Cassville R-IV School District has and continues to use available data and resources to effectively evaluate all school programs. The District CSIP is evaluated annually and progress-monitored throughout the year. Improvement plans are maintained for each building and have appropriate student, parent, and community representation and input. Building Improvement Plan Successes and strategies: Supplemental services for before and after school tutoring are provided after school for students in an identified subgroup with 55 students participating  DIBELS assessments indicate an increase of benchmark students for the first semester from 32 to 37 ? 138 identified students participated daily in Tier 2 reading interventions  40 identified student participate daily in tier 3 reading interventions  27 students moved from tier 2 to tier 1 for the 1st semester  15 students have been identified for tier 2 PBS interventions  08-09 AYP results indicate growth in all subgroup areas for communication arts: a. all school students; 41.7 to 46 b. White: 41.6 to 43 c. F/R Lunch; 34.2 to 40.3 d. IEP: 20.5 to 30.8 o AYP results indicate growth in all subgroup areas in math: 1. All school students: 41.2 to 47.5 2. White: 41.3 to 48 3. F/R Lunch: 31.5 to 40.2 4. IEP: 25 to 30.8
   1. Goal: Develop and enhance quality educational/instructional programs to improve performance and enable students to meet their personal, academic, and career goals.
        1. Objective: The District will expand or revise programs and implement appropriate instructional practices to improve student performance on local and state performance measurements.
            MSIP Standard: 1.1,1.2,1.3,2.1,3.1,3.2,6.3,6.4,6.5,6.6,6.7,6.8,6
            Progress Measure:
                                      School Year             Baseline            Progress             Target   Target Met
                                       2007 - 2008              25%              15%              40%              N/A

            Comments: ARRA funds will be utilized to provide supplemental tutoring services.
         1. Strategy: Offer and develop instructional technology resources to integrate and enhance instruction and learning opportunities.
             MSIP Standard: 3.1,3.2,6.4,6.5,6.7
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

        2. Objective: All students will engage in rigorous instruction driven by technology-enriched curriculum that meets students' assessed needs, results in high levels of academic achievement and performance, and fosters life-long learning.
            MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.3
            Progress Measure:
            Comments:
         1. Strategy: District will use technology to help deliver, monitor, and assess student learning to meet student needs (such as integrated learning systems, computer-assisted instructional software, and electronic assessments tools).
             MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.2,6.3,7.1,7.2,7.3
             Persons Responsible: Principals and teachers
             Funding Source Name:
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         2. Strategy: District curriculum will utilize technology in developing students' 21st century skills (information, communication technology, and media literacy).
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.8
             Persons Responsible: Principals and teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         3. Strategy: District curriculum will incorporate content and processes related to equity, technology, research, and workplace readiness skills.
             MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.8,7.3
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services, Principals, Teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         4. Strategy: District curriculum will inspire educators to use research-based instructional strategies that are powered by technology and engage diverse learners in the excitement of learning through student-centered, collaborative, project-based, and inquiry-based activities, and promote research, problem-solving and communication.
             MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.4,6.8
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         5. Strategy: District will use technology to extend and support student learning beyond the school day and provide access to rigorous courses via alternative instructional delivery systems.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3
             Persons Responsible: Principals, teachers, students and parents
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         6. Strategy: District will use technology to enable/enhance career and post-secondary planning.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.8,7.3
             Persons Responsible: Principals, teachers, students and parents
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

   2. Goal: Recruit, attract, develop, and retain highly qualified staff to carry out the LEA (local educational agency)/District mission, goals, and objectives.
        1. Objective: The district will increase professional development opportunities by 7% for teachers in grades K-5, in the areas of reading instruction, differentiated instruction and instructional practices.
            MSIP Standard: 5.2,6.5,6.7,7.1,7.2,9.2
            Progress Measure:
                                          School Year             Baseline            Progress             Target     Target Met
                                       2007 - 2008              24 Hours              7 %              26 Hours              N/A

            Comments:
         1. Strategy: A reading initiative professional development program will be initiated in the K-8 school buildings to increase reading instruction, differentiated instruction, and instructional practices.
             MSIP Standard: 5.2,6.7,7.2
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         2. Strategy: Teachers will be provided professional development opportunities designed to increase student literacy skills throughout all curricular areas with the provision of learning opportunities for teachers to implement modifications and accommodations for all subgroups.
             MSIP Standard: 6.5,6.7,7.2,9.2
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: TITLE IV.A, Local Funds, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

        2. Objective: All teachers will be provided opportunities to access high quality professional development experiences designed to ensure continuous improvement in classroom instruction that helps to meet the specific needs of each building-level improvement plan and ultimately to continuous improvement in student achievement as measured by the AYP, APR, local PD Surveys, and additional building improvement plans.              MSIP Standard: 1.2,6.3,6.4,6.7,7.1,8.3              Progress Measure:
            Comments:
         1. Strategy: Teachers will be provided opportunities designed to improve instructional technology skills in order to develop and expand teaching and learning opportunities through available technology.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,8.3
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: TITLE IV.A, Local Funds, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

        3. Objective: All teachers will implement inquiry-based instructional curricula and instruction, and are afforded support of, access to, and appropriate training for using technology to implement, deliver, monitor, and assess such curricula and instruction.              MSIP Standard: 1.2,6.3,6.4,6.7,7.1,8.3              Progress Measure:
            Comments:
         1. Strategy: Teachers will use up-to-date technology tools and resources to support curriculum objectives; tools and resources are readily available for teachers and student use, and training in the use of the tools and resources is provided.
             MSIP Standard: 6.4,6.7,6.8
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         2. Strategy: District will provide effective leadership and professional development that promotes differentiated instruction through the use of technology and makes adequate plans for sustained and beneficial growth in technology integration.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7,6.8
             Persons Responsible: Principals and Professional Development Committee
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         3. Strategy: District will provide professional development for teachers and administrators that result in technology proficiency.
             MSIP Standard: 6.4,6.7,6.8
             Persons Responsible: Administrators and Professional Development Committee
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

   3. Goal: Provide and maintain appropriate instructional resources, support services, and functional and safe facilities.
        1. Objective: District personnel and students will use appropriate technology tools and resources that address personal, academic, and career needs, in a safe and responsible manner and will increase those opportunites by 5% annually.
            MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7,8.1,8.5,8.7,8.9
            Progress Measure:
            Comments:
         1. Strategy: Technology resources will be used in the classrooms by the teachers and students to improve academic instruction and achievement.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7,8.1,8.5,8.7,8.9
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: TITLE IV.A
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         2. Strategy: Technology will be used for administration, management, and communication purposes to improve the overall district operation.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7,8.1,8.5,8.7,8.9
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         3. Strategy: Technical support and in-service will be made available for all administrators, teachers, staff, and students.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7,8.1,8.5,8.7,8.9
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: TITLE IV.A
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         4. Strategy: The district will annually review and update technology policies and procedures related to technology hardware, software, connectivity, and technical support standards.
             MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7,8.1,8.5,8.7,8.9
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: TITLE IV.A
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

        2. Objective: District personnel and students will use appropriate and safe technology tools and resources that address personal, academic, and career needs, in a safe and responsible manner.
            MSIP Standard: 6.3,6.4,6.7,8.1,8.5,8.7,8.9,9.1,9.2,9.3
            Progress Measure:
            Comments:
         1. Strategy: District will provide equitable access to appropriate technology tools and resources that are varied and diverse and facilitate differentiated instruction.
             MSIP Standard: 6.2,6.3,6.4,6.8,7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.5,7.6
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         2. Strategy: District will update technology policies and procedures related to technology hardware, software, connectivity, and technical support standards.
             MSIP Standard: 6.4,6.7,6.8,7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.5,7.6,8.1,8.2,8.3,8
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         3. Strategy: Technology resources will be used in the classrooms by the teachers and students to improve academic instruction and achievement.
             MSIP Standard: 6.8,7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.5,7.6
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         4. Strategy: Technology will be used for administration, management, and communication purposes to improve the overall district operation.
             MSIP Standard:
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         5. Strategy: Technical support and in-service will be made available for all administrators, teachers, staff and students.
             MSIP Standard: 6.7,8.1
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instruction, Building Principals, and Teachers
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

   4. Goal: Promote, facilitate, and enhance parent, student, and community involvement in LEA/District educational programs.
        1. Objective: District will provide opportunities for parents and community to evlauate instructional technology; will involve a broad, diverse section of the community on CSIP planning committee; and will use technology to facilitate interactive communications among district staff, parents, and community members.
            MSIP Standard: 7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.5,7.6,7.8,8.2,8.8,8.9,9.5,9.6
            Progress Measure:
            Comments:
         1. Strategy: District will provide parents and community members with opportunties to visit instructional rooms and view student work that makes effective use of technology.
             MSIP Standard: 7.6,8.3,8.8,8.9
             Persons Responsible: Administrators
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         2. Strategy: District will integrate technology into the CSIP planning process; the technology committee members will include parents and community members.
             MSIP Standard: 8.3,8.8,8.9
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         3. Strategy: District will use technology tools and resources to disseminate school news and student work and to facilitate input and feedback from parents and community members (email, website, electronic newsletter, online homework gradebook, online surveys, automated absentee system, etc.)
             MSIP Standard: 7.5,7.6,8.8,8.9
             Persons Responsible: Principals and teachers
             Funding Source Name:
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

   5. Goal: Govern the LEA/District in an efficient and effective manner providing leadership and representation to benefit the students, staff, and patrons of the district.
        1. Objective: The district will implement effective and efficient administration, data management, and communication processes through the use of technology that further supports teaching and learning.
            MSIP Standard: 6.2,6.3,6.7,7.1,7.2,7.3,8.1,8.2,8.6,8.7,8.9,8.11
            Progress Measure:
            Comments:
         1. Strategy: District will establish/maintain a sufficient budget to cover Total Cost of Ownership.
             MSIP Standard: 6.4,6.8,8.8
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         2. Strategy: District will establish/update effective long-range strategies detailing how technology tools and resources support teaching, learning, and administrative activities and help meet the goals and objectives of the district's comprehensive school improvement plan.
             MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.2,6.3,6.4,6.7,6.8,7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.5,7.6,8
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

         3. Strategy: District will employ/designate technology leadership positions to oversee, and coordinate efforts of a representative committee that helps oversee the district's technology implementation, planning, and evaluation efforts.
             MSIP Standard: 6.1,6.2,6.3,6.4,6.7,6.8,7.1,7.2,7.3,7.4,7.5,7.6,8
             Persons Responsible: Director of Instructional Services
             Funding Source Name: Local Funds, TITLE VI.B, TITLE II.D, Technology Education Grant
             Date to Implement Strategy: 07/01/2009
             Date of Completion: 06/30/2010

Additional Elements:
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) states that districts must have long-range education technology plans to apply for program funds and that the plan address specific evaluation requirements. Describe the process and accountability measures the district will use to evaluate the extent to which activities funded by an NCLB program are effective in integrating technology into curricula and instruction, increasing the ability of teachers to teach, and enabling students to reach challenging State academic standards.
Through the District and Building Improvement Plans the Cassville R-IV School District has established committees and procedures to continually monitor progress at the building, teacher, and student levels. The use of technology is an integral part of this plan and process. Usage of on-line instruction, reasearched based instruction, computer instructional resources, and AYP and APR data will be used to evaluate progress and NCLB monitoring. In addition, the R-IV District continues to provide appropriate PD funds for access to training and professional development in each area. Additional local funds are utilized for the improvement of instruction at each building.

The Universal Service Fund E-rate Program states that district long-range plans must address five essential elements. The district provides assurances to DESE that the technology plan contains the following:
• Clear goals and realistic strategies for using telecommunications and information technology to improve education services;

• Professional development strategies to ensure that staff know to use these new technologies to improve education services;

• Assessment of the telecommunication services, hardware, software, and other services that will be needed to improve education services;

• Sufficient budget to acquire and support the non-discounted elements of the plan: the hardware, software, professional development and other services that will be needed to implement the strategy; and

• Evaluation process that enables the school to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise.