Technology Goals 2020-2021


District Supported Programs 

Goal: The District Technology Department will troubleshoot and train on the following programs/applications: 

Canvas
Swift K12
PowerSchool
Carousel
Apple TVs
Apple Classroom
Current testing platform
Zoom

Canvas:

      • Every teacher should be assigning 50% of student work on Canvas. 
      • Continue to use the calendar to communicate through Canvas.
      • Each school will have a standardized home page 

Teacher Training

Goal: The District Technology Department will provide at least one district-wide training day a year for professional development in innovative uses of technology. In addition, ongoing training will be offered at each school.

  • Professional Development Day in September 
  • Additional day with Apple Trainer

Classroom Teacher Support

Goal: The Instructional Technology Specialist will meet current needs of individual teachers and facilitate learning of best practices using technology.

Digital Citizenship 

Goal: The District Technology Department will send out resources once a month to teachers and staff.  Teachers will build upon the monthly topic in their classes and incorporate the topic in their lessons.

  • White Ribbon Week
  • Digital citizenship incentives and contests

PLCT Meetings (Professional Learning Community of Technology)

Goal: Each building will hold technology meetings to address needs of the school and personnel. Findings will be reported to the District Technology Department

  • Site Specialist and Principal – Once a week
  • Site Specialist and District Technology Department – Once a month (1st Thursday)
  • Site Specialist and Teachers – Once a month 
  • Technology Department and Program Directors - will be part of District Office monthly meeting (2nd Monday)
  • Technology Department and Superintendent – right after District Office meeting

iPads - This is the educational tool that is supported in the district. One to one in grades 3-12. All students have access to iPads.

Goal: Students will become increasingly proficient at using the iPad as an educational tool.

  • Continue to explore the use of iPads as a teaching method.  (Focus on assignments that move students to the “Modification” level of the SAMR model and/or the TripleE framework)
  • “Can it be done on an iPad?”

Updates

Goal: Four-year rotation of infrastructure, hardware and software.

Security

Goal:  Security of students, staff, teachers and administrations is always a concern.  We at South Sanpete School District take it very seriously and are constantly educating personnel on how to enhance digital safety.

Evaluation

Goal: Technology tools will be evaluated on a regular basis to determine current needs, cost efficiency, and staying up to date with state requirements.

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