This page is where we will look at the Tech Plan that was finalized and approved in May 2008.


LINKS to Technology Plan and other tech forms from ACPS Home:
http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/docmgr/default.php?sectiondetailid=7270&catfilter=930&PHPSESSID=ffa57bcc53cc7150aa671fe7321c7528#showDoc

Important to Understand.... Standards of Quality from the state- 1 per 1000 students based on SOQ
therefore our jobs are different at each school based on school budgets/ contributions, roles needed, etc.
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/VA_Board/Standards/

The original CTIP job description based on 2001 intiiative… does it still apply??
http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=3219


Dr. Moran’s Blog- to be read with professional discretion…
http://www.schoolnet.com/Viewpoints08/Customized%20Leadership/Pages/ViewpointHome.aspx


==The Tech plan is HUGE. We will first look at where the CTIP appears in the Tech PLan. These are bulleted and pulled out of the tech plan.
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. this "find CTIP in Tech Plan" is not complete - added by Janelle Catlett
OVERVIEW: The Educational Technology Plan for Albemarle County Public Schools: 2007-2009 was developed by the Albemarle County Public School Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) and Curriculum and Technology Integration Partners (CTIP). On May 8, 2008, the plan was presented to the Albemarle County School Board for approval and for submission to the state. Copies of the approved Educational Technology Plan will be distributed to all schools.

Goal 2: Improve Division equity in the implementation of technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
Target 1 CTIPs, Troubleshooters, Technology specialists, and classroom teachers attend and present at local,state and national conferences.
Curriculum Resources: (pg 15)
• An integrated approach to internet safety was developed. CTIP, Media Specialists, and the Coordinator for Instructional Technology have conducted student and parent workshops and classes. CTIP, Media Specialists, Bullying Prevention Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, and Health Teachers received additional training and certification in Winter 2007 and began integrating content across instructional areas.
Instructional Resources
• Division-level funding for CTIP remains at 12.33 FTE. This is currently augmented by schools.
Instructional Resources (pg 16)
• CTIP are the primary information technology literacy specialists in the buildings. They are instructional specialists who interact with all children and curricular specialists who interact with all teachers. The Instructional technology resource teacher has been shown to be the most effective form of professional development for getting teachers tointegrate technology into teaching and learning (Va. Dep’t. of Ed. ITRT and Technology Support Positions, a Handbook for School Divisions).
• Seek funding to move the CTIP position to a fully division-funded position akin to other specialist positions, such as Media Specialists, Literacy Specialists, and Gifted teachers.
• Formula that delivers a range of 0.8 to 2.0 FTE, based on population is desired.

Integration: Implementation Plan
CENTRAL ISSUE
Research confirms that students reap the maximum benefit from the use of technology when the infrastructure supports the integration of technology throughout the educational process. ACPS provides equitable distribution of technology based on minimum standards set for elementary, middle and high school; however, discrepancies arise due to other support by Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTOs), teacher participation in professional development, private donations, and grants. These models are associated with a replacement cycle and a software procurement system that supports the needs of all students and teachers. The commitment of ACPS to equitable technology support with teams of network specialists, technicians, and technology resource teachers (CTIPs) supporting each school creates an environment in which consistent and effective use of technology is occurring. Building level CTIPs provide ongoing and ever-present professional development support, so as to foster effective technology integration.

Target 3 Teachers demonstrate their expanding knowledge of technology integration by facilitating learning activities in which students use technology for productivity, research, communication, and/or problem solving.
(pg 18)

CTIPs conduct technology workshops and consultations throughout the year, working in their role as professional developers.
Annually
CTIP with building principal support

(pg 19)
… Goal 1, Target 4
Continued teacher training in copyright issues and the ethical use
of technology
Annually
Curriculum Supervisors, CTIPs, Library/Media Specialists
… Goal 1, Target 5
Provide technology-based instructional delivery, support, and
management systems that support the development and utilization
of intervention strategies.
Ongoing
Executive Director of Curriculum/Instruction, CTIPs

(pg 20)
…Goal 1, Target 6
Teachers include in curriculum maps and pacing guides direct
reference to Computer / Technology SOL
Spring 2006;
Annually
CTIPs and Principals

(pg 21)
…Goal 1, Target 7
Continue to provide training and technical assistance to instructional personnel who need to meet the TSIP.
Ongoing
CTIPs

… Goal 1, Target 8
Provide teachers with training on math software.
Ongoing
CTIPs, Math Coordinator(s), Math Specialist

Provide sessions for planning and sharing of technology lessons.
Summer 2007
Teachers, CTIPs, Math Lead Teacher

(pg 22)
… Goal 1, Target 9
Pilot a computing device cart in middle and high school English classes.
Fall 2008
English Teacher, CTIP, English Coordinator

Review results of pilots and, if successful, revise curriculum materials.
Summer 2009
English Teacher, CTIP, English Coordinator

(pg 24)
… Goal 1, Target 11
Pilot individual computing devices on cart in a secondary Social
Science classroom(s).
Spring 2009
Social Science Coordinator, CTIP, Instructional Technology Leadership Team

Review results of pilot. Enhance collection of electronic primary documents. Evaluate writing/instruction software.
Summer 2009;
Annually
Social Science Coordinator, CTIP, Instructional Technology Leadership Team

Establish training for teachers.
2007-09
Social Science Coordinator, CTIP, Instructional Technology Leadership Team
Provide training for teachers. Fall 2008 Social Science Coordinator,CTIP, Instructional Technology Leadership Team

Repeat process with Social Science teachers as more carts are added to the classroom.
Annually,until all classrooms equipped
Social Science Coordinator, CTIP, Instructional Technology Leadership Team

(pg 24)
Goal 2: Improve Division equity in the implementation of technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
Target 1 CTIPs, technology staff and classroom teachers attend and present at local,state, and national conferences.
Direct Benefit
Participation in higher learning conferences increases knowledge and applicability of technology with students. In addition, CTIPs and other teachers develop their professional development skills.

… Goal 2, Target 1
Continue professional development of CTIPs in designing and presenting workshops.
Annually
Instructional Technology Leadership Team Provide CTIPs and classroom teachers

increased opportunities to present at various conferences. Develop a plan to fund presenters from division-level funding sources.
Annually
Instructional Technology Leadership Team
(pg 30)
Professional Development: Needs Assessment
ACPS created the position of Curriculum Technology Integration Partner (CTIP). At that start, a limited number of CTIPs supported multiple schools and served as consultants, trainers, resource providers, task facilitators, and, in general, agents for change. At the same time, in compliance with a Virginia DOE directive, ACPS began offering expanded professional development opportunities requiring all instructional staff to complete a portfolio of work showcasing their understanding of the Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel (TSIP) by June 2003. (Currently, teachers new to Albemarle County from outside of the Commonwealth are asked to complete their portfolios with their recertification.) CTIPs continue to serve as consultants, program managers, trainers/designers, task facilitators, resource providers, and catalysts for change. CTIPs meet monthly to assess needs and plan for professional development. Professional development is critical to ensure the effective use of technology to improve student learning. As such, professional development should be available, ongoing and relevant to instructional needs and learning objectives. The CTIP community is the primary resource by which Albemarle County builds the capacity of educators in the schools. Developing the knowledge and skills of the CTIPs is important to the effective use of technology by teachers as a professional tool, and by students as a tool in their learning activities. In addition, building relationships among the CTIPs, curriculum supervisors and department chairs, and lead teachers is crucial as Albemarle County moves to a more refined and ubiquitous use of technology by teachers and students.
CURRENT STATUS
The importance of professional development in technology integration is well documented. Teachers pass through stages of technology use from entry, where they learn about new technologies, to invention, where they discover new uses for technology tools, often combining multiple technologies. The importance of just-in-time learning is also documented, and is supported by our placement of CTIPs in each building.

(pg 31)
Delivery Models and Content
• On-site, on-demand—through CTIP
• Making Connections—more than 700 staff attended technology-infused sessions
• CAI Institute—technology integration a component for more than 300 participants
• Optional online professional development (ThirteenEdOnline; PBS Teacherline). These offerings are supported by PDRP or are free.
Delivery Models and Content
A comprehensive program of division supported professional development, including increased support for the CTIP model; a comprehensive plan to offer online delivery of professional development content developed locally,
by universities, by public TV, and by subscription.
Beyond TSIP
Obtain grant or division funding to support a program that moves teachers towards NETS*T certification. Support teacher/administrator attendance at NTTI conferences.
• CTIP obtain NETS*T Certification
• Identify CTIP/Administrator partners for NTTI and DOE Tech Leadership conference attendance
Technology Leadership and Vision
Encourage and support the development of and participation in technology leadership and vision professional development activities for CTIP, principals, and division instructional leadership.

Professional Development: Implementation Plan
CENTRAL ISSUE
Professional development for educational technology stakeholders continues to be a critical issue (if not the top priority in educational technology utilization) related to the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. The availability of professional development opportunities, materials, and resources is adequate and equitable in ACPS. Site-based support systems for technology integration are in place. Technology Resource Teachers (CTIPs) and technology trouble shooters are assigned to each school as are tech services teams consisting of a network
specialist and hardware technician. One challenge is in continuing to develop the skills of these key support staff. Another challenge is to increase the opportunities for site-based professional development through the leveraged use of the CTIPs combined with the leadership and professional development skills of the department chairs and lead teachers.

Goal 1: Establish partnerships for identifying and delivering effective technology training to assist educators as they help students achieve high academic standards.
Target 1 Educator training programs reflect pre-service course work and experiences that include effective approaches to integrating technology into K-12 education.

… Goal 1, Target 1
Review inventory of available hardware and software to determine needs of each school to make minimal purchases.
Summer 2008
Office of Technology, CTIP

Identify teachers not utilizing strategies from administrator walkthrough
data to develop a training plan.
Summer 2007
Administrators, Instructional Technology Leadership Team, CTIP

Set aside time for teachers and administrators to work with their
school’s CTIP for training. This training will be followed in sessions with teachers sharing ways they have integrated technology.
2007
Pre-ServiceWeek; Annually
CTIP, Professional Development Coordinator, Instructional Technology Leadership Team, Administrators

Identify researched/known high-yield strategies of technology
integration for student learning to determine needed hardware
and software.
Fall 2007
Instructional Technology Leadership Team, CTIP

Ensure implementation of strategies occur and provide on-site
support for staff in need of additional training.
Ongoing
Administrators, CTIP

(pg 34)
… Goal 1, Target 2
Provide professional development both within the entire school
system, online, and at individual school. The Division and schools will be responsible for providing prearranged, sustained time at any of the following times:
• Release time
• After school faculty meetings
• PLC planning time
• Compensated PLC time beyond school calendar
• Mini conferences
• Restructured calendar year
• Building and county level professional development days
Ongoing
Professional Development Department, Instructional Technology Leadership Team,
CTIP, Administrators

Target 3 Technology-related staff development offered by various entities is provided in a variety of topics and delivery methods tied to specific curriculum and instructional strategies ie. Marzano etc.

… Goal 1, Target 3
Provide professional development opportunities both within the
entire school system, online, and at individual schools.
Ongoing
Professional Development Department, Instructional Technology Leadership Team, CTIP, Administrators

Review feedback and staff survey data to refine and drive
professional development offerings.
Ongoing
Professional Development Department, Instructional Technology LeadershipTeam, CTIP
(pg 35)
Target 4 Technology leadership activities are provided to K-12 educational technology stakeholders.


To Be Continued…start on pg 36 of tech plan