The KCSD Technology Requisition Application was originally implemented in 2014 as a means to clearly define a plan for integration for software and hardware, providing teachers with an opportunity to reflect upon the impact of technology on student achievement, based primarily upon Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. The focus moving forward will continue to be on instruction and student achievement, however the components of the Application have been consolidated, encouraging more collaboration, research and exploration throughout the process, focusing on enhancing student learning activities, building upon proven instructional strategies & resources. Feedback from some staff and administration indicated that the previous process had become somewhat cumbersome and time consuming, while the revised Application supports a more collaborative and investigative process through researching new programs and resources, exploring new devices and programs to “see what’s out there,” then evaluating the impact on student achievement.
Teams with devices approaching end-of-life are reminded about the Technology Application throughout the year. Included as part of the reminder, is the recommendation to identify effective programs, software & websites currently being utilized; (with data to substantiate), then dedicating time to research additional programs, websites, devices, etc., worth considering both short and long term. Teams are also strongly encouraged to schedule opportunities to meet with Dan and members of the Technology Department to provide support and guidance throughout the process.
All teachers within a course, subject area or grade level, (district-wide), will continue to collectively submit the Application, ensuring consistency, specifying how the proposed resources will impact instruction and student achievement. The criteria included within the completed Application then becomes the expectation for integration moving forward, focusing especially on monitoring student progress & enhancing the the learning experience, ultimately leading to increased student achievement. One of the main goals of the process is to not only ensure that the new devices accommodate what the students are currently accomplishing, but also what we envision the students will need to achieve in the future.
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