Corresponding k-12 Teaching and Learning Goal:Students will use technological resources capably, actively, and responsibly.
Students will make responsible decision, solve problems, and think critically.
- Design a district vocational education program to prepare students for career opportunities in business, industry, and the skilled trades. (1.2)
- Use technology effectively to support higher order learning through the school district by implementing the MPS Technology Strategic Plan. (1.8)
- Use technology to expand the role that schools serve in our community by implementing the MPS Technology Strategic Plan. (2.5)
- Use technology to improve methodologies for building accountability strategies. (3.4)
Target Goal: Computers and Other Technologies
In order to keep pace with current trends in education and business in a global society, technology must be pervasive in its acquisition and its utilization by the staff and students at Marshall. Technology is a major thrust of Marshall's educational plan. it is not a specific subject, but a way of thinking that permeates the entire curriculum. Technology enables students to use modern tools to solve practical problems and extend their capabilities in all areas of the educational process.
- Continue expanding technology for organizational, administrative, and managerial purposes so that all staff and faculty have access.
- Increase to 90% the number of staff who are computer literate.
- Continue the five-year technology plan initiated in the 1995/6 school year. The goal of this plan is to have voice, video and data access for every student.
- Increase MPS staff Internet certification to 95%.
- Require that all ninth, tenth and eleventh grade students have a working knowledge of keyboarding and other computer applications.
- Continue to require that all English students maintain a portfolio that contains major word-processed writing assignments from the English classes as well as from other curricular areas.
- All Marshall students will know information retrieval using the library local area network databases and the Internet.
- Continue programming to increase the number of students who are knowledgeable in basic networking.
- Continue to increase the availability of computer labs to parents and students after school.
- Staff will use room computers for grades and attendance.
- Foreign language teachers will use software as a key part of their curriculum.
- Air condition computer labs and Library Media Complex.
- Provide workshops/in-service for teachers on the SMS system.
- Create a "help desk" for computer problems staffed by both students and staff.
- Purchase the following:
- Air conditioning for computer labs in rooms 222 and 224 plus Library for $43,000
- A CN KU band satellite hooked into existing distribution system through school with a cost of $10,000.
- Color printers for computer labs with a cost of $15,000.
- Wide laminator costing $3,000.
- Computer sewing machine for $3,500.
- Upgrade LAN server and install TNIN Client; $40,000.
- Create foreign language lab; $65,000.
- In-service opportunities in computer application (including keyboarding) and other educational technologies will be offered for the entire staff after school and on Saturdays.
- Provide release time for faculty to attend conventions and workshops in order to have faculty and staff members stay current with new technologies.
- Provide funding for curriculum writing that will incorporate specific software and the use of the Internet as an integral part of classroom lesson plans.
- Offer more Internet classes at Marshall each semester for Internet certification.
- Train more staff members to handle basic computer troubleshooting and maintain a "help" desk.