Technology Plan Turlock Unified - July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

 
Technology Plan

   Turlock Unified

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

    11/16/2010 (revised 01/02/2014)

    This plan is for EETT and E-Rate.
Table of Contents
Background and Demographic Profile - Optional ......................................................................................... 1
1. Plan Duration....................................................................................................................................................... 3
2. Stakeholders......................................................................................................................................................... 4
3. Curriculum ........................................................................................................................................................... 6
   3a. Current access by teachers and students ............................................................................................... 6
   3b. Current use of technology to support teaching and learning .......................................................... 8
   3c. District curricular goals to support plan ............................................................................................ 11
   3d. Teaching and learning goals (Measurable Objectives, Benchmarks) ....................................... 13
   3e. Acquiring technology skills AND information literacy skills (Measurable Objectives,
   Benchmarks) ..................................................................................................................................................... 17
   3f. Ethical use ................................................................................................................................................... 21
   3g. Internet safety............................................................................................................................................ 23
   3h. Description of access for all students ................................................................................................. 25
   3i. Student record keeping ............................................................................................................................ 27
   3j. Two way home-school communication.............................................................................................. 30
   3k. Curriculum Monitoring Process .......................................................................................................... 32
4. Professional Development ............................................................................................................................ 34
   4a. Summary of Teacher and Administrator Skills and Needs .......................................................... 34
   4b. Providing PD Opportunities (Measurable Objectives, Benchmarks) ....................................... 35
   4c. Professional Development Monitoring .............................................................................................. 40
5. Infrastructure, Hardware, Technical Support, and Software .............................................................. 42
   5a. Existing Resources ................................................................................................................................... 42
   5b. Needed Resources .................................................................................................................................... 44
   5c. Annual Benchmarks and Timeline for obtaining resources ......................................................... 46
   5d. Process to Monitor 5b ............................................................................................................................. 48
6. Funding and Budget ....................................................................................................................................... 50
   6a. Established and Potential Funding Sources ...................................................................................... 50
   6b. Annual implementation costs ............................................................................................................... 51
   6c. District replacement policy ................................................................................................................... 52
   6d. Budget monitoring ................................................................................................................................... 53
7. Monitoring and Evaluation........................................................................................................................... 54
   7a. Overall progress and impact evaluation ............................................................................................ 54
   7b. Evaluation schedule................................................................................................................................. 55
   7c. Communicating evaluation results ...................................................................................................... 59
8. Collaborative Strategies with Adult Literacy Providers ...................................................................... 60
9. Effective, Researched-Based Methods and Strategies ......................................................................... 61
   9a. Research Summary, District Application .......................................................................................... 61
   9b. Technology to Deliver Rigorous Curriculum .................................................................................. 62
Appendix C - Criteria for EETT Technology Plans .................................................................................. 64
Appendix J - Technology Plan Contact Information ................................................................................. 73

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Background and Demographic Profile
   With close to 14,000 students, over 1,400 staff members, and seventeen sites and programs,
Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) is the second largest public school district in Stanislaus
County. Turlock itself is the second largest city in Stanislaus County, with almost 70,000
residents. Turlock is home to California State University, Stanislaus, the county fairgrounds, and
several large agro-industrial employers, including Foster Farms and a new Blue Diamond
facility.
   TUSD offers a range of educational options. There are nine elementary schools in the district,
with specialized programs offered at several sites. Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy is a
dual-immersion Spanish/English site. Walnut Elementary houses two magnet programs, one for
math and science and the other for arts. Cunningham and Julien Elementary Schools offer GATE
programs for qualified fourth through sixth grade students. TUSD also offers transitional
kindergarten to eligible students.
   TUSD has one comprehensive junior high school and one magnet middle school. Turlock
Junior High School, at roughly 1,300 students, is a large 7-8 site modeled after the traditional
high schools that it feeds into. New to TJHS is its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
(STEM) program. The program is starting small with thirty students, but has plans to expand
over the new few years. Dutcher Middle School is the 7-8 dual immersion site, with the
remaining available spaces filled through a lottery. Students at Dutcher have the same teacher for
English and history, and the same teacher for science and math.
   Turlock High School and Pitman High School are the two comprehensive high schools in the
district. Both schools offer robust academic programs, including Advanced Placement and
honors courses. Students have the opportunity to prepare for the workforce through ROP and
career technical courses. Each site offers a wide variety of clubs, student organizations, and
extra-curricular activities.
    TUSD has several specialized schools within the district. Several elementary sites house
Headstart and state preschool classes. Turlock Adult School, operating out of the district office
and the comprehensive high schools, offers courses to adult learners in the evenings, and
coordinates ROP classes at the high schools. Roselawn High School is an alternative education
site, designed to assist students to develop the skills and academic preparation necessary to
return to and graduate to the comprehensive high schools. The newest TUSD site is its
eCademy Charter at Crane School. This K-12 site offers four flexible yet rigorous settings for
students, including homeschooling, independent studies, and online learning.
   Several demographic groups make up the student population in TUSD. Hispanic students
make up our largest ethnic group, at over 7,500 students. The second largest ethnic group is that
of white students, at over 4,800 students. Turlock is culturally well represented, with large
populations Assyrian- and Indian-Americans, as well as strong links to Mexico and Portugal. In
2012-13, Almost three-quarters of the students in the district were identified as
socio-economically disadvantaged. In that school year, 1,341 students, roughly 10% of the
student population, were students in special education programs.

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TUSD’s mission is to ensure all students graduate as self-motivated, responsible citizens
equipped to compete successfully in an ever-changing global society. As TUSD works to prepare
its students for success, technology will be a main point of focus. With the onset of Common
Core Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments, now more than ever it is the responsibility
of the district to ensure that students and teacher have adequate access to necessary technologies,
as well as the means to develop the skills to use those technologies proficiently and in a manner
conducive to individual success. This plan outlines TUSD’s goals toward this over the next three
years.

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1. Plan Duration

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2017

This plan will serve as TUSD's e-rate plan and will be evaluated annually.

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2. Stakeholders

                                             Stakeholders

Name                     Position                                        CDS
Dr. Sonny Da Marto       District Administrator                          Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
Jay Brem                 District Administrator                          Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
Judi Green               District Administrator                          Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
Robert Brogdon           District Administrator                          Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
Dana Trevethan           District Administrator                          Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
Donna Creighton          Classroom Teacher                               Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
                                                                         Turlock Junior High
Marshall Beyer           Classroom Teacher                               Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
                                                                         Wakefield Elementary
Dave Sutton              Classroom Teacher                               Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
                                                                         Walnut Elementary Education Center
Shawne Arnold            Classroom Teacher                               Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
                                                                         John H. Pitman High
Mary Asgill              Classroom Teacher                               Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
                                                                         Turlock High
Beth Wyatt               Classroom Teacher                               Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
                                                                         Marvin A. Dutcher Middle
Jennifer Jajko           Classroom Teacher                               Stanislaus
                                                                         Turlock Unified
                                                                         Dennis G. Earl Elementary

The technology plan writing committee consists of members that represent the Turlock Unified
School District in order to provide a variety of perspectives and a broad base of information and
interests as it relates to K-12 public education in Turlock, CA.
The committee consists of certificated teachers representing grades K-6, 7-8, and 9-12, the
technology department administrators, and the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.
Elements of the plan are drafted from other district documents, including, but not limited to, the
TUSD strategic plan, Common Core Standards training resources, the TUSD Digital Citizenship
campaign, and the TUSD Network Audit, completed in the fall of 2013.

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Through our School Site Councils, English Learner Advisory Committees (ELACs), PTAs, and
other advisory committees, parents and community members have an opportunity to provide
input as to the technology plans for sites and the district as a whole. This information is shared
with the tech and educational services departments.

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3. Curriculum

3a. Description of teachers' and students' current access to technology tools both during the
    school day and outside of school hours.

There are approximately 3100 computers in school sites throughout the district, with additional
technology equipment available to staff, including; various types of printers, LCD projectors,
digital cameras, laptops, interactive whiteboards and interactive tablets, document cameras and
additional equipment.
Turlock Unified School District has made progress in providing access to technology for both
students and teachers. The advancements that have taken place must continue in order to afford
Turlock students the learning tools necessary to increase learning throughout the grades and to
prepare students for higher education and employment opportunities. Our Mission Statement
states we will ensure all students graduate as self-motivated, responsible students equipped to
compete successfully in an ever-changing global society. Also, new Common Core standards
have aspects of technology embedded within them.
Currently, all Turlock Unified School District students and teachers have access to technology in
classrooms, libraries, career centers (at the comprehensive high schools), and in technology labs.
Some sites with specialized programs have mobile laptop carts as well. Teachers’ and students’
technological efforts vary due to both areas of instruction and levels of expertise and proficiency
relating to technology.
All District classrooms are fully wired, providing access to email and the Internet. Over the past
several years, TUSD has been able to expand wireless connectivity to sites and departments.
Though the district is not fully wireless at this time, efforts have been made to create at least one
hotspot at each site. Most sites are wireless in either their front office or cafeteria (or both), and
some sites have additional classroom hot spots (e.g., Turlock High School and Pitman High
School netbook classes; Turlock Junior High School’s STEM lab). TUSD currently has three
fully wireless sites: eCademy Charter at Crane, Walnut Elementary, and Wakefield Elementary.
Technology Support Specialists are at each school site three days to five days a week to give
assistance to teachers and to provide technical support.

Kindergarten through Third Grade
Classrooms generally have 1-3 computers for student use, though most classes use computer labs
for computer work. The age of the computers vary from computers purchased within the last
three years to computers as old as six years or more. Students have access to the classroom
computers during school time, as well as some before school, lunch time, and after school use.
Students also have access to computers in the technology labs, libraries, and in their after-school
programs.

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Primary teachers have access to computers for email, Internet, record keeping, and assessment
data information. Teachers use Aeries/ABI for attendance reporting, Microsoft Office (Word,
PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel), and other software like PhotoShop, Picasso, MovieMaker, and
any grade level software purchased by their site, as well as curriculum software that are a
component of core adopted instructional materials. They have access to LCD projectors,
document cameras, digital video and other technology for instruction purposes. They use Internet
Explorer to access web-based applications like EduSoft, Accelerated Reader, STAR Reading and
STAR Math, Discovery Streaming, etc.

Fourth through Sixth Grade
The number of computers per classroom varies per site, though all teachers have a workstation.
Students have access to the classroom computers during school time, as well as some before
school, lunch time, and after school use, particularly at sites that have the after-school ASES
program. Students also have access to computers in the technology labs and libraries. In the past
year TUSD has been able to hire one full time librarian per elementary site, meaning that
students will have more access to computers in their libraries than they previously had. More of
the upper grade students take advantage of the extended access to technology, than do the
kindergarten through third grade students.
Teachers have access to computers for email, Internet, record keeping, and assessment data
information. Teachers use Aeries/ABI for attendance reporting, Microsoft Office (Word,
PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel), and other software like PhotoShop, Picasso, MovieMaker, and
any grade level software purchased by their site, as well as curriculum software that are a
component of core adopted instructional materials. They use Internet Explorer to access
web-based applications like EduSoft, Accelerated Reader, STAR Reading and STAR Math,
Discovery Streaming, etc.
Some classrooms have video cameras for teacher and student use. Each year, schools are slowly
acquiring LCD projectors and document cameras for the intermediate grade classrooms. As
schools acquire technology equipment for the classrooms, more upper grade teachers are
enhancing their instruction with the use of technology and providing students with opportunities
to create multimedia presentations to enhance their learning of the curriculum and mastery of
grade level standards.

Seventh through Eighth Grade
Many of the classrooms have LCD projectors, digital cameras, document cameras and other
technology for teacher and student use. Some classrooms have interactive tablets and interactive
whiteboards. Along with the classroom computers, students at both schools have access to
computers in technology labs and the library. Library labs are available to students during lunch
or after school (by appointment at Dutcher). At TJHS, students in the after school ASES program
have access to the library lab daily. Dutcher Middle School has both a math lab and an ELA lab,
as well as two computer electives taught in a lab environment. Turlock Junior High School has a
two computer labs, two computer electives taught in a lab environment, and a new STEM lab
with mobile laptops and wireless connectivity.

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Teachers have access to computers for email, Internet, grading, record keeping, and assessment
data information (Edusoft). Teachers use Aeries/ABI for attendance reporting, Microsoft Office
(Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel), and other software like PhotoShop, Read 180, and any
grade level software purchased by their site. They use Internet Explorer to access web-based
applications like EduSoft, Accelerated Reader, STAR Reading and STAR Math, Discovery
Streaming, etc. At TJHS, students in the STEM program use specialized robotics and simulation
programs.
Teachers also have access to LCD projectors, cameras, document cameras and other technology
to enhance instruction. Software for record keeping, as well as curriculum software that are a
component of core adopted instructional materials.

Ninth through Twelfth Grade
All teachers have the resources of computer workstations, grading programs, email and Internet
access in the classroom to use for instruction, communication, record keeping, and data analysis
(Edusoft/Aeries). Specialized software teachers have at this level includes Java, Visual Basic,
and programs for computer technology and ROP courses. In general teachers use LCD projectors
to show video clips, streaming video, and in some cases PowerPoints and other lesson
presentations.
Students have access to technology through classroom computers, computer labs, specialized
technology equipment and software, such as digital cameras for journalism and yearbook classes,
and computers for Internet research and other assignments in the library media centers. Student
access to library labs is available at comprehensive sites before and after school, and during
lunch. Turlock High School has an additional classroom lab available for classes during the
school day, which helps when the library and career center labs are booked for trainings. Pitman
High’s library computer lab is available before school, during lunch, and after school (7:30-4:00
pm), and during class time for students with a pass from their teacher and a legitimate
assignment. The eCademy Charter at Crane’s computer lab is open twice a week for student
drop-in time. eCademy also provides netbooks to students who request them.

3b. Description of the district's current use of hardware and software to support teaching and
    learning.

Turlock Unified School District believes that effective first-dose instruction is the best way to
affect student learning and achievement. Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) is
the district's teaching protocol, and teachers are expected to create lessons with student-friendly

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content and language objectives. Those lessons require students to use language in a variety of
engaging ways, with the teacher assessing formatively and summatively within and over a period
of lessons. The technology used in classrooms is meant to support students mastering the posted
objectives and the standards on which those objectives are based.
At the site and district administrative level, technology is used to support instruction through
data analysis. That data includes, but is not limited to, feedback from lesson observations, data
from summative assessments, and student and site information provided by the student
information system. Site and district administrators conduct classroom lesson observations and
use a form on an iPad app to collect SIOP-related data from the lesson to use to provide
constructive feedback to the teacher and to add to site- and district-wide data collections.
Administrators and teachers review the data at least monthly to identify areas of instruction on
which to focus. Benchmark information is collected at the quarter at the secondary level and at
the trimester at the elementary level through the Edusoft system (web-based). The results of the
benchmarks allow staff to see areas of student success and areas thay may need reteaching or
additional support. TUSD provides teachers the opportunity to create web pages through its
subscription to SchoolLoop.
At the elementary level the use of computers to support teaching and learning is through Word
Processing, use of the Internet for research, student achievement monitoring system (Edusoft for
local benchmarks and the Aeries SIS for state-level assessments), software standards-based
games, simulations and programs that enable students to practice, enrich, and increase their
literacy and problem solving skills and understanding of core curriculum concepts. Base
programs, such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Microsoft Publisher, and Excel, as well as
web-based programs to monitor student achievement (Edusoft) and effective instructional
strategies (Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, and United Streaming), and software
programs that accompany the adopted textbook programs are provided throughout the K-12
District. Primary grade students use computers mostly for skill practice, writing, and learning
games. Computer skills and the use of software are taught in the computer labs and the
classrooms. Teachers use technology for instruction, assessment, data analysis, lesson planning,
grading, record keeping, and communication. Teachers can communicate with parents through
email and are encouraged to use family link to update student grades, assignments, and
assessment scores. Some teachers use web-based collaborative tools, such as Edmodo, to connect
students outside of class and digitize assignments. Some sites, such as Wakefield Elementary,
have student response systems for classroom use. Wakefield and Brown Elementary Schools
have interactive whiteboards in each classroom (Brown is finishing the final purchases). Other
elementary sites, such as Cunningham, have interactive whiteboards in some classrooms.
At the seventh and eighth grade level students learn computer skills in the classroom and in the
computer labs. Each 7-8 school site has classroom labs dedicated to computer science or similar
electives. The software in these electives range from typing programs to Microsoft Office to
multimedia presentation software. The TJHS Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
program (STEM) has a dedicated lab space with wireless connectivity and sixteen powerful
laptops to run complex programs for engineering and robotics. Teachers use technology for
instruction, assessment, data analysis, lesson planning, grading, record keeping, and
communication. Many teachers have created and continually update web pages to provide
students and parent’s information about activities, projects, assignments, and special events.

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Teachers use technology for instruction, assessment, data analysis, lesson planning, grading,
record keeping, and communication. Teachers can communicate with parents through email and
are encouraged to use family link to update student grades, assignments, and assessment scores.
Currently at the 9-12 level of instruction, the use of technology has been expanded throughout
the campuses and into classrooms across the disciplines. Through standards-based research and
projects, students develop word processing, database, spreadsheet, multi-media presentation, and
electronic publishing skills, as well as demonstrate competencies in e-mail and Internet-use.
Technology-use has become an integral component of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
for all students. Students are expected to utilize technology to demonstrate mastery of skills in
core curricula areas in non-traditional ways such as developing research papers, multi-media
projects, and/or electronic portfolios to showcase personal learning. Teachers have the ability to
refer and direct students to technological access both in the classroom and to other available
resources on the sites, such as computer labs. Some teachers are currently exploring web-based
collaborative tools, such as Google Apps for Education, to support student learning. Currently,
the district is piloting netbooks in some ELA and chemistry classes at the comprehensive high
schools. These students have netbooks with both wifi and 3G connectivity, and their classes are
within range of wireless access points on campus. Some programs, such as the Agricultural
program at PHS, have student response systems for classroom use.
The use of computers to support teaching and learning is through Word Processing, use of the
Internet for research, student achievement monitoring system (Edusoft/Aeries), software
standards-based games, simulations and programs that enable students to practice, enrich, and
increase their literacy and problem solving skills and understanding of core curriculum concepts.
Base programs, such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Microsoft Publisher, and Excel, as well as
web-based programs to monitor student achievement (Edusoft), and software programs that
accompany the adopted textbook programs are provided throughout the K-12 District.
Some students with special needs use technology to meet their individual learning needs as
determined by their IEP team. The type of technology these students use varies, but includes
items such as visual magnifiers, Braille keyboards, mobile tablets, speech-to-text converters, and
laptop computers with need-specific software. Depending on the assignment or the student, staff
working with students with special needs also use specialized technology to help meet student
learning needs, such as iPads with apps to increase motor skills or support speech development.
TUSD uses technology to help support students in need of targeted interventions, such as English
Learners and students assessed several grade levels below their current grade level. Students in
middle grades in need of reading support can use Read 180 in ELA courses. EL students at TJHS
have access to Rosetta Stone language software in the library computer lab after school.
Edgenuity, the district's online curriculum, is used both by students needing to make up credits
toward promotion/graduation, but also by students at eCademy who engage in personalized
learning.
Sites use technological resources to support learning outside of the core curriculum as well.
Several elementary schools and middle schools have typing software, such as MicroType,
installed in computers in labs for classes to practice typing skills. Students at Walnut
Elementary's Renaissance Visual and Performing Arts Magnet use media presentation software
to create videos and post them online. Both middle schools offer computer technology electives

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that include typing, presentation software (MovieMaker, Powerpoint, etc), and word processing
software (Word). At the high school level, a range of electives employ hardware and software.
Computer technology classes such as game development, programming, and AP Computer
Science use Java, HTML, Visual Basic, Office, and Virtual Business. Drafting, engineering, and
architecture courses use Computer Aided Design software (CAD), 3D drafting software (such as
Solid Edge), and computer integrated manufacturing software to prepare students for college and
career readiness. Some of these electives have also begun to build and use their own dedicated
3D printers, using open-source software to program them and design and create products.

3c. Summary of the district's curricular goals that are supported by this tech plan.

All instructional programs, resources, and personnel are focused on the following Turlock
Unified School District Mission Statement:

Learning Today...Leading Tomorrow: The mission of the Turlock Unified School District,
a premier progressive educational system, is to ensure all students graduate as
self-motivated, responsible citizens equipped to compete successfully in an ever-changing
global society by delivering effective instruction that engages all students to reach their
individual potential and highest achievements within a safe and caring student-centered
environment in partnership with our families and diverse community.
The District views technology as an integral part of education, administration, and support
services. Technology provides tools to enhance and improve curriculum and student
performance, and because it constantly changes, best efforts must be made to establish curricula
that embeds a flexible approach to the use of technology as a means of supporting student
learning. Students and staff have daily access to an expanding world of information to enhance
and augment the existing curricula in preparation college and career readiness. The District’s
goals are frequently and consistently communicated to employees, students, parents, community
members, and other stakeholders and are included in the Strategic Plan, Local Education Agency
Plan, School Site Plans, and the district and school web sites. As TUSD hones its Professional
Learning Community collaboration protocols, staff members in a variety of roles will share
information related to student learning and achievement, particularly under the Common Core
Standards. The Department of Educational Services publishes a monthly CCSS newsletter for
staff, and quarterly CCSS newsletters for parents.
As of the writing of this document, TUSD is engaged in the transition to Common Core
Standards, with an eye on additional state-adopted standards coming in the near future (such as
next generation science standards and social science standards), Each comprehensive high
school site has developed site-based Vision Statements and Expected School-Wide Learning
Results (ESLR’s) that correlate with the accountability and expectations created for student
achievement that are outlined by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The
Technology Plan Writing Committee has ongoing meetings in which it discusses, and reviews

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the goals of the district and the state-adopted standards, utilizing them as the foundation toward
their efforts and work on the District Technology Plan.
The focus of the use of technology by teachers and students is to increase student achievement of
the state-adopted standards and prepare them for success on the Smarter Balanced Assessments
beginning operationally in the spring of 2015..
With regards to technology, the goal would be to assist students to become excellent users of the
current technologies, and to be prepared to employ the best practices of emerging developments
in technology as they arise. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has
developed their National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S), which
include communication, collaboration, research, and critical thinking skills. The technology
access today continues to use word-processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases,
and student publishing to a high degree. However, other platforms, such as social media,
cellphone communication, webinars, podcasts, and other technological advances may become
useful in the near future. With new technologies emerging constantly in today’s world, our
curricular applications will focus on the basic applications, but be ready to embrace the newer
ideas when relevant, practical, and economically feasible.

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3d. List of clear goals, measurable objectives, annual benchmarks, and an implementation plan
    for using technology to improve teaching and learning by supporting the district curricular
    goals.

College and career readiness is a focus both in the TUSD mission statement and the
newly-adopted California Common Core state standards (CCSS). To that end, TUSD believes
that student access to and use and understanding of various technologies, particularly those
suited to students' individual needs and goals, through the technological elements embedded
within the standards, is necessary for students to obtain the skills to help them enter college or
the workplace after graduation. TUSD's goal and objective are written reflective of that
sentiment, and broadly enough to allow for flexibility based on student, site, program, etc.

Goal 3d.1: All students will become college and career ready by attaining proficiency in
technology to support learning the state-adopted curriculum standards.

Objective 3d.1.1: All students will practice, reinforce, and/or present state-adopted curriculum
standards (CCSS) through technology use.

Benchmarks:
     •    Year 1: All students will practice, reinforce, and/or present state-adopted curriculum
          standards (CCSS) through technology use 1x/month.
     •    Year 2: All students will practice, reinforce, and/or present state-adopted curriculum
          standards (CCSS) through technology use 2x/month.
     •    Year 3: All students will practice, reinforce, and/or present state-adopted curriculum
          standards (CCSS) through technology weekly.

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Implementation Plan
                                          Person(s)                    Monitoring &               Evaluation
Activity                  Timeline
                                          Responsible                  Evaluation                 Instrument
Train teachers on CCSS    CCSS            Educational Services         Educational Services       Teacher surveys and
standards through the     trainings       administrators; site         Administrators; site       feedback sheets;
PLC collaborative         continue in     administrators. Site PLC     administrators; PCLs via   documentation from
process.                  the 2014        leads and SLT members.       data-review process.       PLC and SLT meetings
                          school year.    Solution Tree (company                                  (each group has
                          PLCs meet       TUSD is working with                                    site-specific
                          frequently      to help develop the PLC                                 documentation
                          throughout      process).                                               requirements).
                          the school
                          year, with
                          site-level
                          SLTs meeting
                          throughout
                          the year as
                          well.
Teachers provide          Daily           Classroom teachers           Teachers, site             TUSD SIOP-based
CCSS-based instruction                                                 PLCs/SLTs, site            walkthrough feedback;
to students, which                                                     administration, and        data from student
includes standards that                                                Educational Services       formative and
have embedded                                                          administrators.            summative
technology.                                                                                       assessments; site and
                                                                                                  district-level PLC and
                                                                                                  SLT feedback.
Students practice and     At least once   Students with the            Teachers, site             Data from student
present curriculum        a month in      support of classroom         PLCs/SLTs, site            formative and
information through       year one,       teachers and                 administration, and        summative
technology.               moving to       administration.              Educational Services       assessments,
                          weekly by the                                administrators.            assignments, reports,
                          end of year                                                             and projects; site and
                          three.                                                                  district-level PLC and
                                                                                                  SLT data review.

Objective 3d.1.2: All students will demonstrate progress toward career and/or college readiness
(CCR) through the use of technology.

Benchmarks:
     •    Year 1: 50% of students will demonstrate progress toward career and/or college readiness
          (CCR) through the use of technology.
     •    Year 2: 75% of students will demonstrate progress toward career and/or college readiness
          (CCR) through the use of technology.
     •    Year 3: All students will demonstrate progress toward career and/or college readiness
          (CCR) through the use of technology.

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Implementation Plan
                                           Person(s)                    Monitoring &              Evaluation
Activity                   Timeline
                                           Responsible                  Evaluation                Instrument
K-1: Use of curricular Weekly              Site administrators and      Site administrators and   Student progress
software and programs, during the          teachers.                    teachers; district        toward proficiency in
such as Microsoft Office school year.                                   administration in the     CCSS standards with
Suite (particularly                                                     Educational Services      embedded technology.
Word), and any new                                                      Team.                     Formative and
CCSS-related                                                                                      summative student
district-adopted                                                                                  assessments related to
programs.                                                                                         CCSS standards with
                                                                                                  embedded technology.
2-6: More complex        Weekly            Site administrators and      Site administrators and   Student progress
work with curricular     during the        teachers.                    teachers; district        toward proficiency in
software and programs, school year.                                     administration in the     CCSS standards with
including presentation                                                  Educational Services      embedded technology.
software, spreadsheets,                                                 Team.                     Formative and
photo/video editing, and                                                                          summative student
Office templates                                                                                  assessments related to
(resumes, calendars,                                                                              CCSS standards with
etc.).                                                                                            embedded technology.
                                                                                                  Potential local "7/8
                                                                                                  technology readiness"
                                                                                                  assessment.
7-8: Students create      Student          Site administrators and      Site administrators and   Student work samples,
projects and write        access           teachers; district           teachers; district        scoring rubrics, and
research papers using     technology       administration in the        administration in the     student progress
devices and               weekly.          Educational Services         Educational Services      toward proficiency in
technological resources.  Projects and     Team.                        Team.                     CCSS standards
                          papers                                                                  embedded with
                          determined at                                                           technology.
                          the
                          site/district
                          level based on
                          PLC
                          instructional
                          decisions.
7-8: Students use         Weekly           Site administration and      Site administrators and   Student work samples,
curricular software       during the       teachers.                    teachers; district        scoring rubrics, and
based on learning needs school year.                                    administration in the     student progress
and curricular goals.                                                   Educational Services      toward proficiency in
This curricular software                                                Team.                     CCSS standards
can include standard                                                                              embedded with
enterprise programs                                                                               technology. Potential
such as Office as well as                                                                         "9-12 technology
internally-hosted and                                                                             readiness" assessment.
web-based programs
aligned with
state-adopted standards.

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9-12: Students            Students         Site administrators and      Site administrators and   Student work samples,
read/analyze websites to  access           teachers.                    teachers; district        scoring rubrics, and
develop narratives,       technology                                    administration in the     student progress
information/research,     weekly at a                                   Educational Services      toward proficiency in
and argumentative         minimum.                                      Team.                     CCSS standards
writing.                  Projects,                                                               embedded with
                          papers, etc.                                                            technology.
                          determined at                                                           Assessment data from
                          the                                                                     state-adopted end of
                          site/district                                                           year exams (SBAC).
                          level based on
                          PLC
                          instructional
                          decisions.
9-12: Students use        Students         Site administrators and      Site administrators and   Student work samples,
technology to show        access           teachers.                    teachers; district        scoring rubrics, and
evidence of meeting       technology                                    administration in the     student progress
CCSS math standards. weekly at a                                        Educational Services      toward proficiency in
                          minimum.                                      Team.                     CCSS standards
                          Projects,                                                               embedded with
                          papers, etc.                                                            technology.
                          determined at                                                           Assessment data from
                          the                                                                     state-adopted end of
                          site/district                                                           year exams(SBAC).
                          level based on
                          PLC
                          instructional
                          decisions.
9-12: Students use        Students         Site administrators and      Site administrators and   Student work samples,
technology to view and access              teachers.                    teachers; district        scoring rubrics, and
listen to/evaluate        technology                                    administration in the     student progress
electronic media files to weekly at a                                   Educational Services      toward proficiency in
develop speeches and      minimum.                                      Team.                     CCSS standards
give media                Projects,                                                               embedded with
presentations.            papers, etc.                                                            technology.
                          determined at                                                           Assessment data from
                          the                                                                     state-adopted end of
                          site/district                                                           year exams(SBAC).
                          level based on
                          PLC
                          instructional
                          decisions.
9-12: Students will       By the end of    Students with support        Site administrators and   Reports from agencies
create a career-related 12 grade.          from site teachers and       teachers; district        outside of the district
e-portfolio by the end of                  administration.              administration in the     (i.e., businesses and
12th grade.                                                             Educational Services      colleges) about
                                                                        Team. Possible input      students' technological
                                                                        and evaluation from       readiness upon leaving
                                                                        businesses, community     high school
                                                                        members, and
                                                                        institutions of higher
                                                                        education.

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9-12: Clubs, activities,   Annually       Site teachers, coaches,       Site teachers, coaches, Student projects,
elective                   throughout     club advisors,                club advisors,           feedback/surveys from
teachers/advisors expose   the school     administrators.               administrators; district students.
students to technology     year                                         office administrators in
and career-related         (potentially                                 the Educational Services
activities.                outside of the                               department and
                           school year as                               potentially Business
                           well).                                       Services department.

3e. List of clear goals, measurable objectives, annual benchmarks, and an implementation plan
    detailing how and when students will acquire the technology skills and information literacy
    skills needed to succeed in the classroom and the workplace.

Based on the newly-adopted Common Core State Standards, college and career ready students
are able use technology and digital media in ways that will allow them to communicate
effectively with others, research and evaluate a variety of online and offline resources, and
support their opinions and positions. Having foundational skills that allow for efficient and
effective use of technologies will be important for students as they progress through the
standards. The goal and objectives below are reflective of the need to develop those foundational
skills at each grade level and to continually strengthen them while engaged with the CCSS
standards themselves.

Goal 3e.1: Students will demonstrate the technical and informational literacy skills
necessary to progress toward college and career readiness.

Objective 3e.1.1: All students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology standards
in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards (ISTE-S) in the area
of Technology Operations and Concepts.

Benchmarks:
     •    Year 1: 50% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology standards
          in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards (ISTE-S) in
          the area of Technology Operations and Concepts.
     •    Year 2: 75% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology standards
          in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards (ISTE-S) in
          the area of Technology Operations and Concepts.
     •    Year 3: 100% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology
          standards in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards
          (ISTE-S) in the area of Technology Operations and Concepts.

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Implementation Plan
                                          Person(s)                    Monitoring &           Evaluation
Activity                    Timeline
                                          Responsible                  Evaluation             Instrument
Provide ISTE-S              Summer/Fall Director of Technology Director of Technology Feedback/surveys from
Technology and              of 2014     and Data Systems.      and Data Systems;        training.
Operations and                                                 Assistant Superintendent
Concepts (TOC)                                                 of Educational Services.
professional
development to site
administrators,
Educational Services
Administrators, and
Instructional Coaches.
Site administrators         Fall of 2014- Site Administration,   Assistant Superintendent Feedback from PLC
select a site PLC team to   end of school Director of Technology of Educational Services; meetings; data from
take ISTE-S TOC             year 2015.    and Data Systems.      Director of Technology lessons.
training and create                                              and Data Systems.
lessons combining
CCSS standards with
embedded technology
and ISTE TOC
standards. PLC teams
share information at the
site and district level.
Provide ISTE-S           Beginning of     Site Administration,    Assistant Superintendent    Feedback/surveys from
information and training 2015 school      Director of Technology  of Educational Services;    training.
to teachers at all sites.year (at         and Data Systems;       Director of Technology
                         beginning of     Educational Technology  and Data Systems;
                         year staff       Coach.                  Director of Professional
                         meetings).                               Development.
Site PLC and SLT teams Ongoing            Site Administration and Assistant Superintendent    Feedback from PLC
create lessons and       beginning in     PLC/SLT leads;          of Educational Services;    and SLT meetings; data
formative assessments the 2015            Educational Technology Director of Technology       from lessons and
combining CCSS           school year.     Coach.                  and Data Systems;           formative assessments.
standards with                                                    Director of Professional
embedded technology                                               Development.
and ISTE TOC
standards. PLC and SLT
teams share information
at the site and district
level.
Review ISTE-S training Annually.          Educational Services         Director of Technology Data from lessons and
and implementation                        Team; District               and Data Systems;        assessments.
process and amend as                      Technology Committee;        Director of Professional
necessary.                                Educational Technology       Development; Assistant
                                          Coach.                       Superintendent of
                                                                       Educational Services.

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Objective 3e.1.2: All students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology standards
in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards (ISTE-S) in the area
of Research and Information Fluency.

Benchmarks:
     •    Year 1: 50% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology standards
          in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards (ISTE-S) in
          the area of Research and Information Fluency.
     •    Year 2: 75% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology standards
          in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards (ISTE-S) in
          the area of Research and Information Fluency.
     •    Year 3: 100% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level technology
          standards in the International Society for Technology in Education's 2007 Standards
          (ISTE-S) in the area of Research and Information Fluency.

                                              Implementation Plan
                                           Person(s)                    Monitoring &            Evaluation
Activity                    Timeline
                                           Responsible                  Evaluation              Instrument
Provide ISTE-S              Summer/Fall Director of Technology Director of Technology Feedback/surveys from
Research and                of 2014     and Data Systems.      and Data Systems;        training.
Information Fluency                                            Assistant Superintendent
(RIF) professional                                             of Educational Services.
development to site
administrators,
Educational Services
Administrators, and
Instructional Coaches.
Site administrators         Fall of        Site administration;   Assistant Superintendent Feedback from PLC
select a site PLC team to   2014-end of    Director of Technology of Educational Services; meetings; data from
take ISTE-S RIF             school year    and Data Systems.      Director of Technology lessons.
training and create         2015.                                 and Data Systems.
lessons combining
CCSS standards with
embedded technology
and ISTE RIF standards.
PLC teams share
information at the site
and district level.
Provide ISTE-S RIF          Beginning of   Site Administration;         Assistant Superintendent Feedback/surveys from
information and training    2015 school    Director of Technology       of Educational Services; training.
to teachers at all sites.   year (at       and Data Systems;            Director of Technology
                            beginning of   Educational Technology       and Data Systems;
                            year staff     Coach.                       Director of Professional
                            meetings).                                  Development.

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Site PLC and SLT teams     Ongoing        Site Administration and      Assistant Superintendent   Feedback from PLC
create lessons and         beginning in   PLC/SLT leads;               of Educational Services;   and SLT meetings; data
formative assessments      the 2015       Educational Technology       Director of Technology     from lessons and
combining CCSS             school year.   Coach.                       and Data Systems;          formative and
standards with                                                         Director of Professional   summative
embedded technology                                                    Development.               assessments.
and ISTE RIF standards.
PLC and SLT teams
share information at the
site and district level.
Review ISTE-S RIF          Annually.      Educational Services         Director of Technology Data from lessons and
training and                              Team; District               and Data Systems;        assessments.
implementation process                    Technology Committee;        Director of Professional
and amend as necessary.                   Educational Technology       Development; Assistant
                                          Coach.                       Superintendent of
                                                                       Educational Services.

Objective 3e.1.3: All students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level Common Core or other
state-adopted standards that require demonstration of technical skills and competencies.

Benchmarks:
     •    Year 1: 50% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level Common Core or
          other state-adopted standards that require demonstration of technical skills and
          competencies.
     •    Year 2: 75% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level Common Core or
          other state-adopted standards that require demonstration of technical skills and
          competencies.
     •    Year 3: 100% of students will demonstrate proficiency in grade level Common Core or
          other state-adopted standards that require demonstration of technical skills and
          competencies.

                                             Implementation Plan
                                          Person(s)                    Monitoring &               Evaluation
Activity                   Timeline
                                          Responsible                  Evaluation                 Instrument
Grade-appropriate         Weekly          Site administrators and      Site administrators and Student progress
student use of curricular during the      teachers.                    teachers; Educational    toward proficiency in
software and programs. school year                                     Services administrators. CCSS standards with
                                                                                                embedded technology.
                                                                                                Formative and
                                                                                                summative student
                                                                                                assessments related to
                                                                                                CCSS standards with
                                                                                                embedded technology.

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Student-created projects,     Students      Site administrators and Site administrators and             Student work samples,
papers, and other             access        teachers; Educational    teachers; Educational              scoring rubrics, and
activities that require the   technology at Services Administrators. Services Administrators.           student progress
use of technological          least weekly.                                                             toward proficiency in
devices.                                                                                                CCSS standards
                                                                                                        embedded with
                                                                                                        technology.
Students, especially      Ongoing               Classroom teachers.          Site administration        Student work; progress
those in secondary sites;                                                                               on formative and
receive                                                                                                 summative
discipline/career-specifi                                                                               assessments;
c technology training.                                                                                  graduation data on
                                                                                                        college and career
                                                                                                        placement.

3f. List of goals and an implementation plan that describe how the district will address the
    appropriate and ethical use of information technology in the classroom so that students can
    distinguish lawful from unlawful uses of copyrighted works, including the following topics:
    the concept and purpose of both copyright and fair use

Goal 3f.1: All TUSD students will understand creative rights and the appropriate
application of copyrighted works and fair use concepts to their research, writing, projects,
and other works.

                                                   Implementation Plan
                                                Person(s)                    Monitoring &               Evaluation
Activity                      Timeline
                                                Responsible                  Evaluation                 Instrument
Include a Creative            A theme for       Director of Technology       Director of Technology     Site Verification forms
Rights unit within the        one month of      provides resources to        and Data Systems, site     completed and signed
Digital Citizenship           the digital       site administration to       administration, District   by site administration
Campaign.                     citizenship       share with stakeholders.     Technology Committee,      (details the way each
                              campaign,                                      Director of Student        site presents the
                              with                                           Services.                  information to
                              resources,                                                                stakeholders); data
                              activities, and                                                           from student
                              lesson                                                                    information system on
                              information                                                               student discipline
                              provided to                                                               related to online
                              the sites.                                                                plagiarism; samples of
                                                                                                        student work with
                                                                                                        appropriate citations.

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Review and update        Annual             Technology and Data          Review of IUA several    Student copies of IUAs
District Internet User   review and         Systems administration;      committees, including    and data from student
Agreement (IUA) as       update. IUA        Educational Services         district technology      information system on
needed, to include       information        administrators; Site         committee and            student discipline
necessary elements of    shared with        administrators.              Educational Services     related to plagiarism
Creative Rights,         staff at                                        Team.                    and violations of the
Copyright, and Fair Use. beginning of                                                             IUA.
                         the year
                         meetings.
Provide grade-span       Biannually.        Director of Technology       Site PLCs and SLTs,      Student work; student
specific information and At the             and Data Systems,            Site administration,     formative and
resources for classroom secondary           Educational Services         Educational Services     summative
use. Information         level              Team, and District           Team.                    assessments.
includes online          information        Technology Committee
plagiarism, appropriate will                determine information
citation of sources, and correspond         and resources.
fair use.                with times         Classroom teacher
                         students are       includes information
                         conducting         into instruction.
                         research
                         papers and
                         reports. CCSS
                         standards
                         require much
                         more
                         argumentative
                         discourse,
                         which will
                         require
                         students to
                         support their
                         arguments
                         with relevant
                         data.
Provide training and     Initial training   Directory of Technology      Sign in sheets for Staff Staff surveys; student
information focusing on offered at          and Data Systems; site       Development; Sign in      work that includes
creative rights and fair beginning of       administrators, district     sheets for Staff meetings citation of sources.
use to teachers,         each school        technology committee.        covering policies and
instructional aides, and year at Staff                                   instructional training.
administrators.          Development
                         days, or first
                         staff meeting
                         of each school
                         year; ongoing
                         as needed;

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3g. List of goals and an implementation plan that describe how the district will address Internet
    safety, including how to protect online privacy and avoid online predators. (AB 307)

Goal 3g.1: All students in TUSD will be digital citizens who understand and practice safe
online habits.

Goal 3g.2: All students in TUSD will be digital citizens who do not engage in cyber-bullying
and understand the online practices necessary to appropriately respond to cyber-bullying.

                                               Implementation Plan
                                            Person(s)                    Monitoring &               Evaluation
Activity                   Timeline
                                            Responsible                  Evaluation                 Instrument
Digital Citizenship        Each month       Site administration and      Director of Technology     Site Verification forms
information shared by      during the       teachers; initial digital    and Data Systems, site     completed and signed
sites with site            school year      citizenship information      administration, District   by site administration
stakeholders, including    will have a      provided by Director of      Technology Committee,      (details the way each
students, staff, and       different        Technology and Data          Director of Student        site presents the
parents. Information       Digital          Systems with input from      Services.                  information to
includes practical tips    Citizenship      other stakeholders, such                                stakeholders); data
for students and           Theme, such      as District Technology                                  from student
families, resources,       as               Committee, Educational                                  information system on
videos, and resources of   cyber-bullyin    Services, and parent and                                student discipline
digital citizenship        g, safe online   other advisory groups.                                  related to
lessons.                   practices, and                                                           cyber-bullying and
                           social media                                                             social media;
                           awareness.                                                               student/staff pre- and
                           Sites share                                                              post- tests.
                           information
                           during the
                           month in
                           ways that
                           work best for
                           the site.

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