School Evaluation Summary
For this assignment we were asked to review the National Education Technology Plan for 2016, as well as the my school’s technology plan. This was extremely difficult for me to do since our school doesn’t have a technology plan in place. I sat down with my building principal who helped me go over the Maturity Benchmark Rubric. It was very helpful to be able to talk through things since there were some areas that I didn’t know much about. Some of my initial thoughts changed after I started to look at everything closely.
This summary includes 5 Filters: Administrative, Curricular, Support, Connectivity, and Innovation. Each of these filters were broken down into two types, Behavioral and Resource/Infrastructure. Using the Maturity Benchmark Rubric, each category relates to 4 stages which are Emergent, Islands, Integrated, and Intelligent. First of all, I think Thatcher Elementary needs to get a technology plan in place. We need to make technology more of a priority. Hiring a A good place to focus is the Support Filter. Our teachers and students need more training. This would increase the comfort level of technology which in turn would lead to more use of technology. Overall, I would rank my school in the Islands Stage of Technology.
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