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District Technology Plan June 2003 ­ June 2006

Technology Plan June 2009 ­ June 2011

Code: 82365

Wayne RESA

Code: 82000

Barbara Lott - Superintendent of Schools Andrea Stevenson - Curriculum Director Lani Rozga - Executive Director of Business Services Neil Greene ­ Support Services Director Joanne Weise ­ Special Services Director Sherry Weiser - Information Technology Director

24975 Van Horn Road Brownstown, MI 48134 Phone: 734.783.3300 Fax: 734.783.3316 The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Technology Plan is located on the District web site

Please direct any questions to Sherry Weiser at 734.783.3300 or [email protected]

Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Technology Plan 2009-2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. XIII. XIV. XV. XVI. XVII. XVIII. XIX. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...................................................................... 3 PROFILE .......................................................................................... 5 BELIEF STATEMENT, MISSION, AND GOALS ........................................ 6 CURRENT TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT ............................................ 10 TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS .................................................................. 14 CURRICULUM INTEGRATION .............................................................. 15 TIMELINE .......................................................................................... 18 INCREASED ACCESS AND INTEGRATION ............................................ 19 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION ..... 21 TECHNOLOGY SKILL TRAINING ......................................................... 24 TECHNICAL SUPPORT ...................................................................... 25 POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ........................................................... 28 COMMUNITY AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT ......................................... 29 FUNDING ........................................................................................ 31 EVALUATION PLAN ........................................................................... 32 COLLABORATIONS ............................................................................ 37 CHILDREN'S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT .......................................... 40 ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY ............................................................... 41 APPENDICIES .................................................................................. 42 APPENDIX A: PLANNING COMMITTEE ................................................. 42 APPENDIX B: CURRENT NETWORK DIAGRAM ..................................... 43 APPENDIX C: INVENTORY ................................................................. 44 APPENDIX D: PROGRAM OF SERVICE ................................................ 48 APPENDIX E: ASSISSTIVE TECHNOLOGY PLAN .................................. 49 APPENDIX F: POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ....................................... 52 APPENDIX G: MICHIGAN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS........................................................................ 54


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Technology Plan 2009-2011



Technology has transformed the way we live, work and learn. The knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's world have changed dramatically in recent years. Technology must be available and accessible for students to be successful in educational endeavors. We, as educators, face important challenges to use available resources to enhance and expand the learning process and maximize their potential in career opportunities. Therefore, WoodhavenBrownstown School District has developed this three-year Technology Plan.

Background and Goals The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District encompasses approximately 22 square miles and includes five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The District's vision and goals relate to providing equitable technology access and integration, technical support, and professional development. We view technology as a dynamic and integral educational resource; therefore, educators will collaborate with the technology staff through professional development programs in order to align technology resources with the curriculum. The District will continue developing plans to disseminate the goals and progress to the community.

Organization Plante & Moran, PLLC was engaged to assist the District with the original technology planning process, as they were the technology consultant for bond projects. Due to the near completion of the projects defined by the 2002 bond, the focus of the plan is beginning to shift from specific projects to educational applications, staff development, and technology support. The District Technology Committee, which is comprised of teachers, administrators, students, and technology staff, is involved in continuous and ongoing updates to the Technology Plan.

Current Technology Woodhaven-Brownstown School District has made a sizable investment in technology. The District has updated the technology largely through funding from the 2002 bond. The Board of Education and the District has committed to the continued investment in technology and maintenance to keep the technology current and usable. The District has approximately 2,000 workstations and notebooks, standardizing primarily on the Windows XP operating system. AT&T's Opt-E-Man service connects the District to the Internet through Wayne County RESA (WCRESA). Each of the individual buildings is connected using a private fiber network. The District's telephone system was upgraded significantly to a VoIP NEC phone system, but some of the Centrex lines that had been originally designated for specific purposes are still being kept. Examples of Centrex lines that will remain intact are fax lines, emergency backup lines, and fire and security alarm lines.

Curriculum Integration The District Technology Curriculum Committee is continuously enhancing a K-12 Technology curriculum that is based upon the Michigan Curriculum Standards and Grade Level Content Expectations in correlation with the Michigan Educational Technology Standards and 3

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Expectations. National and state developmental standards are used to map a curricular sequence consistent with the ongoing process of updating and expanding technology in the district. The implementation of this curriculum plan began in August of 2000. The classroom teachers and media specialists have continued to update their curriculum in conjunction with new technology available in the District. The District continuously reviews current research on best practices in curriculum integration and the effects of technology on improved student achievement. Staff development has focused on how technology can be used to effectively create curriculum plans that are linked to the Michigan Curriculum Standards and Benchmarks.

Staff Development The District recognizes that substantial staff development is necessary with the inclusion of varied technology. Target groups of staff members complete a Professional Development Needs Assessment at the beginning of the school year. This assessment includes items related to technology integration and training for both support staff and the teaching staff. Buildings analyze these results and use them to plan staff development based upon the stated needs of the staff. Staff attends various professional development opportunities.

Technology Support Woodhaven-Brownstown School District addressed staffing needs by creating a Technology Department beginning in 2004 to support the influx of technology from the bond. Technical support has been established by a combination of internal and external resources. Processes and procedures have been created to support the staff and students, the hardware and software, and to optimize the network resources. Unfortunately, increasing requirements such as No Child Left Behind coupled with budget cuts make it very difficult to increase staff any further. The District intends to establish additional positions when financially feasible. Community Involvement Computers and improved telecommunications have created new and unique opportunities for teaching and learning. Developing strategies for encouraging parental stakeholders to approve, fund, and participate in the integration of technology as a teaching tool is vital in improving student learning. Parental involvement is key to the success of the Woodhaven-Brownstown technology program and every effort to involve parents and the community will be taken.


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Technology Plan 2009-2011 PROFILE


The Woodhaven School District was formed on July 1, 1968 by the consolidation of four smaller districts from portions of five municipalities: Brownstown, Flat Rock, Huron, Romulus, and Woodhaven. In the summer of 1999, the District was renamed the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District to more accurately reflect the student population served. The school community features culturally diverse populations and strong community values. Lately, the District's labor market has been noticeably affected by automotive industry's distressed economy. The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District encompasses approximately 22 square miles. There are eight school buildings including five elementary school buildings, two middle schools (one for grades 6 and 7, and one for grades 8 and 9), and one high school. The District includes one Support Services building and one Central Administration building. During the 2008/2009 school year, there were 313 teachers, 21 administrators, 48 paraprofessionals, and 120 non-instructional employees for a total of 502 staff members serving in excess of 5,200 students. Approximately 29% of our students are eligible for Title I services. We are currently focusing 31A At Risk services to approximately 11.5% of the student population. There are a minimum of 135 students receiving bilingual services provided by district staff and county programs. Special education census data indicate that in excess of 16% of Woodhaven-Brownstown students are eligible for services in-district or served in center-based programs.

District Buildings Central Office Administration 24975 Van Horn Road Brownstown, MI 48134 Transportation Building 24793 Van Horn Road Brownstown, MI 48134 Woodhaven High School 24787 Van Horn Road Brownstown, MI 48134 Patrick Henry Middle School 24825 Hall Road Woodhaven, MI 48183 Brownstown Middle School 20135 Inkster Road Brownstown, MI 48174 Bates Elementary School 22811 Gudith Road Woodhaven, MI 48183 Erving Elementary School 24175 Hall Road Woodhaven, MI 48183 Gudith Elementary School 22700 Sibley Road Brownstown, MI 48192 Wegienka Elementary School 23925 Arsenal Road Brownstown, MI 48134 Yake Elementary School 16400 Carter Road Woodhaven, MI 48183


III. District Mission


The mission of the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District is to educate all students to become contributing members of an ever-changing society.

District Vision Statement The vision of the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District is to provide a rigorous curriculum that is relevant to our students' futures in an environment that promotes positive relationships.

Technology Mission Statement Woodhaven-Brownstown School District sees technology as an essential tool which empowers our students to become lifelong learners. Our staff and students will expand current technology usage through engaged learning communities using collaborative tools and techniques to prepare students to succeed in a world of continuous technological advancements.

Technology Vision Statement Woodhaven-Brownstown School District envisions staff and students who participate in a virtual environment as a strategy to build 21st century learning skills. Becoming ever-more familiar with a variety of emerging technologies will prepare students to skillfully transition from today's technologies to future technologies and in the pursuit of both academic and economic success. The Technology Mission and Vision Statement were updated by the Technology Planning Committee which was completed at the March 30th, 2009 meeting.

Goals and Strategies for Technology Use 1. The District will provide equitable access to technology for students, teachers, and staff. Strategies: · The District will continue to explore new and effective technologies to advance learning. · Enhance innovative technologies that facilitate curriculum goals will be provided in all buildings. · A video solution was completed early 2009 where each building has both a video conferencing cart and a cart with a camera designed to access to cable TV, a video-ondemand server, and live or pre-recorded broadcasts. Continued training on the equipment will increase learning and collaboration. This equipment will increase learning and collaboration opportunities for staff and students within the district or with remote locations. 6

For example, remote field trips, shared classes, collaborative projects, and professional development initiatives.

2. The District will provide an internal technology support system designed to enhance the ability of staff and students to fully utilize installed hardware and software capabilities. Strategies: · The Technology Department has increased its staff to support the needs of the District. The Department currently consists of a Network Administrator, an Assistant Network Manager, a Hardware­Software/Cable Technician, a Data Processing Operator, a parttime technician and one High School Co-Op. Long-range goals are to hire one or more professional development trainers and a network security manager for the district if funding is available. · Media Specialists, paraprofessionals, and other key building staff will continue to be trained on basic implementation and troubleshooting in order to manage routine technical problems. · Continued staff training with regard to the integration of technology into the curriculum. · SchoolDude, a web-based helpdesk software program, was implemented September, 2008. Continued use of SchoolDude will increase communication with the staff regarding the status of any trouble calls reported and will compile a database of problems and resolutions. · Novell ZENworks, a software program that images workstations and has the ability to control workstations remotely, will continue to be utilized. · The District continues to improve the security environment through additional implementation, access control, intrusion detection, and site-based monitoring. · Support staff currently uses cellular phones to assist in communication. There is a need for a data plan associated to some positions, but the cost is now prohibitive. · Custodial and support staff are making use of TimeClock Plus, an application designed to record employee punch-in/punch-out times as well as attendance.

3. The District will continue to align technology resources with curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Strategies: · Hardware and software will be maintained and upgraded based on a continuing process of evaluation and assessment of emerging technologies. · The District will continue the implementation of teacher programs such as CLASS A and DIBELS, both of which are examples of assessment and performance analysis tools.


· Electronic textbooks have been introduced to the curriculum providing students with easier access to course materials. · The District has begun to implement student achievement programs such as READ 180, Back on Track, Accelerated Reader, etc. · Odyssey, a web-based instructional application from Compass Learning, is being used to teach secondary students essential math skills. · All classrooms have the ability to present video or computer output to the students by projecting it to a larger display medium. · All District computers are equipped to stream both live and pre-recorded video using the MediaCast digital encoders and video carts. Other streaming video services like Discovery Streaming are still being used. · The MediaCast software features a "kiosk mode" which gives staff the ability to display messages, videos, or other content onto specific television sets. Using this, teachers and other staff members can broadcast important information like classroom presentations, morning announcements, lunch menus, etc. · A number of classrooms and computer labs in the high school and secondary schools are equipped with interactive whiteboards. This hardware allows teachers to write on the board using "virtual ink" and to manipulate a projected computer screen by touching it with their fingers.

4. The District will support a staff development process that facilitates the integration of technology into all curricula. Strategies: · · · Annual professional development workshops will be devoted to current technologies used in curriculum integration. Technology-related conferences and workshops will be provided for District staff. Software such as CLASS A and Study Island is selected based on its alignment with state and national standards.

5. A public relations plan will continue to update the Woodhaven-Brownstown school community. Strategies: · · · Local media will be notified of activities that feature the use of technology in the District. Current technologies will be demonstrated for the Woodhaven-Brownstown school community. Information regarding technology will be featured over the local cable access station.



The District website will continue to display appropriate links, school news, and other related information. The Parent Resource Page will continue to provide information for our parents and the community. The District will continue to expand usage of Zangle ParentConnect which is a web-based, home-to-school collaboration tool for parents/guardians to keep track of their children's academic progress.


6. Teachers will utilize technology in order to improve student achievement. Strategies: · · · · · · Employ available hardware and software in the learning environment. Use technology as a teaching and learning tool on a regular basis. Increase integration of technology into all curricular areas. Apply legal and ethical standards such as copyright laws, Freedom of Information Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the District Acceptable Use Policy. Research, organize, analyze, and present information using various multimedia avenues. Use technology to expand the range and effectiveness of communication skills.


Students will utilize technology to improve learning and achievement. Strategies: · · · · Develop knowledge, ability and responsibility in the use of resources. Apply legal and ethical standards such as copyright laws, Freedom of Information Act, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the District Acceptable Use Policy. Research, organize, analyze, and present information using various multimedia avenues. Use technology to expand the range and effectiveness of communication skills.


IV. Hardware Description


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District has a significant investment in technology. The District houses approximately 2,000 workstations and notebooks divided amongst ten facilities. Every elementary school has a computer lab. Four computer labs have been installed at Brownstown Middle School. At Patrick Henry Middle School we have installed five labs along with an Industrial Technology lab. At Woodhaven High School we have installed eight computer labs. These labs include CAD, graphics, math/science, two media center labs, two business labs, and foreign language labs. Specific computer-oriented courses such as journalism, broadcasting, marketing and science have additional computers available. Curricular needs dictate the number of computers installed in these areas. All teachers have access to labs on a signup basis. To reduce the amount of service calls initiated from the labs, the program Deep Freeze has been installed which is designed to "freeze" a clean operating system so each time the computer boots up to a separate clean operating system. Every classroom has a Windows-based teacher workstation. The workstation has an additional video card installed to provide flexibility so a teacher can show content to the students on the projector/TV while working on other projects using the computer monitor. The teacher computer also has wireless presenters to allow the teacher to move around the classroom while utilizing the technology. The teacher location also has a DVD/VCR combo unit connected. Elementary schools make use of wall-mounted, high-definition televisions which are connected to the teacher's workstation. In the three secondary schools, most of the classrooms have ceiling-mounted projectors that have been connected to the teachers' workstations for classroom presentations. Elementary schools have two student workstations in most classrooms. Middle schools have one student workstation in each classroom. Additionally, we have updated all of the administrative staff workstations in the three secondary schools, Transportation, Special Education, the Board of Education, and the elementary schools. The computers in secondary classrooms make use one LaserJet printer, while teachers at the elementary level utilize a centralized printing configuration. Additionally, the computers in all Elementary and secondary schools can print to centralized copy machines. All instructors have VoIP telephones assigned to their classrooms, each of which is assigned its own unique extension number. The telephones have additional features such as personal voicemail and a classroom paging capability that is integrated into the school's PA system. The schools offer a variety of additional technology. Many elementary classrooms have sound systems as a teaching aid and for hearing impaired students. Each school has a number of networked laser printers, copy machines, and a centralized scanner. In the early stages of the bond program, every school had two carts that stored 32 wireless laptops with access points. The program of service budgeted curriculum-specific funds that relates to the different curriculum areas. We have completed curriculum-specific purchases in the three secondary schools. For example, science equipment was purchased to enhance the science program, such as a variety of sensors, microscopes, and stroboscopes. The Math Department received special calculators to augment their lessons. In addition, Patrick Henry Middle School took part in a pilot study that permitted PolyVision whiteboards to be distributed within the Math Department. There were a number of other technologies purchased for the secondary schools such as documentation 10

cameras, interactive whiteboards, PDA's, laptops, DVD/CD duplicators, metronomes, MIDI controllers, TV's, and projectors. The elementary schools are in the process of a needs assessment to determine the type of acquisitions for curriculum-specific funds. At the end of 2008, two high-end video solutions were introduced to the district: the MediaCast digital encoders and video carts, and the Life-Size video conferencing carts. The goal of the MediaCast solution is to provide teachers and students with the ability to host, record, and distribute video presentations and make them available on the network for district-wide viewing. The MediaCast solution also gives staff access to live cable programming and pre-recorded videos. For years Comcast has provided the District free access to cable station programs, for which their educational contribution has been recognized by the Board of Education. Furthermore, MediaCast provides a centralized location for video and document sharing. Media specialists are given permission to encode video from district media and scheduled cable recordings. Each school was provided with one MediaCast cart. The Life-Size video conferencing cart remotely transmits live video, both inside and outside the district, providing students with a unique classroom experience. Staff members can also use these carts for additional purposes, such as school-to-school staff meetings and the capability of hosting an interactive, inner-district Q&A with a guest speaker. The district has teamed up with RESA to ensure seamless bridging with RESA's PolyCom equipment. One cart has been given to each school.

Software Description The District computers are primarily standardized with HP 7000 Series computers running Windows XP, with some Macintosh workstations in the Journalism and Broadcasting classrooms running Mac OS. Each includes a web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari; and the majority of these workstations have Microsoft Office Professional Suite installed. Content viewing software such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, and Java is available where applicable. Most hardware has been standardized to assist in support, imaging, and training. Woodhaven-Brownstown School District uses administrative and educational applications of which many but not all are hosted by Wayne County RESA (WCRESA).

Network Infrastructure Description In 2006, Woodhaven-Brownstown School District completed the installation of private fiber connecting all eight school buildings, the central administration building and the support services facility. All District buildings connect to the core switch located at Woodhaven High School's MDF via single-mode fiber optic cabling. The private fiber offers enough bandwidth to support voice, video, and data across the District. An AT&T Opt-E-Man line hosts a 25 Mbps line from Woodhaven High School to Wayne County RESA. We are currently upgrading this line from 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps to support voice, video and data. RESA provides Internet access and TCP/IPbased networking services for the District. The District network infrastructure consists of Cisco hardware distributed amongst all District facilities. A Cisco 6509 core switch located in Woodhaven High School's MDF routes all network traffic to its proper destination. All buildings contain Cisco 2950's, 3560's, and/or 3750's suitable for routing all traffic to the core switch. Some of the Cisco 3560's and 3750's feature Power Over Ethernet (POE) capable of supporting VoIP phones and Axis cameras. The school buildings offer multiple data and voice drops in all instructional areas. Workstations are capable of connecting to the network at speeds of up to 100 megabytes. The 11

network switches connect at speeds up to 1,000 megabytes between buildings and closets. The Districts maintains a SmartNet contract with Cisco to address hardware failure on the core router and the firewall. There are spare switches available to address hardware failure. The District has a support contract with WCRESA to address any software problems that may occur on the Cisco electronics and Novell servers. The Main Distribution Facility (MDF) at Woodhaven High School houses servers, appliances, and network devices providing various services: Type of Service E-Mail Internet Content Filtering Spam E-Mail Filtering Streaming Video DNS/DHCP Security Camera Video Storage Firewall Voicemail Backup Printing Mobile E-Mail Directory Service Desktop Management Title Novell GroupWise 8e6 Barracuda MediaCast Novell DNS/DHCP exacqVision / Axis Cisco PIX Firewall Neaxmail Backup Exec Novell iPrint BlackBerry Enterprise Server Novell eDirectory Novell ZENworks

Telecommunications Description During the 2007-2008 school year, the Telecommunications system has been upgraded to an NEC Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. VoIP phones have been placed in each classroom with a unique extension number. The telephones have additional features such as voicemail, call forwarding, and Do Not Disturb (DND). The system offers Auto Attendant routing and remote capabilities to activate an after hour message and a snow message for each building. The system utilizes two AT&T prime lines that support the District which has been a source of financial savings while substantially expanding the ability to communicate with parents and the community. We still have a number of Centrex lines for a small group of applications such as fire/security alarms and back-up lines. The District maintains a support agreement to resolve any hardware of software issues with Al-Tronics.

Administrative Systems Description The District connects to Wayne RESA for student management, finance, and human resources administrative software. Most of the information is stored on Wayne RESA's mainframe. The District uses Wayne RESA's SMART finance system, CYBORG Payroll, and Zangle for the student management system. The finance system includes general ledger operation along with an online purchase order system, requisition system, and an asset program. In addition to the Wayne RESA software, Woodhaven-Brownstown School District has expanded GroupWise E-mail for all teaching staff and support staff in the District. Highlights from the Zangle system are:


1. TeacherConnect ­ A web-based application that allows teachers to enter classroom news, attendance data, assignments, comments and student class marks directly to the Zangle Desktop database over the Internet or on the District intranet. 2. Gradebook ­ A web-enabled, full-featured, electronic grade book for teachers. Teachers define and track "tasks", such as homework assignments, tests, quizzes, recitals, term papers, etc. on a class-by-class basis. Gradebook has real-time connectivity to the scheduling and attendance data in Zangle Desktop, allowing teachers to see their current class rosters and related attendance data. Grades-to-date for a class are automatically calculated and tracked for each student according to options configured in the Gradebook setup. 3. ParentConnect & StudentConnect ­ These two applications provide parents and students access to student data over the Internet. It is a secure web-based application providing information such as: a. District, School, Classroom News b. Student Demographics c. Student Schedules d. Attendance Activity e. Class Assignments f. Report Cards & Progress Reports g. Transcripts h. Standardized Testing results i. j. Behavioral Incidents Food Service transactions

4. Food Service ­ A web-based component of the ParentConnect software that keeps a detailed record of student cafeteria transactions. Zangle Food Service stores information about what foods and drinks were purchased, when the transaction took place, the exact cost, and the student's remaining balance. 5. PolyPlot ­ This application is used by the Transportation Department to facilitate bus routing. Central Office administrators and members of the Woodhaven-Brownstown Board of Education make use of a web-based application called BoardBook. BoardBook is a document storage, retrieval, and management system that is meant to simplify the process of creating and distributing Board meeting agendas and documentation. The software has the capability of handling all paperwork-related tasks electronically, which has significantly reduced cost by saving on the amount of paper consumption and waste and it is efficient as it eliminates the need to deliver the information. An inventory of existing technologies on a building-by-building basis is available in Appendix C of this document.




The following is a list of detailed technology projects that the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District intends to either continue maintaining or to pursue over the course of this plan. There will also be continuous review and upgrading as needed. The following are technological opportunities for Woodhaven-Brownstown K-12 students: · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · A Fiber optic Wide Area Network in all buildings including Voice/Video/Data NEC VoIP phone system installed with telephones in every classroom Standardization of workstations, servers, and network electronics Provide all K-12 classrooms with computers and available networked printer/copy machines Blackboard and Moodle opportunities Expanded video surveillance capabilities A computer lab in each of the schools Shared academic and administrative resources Enhanced curricular choices (i.e., integrated learning systems) Compatible standards among all schools High-speed data and communication exchange Access to the Internet, online databases, electronic books, etc. Access to higher education offerings Electronic delivery of video, CD-ROM, and software resources Electronic links to business, industry, and governmental agencies Video conferencing for remote learning opportunities, meetings, and staff development Video carts to provide broadcasting capabilities between schools Internet account management Local online forum for student projects and teacher collaboration Student access to a personal shared drive on the network Staff access to a personal shared, department, building, and district shared drives

The District is investigating the technical details and potential financial impact of integrating the following components and services into our technology plan: · · · · · · Extended wireless Local Area Network (LAN) with central management capabilities Storage Area Network (SAN) Host Web Services including teacher websites and portals Virtualization Technologies Emergency calling systems to quickly disseminate information to the community A detailed replacement plan for aging hardware

A complete list of technology projects and budget can be found in Appendix D.




The District Technology Curriculum Committee is continually enhancing a K-12 Technology curriculum that is based upon the Michigan Curriculum Standards and Grade Level Content Expectations in correlation with the Michigan Educational Technology Standards and Expectations. National and state developmental standards are used to map a curricular sequence consistent with the ongoing process of updating and expanding technology in the district. In addition, the curriculum is regularly reviewed in order to ensure that it is consistent with the availability of technology and the age-appropriate developmental needs of the student body. The District will be updating their existing technology curriculum to realign with the proposed Michigan Educational Technology Standards and Expectations (METS) which are schedule for approval to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Board in May. See Appendix G. Delivery of the curriculum plan continues on two levels: On the elementary level, technology and information literacy instruction is ongoing using regularly scheduled classes at all schools. Three shared elementary media specialists conduct curriculum delivery on a daily basis to the kindergarten through 5th grade elementary student body. On the secondary level, instruction is facilitated through building specific library media specialists, computer lab teachers, and classroom teachers. Technology-based classes are required at the 6th through 9th grade levels and are continually offered as electives at the 10th through 12th grade levels. The District is committed to continually reviewing current research on best practices in technology curriculum integration and its effects on improved student achievement. In an effort to embed technology into all facets of education and services in the Woodhaven-Brownstown schools, the district is quickly moving away from treating technology as a separate entity. Technology decisions are not only addressed by the Technology department, but also by curriculum committees, NCA committees, and various administrative committees. Staff development continues to be focused on this area with an emphasis on how technology can be used to effectively create, deliver, and enhance lesson plans. The end goal in this process is to maximize the use of technology to deliver rigorous and relevant learning experiences to our student body. Technology offers multiple modes of assessment and delivery thereby allowing teachers additional opportunities to meet students' individual learning needs and styles. All core content areas benefit directly from technology integration in the classroom as a teaching tool and as a learning tool. Vocational education classes often use technology to enhance and extend learning experiences in their curricular areas as well. The goal of all teaching and learning tools is to improve student achievement. The use of current technologies means that teaching and learning are no longer confined to the classroom or the school day. The many technologies available offer teachers and students a great deal of flexibility in terms of when, where, and how educational programs are conducted. These technologies are continuing to change the very nature of teaching and learning through the implementation of online course offerings and distance learning opportunities. By using Internet-based technologies (i.e. video conferencing and the World Wide Web) to aid in the facilitation of online courses and distance learning capabilities, we can now have the ability to educate students without requiring their physical presence in the classroom. Examples of such scenarios would be: · Homebound students who are unable to attend school.



Foreign language and advanced placement classes wherein only a select few students in multiple schools are enrolled. By using these technologies, students at each location can "virtually" interact with their instructor as well as classmates from other schools. Multicultural student projects that promote collaboration from locations around the region, state, country and the world. Professional development programs for the purpose of standardized staff development throughout the district. Credit Recovery opportunities.

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Increased use of technology, including that of online courses and distance learning, offers many benefits, including: · · · · · · Convenience Flexibility Interactivity Enhanced content (i.e. audio, visual) Educational equity Synchronous and asynchronous delivery

Although the implementation of online courses and distance learning programs will require considerable District commitment in terms of needs assessment, instructional goals, teaching staff and materials, professional development, infrastructure, and support personnel, the benefit to students whose needs might not otherwise be met will far outweigh the cost.

Goals for Student Achievement · · · · · Learning experiences derived from state and national technology standards. Providing technologies that will help facilitate enhanced curriculum course goals. Ensuring that each teacher has the tools and support to integrate technology into the curriculum to improve student achievement. The proposed Michigan Educational Technology Standards and Expectations (METS) will update student's skills required by today's technology. The proposed Michigan Educational Technology Standards and Expectations (METS) are schedule for approval to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Board in May. See Appendix G.

Specific Curricular Area Strategies and Achievement Impact · · · · · Continued use of video streaming to enhance curriculum and instruction. Future implementation of wireless Internet connectivity district wide. Increase the use of presentation software and hardware to facilitate teaching and learning. Further use of probes with computing technologies to enhance the science curriculum. PowerPoint presentation software used in all curricular areas by teachers and students. 16

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Online databases for research in all curricular areas. Cross cultural research on the Internet for all curricular areas. Spreadsheets and graphing for all curricular areas. Keyboarding to improve student skills and ease the use of technology in all curricular areas. WebQuests for research in all curricular areas. Word processing to improve written language skills. Use of technology for production of display graphics in vocational/technical areas. Career databases and evaluation tools to facilitate career preparation of individual students. Use of electronic Education Development Programs. Use of a variety of technology modules in various curricular areas. Provide technology to enhance the awareness of lifelong learning. Genesis Language Lab and Rosetta Stone used to aid in the teaching of foreign languages.



District Wide Projects Video Conferencing Solution Video Streaming / Content Delivery MediaCast's Kiosk Capability District Wide Video Surveillance Extended Video Surveillance Grant ZENworks Remote Support Novell iPrint Conversion Administrator Hardware Upgrades Implementation of PrinciPalm Software SchoolDude HelpDesk Integration Implementation of TimeClock Plus Teacher / Student Forum Integrate SAN Solution Virtualize Low Priority Servers Extended Wireless LAN Replace Aging Hardware Interactive Whiteboard Integration Curriculum Integration Professional Development Usage of Electronic Textbooks CLASS A School Specific Projects Bates ES Technology Projects Erving ES Technology Projects Gudith ES Technology Projects Wegienka ES Technology Projects Yake ES Technology Projects Patrick Henry MS Technology Projects Brownstown MS Technology Projects Woodhaven HS Technology Projects Special Education Gudith Construction Board Office Construction 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011


VIII. INCREASED ACCESS AND INTEGRATION In March 2002, Woodhaven-Brownstown School District voters approved a $90.5 million bond issue wherein approximately $15.6 million were technology related. Major acquisitions of various technologies were scheduled after the building renovations and additions. The Board Office is scheduled to be relocated to a new addition built onto Patrick Henry Middle School and the special education department will be relocated to a new addition built onto Gudith Elementary School. These construction projects are estimated to be completed during the District's 2009 winter break. In order to prepare students for a world that requires information and technology literacy skills, the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District must provide all students with access to technology through curriculum that utilizes technology-based teaching and learning. A strong and ongoing professional development program is continuing in order for classroom teachers, specialists, and administration at all levels K-12 to have the necessary knowledge base and updated skills to effectively integrate technology into the teaching and learning process. In-service sessions are regularly available as soon as new hardware and software are acquired. In addition, on-site support staff is critical to the implementation and ongoing maintenance of operational equipment. A wide variety of hardware and software is available to facilitate increased access to technology and promote collaborations. Bond funds, building renovations, and other funds will provide or have provided voice, video, and data infrastructure that will allow the acquisition and utilization of: · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Data projectors in the classroom Interactive white boards to make lessons interactive Document cameras to project primary source materials Student and teacher computers in the classroom Computer labs in all buildings Wireless laptop computers Media distribution system Video conferencing equipment MediaCast audio and video equipment and electronic resources Learning lab(s) that can be used for distance learning Sound Amplification Units Alpha Smart Pros Assistive Technology Team Usage Assistive Technology Resource Center through WCRESA Specialized voice recognition programs Assistive Technology Plan Assistive Technology Evaluation Team Large screen monitors equipped with DVD, VHS and computer projection capabilities District licenses for audio books District licenses for online interactive encyclopedias District licenses for online interactive teaching and learning resources


Continuing professional opportunities in promoting technology-based teaching styles together with access to cutting-edge technology and ongoing professional development for teaching staff will help to promote a seamless integration of technology-enhanced teaching and technology-based hands-on learning.

Adult Literacy Services The District is unable to sustain adult literacy services since the Adult Education program was discontinued after the 2003 school year based on low enrollment and revenues. An Adult Education GED certification program is available in a neighboring district in Southgate, Michigan.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Whether it is building construction or enhancements to the curriculum, the decisions made include consideration of the students learning environment. UDL is a framework for designing educational environments that enables all learners to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. This is accomplished by simultaneously reducing barriers to the curriculum and providing rich supports for learning. Designing any product or environment involves the consideration of many factors including access to technology, aesthetics, engineering options, environmental issues, safety concerns, and cost. Often the design is created for the "average" user. In contrast Universal design, according to the center for Universal Design, "is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design." Universal design is an approach to the designed products and environments, including instruction, which takes into consideration and the variety of abilities, disabilities, and racial/ethnic backgrounds, reading abilities, ages, and other characteristics of the student body in order to reduce barriers to the learning process.

Assistive Technologies The District will access new and emerging assistive technologies on an as-needed basis. There is a District Assistive Technology Plan and Team. The team works through the existing Child Study process to assist general and special educators in planning and accessing assistive technology for individual children. The District complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act as it applies to assistive technology and meeting the individualized needs of students and staff. The District's Assistive Technology Plan can be found in Appendix E.




The District recognizes that substantial staff development is necessary with the inclusion of varied technology. Initial, as well as ongoing training, will be necessary to enable the use and integration of technology into the curriculum. Teachers, administrators, and instructional staff need support in their efforts to use technology as a teaching and learning tool. Knowledge of technology tools and the ability to apply technology to support and enhance the learning process is critical for instructional staff. Woodhaven-Brownstown School District's professional development is aligned with Michigan's Grade Level Educational Technology Standards & Expectation, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NET-S). Currently, staff members have regular and ready access to instructional technology and a materials collection that supports the curricular and instructional programs. District and building comprehensive needs are analyzed in relationship to further integration of technology into curricular delivery resulting in long-range goals and plans. In addition, Building and the District School Improvement Plans include these goals as they relate to technology and its infusion into the teaching and learning environment that directly reference State and National Standards. Woodhaven-Brownstown School District's bond issue allowed for major acquisition of various technologies to provide an ongoing resource to staff as they work to infuse technology into their curricular delivery. District employees recognize the importance of professional development through our technology program. The expanded District Technology Department continues to work with the District and Building School Improvement Teams, support staff, administrators and the Curriculum Department to develop and implement a comprehensive, ongoing professional development training program specifically for technology. A method frequently used for individual, small group or district-wide professional development needs is the trainer-of-trainers model.

Strategies to Ensure Quality Professional Development and Promotion of Curriculum Integration · · · · · · · Assessment of staff needs District commitment to staff development through time and resource allocation Trainer-of-trainers models in buildings Technology workshops off campus through WCRESA and other organizations Online resources made available to staff Coordination of training with hardware and software vendors Professional training for technical staff provided by the contract company; additional resources available at WCRESA · Ongoing evaluations by staff of professional development offerings

Supporting Resources The Technology Committee planned the implementation of the following types of software resources for use on a regular basis as part of the K-12 technology curriculum as well as 21

integrated into the core academic curricula. District employees have access to many of these resources in an effort to assist in their professional development as applicable to their position: · Basic authoring applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, drawing programs, and publishing software. · Advanced authoring applications such as web development software and presentation software. · Simulation software · Internet resources · Networked communications (i.e., E-mail, bulletin boards, listservs) · Each department is assigned its own shared drive, which allows its contents to be retrievable anywhere within the District. This also allows for file and document sharing amongst certain teachers, administrators, and/or other staff members, depending on their network privileges. · Discourse is an application program that is used to assist teachers with an interactive realtime program to communicate directly with the students on the computer. This program can also provide additional links to the Internet and have graphics embedded into the lesson. In addition, Discourse can immediately grade answers thereby giving the classroom teacher valuable input regarding student comprehension. · Vision is a management tool which will give the teacher complete control over student computers in the lab or classroom environment. Teachers can demonstrate, supervise, and monitor lessons directly on student computer screens in order to focus student attention. · Study Island is a web-based application designed to reinforce MEAP concepts and test taking skills at the elementary level. · Accelerated Reader is a web-based reading program that personalizes, manages and assesses students' reading levels. · READ 180 is an intensive reading intervention program that helps teachers manage the problems of adolescent illiteracy and special needs reading on multiple fronts, using technology, print, and professional development. READ 180 is proven to meet the needs of struggling readers whose reading achievement is below proficient level. The program directly addresses individual needs through differentiated instruction, adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. · Back on Track: Ready for Algebra! is an interactive product by Compass Learning designed to test students' current math skills, address weaknesses, and build new skills in order to help students to be better prepared for algebra.

Policies The Technology Committee recognizes the importance of policies and procedures in developing and implementing a technology program. Appendix F of this document includes examples of a few policy statements adopted for use in Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools. Following is a listing of the aforementioned policy statements: · · · · Woodhaven-Brownstown Acceptable Use of Technology Policy American Library Association Bill of Rights American Library Association Code of Ethics American Library Association Access to Electronic Information, Services and Networks 22

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American Library Association Libraries, Children and the Internet American Association of School Librarians National Guidelines and Standards American Association of School Librarians Access to Resources and Services in the School Library Media Program Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (See Section XVII)



The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District has a working plan to ensure that as technology arrives in classrooms, staff will be knowledgeable in its use. For technology to become a natural part of the teacher's daily lesson plan, it requires continuous training on the integration and application of technology in the curriculum. The District supports the following resources as part of the technology plan for professional development in technology skills. It recognizes the importance of dedicating time for professional development. Training has included: · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · CLASS A through WCRESA MediaCast resources Video Conferencing Renaissance Learning's web based Accelerated Reader program Edgate/Copernicus (web-based planning) Laptop computing Classroom data and computer projections systems Lesson Plans and the Web Personal Digital Assistants Web-based applications for the Career Preparation curriculum MOIS Web-based Educational Development Programs Training in the use of Office software applications Instructional manuals for software applications Manuals for hardware Professional libraries available at school buildings Michigan Teacher Network Michigan Electronic Library Training by hardware and software vendors District website links/resources Online subscription services (UMI Proquest) WCRESA website links/resources Michigan Virtual University GroupWise email United Streaming Video Discourse Vision 23

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In order to maximize the District's investment in technology, appropriate personnel are necessary to ensure that the Plan and its vision are effectively implemented and supported. While technology is generally perceived to be equipment, software and peripherals, its value and power as a resource comes only from its widespread use. The responsibility for the acquisition and implementation resides with designated, capable and qualified professionals. The District uses the following combination of internal and external human resources for technical support: · Director of Technology manages the District's technology, provides a vision for the District's technological advancements, and ensures that the technology is appropriately supporting the curriculum. Network Specialist / Hardware-Software Technician manages the voice, video and data networks. Data Processing Operator manages the District's Student Information System and provides data processing and help desk support. Hardware-Software / Cable Technician manages the telephone system, runs cabling, and provides technical support as needed. Media Specialists and paraprofessionals provide support within the buildings. Webmaster maintains the District's web site. A variety of external sources are utilized based of specialized areas of expertise. Wayne County RESA provides technical support on various hosted applications.

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Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Current Organization Chart

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Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Proposed Organization

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Given the anticipated influx of technology through the bond issue and a society where the use of technology is growing, the District recognizes the need for additional staffing. Unfortunately, increasing requirements such as No Child Left Behind coupled with budget cuts make it very difficult to increase staffing. In order to maximize the use of technology, additional positions including a staff trainer, a network security manager, and a media specialist in each building are planned as funding becomes available. The District also intends to continue to use outside resources whenever feasible. The organization chart below depicts a potential structure in the future.

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XII. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Work Orders A request for assistance by any employee is initiated using SchoolDude, a web-based call management system. The problem is entered into the open call system and remains open until the issue is resolved at which point the call is closed and the requester is automatically notified each time the status of the call changes. SchoolDude has increased the Departments productivity, increased communication to the users, and simplified the work order submission process. File Server Backup Staff and student's data is saved to the districts servers located at Woodhaven High School. This data is backed up nightly to a 24 tape media library. Monthly tapes are stored off-site in a fireproof safe. The backup process automatically emails the technology director, the network manager and one technician daily that the backup process was successful. WCRESA backs up the district's administrative system information nightly and stores the information. Hardware Purchase Procedure Requests for hardware are made in writing at the building/department level. The building administrator reviews the request for consistency with the technology plan and the district goals. If approved, it is entered into a requisition system to be forwarded to the Technology Director to confirm it abides by the Districts established standards and reviews the technical requirements. Then it is forwarded to the Business Manager who reviews the request and approves if funding is available. Software Purchase Procedure Requests for software are made in writing at the building/department level. The building administrator reviews the request for consistency with the technology plan, the standards and benchmarks, and the district goals. If approved, it is entered into a requisition system to be forwarded to the Technology Director to confirm it abides by the District's established standards. Some curriculum-based applications are required to be approved by the District Curriculum Council Committee. If approved, it is forwarded to the Business Manager who reviews the request and approves if funding is available. Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Policies All District policies are posted on the NEOLA Management Documents for School Districts web site ( All staff members have been provided with access to this web site. Specific policies that relate to Technology are: 7530.01 Staff Use of Cellular Telephones 7540 Computer Technology and Networks 7540.01 Technology Privacy 7540.02 District Web Page 7540.03 Student Network and Internet Acceptable Use and Safety Additional policies are available in the Media Policies and Procedures Manual on Appendix F.


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Computers and improved telecommunications have created new and unique opportunities for teaching and learning. Technology will help assure equity of access for learners as it becomes easier to match tools to the unique learning needs of students. In addition technology can enhance the operation of schools and offer more choices to students. Technology is a major focus for educational service agencies across the state and the nation. Collaboration with service providers as well as business and industry are important in order to enrich technology resources in our schools and enhance learning for all. Encouraging parental and community stakeholders involvement in the integration of technology to improve student learning is vital. Communication with the school community can be disseminated through various district avenues. Examples of community involvement and communications include: · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Technology Plan posted on the District web site: District Technology Acceptable Use Policy sent home yearly for review as well as parent/guardian signature Develop course syllabi with course requirements including technology use, if appropriate Building Open Houses will display the technologies available for staff and student use Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent Connect Zangle GroupWise Parent Technology Advisory Committee, if required Input and assistance from each school's PTO Input and assistance from District and Building School Improvement Team Newsletters may include a section regarding "Technology Updates" Newspaper articles Television coverage (news)


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The District participates in many programs available through Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency (WCRESA). The Michigan Library Consortium (MLC) provides a number of rich resources for research and education purposes. Comcast Cable Company and WOW provide cable programming to each school and a channel for the broadcast of District information and programming to the community.


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XIV. FUNDING Allocation of monies from the general fund, bond issue and ancillary funds such as grants will address technology challenges and implement the strategic long-range technology plan. · The 2003 bond funded the acquisition of new network infrastructure and other technology including computers for teachers and computer labs. · The Universal Service fund offers partial funding of telecommunications costs. · The Technology Literacy Challenge Grant offers an opportunity for additional funding of technology initiatives. · Book fairs and other fundraising events contribute to additional technology resources. · PTO purchases have generously enhanced the technology resources available through the media centers. · Grants of varying monetary value are available to support staff development of technology skills and the integration of technology into the curriculum

Woodhaven-Brownstown School District 2009-2014 Technology Plan Budget

Technology Plan 2005-06 Actual Staff Salary & Benefits Data Processing Services ** Staff Development Software Licenses Technical Support Technical Supplies Hardware Telecommunication Charges $172,202 145,982 497 3,954 10,896 12,975 2,745 0 $349,252 2006-07 Actual $242,301 124,279 706 17,781 11,953 7,330 2,947 0 $407,278 $546,866 $878,181 $908,415 $940,552 $974,757 $1,011,213 $1,050,120 2007-08 Actual $316,858 164,127 1,210 43,397 12,260 2,884 6,131 2008-09 Budget $438,743 198,058 4,500 50,000 27,000 11,700 148,180 2009-10 Projection $447,518 203,009 4,500 50,250 27,270 12,870 162,998 2010-11 Projection $456,468 208,085 4,500 50,754 27,818 15,573 197,228 2011-12 Projection $465,598 213,287 4,500 50,754 27,818 15,573 197,228 2012-13 Projection $474,910 218,819 4,500 51,008 28,096 17,130 216,950 2013-14 Projection $484,408 224,084 4,500 51,283 28,377 18,843 238,645

** Includes services provided by Wayne County RESA

Under District leadership, aggressive efforts will be made to pursue all available local and governmental sources of grant funding. Other members of the department as well as outside consultants may be appointed to design grant proposals and to seek creative sources of matching funds, both of which will aid in the implementation of this plan. In 2009, the District received funding with the COPS grant, which substantially increased the security available in the school buildings and District buses. The complete listing of projects can be found in the Program of Service, Appendix D.


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XV. EVALUATION PLAN The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District makes use of a continuous system for evaluating the progress of technology-oriented goals. The District's administrative staff and the Technology Department continue to review and update this plan as ever-changing technology impacts our goals and strategies. Implementation of the Evaluation Plan Implementation will include the following procedures: · Pre- and post-assessment of the technology's usefulness are concluded from assessment tools such as Class A and surveying staff and students · All Administrative staff and teachers will continue to review of the program of service · Teachers, Building Administrators, and the Curriculum Director are responsible to continue the alignment of technology standards and benchmarks with district curriculum integration (curriculum mapping) · Yearly review of policies by the stakeholders to ensure consistency and implementation · Professional development evaluations filled out for individual sessions by participants · The Director of Technology and the Executive Director of Business Services will oversee the yearly review of budget provision for technology · Teachers will review available student portfolios for summative evaluation · Observe and interview students to determine progress · Program review with collaborators · Technical logs to review repairs and design needs Success will partially be determined by: · Observing products developed by students and staff as a result of increased technology access · Track indicators of success by assessment tools such as Class A · Reviewing Educational Development Plans (EDPs) to provide a sense of the students' level of technological sophistication

Woodhaven-Brownstown will use the following chart to guide the evaluation process. Required Components Staffing Professional Development Technical Support Supporting Resources Money Project Funding Coordination of Funding Resources Time Accomplishments/Progress Associated Risks Focus Areas for Improvement


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Required Components Fall 2006 Winter 2002 Summer 2007 Fall 2007 Winter 2008 Summer 2008 Fall 2008 Winter 2009 Summer 2009 Projects Infrastructure Workstations/Printers Curriculum Integration Collaborations Communication Communications Community Involvement Collaboration Policies Acceptable Use Policy Hardware Purchase Policy Software Purchase Policy Impact Impact on Student Achievement Accomplishments/Progress Associated Risks

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The following chart indicates past goal accomplishments and focus areas. Accomplishments Progress Toward Goals Focus Areas for 2007-08 2008 Improvement 2009 Completed installation of elementary cable infrastructure. Implementation of S2 security card readers and alarm system. Security cameras successfully installed and implemented Installed CiscoWorks to manage district network devices Completed installation of voice, video, and data in all classrooms. Video storage and conferencing equipment was installed in all buildings. Installed new server equipment to support student reading software. If funding allows implementation of a new fax system. Research and testing of VMWare, promoting server consolidation. Employ new phone software to promote district expansion. Research and plan for new data storage equipment (SAN).

INFRASTRUCTURE Network Electronics & Cabling


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Required Components Curriculum Integration Accomplishments 2007-08 Training in the use of technology to enhance instruction using the Michigan Standards and Benchmarks. Destiny Resource Management Solution software updated for all media centers. Patrick Henry Middle Schools participated in a pilot study wherein PolyVision interactive whiteboards were provided for the Math Department. After a year, additional training was offered on the whiteboards to increase skills of teachers. Progress Toward Goals 2008 Training provided for staff on CLASS A student assessment and test creation software. CareerScope 8.5 offered to select students for career assessment. Compass Learning's Back on Track: Ready for Algebra! has been implemented in Patrick Henry Middle School. This program is designed to aid in tutoring students who require additional assistance in mathematics. READ 180, an application aimed at student reading assessment and improvement, has been established at both Patrick Henry Middle School and Brownstown Middle School. Worked with TWICE.CC to facilitate new classroom video conferences. Created a working relationship with MediaCast, Inventive Technologies, and Sound Engineering.

Technology Plan 2009-2011 Focus Areas for Improvement 2009 CLASS A performance analysis review. Continue training staff on video technology to promote distance learning opportunities. Expand the use of Destiny's TitlePeek, a piece of software allowing students to view an image of the book's cover and its table of contents, along with a short summary of the book.


New WCRESA partnerships. Including: CLASS A User Group, Network Administrators Group, Technology Coordinators Group, Zangle User Group, Media Center Advisory Council. Downriver Career Technical Consortium. MACUL membership. Michigan Association of Media in Education.

Explore remote classroom options as an alternative educational delivery system, such as video conferencing. Explore different avenues to increase exposure and applications of technology. Create new business partnerships to provide broader variety of skills.


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Required Components Professional Development Accomplishments 2007-08 District staff attended classes and workshops at the MACUL conference. A professional trainer from Sound Engineering has trained our staff on our new video broadcasting equipment. Technical Support Two new technology positions were created to help support the rising presence of technology in the district. New helpdesk software was installed to increase department productivity while simplifying the work order submission process. Progress Toward Goals 2008 Online resources made available to staff Technology workshops are provided off campus through WCRESA and other organizations

Technology Plan 2009-2011 Focus Areas for Improvement 2009 Continue to explore new and exciting professional development offerings. Increase online professional development options to reduce overall cost to the district and offer new opportunities. Refine overall support plan to maximize department resources and increase staff availability. Technology staff will continue to cross-train between different areas of specialty, allowing for greater flexibility of a technician's individual workload.

Working to improve the technology department's relationship with students and staff. Reduce the number of pending technology issues while improving response times. Restructuring and reorganizing the network resources such as the data hierarchy and other network elements. Began training on MediaCast video streaming carts and LifeSize video conferencing carts. A specialized trainer was contracted to hold multiple training sessions with District staff. Initial phase of implementation consistent with the timetable.

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Introduced Discovery Streaming to new and current staff members. Teachers and other district personnel were trained on making use of their shared and home directories.

Purchasing upgraded storage equipment to allow for future technology growth. Investing virtualized server environment to consolidate hardware and reduce energy costs. Plan future network structuring and related network modifications for the construction of the new board office.


Created a timetable to track ongoing projects.


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Required Components Cost/Funding Accomplishments 2007-08 Met targeted cost for video streaming, storage, and conferencing solutions. Progress Toward Goals 2008 Begin to utilize Bid- Sync software allowing us access to a larger pool of vendors, ultimately reducing cost.

Technology Plan 2009-2011 Focus Areas for Improvement 2009 Work together with other districts to reduce purchasing costs of technology-oriented equipment.

Coordination of Funding Resources

Reevaluated budgets to distribute funding accordingly.

Continue receiving federal funds through USF. Focus on grant opportunities.

Analyze ongoing costs for recent technology purchases.

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Acceptable Use Policy updated and approved.

As guidelines change the AUP is being modified for the next approval.

Expand AUP to incorporate new message retention regulations.


Web site maintained and updated regularly. Live video streaming available to individual teachers and staff members across the District. Video conferencing carts provides the capability of real-time communication worldwide.

Camtasia was purchased to create training videos for staff. Blackboard is available to provide a web presence from teacher to student. ParentConnect has been implemented for parents to view student information. Creating CLASS A tests using item banks associated to Michigan standards. Implementing lab-based testing to simplify the process of assessing student knowledge.

CLASS A performance analysis will provide student performance data district wide. A new fax solution is being investigated to allow individual teachers and staff members the ability to send and receive faxes via the Internet.

Impact on Student Achievement

Increased communication capabilities from teachers and administrators to students and parents through ParentConnect and StudentConnect.

Continue to train staff on the use of CLASS A to provide standardized usage of a student assessment tool district wide.


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XVI. COLLABORATIONS Woodhaven-Brownstown School District recognizes that collaboration with other school districts, educational, professional and community groups can only enhance and improve its technology program. The District actively seeks cooperative ventures with outside organizations that can assist in reaching its goal of varied learning opportunities for its students. Accordingly, in the pursuit of its technology program, the District has established working relationships with the following organizations: · The Downriver Academic Consortium: This alliance of high schools offers advanced placement classes for students. Members of this alliance allow their high school students to travel to any school in this group offering an advanced placement course that is not offered in their own high school. Included among these courses are AP Computers and AP Computer Assisted Drafting.


The Downriver Career Technical Consortium: The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District has been a member of this consortium of ten high schools for more than twenty years. The consortium was developed to provide a wider variety of technical and vocational education programs. Any student who wishes to take a vocational technical program that is not available at his own school may elect to enroll in the class of his choice if it is offered at one of the participating schools in the consortium. In addition, all ninth graders are given individual career assessments every year to assist in their course selection planning for the coming high school years.


School-to-Work Mentoring Program: In collaboration with the Downriver Career Technical Consortium, high school sophomores are offered the opportunity to apply for participation in the School to Work Mentoring Program. They must first express their interest in a career choice that their ninth grade career assessment confirms, and then apply for this program. Selection of participants must occur because of the limited number of participating businesses. Once chosen, students spend one full school day per week (during a five-week period) in the career environment of their choice, getting on-the-job experience in their chosen careers.


Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency: Wayne RESA is a regional educational service agency that provides a broad spectrum of services and support to Wayne County's 34 school districts aimed at improving student achievement and maximizing economies of scale in staff development, purchasing, and administrative services. Services range from curriculum consulting and staff development, helping districts maximize technology use in the classroom, software applications for district student and administrative services, group purchasing and more. Wayne RESA also provides state-mandated functions including pupil accounting and special education monitoring and compliance.


Wayne County Regional Educational Media Center Advisory Council: The REMC Advisory Council is comprised of one representative from each of the 34 school districts in Wayne County. Members of the Council are selected by their Superintendent to


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represent their school district and to facilitate communication between the district and Wayne County RESA's Regional Educational Media Center (REMC). Representatives to this group play an important role in reviewing and recommending changes to RESA programs and services, and in providing valuable input into the development of new programs that are cost-efficient and instructionally effective. They participate in selecting, promoting, and learning about the latest technologies and resources as they relate to every district's curriculum and professional development needs. In addition, the representatives are critical in disseminating timely information related to media and technology to not only their assigned building, but to all the schools in each district. ·

Wayne County Regional Educational Technology Coordinators Meeting, Network Administrators Group, and a variety of application user group meetings (Zangle, Class A, etc.): These meetings are designed for stakeholders in the districts to communicate with other districts to discuss best practices and information sharing regarding many aspects of technology.


Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning: The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1975 dedicated to bringing educators from all levels together to share their knowledge and concerns regarding educational uses of computers and technology. MACUL helps helps educators identify sound educational practices related to technology as well as understand the implications of rapid changes in technology. MACUL helps in recognizing the challenges in preparing students, and strives to encompass the entire educational community from preschool through college level. MACUL is a force in building professional coalitions with organizations including the Michigan Virtual University, the Michigan Department of Education, Ameritech, AT&T, and others to benefit educators and students in the integral use of technology in education. MACUL is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).


Michigan Association for Media in Education: The Michigan Association for Media in Education is an independent, professional association of library media specialists dedicated to educational, literary and technological excellence in library/media services in Michigan's schools. MAME is an affiliate of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association, and an affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). The general purpose of the Association shall be the improvement of learning in Michigan through the effective and efficient use of instructional media. In pursuit of this purpose, it shall cooperate with other state organizations concerned with education at all levels, in all settings. The Association shall achieve this general purpose by working toward the following specific goals: To promote, implement, and evaluate standards for the profession, for professional practice, and for the professional. To disseminate information relevant to professional concerns through conferences, professional journals and other media. To provide appropriate support for the individual member if a conflict arises between the member and an individual or organization in the performance of the member's professional role. To encourage employment practices which recognize professional education, experience, and competence and which provide opportunities for advancement in accordance with them. To promote professional growth challenging 38

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media personnel to meet changing demands on their knowledge and competencies. To foster public understanding of the value of instructional media in teaching and learning. To promote the use of educational media and technology in a variety of instructional settings. To promote the application of high standards to the production, evaluation, selection, dissemination, and use of all learning resources. To support the inherent right of each individual to free access to ideas and information. ·

TWICE: Two Way Interactive Connections in Education: Two Way Interactive Connections in Education (TWICE) is Michigan's organization for video conferencing in K-12 education. TWICE promotes and supports collaborative connections for the benefit of all students. TWICE seeks to provide learning opportunities that expand the boundaries of the classroom beyond the local community, raise global awareness, and promote cultural and geographical understanding. Promote and facilitate collaborative video conferences between educators, students, and technology coordinators for the purpose of sharing information, best video conference practices, and quality curriculum events. Promote collaborative video conferences that are both point-to-point and multipoint, where teaching and learning occur during the connection, and participation and interaction are required. Provide an online centralized resource for integrating video conferencing effectively in education. Utilize video conferencing to increase students' advanced communication skills while addressing Michigan Curriculum Frameworks and technology standards. Create opportunities for members to network and share video conference experiences with each other.


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XVII. CHILDREN'S INTERNET PROTECTION ACT Woodhaven-Brownstown School District recognizes the need to protect its students' privacy and provide Internet safety. The District also educates minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms as well as cyber bullying awareness and response. The federal government also has legislation in place for this purpose. As such, the District forces all Internet traffic to pass through filters. Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools meets the requirements of the Children's Internet Protection Act by filtering all Internet access with our content filtering appliance created by 8e6 Technologies. Woodhaven-Brownstown School District's technology is intended for use by staff and students only. Because our library and computer labs are not open to the public, all computers within the school buildings are filtered at all times. Grades 1-5 and 6-12 have unique filtering rules that are appropriate for their age levels. All workstations are dynamically routed through the District's content filtering appliance. The content filtering appliance scans all the Internet data and filters out instant messages, inappropriate websites, filter-bypass websites (proxies), and enforces safe image searching features. Our filtering appliance collects Internet data and labels it with the requesting student ID allowing the Technology Department the ability to identify students trying to access restricted content. Woodhaven-Brownstown staff can request sites to be reevaluated by the Filter Committee, resulting in a manual allow or block based on the committee's decision of the website content. Students and their parents or guardians who use the technology are required to sign an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This process creates an agreement and understanding of acceptable behavior using technology while in the District. The latest AUP was approved by the Board of Education on 5/7/2007 and is listed on the following page.


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Technology Plan 2009-2011

XIX. APPENDICIES APPENDIX A: PLANNING COMMITTEE The 2009-2011 technology planning committee of the Woodhaven-Brownstown School District: Debora Morse, Woodhaven High School Media Specialist Michelle Mumau, Brownstown Middle School/Patrick Henry Middle School Media Specialist Joe Heacox, Elementary School Media Specialist Lani Rozga, Executive Director of Business Services Barbara Lott, Superintendent Andrea Stevenson, Curriculum Director Sherry Weiser, Technology Director Joe Maci, Woodhaven High School Principal Molly Mazei, Patrick Henry Middle School Principal Andrew Clark, Brownstown Middle School Assistant Principal Tom Martin, Patrick Henry Middle School Assistant Principal Joanne Weiss, Director of Special Services Bob Hodges, Network Manager Hector Diaz, Assistant Network Manager Matt Huls, Hardware-Software & Cable Technician George Blankenbaker, Data Processing Clerk Justin Bray, Technician Patrick Murphy, Student Co-op Elisse Rodriguez, Student Bruce Grantz, Community Member/Parent

This team has been consulting with other technology specialists on an ongoing basis with regard to areas of their expertise. This collaboration includes, but is not necessarily limited to: David Frankel, Wayne County RESA Trina McGinnis, Wayne County RESA Vince Pizzo, Wayne County RESA Steven Michaels, Wayne County RESA Lee steinbacker, Optimal Solutions Chris Brown, HP Tom White, InaComp Nancy and Craig Sehi, Sehi Hugh Sonk, Peripheral Vision Scott Brune, Wright & Hunter Judy Wright, Plante Moran Jim Qualls, Plante Moran




APPENDIX C: INVENTORY Note: Each school did an independent inventory; therefore, items inventoried may differ slightly from school to school. The elementary schools are currently in the process of inventorying.

Woodhaven High School Hardware Inventory Computers Workstations H.P. 435 Macintosh 42 Laptops Lenovo Compaq Total Printers H.P. LaserJet CAD Plotter Total

14 35 511 86 1 87


35mm 50mm Digital Video Camera Digital Video Palmcorder Total 3 5 5 72 72 3 12

5 1 5 8 4 2 25

Televisions TV/VCR Combos VCR's DVD's Data Projectors Distribution Points Set Top boxes


Woodhaven High School Head End Hardware Inventory 4 HP ProLiant DL380 4 HP ProLiant ML350 4 Dell PowerEdge 1950 1 Voicmail Box 1 NEC IPS2000 DMR 1 READ 180 Server

Patrick Henry Middle School Hardware Inventory 158 HP Workstations 36 Compaq Laptop 16 HP Desktops 1 DVD/CD Duplicator 5 Polyvision WT 1600 Interactive White Boards and Portable Stands 7 E-imaging tablets 3 PDA 1 MIDI 1 AMP 1 Metronome 1 Digital Visualizer 72 Laser Printers 56 Projection Systems 4 Set Top Boxes

Brownstown Middle School Hardware Inventory 286 HP Workstations 4 PDA 1 DVD Recorder Player 1 Electronic punching/binding machine 1 DVD/CD Duplicator 800 TI-30x Calculators 6 Overhead Calculators 9 Electronic Balances 1 Van De Graff Gen 12 E-Imaging Tablets 10 Presentation Remotes 2 Digital Visualizer 1 Poster Maker Canon IPF 600 4 Scanners 4 Polyvision WT 1600 Interactive White Boards 2 Color Printers 59 Laser Printers 62 Projection Systems 3 Set Top Boxes


Bates Elementary Hardware Inventory 125 HP Workstations 35 Laptops 32 Laser Printers 1 Color Printers 32 Projection Systems 3 Set Top Boxes Erving Elementary Hardware Inventory 154 HP Workstations 35 Laptops 29 Laser Printers 1 Color Printers 30 Projection Systems 4 Set Top Boxes Gudith Elementary Hardware Inventory 150 HP Workstations 35 Laptops 29 Laser Printers 1 Color Printers 29 Projection Systems 4 Set Top Boxes Wegienka Elementary Hardware Inventory 158 HP Workstations 35 Laptops 32 Laser Printers 1 Color Printers 31 Projection Systems 4 Set Top Boxes Yake Elementary Hardware Inventory 168 HP Workstations 35 Laptops 34 Laser Printers 1 Color Printers 31 Projection Systems 5 Set Top Boxes


Software Inventory Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2007 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 32-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Polycom PVX PC Conferencing App Vision for Windows Surf-Lock2 for Vision6 or higher App-Control Pointer Intervideo WinDVD Star Reading Norton AntiVirus 2005 Windows Server 2000 ACTIVstudio PE Microsoft Windows 98 SE Microsoft Office 2003 TimeClock Plus Pro Edition Microsoft Office Specialist Testing Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium Data Studio Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003 Camtasia Studio Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Vista Symantec pcAnywhere 12.1 Roxio Easy Media Creator Sonic Digital Media Plus Classroom Jeopardy! Adobe Photoshop 5.0 Career Cruising Career Scope 7.2 AVerVision 2.2.5 Kid Pix Deluxe 3 READ180 v1.7 DeepFreeze 5.0 Backup Exec Cisco Works LMS Auto CAD Academic Edition Geometry Sketchpad SchoolDude Final Cut Studio Academic Mac OS 10.4



Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Program of Service Completed - no payments remain PO issued, work in process Partially completed /encumbered No encumbrances made Bates Elem Cost N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 240 41 41 1 $40,800 $6,970 $10,660 $750 $0 $59,180 230 39 42 2 1 Erving Elem Count Cost 5 1 1 26 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $39,100 $6,630 $10,920 $1,500 $4,000 $62,150 230 39 43 2 1 Gudith Elem Count Cost 5 1 1 26 26 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $39,100 $6,630 $11,180 $1,500 $4,000 $62,410 240 41 42 1 Wegienka Elem Count Cost 5 1 1 28 28 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $40,800 $6,970 $10,920 $750 $0 $59,440 240 41 42 2 1 Yake Elem Count Cost 5 1 1 28 28 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $40,800 $6,970 $10,920 $1,500 $4,000 $64,190 451 107 72 3 2 Brownstown MS Count Cost 4 1 1 56 56 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $76,670 $18,190 $18,720 $2,250 $8,000 $123,830 481 105 70 3 2 Henry MS Count Cost 4 1 1 54 54 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $81,770 $17,850 $18,200 $2,250 $8,000 $128,070 648 140 95 5 4 Woodhaven HS Count Cost 4 1 1 72 72 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $110,160 $23,800 $24,700 $3,750 $16,000 $178,410 75 60 20 3 2 Admin Cost N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $30,000 $12,750 $10,200 $5,200 $2,250 $8,000 $38,400 $37,500 $5,700 $4,750 $750 $11,200 B&G/Trans TOTAL COST N/A N/A N/A N/A

Count INFRASTRUCTURE Data drops per classroom Voice drops per classroom Video drops per classroom Classrooms - Wired Classrooms - Workstation Wide Area Network - Fiber only Data Drops Voice Drops Video allocation Wiring Closets - Racks Fiber Connections MDF - IDF TOTAL Cabling 5 1 1 28 28


$307,500 $487,650 $108,960 $121,420 $17,250 $52,000 $787,280

Voice System/Telephones Total Infrastructure HARDWARE Network Electronics Servers/Firewall Learning Workstations Classroom workstations (1/room) Additional classroom workstations Converted laptops to desktops For Lang wkstn from laptops Converted Media Ctr eq to desktops Laptops Special Ed add'l workstations Art, Music & PE add'l stations Language arts - add'l stations Classroom printer allocation TOTAL Learning Workstations Media Center Media Center workstations Media Center workstations - balance Media Center color printers Printer Allocation Scanners (from SS and LA) Laptops Visualizer/ELMO TOTAL Media Center Computer Labs Workstations Projection System/Smart Board Multimedia allocation Laser printers (middle) Business labs General Purpose Electronics Lab Graphics Lab Workstations Journalism lab Foreign language lab Math/Science lab CAD lab workstations CAD plotter Marketing lab TOTAL Computer Labs Department Equipment Science allocation per HS attachmt large screen projection allocation balance of large screen projection Language arts - scanner & printer Social studies - scanners & mice Math - graphing calculators Curriculum specific equipment (TBD) TOTAL Departmental Equipment Math/Science Probes TOTAL Math/Science Video Headend - District-wide Projection System Learning Area Media Center Projection System - Auditorium VCR TVs Video production equipment Video production - Broadcast class Set top boxes Video Server TOTAL Video Other Projects Tech Ed Lab TOTAL Other Projects TOTAL HARDWARE


$32,800 $121,980 $46,400 $9,000


$31,200 $123,350 $48,200 $9,000


$31,200 $123,610 $48,200 $9,000


$32,800 $122,240 $46,400 $9,000


$32,800 $126,990 $50,400 $9,000


$85,600 $239,430 $100,700 $18,000


$84,000 $242,070 $105,100 $18,000


$104,000 $312,410 $198,000 $64,000


$48,000 $116,400 $62,400 $9,000

$20,000 $68,700 $13,000 $9,000

$502,400 $1,597,180 $718,800 $163,000

31 84

$46,500 $126,000

29 78

$43,500 $117,000

27 78

$40,500 $117,000

29 84

$43,500 $126,000

32 84

$48,000 $126,000

56 52

$84,000 $62,400

54 54

$81,000 $81,000

72 20 32 8 35 8 4 18 66

$108,000 $24,000 $38,400 $12,400 $56,000 $12,000 $6,000 $27,000 $39,600 $323,400


$495,000 $693,000 $86,400
















$16,800 $245,300


$15,600 $232,100


$15,600 $229,100


$16,800 $242,300


$16,800 $246,800


$33,600 $229,600


$32,400 $250,400


$0 $0

$441,600 $12,000 $6,000 $27,000 $187,200 $1,999,000

6 1 2

$9,000 $2,700 $3,000 $0 $0 $14,700

6 1 2

$9,000 $2,700 $3,000 $0 $0 $14,700

6 1 2

$9,000 $2,700 $3,000 $0 $0 $14,700

6 1 2

$9,000 $2,700 $3,000 $0 $0 $14,700

6 1 2

$9,000 $2,700 $3,000 $0 $0 $14,700

8 12 1 3

$12,000 $18,000 $2,700 $4,500 $0 $3,000 $40,200

20 1 3

$30,000 $2,700 $4,500 $0 $3,000 $40,200

13 23 1 4 4 2



$19,500 $34,500 $2,700 $6,000 $1,615 convted convted $64,315

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

$106,500 $21,600 $30,000 $0 $6,000 $218,215

35 1 2

$52,500 $3,000 $4,000 $3,000

35 1 2

$52,500 $3,000 $4,000 $3,000

35 1 2

$52,500 $3,000 $4,000 $3,000

35 1 2

$52,500 $3,000 $4,000 $3,000

35 1 2

$52,500 $3,000 $4,000 $3,000

140 4 8

$210,000 $12,000 $12,000

175 5 10

$262,500 $15,000 $15,000

0 8 48 0 16 25 8 N/A 16 24 1 8

see below see below $12,000 $72,000 $0 $28,800 $45,000 $20,000 $44,000 $28,800 $48,000 $5,000 $15,200 $318,800

$0 $0 $0

$735,000 $42,000 $20,000 $54,000 $72,000 $0 $28,800 $45,000 $20,000 $44,000 $28,800 $48,000 $15,200 $1,152,800

















8 $30,000 $37,500 $30,000 $37,500 $30,000 $37,500 $30,000 $37,500 $30,000 $37,500 $45,000 $57,500 $45,000 $57,500

$157,000 $20,000 $5,000 convtd convtd $15,700 $0 $197,700


$157,000 $82,500 $0 $0 $15,700 $240,000 $500,200


$0 $0

$0 $0

$0 $0

$0 $0

$0 $0

$5,000 $5,000

$15,000 $15,000

incl above $0


$0 $0

$20,000 $20,000

$0 28 2 $56,000 $4,000 $0 1 5 $25,000 $3,000 $0 $88,000 1 5 26 2

$0 $52,000 $4,000 $0 $25,000 $3,000 $0 $84,000 1 5 26 2

$0 $52,000 $4,000 $0 $25,000 $3,000 $0 $84,000 1 5 28 2

$0 $56,000 $4,000 $0 $25,000 $3,000 $0 $88,000 1 5 28 2

$0 $56,000 $4,000 $0 $25,000 $3,000 $0 $88,000 1 10 56 2

$0 $112,000 $4,000 $0 $25,000 $6,000 $0 $147,000 1 10 54 2

$0 $108,000 $4,000 $0 $25,000 $6,000 $0 $143,000

1 69 0 1 3 1 60 1

$150,000 $165,600 $0 $7,500 $0 $1,200 $25,000 $25,000 $36,000 $100,000 $510,300 0

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0 $0 $0 $0

$150,000 $0 $657,600 $28,000 $7,500 $0 $1,200 $200,000 $25,000 $63,000 $100,000 $1,232,300

$0 $503,400

$0 $488,000

$0 $485,000

$0 $500,400

$0 $508,900

$0 $832,000

$100,000 $100,000 $1,021,700

$0 $1,676,515

$0 $71,400


$100,000 $100,000 $6,104,315

ADMINISTRATIVE - Bricks & Mortar Administrative Workstations 4 $6,000 Administative Workstations - balance Laser Printers (middle) 1 $1,500 Laser Printers (low end) 1 $600 Food Service allocation Imaging solution Color printer TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE $8,100 TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE $121,980 TOTAL BRICKS & MORTAR $8,100 TOTAL HARDWARE $503,400 FFE Furniture Electrical Modifications Const budget Design & Installation Services $41,400 Grand Total $674,880 Bond app budget $704,201 Additional budget for Design fees $4,470 Difference=contingency $33,791 Balance to be purchased - to be confirmed by district (10/11/06) Notes:

6 1 1

$9,000 $1,500 $600

4 1 1

$6,000 $1,500 $600

4 1 1

$6,000 $1,500 $600

5 1 1

$7,500 $1,500 $600

6 3 2

$9,000 $4,500 $3,000 $0

8 3 2

$12,000 $4,500 $3,000 $0

23 2

$34,500 $3,000 $0

20 3 5



$130,500 $22,500 $6,600 $90,000 $15,000 $2,700 $276,300 $1,597,180 $276,300 $6,109,315 FFE Const budget $372,500 $8,355,295 $8,734,855 $44,700 $424,260

1 $11,100 $123,350 $11,100 $488,000 FFE Const budget $41,400 $663,850 $692,811 $4,470 $33,431 $8,100 $123,610 $8,100 $485,000 FFE Const budget $41,400 $658,110 $686,902 $4,470 $33,262 $8,100 $122,240 $8,100 $500,400 FFE Const budget $41,400 $672,140 $701,472 $4,470 $33,802 $9,600 $126,990 $9,600 $508,900 FFE Const budget $41,400 $686,890 $717,107 $4,470 $34,687 $16,500 $239,430 $16,500 $832,000 FFE Const budget $41,400 $1,129,330 $1,185,224 $4,470 $60,364 $193,400 $1,143,824 $19,500 $242,070 $19,500 $1,021,700 FFE Const budget $41,400 $1,324,670 $1,391,638 $4,470 $71,438 $131,000 $1,350,238 $37,500 $312,410 $37,500 $1,676,515 FFE Const budget $41,400 $2,067,825 $2,171,633 $4,470 $108,278 $365,615 $2,130,233

$4,500 $1,500 $3,000 $600 $90,000 $15,000 $2,700 $145,200 $12,600 $116,400 $68,700 $145,200 $12,600 $71,400 $22,000 FFE FFE Const budget Const budget $41,300 Included $374,300 $103,300 $386,747 $97,120 $4,470 $4,470 $16,917 $1,710


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Technology Plan 2009-2011


COMMITTEE Joanne Weise, Director of Special Education Lisa Perugi, Supervisor of Special Education Erin Burdziak, Speech-Language Pathologist Emilee Church, Speech-Language Pathologist Leslie Goebel, Speech-Language Pathologist Shannon Hilliker, Speech-Language Pathologist Colleen McEarchran, Speech-Language Pathologist Emily Price, Speech-Language Pathologist Chris Starll, Speech-Language Pathologist

INTRODUCTION The District Assistive Technology Plan was developed in order to comply with state and federal mandates requiring that each public agency will ensure that assistive technology devices or services are made available to children with disabilities as part of the student's special education plan for special education programs and services. The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District subscribes to the federal definition of assistive technology and strives to implement programs consistent with their intent. The WoodhavenBrownstown School District accesses the services of the staff at the Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC). The services and support provided by this center are crucial to the implementation of the District plan.

WOODHAVEN-BROWNSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY MISSION STATEMENT The Woodhaven-Brownstown School District recognizes that students with disabilities deserve the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability using techniques and technology as enhancements to the learning process. When structuring opportunities for learning, we recognize that modifications and accommodations to the general education program may be necessary in order for students to progress in the school setting and curriculum. We are committed to first meeting the needs of all students with disabilities through implementation of accommodated curriculum; modified grading; and/or environmental modifications. We further believe that some students with disabilities will require assistive technology devices to access learning even after implementing accommodations. We believe that assistive technology and services should fulfill an educational need for students with disabilities. For these students, we are committed to exploring assistive technology devices as an enhancement to the learning process.


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DISTRICT ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TEAM Yearly, the membership of the district-wide team will be reviewed and assigned by the Director of Special Education. The District Assistive Technology Team will meet yearly to review the plan in place and make revisions as necessary. Should a building team/child study group determine that the assistive technology plan needs to be implemented on behalf of a student; the appropriate building representative should be contacted to assist the group in development and implementation. Members of the district wide team will be called upon to attend meetings on behalf of students in the district; assist the Child Study team in exploring and demonstrating options in the area of assistive technology; develop a specific plan for a student; access modifications/accommodations/equipment to implement the plan; and monitor the plan periodically. The child's special education caseload teacher will coordinate the efforts of the Child Study Team and the member of the Assistive Technology Team.

BUILDING TEAMS The Child Study Team within each building will serve as the first step for reviewing the assistive technology devices and services that a student may need. That team may include the student's teachers; the building speech and language pathologist; the school psychologist; and/or other educational personnel who meet the student's needs. It is important to include the parent in this team particularly if the devices to be tried may have home use. It is assumed that a student has a current accommodation plan prior to the development of an individualized Assistive Technology Plan. Current evaluation data is essential to the development of the plan and therefore must be completed before consideration of a plan. The Building Team may not commit district resources for the acquisition of equipment. An administrative representative of the district team must always be invited to a Child Study when the Assistive Technology Plan is being discussed for an individual child.

Process for Individualized Assistive Technology Plan Assistive Technology Survey form completed · Identification of the problem · Strategies implemented to alleviate the problem · The effect of the strategies Form returned to building Child Study Chair · Invite district team member(s) · Invite consultant from WCRESA if necessary; outside resources · Parent contacted regarding meeting · Schedule Child Study for maximum attendance; student may be included if secondary


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Child Study conducted · Discuss above with emphasis on strategies implemented and effect · Discuss need for further evaluation · Discuss equipment needs and building availability · Define classroom observation time lines to determine effectiveness of plan · Determine plan implementation in each educational setting · Determine if/how the plan will be implemented in the home · Schedule visitations and training of staff if necessary · Determine how to assess effectiveness of the plan Documentation of the plan · Use of the Wayne County Guidelines for the Provision of Assistive Technology Devices and Services (Revised) forms are recommended · Inclusion of documentation in the student's cumulative file is essential · Plan should be referenced in the student's IEP or 504 Plan · The plan must be reviewed formally and informally on a regular basis

FORMS The Wayne County Guidelines for the Provision of Assistive Technology Devices and Services (Revised) including forms is available in the Special Education office.


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Policies & Procedures

School Library Media Centers Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Selection Goals

The primary objective of the school library media center is to make available to students and faculty a collection of materials that will enrich and support the curriculum and meet the needs of the students and faculty served. Therefore, the goal of the school library media center selection procedure is to provide the students with a wide range of educational materials on all levels of difficulty and in a variety of formats, with diversity of appeal, allowing for the presentation of many different points of view.


Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Technology Plan 2009-2011

Policies & Procedures

School Library Media Centers Woodhaven-Brownstown School District

Selection Guiding Criteria

School library media specialists will use the following criteria as a set of guidelines when selecting materials to be added to the media center: · educational significance · contribution of the subject matter makes to the curriculum and to the interests of the students · favorable reviews found in standard selection sources · favorable recommendations based on preview and examination of materials by professional personnel · reputation and significance of the author, producer, and publisher · validity, currency, and appropriateness of material · contribution the material makes to breath of representative viewpoints on controversial issues · high degree of potential user appeal · high artistic quality and/or literary style · quality and variety of format · value commensurate with cost and/or need · timeliness or permanence · integrity


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APPENDIX G: MICHIGAN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS METS Grades PK Through 2 Grades PK through 2 (ages 4-8) ­ Michigan Technology Standards and Expectations (prior to the completion of Grade 2) - DRAFT ­ 2/4/2009

PK_2.CI. Creativity and Innovation - By the end of Grade 2 each student will:

1. use a variety of digital tools (e.g., word processors, drawing tools, simulations, presentation software, graphical organizers) to learn, create, and convey original ideas or illustrate concepts

PK_2.CC. Communication and Collaboration - By the end of Grade 2 each student will:

1. work together when using digital tools (e.g., word processor, drawing, presentation software) to convey ideas or illustrate simple concepts relating to a specified project 2. use a variety of developmentally appropriate digital tools (e.g., word processors, paint programs) to communicate ideas to classmates, families, and others 3. use a variety of developmentally appropriate technologies for sharing information (e.g., drawing a picture, writing a story, creating a simple slide show)

PK_2.RI. Research and Information Fluency - By the end of Grade 2 each student will:

1. interact with internet based resources 2. use digital resources (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, graphs, graphical organizers) to locate and interpret information relating to a specific curricular topic, with assistance from teachers, school library media specialists, parents, or student partners

PK_2.CT. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making - By the end of Grade 2 each student will:

1. explain ways that technology can be used to make decisions and solve problems (e.g., cell phones, traffic lights, GPS units) 2. use digital resources (e.g., dictionaries, encyclopedias, search engines, web sites) to solve developmentally appropriate problems, with assistance from teachers, parents, school library media specialists, or student partners

PK_2.DC. Digital Citizenship - By the end of Grade 2 each student will:

1. describe appropriate and inappropriate uses of technology (e.g., computers, internet, e-mail, cell phones) and describe consequences of inappropriate uses 2. identify personal information that should not be shared on the internet 3. know to inform a trusted adult if they receive or view an online communication which makes them feel uncomfortable, or if someone whom they don't know is trying to communicate with them or asking for personal information


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PK_2.TC. Technology Operations and Concepts - By the end of Grade 2 each student will:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


identify common uses of technology found in daily life discuss advantages and disadvantages of using technology be able to use basic menu commands to perform common operations (e.g., open, close, save, print) recognize, name, and label the major hardware components in a computer system (e.g., computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer) discuss the basic care for computer hardware and various media types (e.g., CDs, DVDs, videotapes) communicate about technology using developmentally appropriate and accurate terminology understand that technology is a tool to help them complete a task, and is a source of information, learning, and entertainment demonstrate the ability to navigate in virtual environments (e.g., electronic books, games, simulation software, web sites)


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METS Grades 3 Through 5 Grades Three through Five (ages 8-11) ­ Michigan Technology Standards and Expectations (prior to the completion of Grade 5) - DRAFT ­ 2/04/2009

3_5.CI. Creativity and Innovation - By the end of Grade 5 each student will: 2. produce a media-rich digital project aligned to state curriculum standards (e.g., fable, folk tale, mystery, tall tale, historical fiction) 3. use a variety of technology tools and applications to demonstrate their creativity by creating or modifying works of art, music, movies, or presentations 4. participate in discussions about technologies (past, present, and future) to understand these developments are the result of human creativity 3_5.CC. Communication and Collaboration - By the end of Grade 5 each student will:

4. use digital communication tools (e.g., e-mail, wikis, blogs, IM, chat rooms, web conferencing, Moodle, Blackboard) and online resources for group learning projects 5. identify how different software applications may be used to share similar information, based on the intended audience (e.g., presentations for classmates, newsletters for parents) 6. use a variety of media and formats to create and edit products (e.g., presentations, newsletters, brochures, web pages) to communicate information and ideas to various audiences

3_5.RI. Research and Information Fluency - By the end of Grade 5 each student will: 3. identify search strategies for locating information with support, from teachers and school library media specialists 4. use digital tools to find, organize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information 5. recognize that web sites and digital resources may contain inaccurate or biased information 3_5.CT. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making - By the end of Grade 5 each student will:

1. use digital resources to access information that can assist them in making informed decisions about everyday matters (e.g., which movie to see, which product to purchase) 2. use information and communication technology tools (e.g., calculators, probes, videos, DVDs, educational software) to collect, organize, and evaluate information to assist with solving problems 3. use digital resources to identify and investigate a state, national, or global issue (e.g., global warming, economy, environment) and generate possible solutions

3_5.DC. Digital Citizenship - By the end of Grade 5 each student will:

1. understand that web sites or other digital resources may contain information that does not present both sides of an issue 2. discuss scenarios involving acceptable and unacceptable uses of technology (e.g., file-sharing, social networking, text messaging, cyber bullying, plagiarism) 3. recognize issues involving ethical use of information (e.g., copyright adherence, source citation). 4. describe precautions surrounding personal safety that should be taken when online

Technology Operations and Concepts - By the end of Grade 5 each student will: 1. use basic input and output devices; access network resources (e.g., printers, servers); and use various peripherals (e.g., scanners, digital cameras, video recorders, projectors) 2. describe ways technology has changed life at school and at home 3. understand and discuss how assistive technologies can benefit all individuals. 4. know proper keyboard positioning 5. demonstrate proper care in the use of the computer hardware, software, peripherals, and storage media. 6. know how to exchange files with other students using technology (e.g., network file sharing, flash drives). 7. use digital tools to acquire new knowledge for personal growth and learning 3_5.TC.


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METS Grades 6 Through 8 Grades Six through Eight (ages 11-14) ­ Michigan Technology Standards and Expectations - (prior to the completion of Grade 8) DRAFT ­ 2/4/2009

6_8.CI. Creativity and Innovation ­ By the end of Grade 8 each student will:

5. apply common software features (e.g., spellchecker, thesaurus, formulas, charts, graphics, sounds) to enhance communication with an audience and to support creativity 6. create an original project (e.g., presentation, web page, newsletter, information brochure) using a variety of media (e.g., animations, graphs, charts, audio, graphics, video) to present content information to an audience 7. illustrate a content-related concept using a model, simulation, or concept-mapping software

6_8.CC. Communication and Collaboration ­ By the end of Grade 8 each student will:

7. use digital resources (e.g., discussion groups, blogs, podcasts, video conferences, web conferences, Moodle, Blackboard) to collaborate with peers, experts, and other audiences 8. use collaborative digital tools to explore common curriculum content with learners from other cultures 9. identify effective uses of technology to support communication with peers, family, or school personnel

6_8.RI. Research and Information Fluency ­ By the end of Grade 8 each student will:

6. 7. 8. 9.

use a variety of digital resources to locate information evaluate information from online resources for accuracy and bias identify types of web sites based on their domain names (e.g., edu, com, org, gov) employ data-collection technologies (e.g., probes, handheld devices, GPS units, geographic mapping systems) to gather, view, and analyze the results for a content-related problem

6_8.CT. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making - By the end of Grade 8 each student will:


use databases or spreadsheets to make predictions, develop strategies, and evaluate decisions to assist with solving a problem 5. evaluate available digital resources and select the most appropriate application to accomplish a specific task (e, g., word processor, table, outline, spreadsheet, presentation program) 6. gather data, examine patterns, and apply information for decision making using available digital resources. 7. describe strategies for solving routine hardware and software problems

6_8.DC. Digital Citizenship ­ By the end of Grade 8 each student will:

5. provide accurate citations when referencing information sources 6. discuss issues related to acceptable and responsible use of technology (e.g., privacy, security, copyright, plagiarism, viruses, file-sharing) 7. discuss the consequences related to unethical use of information and communication technologies 8. discuss possible societal impact of technology in the future and reflect on the importance of technology in the past 9. create media-rich presentations for other students on the appropriate and ethical use of digital tools and resources 10. discuss the long term ramifications (digital footprint) of participating in questionable online activities (e.g., posting photos of risqué poses or underage drinking, making threats to others) 11. describe the potential risks and dangers associated with online communications


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6_8.TC. Technology Operations and Concepts - By the end of Grade 8 each student will:

1. use proper keyboarding posture, finger positions, and touch-typing techniques 2. identify file formats for a variety of applications (e.g., doc, xls, pdf, txt, jpg, mp3) 3. use a variety of technology tools (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, grammar-checker, calculator) to maximize the accuracy of technology-produced materials 4. perform queries on existing databases 5. know how to create and use various functions available in a database (e.g., filtering, sorting, charts) 6. identify a variety of information storage devices (e.g., CDs, DVDs, flash drives, SD cards) and provide rationales for using a certain device for a specific purpose 7. use accurate technology terminology 8. use technology to identify and explore various occupations or careers 9. discuss possible uses of technology to support personal pursuits and lifelong learning 10. discuss security issues related to e-commerce


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Technology Plan 2009-2011

METS Grades 9 Through 12 Grades Nine through Twelve (ages 14-18) ­ Michigan Technology Standards and Expectations (prior to the completion of Grade 12) - DRAFT ­ 2/4/2009

9_12.CI. Creativity and Innovation ­ By the end of Grade 12 each student will:

8. apply advanced software features (e.g. built-in thesaurus, templates, styles) to redesign the appearance of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations 9. create a web page which meets accessibility requirements (e.g., Dreamweaver, iGoogle, Kompozer) 10. use a variety of media and formats to design, develop, publish, and present projects (e.g., newsletters, web sites, presentations, photo galleries)

9_12.CC. Communication and Collaboration - By the end of Grade 12 each student will:

10. identify various collaboration technologies and describe their use (e.g., desktop conferencing, listserv, blog, wiki) 11. use available technologies (e.g., desktop conferencing, e-mail, groupware, instant messaging) to communicate with others on a class assignment or project 12. collaborate in content-related projects that integrate a variety of media (e.g., print, audio, video, graphic, simulations, and models) 13. plan and implement a collaborative project using telecommunications tools (e.g., ePals, discussion boards, online groups, groupware, interactive web sites, video conferencing) 11. describe the potential risks and dangers associated with online communications 14. use technology tools for managing and communicating personal information (e.g., finances, contact information, schedules, purchases, correspondence)

9_12.RI. Research and Information Fluency ­ By the end of Grade 12 each student will: 10. develop a plan to gather information using various research strategies (e.g., interviews, questionnaires, experiments, online surveys) 11. identify, evaluate, and select appropriate online sources to answer content related questions 12. demonstrate the ability to use library and online databases for accessing information (e. g. MEL, Proquest, Infosource, United Streaming) 13. distinguish between fact, opinion, point of view, and inference 14. evaluate information found in selected online sources on the basis of accuracy and validity 15. evaluate resources for stereotyping, prejudice, and misrepresentation 16. research examples of inappropriate use of technologies and participate in related classroom activities (e.g., debates, reports, mock trials, presentations) 9_12.CT. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making - By the end of Grade 12 each student

will: 8. use digital resources (e.g., educational software, simulations, models) for problem solving and independent learning 9. analyze the capabilities and limitations of digital resources and evaluate their potential to address personal, social, lifelong learning, and career needs 10. devise a research question or hypothesis using information and communication technology resources, analyze the findings to make a decision based on the findings, and report the results


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9_12.DC. Digital Citizenship ­ By the end of Grade 12 each student will:

12. identify legal and ethical issues related to the use of information and communication technologies ( e.g., properly selecting, acquiring, and citing resources) 13. discuss possible long-range effects of unethical uses of technology (e.g., virus spreading, file pirating, hacking) on cultures and society 14. use proper netiquette in communications 15. discuss the possible consequences of unethical uses of information and technologies 16. identify ways that individuals can protect their technology systems from unethical or unscrupulous users 17. create appropriate citations for resources when presenting research findings 18. adhere to fair use and copyright guidelines

9_12.TC. Technology Operations and Concepts - By the end of Grade 12 each student will:

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complete at least one online credit, or non-credit, course or online learning experience use an online tutorial and discuss the benefits and disadvantages of this method of learning explore career opportunities and identify their related technology skill requirements be familiar with a variety of emerging technology resources (e.g., podcasting, webcasting, compressed video delivery, online file sharing, graphing calculators, global positioning software) identify an example of an assistive technology and describe its purpose and use participate in a virtual environment as a strategy to build 21st century learning skills routinely apply touch-typing techniques assess and solve hardware and software problems by using online help or other user documentation explain the differences between freeware, shareware, open source, and commercial software participate in experiences associated with technology-related careers identify common graphic, audio, and video file formats (e.g., jpeg, gif, bmp, mpeg, wav, wmv,mp3, flv, avi, pdf) demonstrate how to import/export text, graphics, or audio files proofread and edit a document using an application's spelling and grammar checking functions have access to and utilize assistive technology tools



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