Four: Set Goals and Objectives
Now that you have reviewed your school site and created a
vision statement it is time to set goals and objectives. Once
again, take a look at your vision statement, and brainstorm
goals that will be needed to help your learning community reach
Here are a few questions to help you set goals:
- What learning standards will students need to attain?
- What technologies can help the students attain the skills
and knowledge needed to meet the standards?
- How will parents and the community be involved?
- How will the plan be updated as learning goals change?
- How much time do we need to meet our goals?
Consider your student population. Many schools try to address
the equity issue by creating computer labs so that more students
will have access to computer technologies. Other schools place
more computers in classrooms so that students use the technology
as tools on a daily basis.
Review technology plans from other school districts. Share
copies of the plans with members of your committee. Here are
some resources from the web that have technology plans you can
National Center for Technology
Technology Plans: Resources
K-12 Schools to the NII: Technology Models and Their Associated
Through Technology : A Planning and Implementation Guide
As you begin to set goals, you should also consider who the
target population is for the goals. Goals that are set for students
in grades K-2 could differ for students who are in grades 4,
5, and 6. What about time? Can your goals be achieved in a one-year,
two-year or three-year period? Who will be accountable for seeing
that each goal is reached? Use the attached template to set
your goals and objectives.
"Planning to take advantage of technology and technological
change should be about people first, not gadgets first."