Technology Use Plan 2013-2016

Technology Use Plan 2013-2016
LongBeachUnified
TechnologyUsePlan
July1,2013‐June30,2016
BackgroundandDemographicProfile
TheLongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistricthasearnedareputationasoneofAmerica'sfinest
schoolsystems,winningmanyawardsasanationalmodelofexcellence.Theschooldistrict
wasnamedanationalwinneroftheBroadPrizeforUrbanEducation,recognizing
America'sbesturbanschoolsystemforincreasingstudentachievement.LBUSDalsohas
beenafive‐timefinalistfortheprize.
Establishedin1885withfewerthanadozenstudentsmeetinginaborrowedtent,LBUSD
noweducates81,000studentsin84publicschoolsinthecitiesofLongBeach,Lakewood,
SignalHill,andAvalononCatalinaIsland.ThethirdlargestschooldistrictinCalifornia,it
servesthemostdiverselargecityintheUnitedStates,withdozensoflanguagesspokenby
localstudents.Thedistrictemploysmorethan8,000people,makingitthelargestemployer
inLongBeach.
LBUSDisoneoftheworld’stop20schoolsystems—andoneofthetopthreeintheU.S.—
intermsofsustainedandsignificantimprovements,accordingtoareportdescribedasthe
mostcomprehensiveanalysisofglobalschoolsystemreformeverassembled.Thestudy
wasconductedbyMcKinsey&Company,atrustedadvisorandcounselortomanyofthe
mostinfluentialbusinessesandinstitutionsintheworld.McKinseyservesmorethan70
percentofFortunemagazine’smostadmiredcompanies.
LongbeforethestrategybecamecommonamongU.S.schools,LongBeachdevelopedclear
expectationsforwhatchildrenshouldknowandbeabletodoasaresultoftheirschooling
ateachgradelevel.Thedistrictintheearly1990slookedtoteachers,businessleaders,
universityexpertsandparentstodevelopnew,rigorousacademicstandards.Sincethen,
attainmentofthosehighstandardshasattractedtheincreasedinterestandinvolvementof
civicleaders,communitypartners,parentsandteachers.Theschooldistrict'sAcademic
andCareerSuccessInitiative,approvedbytheBoardofEducationin2008,buildsupon
nearlytwodecadesofsteadyimprovement.TheinitiativereaffirmsLBUSD'scommitment
toservingeverystudent,everyday.
Keytothedistrict'ssuccessisitsworkwithbusinesspeople,volunteers,collegesand
universities.TheLongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict,CaliforniaStateUniversityLongBeach
andLongBeachCityCollegehaveworkedincollaborationwithlocal,regionalandnational
partnerstocreateseamless,pre‐kindergartentopostgraduate‐schooleducation.This
partnershipalignsacademicstandards,teachingmethodsandstudentassessmentfrom
preschoolthroughmastersanddoctoraldegree.LBUSDhasalsoestablishededucational
partnershipswithmorethan1,200localbusinesses,whichrecognizethedistrict'srolein
developingawell‐educated,highlyskilledworkforce.ThousandsofVolunteersinPublic
Schools(VIPS)assistteachersandstudentsinclassrooms.Thedistricthasreceivedmany
nationalhonors.Inrecentyears,LongBeachschoolshavebeenvisitedandpraisedbythe
nation'spresident,attorneygeneral,twosecretariesofeducation,formerSecretaryofState
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Gen.ColinPowelandotherhighlevelofficialsseekingtoreplicateLBUSD'ssuccesses.Local
schoolshavewonnumerousCaliforniaDistinguishedandNationalBlueRibbonawards.
DistrictStrategicPlan
TheAcademicCareerSuccessInitiativeisthemainstayoftheLBUSDstrategicplan.The
overallgoalistoprovideALLstudentswithpost‐secondaryoptions.
Goal1:
Allstudentswillattainproficiencyinthecorecontentareas.
Objective1.1:Toincreasethepercentageofallstudentswhoareproficient/advanced
proficientinEnglish‐LanguageArtsby3%andinMathby3%annually.
Objective1.2:ToclosetheachievementgapintheDistrict’sfourlowestperforming
sub‐groupsbyincreasingthepercentageofEnglishLearner,AfricanAmerican,Hispanic
andSpecialEducationstudentswhoareproficient/advancedproficientinreadingby
5%andinmathby5%annually.
Objective1.3:Toincreasethepercentageof8thgradestudentswhoareenrolledin
Algebraby3%annually.
Objective1.4:Toincreasethepercentageof8thgradestudentsenrolledinAlgebrawho
areproficient/advancedproficientby1%andthepercentageof9thgradestudents
enrolledinAlgebrawhoareproficient/advancedproficientby2%annually.
Goal2:
Allstudentswillgraduatefromhighschoolpreparedforpost‐secondaryandcareer
options.
Objective2.1:Toincreasethepercentageofstudentsmeetinggraduationrequirements
toatleast90%.
Objective2.2:ToincreasethepercentageofstudentscompletingA‐Grequirementsfor
collegeentrancetoatleast60%.
Objective2.3:ToincreasethepercentageofHighSchooljuniorstudentshavingpassed
theEnglish‐LanguageArtsandMathcomponentsoftheEarlyAssessmentProgramby
3%annually.
Objective2.4:ToincreasethepercentageofpathwaysthathaveLinkedLearning
certificationtoatleast90%.
Goal3:
Alldepartmentsandsiteswillprovideasafeandsecureenvironmentforstaffand
students.
Objective3.1:Tomaintainapositiveandsafeschoolandworkenvironment.
Objective3.2:Toreducebullyingatschoolsasmeasuredbystaff,studentandparent
surveys.
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Goal4:
ToimprovecommunicationthroughouttheDistrictandCommunity.
Objective4.1:ToincreasetheknowledgeofStrategicPlanningGoalsandObjectives
amongallstakeholdersbyhighlightingspecificpracticesthatarealignedtotheDistrict
StrategicPlan.
Objective4.2:Toimprovecommunicationamongallemployeeswithinthedistrict.
Objective4.3:Toincreaseparentknowledgeandparticipationintheirchild’seducation.
Objective4.4:Toincreasetheknowledgeandparticipationofthebusinesscommunity
tosupportschoolprograms.
BoardInitiative
ThegoaloftheAcademicandCareerSuccessforAllStudentsinitiativeistoprovideall
studentswithasmanypost‐secondaryoptionsaspossible.
Mission:
Tosupportthepersonalandintellectualsuccessofeverystudent,everyday.
Vision:
Everystudentaresponsible,productivecitizeninadiverseandcompetitiveworld.
SharedValues&Beliefs:
 SuccessofAllStudents:Allstaffmembersarefocusedonstudentsuccess.Studentshave
manyavenuesandopportunitiestolearn,toachieve,andtocelebrateintellectual,
personal,andemploymentsuccess.AllstudentsleavetheLBUSDtopursueproductive
lives.
 HighExpectations:Expectationsforstudents,parents,andstaffareclearlydefined,
understood,andshared.Students,parents,andemployeesareempowered,supported,
andtrainedtomeetexpectations.
 RespectandIntegrity:Communicationandinteractionamongandbetween
stakeholders*isdefinedbymutualrespect,trust,andsupport.
 Teamwork:Theorganizationworkscollaborativelyandcreativelytoensurestudent
successinasupportiveenvironment.Decisionsaremadewithstakeholder*inputand
participation.Successesarerecognizedandcelebrated.
 Safety:Schoolsandworksitesaresafeandsecureforstudents,parents,andstaff.
 EffectivenessandEfficiency:Financialandhumanresourcesaremanagedeffectively,
andprioritizedtomeetgoalsandexpectations.
 ContinuousImprovement:Staff,parents,andstudentscollaborativelyevaluateprogress
usingmultiple,reliablemeasures,andmakechangeswhenneeded.
*Note:“Stakeholders”referstostudents,parents,staff,andcommunitypartners.
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LBUSDTechnologyMasterPlan
MissionStatement
TechnologyattheLBUSDshallbeusedwherepossibleandappropriatetoenhancethe
teaching/learningprocess;provideefficientandeffectiveadministrationintheclassroom,
schooloffices,anddistrictoffices;communicatewithstudentsandparents;andprovide
secureaccesstotimelyandaccurateinformation.Itshallbeusedtocollect,organize,and
analyzedata;trackourprogresstowardsourgoals;andbeproliferatedthroughoutthe
district.Technologyshallbeintegratedintothecurriculumbothasatoolforteachingand
learningandasthesubjectofinstructionsothatourstudentshavethenecessaryand
appropriateskillstocompeteandthriveintheworld.Staffshallbetrainedtouse
district‐supportedtechnologyaspartofanongoingprogramtokeepcompetencyand
productivityatthehighestpossiblelevels.
Technology,ascoveredbythisPlan,shallinclude,butisnotlimitedto:computerhardware
andsoftware;electroniclearningresources;networkcablingandequipment;telephone
cablingandequipment;printingandreprographics;video(bothanaloganddigital)and
audiocablingandequipment,aswellasanyelectronicdevicethataccessesorinteracts
withanydatabasesortechnologiesdefinedabove.TheTechnologyUsePlanwillbealigned
withtheDistrictStrategicPlan,TechnologyMasterPlanandSchoolBuildingPlan.
VisionandOutcomes
ThevisionoftheLBUSDTechnologyUsePlanistoimproveandextendteachingand
learningthroughthemeaningfuluseoftechnologyinourschoolsaswellasleverage
technologytoenablethemostefficientandeffectiveadministrationofK‐12education.
TheLongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict(LBUSD)hasdevelopedaTechnologyMasterPlan
toprovideseveralkeyoutcomes:
 Providearoadmaptothefuturefortechnologywithinthedistrict;
 Maintainfocusoninstructionalneeds;
 Ensuretechnologydecisionsarebasedonfunctionalneedsandconsiderthetruecostof
ownership;and
 Strengthenthecultureofcollaborationbetweendepartments,districtleaders,
instructionalprofessionals,parents,students,andthecommunity.
ObjectivesidentifiedinthisPlanhavebeenextensivelyreviewedtoensurethattheyare:(i)
financiallyandresourcerealistic;(ii)reflectiveofthedistrict’svision;and(iii)alignedto
studentachievement.Thedistrict’sstrategicgoalsandobjectivesfortechnologyare
identifiedinthissectionoftheTechnologyMasterPlan.Thesegoalsandobjectivesare
groupedintofour“cornerstones”:
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TeachingandLearning
SecurityandInfrastructure
ProfessionalDevelopment
AdministrationandSupport
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Thefollowingtechnologytoolsandresourceswillcontinuetobemaintainedand
supportedacrossthedistrict:
 InternetAccessfromallclassrooms,Libraries,andMediaCenters
 Emailcommunication
 SchoolLoopforcommunicationbetweenstudents,teachers,parentsandadministrators
 District/Schoolwebpages
 Educationalportalstoaccessonlineresources/mediacontent
 AninstructionalenvironmentwhereWindows,MacOS,iOS,Androidandother
handhelddevicesworktogetherseamlesslyinonenetworkforcampus‐wideresource
sharing.
 Standardizedlibrarymanagementsystem
 DistrictIntranetforinstructionalandadministrativebusiness.
 Textbooktrackingsystems
 VoIP(VoiceoverIP)
 BroadbandnetworksincludingTLS,MPLS,satellite,microwave,DSLandFrame‐Relay.
 Microwavebetweensites
 Videostreaming/conference
 Voicerecognitionsystems
PrivateSchools
ThedistrictbelievesinsupportingthestudentsinthecityofLongBeach,andassuchhas
implementedanongoingcollaborativeeffortwiththelocalprivateschools.Eachofthe
non‐profit,privateschoolswithinthedistrict’sboundariesisprovidedwithresourcesfrom
Federalfunding.TheSpecialProjectsOfficestaffworkwiththedepartmentsinchargeof
thevariousfederalprogramstoprovidetheprivateschoolswiththeirshareofFederal
funds.Consultationoversiteplans,andappropriateuseoffundstakesplacethroughout
theyearsothattheprivateschoolscanmakethemosteffectiveuseoftheirfunds.
AcceptableUsePolicy/InternetSafety/Ethicaluseoftechnology
Thedistricthasan“opt‐out”onlyAcceptableUseAgreementwhichisincludedinthe
StudentHandbook.Thishandbookisdistributedtotheparentsatthebeginningoftheyear
andhastobereturnedwithsignaturesbacktotheschool.
AnAcceptableUsePolicyisalsoinplacefordistrictstaffandispostedontheTechnology
Standardswebsite.InordertomeetFederalandStateguidelines,thedistrictwillbe
providingeachstaffmemberwithprofessionaldevelopmentonsafeandethicaluseof
technology.
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2.Stakeholders
TechnologyPlanCommittee
VanithaChandrasekhar
EducationalTechnologyCoordinator
MattWoods
ExecutiveDirector–InformationandTechnologySystems
KathyPiscopo
Administrator‐ISTechandResearchEvaluationStudies
ChristineDominguez
DeputySuperintendent
OfficeofCurriculumInstructionandProfessional
Development
TechnologyCommittees/Groups
CommonCoreTechSteering
Committee
MonthlyMeetings
TabletTaskForceCommittee
Weeklymeetings
ElementaryTechnology
Representatives
Bi‐annualmeetings
Middle/K‐8TechCoordinators
6meetingsayear
HighSchoolCTEDepartment
Heads
6meetingsayear
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ChrisDominguez
VanithaChandrasekhar
MattWoods
KathyPiscopo
PamelaSeki
RosemaryPerry
KevinShillito
BrianJackson
YumiTakahashi
RobertWilliams
BarryBartlett
BrianJackson
VanithaChandrasekhar
RayIrvine
KevinShillito
KevinYoung
JamesAvila
CarolLubahn
StacieAlexander
TechnologyTeacherrepresentativesforgradesK‐5
MiddleSchoolTechnologyTeacherrepresentativesfor
grades6‐8
CareerTechnicalEducationTeacherrepresentativesfor
grades9‐12
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 Email
 Professionaldevelopmentvideos
 LBUSD’sstudentdatasystem
Studentsusetechnologyinthefollowingways:
 Wordprocessing
 CreatingdigitalpresentationsincludingPowerPoint,iMovie,FinalCutPro,Podcasting
 Conductingonlineresearch
 UsingSchoolLooptocommunicatewithteachers
 RevolutionPrep‐mathintervention
 MIND–STMath
 iXLmathprogram
 PLTWProjectLeadTheway
 Web2.0tools
MobileDevices:
Mobiledevicesarealsobeingusedinthedistrictbystudents,teachersandadministrators.
 Currentlyoneofthemiddleschoolshasa1:1iPadprogramwherethestudentshave
accesstoiPads24/7.Studentsandteachersuseittoaccessonlineresourcestoenhance
theclassroominstructionandteachersuseittoshareresourcesandpresentations.
 Studentswithspecialneedsuseitforavarietyofassistivetechnologysupport
 Teachersatsomesitesuseitforpresentationsanddevelopingclassroomlessons
 AlladministratorsinthedistricthaveaniPadthattheyuseforthe“LearningWalks”as
theyconductclassroomobservationsandprovidefeedbacktotheteachers.
3b.
Descriptionofthedistrict'scurrentuseofhardwareandsoftwareto
supportteachingandlearning.
ClassroomUse:Teachershavebeenprovidedwithupdatedcomputersforthemtobeable
touseittoaccessdistrictresourcesfordatacollection,instructionandcommunicating
withtheschoolanddistrictcommunity.Severalclassroomshaveprojectiondevicesand
documentcamerasthatareusedbytheteachersfordailyinstruction.Someoftheschools
havecomputerlabsthatareusedbytheteacherstoteachthestudentsuseofdigitaland
electroniclearningresourcestosupportinstruction.
InstructionalIntervention:Inordertomeettheneedsofthestudents,severalinstructional
programsarebeingused.TheMINDSTMath,RevolutionPrepandiXLaresomeofthemath
interventionprogramsbeingused.AcceleratedReaderisanotherprogramusedforreading
intervention.Theafter‐schoolWRAP(WinnersReachingAmazingPotential)programalso
providesstudentswithacademicenrichmentandassistance.
CurriculumResources:TheOfficeofCurriculum,InstructionandProfessionalDevelopment
(OCIPD)hasanInternetandIntranetwebpage.EachoftheCurriculumofficespost
instructionalresourcesforteachingonthesepagesforteacherstoaccessanduse.The
IntranetpagesareavailabletoteachersfromhomethroughtheMyLBUSDportal.
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CybersafetyandDigitalCitizenship:K‐12teachers,librariansandtechnologyteachers
collaboratedwiththeassistanceofTechEdServicesondevelopinglessonstobeusedbyall
teacherstoteachcybersafetytoallstudents.TheselessonsarealignedtotheCommonCore
StateStandards(CCSS)EnglishLanguageArts,NationalEducationalTechnologyStandards
forStudents(NETS‐S),andtheModelSchoolLibraryStandardsforCaliforniaSchools.
TheseresourcesarepostedontheLBUSDIntranetpage.
DataSystems:LROIXisadistrictdevelopedstudentdatasystemwhichallowsteachersto
accessstudentperformancedataondistrictandStateassessments.Teachersand
administratorshaveaccesstohistoricalstudentdatathroughtheAcademicDataBrowser.
DistrictassessmentsdataarealsouploadedintothesystemthroughtheLexmark
Assessmentscannerwhichisprovidedtoeachschoolsite.Elementaryteachersutilizethis
systemtoinputbenchmarkdataforreadingandmathfacts.
CommunicationSystems:Therearetwomainsystemsusedinthedistrictfor
communication.
 SchoolLoopisaweb‐basedcommunicationsystemthatallowsteacherstopost
assignmentsandgradesandstudents/parentstoaccessthem.Schooladministratorscan
alsoaccessstudentgradesandproviderequiredinterventionforstudents.Teachers
haveaccesstotheirownwebsiteonwhichtheycantopostresourcesandinformation
forparentsandstudents.
 BlackboardConnectisavoicecommunicationsystemthatallowsthedistrict,school
administratorsandteacherstosendvoicemessagestotheparentsandemployees
regardingtheirstudentsandschools.Thisisalsousedincaseofemergenciesatthe
schoolordistrictlevel.
Textbook/LibraryTracking:TheFollettDestinysystemisusedbythedistrictfor
distributionandinventoriesoflibrarybooksandtextbooks.Eachschoolhasascanning
deviceandaccesstothesoftwaretobeabletocheckouttextbooksaswellaslibrarybooks.
ProfessionalDevelopment:ThedistrictusestheeSchoolSolutionElectronicRegistrar
Onlinesystem.Thissystemallowsteacherstoselectandenrollinprofessional
developmentcoursesofferedbythedistrict,tracktheirattendanceandprinttranscripts
andrecords.
MobileDevices:iPadsarecurrentlybeingdeployedatonemiddleschoolwherestudents
haveaccesstodistrictprovideddevicesfor24/7use.Thesedevicesarebeingusedbythe
studentsatschoolforresearch,curriculumprojectsandaccessingdigitalresources.
Administratorsuseitforobservationandcommunication.Severaldevicesarebeingused
asAssistiveTechnologydevicesforstudentswithspecialneeds.
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3c.
Summaryofthedistrict'scurriculargoalsthataresupportedbythis
techplan.
CommonCoreStateStandards
Anewsetofexpectationsthatwillhelpensurecollegeandcareerreadiness.
Californiahasjoinedanationalmovementtoadoptcommonstandardsandassessments
forEnglishandmathematics.Currently,standardsforwhatstudentsshouldknowandbe
abletodovaryamongstates,asdoesthedifficultyoftheassessmentsusedtodetermine
whetherstudentsaremeetingthosestandards.Commonstandardsallowforcollaboration
amongstatesonbestpracticesandprofessionaldevelopment.Commonlearninggoals
provideaclearvisionofwhateducatorsandparentsinallstatesshouldaimfor.These
learninggoalshelpensurethatstudentsmeetcollegeandworkexpectations,andthat
studentsareprovidedrigorous,challengingcoursework.Thestandardsareclear,
consistentandresearch‐based.
TheTimelineforImplementation
ImplementationoftheCommonCoreinCalifornia’sschoolswilloccurinstagesbeginning
thisyear,withfullimplementationscheduledforthe2014‐15schoolyear.Fornow,
existingstatestandardsstillapply,andstudentprogresswillcontinuetobemonitored
throughtheCaliforniaStandardsTests,orCSTs.By2014‐15,however,thegoalistoreplace
theCSTswithassessmentsthatmeasurestudentattainmentoftheCommonCore.TheLong
BeachUnifiedSchoolDistricthasbeenoneofthemostprogressiveschooldistricts
statewidewhenitcomestopreparingforthenewstandards.
Thisschoolyear,LBUSDteacherswillbegintoshiftsomeoftheirinstructionpracticesin
anticipationoffullimplementationby2014.AlongwiththeimplementationoftheCCSS,
LBUSDisalsopreparingforthecomputeradaptiveassessmentsbeingledbytheSmarter
BalancedAssessmentConsortium(SBAC).
LinkedLearning
Vision:EngagingEveryStudent,EveryDayinaLinkedLearningExperience
Whethertheyaspiretobecomedoctorsormedicaltechnicians,professorsorscientists,
architectsorcarpenters,ALLstudentshungerfortheanswertoasimplequestion:"Whydo
Ineedtolearnthis?"StudentswantaLinkedLearningexperiencethatgivesrelevanceto
rigor.
 ChallengingAcademicsforcollegepreparationarestudiedthrougharealworld
profession.
 TechnicalSkillsthatlinkacademicswithaprofessionalcareeraretaughtthroughhands‐
onclassroomwork.
 Work‐basedLearningfocusedonacontinuumofexperiencesrangingfromcareer
awarenessandexplorationtoactualcareerpreparation.
 StudentSupportprovidedthroughmentoring,tutoring,careercounselingandfamily
supportservices.
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AcademicandCareerSuccessInitiative
TheAcademicandCareerSuccessForAllInitiativewasunanimouslyapprovedbythe
BoardofEducationinSeptember2007toincreasethecollegeandcareerreadinessofall
students.Itispartofthedistrict’slargerstrategicplanandwillhelpensurethatstudents
graduatefromhighschoolwithasmanyoptionsaspossible.
Attheheartoftheinitiativeisthedistrict'sSeamlessEducationpartnershipwithLong
BeachCityCollege(LBCC),andCaliforniaStateUniversityLongBeach(CSULB).This
partnershipwasdevelopedinthe1990’stoimprovestudentachievementandteacher
qualitybyaligningacademicstandards,teachingmethodsandstudentassessmentsfrom
preschoolthroughgraduateschool.Enhancementstothiseffortinclude:
 Educatingstudentsandparentsaboutthe“A‐G”collegeentrancerequirementsand
careeroptionsbeginninginsixthgrade.
 CollaboratingwithLBCCandCSULBtoestablishcriteriaforguaranteedcollege
admission,helpingstudentsmeetthosecriteria,identifyingvariouscollegepathwaysfor
students,andprovidingsupporttostudentsduringcollege.
 Aligningthehighereducationinitiativeswithcareertechnicaleducationtomakecertain
thatstudentshaveasmanyoptionsaspossibleaftertheygraduatefromhighschool.
 AdvancedPlacement(AP)CourseEnrollmentandPassage
 CollegeEarlyAssessmentProgram(EAP)ParticipationandPerformance
 CollegeAdmissions
NationalEducationalTechnologyStandardsforStudents
 CreativityandInnovation:Studentsdemonstratecreativethinking,constructknowledge,
anddevelopinnovativeproductsandprocessesusingtechnology.
 CommunicationandCollaboration:Studentsusedigitalmediaandenvironmentsto
communicateandworkcollaboratively,bothlocallyanddistant,tosupportindividual
learningandcontributetothelearningofothers.
 ResearchandInformationFluency:Studentsapplydigitaltoolstogather,evaluate,and
useinformation.
 CriticalThinking,ProblemSolving,andDecisionMaking:Studentsusecriticalthinking
skillstoplanandconductresearch,manageprojects,solveproblems,andmake
informeddecisionsusingappropriatedigitaltoolsandresources.
 DigitalCitizenship:Studentsunderstandhuman,cultural,andsocietalissuesrelatedto
technologyandpracticelegalandethicalbehavior.
 TechnologyOperationsandConcepts:Studentsdemonstrateasoundunderstandingof
technologyconcepts,systems,andoperations.
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ModelSchoolLibraryStandardsforCaliforniaPublicSchools
Studentsaccessinformation:Thestudentwillaccessinformationbyapplying
knowledgeoftheorganizationoflibraries,printmaterials,digitalmedia,andother
sources.
Studentsevaluateinformation:Thestudentwillevaluateandanalyzeinformationto
determinewhatisappropriatetoaddressthescopeofinquiry.
Students use information: The student will organize, synthesize, create, and communicate
information.
Students integrate information literacy skills into all areas of learning: The student will
independently pursue information to become a lifelong learner
3d.
Listofcleargoals,measurableobjectives,annualbenchmarks,andan
implementationplanforusingtechnologytoimproveteachingand
learningbysupportingthedistrictcurriculargoals.
TheTechnologyUsePlanwillbealignedtosupportthefollowingLBUSDcurricular
goals:
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Common Core State Standards.
Linked Learning
Academic Success Initiatives
National Educational Technology Standards for Students
Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools
Goal3d.1
TeacherswilluselessonsandunitsintegratingtechnologyalignedtotheCommon
CoreStateStandardstoenhanceclassroominstruction.
Objective3d.1.1
ByJune2016,75%oftheteacherswilluselessonsandunitsintegratingtechnologyinto
lessonsalignedtotheCommonCoreStateStandardstoenhanceclassroominstruction.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
ByJune2014,25%ofthe
ByJune2015,50%ofthe
ByJune2016,75%ofthe
teacherswilluselessonsand teacherswilluselessonsand teacherswilluselessons
unitsintegratingtechnology unitsintegratingtechnology andunitsintegrating
intolessonsalignedtothe
intolessonsalignedtothe
technologyintolessons
CommonCoreState
CommonCoreState
alignedtotheCommon
Standardtoenhance
Standardtoenhance
CoreStateStandardto
classroominstruction.
classroominstruction.
enhanceclassroom
instruction.
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Objective3d.1.2
TheOfficeofCurriculum,InstructionandProfessionalDevelopment(OCIPD)willprovide
teacherswithmodellessons,resourcesanddigitaltoolsinintegratingtechnologylessonsto
supporttheLBUSDcurriculargoalsrelatedtoNETS‐S,LinkedLearning,AcademicCareer
SuccessInitiativeandModelSchoolLibraryStandards.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
OCIPDwillprovideteacherswithmodellessons,resourcesanddigitaltoolsinintegrating
technologylessonstosupporttheLBUSDcurriculargoalsrelatedtoNETS‐S,Linked
Learning,AcademicCareerSuccessInitiativeandModelSchoolLibraryStandards
ImplementationPlan
Activities
Developamatrixof
technologyskillsalignedto
theCommonCoreState
Standards,LinkedLearning
anddistrictinitiatives.
Timeline
Person(s)Responsible
2013and  EducationalTechnology
ongoing
Coordinator(EdTech
Coordinator)
 CurriculumLeaders
Maketechnologycurriculum 2013and  EdTechCoordinator
anongoingagendaitemat
ongoing  CurriculumLeaders
curriculumanddepartment
 Departmentheads
headmeetings
Developlessonsalignedto
2013and  EdTechCoordinator
CommonCoreState
ongoing  CurriculumLeaders
Standardsforeachgrade
level
Supportteachersintheuseof 2013and  EdTechCoordinator
technologytoalignwith
ongoing  AcademicCareer
LinkedLearningInitiatives TechnicalEducation
CurriculumLeader
Compilelistofelectronic
2013and  EdTechCoordinator
toolsforcommunicationand
ongoing  CurriculumLeaders
collaborationtoenhance
 TechnologyInformation
teachingandlearning
Services
Providestudentswith
2013and  EdTechCoordinator
anytime/anywhereaccessto
ongoing
CurriculumOffice
electroniccontentto
 Technologyand
supportclassroom
InformationSystems
instruction
Office
LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict
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Monitoring
&Evaluation
 Documents
andresources
postedonline
foruseby
teachersand
administrator
s
 Agendasand
minutes
 Lessonsand
unitsofstudy
foreachgrade
level
 Linked
Learning
surveys
 Usagereports
ofPortal
accesstools

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EvaluationInstrument(s)—DataToBeCollected:
 Usagereportsofdigitalandelectronictoolsandresources
 Listofresourcespostedoncurriculumwebpage
 Agendasandminutes
 Lessonsandunitspostedoncurriculumwebpage
 LinkedLearningSurvey
 Reportsonusageofelectronicresourcesandcommunication/collaborationtools
Listofcleargoals,measurableobjectives,annualbenchmarks,andan
implementationplandetailinghowandwhenstudentswillacquirethe
3e.
technologyskillsandinformationliteracyskillsneededtosucceedinthe
classroomandtheworkplace.
Aswecontinuetopreparestudentsfortheglobalworkplaceofthe21stcentury,weneedto
ensurethattheyareproficientintheuseoftechnologyandinformationliteracyskills.
TheseincludethefollowingNETS‐Sstandards:
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Researchandinformationliteracyskillsfocusingonevaluatingandassessingonline
informationandresourcesforaccuracy,authenticityandreliability
UseofWeb2.0toolsforcommunicationandcollaboration
Useofdigitalandonlinetoolsforcreativityandinnovation
Useofdigitalandonlinetoolsforproblemsolvingandcriticalthinking
3e.1
StudentswillbeproficientinusingdigitaltoolsandresourcesalignedtotheNETS‐S
standardsfortechnologyandinformationliteracy.
Objective3e.1:
ByJune2016,80%ofstudentswillbeproficientinusingdigitaltoolsforresearch,
informationliteracy,communication,collaboration,creativity,innovation,problemsolving
andcriticalthinking.
Benchmark
Year 1
By June 2014, 40% of students will beproficientinusing
Benchmark
Year 2
By June 2015, 60% of students will beproficientinusing
Benchmark
Year 3
By June 2016, 80% of students will beproficientinusing
digitaltoolsforresearch,
informationliteracy,
communication,
collaboration,creativity,
innovation,problemsolving
andcriticalthinking digitaltoolsforresearch,
informationliteracy,
communication,
collaboration,creativity,
innovation,problemsolving
andcriticalthinking
digitaltoolsforresearch,
informationliteracy,
communication,
collaboration,creativity,
innovation,problem
solvingandcriticalthinking
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ImplementationPlan
Activities
Timeline
Person(s)Responsible
Identifydigitaltoolsand
resourcesforresearch,
informationliteracy,
communication,
collaboration,creativity,
innovation,problem
solvingandcritical
thinking.
Developlessons
incorporatingdigital
toolsandresourcesfor
usebyteachersand
postoncurriculum
website
2013‐2014
 EdTechCoordinator
 ELACurriculumLeader
 Library/Information
LiteracyCurriculum
Leader
2014Spring
 EdTechCoordinator
 ELACurriculumLeader
 Library/Information
LiteracyCurriculum
Leader
Provideprofessional
developmentfor
teachersand
administratorson
2014and
ongoing
Monitoring&
Evaluation
 Databaseof
approved
digitaltools
andresources
 Databaseof
lessonsand
unitsof
instruction
incorporating
digitaltools
andresources
 Professional
development
planand
attendance
reports
 EdTechCoordinator
 ELACurriculumLeader
 Library/Information
LiteracyCurriculum
Leader
EvaluationInstrument(s)—DataToBeCollected:
 Databaseoftoolsandresources
 Lessonplansandunitspostedonwebpage
 ProfessionalDevelopmentattendancereports
Listofgoalsandanimplementationplanthatdescribehowthedistrictwill
addresstheappropriateandethicaluseofinformationtechnologyinthe
3f.
classroomsothatstudentscandistinguishlawfulfromunlawfulusesof
copyrightedworks,includingthefollowingtopics:theconceptandpurpose
ofbothcopyrightandfairuse
AstheInternetandemergingtechnologiesbecomeubiquitousamongstudentsinschools
today,itisimportantforeducationalinstitutionstoeducatenotonlythestudents,butalso
theeducationalcommunityincluding,butnotlimitedtostudents,teachers,administrators
andparents.
UnitsofInstruction:
AteamofLBUSDK‐12classroomandtechnologyteachersaswellaslibrariansdeveloped
lessonsandunitsaroundcyberbullying,cybersecurity,personalsafety,socialnetworking,
intellectualpropertyandcyber‐community.Theselessonsandunitsarepostedonthe
curriculumIntranetpage.
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InordertomeetFederalandStateguidelines,professionaldevelopmentwillcontinuetobe
providedtotheteachersandadministratorsontheuseoftheselessonstoeducatethe
studentsonsafe,ethicalandappropriateonlinebehaviors.
LBUSDwillensurethatallofthestakeholdersintheLongBeacheducationalcommunity
areprovidedwithresourcesandawarenessoftheseissuesandsafepracticesrelatedto
them.ResourcesuchasCommonSenseMediaandNetSmartzareavailableforuseby
teachers,librariansandadministratorswithpotentialformoreresourcesbeingaddedin
thefuture.
TheLongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict'sAcceptableUsePolicy(AUP)andAnti‐
Cyberbullyingprogramshavebeenimplementedatallgradelevels.
TheentireAUPcanbefoundat:
http://www.lbschools.net/Main_Offices/Business_Services/Information_Services/Technol
ogy_Standards/acceptable_use.cfm
Whichreads,inpart:
AllaccesstoInternetsitesareroutedthrougha"technologyprotectionmeasure"designed
tofilteroutmaterialthatisinviolationofthedistrictInternetpolicies.Thisfilterwillblock
mostobjectionablematerial,butusersmustbeawarethatsomeobjectionablematerial
maybemissedbythefilterandthesesitesshouldbereportedimmediatelyforreview.A
reviewprocessisavailabletoblocksiteswithobjectionablematerial.Thereisalsoareview
processtorequesttheunblockingofsitesthatusersbelievecontainmaterialthathas
educationalbenefit.Anadultfilteroverrideisavailablewithspecificadministrative
approval.
Studentsandstaffareresponsibleforfollowinggenerallyacceptedsocialstandardsforuse
ofapubliclyownedandoperatedcommunicationtool.Studentsandstaffwillmaintain
highstandardsofethicalconductwhileusingthesystem.Examplesofunethical,
unacceptableuseofDistricttechnologyequipmentincludesthefollowing:
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Sending,displaying,oraccessingpornographic,abusive,obscene,orotherobjectionable
language,graphics,orothermedia
Unauthorizeddisclosure,use,anddisseminationofpersonalinformationabout
studentsoremployees
"Hacking"orotherwiseengaginginunlawfulactivitieswhileonline
Usingobscenelanguage
Harassing,insulting,orattackingothers
Intentionallydamagingcomputers,computersystems,data,files,informationor
computernetworks
Violatingcopyrightlaws
Usingordistributinganother’spassword
Trespassinginanother’sfolders,work,orfiles
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Intentionallywastinglimitedresources
Employingthenetworkforoutsidebusinessorcommercialpurposes
Sendingorreceivingofunethical,illegal,immoral,inappropriate,orunacceptable
informationofanytype
Engaginginactivitiesthatcausedisruptiontothenetworkoritssystems
Attemptingtobypassthesystemsecuritymeasures
Repostingorforwardingamessagethatwassenttoyouprivatelywithoutpermission
ofthepersonwhosentyouthemessage
Postingchainlettersorengagingin"spamming"‐i.e.sendinganannoyingorotherwise
unnecessarymessagetoalargenumberofpeople
Anyotheractivitiesnotappropriateinaneducationalforum
Thenetworkisprovidedforstaffandstudentstoconductresearchandcommunicatewith
othersonacademictopicsandtoengageinlegitimateDistrictbusiness.Individualusersof
thedistrictcomputernetworksareresponsiblefortheirbehaviorandcommunicationson
thosenetworks.Itispresumedthatuserswillcomplywithdistrictstandardsandwillabide
bythepoliciesspecifiedherein.Violationsofthedistrictpolicydescribedwillresultin
accessprivilegessuspendedorrevokedaswellasotherdisciplinaryactionaswarranted.
Anycommercial,political,orunauthorizeduseofthosematerialsorservices,inanyform,
isforbidden.Allcopyrightlawsmustbeobserved.
Networkstorageareaswillbetreatedlikestudentlockersoremployeeworkareas.Under
thedirectionoftheschooladministrationorseniormanagement,theTechnology&
InformationServicesBranchwillreviewfilesandcommunicationstoassureuseis
appropriate,maintainsystemintegrityandinsurethatrequirementsoftheChildInternet
ProtectionActarebeingobserved.Studentsandstaffshouldnotexpectthatemailorfiles
storedondistrictserverswouldalwaysbeprivate.
AnytypeofinformationstoredondistrictcomputersbecomesthepropertyofLongBeach
UnifiedSchoolDistrict,andassuchLongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrictwillperiodically
reviewandmonitorallcomputerfilesanddatastoredondistrictcomputers.LongBeach
UnifiedSchoolDistrictwilleditorremoveanymaterialwhichtheadministrators,attheir
solediscretion,believetobeinappropriate.Accesstoandreviewofcomputerfilesisnot
limitedtoprobablecause.Privacyontheuseofdistrictcomputersisneitherimpliednor
granted,norshoulditbeexpected.
Useofthecomputernetworkmayberevokedatanytimeforinappropriateuse.The
systemadministratorsoftheLBUSDcomputernetwork,inconjunctionwithschool
administrationandseniormanagement,willbethesoledeterminersofwhatconstitutes
inappropriatebehavior.Theviolationofanyitemcontainedinthispolicymayresultinthe
lossofcomputeraccessand/orotherdisciplinaryactionaswellaspossiblepunitiveaction
asprovidedforbylocal,state,andfederallaw.
Securityonanycomputersystemisahighpriority,especiallyanysystemthathasmany
usersand/orInternetaccess.Neitherstudentsnorstaffshallletothersusehisorher
accountorpasswordasheorsheisresponsibleforallactionsrelatedtohisorheraccount.
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Studentsandstaffmustnotifyschooladministratorsimmediatelyiftheirpasswordislost
orstolenofiftheythinksomeonehasaccesstotheiraccount.Studentsandstaffaretouse
onlythenetworkdirectoriesandresourcesthathavebeenassignedfortheiruse.
Unauthorizedaccesstoanyotherlevelofthesystem,orothersystemresource,isstrictly
prohibited.Userswillmakenoattempttobypassthedistrictanti‐virussoftware,firewall,
filteringandsafeguards.Whenfinishedwithacomputer,thestudentandstaffareexpected
tologoutwhereappropriate.
Studentsandstaffarenotallowedtoinstallsoftwareontothecomputersorthecomputer
networkwithoutavalidpurchaseorderandpermissionfromthenetworkadministrator.
Programsand/ordatastoredonlocalharddrivesofdistrictcomputersaresubjectto
removalatanytimewithoutpriornotice.LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrictshallnotbe
heldresponsibleforthesecurity,integrity,orlongevityofdataand/orprogramsstored
locallyonstaffcomputers.
Studentsandstaffacknowledgethattheyarecompletelyresponsibleforanyandalluseof
thedistrict’scomputernetwork,andthatmisusecouldleadtoliabilityand/or
consequencesthatextendbeyondthedistrict’sauthority.TheLongBeachUnifiedSchool
Districtshallbeheldharmlessfromanyuseormisuseofthecomputernetworkby
students.LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrictmakesnowarrantyofanykind,whether
expressednorimplied,fortheservicethatitisproviding.LongBeachUnifiedSchool
Districtwillnotberesponsibleforanydamageusersmaysuffer,includingbutnotlimited
to,lossofdataorinterruptionsofservice.LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrictisnot
responsiblefortheaccuracyorqualityoftheinformationobtainedthroughorstoredon
thesystem.
Goal3f.1:
Providestudentswitheducationondigitalcitizenship,cybersafetyandsafe/ethical
useofdigitalandonlineresources. Objective3f.1:
ByJune2016,students,teachers,administratorsandeducationalcommunitywillbeprovided
withresourcesandtoolstosupportlegalandethicaluseoftechnologyasrelatedtocopyright
andplagiarism.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
 Unitsofinstruction,onlineresourcesandtoolsrelatedtoethicalandlegaluseofdigital
andonlineresourcesasrelatedtocopyrightandplagiarismwillbecollatedandposted
onthedistrictIntranetforteachersandadministratorstoaccess
 Ongoingtrainingandinstructionontheappropriateandethicaluseofinformation
technologywillbeprovidedtoadministrators,teacherstoteachstudentsethicaland
legalusesofdigitalandonlineresources
 Parentsandcommunitymemberswillbeprovidedwithresourcesandinformationon
currentissuesrelatedtoethicalandlegalusesofdigitalandonlineresources.
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ImplementationPlan
Activities
Person(s)
Responsible
2013and  EdTechCoordinator
ongoing
 Curriculumleaders
Timeline
Monitoring&
Evaluation
 Resources
postedonline
forteachers
Assembleonlineresources(e.g.
CommonSenseMedia,
NetSmartz)andlessons
(createdbyLBUSDteachers
andlibrarians)toteach
studentsappropriate,safeand
ethicalusesoftechnology
Provideresourcesand
2013and  EdTechCoordinator  Professional
professionaldevelopmentto
ongoing
development
 Curriculumleaders
teachers,librariansand
records
administratorsonappropriate,
safeandethicaluseof
technology
Providestudentswithlessons
2013and  Classroomteachers
 Surveyof
onsafeandethicaluseof
ongoing
teachers/stude
 Librarians
technology
nts
EvaluationInstrument(s)—DataToBeCollected:

Postingsofonlineresources

Surveysteachersandlibrariansonuseofresources
Listofgoalsandanimplementationplanthatdescribehowthedistrictwill
3g.
addressInternetsafety,includinghowtoprotectonlineprivacyandavoid
onlinepredators.(AB307)
Goal3g.1
AllstudentswillbeprovidedinstructiononInternetsafety,onlineprivacyand
avoidanceofonlinepredators.
Objective3g.1
By2016,students,teachers,administratorsandeducationalcommunitywillbeprovidedwith
resourcesandtoolsonInternetsafety,onlineprivacyandavoidanceofonlinepredators.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
 Unitsofinstruction,onlineresourcesandtoolsrelatedtoInternetsafety,onlineprivacy
andavoidanceofonlinepredatorswillbecollatedandpostedonthedistrictIntranet
forteachersandadministratorstoaccess.
 OngoingtrainingandinstructiononInternetsafety,onlineprivacyandavoidanceof
onlinepredatorswillbeprovidedtoadministrators,teacherstoteachstudentstobe
safeandcautioususerswhenusingtheInternet.
 Parentsandcommunitymemberswillbeprovidedwithresourcesandinformationon
currentissuesrelatedtoInternetsafety,onlineprivacyandavoidanceofonline
predators.
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ImplementationPlan
Activities
Reviewandupdate
AcceptableUsePolicy
Person(s)
Responsible
2013Fall  Technology
InformationServices
 EdTechCoordinator
2013and  EdTechCoordinator
ongoing  Curriculumleaders
Timeline
Monitoring&
Evaluation

Assembleonlineresources
 Resources
(e.g.CommonSenseMedia)
postedonlinefor
andlessons(createdby
teachers
LBUSDteachersand
librarians)toteachstudents
Internetsafety,online
privacyandavoidanceof
onlinepredators
Provideresourcesand
2013and  EdTechCoordinator
 Professional
professionaldevelopmentto
ongoing  Curriculumleaders
development
teachers,librariansand
reports
administratorsonInternet
safety,onlineprivacyand
avoidanceofonline
predators
Providestudentswith
2013and  Classroomteachers
 Surveyof
lessonsonInternetsafety,
ongoing  Librarians
teachers/studen
onlineprivacyandavoidance
ts
ofonlinepredators
EvaluationInstrument(s)—DataToBeCollected:

Postingsofonlineresources

Professionaldevelopmentofferingsandattendancereports

Surveysteachersandlibrariansonuseofresources
Descriptionofthedistrictpolicyorpracticesthatensureequitable
3h.
technologyaccessforallstudents.
InordertopreparefortherolloutofCommonCoreStateStandards(CCSS)andthe
implementationoftheSmarterBalancedAssessmentConsortium’s(SBAC)computer
adaptivetesting,LBUSDneedstoensurethatallschoolshavetheappropriate
infrastructureandresources.Thisincludes:
 Wirelessacrosstheschool
 Highbandwidthtosupportconcurrentcomputerbasedtestingoflargegroupsof
students
 UpdateddevicesateachsiteforstudentstoaccessCCSScontentaswellasSBACtesting
specifications
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Lackoffundingmaybeanimpedimenttothisgoalbutthedistrictleadershipiscommitted
tofindingavailableresourcestofundtheseneeds.
Goal3h.1
Givenavailableresources,allschoolswillbeprovidedwithaccesstocommoncore
technologytosupportthefullimplementationofCommonCoreStateStandards.
Objective3h.1.1
ByJune2016,givenavailableresources,allschoolswillbeprovidedwithdigitaldevicesfor
teachersandstudentstobeabletoaccessresourcesandtoolstosupportfullimplementation
ofCommonCoreStateStandards.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
ByJune2014,given
ByJune2015,given
ByJune2016,given
availableresources,50%of availableresources.75%of availableresources.100%of
schoolswillbeprovided
schoolswillbeprovided
schoolswillbeprovided
withdigitaldevicesto
withdigitaldevicesto
withdigitaldevicesto
supporttheCommonCore
supporttheCommonCore
supporttheCommonCore
StateStandards.
StateStandards.
StateStandards.
Goal3h.1.2
LBUSDwillprovidedifferentiatedtechnology‐basedlearningoptionstomeet
individualneedsofstudents.
Objective3h.1.2
ByJune2016,studentswillbeprovidedwithdifferentiatedtechnology‐basedlearningoptions
tomeetindividualneedsbyhavingtheappropriateinfrastructure,policiesandprotocolsfor
anytime/anywhereaccesstoinstructionalcontent.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
 Ensuringthatallschoolshaveupdatedtechnologyandrequiredinfrastructureto
supporttheongoingneedsoftheCommonCoreStateStandards.
 Providingstudentswithanytime/anywhereaccesstoelectroniccontenttosupport
classroominstruction.
 IncorporatingWeb2.0toolssuchasblogs,wikis,coursemanagementsystems,and
educationalsocialnetworks.
 Establishingidentificationandadoptionprotocolstoimplementdistancelearning
options.
 ExploringpoliciesandprotocolsforBYODimplementation
ImplementationPlan
Activities
Rolloutofwireless
infrastructureatallschools
LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict
Timeline
2013–
2014
Person(s)Responsible
 Facilitiesdepartment
throughbondfunding
 Technologyand
InformationServices
July2013–June2016
Monitoring&
Evaluation
Surveyof
schoolsand
reportfrom
Facilities
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ConducttheTechnology
ReadinessToolSurvey(TRT)
forSmarterBalanced
AssessmentConsortium’s
(SBAC)testing
Identifytechnologyneedsof
schools
2013and
ongoing
 Technologyand
InformationServices
Technology
ReadinessTool
Surveyresults
2013and
ongoing
 Technologyand
InformationServices
 EdTechCoordinator
 Technologyand
InformationServices
 EdTechCoordinator
Technology
ReadinessTool
Surveyresults
Technology
ReadinessTool
Surveyresults
Givenavailableresources,
2013and
provideschoolswithdevices ongoing
tosupportCommonCore
computeradaptive
assessments
EvaluationInstrument(s)—DataToBeCollected:
 FacilitiesandTechnologyInformationServicesreportoninfrastructureupdates
 TechnologyReadinessToolsurveyresults
Listofcleargoals,measurableobjectives,annualbenchmarks,andan
implementationplantousetechnologytomakestudentrecordkeeping
3i.
andassessmentmoreefficientandsupportiveofteachers’effortstomeet
individualstudentacademicneeds.
LROIX
LBUSDiscommittedtotheuseofdatatosupportacademicachievementofallstudents.To
thisextent,LBUSDhasdevelopeditsownhomegrownassessmentdatasystemcalled
LROIX,whichprovidesallteachersandadministratorswithinformationonstudent
performanceondistrictassessmentsaswellasCSTscoresandisbeingimprovedona
continuousbasis.
Currentlythissystemprovidesteachersandadministratorswiththefollowingdata:
 Districtassessmentscores
 Statestandardizedscores
 Studentacademichistory
 Benchmarkdata
SchoolLoop
Thisisaweb‐basedapplicationforcommunicationbetweenteachers,students,parents
andadministrators.SchoolLoopalsoprovidesforthefollowingstudentdata:
 Gradesforstudents
 Assignmentsandhomeworkpostedbyteachers
 Communicationbetweeninstructionalstaffworkingwithstudents
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Goal3i.1
LBUSDwillprovideadministrators,teachers,studentsandparentswithstudent
progressdatainatimelymanner.
Objective3i.1
LBUSDwillcontinuetoprovideallteachers,students,parentsandadministratorswith
technology‐basedresourcestocommunicatestudentprogresseffectivelyonanongoingbasis.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
 Teacherswillhaveaccesstoamulti‐functionprinter/scannersystem(MFP)thatwillscan
studentanswersheetsandtransfertothedistrict’sweb‐basedresearchdatasystem.
 TeacherswillhaveaccesstoSchoolLooptopostassignments,homework,gradesand
communicationtoprovideongoinginformationonstudentprogressandexpectations.
 Datawillbeavailabletoadministratorsandteachersinatimelymannersothattheycan
usethedatatoinformclassroominstruction.
 Communicationtoolswillbeprovidedtoparents,teachersandstudentstomonitor
studentprogressandachievement.
ImplementationPlan
Activities
Timeline
Person(s)Responsible
Monitoring
&Evaluation
 Reportson
usageof
LROIXby
various
stakeholders
 SchoolLoop
usagereports
Continuetodevelop
2013and  Research,Evaluation
functionalityofLROIXto
ongoing
andAssessmentoffice
providemoredataresource
toteachersand
administrators
Continuetosupporttheuse
2013and  EdTechCoordinator
ofSchoolLoopbyteachers,
ongoing
 Administrators
parents,studentsand
 TechnologyInformation
administratorsto
Services
communicatestudent
 Research,Evaluation
progress
andAssessmentOffice
Continueprofessional
2013and  Research,Evaluation
 Reportson
developmentandsupporton
ongoing
andAssessmentoffice
usageby
useofscannersystemsto
various
teachersandadministrators
stakeholders
EvaluationInstrument(s)—DataToBeCollected:
 Usagereports
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3j.
Listofcleargoals,measurableobjectives,annualbenchmarks,andan
implementationplantousetechnologytoimprovetwo‐way
communicationbetweenhomeandschool.
Goal3j.1
Usetechnologytosupportcommunication,collaboration,andeffectivesharingof
resources.
Objective3j.1
LBUSDwillcontinuetoprovideteachers,students,parentsandadministratorsandthe
communitywithtechnology‐basedresourcestocommunicateeffectivelyonanongoingbasis
tosupportstudentlearning.
Benchmark
Benchmark
Benchmark
Year1
Year2
Year3
CurrentlyLBUSDhasvariouscommunicationtoolsthatareusedforcommunicationacross
theeducationalcommunity:
 SchoolLoop‐awebbasedtwo‐waycommunicationtoolforteachers,parents,students
andadministratorstocommunicateregardingassignments,grades,attendanceand
relatedactivities
 Attendancecalling‐avoicemessagingsystemthatcallsparentsonadailybasis
regardingstudentabsences,truanciesandtardies.Thissystemisalsousedbyteachers
tosendmessagestoparents.
 Emergencycalling‐avoicenotificationsystemusedbyschoolsanddistrictofficesto
communicatewithparentsduringemergenciesorforpublicannouncements.
 Webpages‐LBUSDhasadynamicdistrictwebpagewithlatestnewsandupdates
whichisalsopushedouttotheschoolwebpagesinordertokeeptheparentsinformed
ofdistrictactivitiesandnews.
ImplementationPlan
Activities
Timeline
Continuetomonitorand
evaluateusageofSchoolLoop
byteachers,parents,students
andadministratorsand
updatecurrentfunctionalities
2013and
ongoing
Evaluateattendancecalling
systemtoupdatecurrent
systemfunctionalities
Continuetoenhancedistrict
andschoolsitewebpresence
2013
Summer
LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict
2013and
ongoing
Monitoring
&Evaluation
 EducationalTechnology  Usagereports
Coordinator
 Technologyand
InformationServices
 Research,Evaluation
andAssessmentoffice
 Research,Evaluation
 Usagereports
andAssessmentoffice
Person(s)Responsible
 Communicationsoffice
 Google
analytics
reports
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4.ProfessionalDevelopment
4a.
Summaryofteachers'andadministrators'currenttechnologyskillsand
needsforprofessionaldevelopment.
ThefollowingdatawasgatheredthroughasurveysenttoallK‐12teachersinJanuary2013
throughtheOfficeofCurriculum,InstructionandProfessionalDevelopment(OCIPD).The
datapresentedhererepresentsthepercentageofteachersateachofthegradelevelspans
andtheirneedsrelatedtoprofessionaldevelopmentopportunities.
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Table2
In which of the following areas would you like to receive additional opportunities for professional development? Choose all that apply Elementary K‐8 Middle High School School Common Core Math shifts 58.4% 60.0% 27.6% 22.2% Common Core English shifts 60.8% 65.0% 45.7% 28.2% Common Core Literacy for Social Science 48.8% 45.0% 25.7% 16.9% Common Core Literacy for Science 48.8% 45.0% 21.9% 19.2% Common Core Literacy for Career and Technical 12.0% 20.0% 10.5% 23.7% Education Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning 24.0% 20.0% 32.4% 39.1% Integrated Project Design 16.8% 35.0% 31.4% 42.9% Formative Assessments 23.2% 35.0% 25.7% 27.1% Table3
In which ways would you like to experience professional development in LBUSD? Please select all that apply 94.1% Middle School 79.0% High School 78.8% 81.0% 82.4% 65.0% 70.0% In‐person coaching or mentoring 52.1% 58.8% 46.0% 42.0% Collaborative or networked communities of practice Technology‐delivered content, courses, or exercises Video observation of teaching Use of video in coaching (i.e. 3‐minute clips of best practices) 55.4% 76.5% 63.0% 54.0% 51.2% 64.7% 56.0% 56.0% 45.5% 43.0% 52.9% 52.9% 42.0% 34.0% 28.4% 30.8% Elementary K‐8 In person seminars, classes, lectures, workshops 80.2% Peer‐to‐peer collaboration LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict
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Theoveralldataindicatestheneedforprofessionaldevelopmentrelatedtotherolloutof
theCommonCoreStateStandardswiththefocusonahybridsystemthatincorporates
online,self‐selected,andfacetofacesessions.Teachersindicatedastrongneedtobeable
tonetwork,collaborateandcommunicatewiththeirpeers.
CurrentlyLBUSDoffersmainlyface‐to‐faceprofessionaldevelopmentsessionswithsome
instructionalvideosbeingpostedontheIntranetforteacherstoaccess.Movingforward,
theintentistoprovideanonlineelectronicprofessionaldevelopmentsystemthatwill
allowteacherstoaccesscontentanytime/anywhere,basedontheirindividualneeds.
Thedistrictalsousesvariousoutsideentitiesforprofessionaldevelopment.Oneofthe
mainsourcesfortechnologybasedprofessionaldevelopmentistheCTAP11Instructional
TechnologyOutreachServicesastheysupporttheintegrationoftechnologyintothe
CommonCoreStateStandards.
Listofcleargoals,measurableobjectives,annualbenchmarks,andan
implementationplanforprovidingprofessionaldevelopmentopportunities
4b.
basedonyourdistrictneedsassessmentdata(4a)andtheCurriculum
Componentobjectives(sections3dthrough3j)oftheplan.
Basedonthedatafromthesurveys,itisapparentthatteachersareseekingindividualized,
self‐selected,hybridprofessionaldevelopmentopportunities.LBUSDisintheprocessof
exploringsolutionstoallowteacherstohaveaccesstoprofessionaldevelopmentthatis
relevanttotheirclassroominstruction,alignedtotheimplementationofCommonCore
StateStandardsandotherLBUSDcurriculargoals.Teachersandadministratorswouldbe
abletochooseaformat/mediathatwouldbestservetheirneedsaswellasallowthemto
monitortheirowngrowth.
Goal4b.1
Givenavailableresources,professionaldevelopmentwillbeprovidedtoallteachers
andadministratorstoassisttheminpreparingtheirstudentswithappropriateskills
alignedtothedistrict’scurriculargoals.
Objective4b.1
ByJune2016,givenavailableresources,80%ofteachersandadministratorswillaccess
professionaldevelopmentonusingdigitaltoolsandonlineresourcesforteachingandlearning
alignedtothedistrict’scurriculargoalswithemphasisontheCommonCoreStateStandards.
Benchmark
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ImplementationPlan
Activities
Timeline
Person(s)Responsible
Monitoring&
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 Reportsofprofessionaldevelopmentattendance
4c.
DescribetheprocessthatwillbeusedtomonitortheProfessional
Development(Section4b)goals,objectives,benchmarks,andplanned
activitiesincludingrolesandresponsibilities.
 ElectronicRegistrarOnline–ERO:
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RegistrationOnlineapplicationforpersonneltoregisterforacourseandcomplete
evaluationsoftheprofessionaldevelopment.Thesystemalsoenablesuserstocreate
andprinttranscriptsthatarecustomizable.Systemadministratorscanaccessand
collatedataonprofessionaldevelopmentsoffered,numberofsuccessfulparticipants,as
wellasreportsonindividualteacherparticipationinprofessionaldevelopment.
 Reports:
TheOfficeofCurriculum,InstructionandProfessionalDevelopmentwillcreateanduse
thesereportstoidentifyneeds,developappropriateprofessionaldevelopment,identify
andtrainacadreofteachers,coordinatethedistrictcalendar,andmonitor
teacher/administratorparticipationintechnologyrelatedprofessionaldevelopment.
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5.Infrastructure,Hardware,TechnicalSupportand
Software
5a.
Describetheexistinghardware,Internetaccess,electroniclearning
resources,andtechnicalsupportalreadyinthedistrictthatwillbeusedto
supporttheCurriculumandProfessionalDevelopmentComponentsofthe
plan.
ExistingHardware
LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrictcurrentlysupportsatechnologyenvironmentthat
consistsofapproximately200administrativeandinstructionalserversrunningNovell
NetWare6.5/OESatover120sites.ThesesitesareconnectedtotheDistrictDataCenter
throughaWideAreaNetwork
TheDistrictbelievesstronglyinstandardizationofhardwareandsoftware.Bycreatingand
enforcingstandards,itpermitstheDistricttomaintainsparepartsinventories,totrain
supportstafftoeffectivelysupporttheselimitedplatforms,andtoprovideahigherlevelof
usersupport.
TheDistrictisstandardizedonNovelNetWareasitsprimarynetworkoperatingsystem.
Thereareanumberofapplicationserversrunningotheroperatingsystems,including
WindowsServer(2000.2003,2008),zOSandSuSELinux.TherearealsoanumberofApple
serversprovidingDistrictlevelauthenticationtoclassroomsandcomputerlab.
AllnetworkingequipmentisCisco,includingallroutersandswitches.TheDistrictis
standardizedonEthernet,providing100Mb/Gigabitbackboneservicesandatleast10Mb
tothedesktop.CurrentinstallationstandardsrequireaminimumGigabitEthernet
backboneserviceand100Mbtothedesktop.
TheDistrictisalsostandardizedonHPProliantServers.Specificapplicationsmayresideon
differentplatforms,primarilywherethoseapplicationsweredeliveredfromthevendoras
a“turn‐key”solution.Inthosecaseswherethevendorisnotcontinuingtomaintainthe
hardware,andwherethechoiceofhardwareisnotintegraltothefunctioningofthe
software,theseserversarebeingreplacedbyHPservers.
TheDistrictusesbothWindows‐basedPCandAppleMacintoshcomputers.TheDistrictis
standardizedonHPProfessionalseriescomputersandlaptops.AllPCandAppleusersare
requiredtologintothenetworkinordertousetheircomputers.Networkpoliciesare
enforcedthatpreventaccesstocertainservers,preventusersfrominstallingsoftware,
updatevirusprotectionfiles,andperformothertasksautomatically.
TheDistrictcurrentlysupportsWindowsXP,Windows7,MacOS9.2andOS10.The
Districtalsosupportsmobile,tabletsystemsbasedandroidandAppleiOS(iPad)operating
systems.OfficeXP/2002/2003/2007/2010isthesupportedofficeproductivitysuite.
InternetExplorer6/7,Firefoxv3/4andSafariarethesupportedbrowsers.GroupWiseis
thee‐Mailplatformusedacrossthedistrict.
TheDistrictcontinuestoevaluatenewoperatingsystemssuchasSuSEDesktopaswellas
thinclientsolutionsincludingVirtualDesktop,handheldandmobilecomputers.Thisisan
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efforttoreducethecost,complexityandsupportrequirementsoftheinstructionaland
administrativeenvironments.
WideAreaNetwork
AllschoolsandadministrativeofficesareconnectedtotheDistrictDataCenterviaaWide
AreaNetwork.AllschoolsitesdeployedusingMetroEthernetTLSservicesat10Mbpsand
100Mbps.SomeremainingNon‐InstructionalFacilities(NIF’s)arecurrentlyFrameRelay
overT1service;however,theDistrictisintheprocessofconvertingallsitestoTLS.Frame
Relayservicesfromourprimaryprovider(Verizon)willnolongerbesupportedasof
December2015.
TheschoolsiteTLScircuitsarefullymeshedandconvergeintoa1GbpscircuitattheData
Center’sCiscoCatalyst6500seriesswitch.TheadministrativeFrameRelaycircuitsare
accumulatedintoachannelizedT3framerelaycircuitterminatingintheDataCenter
processedbyaCisco7513router.
AllroutersandswitchesintheWideAreaNetworkandinschoolLocalAreaNetworksare
Ciscoequipment.Thisstandardizationpermitstheimplementationofadvanced
communicationsstrategies,suchastrafficshaping,virtualLANS(VLANs),virtualprivate
networksandaccesscontrol.
LocalAreaNetworks
LocalAreaNetworkshavebeeninstalledinallschoolsthroughacombinationofE‐Rate,
localbondfundsintendedforthereconstructionofagingschoolsandgeneralfunds.Each
schoolcurrentlyhasaGigabitEthernetbackbone,with10/100Mbpsswitchedconnections
tothedesktop.AllclassroomshaveaminimumofsixnetworkdropsandtheDistrictis
consideringanewstandardrequiring10dropsperinstructionalarea.Thischangeisbeing
weighedagainsttheincreaseduseofwirelesssystems.TheDistricthasaninitiativeto
deploywirelessaccesstoallclassroomsbytheSpringof2014.Mostschoolshaveatleast
onecomputerlabconnectedtotheDistrictnetwork.
Alllibrariesarewiredtoserveasresearchcenters,includingtheimplementationofthe
FollettDestinylibrarymanagementsoftware.Inadditiontomanagingthebooksand
magazinesinthelibrary,thissoftwarealsoallowsforthereservationofvideofromthe
DistrictOfficeofMultimediaServices.Studentsarealsopermittedtocheckthecatalogfrom
theirclassroomaswellasrequestbooksfromthelibrariesofotherschools.TheDistrictis
currentlypilotingtheuseeBooksor"electronicbooks"tobemadeavailabletostudentson
Districtownedtabletdevices.
TheseLocalAreaNetworksconnecttotheInternetthroughtheDistrict’sWideArea
Network.InternetfilteringandCIPAarediscussedintheInternetsectionofthisplan.With
thecompletionoftheMetroEthernetnetworktoallschoolsites,theDistricthasretiredits
proxy/cachingserversin2013.
Asdescribedabove,allLocalAreaNetworksarebeingpoweredwithCiscoswitches.
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Electricalupgradesarebeingprovidedthroughthelocalbondfundsforthereconstruction
ofagingschoolsandgeneralfunds.
DataCenter
TheDistrict’sDataCenteriscurrentlylocatedatthemainAdministrationBuilding.This
DataCentercontainstheprimaryadministrativeserversandmainframe,theprimary
router,Internetconnectivity,Webservers,andavarietyofotherserversandservices.Itis
manned24X5bytrainedcomputeroperators.Thiscenterservesasthehubforalldata
communications.ItalsohousestheDistrict’smaintelephoneswitch.
TheNetworkOperationsCenterisalsohousedinthisbuilding.Itincludesmonitorsforall
criticalnetworkoperations,includingswitches,routersandcircuits,aswellasmonitoring
equipmentforthefirewall.
PowerisprovidedbytwoMitsubishi20KVAUPSsystems.Oneofthesesystemsisbacked
upbyanemergencypowergeneratorwhichstartsautomaticallyincaseofapowerfailure.
TheDataCenteriscooledby4,5tonHVACunitsofferingN+1redundancy.
TheDistrictmaintainsitsownfinancialandpayrollsystems.Bothweredeveloped
in‐house.Thefinancialsystem(FINSYS)isbuiltonOracleFormsandReportswhilethe
payrollsystem(LYNX)isbasedonCICSandCOBOLrunningonanIBMmainframe.
EmailServices
E‐Mailservicesareprovidedtoadministrators,teachersandstudentsanduseisgoverned
bytheDistrictInternetandElectronicMailGuidelinesandProcedures(APPENDIXG).
Employeee‐MailisNovellGroupWisev8.0.2whilestudentsareprovidedNovellNetMail
v3.Inaddition,studentshaveaccesstoa“closed”e‐MailsystemprovidedbySchoolLoop.
Thissystemonlypermitslimitedcommunicationsbetweenteachers,parentsandteachers.
Alle‐MailisfilteredviaaSophosSEAcontentfilterwithSophosAntivirusandGWAVA
filter.
TheSMTPmailserveriscurrentlyaNovellGroupWiseserver,runningthe8.0versionof
theGroupWiseInternetAgent(GWIA).Administrativee‐Mailismanagedthroughseveral
DistrictPostOffices.Schoolsthathavemorethanonehundrede‐Mailaccountsare
providedtheirownpostofficeontheiradministrativeserver.E‐Mailforsmallersitesis
housedcentrallyonserversintheDistrictoffice.
Telecommunications
TheDistrictusesNorthernTelecomphonessystems.Eachsitehasastandalonephone
systemwhichistiedtotheDistrict'smainMeridiansystemviachannelizedvoiceT‐1
servicesandOPXservices.TheDistricthasdeployed1VoIP(VoiceOverIP)atanewschool
(JessieNelsonMiddlesSchool)andhasupgradedtoaVoIPbasedvoicemailsysteminthe
mainDistrictofficesandourPurchasingBranch.Thereareplanstoexpandthebackend
phonesystemstosupportVoIPCIPStrunkingandtodeployVoIPbasedsystemsaspartof
remodelingandreconstructionthroughourMeasure‐Kbondprogram.
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ExistingInternetAccess
AllInternettrafficintheDistrictiscentralized.LACOEprovidesISPservicestotheDistrict.
TheDistrictcurrentlyhasa1GbpsMetroEthernetTLScircuittotheK12HSNbackbone
throughLACOE.Dailypeakutilizationofthiscircuitaveragesabout30%ofcapacity.
IntrusionprotectionisprovidedbyaCiscoPIXfirewall,whichismonitoredbynetwork
managementstaff.TheDistrictwillreplaceitsPIXfirewallwithdual‐redundantCiscoASA
firewallsin2013.ThesenewfirewallswillalsoprovideIDS/IPS(IntrusionDetection
Services/IntrusionPreventionSystem)servicestotheLBUSDnetwork.
VirusprotectionisprovidedbySophosAntivirus.Allnewviruspatternsaredownloaded
automaticallyfromtheSophoswebsiteandinstalledontheprimaryservers.Allother
serversautomaticallyupdatethemselveshourly.Usermachinesareupdatedregularlyfrom
distributed,internalDistrictserversusingSophos’builtin,autoupdatemechanism.
AllInternettrafficisroutedthroughtheTrustWave/8e6TechnologiesR3000filtering
systemprovidedbyLACOEaspartoftheInternetServicebundle.TheDistrictrunstwo
R3000filtersforloadbalancing.
ExistingElectronicLearningResources(ELR)
CurrentlymostoftheELRusedintheDistrictarepurchasedbysitesthroughgrantsand
categoricalfunds.OneofthegoalsoftheTechnologyUsePlanistoprovideallschoolswith
web‐basedelectroniclearningresourcesthroughthemyLBUSDportalfor
anytime/anywhereaccessforteachersandstudents.ExamplesofELRdistributionviaour
portalincludeMINDInstituteST‐MathandSafariMontage.DistrictlicensesincludeOffice
SuitesforMacsandPCs,Anti‐virussoftwareande‐Mailsolutions.ELRsaccompanyingthe
Districtadoptedtextbooksarealsosomeoftheresourcesavailabletoteachersand
students.
ExistingTechnicalSupport:
TheDistrictisdividedintoamulti‐tieredsupportstructure:
Tier1(HelpDesk)istheinitialpointofcontactforcustomers.Requestsarereceivedby
phone,servicedby4full‐timeoperators,fax,e‐Mailandvoicemail.Tier1hasa30%"first
callresolution"rate.Eitheroverthephone,viae‐Mailorbyremotecontrollingtheuser
devices,theHelpDeskisabletoresolve30%ofallservicerequestswithouttheneedto
escalateanissueortodispatchatechnician.
Tier2(ComputerSupport)isthefieldsupportarmoftheorganization.15Computer
SupportTechniciansand1PrinterTechnicianperformonsiteservice,supportandtraining
tocustomersonalltechnologyrelatedissues.
Tier3(NetworkSupport)maintainstheDistrict'sinfrastructures.4NetworkSupport
Techniciansinstall,maintainandservicealloftheDistrict'srouters,switches,wirelessand
servers.Serversincludewebservers,fileservers,applicationserversprovidingservices
includinge‐Mail,Internetaccess,Internetfiltering,themyLBUSDportalandcentralized
instructionsystems.
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• TheDistrictcurrentlyhasaHelpDeskwhereoperatorstakecallsandeitherofferover
thephonetroubleshootingtips,remoteassistanceorrouteittotheappropriate
department/servicearea.Thesixlarge,comprehensivehighschoolseachhaveafull
timeComputerSupportTechnician(CST)whoisresponsibleformaintenanceofallthe
equipmentatthesites.Thissupportmechanismwillcontinuetobeofferedtositesas
wellasadditionaltrainingforteachersandothersitesupportpersonnel.
• SiteswithoutadedicatedCSTareserviceddirectlybyTechnology&Information
Systems.Inadditional,allcomprehensiveHighSchoolsalsoareprovidedaTechnology
CollegeAide,outofGeneralFunds,toassistwithtechnologyintheclassroom.Siteswill
beencouragedtoassigntechnologycoordinatorstoassistinenhancingtheuseof
technologyatthesites,aswellasprovidealinkbetweentheschoolandtheDistrict.
• TheDistricthasastandardforsupportableequipmentatthesites.Asequipment
becomesobsolete,theywillbeplacedonthenon‐supportedlistsandschoolswillbe
encouragedtoupgradethehardwareorpurchaseupdatedequipment.
5b.
Describethetechnologyhardware,electroniclearningresources,
networkingandtelecommunicationsinfrastructure,physicalplant
modifications,andtechnicalsupportneededbytheDistrict’steachers,
students,andadministratorstosupporttheactivitiesintheCurriculumand
ProfessionalDevelopmentComponentsoftheplan.
HardwareNeeded:Instructional
AsdescribedintheTables1,2,and3,themuchofthecurrentequipmentinmanyofthe
schoolsisoutdatedandunabletorunsomeofthenewerweb‐basedelectronicresources.
TheDistrictwillseekavarietyoffundingsourcestoincreasetheamountofinstructional
technologyavailabletoschoolsites.Aninitiativewasbegunin2009toreplaceallteacher
computersusingacombinationofMicrosoftVoucherandMicrosoftGovernmentEntities
funds.Thisreplacementisscheduledtobecompletedin2013.Anintegralpartofmeeting
thegoalsoftheDistrictTechnologyUsePlanistohavefunctionalworkstationsand
presentationdevicesineachoftheclassroomsaswellasInternetaccessforeachstation.
• Largescreentelevisions–fordisplayingfromthecomputeraswellasvideostreaming
• Interactivewhiteboards–forinteractiveuseforteachingandlearning
• Documentcameras–todisplayinstructionalmaterialsanddocuments
• Studentresponsesystems–forcheckingforstudentunderstanding,andmonitoring
studentlearning
• Projectors–forusewithcomputers,interactivewhiteboardsanddocumentcameras
• ClassroomManagementSystemstoallowteacherstomanageandcontrolstudent
technology.
Fundingforstudentcomputerscontinuestobeasitebaseddecision;however,theDistrict
isconstantlylookingforfundingsourcestoprovidestudentbasedcomputingresourcesin
supportofCommonCoreandSBACassessments.Thousandsofstudentcomputingdevices
willbeneededtosupportthesemandates.
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Non‐Instructional
Computersforadministrativeandbusinessfunctionsarealsoinneedofreplacement.
Generalfundsorgrantswillneedtobeidentifiedtoreplacethesedevices,manyofwhich
ormorethanadecadeold.
General
TheDistricthasnostatedorcommitted"TechnologyRefresh"practicetoaddressthese
ongoingneeds.Arefreshplanwillbedeveloped.
Replacementandconsolidationoflegacyfileserverswillberequiredtosupportthelatest
networkandcomputermanagementsystems,desktopoperatingsystemsandtoprovide
anywhere,anytimeaccesstoinformation.
HighspeedWANs,wireless,VoIPandahigherdensityofcomputerdeviceswillalsocallfor
theupgradeorreplacementofcentralandsitelevelroutersandswitchestomeetincreased
demandsandthelatesttechnologystandards.
TheOraclebasedfinancialsystem(FINSYS)andCICS/COBOLbasedpayrollsystem(LYNX)
arebothnearingtheendoftheirusefullife.Significantinvestmentswillbeneededto
modernizethesesystems.
ElectronicLearningResourcesNeeded:
 Conceptmappingapplications
 Multi‐media/movie/podcastingcreationsoftware
 AdobeSuite
 Blogapplication
 Wikiapplication
 Web2.0tools
 Onlinecommunicationandcollaborationtools
 LearningandProfessionalManagementSystems
 Researchdatabase
• Educationalportalstoaccessonlineresources/mediacontent
• ComputerAssistedInstructionprogramsusingcentralservers.
• Standardizedlibrarymanagementsystem
• School/homecommunicationssystem
 Textbooktrackingsystems
 HandhelddeviceApps
OneofthegoalsoftheTechnologyMasterPlanistoprovidestudentswithaccessto
electroniclearningresourcesforanytime/anywhereaccess.Havingadatabaseofgrade
levelandcontentspecificeducationalsoftwarewillassistincreatingconsistencyin
instructionandtrainingacrosstheDistrict.Schoolswillbeabletousethisdatabasein
purchasingthesoftwarethatwouldmeettheirneeds.TheCLRNsitewillalsobeusedto
supportsitepurchases.TheDistrictPurchasingOffice,TechnologyandInformation
SystemsandTechnologyCurriculumOfficewillworktowardscompetitivepricingfor
instructionalsoftware.
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NetworkingandTelecommunicationsInfrastructureNeeded:Networking
MuchofthenetworkingequipmentintheDistrictisover13yearsold.Thereisanurgent
andimmediateneedtoreplacemuchofthisequipment.Bondfundingcanbeusedin
certaininstancesforthis;however,generalfundorgrantdollarswillbeneededinmany
instances.Equipmentreplacementisnotonlyduetoagebutalsocapabilities.Thegreater
numberofdevicesbeingdeployedatschools,inpartduetowirelessandtabletdevices,
higherbandwidthrequirements,CommonCore,SBACassessmentsandVoIPareall
generatingnewrequirementsforthenetworkinginfrastructure.
Increasedbandwidthisrequiredtosupporttheemergingtechnologiesforteachingand
learningintheclassrooms.School‐widewirelessaccesswillberequiredtosupportmobile
andhandheldtechnologies.
• InternetAccessfromallclassrooms,Libraries,andMediaCenters
• IntegratedDataSystem
• Educationalportalstoaccessonlineresources/mediacontent
• AninstructionalenvironmentwhereWIntelandApplecomputersworktogether
seamlesslyinonenetworkforcampus‐wideresourcesharing.
Multimediacontentdistributionandvideoconferencingareneededtoprovidecontent
rich,standardizedinstructionandprofessionaldevelopment.
Telecommunications
TheDistrictneedsandhasplanstoreplaceitsaging,legacyphonesystems.Amulti‐year,
multi‐tieredapproachwillbeneededtoreplacephoneequipmentatschoolsandofficesto
supportVoIP,voicemailandCIPStrunking.VoIPwillrequiretheadditionorreplacementof
networkswitchingequipmenttosupportPoE(PowerOverEthernet)topowerthe
telephonehandsets.Inaddition,UPSsystemswillnowbeneededinallIDFwiringclosets
toprovideemergencyphoneservicesintheeventofapoweroutage.
BroadbandnetworksincludingTLS,MPLS,satellite,microwave,privatewirelessanddark
fiberareallconsiderationstoprovideservicesforourevolvingneeds.
PhysicalPlantModificationsNeeded
TheDistrictoutgrewitsDataCentermanyyearsago.Thereisaneed,withgreaterreliance
onnetworkingservicestoprovideinstructionalandbusinessservices,forahardened,
independentandreliabledatacenter.Suchafacilitywouldhaveadequatespace,powerand
coolingtoprovidefortheneedsoftheDistrictintothefuture.
TheDistrictplanstobuildandopenatleastonenewschoolfacilityperyearthrough2016.
Allschoolswillbestateoftheartintermsoftechnologyandwillinclude:
• WirelessthroughoutallinstructionalareassupportingdistrictownedandBYOD
devices
• HighspeednetworkingandWANservices
• Afileserverforlocalstorage
• VoIPphonesystems
• Networkedenergymanagementandenvironmentalcontrol
• Networkedclocks/bellsandPAsystems
• Videosurveillance
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• ClassroomA/Vsystemsincludingvoiceamplification,projectors,TVsanddocument
cameras
Other
AdditionalservicesneededbytheDistricttoincreaseitsoperationalefficiencyatexisting
sitesare:videosurveillance,energymanagement,environmentalcontrols,networkbased
clocks/bell/PAsystems,networkbasedphysicalsecuritysystems(cardkeyaccess,etc.)
andcentralizedfire/intrusionalarmmanagement.
Cabling,networkswitchingequipmentandrouterupgradeswillallbenecessaryto
accommodatetheseneeds.
TechnicalSupportNeeded:AllofthisnewtechnologyandgrowthoftheDistrict'sinstall
baseofdeviceswilldrivetheneedforadditionaltechnicalsupportresourcebothcentrally
andatschoolsites.TheDistrictwillneedtoincreasethenumberofresourcesavailableto
provide:
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HelpDesksupport
Onsite,fieldtechnicians
NetworkSupport
Applicationsupport
Projectmanagement
Technicalassistancetoteachersonclassroomtechnology
Developmentoflessonplansandsupplementalmaterialsleveragingtechnology
Localschooltechnologycoordinators
Listofclearannualbenchmarksandatimelineforobtainingthehardware,
5c. infrastructure,learningresourcesandtechnicalsupportrequiredtosupport
theotherplancomponentsasidentifiedinSection5b.
TheDistrictwillimplementwirelesstechnologyinallinstructionalareasthrougha
multi‐year,multi‐phasedimplementationproject.Thischangewillalsoleadtotheneedfor
additionalbandwidthatsitestoaccommodatetheinfluxofwirelessdevices.
IncreasedWANbandwidthwillpermitE‐Mailsystemstobecentralizedandconsolidated.
Thiswillincreaseefficienciesofthee‐Mailsystemandreducetheresourcesneededto
maintainaccounts.TheDistrictwillalsoreplaceitsremaining,legacyNetWare6.5file
serverswithLinuxbased,NetWareOESsystemstobetterhandleemergingtechnologies
anddesktopO/Ssystems.
TheDistrictwillalsoembarkonastrategic,coordinatedapproachtoProfessional
Development.ThiswillincludestandardizedcontentanddeliverythroughaPDMS
(ProfessionalDevelopmentManagementSystem).LBUSDwillcreateadatabaseof
approvedinstructionalelectroniclearningresources.
By2014,allinstructionalworkstationsattheschoolsiteswillbefunctional90%ofthetime
andservicedelaywillbelessthan1week.
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By2016,allsiteswillincreasethenumberofclassroompresentationdevicessuchas
projectiondevices,documentcameras,studentresponsesystems,classroommanagement
systemsandinteractivedevices.
Hardware:By2015,allDistrictclassroomswillhavewirelessnetworkaccessallowingup
to40studentsto,simultaneouslyaccessingtheInternetandotherinstructionalcontent.






Benchmark1:By2013,theDistrictpilotsitesconsistingofWilsonHighSchool,
MarshallMiddleSchool,WashingtonMiddleSchoolandLowellElementarySchoolwill
havewirelessfullydeployedinallclassrooms.
Benchmark2:By2013,allremainingHighSchoolswillhavewirelessfullydeployedin
allclassrooms.
Benchmark3:Beginningin2013,allnewschoolconstructionwillincludewirelessin
everyclassroom.
Benchmark4:Beginningin2013,allschoolremodelingandreconstructionwillinclude
wirelessineveryclassroom.
Benchmark5:By2014,allMiddleSchoolswillhavewirelessfullydeployedinall
classrooms.
Benchmark6:By2015,allElementarySchoolswillhavewirelessfullydeployedinall
classrooms.
ImplementationPlan
Activities
Timeline
Wirelesstoallmiddle
schools
2014
Developaplanfor
providingschoolswith
digitalandelectronic
devices.
2013and
ongoing
IncreaseWANspeed
(bandwidth)atsecondary
schoolsites
Consolidatee‐Mailservers
centrally
UpgradelegacyNetWare
6.5serverstoNetWareOES
2014
LongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict
2014
2014
Person(s)Responsible
 Technologyand
Information
Services/Facilities
 EducationalTechnology
Coordinator
 TechnologyInformation
Services
 OfficeofCurriculum,
Instructionand
Professional
Development
 Gradelevel
Superintendent’s
Offices
 SpecialProjects
 Technology&
InformationServices
 Technology&
InformationServices
 Technology&
InformationServices
July2013–June2016
Monitoring&
Evaluation
 Technology
Survey
 Rolloutof
devicesto
schools
 Information
fromannual
CBEDssurveys
 Datafromsite
technology
surveys
 Technology
Survey
 Technology
Survey
 Technology
Survey
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 Technology&
InformationServices
 Curriculum,Instruction
andProfessional
Developmentoffice
 Technology&
InformationServices
 Facilities
 Technology&
InformationServices
 Technology
Survey
 Technology&
InformationServices
 Curriculum,Instruction
andProfessional
Developmentoffice
EvaluationInstrument(s)—DataToBeCollected:
 TechnologySurvey
 Technology
Survey
ImplementPDMS
(ProfessionalDevelopment
ManagementSystem)
2014
WirelesstoallElementary
Schools
2015
IncreaseWANspeed
(bandwidth)atelementary
schoolsites
District‐widerolloutofthe
PDMSsystem
2015
2015
 Technology
Survey
 Technology
Survey
5d.
DescribetheprocessthatwillbeusedtomonitorSection5bandtheannual
benchmarksandtimelineofactivitiesincludingrolesandresponsibilities.
BenchmarkprogressreportswillbegatheredbytheExecutiveDirectoroftheTechnology
andInformationServices,EducationalTechnologyCoordinatorandtheAdministratorfor
ResearchandAssessments.
 ThesereportswillbeprovidedtotheTechnologySteeringCommitteeonanongoing
basis
 Progressreportswillalsobeprovidedtovariousgroupsrepresentingadministrators,
Districtstaff,teachersandparents.
 TheTechnologyUsePlanwillalsobereviewedonanannualbasis.
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6.Fundin
ngandB
Budget
6a. Listofestab
L
blishedand
dpotentialfundingso
ources.
EstablisshedFundin
ngSourcess:
Duetoreeductionsin
nTitleII‐D,ARAAandE
EETTfunds ,thetechno
ologyprograamfortheL
Long
BeachUn
nifiedSchoo
olDistrictisscurrentlyffundedoutofourofGeeneralFund
dsandthe
Federalee‐Rateprog
gram(admin
nisteredbyUSACandttheFCC).
FundingfortechnollogyintheD
Districtisprrovidedfrom
manumberrofsourcess.
primarysou
urceoffund
dingfornetw
workdeveloopmentand
dotherdistrrict‐wide
 Thep
initiaativeshasbeeentheGen
neralFund.
 Consstructionandmodernizzationfundss,bothfrom
mthestatean
ndfrombon
ndrevenues,
havefundedinfrrastructuredevelopmeentandnetw
workcompletionatnew
wand
recon
nstructedscchools.
 E‐Ratefundshav
vefundedin
nfrastructurredevelopm
mentandneetworkcom
mpletionat
eligib
bleschools.
Potentia
alFundingSources:
TheDisttrictwillcon
ntinuetopu
ursueadditionalfundin
ngsources.T
Theseinclud
despecial
fundingmadeavailaableforCom
mmonCoreimplementaation,ProfeessionalDevvelopmentffunds
throughvariousgraantprogram
msandotherrone‐timem
moniesthro
oughvariou
usopportunities
andparttners.
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6b. Estimateannualimplementationcostsforthetermoftheplan.
Thedistrict’sannualinvestmentintechnologysupportis$12,001,920peryear.This
amountincludesclassifiedandcertificatedpersonnel(salaryandbenefits),hardwareand
softwarecostsincludingannuallicensesandmaintenance,communications,contract
servicesandhardwarerepair/maintenance.Withthecurrenteconomicclimate,wedonot
anticipatethisfundingtochangeoverthetermofthisplan.
ItemDescription
1000‐1999
CertificatedSalaries
2000‐2999
ClassifiedSalaries
3000‐3999
EmployeeBenefits
4000‐4999
MaterialsandSupplies
5000‐5999
OperatingExpenses
6000‐6999
Equipment
Totals
$3,505,123 $3,505,123
$85,000 

$3,505,123 
FundingSource
IncludingE‐Rate
GeneralFunds
TitleIIA
GeneralFunds
$1,587,578 $1,587,578
$1,587,578 
GeneralFunds
$415,934 

$2,298,394 

$50,000 

GeneralFunds
E‐rate
GeneralFunds
E‐rate
GeneralFunds
E‐rate
Year1
$85,000
$415,934
Year2
$85,000
$415,934
$2,298,394 $2,298,394
$50,000
$50,000
$7,941,029 $7,941,029
Year3
$7,941,029
6c. Describethedistrict'sreplacementpolicyforobsoleteequipment.
TheLBUSDisworkingonaCapitalRefreshPlantoaddresstheongoingtechnologysupport
needsoftheDistrict.Thisplanwillincludecomputers,laptops,tablets,fileservers,
infrastructureandwirelessatinstructionalandnon‐instructionalsites.Theaverage
estimatecosttomaintainareasonablereplacementscheduleforequipmentis
approximately$2.9millionperyear.
Thedistrict’sTechnologyMasterPlanandTechnologySteeringCommitteefocuson
identifyingfundingsourcestokeepourtechnologyservicesrelevant.
Describetheprocessthatwillbeusedtomonitoreducationaltechnology
6d. funding,implementationcostsandnewfundingopportunitiesandtoadjust
budgetsasnecessary.
StudentlearningandachievementisthehighestpriorityfortheLongBeachUnifiedSchool
District.DatafromdistrictbenchmarksandStateassessmentsaremadereadilyavailableto
allstakeholdersthroughanonlinesystem.Thisdataisalsoreviewedregularlyat
leadershipmeetings,staffmeetings,curriculumgroupsandtheatthesitelevel.Feedback
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fromtheesegroupsisusedtoid
dentifyandp
prioritizeteechnologyneeds,includ
dingstaff
developm
ment.Theseeneedsarethenreview
wedandfun
ndedinacco
ordancewithour
Technolo
ogyMasterPlanbytheeTechnology
ySteeringC
Committee,curriculum
mgroupsand
dthe
EdTechCommittee.Fundingopportunitieesandbudgeetmonitoringisa{tc\\fC\l2"6d
d.
monitoring""}collaborativeeffortb
betweenall groupsfacilitatedbyco
ontinuousaand
Budgetm
opencom
mmunicatio
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7.Mo
onitorin
ngandE
Evaluatiion
7a.
Describeth
heprocessforevaluatingthepla
an'soveralllprogressandimpaccton
teachingan
t
ndlearning
g.
Goal:Th
heDistrictw
willusevariousassesssmentsan
ndsurveystomonitorrandevalu
uate
theeffecctivenesso
oftheplana
andtheimpactoftech
hnologyon
nstudents’learning.
 TheT
Technology
yReadinessToolsurvey
ywillbecon
nductedonaregularbaasistoassesss
align
nmenttoSBA
ACreadinesss
 ProfeessionalDev
velopmentssurveyswillbeconducctedonareggularbasisttoidentify
need
dsofteacherrsandadmiinistratorsrrelatedtoth
heuseoftecchnologyaliignedtothee
Comm
monCoreStateStandards
 By20
014,allprin
ncipalswillb
beprovided
dwithresou
urcesandtrrainingtoussedigitalto
ools
forin
nstructionallleadership
p.
 By20
016,thedistrictwillev
valuatestud
denttechnollogyproficieencyandim
mplementatiion
levelsalignedto
oCommonC
CoreStandards.
 By20
016,theDisstrictwillusseavarietyoftoolstod
determinettheproficien
ncyand
impleementationlevelsofad
dministratorsintheuseeoftechnollogy.
7b. Schedulefo
S
orevaluatin
ngtheeffecctofplanim
mplementa
ation.
heDistrictw
willconductongoingev
valuationso factivitiesrrelatedtoth
he
Goal:Th
implemeentationofttheTechnollogyUsePlaaninthefolllowingwayys:
Cu
urriculum
Onlinep
postingoflesson,unitso
ofinstructio
on
Annualcheckofwebssites
Teacheruseoftechn
nologyobseervedbysitteadministrrators
Ongoing
Feedbackfromdepaartmentheaadsandtech
hnologycooordinators Annually
ProfessionalDevelo
opment
Professio
onalDevelo
opmentneed
dssurvey
Annually
Professio
onaldevelopmentcatalogofofferiings
Twiceayeear
Professio
onaldevelopmentatten
ndancerepo
orts
Annually
Infrrastructure
e,Hardwarre,TechniccalSupportt&Softwarre
Technolo
ogyReadineessTool
Twiceayeear
Infrastru
ucture
Annually
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7c.
Describetheprocessandfrequencyofcommunicatingevaluationresultsto
techplanstakeholders.
Goal:TheDistrictwillcommunicatewiththevariouseducationalstakeholdersonaregular
basisusingthefollowingforums:

TechnologyNewsletter‐Quarterly

OfficeofResearch,PlanningandEvaluationnewsletter
http://www.lbschools.net/Main_Offices/Research/newsletter.cfm

Principal’sMeetings

LongBeachCityNewspaper–www.presstelegram.com

TeacherCouncilForums

TechnologyRepresentativemeetings

CurriculumLeader’smeetings

DistrictWebsite–www.lbschools.net

CurriculumDepartmentHeadMeetings

ParentForums

LongBeachEducationalPartnership

ParentCommunicationTools
BenefitsofMonitoringandEvaluation:
LongBeachwillcontinuetomonitorthevariouscomponentsoftheTechnologyUsePlan
throughoutthethreeyearsofimplementationtoensurethatthestatedgoalsarebeingmet.
Assessmentsoftechnologyuseandproficiencieswilldeterminetheprofessional
developmentofferings.
Attheendofthethreeyears,theTechnologySteeringCommitteewillassesstheoverall
successoftheTechnologyUsePlanandfocustheplanforthenextthreeyears.Research
willbeconductedatthistimetodeterminetheeffectoftechnologyonstudentachievement
aswellasteacherandadministratorproductivity.
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8.CollaborativeStrategieswithAdultLiteracyProviders
LongBeachSchoolforAdults
Foundedin1913aspartoftheLongBeachUnifiedSchoolDistrict,theLongBeachSchool
forAdults(LBSA)isfullyaccreditedbytheWesternAssociationofSchoolsand
Colleges.EachyearatLBSA,overonethousandstudentsearneithertheirhighschool
diplomaortheirGEDcertificatesthroughLBSAprograms.
TheLongBeachSchoolforAdultsalsooffersafullcomplementofservicesandcourses:
 ComputerClasseshaveofferingsoncurrentproductivityapplications.
 Counseling‐TheLongBeachSchoolforAdultsCounselingOfficeoffersawiderangeof
professionalcounselingservicesforcurrentandprospectivestudents.Special
Educationservicesarealsoavailabletostudentswithspecialneeds.SchoolforAdults
counselorsareprofessional,credentialedschoolcounselorswhoutilizeavarietyof
skillstoassiststudentsinreachingtheirgoals.
 EnglishasaSecondLanguage(ESL)providesstudentswiththeopportunityto
developcommunicationskillsinspeaking,listening,readingandwriting.Englishasa
SecondLanguage(ESL)coursesprovideinstructionfornon‐nativestudentswhoare
notproficientinEnglish.
 FamilyLiteracyprogramoffersadulteducation,earlychildhoodeducation,parent
education,aswellasparentandchildinteractiveliteracyactivities.
 GEDTestingandPrepprovidesadultswhodidnotcompleteanormalhighschool
programtheopportunitytocertifytheirattainmentofhighschoollevelacademic
knowledgeandskills.
 HighSchoolDiploma‐ offersanaccreditedhighschooldiplomaprogram,GED
instruction,pre‐GEDinstruction,andotherprogramstoassistadultsincompletionof
theirsecondaryeducation.Inaddition,studentsmayimprovetheirskillsforcollege
entranceorcareerpreparation.
 JobTrainingClassesassistindevelopingnewjobskillstodevelopandstrengthen
currentworkplaceskills.
 LiteracyProgramsoffercoursestoimproveproficiencyinreading,writing,listening,
andmath.
 SpecialEducationClassesprogramoffersawiderangeofprofessionalcounseling
servicesforcurrentandprospectivestudents
 SpecialInterestClassesoffersavarietyofcoursesdesignedtomeetcommunityneeds
andvariousspecialinterestsofstudentswithinourcommunity.Coursesofferedmay
varyfromtermtoterm,andwearealwaysdevelopingnewcoursesinresponseto
changingneedsandinterestswithintheLongBeachcommunity
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Collaboration
CurrentlythereiscollaborationbetweentheSchoolforAdults,HighSchoolOffice,andthe
Curriculum,Instruction&ProfessionalDepartment,whichincludestheEducational
TechnologyOffice.
 TheSchoolforAdultsusesseveralschoolsitesinthedistrict.Theschooloffers
after‐schoolprograms,likePLATO,athighschoolsforeithercreditrecoveryor
intervention.
 Community‐BasedEnglishTutoring(CBET)trainersusetheMobileLaptopLabatthree
elementaryschoolstwiceaweekfortwohourseach.CBETstudents,usuallyparents,
checkoutKeyboardInstructorsorBrainchildinstrumentstopracticetheirskillsat
homewiththeirchildren.
 CareerEducationattheLongBeachSchoolForAdultsandthehighschoolscollaborate
tooffercoursesthatmeettheneedsofstudentsinthecommunity,e.g.Mechatronics
AutomationRoboticsSystems,CISCO,etc.
TheLongBeachSchoolforAdultsisanintegralpartoftheLongBeachUnifiedSchool
District’seducationalsystem.Effortstocollaboratewiththetwotoincreaseaccessto
technologywithinthecommunitywillbeincreasedandsustained.
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9.EffectiveResearch‐basedMethodsandStrategies
9a.
Summarizetherelevantresearchanddescribehowitsupportstheplan's
curricularandprofessionaldevelopmentgoals.
ThegoalsidentifiedintheTechnologyUsePlanincludestudentsacquiringtechnology
literacyskills,usingappropriatetechnologyskillstocollect,analyze,andpresent
informationaswellastounderstandthevariousapplicationsoftechnologyinsociety.Staff
outcomesinvolveteachers,administrators,andparaprofessionalsgainingproficiencyin
theuseoftechnology.Thisincludesunderstandingofthevariousapplicationsof
technologyintheeducationalsetting,usingappropriatetechnologytoolstoenhance
standards‐basededucation,andsupportstudentuseoftechnologyintheclassroom.Allof
thisisbasedoneffective,sustainedprofessionaldevelopment.
Thefollowingresearch‐basedstrategieswillbeimplementedtomeetthegoalsand
objectivesstatedinthedistricttechnologyuseplan.
Article
Summary
Friedman,T.(2005).The
worldisflat:Abriefhistoryof
thetwenty‐firstcentury.N.Y.:
Farrar,StraussandGiroux
Friedmanindicatesthat
studentsinourschools
todayaregoingtobe
competinginaglobal
economywheretraditional
workplaceskillswillno
longersuffice.Hebelieves
thataseducational
institutions,weneedto
ensurethatweprepareour
studentstocommunicate
andcollaborateusingdigital
toolsandresourcessothat
theycanbesuccessfulinthis
technology‐rich
environment.
Mishra,Punya,andMatthew Theauthorsintroduce
Koehler."Technological
TechnologicalPedagogical
pedagogicalcontent
ContentKnowledge
knowledge:Aframeworkfor (TPACK),aconceptthat
teacherknowledge."The
incorporatesteacher
TeachersCollegeRecord
knowledgeandskillswith
108.6(2006):1017‐1054.
theuseoftechnologyto
enhanceteachingand
learning.
Carlson,Sam.TheMissing
Teachertrainingisakey
LinkinEducational
componentofany
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Alignment
TheCommonCoreState
Standards,NETS‐Sand
ModelSchoolLibrary
standardsareallfocusedon
preparingourstudentsfor
post‐secondarycollegeand
careerreadinessand
eventuallyaglobal
workplace.
Thisbuildsonthepremise
thatprofessional
developmentthatisbased
onteacherknowledgeand
theirneedsismoreeffective
inbringingaboutchangein
theuseoftechnologyfor
teachingandlearning.
Professionaldevelopmentis
akeycomponentofany
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Technology:Trained
Teachers.TechKnowLogia,
Oct‐Dec2002
educationaltechnology
implementation.Theauthor
claimsthateducational
technologyinandofitselfis
nottransformative,itisthe
teacherswhoarewillingto
integratethetechnologyinto
theirclassroomwhomake
thedifference,andthiscan
beachievedthroughteacher
training.
Krathwohl,D.(2002).A
Bloom’srevisedtaxonomy
revisionofBloom's
addressesskillsessentialto
Taxonomy:Anoverview.
21stcenturyskillswhichare
TheoryIntoPractice,41(4). creativity,innovation,
criticalthinking,and
problemsolving.Therevised
skillsarefromthelowest
leveltothehighestlevel:
Remembering,
Understanding,Applying,
Analyzing,Evaluating,and
Creating.
Ringstaff,C.,&Kelley,L.
Theauthorsofthispaper
(2002).Thelearningreturn startwiththepremisethat
onoureducational
schoolshaveinvestedlarge
technologyinvestment:A
sumsofmoneyinto
reviewoffindingsfrom
technologyandhaveseen
research.California:Officeof verylittlegainsinreturn.
EducationalResearchand
Theirarticleindicatesthat
Improvement(ED),
thereareseveralvariables
Washington,DC.
thatgoverntheeffectiveuse
oftechnologyinthe
educationalsetting.Using
technologyasoneofthe
instructionalcomponents,
trainingofteachers,change
inbeliefsaboutteachingand
learning,sufficientaccessto
technologyandresources,
long‐termplanningand
support,andtheintegration
oftechnologyintothe
instructionalframeworkare
someofthesevariables.
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effectiveeducational
technologytransformation.
Providingteacherswith
opportunitiestoseekout
resourcesthatmeettheir
needsandtheir
requirementsarethemost
effective.
Bloom’srevisedtaxonomy
addressestheareasof
creativityandinnovation,
whichareincludedin21st
centuryskills.Teacherswill
betrainedonaddressing
thesetaxonomiesasthey
infusetechnologyinto
classroominstruction.
Professionaldevelopment
forteacherswillfocusonnot
teachingthetechnology
skillsinisolation,buton
infusingthemseamlessly
intoinstructionalunits.
Emphasiswillbeplacedon
providingteacherssupport
ontheuseoftechnologyto
enhanceinstruction.
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Solvie,P.&Kloek,(2007)M.
UsingTechnologyToolsto
EngageStudentswith
MultipleLearningStylesina
ConstructivistLearning
Environment.Contemporary
IssuesinTechnologyand
TeacherEducation7(2)
9b.
Thisstudypromotestheuse
oftechnologyinsideand
outsideoftheclassroomto
supportunderstandingof
coursecontentthroughthe
useofcommunication,
collaboration,and
scaffoldingandclarifying.
Thisalignswiththe
CommonCoreState
StandardsandtheNETS‐S
standardswhichpromote
communicationand
collaborationusing
technologytoolsascritical
skillstosupportstudents
careerandcollegereadiness,
Describethedistrict'splanstousetechnologytoextendorsupplementthe
district'scurriculumwithrigorousacademiccoursesandcurricula,
includingdistance‐learningtechnologies.
Goal:Thedistrictfocusistoensurethatstudentsarepreparedforpostsecondary
optionsthatincludeparticipatinginaglobalworkplacewith21stcenturyskills.In
ordertodoso,LBUSDplanstointroducethefollowingtechnologiesforteachers,
students,administratorsandparents:
 Handhelddevices
 BringYourOwnDevice
 Blogs–toconductdiscussionsinaneducationalandacademicsetting
 Web2.0toolsandapplications
 Wikis–tocollaborateonprojects,reportsandotheracademicitems
 Podcasting–forandbystudents,teachersandadministratorstoprovidefor
anytime/anywhereaccesstocontentanddiscussions
 CourseManagementSystems
 Studentaccesstoonlinecoursesbasedontheirindividualneeds
 Accessforteachersandadministratorstodiscussionforumsbasedonprofessional
developmentneeds
 ProfessionalManagementSystem
 Educationalsocialnetworkingsites–allowtheeducationalstakeholdersto
communicateandcollaborateoncommoneducationrelatedtopics.
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