Monday, January 5

We just finished our first meeting.
We agreed to read the first seven goals with their suggested actions in the new Nadaburg plan and make comments on them in this Wiki. At the top of this page you will see a tab that says "Discussion". Use that tab to create your own comments about the seven goals. Don't forget to read other's comments too. Perhaps the first person to enter a comment or discussion about Goal 1 could create a new comment and title it goal 1. Then anyone who wants to comment about goal 1 would reply to the original comment.

Thanks for taking time to do this!

The 7 goals are as follows:

1. Goal: Improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools with a target of fully integrating technology into the academic curriculum.

2. Goal: Ensure that quality teachers, staff, and administrators are involved in Arizona educational institutions and that they are proficient in the use and integration of technology through professional development activities.

3. Goal: Ensure that all K-12 educational institutions have the capacity, infrastructure, staffing, and equipment to meet academic and business needs for effective and efficient operations.

4. Goal: Ensure that all K-12 institutions will be positively involved in collaboration and partnerships that are supportive of technology use and curricular integration.

5. Goal: Ensure that all K-12 resources are available for all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability, so they can become technologically literate by the end of eighth grade and achieve their academic potential.

6. Goal: Develop a continuous process of evaluation and accountability for the use of educational technology as: a teaching/ and learning tool, a measurement and analysis tool for student achievement, and a fiscal management tool.

7. Goal: Develop a schema of current and future financing requirements to support the LEA’s Technology Plan. (The national strategic plan focuses on performance. It states in unambiguous language the measurable goals and objectives the department intends to achieve. It creates the base of an accountability system for the State and all LEAs, as it works to imbue accountability throughout the nation’s education system.