Technology Plan Format
Jim Botts, Superintendent, New Bloomfield R-III School District
From 1994 to 2000, I served as assistant superintendent in the Moberly District. During that time period, I served as the facilitator of technology development in the district. One document developed was the district technology plan. With teamwork from a technology committee representing all nine buildings, we developed a plan that was the driving force for the technology improvements made in the district.The technology committee meets monthly in the district. When the plan was first developed, the format used was the same format used for the district CSIP. We continued with that format to avoid duplication and show a direct connection with the District CSIP. Committee members see the plan as meaningful and achievable. The plan includes such categories as: goal, strategy, measurable objective, action step, assigned to, start date, financial obligation, completion date, and funding source. For this plan to succeed, we had to have dedicated members on the technology committee who could see the importance of such as tools in the classroom. At Moberly, the technology committee was made up of members dedicated to the advancement of technology.