TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
Sumner School District Technology Services will provide and maintain sustainable technologies that support a vision for technology where our mission ensures the essential technical conditions exist for a learning-focused community.


WHAT IS IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW?
    Planning and approval of our 2010-2013 Technology Plan.

Guidelines for planning-
The direction set by the district Mission, Goals, and Target plans, along with the School Improvement Plans (SIP) serve as a foundation for the planning of our district Technology Plan.  Using these areas of focus, set forth by various groups, the direction was established that all students must be engaged in the use of technology through a content area focus. It is our belief that true technology integration creates a seamless environment where technology is not seen as a separate entity. Additionally, the Federal and State technology standards for staff and students, benchmarked by the annual survey results, set our priorities. 

Soliciting feedback- 
It is through a transparent and collaborative process that we sought to engage various  stakeholders in an effort to gather the essential information that collectively shaped and informed this plan.  Steps used in the process were: brainstorming to create the utopia classroom for 2013; prioritizing the brainstorm list; and grouping the items against a phased funding model.  In addition to those processes we conducted a district-wide Needs Assessment, participated in a National Technology survey, evaluated regional technology assessments, and referenced numerous research materials.  
HOLD A DISCUSSION FORUM TO SOLICIT ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS FROM STAFF.


WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN? 
Take a look at the article posted in 1980 to see the technology issues they were dealing with during that time period.  Participate in the discussion thread.