July 1, 2008-June 30, 2011
The mission of Wes-Del
Elementary School is "Reach and Teach Every Child, Every Day".
Wes-Del Elementary will:
and increase student achievement by effectively implementing the use of
technology into the current curriculum.
providing effective and timely staff development to meet the learning needs of
monitor, evaluate and update technology to meet the needs of students, staff,
Wes-Del Elementary plans to integrate technology and the
Internet into the curriculum in the following ways.
Teachers will use the Internet to develop and/or
use web quests that address the current curriculum and Indiana State Standards.
Large screen televisions with scan converters
have been installed in each classroom which provides connection to the network,
Internet, and Safari Montage video streaming using large screen presentation.
Educational software will continue to be integrated
into the curriculum to enhance the overall instruction and address specific
needs of students.
Students will work on keyboarding skills and
word processing skills in an effort to make more efficient use of technology.
Reading Counts, SRI, World Book Online, and Destiny
Library Software will continue to be used at Wes-Del Elementary as tools to
improve reading comprehension skills and student interest in reading.
The corporation implemented STI Home Plus and
Classroom Web which allows parents to view their student's academic
performance, attendance, and discipline information via the Internet.
In an attempt to further increase communication
from school to home, School Messenger was implemented in October of 2007. The program allows the school to contact
parents in the event of student absences, emergencies, and important reminders
by phone and e-mail.
Communication between parents and the school has
been improved with the installation of a homework hotline.
All students in grades 1-5 take the NWEA online
test twice a year, and teachers have access to the data online which allows
them to monitor student growth.
The Waterford Reading Program has been purchased
and installed to address the needs of students identified with reading
Teachers utilize licensed online teacher
resources such as edhelper.com and
Three networked computers have been added to
each classroom, and two labs are available for use on a regularly scheduled
will be tested and purchased as needs are identified in various areas.
Internet will continue to be used more effectively to support and provide
instruction that will include searching, research strategies and online
programs and activities.
Wes-Del Elementary website will continue to evolve and expand. Each teacher will have and maintain their
own home page.
Smarts will continue to be used in classroom so that students can enter
their work and save it to the network for editing, revision, and printing
at a later time.
will continue to use a variety of software programs that are available on
will continue to expand the use of online materials that are available
with their textbooks.
will use various technologies to bring information from the Internet to
Professional development for Wes-Del Elementary is an
ongoing process. Many opportunities are
provided and the professional development occurs in various ways. The following professional development
strategies will be used to provide in-service to teachers and staff. The professional development opportunities
will be coordinated by the Curriculum/Technology Coordinator and/or the
members will identify areas of technology implementation that they will
target for improvement.
members will be used to mentor other staff members whenever possible.
requiring the use of outside specialists will also be provided when
portion of the common planning time allotted to each grade level will be
used to provide mentoring, training, and the planning for technology
in Time" training will be provided to staff members as technology needs
- After school,
weekend and/or summer training sessions will be provided as needed.
will be encouraged to attend conferences to enhance the use of technology
in the curriculum.
will be given release time so they can explore current and emerging
technologies and collaborate with grade level peers to include these
technologies in the curriculum.
The corporation has instituted a plan for replacement and
upgrade of technology equipment for all buildings. The effective use and identified needs will
be assessed using the following tools.
The tools will include but not be limited to:
members will document the uses of technology and the Internet in their
- A survey
will be given to staff members to assess their needs for and growth in
regarding the technology checked out from the media center will also be
technology coordinator will be consulted for purchases of new software and
hardware to identify any specific needs that must be addressed to make the
best use of the product in the school environment.
The effective use of technology will be evaluated on a
regular basis. The plan will be updated
at least every three years and the committee will meet annually to evaluate the
progress of the plan. If changes or adjustments are required, they will be made
at that time. The committee will look at new technologies that have been added
and how well staff members are able to use technology to enhance their overall
instruction. The evaluation will include but not be limited to the following
of in-service training provided to staff members will be evaluated.
and/or staff surveys
of lab and Alpha Smart use
on the presentations that staff members provide for staff development will
also be evaluated.
will identify at least one area of growth for technology and self evaluate
in-service will continue to be made available to staff members according
to the needs identified by staff members.
The local amount budgeted in Capital Projects for Wes-Del
Elementary technology is:
55,620 $ 12,690 $ 12,510 $ 25,839 $61,065
4,500 $ 4,500 $
4,500 $ 4,500 $ 4,500
Staff Develop: $
6,500 $ 6,500 $
6,500 $ 6,500 $ 6,500