Mission and Goals
Northern Valley Regional High School
1:1 Learning Technology
Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives, Measures 2017
(revised January 23, 2017)
We in the Northern Valley Regional High School District will foster and instill a culture that personalizes learning, prepares students for college and careers, and supports confident, responsible citizenship.
NVRHS Mission Statement
At Northern Valley Regional High School District, we provide a safe environment in which each student seeks answers to questions, challenges assumptions, and develops self-worth. Recognition of academic and cultural diversity promotes mutual respect and acceptance. Our high schools encourage academic excellence, aesthetic appreciation and moral integrity. We seek to prepare all students for their roles in a rapidly changing and diverse global community, and to become independent learners, critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborative workers and responsible contributors to society.
Education requires a shared commitment. In providing a framework for the immediate and future concerns of our students, we require a constant and critical re-evaluation of curriculum and course design to keep abreast of global research and new techniques within our respective disciplines. The joint community of students, professional staff, Board of Education and community, which supports and complements our mission, forms the basis for a challenging and effective program.
All teachers and students will continue to expand personalized learning experiences through the utilization of technology while demonstrating ethical resolve, integrity, and responsibility.
- All learners will work toward usage of transformative software (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, GarageBand, iMovie)
- All learners will expand the learning experience through collaboration within and beyond the classroom
- All learners will demonstrate an increase in communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking (4C’s).
- All learners will be able to evaluate information from various sources, challenge assumptions, and develop an informed opinion/response to problems.
- All learners will develop the resourcefulness to move toward lifelong learning through the use of industry standard tools for creativity.
- All learners will engage in learning about digital citizenship.
- All learners will work toward the transformational use of educational technology.
- Teachers will receive training in the use of assistive technology features for students with special needs and general education students.
Goal #1 Measures:
- Survey responses – BrightBytes 21st Century Learning Report for students and teachers (includes collaboration, engagement via 4C’s approach, digital citizenship, assistive technology – work toward next level indicators) OBJ: 1B, 1C
- Keyserver software reports OBJ: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1E, 1F
- Survey responses – BrightBytes SAMR Report (work toward transformational indicators) OBJ: 1A
- Teacher evaluation – Related Marshall evaluation indicators OBJ: 1D, 1G
- Academic assessments OBJ: 1D
- Professional development courses, agendas, and evaluations OBJ: 1H
- District prepared surveys including alumni OBJ: 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1G
All learners will engage in learning opportunities beyond traditional structures of school and school year.
- Teachers will utilize blended learning when appropriate based upon content.
- Teachers and students will utilize various digital resources to share and create beyond the traditional classroom setting.
- Teachers are encouraged to engage in collaboration and professional learning, such as Learning Walks, Twitter Chats etc.
- Students and teachers will create a location for sharing of digital content, resources and feedback.
- Students will be provided with the hardware and software they need to access learning opportunities beyond the traditional school day.
Goal #2 Measures:
- Teacher evaluation – Related Marshall evaluation indicators OBJ: 2A
- Software reports – Keyserver software usage report, Haiku (LMS) usage data including Online Discussions OBJ: 2B, 2E
- Peer non-evaluative observations and planning (e.g. Learning Walks , open classrooms, Twitter Chats, Collaborative Independent Study etc. OBJ: 2C
- Blended learning digital portfolios OBJ: 2D
- Survey responses – BrightBytes 21st Century Learning OBJ: 2A, 2B, 2E
- District prepared surveys including alumni OBJ: 2A, 2B, 2C
Support a community of prepared, confident users of technology through personalized professional learning opportunities.
- Teachers will assess their proficiency with technology and use the results to inform their professional learning.
- Teachers will use department meetings, learning communities, professional learning, peer observations, and online professional learning networks to inform how to best integrate technology.
- Teachers will learn to support students in their implementation of technology to support 21st Century Learning.
- Teachers and students will be provided the time and opportunity to be co-learners in the process of technology implementation for learning via the student Technology Tutors groups.
- Technology and professional learning staff will implement a system to recognize teachers for professional learning.
Goal #3 Measures:
- Survey – BrightBytes Professional Learning Report (work toward next level indicators) and 21st Century Learning Report for students and teachers, OBJ: 3A, 3C
- Teacher evaluation (PD plans, Marshall Rubrics) OBJ: 3B, 3C, 3A
- Participation in Learning Walks OBJ: 3D
- Professional development courses, agendas, and evaluations OBJ: 3A, 3B, 3D, 3E
- Tech. Mentor logs OBJ: 3B
- Student Technology Tutor presentation schedule: 3D
- District prepared surveys including alumni OBJ: 3B, 3C
Technology shall be integrated into classroom instruction by providing personalized and blended learning experiences to students and staff to enhance student achievement, engagement and well being.
- Teachers will engage in learning experiences to elevate current teaching and learning that are interest based and personalized.
- Teachers will engage in professional learning experiences to effectively and efficiently use technology tools to increase student achievement in the 1:1 environment.
- Technology staff and Tech Tutors advisors will work to increase participation in student Technology Tutors groups.
- Students and new staff will engage in structured training in electronic communication and application as early as during 9th grade orientation/new teacher orientation at the end of August.
- Provide teachers with training and software for real time formative assessment data during class to be used to differentiate instruction and group students that need extra support.
Goal #4 Measures:
- Surveys – BrightBytes 21st Century Learning Report OBJ: 4A
- Surveys – BrightBytes Technology Support Report OBJ: 4B, 4C
- Technology Tutors participation: OBJ: 4C
- Teacher, supervisor, and administrator evaluation OBJ: 4A, 4B
- Professional development courses, agendas, and evaluations OBJ: 4D
- District prepared surveys including alumni OBJ: 4A
- Software training and contracts OBJ: 4E
Ensure student and teacher preparedness and confidence by providing equity of access to hardware, software and services.
- Learners have equal access to hardware and software to engage in all course offerings.
- Future services will be vetted for SSO compatibility, applicability to District vision and instructional and learning needs.
- When making software and support decisions, technology staff and supervisors will focus on industry standard hardware, software, and service practices.
- School administrators will work to improve communication between/among all stakeholders.
- Technology staff will provide remote access to internal services for key personnel.
- Technology staff will continue to work with consultants to implement an automated method for creating personnel accounts.
- School administrators and technology staff will work to ensure continued success of all technology based assessments (PARCC, ELL, Advanced Placement, etc.)
Goal #5 Measures:
- BrightBytes Technology Support Report OBJ: 5A, 5C
- Testing administration completion: 5G
- Completed service agreements for purchases of hardware and services: 5B
- Administrator evaluation (Goals, Related Marshall evaluation indicators), agendas, communications OBJ: 5D
- Help desk reports OBJ: 5A, 5G
- Software reports – Keyserver software usage report OBJ: 5A, 5C
- District prepared surveys including alumni OBJ: 5D, 5G
Engage parents by providing information regarding and access to technologies used for teaching and learning.
- Parents will be provided learning opportunities through electronic communications.
- Provide access to online learning tools when systems allow for parental accounts.
- Highlight key terminology used in technology and learning in parent resources (e.g. SAMR, 4C’s).
- Provide key information regarding the learning technology program to parents via publishing survey results.
Goal #6 Measures:
- Electronic communication archives OBJ: 6A
- Parent account creation and access: OBJ: 6B
- Parent night presentations OBJ: 6C
- Brightbytes Parent Report OBJ: 6D
- District prepared surveys including alumni OBJ: 6A, 6D
Teams will compile reporting measures for each goal.
A regular Board reporting document will be produced in January (July – December) and July (January-June) and will consist of:
- BrightBytes 21st Century Learning Report
- BrightBytes SAMR Report
- BrightBytes Professional Learning Report
- BrightBytes Technology Support Report
- Keyserver software usage report (Adobe CS and Apple iLife)
- Haiku (LMS) usage analytics
- IT/Help Desk Summary
- Professional Learning Program Update
- District Prepared Survey Results
In addition to above staff can report trending data and/or on other objectives and measures when requested.