Goal: Cultivate and support a constantly accessible learning environment supported by innovative technology that encourages all students to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally connected society.

An empowered learning environment inspires students to take control of their learning through flexible and equitable access to education anytime and anywhere. Technology in this environment provides the digital tools and content as well as learning technologies that increase engagement and personalize learning.

Strategies
  • Increase the district’s digital footprint to provide continuous access to devices, internet, and a virtual learning environment both during and beyond the school day.
  • Ensure students, educators, and parents have continuous access to digital content and resources aligned to district’s curriculum.
  • Enhance the interoperability of systems (SIS, LMS, Assessment) to more efficiently facilitate the integration of 21st Century skills into the teaching and learning.
  • Implement a digital citizenship and literacy program that focuses on acquiring 21st century skills, online safety, and student rights and responsibilities to privacy.
  • Expand access to a variety of virtual learning opportunities for students (per Senate Bill 289) that promote academic excellence, acceleration, and rigor.
  • Develop technology integration exemplars that demonstrate how 21st Century skills can be integrated throughout the district’s curriculum and into each of the content areas.
  • Implement district technology integration strategies to ensure teachers cultivate an empowered learning environment.
  • Leverage student participation to inform a student-centered technology-rich learning environment.

Goals:

  1. Enhance secure, efficient and reliable connectivity to the DCSD technology infrastructure.
  2. Ensure seamless and intuitive integration of systems that support the core business operations of DCSD.
Continuous evaluation and support of the infrastructure and technology components ensures the consistency and reliability necessary for equitable access to DCSD’s virtual learning environment and superior performance of business enterprise systems.

Strategies
  • Increase network and endpoint security.
  • Increase district bandwidth to support wireless and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) access.
  • Assess and revise district data privacy and Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) policies.
  • Upgrade software and hardware to monitor WAN/LAN for optimum network access by students and staff.
  • Enhance processes for tracking, measuring, and refining network performance.
  • Continue to implement and enhance the DCSD Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BCP) Plans.
  • Improve cloud-based user access for instructional and administrative purposes.
  • Continue to support the needs of high speed interactive devices (e.g., eBooks, tablets).
  • Upgrade and integrate district’s business and student systems to support electronic data sharing.
  • Implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that will streamline business functions across all departments.
  • Enhance business intelligence tools for analyzing and reporting data to help make smarter operational and instructional decisions.

Goal: Create an information-centric and informed organizational culture that effectively and appropriately utilizes data to support teaching and learning as well as business enterprise and management.

Data Governance addresses how data is used to make decisions that support student success as well as the overall management of availability, usability, security, integrity, and destruction of data in an organization.

Strategies
  • Review and update district policies on data governance to reflect current federal laws on privacy and security of student data.
  • Establish protocol and processes that inform the collection, storage, analysis, reporting, exchange, or archive of data by any district employee.
  • Continue enhancing the integration of information systems and data across instructional, administrative, and business systems.
  • Implement a series of data literacy learning opportunities that focus on legal and ethical responsibility in ensuring data is accurate, private, and secure.

Goal: Develop collaborative, job-embedded, differentiated, and data-driven professional development experiences for all staff that ensures consistent and effective integration of technology in all environments.

According to the International Society for Technology in Education, educators must be leaders who “advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content, and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students”.

Strategies
  • Enhance current professional development plan that addresses classroom-focused technology competencies and literacies for integration and expansion.
  • Expand professional development plan to address learning needs of district and local school administrators and support personnel.
  • Leverage the virtual learning environment to provide diverse and differentiated learning opportunities as well as a tiered monitoring system to assess growth.
  • Develop local-school technology integration strategies that support identified learning goals and provide relevant job-embedded experiences.
  • Identify and train technology integration advocates for each building to further support and model 21st Century teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Create an online professional learning community for teachers to share strategies using technology in the classroom available any time and any place.

Goal: Engage in ongoing collaboration and partnerships with parents, community organizations, and business partners to support students’ learning and development while expanding learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.

Through the power of technology, families and school staff can collaborate with community members to support students’ learning and development while expanding learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.

Strategies
  • Update and communicate common vision for 21st Century learning in DCSD.
  • Increase partnerships with community organizations and business partners to extend access to the DCSD virtual learning environment and exposure to authentic learning opportunities beyond school hours.
  • Develop digital citizenship and literacy learning opportunities for the parents and the community to address the DCSD virtual learning environment.
  • Implement a parent portal option that facilities robust digital communication and collaboration between parents, teachers, administrators, and students.

Goal: Provide equitable access to 21st Century Learning Environment anytime, anywhere, & at any pace.

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL AREA 1: Student Success with Equity and Access
  • Provide support for a variety of blended and online learning opportunities for students (per Senate Bill 29), staff and parents by implementing a district-wide learning management system (LMS)
  • Implement a management tool and process for reviewing and adopting technology tools and digital content that support instruction
  • Implement district-wide instructional benchmarks for teachers to ensure they are using and modeling digital tools with the students
  • Provide equitable and simplified access to digital tools and resources by implementing a student portal
  • Improving equitable and personalized access to the devices, the Internet and digital resources in alignment with 21st Century Learning Environment
  • Move toward 1 to 1 access (1 student per device), by increasing DCSD offered devices and BYOD opportunities
  • Increase participation of students on existing Technology Advisory Committee
STATUS
  • VERGE
    – 640 Teachers Accessed
    – 72 Super Users
    – 533 SLOs Given
  • Student Portal
    – 104 Digital Resources
    – 63,464 Students Access
    – 5,748 Teachers Access

Goal: Enhance secure, efficient and reliable connectivity to the DCSD technology infrastructure.

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL AREA 5: Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Increase district bandwidth
  • Increase wireless access
  • Upgrade software and hardware to monitor WAN/LAN to maintain optimum network access by students and staff
  • Upgrade WAN/LAN switches to provide fast access to Internet
  • Maintain CIPA compliance
  • Enhance end-point security
  • Implement processes for tracking, measurement and refinement of the network
  • Develop and implement Disaster Recovery Plan in accordance with DCSD’s business continuity strategy
  • Provide better remote access capabilities from outside of DCSD
  • Provide equipment to support the needs of higher speed interactive devices (e.g., eBooks, tablets, video conferencing units)
  • Develop streamlined onboarding (BYOD) criteria evaluation process
  • Assess and revise district IT policies
STATUS
  • ConnectIT
    – 1,927 New Switches
    – Total of 9,782 Access Points
    Bandwidth increased to 20GB
  • Lightspeed
  • Endpoint Security
  • DR Project
  • Network Security
    – Palo Alto
    – Wildfire
  • SafeWatch
    – 455 cameras

Goal: Ensure seamless and intuitive integration of systems that support the core business operations of DCSD.

STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL AREA 5: Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency
STRATEGIES:
  • Upgrade and integrate district business and student systems to support electronic data sharing
  • Procure and implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that will effectively and easily track information across all departments and business functions
  • Provide business intelligence tools for analyzing and reporting data to help make smarter operational and instructional decisions
STATUS
    • TABLEAU
    • VERGE
      – 640 Teachers Accessed
      – 72 Super Users
      – 533 SLOs
    • Engage PD
    • School Choice

    Goal: Enhance professional development for all staff to address the effective use of technology

    STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL AREA 3: Staff Efficacy and Excellence
    STRATEGIES:
    • Procure and implement a district-wide Learning Management System (LMS) that will provide ongoing access to professional learning experiences
    • Procure and implement professional management tools that will provide ongoing access to deliver and manage DCSD’s professional learning plan
    • Develop and implement a professional development plan that addresses technology competencies and literacies for integration and expansion
    • Identify and train technology coaches for each building for further support and model 21st Century teaching, learning and assessment
    • Create an online professional learning community for teachers to share strategies using technology in the classroom
    STATUS
    • VERGE
      – 640 Teachers Accessed
      – 72 Super Users
      – 533 SLOs Given
    • Student Portal
      – 104 Digital Resources
      – 63,464 Students Access
      – 5,748 Teachers Access

    Goal: Enhance internal and external communication among all stakeholders to provide clear, concise and relevant information.

    STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL AREA 2: Stakeholder Engagement
    STRATEGIC PLAN GOAL AREA 4: Internal and External Communication
    STRATEGIES:
    • Provide training/support to school administrators and webmasters to provide updated and current web pages
    • Increase communication through App, Social Media and District Website
    • Provide parents online access to student academic progress, activities and curricular standards
    • Provide access to online training and support on various district initiatives and relevant topics
    • Provide digital tools that support various languages
    • Mandate cyber safety and digital citizenship training for all district staff
    STATUS
    • VERGE
      – 640 Teachers Accessed
      – 72 Super Users
      – 533 SLOs Given
    • Student Portal
      – 104 Digital Resources
      – 63,464 Students Access
      – 5,748 Teachers Access