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Technology/BYOD

 

TECHNOLOGY
Intructional Goals/Technology
2012-2013
 

The Instructional Goals contained in this document have been developed through the shared vision of stakeholders, including Administration, Faculty, Students, Board Members, and Community.

We believe that it is the responsibility of Saint Joseph High School to deliver relevant, research-based curriculum which prepares students to meet the challenges of the twenty- first century with knowledge and confidence. Attention to the proper use of technology and media with emphasis on higher order thinking skills and critical analysis are integral to curriculum. Decisions based on Catholic teachings must guide the use of ever-growing technological innovations.

Goal I: Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

Students will:

A.  Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas and processes

B.   Create original works

C.   Use models and simulations to explore complex issues.

Goal II: Research

Students use technological tools to gather evaluate and use information.

Students will:

A.  Locate, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources. B.   Process date and report results.

Goal III: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students will use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions.

Students will:

A.  Plan and manage activities to develop appropriate solutions.

B.   Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and make  informed decisions.

Goal IV: Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and social issues related to technology and practice legal and moral behavior.

Students will:

A.  Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.

B.   Exhibit leadership for responsible use of technology through a respect for all cultures and a compassionate understanding of social issues.

Mr. Falciani

Business Professional Goals

Collegiality

1.   Seeking more mentorship from other faculty members

2.   Working more with teachers for Cross Curricular activities/projects

Instruction

1.   Stating and displaying learning goals before instruction.

2.   Modeling classroom learning that best promotes 21st century skills for students.

3.   Finding new ways to promote learning through different media students are interested in. Learning to create new lessons teaching book work in more interesting ways to reach out to all students’ varieties of needs and ways of learning.

SJHS Mission and Statement of Beliefs

1.   Promoting local and global service.

2.   Maintaining a safe environment physically and emotionally for our students.

Formative Assessment

1.   Setting benchmarks for student achievement for each concept

2.   To continue using rubrics designed specifically for each individual project.

3.   To continue teaching in a project based learning style so each student can do hands on activity using all of the tools that they have learned in class to present a real life result.

Business Technology Goals

BYOD Department Goals

1.   Students will have personal and consistent access to devices, therefore allowing them to research real world data and report findings in an effort to enhance the business courses.

2.   Students will be able to use real world programs and incorporate those programs into the business courses.

3.   Students will be able to use devices to enhance the creativity level of all the computer application classes. This would also enable them to have consistent access to other outside programs interlocking these programs with our own, which is also applicable in our SAT program.

4.   All of the above device implementation in the Business/Technology Department will be closely monitored by instructors .

English Department Goals

2012-2013

1.  Each teacher in the English department will incorporate concepts in their lessons that will help raise SAT scores. This includes an emphasis on grammar and usage and critical reading skills.

2.  Each teacher in the English department will submit well developed lesson plans on time

(end of the day Friday.)

3.  Each teacher in the English department will utilize varied assessments aligned to lessons taught. The assessments should indicate student achievement in basic content of the lesson, analytical application of the lesson and where possible synthesis of each unit.

4.  Each teacher in the English department will submit student directions and homework through Homework Hero by the end of the day Friday.

5.  Each teacher in the English department will keep a portfolio of various assignments and methods of assessments including rubrics used for grading those assignments.

6.  Each teacher in the English department will make a concerted effort to make collaborative learning lessons more effective.

7.  Each teacher in the English department will implement performance based assessments in addition to their other forms of assessments.

8.  Each teacher in the English department will attend every department meeting unless excused for illness or some other valid reason.

English Technology Goals

Goal I: Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

Students will:

D. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas and processes regarding critical reading

E.  Create original works relating to the study of literature

Goal II: Research

Students use technological tools to gather evaluate and use information.

Students will:

Locate, organize, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources to assist in their understanding of literature

Goal III: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students will use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions.

Students will:

C.  Plan and manage activities to develop appropriate solutions to assigned tasks related to the English department curriculum for all grade levels

D. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and make informed decisions

regarding the English department curriculum

The Application of Technology in the Fine Arts

Theater Arts

1.  Students will access websites and blogs and interviews of actors who specialize in method acting.

Source: www.actorsstudio.org

2.  Students will read directors’ notes on characterizations for character development.

Source: www.playdatabase.com

3.  Students will understand the roles of directors, sound technicians and house managers from Broadway musical websites.

Source: www.broadwaycenter.org

Music

1.  Students will see and listen to pre-recorded opera excerpts including behind the scenes background on the making of an opera.

Source:  www.kennedy-center.org

2.  Students will access live audio streams, classical radio stations as well as other genres to develop listening skills.

Source: www.live365.com

3.  Students will visit music department websites from universities and conservatories for information on music career development.

Source: www.julliard.edu

Health and Physical Education Department

 

(Health and CPR / Drivers Education / Physical Education) Technology Goals

2012-2013 Academic Year

 

Goal 1:  Research and Knowledge

Student use different tools of technology to research and gather information, statistics, and life documentaries.

Students will:

A.  Use laptops to research information, statistics, and new ideas.

B.  Use youtube.com and many other websites to explore life documentaries on topics we discuss in class.

Goal 2: Creativity and Innovation

Students use different tools of technology to explore topics and create ideas for awareness and prevention.

Students will:

A.   Use laptops to create ideas for prevention and awareness projects during the Health Fair Season

Goal 3: Hands on Activities and Data Collection

Students use tools of technology to do hands on activities in Driver Ed and Physical Education Class.

Students will:

A.  Use laptops to practice physical driving on the computer in different driving situations such as, parking and turning.

B.  Use laptops to create usernames, profiles, and document data for their President’s Challenge and NASA Fit for Space

Vision and Plans for the Mathematics Department 2012

 

1.  We are continuing to work towards our Middle States Goal of increasing SAT scores.

2.  We will continue to align our curriculum with the Common Core standards.

3.  We will continue to use technology to reinforce and enhance the skills we are teaching.

We are also looking to purchase new equipment to further enhance our technology. (smart boards, star boards, pen tablets, live scribe pens)

4.  We are looking to attain Star Boards/Smart Boards in all math classrooms to support,

sustain and challenge the students in all aspects of their lives.

5.  We are looking to obtain Student Response Systems in each math classroom to allow interactive power points and differentiated instruction ensuring that we meet the needs of all students.

6.  We are looking towards using a Standardized Placement Test to assist us in the proper placement of all students. We will also continue to use grades from the elementary school and previous standardized test scores i.e NJ Ask and Iowa’s.

7.  Interdisciplinary, we would like to connect math and science taking into consideration STEM goals.

 

Technology Goals Math Department April 2012

1.  We will continue to use technology to reinforce and enhance the skills we are teaching.

We are also looking to purchase new equipment to further enhance our technology. (smart boards, star boards, pen tablets, live scribe pens)

2.  We are looking to attain Star Boards/Smart Boards in all math classrooms to support, sustain and challenge the students in all aspects of their lives.

3.  We are looking to obtain Student Response Systems in each math classroom to allow interactive power points and differentiated instruction ensuring that we meet the needs of all students.

Science Technology Goals

To incorporate major concepts into working labs. To use a variety of teaching techniques, using technology resources.

I-Pad or Kindle – Both forms of technology will allow the students to take part in virtual labs, research the latest finding in all fields of science. The I-Pad can be used to document labs and in the field science activities.

AP Biology – Students will research the different methodologies used to answer AP Prep questions and labs.

Smart phones, allow students to research and apply the information found to understand the concepts being taught in the lab and in outside science activities.

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