2022/2023 Service Plan: ICT Department

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For the 2022/23 school year, the Information & Communication Technology Department will be prioritizing the following areas in addition to the regular functions handled within the department:
  1. Technology Plan Development 
    • Through consultation and continued services, and in alignment with ISTE Standards, the department will update SD48’s Technology Plan to include:
        1. infrastructure and WiFi optimization
        2. improving the district Privacy Management Program (PMP)
        3. supporting online and cloud-based learning experiences and environments, including learning resources and blended/hybrid learning models
        4. providing age-appropriate computational learning opportunities and resources
        5. enhancing hosted services (MyEd BC) as a reliable and secure access point for families through the parent portal
        6. provisioning robust devices for students and staff through a refresh process
        7. enhancements to the district website to improve the user experience in an SD48 branded set of sites through streamlined and more consistent, timely, and accessible information/resource sharing tools (i.e., Ed Tech Hub, TRT Newsletter)
  2. Implementation of a district-wide portfolio for student self-reporting on core competencies
    • Through the ILT, small-group workshops, and focus-group meetings, we will co-plan with schools to incorporate a self-assessment and reflective process of core competencies for students in K-12.
      • This includes synthesizing elements of the core competencies using age-appropriate platforms (Seesaw and Spaces/My Blueprint). 
    • Using after-school workshops, school-based release time, and professional development opportunities, co-plan/co-teach/co-assess to best apply the KNOW-DO-UNDERSTAND model for the purpose of equity and differentiation in the development of a digital portfolio.
  3. Technology as a Pathway Focus
    • In collaboration with the technology coordinator (ILT), co-plan/co-teach/co-assess with teaching staff to enhance computational learning opportunities for K-6 students.
    • Through a district-based online repository of short video clips and articles, provide teachers with a means of developing the capacity for integrating technology into teaching and learning using the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model, including using technology as a means to access other Pathways to Learning.