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Running head: TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PLAN 1 Current State of Educational Technology and Virtual Instruction at Bloom-Carroll Local
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TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PLAN 2 Current State of Educational Technology and Virtual Instruction at Bloom-Carroll Local School District Bloom-Carroll Local School District (BCLDS) is located in Ohio, City of Carroll. The school has 1,900 students, making it the largest in the region. The school offers the K-12 grade program and places technology at the center of learning. For 11.66 million residents of the state, education plays and important role, which is expected to be affordable and of high quality. BCLSD has been always integrating technology within the curriculum. Recently, the ambitious 2017-2020 plan aimed at introducing a variety of technologies into the classroom to steer performance. Therefore, half of each class timetable is dedicated to technology, while the rest focuses on soft skills development for the students. Technology is integrated at an early stage in life so that the students can capture relevant skills even at the kindergarten level. According to Technology Plan 2017-2020 (2017), the technology planning committee took seven steps to develop the technological plan. Firstly, different members from various departments were selected to represent their areas of expertise. A survey was conducted among the parents and employees of the district, the current technological system was reviewed, and lapses were identified. A plan was later developed based on the recommendations. Later a budget was created, and a detailed action plan was surfaced. The committee plans to increase the number of desktop labs, iPad Air, introduce Chromebook carts studies, and completely implement Cloud-Based services. BCLSD’s instructional technology plan has a vision, which addresses five important components. Particularly, the plan aims at creating an excellent environment for infrastructure development, equipment provision, student learning, training/professional
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TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PLAN 3 growth, and communication advanace to enrich the experiences of the learners. Successful implementation of each of the elements will guarantee the achievement of the vision. Furthermore, infrastructural development is important to the discourse. The upgraded system offers internet access, the Meraki Cloud-Based support, desktop labs, and computers powered by surge protectors. In every class, four desktop computers are provided along with the Cisco-branded switches to support the computers (Technology Plan 2017-2020, 2017).
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  • Spring '16
  • Dr. samuel
  • school district, Educational Technology and Virtual Instruction

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