The following document is the application for Title III Grant money. Once you have completed the initial Title III survey, you are then eligible to apply for funds. The Title III Technology Integration Committee will determine which applications will be funded. Funds will be awarded according to how well the applications meet the criteria set out in the Technology Integration Plan (TIP). We will be looking for applications that have a well defined vision, clear depiction of implementation and assessment strategies. Please follow the directions in the Technology Integration Plan. An example of a possible TIP and guiding principles have also been provided. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you are an Adjunct Faculty member please work with your department so your plan aligns with department goals and objectives. Dr. Bruce Morgan Ext. 7465 email@example.com Technology Integration Plan 1. 2. 3. 4. Define the Teaching and Learning strategy to be addressed in this proposal. List goals and objectives to be achieved. Describe your integration strategies Describe the instructional environment listing the instructional needs for teaching and learning strategy that you are about to implement. 5. Describe the assessment/evaluation tools to be used to determine the success of your learning goals, outcomes and objectives. a. Goals/Objectives b. Describe your assessment Tools (attach copies) c. Implementations of the assessment strategies. Example of a Proposal The example is designed to present a possible approach to creating the TIP and is in no way intended to be the definitive approach. Technology Integration Plan 1. Define the Teaching and Learning strategy to be addressed in this proposal a. Examples: i. Building engagement in the classroom through increased use of classroom discussion. ii. Developing formative assessment strategies to improve knowledge acquisition 2. List goals and objectives to be achieved (these goals and objectives can come from goals developed for the syllabus) a. Upon completion of the semester the student will be able to………. 3. Design of Integration Strategies – This piece could be written in a narrative form as well. a. Examples: i. Quiz at the start of class on homework topics ii. Review and or discussion on materials discussed in the first 20 min of class iii. Questions and discussion of the next classes reading and homework materials 4. Describe the Instructional Environment listing the instructional needs for the teaching and learning strategy that you are about to implement - Provide Narrative? a. Examples: i. Classroom Response System Training 1. Tools and software application 2. Provider 3. Question design Tool Provider Estimated cost Classroom Response System Faculty tools Provided by Vendor Free Student tools Student Purchase at the Bookstore $65 Projection Device Already in the classroom Free Computer Need Laptop Computer with Windows 7 operating system PowerPoint Provided by the University $1400 free 5. Describe the assessment/evaluation tools that you will use to determine the success of your learning goals, outcome sand objectives. a. Classroom Response Assessments b. In-Class Assessments c. Comprehensive final exams Guidelines for developing the TIP The guidelines presented here are only to help you organize your thinking as you create/build your TIP proposal. In no way are they designed as the definitive approach to this process. 1. Define the Teaching and Learning strategy to be addressed in this proposal a. Define the problem to be addressed i. What is the problem I am addressing? 1. Initially, do not focus on technologies 2. Look for evidence, make your case (documentation from articles, books , web, etc.) ii. In what manner does a technology-based method offer a solution with sufficient relative advantages? 1. Estimate the impact 2. Consider the required effort and expense 2. List goals and objectives to be achieved a. Decide on objectives i. What outcomes do I expect from using the new methods? 1. Focus on results, not process 2. Example outcomes, objectives, and goals a. Department student learning outcome and goals b. Course outcomes and objectives c. Pedagogical outcomes i. Higher achievement, ii. Cooperative work, iii. Higher order thinking iv. Development of problem solving skills v. Improved engagement and active participation 3. Design of Integration Strategies a. Use Backward Design i. The backwards design model centers on the idea that the design process should begin with identifying the desired results and then "work backwards" to develop instruction rather than the traditional approach which is to define what topics need to be covered. http://pixel.fhda.edu/id/six_facets.html b. What kinds of instructional methods are needed in light of content objectives and student characteristics? c. Decide on teaching/learning methods i. Constructivist strategies 1. Curriculum–Constructivism calls for the elimination of a standardized curriculum. Instead, it promotes using curricula customized to the students’ prior knowledge. Also, it emphasizes hands-on problem solving. 2. Instruction–Under the theory of constructivism, educators focus on making connections between facts and fostering new understanding in students. Instructors tailor their teaching strategies to student responses and encourage students to analyze, interpret, and predict information. Teachers also rely heavily on open-ended questions and promote extensive dialogue among students. 3. Assessment–Constructivism calls for the elimination of grades and standardized testing. Instead, assessment becomes part of the learning process so that students play a larger role in judging their own progress. ii. Active learning 1. http://www.indiana.edu/~icy/document/active_learning_techniques.pdf iii. Problem solving iv. Content approach 1. http://www.misd.net/bilingual/ELL.pdf v. Grouping approach 1. Whole class 2. Individual 3. Pairs 4. small group vi. Etc. d. How can technology best support these methods? e. How can I prepare students adequately to use technologies? 4. Describe the instructional environment listing the instructional needs for teaching and learning strategy that you are about to implement a. What equipment, software, media, and materials will I need to carry out the instructional strategies? i. What are the essential conditions for effective technology use in the learning space ii. What would constitute adequate hardware, software, and media iii. What is time needed to use resources iv. What are special needs of students v. Planning for technology use vi. Computers vii. Copies of software and media viii. Access to peripherals ix. Handouts and other materials b. Learning space i. How should resources be arranged to support instruction and learning? ii. Access by students with disabilities iii. Privacy and safety issues c. What planning is required to make sure technology resources work well? i. Accessibility ii. Troubleshooting iii. Test-runs and backup plans 5. Describe the assessment/evaluation tools to be used to determine the success of your learning goals, outcome sand objectives. a. Evaluate and revise integration strategies i. Evaluation issues 1. Were objectives achieved? 2. What do students say? 3. Could improving instructional strategies or the environment improve results? 4. Have I integrated technology well? ii. How well has the technology integration strategy worked? 1. Achievement and attitude data 2. Students’ comments 3. What could be improved to make it work better? 4. Scheduling 5. Technical skills 6. Efficiency iii. Assessment Strategies 1. Objective tests a. Assessments from Classroom Response System (CSPS) b. In-class assessments c. Comprehensive final exams d. Individual students assessments - Sub-scores from tests to see how well students achieved certain course objectives 2. Projects 3. Presentations 4. Essay questions a. Rubrics for scoring papers 5. Musical performances, 6. Grade reports 7. Student self assessments 8. Use Likert scale-type surveys or semantic differentials to assess attitude outcomes 9. Use observation instruments to measure frequency of behaviors 10. Students E-Portfolio’s a. Video reading samples (per term) b. Writing samples (per term) c. Art work d. Self-assessment rubrics e. Research Projects f. Student led conferences Title III Proposal Evaluation Matrix, Draft 9/11 2) Goals / Outcomes 3) Implementation 5 – Proposal offers significant quantity, quality, intensity and duration of impact, or maximizes a strong subset of these criteria. Improvement on non-tech alternatives is substantial. 5 – Proposal substantially addresses core MU and unit goals, e.g. by promising significant enhancement of student achievement, engagement, thinking, and problemsolving. 5 – Proposal is appropriately coordinated with existing facilities, resources and MU cultures. Acquisition and learning curves are realistically anticipated. Foreseeable challenges are productively addressed. 5 – Detailed assessment plan, programappropriate, explicitly tied to anticipation of recursive program revision based on assessment data. 5 – Complete and realistic accounting, including direct and indirect costs such as support resources, maintenance/ upgrade schedules. 5 – Proposal creatively seizes an opportunity or solves a problem outside its formal scope. Project is elegant, cool or beautiful. 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 – Proposal promises moderate but notable impact, e.g. by affecting many people a little or a few people a lot. 3 – Outcomes are clearly articulated and consistent with MU and unit mission. 3 – Implementation presents no serious challenges, but may not be carefully thought out. 3 – Generic or perfunctory assessment plan, appropriate but un-illuminating. 3 – Correct but narrow accounting. Collateral costs are not or are unrealistically addressed. 3– 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 – Benefit insignificant, not addressed or unlikely as asserted. 1 - Lacks coherent or appropriate goals. 1 – Plan or lack thereof, is inconsistent with real-world application. 1 – Missing, inappropriate or counterproductive assessment plan. 1 – Cost structure unrealistic. Items appear to be unnecessary or unrealistic. 1– 1) Benefits 4) Assessment 5) Costs 6) Disruptive Innovation Comments: 6.