Technology Integration Plan
Part 1: Technology Competency
Teacher Competency Checklist (click here to view required Skills)
Teachers employed by Hudson ISD are expected to demonstrate he/she has the technology skills necessary for today's educational environment. Identified skills have been divided into five levels and projects have been developed that allows one to demonstrate competency with each identified skill. Links to each level can be found in the side menu of this page under "Competency Levels".
Employees are asked to complete Level I and Level II by the end of their first year of employment at HISD. By the end of one's second year of employment, Level III must be completed. By the end of the following year, Level IV must be completed.
At the present time, teachers are not required to complete Level V.
Successful completion of each of these levels, earns one a chance to receive a substantial award that can be used to purchase technology equipment or software for use in one's classroom or department.
When a teacher successfully completes each of the Competency Levels, his/her name is placed into a drawing for a "Competency Awards". The amounts and the number of awards presented during each drawing are as follows:
Level I - $600...Five (5) names drawn
Level II - $700...Three (3) names drawn
Level III - $800.....Three (3) names drawn
Level IV - $1,000...Two (2) names drawn
Level V - $1,500....One (1) name drawn
DigiBadge –$2,000…Two (2) names drawn
Total $15,000 Award each Drawing
First drawing will be the day classes resume after Thanksgiving
Second drawing will be during Technology Showcase in January.
If one's name is drawn, the teacher will be notified by their campus principal or by the instructional technology specialist.. He/She will be given an award certificate and instructions on how to request the item(s) they wish to purchase using the award funds.
Part II: Technology Proposals
To secure "new" technology (such as iPads, Apple TV, iPods, etc.) for one's classroom, teachers are asked to submit "Technology Proposals". To be eligible to submit a proposal, the submitting teacher(s) must have successfully completed Technology Competency Levels I and II .
A link to guidelines for writing and submitting a proposal can be found in the side menu of this page (Proposals & Grants).
Submission of a "Technology Proposal" is not a guarantee that the proposal will be approved. When a proposal is approved, the teacher(s) will be notified and efforts will be made to secure funds for purchasing items or materials requested.
Part III: Yearly Review
Each year teachers, staff, and students are asked to complete an online survey to evaluate the different technology components, services, and needs of Hudson ISD. The results of the surveys will be used to formulate yearly campus and district plans.
Evaluation Form – Survey is distributed the first week of May and is open for two weeks. Participation in survey is totally voluntary. Usually approximatel 75% of teachers respond. Data from the survey is used to plan future professional development.