Technology


Technology Vision, Mission & Goals


TECHNOLOGY VISION

Oscoda Area Schools will motivate, improve, and expand our learning community through technology.


TECHNOLOGY MISSION

“The Mission of Oscoda Area Schools is to ensure that each student masters the essential objectives and/or advances to his or her own highest potential.”


Oscoda Area Schools is responsible for preparing its students and staff to be effective users of technology, in order to meet or exceed the demands of the 21st Century.


GOALS

Provide learners of all ages continuous access to local and global information through ongoing availability of current technologies by:

  1. Providing and supporting the most appropriate technology for the teaching/learning process.
  2. Supporting employee development to ensure technological competency.
  3. Expanding the teacher’s role as lead learner and facilitator. This will result in:
  • Self directed learners
  • Creative problem solvers
  • Effective use of time and resources
  • Understanding of our global interdependence

Technology Department Summary

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Decisions related to this model will be based on these criteria in this priority order:

  • Safety / Security / Privacy
  • Infrastructure - interrelationships
  • Instructional value
  • Cost/benefit
  • Durability/maintenance/flexibility/support
  • Staff productivity
  • Equity among buildings/grades/academic area
  • Expand the teacher’s role

General beliefs include:

  • Accessing, manipulating, and communicating information are central functions of society.
  • Modern information skills provide the foundation for learning.
  • Proficient use of technology is a key to success.
  • Technology should be integrated into the instructional process so that it becomes a natural part of the way students learn.
  • Curriculum and instruction drive classroom technology.
  • All students and staff should have access to technology.
  • Technology needs to be adequately and consistently funded.
  • Technology planning is an ongoing process.
  • Our schools must prepare students for today’s workplace and the workplace of the future.
  • Safe, Secure, and Ethical use of technology must be taught as well as modeled

Technology Staff Responsibilities

  • Technology Director Role
    • Skyward Admin/Helpdesk
    • Google Apps/Email Admin
    • Phone System Admin
    • Windows Server Admin
    • School Messenger Admin
    • Cipafilter Admin
    • NWEA Admin
    • Pearson Admin
    • McGraw Hill Admin
    • Parchment Admin
    • Study Island Admin
    • Video Surveillance Admin
    • Landesk Admin
    • Extreme Network Admin
    • Helpdesk Technician
    • Staff Training
    • Website Admin
  • Technology Specialist Role
    • Google Apps/Email Admin
    • Windows Server Admin
    • Cipafilter Admin
    • Study Island Admin
    • Video Surveillance Admin
    • Landesk Admin
    • Extreme Network Admin
    • Helpdesk Technician
    • Installations / Repairs / Imaging / Troubleshooting / Inventory / Recycling
  • Technology Specialist Assistant Role (Part Time)
    • Reset Passwords (Skyward, Email, & Network)
    • Helpdesk Technician
    • Installations / Repairs / Imaging / Troubleshooting / Inventory / Recycling
    • Website Updates
    • Google Apps 

Replacement Cycle

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