Grand Canyon University: EDU-225
July 3, 2011
Abstract This paper is a personal technology plan that includes my personal philosophy on integrating technology in the classroom as well as my professional goals concerning technology in the classroom. My Mission and Vision Statement are included as well as a plan for communications, integrating technology, software to support assessment, and technology ethics for a strong guideline in the classroom. Although this plan will need to be revised as advances in technology are made this is strong ground work that I can build on as a professional educator. Using this plan I can ensure that my students are using the latest advancements in technology to further their education while staying safe, I’m continually involving the parents in their child’s technology education, and using technology as part of my daily lesson plans to ensure full understanding of the standards being taught.
Mission and Vision Statement As I enter my elementary classroom on a daily basis, I plan to welcome each student into a positive, encouraging learning environment. I will plan each lesson to appeal to each of the different learning styles so that each child can benefit from the lesson. I will use the most updated technology available to make the classroom environment fun and challenging while still achieving standards. My vision is to see each child leave my classroom with good memories, a stronger self-confidence, and the knowledge to build on as they enter their next level of school.
Communications Plan As I enter my first year of teaching, communicating with all parties involved with the students and concerning our overall goal for the year I will need a dependable plan for communications. I will need to communicate with my students, their parents, my school administration, and my community. I will need to use several different