Now that you have your team in place, it’s time to start planning.
Creating a plan shouldn’t seem like a daunting process. In fact, having a plan in place with goals, objectives, action items, timeline, budget, and ways to measure, ensures buy-in from the administration which can lead to success.
SMART TIP: Need help developing your connectivity plan? Here is a sample plan to help with this process.
It is likely that your off-campus connectivity strategy is tied to a larger plan, like your district’s technology or mobile learning plan. Begin there.
Your Plan Should:
- Define success based on measurable data (e.g. increase in student attendance, parent engagement, student test scores, graduation rates, student engagement, etc.)
- Ensure you have unfettered access to the data.
- Ensure any set goals tie off-campus connectivity to your core instructional goals.
- Define how to gather support and participation of all of your interdisciplinary team members.
Indicate a specific funding source or plan to secure funding from that source.
State timeframes and deadlines. Include time to procure the devices and service, staff training, device testing, student and/or library deployment, health checks and program evaluation, results analysis meetings.
Points and Details to Consider:
- Which students/schools need intervention? How do you know? Can connectivity help them?
- Could (or should) your plan support Title I Parental Involvement goals?
- Will you assign a Kajeet SmartSpot® to each student or create a library lending model?
- How do SmartSpots get from the warehouse into student’s hands?