Dear White Plains Administrator:
The following survey is part of the district's effort to
assess beliefs and practices related to 21st Century teaching
and learning across the district. This survey is being
conducted by Sun Associates, an independent educational evaluation firm that
the district has contracted with to collect and analyze data resulting from surveys,
school observations, focus groups of teachers/students/parents, and teacher/administrator
interviews throughout all White Plains schools.
The data from this survey will be analyzed in aggregate to determine
an overall picture of curriculum and instruction as related to technology
use in White Plains. We will not track responses from
individual respondents, and therefore all of your responses will be anonymous.
This survey consists primarily of 7 open response questions. It has been kept brief specifically so that you can take the time to provide us with thoughtful, detailed responses reflecting your ideas and what happens in your building(s). Please answer as thoroughly as possible---space is unlimited!
Thank you in advance for your time!
Please select the role group that most closely matches your
Please select your role
Other (please note below in additional comments comments
Please select your school or indicate District-Level
Please Select Your School
Church Street Elementary
George Washington Elementary
Mamaroneck Avenue Elementary
Post Road Elementary
WPMS- Eastview Campus
WPMS- Highlands Campus
White Plains High School
New York Hospital
1.Please describe how the teachers at your school(s) promote the development of 21st Century Learning skills:
2. What evidence do you see that students in your school(s) are developing these learning skills?
3.Please describe the value that you believe technology brings to teachers in your building(s). Please be specific re: type of technology used and perceived value.
4. How does using technology currently impact student learning in your school(s)? Please be specific re: what technology is used and what impact you see.
5. We are interested in knowing what technology skills
you think students should have. For each of the skills listed below, please assign a level at which you feel that skill is most appropriately taught.
This skill should
ideally be taught in...
Using a word processor to create a text document
or type a paper/essay
Using a presentation manager (e.g. PowerPoint)
to create and display a presentation
Using a spreadsheet (e.g., Excel) to organize
Demonstrating basic proficiency in typing (e.g., can type
with all 10 fingers)
Using the WWW for research with a minimal amount
of teacher/parent guidance
Differentiating between fictitious/erroneous/unreliable
sources of information versus reliable information.
Using specialized databases (e.g., World Book online)
Designing and publishing a webpage
Creating multimedia resources (digital videos,
Participating in and using online communication
(accessing teacher blogs, online courses, etc.)
Using a graphing calculator
If you have any comments about student computer skills
or about how students should ideally develop such skills, please enter your
6. As an administrator, how do you motivate and support
your teachers in the use of technology as a tool for teaching and building student
7. What barriers do you face in your efforts to improve the impact of technology on student learning?
8. Overall, what kinds of improvements would you like to see in how
WPSD prepares students to learn and work in the 21st Century?
Use this section to add clarification to any question,
or to add any thoughts you might have on any aspect (positive or negative)
of how instructional technology impacts teaching
learning in White Plains. Once again, please be assured that your comments are
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Survey Form Updated 3/27/10