I have been hired by Donnie Bickham Middle School in Caddo Parish School Disctrict in Louisiana. The principal is wanting to make the school to have a technology magnet component. He has hired me to create a curriculum to be proposed to the school board. I am not going to try and reinvent the wheel since I know there are great technology programs already in existence. Can anyone point me to a good starting place? Some good resources, school districts, or school websites that already have a great technology track for Middle School Students?
We have plenty of equipment. Every classroom has a smartboard, projector, laptop, and ELMO. We have a math lab, ELA lab, technology lab, and a SPED lab with 35 computers each. Many class rooms have mini labs as well. We also have a 25 computer MAC lab and a 40 station IPOD lab. The school has 650 students and has about 45% minority.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks