Burris Laboratory School

Technology Plan

Vision Statement

As a vital part of Ball State University's Teachers College, Burris Laboratory School will continue to demonstrate best practices in public education for pre-service teachers and K-12 students. The school will operate in a technology-rich, global environment demonstrating the innovative use of educational and information technology.

The Technology Plan at Burris Laboratory School serves as a catalyst to demonstrating an innovative, academic culture for all students, pre-service teachers, faculty and staff by:

  1. Providing equitable access to the use of technology
  2. Providing a technology-rich atmosphere
  3. Using technology skills to become lifelong learners

Burris will model the use of technology in the K-12 classroom for the benefit of students, pre-service teachers, faculty and staff by:

  1. Providing equitable access to the use of technology
  2. Adapting to new technologies

Mission Statement

The culture of Burris Laboratory School serves as a catalyst for modeling technology in education by: 

  1. Providing an exemplary model for the innovative use of technology 
  2. Assisting in the preparation of pre-service teachers and their effective integration of technology in the teaching and learning process 
  3. Developing leaders in applying technology to learning
  4. Incubating research and development in the use of technology in the classroom

Goals

  • Integrate the use of technology and software that are already available at Burris into professional-development programs and classroom curriculum.Restructure Burris Student fees to establish more technology access for students to ensure that it serves as a daily tool for teaching and learning.
  • Increase the online learning, collaboration, and communication to support 21st century learning skills.
  • Create a standard classroom multimedia design across all grade levels.
  • Provide a wide variety of professional development opportunities that meet the needs of the teachers. This includes online professional development communities, after school workshops, and one on one individualized instruction.
  • Provide opportunities for using cutting edge technology for instructors, pre-service teacher and students.

View the entire Technology Plan 2010 (PDF)

Burris Laboratory School
2201 W. University Ave.
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1131
Fax: 765-285-8620