Wednesday June 24, 2009 Bert Ross , Manager - Teacher Support System, Baltimore City Public School System Tracy Clanton-Sm...
20 million  users 9 global  offices across  4 continents Born from  education  in 1997 1,000+ of us,  working with  5,200+...
<ul><li>Close the gap between the way students live and the way they learn </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a 21st Century educat...
<ul><li>An open, web-based teaching and learning platform for engaging and assessing learners in and beyond the  classroom...
Client Community
Economic Challenges to Expanding Educational Opportunities
<ul><li>Go digital with curriculum guides </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance teacher quality with online professional development <...
Blackboard Case Study Deer Valley United School District <ul><li>36,500+ students </li></ul><ul><li>36 schools </li></ul><...
BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS & LUBBOCK ISD  <ul><li>Blackboard Client Panel </li></ul>
www.k12perspectives.com “ We’re now looking at professional development with much more of a local focus and ways to do mor...
Thank you! Additional Questions?  <ul><li>Bert Ross , Manager - Teacher Support System, Baltimore City Public School Syste...
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District Perspectives on Doing More with Less: A Client Panel

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With the nation's economic challenges and the prospect of state and local budget shortfalls, school systems everywhere are facing budgetary pressures and the possibility of significant reductions. Districts are seeking solutions for reducing costs without negatively affecting the quality and scope of their core instructional programs.

The good news is some districts are already doing just this by finding innovative ways to do more with less. Blackboard asked them to share their tips for success.

Two clients,Lubbock Independent School District and Baltimore City Public School System, share how they are stretching their dollars without compromising teaching and learning. This presentation shares insights and tips from fellow educators.

Also explored is how Blackboard K-12 helps districts deliver 21st century educational experiences that are engaging and effective- with an eye on doing more with less..

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District Perspectives on Doing More with Less: A Client Panel

  1. 1. Wednesday June 24, 2009 Bert Ross , Manager - Teacher Support System, Baltimore City Public School System Tracy Clanton-Smith , Online Coordinator, Lubbock Independent School District Steve Krum , K-12 Solutions Engineer District Perspectives on Doing More with Less
  2. 2. 20 million users 9 global offices across 4 continents Born from education in 1997 1,000+ of us, working with 5,200+ of you Extended by 2,500 developers and partners +
  3. 3. <ul><li>Close the gap between the way students live and the way they learn </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a 21st Century educational experience that is engaging, individualized and effective </li></ul>Our Vision:
  4. 4. <ul><li>An open, web-based teaching and learning platform for engaging and assessing learners in and beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>3,000+ clients, 15+ million estimated active users, at all levels of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Local or hosted deployment </li></ul>Engaging and assessing learners at all levels
  5. 5. Client Community
  6. 6. Economic Challenges to Expanding Educational Opportunities
  7. 7. <ul><li>Go digital with curriculum guides </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance teacher quality with online professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Give students and teachers more flexibility with online summer school </li></ul><ul><li>Consider online instructional resources to enrich student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Allow employees to learn at their own pace, on their own desktop </li></ul>School Districts Do More with Less www.blackboard.com/k12/learn
  8. 8. Blackboard Case Study Deer Valley United School District <ul><li>36,500+ students </li></ul><ul><li>36 schools </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona </li></ul>Challenge: Expanding Access while Decreasing Costs Increase enrollments and reduce costs for their summer school program. Blackboard Solution: Anytime Anywhere Access to Learning Deer Valley switched from face-to-face to online summer school by leveraging Blackboard Learn. <ul><li>Increased enrollments from 250 to 1,500 during the first online summer offering </li></ul><ul><li>Decreased operating expenses by 80% and still charges the same affordable tuition </li></ul><ul><li>More than 4 times as many classes are now available to students during the summer </li></ul>
  9. 9. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS & LUBBOCK ISD <ul><li>Blackboard Client Panel </li></ul>
  10. 10. www.k12perspectives.com “ We’re now looking at professional development with much more of a local focus and ways to do more video conferencing and online training. Our approach is to use our system to improve access, so we can control and lower PD costs over the longer term.” . Marie Scigliano Ed.D., Director of Technology and Library Media Palo Alto Unified School District
  11. 11. Thank you! Additional Questions? <ul><li>Bert Ross , Manager - Teacher Support System, Baltimore City Public School System </li></ul><ul><li>443-642-5001 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bcps.k12.md.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>Tracy Clanton-Smith , Online Coordinator, Lubbock Independent School District </li></ul><ul><li>806-766-1132 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.lubbockisd.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>www.blackboard.com/k12/learn </li></ul><ul><li>(866) 424-9299 ext. 2427 </li></ul>

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