Comprehensive IT: Opportunities for Students  When the Whole School is ‘The Academy’    Crooms Academy of Information Tech...
Crooms Academy of Information Technology#NAFNext
Crooms Academy of Information TechnologySchool Profile for 2011-2012 Seminole County Public Schools‟ only dedicated   mag...
Crooms Academy of Information TechnologySchool Profile for 2011-2012 School grade of “A” on Florida‟s School   Accountabi...
“Poor students do not exhibit low academic   achievement because they are poor but   because of the way that we treat poor...
What Should We Do? . . .. . . All That We Can!#NAFNext
It Takes a Village:A Multi-Pronged Approach  Stephen Covey, ISTE International Conference 2011#NAFNext
Our Schoolhouse Model   Technology Integration in the Content Areas   Professional Learning Communities   Response to I...
We Control FactorsWe Can Control   What gets taught   Who teaches it   How it gets taught   Empowering both teacher AN...
Areas of Focus Integrating technology Empowering both teachers and students with  data and monitoring to motivate and im...
Integration of Technology Every student is issued a personal laptop which  comes loaded with software and hardware Acces...
Integration of Technology Technology coursework offered onsite and  through early college/dual enrollment at  Seminole St...
Integration of TechnologyIT Industry Certifications  Adobe Dreamweaver Associate  Adobe Flash Associate  Adobe Photoshop A...
Integration of Technology   CompTIA A+   CompTIA Linux+   CompTIA Network+   CompTIA Security+   Oracle Certified Associat...
Integration of Technology: Networking#NAFNext
Integration of Technology: Digital Video#NAFNext
Integration of Technology:Game and Simulation#NAFNext
Integration of Technology: Programming#NAFNext
Integration of Technology: Digital Design#NAFNext
Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction   “Data-driven decision making can produce its   intend...
Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction Our district provides a wealth of data   o One platfor...
Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction During pre-plan teachers review student  achievement f...
Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction Monitor student progress through periodic screening   ...
Building a Culture of Supportfor All Students Literacy strategies implemented in core    academic and technology courses...
Building a Culture of Supportfor All Students Literacy Leadership Team   o Surveys of student and teacher literacy needs ...
Building a Culture of Supportfor All Students Four Year Career Plan  o 9th grade: Success Skills  o 10th grade: Enhanced ...
There Is No Silver Bullet Combining a variety of research based  practices, providing the support to implement  and monit...
“Nothing you do for children is ever           wasted. They seem not to notice us,           hovering, averting our eyes, ...
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This inspirational session will highlight the key components of a successful high school
model where the entire school is an Academy of Information Technology. Participants
will learn about strategies that make this model effective, such as technology integration
in the content area classrooms, building a culture of support for all students and
empowering students and teachers with their data.

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  • Share- we don’t have magic answers. We follow the current researched based practices and believe that all of our efforts combined help our students be successful. We will present a ‘smorgasbord’ of strategies that we have adopted and implemented that we believe have been impactful. We hope that you will find something that you can takeaway and apply to your academy.Integrating technologyEmpowering both teachers and students with data and monitoring to motivate and improve student achievementBuilding a culture of excellence and support for all students
  • Dual Enrollment Courses: A+, Bitmap Graphics, Introduction to Digital Media, Introduction to Computer Programming, Web Programming, Network Cabling, Internetworking Security, Intriduction to Web 2.0 tools – iPad apps, social media (twitter, Facebook, edModo), blogs, student response systems (“clickers”), Prezi software, polleverywhere.com, digital content (online books, lynda.com), podcasting, Schoology, etc.
  • If we have learned anything it is that there is no silver bullet. Good strong instruction, support, recruitment, progress monitoring, rigorous and relevant curriculum, continuous improvement model, short and long range planning and goal setting by staff AND students
  • Comprehensive IT opportunities for students when the whole school is the academy

    1. 1. Comprehensive IT: Opportunities for Students When the Whole School is ‘The Academy’ Crooms Academy of Information Technology Seminole County Public Schools Sanford, FL Dr. Connie Collins, Principal Demetria Hayes, Assistant Principal croomsaoit.org
    2. 2. Crooms Academy of Information Technology#NAFNext
    3. 3. Crooms Academy of Information TechnologySchool Profile for 2011-2012 Seminole County Public Schools‟ only dedicated magnet Open enrollment for all rising freshmen and students are randomly selected for admission 585 students Student population: 51% White, 22% Hispanic, 20% African American, 4% Multiracial, and 3% Asian Forty-seven percent of student population is economically disadvantaged#NAFNext
    4. 4. Crooms Academy of Information TechnologySchool Profile for 2011-2012 School grade of “A” on Florida‟s School Accountability Report US News and World Report’s #1 Most Connected Classrooms in the US Listed in US News and World Report’s list of US Best High Schools Consistently listed in Newsweek as one of US Best High Schools National Academy Foundation, Distinguished Academy#NAFNext
    5. 5. “Poor students do not exhibit low academic achievement because they are poor but because of the way that we treat poor children. . . What commentators call an „ethnic gap‟ is, in fact, a teaching gap, a curriculum gap, and an expectations gap.” Doug Reeves, 2006 in The Learning Leader#NAFNext
    6. 6. What Should We Do? . . .. . . All That We Can!#NAFNext
    7. 7. It Takes a Village:A Multi-Pronged Approach Stephen Covey, ISTE International Conference 2011#NAFNext
    8. 8. Our Schoolhouse Model Technology Integration in the Content Areas Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention Kagan Learning Strategies Ruby Payne Poverty Training Beginning with end in mind (UbD) Marzano‟s High Probability Strategies#NAFNext
    9. 9. We Control FactorsWe Can Control What gets taught Who teaches it How it gets taught Empowering both teacher AND students with data and monitoring to motivate students and improve student achievement Academic interventions during the school day Extended day activities Student support through faculty academic advocates and community mentors#NAFNext
    10. 10. Areas of Focus Integrating technology Empowering both teachers and students with data and monitoring to motivate and improve student achievement Building a culture of excellence and support for all students#NAFNext
    11. 11. Integration of Technology Every student is issued a personal laptop which comes loaded with software and hardware Access to the Internet and network resources on campus is given via a wireless network Crooms Academy has 10 computer labs including an Apple Mac desktop lab, a game and simulation lab, and a world languages lab The school also features SMART technologies in every classroom#NAFNext
    12. 12. Integration of Technology Technology coursework offered onsite and through early college/dual enrollment at Seminole State College of Florida Staff uses technology and Web 2.0 tools to support and improve instruction Students use technology to enhance learning in content course Cross-curricular projects between core academic teachers and technology teachers#NAFNext
    13. 13. Integration of TechnologyIT Industry Certifications Adobe Dreamweaver Associate Adobe Flash Associate Adobe Photoshop Associate Certified Internet Web (CIW) Design Specialist Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)#NAFNext
    14. 14. Integration of Technology CompTIA A+ CompTIA Linux+ CompTIA Network+ CompTIA Security+ Oracle Certified Associate Microsoft Office Specialist#NAFNext
    15. 15. Integration of Technology: Networking#NAFNext
    16. 16. Integration of Technology: Digital Video#NAFNext
    17. 17. Integration of Technology:Game and Simulation#NAFNext
    18. 18. Integration of Technology: Programming#NAFNext
    19. 19. Integration of Technology: Digital Design#NAFNext
    20. 20. Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction “Data-driven decision making can produce its intended effects only if supported by organizational capacity that allows schools and leaders to intentionally change instructional practices in the face of new information” (Halverson, et al., 2005).#NAFNext
    21. 21. Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction Our district provides a wealth of data o One platform to access current and historical information on every student o Standardized test scores o Attendance and demographic information o Ability to sort and filter o Provided to every teacher o Triangulation of data for a „whole picture‟#NAFNext
    22. 22. Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction During pre-plan teachers review student achievement from previous year and reflect on strengths and needs Teachers develop a personal improvement plan based on instructional needs of students Teachers analyze current student data and adjust instruction to achieve maximum achievement Teachers work in teams at grade level and department to implement best practices#NAFNext
    23. 23. Using Data and Progress Monitoring toDrive and Improve Instruction Monitor student progress through periodic screening and diagnostics in: English, Writing, Reading, Math, and Biology (Discovery Assessment and Write Score) Teachers adjust instruction based on results Teachers proactively support students to prevent regression Tutoring and a variety of interventions or acceleration are provided as needed Teachers and students conference and set goals for improvement and students monitor their own progress#NAFNext
    24. 24. Building a Culture of Supportfor All Students Literacy strategies implemented in core academic and technology courses Advisement lessons: Weekly lessons that support best instructional practices 20-minute uninterrupted block of Silent Sustained Reading three days per week Guided Study Academic Intervention during the school day After-school tutoring and student support SAT and ACT preparation#NAFNext
    25. 25. Building a Culture of Supportfor All Students Literacy Leadership Team o Surveys of student and teacher literacy needs o One Book, One School Project o Promotion of reading through Scholastic Reading Counts Quiz Competition o Strategy of the Month Program o Support of classroom libraries Panther Pals Explorers Club for at-risk students to develop cultural literacy, vocabulary, and leadership Skills#NAFNext
    26. 26. Building a Culture of Supportfor All Students Four Year Career Plan o 9th grade: Success Skills o 10th grade: Enhanced Success Skills o 11th grade: Job shadowing o 12th grade: Internships, Exit Interviews Business Advisory Council Tech Fest#NAFNext
    27. 27. There Is No Silver Bullet Combining a variety of research based practices, providing the support to implement and monitor these practices have led to our successful IT academy We collaborate as a staff to provide the best atmosphere for success for all students#NAFNext
    28. 28. “Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.” -Garrison Keillor#NAFNext

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