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Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning - Event 3 in a 4-part series
 

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The New Digital Parents have high expectations when it comes to using technology to support their child’s learning experience — both in and out of school. From mobile devices to online learning, ...

The New Digital Parents have high expectations when it comes to using technology to support their child’s learning experience — both in and out of school. From mobile devices to online learning, digital parents advocate for effective use of a wide range of technologies to personalize learning. Discover how digital tools can drive parental support, how to involve parents and inform them about what’s happening in the classroom, and how other K-12 school districts are using technology to drive parental involvement.

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    Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning - Event 3 in a 4-part series Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning - Event 3 in a 4-part series Presentation Transcript

    • Involving Digital Parents in DigitalLearningPresented by: Julie Evans and Jeff La BenzDIGITAL PARENTS WEBINAR
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Control Panel2Control panel is on the rightside of your screen.• Chat with other attendees inthe “Chat” section• Submit your questions inthe “Q&A” section
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Webinar Tips3• Tweeting today? Use our handles @ChandlerUnified,@SpeakUpEd, and @Schoolwires and hashtag#EngageDigitalParents• A link to the recording of this webinar will be emailed toyou• There will be a 5 second pause before we start ourspeakers’ introduction and presentation…
    • Involving Digital Parents in DigitalLearningPresented by: Julie Evans and Jeff La BenzDIGITAL PARENTS WEBINAR
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Guest Presenter: Julie Evans5• CEO of Project Tomorrow• Chief Researcher for Speak Up• Named One of Top Ten Most Influential Peoplein Ed Tech 1998-2008• Frequent speaker and writerWelcome, Julie!
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Jeff La Benz, Assistant Director for Instructional Technology6 Chandler Unified School District (AZ) Instructional Resource Center Webmaster Instructional Technology Specialist Assistant Director of InstructionalTechnology Taught Instructional Technology coursesfor NAU and ASU PolytechnicWelcome, Jeff!
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Reaching the New Digital Parent: An Administrators’ Guide7• New collaboration between Project Tomorrow &Schoolwires• Series of webinars, resources and white papers• Goal: to provide school and district administratorswith insights and tools to communicate, collaborateand connect with parents• Based upon new research from Speak Up
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 8Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project Online surveys + focus groups Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs Analysis and reporting of findings and trends Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning+ 3 million surveys since 2003
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 9Speak Up National Research Project - 2012 K-12 Students 364,233 Teachers & Librarians 56,346 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,713 School/District Administrators 5,511 Technology Leaders 500 About the participating schools & districtso 8,020 schools and 2,431 districtso 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburbano All 50 states + DCo Honor Roll of States with highest participation:TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Who are the New Digital Parents?New Digital Parent Profile Value proposition for the use of technology in education Personal usage of mobile devices Personal experience with online learning Strong interest in digital school-to-home communications37% of parents of school-aged childrenfit this profile today
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 11Four chapters with accompanying webinars:• Who are the New Digital Parents?• Communicating with the New Digital Parents• Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning• Creating a Shared Vision with the New Digital ParentsReaching the New Digital Parent: An Administrators’ Guide
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Who are the New Digital Parents?12How Important is the Use of Technology to Student Success?© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning13Two areas within digital learning of particular interest toparents:Mobile learningOnline learning
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 14Cell phonewithoutInternetaccessSmartphone TabletcomputerParents in200890% 32% 5%Parents in201235% 73% 49%Who are the New Digital Parents?Parents are mobilists!Personal Access to Mobile Devices – from 2008 to 2012© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning15Benefits of mobile learningAll Parents New DigitalParentsIncreases student engagement in learning 57% 74%Provides access to online textbooks 65% 74%Students can review class materials anytime 60% 66%Enables more personalized learning 48% 64%Extends learning beyond the school day 50% 63%Improves school to home communications 64% 50%© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning16Would you be willing to purchase a mobile device foryour child to use at school for academics if allowed?0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%New Digital Parents: K-5New Digital Parents: Gr 6-8New Digital Parents: Gr 9-12All ParentsLikelyVery likely© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning17If there were two comparable classes – one allowedmobile devices and one did not, would you want yourchild in the mobile using class?0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%New Digital Parents: K-5New Digital Parents: Gr 6-8New Digital Parents: Gr 9-12All ParentsLikelyVery likely© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Who are the New Digital Parents?Parents have first hand experience with online learningI have taken an online class:For work or job training 43%For an academic/college program 29%To learn new skills 22%To explore a hobby 13%For traffic school 7%* Since 2009 – increase of 65 percent!© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning19Benefits of online learningAll Parents New DigitalParentsStudents can work at their own pace 62% 73%Students can review materials as often aswanted/needed59% 72%To take a class not offered at school 51% 67%To get college or advanced credit 43% 64%To increase student engagement in learning 30% 37%© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Involving Digital Parents in Digital Learning20Should teachers’ evaluations include an assessment oftechnology use effectiveness?0%10%20%30%40%50%60%Strongly agree Agree Disagree StronglydisagreeAll ParentsNew Digital ParentsPrincipals© Project Tomorrow 2013
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 21Next chapter: Creating a Shared Vision for Digital LearningIn the meantime: What do you know about the experiences or expectations ofyour parents for digital learning? What do your parents know about the use of digital tools inyour classrooms? Are their perceptions accurate? How are you engaging parents in your planning for digitallearning?Reaching the New Digital Parent: An Administrators’ Guide
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Chandler Unified School District Background22• Premier school district of choice in central Arizona:• Suburban, serves over 40,000 students• opened 22 schools since 1998• consists of 29 elementary, sevenjunior highs, four high schools,two alternative schools,and an early college campus• Challenges and Opportunities:• Arizona – Parent choice capital• 46th in education funding• Since 2008, deeper cuts to publiceducation than any other state
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Journey 202023• Journey 2020:• 10 year strategic plan• Input from all stakeholders to ensure that CUSD is a district ofchoice, defined by:• academic excellence for students• outstanding staff• a culture of success, and• effective management of resources• Empower all stakeholders to leverage technology in support of thelearning and teaching environment
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Bragging Rights24• Currently have3,500 studentsenrolled who liveoutside CUSD• 9,000 studentswho live withinCUSD attend adifferent CUSDschool• Specialtyprograms
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.The Choice is Yours25• School and districtgrades• Honors and Awards
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.How We Listen to Parents26• Parent satisfactionsurvey• Elementary schoolparent surveys• Website SecretShopper• Listen and LearnTour
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Leveraging Website and Web Resources27• Schoolwires• Teacher sections• Training, school webmasters• E-Alerts• Posting:• Content regarding assignments• Due dates• Links to assist success• Infinite Campus• SIS and gradebook online, linkedfrom our Schoolwires website
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Teacher Websites28
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Technology Tutorials Repository29• Requested assistance• Relates especially to classroomhardware and software• Feedback and request linksthroughout the site (online forms inSchoolwires)
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Technology Tutorials Repository30
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Technology Tutorials Repository31
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Technology Tutorials Repository32
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Just 4 Kids33• Juried resources• Suggested sites• Homework help
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Just 4 Kids34
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Just 4 Kids35
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Just 4 Teachers36• Outgrowth ofCommon Coretraining forteachers• Developmentof alignedlesson plans• To be linkeddirectly fromcurriculummaps
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Just 4 Parents37
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Cyberbullying Resources38• Repository ofteacher lessons• Included resourcesfor parents• Multiple topicsaddressed
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Software39• GOAL: Student Achievement and Growth• Software approval process, curricular:• Online forms completed bycontent-area experts• Responses scored• Alignment with currentstandards, higher levels of DOK• Software approval, curricular andnon-curricular:• Compatibility testing• High quality interface
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Software40
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Software41
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Software42• GOAL: Student Achievement• Alignment with current standards• Higher levels of DOK• Software approval process
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Hardware43• GOAL: Student Achievement and Growth• Standard minimum equipment• Site based decision-making forabove and beyond• Research and pilots• Examples:• TI Nspire• Responders• COWs• Limitations:• Funding, cost of WiFi expansion
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Hardware44
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Hardware45
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Hardware46
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology)47• Process:• Input fromparents,teachers,principals• Committee toresearch anddevelop• Samples fromother districts• Legal review• Board approval
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Grants, Partnerships, Programs and Pilots48Examples:• High School Biotechnology program• Engineering is Elementary• PBL (Problem Based Learning)• Wireless Generation™ (Amplify™) DIBELS Next BURST™• Assessment used three times per year for benchmarksprogress monitoring of early literacy skills• BURST™ is utilized on many elementary school campuses forRtI Tier 2 intervention• Chandler Online Academy
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Grants, Partnerships, Programs and Pilots49• Acceleration project:• Target growth (not just achievement) – even in already highachievers• Identifying untapped talents, tapping into, extending it• Computer labs• Used extensively for formative, summative assessments• Redefine how we use computer labs• Has been a test of PARCC readiness
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Acceleration Project50
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Grants, Partnerships, Programs and Pilots51• TI Nspire:• Re-engage studentsthrough tech• Taking challenging math,where might have nottaken otherwise• Greatest growth incountry
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Grants, Partnerships, Programs and Pilots52• STRUT (Students RecyclingUsed Technology)• Teaches high schoolstudents how to refurbishused computers
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Grants, Partnerships, Programs and Pilots53• CIMA (Chandler Intel MathAcademy)• Results: 1 of 2 MSPs(Math and SciencePartnership) in nation toshow increase in studentachievement tied directlyto increase in teachercontent knowledge
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.Our Experience – Summary54• Using technology to meet parents’ expectations and personalizeinstruction to meet students needs involves:• Using technology to actively listen to your community• Involving stakeholders to visualize the ideal, and plan for how toget there• Providing a variety of programs for families to select• Thoughtful evaluation and leveraging of:• Website and web resources• Software• Hardware (including BYOT)• Grant, partnership, program and pilot opportunities
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. 55Our final event in the series…June 11, 1:00 pm ESTExploring Digital Parents’ vision for 21st century learningRegister at: www.schoolwires.com/getbetterconnected
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved.What Questions Do You Have?56
    • © 2012 Schoolwires, Inc. All rights reserved. Schoolwires, the Schoolwires logos, and the unique trade dress of Schoolwires arethe trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of Schoolwires, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, trade dress andlogos used in Schoolwires and the Website are the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos of their respective owners.DIGITAL PARENTS WEBINAR57To learn more about how Schoolwires solutionssupport parent/family involvement,visit our website www.schoolwires.comEmail us at sales@schoolwires.com to discuss youroptions and the Centricity2 Essential packaging