Focus Area 1 is about creating global learners in the classroom with the assistance from 21 st century technology tools in order to prepare students for the future. With the new partnership with North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a selected group of students from each grade will be able to receive instruction online from a professor from the school. These students will have a classroom made available to them with access to mac books where they can take their online class. All teachers across the school will have access to 3 mac book carts that are available on a daily basis through flexible scheduling. With these laptops, students will have the ability to skype and make connections with other students, classes, community members and professionals from around the city, state, country or world. Resources and training will be provided to teachers on websites such as Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration, ePals and Skype.
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Mount Airy High SchoolServes: approx. 600 students in grades 9-12Employs: 37 classroom teachersThe Mount Airy City Schools system has recentlyestablished a new Strategic Steering Committee.Under this plan each school in the system has nowcreated new and improved School Improvement Plan.The new School Improvement Team has found 3 mainPriority Areas:1.) Academic & Procedural Consistency2.) Student Career & Post Secondary Planning3.) Consistent and Inclusive Communication
Goal 1:Provide increased opportunities for students to learn through the use of 21stcentury technology, extending their learning and providing more opportunities for themto become global learners that are prepared for higher education and the world ofwork.• New Online Partnership with North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.• All teachers will have daily access to 3 mac book carts with approximately 30 Mac Bookcomputers each.• Flexible scheduling through the media center.• All teachers will have access to communication tools to make global connections.• Online yearbook to share with another school• Web cameras/skype available on all mac books for global collaboration opportunities.
Goal 2 :Communication between School,Parents, and Students• Students will have gmail accounts to communicate with eachother and teachers.• Use 100.9 radio station (local station) to keep the community upto date about school and highlight student achievements.• Establish a facebook page for parents to track school news.• Updated fusion teacher pages to track classroom activities.• Professional Learning Communities among teachers to improveteacher communication.
Future Needs• BYOD– Infrastructure already in place– Develop policy for school (confidentiality,security, & appropriate use)• Cloud– Cloud Server Migration FAQ– NCEdCloud– PowerSchool transition– Professional development