District became involved in the grant with a focus of staff, teachers and future community and kids.
CCI grant is helping to connect anchor institutions in the county: City Hall, county courthouse, schools (high school, middle school, UW, community college WITC)This infrastructure helps get the connection in place, but the question is: how to best make use of the connection once it’s there?In Superior, the focus was on the schools primarily, then bridging what the schools were doing into the community.Teacher training, staff training; web coaches for faculty, staff, students, parentsInteractive web portal Community tech nights in the schoolsFree community training inside and outside the schools
*promoted county-wide*open to commnity, but focus was on our Superior School District
Grant has four main goals. The focus and goals may be emphasized different in each of the demonstration sites. These goals, are paving the way for the infrastructure. The CV touches on each of these goals; Superior focuses on two that we will discuss later.
Creation/use of website- goal of integrating technology into our profession, communicating with the community, deepening student learning, extending the classroom. All teachers K-12 (400+) have an available webpage with Web 2.0 tools: including links, files, calendars, blogs, homework w/ drop-box and online quizzes. Teachers, PTA staff, specialists (music/art/phy-ed) were trained on the website.
BEGINNING in the elementary, website usage/audience focused on parent communication. Parents could blog with the class on content, keep up with homework assignments, check online calendars using an RSS feed, and receive updated announcemts. Another focus: Creating responsible digital citizens—all buildings had digital safety presentations and lessons on good netizenship. Largest focus, though—improve student achievement and deepen lessons thru tech usage.
In addition to the elementary focus, SMS has laptop carts for project-based learning. Students could read, research, evaluate, and create projects through online means with an authentic purpose. Who hasn’t seen a TV advertisement for a movie or book? Success story: movie trailers in literature class—use of broadband and familiar applications helped deepen content, increase engagement, and cover required academic standards.
This year, freshman are piloting 1-1 laptops that will follow them through their HS years. Sophomores have laptop carts (6). Two labs.Teachers using technology to support students in demonstrating their learning. Authentic ways.Chemistry, for ex: students created a video documenting a repeatable experiment, organizing their thinking and analyzing results. In math, screencasts explaining thinking/problem-solving strategies.
Sr Center – limited time away from classrooms, so before school/afterCommunity Tech-Fusion – 300+people, FOOD, prizes did in coordination with parent/teacherICAC – Superior Police Dept- Grant for Internet
3 Tech coaches (elem, middle, high) to 1 in every building –6 elem, middle, highDistrict initiative and focus --$ is spent and supportingHope to continue partnerships (ex: using UWS interns), new grants, and continuing connections
As Superior continues to progress in integration of tech in our schools, we will see the increased communication (parents) and growth in our community…
Transcript of "Superior WI Broadband Summit 2012"
Sustainable Broadband Adoption(SBA) District Web Coach/Building Tech Coach Terri Harings Terri.Harings@superior.k12.wi.us
Superior CAN: Douglas County, Wisconsin 6: Community Anchor Institutions to be connected 0: Community Anchor Institutions currently connected 0: Total number of fiber miles currently installed 3: Total number of fiber miles to be installed
Douglas County Total activities = 46 Unique activities=26 Training hours = 12,564 6,148: Total participants*
K-12 Provide Promote Promote Education and Education: Broadband Access at Training through aDigital Safety, Public through Media and Tech. Institutions professional Awareness Integration (Partners) development Campaign Sustainable Broadband Adoption (SBA)
* Every teacher in the district – approx. 400+* Other staff – nurses, cooks, administrative *
* • Douglas County Senior Center • Coffee and conversation/Basic Internet Skills • Recipes, exercise, clip art • FREE, limited September-December • Community Tech-Fusion • Educational Technology “Fair”-300+ • Weekly -“Thursdays at 5” • Basic skills, iPad, Social Media, Excel, Digital Cameras, FREE workshops • Collaboration with Job Center and Superior-Duluth-Douglas County ICAC • Hosted by School District of Superior • Digital Safety
*Teacher/Coach Support – 3 Web coaches*Currently: Building Tech Coach per building*1-1 Laptops to incoming freshman*Two new labs/laptop carts in elementaries*Building Technology Teams – District Goals*Partnerships, grants, community connections *