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LMS Parent Night May 25 2011
 

LMS Parent Night May 25 2011

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Parent information session introducing the 1:1 initiative.

Parent information session introducing the 1:1 initiative.

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  • Jen will discuss the accountability for the $1.4 million dollar grant.
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LMS Parent Night May 25 2011 LMS Parent Night May 25 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • TALENT21 SUSTAINABILITY LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE
  • PROJECT BASED LEARNING TEAM
      • Co-Project Directors: Ms. Polakowski & Dr. Lovell
      • Administrators: Mr. Zuckerman, Ms. Milavsky & Mrs. Panasowich
      • Technology Coordinator: Mr. Dean
  • EVOLUTION
  • ABOUT TALENT21
    • $1.4 Million in ARRA funds
    • All 6 th & 7 th Grade students receive 1:1 mobile device
      • BOE agreed to fund 2011 8 th Grade Students
    • LIS & LMS Classrooms outfitted with new tech
    • Partnership with St. Ann School (6 th grade)
    • All 6 th -8 th grade teachers participate in PD
    • Coaches/Mentors work in classrooms w/staff
  • FUNDING
    • The funding allows us to provide the following during the 2010-2011 school year
    • Grant Requirements:
      • 1:1 mobile device for every 6 th & 7 th grade student
      • Device must follow students to 7 th /8 th grades
      • Grant-funded technician for grant work only (19.5 months)
      • Grant-funded tech specialist for grant work only (19.5 months)
      • 25% budget MUST be professional development
      • Classrooms must be 21 st century learning centers
      • Projects must involve all content areas including related arts
      • Evaluation & accountability must be evidence-based
  • WHAT CAN WE EXPECT: STAFF
    • From Staff
      • Use 1:1 mobile device to enhance teaching and learning, to provide opportunities for differentiation, to model real world problem solving skills, and to facilitate local and global collaboration and communication
  • WHAT CAN WE EXPECT: STUDENTS
    • From Students
      • Use 1:1 mobile device to expand your learning opportunities, to produce authentic and creative work, to teach and reach others, and to contribute to the global society
      • Be respectful of and responsible for all school property issued to students
      • Follow rules and regulations regarding acceptable use of school property and access to internet in and out of school
  • WHAT CAN WE EXPECT: PARENTS
    • From Parents/Guardians
      • Monitor your child’s learning environment at home ensuring that s/he is being respectful of and responsible for school property and following acceptable use of school property and access to the internet
      • Educate yourself: internet safety, 21 st century skills
      • Provide support and encouragement to help your child earn four C’s:
        • Creativity
        • Critical Thinking
        • Communication
        • Collaboration
  • TRAINING: TEACHERS, STUDENTS & PARENTS
    • Summer & After School Institutes for Staff & Students
      • Web 2.0 tools, device training, content-specific training
    • Parent Training
      • Talent21 information session, policies & protocols, internet safety, 21 st century skills, troubleshooting & help sessions
    • Curriculum Integration
      • Supervisors will work with staff to substitute tech-rich/critical thinking lessons for existing lessons in the current curriculum
  • EVALUATION & ACCOUNTABILITY
    • Ongoing data collection: June 2010 – May 2012
      • Surveys, observations, focus groups, feedback from PD, interviews, benchmark assessments, exemplars of student work, etc
    • Staff data collection: June 2010 - May 2012
      • Teacher level of technology integration using LoTI
      • Classroom observations – outside evaluator
  • GET CONNECTED
    • Blogging: A blog is a form of a weblog
      • MS Blog
    • Twitter: social networking that includes instant messaging and micro blogging
      • lmsnation
    • Facebook:
      • Like us at: LMS Nation
  • NEXT STEPS: PARENTS/GUARDIANS & STUDENTS
    • Parent/Guardian Information Night: May 2011
    • Talent21 Webpage for Parents/Guardians
    • Summer Institutes for Staff : Aug 2011
    • Parent/Guardian & Student Device Pick-up Night: Aug 2011
    • Professional Development for Staff & Students : June 2010 – Jun 2012
  • QUESTIONS? WHERE ARE THEY NOW?