Philosophy and Strategy for Technology - 2013 Feb 8 VSB ICT Advisory Committee Meeting


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update the ICT advisory committee members on my philosophical orientation to technology and education and outline at a high level the strategy to be used for the next few years to further the implementation and use of technology

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Philosophy and Strategy for Technology - 2013 Feb 8 VSB ICT Advisory Committee Meeting

  1. 1. Journey aThoughts on Education and Technology … is ItBrian Kuhn My Coordinates…Vancouver School #vsblearns
  2. 2. My Family & I
  3. 3. 3.6 B people on earthFirst computer chess tournament0 (yes zero) personal computers sold0 e-mails sent0 blog posts0 Facebook usersBG (before Google) 1970 # 1563122
  4. 4. Nov. 26, 2012 around 7:56am7.08 B people on the earth318,564,465 personal computers sold this year234,986 TVs sold today1,736,732 cell phones sold today2,458,412,202 internet users on earth137,845,286,923 e-mail messages sent today1,347,456 blog posts today1,000,000,000 + Facebook users1,344,823,201 Google searches today # 7611212
  5. 5. What does the future hold?“technology is not justadvancing gradually: it isaccelerating” Lights in the Tunnel (kindle227) “If you make some very logical, and even conservative, assumptions about where technology is likely to lead in the coming years, much of the conventional wisdom about what the future will look like becomes unsupportable” Lights in the Tunnel (kindle 222) # 1084313 Exponential Change is Happening
  6. 6. “Printing gave humanity the written word. The Web makeseveryone a publisher. Printing enabled the distribution ofknowledge. The Web provides a platform for networkinghuman minds. Printing allowed people to know. The Webenables people to collaborate and to learn collectively.”Macrowikinomics (kindle 566) # 4540526
  7. 7. Transforming ExploringPreparing Stages of Technology Adoption
  8. 8. We cant afford 1:1 #2079663“no matter whether I wanted to pursue 1:1technology in our school or not, I am confronted withone big chunk of reality in our school of 1400students”Source:
  9. 9. But with shared access… Source: Critical Thinking Interdependence CollaborationExcitement Peer Teaching Sharing #17292157
  10. 10. # 15033392 Google Sketchup Dream Rooms
  11. 11. # 7269826Access is Key to Learning through Technology
  12. 12. Devices are small, powerful, and everywhereInternet… everywhere… just like oxygen being connected is not optional just like breathing… # 3654579
  13. 13. New/Pre-owned desktops, laptops Windows or Apple devices Cameras, tablets/hybrids, SMART boards, Readers LCD Projectors Software, #16878193 Choose from a Variety of Tools to Access Learning
  14. 14. Ongoing Professional Learning is Essential
  15. 15. Professional Learning via Collaboration Time
  16. 16. Evergreen Technology Teacher LaptopsBYOD will changeEverything #12676792 #7491884
  17. 17. StrategiesS Infrastructuret Equity Learning and Work Systemsra Critical Success Factorst Governancee Core Purpose Communicationg Professional Conversation andy Learning
  18. 18. Su Professionalc Core Purpose – Conversationc vision, direction, and Learning –e teacher / staff work & practices buy-in change,s collaborationF Communicationa – timely,c concise,t relevant,o transparentrs
  19. 19. Enabling always on, always enough,S sustainably funded,t utility-like services Infrastructurera Fair, transparentt funding of diverse Equity options for studente and staff access tog technologyi Leadership with ae roadmap to develop Learning and web systems that Work Systemss transform learning and work
  20. 20. 1. Articulate and communicate clear purpose and vision for botheducational and business technology in supporting teaching,learning, and work 2. Gather and share real examples from VSB classrooms where technology is making a difference for students and teachers #11562895 Core Purpose
  21. 21. 1. Consistent, Develop Plans timely communication to ensure transparency for our work 2. District Technology initiatives, options, stories, projects, future thinking, road #6855981 Communication
  22. 22. Professional Conversation and Learning
  23. 23. Engage… …teachers… …staff Work Practices Pilot Processes Teams Learning Learning TeamsDesign and Implementation Teams Focus Groups #7755704 Professional Conversation and Learning
  24. 24. 1. Inventory all network and systems components 2. Establish replacement lifecycle 3. Develop replacement roadmap and budget requirements 4. Establish sustainable annual lease budget to begin 2013- 2014 and increase to full replacement over multiple years #11473613Infrastructure: Asset Management
  25. 25. The District Network # 11412469
  26. 26. Today… our future? IT Services portalIT Services video stream google portal skype www msn IT Services google bcesis bcesis IT Services e-mail e-mail bcesis google bcesis Virus attack 1701 e-mail www video stream 1701 1701 DL e-mail picture DL wikipedia msn video stream portal blog DL class size 1701 wikipedia bcesis e-mail bcesis youtube portal DL class size picture Virus attack bcesis portal google 1701 youtube www class size e-mail e-mail Virus attack bcesis bcesis Internet DL e-mail portal Home
  27. 27. #5420109Infrastructure: Bandwidth
  28. 28. Work is underway to secure funding for this effort, at a minimum it should be possible to upgrade secondary schools… #317238 Infrastructure: Bandwidth – PLN Upgrade
  29. 29. DenseRobust Challenging… • Lead paint (new WCB rules) and Asbestos • Construction materials • Preparation for VoIPMonthly packages • Seismic delaysof 10 Elementarywith a completion Secondary ~ Feb 2013goal is ~ Sep 2013 Infrastructure: Wireless Project
  30. 30. 2012-2013 • Analyzing current school data • # students, # staff • Age of technology • Involvement in learning, embracing technology • Demographics • Office needs • Future • Use a formula that recognizes inequities • Level of support depends on District #8217437 Equity: Technology Provisioning
  31. 31. Establish / publish technology purchasing standards • Create a menu to guide purchasing decisions • Maintain a list of supported software • Include supported software in images • Provide #13187045 technical and educationalDesign and publish recommended support for supportedschool technology configurations for technology• Classroom embedded • Design an exception /• Subject and program areas evaluation process Equity: Options and Standards
  32. 32. Preparing (literacy)… is primarily lab based and time limited. are assigned to use specific tools for specific “computer” tasks. computer is just an (optional) tool.Exploring (adaptive)… is also in classrooms and is regular. tools, some chosen by students, are becoming integrated into curricular learning for research, planning, writing, presenting. are becoming necessary for learning.Transforming… is expected wherever, whenever. tools available and support student choices for how to learn and demonstrate learning. is through projects and inquiry and is designed to leverage numerous tools. not bounded to the classroom or school day.
  33. 33. Elementary Schools (K-7)Preparing Exploring Transforming BYOD
  34. 34. Secondary Schools (8-12) Preparing Exploring Transforming BYOD Online LearningCurricular Apps Video Subscription 3D Immersive
  35. 35. “more flexible policy around use of personal technology tools”, Lord Byng student Develop a purpose and plan for effectively promoting and supporting a BYOD initiative in #2079663 Equity: BYOD
  36. 36. 1. Establish a project to implement the new District portal 2. Develop and publish design, style, navigation protocols3. Establish a project to redesign and implement a new District website #18642593Learning & Work Systems: Web Sites + Portals
  37. 37. #15885386Learning & Work Systems: Platforms
  38. 38. Professional Learning - essential Allocate sustainable funding …Parting Thoughts on Education and TechnologySupport experimentation Showcase New Learning Plan for the plan to Change