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  • Educational Technology in the 21 st Century January 2005
  • National Educational Technology Plan
    • Toward a New Golden Age in American Education
    • HOW THE INTERNET, THE LAW AND TODAY’S STUDENTS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING EXPECTATIONS
  • www.nationaledtechplan.org
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    • About the Partnership for 21 st Century Skills…….
      • The Partnership for 21 st Century Skills is a unique public-private organization created in 2002 to develop a successful model of learning for this Millennium that incorporates 21 st century skills into our system of education.
    www.21stcenturyskills.org
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  • Learning for the 21 st Century Emphasize core subjects Emphasize learning skills Use 21 st century tools to develop learning skills Teach and learn in a 21 st century context Teach and learn 21st century content Use 21 st century assessments that measure 21 st century skills
  • Nine Steps to Build Momentum
    • Embrace a powerful vision of public education that includes 21 st century skills
    • Align leadership, management and resources with educational goals
    • Use online assessment tool to determine where your schools are now
    • Develop priorities for 21st century skills
    • Develop a professional development plan for 21st century skills
    • Make sure students have equitable access to a 21st century education
    • Begin developing assessments to measure student progress in 21st century skills
    • Collaborate with outside partners
    • Plan collectively and strategically for the future
    • Long Range Plan for Technology
    • Progress Report
    • STaR Chart and Results
    • Educational Technology Advisory Committee
    • TIP
    • eTxTIP
    • eCP
    • eLearning Initiative
    • Technology Allotment
  • Long-Range Plan for Technology
    • First plan 1988-2000
      • Computer Literacy, TENET, T-STAR, TCET, Technology Allotment, Technology Demonstration Programs, Texas Library Connection, TETN
    • Second plan 1996-2010
      • Senate Bill 1, House Bill 2128, House Bill 85
      • Goals 2000, eRate
      • Technology Applications, SBEC Standards, Commissioner’s Plan for Information Access
  • NCLB Title II Part D
    • State technology plan aligned to National Educational Technology Plan
    • 2002 Update to Long-Range Plan for Technology 1996-2010
  • Long-Range Plan for Technology 1996-2010
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Educator Preparation and Development
    • Administration and Support
    • Infrastructure for Technology
  • Developed by the Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC) Educational Technology Division Texas Education Agency
  • Teaching and Learning Educator Preparation and Development Administration and Support Infrastructure for Technology Texas Campus STaR Chart Data 2003-2004
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  • Teacher STaR Chart www.tea.state.tx.us/starchart
    • Aligned with the Campus Chart
    • Includes performance descriptors
    • Online version will have video examples for each indicator
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  • http://www.tea.state.tx.us/technology/lrpt/
  • Provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of a new Long-Range Plan for Technology 2006-2020 that aligns with the National Educational Technology Plan 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Educational Technology Advisory Committee
    • Don Knezek and Ann McMullen – co-chairs
    • 30 members from the education community
    • Outreach to all stakeholders
      • professional organizations,
      • business and community groups,
      • teachers,
      • students,
      • parents
    • October 13-14, 2004 & January 18-19, 2005
    • Additional meetings and TETN sessions
    • ETAC section of Ed Tech website
    Educational Technology Advisory Committee
    • Current work
    • Review recommendations for 2006-2010 (originally listed as long-term)
    • Determine if recommendations need to stay, go, or be revised
    • Add new recommendations based on current progress
    • Determine alignment with new National Educational Technology Plan
    • Identify gaps to be addressed
    Educational Technology Advisory Committee
    • Next steps
    • Gather input from stakeholders
    • Determine impact of 79th legislature
    • Develop vision for 2020
    • Align goals and objectives to vision
    • Share drafts for feedback
    • Revise and develop draft plan
    • Share plan for public comment
    • Review comments and revise plan
    Educational Technology Advisory Committee
    • Timeline
    • September 2006 SBOE First Reading
    • Sept-Dec 2006 STaR Charts correlated to new plan
    • November 2006 SBOE Second Reading and Adoption
    • December 2006 Plan due to Legislature
    • January 2007 Rollout of new plan
    • April 2007 Finalize STaR Charts
    • August 2007 Finalize revisions to ePlan
    Educational Technology Advisory Committee
  • Send your input to etac@tea.state.tx.us
  • www.txtip.info
  • Traditional Education Technology Implementation Cycle The traditional technology implementation cycle in schools involves implementing only 1 or 2 pieces of the critical 6 piece whole at a time. By the time a schools completes all 6 steps of the cycle, it’s time to start all over with step 1. As a result, the school is perpetually behind and teachers perpetually lack the tools they need to properly harness technology to the learning process. Content Hardware Professional Development Technical Support Infrastructure Productivity Tools
  • Technology Immersion Implementation With the Technology Immersion model, schools implement all 6 critical technology resources at the same time as part of a “technology immersion package”. Now teachers have the tools they need to assess student proficiency and develop multimedia lesson plans targeted at student skill strength and weakness areas. Equally as important, students are given the same tools as teachers, including wireless notebook computers to use at school and at home. Software Hardware Technical Support Online Assessment Digital Content Professional Development Technology Immersion
  • Six Critical Components of a Technology Immersion Package
    • A wireless mobile computing device for each student for use at home and school
    • Ongoing professional development for teachers and administrators through proven training models
    • Online instructional resources in the core subjects
    • Online formative and diagnostic assessment tools
    • Productivity software tools
    • Technical support
    • TIP Project
    • Whole district
    • Vertical team--elementary, middle, and high school feeder pattern
    • Single secondary campus
    • Middle school campuses serving only grades 6-8
    • eTxTIP
    • Middle school campuses serving grades 6-8
    • 44 campus awards
      • 22 experimental
      • 22 control
    • 1,400 teachers
    • 19,000 students
    The Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP) Project Pioneering 21 st Century Schools Today
  • Immersion Campuses
    • Whole District Clarksville ISD
    • Clarksville High School
    • Clarksville Middle School
    • Clarksville Elementary School
    • Vertical Team Irving ISD
    • Lively Elementary School De Zavala Middle School
    • Irving High School
    • Single Secondary Ysleta ISD
    • Campus Hillcrest Middle School
    The Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP) Project Pioneering 21 st Century Schools Today
  • Immersion Campuses Middle Schools Grades 6-8
      • Brady
      • Bryan
      • Charlotte
      • Corpus Christi (2)
      • Dublin
      • Floydada
      • Fruitvale
      • Galena Park
      • Houston
      • Laredo (2)
      • McLeod
      • Memphis
      • Monte Alto
      • Morton
      • Port Arthur
      • Newton
      • Post
      • Presidio
      • Riviera
      • San Diego
    The Technology Immersion Pilot (TIP) Project Pioneering 21 st Century Schools Today
  • National and State Level Studies
    • National studies
      • $15 million study of the effects of educational technology, using rigorous scientifically based methodologies
      • NETTS (National Educational Technology Trends Study)
    • State-level studies
      • ESETP (Evaluating State Educational Technology Programs)
  • Research Questions
    • What are the characteristics of participating schools and their contexts?
    • What is the nature of technology immersion , and how is it implemented?
    • What is the effect of technology immersion on schools, teachers and teaching, and students and learning?
    • Does technology immersion impact student achievement?
  • School Context
    • Technology Immersion
      • Access to wireless computing
      • Professional development to support implementation
      • Software/resources
      • Technical support
    • School Culture
      • Leadership
      • Infrastructure
      • Collaboration
      • Educator development
      • Support services
  • Teachers
    • Technology access & use
    • Technology proficiency
    • Knowledge of integration
    • Attitude
    • Collaboration
    • Instructional practice
  • Students
    • Technology access and use
    • Technology proficiency
    • Self-direction
    • Peer collaboration
    • Motivation & engagement
    • Intellectual work
  • www.etxtip.info
    • Follow up to Virtual School Pilot
    • eCP
    • Terms and conditions on TEA website
    • Application process open through February 14, 2005
    • Review and approval as applications received
    Electronic Course Pilot
  • Texas eLearning Initiative Historical Overview
    • The Charge
    • Investigate the existing and “in-development” products, processes, services and technologies that can improve teacher effectiveness and student learning including those that are related to:
      • The planning and delivery of curriculum, instruction and extended enrichment materials;
      • Ongoing assessments, including diagnostic tools and classroom-, campus-, and district-based assessment;
      • Professional development for all educators;
      • The management and dissemination of information, including homework and record-keeping systems;
      • Communication among all interested parties;
      • Infrastructure necessary to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process;
      • Any other topics that may be identified as significant.
  • The Vision
    • Schools to study performance and cost effectiveness (TIP)
    • Move aggressively to provide needed digital and online course content
    • Move to convert appropriate testing to an online format
    • Develop an online education portal to provide entry access to educational resources, assessment, and tutorials
  • Recommendations
    • Restructure the Technology Allotment
      • $300 per student per year
      • $50 district match
    • Create and fund a department of Technology and Implementation at TEA
    • Fund the Technology Applications Instructional Materials
    • Support online formative, diagnostic assessment
    • Support online instructional materials and resources Expand the Technology Immersion Pilot
  • Recommendations
    • Revisit the Long-Range Plan for Technology
    • Develop and launch a Texas eLearning Communications Plan
    • Review and revise state grant and incentive programs to ensure technology incentives
    • Funding beyond present state capabilities
    • Leverage private funding sources
  • Texas eLearning Initiative
    • November & December 2003
      • eLearning Task Force Meetings
    • December 2004
      • eLearning Showcase
      • eLearning Task Force meetings
    • January 2005
      • Texas Capitol Schoolhouse
    • February 2005
      • TCEA Convention
      • Texas Technology Week
  • Current Status
    • House Public Education Committee
    • Senate Education Committee
        • Technology Applications
        • Status of technology in schools
        • Technology Immersion Pilot
        • Electronic Textbooks
        • Textbook adoption process
        • Online Assessment
        • Virtual schools
        • School Interoperability Framework (SIF)
        • Technology Allotment
      • $30 per student per year
      • Electronic instructional materials, professional development, access
      • Changed last session from Textbook fund to Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund
      • Payments were a little less than $30 in 04 and 05 due to available funds
      • 2128 legislation expires 8-31-05 unless reauthorized by the legislature
    Technology Allotment
  • Stay tuned!