The goal of this system is to provide a single sign on collaborative portal for NC educators to access high quality resources
Where it makes sense we are hoping to streamline and consolidate operations and data collections into powerschool- Return flexibility to LEAs that was not possible with Ncwise Data quality will be improved because of better integration and reporting
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The purpose of this slide and the next is to show what efforts we are making to get input from the field.
Talk about how this group has been restructured to include a broader reach, that DPI is working with members to have an ear out to the stakeholders.
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Media and TechnologyDirector’s Meeting Region 2September 14, 2012
"The B.E.S.T. conversations I have hadwith the people who know THE MOSTabout TECH has never been about TECH."~Jen Wagner 2
Updates• Region 2 Wiki• Online Assessments• Intel Teach• SLMC and TF Professional Standards "Try out" Teams Needed• NC Innovator in Digital Learning Recognition• Statewide System of Support: Regional Roundtables• IIS and Cloud
Region 2 Wikihttp://reg2-techdir.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/
Summer Institute Online Assessments: Updates for 2012-13
Assessment Time Line For School Accountability Test 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-15 on Math 3-8 EXTEND2 Online All Online ELA 3-8 EXTEND2 Online All OnlineDevelopedNew State English II All Online SBE Decision Alg I/Int I All Online SBE Decision Biology All Online Science 5 & 8 All OnlineACT ACT SBE Decision Math 3-8*SMARTERBalanced ELA 3-8* In Development 11th Grade Math* 11th Grade ELA* *2014-15 implementation of SMARTER assessments contingent upon board approval of assessments to replace the State-developed ELA and Math assessments.
Questions Kayla SilerPolicy and Planning Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org
Intel Teach• Intel Teach F2F Courses • Essentials and Thinking with Technology• Online “free” tools and resources • support NC’s initiatives such as RttT and Future Ready Educators
Elements Courses•Project-Based Approaches•Inquiry in the Science Classroom•Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms•Collaboration in the Digital Classroom•Thinking Critically with Data•Educational Leadership in the 21 stCentury
• Accessing courses • Apply for license to host on LMS • Facilitated by online trainer • Intel website• Aligned to Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards• Intel/Thinkfinity Partnership
SLMC and TF Professional Standards “Try Out” Teams• Held in Winston Salem• ITF-Sept. 26th, SLMC-Sept. 27th• Team consists of: • supervising principal or assistant principal • (school-based) SLMC or ITF • Media Technology Director or another central based representative
NC Innovator in Digital Learning Recognitionhttp://it.ncwiseowl.org/resources/digital_learning
The Statewide System of Support &Regional Roundtables
Regional Lead and Regional RoundtableAnalyze Impact of all current initiatives underway in each LEA in the regionAnalyze Trends and common needs across each regionFacilitate and Coordinate technical assistance provided for the districts and schools (extra focus on RttT and Title I)Monitor Progress to achieve priority objectivesInterface with Agency Roundtable to ensure effective lines of communication between the field and the agency. 18
Agency Roundtable Collaborate in cross-divisional discussions and take action(s) necessary to achieve objectives. Target available resources to identified needs. Analyze current initiatives being provided to the regions by the agency, including support for Race to the Top. Identify gaps and redundancies. Monitor progress for achieving priority objectives.
Strategic Statewide Roundtable System of (State Superintendent & Senior Leadership) Support initiatives based on SBE Goals or Title I Services RttT priority LEA Needs Strategic Agency out c roll Roundtable StrategiRegion 1: (NC DPI Division Directors) Region 8: edsRoundtable LE A Ne Roundtable Region 2: Region 7: Roundtable Roundtable Region 3: Region 4: Region 5: Region 6: Roundtable Roundtable Roundtable Roundtable
What Can LEAs Expect From Regional Lead and Regional Roundtable Members? Targeted Support for LEAs with special attention to Title 1 schools and districts Enhanced Communication with DPI Regional Staff, plus a “feedback loop” for sharing information back to the Agency Timely Customer Service 22
What Can LEAs Expect From Regional Lead and Regional Roundtable Members?Alignment of Services to NeedsDissemination of Information re: Resources(including DPI Services and External ProviderServices)Race to the Top Training, Guidance &Support 23
NC Race to the Top Priorities• Great Teachers and Leaders – Implementing the statewide teacher and principal evaluation systems – Providing programs to strengthen staffing in low-performing schools and schools with limited offerings – Expanding recruitment in specific areas of need – Identifying, developing, and supporting effective leaders 24
NC Race to the Top priorities• Standards and Assessments – Transitioning to new standards – Monitoring curriculum – Utilizing benchmark and diagnostic assessment systems• Systems to Support Instruction – Increasing the use of data for decision making and continuous improvement 25
NC Race to the Top Priorities• Turning around low-performing schools –Building local capacity –Customizing approaches to local settings and needs
Regional Lead TeamRL Coordinator: Michael HickmanRegion 1: Tamara Berman-Ishee Region 2: Sherry Broome Regions 3 & 4: James CoonRegion 5: Fran Harris-Burke Region 6: Terry Cline Regions 7 & 8: Jan King 27
NC’s Race to the Top“It won’t matter where they live; it won’t matter what their school looks like; it won’t matter what their parents do for a living. What will matter is that North Carolina leaders have joined together to support the best and most innovative approaches to public education this state has seen in a decade.” -Governor Bev Perdue 28
Please Note:• “The digital tools used during the course of the NCDPI Summer Institute 2012 have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined during the Summer Institute.”• “The digital tools used during the course of the NCDPI RESA trainings have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these tools are the exclusive digital tools for the purposes outlined during the RESA trainings.”
Agenda For Institute Instructional Improvement System
Instructional Improvement SystemWhy – How – What -- When ▲ ▲Why an Instructional Improvement System?Improve and personalize student learning How?Facilitate the teaching and learning process through•Increased access to high quality resources for all•Provision of timely and relevant information and data
Instructional Improvement SystemWhy – How – What -- When ▲What tools and resources will be available? Learner Profiles and Clear picture of students and their needs Work Samples Instructional Design, Instructional planning with resources such as Practices and unit plans, online learning objects and media- Resources enriched tasks Assessment Tools, Interim and diagnostic assessment items for Items and Strategies use in classrooms; formative best practices PD Resources and Resources to improve and reflect on practice and tools to manage professional development Management Dashboards and Tools to display, understand and use data to drive instruction and professional development Analytics choices
Instructional Improvement SystemLearner Profile Standards & Instructional Assessment & Data Analysis Professional and Work Curriculum Design, Practice & Analytics and Reporting Development & Samples Resources Educator Evaluation
Technology Platform One Technology Platform • Single Sign-on InstructionalPowerSchool Improvement • Collaborative System • Populated with resources for NC Student Tools for educators Information Teaching and Learning System (IIS) (SIS) Coming Soon
Guiding PrinciplesOne Technology Platform • Consolidated All operations/data collections will be incorporated into PowerSchool • Flexible Maximize flexibility for LEAs and charter schools • Improving Data Quality Improve Data Accuracy and Completeness • Simplifying Reporting Make reporting easier • Secure Maintain security and privacy of information
Technology3 Key Categories Instruction Interconnections ThingsApplication • Support Services • Infrastructure Digital Devices • Tools Ensuring Making Something pressing sure that on which Enter helps pressing to press students Enter Enter learn always works
Technical Requirements• The IIS is expected to deliver all of its functionality through a web browser. It is expected to run well on major HTML5- compatible browsers on the current release and past two releases and require no additional browser helpers or plugins for full accessibility and functionality.
Technical Requirements (continued)• These browsers shall include but not be limited to the following list: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. In addition, the IIS is expected to run well on a wide variety of mainstream hardware platforms that use the aforementioned browser technologies.
Technical Requirements (continued)• These hardware platforms shall include but not be limited to Microsoft Windows and Mac OS desktops, laptops and netbooks, Apple iOS devices, Android devices, as well as other tablets, smart phones, and eReaders.
Technical Requirements (continued)• Vendor solutions shall comply with the World Wide Web Consortium web development specifications (“W3C Recommendations”) and shall comply with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.
DPI Outreach to LEAs and SchoolsNCDPI staff have made available online the “IISFunctional Specifications Analysis”.•LEAs/schools can decide to use this document to make a preliminarydetermination regarding how well the IIS will meet their needs.•Completing this document is NOT required and does not need to besubmitted back to the NCDPI. This is being provided for informationalpurposes and for local use.•It can be found at: www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/improvement/resources
ObjectiveReceive prospective user feedback on tools, content and interfaceThe Team: N. Hampton County Nash-Rocky Mount Schools Pender Co. Schools Polk County Schools Rowan-Salisbury Schools Sampson County Schools Wake County Schools Washington County Schools Wayne County Public Schools Wilson County Schools Winston-Salem Forsyth
ObjectiveReceive prospective user feedback on tools, content and interfaceThe Members Represent the Following Counties: • Greene County • Char-Meck • The NCAE • Strategic Educational AlliancesThe Group Consists of:
IIS Resource Consortium (IIS RC)• The Resource Consortium is a group of LEAs that will share resources they have created or purchased locally so educators, students and parents can access them statewide through the IIS.
Instructional Improvement SystemWhy – How – What -- When ▲ RFP Issued Reviewed Proposals Determine Feb 27 Design and Vendor April – June Build July – SeptemberBecoming Available Fall 2012 Data Integration Pilot IIS Pilot Phased-In Fall Roll out Early 2013 2012 Starting 2013-14 School Year
Contact InformationDan Gwaltney, Learning Systems Consultantdan.email@example.com