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April 26 admin meeting final

  1. 1. April 26 Admin Meeting
  2. 2. RMNP Trip <ul><li>May 16 is slated for the staff training day at Lake Audy </li></ul><ul><li>KeeSee may come but I hope to meet with them tomorrow afternoon to go over details </li></ul><ul><li>Permission forms to go out next week </li></ul><ul><li>School visit schedule </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Mon May 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday May 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Wed May 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Strath </li></ul><ul><li>Strath 9:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Hamiota </li></ul><ul><li>HCI 10:30 A.M. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Miniota </li></ul><ul><li>Miniota 1:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Birtle elem </li></ul><ul><li>BES 2:30 PM </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>KeeSee </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>KeeSee 9:00 AM </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Shoal Lake </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Shoal Lake 10:30 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>RES </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>RES 1:00 PM </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>WayWay </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>WayWay 2:30 PM </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>MPS </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>MPS 9:30 am </li></ul>Binscarth <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Binscarth 11:00 am </li></ul><ul><li>Inglis </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Inglis 1:30 PM </li></ul>
  4. 4. SIS <ul><li>FC School product is very expensive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 5 years we will spend over ¼ million dollars on it and 1 st class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does not have the capability of other products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home School Communication - can paste assignments and set due dates for parents to see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed for small private/charter schools etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not designed for school divisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Always been “finicky” </li></ul><ul><li>Delphi Group were very POSITIVE about starting the process of looking at another package </li></ul>
  5. 5. How ??? <ul><li>Jerry, Bill, Dan and myself are going to Riding the Wave to look at Maplewood, Student Achieve and Power School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Possibly Mark Waldner as well….. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More in depth division team will be going to RRSD to look a their Power School Roll-out </li></ul><ul><li>Really Complex Decision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library software – get an idea of whether or not open source is an option for us Friday as well as assistive technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Class well liked as a communication platform (Approx. $9,000.00 per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces Private Label is expensive as well ($4,000.00 U.S. per year) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle Server for PWSD is free – put a server in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Exchange server will cost us $15.00 per year per full time equivalent teacher (Approx. $3,000.00 per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hosted by MERLIN so no tech support required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Full audio video and desktop conferencing for all users </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Staff and Student Digital CitizenshipMedia Awareness Network <ul><li>Teacher Credentials - Username: pwt10 - Password: eq5ams </li></ul><ul><li>Student Credentials - Username: pws10 - Password: a2j5cz </li></ul><ul><li>Web Awareness Workshop Series: total 15 schools @ $36.00 = $540.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Passport to the Internet: 14 Grade 4-8 schools @ $41.00 = $574.00 </li></ul><ul><li>MyWorld: 8 secondary schools @ $85.00 = $680.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-total $1,794.00 </li></ul><ul><li>These licences are renewable annually and commence on the day they are signed by both parties. </li></ul><ul><li>Reality Check: 8 secondary schools @ $448.00 </li></ul><ul><li>A one-time licence valid in perpetuity. </li></ul><ul><li>Total for all four resources $2,242.00 plus applicable tax. </li></ul><ul><li>Park West Resources – Web Based PD </li></ul>
  7. 8. Fibre Project <ul><li>Met with R.M.’s and communities last week. </li></ul><ul><li>Very supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Next meeting is June 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Formal partnerships will now be allowed by the minister </li></ul><ul><li>More than RF-Now as a possible partner </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with Westman cable Thursday on my way into an assistive technology workshop </li></ul>
  8. 9. PD - Sessions <ul><li>May 19 - Reg Reimer from BSD Presenting to Resource Teachers Talking about his iPad project and the use of iPads and iPods for resource </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation is at 1:00 pm in the RCI Science Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome to attend as well………… </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Tim Lehman Portage Air Powered Potato Guns and Bottle Rocket Launchers Possible Dates Fri, May 13 Mon, May 16 Wed, May 18 Fri, May 20 Wed, May 25 <ul><li>Staff will: </li></ul><ul><li>Get a chance to use his guns and launchers in conjunction with my camera to perform some video analysis (similar to what I would do with a grade 10 science or grade 11/12 physics class) </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain materials and plans for building their own launchers </li></ul><ul><li>May with time permitting, to get the launchers built </li></ul><ul><li>Have time for general discussion about classroom applications </li></ul><ul><li>Potato gun cost $50-$100 (depends on size and complexity). </li></ul><ul><li>Bottle rocket launcher - around $20-$30. </li></ul>