Reading Public Schools Educational Technology Presentation
Presentation <ul><li>Difference between educational technology and technology education </li></ul><ul><li>Why Educational ...
Differences between Ed Tech and Tech Ed <ul><li>Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Not a discipline </li></ul><ul><l...
Why Technology? Source:  http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/   Karl Fisch Director of Technology Arapahoe High School Little...
Increasingly it’s a digital world… PCs DVRs Wireless Multimedia MP3s Digital cameras Digital Cable PCs Wireless Networks H...
We live in an Information Economy Information Intellectual Assets Collaboration Inventory Physical Assets Closed Vertical ...
Rising Expectations <ul><li>Increased performance and  workplace innovation  spur economic growth and economic growth is t...
The World is Flattening… Broad Narrow Employee Knowledge High Low Worker Autonomy Constant Change & Adjustment Fixed Opera...
How to adapt in a flat world… <ul><li>“ Every young American today would be wise to think of himself or herself as competi...
From Agricultural Age to Conceptual Age Agricultural Age (Farmers) 18 th  Century Industrial Age (Factory Workers) 19 th  ...
A Whole New Mind is Needed <ul><li>L-Directed Thinking:  Left Hemisphere of the Brain-Sequential, Literal, Functional, Tex...
What essential aptitudes will we need in a conceptual age? <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Sympho...
<ul><li>“Today, the defining skills of the previous era-the left brain capabilities that powered the Information Age-are n...
Partnership for 21 st  Century Skills
 
National Educational Technology Standards for Students:  The Next Generation Source:  International Society for Technology...
What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source:  ISTE <ul><li>Grade PreK-2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Illustrate an...
What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source:  ISTE <ul><li>Grades 3-5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1.  Produce a medi...
What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source:  ISTE <ul><li>Grades 6-8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Describe and il...
What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source:  ISTE <ul><li>Grades 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>1. Design, develop, a...
What additional tools will we use to teach these skills? <ul><li>Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs or Blogs </li></...
Why are 21 st  Century Skills important? <ul><li>Today’s educational system may face irrelevance unless the gap is bridged...
Massachusetts Recommended  K-12 Technology Literacy Standards
Massachusetts Recommended  K-12 Technology Literacy Standards <ul><li>Incorporate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Literacy Skill...
Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards <ul><li>Standard 1.  Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and appli...
Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 2. Demonstrate the responsible use of technology ...
Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 3. Demonstrate the ability to use technology for ...
State of Educational Technology in Reading
Technology Purchases and Upgrades
2006-08 Technology Hardware Purchases and Upgrades COW Document Cameras Writers Computers Coolidge Computers SMART Boards ...
2006-08 Technology Hardware Purchases and Upgrades SMART Boards Computers Wood End COW SMART Boards Computers Eaton Comput...
Infrastructure, Management and Communications Purchases and Upgrades (2006-08) <ul><ul><li>WAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Curriculum and Instruction Purchases and Upgrades (2006-08) <ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compute...
Future Purchases and Upgrades (Pending Funding) <ul><li>Computers  </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Increa...
Professional Development
Professional Development  (2006-08) <ul><li>Communication and Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email/Voice mail </li></ul>...
Curriculum and Instruction Professional Development  (2006-08) <ul><ul><li>SMART Board Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Educational Technology Plan
Components  <ul><li>Correlation to School Improvement Process </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware Inventory Data </li></ul><ul><li>...
Correlation to School Improvement Process  <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Ribbon Standard 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Hardware Inventory Comparison (2004-5 and 2006-07) 5 to 1 23 to 1 Student to Computer Ratio 142 116 Type C  (Low End) 151 ...
Reading Public Schools Instructional Hardware Inventory Comparison (2004-05 and 2006-07) Average per School High  Middle E...
Percentage Use of Technology by Professional Staff For Lesson Planning, Communications, Administrative Tasks (2004-2005) a...
Use of Technology by Professional Staff with students for research, multimedia, data interpretation, and instruction (2004...
Percentage of RPS Teachers who are at each level as defined by the Massachusetts Technology Self Assessment Tool (2004-05 ...
Percentage of Grade 4, 8, and 12 Students Who Have Mastered All or Nearly All Of the Massachusetts K-12 Instructional Tech...
Other Technology Data 100% 75% Percentage of Schools that allow students to use computers before or after school 100% 100%...
Staffing All Numbers Are Approximate Breakdowns 1 per 60-120 staff Elementary- 1.0 per 150 staff  Middle -1.0 per 83 staff...
Staffing All Numbers Are Approximate Breakdowns <ul><li>*Other High School Technical Support Includes </li></ul><ul><li>Te...
Professional Development Computer Replacement 5 years Do Not Have Computer Replacement Cycle N/A 10% Percentage of Staff w...
Reading Technology Progress Tool:  Massachusetts School Technology and Readiness (STAR) Chart <ul><li>Assessment Rubric of...
Future Technology Planning <ul><li>Based upon Massachusetts DOE Technology Plan Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>5 Benchmark...
Benchmark 1 Commitment to Clear Vision and Mission  <ul><li>Technology Plan with Goals for 2008-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Tec...
Benchmark 2 Technology Integration  <ul><li>Increase Teacher Use and Proficiency Levels of Technology to improve student l...
Benchmark 3 Technology Professional Development  <ul><li>Provide 45 hours of high quality technology professional developm...
Benchmark 4 Accessibility of Technology <ul><li>Students per instructional computer at elementary level </li></ul><ul><li>...
Benchmark 5 Infrastructure for Connectivity <ul><li>Develop and implement E-Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Increa...
Essential Conditions Source:  ISTE (2007) <ul><li>Shared Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Planning </li></ul><ul><l...
Questions <ul><li>Cost of SMART Board and COW </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board vs. COW </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Self-Asse...
<ul><li>“ Our students are facing a much different workplace than the one we entered….Technology has transformed business ...
Final Thought <ul><li>“There is nothing about the flat world-nothing that Americans cannot handle, as long as we roll up o...
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    1. 1. Reading Public Schools Educational Technology Presentation
    2. 2. Presentation <ul><li>Difference between educational technology and technology education </li></ul><ul><li>Why Educational Technology? </li></ul><ul><li>State of Educational Technology in Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Future Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. Differences between Ed Tech and Tech Ed <ul><li>Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Not a discipline </li></ul><ul><li>The use of technology as a “tool” to enhance the teaching and learning process across all subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware and software </li></ul><ul><li>Locate, evaluate, and collect information </li></ul><ul><li>Telecommunications </li></ul><ul><li>Web environments </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Process data </li></ul><ul><li>ICT (Information, Communications, Technology) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Education </li></ul><ul><li>Distinct Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with processes, knowledge and skills needed to solve problems and extend human potential in a technological society </li></ul><ul><li>Designing, constructing, problem solving, using and evaluating products and services to satisfy human and environmental needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: CAD, Engineering, Environet </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why Technology? Source: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/ Karl Fisch Director of Technology Arapahoe High School Littleton, Colorado
    5. 5. Increasingly it’s a digital world… PCs DVRs Wireless Multimedia MP3s Digital cameras Digital Cable PCs Wireless Networks Handhelds Cell phones/pagers Wireless email Online services Driver’s License Voting Tax returns Census Digital Homes and Schools Digital Workplace Digital Government
    6. 6. We live in an Information Economy Information Intellectual Assets Collaboration Inventory Physical Assets Closed Vertical Integration Virtual Integration
    7. 7. Rising Expectations <ul><li>Increased performance and workplace innovation spur economic growth and economic growth is the key to national and individual prosperity </li></ul>20 th Century 21st Century 1 – 2 Jobs 10 – 15 Jobs Flexibility And Adaptability Life Long Learning Mastery of One Field Subject Matter Mastery # of Jobs Job Requirement Teaching Model
    8. 8. The World is Flattening… Broad Narrow Employee Knowledge High Low Worker Autonomy Constant Change & Adjustment Fixed Operating Procedures Direction Decentralized Chain of Command Decision Making Widely Diffused Big Picture Top Down Need to Know Communications Self Management Control Systems Workforce Management Cross-Skilled Specialized Employee Skills Broad Many jobs Multiple responsibilities Narrow Do one job Repetitive, Standardized Job Design Flat Networks of Cross-functional teams Flexible Hierarchical Function/Specialized Rigid Workplace Organization New System Old System
    9. 9. How to adapt in a flat world… <ul><li>“ Every young American today would be wise to think of himself or herself as competing against every young Chinese, Indian, and Brazilian…In Globalization 3.0, individuals have to think globally to thrive or at least to survive. This requires not only a new level of technical skills but also a certain mental flexibility, self-motivation, and psychological mobility.” </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>The World is Flat (2007) </li></ul>
    10. 10. From Agricultural Age to Conceptual Age Agricultural Age (Farmers) 18 th Century Industrial Age (Factory Workers) 19 th Century Information Age (Knowledge Workers) 20 th Century Conceptual Age (Creators) 21 st Century Source: Dan Pink A Whole New Mind (2007)
    11. 11. A Whole New Mind is Needed <ul><li>L-Directed Thinking: Left Hemisphere of the Brain-Sequential, Literal, Functional, Textual, Analytical </li></ul><ul><li>R-Directed Thinking: Right Hemisphere of the Brain-Simultaneous, Metaphorical, Aesthetic, Contextual, Synthetic </li></ul>
    12. 12. What essential aptitudes will we need in a conceptual age? <ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul><ul><li>Symphony </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Source: A Whole New Mind (Pink, 2006) </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>“Today, the defining skills of the previous era-the left brain capabilities that powered the Information Age-are necessary but no longer sufficient. And the capabilities we once disdained or thought frivolous-the right brain qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness, and meaning-increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders.” </li></ul><ul><li> Daniel Pink </li></ul><ul><li>A Whole New Mind (2007) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Partnership for 21 st Century Skills
    15. 16. National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation Source: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) <ul><li>Creativity and Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Operations and Concepts </li></ul>
    16. 17. What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source: ISTE <ul><li>Grade PreK-2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Illustrate and communicate original ideas and stories using digital tools and media-rich resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Identify, research, and collect data on an environmental issue using digital resources and propose a developmentally appropriate solution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Engage in learning activities with learners from multiple cultures through e-mail and other electronic means. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. In a collaborative work group, use a variety of technologies to produce a digital presentation or product in a curriculum area. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source: ISTE <ul><li>Grades 3-5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Produce a media-rich digital story about a significant local event based on first-person interviews. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Use digital-imaging technology to modify or create works of art for use in a digital presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Recognize bias in digital resources while researching an environmental issue with guidance from the teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Select and apply digital tools to collect, organize, and analyze data to evaluate theories or test hypotheses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Identify and investigate a global issue and generate possible solutions using digital tools and resources. </li></ul></ul>
    18. 19. What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source: ISTE <ul><li>Grades 6-8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Describe and illustrate a content-related concept or process using a model, simulation, or concept-mapping software. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Create original animations or videos documenting school, community, or local events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Gather data, examine patterns, and apply information for decision making using digital tools and resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Participate in a cooperative learning project in an online learning community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Evaluate digital resources to determine the credibility of the author and publisher and the timeliness and accuracy of the content. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. Employ data-collection technology such as probes, handheld devices, and geographic mapping </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. What do these skills look like in the classroom? Source: ISTE <ul><li>Grades 9-12 </li></ul><ul><li>1. Design, develop, and test a digital learning game to demonstrate knowledge and skills related to curriculum content. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Create and publish an online art gallery with examples and commentary that demonstrate an understanding of different historical periods, cultures, and countries. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Select digital tools or resources to use for a real-world task and justify the selection based on their efficiency and effectiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Employ curriculum-specific simulations to practice critical-thinking processes. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Identify a complex global issue, develop a systematic plan of investigation, and present innovative sustainable solutions. </li></ul>
    20. 21. What additional tools will we use to teach these skills? <ul><li>Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Weblogs or Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>RSS (Rich Site Summary) </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Online Photo Galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video Casting (i.e. Podcasts) </li></ul><ul><li>Online Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Google Applications </li></ul>
    21. 22. Why are 21 st Century Skills important? <ul><li>Today’s educational system may face irrelevance unless the gap is bridged between how students live and how they learn </li></ul><ul><li>Civic life and personal choices are more complex </li></ul><ul><li>Economic demands are making workplaces more competitive </li></ul><ul><li>21st century jobs require 21st century skills. </li></ul><ul><li>An educated work force is so intimately connected to economic prosperity that we cannot afford to retreat from education excellence in difficult economic times or we’ll hinder our recovery. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Governor Kathleen Sebelius, KS </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 23. Massachusetts Recommended K-12 Technology Literacy Standards
    23. 24. Massachusetts Recommended K-12 Technology Literacy Standards <ul><li>Incorporate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Literacy Skills from Partnership for 21 st Century Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISTE National Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide a set a guidelines for schools </li></ul><ul><li>Link to the Curriculum Frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Goal is to integrate them into the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Will be incorporated in 2008-2011 Technology Plan </li></ul>
    24. 25. Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards <ul><li>Standard 1. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and applications, as well as an understanding of the concepts underlying hardware, software, and connectivity. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include proficiency in basic productivity tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, electronic research, email, and applications for presentations and graphics; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include conceptual understandings of the nature and operation of technology systems; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes learning and adapting to new and emerging technology tools. </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 2. Demonstrate the responsible use of technology and an understanding of ethics and safety issues in using electronic media at home, in school, and in society. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relates to social, ethical, and human issues. It promotes positive attitudes toward the uses of technology, as well as responsible use of information. This standard also includes recognition of technology’s impact on civic participation, the democratic process, and the environment. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aims to ensure that students understand general rules for safe Internet practices, including how to protect their personal information on the Internet. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is designed to help students develop an awareness of the personal image that they convey through information they post on the Internet. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aims to ensure that students understand federal and state laws regarding computer crimes. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports students in exhibiting leadership for digital citizenship </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    26. 27. Massachusetts Technology Literacy Standards <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standard 3. Demonstrate the ability to use technology for research, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focuses on applying a wide range of technology tools to student learning and everyday life. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aims to ensure that students will be able to use technology to process and analyze information. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supports students in using technology to enhance critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is designed to help students develop skills for effective technology-based communication. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes the use of technology to explore and create new ideas, identify trends, and forecast possibilities. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aims to provide students with an awareness of how technology is used in the real world. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 28. State of Educational Technology in Reading
    28. 29. Technology Purchases and Upgrades
    29. 30. 2006-08 Technology Hardware Purchases and Upgrades COW Document Cameras Writers Computers Coolidge Computers SMART Boards Computer Labs RMHS Computers SMART Boards COW Document Cameras Parker WAN Servers Switches Computers District Upgrade/Purchase School
    30. 31. 2006-08 Technology Hardware Purchases and Upgrades SMART Boards Computers Wood End COW SMART Boards Computers Eaton Computers SMART Boards Killam Computers SMART Boards Barrows SMART Boards Computers Birch Meadow Upgrade/Purchase School
    31. 32. Infrastructure, Management and Communications Purchases and Upgrades (2006-08) <ul><ul><li>WAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgraded servers and switches in all schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin implementation of wireless areas in each school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Dude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MUNIS Financial Software </li></ul></ul>
    32. 33. Curriculum and Instruction Purchases and Upgrades (2006-08) <ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Based Laboratories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Environet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MIDI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language Lab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CAD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMART Boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scantron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lexia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geometry Sketchpad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read Naturally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document Cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flip Video Cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Performance Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers </li></ul></ul>
    33. 34. Future Purchases and Upgrades (Pending Funding) <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Boards </li></ul><ul><li>Increase wireless capability in district </li></ul><ul><li>COWS </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Software Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Connect Ed </li></ul>
    34. 35. Professional Development
    35. 36. Professional Development (2006-08) <ul><li>Communication and Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email/Voice mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Folders/Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade Quick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SNAP (Nurses) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab Scheduler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator’s Plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MASS One Accounts and Student Accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IS 100 and 700 Online Courses (Emergency Preparedness Grant) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Workshops on Internet Safety </li></ul></ul>
    36. 37. Curriculum and Instruction Professional Development (2006-08) <ul><ul><li>SMART Board Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SMART Board User Group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video, Digital, and Document Cameras </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Techno-Mondays” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MASS One </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspiration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scantron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>United Streaming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel “Teach to the Future” Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Wiz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VHS Online Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel Teach to the Future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TAH Grant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Quests </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Photography </li></ul></ul></ul>
    37. 38. Educational Technology Plan
    38. 39. Components <ul><li>Correlation to School Improvement Process </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware Inventory Data </li></ul><ul><li>Other District Technology Data </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts School Technology and Readiness (STAR) Chart </li></ul>
    39. 40. Correlation to School Improvement Process <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Ribbon Standard 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NEASC Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Resources for Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Improvement Plans </li></ul><ul><li>TAP Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and Preparation for Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivery of Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitoring, Assessment and Follow-Up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family and Community Outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><li>District Improvement Plan (15 subgoals) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety Plans (1d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Collecting (2d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Analysis (3a, 7d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication of Data (3b) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue Ribbon Process (3d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruction (5a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual High School (5c) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Mapping (6a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmark assessments (7a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Committee (8a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent Communication-Edline (8b) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Direct (8c, 10a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of Tech Plan (8d) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Management System (9b) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Conservation (10g) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Recruitment (11a) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TAP (11c) </li></ul></ul>
    40. 41. Hardware Inventory Comparison (2004-5 and 2006-07) 5 to 1 23 to 1 Student to Computer Ratio 142 116 Type C (Low End) 151 281 Type B (Average) 846 219 Type A (High-End) 1139 616 Total Number of Computers 2006-07 2004-05 Hardware
    41. 42. Reading Public Schools Instructional Hardware Inventory Comparison (2004-05 and 2006-07) Average per School High Middle Elementary 82 8 23 3 8 3 LCD Projectors 79 10 16 4 10 .5 SMART Boards 2 2 1 0 .2 0 COW 11 6 5 2 1 1 Number of Labs 3:1 15:1 5:1 28:1 8:1 88:1 Student to Computer Ratio (Type A/B) 06-07 04-05 06-07 04-05 06-07 04-05 Category
    42. 43. Percentage Use of Technology by Professional Staff For Lesson Planning, Communications, Administrative Tasks (2004-2005) and (2006-07) Source: Reading Technology Assessment Survey (June, 2006)
    43. 44. Use of Technology by Professional Staff with students for research, multimedia, data interpretation, and instruction (2004-05 and 2006-07) Source: Reading Technology Assessment Survey (June, 2006)
    44. 45. Percentage of RPS Teachers who are at each level as defined by the Massachusetts Technology Self Assessment Tool (2004-05 and 2006/07) Source: Reading Technology Assessment Survey (June, 2006)
    45. 46. Percentage of Grade 4, 8, and 12 Students Who Have Mastered All or Nearly All Of the Massachusetts K-12 Instructional Technology Standards
    46. 47. Other Technology Data 100% 75% Percentage of Schools that allow students to use computers before or after school 100% 100% Percentage of schools that maintain websites 100% 100% Percentage of schools that have an internet filter 100% 100% Percentage of Schools with an acceptable use policy for students and staff State Recommendation Reading Public Schools Data
    47. 48. Staffing All Numbers Are Approximate Breakdowns 1 per 60-120 staff Elementary- 1.0 per 150 staff Middle -1.0 per 83 staff High- 1.0 per 200 staff Elementary -1.0 (.2 Library Media Specialist at each school) Middle -1.2 (.2 Library Media/.4 IT Specialist at each school) High -.5 (.3 Library Media/.2 IT Specialist) Instructional Technology Specialist District- 1.0 District- .3 District- .3 (.1 Network Manager/.1 Assistant Superintendent/.1 H.S. IT Specialist) Technology Director State Rec. Ratio RPS Type
    48. 49. Staffing All Numbers Are Approximate Breakdowns <ul><li>*Other High School Technical Support Includes </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Duty for 1 Teacher per Department </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Student Help </li></ul><ul><li>Summer Technician Help </li></ul>1.0 per 200 computers Elementary- 1 per 134 computers Middle- 1 per 409 High- 1 per 596 Elementary -2.5 staff (2.5 Technicians) Middle -.8 staff (.4 IT Specialist at each school) *High- .8 staff (.7 IT Specialist/.1 Network Manager) Technical Support District- 1.0 District- .8 District- .8 Network Administrator State Rec. Ratio RPS Type
    49. 50. Professional Development Computer Replacement 5 years Do Not Have Computer Replacement Cycle N/A 10% Percentage of Staff who have taken online prof. development courses N/A 70% Percentage of staff who have received any type of professional development over the past two years 85% 30% Percentage of Staff Who Have Had 45 Hours of Formal Technology Professional Development Over the Last Three Years State Recommendation Reading Public Schools Data
    50. 51. Reading Technology Progress Tool: Massachusetts School Technology and Readiness (STAR) Chart <ul><li>Assessment Rubric of School District Technology Status </li></ul><ul><li>Measures 4 Areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educator Preparation and Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administration and Support Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 Levels of Progress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proficient Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Tech </li></ul></ul>0% 0% Advanced Tech 9% 0% Prof/Adv 22% 1% Proficient Tech 17% 0% Dev/Prof. Tech 52% 56% Developing Tech 0% 43% Early Tech 2007-08 2004-05 Level
    51. 52. Future Technology Planning <ul><li>Based upon Massachusetts DOE Technology Plan Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>5 Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to Clear Vision and Mission Statement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessibility of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure for Connectivity </li></ul></ul>
    52. 53. Benchmark 1 Commitment to Clear Vision and Mission <ul><li>Technology Plan with Goals for 2008-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Team </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Evaluation and Assessment </li></ul>
    53. 54. Benchmark 2 Technology Integration <ul><li>Increase Teacher Use and Proficiency Levels of Technology to improve student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul>
    54. 55. Benchmark 3 Technology Professional Development <ul><li>Provide 45 hours of high quality technology professional development per teacher over three years </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Collection of Data </li></ul>
    55. 56. Benchmark 4 Accessibility of Technology <ul><li>Students per instructional computer at elementary level </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a replacement cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Increase wireless access </li></ul><ul><li>Increase technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Increase access to the internet outside the school day </li></ul>
    56. 57. Benchmark 5 Infrastructure for Connectivity <ul><li>Develop and implement E-Learning Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Increase use of online courses by staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>Increase opportunities for virtual sharing, designing and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increase communication with parents using technology </li></ul>
    57. 58. Essential Conditions Source: ISTE (2007) <ul><li>Shared Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent and Adequate Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Equitable Access </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Student-Centered Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Support Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive External Context </li></ul>
    58. 59. Questions <ul><li>Cost of SMART Board and COW </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Board vs. COW </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Self-Assessment Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual High School </li></ul>
    59. 60. <ul><li>“ Our students are facing a much different workplace than the one we entered….Technology has transformed business and increased the complexity of the workplace. Competition for skilled jobs has increased greatly, and we need to help our students to become tech literate. Technology used properly in the classroom can engage and motivate students in a variety of ways.” </li></ul><ul><li>Cathy Poplin </li></ul><ul><li>State Educational Technology Director </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona Department of Education </li></ul>
    60. 61. Final Thought <ul><li>“There is nothing about the flat world-nothing that Americans cannot handle, as long as we roll up our sleeves, educate our young people the right way for these times, and tend to enrich the secrets of our sauce…a mix of institutions, laws, and cultural norms that produce a level of trust, innovation and collaboration…” </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Friedman </li></ul><ul><li>The World is Flat (2007) </li></ul>

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