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  • 760,000 of the match must be cash, the district match of $50/student/year does not make up the whole 760,000In kind means contributions other than cash. For example, ISD personnel, district tech personnel time, use of school facilities.
  • A3: Anyplace, anytime, anywhere
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  • St. Ignace Area schoolsAbout 10 years of experience of K-12 substitute teaching and elementary.
  • “Are They Really Ready to Work? Employers’ Perspectives on the Basic Knowledge and Applied Skills of New Entrants to the 21st Century U.S. Workforce” by The Conference Board, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Corporate Voices for Working Families, and HR-Society for Human Resource ManagementCritical Thinking” and “Problem Solving”CollaborationAgility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurialism “Oral Communication”“Written Communication”“Accessing Information” “Analyzing Information”Curiosity and Imagination Professionalism“Work Ethic”“Oral Communication”“Written Communication”TeamworkCollaboration“Critical Thinking”“Problem Solving”Ethics“Social Responsibility”“Critical Thinking”“Problem Solving”Information Technology ApplicationTeamworkCollaborationCreativityInnovationDiversityIndependence“Problem Solving”“oral communication”“written communication”“social skills”“Global literacy”“acquire information”“learn new skills”“More education”“Advanced courses”“apply skills”“In-demand competencies”“content knowledge”“cross-curriculum”“Traditional academics”“Real world”“Broader competencies”"Critical Thinking" and "Problem Solving"Constant changing and improvingCollaborationAgility and Adaptability Initiative and Entrepreneurialism"Oral Communication""Written Communication"Accessing and AnalyzingCuriosity and Imagination"Applied Skills""Critical Thinking""Problem Solving""Information Technology" ApplicationGlobal Collaboration and TeamworkCreativity & InnovationStrong interpersonal written, oral, and "social skills""Global literacy"Ability to acquire information.Ability to learn new skills.Basic KnowledgeSkillsWriting"Applied Skills""Critical Thinking""Problem Solving""Oral Communication""Written Communication"TeamworkCollaborationDiversity"Information Technology"LeadershipCreativityInnovation"Lifelong Learning""Self Direction"Professionalism"Work Ethic"Ethics"Social Responsibility"futureApplied Skills"Critical Thinking""Problem Solving""Oral Communications""Written Communications"TeamworkCollaborationDiversity"Information Technology"LeadershipCreativityInnovation"Lifelong Learning""Self Direction"Professionalism"Work Ethic"Ethics"Social Responsibility""oral communications"teamworkcollaborationprofessionalism"work ethic""written communications""critical thinking""problem solving""oral communications"teamworkcollaborationprofessionalism"work ethic""written communications""critical thinking""problem solving""information technology"diversityteamworkcollaborationethics"social responsibility"creativityinnovation"information technology"diversityteamworkcollaboration"lifelong learning""self direction"professionalism"work ethic""information technology"diversity"critical thinking""problem solving""lifelong learning""self direction""oral communication""information technology"diversity"critical thinking""problem solving""lifelong learning""self direction""oral communication"teamworkcollaborationcreativityinnovation"critical thinking""problem solving""information technology"teamworkcollaborationcreativityinnovationdiversityProfessionalism"Work Ethic""critical thinking""problem solving"appropriate"lifelong learning""self direction"creativityinnovation
  • Use notes from book to explain;7 Skills students need for their future
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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxY8aHmCy4c&feature=player_detailpage video to checkout
  • CD9 code 9 or 9 means parents are around.CUWTA: catch up with the acronymsKPC: keeping parents cluelessLMIRL lets meet in real lifeF2F face to faceTAW teachers are watchingIHA I hate acronyms.TMA too many acronyms
  • iKeepSafe PSA
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOUu1fldBbI&feature=player_embeddedKyle PaceKansas City, MO
  • Reporting to the school could help the staff be aware of the situation and support you or mediate with the other student/family.Reporting to the police if physically threatened, offline information is shared, or you are not sure. MSP CSI on next page: handouts, information, videos and more!ISP: internet service provider (could cancel their connection)

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  • Agenda for Tonight’s Meeting
    Take survey
    Information about the BTOP Grant
    Preparing students for their future – 21st Century Skills
    Expectations of BTOP netbook users
    Cyber safety tips
    Information about the Lighthouse voucher program
  • Please Take Our Survey
  • BTOP Welcome and Introduction
    Barb Light
    EUPISD
    BTOP Project Director
    View slide
  • What is Broadband?
    ”Data transmission technology that provides two-way data transmission to and from the Internet with advertised speeds of at least 768 kilobits per second (kbps) downstream and at least 200 kbps upstream to end users.”
    Source: Connect Michigan Website http://connectmi.org/mapping/Frequently_Asked_Questions.php
    So basically it’s high speed internet.
    View slide
  • The BTOP People
    • Four new positions at the ISD:
    • Project director Barb Light
    • Instructional technologist Suzy Belonga
    • Computer techs Kathy Fountain, Ryan Gazley
    • Technicians will be available to assist with broadband connections in home.
  • BTOP Website
    Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
    http://tinyurl.com/EUPBTOP
    (also tinyurl.com/eupbtop)
  • A Federal Grant Program
    • Our category is sustainable broadband adoption: Anywhere, anytime computing.
    • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds ($10 billion)
    • National Telecommunications and Information Administration ($4.8 billion of the $10 billion)
  • EUPISD’s Grant Money
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    • $3.165 million federal cash award
    • $1.275 million match
    • $ 760,000 cash
    • District match of $50.00/student/year (includes device, tech support, software, community awareness)
    • $ 515,000 in-kind (district tech personnel time and use of school facilities, for example)
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  • Why Us?
    • We are an underserved area for broadband.
    • Previous educational technology initiatives in this region – WE ARE READY!!!
    • Visionary thinking at the EUPISD.
    “…young people thrive in a world of ever-changing images, constant updates, and immediate access to whatever information they may want.”
    (Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, 2008, p. 177)
  • Looking to the Future:To the CLOUD!
    • Access to tech tools and files from ANY internet connected device.
    • The EUPISD cloud will be for all students K–12 and staff.
    • Different for different groups of students.
  • What are the objectives?
    • Increase broadband adoption throughout Chippewa, Mackinac, and Luce counties.
    • Community awareness
    • Economic development
    • Medical resources
    • Educational opportunities
    • School to home education possibilities
    • A3* learning for anybody!
    * A3 is NetLingo for anyplace, anytime, anywhere.
  • Engagement is the key!
    • One-to-one computing is a great engager because it is in the hands of the student actively learning with technology.
    • “…students are increasingly impatient with the lecture style of learning and the reliance on textbooks for information and crave more class discussions.”
    (Wagner, 2008, p. 178)
    12
  • BTOP & ISD Strategy
    • Train parents, students, teachers, and community members.
    • Guidelines
    • Internet Safety
    • Internet resources
    13
    Suzy Belonga
    Instructional Technologist
    Elementary Education
    and English, 2001
    Masters in Educational Technology, 2010
  • Economic Possibilities
    • advance small businesses
    • online bill paying/banking
    • compare companies/prices
    • secure shopping
    • store coupons/ads
  • Medical Possibilities
    • Medical research: know symptoms, medicine side effects, solutions, etc.
    • Communicate with online health providers.
    • Online pharmacies: order and mail to you!
    • Online programs and information offered by health insurances.
    • Search for the correct provider/specialist.
  • EducationalPossibilities
    “So, are today’s students – and tomorrow’s workers – less motivated or just motivated in ways that may be unique to their generation?”
    (Wagner, 2008, p.38)
    • Raise expectations
    • 21st century ready
    • Online high school and/or college classes
    • Differentiation/individualized
    • Remediation and enrichment activities, projects, & games
    • Communication with teachers/school personnel
    • Monitoring grades
    • Job training
  • Skills for the 21st Century
    2006 Workforce Readiness Report
    Tony Wagner’s Survival Skills for 21st Century Workers
    Center for Public Education “The 21st Century Education”
    www.wordle.net
  • Tony Wagner’s Survival Skills for 21st Century Workers:
    1.) Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Constantly changing and improving.
    18
    www.premierespeakers.com
    & www.the21stcenturyprincipal.blogspot.com
    • Teacher, principal, and professor
    • Speaker nationally & internationally
    • Well known author
    • The first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard
    2.) Collaboration
    • Understand global differences.
    • Lead by influence.
  • Wagner’s Survival Skills (cont.)
    • Agility and Adaptability
    • Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
    “at one's own discretion : independently of outside influence or control”
    ~Merriam-Webster.com
    “energy or aptitude displayed in initiation of action : enterprise”
    “readiness to engage in daring or difficult action : initiative”
    ~Merriam-Webster.com
  • Wagner’s Survival Skills (cont.)
    • Oral and Written Communication
    • Voice!
    intelligent opinion
    clear thoughts
    analyze & reason
    • Accessing and Analyzing Information
    • Effective web search.
    • Find the critical aspects.
  • Final Survival Skill
    • Curiosity and Imagination
    • Sustainable planet.
    • New & effective ways to solve problems.
    “The use of the Internet and other digital technology has transformed both whatyoung people learn today and how they learn.”(Wagner, 2008, p.178)
  • “…put students at the center of learning by individualizing learning, inspiring creativity and promoting collaboration within the classroom and around the world.”
    Dell’s K-12 Education Website
  • Expectations of BTOP Netbook Users
    • Treat the equipment, others, and yourself with respect.
    • Using this netbook is a privilege, not a right.
    How do you treat a netbook with respect?
  • Expectations
    • Fully charge and fully discharge your battery to increase battery life.
    • Wrapping cords too tight can break wires.
    • Be gentle!
    • Placing things on top of the netbooks can cause damage.
    • It’s a tool, not a toy.
  • Expectations
    • Anticipate traffic tripping on cords.
    • Have separate area for food and liquids.
  • Expectations
    • Report any problems to district tech staff immediately.
    • 3 year warranty including accidental breakage.
  • Expectations
    • Use the netbook educationally in and out of school.
    • Allow others in your home to use the netbook educationally.
    • Bring it to school every day with a fully charged battery.
  • Expectations
    Computrace
    LoJack for Laptops
    • Return it to school or ISD personnel prior to graduation or leaving the district.
    • Failure to do so may result in the anti-theft software being engaged and a report to the police.
    • Built in from the beginning.
    • District only reports missing.
    • LoJack locates, works with law enforcement in tracking it.
    • Webcams are not remotely turned on by the district.
  • Expectations
    • Ethical use of technology.
    • For ex. copyright, bullying, posts, etc.
    • Safe online behavior.
    • Remember stranger danger.
  • SafeguardingStudents
  • Students’ online behavior
    • 61% of 13 to 17 yr. olds have a personal profile on a social networking page.
    • 71% report getting a message from somebody they don’t know.
    • 40% said they usually reply.
    • 18% said they would talk to an adult.
    • 30% have considered meeting someone that they’ve only talked to online.
    • 37% said they were not concerned about their private information being used online in ways they don’t want.
    “More teens who’ve talked to parents or guardians also ignore messages from unfamiliar people, refuse to reply or chat, block unknown senders, and report these occurrences to trusted adults.” Netsmartz.org
    Teen Internet Safety Study by Cox Communications and NCMEC2, found at NetSmartz.org
  • Safety Tips for Students
    • Protect yourself online!
    • Think about what you are posting. Nothing is completely private when you write it online.
    • Colleges/universities and employers are looking.
    • Respect others online: keep it appropriate.
    • Delete unknown e-mails with attachments.
    • Phone numbers, addresses, videos, travel plans, real names, etc. should be kept private.
    When is it okay to post a picture of others online?
    a.) any time you want
    b.) after you show it to your parents.
    c.) once you have the permission of everybody in it.
  • More Safety Tips for Students
    • Keep account IDs and passwords safe.
    • Be creative with screen names.
    • MHALLIFWWAS11@something.com
    • RARVAB6@nothing.com
    • Unsure?
    Log off and talk to a trusted adult!
  • Safety Tips for Parents
    • Keep the computer in a central location.
    • Set time limits.
    • Time to play and a time to work.
    • Time to get up and move!
    • Communicate often and lay out expectations.
    • Be the student. Have your student teach you what a blog, tweet, post, etc. is.
    • Video networking.
    • Visit the sites: only self-policing.
    • Set expectations for uploading, viewing, etc.
    • Understand and try their online games
    • Visit Netlingo.com and learn the acronyms: CUWTA, CD9 or 9, F2F, KPC, LMIRL, TAW, IHA or TMA
    • Expectations for online shopping
    • Respecting copyrights
    • Netiquette
    • Be aware of cyber bullying
    More Safety Tips for Parents
  • Cyberbullying
    One student using ANY technology to say rude, mean, nasty and otherwise inappropriate things about another student.
    According to the National Crime Prevention Council, which method to stop cyber bullying did most teens use?
    Report the cyber bully to an adult.
    Refuse to pass on the cyber bullying message.
    Tell the cyber bully to stop.
    64%
    44%
    A great source of information:
    http://www.stopcyberbullying.org
  • Where are kids bullied?
    What percentage of teens discuss Internet safety with parents?
    36%
    33% of 13 to 17 yr. olds and 48% of 16-17 yr. olds said parents do not know what they do online.
    SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007.
  • True or False?
    Cyberbullying Statement
    True or False
    • False. Unfortunately, bullying can happen anywhere.
    • Bullying only happens online now.
    • True. Bullies are often the target of another bully. Also, if a target answers taunts in a rude, harmful way, they become the bully.
    • A bully can be a target and a target can become a bully.
    • False. Unfortunately, bullying can happen at any age, but you can learn appropriate techniques to prevent or stop it.
    • You will never get bullied when you grow up.
    See The Washington Post’s “5 Myths about bullying” for more information.
  • What do you do about cyber bullying?
    1. Prevent it.
    • Do NOT post in anger or frustration.
    • It is not entertainment. Teasing can take a terrible turn.
    • Report it to your trusted adult. Put a stop to it!
    • Think about what you are posting. It’s not private once it is sent.
    2. Action not audience.
    Ignore or block it. Don’t respond.
    Parents can Google their child. What shows up? Posts? Information?
    Report bullying behavior to the school, police, ISP, cell phone service, or host site (MySpace, YouTube, etc.).
    Don’t be a willing bystander or help spread it to others.
  • Website: http://tinyurl.com/EUPBTOP
    Email: sbelonga@eup.k12.mi.us
    Questions?
  • Lighthouse.NetVoucher Program
    $100 voucher to offset equipment costs to connect to broadband or upgrade to broadband at home using Lighthouse.Net as your internet service provider
    We are asking other internet service providers if they would like to do the same type of offer. No takers yet.