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  1. 1. Shaping the Future of Education Matt Hillmann, Director of Technology Madelia Public Schools [email_address]
  2. 2. "The most dangerous experiment we can conduct with our children is to keep schooling the same at a time when every other aspect of our society is dramatically changing." Chris Dede, Harvard University 1995
  3. 3. "When you're finished changing, you're finished." Benjamin Franklin
  4. 4. PT 3 Project <ul><li>Student teaching collaboration with MSU, Mankato </li></ul><ul><li>Tech support and training for student teachers </li></ul>
  5. 5. SuccessMaker ® <ul><li>Intelligent academic assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Students “work at their own level” </li></ul><ul><li>Data is our friend </li></ul>
  6. 6. SuccessMaker ® <ul><li>Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>27 stations </li></ul><ul><li>30 minutes per day for 1st-6th Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Kindergarten access </li></ul>
  7. 7. SuccessMaker ® <ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>10 station </li></ul><ul><li>Math Enrichment, Reading Enrichment courses </li></ul><ul><li>Test prep, summer school </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reading Renaissance <ul><li>Accelerated Reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>McGraw-Hill Series </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Star Reading </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assistive Technology <ul><li>Balances playing field for all students </li></ul><ul><li>Vision impaired student </li></ul><ul><li>District becoming more self-sufficient </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interactive Television (ITV) <ul><li>Two-way video communication with up to five concurrent sites </li></ul><ul><li>State-funded </li></ul>
  11. 11. Interactive Television (ITV) <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Video Field Trips </li></ul>
  12. 12. E-Adult Curriculum <ul><li>Early literacy software </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Education Instruction starting in 3rd Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Junior High Computer Skills Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>High School Computer Education Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Community Education </li></ul>
  13. 13. Curricular Integration <ul><li>Social Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign Language </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul>
  14. 14. Future Trends <ul><li>Laptop computers? </li></ul><ul><li>Handheld computers? </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless access </li></ul>
  15. 15. Extended Hours Programs <ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>7:30 AM - 4:30 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>7:45 AM - 4:00 PM </li></ul><ul><li>(Monday - Thursday) </li></ul>
  16. 16. School Business <ul><li>Financial Data </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch Program </li></ul><ul><li>Library Automation </li></ul><ul><li>Grading </li></ul><ul><li>Special Education </li></ul>
  17. 17. District Network Overview <ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><li>Category 5 cabling </li></ul><ul><li>XX Drops in XX Locations </li></ul><ul><li>10 Mbps switched network </li></ul>
  18. 18. District Network Overview <ul><li>Elementary (New) </li></ul><ul><li>Category 6 cabling </li></ul><ul><li>XX Drops in XX Locations </li></ul><ul><li>100 Mbps switched network </li></ul>
  19. 19. Desktop Computers <ul><li>240 computers (networked) </li></ul><ul><li>Five computer labs </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom distribution </li></ul><ul><li>“ Trickle Down” policy </li></ul><ul><li>Possible lease </li></ul>
  20. 20. Staff Development <ul><li>Tech Boot Camp </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Level/Department Training </li></ul><ul><li>“ Just in time” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Technology and Education <ul><li>Will never replace the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Only as effective as those who apply it </li></ul><ul><li>Provides exciting learning tools and data to students and teachers previously unavailable </li></ul>
  22. 22. http://www.madelia.k12.mn.us
  23. 23. “ We are only limited by our lack of imagination”

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