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  • Slides in this presentation are designed to be used as a guide for introducing parents and community members to PDL. Schools may add/delete/edit slides as needed.
  • IF MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Blended learning is the instructional model our school has implemented to provide personalized learning for our students. ……….continue explanation of blended learning 2-3 group rotations.
    IF HIGH SCHOOL
    At (name of high school) all of our classrooms will become “technology-rich” with the 1:1 initiative and at least 25% of teachers in our school are going to become blended classrooms. “Technology rich” classrooms will be 1:1 and have access to digital content. These classrooms will use technology to enhance existing processes. Blended Classrooms will utilize technology and digital content to change how and when instruction is delivered. 
    The 2014-15 cohort of blended teachers across the district (25% in each school) will receive coaching and support from the district who will also be looking to learn from and share best practices across high school teachers.. In June 2014, high schools designed and shared their plans with each other. We are looking forward to great things in our school this year.
  • In 1970, these were the most valued skills Fortune 500 companies were look or in employees. Note the ones that appear in orange and where they are on this scale.
    Oral Communications, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Skills.
    Today, these skills moved to the top of the list.
    With help from the PDL(Blended Learning) Initiative it is our hope that students be more equipped with these skills: Oral Communications, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Interpersonal Skills and be better prepared for the future.
  • To prepare students for college and careers, it is our responsibility to ensure they have the tools necessary to be successful.
  • DELETE THIS SLIDE IF USING THIS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS
    Students in grades 6-8 received the Apple in the 2013-14 school year. The iPad comes with a school issued case. The purpose of the case is to protect the iPad, especially while the iPad is being
    transported. The iPad must remain in the school issued protective case at all times. No stickers or any other items should be attached to the iPad itself unless placed there by school staff.
    Refer parents to the district’s PDL website for additional information about care and maintenance of the device.
  • DELETE THIS SLIDE IF USING THIS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS
    Students in grades 9-12 will be receiving the Dell Venue 11 beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Students will be receiving the tablet and a detachable keyboard. The device comes with a hard shell case that is designed to protect it from scratches and minor bumps. The hard shell case is not designed to protect the device from drops and inappropriate use. Students are expected to treat the device with care.
  • Students devices comes equipped with a number of apps to assist in their learning.
    AirWatch will allow teachers to monitor the apps that are installed
  • Stress that the $50 fee is a small price to pay for accidental coverage in case of breakage. The $50 covers breakage, etc. at home or at school. Otherwise, students/parents could be responsible for all damages which can get really expensive. One screen break is typically $150.
  • Stress that the parent is responsible for filing an official police report within 48 hours. If a police report is NOT filed within 48 hours, the insurance protection is null and void.
  • A student’s responsibility for a device is no different than their responsibility for a textbook. Students who abuse or misuse textbooks have always been held responsible for their actions through disciplinary action and financial responsibility.
  • $50 fee is a small price to pay for accidental coverage in case of breakage. The $50 covers breakage, etc. at home or at school. Otherwise, students/parents could be responsible for all damages which could get really expensive. One screen break is typically $150 and device replacement could be more than $500.
    For families with financial hardship, a payment plan is available. The plan requires $20 down and three monthly installments of $10. For students receiving device at the beginning of the school year, payments would be due on October 5, November 5 and December 5.
  • $50 fee is a small price to pay for accidental coverage in case of breakage. The $50 covers breakage, etc. at home or at school. Otherwise, students/parents could be responsible for all damages which could get really expensive. One screen break is typically $150 and device replacement could be more than $500.
    For families with financial hardship, a payment plan is available. The plan requires $20 down and three monthly installments of $10. For students receiving device at the beginning of the school year, payments would be due on October 5, November 5 and December 5.
  • These are the rules for device care that teachers will be reminding students of every day. Parents can help by extended these rules to locations away from school.
  • These are the rules for device care that teachers will be reminding students of every day. Parents can help by helping to enforce these rules at locations away from school.
  • Students will participate in digital citizenship lessons and activities prior to receiving a device. Some of the topics include:   Care of Use of Technology, Cyberbulling, Online Safety & Security, Protecting Your Personal Information, The Digital Footprint, Choices & Behavior and Impact of Words & Actions. Families interested in more information about internet safety should visit www.commensensemedia.org.
  • At school, inappropriate websites will be blocked using the district's filtering application. Students are expected to follow the Acceptable Use Policy and report any accidental inappropriate material to their teacher or administrator.
    At home, students/parents are responsible for use of the internet.
     
     
  • Please review and help us reinforce these safety tips by periodically reviewing them often.
    These rules are non-negotiable and are designed to protect our students.
  • This is what we tell our students……..You can help by reinforcing it at home. THINK before you POST.
  • Commonsensemedia.org is a great place to find advice for parents.
  • Filters prevent access to inappropriate sites; however, they are not foolproof. Students who intentionally access inappropriate sites or try to work around the filtering system will be disciplined accordingly.
  • Talk with your student about what they are doing in their classes at school. Ask them to show you how they use these tools.
  • HCS filters block unsafe sites, but students can access them through their smartphones. Also, if students take devices home, the HCS filter is NOT in place and parents are responsible for sites students are accessing.
    It’s really about being a good citizen in the real world or on the internet.
    Be aware of which social media sites your student is using (Twitter, Vine, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr etc.)
    Talk with your student about their permanent digital footprint (digital footprint is any and all information about a person in the internet)
    Be alert of any cyber-bullying and notify school immediately if it involves another student
    Examples of social media
    Twitter
    Facebook
    Linkedin
    Foursquare
    YouTube
    Instagram
    Pinterest
    h. Snapchat
  • What is “responsible use of technology? It is the rules to follow and the etiquette, to follow the law and to avoid hurting others on the internet.
    We expect our students to follow the same code of conduct on the internet as we they do in the classroom.
  • Improper use of technology will result in consequences and will be handled as any other discipline issue is handled.
    These are common sense rules to respect others and HCS property. Please refer to your schools code of conduct and the district’s acceptable use policy.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl PARENT EVENT
    • 2. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Session Goals Provide an overview of HCS PDL initiative Provide an overview of the Annual Protection Plan and responsible use of technology
    • 3. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What is the 1:1 PDL? Horry County Schools Personalized Digital Learning (PDL) initiative will place personal computing devices in the hands of all students over the next three years beginning in January 2014.The new technological tools will enable teachers to personalize education in ways not possible before.
    • 4. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Our Vision To transform teaching and learning by immersing all students in rich, authentic, relevant, personalized digital learning experiences that lead to college and career readiness and enable deeper learning across the disciplines. Critical Thinking Communication Collaboration Creativity
    • 5. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Fortune 500 Most Valued Skills Writing 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Teamwork Problem Solving Interpersonal Skills Computational Skills Reading Skills Organizational Effectiveness Goal Setting/Motivation Listening Skills Personal Career Development Creative Thinking Leadership Oral Communications 1970 Today
    • 6. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl The Right Thing? This is more than just about giving students devices. This is about changing the way teachers teach and students learn. HCS PDL will create transformational, digital-age instruction that will prepare Horry County Schools children to succeed in the 21st century and compete with their peers around the world.
    • 7. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl  Critical thinking and problem solving  Collaboration and leadership  Agility and adaptability  Initiative and entrepreneurship  Effective oral and written communication  Accessing and analyzing information  Curiosity and imagination 21st Century Skills
    • 8. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Getting to Know The Device for 6-8 Grades 6 - 8 Apple IPad
    • 9. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Getting to Know The Device for 9-12 Grades 9 - 12 Dell Venue 11 –Tablet w/ keyboard
    • 10. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Apps for Education
    • 11. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Take Home Option  Students who sign-up to participate in the Device Annual Protection Plan receive a FREE carrying case and may take devices home.  This optional protection plan is available for district-owned mobile computing devices issued to students at a non- refundable cost of $50 per year.
    • 12. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What are the benefits of taking the device home?  A personal device allows students to store notes, handouts, books, instructional videos, and a large variety of other applications that are designed to help students with mastery of course content and skills.  The use of the device outside of school gives students access to all of their materials all the time.
    • 13. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What does the take-home protection plan cover?  Parts and repair service for any system- related issues or failures resulting from normal use at home or at school  One accidentally broken screen at home or at school in a calendar year  One device replacement in a calendar year in the event of an accident resulting in total loss or destruction of the device or theft with a police report.
    • 14. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What if a device is stolen?  The parent/guardian must report the stolen device to school officials and file an official police report within 48 hours.  A copy of the police report must be provided to the school administrator.  The annual protection plan covers one device replacement per calendar year.
    • 15. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What are repair fees if a student chooses not to participate in the $50 protection plan? Like a textbook, responsibility for the loss or damage of a device, even at school, is the responsibility of the student/parent.Without insurance, fees for damage are estimated at: Broken Screen $150 Power adapter and cord $35 Case $25 Re-Synchronization due to violation of the Acceptable Use Policy $15 Broken/missing keys or destroyed keyboard $15 up to $115. Replacement of the device could be $500 or more. The $50 protection fee is required to take the device home.
    • 16. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Are students required to pay the $50 annual insurance fee?  We strongly encourage families to participate in the protection plan.  A $50 annual fee will cover the cost for one repair or replacement of a device for accidental damage for a calendar year, whether it happens at school or off property.  The insurance fee is required if students wish to take the devices home.
    • 17. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Is a payment plan available for the Annual Device Protection Plan? If the $50 fee creates a financial hardship on the student or parent/guardian, contact the school’s administration about payment options. Insurance coverage is in force as long as payments are current. Parents/students who fall behind in submitting on time payments risk the chance of damage to the device while not covered by insurance.
    • 18. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl How does the payment plan work? Initially, a signed payment agreement form is required along with a $20 payment.This step will allow the student to take the device home. $10 payments will be due on the 5th of the month for the first three months (October 5, November 5, December 5) Insurance coverage is in force as long as payments are current. Parents/students who fall behind in submitting on time payments risk the chance of damage to the device while not covered by insurance.
    • 19. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Rules for Device Care  Use school-issued case and bag  Keep the device away from food and drinks  Do not leave the device unattended  Keyboard must be attached when the student is not seated. The keyboard is added protection for the tablet in case of an accidental drop.  Do not stack books or other objects on top of the device.The glass is fragile and will break without proper care.  NEVER place a device on the floor or in a seat. The glass is not meant to bend and it will break if stepped on or sat on.
    • 20. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Rules for Device Care  Handle the electronic device with care.  Never throw a carrying case or book bag that contains a device.  Never place a device in a book bag that contains food, liquids, heavy, or sharp objects.  Avoid using any sharp object(s) on the device.The screen is glass and is vulnerable to cracking.  NEVER place heavy objects on top of the device and never drop the device. Careful placement in the carrying case is important.
    • 21. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Internet Safety and Responsibility
    • 22. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Internet Safety at School  During school hours, students use the Internet only for education and research purposes  Teachers monitor student Internet use in class  Students are not allowed “free time” to search the Internet  Students receive training on use of the device and Internet safety through digital citizenship workshops
    • 23. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Student Safety Online  NEVER give out personal information  NEVER use parent’s credit card without permission  NEVER share passwords with anyone (other than your parents)  NEVER arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone you met online  DO NOT OPEN an email if you do not know who sent it  DO NOT CLICK on banner ads or pop up ads on websites  NEVER USE bad language or send threatening email
    • 24. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What is at stake? If you would not share it with your family, DO NOT post it!
    • 25. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl The 10 Common Sense Rules for Parents Thanks to the good people at Common Sense Media for this list.
    • 26. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl School Internet Filtering Filtering software installed on the HCS web server blocks prohibited or inappropriate sites. Filter is in place at all times Blocks websites based on content key words Can block specific websites upon request
    • 27. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Communication Tools  The district has provided student e-mail accounts.  Edmodo and other approved social media accounts may also be used by students when communicating with their teachers, collaborating with other students in their class and submitting assignments.  Students will learn about copyright laws, intellectual property and privacy through the use of these tools.
    • 28. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Social Media  MONITOR all social media use at home  HCS filters block unsafe sites when at school only  Be aware of which social media sites your student is using  Talk with your student about their digital footprint  Be alert of any cyber-bullying and notify school immediately if it involves another student
    • 29. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Turn and Talk Think about what you can do to help your student be safe. Share this “Safety Tidbit.” Share with a person seated next to you.
    • 30. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Responsible Use of Technology  Follow copyright laws (ex. music piracy)  Use appropriate language online  Students will make available all messages or files upon administrator or teacher request  Like a textbook or a locker, HCS owns the device. Students are only permitted to use it for educational purposes  Administrators have the capability to remotely view student devices
    • 31. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl What is Prohibited?  Resetting the device  Bypassing the filter  Tampering with district installed security settings  Using another student’s username or password  Sharing passwords (other than with parents)  Downloading or installing apps that have not been approved  Tampering with hardware  Inappropriate material: Unacceptable in a school setting
    • 32. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Q&A On the index card provided to you, please write down comments or questions you may have. We will be asking parents and students to complete various surveys during the year. We encourage you to respond and appreciate your feedback.
    • 33. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl Technology Resources for Parents HCS Personalized Digital Learning Common Sense Media ISTE Standards for Students
    • 34. Personalized Digital Learning Initiative #hcspdl TRANSFORMING TEACHING AND LEARNING #hcspdl

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