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Title II Part D
Districts 25 & 30
Voices in History
Office of Educational Technology
Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation
Title IID Purpose and Goals
Professional Development Opportunities
Questions and Concerns
2009-2012 NCLB Title II Part D Competitive Grants
Purpose of the Program: Title II Part D - Enhancing
Education Through Technology is designed to achieve
three major goals as outlined in NCLB:
1. To improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in
elementary schools and secondary schools
2. To assist every student – regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical
location, or disability in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth
3. To encourage effective integration of technology resources and systems with
professional development and curriculum development to promote
research/evidence based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.
Districts 25 & 30 = 20 Public + 8 Non-Public
JHS 185 EDWARD BLEEKER St. Kevin School IS 10 Horace Greeley School Queens Lutheran School
JHS 189 DANIEL CARTER BEARD Muslim Center Elementary School PS 76 William Hallett School St. Sebastian School
IS 237 Shevach High School PS 92 Harry T Stewart Sr. St. Francis of Assisi
John Bowne High School St. Mel PS 111 Jacob Blackwell School El-Ber Islamic School
Flushing High School PS 112 Dutch Kills School
IS 126 Albert Shanker School for
Visual & Performing Arts
PS 127 Aerospace Science Magnet
IS 141 The Steinway School
IS 145 Joseph Pulitzer
PS 151 Mary D Carter School
IS 204 Oliver W Holmes School
William Cullen Bryant HS
Long Island City High School
Newcomers HS- Academy
Voices in History - Overview
> Districts 25 & 30 are paired in this grant under the theme of
Technology Infusion into Instruction through Professional
> The Voices in History (VIH) program will focus on improving student
achievement in ELA specifically in non-fiction reading and writing
through the content area of Social Studies.
> Students will participate in project based learning that addresses
reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
> Students will create graphic novels, contribute to online communities
and create digital media to demonstrate their knowledge and
understanding of history.
Students will improve their academic performance in ELA.
Teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to integrate
technology into their Social Studies and ELA instruction in a
Teachers will foster professional learning communities and share
practices with the larger school community.
Students will develop their technology literacy skills through project
Project Goal 1
Students will improve their academic performance in
English Language Arts.
> Students will use the Internet for research and
images, collect data, distinguish between fact or
opinion, analyze cause and effect, investigate points
of view in order to develop a digital documentary
and/or graphic novel.
> The student activities are aligned with the following
performance indicators for NYS English Language
Arts Standard 1, 3 & 4.
Project Goal 2
Teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to
integrate technology into their Social Studies instruction
in meaningful ways to support ELA achievement.
> Use blogs, podcasts and videos to enhance instruction that
engage students with relevant tasks.
> Use online resources such asThe Library of Congress, The
National Archives, NYLearns.org and Karpeles primary source
documents to obtain standards-based lessons, videos and
digital images to enhance curriculum and instruction.
> Use online tools such as a blog, wiki, or ARIS Connect for
communication and sharing of resources with school
Project Goal 3
Teachers will foster professional learning communities and
share practices with the larger school community.
> Participating teachers will use an online communication tool such as
blog and/or web portal and ARIS Connect to post lessons, resources,
videos and best practices to be shared with the community.
> Participating teachers will mentor, coach and provide inter-visitation
demonstration lessons to school peers.
> Participating teachers will turn key to inquiry teams and peers during
faculty conferences and grade meetings.
> Participating teachers will video-conference with partnering teachers to
co-teach and share student experiences when applicable
> Participating teachers will video one lesson integrating technology to
shared with peers and contribute to professional community.
Project Goal 4
Students will develop their technology literacy skills
through project based learning
> Students' culminating projects will be the creation of authentic
digital documentaries or graphic novels reflecting their
understanding and expression of grade specific social studies
> Students will learn how to incorporate textual information,
graphics, audio files and video to enhance the presentation of
> Students will use the Internet for research in order to write
narratives to support and enhance their digital presentation .
> Students will use online collaborative Web 2.0 tools such as
wikis and Google Docs for collaborative writing with their project
> Students will use online environments to communicate and
Professional Development Offerings
Session 1 Buck Institute: Project Based Learning – Part 1
Session 2 Buck Institute: Project Based Learning – Part 2
Session 3 Using primary sources to create graphic novels to enhance Social Studies and
Session 4 Using blogs for ELA and Social Studies instruction
Session 5 Podcasting: creating a news broadcast for a specific period of time.
Session 6 Digital Documentaries: Part 1 Process and Planning
Session 7 Digital Documentaries: Part 2 Producing and Publishing
Sessions Webinars – using online tools and resources to strengthen instructional
2 hours Security and Governance for Administrators Only -optional
Professional Development HS only
5 days Advanced Training -Final Cut Pro Selected HS willing to spearhead an
teachers to commit one week of afterschool digital movie making club to
training during April break or 5 create videos based on Social Studies
Saturdays. Limited seats curriculum/historical events. Participating
teachers qualify to take the Final Cut
3 days Selected Teachers (Principal Rec) HS Only –August 2010
-Digital Movie Making into Social
Studies curriculum with Marco
Torres. Limited Seats
4–6 Tech Squad- One teacher with 4 – School will support a school based tech
Sessions 6 students to learn troubleshooting squad.
and basic maintenance of
Professional Development Roll Out
All selected participants will attend 2 full days of professional
development provided by Buck Institute.
The remaining professional development will be delivered in two
> Choose one track.
Option A: 5 full days of professional - pull out during school day
Option B: 6 Saturdays for 3 P-Credits or training rate – limited seats.
Additional Opportunity for School Community
5 full days of PD for 3 P-Credits – Limited Seats
Who Should Participate?
Maximum of Four Social Studies Teachers
> 2nd choice – ELL Teachers or ELA Teachers
One Administrator, Computer Coordinator or ELA specialist.
> To coordinate scheduling, equipment needs and evaluation
Teachers with the ability to mentor and turn-key information to
peers during grade and faculty conferences.
Strategies and Activities
> Two (2) Grades will be targeted each year:
Grades 3 & 4
Grades 6 & 7 – Social Studies and ELA
Grades 9 & 10 -- Social Studies and ELA
> Subsequent years to include additional grades
> All teachers will receive on going professional development and push in support
> Yr 1 teachers will continue to participate in the project and mentor Yr 2 teachers
> A minimum of one administrator will be trained to provide support
> Attend training provided by Buck Institute and OETQ.
> Students’ culminating projects will be the creation of graphic novels and videos
portfolio reflecting their understanding of grade specific Social Studies content.
> Tech Squad – HS Only
> On-site push in job embedded support provided by qualified staff developers
Principals will grant approval for their DAAR Technology Innovation Manager
to review school-level Periodic Assessment data in ARIS in order to align the
grant programs to their school improvement and student learning needs.
Principals will enable lead teachers participating in grant services to
participate in inquiry teams to align the grant program activities to the goals
and strategies of the school CEP and inquiry program.
Principals will comply with evaluation process and support the goals of the
Title IID program.
Principals will support participating teachers to turn-key during common
preps, faculty conferences and grade conferences.
Principals will support push-in and on site professional development .
Principals will provide access to equipment and resources to support grant
Participating teachers will turn-key to 2 other teachers in their first
year during common preps or grade conferences.
Participating teachers will attend all scheduled training.
Participating teachers will videotape one lesson integrating
technology into the curriculum to impact school community.
Participating teachers will complete all required VIH projects and
share with community.
Participating teachers will attend scheduled webinars during common
Participating teachers will contribute to the professional learning
community and foster sharing and collaboration.
Participating schools will receive equipment and
resources to support VIH program.
Participating schools will receive equitable
resources based on full participation.
Grant is state funded and a prescribed evaluation
process must take place.
> Surveys – teachers and students
> Site Visits
> Request for data
> Interview of administrators and teachers
Dr. Josephine Imbimbo
Dr. Lynda Kennedy
Design and Development Resources
for Education and the Arts
Complete form by November 20, 2009.
> Go to http://oitqueens.com and click on surveys.
All communications via DOE email for DOE employees.
Workshop schedule will be provided with tentative start date of
Training centers located at JHS 8 and 82-01 Rockaway Blvd
and 48-15 Court Sq.
LOOKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL TRAINING CENTER IN
DISTRICT 25 or 30.
Technology Innovation Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructional Technology Specialist email@example.com
Supervising Technician firstname.lastname@example.org
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