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  • 1. 2009-2012 NCLB Title II Part D Districts 25 & 30 Competitive Grant Voices in History Office of Educational Technology Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation Manager October 2009
  • 2. Agenda  Welcome  Title IID Purpose and Goals  Program Overview  Professional Development Opportunities  Expectations  Evaluation  Questions and Concerns 2
  • 3. 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 grade and 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. 3
  • 4. 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 School IS 141 The Steinway School IS 145 Joseph Pulitzer PS 151 Mary D Carter School IS 204 Oliver W Holmes School IS 230 William Cullen Bryant HS Long Island City High School Newcomers HS- Academy American Studies 4
  • 5. Voices in History - Overview > Districts 25 & 30 are paired in this grant under the theme of Technology Infusion into Instruction through Professional Development. > 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. 5
  • 6. Project Goals Goal 1: Students will improve their academic performance in ELA. Goal 2: Teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to integrate technology into their Social Studies and ELA instruction in a meaningful way. Goal 3: Teachers will foster professional learning communities and share practices with the larger school community. Goal 4: Students will develop their technology literacy skills through project based learning. 6
  • 7. 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. 7
  • 8. 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 community.
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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 content. > Students will learn how to incorporate textual information, graphics, audio files and video to enhance the presentation of their material. > 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 group. > Students will use online environments to communicate and share.
  • 11. Graphic Novel 11
  • 12. Digital Documentaries  Video Samples 12
  • 13. Voicethread Great Depression Poems  http://oitq.ed.voicethread.com/#q+site:ed.b425796.i2253592 13
  • 14. Rudy video 14
  • 15. Ham & Eggs video 15
  • 16. 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 ELA instruction. 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 8-12 practices 2 hours Security and Governance for Administrators Only -optional 16
  • 17. 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 certification exam. 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 computers. 17
  • 18. 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 tracks. > Choose one track.  Option A: 5 full days of professional - pull out during school day • OR  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 April 2010 August 2010 18
  • 19. 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 process.  Teachers with the ability to mentor and turn-key information to peers during grade and faculty conferences. 19
  • 20. Strategies and Activities  Strategies > 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  Activities > 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 20
  • 21. School Expectations  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 initiatives. 21
  • 22. Teacher Expectations  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 preps.  Participating teachers will contribute to the professional learning community and foster sharing and collaboration. 22
  • 23. Resources  Participating schools will receive equipment and resources to support VIH program.  Participating schools will receive equitable resources based on full participation. 23
  • 24. Evaluation Grant is state funded and a prescribed evaluation process must take place. > Surveys – teachers and students > Observations > Site Visits > Request for data > Interview of administrators and teachers 24
  • 25. Program Evaluator Dr. Josephine Imbimbo jimbimbo@dndrea.org Dr. Lynda Kennedy lkennedy@dndrea.org Design and Development Resources for Education and the Arts 25
  • 26. Next Steps  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 early December.  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. 26
  • 27. Contact Info Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation Manager wbracco@schools.nyc.gov Michael Swirsky, Instructional Technology Specialist mswirsky@schools.nyc.gov Wayne Demacque, Supervising Technician wdemacque@schools.nyc.gov Kin Fung Leung Supervising Technician kleung@schools.nyc.gov 27