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  • 3 main goals: Student achievement b) student technology literacy c) technology integration into instruction
  • This grant is written under the professional development theme – and will provide professional development to teachers. Focus is to use project based learning strategies improve student achievement in ELA The title of the program Enhancing Writing Instruction Through Technology is telling about the project. Teachers will be trained to use technology as a tool to teach the writing process and to use an array of quality digital tools and online content to design project-based multimedia lessons to support student writing
  • The project is centered around social studies and writing skills. Students will conduct research and report their findings first through writing, blogs, podcasts and videos. Teachers will attend over 40 hours of professional development. Teachers will be required to share best practices via video and online communities such as blogs and ARIS connect.
  • Teachers will change
  • Teachers will collaborate with others by using online environments – Blog, Web portal and Moodle. Videoconferencing when applicable. Video ONE lesson integrating technology to be shared with peers and contribute to body of knowledge.
  • Teachers with the support of the Instructional Technology Specialists will create a digital project showing their understanding of the Social Studies content. Use MS Office for writing and presenting – brochures, flyers, ppt. Use Internet for research and images. Use collaborative online tools to work in groups – google docs or wikispaces Use blog environment to share projects with students outside the classroom. Learn internet safety, copyright and citations, web literacy etc.
  • Professional development

Title 2 D 27  29  E W I T T  Info  Session Oct 2009 Title 2 D 27 29 E W I T T Info Session Oct 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • October 2009
  • Agenda
    • Welcome
    • Title IID Purpose and Goals
    • Program Overview
    • Expectations
    • Evaluation
    • Questions and Concerns
  • 2009-2012 NCLB Title II Part D Competitive Grants
    • Purpose: 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.
    • Theme: Technology Infusion into Instruction Through Professional Development
    • 1. Pairing and Mentoring Professional Development on Technology Infusion
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  • Districts 27 & 29 = 19 Public + 10 Non-Public District 27 Public District 27 Non-Public District 29 Public District 29 Non-Public PS 42 R. Vernam School St Francis De Sales PS/IS 116 William C Hughley St Joachim and Anne IS 53 Brian Piccolo St Thomas the Apostle IS 92 Linden School Grace Lutheran School PS 197 The Ocean School Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Elementary IS 109 Jean Nuzzi School St Joseph Parish Day PS 223 Lyndon B Johnson Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Middle School Business Computer HS Christ Lutheran School PS 225 Seaside School Al-Ihsan Academy IS 238 Susan B Anthony JHS 202 Rober t H Goddard St Rose Lima JHS 210 Elizabeth Blackwell JHS 226 Virgil Grisson MS 137 America’s School of Heroes August Martin HS Beach Channel HS Far Rockaway HS John Adams HS Richmond Hill HS View slide
  • Enhancing Writing Instruction Through Technology (EWITT)- Overview
      • Districts 27 & 29 are paired in this grant under the theme of Technology Infusion into Instruction through Professional Development
      • The Enhancing Writing Instruction Through Technology (EWITT) program will focus on improving student achievement in ELA by enhancing teachers’ abilities to effectively infuse technology into the English Language Arts curriculum.
      • Students will participate in project based learning designed to improve reading comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills.
      • Teachers will be trained to use technology as a tool to teach writing and to use an array of quality digital tools and online content to design project-based multimedia lessons to support student writing.
  • 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 ELA instruction in meaningful ways.
    • Goal 3: Middle School and High School teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to develop and conduct project-based learning with technology.
    • Goal 4: Teachers will develop professional learning communities to share practices with the larger school community.
    • Goal 5 : Students will develop their technology literacy skills through project based learning
  • Project Goal #1
    • Students will improve their academic performance in English Language Arts .
      • Students will study fiction and non-fiction and focus on writing cohesive short stories that will be developed and published into digital visual storyboards or graphic novels that can be printed and added to the classroom library and/or digital bookshelf.
      • Students will conduct research and complete reports on information to be delivered using 21 st century tools.
      • All student activities are aligned with the NYS English Language Arts Standards 1, 3 and 4.
  • Project Goal #2
    • Teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to integrate technology into their instruction in a meaningful way.
      • Teachers will incorporate a blog, create podcasts and use videos for instruction to support the curriculum.
      • Teachers will incorporate online resources, video conferencing and webinars to enhance instruction.
      • Teachers will use applicable software such as Comic Life, web page building software, and Microsoft Office for instruction.
      • Teachers will use online tools such as ARIS Connect, Google Docs, blogs and/or wikis for communication and sharing of resources.
  • Project Goal #3
    • Middle School and High School teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to develop and conduct project-based learning with technology.
      • Teachers will incorporate project based learning strategies when developing lessons and include podcasts, images or videos to engage students.
  • Project Goal #4
    • Teachers will develop professional learning communities to share with the larger school community.
      • Participating teachers will use an online communication tool such as blog and/or web portal 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 video-conference with partnering teachers to co-teach and share student experiences when applicable.
      • Participating teachers will video one lesson integrating technology and post it to be shared with peers and contribute to knowledge management.
  • Project Goal #5
    • Students will develop their technology literacy skills through project based learning 
      • Students' culminating projects will be the creation of authentic digital documentaries reflecting their understanding and expression of grade specific ELA content.
      • Students will learn how to incorporate textual information, graphics, audio files and video to enhance the presentation of their material.
      • Students will use Microsoft Office and other applicable software for their writing projects and to enhance the presentation of their material.
      • Students will also use online collaborative Web 2.0 tools such as wikis and Google Docs for collaborative writing with their project group.
      • Students will use the blog environment to share with members outside the classroom.
  • Graphic Novel
  • ThinkQuestNYC – PS 232Q
  • ThinkQuestNYC – William Bryant HS
  • ThinkQuestNYC
    • Micki Boggs
    • [email_address]
  • Professional Development Offerings Session 1 Using Blogs for ELA Instruction & Web Literacy Session 2 Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom & Internet Safety Session 3 Using Podcasts to Enhance ELA Instruction Session 4 Digital Documentaries: Part 1 Process and Planning Session 5 Digital Documentaries: Part 2 Producing and Publishing Elementary Only 6 Saturdays – New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) 3 P-Credits or Training Rate MS/HS Only Project Based Learning and ThinkQuestNYC- 3 P-Credits or Training Rate Select One Option: Option A: 6 Saturdays Option B: 12 After School Sessions (2.5 hours) 2 hours Security and Governance for Administrators Only -optional
  • Professional Development Roll Out
    • All participants attend 5 days of professional development during the school day.
    • After School Professional Development provided on Two Levels:
    • Elementary Schools Only – 3 P-Credits and Training Rate
      • 6 Saturdays – (NYCWP & OET)
    • MS and HS Only – 3 P-Credits or Training Rate ( TQNYC&OET)
      • Option A: 6 Saturdays or
      • Option B: 12 After School Sessions
  • Tech Squad - High Schools Only
    • Purpose: to build school capacity for hardware support
      • Tech Squad
        • One Teacher
        • 4-6 Students
    • Participating high schools will receive Tier One professional development on basic troubleshooting, assessment and understanding of internal hardware and configurations.
  • Who Should Participate?
    • Maximum of Four Teachers
      • ELA Teachers or Special Ed Teachers
    • One Administrator, Computer Coordinator or ELA specialist.
      • To coordinate scheduling, equipment needs and evaluation process.
    • Teachers with the ability to turn-key information to peers during grade and faculty conferences and mentor peers.
  • Strategies and Activities
    • Strategies Four (4) teachers from each school will receive a minimum of 40 hours of hands-on training each year
      • Six (6) Grades will be targeted each year:
        • 2009-2010 - Grades 3 & 4, 6 & 7, 9 & 10
        • 2010-2011 – Grades 4 & 5, 7 & 8, 10 & 11
        • 2011-2012 – Grades 3 & 5, 6 & 8, 9 & 11
      • All teachers will continue to 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
      • Pull-out training provided by New York City Writing Project, ThinkQuestNYC, November Learning and OETQ.
      • Tech Squad – HS Only.
      • On-site push in support.
  • School Expectations
    • Principals 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 allow participants to utilize equipment necessary to support grant goals.
  • 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 EWITT projects and share with community.
    • Participating teachers will contribute to the professional learning community and foster sharing and collaboration.
  • Evaluation
    • Grant is state funded and evaluation process must take place
      • Surveys
      • Observations
      • Site Visits
      • Request for data
      • Interview of administrators and teachers
  • Program Evaluator
    • Dr. Josephine Imbimbo
    • [email_address]
    • Dr. Lynda Kennedy
    • [email_address]
    • Design and Development Resources for Education and the Arts
  • Resources
    • Participating schools will receive equipment and resources to support EWITT program – quantities will be determined by number of participating schools
    • Participating schools will receive equitable resources based on full participation
  • Next Steps
    • Complete form by November 20, 2009.
      • Go to http://oitqueens.com click survey tab.
      • Grant info under grant tab.
    • 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 45-18 Court Square.
    • LOOKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL SPACE TO USE AS A TRAINING CENTER IN DISTRICT 29.
  • Contact Info Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation Manager [email_address] Frances Newsom-Lang Instructional Technology Specialist [email_address] Wayne Demacque, Supervising Technician [email_address] Kin Fung Leung Supervising Technician [email_address]