Title 2 D 27 29 E W I T T Info Session Oct 2009Presentation Transcript
Title IID Purpose and Goals
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
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
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.
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.
ThinkQuestNYC – PS 232Q
ThinkQuestNYC – William Bryant HS
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
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.
Pull-out training provided by New York City Writing Project, ThinkQuestNYC, November Learning and OETQ.
Tech Squad – HS Only.
On-site push in support.
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.
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.
Grant is state funded and evaluation process must take place
Request for data
Interview of administrators and teachers
Dr. Josephine Imbimbo
Dr. Lynda Kennedy
Design and Development Resources for Education and the Arts
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
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]