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  • 1. School Board Presentation February 2009 Pam Sukalski
  • 2. Individualized instruction  Connection to “life”  Motivation factors  Improved test scores 
  • 3. Individual learning paths  Computer-based  instruction models ◦ PLATO (Hannafin, 2008) ◦ KidBiz (Barone, 2008)
  • 4. 21st Century Skills  Barone, 2008 article  ◦ Scaffolding ◦ Todd Wright quote Partnership for 21st Century ◦ Wright’s Techies Skills – Route 21 is the online, one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related information, ◦ 7 skills learned resources and community tools. http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/route21/
  • 5. Student Interest in Learning About Science with the Web-LE Strongly Neutral Agree Strongly Item Disagree % Disagree % % % Agree % Using software such as this fossilization program to learn 3.7 48.1 40.7 3.7 3.7 about science is boring. My motivation to learn about fossilization is greater than my 3.7 11.1 33.3 44.4 7.4 motivation to learn about most other units. I hope teachers will use more software like this in my 3.7 7.4 18.5 59.3 11.1 classroom. Excerpt from Table 3, Wang, 2007
  • 6. Florida’s EETT Laptop Initiative  Student-Centered Teaching Practices Student Engagement Motivation
  • 7. Example of CBI Success on Standardized Tests – Hannafin, 2008
  • 8. 4th grade Criterion-Referenced Test Scores  ◦ 72% met or exceeded the benchmark criteria for English language arts ◦ 65% of those qualifying for free or reduced-cost lunches met or exceeded the benchmark criteria for English language arts ◦ 67% of Hispanic students met or exceeded the benchmark criteria for English language arts Barone, 2008
  • 9. Need for Professional Development  Opportunities ◦ Faculty Buy-in Need for Planning: District, School, Grade  ◦ Scaffolding
  • 10. Barone, D., & Wright, T. E. (2008). Literacy instruction with digital and media  technologies. Reading Teacher, 62(4), 292-303. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. Dawson, K., Cavanaugh, C., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2008). Florida's EETT leveraging  laptops initiative and its impact on teaching practices. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 41(2), 143-159. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.. Hannafin, R., & Foshay, W. (2008). Computer-based instruction’s (CBI)  rediscovered role in K-12: An evaluation case study of one high school’s use of CBI to improve pass rates on high-stakes tests. Educational Technology Research & Development, 56(2), 147-160. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. Tracey, D. H., & Young, J. W. (2007). Technology and early literacy: The impact of  an integrated learning system on high-risk Kindergartners' achievement. Reading Psychology, 28(5), 443-467. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database. Wang, S., & Reeves, T. (2007). The effects of a web-based learning environment  on student motivation in a high school earth science course. Educational Technology Research & Development, 55(2), 169-192. Retrieved January 30, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.