2013-2014● Student/Parent Training● Continued Professional Development● Continued Curriculum Development● Implementation● UHS Preparation ○ Professional Development, Curriculum Development, BYOD
Eighth to Ninth Grade and BeyondMiddle School High School● Learning to ● Continuation in a Integrate Mobile BYOD Devices Environment with Effectively and Device Diversity Seamlessly
2014-2015● 2013 Eighth graders given option to purchase and bring device to UHS BYOD Environment● Repeat Eighth grade implementation● Implement in Seventh Grade?
The WhyUCFSD Mission Statement: To empower each student to succeed in life and contribute to societyWhat are the Exit / Culminating skills we wishour students to possess?
The Why● Learning with Technology Skills ○ Critical to post-secondary success● Increased Student Engagement ○ Active involvement in their learning● Authentic Learning Environment ○ Mirroring higher education and workforce environments● Differentiation/Individualized Instruction ○ Broadens the number of ways teachers can engage students
Twenty-First Century Skills● Critical Thinking and Problem Solving● Effective Oral and Communication Skills● Collaboration● Creativity, Curiosity and Imagination● Adaptability● Organization● Initiative and Entrepreneurialism
The WhyH - Developing Higher Order of Thinking SkillsE - Engaged LearningA - Authentic ConnectionsT - Technology
Why One to One● Power of Personal Use● Access, Anytime, Anywhere● Create, Anytime, Anywhere
8th Grade Creative Writing - iPads"Its a creation device and we create with it. Wewrite with it. We create podcasts on it. Wecreate posters which synthesizes imagery withwriting. We research and analyze.""And its not about magic apps. Its about kidshaving access to knowledge and the ability tomanipulate it.""For my class, when they come in and theiPads are out they immediately pick them up ontheir own and go to the blog. They write."
FEEDBACK"Students are writing on the iPads during theday...and then returning to it on their own atnight.""Students are writing more. I can measure that.They are writing more independently. I canmeasure that. They are engaging with eachothers writing. I can measure that.""Its not about any magical apps--its still aboutwriting and about access."
Evaluation of SuccessPre and Post skills tests/surveys for teachers,students and parents ○ HEAT ○ 21st Century Skills ○ Apples Evaluation Toolkit
Potential Savings● Textbooks● Computer Labs, Clusters, Carts● Paper, toner, server, etc...● Cost to not do this...This is happening, like it or not - this project will focus and manage the content and technology more efficiently
What we are currently doing● Library 20 iPads, research and writing● Nanis 9 ipads learning support, reading, writing, research, moving making,podcasts● Kropp/Ilgenfritz 6th Language Arts● Kelley - creative writing, blog, Skype, Twitter, podcasts● World Language - digital storytelling● Geography - real time geo-information, current events, world economics, analyzing country data, podcasts, subject inquiry
Authentic Connections● TED Video speaker Hans Rolling, Sweden● Learning more than subject matter (searching, cultural literacy, group discussion about topics, copyright of intellectual property)● Better student engagement● Vocabulary videos
Authentic (continued)● Higher order thinking skills with rigor● Analysis of content● Synthesis of information● Not workbook/worksheet teaching● Real time relevant information at our fingertips● No longer consumers of knowledge but transformers of content into meaningful learning●
Students● Requests for bringing own devices is increasing● Professional development being done anyway why not connect it to 24-7 learning● We used to be considered a leader in best practice locally & state● We can be a leader in 21st Century classrooms for challenge and change
2011-2012 Wrap-Up● UHS Construction and Renovation● Classroom Technology ○ Smart Boards / Projectors ○ Sound Field Systems● Mobile Computing ○ iPads● UHS World Languages Lab● Essential Computer Applications Course Online● Infrastructure Assessment / Improvement● Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) at UHS
Reaching the Dream● Mobile Technology Proliferation● Ease of Use● Teacher Commitment● Cloud Computing● Resources and Content● Cost● Access, Anywhere, Anytime
TextbooksThe Race is on...Cost Savings are unknown at this point
Investment● Curriculum ○ Professional Development ○ Materials● Technology ○ Infrastructure ○ Management ○ Devices ○ Support/Maintenance● Consider backfilling to seventh grade● Technology Tie to MS Renovation