Human Networking:  A University, High School and Industry Partnership Ken Ronkowitz  [email_address] Jahanzeb Jabbar  [ema...
Bio info <ul><li>Ken Ronkowitz </li></ul><ul><li>25 years in education </li></ul><ul><li>At NJIT since 2000 </li></ul><ul>...
Position Abstract <ul><li>Manager of  Instructional  Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using tech in classrooms </li></ul><...
What is the human network?
Partners
Partnership Goals <ul><li>Retool technology vision of school </li></ul><ul><li>Systemic plan for enhanced student learning...
Private industry tenants of Science Park collaborate with University Heights schools and recognize the competitive busines...
<ul><li>Newark School District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>student population 42,000 - largest in NJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Science Park High School is a magnet school that prepares students in grades 7-12 for academic careers for STEM  academic ...
History: SHS to SPHS <ul><li>2005 SHS enrollment = 575 students </li></ul><ul><li>It was the 53rd-ranked public high schoo...
Groundbreaking 2004 Opened November 2006 <ul><li>275,000 square-feet on a six-acre site. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment not ...
SPHS Infrastructure
<ul><li>Wikis, blogs, podcasting… </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing, Internet2 </li></ul><ul>...
Value-Added Infrastructure <ul><li>GIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware/N...
Fabrication Room <ul><li>To be used in art, math, science, computer apps classes </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid prototyping </li>...
Engineering <ul><li>Engineering technology is a component of the curriculum and of the building aesthetic </li></ul><ul><l...
School As Tool <ul><li>photovoltaic solar cells  and geothermal energy sources for heating and cooling.  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Roof-mounted  photovoltaic solar panels  generate a maximum of 25KW of electricity in a grid connected system. Pow...
PARTNERSHIPS
Medibotics: Merging Medicine, Robotics and IT  (National Science Foundation ITest Grant) <ul><li>Using robotics to expose ...
<ul><li>Ten surgeries that are age-appropriate including cardiovascular, dermatology & dentistry.  </li></ul><ul><li>Stude...
Student Research –  Biology - Extracurricular <ul><li>Protein isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Neurotransmitters/Toxins </li></...
Partners: Ferreira Construction Group <ul><li>Providing professional services to integrate state of the art HVAC controls ...
<ul><li>Electronic Field Trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>send/ receive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating an interactive display ...
Geographical Information Systems  GIS  <ul><li>Partners as  resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meadowlands Environmental Rese...
GIS - Greater Newark Conservancy <ul><li>Partners as  clients </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic research opportunities for stude...
Partners As Clients - PHRI <ul><li>Mapping Tuberculosis and MRSA  distributions in NJ </li></ul>
GIS Program <ul><li>Introductory Geodesy unit in grade 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Electives grades 10-12 </li></ul>
 
 
PEDAGOGY
Guiding Student Research   Guided study for students to develop knowledge and skills through a student research program.
University Sponsored Technology Centers in Newark <ul><li>Center for Biomaterials & Medical Devices Center for Communicati...
C²PRISM  http://c2prism.njit.edu/   Computation and Communication: Promoting Research Integration in Science and Mathemati...
The Human Network is connecting <ul><li>faculty from both schools </li></ul><ul><li>partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>industr...
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NJIT is providing staff to help manage the Science Park High School instructional technology network, and provide faculty instructional support. This presentation examines NJIT's vision of a high school, industry and university collaboration that it believes will positively affect the pedagogy of both schools.

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    1. 1. Human Networking: A University, High School and Industry Partnership Ken Ronkowitz [email_address] Jahanzeb Jabbar [email_address]
    2. 2. Bio info <ul><li>Ken Ronkowitz </li></ul><ul><li>25 years in education </li></ul><ul><li>At NJIT since 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Jahanzeb Jabbar </li></ul><ul><li>8 years in IT </li></ul><ul><li>At NJIT since 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Private/Govt. sector </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of Network Resources </li></ul>
    3. 3. Position Abstract <ul><li>Manager of Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using tech in classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grants, partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manager of Network Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer unique tech solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application merge, Wireless, I2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site-based services formerly done by CO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2 support for building tech. coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consult on infrastructure upgrades </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. What is the human network?
    5. 5. Partners
    6. 6. Partnership Goals <ul><li>Retool technology vision of school </li></ul><ul><li>Systemic plan for enhanced student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge expertise gap - funding </li></ul><ul><li>Development and support of emerging tech. </li></ul><ul><li>Educator skill development </li></ul><ul><li>Test bed for turn-key solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive external connections </li></ul><ul><li>Student-centered learning </li></ul>
    7. 7. Private industry tenants of Science Park collaborate with University Heights schools and recognize the competitive business advantage of being physically adjacent to the universities with whom they have established cooperative research, licensing and development agreements.
    8. 8. <ul><li>Newark School District </li></ul><ul><ul><li>student population 42,000 - largest in NJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>one of the oldest (dates back to 1676, Barringer High School is the third oldest public high school in the nation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>82 schools - 12 high schools. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SPHS = first new HS built in 39 years </li></ul>
    9. 9. Science Park High School is a magnet school that prepares students in grades 7-12 for academic careers for STEM academic careers.
    10. 10. History: SHS to SPHS <ul><li>2005 SHS enrollment = 575 students </li></ul><ul><li>It was the 53rd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 316 schools statewide ( New Jersey Monthly, September 2006 “Top Public High Schools ”) </li></ul>
    11. 11. Groundbreaking 2004 Opened November 2006 <ul><li>275,000 square-feet on a six-acre site. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollment not to exceed 1200 students with a grade range between the 7-12th grades. </li></ul><ul><li>For 2007/2008 = 906 </li></ul>
    12. 12. SPHS Infrastructure
    13. 13. <ul><li>Wikis, blogs, podcasting… </li></ul><ul><li>Intranet </li></ul><ul><li>Videoconferencing, Internet2 </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Network </li></ul><ul><li>Content Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Locked-down computers (applets, mp3, streaming media…) </li></ul><ul><li>Admin/Instructional “networks” </li></ul>Transformation
    14. 14. Value-Added Infrastructure <ul><li>GIS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialized support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware/Network Requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Language Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated Server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diverse Platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft & Apple OS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On Demand content retrieval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live digital television </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Fabrication Room <ul><li>To be used in art, math, science, computer apps classes </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid prototyping </li></ul><ul><li>CAD design </li></ul><ul><li>3D scanner & printer, laser cutter, 3D routers, spray booth, clean room air/gas/drains… </li></ul>
    16. 16. Engineering <ul><li>Engineering technology is a component of the curriculum and of the building aesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infinity-project.org Math and Science Meet the Real World. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum designed to complement the existing mix of math and science classes. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using math and science to create and design new technologies that focus on topics of interest to students: Internet, cell phones, digital video, movie special effects, & electronic music. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. School As Tool <ul><li>photovoltaic solar cells and geothermal energy sources for heating and cooling. </li></ul><ul><li>The geothermal heating and cooling is a closed loop heat pump system with 384 bore holes, 450 feet deep located over the playing fields and parking lot and serves the high efficiency water source heat pumps. Energy recovery units re-capture exhaust air temperature to provide energy savings and comfort. </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels generate a maximum of 25KW of electricity in a grid connected system. Power is also &quot;Net-Metered&quot; so that the school can benefit from selling electricity back to the Utility provider when excess power is produced. </li></ul>
    19. 19. PARTNERSHIPS
    20. 20. Medibotics: Merging Medicine, Robotics and IT (National Science Foundation ITest Grant) <ul><li>Using robotics to expose students grades 6-12 to the STEM fields </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering's Freshman Engineering Design class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hands-on design principles by creating a robot from scratch that simulates a medical procedure/surgery </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>Ten surgeries that are age-appropriate including cardiovascular, dermatology & dentistry. </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn about motors, gears, torque, basic programming, surgical procedures, physiology… in a problem-based learning hands-on format. </li></ul>Phlebotomy Robot
    22. 22. Student Research – Biology - Extracurricular <ul><li>Protein isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Neurotransmitters/Toxins </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer research </li></ul>
    23. 23. Partners: Ferreira Construction Group <ul><li>Providing professional services to integrate state of the art HVAC controls to all of the Newark Public Schools. The project also includes integration of computerized HVAC controls into classrooms for educational study . </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Electronic Field Trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>send/ receive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating an interactive display from SPHS on the school’s energy system. </li></ul><ul><li>GIS program </li></ul>Partners:
    25. 25. Geographical Information Systems GIS <ul><li>Partners as resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. GIS - Greater Newark Conservancy <ul><li>Partners as clients </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic research opportunities for students </li></ul>
    27. 27. Partners As Clients - PHRI <ul><li>Mapping Tuberculosis and MRSA distributions in NJ </li></ul>
    28. 28. GIS Program <ul><li>Introductory Geodesy unit in grade 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Electives grades 10-12 </li></ul>
    29. 31. PEDAGOGY
    30. 32. Guiding Student Research Guided study for students to develop knowledge and skills through a student research program.
    31. 33. University Sponsored Technology Centers in Newark <ul><li>Center for Biomaterials & Medical Devices Center for Communication & Signal Processing Center for Human & Molecular Genetics Center for Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Center for Manufacturing Systems Center for Optoelectronics Center for Processing of Plastics Packaging Emission Reduction Research Center Hazardous Substance Management Research Center Institute for Transportation Microelectronics Research Center Multi-Lifecycle Engineering Research Center New Jersey Center for Multimedia Research New Jersey Center for Engineered Particulates </li></ul>
    32. 34. C²PRISM http://c2prism.njit.edu/ Computation and Communication: Promoting Research Integration in Science and Mathematics <ul><li>Prepare urban students/teachers in STEM </li></ul><ul><li>NSF + NJIT contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen HS curricula & methodology (Perth Amboy, Newark, Union City and Orange) </li></ul><ul><li>places NJIT doctoral students in classrooms with teachers to develop curricula in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology </li></ul><ul><li>teach students how to formulate significant questions, think analytically & offer creative solutions - while NJIT students learn how to explain & apply their research, and communicate more effectively </li></ul>
    33. 35. The Human Network is connecting <ul><li>faculty from both schools </li></ul><ul><li>partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>magnet schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>museums, science centers </li></ul></ul>

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