Sarah Reeves Young is the Utah Science Specialist for the Utah State Office of Education. Young provides technical support and leadership in the development and improvement of science education in the elementary and secondary schools of the state. Additionally, Young provides statewide training for school personnel of all levels, parents, other state agencies and the public in science. In addition, Young coordinates with colleges, universities and other educational institutions to improve the pre-service and in-service education of teachers, administrators and other school personnel. Finally, Young administers State and Federal grants, implements and monitors State and Federal legislation, and provides technical support in the area of current research-based practices.
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Built upon work for the past three years that scaled within Nebo School district in Utah.
- This turned out to be great PD for the teachers to gain a deeper understanding about the standards and available resources.
Common Understandings: What are standards? What purpose do they serve? What is the role of a textbook in our courses?In our ideal world, there are at least two people on each standard team… Recommended that you select a topic that is NOT your favoriteMove to standards team tables and introductionsName Files: Standard # Biology OER Day One Draft.docUse Times New Roman, Size 12 font, 1-inch marginsInclude Page Numbers Centered at the Bottom of the PageSpacing should reflect vision of final product – (No need to double space)Bold Vocabulary Words and Keep at Glossary Page at the end of your documentOnly 50 pages per standard.
Using word documents, which allowed for review utilizing tools such as tracked changes in the text as well as comments for opinion based suggestions.Only three rounds? This is due to the fact that after three rounds, most teachers felt like they agreed with everything that had been said in the other reviews.
Dan Funston is the Assistant Superintendent for Plymouth Community School Corporation. Prior to his current role, Dan served as a Social Studies teacher in Northern Wells Community School Corporation for 6 years. Dan then served as an Assistant Principal and Principal at John Glenn High School for 4 years. Dan's most recent position was as Principal of Lincoln Junior High School in Plymouth, IN. Dan is a member of the IDOE eLearning Leadership Cadre and has presented across Indiana on 1:1 programs and eLearning.
Instructional Materials: Making the shift from print to digital While we are waiting to begin, please introduce yourself in the the chat below. We will begin promptly at 2:00 pm ET. Please note that this session will be recorded. #outofprintk12 Call-in # (309) 944-9515 pin: 5829981# *6 mute/unmuteThis event is hosted by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).
About SETDA • Ten-year old national, non-profit member association • Serve, support, and represent U.S. state and territorial directors (SEA leadership) for educational technology • Forum for: – Research and best practices – Inter-state collaboration – Professional development – Public-private partnerships – State-federal relations#outofprintk12
Agenda • Welcome and Introductions • State Education Policy Center (SEPC) Overview • Out of Print Report Overview • State and District Sharing – Sarah Reeves Young, Utah Science Specialist , UT DOE – Dan Funston, Assistant Superintendent for Facilitator: Geoff Fletcher, SETDA, De Plymouth Community School Corporation puty Executive • Question & Answer Director .#outofprintk12
Out of Print Report www.setda.org/web/guest/outofprint#outofprintk12
The Contents• Reimagining the K-12 Textbook: The Opportunity• The Digital Difference• Profiles in State Instructional Materials Leadership• Success Factors for Making the Shift to Digital Content• Recommendations to Address K-12 Instructional Materials Needs• Key Questions to Address in Adopting Digital Instructional Materials
SETDA Recommends RECOMMENDATION #1:Complete the shift from print-centric textbook adoption practices to digital resources within five years, beginning with the next major “textbook” adoption cycle.
Can’t We Wait?• Twenty-six years ago, in 1987,…• With the power, flexibility, engagement, and advantages of digital content and related technology…we can’t afford to wait.
SETDA Recommends RECOMMENDATION #2:Develop a vision and roadmap for completing the shift. Eliminate unnecessary regulations and enact supportive policies. Invest in infrastructure and devices to support the shift. Ensure effective implementation of digital policies.
Vision & Roadmap: 7 Success Factors① Sustainable funding for devices② Robust internet connectivity③ Up-to-date policies④ Prepared educators⑤ Intellectual property and reuse rights⑥ Quality control and usability⑦ State and local leadership
SETDA Recommends RECOMMENDATION #3:Ensure a vibrant marketplace for digital and open content.
Presenters Sarah Reeves Young, Utah Science Specialist Utah State Office of Education Utah Science Resources: http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/OER.aspx#outofprintk12
Utah Science OER ProjectAgenda• Why OER in for Utah Science?• Process for Statewide Creation and Implementation• Future Goals for the Project
Utah Science OER Project Overview of Project:• Creation of 6 texts for secondary science using OER, primarily cK-12.org• Composed by teachers from across the state in a two day workshop• Led in partnership with Dr. David Wiley from Brigham Young University with grant support from the Hewlett Foundation
Utah Science OER Project Why OER in Utah?• Create a flexible resource that is cost effective and Utah specific• Utilizing literacy strategies in alignment with ELA standards in the classroom• Resource access beyond the classroom…• Sets the stage to support change based on innovation in science and education
Utah Science OER Project Are there additionalneeds served by OER in your community?
Utah Science OER Project Goal of the Two Day Workshop• Develop a statewide textbook (PDF and print copy) that is available to science teachers to specifically address the Utah Core Standards in Science.• Maximum of 250 pages
Utah Science OER Project Process:• Instruction in “What is OER?”• Establishing Common Understandings• Selection of Standards Based Teams• Technology Format for Creation
Utah Science OER ProjectProcess continued…• Development of Standard Drafts• Three rounds of review• A second work session to address comments and changes• Review and Graphic Design
Utah Science OER Project Finally… ABS(Always Be Saving)
Utah Science OER ProjectFinal products:http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/OER.aspx
Utah Science OER ProjectQuestions about the goals or process?
Utah Science OER Project Implementation• Free PDF’s are available on the state website under a creative commons license• Texts will be undergoing instructional materials review through state procedures• Print Items are available through CreateSpace.com (MS - $3.99, HS ~ $4.99)
Utah Science OER Project Implementation• Voluntary implementations by teachers and districts• BYU research on impact using state assessment scores
Utah Science OER Project• Year Two Revisions based on pilot teachers and integration of more technology and images• Year Three Revisions looking at Utah-based resources and connections to enhance student learning• Year Four… The process continues…
Utah Science OER Project Beyond Secondary Science• We are looking at opportunities to expand the text offering into elementary, potentially combining with another subject area.• We are in the process of working with Bookshare to be able to make the resources more accessible to more students
Utah Science OER ProjectAdditional Questions or Comments? Thank you. email@example.com
Presenters Dan Funston Assistant Superintendent for Plymouth Community School Corporation Plymouth, Indiana PCSC e-Learning: http://elearning.plymouth.k12.in.us PCSC eQuip to Learn: http://equip.plymouth.k12.in.us/#outofprintk12
Making the Transition from Print to Digital Dan Funston, Assistant Superintendent Plymouth Community School Corporation Plymouth, IN
OUR VISION FOR DIGITAL CONTENT• Content Available On Demand• Mix of Our Content, Available Content, and Shared Content• Goal Being Engaging Content and Personalization• Our 1:1 program
State Policy Impact•2008 State Board of Education Ruling (SocialStudies)•2009-2010 IDOE-Classroom Innovations inMath•2010-2012 IDOE Classroom InnovationsGrant•eLearning Leadership Cadre•Customized Learning
Planning People•Scaling Up•Communicate a Clear Vision (Alignment)•Teacher Leadership (Leadership Capacity)•New Leadership•PD•Real Time PD with Follow Up Coaching•Events•Digital Culture•#pcscin, #INeLearn
AIM Resources @ CASTAIM Simply Said Video: http://youtu.be/6U3uKNKMv7sArticle on Importance of AIM:http://aim.cast.org/learn/practice/digital_equityAIM Navigator:http://aim.cast.org/experience/decision-making_tools/aim_navigatorTools: http://aim.cast.org/experience/technologiesPALM Initiative: http://aim.cast.org/learn/practice/palm
Obtaining AIM for Qualified Students In INFormats Available through the ICAM•NIMAS•Braille•Braille Ready Formats•Large Print•Audio•eText•Digital Audio Information System•Accessible PDF•Audio Digital•Learning Ally (formerly RFB&D)•Bookshare