Back to School Exclusive:  An Insider’s Look at the State of Maine’s MLTI Program News Channel 11
Description of MLTI Program <ul><li>MLTI stands for Maine Learning Technology Initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently prov...
History of MLTI <ul><li>Summer of 2000 :  Governor & Legislature creates a task force on MLTI. </li></ul><ul><li>Early 200...
Details of the Expansion <ul><li>The State of Maine has purchased 71,000 Macbooks for students grades 7 through 12 to use ...
Goals of MLTI <ul><li>The Maine Learning Technology Initiative has 5 operational goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equity </li>...
A Closer Look at MLTI Machines <ul><li>MacBook Specs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel Core 2 Duo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2G...
Software Provided on MLTI Machines <ul><li>(1)   Mac OS Tiger 10.4 (12)   iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>(2)   Appleworks (13)   J...
Student Point of View <ul><li>The following two slides contain video of two students   providing their experience of the M...
Evaluation of MLTI Program <ul><li>In March of 2009 Dr. David L. Silvernail, the Director of Research at the Maine Interna...
Evaluation of MLTI Program -- Creating Better Writers   <ul><li>STUDY :  The center used a casual-comparative study by exa...
Evaluation of MLTI Program -- Improve Math Performance   <ul><li>STUDY :  The center used a RCT (randomized controlled stu...
Evaluation of MLTI Program -- Hard Fun in Science   <ul><li>STUDY :  Field-based quasi-experimental study. </li></ul><ul><...
Conclusion <ul><li>MLTI expansion to occur this fall in all Maine middle schools (Grades 7 & 8). </li></ul><ul><li>MLTI ex...
Sources <ul><li>Apple Inc .  http://www.apple.com   </li></ul><ul><li>French Moustache :  http://www.frenchmoustache.com  ...
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  1. 1. Back to School Exclusive: An Insider’s Look at the State of Maine’s MLTI Program News Channel 11
  2. 2. Description of MLTI Program <ul><li>MLTI stands for Maine Learning Technology Initiative. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently provides Ibook laptops to all 7th & 8th grade students in the State of Maine. </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion to grades 9 - 12 at some high schools in the fall of 2009. </li></ul>Maine Learning Technology Initiative . http://www.mlti.org
  3. 3. History of MLTI <ul><li>Summer of 2000 : Governor & Legislature creates a task force on MLTI. </li></ul><ul><li>Early 2001 : Task force makes recommendation to deploy laptops to all 7th & 8th grade students. </li></ul><ul><li>September 2001 : All 7th & 8th grade laptops are provided to students across the state. </li></ul><ul><li>January 2006 : The Department of Education announces a second round of new laptops will be provided to all 7th & 8th grade students across the state. </li></ul><ul><li>June 2009 : The Department of Education and Legislature announce 7th & 8th graders will receive a third round of new Macbook laptops. Also, some high school across the state will adopt the MLTI program for students in grades 9 -12. </li></ul>Maine Learning Technology Initiative . http://www.mlti.org
  4. 4. Details of the Expansion <ul><li>The State of Maine has purchased 71,000 Macbooks for students grades 7 through 12 to use starting in the Fall of 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 71,000 laptops purchased, between 22,000 and 28,000 will go to high school students (an increase from 2,000 students in the 2008-2009 school year). </li></ul><ul><li>MLTI has estimated the cost of the high school expansion to be approximately $242 per seat, per year. </li></ul>Maine Department of Education . http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=DOENews&id=75534&v=article
  5. 5. Goals of MLTI <ul><li>The Maine Learning Technology Initiative has 5 operational goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with Maine’s Learning Results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability/Avoiding Obsolescence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Preparation and Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development </li></ul></ul>Maine Learning Technology Initiative . http://www.mlti.org
  6. 6. A Closer Look at MLTI Machines <ul><li>MacBook Specs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intel Core 2 Duo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2GB DDR2 Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>160 GB Hard Drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NVIDIA GeForce 9400M </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plethora of Software </li></ul></ul>Image Courtesy of http://www.frenchmoustache.com Apple Inc . http://www.apple.com
  7. 7. Software Provided on MLTI Machines <ul><li>(1) Mac OS Tiger 10.4 (12) iWeb </li></ul><ul><li>(2) Appleworks (13) Journler </li></ul><ul><li>(3) Cyberduck (14) Keynote </li></ul><ul><li>(4) Firefox (15) NeoOffice </li></ul><ul><li>(5) Garageband (16) Netlogo </li></ul><ul><li>(6) Google Earth (17) NoteShare </li></ul><ul><li>(7) GNU Image Manipulation Program </li></ul><ul><li>(8) Grapher (18) Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>(9) iMovie (19) Page </li></ul><ul><li>(10) iPhoto (20) Pasco Data Studio </li></ul><ul><li>(11) iTunes (21) SketchUp Pro </li></ul>Maine Learning Technology Initiative . http://www.mlti.org
  8. 8. Student Point of View <ul><li>The following two slides contain video of two students providing their experience of the MLTI program. They are also attempting to persuade the committee to continue funding the MLTI program (for the third time at the 7th/8th grade level an the first time at the high school level). </li></ul>Youtube . http://www.youtube.com
  9. 9. Evaluation of MLTI Program <ul><li>In March of 2009 Dr. David L. Silvernail, the Director of Research at the Maine International Center for Digital Learning at the University of Southern Maine, presented his findings on the MLTI middle school laptop program. The next three slides provide an overview of Dr. Silvernail’s findings in three important areas of education. </li></ul>Silvernail, David. “Research & Evaluation of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Program.” University of Southern Maine, Mar. 2009.
  10. 10. Evaluation of MLTI Program -- Creating Better Writers <ul><li>STUDY : The center used a casual-comparative study by examining student results on the Maine Education Assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>RESULT : Writing scores improved by 1/3 of a standard deviation. </li></ul>Silvernail, David. “Research & Evaluation of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Program.” University of Southern Maine, Mar. 2009.
  11. 11. Evaluation of MLTI Program -- Improve Math Performance <ul><li>STUDY : The center used a RCT (randomized controlled study) study on mathematics. </li></ul><ul><li>RESULT : Students scored significantly higher on statewide mathematics test. </li></ul>Silvernail, David. “Research & Evaluation of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Program.” University of Southern Maine, Mar. 2009.
  12. 12. Evaluation of MLTI Program -- Hard Fun in Science <ul><li>STUDY : Field-based quasi-experimental study. </li></ul><ul><li>RESULT : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students using animation scored significantly higher on comprehension tests. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who used animation had significantly higher retention scores. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who used animation reported experiencing “hard fun”. </li></ul></ul>Silvernail, David. “Research & Evaluation of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Program.” University of Southern Maine, Mar. 2009.
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>MLTI expansion to occur this fall in all Maine middle schools (Grades 7 & 8). </li></ul><ul><li>MLTI expansion to occur this fall in some Maine high schools (Grades 9-12). </li></ul><ul><li>Students experiencing a higher level of technology integration as a result of the MLTI program. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Sources <ul><li>Apple Inc . http://www.apple.com </li></ul><ul><li>French Moustache : http://www.frenchmoustache.com </li></ul><ul><li>Maine Department of Education . http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=DOENews&id=75534&v=article </li></ul><ul><li>Maine Learning Technology Initiative . http://www.mlti.org </li></ul><ul><li>Silvernail, David. “Research & Evaluation of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) Program.” University of Southern Maine, Mar. 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Youtube . http://www.youtube.com </li></ul>

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