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NORTH READING PUBLIC
SCHOOLS
DIGITAL LEARNING MODEL
Digital Learning Coordinator
Dr. Daniel Downs
March 21, 2016
DIGITAL LEARNING IN NORTH
READING
Elementary
Digital Learning
Specialists &
Paraprofessionals
Rotation Model
Robotics & Co...
ELEMENTARY DIGITAL LEARNING
SPECIALISTS & DL PARAPROFESSIONALS
MODEL
Digital Learning Specialists
Rotate Every 3 Months Pr...
EXAMPLES: ELEMENTARY DLS CURRICULUM &
MODEL
DIGITAL LITERACY &
RESEARCH
Lesson Topic: Web Quests
Objectives:
Learn to avoi...
MIDDLE SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY & ROBOTICS
COURSES
Technology Education
Basic HTML & CS Programming Skills
Digital Citizenship
Im...
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL DIGITAL LEARNING
SPECIALISTS & MEDIA SPECIALISTS
Co-Teaching Model
Collaborate with
teachers to align
t...
HIGH SCHOOL & K12 DIGITAL LEARNING
SPECIALISTS
Kathy Dasho: K12 Digital
Learning Specialist
District wide instructional an...
HIGH SCHOOL DIGITAL LEARNING &
TECHNOLOGY
Preparing Students To Be
“Future Ready” with Technology
• Establishing A STEAM P...
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Digital Learning Model- North Reading Public Schools North Reading,Massachusetts

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An overview of the digital learning instructional goals, model and student opportunities.

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Digital Learning Model- North Reading Public Schools North Reading,Massachusetts

  1. 1. NORTH READING PUBLIC SCHOOLS DIGITAL LEARNING MODEL Digital Learning Coordinator Dr. Daniel Downs March 21, 2016
  2. 2. DIGITAL LEARNING IN NORTH READING Elementary Digital Learning Specialists & Paraprofessionals Rotation Model Robotics & Computer Science Digital Literacy & Citizenship Project Based Learning With Digital Tools Middle School Digital Learning & Technology Courses Robotics Technology Education Video Production HS/MS Library Media Specialist & Digital Learning Specialists High School Digital Learning & Technology Mapping A STEAM Pathway Expanding Computer Science & Technology Course Opportunities Change Team Student Help Desk Preparing Students To Be “Future Ready” with Technology
  3. 3. ELEMENTARY DIGITAL LEARNING SPECIALISTS & DL PARAPROFESSIONALS MODEL Digital Learning Specialists Rotate Every 3 Months Providing A Specific Digital Learning Curriculum Robotics, Digital Literacy, PBL with Digital Tools Co-Teaching Model Collaborate with teacher to align technology to core subject area instruction Currently Completing First Phase of Curriculum Development Serve As 1st Tier Technical Support In Each Elementary School Digital Learning Paraprofessionals Assist with collaborative co-teaching alongside classroom teachers and Digital Learning Specialists. Additionally, they oversee library
  4. 4. EXAMPLES: ELEMENTARY DLS CURRICULUM & MODEL DIGITAL LITERACY & RESEARCH Lesson Topic: Web Quests Objectives: Learn to avoid plagiarism. Develop and improve web research skills. Learn to effectively cite sources and evaluate websites. ROBOTICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE SKILLS Lesson Topic:: Sphero Robots on the Move Objectives: Run the example Sphero program using the iPad app, apply what you have learned from your Scratch programming experience to modify the given program. Work as a team to create an original program that sends the Sphero robot through an obstacle course that you have created. PBL PROJECTS WITH DIGITAL TOOLS HELEN KELLEY PBL PROJECTS WITH DIGITAL TOOLS Lesson Topic: Intro to Digital Tools Productivity Objectives: Using multimedia tools to show their understanding of curriculum concepts. Students will understand that technology can be used to express and communicate ideas. Use technology to communicate information or ideas.
  5. 5. MIDDLE SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY & ROBOTICS COURSES Technology Education Basic HTML & CS Programming Skills Digital Citizenship Improve Technology Fluency With Google & Microsoft Tools Robotics Sketchup 3D Modeling Lego EV3 Robotics Challenges Project Management Skills Teachers Chip Osgood & Susan Musacchio have committed to integrating components of the “Exploring Computer Science” curriculum in 2016-2017
  6. 6. MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL DIGITAL LEARNING SPECIALISTS & MEDIA SPECIALISTS Co-Teaching Model Collaborate with teachers to align technology to core subject area instruction Provide support for teachers & students with Technology & Research Resources Digital Learning Specialist serves as 1st Tier Technical Support MS Library/Media Specialist Laurie Walton’s Media Center Newsletter HS Library/Med ia Specialist Kim Smith Brown’s AP World History
  7. 7. HIGH SCHOOL & K12 DIGITAL LEARNING SPECIALISTS Kathy Dasho: K12 Digital Learning Specialist District wide instructional and technical support. Supports District Digital Learning Initiatives such as the Middle School Robot Club & High School Student Help Desk Spanish classes enjoyed using the Duolingo free website on the Chromebooks to practice their foreign language skills. Joanne Coughlin: MS/HS Digital Learning Specialist Works with the World Language team as well other departments to integrate a variety of technology resources into subject matter instruction. MS Robotics Club Project: Strandbeest
  8. 8. HIGH SCHOOL DIGITAL LEARNING & TECHNOLOGY Preparing Students To Be “Future Ready” with Technology • Establishing A STEAM Pathway For Students • Expanding Computer Science, Robotics & Technology Course Opportunities • Change Team & Student Supported Help Desk • Hour Of Code Participation • Expanded “Tech Buzz” Technology PD Opportunities For Teachers
  9. 9. THANK YOU!

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