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VSB education committee - philosophy and strategy for technology

  1. 1. Brian Kuhn My Coordinates…Director of Technology / CIOVancouver School Board http://www.shift2future.comwww.vsb.bc.ca http://www.slideshare.net/bkuhnbkuhn@vsb.bc.ca / @bkuhn http://prezi.com/user/bkuhnEducation, Work, and Technology – A Strategy…
  2. 2. What does the future hold?“technology is not justadvancing gradually: it isaccelerating” Lights in the Tunnel (kindle227) “If you make some very logical, and even conservative, assumptions about where technology is likely to lead in the coming years, much of the conventional wisdom about what the future will look like becomes unsupportable” Lights in the Tunnel (kindle 222) istockphoto.com # 1084313 Exponential Change is Happening
  3. 3. StrategiesS Infrastructuret Equity Learning and Work Systemsra Critical Success Factorst Governancee Core Purpose Communicationg Professional Conversation andy Learning
  4. 4. Su Professionalc Core Purpose – Conversationc vision, direction, and Learning –e teacher / staff work & practices buy-in change,s collaborationF Communicationa – timely,c concise,t relevant,o transparentrs
  5. 5. Enabling always on, always enough,S sustainably funded,t utility-like services Infrastructurera Fair, transparentt funding of diverse Equity options for studente and staff access tog technologyi Leadership with ae roadmap to develop Learning and web systems that Work Systemss transform learning and work
  6. 6. Engage… …teachers… …staff Work Practices Pilot Processes Teams Learning Learning TeamsDesign and Implementation Teams Focus Groups istockphoto.com #7755704 Professional Conversation and Learning
  7. 7. 1. Inventory all network and systems components 2. Establish replacement lifecycle 3. Develop replacement roadmap and budget requirements 4. Establish sustainable annual lease budget to begin 2013- 2014 and increase to full replacement over multiple years istockphoto.com #11473613Infrastructure: Asset Management
  8. 8. The District Network istockphoto.com # 11412469
  9. 9. istockphoto.com #5420109Infrastructure: Bandwidth
  10. 10. Work is underway to secure funding for this effort, at a minimum we must upgrade secondary schools!stockphoto.com #317238 Infrastructure: Bandwidth – PLN Upgrade
  11. 11. Devices are small, powerful, and everywhereInternet… everywhere… just like oxygen being connected is not optional just like breathing… istockphoto.com # 3654579
  12. 12. DenseRobust Challenging… • Construction materials • Preparation for VoIP • Seismic delaysMonthly packagesof 10 Elementarywith a completion Secondary ~ Mar 2013goal is ~ Sep 2013 Infrastructure: Wireless Project
  13. 13. 2012-2013 • Analyzing current school data • # students, # staff • Age of technology • Learning and teaching with technology • Demographics • Office needs • Future – need $$ • Use a formula that recognizes inequities • Level of support depends on District budgetistockphoto.com #8217437 Equity: Technology Provisioning
  14. 14. Establish / publish technology purchasing standards • Create a menu to guide purchasing decisions • Maintain a list of supported software • Include supported software in images • Provide preferredistockphoto.com #13187045 technical and educationalDesign and publish recommended support for supportedschool technology configurations for technology• Classroom embedded • Design an exception /• Subject and program areas evaluation process Equity: Options and Standards
  15. 15. “more flexible policy around use of personal technology tools”, Lord Byng student Develop a purpose and plan for effectively enabling our students to use their personal technology for learningistockphoto.com #2079663 Personal Technology
  16. 16. istockphoto.com #15885386Learning & Work Systems: Platforms
  17. 17. Preparing (literacy)… is primarily lab based and time limited. are assigned to use specific tools for specific “computer” tasks. The computer is just an (optional) tool.Exploring (adaptive)… is also in classrooms and is regular. tools, some chosen by students, are becoming integrated into curricular learning for research, planning, writing, presenting. are becoming necessary for learning.Transforming… is expected wherever, whenever. tools available and support student choices for how to learn and demonstrate learning. is through projects and inquiry and is designed to leverage numerous tools. not bounded to the classroom or school day.