West Vancouver Portal Project   Technology Update October 2007
What are we doing? <ul><li>How are we  teaching  our kids for a 21 st  century workplace? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we  pr...
Shift Happens . . .   <ul><li>: </li></ul>
How is your school using technology to improve student learning  or how would you like  to use technology to  improve stud...
Trends of Educational Change Organizational Change Value Personal Department Team System
What Shapes Performance? Different time,  different place Same time, different place Same time, same place  Working alone ...
Information & Knowledge Worker Trends Industrial Economy Knowledge Economy Follows standard rules & procedures Requires si...
People As Middleware Document  Creation Collaboration Search Processes ERP CRM Ad Hoc Workflows And Tasks Structured Data ...
What is a portal, really? A software application designed to integrate information, applications, and processes across org...
What is this project really about? Creating a Connected Professional Learning Community Creating an Efficient  and Seamles...
Changing Business and Learning <ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars <...
How will the  portal allow you to do business differently?
Connecting People & Information Teaching & Learning Managing the Institution Strategic Pillars  for 21st Century   Learning
Evolution of Technology in Schools
Our Portal Allows us to Manage Information Classroom School District Public Site Internet My Site BACK END CHANGES
What it might look like . . .
At a school  / class level . . .
Ongoing District Projects <ul><li>Infrastructure Updates (active directory / new image for computers) </li></ul><ul><li>Sc...
What are the current tech challenges in your school?
Portal Timelines <ul><li>E-Mail Conversion  / Microsoft 2007 Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nov 2007 – June 2008 </li></ul><ul><...
Portal Timelines (cont’d) <ul><li>District Portal Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>School Portals (I...
Challenges <ul><li>Building and supporting the infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Building capacity in the system </li></ul>...
What we need help with now <ul><li>Keeping websites up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Being patient with school technology need...
What are you posting to your website and how are you keeping it current?
But, What About . . .   <ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets </li></ul><ul><li>Smartboards </li></ul><ul><li>New Soft...
How does the Tech Committee  function in your  school?
What We Are Trying to Do . ..  It’s a technology project Student Learning Teacher Supports Employee Supports School Supports
What supports do you need  from the district?
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West Vancouver Portal Project Update 0ctober 2007 (P Meeting)

  1. 1. West Vancouver Portal Project Technology Update October 2007
  2. 2. What are we doing? <ul><li>How are we teaching our kids for a 21 st century workplace? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we preparing our system for a device rich environment? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we supporting our teachers for their changing workplace? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we enabling parents to participate in their child’s education? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we ensuring we stay out front? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Shift Happens . . . <ul><li>: </li></ul>
  4. 4. How is your school using technology to improve student learning or how would you like to use technology to improve student learning?
  5. 5. Trends of Educational Change Organizational Change Value Personal Department Team System
  6. 6. What Shapes Performance? Different time, different place Same time, different place Same time, same place Working alone Work Styles Percentage of work product that will depend on group input 0 20 40 60 80 100% 2000 2005 2010
  7. 7. Information & Knowledge Worker Trends Industrial Economy Knowledge Economy Follows standard rules & procedures Requires significant judgment & flexibility Follows standard rules & procedures Requires significant judgment & flexibility (to adapt) 80% 20% 20% 80%
  8. 8. People As Middleware Document Creation Collaboration Search Processes ERP CRM Ad Hoc Workflows And Tasks Structured Data Hard Drives and File Shares Enterprise Apps Relational Database Traditional IT Investments Unstructured Work Coordinate teams & share knowledge Simplify access to Education applications Find and use information Manage content with security & compliance Automate Education process Use data to drive Education decisions
  9. 9. What is a portal, really? A software application designed to integrate information, applications, and processes across organizational boundaries and to provide personalized capabilities to visitors Portals are designed to work on different computers and aggregate content and services from multiple sources Imagine the possibilities… … key integrating technology
  10. 10. What is this project really about? Creating a Connected Professional Learning Community Creating an Efficient and Seamlessly Integrated Work Centre Staff / Student / Parent Communication Digital 21st Century Learning
  11. 11. Changing Business and Learning <ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Audio / Video </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Workflow </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs / Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Tracking </li></ul>
  12. 12. How will the portal allow you to do business differently?
  13. 13. Connecting People & Information Teaching & Learning Managing the Institution Strategic Pillars for 21st Century Learning
  14. 14. Evolution of Technology in Schools
  15. 15. Our Portal Allows us to Manage Information Classroom School District Public Site Internet My Site BACK END CHANGES
  16. 16. What it might look like . . .
  17. 17. At a school / class level . . .
  18. 18. Ongoing District Projects <ul><li>Infrastructure Updates (active directory / new image for computers) </li></ul><ul><li>School Connect (home access for files) </li></ul><ul><li>BCeSIS Preparation and Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Major Hardware Updates </li></ul>
  19. 19. What are the current tech challenges in your school?
  20. 20. Portal Timelines <ul><li>E-Mail Conversion / Microsoft 2007 Update </li></ul><ul><li>Nov 2007 – June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Sharepoint Installation </li></ul><ul><li>Early Spring 2008 </li></ul>
  21. 21. Portal Timelines (cont’d) <ul><li>District Portal Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>School Portals (Internal) </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2008 - </li></ul><ul><li>School Portals (External) </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2008 - </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2008 - </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Challenges <ul><li>Building and supporting the infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Building capacity in the system </li></ul><ul><li>Providing ongoing hardware and headware support </li></ul>
  23. 23. What we need help with now <ul><li>Keeping websites up-to-date </li></ul><ul><li>Being patient with school technology needs </li></ul><ul><li>Help share and lead the vision </li></ul>
  24. 24. What are you posting to your website and how are you keeping it current?
  25. 25. But, What About . . . <ul><li>Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Tablets </li></ul><ul><li>Smartboards </li></ul><ul><li>New Software </li></ul><ul><li>“ Clickers” </li></ul><ul><li>Proliferation of Printers </li></ul><ul><li>Role of the School Tech Committee </li></ul>
  26. 26. How does the Tech Committee function in your school?
  27. 27. What We Are Trying to Do . .. It’s a technology project Student Learning Teacher Supports Employee Supports School Supports
  28. 28. What supports do you need from the district?

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