Ga Etc 2009 21st Century Classrooms Have Arrived In Rural Georgia


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Ga Etc 2009 21st Century Classrooms Have Arrived In Rural Georgia

  1. 1. 21 st Century Classrooms Have Arrived in Rural Georgia David Walker Director of Technology Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  2. 2. An Introduction to Telfair County Schools <ul><li>The Telfair County School System serves approximately 1,745 students. </li></ul><ul><li>All Schools are Title I System-Wide </li></ul><ul><li>High percentage of economically disadvantaged students. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 11% of students are identified as Students With Disabilities (SWD). </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 4% of students are English Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) </li></ul><ul><li>Our student population is 50% white, 44% black, 4% Hispanic, and 2% multi-racial. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Schools include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telfair County Pre-K </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telfair County Elementary (K-5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telfair County Middle School (6-8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telfair County High School (9-12) </li></ul></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  3. 3. 21 st Century Classroom Beginning <ul><li>Jason Grant TCMS 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Project US I Grant TCHS 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Project US II Grant TCHS 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Project USS Grant TCMS 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Project Cue21 Grant TCMS 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>FSU Grant TCES and TCMS 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Title IID Grant TCMS 2009 </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  4. 4. 21 st Century Classrooms by the Numbers <ul><li>Telfair Elementary 27 0f 48 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>56% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telfair Middle 26 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>99% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Telfair High 27 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>99% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>85% of K-12 Classrooms </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  5. 5. 21 st Century Classrooms Setup <ul><li>SMART Board </li></ul><ul><li>NEC Projector </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Document Camera </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Speakers </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Airliner Wireless Slate </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Response </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  6. 6. 21 st Century Classrooms Special Populations <ul><li>SMART Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted Education </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  7. 7. Classrooms
  8. 8. Why 21 st Century Classrooms <ul><li>SETDA </li></ul><ul><li>NASTID </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  9. 9. SETDA
  10. 10. NASTID
  11. 11. Student Feedback <ul><li>It’s fun having technology in school because we get to play games while we’re learning. It doesn’t even feel like we’re learning! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Candice - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our technology lets us learn visually. It’s better than just sitting there listening to someone talk. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dylan – 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The technology we have helps us learn more because we are actually interested in what’s going on and learning how to do it. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chelsea - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I am very proud to have all of the technology that we have. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ashlan - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These new computers we have this year are awesome! They’re as fast as lightning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A.J. - 8th grade </li></ul></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  12. 12. Student Feedback <ul><li>I think every school should be able to have the technology that we have. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tanesheva - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I feel very privileged to have this technology. Other schools may not be this lucky. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brantley - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Being able to visualize the lesson really helps me in math. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tamaya - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology has made learning fun. Who knew I would like math? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moesha - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instead of going to sleep in class, I am now wide awake and ready to learn. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Melanie - 8th grade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I love doing activities on the SMART Board. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alexis - 8th grade </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Technological Impact <ul><li>Computers have changed the way we work, learn, and communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is essential to our professional life as educators </li></ul><ul><li>Today technology and computers are an integral part of our daily life </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  14. 14. Technology’s Curriculum Potential <ul><li>Potential of technology to provide meaningful learning includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-world contexts for learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections to outside experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualization and analysis tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffolds for problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for feedback, reflection, and revision </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Telfair’s Identified Needs <ul><li>Provide instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Empower students </li></ul><ul><li>Provide engaging multimedia programs </li></ul><ul><li>Increase test scores </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate students </li></ul>
  16. 16. Technology + Curriculum Initiative <ul><li>TECHNOLOGY CONNECTIONS—A joint project of the Curriculum and Technology Departments to provide 21 st Century classrooms for teachers and student throughout the Telfair County System </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the curriculum need and the technological solution </li></ul><ul><li>Look for ways to fund through the use of Federal Funds—Title I-A, II-A, VI-B </li></ul>
  17. 17. “ Technology Connections” Application <ul><li>Teachers interested in having a SMART Board installed in their classroom are </li></ul><ul><li>encouraged to apply to the Technology Connections Program. Please complete </li></ul><ul><li>this application. A minimum of 6 SMART Boards will be installed at TCES for the </li></ul><ul><li>2009 school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Name: _______________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Date ______________________ School __________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Area/Grade ____________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Email address _________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Current Web Page address_______________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>On a scale of 1 to 4 with 1 being none and 4 being always rate your: </li></ul><ul><li>Current use of technology for productivity __________________ </li></ul><ul><li>On a scale of 1 to 4 with 1 being none and 4 being always rate your: </li></ul><ul><li>Current use of technology for instruction ___________________ </li></ul><ul><li>What is your vision for engaging students using technology? </li></ul><ul><li>My signature indicates my commitment to the use of technology to deliver instruction in my classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________ _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Signature Date </li></ul><ul><li>___________________________ _________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Signature Date </li></ul>
  18. 18. Should Technology Lead the Quest for Better Schools? <ul><ul><li>The World at Your Fingertips- - Jan Hawkins, Director of the Center for Children and Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Technology enables learning to be limited by only one thing—imagination.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richer materials for learning- - John McSweeney, Technologist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ The power is not in the machine; it is in how it is used.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using Time Differently- - Charla Wright, Principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Community involvement in schools is strongest when the public can see that students are doing real work.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development- - Dennis McIntyre, Director of Media and Instructional Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ We recognize that technology isn’t enough. Training, technical assistance, and ongoing support are key elements for success.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Improvement in Student Achievement– Robert Marzano, Marzano Research Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Students taught with SMART technology together with the use of Student Response Systems achieve 17 percentage points higher than when taught with traditional teaching methods.” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Results in Telfair County <ul><li>Telfair County High School, Telfair County Middle School and Telfair Country Elementary School all made AYP in 2009 for the first time in five years. </li></ul><ul><li>Attributed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous school improvement mindset of administrators at both the school and district level </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased communication among and within schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standard-based classrooms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best practice instructional strategies and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regular and continuous use of SMART Boards and Student Response Systems </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Where do we go next? <ul><li>1:1 Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Thin Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Green Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  21. 21. How do you get there? <ul><li>Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Programs </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  22. 22. Partners in “Pursuing Excellence” <ul><li>SMART Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Xerox Audio Visual </li></ul><ul><li>NEC </li></ul><ul><li>Dell </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Education </li></ul>Cary A. Clark Superintendent
  23. 23. Contact and Slideshow <ul><li>David Walker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>229-868-5661 ext: 1113 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Robyn Planchard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of Curriculum/Federal Programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>229-868-5661 ext:1106 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul></ul>