Student Laptop
Program
Recommendation
We must prepare our students for the world they
will inhabit, where computer literacy is not optional.
  It falls to us to...
1. Where we are

2. Where we need to be

3. How we will get there

4. How much it will cost
Where we are
Where we are now

Faculty have had laptops for ~4.5 years

Stable technology infrastructure has been in
place for the same...
Faculty are now fairly comfortable using
technology for their own teaching.

   But they need more dedicated professional
...
Fixed-location computer labs

   classes go to them
   but takes instructional time to walk to the labs

Laptop rolling ca...
Where we need to be
According to former Secretary of
Education Richard Riley, the top 10 jobs
in demand in 2010 won’t have existed in
2004.


...
More than 3,000 new books are published ...


                 . . . daily.




                       Edward Tenner, US 1...
There are 540,000 words in the English
              language ...



5 times as many as in Shakespeare’s time
First lesson:

We are educating students for jobs that do
not exist, using tools that have not been
invented, to solve pro...
To prepare our students for this, students
must become life-long learners, capable of
adapting to change.

They need not l...
This is the realm of Constructivist Learning,

a belief that students build their own
knowledge while engaged in active le...
Second lesson:

Life in this century requires additional
knowledge and skills.
80% of voters say the things students need to
learn today are different than 20 years ago.

Six in ten voters say US schoo...
We cannot teach discrete facts and hope
those will be relevant and necessary when the
first students affected by this
recom...
Core disciplines     21st Century skills

                    Language arts    Digital-Age literacies
                 Wor...
There exists a digital divide that
will influence who attains the 21st
Century skills, and who does not.
To bridge the global digital divide, the One
Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation is selling
$100 laptops to students in dev...
The same digital divide is present at SI . . .
2% of our students do not have their own computer




                 22%




                         78%




          ...
Only 19% of our students have a computer that is
new enough to do what would be asked on them, and
           that they ca...
Not all of our students have access to
practice the technology skills that they will
need in college and beyond.

Other sc...
The first high school began its laptop program
in 1990.




                         Methodists Ladies College, Melbourne, AU
Locally, Urban High school has had a student
laptop program since 2002,

freshmen & sophomores at Moreau Catholic
have lap...
How we will get there
Recommendation

All students at Saint Ignatius will have their
own laptops.
    These will be provided to in-coming
    fr...
In conjunction, the school would hire an
Educational Technologist to serve under the
Director of Professional Development ...
The educational technologist will:
• collaborate with teachers on implementing technology
  into curriculum;
• structure t...
In a year of preparation, our professional
development energies will be focused into:

    school visitations by faculty,
...
Example:

EduCon 2.0
Philadelphia, PA
January 25-27
Orientation programs will be developed for
in-coming

    freshmen and

    their parents.
Criteria for success will be set,
based on the

    National Educational
    Technology Standards, and

    evaluated thro...
How much it will cost
Start-up Costs
Start-up Estimate                             $1.03-1.13m
Technology:
  Data Center Upgrade                ...
On-going Costs
On-going Operational Costs                    $321k
Technology
  Increased infrastructure maintenance      ...
Financial Aid Requirement

Laptop cost for 20% on financial aid:


(350 x .2) x $2600            $182k


$182,000 / 1425   ...
We must prepare our students for the world they
will inhabit, where computer literacy is not optional.
  It falls to us to...
Research
Improved student language arts, math, and
science scores

     12th grade students in one Maine school
     that had lapto...
In Pleasanton, students at Harvest Park Middle
School all had laptops and scored 6-13%
higher than others in their age gro...
37,000 students in 45 schools across 2
districts in Virgina:

   13-point increase in SAT

   Lowest dropout rate and high...
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  1. 1. Student Laptop Program Recommendation
  2. 2. We must prepare our students for the world they will inhabit, where computer literacy is not optional. It falls to us to teach our students, regardless of family economics, to use technology effectively and ethically. This technological literacy is learned best when students are engaged in authentic learning and assessment on a computer that they can access anytime and anywhere.
  3. 3. 1. Where we are 2. Where we need to be 3. How we will get there 4. How much it will cost
  4. 4. Where we are
  5. 5. Where we are now Faculty have had laptops for ~4.5 years Stable technology infrastructure has been in place for the same time period Dedicated audio-visual has been in the classrooms for the past 1.5 years
  6. 6. Faculty are now fairly comfortable using technology for their own teaching. But they need more dedicated professional development to achieve full value There has been much improvement in communication by email and via websites, by faculty, and the school as a whole.
  7. 7. Fixed-location computer labs classes go to them but takes instructional time to walk to the labs Laptop rolling carts laptops go to classes but cumbersome and time-consuming to set-up and return to the labs Students cannot use the same computers each time Students can only access computers during school- hours.
  8. 8. Where we need to be
  9. 9. According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley, the top 10 jobs in demand in 2010 won’t have existed in 2004. High Growth Industries, July 5, 2005.
  10. 10. More than 3,000 new books are published ... . . . daily. Edward Tenner, US 1 Newspaper, May 12, 2004
  11. 11. There are 540,000 words in the English language ... 5 times as many as in Shakespeare’s time
  12. 12. First lesson: We are educating students for jobs that do not exist, using tools that have not been invented, to solve problems we’ve yet to identify.
  13. 13. To prepare our students for this, students must become life-long learners, capable of adapting to change. They need not learn only facts and figures, but they must learn how to learn.
  14. 14. This is the realm of Constructivist Learning, a belief that students build their own knowledge while engaged in active learning experiences.
  15. 15. Second lesson: Life in this century requires additional knowledge and skills.
  16. 16. 80% of voters say the things students need to learn today are different than 20 years ago. Six in ten voters say US schools are not keeping pace with changing educational needs. Almost nine in 10 voters (88%) believe 21st century skills can and should be part of the curriculum. Public Opinion Strategies and Peter D Hart Research Associates, 2007.
  17. 17. We cannot teach discrete facts and hope those will be relevant and necessary when the first students affected by this recommendation enter the job market in 2017.
  18. 18. Core disciplines 21st Century skills Language arts Digital-Age literacies World languages Expert and Inventive Arts thinking Mathematics Complex Economics communication Science Geography Leadership History Personal Integration Government and civics and Productivity Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, No Child Left Behind Act, 2001 Loyola University Chicago
  19. 19. There exists a digital divide that will influence who attains the 21st Century skills, and who does not.
  20. 20. To bridge the global digital divide, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation is selling $100 laptops to students in developing nations.
  21. 21. The same digital divide is present at SI . . .
  22. 22. 2% of our students do not have their own computer 22% 78% Home Technology Survey, SI, 2007.
  23. 23. Only 19% of our students have a computer that is new enough to do what would be asked on them, and that they can bring to school. 19% 81% Home Technology Survey, SI, 2007.
  24. 24. Not all of our students have access to practice the technology skills that they will need in college and beyond. Other schools, however, have been providing universal access to such technology ...
  25. 25. The first high school began its laptop program in 1990. Methodists Ladies College, Melbourne, AU
  26. 26. Locally, Urban High school has had a student laptop program since 2002, freshmen & sophomores at Moreau Catholic have laptops, Bishop O’Dowd will begin a program this Fall, St. Joseph’s in Alameda expects laptops within 3 years, and Serra High School within 4 years
  27. 27. How we will get there
  28. 28. Recommendation All students at Saint Ignatius will have their own laptops. These will be provided to in-coming freshmen Purchased by the school, each family pays back one-fourth of the price each year
  29. 29. In conjunction, the school would hire an Educational Technologist to serve under the Director of Professional Development and work with the faculty on integration of student laptops into the curriculum.
  30. 30. The educational technologist will: • collaborate with teachers on implementing technology into curriculum; • structure technology education of students, faculty and staff; • make recommendations regarding hardware and software purchases; • provide trouble-shooting on a limited basis; • identify trends in software, curriculum, teaching strategies, and new resources; and • create learning experiences for teachers, staff, and students. Barbara Chamberlin, University of Virgina
  31. 31. In a year of preparation, our professional development energies will be focused into: school visitations by faculty, seminars & workshops for faculty, and visiting consultants.
  32. 32. Example: EduCon 2.0 Philadelphia, PA January 25-27
  33. 33. Orientation programs will be developed for in-coming freshmen and their parents.
  34. 34. Criteria for success will be set, based on the National Educational Technology Standards, and evaluated through surveys, observations, and assessment of student work.
  35. 35. How much it will cost
  36. 36. Start-up Costs Start-up Estimate $1.03-1.13m Technology: Data Center Upgrade $0 (already done) Additional network cabling upgrades $100k New network hardware (above current plan) $500k New servers (above current plan) $100k Network architecture and implementation $250k/$150k services* Additional support staff $77k Ed Tech & Faculty professional development $100k
  37. 37. On-going Costs On-going Operational Costs $321k Technology Increased infrastructure maintenance $125k Support staff salary x2 (w/ benes @22%) $140k Educational Technologist salary (w/benes) $100k Avoided Costs Support of 113 desktop computers’ ($44k) Annual cost per student ($321k/1425) $225
  38. 38. Financial Aid Requirement Laptop cost for 20% on financial aid: (350 x .2) x $2600 $182k $182,000 / 1425 $128
  39. 39. We must prepare our students for the world they will inhabit, where computer literacy is not optional. It falls to us to teach our students, regardless of family economics, to use technology effectively and ethically. This technological literacy is learned best when students are engaged in authentic learning and assessment on a computer that they can access anytime and anywhere.
  40. 40. Research
  41. 41. Improved student language arts, math, and science scores 12th grade students in one Maine school that had laptops all 4 high school-years outscored 85% of their peers in all five areas of the Main Educational Assessment Lemke and Martin, 2003
  42. 42. In Pleasanton, students at Harvest Park Middle School all had laptops and scored 6-13% higher than others in their age group in the same school district on language arts and mathematics. Overall GPAs were higher, as was the quality of their writing. Gulek and Demirtas, 2005
  43. 43. 37,000 students in 45 schools across 2 districts in Virgina: 13-point increase in SAT Lowest dropout rate and highest attendance rate in history Better return on technology investment (one hour a week labs did not result in student gains) One-to-One Computing in Virginia, 2004

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