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Senate Bill 1 and Educational Technology


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Senate Bill 1 and Educational Technology

  1. 1. Baby at Laptop? Kentucky’s Senate Bill 1 and Educational Technology
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  3. 3. 3 A Giant Step for Kentucky Education• The aim of the bill • Senate Bill 1, passed in 2009, requires Kentucky to upgrade its standards for what students will learn. Our new law says the standards must be shorter, clearer, and better focused on students being ready for college, work, and global competition. • SB 1, Common Core, RTTT: Three giant steps Prichard Blog Thursday, January 14, 2010
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  5. 5. 5Add the Common Core Standards June 2011 – All Eyes on Kentucky, a video related to the Common Core Academic Standards and produced by the School Improvement Network; click here to view.
  6. 6. 6 Technology in SB 1?• Section 8: KRS 156.095 (3) Professional development programs shall be made available to teachers based on their needs which shall include but not be limited to the following areas: (h) Instructional uses of technology
  7. 7. 7Statement from Henry County Schools• Technology a must: • with the implementation of No Child Left Behind and specifically Senate Bill 1, in Kentucky, using technology in our classrooms is a must. Students of society today are more tech-savvy and computer literate, so it goes without saying, that in order to reach them, we must speak their language--their “tech” language. . . . Recently, our school computer lab was updated with new computers and since has seen a huge jump in usage. To take a look at our new lab, click here for a peek: • Staci Hoene (1/17/2011 9:49am)