Haddon Township School District's State of Technology - 2007-2008

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This presentation was given to the Haddon Township Board of Education by Lara Hill, Supervisor of Technology and Information Services and Steve Chard, District Instructional Technology Facilitator on February 21, 2008. The topics covered include the realities and future that current learners face, challenges of providing educational technology within the district, vision, goals, and accomplishments.

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Haddon Township School District's State of Technology - 2007-2008

  1. 1. Meeting the Needs of 21 st Century Learners The State of Technology in Haddon Township 2007-2008 Lara Hill, Supervisor of Technology and Information Services Haddon Township School District February 2008
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Review of the 21 st Century Learner’s World </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges for our District </li></ul><ul><li>Review of Technology Vision and Goals </li></ul><ul><li>How is Haddon Township Meeting the Needs of 21 st Century Learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Questions / Answers </li></ul>
  3. 3. ShiftHappens Click here to access ShiftHappens video ! ShiftHappens is a presentation created originally by Karl Fisch . Jeff Brenman used Fisch’s information to boost the design of the presentation.
  4. 4. Current Technology Challenges
  5. 5. Educational Technology <ul><li>NCLB requirement that all 8 th grade students be “technologically literate” as of 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Changing State policy and district budget constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Need for sustained ET Professional Development for integrating technology </li></ul><ul><li>and on… and on… </li></ul>
  6. 6. Challenges <ul><li>Professional Development Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating Technology Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Change </li></ul><ul><li>Information Management </li></ul><ul><li>Managing security and Access Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Student Access </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prof. Dev. Needs <ul><li>Increased usage by all staff / faculty who are mostly “developing” level equals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased need for equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased need for support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased professional development needs </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Integrating Technology Literacy <ul><li>NJ Core Curriculum Standards 8 (Technology Literacy) & 9 (Career Education…) </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students (K-12) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Board adopted curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not implemented; teachers need grade benchmarks and help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated September 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills integration </li></ul>
  9. 9. Categories of Technology Literacy <ul><li>Basic Concepts & Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity Concepts & Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Information Fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility & Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative & Self-Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity & Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership & Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Managing Change <ul><li>Keeping up-to-date with the rapid pace of change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information / Data Compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs of 21st century learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development needs for tech staff </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Information Management <ul><li>Increased need to access student information </li></ul><ul><li>Increased information requirements for state and federal government </li></ul><ul><li>Increased need for tighter security </li></ul>
  12. 12. Security <ul><li>Risks are constantly growing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Viruses / Hacking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vigilant protection of private data </li></ul><ul><li>Continual Need for Technology Team Training </li></ul>
  13. 13. Student Access <ul><li>Limited district access to technology equipment outside of class </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient number of computers in classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>More student hands-on and less passivity </li></ul>
  14. 14. Educational Technology Vision and Goals
  15. 15. Board Goals <ul><li>5. Staffing and Professional Development District staff will work collegially to build the capacity of teachers and administrators to meet the needs of 21st century learners. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Technology The Board of Education and district staff, while recognizing budgetary constraints, will ensure resources are in place to responsibly integrate technology throughout all aspects of the school district. </li></ul>Approved December 14, 2006 by the Board of Education
  16. 16. ET - Professional Development <ul><li>Recommended Goals (2007-2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5.Sub-goal 1 - Create common technology skills for staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.Sub-goal 2 - Support life-long learning with technology to empower faculty and staff in a constantly changing environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.Sub-goal 3 - Move forward with new technology initiatives while weaning support of former technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5.Sub-goal 4 - Increase access to sustained, varied, and high-quality professional development opportunities for all faculty, staff, and administrators </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Educational Technology <ul><li>Recommended Goals (2007-2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7.Sub-goal 1 - Increase access for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to essential technology resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.Sub-goal 2 - Increase communication and connectivity for all aspects of technology among all buildings throughout the district and community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.Sub-goal 3 - Monitor and increase technology support resources throughout the district. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.Sub-goal 4 - Improve data-mining. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7.Sub-goal 5 - Continually review available student technology resources to determine ways to better utilize those resources for acceptable educational purposes. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 2007-2008 Accomplishments How are we meeting these challenges?
  19. 19. Day-to-Day Technology Tasks <ul><li>Technology support for entire district </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 400 trouble tickets submitted since August 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repair equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove obsolete equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email follow-ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updating of Web sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software and Hardware Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 500 desktops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 75 laptops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various other equipment (servers, switches, cameras, projectors, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prioritizing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Shared equipment distribution </li></ul>
  20. 20. Technology Team <ul><li>Additional team member with teacher certification </li></ul><ul><li>Reconfigured task assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision from within team </li></ul><ul><li>Regular communication and focus </li></ul>
  21. 21. Professional Development Training <ul><li>Use of updated grade book software </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Edline at elementary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared and ran Summer Tech Institute with 7 different sessions for 60 faculty / staff members </li></ul><ul><li>Trained support staff on Word / Excel </li></ul>
  22. 22. Professional Development Training <ul><li>Assisted in preparation & implementation of October 2007 full day in-service </li></ul><ul><li>Ran Smart Board Training Sessions throughout district </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with Secretaries on MacSchool Data </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted in preparation & implementation of February 2008 full day in-service </li></ul>
  23. 23. Professional Development Training <ul><li>Assisted teachers on one-to-one basis with students </li></ul><ul><li>Sent various tutorials for faculty and staff as needed </li></ul>
  24. 24. Professional Development Training <ul><li>Prepared and implemented six-week online course on Integrating Technology into the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with 7th Grade Team – Missy Larkin on “At What Cost” unit on Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted teachers on one-to-one basis with students </li></ul><ul><li>Sent various tutorials for faculty and staff as needed </li></ul>
  25. 25. Professional Development Training <ul><li>Prepared & implemented six-week online course on Integrating Technology into the Classroom </li></ul>
  26. 26. Professional Development Training
  27. 27. Professional Development Training <ul><li>Worked with 7th Grade Team – Missy Larkin on “At What Cost” unit on Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Students created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys and quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>about global warming, China, Food, and Wal-mart </li></ul>
  28. 29. What did the students learn? <ul><li>Technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>How to evaluate resources online </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Non-fiction reading and writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Design elements </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Global issues </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Cause and Effect </li></ul>
  29. 30. What did the students learn? &quot;At what cost?&quot; is a question often heard in the world today and will be heard more often as time goes on. It is a question that everyone should consider, but a more important question is: &quot;What am I going to do about it?&quot; - Ray L. When will people realize that in few decades greenhouse gases have increased 60%. When you burn fossil fuels, such as oil, this releases huge amounts of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. It is said that CO2 is the main gas responsible for Global Warming. When will people finally see that we cause Global Warming, but that we can easily stop it? . . . - Devon T.
  30. 31. Igniting Technology Literacy <ul><li>Configured TurnItIn for HS </li></ul><ul><li>Printers and scanners installed for all 4th and 5th grade classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented open-source learning management system (MOODLE) </li></ul><ul><li>Began piloting lessons / classes on MOODLE </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented monthly technology newsletter for faculty / staff </li></ul>
  31. 32. Managing Change <ul><li>Reconfigured Technology Team with inclusion of supervisor position and revised instructional technology facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Created protocols for staff </li></ul>
  32. 33. Managing Change <ul><li>Installed all new teacher stations at MS and various locations throughout district </li></ul><ul><li>Installed Smart Boards (16) throughout district </li></ul><ul><li>New computer labs at Van Sciver, Edison, and Strawbridge </li></ul><ul><li>Configured Security Camera Network Access at HS / MS </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared budget for 2008-2009 </li></ul>
  33. 34. Information Management <ul><li>Prepared new calendar management system (School Dude) </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared and submitted student information for state </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented Edline at elementary schools for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted with implementation of HS / MS cafeteria PIN system </li></ul>
  34. 35. Information Management <ul><li>Cleaned up CST data for use in new system and state reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared for 2nd Year Implementation of Elementary Report Card system </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared Pre-Id Testing Labels </li></ul>
  35. 36. Managing Security & Access Issues <ul><li>Restructuring of Edline to increase ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Updated Mail server / began archiving all district email </li></ul>
  36. 37. What’s Next!
  37. 38. Next Steps <ul><li>Devise Strategy for Implementing Technology Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Implement Technology Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Continue forward progression with professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Determine how to provide equipment and increase computer to student ratio </li></ul>
  38. 39. Questions?

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