iPad Implementation: One School’s Story Simple K12.com webinar - 7/11/12Chris CasalTechnology Coordinator/TeacherP. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010)email@example.comTwitter: @mr_casal
P. S. 10 - an overview New York City Department of Education public school Park Slope vicinity, Brooklyn ~950 students Pre K- 5th grade 40 classroom teachers, 7 clusters, 10 Related Services (OT/PT/SETTS/Speech) 2 coaches, 2 administrators http://ps10ipads.wikispaces.com
P. S. 10 iPads Initiative spearheaded by Principal Laura Scott & Technology Teacher/Coordinator Chris Casal All k-5 classroom teachers invited 38 teachers accepted, 2 declined 2 Pre-K & 1 long-term sub not currently eligible 2 Science teachers involved each has “teacher” iPad plus shared 20 iPad cart for student use Assistant Principal, Literacy Coach, Math Coach & Related Services also involved
Teacher iPadsTeachers who accept the iPad agree to: attend 4 hours of introductory PD, non-paid sync only to DOE classroom computer or iCloud create iTunes/iCloud account using DOE email use personal credit card 99% of apps used are free paid apps are paid for by teachers, no reimbursement
Mobile Cart20 iPads1 MacBookiTunes account tied to ofﬁcial school email accountiTunes account tied to Principal’s DOE issued “P-Card”each iPad numbered labeled externally & “Home” & “Lock” screen images Great “how to” http://learninginhand.com/blog/classroom-ipod- touches-ipads-dos-and-donts.htmlConﬁgurator - Apple’s own tool for wireless mass conﬁguration of iOSdevices
Professional DevelopmentIntroduction/issued iPad - 4 hours - mandatory 2x 2 hour sessions setup, syncing, email, basic appsWorkshop series - 10 hours - optional 5x 2 hour sessions each session devoted to speciﬁc apps or tasksContinual/ongoing support ps10iPads.wikispaces.com
P. S. 10 looking forward... Ongoing professional development Loaner devices - managed via Conﬁgurator Funding dependent: iPad 2 upgrade for participating teachers not “new” - 16 GB iPad 2 @ $399 is a no brainer for us - “new” iPad doesn’t offer enough to disregard savings existing iPad 1s recycled to shared grade carts 5 iPads per cart per grade for student use Managed via Conﬁgurator Applied for TeachingMatters.org Elizabeth Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation grant, NYC Reso-A grants...
The process... Who, What, When, Where, Why, How... (...and not necessarily in that order...)
Why do you want iPads?Truly ask yourself that question.... why? To keep up with the trend? To invest in current technology? Because they’re cool? Because someone told you to?Answer that question and it’ll be easier to answer the...
What will you use them for? This will help you align and clarify your goal teacher use? student use? both teacher and student? What are the tasks the iPads will undertake? What do you hope to achieve with the iPads?
When to begin, assess,evaluate, reﬂect...?What is your timeline? In a week we will... In a month we will be... By the end of the year we will be... Next year we will start off...A timeline isn’t just for starting & stopping but shouldinclude ongoing benchmarks to judge progress,success & next steps...
Who is involved?Lock down all the players... Who is the point person for the initiative? Who orders, inventories, issues, etc...? Who provides training? Who are the users?Who approves the purchases, designs the curriculum,issues the devices to users, provides training, providestech support, uses them daily... might be many, might beone. Name names...
Where is this happening?Identify necessary facilities... Secure storage Location to accept, prep, inventory & issue Professional development site (real or virtual) Use - library, lab, classrooms, carts...Where isn’t just about where they’ll be used, it’s aboutwhere they’ll be stored when not in use, where staff willmeet for PD, where tech support & updates will occur...
How...? The greatest of all How will this happen? Start-up funds - $$$ On-going funding - $$$ Organizing purchase, delivery, issuing, PD, etc Staff buy-in: excited for use, excited for toy, annoyed at “additional responsibility”...? You have ﬁgured the easy parts, now, how will you make it happen? How will you bring your plan to reality?
Our answers...Why - mobility, access, paper workWhat - conferring & assessing, collaboration, communicationWhen - 9/10 test a few, 1/11 20 iPads to gr. 3-5, 6/11 all classroomteachers, 11/11 clusters (Art, Music), 5/12 related service providersWho - tech, admin, classroom teachers, coaches (Lit & Math), Sciencestudents, clusters...Where - computer lab for prep & PD, classroom teachers, cart forScience studentsHow - NYSTL, Reso-A, any available funds (enthusiasticadministration), build interest & excitement for staff buy-in throughmethodical & effective roll out and professional development