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  • Making An Impact

    1. 1. Best Practices with Media and Technology Marlo Gaddis and Jackie Pierson
    2. 2. <ul><li>Real results… </li></ul>
    3. 3. IMPACT students caught up within one year Effect significant at p<. 0001, controlling for grade, race, exceptionality, Free/reduced lunch, sex, absenteeism
    4. 4. EOG growth from baseline to Year 2 Effect significant at p<. 05, controlling for free/reduced lunch, race, exceptionality, sex, absenteeism, parent education
    5. 5. Student Use of Computers in Grades 3-5 2004-05
    6. 6. Note : Effects significant at p < .0001. Response options were 1 (not at all), 2 (minimally), 3 (confidently) and 4 (able to teach others). Analyses controlled for sex and age.
    7. 8. <ul><li>IMPACT schools had: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>larger collections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>higher circulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>47% more classes visiting in 1-week period </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40% more students visiting in 1-week period </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. Note : * significant at p < .05 Category Comparison IMPACT Administrators 58.8% 76.5% Classroom teachers 69.3% 77.0%* Special subjects teachers 76.8% 62.5%
    9. 10. Note : Years in the profession was significant (Odds Ratio = 1.18, p < .03), and IMPACT was a near-significant trend (Odds Ratio = 1.52, p < .07).
    10. 11. <ul><li>North Carolina Honors School of Excellence (3 Years in a row) </li></ul><ul><li>2005- Blue Ribbon School Award </li></ul><ul><li>2005- 25 Most Improved Schools </li></ul><ul><li>2005- Title One School of Distinction for High Student Achievement </li></ul>
    11. 12. 79.9 95.7 IMPACT Model Implementation Six year average before IMPACT 1997-2002 Four year average after IMPACT 2003-2006
    12. 13. <ul><li>&quot;IMPACT model produces independent learners and lifelong learners and fosters collaboration among teachers.&quot; </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Access </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Parent-Community Involvement </li></ul>
    14. 16. Key Personnel <ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Media Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Media Assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Assistant/Technician </li></ul>
    15. 17. <ul><li>School Improvement Team </li></ul><ul><li>MTAC </li></ul><ul><li>Shared decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Team process </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher buy in </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher retention </li></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a Collaborative Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiating Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smaller Student - Teacher Ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integration of technology and information skills into curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Saving Time and Resources </li></ul>
    17. 19. <ul><li>Regularly scheduled opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Total staff participation </li></ul>
    18. 20. <ul><li>LOGISTICS </li></ul><ul><li>How often? </li></ul><ul><li>How much time per session? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will cover classes? </li></ul><ul><li>RESOURCES </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Toolkit </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Professional consultants </li></ul>Toolkit found at:
    19. 22. <ul><li>“ Flexible access enables students and teachers to use and circulate the resources of the media center and computer lab throughout the day to have the services of the school library media coordinator and technology facilitator at point, time, and location of need.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs August 2005 </li></ul></ul>
    20. 23. <ul><li>Increased access to personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Facilitator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media Assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Assistant/Technician </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facilitates Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Lower teacher-student ratio </li></ul>
    21. 24. <ul><li>Media & Technology centers arranged to accommodate multiple groups and different activities </li></ul><ul><li>Orientation for staff to the organization of facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased usage of labs and media center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage driven by the teachers’ needs, not a set schedule </li></ul></ul>
    22. 25. <ul><li>Increased usage of resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various print resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Various technology resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increased circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for more teachable moments </li></ul>
    23. 26. <ul><li>What steps should I take? </li></ul>
    24. 27. <ul><li>Choose your size steps- baby, toddler, teen? </li></ul><ul><li>Make this a priority </li></ul><ul><li>Involve your MTAC (make it ACTIVE!) </li></ul><ul><li>Get rid of “the way we have always done it” </li></ul><ul><li>Get help: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training: Jackie/Marlo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling help: DPI </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep your eyes on the prize…21 st Century student achievement! </li></ul>