Blending Curriculum and Technology for the 21st Century

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Presentation given at the National Business Officers Association's 2013 Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The presentation details one school's roadmap and strategic deployment of financial, technological, and curricular resources in implementing a 1:1 iPad initiative.

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Blending Curriculum and Technology for the 21st Century

  1. 1. Blending Curriculum andTechnology for the 21st Century Nishant Mehta, Robert Powers, Sherry Ward Alexandria Country Day School February 25, 2012
  2. 2. Success vs. Failure of Initiatives------ + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = ConfusionVision + ------ + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = SabotageVision + Consensus + ------ + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = AnxietyVision + Consensus + Skills + ------ + Resources + Action Plan = ResistanceVision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + ------ + Action Plan = FrustrationVision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + ------ = TreadmillVision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = Change *Adapted from T. Krosier’s “Managing Complex Change.”
  3. 3. Success vs. Failure of Initiatives------ + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = ConfusionVision + ------ + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = SabotageVision + Consensus + ------ + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = AnxietyVision + Consensus + Skills + ------ + Resources + Action Plan = ResistanceVision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + ------ + Action Plan = FrustrationVision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + ------ = TreadmillVision + Consensus + Skills + Incentive + Resources + Action Plan = Change *Adapted from T. Krosier’s “Managing Complex Change.”
  4. 4. 5 Components of a Successful Implementation
  5. 5. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then What
  6. 6. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and Execution
  7. 7. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and ExecutionCurriculum is the Driver
  8. 8. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and ExecutionCurriculum is the DriverSufficient and Correct Financing
  9. 9. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and ExecutionCurriculum is the DriverSufficient and Correct FinancingCommunity Building and Board Buy-in
  10. 10. First Who, Then What
  11. 11. First Who, Then WhatFinancial Acumen >>> Robert Powers
  12. 12. First Who, Then WhatFinancial Acumen >>> Robert PowersCurricular Vision >>> Nishant Mehta & DavidCarpenter
  13. 13. First Who, Then WhatFinancial Acumen >>> Robert PowersCurricular Vision >>> Nishant Mehta & DavidCarpenterTechnical Expertise >>> Sherry Ward
  14. 14. First Who, Then WhatFinancial Acumen >>> Robert PowersCurricular Vision >>> Nishant Mehta & DavidCarpenterTechnical Expertise >>> Sherry WardTeacher Leaders >>> 5th Grade Pilot Team
  15. 15. Portrait of an ACDS Graduate
  16. 16. Portrait of an ACDS Graduate 8th Grade Community Minded 4 3 Independent Learner Balanced 2 1 EffectiveKindergarten Communicator
  17. 17. Portrait of an ACDS Graduate
  18. 18. Creating a Cadre of Teacher Leaders
  19. 19. Technology Plan
  20. 20. Assessing and Upgrading In#astructure
  21. 21. Assessing and Upgrading In#astructureProcuring and Managing Devices
  22. 22. Assessing and Upgrading In#astructureProcuring and Managing DevicesFormulating Policies and Procedures forConstituents (Faculty, Students, Parents)
  23. 23. Financial Readiness
  24. 24. Placing Sma& Bets on Fast Horses
  25. 25. Placing Sma& Bets on Fast HorsesAligning Our Vision with Donor’s Intent
  26. 26. Placing Sma& Bets on Fast HorsesAligning Our Vision with Donor’s IntentPricing Equipment
  27. 27. Placing Sma& Bets on Fast HorsesAligning Our Vision with Donor’s IntentPricing EquipmentManaging Cash Flow
  28. 28. Curricular Vision
  29. 29. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome
  30. 30. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome Managing Culture and Community:
  31. 31. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome Managing Culture and Community: Busting Silos
  32. 32. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome Managing Culture and Community: Busting Silos A Flexible Structure >>> Push and Pu!
  33. 33. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome Managing Culture and Community: Busting Silos A Flexible Structure >>> Push and Pu! Building Competencies >>> Ski!s and Vocabulary
  34. 34. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome Managing Culture and Community: Busting Silos A Flexible Structure >>> Push and Pu! Building Competencies >>> Ski!s and Vocabulary Anticipating Roadblocks
  35. 35. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome Managing Culture and Community: Busting Silos A Flexible Structure >>> Push and Pu! Building Competencies >>> Ski!s and Vocabulary Anticipating Roadblocks Rethinking Professional Development
  36. 36. Design The Process & The Desired Outcome Managing Culture and Community: Busting Silos A Flexible Structure >>> Push and Pu! Building Competencies >>> Ski!s and Vocabulary Anticipating Roadblocks Rethinking Professional Development Sticking to the Roadmap
  37. 37. Roadmap, 2011-2012
  38. 38. Roadmap, 2011-2012Ski&s/Dispositions of a 5th GraderCurriculum ReviewFinancial ReadinessTechnology Plan ApprovediPads PurchasedApps Testing & ReviewParent Communication Spring 2011
  39. 39. Roadmap, 2011-2012Ski&s/Dispositions of a 5th Grader Curriculum PlanningCurriculum Review Device ConfigurationFinancial Readiness Protocols & ProceduresTechnology Plan Approved Apps Testing & ReviewiPads PurchasedApps Testing & ReviewParent Communication Spring 2011 Summer 2011
  40. 40. Roadmap, 2011-2012Ski&s/Dispositions of a 5th Grader Curriculum Planning Common Planning TimeCurriculum Review Device Configuration Hindsight & ForesightFinancial Readiness Protocols & Procedures ePortfolios & Student-led Conf.Technology Plan Approved Apps Testing & Review Adoption of Haiku LMSiPads Purchased Web 2.0 ToolsApps Testing & Review Parent CommunicationParent Communication Spring 2011 Summer 2011 Sep ’11-Jun ’12
  41. 41. Results
  42. 42. ResultsHands-on, experiential Empowered teachers Student-centered Project-based More student ownershipPerceived Value
  43. 43. ResultsINDEPENDENT LEARNER Hands-on, experiential Empowered teachers Student-centered Project-based More student ownership Perceived Value
  44. 44. ResultsINDEPENDENT LEARNER EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR Hands-on, experiential Empowered teachers Student-centered Project-based More student ownership Perceived Value
  45. 45. If We Could Rewind the Clock...
  46. 46. If We Could Rewind the Clock... ...We Would
  47. 47. If We Could Rewind the Clock... ...We Would Do More Parent Education
  48. 48. If We Could Rewind the Clock... ...We Would Do More Parent Education Establish Assessment Criteria
  49. 49. If We Could Rewind the Clock... ...We Would Do More Parent Education Establish Assessment Criteria Change Device Management
  50. 50. If We Could Rewind the Clock... ...We Would Do More Parent Education Establish Assessment Criteria Change Device Management Plan More Thoroughly for Anticipated Changes to Personnel
  51. 51. If We Could Rewind the Clock... ...We Would Do More Parent Education Establish Assessment Criteria Change Device Management Plan More Thoroughly for Anticipated Changes to Personnel Schedule, Schedule, Schedule!!!
  52. 52. 5 Components of a Successful Implementation
  53. 53. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then What
  54. 54. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and Execution
  55. 55. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and ExecutionCurriculum is the Driver
  56. 56. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and ExecutionCurriculum is the DriverSufficient and Correct Financing
  57. 57. 5 Components of a Successful ImplementationFirst Who, Then WhatVision and ExecutionCurriculum is the DriverSufficient and Correct FinancingCommunity Building and Board Buy-in
  58. 58. Contact Information
  59. 59. Contact InformationRobert Powers: rpowers@acdsnet.orgSherry Ward: sward@acdsnet.orgNishant Mehta: nmehta@acdsnet.orgPhone: 703-548-4804Blog URL: acdsipad.blogspot.comPresentation: www.slideshare.net/nishantmehta

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