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Digital Destinations in History


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Digital Destinations in History

  1. 1. 2009-2012 NCLB Title II Part D Districts 24 & 28 Competitive Grant Digital Destinations in History Office of Educational Technology Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation Manager October 2009
  2. 2. Agenda  Welcome  Title IID –Purpose & Goals  Project Overview  Professional Development Offerings  Expectations School State Evaluation  Questions & Concerns 2
  3. 3. 2009-2012 NCLB Title II Part D Competitive Grants Purpose: to achieve three major goals as outlined in NCLB: 1. To improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary schools and secondary schools 2. To assist every student – regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade and 3. To encourage effective integration of technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development to promote research/evidence based instructional methods that can be widely replicated. Theme: Technology Infusion into Instruction Through Professional Development 1. Pairing and Mentoring Professional Development on Technology Infusion 3
  4. 4. Districts 24 & 28 = 24 Public + 20 Non-Public District 24 Public District 24 Non-Public District 28 Public District 28 Non-Public IS 5 - Walter Crowley IS Sacred Heart School PS 30 Bnos Malka Academy PS 12 - James B Colgate School Resurecction PS 54 Hillside School Bais Yaakov Academy JHS 72 Catherine and Count Basie PS 14 - Fairview School Martin Luther HS School Tifers Torah Institutes PS 19 - Jeantet School Redeemer Lutheran School PS 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen Machon Academy IS 61 - Leonardo da Vinci Razi School JHS 157 Stesphen A. Halsey Our Lady of Mercy JHS 217 Robert A. Vanwyck IS 73 - Frank Sansivieri IS St. John's Lutheran School School Al-Mamoor School IS 77 St. Raphael School Forest Hills High School Al Iman School PS 89 - Elmhurst School Our Lady of Sorrows Jamaica HS Shaarei Zion Ohel Bracha PS 91 Richard Arkwright St. Adalbert Queens Academy HS Yesheiva Tifereth Moshe IS 93 – Ridgewood Yeshivat Our Haim IS 125 - Thomas McCann Woodside St. Nicholas of Tolentine PS 153 Maspeth Elementary Newtown High School Grover Cleveland HS Queens Vocational HS 4
  5. 5. Digital Destinations in History - Overview Districts 24 & 28 are paired in this grant under theme of Technology Infusion into Instruction through Professional Development > The Digital Destinations in History (DDIH) program will focus on improving student achievement in ELA specifically in non-fiction reading and writing through the content area of Social Studies. > Students will participate in project based learning (PBL) that addresses reading, writing and critical thinking skills. > Students will use Google Maps to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of history by marking locations with dates, embedding relevant information that is significance of each location. 5
  6. 6. Project Goals Goal 1: Students will improve their academic performance in ELA. Goal 2: Teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to integrate technology into their Social Studies instruction in meaningful ways to support ELA achievement. Goal 3: Teachers will develop and strengthen their collaboration with other teachers around integrating technology into instruction. Goal 4: Students will develop their technology literacy skills through project based learning 6
  7. 7. Project Goal 1: Students will improve their academic performance in English Language Arts. > Students will create a timeline, use the Internet for research and images, collect data, distinguish between fact or opinion and analyze cause and effect in order to develop a piece of writing that can be used for a podcast or digital documentary. > The student activities are aligned with the following performance indicators for NYS English Language Arts Standard 1, 3 & 4. 7
  8. 8. Project Goal 2: Teachers will increase their knowledge and ability to integrate technology into their Social Studies instruction in meaningful ways to support ELA achievement. Examples: > Use Google Maps to present information with a focus on specific tools such as place marks that incorporate textual information, graphics, audio files and video to enhance the presentation of their material. > Use online resources such as Gilder Lehrman, The Library of Congress, and Karpeles primary source documents to obtain standards-based lessons, videos and digital images to incorporate and enhance their lessons. > Use online tools such as a blog, wiki or moodle for communication and sharing of resources with students.
  9. 9. Project Goal 3 Teachers will develop and strengthen their collaboration with other teachers around integrating technology into instruction. > Participating teachers will use an online communication tool such as ARIS Connect for NYCDOE, blog and/or web portal to post lessons, resources, videos and best practices to be shared with the community. > Participating teachers will mentor, coach and provide inter-visitation demonstration lessons to school peers and/or members of inquiry team. > Participating teachers will video-conference with partnering teachers to co-teach and share student experiences when applicable. > Participating teachers will video one lesson integrating technology and post it to be shared with peers and contribute to knowledge management.
  10. 10. Project Goal 4 Students will develop their technology literacy skills through project based learning. > Students' culminating projects will be the creation of Google Map projects reflecting their understanding and expression of grade specific social studies content. > Students will learn how to incorporate textual information, graphics, audio files and video to enhance the presentation of their material. > Students will use Microsoft Office to record research and write narratives, create digital brochures to be included in their project. > Students will also use online collaborative Web 2.0 tools such as wikis and Google Docs for collaborative writing with their project group. > Students will use the blog environment to communicate and share with members outside the classroom.
  11. 11. Possible Projects – Grades 4 & 7 Social Studies Early Encounters: Native Americans, Exploration Students will connect with the events of history by creating place markers on significant locations such as the journey and routes of explorers, the creation of a republic and all significant events leading up to the Civil War. A New Nation Students will create place markers for each of the 13 colonies to include historical facts, first person narratives and relevant videos to connect their learning. American Revolution Students will research the events leading up the Boston Tea Party, find its location and include video and textual content to support understanding.
  12. 12. Trinity Church 12
  13. 13. King Tut 13
  14. 14. Boston Tea Party 14
  15. 15. Professional Development Offerings Session 1 Buck Institute: Project Based Learning – Part 1 Session 2 Buck Institute: Project Based Learning – Part 2 Session 3 Using Google Maps to enhance Social Studies and ELA instruction. Session 4 Using blogs for ELA and Social Studies instruction Session 5 Podcasting: creating a news broadcast for a specific period of time. Session 6 Digital Documentaries: Part 1 Process and Planning Session 7 Digital Documentaries: Part 2 Producing and Publishing Sessions Webinars – using online tools and resources to strengthen instructional 8-12 practices 2 hours Security and Governance for Administrators Only -optional 15
  16. 16. Professional Development Roll Out  All selected participants will attend 2 full days of professional development provided by Buck Institute.  The remaining professional development will be delivered in two tracks. > Choose one track.  Option A: 5 full days of professional - pull out during school day • OR  Option B: 6 Saturdays for 3 P-Credits or training rate – limited seats. Additional Opportunity for School Community  5 full days of PD for 3 P-Credits during > April 2010 > August 2010 16
  17. 17. Who Should Participate?  Maximum of Four Teachers > 1st Choice – Social Studies Teachers > 2nd choice – ELA Teachers or Special Ed Teachers  One Administrator, Computer Coordinator or ELA specialist. > To coordinate scheduling, equipment needs and evaluation process.  Teachers with the ability to turn-key information to peers during grade and faculty conferences and mentor peers. 17
  18. 18. Strategies and Activities  Strategies > Two (2) Grades will be targeted each year:  Grades 3 & 4  Grades 6 & 7 – Social Studies and ELA  Grades 9 & 10 -- Social Studies and ELA > Subsequent years to include additional grades > All teachers will receive on going professional development and push in support > Yr 1 teachers will continue to participate in the project and mentor Yr 2 teachers > A minimum of one administrator will be trained to provide support  Activities > Attend training provided by Buck Institute, November Learning and OETQ. > Students’ culminating projects will be the creation of a Google map portfolio reflecting their understanding of grade specific Social Studies content. > Tech Squad – HS Only > On-site push in job embedded support provided by qualified staff developers 18
  19. 19. Tech Squad - High Schools Only  Purpose: to build school capacity for hardware support > Tech Squad  One Teacher  4-6 Students  Participating high schools will receive Tier One professional development on basic troubleshooting, assessment and understanding of internal hardware and configurations. 19
  20. 20. School Expectations  Principals grant approval for their DAAR Technology Innovation Manager to review school-level Periodic Assessment data in ARIS in order to align the grant programs to their school improvement and student learning needs.  Principals will enable lead teachers participating in grant services to participate in inquiry teams to align the grant program activities to the goals and strategies of the school CEP and inquiry program.  Principals will comply with evaluation process and support the goals of the Title IID program.  Principals will support participating teachers to turn key during common preps, faculty conferences and grade conferences.  Principals will support push-in and on site professional development.  Principals will allow participants to utilize equipment necessary to support grant goals. 20
  21. 21. Teacher Expectations  Participating teachers will turn key to 2 other teachers in their first year during common preps or grade conferences.  Participating teachers will attend all scheduled training.  Participating teachers will videotape one lesson integrating technology into the curriculum to impact school community.  Participating teachers will complete all required DDIH projects and share with community.  Participating teachers will attend scheduled webinars during common preps. 21
  22. 22. Resources  Participating schools will receive equipment and resources to support DDIH program.  Participating schools will receive equitable resources based on full participation. 22
  23. 23. Evaluation Grant is state funded and prescribed evaluation process must take place. > Surveys – teachers and students > Observations > Site Visits > Request for data > Interview of administrators and teachers 23
  24. 24. Program Evaluator Dr. Josephine Imbimbo Dr. Lynda Kennedy Design and Development Resources for Education and the Arts 24
  25. 25. Next Steps  Complete form by November 20, 2009. > Go to click survey tab. > Grant info under grant tab.  All communications via DOE email for DOE employees.  Workshop schedule will be provided with tentative start date of early December.  Training centers located at JHS 8 and 82-01 Rockaway Blvd and 48-15 Court Sq.  LOOKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL SPACE TO USE AS A TRAINING CENTER IN DISTRICT 24. 25
  26. 26. Contact Info Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation Manager Frances O’Neill Instructional Technology Specialist Wayne Demacque, Supervising Technician Kin Fung Leung Supervising Technician 26