Title II Part D
Districts 24 & 28
Digital Destinations in History
Office of Educational Technology
Winnie Bracco, Technology Innovation
Title IID –Purpose & Goals
Professional Development Offerings
Questions & Concerns
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
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
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
Digital Destinations in History - Overview
Districts 24 & 28 are paired in this grant under theme of
Technology Infusion into Instruction through Professional
> 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.
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
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.
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.
> 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, NYLearns.org 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.
Project Goal 3
Teachers will develop and strengthen their collaboration
with other teachers around integrating technology into
> 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
> 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
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
> Students will use Microsoft Office to record research and write
narratives, create digital brochures to be included in their
> Students will also use online collaborative Web 2.0 tools such
as wikis and Google Docs for collaborative writing with their
> Students will use the blog environment to communicate and
share with members outside the classroom.
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.
Students will research the events leading up the Boston Tea
Party, find its location and include video and textual content to
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
2 hours Security and Governance for Administrators Only -optional
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
> Choose one track.
Option A: 5 full days of professional - pull out during school day
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
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
Teachers with the ability to turn-key information to peers
during grade and faculty conferences and mentor peers.
Strategies and Activities
> 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
> 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
Tech Squad - High Schools Only
Purpose: to build school capacity for hardware support
> Tech Squad
Participating high schools will receive Tier One professional
development on basic troubleshooting, assessment and
understanding of internal hardware and configurations.
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.
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
Participating schools will receive equipment and
resources to support DDIH program.
Participating schools will receive equitable
resources based on full participation.
Grant is state funded and prescribed evaluation
process must take place.
> Surveys – teachers and students
> Site Visits
> Request for data
> Interview of administrators and teachers
Dr. Josephine Imbimbo
Dr. Lynda Kennedy
Design and Development Resources
for Education and the Arts
Complete form by November 20, 2009.
> Go to http://oitqueens.com 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
Training centers located at JHS 8 and 82-01 Rockaway Blvd
and 48-15 Court Sq.
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TRAINING CENTER IN DISTRICT 24.
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