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    1. 1. Instructional Technology in Support of Continuous School Improvement Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 Steve Spengler, Coordinator Educational Technology Services
    2. 2. Topics Overview <ul><li>Sharing of Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Act183 (E-Fund) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide Area Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet2 Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Alignment and Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>icTracker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DATA Warehousing Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Web Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content Acquisition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>netTrekker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Teaching & Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UnitedStreaming/DigitalCurriculum </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Sharing of Resources
    4. 4. “ In a highly competitive world, we need to bring the high-speed information highway to our schools and to our students to better prepare our children for the challenges ahead.” “ If we want our young people to stay and continue to help build the commonwealth’s economy, we need to equip them for the future. A quality telecommunications infrastructure is vital in this 21st century.”
    5. 5. Act 183 – E-Fund <ul><li>Accelerate deployment of high-speed connectivity to support job creation efforts and to make sure we have sites that are ready to serve the high-tech needs of businesses and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Greatly expanding the investment in telecommunications infrastructure hastening the deployment of high-speed Internet services by 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated $350 million is available to schools to help bridge the digital divide. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Act 183 – E-Fund <ul><li>282 educational entities from 43 counties </li></ul><ul><li>$10 million in 2006 to assist with purchasing, hardware, technical assistance and distance education resources </li></ul><ul><li>An aggressive broadband deployment in Pennsylvania schools - estimated $60 million will be awarded </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone companies will offer schools a 30% or greater discount on broadband service. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Act 183 – E-Fund <ul><li>IU18, IU19, IU20 - $1,150,417 over 3 years </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The funding will be used to address broadband connectivity and integration of e-learning resources. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes 48 school districts, 6 CTC/AVTS and 3 Intermediate Units </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Covers Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Wayne and Wyoming Counties. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Education and Business <ul><li>Businesses have the benefit of helping improve education [by partnering with schools] </li></ul><ul><li>Education has the benefit of keeping close contact with the business world [by partnering with businesses] </li></ul><ul><li>LVBEP 2004 Report to the Community </li></ul>
    9. 9. Act 183 Benefits Community and Economic Development <ul><li>A successful telecommunications infrastructure is vital in the 21st century [for schools and business] </li></ul><ul><li>With an expansive and established broadband service, PA will be even more attractive to businesses and families moving to our region </li></ul><ul><li>A wide-reaching broadband network will help schools to provide a more interactive learning environment in order to bridge the digital divide </li></ul>
    10. 10. Act 183 Benefits Community and Economic Development <ul><li>Access to Broadband Connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Boosts worker productivity and involvement in a global marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Raises the standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>Opens a portal to the world for education, business and personal use </li></ul><ul><li>Expands the power of the Internet to include more advanced applications that include online learning, telemedicine, and e-commerce solutions </li></ul>
    11. 11. Act 183 Benefits Community and Economic Development <ul><li>Consumers and Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for community outreach activities and aggregation efforts to facilitate spread of broadband </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment of broadband in areas critical for economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Business attraction and retention program </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure will be in place so that every Pennsylvania community will have broadband access as early as 2008, and no later than 2015. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Act 183 Benefits Community and Economic Development <ul><li>Business Attraction & Retention Program </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifying businesses will be able to receive assistance for broadband service </li></ul><ul><li>The Act requires that broadband service in qualified areas be provided no later than one year after a request has been made </li></ul><ul><li>Act 183 will help redevelop old industrial sites and support economic development efforts to create more jobs in Pennsylvania </li></ul>
    13. 13. Act 183 Benefits Community and Economic Development <ul><li>Educators and Students </li></ul><ul><li>Share learning opportunities across vast distances including rural, currently underserved schools [and communities] </li></ul><ul><li>Schools will also be able to leverage local, regional, and statewide partnerships such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internet filtering or firewall services </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved communication services (video, voice and data) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digitally distributed or online instructional materials (encyclopedias, videos, text books, tutorials) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Act 183 Benefits Community and Economic Development <ul><li>Educators and Students </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual classrooms, virtual field trips, virtual substitutes, virtual mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Broadcast of content on-demand, redistribution of content from building to building, direct and interactive access from home </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices video libraries, on-line curriculum writing, curriculum databases </li></ul><ul><li>HR services, E-commerce, network administration services, video and voice conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>GED classes, college courses, town meetings, public health training </li></ul>
    15. 15. Act 183 Benefits Community and Economic Development <ul><li>Educators and Students </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based Application Software Provider services (financial, student, e-learning) </li></ul><ul><li>Community outreach services (libraries, senior action centers, fire departments, government) </li></ul><ul><li>Technology support services (helpdesk services, knowledge management databases, technology training, certification testing) </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Internet2 Consortium, (n.d.). Internet2 applications. Retrieved Nov. 03, 2005, from Web site: </li></ul>Since much teaching, learning, and collaborative research may require real-time multimedia and high-bandwidth interconnection, a major aspect of Internet2 is adding sufficient network infrastructure to support such applications. Internet2 [investigates and develops] new ways to use the Internet and the Internet2 infrastructure for educational purposes.
    17. 17. Wide Area Network and Internet2
    18. 18. Start Fox News Internet2 Overview
    19. 19. Sponsored Education Group Participants - 34 States 9/05
    20. 20. Time Required to Download 2-hour Course Lecture DVD 56 kbps ISDN DSL/ Cable T1 Internet2 Land Speed Record 6 Seconds 168 Hours 74 Hours 25 Hours 6.4 Hours
    21. 21. Internet2 K20 Content Themes Remote Scientific Instruments Experiences and Expertise Creating New Knowledge International Learning Communities Creating New Opportunities Rich Multi-Media Digital Libraries
    22. 22. NSDL – National Science Digital Library <ul><li> </li></ul>
    23. 23. NSDL – National Science Digital Library
    24. 24. Research Channel
    25. 25. K20 Applications Remote Instrumentation Mauna Kea Observatories Distributed nanoManipulator
    26. 26. JASON
    27. 27. Music Bridges: Manhattan School of Music <ul><li>Remote music instruction to K12 </li></ul>
    28. 28. Explore NEPTUNE
    29. 29. MegaConference Jr.
    30. 31. Internet2 K20 Connectivity 2002 and 2004 Report More results from the 2004 surveys can be found at
    31. 32. Curriculum Alignment and Analysis
    32. 33. <ul><li>Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. Mapping the Big Picture: Integrating Curriculum and Assessment K-12 . ASCD, Alexandria, VA 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>Jacobs, Heidi Hayes. Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping . ASCD, Alexandria, VA 2004. </li></ul>“ Curriculum mapping is tool for collecting data on what is actually being taught in the classroom, anchored in real time. The map shows the time actually spent teaching a particular subject.”
    33. 34. Electronic Curriculum Mapping <ul><li>“Knowledge Creation” </li></ul><ul><li>More dynamic and easily revised </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping away from a myriad of paper </li></ul><ul><li>Easy data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Time saver </li></ul>Nonaka, I., Takeuchi, H. (1995). Knowledge creation. New York: Oxford University Press.
    34. 35. icTracker -
    35. 36. <ul><li>Kongshem, L. (1999). Smart data: mining the school district data warehouse. Electronic School, 12-18. </li></ul>“ Many educators are looking for ways to augment their instincts with solid data -- and to back up their hunches with hard facts . Enter data-based decision making, a strategy that aims to give all stakeholders access to easy-to-use computing tools that can help them analyze, make sense of, and act on information about every student and every facet of the district's operations.”
    36. 37. DATA Warehousing
    37. 38. DATA & School Improvement
    38. 39. DATA & School Improvement
    39. 40. Content Acquisition
    40. 41. <ul><li>Gunter, G. A. (2004). Video in the classroom: learning objects or objects of learning?. Association for Educational Communications and Technology , 27, 7. </li></ul>The youth of today are inundated with [digital content] that has the potential to extend literacy and allow them to actively participate with a variety of media.
    41. 42. Instructional Resources – UnitedStreaming
    42. 43. Instructional Resources – UnitedStreaming
    43. 44. Instructional Resources – DigitalCurriculum
    44. 45. Instructional Resource - K-12 Teaching & Learning Center
    45. 46. Instructional Resource - K-12 Teaching & Learning Center -
    46. 47. netTrekker D.I. -
    47. 48. netTrekker D.I. -
    48. 49. Instructional Resources – PA Power Library Available to you in your school or through public your library card
    49. 50. Instructional Resources PA Power Library <ul><li>Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Student Research Center </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ERIC (education research) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8700 other resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clinical care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sbornik Mathematics </li></ul></ul></ul>
    50. 51. Instructional Technology in Support of Continuous School Improvement Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 Steve Spengler, Coordinator Educational Technology Services