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1 MSET e-Portfolio Presentation JoLinda Hay JoLinda Hay April 29, 2009 April 29, 2009 E-Portfolio Link E-Portfolio Link

2 JoLinda Hay’s E-Portfolio Biography Biography Philosophy Philosophy Themes Themes Thoughts & Concerns Thoughts & Concerns Thanks Thanks Questions? Questions?

3 Jo’s Family Jack, Chris, Jenn & Kim

4 Biography Raised in Lemmon, SD Raised in Lemmon, SD Graduated from Northern State University in May 1990 with a double Major in Business Education and Management. Graduated from Northern State University in May 1990 with a double Major in Business Education and Management. Moved back to Lemmon and worked as a part- time parts person for an electrical firm and substitute taught for about one year Moved back to Lemmon and worked as a part- time parts person for an electrical firm and substitute taught for about one year Hired by Lemmon School District as a secretary in April Hired by Lemmon School District as a secretary in April 1991.

5 Biography cont. Have held the following jobs: track coach, Odyssey of the Mind/Destination Imagination Coordinator, school secretary, network coordinator, curriculum director & part-time teacher Have held the following jobs: track coach, Odyssey of the Mind/Destination Imagination Coordinator, school secretary, network coordinator, curriculum director & part-time teacher Helped set up district Network in 1995 and became the Network Coordinator (because the servers were in my office) Helped set up district Network in 1995 and became the Network Coordinator (because the servers were in my office) Received the SDAEOP Secretary of the Year in 2001 Received the SDAEOP Secretary of the Year in 2001

6 Biography (cont) Since 2003, I have been a part-time JH/HS teacher, part-time Network Coordinator/Technology Integrationist Since 2003, I have been a part-time JH/HS teacher, part-time Network Coordinator/Technology Integrationist will be teaching computers to grades 5-7 and ¾ time Network Coordinator/Curriculum Integrationist will be teaching computers to grades 5-7 and ¾ time Network Coordinator/Curriculum Integrationist

7 Philosophy Technology can “level” the learning curve for all students no matter their economic background Technology can “level” the learning curve for all students no matter their economic background Technology is a fact of today’s society. Students cannot escape it so schools should help them learn how to use it to their best advantage Technology is a fact of today’s society. Students cannot escape it so schools should help them learn how to use it to their best advantage Technology needs to be incorporated into ALL curriculum areas so students are exposed to the many areas it can be used Technology needs to be incorporated into ALL curriculum areas so students are exposed to the many areas it can be used

8 Philosophy cont. All students deserve a well-rounded education All students deserve a well-rounded education Network Coordinators/technology integrationists should be leaders in their districts—helping design technological professional development and helping teachers incorporate that professional development into their curriculum Network Coordinators/technology integrationists should be leaders in their districts—helping design technological professional development and helping teachers incorporate that professional development into their curriculum

9 Philosophy cont. Most students remember more when allowed to learn an objective through hands-on projects Most students remember more when allowed to learn an objective through hands-on projects Understanding student learning styles helps teachers decide the best way to “teach” an objective Understanding student learning styles helps teachers decide the best way to “teach” an objective

10 Themes Network and Network Administration Network and Network Administration Leadership Leadership Instruction Instruction

11 Network and Network Administration Set up and maintain a wireless 1:1 network (Designing and implementing wireless at elementary in the summer 2009) Set up and maintain a wireless 1:1 network (Designing and implementing wireless at elementary in the summer 2009) Research and recommend future district technology purchases-both hardware and software Research and recommend future district technology purchases-both hardware and software Troubleshoot and fix desktop and laptop units as well as monitoring district servers Troubleshoot and fix desktop and laptop units as well as monitoring district servers Maintain district backups Maintain district backups Keep administration and school board informed and updated on the technology needs of the district. Keep administration and school board informed and updated on the technology needs of the district.

12 Leadership in Technology Help teachers incorporate technology into their current curriculum Help teachers incorporate technology into their current curriculum Develop software evaluation criteria for all grade levels Develop software evaluation criteria for all grade levels Design school web site Design school web site Head author of school’s technology plan Head author of school’s technology plan Push behind 1:1 JH/HS pilot school application and current 1:1 design of elementary school Push behind 1:1 JH/HS pilot school application and current 1:1 design of elementary school Design and present technological professional development Design and present technological professional development

13 Instruction Develop ways to help JH/HS staff utilize WebCT Develop ways to help JH/HS staff utilize WebCT Design and teach technological professional development Design and teach technological professional development Show by example how technology can be incorporated into individual curriculum Show by example how technology can be incorporated into individual curriculum Keep updated on current classroom trends dealing with technology Keep updated on current classroom trends dealing with technology

14 Thoughts & Concerns I actually did it! I actually did it! I am amazed at how hard it was to get back into the “student” role I am amazed at how hard it was to get back into the “student” role Knowing “where” and “how” to get the answer is more important than “knowing” the answer. Knowing “where” and “how” to get the answer is more important than “knowing” the answer. My goals are big—especially for this summer— and I need to remember to keep the “goal” in mind while I am dealing with the “details” My goals are big—especially for this summer— and I need to remember to keep the “goal” in mind while I am dealing with the “details”

15 Concerns and Thanks Money was a concern—I worked hard to complete this degree without taking out a single loan. Took me an extra year, but I got it done!! Money was a concern—I worked hard to complete this degree without taking out a single loan. Took me an extra year, but I got it done!! The order of classes should be considered when making the student’s schedule. EX. APA & programming class should be one of the so this information can be utilized throughout the whole program The order of classes should be considered when making the student’s schedule. EX. APA & programming class should be one of the so this information can be utilized throughout the whole program DSU staff was always willing to go the extra mile to help me DSU staff was always willing to go the extra mile to help me The MSET program helped me meet new colleagues and friends as well as reconnecting with past acquaintances The MSET program helped me meet new colleagues and friends as well as reconnecting with past acquaintances

16 Thanks & Thoughts Thanks to my family for their unbelievable support of mom/ grandma going back to school Thanks to my family for their unbelievable support of mom/ grandma going back to school Thanks to my fellow teachers for all their understanding when I have asked them to “help” me by incorporating technology for one of their assignments so I could complete one of my assignments. Thanks to my fellow teachers for all their understanding when I have asked them to “help” me by incorporating technology for one of their assignments so I could complete one of my assignments. I need to find some hobbies to take up all the time classes have been consuming I need to find some hobbies to take up all the time classes have been consuming I need to work hard to help my staff see how technology can enhance their curriculum, not add more work. I need to work hard to help my staff see how technology can enhance their curriculum, not add more work. This summer and next year will be a huge challenge— incorporating 1:1 at the elementary, moving the “old” laptops to the elementary and keeping them running as well as purchasing new laptops to grades This summer and next year will be a huge challenge— incorporating 1:1 at the elementary, moving the “old” laptops to the elementary and keeping them running as well as purchasing new laptops to grades 7-12.

17 Questions?


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