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1 Dr. Hal Guthrie, Superintendent Spring Branch ISD The Future of Learning: Using Technology to Transform Education

2 The New Education Enterprise

3 Potential Impact on Education Anytime, anywhere learning Learner-centered education Prepare students for todays workplace Extend learning beyond the District Engage parents and all stakeholders - facilitate communication and collaboration On-demand professional development Timely, data-driven decision-making

4 The SBISD Vision

5 Teaches Grade 4 at Spring Woods Elementary Has 31 students Meet Ron Martinez

6 Ron arrives at school He logs onto his PC to check : – messages – his agenda for today

7 Meet Ana, one of Rons students

8 Anna arrives… Ana checks her email, her calendar …and looks for feedback from Mr Martinez

9 Ron takes attendance Reviews students grades, assignments While students begin work…

10 Class continues... Anna and other students work independently or collaboratively to explore a rainforest

11 Digital content can be delivered in many languages And individualized based on student needs Class continues...

12 Time for Planning…

13 Ron Reviews TAAS Data and Identifies Areas for Remediation

14 He selects one student for careful review

15 He individualizes lesson plans based on students needs

16 He selects on-line content aligned to standards, learning objectives

17 Creates a custom classroom Web experience for his class with the click of his mouse

18 Instruction Resumes…

19 Back in the classroom or anywhere… Ana signs in and goes to the class page Mr. Martinez created

20 Visit from the Principal…

21 Meet Tanya Washington Principal Instructional leader Uses technology to facilitate data-driven decision-making

22 Together they review classroom progress

23 Compare student performance by class, grade, year, etc.

24 Ron meets Anas Parents…

25 Parent conference Parents review examples of Anas work on-line

26 Anas Parents review her performance and identify areas of strength and weakness

27 Into the Evening…

28 Anytime, anywhere Professional Development Ron earns CEU credits, graduate credits, and upgrades his teaching skills anytime

29 Technology is transforming teaching and learning Anywhere, anytime access to instruction and communication, collaboration tools Real-time access to student performance data On-demand professional development

30 The Challenges to Getting There Reliance on the Internet and technology mean systems can never go down Security of student data is critical Increasing demand for bigger, better, faster technology Increasing demand for technology services

31 Where do You want to spend your Resources ? District Plan Technology Plan Recruit / Retain Teachers Managing District Efficiency Managing Student Achievement Security Managing IT Staff Software Configuration Managing IT Applications PC Deployment End-user Support Break / Fix Managing Education Managing Technology Based on CIO priorities for 1999-2004; Gartner Group

32 Help Desk Benefits Centralized, single point contact Immediate response Controlled reporting/ tracking to improve problem resolution through trend analysis Use of Carbon Copy and other applications to take control of PC and fix problems remotely Increased time on task Increased efficiency Decreased costs

33 Examples of Other IT Management Services Installation and maintenance of products Redeployment of equipment Asset Removal Web Page Ordering On-Site Support Staff - technicians Software License ordering/management

34 Program Manager Project Manager – Single Point of Contact General Contractor – manages all subcontractors Recommends appropriate hardware based on user requirements Manages product shipment and install schedules Manages help desk, on-site technicians Management of all service level agreements Quarterly performance reviews Coordinates special projects Reports to District IT Director or Chief Technology Officer

35 IT Services Outsourcing Benefits Manage Education - Not Technology Simplify the Complex Maximize IT Efficiency Reduce TCO Improve Technology User Satisfaction

36 Questions

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