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1 ACCESS Distance Learning providing Classroom Courses and Teachers via Technology For All Alabama Public High Schools Expansion III “The Next 100”

2 What does this grant include? $85,000 for Purchase of 21 st Century Classroom Equipment Training Support

3 Equipment *Tablet Computers Laptop Cart (30) Wireless Router/Printer/Scanner/Copier/Fax/Phone *Interactive Whiteboard/Multimedia Projector (for Whiteboard) DVD/VCR Headphones w/Microphone (1 per computer) USB Storage Device – 256 mg. Min. (1 per computer) *IVC station Document Camera * must meet minimum specifications ** must meet minimum specifications and include two cameras (front and back of room) and two displays (front and back of room)

4 Equipment Issues Web-Based Instruction (Firewalls, Resources) Interactive Videoconferencing Instruction

5 Vendor Issues Adherence to Timeline Release of Purchase Orders

6 School Readiness Room Preparation Registration of Students Selection of IVC Teachers and Classes Purchase of Textbooks and Other Resources Training of Teachers, Facilitators, and Counselors

7 Budget Issues Approval of Draft Budgets Submission of Signed Budget Forms

8 Regional Meetings October 22 – 31 – Regional Meetings for Counselors, School Administrator, School Contact, and School Technical Contact October 25 – Troy University Support Center October 30 – University of Alabama Support Center October 31 – Madison City Schools Support Center

9 Timeline August 30 – Press Announcement September 14 – Draft Budget to SDE October 1 – Final Budget to SDE (Originals with Signatures) October 15 – Deadline to Issue Purchase Orders October 22 – 31 – Regional Meetings for Counselors, School Administrator, School Contact, and School Technical Contact (9:00-4:00) ─ October 25—Troy University Support Center ─ October 30—University of Alabama Support Center ─ October 31—Madison City Schools Support Center

10 Timeline Training for Potential Teachers and Facilitators ─ Troy: Facilitators—October 29, November 14; Teachers—October 29-31, November ─ University of Alabama: Facilitators—November 9, November 30; Teachers—November 6-8, November ─ Madison City Schools: Facilitators—December 3, December 13; Teachers—November 27-29, December November – December ─ Install Equipment ─ Request Courses for Students

11 Timeline December 17 – 21: Testing of Equipment January 7: Classes start ─ Sending and Receiving IVC Classes ─ Students Enrolled in Web-Based Courses

12 Registration of Students November – December: Request Courses for Students (Assistance Provided by Regional Support Centers and SDE Staff)

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14 Challenges to Effective and Timely Implementation ???

15 Questions and additional information: Alabama Department of Education Technology Initiatives (Fax) Contact Information


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