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1 NCTIES Conference February 26, 2013

2 Digital Devices  ToolsServices  Infrastructure Application  Support ThingsInterconnectionsInstruction Something on which to press Enter Making sure that pressing Enter always works Ensuring pressing Enter helps students learn Technology 3 Key Categories

3 Race to the Top

4 Instructional Improvement System (IIS) Student Information System (SIS) Tools for Information and Data Tools for Teaching and Learning One Technology Platform

5 Why Home Base? Improving teacher effectiveness by providing tools aligned to NC’s Standard Course of Study that promote efficiency by connecting grade books, lessons, instructional resources, and assessments Ensuring daily parent access to student grades and assignments Providing time saving tools that give ongoing data, results, and recommendations to teachers and students

6 Assessment In the novel, what motivated Sarah’s behavior? Support your claim with evidence from the text. Functional Categories – The Basics Student Information and Learner Profile Professional Development & Educator Evaluation Instructional Design, Practice & Resources Data Analysis and Reporting InformationInstruction PowerSchool Pearson a simpler, better information system to replace NC WISE Integrated Instructional Solution (SchoolNet – OpenClass – Test Nav) Pearson a new standards-aligned tool for instruction, assessment and data analysis EE and PD Truenorthlogic a simpler, better information system to replace McRel

7 Assessment In the novel, what motivated Sarah’s behavior? Support your claim with evidence from the text. Functional Categories – The Basics Home Base tools are designed to help you manage information and improve instruction. Student Information and Learner Profile Professional Development & Educator Evaluation Instructional Design, Practice & Resources Data Analysis and Reporting InformationInstruction Longitudinal Data and Reporting Functions Examples: CEDARS Data Warehouse School Report Card P-20W South Eastern Exchange of Data (SEED) Federal Reporting OCR Reporting

8 Benefits Single Point of Entry for Data and Data Validation Functions and improved reporting functions More Accurate Data and Less Time Spent Managing Data Better-Informed Decisions and More Time to Apply Data to Take Action

9 SY 12/13 assessment data in October 2013 Perform periodic assessment data loads Test Data State Resources located in NCLOR, Open Education Resource, Science and Social Studies content library Curricular Content Common Core, NC Essential Standards, CTE Standards Standards Sets Professional Development Plan and Deliver PD Workshops Training / Professional Development NWEA Item Bank Pearson Next Generation Item Bank Assessment Content SSO from PowerSchool to Schoolnet SSO from PowerSchool to Open Class SSO from Schoolnet to NCLOR (for content managers ) Integrations 9 IIS Project Scope

10 Home Base User Experience

11 IIS Data Flow

12 Configuring the IIS for your LEA Curriculum –District curriculum managers can create, copy, edit, upload and publish valuable curricula. –Manage and organize curricula and share these as best practice materials with your schools. –Material can be scheduled and mapped to specific courses. ** Training opportunities will be offered to support this process**

13 Configuring the IIS for your LEA Assessment Data –LEAs can contract will Pearson Services to add additional data Examples include: –Current Benchmark Results from external assessment systems –Skills Inventory Results (Reading, Math, etc) Assessment Item Bank –LEAs can contract with Pearson Services to add additional item banks –LEA teachers and staff can populate the Item Bank Training opportunities will be available for LEAs

14 OpenClass LMS SSO from PowerSchool to provision users Teachers can import existing course content from existing LMS: –Blackboard –Angel –Moodle

15 Minimum Technical Requirements

16 Home Base North Carolina’s Instructional Improvement (IIS) and Student Information System (SIS) Minimum End-User Technical Requirements The Minimum Technical Specifications document will be updated as needed. Please visit the link below to find the most current version of this document. readyhttp://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/getting- ready

17 Minimum Technical Requirements Technology AreaMinimum Requirements/ Comments Browser Plug-Ins (no charge)Requirements:  Adobe PDF Reader For print- formatted content such as student profiles  Microsoft Silverlight For Integration with student response “clickers” Devices/ Operating SystemsRequirements: Microsoft Windows desktop or laptop (with at least XP, service pack 3), Mac OS desktop or laptop (v ), Apple iOS devices (v.6+), Android devices (v.4+), Chrome OS devices (v19+), some E-readers and other devices LAN/ WLANRequirements: To be established Network BandwidthRequirements: To be established *Note that teachers may not use a Chrome Book to administer a test to students using eInstruction clickers.

18 Browser Requirements** * Two latest non-extended release versions **It would be wise to have a backup browser installed on each device. WindowsIE 8.0IE 9.0IE 10.0Chrome *Firefox * XP (SP 3) ✔ ✔ ✔ 7 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 8 ✔ ✔ ✔ Mac OS XSafari 4.0Safari 5.0Safari 6.0Chrome * 10.5 ✔ ✔ ✔ 10.6 ✔✔ ✔ 10.7 ✔ ✔ ✔ 10.8 ✔ ✔

19 Hardware Requirements Hardware Requirements (minimum) WindowsMacintosh Processor1.6 GHz x86- compatible Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz Only Intel-based Macs are supported Memory512 MB RAM1 GB RAM Screen Resolution1024 x 768

20 Note: Power Teacher including the grade book, the Home Base optional classroom and benchmark secure testing tunnel, and the required statewide summative testing tunnel require a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) running on the client device. Chrome books do not allow installation of a Java Virtual Machine. Therefore, Power Teacher including the grade book, the Home Base optional classroom and benchmark secure testing tunnel, and the required secure statewide summative testing tunnel (i.e., EOGs and EOCs) will not run on a Chrome book. There may be workarounds to enable Java on a Chrome book laptop, and we continue to investigate options. If and when these options exist, this document will be updated.

21 Note: E-readers will provide limited access to Home Base features. For example, users could read text and look at lesson plans or schedules, but they would not be able to upload files, administer summative assessments or run reports. Because of their limitations, NCDPI cannot recommend eReaders as primary user devices for Home Base.

22 Mobile Web Page Platform Support for PowerSchool Supported Device Supported Operating Systems Supported Browser Notes iPhoneiOS 4.0 or higherSafari With some exceptions, due to the lack of Java and Flash support, regular access to the non-mobile web pages are operational and may also be utilized. For more information, see Knowledgebase article on PowerSource. iPod TouchiOS 4.0 or higherSafari With some exceptions, due to the lack of Java and Flash support, regular access to the non-mobile web pages are operational and may also be utilized. For more information, see Knowledgebase article on PowerSource. iPadiOS 4.0 or higherSafari With some exceptions, due to the lack of Java and Flash support, regular access to the non-mobile web pages are operational and may also be utilized. For more information, see Knowledgebase article on PowerSource. Android Phones Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher Native Android Browser The user experience may vary

23 What LEAs and Schools can do to prepare for Home Base: Ensure that LEAs, Charters, and all schools have optimized network routers and LANs to maximize bandwidth at each school and classroom. Ensure that high-capacity wireless networks are available at each school and have sufficient coverage to reach all classrooms in which Home Base will be used. Ensure that students have access to supported Internet-enabled devices to access Home Base. Ensure that devices are equipped with mainstream browsers (current release preferred, but no older than two releases back).

24 Timeline, Training, and Rollout

25 Timeline Rollout of Select Components of Home Base to Year Round Schools* Rollout of Select Components of Home Base to Traditional Schools* July 2013  August 2013  * Includes the Student Information, Curriculum and Instruction, Classroom and Benchmark Assessment, and Educator Evaluation with other components to follow. In September 2012, NC began transitioning to a new student information system by upgrading from NC WISE to the new Student Information System (SIS)(PowerSchool). In the fall of 2012, Home Base staff began identifying, vetting, tagging and aligning instructional resources for Home Base. In December 2012, a contract was awarded to Pearson for the instruction, assessment, and dashboard components of the instructional improvement system. In February 2013, the contract for Educator Evaluation & Professional Development components was awarded to Public Consulting Group (PCG) and Truenorthlogic. Integration of the SIS and the Instructional Improvement System (IIS) Early 2013 

26 SIS Training Instant Productivity Training (IPT) certification training classes are designed to provide LEAs with certified trainers for re-delivery of PowerSchool modules within their LEA. LEA trainers are certified to re-deliver training but not to certify others within their LEA. 9 Certification trainings 61 LEAs, 146 attendees 3 IPT 3 day trainings 29 LEAs, 60 attendees

27 IIS Core Training: Who We are striving to maximize the adoption, the usage, and the impact the solution has on student achievement through a blended training program, consisting of: Certification Training for NCDPI (app. 30 slots) Certification Training for LEA 8 Regional Sites (app. 1,100 slots) Online Technical Training for NCDPI Technical Support Staff and LEA Support Staff (app. 365 slots)

28 IIS Core Training: What Home Base Intro, Standards, and Materials Classroom and Benchmark Assessments State, District & School Summative Assessments

29 Self-Paced Distance Learning Self ‐ Paced Distance Learning, accessed via PowerSource, 365/24/7 Large repository of 60+ courses for SIS and IIS, mostly 1 hour in length Plus 100+ Mastery in Minutes tutorials for both SIS and IIS Unlimited access! LEAs determine who can access the materials

30 Log in to Home Base and explore!

31 NC Falcon

32 Have you heard?

33 A New Instructional Resource ……is coming SOON to a classroom near you!!! Before After

34 Introducing…….. Module VI: Student Ownership of Learning

35 Module VI: Student Ownership of Learning Module

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37 What is Formative Assessment? “Formative Assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievement of intended instructional outcomes.” (CCSSO, 2008)

38 Why a module for students? Aligned to FA principles and concepts in NC FALCON modules for educators Designed to help students understand how to take responsibility of their learning –Meet a learning target –Use criteria for success –Use feedback –Use self-assessment

39 Why a module for students? Learning with the crew chief on the race track is compared to learning in the classroom Involving students in the Formative Assessment process –Where Am I Going? –Where Am I Now? –How Do I Close the Gap?

40 Feature: Character & Car Selection

41 Feature: Race Track with Gauges and Other Information

42 Feature: Classroom Scenes

43 Feature: Driver’s Log

44 NC Formative Assessment Model

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46 Coming soon to a classroom near you!

47 Teacher View of Dashboard

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49 Looking at a Student’s Information

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53 Main Tab: Dashboard

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56 How to Get More Involved

57 Home Base Groups The Home Base User Group meets monthly to discuss end-user ideas and needs, to voice potential issues or concerns, and to let NCDPI know what members see as valuable tools in Home Base. If you would like become a part of the User Group to give the NCDPI staff your input as we work toward implementation of Home Base, please sign up to be part of the group and to have regular updates. Our monthly meetings are generally via webinar, and the “sign-up” link for the User Group will take you to a webinar registration. You only need to register once for the monthly webinars. The next meeting is March 21 st from 3:30-5:00PM.sign up

58 Monthly Webinars The next Home Base teacher webinar is February 27th from 3:30-5:00. We currently have almost 500 registrants. Please remember to register as a group if you will be viewing with others in your schools or PLCs. The registration link is https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/ https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/ Check your biweekly updates for future webinars registration information.

59 Home Base Website and Updates Home Base website is We will continue to you the biweekly updates, but you can also find it on the Home Base website at

60 Questions?

61 Contact: Remedy You can your questions about Home Base (the system, implementation or training) Questions will be logged into Remedy for assistance Support personnel provide the answer, research or assign to the appropriate area for resolution Incidents are categorized for statistical reporting to aid in identifying problem areas as well as providing a knowledge base If you have a question that is not about the system, implementation or training, you may contact the Home Base staff at


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