How do we meet the demands of the 21 st Century Learner?
Build a 21 st Century Learning Environment Leadership - Administrators and Faculty with a vision and passion Strong Professional Development & Collaboration Robust Technical Support & Infrastructure Community Support
Tonight’s Agenda 1. Tech Update since April of 2010. 1. What we’re doing now at all grade levels.
Since April of 2010 1. Professional Development Hosted Second Annual Technology Day November 2 nd in district. 2. Infrastructure Implemented new wireless network at both Middle Schools. 3. Created High School Super Technology Room 4. Hired Technology Integration & Innovation Specialist
Taste for Technology Funding Summary SchoolResults Achieved Elementary SchoolsBrown, Lilja, Johnson and Memorial each received 1 portable interactive Mimio solution. BenHem received 2. Middle SchoolsEach middle school received 2 portable interactive Mimio solutions. High School1 Epson BrightLink Interactive Projector. District Totals10 Portable Interactive Mimio Solutions 1 Epson Brightlink Interactive Projector
Technology Funding Summary 2010 – 2011 School Year ObjectiveResults AchievedEstimateActual Fund Year 3 of Laptop Lease Annual payment for laptops purchased during Summer of 2008 for teachers district wide and elementary labs. $203,000 Pilot Managed Wireless Infrastructure Wireless solution for Kennedy and Wilson Middle Schools. (60% of school buildings) $100,000 Replacement of Computers One new mobile lab for each Middle School. New Apple at High School. Additional laptop computers for faculty & staff. $97,044$97,000 Sub Totals$400,044$400,000 Balance$ 44
Timeline of Key Events Summer 2008 Deployed Teacher Laptops September 2009 First Annual Technology Day September 2010 Wireless at Middle Schools November 2010 2 nd Annual Technology Day September 2011 Wireless at All Schools
Middle Schools Pilot 1 to 1 initiative with our 8 th graders in fall 2011. Build on teacher laptop rollout conducted in the fall 0f 2008. Due diligence conducted on local and national level. Not a Technology Project – It’s a project to support learning!!!
Middle Schools Benefits of doing a 8 th grade initiative next year: Small group of faculty and students to refine our model before opening the new High School. Better prepare the students transitioning from Middle School to High School. Encourage more internal sharing and collaboration between Middle School and High School faculty and staff.
8 th Grade 1 to 1 Pilot June 2011 - Parent information session will be held. Responsibilities and expectations will be discussed. Fall 2011 – 8 th grade students will receive training and the following equipment: Apple MacBook Laptop Backup Device Bag
8 th Grade 1 to 1 Pilot Students will have the following software and web solutions to collaborate with their teachers and fellow students: Google Docs for Education Open Office Moodle – Learning Management System Apple’s ILife & IWork Suite
Next Steps to Creating the 21 st Century Learning Environment 1. Review and Update District Policies 2. Technologies to support 1 to 1 pilot 3. Required Resources 4. 8 th Grade Teacher Training
Review and Update District Policies Update Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to include student 1 to 1. Define financial responsibility and liability for damage, repairs and theft. Create list of resources and FAQs for parents. All information to be available to parents during our information session.
Technologies to Support 1 to 1 Pilot District migration to Google Docs for Education Classroom Management Software Increasing district wide internet bandwidth and firewall to handle anticipated increase in traffic. Complete the wireless networks and wiring closets at both Middle Schools.
Required Resources Equipment Order: Laptops and software for teachers and students Backup Devices Bags Secure Charging Carts Technical Support: Need at a minimum one dedicated and certified technician at each Middle School to provide immediate support during school day.
8 th Grade Teacher Training Summer Workshop - June 28 th & 29th: Google Docs for Education Open Office Moodle Apple’s ILife & IWork Suite Classroom Management Software
Current High School Modular Classrooms (12) to Accommodate Construction: Will be equipped with wireless access 30 Laptops and Secure Charging Cart per Classroom Foreign Language Implementing new Dill System Training for Foreign Language Faculty this Spring Refine the 1 to 1 model for new High School HS & 8 th grade teachers collaborate on best practices and lessons learned.
New High School Complete design of new district wide data center then build it. Equip the new High School with all technology equipment. (TV Studio, Engineering Lab, FL Lab, A+ & Apple Lab etc.) Execute a parallel cut to new High School. Execute 1 to 1 model in Fall of 2012 for all High School Students
Our wireless deployment will be expanded to all elementary schools this summer. Major wiring closet upgrades will be performed at Brown and Lilja to support the wireless deployment. This will complete all major closet work at all elementary schools. The above work will provide significantly improved access.
The Challenge – Meeting the Demands of… 1. 8 th grade 1 to 1 pilot at both middle schools - Wilson and Kennedy. 2. Supporting hundreds of additional laptops being purchased for High School students. 3. Designing and building the new district wide Data Center. 4. Executing a seamless parallel cutover to the New High School. 5. Continue providing daily support of all five elementary schools as they begin the school year with wireless access. 6. Be ready to embrace and execute the larger 1 to 1 HS rollout in the fall of 2012.
New Challenges Over next few Years 1. Provide 24/7 access to our learning environment. 2. Add redundancy and optimize infrastructure for high end internet and video traffic. 3. Avoid substitution – not just replacing books with computers. 4. Decrease demand on printing and reliance on paper. 5. Explore solutions for student eportfolios 6. Investigate Natick Public Schools Web Portal Solutions.
8th Grade 1 to 1 Costs ObjectiveRecommended Action CommentsEstimate 8 th Grade Student & Faculty Devices (Includes: laptops, charging carts, software, backup devices, bags) Lease over three years through technology operating budget. Provide students and teachers a true 21 st century learning environment. $260,000 Classroom Management Software Purchase LanSchool product. One time purchase. Will allow teachers to monitor and remote control student laptops. $10,000 On-Site Technical Support for Middle Schools Hire one certified technician for each middle school to work school year calendar (40K each). Will be primary support person for building. This is an annual increase in salary budget. $80,000 Total$350,000
High School 1 to 1 Costs – Phase One Phase One ObjectiveRecommended ActionCommentsEstimate High School student devices (Includes: laptops, charging carts, software) Charge to High School Project as these devices will stay with High School. Add additional capacity to prepare for 1 to 1 initiative at the High School level. $800,000 Total$800,000
High School 1 to 1 Costs – Phase Two Phase Two ObjectiveRecommended ActionCommentsEstimate High School student devices (Includes: laptops, charging carts, software, backup devices, bags) Charge to High School Project as these devices will stay with High School. To provide devices to all High School students. $1,200,000 Total$1,200,000
Technology FY12 Costs Technology Operating Budget ObjectiveRecommended ActionCommentsEstimate Introduce WirelessImplement at all Elementary Schools Provide students and teachers a true 21 st century learning environment. $150,000 Expand WirelessComplete Middle Schools Add additional capacity to handle 1 to 1 pilot. $100,000 Wiring Closet Upgrades Needed at Brown, Lilja and Wilson to support wireless These schools are still in need of closet work. $150,044 Total$400,044
Projected FY13 Technology Budget Technology Operating Budget ObjectiveRecommended ActionCommentsEstimate Laptops for 8 th grade students and faculty. Year 2 of 3 year lease payment for these devices. Provide students and teachers a true 21 st century learning environment. $260,000 Refresh Laptops district wide Replace laptops that are4 now turning five years old: a.) Elementary labs for student use. b.) All faculty & staff laptops not refreshed by other initiatives in last 4 years. Need to review age of equipment and keep within 5 years in order to meet basic educational needs. $240,000 Total$500,000