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2 1. Tech Alignment with District ‘s Mission 2. Alternative Resources 3. Tech Collaboration Efforts (Web Revisions) 4. Time for Questions

3 Supporting the Mission District Mission: To provide the highest quality educational opportunities possible to all students, in environments that nurture and promote each student's unique capabilities and finest achievements. How is Tech Services supporting the District’s Mission? By maintaining a vision of how Technology will be used in the District that is consistent with the District’s Mission. By procuring and deploying Technology that supports the vision and is properly managed to be reliable and secure.

4 Tech Services Mission We envision using technology to further the learning community where Students are proficient using technology and able to discern when and how to use technology. Teachers use technology to support and enhance their instruction and provide learning opportunities to meet each student’s unique needs Administrators use technology effectively to complete required functions and duties, to collaborate with other educators, and to analyze student learning Support staff use technology effectively in their job and as a tool to support classroom needs and the learning environment

5 Tech Services Mission To accomplish this the Technology Department is responsible for providing reliable and dependable resources including Classroom computers and other instructional equipment Networking Infrastructure Servers to handle necessary services and educational programs Adequately manage Internet bandwidth for learning resources Maintain security measures and services to: protect data prevent intrusions update computers protect student Internet access

6 Tech Services: Alternative Resources Computers for Kids State Surplus NAVY computers Correctional Center Computers BPA computers Donations Off Lease purchasing eRate Funding Title II D grants

7 Tech Services: Collaboration Next Generation of Web Services SharePoint Services Easier Management by Non-Tech Staff Adding Web 2.0 Services for Classrooms Discussion Lists Wikis Blogs

8 1. Tech Alignment with District ‘s Mission 2. Alternative Resources 3. Tech Collaboration Efforts (Web Revisions) 4. Time for Questions

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12 Starting in the Mid 90’s… o Several peer to peer networks existed Shelton High School Lab Bordeaux Elementary System Transportation Office District Office

13 Tech Services Mission To accomplish this the Technology Department is responsible for providing reliable and dependable resources including Classroom computers and other instructional equipment Networking Infrastructure Servers to handle necessary services and educational programs Adequately manage Internet bandwidth for learning resources Maintain security measures and services to: protect data prevent intrusions update computers protect student Internet access

14 1. A Quick Look at the Breadth Tech Services 2. Review Tech Plan 3. Review WESPac and Skyward 4. Technology behind On-Line Testing

15 Our First Tech Mission o Expand Information Sharing Student Records on Rolodex Move to computerized system Accessible by dial-up o Create System o Used contractor to install first Cat 5 We learned it was expensive Next round we did ourselves with some volunteers

16 Our Tech Mantra: “We can do MORE if we do it OURSELVES” o First 3 years expansion was rapid Ran about 5 miles of network cable Move to School Master, not state system Began finding ways to inter-connect buildings for

17 District Technology Overview 238 classrooms 206 LCD projectors 94 - under warranty to 5 years old 70 - > 5 years old 169 Document Cameras 45 - under warranty to 5 years old 40 - > 5 years old 1980 active computers 167 Computers ready to be deployed 119 Computers in for Repair or Salvage or Disposal

18 Age of Computers

19 Classroom items continued 12 Interactive White Boards 2 Student Response system 4 Classroom PAs for Teacher District Technology Overview

20 Classroom items continued 7 District Phone Systems 475 phones with E911 capabilities a phone in every classroom 3 voic servers About 500 voic accounts District Office, Maintenance and CHOICE share a system OBJ and MCTC share one Inter-building extension calling 2 Shared T1 trunks for up to 46 simultaneous calls District Technology Overview

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22 Classroom items continued 3300 individual student user accounts 580 staff account and boxes Special Accounts Contractors Volunteers Tutors Board Substitutes etc District Technology Overview

23 Other Services - District wide 17 Physical Servers 4 are Hosts only for multiple Virtual Servers 23 Virtual Servers District Technology Overview

24 Other Services - District wide cont’d Why use virtualized servers Save money on Server hardware Save money on Server Software Licensing Save money on Energy consumption For running the Servers And cooling the Server spaces Save money on UPS hardware and maintenance Provide more fault tolerance and fail over options Provide hardware Independence Down Side? It’s less tangible… adds complexity District Technology Overview

25 Other Service - District wide cont’d 33 UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) Most units notify of Power failures through Several of them Automatically shutdown Servers Routers, Firewalls and Packet Shapers One Cisco Router with Firewalling at Edge One on an ISA server with Firewalling One Packet Shaper (Bandwidth Manager) District Technology Overview

26 Bandwidth Management District Technology Overview

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28 Bandwidth Management Internet access is through the K20 (State Network) We have been steadily increasing our overall Bandwidth Consumption over the past several years Bandwidth is charged by the bit based on a average of the 95 percentile We have a caching server that provides reoccurring cacheable data to our internal clients, reducing costs Compare the following graphs. District Technology Overview

29 2008 Internet Consumption 2010 Internet Consumption, doubles from 409 kb/s to 891 kb/s

30 Other Service - District wide cont’d Maintain the Distributed Network 111 Managed switches 40 Unmanaged switches approximately District Technology Overview Building5500G5500EI WarrantyOpen 6/11/2011Open6/18/20117/16/20116/18/20117/16/2011OpenExpired BDX EVG1 713 CHS OMS MTV1 64 OBJ SHS ASB MCTC 1 Spares Totals

31 Other Service - District wide cont’d Application Deployment 150 software titles Adobe/Macromedia products: Premiere, Photoshop Elements, InDesign, Encore, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver … Co-Writer, Auto CAD, Lucy Calkins, Building Homes on Your Own, Arcview GIS, Turbo Math, InTouch, Real Player, Quicktime, Peachtree, Music Ace, Bryce, Rhino, NetChess, Math Trek, Josten’s YearTech, Google Earth, Integrated Math Test Generator, Band In a Box, MOUS Certification Prep, NovaNet, SuccessMaker, SoftPlot Lite, Teacher Express Biology, TapIt, Teaching the Qualities of Writing, Tinker Plots, WJ III, Versatrans, WA Query System, Stellarium, Shopware, Roxio, Lucy Calkins, Logger Pro, Inspiration, Duetsh Aktuell, Beginner Piano, 2000 Fantastic Fonts, Biology Exploring Life, Calculus Test Generator, Filemaker, Earth’s Dynamic Surface, EvanMoor Transportation, ExamView Pro, Finale Notepad… District Technology Overview

32 Overview of Main Elementary Software EasyCBM – Assessment Software to track student achievement Orchard Math – Targeted instruction, skill building and assessment for mathematics. Orchard Math Reading Counts – Reading content monitoring, assessment and independent reading motivation Reading Counts Rosetta Stone – Multilanguage learning software Rosetta Stone Scholastic Reading Inventory – Assessment and monitoring of student reading skills Scholastic Reading Inventory SuccessMaker – Multicurricular skill building and assessment. SuccessMaker Waterford – Self paced skill building and assessment in primary grades Waterford

33 Other Service - District wide cont’d Manage Federally Require d Internet Filtering CIPA VPN access for secure access outside access Outside Web Mail Access for staff Web servers with Web 2.0, Collaboration extensions File storage stats DPM Stats GS talk about Web Changes District Technology Overview

34 Other Service - District wide cont’d Custom Support applications for District Management Support Manager Suite: Service Request Manager Routine Task Manager Account Manager Asset Manager Lab Manager Facilities, Events and Athletics Manager News Articles, web published Numerous other applets Staff account creator, assigner Student account creator Login Manager Printer Cartridge Procurer District Technology Overview

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38 7 Tech Staff (excluding, Student Techs, Interns and Workstudy Students) Exec. Director of Operations & Technology – Rick Hanson Assistant Director of Technology – Glenn Shorten Information Technology Specialists I Bob McMath ( Server Admin, excl. Exchange, ASB staff support ) Chris Carpenter ( Exchange Admin, Application Packaging, CHS, EVG and MCJDC Support, Tech purchasing, etc.) Technology Support Coordinator II Bruce McCarty(BDX, MTV, OMS) Kitty Lundeen-Ness(Skyward) Technology Support Coordinator I Ian Dinnan (MCTC,SHS) Computer Technician Chad Trogstad(OBJ)

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41 The F1 key in most Windows application starts on line help… Old School Geek humor

42 1. A Quick Look at the Breadth of Tech Services 2. Review Tech Plan 3. Review WESPac and Skyward 4. Technology behind On-Line Testing

43 Tech Plan Goals Modeled After Building School Improvement Plans Work with Curriculum Adoption Cycle : Catch up year : Mathematics : Fine Arts/Performing Arts; Global Language, K-5 Social Studies Developing Replacement Cycle for Computers, Servers and Network Hardware

44 Tech Plan Goals Additions to the plan… Need to review software and technology used at each building. Find out what works and what doesn’t work for improving student learning Find ways to implement working solutions to other buildings Required Tech Class at OMS? Wireless network throughout district

45 1. A Quick Look at the Breadth of Tech Services 2. Review Tech Plan 3. Review WESPaC and Skyward 4. Technology behind On-Line Testing

46 Starting in School Year `03-`04 o SSD converted to SKYWARD for Student Records o Management Shelton High School Lab Bordeaux Elementary System Transportation Office District Office

47 SKYWARD WSIPC (Wa School Information Processing Cooperative) Skyward WESPaC W WISPC E Enhanced S Skyward P Point a and C Click

48 SKYWARD WSIPC (Wa School Information Processing Cooperative) Skyward WESPaC W WISPC E Enhanced S Skyward P Point a and C Click

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51 A repository of an organization's electronically stored data. Data warehouses are designed to facilitate reporting and analysis. (Wikipedia) A central location of data that combines all of the existing subsystems and legacy systems into one single structure.

52 Better Access to Data History Current Better Reporting Trending reports Longitudinal information Dashboards Drill Down Reporting

53 1. A Quick Look at the Breadth of Tech Services 2. Review Tech Plan 3. Review WESPaC and Skyward 4. Technology behind On-Line Testing

54 Online testing had two models. Use a Local Caching Server (LCS) Have students connect straight to the state testing Web servers. We choose the LCS for the following reasons. Maintain a local store of the testing material Maintain a local copy of the testing data until uploaded to the State. Eliminate all the outside variables during test time. Test Application set as a package to be easily installed on any District computer. We have set the program to by pass local server and go straight to state if there is an issue with the local server.


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