Presentation on theme: "National Secondary School Computer Fund (NSSCF)"— Presentation transcript:
1 National Secondary School Computer Fund (NSSCF) Australian GovernmentDigital Education Revolution
2 AgendaBackground to the National Secondary School Computer Fund (NSSCF)Planning for fundingApplication process and documents
3 Supporting Documentation How do we plan to ensure ICT-enabled teaching and learning?What digital devices should we select - what can they be used for?Planning map
4 What is the NSSCFKey component of the Australian Government’s $1.2 billion Digital Education Revolution initiativeTarget access of 1:2 for secondary students in Years 9 – 12The initiative will provide grants ofup to $1 million for schools to provide new or upgraded ICT for students in Years 9 – 12$1000 per computer
5 National Vision…Supporting Victoria All Australia’s students should ‘be confident, creative and productive users of new technologies, particularly ICT’(Adelaide Declaration 1999).‘ Australia will have technology enriched learning environments that enable students to achieve high quality learning outcomes and productively contribute to our society and economy’(Joint Ministerial Statement of ICT in Australian education and training: 2008 – 2011).Commonwealth, State and Territory Ministers have long agreed to the importance of ICT in student learning from the Adelaide Declaration 1999 through to the Joint Ministerial statement in May 2008The vision from the Australian government supports our goals and visions for Victoria.The Australian government has developed some ‘Aspirational Goals’ which support the direction we are heading in Victoria.
6 Planning for fundingRefer participants to the Planning sheet – this sheet provides an at a glance view of the tasks that need to be completed as part of the process.
7 eLearning leadership enables an eLearning culture through a clear sense of purpose. ICT enables diverse learning environments conducive to quality learning & teaching.ICT is used strategically to enhance learning and teaching and is supported by effective professional learning.The use of ICT promotes and facilitates collaborative practices between all members of the school community to enhance learning and teaching within and beyond the school.ICT is used to contextualise teaching to meet the needs of individual learnersEffective Schools model – click to bring in the eLearning elements.The Effective Schools Model can be used with an ICT lens to support eLearning planning.The role of ICT in improving student outcomes is reflected in the school’s shared vision and goals, and ICT policies and practices are aligned with that vision.ICT systems enhance accountability processes and measures across the school that are accessible to the school community.ICT supports schools and teachers in their endeavour to ensure every learner is successful.
8 eLearning planning School’s Strategic Plan ICT Network AuditICT Roadmap developmentBuild ICT foundationExtend ICT beyond foundationIT Infrastructure and technical supportSupporting the ‘School ICT Progression Strategy’ (SIPS)Annual Implementation PlaneLearning LeadershipLearning, Teaching, Assessment, ReportingICT Professional LearningLearning Places and SpacesLearning CommunitiesELARNIGPVw & MaEmeteLearning VisioneLearningplanningThe school’s strategic plan forms the basis of all school planning along with the Annual Implementation Plan. A subsidiary eLearning plan can be developed to ensure ICT enable teaching and learning. The eLearning plan can be informed by the ePotential ICT Capability Survey data and the School’s ICT Progression StrategySuggestions: Ensure participants have a copy of How do we plan to ensure ICT-enabled learning in the school? A3 version Use the PowerPoint to create some discussion and questions about the elements on the A3 sheet.The dot points outlined in each slide are,1. the Aspirational Goals from the NSSCF initiatives and can be used as conversation starters to showcase the possibilities ICT affords us these dot points are in italics.And 2. Questions to promote planning ideas for the school – these questions are in red.
9 eLearning LeadershipSchool leaders routinely plan at the school level for ongoing improvement of student learning outcomes enabled by ICTHow does school leadership establish the ICT vision and support implementation and change management in your school?Refer participants to the A3 document How do we plan to ensure ICT-enabled learning in the school?As each section is introduced participants can take time to reflect and jot down planning notes in each section.Facilitators can include anecdotes/samples from schools as appropriate to highlight aspects.
10 Learning and TeachingStudents engaged in rigorous and stimulating programs of learning that meet their individual needs and prepare them for success in the 21st CenturyStudents and teachers are able to innovate in their use of ICT to achieve student learning outcomesHow is ICT used to transform learning and teaching, extend learning opportunities and improve learning outcomes?Facilitators can include examples of student work for discussion or sample digital stories demonstrating classroom practice.
11 Professional Learning How do you plan, implement and evaluate effective ICT Professional Learning?N.B. NSSCF grants cannot be used for professional learningTo build the capability of staff Professional Learning needs to focus on three aspects:Increase teachers ICT skillsSupport teachers to integrate ICT for teaching and learningProvide emotional support in light of the change in pedagogy.Ultranet school readiness ideas could be elaborated on eg. In house coaching model etc
12 Learning Places and Spaces Teaching and learning and resources are available anywhere, anytime.How does your school plan for and provide infrastructure and different learning spaces to maximise learning opportunities?View a movie showing images of different spaces established in Leading Schools Fund schoolsView the QTVR from Glen Waverly SC a virtual tour of the school with hot links to exemplify teaching and learning considerations related to space.
13 Learning CommunitiesStudents and teachers routinely collaborate, build and share knowledge using digital technologies – blogs, file sharing, social networking, video conferencing etcParents able to view student programs and progress at any time online and communicate with teachers and school leaders.How are you using ICT to extend learning beyond the school making connections with local and global communities?Facilitators can share anecdotes from schools demonstrating relevant blogs, authentic projects where students have made links beyond the school etc.
14 Digital DevicesWhat digital devices should we buy and what can I use it for?Schools need to consider:Applications – , web surfing, desktop publishing, multimedia, CADDigital device form factor - Laptop, Desktop, Ultra Mobile PC, Thin ClientPurpose, value for money and available infrastructure are key elementsRefer participants to the A3 document What digital devices should we buy and what can I use it for?Schools need to make conscious decisions about which digital device or range of digital devices will meet their teaching and learning needs to best provide for the students.Direct the group’s attention to the dot points outlined under Determining NeedsAllow time for schools to take time to read the document and consider their options.Facilitators can share anecdotes from schools using different digital devices for a range of purposes.Also refer to the A 3 document: How do we plan to ensure ICT-enabled learning in the school?Direct the group’s attention to the following three focus areas:Teaching and Learning and Assessment and Reporting;Learning Places and Spaces andIT Infrastructure and Technical Support
15 Digital Devices Available A panel is being established which will outline the range of digital devices to select from
16 What can the funds be used for Computers – must meet student access of 1:2Residual funds can be used for:contributions to deployment on costs eg: power, security, air-conditioning or network infrastructureOther ICT equipment such as:interactive whiteboardsdigital camerasprinters/scannersdata projectorsThe primary use of the funds will be for the purchase of laptop computers, desktop computers and thin clients to improve the computer to student access to 1:2. If savings have been made through bulk purchasing arrangements, once the computer to student access of 1:2 is met, residual funds can be used to ensure the effective deployment of these computers. This might include contributions to on-costs, for example, power, security, air-conditioning or network infrastructure.
17 DeploymentSignificant impact and cost on the supporting infrastructure requiredSchools need to determine the impact on:teaching and learning applicationpowernetwork accessibilityspace, furnitureRefer participants back to the A3 document - How do we plan to ensure ICT-enabled learning in the school?
18 Infrastructure and support All students have personal access to an appropriate information access and/or digital device in all areas of learning.Does your school’s planning, implementation and management meet the learning and teaching, and administrative needs of the school?Refer to document How do we plan to ensure ICT enabled learning in the school?Ask participants to review the list of questions and document issues to consider to inform planning.
19 Application process and documents Register on school entry pointRound Two opened on 14th July 2008A completed School ICT Infrastructure Roadmap should be submitted as part of the applicationTemplates available at:See flowchart
20 Review and managementHow to monitor and continually review use of the digital devices, implementation of the eLearning plan and the infrastructure availableReport to DEECDPurchasesResource utilisationEvaluation of progress within the school
21 As you are planning for the NSSCF initiative use the Planning sheet to mark of the aspects you have covered. This sheet provides a reminder of tasks to be completed.