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1 Digital Learning Environment 27 January, 20141 The Box Is Not the Solution… Lloyd Spruill, Knowledge Network Solutions

2 21 st Century Work Skills! What do our students need to compete in a Global Knowledge Based Economy? Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills to Organize, Analyze, Synthesize and Evaluate Research and Communication Skills Project based curriculum with Global Awareness for Relevant Learning Ability and Opportunity to Collaborate Ubiquitous Computing – 24/7

3 Your challenges are varied and daunting – We KNOW!

4 Planning Services You Must Consider Initial Scope of Objectives Assess Results and Goals Curriculum Assessment Infrastructure Assessment Tech Planning Instructional Technology Planning Prof Dev Planning Rollout plan Check Points for Successful Technology Integration Review Existing Budgetary Resources Grants Leases Bond Initiatives Plan to bridge delta Professional Development Faculty-Technology Integration Admin-Technology Integration and evaluation Students - Effective relevant use in and out of the classroom Online PD Onsite PD Virtual PD Continuous PD Financing

5 1.Infrastructure 3. Support Ensure the right level of support is built in at the right levels – On-going Mentor support – Help Desk – Technical IT administration, students, faculty – Funding – Warranty – Repair 2. Professional Development Technology Planning 2. Professional Development Ensure end-users have the ability to maximize the technology and integrate it into their work –Teachers –Students –Administration 1. Infrastructure Ensure the technology is right for the need –Hardware –Software –Connectivity Technology Planning Without an executable plan and a solid foundation, your stool will fall down. Address Three Critical Success Factors For Technology Integration in Education

6 Changing Teaching & Learning! David Thornburg, Technology Education: Expectations Not Options, May 2004

7 Transitions Occurring in Education! Transitions Occurring in Education! Traditional Learning Environment 21 st Century Learning Environment Teacher-centered instructionStudent-centered learning Single-sense stimulationMulti-sensory stimulation Single-path progressionMulti-path progression Single mediaMultimedia Isolated workCollaborative work Information delivery Information exchange Passive learningActive/inquiry-based learning Factual, knowledge-based Critical thinking and informed decision-making Reactive responseProactive/planned action Isolated, artificial context Authentic, real world context Source: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NETS Project, National Educational Technology Standards for Students, June 1998, p. 2.

8 Technology Bottleneck Technology Student Achievement Teachers Use of Technology Professional Development eliminates this bottleneck

9 HP – K12 Professional Development: Orient/Integrate/Deliver/Collaborate Professional DevelopmentCourseHrsTeacherLead Teacher School Leader StudentParent Orientation to Technology and Introduction to Integration (Tablet, Laptop, Desktop) Teaching and Learning 6XXXXX Integrating Technology into Curriculum 21 st Century Teacher Delivery Skills Mastering NETS-T w/ MS Office TITLE Ph I30XX Teacher Projects and PresentationsTITLE Ph II18XX Lead Teacher – Adult Learning & Best Practices for Materials TITLE Ph III18X School Leadership Instruction for Teacher Integration Eval w/ Rubrics School Leadership6X Supplemental Curriculum – science, social studies, math - (6) Hr Session Discovery Ed /6XXX Real-Life Skills – Creation, Editing & Presentation – Movies, Photos, Podcasts, Websites, Wikis, Blogs, - (3) Hr Sessions Photoshop Elements Acrobat Contribute 12XXXX Classroom Management - Monitoring and Classroom/Internet Presentation DyKnow6XXX Interactive WhiteBoard Integration into Classroom Instruction SmartBoard/ ActiveBoard/ StarBoard 6XXXX Organization and Note Taking for Teachers and Students in Education OneNote6XXXX Communication and Collaboration – (3) Hr Sessions Skype GotoMeeting 6XXXXX 9 (c) Copy Right Knowledge Network Solutions, Inc.

10 ProductScope/FeaturesBenefits Tablet Teaching and Learning or Intro to Tech Integration with Laptops/Desktops Students Learn best practices including: Features & operation of Computer Choice Pen enabled functions and Handwriting Recognition Audio/Video Capabilities MS Office tools, Education Pack, Experience Pack, Tablet PowerToys TECH INTEGRATION IDEAS for K!2 Sessions led by classroom teachers Techniques learned decrease paper use Rekindles teachers enthusiasm for teaching and learning Mobile Lab Computing Intelligent Whiteboard Best Practices for Classroom Learning Students Learn: Mobile Lab set-up and pack-up Support and troubleshooting Classroom Best Practices PC, Projection & Presentation skills Students Learn: Features, operation and troubleshooting IWB devices Classroom Best Practices and lesson plans Use of Inking and Notebook applications Reduced support costs Higher uptime Higher usage rates Maximize return on IWB investment Reduced support costs KNS Professional Development for HP

11 ProductScope/FeaturesBenefits T I T L E – Technology Integration for Teaching and Learning in Education (Phases 1 & 2) 8 days on-site Instruction for up to 20 Teachers per class (Includes all materials). Teachers will: Learn to Integrate Technology into all curricular areas via project- based learning Learn to use MS Office tools to promote collaboration, critical thinking, inquiry learning and communication Create a project-based learning unit enhanced with technology Sessions led by real K-12 teachers Maximizes the computer investment Teachers learn to engage learners for student-centered learning TITLE Phase 3 Train The Educator 3 days on-site Instruction for up to 20 lead Teachers per class. Learn to teach fellow teachers TITLE Phases 1 & 2 delivery Creates a go to group for teachers Builds capacity within school KNS Professional Development for HP

12 T.I.T.L.E T.I.T.L.E - Technology Integration for Teaching and Learning in Education Setting the Stage: Project-Based Learning and Technology Integration for K-12 Curricula Windows XP:/Vista Operating System and File Management for the Classroom Collaboration and the Writing Process for Project-based Learning Using Microsoft Word Improving Critical Thinking Using Databases: Collecting, Organizing, Analyzing and Reporting Information with Microsoft Excel as a Database Tool Applying Inquiry Learning to Organize, Calculate, and Display Data for Project-based Learning Using Microsoft Excel as a Spreadsheet Tool Synthesis and Communication - Key Aspects of Project-based Learning: Synthesizing and Communicating Information Using Microsoft PowerPoint

13 Delivery Methods Instructor-led from HP/KNS – Live – 6 hrs. of hands-on instruction – Virtual – live-on-line – 2 hr. seminars – Use in-service days or pay subs for teachers – Summer boot camp with a carrot Train-the-Educator – Build capacity in the district with Lead Teachers or PD staff – Work with teachers during planning periods, before and after school On-going Mentor support Self-paced Online – Atomic Learning 13

14 A Technology Integration Project Building a Kaleidoscope: A Constructivist Approach to Learning for Project-based Learning

15 Subject Area(s) Outcome Academic Standards Technology Standards Teacher-Led Activities Student-Centered Activities Resources Needed Student Assessment Strategy Effective Planning Solid unit/lesson plan directed at Standards-Based learning Activities which focus on the student as the Active Engaged Learner Technology as a tool for learning and an integral part of lesson that should not be isolated from the academic curriculum.

16 Building a Kaleidoscope Building Vocabulary Research Sites Geometric Shape Tally Student essay Sample of Standards-based, Student Centered Activities

17 How Is a Kaleidoscope Like a Good Learning Plan for Kids? Write Your Ideas Using Journal, Word, or OneNote Ever changing Need light for true illumination Parts must work in conjunction with each other All parts must be relevant Need to reflect on all the parts to make a connection 27 January, 201417

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19 Student-centered Project-based, addressing the standards Technology-Rich Collaborative We as educators must prepare students for their future, not for our past; therefore, we much change the way we teach.

20 2027 January, 2014 Lloyd Spruill Vice President K-20 Education Knowledge Network Solutions, Inc. 919-931-5505 – Mobile 919-676-7260 - Office

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