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1 What is an IMPACT Model School? Technology-rich teaching and learning environment Resource-rich teaching and learning environment Collaboration among teachers and media and technology personnel Strong administrative leadership and support Adequate budget

2 Teacher Retention... Classroom teachers in IMPACT schools were more likely to be retained over this 3 year period than comparison school classroom teachers. This effect was particularly strong for beginning (0-3 years) teachers and master (11+ years) teachers.

3 In Technology Use... IMPACT teachers perceived that their schools were more supportive of risk-taking, and had more linkages to the community than did comparison schools.

4 IMPACT Leader Ratings IMPACT principals who were present for all three years of the grant were rated more highly in Year 3 than in Year 1 on all 5 constructs. These principals grew most in Challenging the Process and Inspiring a Shared Vision.

5 Collaboration In Action at Perquimans Central School

6 Components of an Impact School Adequate/age appropriate hardware Adequate infrastructure/connectivity Adequate support personnelinstructional and technical Time for collaborative planning and exploration Ongoing professional development Leadership Adequate digital and print resources Flexible access to facilities and personnel Adherance to standards set forth in the statewide Impact guidelines for Media and Technology Programs

7 Collaborative Planning Regularly scheduled planning with each grade level, media coordinator, technology facilitator, and resource teachers. Mapping/Pacing guides Create thematic units Plan projects Professional development

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9 Access to Personnel Increased access to personnel – Media Coordinator – Technology Facilitator – Media Assistant – Technology Assistant/Technician Facilitates Collaboration Lower teacher-student ratio

10 Access to Facilities Media & Technology Centers arranged to accommodate multiple groups and different activities Orientation for staff to the organization of facilities Results – Increased usage of labs and media center – Usage driven by the teachers needs, not a set schedule

11 Access to Resources Increased usage of resources – Various print resources – Various technology resources Increased circulation Allows for more teachable moments

12 Core Classroom Setup: Smartboard and…

13 Data Projector

14 Scanner

15 Digital Camera

16 Document Camera

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