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1 Click to edit Master title style EETT Federal Funding Updates Draw down of EETT Funds – Round 7 Competitive funds need to be obligated by Sept. 30, 2010 and liquidated by Dec. 30, 2010 – Barbour Gilmer Kanawha Lincoln McDowell Monongalia Nicholas Ohio Wirt Wood Spend ARRA Formula Funds NOW – Requirement of ARRA funding to spend quickly – Potential to lose funding if not spent Office of Instructional Technology

2 Click to edit Master title style Partnerships and Professional Development SAS Curriculum Pathways – SAS is provided at no charge and open to all schools including Elementary schools – New content added for the 6 th and 7 th grade – Contact Mark Moore for login information Office of Instructional Technology

3 Click to edit Master title style Partnerships and Professional Development ThinkFinity – New design and new features – Search by WV state standard – New website for power users -Thinkfinity Community - allows for social bookmarking of Thinkfinity and NON Thinkfinity sites, creation of groups and the ability to post or create documents for sharing. – 21 st Century Education contest, sponsored by Thinkfinity, Teachers demonstrate use of 21 st Century education in the classroom. Ten $2,000 mini-grant winners who can use their grants on the Tools for Schools contract Office of Instructional Technology

4 Click to edit Master title style Partnerships and Professional Development Intels New Elements Courses 1.Project-Based Approaches 2.Assessment in the 21 st Century Classroom Are you looking for free, just-in-time professional development that you can experience now, anytime, or anywhere? Intels new series of high interest, visually compelling short courses provide deeper exploration of 21st century learning concepts using: Animated tutorials and audio dialogs to explain concepts Interactive knowledge checking exercises Offline activities to apply concepts Contact Bodie Fulford Office of Instructional Technology

5 Click to edit Master title style Learning Object Repository (LOR) LOR is searchable database of Learning Objects (LO) A learning object includes – One or more educational objectives – Digital content – Practice activities – Assessment tools – Metadata Office of Instructional Technology

6 Click to edit Master title style Use of Learning Objects Provide another way to look at a concept Motivate students Review a previous concept Introduce a concept before a formal lesson Teach a new concept Practice a new concept Office of Instructional Technology

7 Click to edit Master title style Learning Object Example Office of Instructional Technology

8 Click to edit Master title style Verizon/Frontier Changes Effective 7/1/2010 Data Circuits ordered and billed through MPLS – Contact Verizon Phone lines, fax lines and data lines from other contracts – Contract Frontier Contact numbers available at website Check your school lines now – prior to start of school Office of Instructional Technology

9 Click to edit Master title style BTOP Grant $126,323,296 West Virginia Statewide Broadband Infrastructure Project-Middle Mile extending broadband services across the state by leveraging existing infrastructure to build a middle mile network with Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) over Microwave and Fiber Visit website to review grant application m.aspx?category=broadband m.aspx?category=broadband Office of Instructional Technology

10 Click to edit Master title style BTOP Grant 471 schools will be receiving new routers in Summer/Fall 2010 – (based on list of schools in grant applications - schools without fiber connections) Counties must work with WVDE Network Engineers and RESA Router Technicians to submit TCRs for fiber connections Circuit requests (TCRs) from MPLS contract for 10MB or 100MB fiber connections will be approved by WVDE and sent to Broadband Implementation Team for approval of fiber builds Office of Instructional Technology

11 Click to edit Master title style BTOP Grant Consult with Julia Benincosa regarding associated E- rate applications and Thank You! Vicki Allen Office of Instructional Technology


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