Presentation on theme: "PROJECT OBJECTIVES: To provide students with the educational tools that will be used in our post secondary system or the world of work. To close the digital."— Presentation transcript:
PROJECT OBJECTIVES: To provide students with the educational tools that will be used in our post secondary system or the world of work. To close the digital divide between those students that have access to technology and those that do not. To create a more relevant learning environment that engages high school students. To use technology to teach high school students 21st Century learning skills that will help prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow.
Teacher Objectives Provide teachers with opportunity to teach with 21st century tools: Teachers trained in how to teach in a one to one computer environment Teachers trained in the use of electronic resources Teachers serving as facilitators of learning Teachers engage students using technology
Student Objectives Provide students with opportunity to learn 21st century skills: Research skills Problem solving skills Writing skills Communication skills Team building skills (Project-based learning)
Program Overview Laptop for every teacher and student - Grades 9-12 Third year program – 5,000 students is intended target Matching funds program ($2) school district ($1) state for hardware State commitment of Tech training, preliminary teacher training, 1/3 reimbursement for laptops, tech support, ongoing instructional support
Tentative Timeline Application process: Applications made available to schools expressing interest in the year 3 program– Jan 11, 2008 Application deadline – March 5, 2008 Application review completed March 19, Year 3 schools announced Year 3 schools meet in April for kick off Procurement and technology planning April-May On-site training June-August Implementation by Fall 2008
Training and support (Summer 2008) 1. State provides 10 days of technology training and implementation support 2. State provides 5 days of teacher/admin training 3. All schools are encouraged to attend the One to One Computing Laptop Institute June 9-11 in Mitchell
Advance Team Symposia April 2008 Team: Building principal, technology coordinator, teacher leader Topics: Overview of the devices and support software, demonstration of applications, laptop roll-out The purpose is to prepare a leadership team for implementation of the program. Delivery: Dakota State University
Site-based training July to August 2008 – five days Participants: High school instructional staff and administrators Topics: Content developed to train teachers and administrators in technical operations, delivery of lessons in a technology environment, and classroom management Delivery: At each site location by DSU facilitation teams
Site-based training –Introduction to the Tablet –Windows Journal –OneNote 2007 –Office 2007 Overview –Tablet Features of Office 2007 –WebCT 6 –SynchronEyes –File Management –System Care –Third Party Software –Teaching and Learning Using the Tablet
Content Symposia - tentative Early August 2008 - one day Participants: High school staff within content areas Topics: Strategies for student engagement within content areas (math, science, languages, social studies, etc.). Content teams will share their curriculum development products/ideas. Delivery: Symposia at Dakota State University
Technically, what we are trying to accomplish? How to build an environment to specifically support one-to-one mobile computing in a DDN connected School.
CCY1 & CCY2 Lessons Learned Bandwidth Within the Districts also (LAN & MAN) WebCT - fixed Classroom Management software- SynchronEyes Disk storage - planned Wireless Lightweight Architecture - effective Technology Committee / Policies – absolutely needed Off Site Content Filtering - implementation
Tablets Students: Tablets Teachers: Tablets? (School choice) Purchase or 3 year lease (manufacturer or local) Where are we today? $1205 vs $1335 3 year warranty – accidental coverage Software Microsoft Windows XP Office - Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher Altiris Symantec Client Security SynchronEyes classroom management software State contract
Server Microsoft server 2003 Security, quotas, off-line file synchronization Image management Altiris Security management Symantec Client Security RADIUS server Used for Wireless Security SynchronEyes classroom management
Desktop Management Must work smarter! Philosophy: Computer is an educational tool – not a personal device Local control & management Desktop Support Ratio Technology & Procedures tools to aid in management: Acceptable Use Policies Active Directory policies Altiris Symantec Advanced computer support skills required
Build it right the 1 st time! State contract 802.11a @ 5GHz 54 Mbps shared (not switched) Local Area Network based on switched architecture No hubs Lightweight Architecture / Centralized management RADIUS authentication - Certificate on the Domain Controller Performance Expectations Enterprise level encryption Buy expertise/services if necessary Integration with existing wireless could be a problem if not properly planned. Wireless Networking
Training DDN IT: early June 2008 Dakota State University Classroom Connections Advanced active directory policies RADIUS – Certificate security Altiris Virtual server Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) Symantec Client Security Wireless configuration (Controller & Desktop) Help Desk management will be discussed SynchronEyes
Support: Eyes Wide Open Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Additional Support FTE Technical support Improved Desktop & network skills Standards-based infrastructure Parts center – repairs Extra battery station Simple is better than complicated Centralize management where possible
Other Considerations Orientation Projectors Start small – goal perspective Student fees Policies & penalties http://www.classroomconnections.k12.sd.us Electrical outlets & power strips Equipment racks Storage Microsoft OneNote
Application areas to be addressed Demonstrate the means to meet the $2 to $1 matching funds (district $2 / state matches $1) Demonstrate action steps necessary to implement professional development of staff and students Demonstrate a technology plan including support services Demonstrate how the program will impact instruction of students Demonstrate commitment from school board and effort to involve community
Section A asks questions relative to the capacity of the school district to enter into the initiative, Section B requires input regarding professional training of teachers, administrators, and students and their willingness to do so; Section C provides information explaining the anticipated instructional impact of the program; Section D discusses the commitment of the school board and local community to become involved in the initiative; Section E seeks information regarding the technical aspects of the program; and Section F asks applicants for other addition information at their discretion.
Communicating the Vision Engage key educational audiences School board Business manager/administration Staff Community - Parents Students Development of "stump speech" - focus on students Allow for input from audiences Be prepared for the critics Don't make promises you can't keep
Need your help in selling the program to legislators –Requesting $2.9 million to fund CCY3 –Options –Speaking information available from DOE.