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1 National Secondary School Computer Fund (NSSCF)
Australian Government Digital Education Revolution

2 Agenda Background to the National Secondary School Computer Fund (NSSCF) Planning for funding Application 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 NSSCF Key component of the Australian Government’s $1.2 billion Digital Education Revolution initiative Target access of 1:2 for secondary students in Years 9 – 12 The initiative will provide grants of up 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 2008 The 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 funding Refer 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 learners Effective 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 Audit ICT Roadmap development Build ICT foundation Extend ICT beyond foundation IT Infrastructure and technical support Supporting the ‘School ICT Progression Strategy’ (SIPS) Annual Implementation Plan eLearning Leadership Learning, Teaching, Assessment, Reporting ICT Professional Learning Learning Places and Spaces Learning Communities E L A R N I G P V w & M a Em e t eLearning Vision eLearning planning The 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 Strategy Suggestions: 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 Leadership School leaders routinely plan at the school level for ongoing improvement of student learning outcomes enabled by ICT How 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 Teaching Students engaged in rigorous and stimulating programs of learning that meet their individual needs and prepare them for success in the 21st Century Students and teachers are able to innovate in their use of ICT to achieve student learning outcomes How 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 learning To build the capability of staff Professional Learning needs to focus on three aspects: Increase teachers ICT skills Support teachers to integrate ICT for teaching and learning Provide 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 schools View 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 Communities Students and teachers routinely collaborate, build and share knowledge using digital technologies – blogs, file sharing, social networking, video conferencing etc Parents 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 Devices What digital devices should we buy and what can I use it for? Schools need to consider: Applications – , web surfing, desktop publishing, multimedia, CAD Digital device form factor - Laptop, Desktop, Ultra Mobile PC, Thin Client Purpose, value for money and available infrastructure are key elements Refer 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 Needs Allow 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 and IT 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 1:2 Residual funds can be used for: contributions to deployment on costs eg: power, security, air-conditioning or network infrastructure Other ICT equipment such as: interactive whiteboards digital cameras printers/scanners data projectors The 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 Deployment Significant impact and cost on the supporting infrastructure required Schools need to determine the impact on: teaching and learning application power network accessibility space, furniture Refer 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 point Round Two opened on 14th July 2008 A completed School ICT Infrastructure Roadmap should be submitted as part of the application Templates available at: See flowchart

20 Review and management How to monitor and continually review use of the digital devices, implementation of the eLearning plan and the infrastructure available Report to DEECD Purchases Resource utilisation Evaluation 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.

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