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1 Welcome to CCY2

2 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

3 Program Overview Laptop for every teacher and student - Grades 9-12 Second 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

4 Tentative Timeline Application process: Applications made available to schools expressing interest in the year 2 program– Dec.19, 2006 Application deadline – Feb. 21, 2007 Application review completed March 9, Year 2 schools announced Year 2 schools meet in April for kick off Procurement and technology planning April-May Training June-August Implementation by Fall 2007

5 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)

6 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

7 Training and support (Summer 2007) 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 10-13 in Mitchell

8 Advance Team Symposia April 2007 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

9 Site-based training July to August 2006 – three 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 team

10 Content Symposia Early August 2007 - two days 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

11 This is where Jim would take over

12 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.

13 Year 1 Pilot Program Lessons Bandwidth WebCT Classroom Management software Disk storage Wireless Lightweight Architecture Technology Committee / Policies Off Site Content Filtering

14 Laptops and/or Tablets Students: Laptops or Tablets Teachers: Tablets? (School choice) Purchase or 3 year lease (manufacturer or local) 3 year warranty – accidental coverage Software Microsoft Windows Office - Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher Altiris Symantec Client Security SynchronEyes classroom management software State contract

15 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

16 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

17 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


19 Training DDN IT: June 4 – June 15 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

20 Support: Eyes Wide Open 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

21 Other Considerations Orientation Projectors Start small – goal perspective Student fees Policies & penalties Electrical outlets & power strips Equipment racks Storage

22 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

23 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.

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