Technology is years ahead of our current curricular models. Schools now have the opportunity to integrate their curriculum with personalized learning devices that are becoming readily available. Many schools have sound wireless network infrastructures in place. We now have the opportunity to bring learning and classrooms up to speed.
These four days will focus on bringing current curricular models to devices, such as the iPad, and work towards publishing a digital course. Once this course is created, all of us involved can continue to update and adapt our courses to new and emerging technologies from year to year. In short, we will be developing a living, evolving course.
This page will serve as an archive of what we, as a community of educators and learners, construct today. One of our goals is to create a digital resource library for each content area. On the left-hand side of this page you will notice a link to a Wikispace. When you find something of interest or importance in your content area, simply add it to the Wikispace under your specific content area. The Wikispace will update regularly and the resources added will be a permanent fixture on the page. You can also see how other content areas are building their curriculum.
We welcome schools to send educators for one day or all four days of textless course development. Paul Facteau and Brian Gewirtz from Apple will be working with all groups on the first day of the event. Please register in the google form on the right-hand side of the page. Once you have added all of your information, click submit.
Massachusetts Digital Publication Collaborative Agenda
8:00 - Opening overview in BHS Auditorium
Introduction of Digital Publication Collaborative by hosting Superintendents - Eric Conti (Burlington Supt. of Schools), Maureen Lacroix (Bedford Supt. of Schools), Marinel McGrath (Andover Supt. of Schools)
8:15 - Copyright and Creative Commons Overview
9:30 - Work-flow/structure - Questions - Help Forum via Google docs
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch Break - or continue working in cafeteria
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Sharing Progress (auditorium) - Quick overview of progress/questions/challenges from each group - All participants should complete initial feedback form
Day Two - Tuesday
8:00-9:00 - BHS Auditorium - Review of feedback - Address lingering questions
9:00 - 12:15 - Breakouts and Socrative Assessment Tool schedule by discipline in room 128
2:30-3:00 - Sharing Progress (auditorium) - Quick overview of progress/questions/challenges from each group
Day Three Wednesday
8:00-9:30 - Assemble in assigned spaces and review feedback within subject area groups - Commissioner Chester will be here around 8:30. Each group should have some product from Monday and Tuesday to show and discuss the process with him.
9:30-12:00 - Continue work in groups
12:00-1:00 - Lunch
1:00-3:00 - Groups reconvene
Day Four Thursday
8:00-12:00 - Assemble in assigned spaces and review feedback within subject area groups
12:00-1:00 - Lunch - final assessment - debriefing - where do we go from here? (continue on collaborative wiki)
Click here to see who is attending
WHAT YOU NEED
WHEN AND WHERE
June 27-30 from 8-3
Please park in the first parking
lot on your right after the football field.
Register for MA Textless Publication Development Days