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

Day One

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
  • Digital rights management and ensuring appropriate attribution to sources - Dennis Villano and Andy Marcinek (Burlington Public Schools Instructional Technology Dept.)
8:30 - Access to the wiki (collaborative workspace) and e-pub overview - A change in thinking for educators
  • Paul Facteau and Brian Gewirtz from Apple

9:30 - Work-flow/structure - Questions - Help Forum via Google docs
  • objective/goals for the day
  • develop essential questions
  • facilitator - develop assign tasks for group members
  • organize focus groups for research on specific content area chapters (i.e. US Revolution)
  • develop working bibliography - citation generator
  • organize google doc
10:00 - Move to assigned rooms by subject area - facilitators begin introductions and group collaborates for task dissemination  

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
  • ELA/ Art History/Middle School - 8:45-9:45
  • SS - 10:00-11:00
  • Science - 11:15-12:15
  • Math - 1:00-2:00
Lunch - 12:15-1:00

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)


MA Digital Publication Day 1 Feedback Form



e-Pub Resources



Information request for wiki access




Click here to see who is attending

Room Assignments
  1. English, Foreign Language - Social Studies - Library
  2. Middle School - Lower Library
  3. Art History - MAC Lab Library
  4. Math - 133
  5. Science 129



WHAT YOU NEED
  1. Laptop 
  2. Any curricular materials you have - curriculum map, scope and sequence outlines, etc.
  3. Reading list - a list of hard copy texts that you would like to include in your e-publication as required or recommended reading. 
  4. Assessments - We will be integrating hard copy assessments into the e-publication. 
  5. Any web resources that you have already gathered - This could include YouTube videos, images, audio clips, blog links, etc. 

WHEN AND WHERE

June 27-30 from 8-3

Please park in the first parking
lot on your right after the football field. 

Burlington High School


Register for MA Textless Publication Development Days

Massachusetts Textless Publication Development Registration