The following is a transcription of the flipcharts from our April 11th meeting. In examining the comments, a sixth category has emerged that we are calling "Data and Information System." We have highlighted in red some of the comments that are relevant to data and information systems.
Policies and Procedures
Ensuring that data literacy is provided to admin/teachers/staff/students and to understand and what that means.
Redefine AUP and teach appropriate use of technology (i.e. responsible global citizenship)
How can we develop efficient and effective state databases and structures for K-12 learning?
Samples for Bring Your Own Device
If administrators don’t enforce or are not educated in the possibilities then teachers won’t see the need.
Need policy that allows us to leverage the technology “in your pocket.”
How do we manage student-owned tools when allowed to use them at school?
Keeping tools like iPads secure at school; security of hardware
FERPA = FEARPA
Seat time; Carnegie units
Quality control of resources
Certification for Urban Educators
Pedagogy & Instruction
Identify what are appropriate resources for what curricular purpose.
Base level of instructional/productivity tools: productivity; collaboration; podcasting
Flexible instructional tools for flexible learning environments (what is the purpose of the tool?)
One place to pull/push all the tools from or to go to get the tools.
Need people who can model effective use of technology 1-1 in “Just in Time” format.
Digital lessons enable students to review content again; if they hear it face to face they don’t ask to have things repeated.
Student centered BLENDED learning. Instructional strategies linked to Learning Domains.
24/7 tools and resources available for all learners (students, teachers, admin.)
How can we develop an effective 24/7 learning environment for students.
Student motivation improves with good pedagogy.
Technology training vs pedagogy training.
Pedagogy 1st -- what’s your challenge. Technology 2nd.
How to justify new positions when cutting other positions.
Teacher buy-in: Motivation -- $, time; Teacher Development *Peer to peer showcase *Faculty development model for blended online.
How do we support student-networked learning both in and out of classroom?
Menu of IT-based teaching organized around expected outcomes.
Infrastructure and Hardware
“Unlimited” bandwidth available to all schools and libraries. Don’t set a number; think a little more than what you need. -- 10 GB to every distric -- New TEACH wiring loan program for interschool connection and pervasive wi-fi.
Wireless infrastructure inside of our schools to support what we already do
Infrastructure: Must be equity in broadband access to schools and libraries
Statewide iTunes platform
Do not be hardware/tool specific; Allow individual tools to access resources.
Investing in people is as important as tech. infrastructure.
Easiest issue to deal with should set a standard.
Statewide collaborative shared practices
Standing statewide workgroups: -- Operational efficiencies (LEAN) and school improvement -- Professional learning -- Assessment and content
Creating online courses just for administrators to understand online learning
WTCS requires instructors to be certified = competent in key skills and knowledge.
Create a digital teaching certification based on desired KSD
Use of research-proven professional development activities
Appropriate allocation of resources for PD
Need PD with peer leadership
Professional dev. model that includes -- instructional support, -- instructional designers, -- learning technologists
Professional development should model best practices of using technology where the outcome is content-based vs. tech-skilled based.
IT training infrastructure
Need staff that can bridge the gap between IT and student learning/teacher training
All the choices in the world in terms of online learning mean nothing if teachers aren’t given the professional-development to implement
Teachers need more professional development time.
Can we look at face to face requirements again?
Please work with colleges of higher ed/education programs to prepare pre-service teachers: 1)Authentic learning strategies 2) Project-based learning 3)How to select appropriate technologies to support student learning 4)How to deal with different regions/sizes of schools and challenges students face
Professional development leads to better pedagogy which requires attention to policy and robust infrastructure.
Role of higher ed and CESAs in connecting K-12 learning?
Connection between tech infrastructure and people infrastructure – 1/3 tech stuff, 1/3 prof. dev., 1/3 curriculum assessment