August 2006-June 2007
A technology facilitator has been funded to work collaboratively with teachers in order to maximize access to technology resources, provide technology resources to support the curriculum, and to provide instructional technology support as needed. The Instructional Technologist will help teachers find meaningful ways to integrate technology into the core curriculum, making learning more interactive and motivating following the IMPACT model criteria. He/she will provide technology staff development throughout the year as well as collect useful data in order to evaluate and improve the technology program and determine future needs.
IMPACT MODEL at ORESPersonnel InfrastructureKim Buck-Technology Facilitator/Instructional TechnologistWendy White-Media CoordinatorBunny Schramm- Technology Assistant/Computer/Net- work TechnologistCatherine Winstead-Media Assistant Working together to better equip our students for the future
What to expect Wendy White-Media CoordinatorIntegrate information skills into the core curriculumUnderstand the total curriculumShare resources in a variety of formats and maximize access to all resources through effective management of collectionShare instructional strategies and provide instructional support in a timely mannerSupport group instruction at the point of need (large or small) Support differentiated instructionAdvocate for a collaborative environment
Responsible for planning, developing, and administering the school library media program, the media coordinator oversees the collection development process and assures that the collection supports the established goals and objectives of the school. Most important, the media coordinator informs the staff of new resources and materials that support the SCOS and assists teachers in the instructional program. Kim Buck-Tech FacilitatorIntegrate technology skills into the core curriculumUnderstand the total curriculumShare resources in a variety of formatsShare instructional strategies and provide instructional support in a timely mannerSupport group instruction at the point of need (large or small)Support differentiated instructionAdvocate for a collaborative environment
The tech facilitator serves as a specialist for the selection of online and other technology resources. These resources should promote instructional goals and support the curriculum through a variety of media formats and be compatible with the technology hardware resources.Bunny Schramm-Tech AssistantManage technology resources to provide access throughout the dayTroubleshoot minor tech problems to ensure access to resources throughout the dayMaintain technology infrastructure, hardware, softwareServe as a liaison between the school and system-level technical support
Catherine Winstead-Media AssistantManage circulation of resources to provide access throughout the dayProvide clerical assistance for resources managementProvide support for reference and research activities
What is your part in IMPACT?
Be a collaborating partnerBring curriculum content to tableBring info about learning styles to tableBring understanding of student interestINITIATE COLLABORATIONFacilitate the learning processBring student data (iep, aig,testing data, etc)Chair collaborative meetingsCommit to planning time
Media Coordinator ScenarioWendy White
Technology Facilitator ScenarioKim BuckTechnology brings new resourcesTechnology allows teachers to develop new forms of instructionTechnology motivates studentsTechnology provides differentiated opportunitiesTechnology staff development key to grow staff knowledge basePlanning for these resources, new forms of instruction, differentiation and staff development is key
This is what we currently have at ORES:
One lab with with 27 computers, 3 printers, 1 digital projector Computers in every classroom with, wall mounted TV/VCR displayCampus-wide Video Distribution System4 digital cameras for campus-wide useLibrary: 7 student computers, 2 printers, 1 scanner, 1 librarian desktop, 1 circulation desktopOne mobile lab/20 laptopsOne teaching station per grade level and one for resource (soon)One whiteboard/smartboard4 video cameras1 tablet PCs
Best Practices for Elementary Technology Use
Technology Literacy Lab TimeTo address the development of technology skills Whole-class instruction in foundational skillsInstruction is:Based on K-5 NCSCS Technology StandardsPlanned by classroom teacher &/or Instructional Technologist (Buck) Delivered by classroom teacher &/or Instructional Technologist Teachers sign up for lab time through calendar 2 weeks in advancecalendar will be printed and posted each Friday on lab door for upcoming week / please initial the calendar when you come to lab/this is data we will use to hopefully get another much needed lab set up
Kim Buck - It would be best to have two labs--one set schecule lab for skill building and one flexible schedule lab for integration --since we just have the one, we will have to be creative
Calendar UseTeacher web/ ORES/ CalendarSign up 2 weeks prior to use of lab/resourcesSend tech request/or e-mail Buck if set up & delivery/retrieval is neededLimit lab time to 40-60 min to allow for fair use, signing up no more than a month aheadINFO to include on calendar: Last name, acronym for resource, time Time is in military style: 7:45am-12:00noon then 13:00 for 1:00pm, 14:00ect Once you get the hang of it, it is simple! Cant alter the calendar formatsorry!E-mail Ms. Buck with any questions or concerns about the calendar use including need to delete entries.Initial hard copy calendar on lab door after use
Best Practices for Elementary Technology Use
Technology Integration Lab To address the integration of technology into core and enrichment content objectives Emphasizes problem solving, information acquisition, higher-order thinking skills, communication skillsFlexible scheduling for grades K-5Instruction is:Based on K-5 NCSCS core curriculumDelivered by classroom teacher, Instructional Technologist, Media Coordinator and/or the computer technologist when ableCurriculum consists of teacher-created and directed activities as well as IT and or MC-created and directed activities
**Sign up 2 weeks on calendar prior to use of lab/tech resources
Interventions Using TechnologyDifferentiation ApproachesComputer-based intervention is appropriate for many students with significant need for practice in reading fluency and math concepts. To this end, computers are provided at all grade levels to augment classroom and lab computers for intervention purposes and meet the needs of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. A technology based Early Bird Learners program will be implemented for targeted students beginning with 5th grade t,w,th in Sept. 7:15-7:45 am.
What IMPACT will look like:5th grade will plan and collaborate with media and tech the weeks of August 28 and September 4 for implementation of integrated lessons to occur September 11, 12 and 15. We will be using the IMPACT planning model and forms to facilitate the planning and implementation.4th grade will plan and collaborate with media and tech the weeks of September 4 and 11 for implementation of integrated lesson to occur September 18,19 & 223rd will plan with the team September 11 and 18 with implementation of lessons on September 25, 26 and 292nd will plan with the team September 18 and 25 with lessons occurring October 2,3&61st will plan September 25 and October 2 and have lessons October 9, 10 and 13K will plan October 16 and 23 with lessons in October 31st.
Purposeful and meaningful collaboration with student needs in mind will be key to success.
Technology Training and DevelopmentTeacher Training & Development Campus-based, Literacy and IntegrationIT modeling & team teaching in lab and classroomsPlanning period small group mini-lessons every other Thursday Just in time individual assistanceDistrict-based, Literacy and IntegrationAfter school & daytime classes/central location Online learning opportunitiesSpecial ProgramsOpportunities will be shared as we are made aware of them
Technology Thursday TidbitsBased on school survey done in May 2006 staff requested the following technology staff development:September 14, 28 : Teacher Web & Web PageOctober 12, 26: Smartboard operations and useNovember 16 & December 14: Teaching Station operations and useJanuary 11, 25: Data Graphing and ExcelFebruary 8, 22: Microsoft Office ToolsMarch 8, 22: E InstructionApril 12, 26: Harcourt on line toolsIf new equipment or software is purchased and staff development is required we will adjust the schedule. Each teacher is required to take at least 4-30 min sessions during the year. Sessions will be 30 min long during your planning time 2 times per month in the professional library.
Data Driven SystemWe will survey customer satisfaction each nine weeks to get your input on how to improve these processes. A Bin will be located in the professional library where you can share ideas for improvement and concerns along the way. We will use the standard PDSA process to drive change and improvements.
Remembertechnology is like a spousesometimes you could just squeeze them to death cause you love em so much and sometimes you wish you had! Cant live with it, cant live without it! We will have days when technology will not be our friend, but we have to keep trying and learning. We ask that you bear with us in times of tragedy and celebrate with us in times of triumph and together lets make this a great year for all! Our mission is to move forward in our understanding and ability to use technology as a staff and to bring our students as far as possible in their understanding and ability to use technology positively and productively. Students and staff will be proficient in integrating technology and information skills as measured by the successful completion of an IMPACT unit.