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Educational technology outreach collaboration between business school districts and the university

Educational Technology OutreachCollaboration Between Business, School Districts and the University

2001 Maryland Technology Showcase

Davina Pruitt-Mentle

December 5, 2001

College of Education


Professional development opportunities past and present

Professional Development Opportunities: Past and Present

  • Past

    • Technology skills

    • Short workshops-or seminar format

  • Present

    • Integration/infusion of technology

    • Ties with school system and state curriculum

    • Connection to state and national content and technology standards

    • Focus on standardized assessments

    • Research based on “Best Practices”

    • Using technology to conduct research and assist in professional growth

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Already in place

Already In Place

  • A variety of “How To” workshops and institutes

  • Graduate level courses offered through the University of Maryland with focus on -

    • Developing teachers’ proficiency at integrating technology into the curriculum.

    • Using technology to conduct research and assist in professional growth.

    • Using technology to evaluate student progress.

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Educational technology outreach professional development provides

Educational Technology Outreach: Professional Development Provides

  • High quality technology based, University supported professional development

  • A large portfolio of classes developed in concert with

    • County specialists

    • University experts

    • Teachers in the field

  • Graduate level credit given

  • Courses can be taught in local schools on district equipment with district software, on campus or on-line

  • Instructors and curriculum materials

  • Flexible billing, registration, and scheduling

  • Extensive evaluation component

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Professional development in the field

Flexibility

Time

After school

Weekends

Once a week/Every other week

Course schedule

Does not have to be aligned with University semesters

Payment

Individual

County

Grant Payments

Tuition Reimbursement

Location

In-county

On campus

On-line

One - three credit modules

Professional Development in the Field

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Course creation

Course Creation

  • Needs assessment

    • Counties

    • Conferences

    • Faculty

    • Maryland Business Roundtable/MSDE

  • Develop course with faculty +county input

    • Tailor course to county requirements/software infrastructure

  • University review/MSDE approval

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The challenge

The Challenge

  • Continuously assess and adapt curriculum

    • Teacher competencies and input

    • School district needs and desires

    • Maintain University rigor and research

  • Understand and incorporate national and state standards

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Our solution

Our Solution

  • Continuously assess on a variety of levels using business/industry model (Kirkpatrick’s model)

  • Aid in the development of standards for technology education

  • Stay current with PD “Best Practices” & Research

  • Combine industry with educational initiatives

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What is the goal of a business district university partnership

What is the goal of a Business/District/University Partnership

  • Business gains access to educational community

    • Product development for educational purposes

    • Future Market

  • District acquires use of cutting edge technology

  • University

    • Develop additional PD courses

    • Access to new technology

    • Research opportunities

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Our collaboration

Our Collaboration

Capital Area Consortium For Wearable Computer Research Partnership for Technology

*Coventry Local Schools

in Ohio is also a partner

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Technology issues

Technology Issues

  • Technology applications receive little input from students or teachers

  • Teachers are asked to implement applications that they have little confidence in or understanding of

  • Demographic targets

    • Urban and rural

    • Variety of Ethnicities

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Goals

Goals

  • wearable technology to develop educational applications of Xybernaut’s wearable technology which yield a positive impact on PreK-16 education;

  • to understand the impact wearable technology can have on students and teachers as researchers and learners;

  • to understand, interpret and describe the behaviors and attitudes of teachers and students in an educational setting toward wearable technology applications;

  • to share “best practices” and “lessons learned” that lend themselves toward developing a more equitable educational environment through applications;

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Goals continued

Goals (continued)

  • to create support materials and in-service training opportunities for teachers to develop engagement activities that make use of wearable computer technology;

  • to formulate and evaluate new research methods for developing educational wearable technologies; and

  • to help in obtaining funding to continue development of educational applications and research for wearable technologies.

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Phase i

Phase I

  • Integrate wearable computers into ETO’s professional development graduate courses

  • Explore and Discover uses of wearable computers

    • Target the assistive technology population;

  • Explore and discover uses through ETO’s education design team, composed of researchers, pre-service teachers, administrators, participating teachers, and technology specialist trained to test new technologies;

  • Target specific demographics via District partners

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University

University

  • Provides a way to understand industry needs and wants

    • ties PD for educators with business

    • Educators pass information on to students who are the next generation of industry/business employees

  • Teachers are excited to have the opportunity to add input into educational technology applications

  • Invaluable to have teachers’ participation in action research

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Queen anne s county public schools

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools

Presented by Dave Rose

Instructional Technology Specialist

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools

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Xybernaut

Xybernaut

Presented by Richard Bizar

Managing Director

Xybernaut Development Corporation

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Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Business/District/University Partnerships provide new technology, access to the educational community, and research

  • Benefits to all…

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Contacts

Contacts

David Rose

(410) 758-2403 x185

[email protected]

Davina Pruitt-Mentle

(301) 405-8202

[email protected]

Richard Bizar

(703) 654-3523

[email protected]

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