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Implementing School Level Websites, Blogs, and Parent Communication at DuVall Elementary School. Presented by: Wyatt David, & Glenn Maleyko March 18, 2011. DuVall Elementary. Located in Dearborn, MI – A suburb of Detroit 276 students in grades K-5

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implementing school level websites blogs and parent communication at duvall elementary school

Implementing School Level Websites, Blogs, and Parent Communication atDuVall Elementary School

Presented by:

Wyatt David, & Glenn Maleyko

March 18, 2011

duvall elementary
DuVall Elementary
  • Located in Dearborn, MI – A suburb of Detroit
  • 276 students in grades K-5
  • We are located near Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum
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9% students with disabilities
  • 12% ELL students
  • 24% Free and reduced lunch
  • AYP has been met for several consecutive years.
duvall technology
DuVall Technology
  • Data projectors, Document cameras and promethean board in most of the classrooms.
  • Wireless connectivity
  • mobile wireless labs including a new dell mini lab
  • DuVall Student Broadcasting Network DSBN
  • Multimedia software applications
  • Streaming Video software
  • On-line learning, communication and blogs
  • Big Blue Button Conference software
duvall elementary ela math objective proficiency index for economically disadvantaged students
DuVall Elementary ELA & Math Objective Proficiency Index for Economically Disadvantaged Students.
achievements
Achievements

-We have Provided Training in Technology Integration to teachers throughout the state through the DuVall Tech Camp.

duvall website
DuVall Website
  • School Calendar
  • Mission Statement/Objectives/Vision
  • School/District Resources
  • Links
  • http://duvall.dearbornschools.org/
iblog promotion
Iblog Promotion
  • The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) has approved the promotion of iblog as the consistent means of on-line communication with parents and community members in the district.
sign up
Sign up
  • The use of i-blog is very user friendly. Parents, guardians, community members and students can easily sign-up for the automated e-newsletter feature, which will provide them with an automated email.
  • http://blog.dearbornschools.org/maleyko/
  • Users have control over how often they receive the emails, from every time a new post is placed on the blog site to daily, weekly or monthly updates. 
iblog benefits
Iblog Benefits
  • Quick and Easy Communication
  • Cost Savings
  • Promotes Green Schools.
  • Parents are very satisfied with this form of communication.
school blog site
School Blog site
  • The site is being used by all DuVall faculty
  • This is the main form of communication in the DuVall school community.
  • We have a school level blog, PTA blog and classroom level blog for all teachers.
  • We also use the blog to promote special programs. Ie. Video club and district literacy model (Daily 5 and CAFÉ)
  • http://blog.dearbornschools.org/hevenes/
school blog and classroom teacher blogs
School Blog and Classroom teacher blogs
  • We are recommending that all schools in Dearborn set up a school blog to provide parents with information in an efficient and timely manner
  • It is also recommended that all teachers in Dearborn set up blog sites to provide information on classroom activities, curriculum and instruction, homework, and other areas.
automated enewsletter
Automated enewsletter
  • Promotion of the enewsletter and automated email option on both the school sites and teacher sites.
  • This can be done through newsletters and during open house.
sample sites
Sample Sites
  • DuVall Elementary
  • http://duvall.dearbornschools.org/
  • Geer Park Elementary
  • http://geerpark.dearbornschools.org/
  • Woodworth Middle School
  • http://woodworth.dearbornschools.org/
recorded video is available via the blog
Recorded Video is available via the blog
  • Teachers have the ability to post video on their iblog site.
  • Sean’s Native American Presentation http://dearbornschools.org/dtube?v=561796uNxZ4AT&Itemid=333
how to promote iblog
How to Promote iblog
  • Developing a Plan of Action
  • Promotion
  • Support from teachers
  • Ease of usage for parents and templates
  • other
building professional development plan
Building Professional Development Plan
  • It is critical to build teacher capacity.
  • PLCs are the answer.
  • The most promising strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement is building the capacity of school personnel to function as a professional learning community. The path to change in the classroom lies within and through professional learning communities. Dufour and Eaker, 2004
duvall school professional learning and expertise
DuVall School Professional Learning and Expertise
  • We have established our own experts in the school in several areas including:
    • Technology, literacy, differentiated instruction, writing, leadership, etc.
team collaboration
Team Collaboration

Effective collaborative teams share knowledge, define learning standards, agree on pacing, build knowledge of best practice, and focus on issues that MOST impact student achievement.

building professional development plan1
Building Professional Development Plan

The DuVall method for training and PD

Big Blue Button

Other ideas.

classroom examples by wyatt david

Classroom Examples by Wyatt David

http://blog.dearbornschools.org/davidw/

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