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The Case of Too Much Money. Elementary Group Amy, Sean, Suzanne, Andrew, Jamie, Lisa, Dan M, Dan F, Jim. Background. The Katherine Keough School of Space Studies school of choice in a large magnet school system. The school physically houses grades 6-9.

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The case of too much money

The Case of Too Much Money

Elementary Group

Amy, Sean, Suzanne, Andrew, Jamie, Lisa, Dan M, Dan F, Jim


Background

Background

  • The Katherine Keough School of Space Studies

    • school of choice in a large magnet school system.

    • The school physically houses grades 6-9.

  • academic focus on space and space program

  • 73% BOCES aid

  • Declining enrollment trend (increase in other themed schools)

  • Declining academic achievement

  • 60% staff uncomfortable with computer use/ 40% use consistently


Issues

Issues

  • Connectivity

  • Hardware & software

  • Technical support

  • Training (professional development)

  • Impacts enrollment, achievement and school operations


Connectivity

Connectivity

  • How will you extend the connectivity for students and staff?

  • Wireless

  • Apple server

  • Needs

    • Routers

    • Access points (7)


Hardware software

Hardware & Software

  • IPads for students (logged in to students and returned at end of school term)

  • Macbooks for teachers (teaching tools)

  • Insurance

  • No DVD system, online databases

  • Iworks system

  • Smartboards


Technical support

Technical Support

  • Coaching

  • IT specialist on staff (not a reliance on BOCES)

  • Apple provides onsite training (as part of program purchase)


Training

Training

  • Apple training

  • Create turnkey specialists

  • Summer training for security policies around macbooks and ipads


Budget break down

Budget Break-Down

  • See excel spreadsheet for details!


Implementing data

Implementing Data

  • Authentic learning

  • Student productivity that is demonstrative of current learning

  • Engagement of students during learning process


Conclusion

Conclusion

  • Creating an environment that engages and challenges students but gives teachers a comfortable technological learning place. This will create a school system that draws students and increases achievement.

  • Further grant writing will be ongoing in creating a plan for continuing technology and upgrades.


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