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FY ’ 15 Budget. Curriculum & Instruction Technology. Terry Duggan, Dir. of Program Development Deb Gammerman , Dir. of Technology & Innovation. Curriculum & Instruction Goals. Curriculum Aligned to Common Core (ELA & Math ) Reading and Writing taught within disciplines

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Curriculum instruction technology

FY’15

Budget

Curriculum & InstructionTechnology

Terry Duggan, Dir. of Program Development

Deb Gammerman, Dir. of Technology & Innovation


Curriculum instruction goals

Curriculum & Instruction Goals

  • Curriculum

    • Aligned to Common Core (ELA & Math)

    • Reading and Writing taught within disciplines

    • Articulated curriculum maps


Curriculum instruction curriculum requests

Curriculum & Instruction: Curriculum Requests

  • Common Core Alignment

    • Non-Fiction Reading Materials

      • K-5 Reading Instruction: Leveled non-fiction books$20,000

      • Grade 6-8 ELA/SS: Class sets of non-fiction texts $15,600

    • Content Area Texts & Materials

      • Grade 7-8 SS:

        • Online textbook subscription renewal & subscription increase due to enrollment $17,631

        • Reference materials$ 2,490

      • High School Math: Text book adoption$12,000


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Curriculum & Instruction Goals

  • Assessment

    • Diagnostic benchmark assessments in place for ELA & Math

    • Data analyzed and used to inform instruction for differentiation, intervention, and extension


Curriculum instruction assessment requests

Curriculum & Instruction: Assessment Requests

  • Diagnostic Benchmark Assessment Systems

    • Elementary: Math grades 1-5 (iReady)$17,805

    • MS: Math 6-8/ELA 6-8 GRADE/GMADE$ 9,960


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Curriculum & Instruction Goals

  • Instruction

    • An inquiry/hands-on approach

    • Differentiated small group instruction to meet student needs (including limited English speakers)

    • Safety net for struggling students based on assessed needs

    • Teacher teams engaged in process of looking at assessment data and modifying practice accordingly

    • Ongoing, job-embedded professional development to ensure effective use of data and differentiated instruction


Curriculum instruction instruction requests

Curriculum & Instruction: Instruction Requests

  • Instructional Intervention (Safety Net) Materials

    • K-5 Reading/ELA: Leveled intervention materials $19,800

  • Differentiation, Intervention, Extension & Job Embedded PD

    • Expanded High Rock Reading Teacher (0.2 FTE)$11,000

    • Pollard Literacy Specialist (0.5 FTE)$27,500

    • K-12 ELL Additional Staffing (0.65 FTE)$30,200


  • Ell enrollment 2001 2014

    ELL Enrollment 2001-2014


    Curriculum instruction instruction requests1

    Curriculum & Instruction: Instruction Requests

    • Differentiation, Intervention, Extension & Job Embedded PD

      • Reconfigure MS Program Coordination$174,432

        • Existing Math/Science Coordinator becomes:

          • Math Coordinator (0.8 FTE); Intervention Instruction (0.2 FTE)

          • Science Coordinator (0.8 FTE); Engineering Instruction (0.2 FTE)

        • Existing ELA/Social Studies Coordinator becomes:

          • ELA Coordinator (0.8 FTE); Reading for Research Instruction (0.2 FTE)

          • SS Coordinator (0.8 FTE); Reading for Research Instruction (0.2 FTE)


    The needham public schools 1 to 1 initiative

    The Needham Public Schools’ 1 to 1 Initiative


    Interest in a 1 to 1 initiative

    Interest in a 1 to 1 Initiative

    • Original Impetus:

      • Economic Sustainability for the Town

        • Impact of increased technology purchases through building projects

      • Outcome of the 2007 – 2008 Technology Program Review

        • Grade eight student interest in having access to a laptop for daily in class use


    Where we are now

    Where We Are Now

    • Piloting iPads at the secondary level

    • Educational Goals:

      • To transform the current instructional model so that teachers are better able to help students master concepts that are frequently challenging for them to learn

      • Personalized learning

      • Empower students

      • Prepare students as 21st century learners


    Where we are now1

    Where We Are Now

    • 1 to 1 Personalized Learning Committee

      • Advisory and support team to craft and communicate our recommended implementation plan to School Committee Includes:

        • Financial options

        • Participation threshold

        • Insurance


    Project timeline

    Project Timeline


    Ipads elsewhere

    iPads Elsewhere

    • What is the appropriate device for our High School students?

    • How are iPads best used at the elementary level?

      • Hillside NEF Grant

      • Newman NEF Grant

  • Other individual requests


  • Technology and innovation goals

    Technology and Innovation Goals

    • Infrastructure

      • Continue development of a robust infrastructure to accommodate administrative and instructional information systems and resources

      • Implement systems that facilitate communication and collaboration for staff and students

      • Expand personnel resources to support infrastructure and systems growth

      • Meet increased demand and cost of technology resources


    Technology and innovation infrastructure requests

    Technology and Innovation: Infrastructure Requests

    • Develop infrastructure

      • Increased Internet bandwidth capacity$15,941

      • Wireless access point annual licensing fees$10,750

    • Facilitate communication and collaboration

      • Allow for the seamless integration of Google Apps and Gmail for staff and students

        • Purchase Google Vault Gmail archiving services $3,600


    Technology and innovation infrastructure requests1

    Technology and Innovation: Infrastructure Requests

    • Expand personnel resources to support infrastructure growth

      • Respond to previously identified need for redundancy of the network engineer

        • Addition of a 0.5 FTE network administrator$33,500

      • Support escalating demand for district-wide administrative technology services

        • Addition of a 0.5 FTE data specialist $32,500

      • Expand ETC bookkeeper hours to support ongoing increases in technology capital and operating budgets $6,577


    Technology and innovation infrastructure requests2

    Technology and Innovation: Infrastructure Requests

    • Support increased demand and cost of technology resources

      • Increased annual cost of PowerSchool $1,300

      • Increased cost of online curriculum resources $1,106

      • Cost of technology supplies $3,000


    Technology and innovation instructional goals

    Technology and Innovation: Instructional Goals

    • Media and technology instructional staff coach teachers in the development and integration of information and digital literacy skills

    • Explore instructional software “apps” to support effective use of iPads throughout the district

    • Meet changing programmatic and enrollment needs

    • Support planning and implementation of 1 to 1 initiative at the secondary level


    Technology and innovation instructional goals1

    Technology and Innovation: Instructional Goals

    • Support professional development of instructional staff

      • Professional development opportunities for:

        • media teachers$1,750

        • instructional technology teachers$1,750

    • Exploration and purchase of iPad “apps”$3,100

    • Meet changing programmatic and enrollment needs

      • Increase NHS TV Communications Teacher to 0.6 FTE $4,984


    Technology and innovation instructional requests

    Technology and Innovation: Instructional Requests

    • Provide resources for the planning and implementation of a 1 to 1 personalized learning initiative at the secondary level

      • Continue professional development for teachers $30,000

      • Temporary computer technician services to prepare devices for the first phase of the anticipated 1 to 1 rollout $9,000


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