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Technology Update School Board Workshop. Goals of Workshop. Status of the Technology Strategic Plan 2007-2010 Current Status of Technology Initiatives Challenges Strategies to meet challenges Next Technology Plan – 2010-2013 Looking forward: 36-month Vision. December 8, 2009.

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Technology update school board workshop

Technology UpdateSchool Board Workshop

Goals of Workshop

  • Status of the Technology Strategic Plan 2007-2010

  • Current Status of Technology Initiatives

    • Challenges

    • Strategies to meet challenges

  • Next Technology Plan – 2010-2013

  • Looking forward: 36-month Vision

December 8, 2009


District strategic plan status

District Strategic Plan Status

  • Four Strategic Areas addressed in the plan

    • PI-Planning and Implementation

    • SCD-Staff and Community Development

    • OP-Operational Effectiveness

    • TI-Technology Infrastructure

  • Status: 14 Objectives, 57 strategies defined as:

    • Complete

    • Stop due to lack of funding or modified

    • Continued to Balance Scorecard

    • Moved to District Strategic Plan Goals

    • Strategic Plan


Pi planning implementation 3 objectives

PI-Planning & Implementation 3 objectives

  • Major Accomplishments:

    • Developed and implemented a standard software evaluation process incorporating best practices

    • Aligned with EASE project management model to plan and implement new technology initiatives

    • RFP for network convergence awarded February 2009, significantly reducing telecommunications costs

    • BECON completed conversion of digital broadcast channels as required by FCC

  • Moved, Modified:

    • Broadband partnership moved to district strategic plan, Goal 6/Partnerships

    • Textbook Tracking - Starting with high schools (2010)


Scd staff and community involvement 4 objectives

SCD-Staff and Community Involvement4 objectives

  • Major Accomplishments:

    • Major initiatives now include technology training plans

    • Professional Development is available using 24/7 delivery methods /formats

    • Best Instructional Practices incorporated into Professional Development Models & BEEP

    • Expanded eLearning in Adult/Workforce education

    • GLIDES now in 76 schools

  • Moved, Modified:

    • Teacher web pages – included in the web advertising RFP


Op operational effectiveness 4 objectives

OP-Operational Effectiveness4 objectives

  • Major Accomplishments:

    • Technology initiatives aligned with district operational and/or student achievement through EASE process

    • Established a Best Practices Repository Web Site and Online submission process – Best Practices

    • Implemented help desk software system for incident management

  • Moved, Modified

    • Best Practices process continues under District Strategic Plan, Goal4/Innovation


Ti technology infrastructure 3 objectives

TI-Technology Infrastructure3 objectives

  • Major Accomplishments:

    • Incorporated technology integration into the leadership development program

    • A Digital Classroom prototype was developed as a standard for classrooms

    • A “School Snapshot” is available that shows status of digital tools and level of classroom integration

    • Created a Teacher Technology Support Center

    • Created a BEEP Administrator Portal

  • Moved, Modified:

    • Site-based technology coach-modified

    • Student technology model - modified

    • Enterprise Portal – modified

    • Active Directory - modified


Challenges moving forward

Challenges –Moving Forward

  • Meeting equity across the district

  • 24/7 Access – Digital Divide

  • Teacher/Laptop functionality

  • Maintaining services with reduction of staff – district, school-based, vendor contracted (outsourced)

  • Budget reductions (capital and operating)

    • “refresh” strategy being readdressed

    • Lack of funding for out-of-warranty and maintenance of equipment

    • Aging infrastructure


District technology capital budget spending and projections 2005 2014

District Technology Capital Budget Spending and Projections 2005 - 2014


Capital budget for technology 2009 2014

Capital Budget for Technology (2009 – 2014)

  • 2009-2010 - $10.1 million

    • $8 million for ERATE:

      • Earmarked for communications infrastructure

    • $2.1 million for:

      • Emergency repairs/replacements

      • Maintenance of out-of-warranty equipment

      • New technology testing

  • 2010-2011 - $0.00

  • 2011-2012 - $200,000

    • Emergency repairs/replacements

  • 2012-2013 - $1.2 million

    • Limited replacement obsolete equipment with digital tools

  • 2013-2014 - $3.1 million

    • Limited replacement obsolete equipment with digital tools


Stimulus dollars support of technology integration 2009 2010 and 2010 2011

Stimulus Dollars – Support of Technology Integration (2009-2010 and 2010-2011)

  • Title 1 (Formula and Stimulus)

    • Modified Digital Classrooms ($2 million)

    • Instructional Technology Facilitators (11.5 positions - $690,000)

    • Microcomputer Technicians (8 positions - $376,000)

  • Title 2D (Formula and Stimulus)

    • Modified Digital Classrooms ($1 million)

    • Instructional Technology Facilitators ( 2 positions - $120,000)

    • GLIDES Continuation ($300,000)

  • IDEA (Formula and Stimulus)

    • Instructional Technology Facilitators (1.5 positions - $90,000)

    • Assistive Technologies ($4 million)


Digital classroom

Digital Classroom

“Standard” Package Includes

“Modified” Package Includes

Un-mounted LCD projector

Interactive Whiteboard

Lockable Media Cabinet

Document Camera

  • Mounted LCD Projector

  • Pull-down screen

  • Lockable Media Cabinet

  • Sound Enhancement

  • DVD/Tuner

  • Wall-mounted control panel

  • Document Camera

2,391 “standard” + 843 “modified” = Total of 3,324


Current instructional initiatives

Current Instructional Initiatives

Program

Purpose

  • DETA

  • GLIDES

  • BEEP Portals

  • Broward Virtual Learning

  • Broward Virtual University

  • Online Assessment

  • E-Textbooks

  • Elluminate (web cast)

  • Digital Classrooms

• Professional Development

• Project Based Learning

• Digital Content, instructional resources

• Online learning – students

• Online learning – teachers

• Reading, FCAT retakes

• Electronic Textbooks

• Web-based meetings

• Standard teaching/learning tools


Beep portal status

BEEP Portal Status

  • Teacher

  • 10 Instructional Applications

  • 10,900 Lesson Plans, Activities and Resources Published

  • 20 Online Elementary Textbooks

  • 38 Online Secondary Textbooks

  • TOTAL VISITORS TO DATE: 1,344,229

  • Student

  • 3 Instructional Applications

  • 12 Online research databases and resources

  • 20 Online Elementary Textbooks

  • 38 Online Secondary Textbooks

  • TOTAL VISITORS (OCT. 2009): 135,949

New!

Administrator Portal


Virtual education

Virtual Education

Why students choose online option part-time…

  • Stay on pace to graduate on time (26%)

  • Grade forgiveness (16%)

  • Accelerate graduation (13%)

Why students choose online option full-time…

  • Alternative to home schooling

  • Balance extracurricular activities and school

  • Chronic or temporary illness

  • Eliminate distractions in brick and mortar school environment

  • Dual enrollment

  • Avoid dropping out

  • Teen pregnancy


Distance learning

Distance Learning

  • BCPS maintains the largest videoconference

  • network of any public school district (500 units)

  • Innovative teaching delivered through DL programs

  • Programs reach nearly 8,000 students each week

  • Sample Programs

  • Live open heart surgery

  • NASA science programs

  • Virtual field trips to museums, zoos, animal habitats

  • Reading with the Superintendent


Current technology initiatives

Current Technology Initiatives

  • Directory Services/User Identity Management

  • IP Telephony (Voice over IP)

  • Change Management

  • Software Management

  • Virtualization (servers/desktops)

  • Cloud Computing

  • Network Operations Center

  • Video-on-demand

  • Capital Projects Status Website

  • Desktop Management

  • Enterprise Wireless Networking

  • Network Convergence

  • “Green” initiatives - GoGreen

  • Testing of mobile devices

    • Netbooks, iPod Touch

  • Digital Classrooms

  • OneBroward

  • Energy Management Monitoring


Virtualization servers

Virtualization - Servers

Traditional Environment

Virtualized Environment

1 server

2 electrical connections

1 heat source

4 Network connections

Resources shared

  • 8 Servers - space

  • 16 Electrical connections

  • 8 sources of heat

  • 16 Network connections

  • No sharing of resources


Strategies to address challenges

Strategies to address challenges

Continue to negotiate with vendors

Use of grants and apply for new grants

Virtualization

Cloud Computing

Standards for Hardware/Software

Establish “charge back”

Re-align staff responsibilities

On-line “self help” training modules

Maintain programs at current levels – no expansion


Next technology plan 2010 2013

Next Technology Plan (2010-2013)

  • State requirements

    • Needs Assessment/Goals

    • Technology acquisition plan

    • Technology user support plan

    • Professional Development plan

    • Program Evaluation

    • Funding Plan

    • E-Rate addendum

    • Title IID Alignment to district plan

  • Due Spring 2010: BCPS Technology Plan

  • Incorporate in and align to: District Strategic Plan

  • Next Steps:

    • Develop new plan with District Technology Committee

    • Board approval

Alignment: National Education Technology Plan and State Education Technology Plan


Future vision education trends 36 month view

Future Vision + EducationTrends = 36 Month View

  • Mobile learning/New Options

    • Access anytime, anyplace

  • Paperless environment

  • Green schooling

  • Global student collaboration

  • Curriculum Content consolidated on web

  • eTextbooks & Virtual Learning

  • Virtual Gaming/Simulations

  • Teacher – new role and fully prepared

  • Emphasis on “tetherless” devices

  • Evolve Infrastructure as enabling foundation

    • Network convergence

    • Expansion of wireless connectivity

    • Network delivered applications

  • Desktop Virtualization / Cloud Computing


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