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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
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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