The Wolf Creek Way Safe-NAC and the Use of Personal Devices in a K-12 Learning Environment Interop 2011 ALU Presentation. Creating Success For All Learners. Wolf Creek Public Schools. ~7000 Students (55% Rural) ~1000 Staff ~5944 km 2 26 Schools Minimum meshed 100/20Mb Alberta SuperNet
Safe-NAC and the Use of Personal Devices in a K-12 Learning Environment
Interop 2011 ALU Presentation
Creating Success For All Learners
Wolf Creek Public Schools
Network Switches: OS6850-P48, OS6400-P48, OS6400-24, OS6600-P24, BOS6250-P48, BOS6250-48, OS6248P, OS6148
Wireless Access Points: OAW-AP105, OAW-AP125
Wireless Controllers: OAW-4504, OAW-4302, OAW-4304, OAW-SC-1
VoIP Equipment: OmniPCX Enterprise, IPTouch 4068, DECT handsets and base stations, Remote Shelves with the following boards: GA, GD, PRA-T1, PCS, UAI16, UAI8, APA4, SLI8
Software/Servers: OmniVista 4760, OmniVista 2500, SafeNAC Appliance (2), SafeNAC Policy Manager, SafeNAC Authentication Server, SafeNAC Reporting and Management Server
Our Driver for Everything: Shared vision of Excellent Learning Environments
Our Purpose: Meeting the learning needs of all 21st Century Learners
Our Approach: IT governance (congruent with concepts found in the CoBIT framework)
An Example: SSDZ - how we ensure we are delivering the right IT services
Post secondary and corporate environments are very different than the K-12 world
The principle of “in loco parentis” applies - Legally we are acting in the place of the parent
5. Revisit outcomes to think about Instructional design. (Learning styles, complexity)
3. Where are students relative to the outcome…a pre-assessment phase?
2. What evidence will show that students have met the outcomes?
6. Selection of input structure. (Strategy tool A)
7. Student opportunity to interact with new knowledge. (Strategy tool B)
1. Outcomes are clear to the student.
12. Classroom structure, peer relationships, culture of school and student strategies.
8. Student opportunity to experiment or use new knowledge. (Strategy tool C)
11. Plan to assist students when the outcome is not being met… a new course of action
9. Constant assessment feedback so students can modify learning efforts.
10. Final evaluation on authentic compilation of assessment devicesTwelve Research-Based Elements of ELEs
Jim Collins – “Good to Great”: “An accelerator”
Prewitt in CIO: “The best leaders are those who focus on a handful of useful technologies and ignore the rest, no matter how exciting the bandwagon looks.” October 2002
In Wolf Creek, we believe that the ongoing use and integration of technology is very much a component of basic literacy
For 21st Century Kids, technology is more than a tool… it is an essential component of everyday life that frames their social world view
For them, being digitally connected is as natural as speaking is to us
Young people lack an adult perspective on safety, responsibility and general citizenship
Consequently they have an underdeveloped sense of risk and responsibility
Unfortunately those in the best position to guide them, adult mentors, often find themselves to be strangers in a strange land
As Educators We Have Three Choices:
In reality we only have one choice
While many laud the advantages of increased connectivity, few seem to take a full 3600 approach that addresses Digital Citizenship
How do we ensure we are deploying the right technologies?
In a Word – Governance
Five-year vision: how will decisions made today look in five years?
Build Up exemplars)
Focus GroupEffective Project Planning
Avoiding Isolated Planning exemplars)
Student - Staff Device Zone
Existing Wolf Creek network
We live in a exemplars)globally connected society
Our vision is to create Excellent Learning Environmentsthat ensure we meet our mandate to prepare our students for adult life
21st century learning is all about preparing young people to become caring, competent Canadians with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to be successful global citizens