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Shelton school district technology update 2010

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010


Shelton school district technology update 20101

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010

  • Tech Alignment with District ‘s Mission

  • Alternative Resources

  • Tech Collaboration Efforts (Web Revisions)

  • Time for Questions


Supporting the mission

Supporting the Mission

  • District Mission: To provide the highest quality educational opportunities possible to all students, in environments that nurture and promote each student's unique capabilities and finest achievements.

  • How is Tech Services supporting the District’s Mission?

    • By maintaining a vision of how Technology will be used in the District that is consistent with the District’s Mission.

    • By procuring and deploying Technology that supports the vision and is properly managed to be reliable and secure.


Tech services mission

Tech Services Mission

  • We envision using technology to further the learning community where

    • Students are proficient using technology and able to discern when and how to use technology.

    • Teachers use technology to support and enhance their instruction and provide learning opportunities to meet each student’s unique needs

    • Administrators use technology effectively to complete required functions and duties, to collaborate with other educators, and to analyze student learning

    • Support staff use technology effectively in their job and as a tool to support classroom needs and the learning environment


Tech services mission1

Tech Services Mission

  • To accomplish this the Technology Department is responsible for providing reliable and dependable resources including

    • Classroom computers and other instructional equipment

    • Networking Infrastructure

    • Servers to handle necessary services and educational programs

    • Adequately manage Internet bandwidth for learning resources

    • Maintain security measures and services to:

      • protect data

      • prevent intrusions

      • update computers

      • protect student Internet access


Tech services alternative resources

Tech Services: Alternative Resources

  • Computers for Kids

    • State Surplus

    • NAVY computers

    • Correctional Center Computers

    • BPA computers

    • Donations

    • Off Lease purchasing

  • eRate Funding

  • Title II D grants


Tech services collaboration

Tech Services: Collaboration

  • Next Generation of Web Services

  • SharePoint Services

  • Easier Management by Non-Tech Staff

  • Adding Web 2.0 Services for Classrooms

    • Discussion Lists

    • Wikis

    • Blogs


Shelton school district technology update 20102

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010

  • Tech Alignment with District ‘s Mission

  • Alternative Resources

  • Tech Collaboration Efforts (Web Revisions)

  • Time for Questions


Shelton school district technology update 20103

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010


District technology history

District Technology History

  • Starting in the Mid 90’s…

    • Several peer to peer networks existed

      • Shelton High School Lab

      • Bordeaux Elementary System

      • Transportation Office

      • District Office


Tech services mission2

Tech Services Mission

  • To accomplish this the Technology Department is responsible for providing reliable and dependable resources including

    • Classroom computers and other instructional equipment

    • Networking Infrastructure

    • Servers to handle necessary services and educational programs

    • Adequately manage Internet bandwidth for learning resources

    • Maintain security measures and services to:

      • protect data

      • prevent intrusions

      • update computers

      • protect student Internet access


Shelton school district technology update 20104

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010

  • A Quick Look at the Breadth Tech Services

  • Review Tech Plan

  • Review WESPac and Skyward

  • Technology behind On-Line Testing


District technology history1

District Technology History

  • Our First Tech Mission

    • Expand Information Sharing

      • Student Records on Rolodex

      • Move to computerized system

      • Accessible by dial-up

    • Create Email System

    • Used contractor to install first Cat 5

      • We learned it was expensive

      • Next round we did ourselves with some volunteers


District technology history2

District Technology History

  • Our Tech Mantra:

  • “We can do MORE if we do it OURSELVES”

    • First 3 years expansion was rapid

      • Ran about 5 miles of network cable

      • Move to School Master, not state system

      • Began finding ways to inter-connect buildings for email


District technology overview

District Technology Overview

  • 238 classrooms

    • 206 LCD projectors

      • 94 - under warranty

      • 42 - 3 to 5 years old

      • 70 - > 5 years old

    • 169 Document Cameras

      • 45 - under warranty

      • 84 - 3 to 5 years old

      • 40 - > 5 years old

    • 1980 active computers

    • 167 Computers ready to be deployed

    • 119 Computers in for Repair or Salvage or Disposal


Age of computers

Age of Computers


District technology overview1

District Technology Overview

  • Classroom items continued

    • 12 Interactive White Boards

    • 2 Student Response system

    • 4 Classroom PAs for Teacher


District technology overview2

District Technology Overview

  • Classroom items continued

    • 7 District Phone Systems

      • 475 phones with E911 capabilities a phone in every classroom

      • 3 voicemail servers

      • About 500 voicemail accounts

      • District Office, Maintenance and CHOICE share a system

      • OBJ and MCTC share one

      • Inter-building extension calling

      • 2 Shared T1 trunks for up to 46 simultaneous calls


District network

District Network


District technology overview3

District Technology Overview

  • Classroom items continued

    • 3300 individual student user accounts

    • 580 staff account and email boxes

    • Special Accounts

      • Contractors

      • Volunteers

      • Tutors

      • Board

      • Substitutes

      • etc


District technology overview4

District Technology Overview

  • Other Services - District wide

    • 17 Physical Servers

      • 4 are Hosts only for multiple Virtual Servers

    • 23 Virtual Servers


District technology overview5

District Technology Overview

  • Other Services - District wide cont’d

    • Why use virtualized servers

      • Save money on Server hardware

      • Save money on Server Software Licensing

      • Save money on Energy consumption

        • For running the Servers

        • And cooling the Server spaces

      • Save money on UPS hardware and maintenance

      • Provide more fault tolerance and fail over options

      • Provide hardware Independence

      • Down Side? It’s less tangible… adds complexity


District technology overview6

District Technology Overview

  • Other Service - District wide cont’d

    • 33 UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

      • Most units notify of Power failures through eMail

      • Several of them Automatically shutdown Servers

    • Routers, Firewalls and Packet Shapers

      • One Cisco Router with Firewalling at Edge

      • One on an ISA server with Firewalling

      • One Packet Shaper (Bandwidth Manager)


District technology overview7

District Technology Overview

  • Bandwidth Management


District technology overview8

District Technology Overview

  • Bandwidth Management


District technology overview9

District Technology Overview

  • Bandwidth Management

    • Internet access is through the K20 (State Network)

    • We have been steadily increasing our overall Bandwidth Consumption over the past several years

    • Bandwidth is charged by the bit based on a average of the 95 percentile

    • We have a caching server that provides reoccurring cacheable data to our internal clients, reducing costs

    • Compare the following graphs.


Shelton school district technology update 2010

2008 Internet Consumption

2010 Internet Consumption, doubles from 409 kb/s to 891 kb/s


District technology overview10

District Technology Overview

  • Other Service - District wide cont’d

    • Maintain the Distributed Network

      • 111 Managed switches

      • 40 Unmanaged switches approximately


District technology overview11

District Technology Overview

  • Other Service - District wide cont’d

    • Application Deployment 150 software titles

      • Adobe/Macromedia products: Premiere, Photoshop Elements, InDesign, Encore, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver …

      • Co-Writer, Auto CAD, Lucy Calkins, Building Homes on Your Own, Arcview GIS, Turbo Math, InTouch, Real Player, Quicktime, Peachtree, Music Ace, Bryce, Rhino, NetChess, Math Trek, Josten’sYearTech, Google Earth, Integrated Math Test Generator, Band In a Box, MOUS Certification Prep, NovaNet, SuccessMaker, SoftPlotLite, Teacher Express Biology, TapIt, Teaching the Qualities of Writing, Tinker Plots, WJ III, Versatrans, WA Query System, Stellarium, Shopware, Roxio, Lucy Calkins, Logger Pro, Inspiration, DuetshAktuell, Beginner Piano , 2000 Fantastic Fonts, Biology Exploring Life, Calculus Test Generator, Filemaker, Earth’s Dynamic Surface, EvanMoor Transportation, ExamView Pro, Finale Notepad…


District technology overview12

District Technology Overview

  • Overview of Main Elementary Software

    • EasyCBM – Assessment Software to track student achievement

    • Orchard Math – Targeted instruction, skill building and assessment for mathematics.

    • Reading Counts – Reading content monitoring, assessment and independent reading motivation

    • Rosetta Stone – Multilanguage learning software

    • Scholastic Reading Inventory – Assessment and monitoring of student reading skills

    • SuccessMaker – Multicurricular skill building and assessment.

    • Waterford – Self paced skill building and assessment in primary grades


District technology overview13

District Technology Overview

  • Other Service - District wide cont’d

    • Manage Federally Require d Internet Filtering CIPA

    • VPN access for secure access outside access

    • Outside Web Mail Access for staff

    • Web servers with Web 2.0, Collaboration extensions

    • File storage stats

    • DPM Stats

    • GS talk about Web Changes


District technology overview14

District Technology Overview

  • Other Service - District wide cont’d

    • Custom Support applications for District Management

      • Support Manager Suite:

        • Service Request Manager

        • Routine Task Manager

        • Account Manager

        • Asset Manager

        • Lab Manager

      • Facilities, Events and Athletics Manager

      • News Articles, web published

      • Numerous other applets

        • Staff account creator, assigner

        • Student account creator

        • Login Manager

        • Printer Cartridge Procurer


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District Technology Overview

  • Tech Service Request (SR) stats


7 tech staff excluding student techs interns and workstudy students

7 Tech Staff (excluding, Student Techs, Interns and Workstudy Students)

  • Exec. Director of Operations & Technology – Rick Hanson

  • Assistant Director of Technology – Glenn Shorten

  • Information Technology Specialists I

    • Bob McMath (Server Admin, excl. Exchange, ASB staff support)

    • Chris Carpenter (Exchange Admin, Application Packaging, CHS, EVG and MCJDC Support, Tech purchasing, etc.)

  • Technology Support Coordinator II

    • Bruce McCarty(BDX, MTV, OMS)

    • Kitty Lundeen-Ness(Skyward)

  • Technology Support Coordinator I

    • Ian Dinnan (MCTC,SHS)

  • Computer Technician

    • Chad Trogstad(OBJ)


District technology overview16

District Technology Overview


District technology overview17

District Technology Overview


Questions

Questions?

The F1 key in most Windows application starts on line help…

Old School Geek humor


Shelton school district technology update 20105

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010

  • A Quick Look at the Breadth of Tech Services

  • Review Tech Plan

  • Review WESPac and Skyward

  • Technology behind On-Line Testing


Tech plan goals

Tech Plan Goals

  • Modeled After Building School Improvement Plans

  • Work with Curriculum Adoption Cycle

    • 2007-2008: Catch up year

    • 2008-09: Mathematics

    • 2009-2010: Fine Arts/Performing Arts; Global Language, K-5 Social Studies

  • Developing Replacement Cycle for Computers, Servers and Network Hardware


Tech plan goals additions to the plan

Tech Plan Goals Additions to the plan…

  • Need to review software and technology used at each building. Find out what works and what doesn’t work for improving student learning

  • Find ways to implement working solutions to other buildings

  • Required Tech Class at OMS?

  • Wireless network throughout district


Shelton school district technology update 20106

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010

  • A Quick Look at the Breadth of Tech Services

  • Review Tech Plan

  • Review WESPaC and Skyward

  • Technology behind On-Line Testing


What is skyward

What is SKYWARD?

  • Starting in School Year `03-`04

    • SSD converted to SKYWARD for Student Records

      • Management

      • Shelton High School Lab

      • Bordeaux Elementary System

      • Transportation Office

      • District Office


Skyward

SKYWARD

  • WSIPC (Wa School Information Processing Cooperative)

  • Skyward

  • WESPaC

    • W WISPC

    • E Enhanced

    • S Skyward

    • P Point

    • a and

    • C Click


Skyward1

SKYWARD

  • WSIPC (Wa School Information Processing Cooperative)

  • Skyward

  • WESPaC

    • W WISPC

    • E Enhanced

    • S Skyward

    • P Point

    • a and

    • C Click


Skyward2

SKYWARD


Wedss is a data warehouse

WEDSS is a data Warehouse


Wedss is a data warehouse1

WEDSS is a data Warehouse

  • A repository of an organization's electronically stored data. Data warehouses are designed to facilitate reporting and analysis. (Wikipedia)

  • A central location of data that combines all of the existing subsystems and legacy systems into one single structure.


Wedss is a data warehouse2

WEDSS is a data Warehouse

  • Better Access to Data

    • History

    • Current

  • Better Reporting

    • Trending reports

    • Longitudinal information

    • Dashboards

    • Drill Down Reporting


Shelton school district technology update 20107

Shelton School DistrictTechnology Update2010

  • A Quick Look at the Breadth of Tech Services

  • Review Tech Plan

  • Review WESPaC and Skyward

  • Technology behind On-Line Testing


Online testing

ONLINE TESTING

  • Online testing had two models.

    • Use a Local Caching Server (LCS)

    • Have students connect straight to the state testing Web servers.

  • We choose the LCS for the following reasons.

    • Maintain a local store of the testing material

    • Maintain a local copy of the testing data until uploaded to the State.

    • Eliminate all the outside variables during test time.

  • Test Application set as a package to be easily installed on any District computer.

  • We have set the program to by pass local server and go straight to state if there is an issue with the local server.


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