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K-5 Instructional Technology Royle PTO Meeting – 1/15/14. Christina L. Hefele K-12 Technology/Data Coordinator Email: [email protected] Blog: http://blogs.darienps.org/clhefele. Elementary Technology Update. K-5 Technology Improvements. Replacement of classroom student computers

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k 5 instructional technology royle pto meeting 1 15 14

K-5 Instructional Technology Royle PTO Meeting – 1/15/14

Christina L. Hefele

K-12 Technology/Data Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Blog: http://blogs.darienps.org/clhefele

k 5 technology improvements
K-5 Technology Improvements
  • Replacement of classroom student computers
  • Implementation of SMARTBoards Sped Classrooms
  • Purchase of document cameras for each school
  • Purchase of digital cameras for each school
  • Implementation of Dreambox Learning Math K-5
  • Implementation of RAZ Kids for Literacy district wide
  • Pilot of Nooks for elementary libraries
  • New Typing Program Implemented
  • Implementation of new teacher evaluation system
  • Implementation of district wide Blog Tool for teachers
  • Rollout Aspen/School Messenger for K-5 Parents – Emergency Contacts
  • Upgrades to Network/Wireless Infrastructure
anticipated k 5 technology improvements
Anticipated K-5 Technology Improvements
  • Increase the number of computers available for students in library
  • Further implementation of SMARTBoards for Sped
  • Implementation of new typing program K-2
  • Replacement of elementary laptop carts
  • Increase amount of Student Devices available
  • Upgrades of teacher computers
  • Implementation of additional tools to promote digital collaboration and communication
  • Continued preparation for SBAC Testing
  • New Video System implementation
  • Upgrade of elementary computer labs
  • Additional software implementation to support UDL
  • Increased Technology PD for teachers
  • Revisions of curriculum
district wide mobile device pilots
District Wide Mobile Device Pilots
  • Nooks available in Elem/Middle School Libraries
  • 10 SRBI specialists using iPads with SRBI students
  • iPads being used and tested with special education students per IEP (40+)
  • Chrome Books on cart being tested at high school
  • iPads on a cart pilot DHS/MMS
  • DHS Math class testing 1:1 computing model using Windows tablets
  • Mobile Device Management Tool implemented to support management of devices

**Data from pilots will help inform our mobile device strategy BYOD vs. District Devices.

current darien technology curriculum
Current Darien Technology Curriculum

2006 CT/ISTE Curriculum Standards – Focus on building proficiency in computer technology skills and competencies

  • Basic operations and concepts
  • Social, ethical, and human issues
  • Technology Productivity Tools
  • Technology Communication Tools
  • Technology Research Tools
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making Tools
21 st century curriculum overview
21st Century Curriculum Overview

Current ISTE Curriculum Standards - focus on citizenship, digital community, creativity and innovation and placing technology in a social context.

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
k 5 common core technology
K-5 Common Core & Technology
  • Create, produce and publish writing using technology
  • Read, analyze, interpret digital text, graphs, charts, animations etc..
  • Use technology to interact and collaborate
  • Discuss details of digital text
  • Use electronic menus and icons to locate key facts
  • Create audio recordings of stories and poems
  • Navigate online resources and digital information using key words, searches
k 5 common core technology1
K-5 Common Core & Technology
  • Incorporate multimedia into student-created writings (audio, video, graphics)
  • Take notes from digital sources
  • Keyboard Efficiently
    • Grade 4: type a minimum of one page in a single sitting
    • Grade 5: type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting
  • Source Information ethically and responsibly
smarter balanced facts
Smarter Balanced Facts
  • Darien elected to participate in field test in 2014
  • CT scheduled for full implementation in 2015
  • Field Test is “test of a test”
  • No test results expected
  • Test in 2015 designed to be Adaptive
  • No time limits on tests
  • Embedded tools/support for all students
    • highlighter, note taker, zoom, keyboard shortcuts, dictionary
  • Grade 5 still take CMT Science
preparing technology for sbac testing
Preparing Technology for SBAC Testing
  • Infrastructure/Backend Upgrade
    • 4 of 7 buildings complete; remaining next few weeks
  • Assessment of Technology throughout the district
    • Current Computer Labs
    • Establishing Secondary testing locations (overflow)
  • Began deployment of SBAC software needed to administer test
preparing students for field test
Preparing Students for Field Test
  • Implementation of New Keyboarding Program K-2 Type2Learn Jr. (left side, right side)
    • Grades 3-5 Type2Learn (touch typing method) – Implemented in School;
    • Rollout for at home use next 2-3 weeks.
    • Grades K-2 Type2Learn Jr. – February
  • Teachers taking Practice Tests
  • Ongoing discussion on how to prepare students
  • Tips for Teachers to use with students on Navigating Test
    • Word Processing Efficiencies
    • Embedded Tools
    • Dual Scroll
  • Students will participate in online training modules
parent resources
Parent Resources
  • Smarter Balanced
    • Parent Site:


    • Practice Test:


  • Technology in Darien
    • Instructional Technology Blog: http://blogs.darienps.org/clhefele
  • Darien Parent Wiki


For more Information about SBAC: Elementary Parent Workshop on Smarter Balanced Field Test – Wednesday, February 12, 20147:00 P.M.

District Wide Elementary Parent Workshop: Technology to Support Learning–March 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. April 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.at Ox Ridge Elementary School