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Request for Approval and Funding Wireless One-to-One Computing for Business Careers High School Meeting of the Board of Trustees December 13, 2005 Geri Berger, Principal, Business Careers High School Kelly Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Technology Services Overarching Priority

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request for approval and funding wireless one to one computing for business careers high school
Request for Approval and FundingWireless One-to-One Computing for Business Careers High School

Meeting of the Board of Trustees December 13, 2005

Geri Berger, Principal, Business Careers High SchoolKelly Smith, Assistant Superintendent, Technology Services

overarching priority
Overarching Priority
  • Building Tomorrow’s Business Leaders… TODAY!!
  • Making Business Careers High School the premier business magnet in the nation!
new design
New Design
  • Redefine Four-Year Plan
    • Streamline business courses
    • Accommodate athletics, band, etc.
    • Encourage distinguished diploma
  • Three Strands
    • Academy of Finance
    • Business Management Academy
    • Cyber Academy
winning combination
Winning Combination
  • Innovative Courses

Business Leadership, E-Commerce, Oracle

  • Wireless ComputingThe “lens” or “tool” with which we make decisions about instruction / curriculum
three year wireless integration plan
Three-Year Wireless Integration Plan

Year One

  • All business courses, all grade levels
  • 9th and 10th grade English / Social Studies

Year Two

  • 11th grade English / Social Studies
  • Biology / Chemistry

Year Three

  • 12th grade English / Social Studies
  • Algebra 1 / Geometry
professional development
Professional Development
  • Three Phases
  • Rewrite curriculum guides for wireless initiative
  • Wireless retreat
  • Ongoing assessment and learning, including Technology Core Competencies
hardware
Hardware
  • Laptop for every student and educator, beginning August 2006
    • 4 year warranty
    • Backpack-type carrying case
    • Integrated wireless network card
    • Extra battery and AC adaptor
  • Networked printer & digital projector in every BCHS classroom
  • Supplemental laptops carts in six classrooms to support Holmes students
software
Software
  • Productivity (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Multimedia Development (e.g., Macromedia and Adobe Suites)
  • Content-specific (e.g., electronic textbooks and ancillary textbook software, SAT preparation, social studies simulations, accounting package, etc.)
  • Additional Online Resources (e.g., reference materials, eBooks, etc.)
  • Internet filtering, virus protection, desktop management
wireless connectivity 2006 07
Wireless Connectivity (2006-07)
  • Entire BCHS primary facility (Building H)
  • Large Group Instruction room in Building I
  • Library
  • Designated classrooms in Building D for BCHS
  • Designated outdoor areas where BCHS students congregate
  • Cafeteria
  • Teacher workrooms and administrative suite
administrative management
Administrative Management
  • Communication with students and parents
    • Spring recruiting
    • Student/Parent Laptop Handbook and other District-developed materials to set expectations
    • Seminars, meetings, and written correspondence
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Administrative Management
  • Fees and forms collected before laptop is issued
    • Laptop Agreement and Acceptable Use forms
    • $60 fee per student per year
      • $48 for District-provided insurance w/$100 deductible; $12 for repair & maintenance
      • Payment arrangements when necessary
      • Internal Service Fund to finance and administer ongoing costs of damage, loss, and subsidies/waivers of fees
administrative management12
Administrative Management
  • Laptops assigned during Prep Days
  • Stringent inventory control and physical security procedures
  • Tracking and recovery services for lost/stolen laptops via software
  • Laptops collected, reconditioned, secured, and stored for the summer in central location when school year ends
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Administrative Management
  • Technical Support & Staffing
    • Technology Service Center and one technician to provide onsite technical assistance, service, and repair
    • Two battery charging stations (library & service center)
    • One clerical support person to collect fees and forms, assist with inventory and laptop distribution/collection, track insurance claims and payments, and other administrative paperwork
budget
Budget
  • $1,861,413 in Year One (2006-2007)
  • $ 548,355 in Year Two
  • $ 533,816 in Year Three
  • $ 443,927 in Year Four
  • Will accommodate a continuous pattern of growth, with enrollment reaching 750-800 students in 2009-10
  • 92-139 new laptops purchased every year; existing laptops “recycled” into the program; laptops that are 4 years old will be replaced
holmes
Holmes
  • Supported by Holmes administration
  • Laptops available in mixed business classes
  • Laptop use – encouraged campus-wide for all BCHS students
impact
Impact
  • Changes the way we teach / learn
  • Creates competitive edge for the future
  • Increases recruitment opportunities
  • Evaluation component for continual improvement and sustainability

* Instruction will be “with” laptops not “about” laptops!