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  1. Virtual Education Space Powered by Public Educators Education Decision Support Systems Meeting May 14-15th,2001 Kimberly Joyce, VES and Massachusetts Department of Education kjoyce@ves.mass.edu Joe Clark Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State jclark@ospi.wednet. edu

  2. Welcome The Virtual Education Space Project is … A set of online tools and implementation strategies designed to raise student achievement on educational standards by empowering every educator, student, and parent with a personalized e-learning platform and tools to transform teaching and learning, and to bridge the digital divide.

  3. Why • Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 • “. . . to provide a public education system of sufficient quality to extend to all children the opportunity to reach their full potential and to lead lives as participants in the political and social life of the Commonwealth and as contributors to its economy.”

  4. The Need Education has moved from an emphasis on the teacher in a classroom to a student throughout a system. Communication was seen a luxury. Now it is a necessity.

  5. The Need Communication Information Accountability

  6. The Need Supply of New Teachers is Flat. . . . . . Creating a Shortage in the Next Decade Reduced Class Size Average Teacher Salary 900K“New” Teacher Gap Increased Enrollment Number of Teachers (Thousands) Average Salary (1997 Dollars in Thousands) Bachelor’s Degrees in Education Number of Degrees (Thousands) Forecasted Supply Forecasted Attrition Source: The Parthenon Group

  7. Curriculum Instruction Professional Development Assessment • To communicate the relevant information to the right people when they need it. Instructional Resources: UNITS: Math Their Way LESSON PLANS SEE MORE … Congruent Polygons Logical-Mathematical, Linguistic Spatial Astronaut Combinations interpersonal, kinestheticIntroducing Bar Graphs Logical-Mathematical, LinguisticAttribute Trains Bodily-Kinestic, SpatialUsing Data Logical-Mathematical District Curriculum Guidelines: O used numbers to the millions place in computation, word problems, charts, and games. O demonstrated an understanding of place value for whole numbers and decimals. O used multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000. O used positive and negative numbers. O read/written amounts of money using proper notation. Student Resources Projects: Activities: … Congruent Polygons STUDENTS State Standards: Exhibit an understanding of the base ten number system by reading, modeling, writing, and interpreting whole numbers to at least 100,000; demonstrating an understanding of the values of the digits; and comparing and ordering the numbers. Represent, order, and compare large numbers (to at least 100,000) using various forms, including expanded notation, e.g., 853 = 8 x 100 + 5 x 10 + 3. Student Samples Astronaut Combinations Exemplars North Andover Number Sense Benchmark MCAS Anchor Level 4 MCAS Anchor Level 3 MORE … Professional Development Math Forum OnLine Using Standards Based Education Utilizing Algorithms Mathemagica Teaching for Understanding Akamai Module Assessment Instruments North Andover Number Sense Rubric MCAS SA Rubric Mystery Marbles Checklist MCAS Results: ITEM # STATE DISTRICT SCHOOL 8 .54 .59 .72 10 .64 .55 .55 12 .76 .72 .87 16 .88 .88 .75 18 .53 .53 .49 19 .62 .58 .64 7 .70 .74 .80 13 .44 .44 .60 MCAS Questions: Q TYPE YEAR ITEM # REPORTING CATEGORY MC 1999 8 Number Sense/Estimation OR 1999 10 Number Sense/Concepts of Whole Number Operations SA 1999 12 Number Sense/Whole Number Computation MC 1999 16 Number Sense/Number Sense and Numeration MC 1999 18 Number Sense/Whole Number Computation MC 1999 19 Number Sense/Fractions and Decimals MC 1998 7 Number Sense and Numeration MC 1998 13 Number Sense and Numeration

  8. The Challenge Vendors Development Administration Evaluation Operations $$$ Hardware Integration Upgrades Licenses Terminology Content Professional Development Politics Maintenance

  9. Curriculum Instruction Assessment Technology Technology The Goals of VES • VES has three major goals that are used as guiding principles to meet the needs Technology: OpenE-learning platform that is accessible to K-12 Adoption: Pervasive Adoption Management: Powered by Public Educators

  10. pen VES We need to make the best of what we have. We need to leverage our resources and create sustainable models – the public sector business plan. We need to listen to needs of those who “know”. We need to work together.

  11. Virtual Academy (New Jersey) iCan (Indiana) BEST (Connecticut) Technology Planner (Pennsylvania) eGrants (Pennsylvania)’ District Data Individual Educator Federal Reporting Educator WorkSpace (uPortal) Student Information Management System (SIMS) Student Desktop (uPortal) S/District Information Management System (DIMS) Linked Grading Assessment Reporting (WAVES) Educator Information Management System (Directory Admin) School Improvement (WAVES) Instructional Delivery (Bb/District Choice ) Student Portfolios (TBD) Instructional Management (District Choice ) Assignment Tracking Academic Education Plan Curriculum & Instructional Design (CLASP OnLine) Batch and Transactional Batch and Transactional Web-Based Smart Forms pen VES – the Building Blocks Data Warehouse

  12. In More Detail

  13. That More accurately fit together like this

  14. For More Information • Visit www.ves.mass.edu.

  15. For More Information • Visit www.ves.mass.edu.

  16. For More Information • Contact us at Kimberly Joyce kjoyce@ves.mass.edu 888.301.5915 Joe Clark jclark@ospi.wednet.edu 360.664.2704

  17. Massachusetts VES System Overview

  18. Data Providers Data Base Applications Data Users Washington VES System Overview WSIPC, Districts, ESD, OSPI Financial Instructional Student Personnel Data Warehouse Government Schools Media Researchers Legislature Federal Public Characteristics: • Consolidated collections • Standard definitions • Collect once, use many • Electronic data collection • Electronic access • Shared data • Support local improvement efforts • Clear, easy to understand

  19. Virtual Education Space Powered by Public Educators Working Group Districts: Acton/Acton-Boxborough r Boston r Hudson r Middleborough r North Andover r Springfield r Southern Berkshire r Worcester rWorking Group Organizations: Hampshire Education Collaborative r Massachusetts Department of Education r Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents r MassCUE r Mass Networks Education Partnership r University of Massachusetts

  20. The Specifics: VES tools Students and Parents Educators • Professional Educational Services • customized personal portal • communication & collaboration tools • Threaded discussion, white board, chat • online professional development courses • online professional associations • virtual hard drive – online storage • Academic Educational Services • customized personal portal • communication & collaboration tools • Threaded discussion, white board, chat, email • online tutoring services • virtual hard drive – online storage • email services • Standards Based Tools for the development / access of • an assignment book • a working portfolio • a portfolio • an educational assistance plan • online diagnostic tools (TBD) • Standards Based Tools for the development / access of • state standards and state assessment materials • district standards and local curriculum guidelines • courses, units, lessons, and activities • assessment instruments –rubrics, portfolios, test items • student samples and benchmarks • instruction planner - online teacher plan book • Standards Based Resources • state standards and state assessment materials • district standards and local curriculum guidelines • courses, units, lessons, and activities • assessment instruments –rubrics, portfolios, test items • student samples and benchmarks • content Gateway to publisher resources • Curriculum and Instructional materials developed by educators • Standards Based Resources • Content Gateway to publisher resources • Marco Polo • Encyclopedia Britannica • Akamai • Curriculum and Instructional materials developed by educators

  21. VES Professional Development Model