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

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virtual education space

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

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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.

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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.”
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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.

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The Need

Communication

Information

Accountability

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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

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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

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The Challenge

Vendors

Development

Administration

Evaluation

Operations

$$$

Hardware

Integration

Upgrades

Licenses

Terminology

Content

Professional Development

Politics

Maintenance

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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

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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.

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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

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For More Information

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

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

  • Contact us at

Kimberly Joyce

kjoyce@ves.mass.edu

888.301.5915

Joe Clark

jclark@ospi.wednet.edu

360.664.2704

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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

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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

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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