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 email@example.com Joe Clark Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State
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Education Decision Support Systems Meeting
VES and Massachusetts Department of Education
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State
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.
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.
Supply of New Teachers is Flat. . .
. . . Creating a Shortage in the Next Decade
Average Teacher Salary
Number of Teachers (Thousands)
Average Salary (1997 Dollars in Thousands)
Bachelor’s Degrees in Education
Number of Degrees (Thousands)
Source: The Parthenon Group
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.
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.
Astronaut Combinations Exemplars
North Andover Number Sense Benchmark
MCAS Anchor Level 4
MCAS Anchor Level 3
Math Forum OnLine
Using Standards Based Education
Teaching for Understanding
North Andover Number Sense Rubric
MCAS SA Rubric
Mystery Marbles Checklist
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
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
The Goals of VES
Technology: OpenE-learning platform that is accessible to K-12
Adoption: Pervasive Adoption
Management: Powered by Public Educators
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.
Student Information Management System
S/District Information Management System
Linked Grading Assessment Reporting
Educator Information Management System
(Bb/District Choice )
(District Choice )
Assignment Tracking Academic Education Plan
Curriculum & Instructional Design
pen VES – the Building Blocks
Washington VES System Overview
WSIPC, Districts, ESD, OSPI
• Consolidated collections
• Standard definitions
• Collect once, use many
• Electronic data collection
• Electronic access
• Shared data
• Support local improvement efforts
• Clear, easy to understand
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
Students and Parents