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Literacy21 Education in a Changing World. Watertown Public Schools 2010-2015. Ann Koufman-Frederick, Superintendent George Skuse, Information Technology Manager Craig Brenner, Town CIO. School Committee, Budget/Finance & Curriculum, Feb. 4, 2010. Litearcy21 Plan 2010 - 2015.

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literacy21 education in a changing world

Literacy21Education in a Changing World

Watertown Public Schools

2010-2015

Ann Koufman-Frederick, Superintendent

George Skuse, Information Technology Manager

Craig Brenner, Town CIO

School Committee, Budget/Finance & Curriculum, Feb. 4, 2010

litearcy21 plan 2010 2015
Litearcy21 Plan 2010 - 2015
  • Vision and Goals
  • Teaching & Learning Strategies
  • Digital Tools and Curricular Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Technology Spending
  • Evaluation and Recommendations
  • Funding Options
how to build a student for the 21 st century
How to build a student for the 21st Century
  • Support High Academic Achievement
  • Foster Self-Actualization
  • Promote Global and Local Citizenship
3rs x 7cs 21 st c learning
3Rs X 7Cs = 21st C Learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Collaboration, teamwork, and leadership
  • Cross-cultural understanding
  • Communications, information, and media literacy
  • Computing and ICT literacy
  • Career and learning self-reliance
wps literacy21
WPS Literacy21

Teaching and learning with new and emerging technologies will ensure that our graduates are prepared to be successful in the 21st century. Our technology plans in Watertown Public Schools are to build the foundation on which the school system can accomplish its vision and goals.

key drivers of literacy21
Key Drivers of Literacy21
  • The Internet is the invention.
  • Students are creators and contributors.
  • Teachers and students have a globalized curriculum where students talk with each other world-wide, and teachers share and learn from colleagues anywhere.
  • Educators need professional community to think together and change and improve practice.
teaching learning hierarchy

Learning Results

Assessment

Curriculum Application

Communication

& Collaboration

Leadership & Administrative Support

Technical Services & Data Management

Network Infrastructure & Hardware

Students

Faculty/Staff

Community

Teaching & Learning Hierarchy
types of need
Types of Need
  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Network & Infrastructure
  • Technical Services & Support
students
Students
  • 22 Dell Laptop Carts (12 / cart)
  • 5 Dell Labs including:
    • 2 Dept. Labs @ HS
    • 1 Common Lab @ MS
    • 1 CAD Lab @ HS
    • 1 Engineering by Design Lab @ HS
  • 3 Dell Netbook Carts @ Elementaries (25 / cart)
teachers
Teachers
  • ~275 Dell Laptops
  • 120 LCD Projectors
  • Supporting Peripherals
    • Flip Video Recorders
    • Digital Cameras
    • Wacom Tablets
network infrastructure
Network & Infrastructure
  • Virtualized Server Environment (VMWare)
  • Redundant Storage (Dell EqualLogic)
  • District-wide wireless deployment (70%)
  • High-speed Internet Access (via Fiber)
  • Upgraded switch capacity
technical services support
Technical Services &Support
  • Repair & Maintenance: $25,000 / year
  • Supplies: $25,000 / year
  • Support Staff: 3.5 FTE
technology future needs

Technology Future Needs

On the horizon and beyond…

types of need1
Types of Need
  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Administrative & Support Staff *
  • Network & Infrastructure
  • Technical Services & Support
  • District-Wide Phone System *
slide17
FY10
  • Learning Commons (labs)‏
  • Learning Commons (media studios)
  • Elementary Netbook Carts
  • WHS Web 2.0 Lab
  • WHS Music Lab
  • Administrative Support Workstations
  • Wireless Access Points
slide18
FY11
  • Laptop Carts
  • Netbook Carts
  • Projection Devices
  • Nurse Workstations
  • Maintenance Dept. Workstations
  • Food Services Workstations
fy11 continued
FY11 (continued)
  • Wireless Completion
  • ActiveDirectory Implementation
    • Single Sign-on
    • Virtual Lockers
    • Client Management
  • iPass Server Upgrade/Virtualization
  • FirstClass Server Upgrade
  • Course Management System pilot
fy12 fy13
FY12 & FY13
  • WHS Language Lab
  • Laptop Carts
  • Projection Devices
  • Course Management System implementation
fy14 fy15
FY14 & FY15
  • Refresh Teacher laptops
  • Refresh Student Laptop Carts
  • Refresh HS and MS Labs
technical services support1
Technical Services & Support
  • Increase repair & maintenance budget by $25,000/year over next 3 years
  • Increase staffing levels by 0.5 FTE
  • Add CIO Consulting (10 hours/month)
district and town collaboration
District and Town Collaboration
  • Phone System
  • Data Center
  • Internet bandwidth