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  1. 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

  2. Litearcy21 Plan 2010 - 2015 • Vision and Goals • Teaching & Learning Strategies • Digital Tools and Curricular Resources • Professional Development • Technology Spending • Evaluation and Recommendations • Funding Options

  3. How to build a student for the 21st Century • Support High Academic Achievement • Foster Self-Actualization • Promote Global and Local Citizenship

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Learning Results Assessment Curriculum Application Communication & Collaboration Leadership & Administrative Support Technical Services & Data Management Network Infrastructure & Hardware Students Faculty/Staff Community Teaching & Learning Hierarchy

  8. Technology Spending FY10 - FY15

  9. Types of Need • Student • Teacher • Network & Infrastructure • Technical Services & Support

  10. Hardware ExpendituresBy Year

  11. 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)

  12. Teachers • ~275 Dell Laptops • 120 LCD Projectors • Supporting Peripherals • Flip Video Recorders • Digital Cameras • Wacom Tablets

  13. Network & Infrastructure • Virtualized Server Environment (VMWare) • Redundant Storage (Dell EqualLogic) • District-wide wireless deployment (70%) • High-speed Internet Access (via Fiber) • Upgraded switch capacity

  14. Technical Services &Support • Repair & Maintenance: $25,000 / year • Supplies: $25,000 / year • Support Staff: 3.5 FTE

  15. Technology Future Needs On the horizon and beyond…

  16. Types of Need • Student • Teacher • Administrative & Support Staff * • Network & Infrastructure • Technical Services & Support • District-Wide Phone System *

  17. 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

  18. FY11 • Laptop Carts • Netbook Carts • Projection Devices • Nurse Workstations • Maintenance Dept. Workstations • Food Services Workstations

  19. FY11 (continued) • Wireless Completion • ActiveDirectory Implementation • Single Sign-on • Virtual Lockers • Client Management • iPass Server Upgrade/Virtualization • FirstClass Server Upgrade • Course Management System pilot

  20. FY12 & FY13 • WHS Language Lab • Laptop Carts • Projection Devices • Course Management System implementation

  21. FY14 & FY15 • Refresh Teacher laptops • Refresh Student Laptop Carts • Refresh HS and MS Labs

  22. 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)

  23. Hardware ExpendituresWithout Stable Funding

  24. Hardware ExpendituresMovement Towards Stable Funding

  25. District and Town Collaboration • Phone System • Data Center • Internet bandwidth