A District-Wide Blended Learning Environment Using a Combination of Technology and Print 21st Century Learning
Change… The way we define, organize and provide educational services must change to meet the needs of students in the times in which we live.
We live in an age of exponential change in which knowledge is created and obsolete at an accelerating pace.
Instructional Delivery • College/Career Ready • Easy Accessibility • Universal Design • Learning Management Systems • Current Events • Life Skills • Immediate Feedback • Student-based • Safety • Differentiation • Assessments • Student Engagement • Web-based • Efficient • 24/7 Connection and Communication • Mobile • Global Integration
21st Century Technology Establish 21st Century Classroom K-12 Online Learning and e-Books/Textbooks Online Dual Credit BYOT—Bring Your Own Technology Grades 6-8: In place currently Grades 9-12: To be added 2014-15 DISTRICT GOAL:Accelerate student achievement and support high quality staff while maintaining a balanced budget
Why Technology Is So Important 98% middle/high students own a digital device. 27% of students say their laptop is their most important tool in the backpack. 38% of students say they can’t go 10 minutes without using a digital device. 75% of students say they would not be able to study without technology. 46% of students say they are more likely to do their homework if it is on their digital device. 80% of students use digital devices to write or research for class homework. Source: www.educationnation.com
How and why? Today we must provide students with exceptional learning experiences that prepare them for life and career in a world of exponential change. We must engage their interest, gain access to their time, and make our time more effective.
Old Reality New Reality • Mobil learning anywhere • Cloud access • Digital formative assessment & Instant feedback • Customizable homework & Differentiation • Shared documents with classmates without leaving home • Instant vocabulary accessibility College classes while in the HS Communication with teachers 24/7 through web access • Heavy textbooks to bring home in backpack • “I forgot to bring my book home.” “I left my homework at home.” • Days to grade 175+ assignments • All students doing same homework assignments • Arranging a place to meet for group projects • Time spent locating text, looking up vocabulary • Driving to another campus to learn
Digital Assessments and Instructional Management Systems Are Accelerating our Change of PracticeSelected ELA Grade 5 Standards and Test Item Alignment
Next year, we will begin a system-wide conversion to digital learning that is: networked collaborative interactive personalized engaging always available…
To Place Our Students in a Networked Learning Environment, We Began by Selecting Content First, then Network and 1-to-1 Technology to Deliver this Content BYOT & 1200 Chromebooks 1:1 Technology Connectivity & Management Increased Bandwidth Wireless Infrastructure Content & Change of Practice Project Management Embedded Professional Development Pearson - Digital Curriculum
New Implementation While change can be difficult, properly preparing all stakeholders through providing good communication, training, and support are the key to our successful implementation • Students • BYOT/District vision for a preferred future in the digital age , etc. • Parents • District website, Face to face meetings, etc. • Staff • Digital Academy/Professional Development, etc.
Research andCost Analysis (E-Textbook v. Print) This cost savings will allow our district to reallocate funds for greater accessibility, speed, and filtering of information through a more comprehensive network for learning.