A Need for Change atWebster County Elementary/Middle School A presentation for Faculty and Staff August 30, 2011 Presented by: Marcia Roberts, Media Specialist Webster County Schools
Comparison of 2010-2011 CRCT State to Webster County Percent of Students Scoring in Does Not Meet the Standard/Performance Level 1 in Science Graph A
Comparison of 2010-11 CRCT State to Webster County Percent of Students Scoring in Does Not Meet the Standard/Performance Level 1 in Social Studies Graph B
2010-2011 OAS Technology Literacy Results Percent achieving mastery/competency in each domain Why aren’t our students performing better on this assessment? Table1
If we expect different results in the future, we have to change what we are doing today. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cxyH1qgKZQ&feature=player_detailpage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cxyH1qgKZQ&feature=player_detailpage
Research supports the idea that: Technology is the Key We now have the technology to implement change.
Our goals: • To increase the number of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who meet or exceed the CRCT performance standards in science by a minimum of 3% by 2013. • To increase the number of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who meet or exceed the CRCT performance standards in social studies by a minimum of 3% by 2013. • To increase the number of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students achieving mastery/competency on the OAS Technology Literacy Test by 3% by 2013.
Benefits of Using Technology in the Classroom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZt3_f6N2vk&feature=player_detailpage – benefits of tech in the classroom 1:10
Professional Development Professional development will be offered on an ongoing basis. You will be shown how to use your new technology tools and how to integration technology into your lessons and activities. You will be expected to teach your students to utilize the technology so that it adds meaning to their learning.
Wondering what to do with your new SMART Board? http://www.youtube.com/v/G8P-sv9dOu8?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/G8P-sv9dOu8?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="640" height="390"></object> USING SMART in science and ss classroom , 3:24 minutes SMART BOARD USE EXAMPLE
Digital Camera Uses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLoUVHqMRRE&feature=player_detailpage