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IEN Overview

Annual Superintendents’ Meeting

Aug 5th, 2010

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What is the Idaho Education Network?

We are a legislatively mandated virtual private educational network

Purpose is to provide an equitable and reliable high-speed level of connectivity for all Idaho public schools to support 21st century collaborative learning environments and increase educational outcomes

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How are we going to do it?

Connect 200 High Schools over three years with ample bandwidth and additional technology

Current deployment is 170 Receiving Sites/30 Origination Sites

Primary funding through a Statewide E-rate Application-Education Networks of America

Video Teleconferencing Systems at each school

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IEN Organization

  • IEN Program Resource Advisory Council (IPRAC)

  • IEN Technical Subcommittee

  • Technical Director (208) 332-1840

    • Brady Kraft

  • Communications Director (208) 332-1842

    • Garry Lough

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IEN Project Status

  • Schedule Updates

    • Directional Changes

  • IEN Advisory Council

    • New Membership

    • Organizational Structure

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Where are we now?

  • 79 schools connected in FY 2010

  • 121 schools left to connect in FY 2011 and 2012

  • 300+ students received courses over video

  • 800+ credits earned over video

  • 250+ Teachers and Administrators trained

  • Established a management system for network

  • Established training for users and teachers

  • Established a search engine for neighboring VTC sites and curriculum

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IEN Applications To Date

  • Increased efficiency and flexibility for administrators, teachers and students

  • Higher Education classes to Grades 9 to 12

  • Professional and Workforce Development

    • Certification, EMT, Fire, Police, Business, E-Commerce, Masters, PhD.

  • Peer to Peer delivery (Intra-district or Inter-district)

  • Supplemental Curriculum, Virtual Field Trips for K-12

    • Royal Botanical Gardens, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Royal Tyrrel Paleontology Museum, NASA, Smithsonian, etc…

  • Collaboration, Meetings, Interact with Subject Matter Experts

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The NOCNetwork Operations Center


[email protected]

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IEN Delivers a Fully Managed Connectivity Service

Video Teleconferencing and Support


Network Backbone

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IENAdoption (MOU)

  • Open House Presentations with VTC

    • Invite parents to see the system and share your vision

    • Conduct Professional Development and Open House trainings with Teachers

    • Conduct open house meetings with Community Leaders-

      • Police, Fire, Chambers

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  • Community Leaders Open House

    • ISU workforce training

      • Joe Fleischman and Jeff Hough at ISU

      • E-Commerce Training

      • Online Marketing

      • Customer Retention Techniques

      • 208-282-3372 or [email protected]

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  • Teacher Proctor Training and Origination Training

    • Andy Lanning 208-861-3773

      • [email protected]

      • What does VTC mean to me? Overview of VTC in the class

      • Proctor Training (4hr)

      • Origination Training (16hr)

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What are our neighbors doing?

  • Wyoming Model–Heavy focus on K-12 to K-12 delivered courses

  • Utah Model—Heavy focus on Higher Education and Dual Credit.

    • 20% of concurrent enrollment credits were earned through distance education.

  • Idaho Model—Expand on their strengths and included community opportunities, PTE, STEM, Graduate Degrees, Emergency Training, etc…

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Big Picture of the IEN website?

  • We have created a mechanism for schools and providers to find what they need, post what they need, and post what they offer.

  • This search function operates with the same principles and rules as many of the search engines you currently use like Google or Yahoo.

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Contact Garry Lough

Communications Director 208-332-1842

[email protected]