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  1. Elementary Interactive Classroom ShowcaseDecember 12, 2008

  2. Round Rock ISD • Toni Garcia, Deputy Superintendent • Elizabeth Sims, Principal • Representative Diana Maldonado • Laura Alcorta, Director of Student Diversity and Learning Programs • Beverly Helfinstein, Assistant Superintendent • Matt Matthys, Assistant Superintendent • Tamra Spence, Communications Coordinator

  3. Round Rock ISD Presenters • Mary Jo Humphreys, Director of Instructional Technology • Robert Autrey, Lead Elementary Technology Integration Specialist • Corri Baker & Angie Hintz, Instructional Technology Specialists • Linda Nichols, Campus Instructional Technology Specialist

  4. Instructional Technology • Department under “Instructional Support Services” • Work closely with Information Services • Director, 1 lead elementary TIS, 1 lead secondary TIS (Technology Integration Specialist) • 35 ITS (Instructional Technology Specialists) • ITS for campuses under 900 have 2 campuses • 2 half time ITS for Promethean

  5. Role of ITS (Instructional Technology Specialist) • Support integration of technology into instruction • First line of defense for repair and reporting to Information Services • Campus websites • Campus refresh cycle for desktops and laptops

  6. Role of ITS (Instructional Technology Specialist) • Supports all initiatives involving technology • TeacherWeb, STaR Chart, email, curriculum management system, grade book, professional development tracking system, campus/teacher/department wikis, blogs, network management, audio and video productions, broadcast studios, technology fund management, Response to Intervention (RtI) initiatives, Special Education support, Texas Math and Science Diagnostic System (TMSDS), Moodle Integrated Learning System, Novanet, specialized equipment and software for numerous departments & grades levels

  7. ITS on Interactive Campuses • Teacher training on Activstudio, Activotes, Activboard and integrating Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC) into the interactive classroom • Trouble shoot and problem solve equipment issues • Monitor usage, gather data, share data • Create and share flipcharts

  8. Classroom Equipment • Promethean ActivBoard (Activslate) • Activotes (32) • Activstudio • Teacher laptop • Mounted projector and speakers

  9. Phase 1 – funded by Title 1October 2006 • 10 classrooms • Berkman - 6 • Bluebonnet - 2 • Robertson - 2

  10. Phase 2 – funded by Title 1 Fall 2007 • 17 classrooms • Berkman – 4 • Robertson – 5 • Bluebonnet – 4 • C. D. Fulkes – 2 • Hopewell - 2

  11. Phase 3 – District Initiative2007-08 • Funding - Penny tax (1 of 4 cents from legislature) • Target classrooms - all 3rd and 5th grade classrooms at Title 1 or Bilingual campuses

  12. Phase 3 – May 2008 • 134 Classrooms • Anderson Mill – 7 • Berkman – 7 • Bluebonnet – 6 • Caldwell – 12 • Callison – 24 (penny and new school startup) • Double File – 14 • Gattis – 13 • Purple Sage – 8 • Robertson – 5 • Union Hill – 18 • Voigt – 10 • Wells Branch – 10 • Walsh M.S. – 2 (new school startup)

  13. Phase 4 – May 2009 • Additional 41 Classrooms • Targeting 4th grade at Title I Campuses

  14. Total classrooms May 2009 • 209 classrooms • 15 elementaries & 3 middle schools Note: adding Activotes and Activslates at some of the other campuses

  15. Outcomes & Benefits • Engaged learning environments • Student attitudes, knowledge and behavior • Student attendance • Student achievement • Teacher reinvigoration and retention • Changes in instructional delivery • Changes in productivity for teachers and administrators • Sharing and collaborating across the district

  16. Outcomes … • Model classrooms of excellence • Share classroom model with other school districts • Success highlighted at conferences • Success highlighted in journals

  17. Challenges • Training time • Funding and Refresh • Equity across the district

  18. Preparation and Installation • Initial Classroom Maps and Issues • Back to back & Power sources • Standarization vs. Teacher Desires • Portables • Walk-throughs • Campus ITS, District TIS • District, Promethean Certified Installer (ProComputing), Electrician, Construction/Maintenance Job Order Contractor (Wall Guys) • Installation • After hours, keys, badges, emergency contacts • Teacher cooperation • & Principal support/involvement

  19. Professional Development • Training Model for TIS, ITS (year 1) • TIS/ ITS training for “trainer of trainers” • Atlanta training (Title 1 funding, Instructional Technology) • ITS and teachers attended Module 1 & 2 training • Promethean trainer trained ITS (year 2) • Campus ITS conduct teacher training (ongoing)

  20. Professional Development • Training Model for Teachers • Half day sub (funded by Instructional Technology) • Additional after school sessions, half day sessions, conference/planning time, just-in-time training, co-teaching • Summer Professional Development (stipend for teachers funded by Title 1) • 1 full day offered multiple times for basic training • 1 full day offered multiple times for intermediate training • Principal support for teacher release time

  21. Professional Development • Respect for teacher time (away from class, district/campus initiatives) • Promethean Training Modules (“district-alized”) • Support Resources – • Promethean Planet • Curriculum Management Tool (in-district sharing of teacher created) • Reviewed flipcharts supporting Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (with TEKS) http://rrisd-flipcharts.wikispaces.com/

  22. Support • ITS, TIS, Information Services • Extra parts and 1 replacement board (attempting to avoid duplication of purchases) • Support Team Planning Wiki http://rrisd-icplan.wikispaces.com/

  23. Monitoring and Data Collection • Formal study – previous and planned (Title 1) • Weekly visits by ITS • Historical view • Teacher feedback after formal training and at end of each semester • Maintain Documentation in support team planning wiki http://rrisd-icplan.wikispaces.com/

  24. Classroom Activities for Visits • Calendar • Word Problems • Natural Resources • Money • Synonyms, Antonyms • Multiplication, Division • Writing • Grammar - Nouns • Editing, Revision • Solar System • Adaptations • Algebraic Expressions • Perimeter, Area • Inherited Traits • Volume • Equators

  25. Interactive Classroom Visits