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K-5 Instructional Technology Royle PTO Meeting – 1/15/14. Christina L. Hefele K-12 Technology/Data Coordinator Email: chefele@darienps.org Blog: http://blogs.darienps.org/clhefele. Elementary Technology Update. K-5 Technology Improvements. Replacement of classroom student computers

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K 5 instructional technology royle pto meeting 1 15 14

K-5 Instructional Technology Royle PTO Meeting – 1/15/14

Christina L. Hefele

K-12 Technology/Data Coordinator

Email: chefele@darienps.org

Blog: http://blogs.darienps.org/clhefele

K 5 technology improvements
K-5 Technology Improvements

  • Replacement of classroom student computers

  • Implementation of SMARTBoards Sped Classrooms

  • Purchase of document cameras for each school

  • Purchase of digital cameras for each school

  • Implementation of Dreambox Learning Math K-5

  • Implementation of RAZ Kids for Literacy district wide

  • Pilot of Nooks for elementary libraries

  • New Typing Program Implemented

  • Implementation of new teacher evaluation system

  • Implementation of district wide Blog Tool for teachers

  • Rollout Aspen/School Messenger for K-5 Parents – Emergency Contacts

  • Upgrades to Network/Wireless Infrastructure

Anticipated k 5 technology improvements
Anticipated K-5 Technology Improvements

  • Increase the number of computers available for students in library

  • Further implementation of SMARTBoards for Sped

  • Implementation of new typing program K-2

  • Replacement of elementary laptop carts

  • Increase amount of Student Devices available

  • Upgrades of teacher computers

  • Implementation of additional tools to promote digital collaboration and communication

  • Continued preparation for SBAC Testing

  • New Video System implementation

  • Upgrade of elementary computer labs

  • Additional software implementation to support UDL

  • Increased Technology PD for teachers

  • Revisions of curriculum

District wide mobile device pilots
District Wide Mobile Device Pilots

  • Nooks available in Elem/Middle School Libraries

  • 10 SRBI specialists using iPads with SRBI students

  • iPads being used and tested with special education students per IEP (40+)

  • Chrome Books on cart being tested at high school

  • iPads on a cart pilot DHS/MMS

  • DHS Math class testing 1:1 computing model using Windows tablets

  • Mobile Device Management Tool implemented to support management of devices

    **Data from pilots will help inform our mobile device strategy BYOD vs. District Devices.

Current darien technology curriculum
Current Darien Technology Curriculum

2006 CT/ISTE Curriculum Standards – Focus on building proficiency in computer technology skills and competencies

  • Basic operations and concepts

  • Social, ethical, and human issues

  • Technology Productivity Tools

  • Technology Communication Tools

  • Technology Research Tools

  • Problem Solving and Decision Making Tools

21 st century curriculum overview
21st Century Curriculum Overview

Current ISTE Curriculum Standards - focus on citizenship, digital community, creativity and innovation and placing technology in a social context.

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Communication and Collaboration

  • Research and Information Fluency

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Technology Operations and Concepts

K 5 common core technology
K-5 Common Core & Technology

  • Create, produce and publish writing using technology

  • Read, analyze, interpret digital text, graphs, charts, animations etc..

  • Use technology to interact and collaborate

  • Discuss details of digital text

  • Use electronic menus and icons to locate key facts

  • Create audio recordings of stories and poems

  • Navigate online resources and digital information using key words, searches

K 5 common core technology1
K-5 Common Core & Technology

  • Incorporate multimedia into student-created writings (audio, video, graphics)

  • Take notes from digital sources

  • Keyboard Efficiently

    • Grade 4: type a minimum of one page in a single sitting

    • Grade 5: type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting

  • Source Information ethically and responsibly

Smarter balanced facts
Smarter Balanced Facts

  • Darien elected to participate in field test in 2014

  • CT scheduled for full implementation in 2015

  • Field Test is “test of a test”

  • No test results expected

  • Test in 2015 designed to be Adaptive

  • No time limits on tests

  • Embedded tools/support for all students

    • highlighter, note taker, zoom, keyboard shortcuts, dictionary

  • Grade 5 still take CMT Science

Sample ela performance task

Sample ELA Performance Task –

Sample ELA Performance Task

Preparing technology for sbac testing
Preparing Technology for SBAC Testing

  • Infrastructure/Backend Upgrade

    • 4 of 7 buildings complete; remaining next few weeks

  • Assessment of Technology throughout the district

    • Current Computer Labs

    • Establishing Secondary testing locations (overflow)

  • Began deployment of SBAC software needed to administer test

Preparing students for field test
Preparing Students for Field Test

  • Implementation of New Keyboarding Program K-2 Type2Learn Jr. (left side, right side)

    • Grades 3-5 Type2Learn (touch typing method) – Implemented in School;

    • Rollout for at home use next 2-3 weeks.

    • Grades K-2 Type2Learn Jr. – February

  • Teachers taking Practice Tests

  • Ongoing discussion on how to prepare students

  • Tips for Teachers to use with students on Navigating Test

    • Word Processing Efficiencies

    • Embedded Tools

    • Dual Scroll

  • Students will participate in online training modules

Parent resources
Parent Resources

  • Smarter Balanced

    • Parent Site:


    • Practice Test:


  • Technology in Darien

    • Instructional Technology Blog: http://blogs.darienps.org/clhefele

  • Darien Parent Wiki


K 5 instructional technology royle pto meeting 1 15 14
For more Information about SBAC: Elementary Parent Workshop on Smarter Balanced Field Test – Wednesday, February 12, 20147:00 P.M.

K 5 instructional technology royle pto meeting 1 15 14

District Wide Elementary Parent Workshop: Technology to Support Learning–March 26, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. April 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.at Ox Ridge Elementary School