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Digital Learning Environments. The Box Is Not the Solution…. Planning & Professional Development ARE !. Lloyd Spruill, Knowledge Network Solutions. 21 st Century Work Skills!. What do our students need to compete in a Global Knowledge Based Economy?.

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digital learning environments
Digital Learning Environments

The Box Is Not the Solution…

Planning & Professional

Development ARE!

Lloyd Spruill, Knowledge Network Solutions

21 st century work skills
21st Century Work Skills!

What do our students need to compete in a Global Knowledge Based Economy?

  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills to Organize, Analyze, Synthesize and Evaluate
  • Research and Communication Skills
  • Project based curriculum with Global Awareness for Relevant Learning
  • Ability and Opportunity to Collaborate
  • Ubiquitous Computing – 24/7

Check Points for Successful Technology Integration

Services You Must Consider





  • Review Existing



  • Grants
  • Leases
  • Bond


  • Plan to bridge


  • Faculty-Technology
  • Integration
  • Admin-Technology
  • Integration and evaluation
  • Students - Effective relevant use in and out of the classroom
  • Online PD
  • Onsite PD
  • Virtual PD
  • Continuous PD
  • Initial Scope of Objectives
  • Assess Results

and Goals

  • Curriculum


  • Infrastructure


  • Tech Planning
  • Instructional



  • Prof Dev


  • Rollout plan


Address Three Critical Success Factors

For Technology Integration in Education


  • 1. Infrastructure
  • Ensure the technology is right for the need
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Connectivity

3. Support

Ensure the right level of support is built in at the right levels

  • On-going Mentor support
  • Help Desk
  • Technical
    • IT administration, students, faculty
  • Funding
  • Warranty
  • Repair

Technology Planning

3. Support


2. Professional


  • 2. Professional Development
  • Ensure end-users have the ability to maximize the technology and integrate it into their work
    • Teachers
    • Students
    • Administration

Technology Planning

Without an executable plan and a solid foundation, your stool will fall down.

changing teaching learning
Changing Teaching & Learning!

David Thornburg, Technology Education:

Expectations Not Options, May 2004

transitions occurring in education
Transitions Occurring in Education!

Source: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) NETS Project,

National Educational Technology Standards for Students, June 1998, p. 2.

technology bottleneck
Technology Bottleneck

Teachers Use of Technology

Student Achievement


Professional Development

eliminates this bottleneck


NETS-S: The Next Generation

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving & Decision-Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts



© 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained here in is subject to change without notice

title build 1 2 3 technology integration for teaching and learning in education
TITLE BUILD 1,2,3 - Technology Integration for Teaching and Learning in Education
  • Setting the Stage: Project-Based Learning and Technology Integration for K-12 Curricula Windows XP:/Vista Operating System and File Management for the Classroom
  • Collaboration and the Writing Process for Project-based Learning Using Microsoft Word
  • Improving Critical Thinking Using Databases: Collecting, Organizing, Analyzing and Reporting Information with Microsoft Excel as a Database Tool
  • Applying Inquiry Learning to Organize, Calculate, and Display Data for Project-based Learning Using Microsoft Excel as a Spreadsheet Tool
  • Synthesis and Communication - Key Aspects of Project-based Learning: Synthesizing and Communicating Information Using Microsoft PowerPoint
products from microsoft for title expand and they re free
Products from Microsoft for TITLE – EXPAND and they’re FREE!
  • Learning Essentials
  • Photosynth
  • Virtual Earth
  • World Wide Telescope
  • Office Live Workspace
  • Live Mesh
  • Semblio
  • SkyDrive
purchased products for title expand
Purchased Products for TITLE EXPAND
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Office Professional 2007
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • MS SharePoint
  • Windows 7 (coming in 2010)
  • Microsoft Math
  • Microsoft Zune
  • Microsoft Office Education Edition (coming in 2010)

What good are products, free or purchased, if teachers don’t know how to integrate them into their curriculum?!

hp k12 professional development orient integrate deliver collaborate
HP – K12 Professional Development: Orient/Integrate/Deliver/Collaborate

(c) Copy Right Knowledge Network Solutions, Inc.

delivery methods
Delivery Methods
  • Instructor-led from HP/KNS
    • “Live” – 6 hrs. of hands-on instruction
    • Virtual – “live-on-line” – 2 hr. seminars
    • Use in-service days or pay subs for teachers
    • Summer boot camp with a carrot
  • Train-the-Educator
    • Build capacity in the district with Lead Teachers or PD staff
    • Work with teachers during planning periods, before and after school
  • On-going Mentor support
  • Self-paced Online – Atomic Learning
a technology integration project

A Technology Integration Project

Building a Kaleidoscope: A Constructivist Approach to Learning for Project-based Learning


Effective Planning

  • Solid unit/lesson plan directed at Standards-Based learning
  • Activities which focus on the student as the Active Engaged Learner
  • Technology as a tool for learning and an integral part of lesson that should not be isolated from the academic curriculum.
  • Subject Area(s)
  • Outcome
  • Academic Standards
  • Technology Standards
  • Teacher-Led Activities
  • Student-Centered Activities
  • Resources Needed
  • Student Assessment Strategy

Sample of Standards-based, Student Centered Activities

  • Building a Kaleidoscope
  • Building Vocabulary
  • Geometric Shape Tally
  • Student essay
how is a kaleidoscope like a good learning plan for kids
How Is a Kaleidoscope Like a Good Learning Plan for Kids?
  • Write Your Ideas Using Journal, Word, or OneNote
  • Ever changing
  • Need light for true illumination
  • Parts must work in conjunction with each other
  • All parts must be relevant
  • Need to reflect on all the parts to make a connection

We as educators must prepare students for their future, not for our past; therefore, we much change the way we teach.

  • Student-centered
  • Project-based , addressing the standards
  • Technology-Rich
  • Collaborative

Lloyd Spruill

Vice President K-20 Education

Knowledge Network Solutions, Inc.

HP and Microsoft Partner

919-931-5505 – Mobile

919-676-7260 - Office

Thank You!