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									techSteps Statewide Roll-out
      Principal Leadership
                        Today’s Seminar Objectives

Aim to leave with the following understandings:

1.   What technology literacy is and why it is important to my students

2.   Why students should learn information and technology skills through
     curriculum experiences that are systematic and integrated

3.   What techSteps is, and how we can use it to teach the required
     information and technology skills

4.   What techAttain is, and how we can use it to assess and report student
     technology literacy

5.   There are ‘7 Critical Success Factors,’ with local leadership by principals
     likely to be the biggest determinant of success

6.   That I need to ask about my county’s staged implementation plan, where
     my school is placed, and the support it will provide

7.   Strategies for creating the culture of accountability and innovation
     needed to foster this change initiative, so that all students benefit
    2001 NCLB Part D — Enhancing Education Through Technology

(1) PRIMARY GOAL- The primary goal of this part is to improve student academic
    achievement through the use of technology in elementary schools and secondary
    schools.
(2) ADDITIONAL GOALS- The additional goals of this part are the following:
   (A) To assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every
   student is technologically literate by the time the student finishes the eighth
   grade, regardless of the student's race, ethnicity, gender, family income,
   geographic location, or disability.
   (B) To encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems
   with teacher training and curriculum development to establish research-based
   instructional methods that can be widely implemented as best practices by State
   educational agencies and local educational agencies.

Key Points: Ensure every student is technologically literate by the time
            he/she completes the eighth grade
             Most states used the old NETS*S to define technology
             literacy
The Unintended Consequences




            EA
           L RNING


ASSESSMENT
2007 NCLB Part D — Achievement Through Technology and Innovation

  In this part, the term ‘student technology literacy’ means student knowledge and
  skills in using contemporary information, communication, and learning
  technologies in a manner necessary for successful employment, life-long learning
  and citizenship in the knowledge-based, digital, and global 21st century, which
  includes, at a minimum, the ability to use technology to-
  1. effectively communicate and collaborate with others in a safe and ethical
     manner;
  2. analyze and solve problems;
  3. access, evaluate, manage, and create information and otherwise gain
     information literacy; and
  4. demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative
     products and processes.



Key Points: Literacy is achieved not by learning to use technology but
            by using technology to learn
             Recognizes the larger goal of 21st century learning
       2007 NCLB Part D — SEC. 2407. STATE APPLICATIONS.

  (7) Identification of the State challenging academic content standards and
  challenging student academic achievement standards that the State will use to
  ensure that each student is technology literate by the end of the 8th grade
  consistent with the definition of student technology literacy, and a description of
  how the State will assess, not less often than once by the end of 8th grade,
  student performance in gaining technology literacy only for the purpose of
  tracking progress towards achieving the 8th grade technology literacy goal (but
  not for meeting adequate yearly progress goals), including through embedding
  such assessment items in other State tests, performance –based assessments,
  portfolios, or through other valid and reliable means. Nothing in this part shall be
  construed to require States to develop a separate test to assess student
  technology literacy.




Key Points: Academic content standards for technology literacy
            Report technology literacy assessments
               - not AYP (high-stakes)
               - valid and reliable (portfolios, performance-based)
                          What is Technology Literacy?

…‘student technology literacy’ means student knowledge and skills in using contemporary
information, communication, and learning technologies in a manner necessary for
successful employment, life-long learning and citizenship in the knowledge-based, digital,
and global 21st century, which includes, at a minimum, the ability to use technology to-
1. effectively communicate and collaborate with others in a safe and ethical manner
2. analyze and solve problems
3. access, evaluate, manage, and create information and otherwise gain information
   literacy, and
4. demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative
   products and processes.
                How is Technology Literacy Defined in West Virginia?



                                               Learning and
                      Learning and           Innovation Skills
                    Innovation Skills


                   Core Subjects and        Core Subjects and
                  21st Century Themes        21st Century Themes
                                        Information,
  Life and                               Media, and
                                                                   Information,
                     Life and                                       Media, and
Career Skills                           Technology
                   Career Skills            Skills                 Technology
                                                                       Skills




                                21st Century Learning Skills
                                and Technology Tools CSOs.
                        Technology Literacy in a 21st Century Context

        Literacy Skills                          Thinking Skills                         Personal Skills
Technological Literacy                   Critical Thinking                       Collaboration Skills
• understand technologies                • be intellectually curious             • work productively with others,
• evaluate, learn and use                • understand ways in which systems        exercising teamwork and
  technologies efficiently to achieve      are interconnected                      leadership
  specific goals                         • exercise sound reasoning to           • adapt to varied roles and
                                           understand issues and make              responsibilities
                                           complex decisions                     • exercise empathy and respect
                                                                                   diverse perspectives

Information Literacy                     Creative Thinking                       Self Direction
• analyze, access, manage,               • innovate; create, develop,            • monitor one’s own understanding
  integrate, evaluate and create           implement, and explain new ideas        and learning needs
  information in a variety of forms      • think creatively, being open and      • locate appropriate resources
  and media (includes visual literacy)     responsive to new and diverse         • transfer learning from one domain
• understand media in society              perspectives                            to another




Communication Skills                     Strategic Thinking                      Accountability
• understand, manage and create          • understand that there are different   • exercise responsibility and
  effective oral, written and              ways to think about an issue            flexibility in personal, workplace
  multimedia communication in a            (metacognition)                         and community contexts
  variety of forms and contexts          • identify and frame unstructured       • set and meet high standards and
                                           problems; implement and evaluate        goals for one’s self and others
                                           potential solutions                   • tolerate ambiguity
21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools CSOs
Planning for Student Learning
  Planning for Student Learning – Integrated and Systematic


Math        Language        Social       Science
              Arts         Studies
            Integrated and Systematic


Math   Language       Social      Science   Technology
         Arts        Studies                   Skills
            Integrated and Systematic


Math   Language       Social      Science
         Arts        Studies




                                            Integrated
                                             Projects
           Integrated and Systematic


Math   Language      Social      Science   Technology
         Arts       Studies                  Literacy




                                           Integrated
                                            Projects
       Planning for Student Learning – Integrated and Systematic


Math      Language     Social     Science                 Student
            Arts      Studies
                                                        Technology
                                                          Literacy
                                                          Profiles

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                          Phase I Results


Math   Language    Social       Science     10 counties participated…
         Arts     Studies
                                            Thousands of activities
                                            were completed…
                                            We gathered a sample of
                                            assessment data from two
 21C                21C                     schools in each county…
         21C                      21C       That provided results for
                                            671 students…
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                                            The results show that
                                            students were able to use
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                                            the activities to learn and
                                            demonstrate a sample of
                    21C           21C
                                            grade level appropriate
                                            technology skills…
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                                            93% demonstrated the
                                            sample skills successfully.
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                                            The average score was
 21C                21C                     81.8%.
                          Phase I Results


Math   Language    Social       Science
         Arts     Studies




 21C                21C                     “I did the Fact and Fiction
                                            with my 7th Grade gifted
         21C                      21C
                                            students. They did a
                                            FANTASTIC job. The
         21C        21C
                                            activBook is so easy to use
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                                            even for teachers who have
                                            minimal technology skills.
                    21C           21C
                                            The kids enjoyed putting
                                            their project together and
 21C     21C                                presenting at the end.”

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                                                                 Amy Flores
                                             Martinsburg North Middle School
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                          Phase I Results


Math   Language    Social       Science
         Arts     Studies                   “We chose the ‘Famous
                                            Person Plaque’ lesson, and it
                                            was inspiring to see the
                                            students combine what we‘re
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                                            learning in class and be able
                                            to use technology to create a
         21C                      21C       finished product they were
                                            proud of. The techSteps
         21C        21C                     program was easy for the
                                            students to use and
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                                            manipulate, and they were
                                            able to have their questions
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                                            thoroughly answered by the
 21C     21C                                readings in the program
                                            itself.”
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                                                             Shawna Zervos
 21C                21C                           McNinch Elementary School
                          Phase I Results
                                            “The Multiplication
                                            Calculator activity clearly
Math   Language    Social       Science     showed them that
         Arts     Studies                   multiplication is simply
                                            repeated addition. That was
                                            one of my goals I wanted
                                            them to achieve.”
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                                                              Vanessa Walker
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                                                    Ansted Elementary School

                                            TechSteps software is an
         21C        21C
                                            excellent educational
 21C                              21C       program… The activities are
                                            very “real-life” oriented. My
                    21C           21C       students came away with a
                                            working knowledge of word
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                                            processing, spreadsheet, and
                                            presentation software.
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                                                                      Judy Tice
 21C                21C                          Sistersville Elementary School
The Two Parts of techSteps: Curriculum
    techSteps Curriculum: Developmental and Designed to be Integrated

         Digital           Online Book      From Issue to       Animate a           Database           Linear Data
8      Storytelling          Review            Action         Change Process        Analysis           Deductions

                                               Dynamic         Collaborative         Vector
7    Critical Reading    Fact and Fiction
                                               Journeys         Database          Translations
                                                                                                     Random Climb


        Poetry in        Write a Research   Famous Person       Interactive       Investigate         How Does Fair
6        Motion               Report           Plaque            Timelines       Paper Copters         Food Fare?


        Write and                                                                Ray's Electricity   Problem Solving
5    Interactive Story
                          Talk to a Topic   Opinion Survey    Build a Database
                                                                                     Model                Table

                                                                                 Now You're In
4      Note Taker             E-Pals           Prove It           Zoom In
                                                                                   Business
                                                                                                     Extend a Pattern


         Is it Fact?                        Neighborhood         Mini Field                           Multiplication
3      Is it Fiction?
                           Who Am I?
                                                Maps               Trip
                                                                                 Class Favorites
                                                                                                       Calculator

                                                                                   Interpret a
2      Flight Write        Visual Clues     Trading Cards       Sounds Like
                                                                                   Pictograph
                                                                                                      Mental Math


       Look at the         What's the                          Colors of the      Identify and        Measure Your
1        Clouds            Weather?
                                            Classify Leaves
                                                                 Rainbow          Draw Shapes            Hand

                          By Air, Water,
K    What's Missing?
                            or Land?
                                            Sorting Science     Five Senses       What's Next?         Shape Hunt
The Two Parts of techSteps: Assessment
techAttain Assessment: Profiles of Authentic Demonstration
                    7 Keys to Success

1. VISION         Articulate priority and commitment


2. LEADERSHIP     Define roles and responsibilities


3. ACCESS         Access to computers


4. CURRICULUM     Plug activities in to your curriculum plans
   PLANNING

5. PROFESSIONAL   Basic and ‘best-practices’
   DEVELOPMENT    Time to become familiar with activities

6. TEACHER        Clear assignments
   ASSIGNMENTS

7. REVIEW         Review progress, intervene, make adjustments
                  Using techSteps as a Catalyst for Change

                          Components of Change                                                          Outcome

                                                                                                         Change



                                                                                  Review                Unknown
                                                                                                         Results


                                                         Action Plan                                   False Starts



                                      Resources &                                                      Frustration
                                      Organization


                        Ownership                                                                        Gradual
                                                                                                         Change


         Professional                                                                                    Anxiety
         Development


Vision                                                                                                  Confusion




                                                     Leadership and Learning with ICT, Voices from the profession
                                                     Kathryn Moyle, University of Canberra
                         Principal Leadership

                         Create a culture of
                    innovation and accountability

Create locally shared vision                 School improvement plan
Model                                        Research-based practices
                                             and data-based decisions
Dialogue (PD and
learning communities)                        Define effective practices
                                             and set expectations
Encourage responsible
risk taking                                  Performance
                                             assessment criteria
Participate in
classrooms / debrief                         Classroom walkthrough


     Invite me to participate in four 21st century lessons this year
                                               Partially adapted from
                                               Technology Standards for School Administrators (ISTE)
         Three Immediate Next Steps



1. Know the county team responsible &
   learn about your county’s plans

2. Introduce the initiative to your teachers
   Use the PowerPoint available at:
   www.techsteps.com/WV

3. Consider the opportunity, your own teachers,
   and how you can make the best start

								
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