Career Technical Curriculum

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					     Presented By
   Donna Williamson
Mountain Brook Schools
But…the process is the same.
 Readiness
 Planning and writing curriculum
 Learning
 Implementation
 Selection of supporting materials
 Maintenance
   Reviewed the State Course of Study as well as the source of
    the state document—ISTE’s National Educational
    Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation
   Sent technology coordinators to state and national
    conferences such as the following:
    ◦ T+L (Technology and Learning) Conference,
    ◦ AETA (Alabama Education Technology Association) conference,
    ◦ NECC (National Education Computing Conference)
   Researched Best Practices, Trends, and Laws
   In the Spring of 2008 appointed the Technology
    Curriculum Committee of over 60 teachers, administrators,
    and parents.
 Readiness
 Planning and Writing
   Compared previous curriculum to new state
           2002                      2008-2009

Basic Operations and         Technology Operations and
Concepts                     Concepts

Social, Ethical, and Human   Digital Citizenship

Technology Productivity      Creativity and Innovation

Technology Communication     Communication and
Tools                        Collaboration
Technology Research Tools    Research and Information

Technology Problem Solving   Problem Solving and
and Decision Making Tools    Decision Making
   Compared previous curriculum to new state
   Revised state standards to be continuous from K-12
   Compared previous curriculum to new state
   Revised state standards to be continuous from K-12
   Deconstructed standards
   Compared previous curriculum to new state
   Revised state standards to be continuous from K-12
   Deconstructed standards
   Developed a scope and sequence
   Mountain Brook Scope and Sequence
   Compared previous curriculum to new state
   Revised state standards to be continuous from K-12
   Deconstructed standards
   Developed a scope and sequence
   Created a subcommittee to review best practices in
    regard to keyboarding skills
Examine best practices for teaching keyboarding skills and based on best
practices and the Technology Curriculum Framework standards, determine
how keyboarding will be taught in the elementary schools.

   Kindergarten and first grade should focus on understanding that there are
    specific finger positions.
   Second grade should focus on learning specific finger placement when
    typing words and sentences.
   Third grade should focus on practicing correct finger placement when
    typing paragraphs.
   Fourth and fifth grades should focus on reinforcing/increasing accuracy
    when word processing.
   Compared previous curriculum to new state
   Revised state standards to be continuous from K-12
   Deconstructed standards
   Developed a scope and sequence
   Created a subcommittee to review best practices in
    regard to keyboarding skills
   Wrote philosophy and goals
The Mountain Brook Schools Technology Curriculum Committee believes the
Technology Curriculum should be an integrated, interdisciplinary program that
is effective, challenging, and engaging.

Specifically we believe that :
    Current technology is a powerful tool for research, problem-solving, communication,
     and collaboration, and its mastery is a defining characteristic of a successful 21st century

    An effective curriculum is designed to create digital citizens who understand their own
     responsibility in the use of technology in a safe, legal and ethical way.

    Effective technology instruction is relevant, engaging, authentic and seamlessly integrated
     through all the disciplines.

    Successful implementation of the curriculum engages students of all ability levels and learning

    The technology curriculum reflects the dynamic, fluid nature of technology, preparing students
     to own their knowledge of current technology in order to transfer their learning to the successful
     use of technologies yet to be developed.
The ultimate goal of the technology curriculum is technology fluency for all students so that they might
use technology to communicate effectively, acquire knowledge, produce creative solutions and engage
in a global environment. It is imperative that students are provided with technology instruction to
procure information, improve problem solving skills, enhance curriculum, and work collaboratively.

The following goals were derived from both the Alabama State Course of Study for Technology
Education and the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students:

     Students will understand, utilize and apply knowledge of both current and emerging technology

    Students will be responsible digital citizens by practicing safe, ethical and legal use of technology.

    Students will gather, organize, evaluate, synthesize and report information from an appropriate
    variety of sources.

    Students will communicate, interact, collaborate and publish to produce original works or solve
    problems using a variety of digital tools.

    Students will engage in global communication that develops cultural understanding.

    Students will use appropriate digital tools and resources to plan and conduct research, make
    decisions, create projects, solve problems and think critically.

    Students will apply knowledge to generate new ideas, create original works as a means of
    expression, explore complex systems and issues, and identify trends and forecast possibilities.
 Readiness
 Planning and writing curriculum
 Learning
Learning—Staff Development and Summer Technology Conference

              5 th AND
                 Grade          6th

  Technology Committee Meeting
   Overview of the Standards
       Review 5th Grade Sample Project
       Sample Projects (It’s Your Turn)
       “The Who”
       “The How”
         EasyTech Discussion and Lessons
   Professional Development
       Social Studies
Project Sample—Voicethread
   Bill Andrews, 5th Grade, Social Studies, MBE
Current Project Description
 A new technology that I am in the process of using is VoiceThread. On
   VoiceThread, the teacher can post videos, pictures, PowerPoints, and other
   media and then have students view the VoiceThread at school or at home. They
   can comment on each item with their “voice” through a microphone, type in a
   comment, or even manipulate the media using a drawing tool. This allows for a
   unique interactive environment that increases student interest in the curriculum.
   Our first VoiceThread project is on the Middle Passage and slavery. To register
   for an account on VoiceThread, students must have an email account. We
   decided to activate ePals email accounts for each student. Each student
   comment is represented by a graphic, so I had each student draw a self portrait
   using the Paint program and save it so that the picture could be uploaded to the
   student’s VoiceThread account. I began by posting slavery pictures to my
   VoiceThread. I assigned each class a specific picture on which to comment,
   hopefully, collecting everyone’s feelings and thoughts on this sad part of
   history. The cool thing is that their “voice” will be there for the other students,
   their parents, and me to hear. Next I plan to have my students create their own
   VoiceThreads on which others can comment.
1.   Accurate Terminology (Use throughout teaching
     the project)
2.   Safe removal of storage media including digital
3.   Connect/copy files from storage media (Pulling
     ppt files and pictures from flash drive or pictures from
     digital camera)
4.   Navigational features of programs, navigating
     windows (Navigating the Internet to find pictures,
     organizing files/pictures in a folder on the computer,
     using the Paint program)
5.   Presentation software/online multimedia
     software (Text done in PowerPoint, VoiceThread is
     an online presentation software.)
6.    Identify file types with .ppt, .jpg, .bmp (When
      saving/locating files to import to VoiceThread, discussing file
7.    Basic Troubleshooting (Using the microphone, volume,
      wireless connectivity, refreshing the website, restarting—typical
      issues that arrive when using hardware/software—what if
      statements that prepare students)
8.    Responsible/ethical use—posting information
      online/passwords private (What they say/type in
      VoiceThread is public, being responsible, choosing you’re your
      identity—not your neighbors, protecting password)
9.    Acceptable Use Policy
10.   Citing Sources (Give credit for pictures and information)
11.   Influence of technology on society (In your parents’ lifetime,
      how would they have communicated their ideas with others? How
      has technology helped you communicate and share?)
12.   Organize, locate, collect, present information (Shared
      folders to organize, file names to identify pictures, Internet search
      strategies for pictures and information, presenting using online
13.   Electronic Reliability (Reliability of information from web for
      the VoiceThread—using other VoiceThreads for information—why
      that would/would not be reliable)
14.   Digital environment to collaborate and communicate
      (Shared folders/files, sharing on the web through VoiceThread—
      inviting parents, other students to comment)
15.   Produce digital work collaboratively (Whole class working
      on project, commenting)
16.   Create a product using digital tools. (Digital
      Camera/PowerPoint/Paint/Online tool)
   Elementary
    ◦ From 2004-2009 documentation was expected for the
      completion of Easytech Lessons at 80% accuracy. Now,
      documentation is required for the teaching of standards
      through curriculum projects.
   Secondary
    ◦ From 2004-2009 documentation was required through
      the use of a checklist and sample projects. This process is
      being continued.
ClickTechnologies then Click Technology Education
   ALEX
   Moodle—Learning Management System
   Google Apps for Education— email, calendar,
    word processor, presentation
   VoiceThreads —make collaboration easy!
 — innovative and interactive
   Wiki Spaces– free wiki

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