Instructional Media & Technology Regional Meetings September/October 2005 Brookfield -- Wisconsin Dells Rice Lake -- Neenah Welcome & Introductions Instructional Media & Technology Team Invited Guests & Speakers Overview of Activities Information on NCLB Curriculum Requirements Regarding Information and Technology Literacy NCLB, II D and Curriculum NCLB spells out 15 requirements for which II D fund recipients MUST focus their efforts 2 of the 15 directly state that recipients MUST have an integrated curriculum for information and technology literacy NCLB also requires each state to achieve 100% technology literacy for all grade 8 students beginning this school year NCLB, II D and Curriculum Today’s Focus Curriculum Mapping Curriculum Integration Grade 8 Literacy Strategies Curriculum Mapping & Integration In your Information and Technology plan, districts must have evidence of Curriculum Maps Curriculum Benchmarks and/or Integrated Curriculum Must be PK-12 Must cover ALL subject areas Curriculum Mapping & Integration Our main speaker, Al Hovey (from Learning Point Associates) will present a keynote on Curriculum Mapping and Integrated Curriculum Breakouts local districts on mapping and integration New Curriculum frameworks for Math, Science and Reading Grade 8 Literacy Requirement What does it mean for me and my district? Grade 8 Literacy Requirement NCLB asks your local Information & Technology Plan for two items centered on Student Proficiency Identification of all students with special needs or underserved populations Evidence and analysis of data relating to student Information and Technology literacy levels Grade 8 Literacy Requirement Identification of all students with special needs or underserved populations You need to identify special needs /underserved students and tell how they are ensured access to your district’s technology “Special Needs” is more inclusive than Special Education • Special Needs: EEL, ESL, TAG, Homeless, Migrant, At-risk, Section 504, etc……. • ….includes students with needs who do not have an IEP Grade 8 Literacy Requirement “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.” NCLB: Title II D, Sec 2402 http://www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea2/pg34.htm Definition of Technology Literacy State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Definition of Literacy “ Technology literacy is the ability to responsibly use appropriate technology to communicate; solve problems; and access, manage, integrate, evaluate, and create information to improve learning in all subject areas and to acquire lifelong knowledge and skills in the 21st century.” http://www.setda.org/NLItoolkit/TLA/tla02.htm Definition of Technology Literacy In terms of our WMAS for Information and Technology Literacy, DPI believes the SETDA definition covers all 4 standard areas: A. Media & Technology B. Information and Inquiry C. Independent Learning D. Learning Community Requirement Reporting Original place for reporting this information In you LEA Information and Technology Plan as part of your needs assessment analysis Requirement Reporting Two additional places for reporting this information On ESEA Consolidated Application • An added assurance that your district has a “plan in place” to determine your student’s literacy. (starting June 2006) As part of the monitoring process in 2006 – 2007 districts will need to provide evidence of the process when monitored for Title IID Meeting the Requirement The Big Question: How will LEAs meet this requirement? The Big Answer: LEAs will decide! Meeting the Requirement Three ways to meet the requirement Use already embedded curricular projects/assignments Stand alone assessments Combination of both above Each has advantages and disadvantages depending on a variety of factors unique to each LEA Meeting the Requirement Use already Embedded Curricular Projects/Assignments Local assessments of embedded ITL curriculum within core content areas Locally developed progress monitoring assessments or assessments of unit projects Observations logs Examination of artifacts and/or portfolios Meeting the Requirement Stand Alone Assessments tied to the ITLS Standards Standardized tests Self-assessment surveys Combination of both Stand Alone Assessments Embedded Curricular Projects/Assignments Tools to Assist LEAs Student Proficiency Tools PETI -- Profiling Educational Technology Integration: Resources for Assessing Readiness and Use (SETDA/Metiri) • http://www. setda-peti.org/ NCRTEC Scoring Guide for Student Products • http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/sgsp/index.html NETS Online Assessment ISTE/CoSN/MicroSoft) • http://www.iste.org/resources/asmt/msiste REVIEW: Meeting the Requirement Use SETDA definition (ITLS 4 Standard Areas) Decide on process Use already embedded curricular projects/assignments Stand alone assessments Combination of both above Develop a record keeping system Be prepared to report to DPI FAQs What about Special Ed students? Use IEPs to determine their literacy level Will DPI collect data this year? No Will we have to report our literacy level? Yes, you must report, if asked by state or federal auditors, you must provide a description of your process, tools and data FAQs What if we don’t meet 100% At this point, this is a goal and not part of AYP. Therefore; there is no sanction at this time. Isn’t this another mandate with no benefit? No, this requirements is a good way to check how well your students are using technology, the success of your technology and media programs and the extent of technology and media integration into the curriculum FAQs Why isn’t DPI developing a test or checklist or other tool? DPI believes that if districts have mapped their ITLS into the curriculum and developed lessons and projects centering on this integration (as we have emphasized for almost 20 years) then districts already have the internal mechanism to check for literacy built right into their curriculum. Meeting the Requirement More information and examples available after lunch in our breakout session.