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					Transforming Classrooms
   into Digital Learning
      Environments
    Our Students are Digital
           “Natives”
• 2 billion songs per month downloaded
• 3 billion text messages per month
• Four new roles
  – Digital Pioneers
  – Creative producers
  – Everyday communicators
  – Information gatherers
Research on 21st Century Learning
          No Child Left Behind
•Requires that by 2006 all students in grade 8
must be technologically literate.
•Florida uses the National Education Technology
Standards for Teachers and Students to define
„technologically literate.‟
Instructional Technology Plan
 Bridging
  the gap
 between
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 students
      live
   and how
they learn    Approved 4/04

  in school
         New Learning Environment
Traditional                    New
Teacher-centered               Student-centered learning
instruction
Single sense stimulation       Multi-sensory stimulation
Single path progression        Multi-path progression
Single media                   Multimedia
Isolated work                  Collaborative work
Information delivery           Information exchange
Passive learning               Active/ exploratory/
                               inquiry- based learning
Factual/literal thinking       Critical thinking,
                               Informed decisions
Reactive response              Proactive/planned action
Isolated, artificial context   Authentic, real world context
Main
      Principal Leadership
• Provides vision and
  support
• Professional development
  – DETA/Administrators
  – Aligned to HRD leadership
    program
        Technical Support
• District-based
  – Technology infrastructure
  – System support
• School-based
  – Day to day operations
      Professional Development
 • Assessing teacher needs (ITTS Tool)
 • Entry level skill development
     – Video tutorials
     – Hands-On workshops
 • Intermediate level
     – Digital Education Teacher Academy
 • Advanced
     – Peer Coaching
     – Project based learning
Goal: Move from entry to intermediate to
advanced integration
     Model the Digital Learning
        Process (1-to-1)
•   Student laptops
•   Continuous staff development
•   New instructional strategies
•   School-wide wireless network
•   Technical Support
•   Leadership, school/district
•   Outside evaluation
 Student Technology Refresh
        Emerged from 1:1 evaluation findings

•Leased - 1:6 ratio (laptops/students)
in all schools
   – Carts of Wireless laptops
   – 30,000 Macintosh
   – 10,000 Dell
   – Access Points
   – Servers
   – Printers
•Removal of old equipment
•Professional Development
      Digital Classroom Tools
•   New educational specifications
•   Affects new schools/classrooms
•   05-06 - wireless carts
•   06-07 - video projectors/carts
•   07-08 - TBA
•   08-09 - TBA
•   09-10 - TBA
        Curriculum & Instructional
      Electronic Resources (BEEP)
  • Single sign on access to resources, online
    textbooks
  • Teacher tools, lesson plans, unit plans
  • Student portal in development




http://beep.browardschools.com
     Project-Based Learning
• Global Learning Initiative through
  Digital Education for students
• 4 pilot school locations in 2006
• Added 5 schools in 2007
• EETT Grant
  – 27 more schools in 2008-09
                G.L.I.D.E.S.
Global Learning Initiative through Digital Education for
                        Students
                                      Emphasis is on project-based
                                      learning: student collaboration,
                                      technology integration, research
                                      and assessment through
                                      alternative methods.


                                      4 schools participated in the
                                      initial project:
                                      • Pompano Beach High
                                      • Miramar High
                                      • Indian Ridge Middle
                                      • Nob Hill Elementary


                                      Culminating presentations
                                      provided opportunity for
                                      students to show and share what
                                      they have learned.
                 G.L.I.D.E.S.
Global Learning Initiative through Digital Education for
                        Students

       Pompano Beach High School Goes to
            the Great Wall of China
                        High School juniors and seniors have
                        taken the Career Network to the Great
                        Wall of China. This project provided
                        students with real-world career skills
                        and experience as students develop a
                        business plan of International economics
                        to enter into the Chinese marketplace.
                        Students show how an understanding of
                        Chinese culture impacts business
                        acumen.

                               Wednesday, May 10, 2006
                G.L.I.D.E.S.
                           Pompano Beach High

                         PBHS Goes to the Great Wall of China


                   Introduction: China Video

International Business: Trade Mr. Oistacher’s students produced a Web page
Agreements and Business       detailing trade agreements and business plans
Plans



International Relations: Cross Ms. Burdo’s students created iMovies and podcasts
Cultural Communications        highlighting China’s culture and history



                             Ms. Hanna’s students evaluated the current job
Peer Counseling              market, created career plans and designed
                             websites for these international businesses.



                             Ms. Turek’s students focused its efforts on the
Marketing and                marketing and communication aspect of the
Communication                project: including press kits, photo journaling,
                             scripts, and iMovies.



Videos: Skits of “Iron & Silk” Wrap-up: final Thoughts
     Teacher/Student Recognition
          Program (VTRP)

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practices”
Share “best
practices” through
BEEP
Remind community
of our commitment to
digital education
                                  Digital Students
                                  share their work!

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