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 how QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompre ssor are neede d to see this picture. 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) Reward “best QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompre ssor are neede d to see this picture. practices” Share “best practices” through BEEP Remind community of our commitment to digital education Digital Students share their work! QuickTime™ and a H.263 decompressor are needed to see this picture.