2012-2013 Tech Advisory Committee November 13, 2012 Mt. Tahoma High School
Objectives • The committee is looking at the best ways to use limited resources to make the most impact on teaching and learning. • Review the projects and work completed under the existing tech plan and begin the process of drafting a new technology plan for 2013-2016.
Tonight’s Agenda • Update on Summer Projects & Current Projects • eSchool+ • Data Warehouse • Teacher Portal/Collaboration • Tech Equity IV • Tech planning for 2012-2013 and beyond • Review the 2010-2013 Tech Plan • Discuss the requirements for the 2013-2016 Tech Plan • Ideas & Visions • Over the next three years what tech will enable students, staff, parents and the system need to reach the goals of the district? • Next Steps • Adjourn
Projects From Last Year Summer Projects Ongoing Projects Project Updates
eSchoolPlus+ Update Tech Advisory November 13, 2012
eSchoolPLUS+ 2012-13 • September: • Attendance • Gradebooks • Home Access Center • October: • Teacher Access Center (TAC) Training • Interim Progress Reports (IPRs)
Implementation continues . . . • November: • Teacher Access Center (TAC) Training • Additional TAC support: • On sitestaff workshops • Substitutes • On Site Drop In Labs • December: Elementary Report Cards • January: Secondary Report Cards
HAC & Student Success Plan Giaudrone MS Student Led Conferencing
Data Warehouse & Student-Teacher Collaboration Tech Advisory November 13, 2012
Data Warehouse Update • Data source: from eSIS & TAD to eSP+ • Employee Portals (Admin, Principal & Teacher) • New Storage – Bigger & Better My Sites • Student email accounts • Class Collaboration (updated) • Next Steps – Training, Training, Training!!!
Networking & Infrastructure Projects Tech Advisory November 13, 2012
Network Upgrade • Since we met last we have completed 97% of our 10gig upgrade to the district’s Wide Area Network (WAN). We also successfully moved our Disaster Recovery connection from 153meg to 10gig. • The WAN connections’ consists of 15 rings with schools spread amongst them. We have 70 out of 72 links completed. Each link requires two connectors. These connectors cost roughly $6,000. The total for just the connectors themselves is $864,000.
Disaster Recovery • We currently have an agreement with Puyallup School District to house our Disaster Recovery (DR) system in their data center. They will house their DR system in our data center in the near future. We recently upgraded the data speed between the two sites. See diagram below • Before • Oct.-3 - 155 megabits per second • After • 10gig – 1024 megabits per second
Summer Projects Tech Advisory November 13, 2012
Tech Equity IV • Computer Upgrade and Replacement at High Schools • Foss • Lincoln • Mt. Tahoma • Oakland • SAMI • SOTA • Stadium • Wilson
Lowell Computer Lab • Lowell PTA raised funds for new computers in existing computer lab • Tech Services is installing and moving computers to make a full lab.
Geiger • Installing technology at the new Geiger Elementary School • Networking • Phones • Student and Staff Computers • Smart Boards & Projectors • Classroom Audio • Printers
New SOTA Classrooms • SOTA offices and classrooms are moving to the Post Office on A Street • Installing technology at the new site • Networking • Phones • Student and Staff Computers • Smart Boards & Projectors • Printers
Computer Software Upgrades • Upgrade remaining staff and student computers to Windows7 and Office2010 across the district • Upgrade Admin sites to Windows7 and Office 2010 • Elementary laptop carts to Office2010 • SPED and Psychologist computers upgraded • Computer labs at: • Foss • Madison • Truman
Elementary Fixed Labs • Redeploying outdated CTE computers to a maximum of 12 elementary schools in November and December
The 2010-2013 Tech Plan How’d we do?
2010-2013 Tech Plan Pilot Projects • Ready! Set, Read! – Narrowing the Achievement Gap • Train the Trainers – Increasing Building Level Expertise • Do Instructional Technology / Do Media – Decrease the Dropout Rate • eSIS Grades Pilot • Portfolio Pilot
2010-2013 Tech Plan Projects • Parent Access – Real Time access will be available to parents for attendance, discipline, grades, homework, and progress towards graduation. • Equity Across the District – All schools and all classrooms will be equipped with the appropriate technology. • Electronic Portfolios – These will be available for tracking, sharing, and storing student work. • Curriculum Adoption – As a standard part of every adoption process, technology is viewed as a tool needed for curriculum delivery, not as a separate process. • Reliable Technology in the Classroom –When a problem is encountered, it is resolved the same day. Nonfunctioning technology becomes a rarity. • First-Call Resolution from the Help Desk – Phones will be answered by a human, with no wait time. Technicians will use remote login to solve problems, thus getting the client up and running right away.
2010-2013 Tech Plan Projects • Teacher Mobility Unhindered – A teacher will be able to move from school to school or classroom to classroom and experience the same technology. All classroom computers and software are the same throughout the district. • Teacher Collaboration Enhanced – Teachers can share experiences in the classroom without being hindered by having different versions of software or types of computers. • Access to Work – Employees will have access to work files from anywhere. • Hand-held Devices – All approved technology will work seamlessly throughout the district. • Flexible Training and Communication – We will use TPS-TV, Podcasting, and web 2.0 tools to make communication and training as convenient as possible. • Contain Costs – As the use of technology grows, we will look for technology solutions that reduce the cost of support.
2010-2013 Tech Plan Projects • Simplification Initiatives • Network Simplification • Computer Simplification • Technology Equity III • Technology Equity IV • Application Maximization Initiatives • Lawson ERP • eSIS Student Information System
The Next Tech Plan 2013-2016
Students Who are College and Career Ready Use technology and digital media strategically and capably. Students employ technology thoughtfully to enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. They tailor their searches online to acquire useful information efficiently, and they integrate what they learn using technology with what they learn offline. They are familiar with the strengths and limitations of various technological tools and mediums and can select and use those best suited to their communication goals. -Common Core State Standards
Washington State Technology Standards • The standards state the students should be technologically fluent and technologically literate
Washington State Technology Standards • Technology Literacy is the ability to responsibly, creatively and effectively use appropriate technology to: • Communicate. • Access, collect, manage, integrate and evaluate information. • Solve problems and create solutions • Build and share knowledge. • Improve and enhance learning in all subject areas and experiences.
Washington State Technology Standards • Technology Fluency is demonstrated when students: • Apply technology to real-world experiences. • Adapt to changing technologies. • Modify current and create new technologies. • Personalize technology to meet personal needs, interests and learning style.
“EdTech is Integral” • EdTech is integral to the state’s online testing initiative, which will expand significantly with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) assessments in 2014-15. • Educational technology is no longer a standalone component of public K–12 education—separate from administration, teaching, learning and assessment. • The K–12 system will find it increasingly difficult to graduate college- and career-ready students without significant attention paid to technology literacy. As with any subject, the need to build knowledge and skills begins in the elementary grades and continues into a student’s senior year.
“EdTech is Integral” • Establish a sustainable funding system for technology integration across Washington State public schools. • Develop instructional resources and assessments that help teachers to integrate the standards for educational technology into K–12 core subject areas. • Expand support for technology integration: policy development, direct technical assistance for technology initiatives, and the necessary professional development that trains teachers to enrich standards-based curricula with instructional technologies.
Technology Plan The Funding Story
Let’s Make Some Assumptions • We Want ALL Technology to stay within State Education Standards • 6 years old or newer • Classrooms will meet District Ed Spec Standards. • We have to replace Infrastructure based upon industry standards • Servers every 7 years • Routers and Switches every 9 years • Phone System 10 years • Classroom and Admin Printers every 8-9 Years • Wireless Access – 8 years • Upgrade payroll, maintenance, purchasing, finance, student systems every 3 years on the average • Upgrade – not replace.
Lets look at electronic Text books! One to One Ratio • Look at Secondary Schools Only • 1 Grade Level Per Year • Tablet device per student • eBook Text Books for 5 classes • 1 support staff for each school to support. • eBooks Costs • $12/student per year • $70/student for 6 years
Fiscal Reality Check • 3 Years Levy Funding • Total $7M for next 3 years • Needed $50M to bring District to Standard and to Keep it at Standard for duration of Levy • Approved $24M • The Next Charts Tell the Story
Fiscal Reality Check • No Funding for Innovation • If $20/Student $560,000 per year • No Funding to Upgrade Libraries and Labs • Tech Equity only put 3 computers per classroom…. Limited due to lack of funding. • No E-book initiative funding • Average $3.8 Million per year over next 10 years (Secondary Only) • No One to One initiative funding • High School Tech Equity 60% funded by one time money.
Cost for Next 10 Years Required: $133 Million Or $13 M per year Only $21 M available
2013-2016 Tech Plan • What should we focus on for the new Tech Plan • Keep in mind the current initiatives and upcoming projects • What does innovation mean in terms of the Tech Plan • Where does it fit in?
2013-2016 Tech Plan • Grappling With the Options • What does good use of technology look like in primary grades, intermediate grades, middle school, and high school? • What tools or pieces of technology are the best for each level? • What will a student in 2016 need to be able to do and what tech will support that? • What will a staff member in 2016 need to be able to do and what tech will support that? • What will a parent in 2016 need to be able to do and what tech will support that? • What will the system in 2016 need to be able to do and what tech will support that?
Teacher & Student Tech Skills • Each Tech Plan cycle students and staff are surveyed on their opinions and skills regarding technology • Traditionally done with the Pilot Survey annually with 8th graders • Speak Up Survey available through December • Pilot Survey available in the spring • Other surveys?
2013-2016 Tech Plan Considerations • Life Cycle • Cash Flow & 2010 Capital Levy • Enterprise Upgrades • Network and Infrastructure • Business Processes and Systems