District 203 Digital Learning Update

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District 203

Digital Learning Update

January 9, 2017

Roger Brunelle, Chief Information Officer

Jayne Willard, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction

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Focus 2020 Commitments

Commitment 1.16.F

Develop and implement a high-quality online and blended

learning experience to meet students’ diverse learning styles

Commitment 3.18.C

Design and implement a digital learning initiative to maximize

student learning

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Outcomes

Update the status of our JHS and HS digital learning

implementations

• Present a revised 2nd grade device recommendation

for BOE approval

• Preview the 2017-2018 implementation plan

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Digital Learning Outcomes

Teaching and Learning Outcomes for Year One





Students and teachers will apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information

Students and teachers will use digital tools to collaborate and communicate information

Students and teachers will practice safe, ethical, and legal use of information and

technology

Teachers will blend instruction through substitution and augmentation

Teaching and Learning Outcomes for Year Two




Students will demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop

innovative products using technology

Teachers will use their knowledge of content, pedagogy, and technology to facilitate

personalized experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation

Teachers will transform instruction through substitution, augmentation, modification, and

redefinition

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2016-2017 Digital Learning

Implementation Update

High School

Junior High

Elementary

DLI: Year two

implementation

DLI: Year one

implementation

DLI: Expansion in every

building

Instruction and Professional

Learning focus on year two

expectations

Digital Learning Leaders

continue to receive PL and

coaching to support teachers

with DLI teaching and

learning expectations

Instruction and Professional

Learning focus on year one

expectations

New Digital Learning Leaders

receive PL and coaching to

support teachers with DLI

teaching and learning

expectations

2 nd grade teachers pilot

Chromebooks 1:1 for final

BOE device

recommendation

New Digital Learning Leaders

receive PL and coaching to

support teachers with DLI

teaching and learning

expectations

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High School: Phase Two Implementation

• Distributed Chromebooks successfully

• Implemented teaching and learning year two expectations through

professional learning

– Institute time

– GAFE Summit

Digital Learning Leaders

– Ongoing Job-embedded

• Provide school-initiated professional learning

• Offer blended course sections in spring semester

– Consumer Economics

– American Government

– Algebra 1

– Health

– Psychology

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Junior High: Phase One Implementation

• Distributed Chromebooks successfully

• Provided parent sessions on Raising Digital Natives

• Implemented teaching and learning year one

expectations through professional learning

– Institute time

– Summer Intensive

– GAFE Summit

Digital Learning Leaders

– Ongoing Job-embedded

• Launched a common Canvas landing page

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Elementary: DLI Expansion

• DLI Expansion at each building

– 41 DLLs

– 58 Classrooms across the district

• Pilot Chromebooks 1:1 at 2nd grade

• Offered summer 2016 Google Summit participation

to all staff

• Expanded the Digital Learning Leader model to

include at least two DLL’s at each building

• Differentiated, ongoing professional learning at every

building

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2016-2017 Program Evaluation Plan

2016-17 DLI Program Evaluation

Data Collection Purpose Data Collection Tool Grade Level

Date

Collect feedback from elementary

understanding and implementation

of ISTE Standards into lessons

ISTE Self Assessment for

Students & Teachers (Pre

Assessment)

DLI Expansion Students Grade 2-5

DLI Expansion Teachers Grade K-5

September

Gather teacher input about proper

device for this student age

Grade 2 - Ecosystem Survey DLI Expansion Teachers Grade 2

December

Data collection aligned to year one

and year two implementation

outcomes

Staff DLI Survey

Teachers - Elem, JHS, HS

March

Collect feedback from staff &

students at each level for

understanding and implementation

of ISTE Standards across the

curriculum

ISTE Self Assessment for

Students

(Post Assessment)

ISTE Self Assessment for Teacher

(Post Assessment)

DLI Expansion Students Grade 2-5

DLI Expansion Teachers Grade K-5

All Teacher JHS & HS

All Students JHS & HS

April

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2017-2018 School Year


Current Board Approved

Elementary Plan

• Implement Google Education ecosystem

• Kindergarten - 2nd grade 2:1 iPad

– Classroom sets, devices do not go home with

students

• 3rd grade - 5th grade 1:1 Chromebook

– Devices go home with students

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2nd Grade Ecosystem Survey

Conclusions

Chromebook Device

All 10 pilot teachers recommended the Chromebook device

● 5 teachers used iPads in 2015-16 and Chromebooks in 2016-17

○ All favored the Chromebook for meeting the needs of their

students

Curriculum Resources and

Digital Tools

All 10 pilot teachers had access to:

● Curriculum & Resources

● Approved Web Applications

● Software & Subscriptions

Instructional Practice

Shifts

8 out of 10 teachers in the pilot changed instructional practice due to device

implementation

● Improved Communication

● Engagement

● Differentiation

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Second Grade Recommendation Revision

• Implement Chromebooks at a 1:1 ratio

across all 2nd Grade classrooms

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2017-18 DLI Implementation Plan:

Elementary

• Deployment plan to be executed at all sites

• Planned professional learning focused on teaching and learning year

one expectations

– May 26, 2017 Institute day

– Workshop day-Canvas focused

– After-school-GAFE training

– Self-paced structures

– 2017 Google Summit

– Ongoing job-embedded

• Implement common Canvas landing page

• Parent education series focused on supporting students in a digital

environment

• DLL professional learning continues

• Increase technology fee from $29 to $50 per student

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Full District DLI Implementation

High School

• Continue teaching and learning implementation expectations

• Continue job-embedded professional learning

– Google Summit for summer learning opportunity

– Building based learning strands to support shifts

– Blended learning cohorts

• Increase blended and online course offerings for students

JHS

• Implement teaching and learning, year two implementation expectations

• Targeted and effective professional learning

– Job-embedded professional learning

Digital Learning Leadership

– Google Summit for summer learning opportunity

– Continued DLL intensive training

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Technology Support

• Rolled out over 12,000 Chromebooks

• Upgraded key network components

– Firewalls

– SPAM filters

– Internet bandwidth to aggregate 2 Gb/s, split between Comcast and

AT&T service providers

• Web filtering product tuning and enhancement (on campus and at-home)

• Daily readiness report of 3000+ network components

– Switches, routers, firewalls

– School services (wireless access points, projectors, printers, digital

signage, etc.)

• New Apple iPad software distribution

• Training and Certification of technology staff

• Expanded adoption of help desk system and processes

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Financial Model

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