informed. Planning Considerations for K-12 Communications Technology Planning Issues for K-12 Communications Technology frontier.

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "informed. Planning Considerations for K-12 Communications Technology Planning Issues for K-12 Communications Technology frontier."

Transcription

1 informed. Planning Considerations for K-12 Communications Technology frontier.com/enterprise 1

2 Executive Summary K-12 schools are increasingly wanting to leverage new digital learning technologies to make education more effective, efficient and personalized. To be successful, it s important to carefully plan and implement the communications solutions, including broadband and Wi-Fi, required for these technologies to be used to their full advantage. Introduction/Overview Several major technology trends are greatly impacting education today and will continue to do so in the years ahead. One-to-one initiatives are putting tablets, laptops and other devices in the hands of each student for classroom and in-home use. Printed textbooks are being replaced by, or supplemented with, digital textbooks and online resources. Traditional learning environments are evolving to include online learning as well as blended and flipped classrooms. Online testing/assessments, backed by Common Core State Standards requirements, are becoming standard operating procedure. Digital learning can improve outcomes for our students and is critical to preparing children for success in the 21st century. Now is the time to work with technology partners to make strategic decisions about communications solutions in order for your school to be ready for what s ahead. These developments, while exciting in their ability to improve the quality of education in K-12 schools, also present challenges for school leaders. Many are dealing with outdated IT infrastructures including broadband service not fast enough to support data-intensive applications and an insufficient or non-existent Wi-Fi network in school buildings. This white paper takes a look at one-to-one programs and other changes in classroom learning in terms of how they affect decisions regarding a school s communications solutions. Is your school prepared for the growing need for bandwidth? Do your students have access to the devices and online resources to enhance learning and help improve test scores? Are you informed about the E-rate Modernization Order in order to get every dollar you deserve for communications equipment and services? To find out what Frontier can do for your school, visit us at frontier.com/businessedge. frontier.com/enterprise 2

3 One-to-One Programs One-to-one programs (sometimes abbreviated as 1:1) refer to schools issuing each enrolled student an electronic device in order to access the Internet, digital course materials and digital textbooks. The concept has been actively explored since the late 1990s. One-to-one computing differs from bring your own device (BYOD) policies, which encourage or require students to use their own laptops, smartphones or other electronic devices in class. Personalized Learning and Other Benefits Putting tablets or laptops in the hands of each student can be a strong starting point to more self-directed and student-centered learning. Students gain the ability to learn at a more individualized pace. In addition, teachers can more easily provide differentiated learning because different students can be assigned different parts of a unit according to interest or ability level, and then work in that group on their own digital devices using all the resources available. Other benefits reported by K-12 schools that have implemented one-to-one programs include: Students have the capability to collaborate with peers beyond their own classroom. The interactivity of electronic devices often improves student engagement during class periods. It helps level the playing field between students of different backgrounds, since every student has a device. Assignments and exams can give instant feedback to students on how they are performing. Schools have the ability to use digital textbooks and other online resources to keep content more current. Teachers gain more ability to monitor student progress and connect learning inside and outside the classroom. Of course, providing devices to every student is just one part of the equation. Successful one-to-one programs also must include teacher training, technology-supported lesson plans and the infrastructure required to keep the devices working to their full potential. Planning Considerations for Schools The decision to invest in a one-to-one program has substantial structural and financial implications. Long-term sustainability will depend on clearly defined goals, detailed strategic plans and effective implementation of project components. If your school is considering a one-to-one program, be sure to: Involve all your stakeholders in the visioning and planning. Include faculty, administration, parents and students. Learn from the experience of others. Attend conferences and do research to get the perspective of schools that have been down this road already. Ask questions like, What would you do differently if you could do things over? Give teachers the devices to use for several months to a year before students get them in order to increase their knowledge and comfort level. Invest in Professional Development relevant to every teacher and every discipline. Make plans to upgrade your IT infrastructure (broadband service and Wi-Fi network) to support the increase in devices and users. Establish a school policy on what will happen if a device is lost, stolen or destroyed. While specific details of one-to-one programs vary from school to school, at the core of every plan should be the goal of enhancing student-centered learning. Communication is enhanced between teachers, students and parents. Students acquire learning and technology skills that will be relevant throughout their lives. frontier.com/enterprise 3

4 Online Learning Online learning is more than just as a platform for the delivery of instruction. It is also a highly efficient way for teachers and students to communicate, collaborate and connect around content. Under the category of online learning, schools use educational opportunities including: Online courses Instruction is delivered primarily over the Internet either with teacher support or in a self-study mode. Blended learning Instruction is a mix of online lessons and face-to-face with a teacher in a traditional classroom. Flipped learning Students watch videos of lectures or read content as homework, and class time is spent on project-based learning and personalized remediation. Growth in K-12 Online Learning Online learning has clearly been a growing trend in K-12 education since the 1990s. However, due to the different types and definitions of online learning, it can be a challenge to find clear data on its use. For example, one school may have teachers who assign students to watch Khan Academy videos as homework. Another school might contract with a for-profit online course provider, such as Apex, to provide electives that it can t offer. At the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (inacol) conference at the end of October 2013, the Evergreen Education Group put out its 10th report, Keeping Pace, attempting to track online education among kindergarten through high school students in the United States. Evergreen found it impossible to compile data on so-called blended learning, where students learn some of the time from a teacher in a traditional classroom and some of the time from a computer. the school year, which is more than double the 320,000 online enrollments during the school year. These online classes were ones generally not offered by the student s school, such as certain foreign languages or AP classes. MOOCs (massive, open, online courses) expand learning opportunities for high school students. EdX, the onlinelearning platform created by Harvard University and MIT, announced in September 2014 the release of 26 free online courses covering AP and other high school level material. It s the first venture into the K-12 arena for an entity that has traditionally targeted college students and postgraduates. Diverse Interests Drive Adoption Online learning offers valuable benefits to all stakeholders students, teachers and district administrators: Students gain the opportunity to augment classroombased course offerings available at their home school, repeat core content or earn academic credit outside of the traditional school calendar. Teachers are able to save time, support an increased number of students and provide more individualized instruction including competency-based education with online content. District administrators see online courses as a way to expand the course catalog, reach students unwilling or unable to attend regular school (place or time), include students who have dropped out or are at-risk, or provide instruction in core courses where student enrollment is too low to justify the expense of an additional instructor or in areas where the supply of qualified teachers does not meet the demand. Data is available that shows a steady growth in K-12 students enrolling in full-time online schools or taking individual classes online. According to educationbythenumbers.org, U.S. students in traditional K-12 schools enrolled in almost 750,000 individual online courses through their state during The flexibility of online learning is especially valuable to rural schools, which may not have the resources to offer the breadth of high school classes required by college-bound students. It helps to level the playing field between rural and city school districts. frontier.com/enterprise 4

5 More Technology Requires More Bandwidth The increased implementation of one-to-one programs and online learning means that K-12 schools will continue to have more devices, more users and more data-intensive applications such as live streaming video, interactive learning games, virtual field trips and video conferencing with students around the globe. This adds up to the need for substantially more bandwidth throughout school buildings. Other factors driving higher bandwidth include the use of: Distributed content and shared information In order to remain competitive and expand the availability of certain classes, some K-12 schools are developing ways to share educational content such as live music classes and recorded video art lessons throughout their district over high-speed networks. Standardized testing By moving from paper tests to online testing, schools have faster access to results, enabling them and parents to quickly assess students progress and better understand their strengths as well as areas needing focus. Whether a school follows the Common Core curriculum or its own district- or statemandated testing standards, it needs a high-speed connection to access the online content that drives the testing and to measure online the individual student s performance against the standards. Robust Internet infrastructure is also critical to accomplishing today s major education policy initiatives and goals including: STEM Education Distance learning can mitigate broad systemic and local budgetary problems in hiring new rural teachers and offering a broad STEM curriculum. Next Generation Online Assessments Online assessments require sufficient bandwidth to ensure that high stakes testing can be administered fairly to all students. The Common Core Digital textbooks and access to online content liberate schools from seven-year textbook cycles, freeing teachers to align instructional content to new Common Core standards. As K-12 education moves deeper into the digital realm, more teachers are being asked to share information online with other teachers as well as school administrators and parents. This trend is expected to further increase the need for greater bandwidth. frontier.com/enterprise 5

6 Slow Internet Speeds Can Slow Education As an individual, you have probably experienced the frustration of lagging downloads and video buffering caused by too-slow Internet speeds. In a school setting, insufficient bandwidth causes similar frustrations. Teachers and students are stuck waiting for basic web applications to download. Streaming videos pause or skip. And online tests that time student responses don t work. Some teachers have to resort to work-arounds such as asking students to use their personal smartphones to look up material for assignments because the school connection is too slow. About 80 percent of school districts report that their broadband connections don t fully meet their current needs, according to an FCC report, Measuring Broadband America. In fact, the typical public school has the same Internet access as the typical home - but with 100 times more users. Key Solutions: Ethernet and Wi-Fi The ConnectED initiative aims to connect 99 percent of U.S. schoolchildren to broadband and high-speed wireless by This is an ambitious goal. According to the CoSN/ EducationSuperHighway analysis submitted to the FCC: 57 percent of U.S. public schools require W-Fi upgrades. 50 percent of districts require content filter and firewall upgrades. 40 percent of schools require local-area and wide-area network switch upgrades. 26 percent of schools require internal fiber-optic cable upgrades. 20 percent of classrooms require wiring upgrades. Bandwidth-intensive applications are best supported with commercial-grade Internet services that provide the quality required for a compelling student experience. Specifically, industry-standard Ethernet integrated with a robust Wi-Fi network allows each student to access instructor-created education materials as well as globally available resources. By having the right infrastructure in place, students can go from room to room without losing a connection and teachers can quickly download the resources needed for classroom instruction. Wi-Fi expansion is a priority in the new E-rate Modernization Order. These additional funds will help schools enlist the services of telecommunications providers to deal with the challenges of increased Wi-Fi network traffic, security issues across devices and the need for a backup system. frontier.com/enterprise 6

7 Planning for Your School s Communications Solutions The best way to successfully integrate technology into the classroom is to carefully plan for it. A comprehensive plan helps you articulate your needs and goals and is essential in order to take full advantage of E-rate funding for 2015, 2016 and beyond. It s also a way to organize the many components that must all work seamlessly together including hardware and software, teacher training, curriculum and infrastructure. Many educators have had the unfortunate experience of investing in technology only to later discover that it is incompatible with existing school equipment, teachers are not trained to use it or ongoing maintenance costs were higher than expected. Overall Checklist for Your Plan While each school or district will have unique challenges and opportunities relative to technology, the following content will likely be part of any long-term technology plan: Training How will teachers and students get the necessary training to use the new technology resources to their full potential? Maintenance How will the new resources be maintained and who will maintain them? What are the ongoing charges? How much coverage do warranties provide? Costs and Funding How much will all of this cost? Where will the money come from? Can E-rate funds, grants or other opportunities help defray some of the costs? Assessment How will the effectiveness of technology purchases be measured? Because every classroom is different, assessment will help you invest your technology dollars more wisely. Introduction An overview and a mission statement will introduce the plan and answer big picture questions such as: What does your school need? What impact will technology have on learning? Goals and Objectives List specific goals you hope to achieve by using technology. How will you integrate technology into your curriculum? What academic outcomes do you hope to see? Existing Resources Look at your school s existing resources. List the equipment/devices your school already owns and assess the current bandwidth, Wi-Fi signal strength and security measures. New Resources With input from your school or district Technology Coordinator and other stakeholders, identify the hardware and software your school needs to purchase to support your digital learning goals and objectives. frontier.com/enterprise 7

8 Plan Specifics Related to Infrastructure To reap the benefits of what technology in the classroom can bring, your school s infrastructure must be designed to support it. For many schools, this will require a plan to increase bandwidth, update Wi-Fi networks and make other related changes. Make sure your discussions of communications solutions include these components: Bandwidth Your school s bandwidth should be robust enough to handle the growth of applications and devices coming onto the network in the next several years. As a general rule, some industry experts suggest using the guideline of 100 Mbps per 1,000 users. Make sure your pipe is large enough to comfortably support expansion; it s becoming increasingly common for schools to choose speeds of 1-2 Gigabits per second. Signal Strength Your Wi-Fi network needs to be reliable, strong and evenly distributed throughout the entire school. The quality and placement of access points are both critical. Classroom technology holds the promise of enabling more personalized learning but only if you have the proper mobility strategies in place to support this new learning environment. Network Access Control (NAC) Your wireless solution needs to afford you the capability to create a separate policy for student devices as compared to administration/ teacher devices, allowing for rules and policies to be built around the specific user. Firewall Plan to use a Next Generation Firewall in order to be able to whitelist and blacklist apps students can use. Move Confidently with a Technology Partner To navigate the changing landscape of communications solutions, you need a technology partner that s up to the challenge. Look for a telecommunications provider with these attributes: Understands education and has experience working with schools and districts to help them select the most appropriate communications solutions to meet specific needs. Will help your school understand and make full use of the E-Rate Modernization Order to help fund qualifying services and equipment. Offers a full portfolio of communications solutions to meet all of your data, voice and video requirements. Backs up its products and services with expertise in installation and maintenance, and will continue to be there to provide assistance for years to come. frontier.com/enterprise 8

ConnectED: President Obama s Plan for Connecting All Schools to the Digital Age

ConnectED: President Obama s Plan for Connecting All Schools to the Digital Age THE WHITE HOUSE ConnectED: President Obama s Plan for Connecting All Schools to the Digital Age Driven by new digital technologies, the future of learning is increasingly interactive, individualized, and

More information

GRAND ERIE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

GRAND ERIE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD D-2-c GRAND ERIE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD TO: FROM: RE: John Forbeck, Director of Education & Secretary David Abbey, Assistant Superintendent of Education Information Technology Services Annual Report DATE:

More information

FACT SHEET: FCC CHAIRMAN WHEELER S PLAN TO REBOOT THE E-RATE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 21 st CENTURY DIGITAL LEARNING

FACT SHEET: FCC CHAIRMAN WHEELER S PLAN TO REBOOT THE E-RATE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 21 st CENTURY DIGITAL LEARNING FACT SHEET: FCC CHAIRMAN WHEELER S PLAN TO REBOOT THE E-RATE PROGRAM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF 21 st CENTURY DIGITAL LEARNING Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler is circulating a proposal

More information

Technology Plan Saugus Public Schools 2014-2017 http://www.saugus.k12.ma.us

Technology Plan Saugus Public Schools 2014-2017 http://www.saugus.k12.ma.us Technology Plan Saugus Public Schools 2014-2017 http://www.saugus.k12.ma.us Executive Summary This document contains the Three-Year Technology Plan for the Saugus Public Schools developed by a technology

More information

Covington Community Schools Innovative Technology Finalized Planning Grant Report

Covington Community Schools Innovative Technology Finalized Planning Grant Report Covington Community Schools Innovative Technology Finalized Planning Grant Report Covington Community Schools believes that students learn differently and at individual paces. To ensure that our students

More information

Network Essentials for Superintendents

Network Essentials for Superintendents Network Essentials for Superintendents Upgrade your network for digital learning UNDERSTAND. How can I improve my network? As a district leader, you can help most in the planning and implementation of

More information

BOCES Educational Consortium Testimony

BOCES Educational Consortium Testimony New NY Education Reform Commission October 11, 2012 SUNY Old Westbury BOCES Educational Consortium Testimony Good morning/afternoon. My name is Dr. Lydia Begley and for the past year, I have been the Associate

More information

8 Steps to Selecting and Implementing Videoconferencing Solutions in Education

8 Steps to Selecting and Implementing Videoconferencing Solutions in Education 8 Steps to Selecting and Implementing Videoconferencing Solutions in Education 8 Steps to Selecting and Implementing Videoconferencing Solutions in Education Successful deployment of videoconferencing

More information

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD)

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD) SM LIMOTTA IT Virtualization Solutions for Hospitality 888.884.6278 SM www.limottait.com info@limottait.com Virtualization Solutions for Education LIMOTTAIT.com BRING YOUR

More information

2013-2016. Three Year District Technology Plan. Pasco School District #1 July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016

2013-2016. Three Year District Technology Plan. Pasco School District #1 July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016 2013-2016 Three Year District Technology Plan Pasco School District #1 July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016 Development History August 2012 November 2012 December 2012 December 2012 February 2013 March 2013 April

More information

Speak Up Sample Survey Questions

Speak Up Sample Survey Questions Speak Up Sample Survey Questions Speak Up, an online research project facilitated by Project Tomorrow, is an annual survey that collects and reports on the authentic, unfiltered views and opinions of K-12

More information

AGRICULTURE STAGE NETWORKED PLACES APPLICATIONS & SERVICES LEADERSHIP. No computer use. No website. All contacts via phone and postal mail.

AGRICULTURE STAGE NETWORKED PLACES APPLICATIONS & SERVICES LEADERSHIP. No computer use. No website. All contacts via phone and postal mail. Organization: Your Name: This assessment tool is designed to quickly assess where the community stands today. A rating of Level 1 is the lowest, Level 5 is the highest and Level 0 is disconnected. AGRICULTURE

More information

Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20554

Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20554 Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON, DC 20554 In the Matter of ) ) Modernizing the E-Rate Program ) WC Docket No. 13-184 For Schools and Libraries ) ) COMMENTS OF THE WRITERS GUILD

More information

Connecting Northumberland Rural Broadband Expansion Project Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ s)

Connecting Northumberland Rural Broadband Expansion Project Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ s) Connecting Northumberland Rural Broadband Expansion Project Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ s) PROJECT BACKGROUND 1) What is the objective of the project? In March 2008, the Government of Ontario announced

More information

BYOD and Wi-Fi in K-12 Education: Growth Trends 2014 June 2014

BYOD and Wi-Fi in K-12 Education: Growth Trends 2014 June 2014 June 2014 Developed by Ann Watson EdNET Insight Senior Analyst for Meru Networks About This Report MDR s EdNet Insight Service conducted this survey of district and schoollevel leaders on behalf of Meru

More information

Technology Plan built using etech Ohio's TPT tool

Technology Plan built using etech Ohio's TPT tool Technology Plan built using etech Ohio's TPT tool Organization: Tool: Reynoldsburg City SD TPT Name: Reynoldsburg City SD-047001, TPT, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 Period Coverage: 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15

More information

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Pennsylvania Department of Education Pennsylvania Department of Education Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education 333 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 Educational Technology Report Thursday, April 28, 2011 (Last Approved:

More information

Subtitle. VoIP Migration Strategy. Keys to a Successful Planning and Transition. VoIP Migration Strategy Compare Business Products 2014 1

Subtitle. VoIP Migration Strategy. Keys to a Successful Planning and Transition. VoIP Migration Strategy Compare Business Products 2014 1 Subtitle VoIP Migration Strategy Keys to a Successful Planning and Transition VoIP Migration Strategy Compare Business Products 2014 1 Contents Introduction... 3 VoIP Defined... 3 Why Are Businesses Opting

More information

Background Information

Background Information What You ve Always Wanted to Know about Online and Blended Learning but Were Afraid to Ask A Special Briefing for Congressional Staff December 2, 2011 Background Information Technology has the power to

More information

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education Student Bill of Rights I. Each student has the right to feel safe in and proud of a school. II. Each student deserves an engaging educational experience that provides

More information

P O L I C Y B R I E F DIGITAL READINESS FOR MISSOURI SCHOOLS

P O L I C Y B R I E F DIGITAL READINESS FOR MISSOURI SCHOOLS P O L I C Y B R I E F DIGITAL READINESS FOR MISSOURI SCHOOLS DIGITAL READINESS FOR MISSOURI SCHOOLS Just because drivers have access to vehicles and roadways doesn t always mean they get where they need

More information

Building a BYOD Strategy For Education

Building a BYOD Strategy For Education A CBTS White Paper Building a BYOD Strategy For Education Chris Burns Marketing Director, CBTS 8/1/2012 www.cbts.cinbell.com Overview the BYOD Trend in Education Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is one of

More information

appear to provide any additional information that was not already known within the GPPSS.

appear to provide any additional information that was not already known within the GPPSS. Integration of Instructional Technology in the Grosse Pointe Public School System Executive Summary In the Grosse Pointe Public School System, we are at a pivotal tipping where we must set the platform

More information

WLAN solutions to manage 1:1 and BYOD in K-12

WLAN solutions to manage 1:1 and BYOD in K-12 MERU EDUCATION-GRADE SOLUTIONS FOR UNINTERRUPTED LEARNING SOLUTION BRIEF K-12 WLAN solutions to manage 1:1 and BYOD in K-12 BYOD Solutions for K-12/primary schools 1:1 computing where students are provided

More information

What is VoIP and How It Can Benefit Your Business? Introduction

What is VoIP and How It Can Benefit Your Business? Introduction What is VoIP and How It Can Benefit Your Business? Introduction Although individuals are increasingly using text messaging and social media for their communication, telephony remains an essential tool

More information

Internet. customerservice@switchtelecom.com.au switchtelecom.com.au. May2014-Version 1

Internet. customerservice@switchtelecom.com.au switchtelecom.com.au. May2014-Version 1 Internet 1800 800 723 customerservice@switchtelecom.com.au switchtelecom.com.au May2014-Version 1 Welcome to a new kind of telecommunications company Best Products Mobile Offering an extensive range of

More information

Innovation Using Technology

Innovation Using Technology Innovation Using Technology Technology Update ISTE Conference Tech Services Personnel John Payne Director of Technology Todd Fields Network Administrator Kevin Surgener Communications Specialist Jimmy

More information

THE 2011 CDW-G 21ST-CENTURY CLASSROOM REPORT

THE 2011 CDW-G 21ST-CENTURY CLASSROOM REPORT THE 2011 CDW-G 21ST-CENTURY CLASSROOM REPORT June 27, 2011 2011 CDW Government INTRODUCTION A 21st-century classroom leverages technology to engage and empower teachers and students. In 2010, CDW-G launched

More information

Mobility Challenge. Challenge #1: User Experience:

Mobility Challenge. Challenge #1: User Experience: Mobility Challenge Challenge #1: User Experience: Explosion of wireless devices drives wireless access needs and issues Need for video support for distance learning, rich digital content and professional

More information

What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) A Bring Your Own Device refers to students bringing a personally owned mobile device to school for the purpose of learning. All year 7-10 students and year 11-12 MSA

More information

THE FIVE PHASES TO PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING. a Successful Blended Learning Program

THE FIVE PHASES TO PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING. a Successful Blended Learning Program THE FIVE PHASES TO PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING a Successful Blended Learning Program Blended learning is a rapidly growing instructional model that is redefining the educational landscape. Schools across

More information

Technology Readiness for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Technology Readiness for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment Technology Readiness for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment As schools and districts across the country continue to move forward in implementing the Common Core State Standards,

More information

2014, Project Tomorrow Page 1 Speak Up 2014 District Administrator Survey Questions

2014, Project Tomorrow Page 1 Speak Up 2014 District Administrator Survey Questions 1.) What is your primary job assignment this year? o Superintendent (District Executive, CEO) o Assistant/Deputy Superintendent o CTO/CIO/Technology Director o Curriculum & Instruction Director o ELL/ESL

More information

Are Web-Based Courses Right For My Child?

Are Web-Based Courses Right For My Child? English Sociology Are Web-Based Courses Right For My Child? Chemistry Patricia B. Campbell, PhD Lesley K. Perlman Earl N. Hadley What Are Web-Based Courses? Web-based courses are increasingly being considered,

More information

8 Benefits of BYOD. Sponsored by Webanywhere Ltd. Telephone: 01535 604026 Email: free-guides@webanywhere.co.uk Web: www.webanywhere.co.

8 Benefits of BYOD. Sponsored by Webanywhere Ltd. Telephone: 01535 604026 Email: free-guides@webanywhere.co.uk Web: www.webanywhere.co. Sponsored by Webanywhere Ltd. Telephone: 01535 604026 Email: free-guides@webanywhere.co.uk Web: What is BYOD? BYOD or BYOT as it is also known, simply means Bring Your Own Device or Technology. In regards

More information

the best of both worlds

the best of both worlds EXECUTIVE SUMMARY B l e n d e d Learning B l e n d e d Learning B l e n d e d Learning the best of both worlds How the integration of face-to-face and digital learning can lead to greater educational equity,

More information

High-Speed Internet from U.S. Cellular. Positioning and Overcoming Objections

High-Speed Internet from U.S. Cellular. Positioning and Overcoming Objections High-Speed Internet from U.S. Cellular Positioning and Overcoming What is High-Speed Internet from U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular s high-speed internet is provided through many available devices including:

More information

Honeoye Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) Overview Final Plan

Honeoye Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) Overview Final Plan Honeoye Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) Overview Final Plan What is the estimate of the total number of students and staff that will benefit from this Smart Schools Investment Plan based on the cumulative

More information

The 2010 21st-Century Campus Report: Campus 2.0. July 19, 2010. 2010 CDW Government LLC

The 2010 21st-Century Campus Report: Campus 2.0. July 19, 2010. 2010 CDW Government LLC The 2010 21st-Century Campus Report: Campus 2.0 July 19, 2010 2010 CDW Government LLC 1 Study Focus and Objectives Now in its third year, the CDW-G 21st-Century Campus Report examines the role of technology

More information

Lincoln Public Schools 2015 2018 Technology Plan. Vision for Technology Integration

Lincoln Public Schools 2015 2018 Technology Plan. Vision for Technology Integration Lincoln Public Schools 2015 2018 Technology Plan The introduction of Chromebooks for staff for the 2015-2016 school year will be a game changer for teaching and learning. This cost effective solution will

More information

Lancaster City School District. Technology Plan July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015

Lancaster City School District. Technology Plan July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015 Lancaster City School District Technology Plan July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015 Adopted on May 22, 2012 SPECIAL THANKS The following people collaborated on this transformative plan for educational technology

More information

IUSD TECHNOLOGY PLAN. November 2013. Irvine Unified School District Information Technology Department 1

IUSD TECHNOLOGY PLAN. November 2013. Irvine Unified School District Information Technology Department 1 IUSD TECHNOLOGY PLAN November 2013 1 AGENDA Agenda 1 Scope and Purpose of the Plan 2 Plan Development 3 Plan Content 3.1 Current Access and Use 3.2 Curriculum Goals 3.3 Professional Learning Goals 3.4

More information

K12 ONLINE LEARNING: THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE AND

K12 ONLINE LEARNING: THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE AND K12 ONLINE LEARNING: THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR WASHINGTON Sue Collins November 9, 2011 Agenda National Landscape / Trends National Standards Policy Barriers and Recommendations Blended

More information

Dell Connected Learning for Schools. Transforming Education for the Digital Age

Dell Connected Learning for Schools. Transforming Education for the Digital Age Dell Connected Learning for Schools Transforming Education for the Digital Age This document was created to provide Dell s point of view for primary and secondary schools and contains the following sections:

More information

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations Category

Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations Category A. Project Title 2008 NASCIO Recognition Awards The District of Columbia Public Schools Communications Enhancement Project Information Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations Category 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

More information

Curriculum, Technology, and Services to Help Your District s Online Learning Program Thrive

Curriculum, Technology, and Services to Help Your District s Online Learning Program Thrive FULL-TIME SCHOOL PROGRAM POWERED BY FUEL EDUCATION CURRICULUM Curriculum, Technology, and Services to Help Your District s Online Learning Program Thrive For more than a decade, Fuel Education has been

More information

YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE WILL SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL S NEEDS 3 TO 5 YEARS FROM NOW.

YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE WILL SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL S NEEDS 3 TO 5 YEARS FROM NOW. YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE WILL SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL S NEEDS 3 TO 5 YEARS FROM NOW. TRUE OR FALSE? FIVE QUESTIONS K-12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD ASK THEMSELVES AS THEY PREPARE STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND TECHNOLOGIES

More information

LEARNING REDISTRIBUTED

LEARNING REDISTRIBUTED LEARNING REDISTRIBUTED CREATING EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES THAT TRANSCEND THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM by Tamara Closs and Phil Puthumana JENNY WANTS TO BECOME A BIOLOGIST. JENNY LIVES IN A RURAL TOWN IN NEW

More information

Monroe County Department of Education. Technology Plan

Monroe County Department of Education. Technology Plan Monroe County Department of Education Technology Plan Madisonville Tennessee 2011-2013 Office of Technology Gary Sharp, Director III. SYSTEM-WIDE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Instructional Technology A. GOAL I:

More information

Instructional Technology Integration

Instructional Technology Integration Overview Instructional Technology Integration The fundamental purpose of the Instructional Technology Integration program is to advance learning and empower all members of the FCPS community to use technology

More information

Capacity Planning for Broadband in Public Libraries: Issues and Strategies

Capacity Planning for Broadband in Public Libraries: Issues and Strategies Chapter X8 Capacity Planning for Broadband in Public Libraries: Issues and Strategies by John Carlo Bertot Introduction The current context of public library public access technology provision is paradoxical.

More information

(ICON) Company Facts and Figures. Case: Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning. Introduction. Why Technology based Learning?

(ICON) Company Facts and Figures. Case: Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning. Introduction. Why Technology based Learning? Case: Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning Company Facts and Figures Industry: Higher education 2008 Revenues: US$37 million Scope of Services and Products: Providing post university education, 16 programs,

More information

Case Study: Oconomowoc Area School District

Case Study: Oconomowoc Area School District Prepared for CESA #1, Sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc. Case Study: Oconomowoc Area School District Prepared by Rich Kaestner, CoSN TCO/VOI Project Director March 16, 2008 If a broadband fiber network were

More information

Online Learning: Virtual Schools Accountability Issues Brief

Online Learning: Virtual Schools Accountability Issues Brief Online Learning: Virtual Schools Accountability Issues Brief Online learning has become an integral part of the K-12 educational landscape. Demand for online learning and blended learning continues to

More information

Facilitating Anywhere, Anytime Learning. Networking solutions for today s education environment

Facilitating Anywhere, Anytime Learning. Networking solutions for today s education environment Facilitating Anywhere, Anytime Learning Networking solutions for today s education environment 2 Facilitating Anywhere, Anytime Learning Introduction Today s classroom is being transformed by mobile devices,

More information

Phase 2 The System Specification

Phase 2 The System Specification Team W2 Video-Conferencing-Based Classroom Extension Sergio Bana Andrew Carland Matt Dyson Sarah Jordan Andrew Wantuch Phase 2 The System Specification 1 P a g e TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTORY PROBLEM

More information

Strategic Technology Plan

Strategic Technology Plan Strategic Technology Plan 2014-2019 325 W. Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 www.fldoe.org 2 FDOE Strategic Technology Plan Introduction In the 2014 Florida Legislative Session, Section 1001.20, Florida

More information

UNB s Mobility Strategy 2016 2017

UNB s Mobility Strategy 2016 2017 UNB s Mobility Strategy 2016 2017 The vision for enhancing UNB through creative use of mobile technology: We will help grow and strengthen UNB by continuing to deploy innovative mobile technologies that

More information

Standard Seven: Library and Other Information Resources

Standard Seven: Library and Other Information Resources Standard Seven: Library and Other Information Resources The institution demonstrates sufficient and appropriate information resources and services and instructional and information technology and utilizes

More information

Ouray School R-1. Information Technology Internal Audit Report. January 2016

Ouray School R-1. Information Technology Internal Audit Report. January 2016 Information Technology Internal Audit Report January 2016 Ouray School R-1 Executive Summary In support of the FY2015/16 Internal Audit Plan, a review of the information technology (IT) process was conducted

More information

Speak Up 2015 Grade 6-12 Survey

Speak Up 2015 Grade 6-12 Survey Speak Up 2015 Grade 6-12 Survey 1. What grade are you in? Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 Alternative program or other 2. Gender Girl Boy 3. How would you rate your technology

More information

FULL TIME SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM K12 CURRICULUM POWERED BY

FULL TIME SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM K12 CURRICULUM POWERED BY FULL TIME SCHOOL COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM POWERED BY K12 CURRICULUM Curriculum, Technology, and Services to Help Your District s Online Learning Program Thrive WE CAN HELP YOU PERSONALIZE LEARNING FOR EACH

More information

TECHNOLOGY STUDY SESSION

TECHNOLOGY STUDY SESSION TECHNOLOGY STUDY SESSION May 30, 2013 1 AGENDA Agenda IUSD Technology Technology s Impact in Education IUSD Technology Today Current and Future Needs Costs and Consequences Infrastructure Bond Purpose

More information

STANTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS Educational Technology Plan 2014-2017

STANTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS Educational Technology Plan 2014-2017 STANTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS Educational Technology Plan 2014-2017 School Building District Code #31140 E.B. Holman School 50870 Holman School Rd. Atlantic Mine, MI 49905 Phone number (906) 482-2797

More information

Moving Forward to 21 st Century Learning. Presented by Nancie Miller, Instructional Technology Teacher January, 30, 2013

Moving Forward to 21 st Century Learning. Presented by Nancie Miller, Instructional Technology Teacher January, 30, 2013 Moving Forward to 21 st Century Learning Presented by Nancie Miller, Instructional Technology Teacher January, 30, 2013 St. George Community creates a world-class educational environment that employs technology

More information

Best Virtual School Solution for Students

Best Virtual School Solution for Students Best Virtual School Solution for Students Background K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a technology-based education company, is the nation s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs

More information

Digital College Direction

Digital College Direction Algonquin College s Digital College Direction Introduction: The educational demands of a community constantly change and with this change the technology and the material and educational resources evolve

More information

Leadership has a relatively indepth understanding of digital

Leadership has a relatively indepth understanding of digital Leadership L1 Shared Vision Leadership has the basic awareness of the potential of digital learning in education to lead to personalized learning for students. Staff and leadership are exploring different

More information

SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT Prelimary Investment Plan 2015-2016

SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT Prelimary Investment Plan 2015-2016 SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT Prelimary Investment Plan 2015-2016 390 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573 914-937-3600 (t), 914-937-5871 (f) Table of Contents PLAN OVERVIEW... 3 PRECONDITIONS... 3 PLAN GOALS...

More information

Getting Started with BYOD

Getting Started with BYOD Getting Started with BYOD If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. - John Dewey Today s education system is evolving to take full advantage of the potential of mobile

More information

Texas Education Review

Texas Education Review Texas Education Review Leading Change with Technology-enhanced Education at The University of Texas at Austin: Five Guiding Principles William Powers, Jr., JD President, The University of Texas at Austin

More information

CDW G 21st-Century Classroom Assessment Tool

CDW G 21st-Century Classroom Assessment Tool CDW G 21st-Century Classroom Assessment Tool CONTENTS Instructions... 3 Student Survey Instrument... 4 Faculty Survey Instrument... 14 IT Staff Survey Instrument... 22 2 2010 CDW G 21st-Century Classroom

More information

96% Individualized. Flexible choices. instruction and support. Award-winning curriculum.

96% Individualized. Flexible choices. instruction and support. Award-winning curriculum. instruction and support. Flexible choices. THE K12 DIFFERENCE IS OUR COMPREHENSIVE, STUDENT-CENTERED APPROACH. Combining our patented, world-renowned curriculum with highly skilled teachers, a caring support

More information

Implementing a Wireless Network Infrastructure to Enhance ET Curriculum

Implementing a Wireless Network Infrastructure to Enhance ET Curriculum Session 3147 Implementing a Wireless Network Infrastructure to Enhance ET Curriculum Clay Barbee, Brian Lenahan, Michael Warren, Jay R. Porter, Joseph Morgan Texas A&M University Abstract During the summer

More information

WDLC PROVIDING PATHWAYS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS IN WISCONSIN. Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC)

WDLC PROVIDING PATHWAYS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS IN WISCONSIN. Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) WDLC PROVIDING PATHWAYS FOR RURAL SCHOOLS IN WISCONSIN Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative (WDLC) K-12 Online Learning: meeting the needs for diverse groups of students (urban, suburban, rural) expanding

More information

executive summary The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education proposed an i21now initiative and requested a report

executive summary The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education proposed an i21now initiative and requested a report i21now Status Update December 17, 2014 contents 4 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 6 CURRICULUM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 14 FACILITIES 20 DIGITAL TOOLS AND POLICY 24 INFRASTRUCTURE 30 FINANCE 32 BROADBAND executive

More information

Speak Up 2015 State Data Science Teachers

Speak Up 2015 State Data Science Teachers State: IN Results based on 363 survey(s). Note: Survey responses are based upon the number of individuals that responded to the specific question. 1 2 3 4 5 What is your primary job assignment this year?

More information

!!!! Online Education White Paper. January 25, 2014

!!!! Online Education White Paper. January 25, 2014 Online Education White Paper January 25, 2014 Executive Summary A renewed interest in online education has surfaced recently, largely sparked by issues of bottlenecking and course availability on college

More information

Louisiana Believes: Louisiana s Technology Footprint

Louisiana Believes: Louisiana s Technology Footprint July 2012 Issue 1 Louisiana Believes: Louisiana s Technology Footprint Technology Readiness Assessment to Prepare for 2014-15 District Technology Checklist q Determine the current technology readiness

More information

Speak Up 2015 Science Teacher Survey

Speak Up 2015 Science Teacher Survey Speak Up 2015 Science Teacher Survey 1. What is your primary job assignment this year? Classroom teacher Department Head/Chair Instructional Coach Curriculum specialist Special Education Teacher 2. What

More information

Increasing Online Learning Options for K-12 Students:

Increasing Online Learning Options for K-12 Students: Educational Technology Cooperative Increasing Online Learning Options for K-12 Students: The Role of School Districts April 2012 Southern Regional Education Board 592 10th St. N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318 (404)

More information

Planning for Quality Guide. Let us help you pick the right path to a high-quality blended and online learning future.

Planning for Quality Guide. Let us help you pick the right path to a high-quality blended and online learning future. Planning for Quality Guide Let us help you pick the right path to a high-quality blended and online learning future. Planning for top-quality blended and online learning programs The Keeping Pace report

More information

Running head: BANDWIDTH: EDUCATION S NEED FOR SPEED

Running head: BANDWIDTH: EDUCATION S NEED FOR SPEED Running head: BANDWIDTH: EDUCATION S NEED FOR SPEED Bandwidth: Education s need for speed Jennifer Hegna University of Wisconsin Stout Spring 2009 Bandwidth Needs 2 Bandwidth: Education s need for speed

More information

Telco Distribution Agreement Overview

Telco Distribution Agreement Overview Telco Distribution Agreement Overview Church Resources Overview Church Resources (CR) works to support the not-for-profit industry in Australia. By combining the buying power of our 18,000 Members nationally,

More information

P-12 Education Committee. John B. King, Jr. SUMMARY

P-12 Education Committee. John B. King, Jr. SUMMARY THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT / THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK / ALBANY, NY 12234 TO: FROM: SUBJECT: P-12 Education Committee John B. King, Jr. Proposed addition of section 100.5(d)(10) of the

More information

LuminonCore Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Products

LuminonCore Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Products LuminonCore Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Products LuminonCore VDI products eliminate your doubts on current virtual desktop products from the market. LuminonCore VDI brings totally upgraded desktop

More information

ZyXEL adds wireless access and unified threat management to the curriculum at

ZyXEL adds wireless access and unified threat management to the curriculum at Key Product Shot Copy Allocation ZyXEL adds wireless access and unified threat management to the curriculum at Family Product Shot Award Logo St Joseph s Primary School Dealer's Info St Joseph's Primary

More information

VIEWPOINT. Authorizing Online Learning. Introduction

VIEWPOINT. Authorizing Online Learning. Introduction VIEWPOINT Authorizing Online Learning Susan Patrick, President and CEO of inacol tom Vander ark, Chair of inacol Viewpoint is a series of articles written by leaders in charter school authorizing and the

More information

Making Route Diversity Affordable, 4G/LTE is for Any Size Business

Making Route Diversity Affordable, 4G/LTE is for Any Size Business Making Route Diversity Affordable, Making Route Diversity Affordable, The loss of Internet connectivity often results in disaster for the conventional business owner. Not only are they be unable to conduct

More information

IP TELEPHONY. Incorporating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

IP TELEPHONY. Incorporating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Incorporating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) IP Telephony Incorporating Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Dramatically improve the way you work. Everyone's talking about Voice over Internet Protocol

More information

Innovations High School Salt Lake City, Utah

Innovations High School Salt Lake City, Utah Innovations High School Salt Lake City, Utah Cultivating a Personalized Education for Every Student Next Generation Grant June 8, 2012 OUR MISSION To provide a student centered, personalized education

More information

Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey

Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey Speak Up 2015 School Site Administrator Survey 1. What is your primary job assignment this year? Principal, Headmaster, or Executive Director Assistant Principal Guidance, Career, or Admissions Counselor

More information

Long Lake Central School 2014 2017 Information Technology Plan

Long Lake Central School 2014 2017 Information Technology Plan Long Lake Central School 2014 2017 Information Technology Plan Information Technology Mission Statement The Long Lake Central School District will utilize technology to enhance learning and provide 21

More information

Teacher Certification

Teacher Certification 100% online coursework Self-paced program Approved by the Texas Education Agency/State Board for Educator Certification Low upfront cost Teacher Certification Course Catalog www.etools4education.com Main

More information

Northwest RPC Sector Summary

Northwest RPC Sector Summary Public Safety: Number of Participants- 5 Q5: Key uses of internet: receiving updates; finding contact info; getting tools and equipment; news; advertisement; computer aided Dispatch Maintenance/ issue;

More information

Digital Curriculum Instructional Delivery

Digital Curriculum Instructional Delivery This resource sponsored by Intel Education A planning resource for personalizing learning Digital Curriculum Instructional Delivery toolkits With game-based learning, online lessons, virtual simulations

More information

Budget Sub allocations by category that you are submitting for approval at this time.

Budget Sub allocations by category that you are submitting for approval at this time. Bloomfield Smart Schools Investment Plan (SSIP) Overview What is the estimate of the total number of students and staff that will benefit from this Smart Schools Investment Plan based on the cumulative

More information

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN. THE ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF TROY, NEW YORK 2920 Fifth Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 2012-2015

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN. THE ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF TROY, NEW YORK 2920 Fifth Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 2012-2015 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN for the THE ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF TROY, NEW YORK 2920 Fifth Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 2012-2015 Revised by the District Technology Committee TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview:

More information

The Baltimore County Public Schools 2015-2019 Technology Plan

The Baltimore County Public Schools 2015-2019 Technology Plan 2015-2019 Technology Plan Prepared by: The Department of Information Technology Plan Origination Date: March 2014 Plan Updated April 2015 Version 2.0 The guiding document of Baltimore County Public Schools

More information

Fall 2014. January. February. March. April. May. June & July. August November. December

Fall 2014. January. February. March. April. May. June & July. August November. December Oswego State Draft Information Technology Strategic Plan November 17, 2015 Fall 2014 January February March April May Strategic Planning Steering Committee formed Events & Meetings planned Strategic Planning

More information