Friday, April 20, 2012
administrative buy in - professional development and investment in equipment
top down approach to teacher planning, formalized
resistance- still is there, mostly upper school,
ignite in different places, some follow not everyone
relationships and get the right person at the right time
how share best practices:
division and faculty meetings (admin support of time)
push the product out on the website
teachers lead professional development
tech day- mini conference
shotgun approach, share new ideas in multiple places and teacher networks
share on website with communications officer
administrative push followed up by grass roots
or grass roots influences adminstrative
block schedule, have to teach differently, differentiation, learning styles
outside of classroom time is reduced because use tech tools (increasing class size)
competition, don’t play to the least common denominator
teachers are now bring stuff to the technologists! get it out quick!
appropriate support and path in place if you are lighting a fire
wiki page, set goals for the year, (NETS-T), request support, ideas, links, provide examples of how these goals can be met. write how they achieved their goals and support their evidence with links, repository of ideas and see what other teachers are doing. Institutional Support.
PLP Powerful Learning Practice - joined
If administration does not support the vision it won’t happen
Hyper expectations are a problem too, tell people what it is and what it isn’t, manageable expectations
don’t have time because of content I have to cover by May and my kids do well,
how do we get the assessment tool to change?
start with the low hanging fruit, don’t have to worry about non-AP classes,
if report cards report the 21st Century skills
Common Core? Will that change assessments
DOE is looking at and questioning traditional assessments, it is happening
brain based research, how we learn, has ignited some of our faculty, use evidence and data to support the shifts and impact in the classroom - Learning and the Brain Robert Greenleaf Willingham
grassroots advocacy challenging the status quo. we want to do this, based on research, how kids learn... we can’t because of how students are admitted and are not admitted into college.
Independent Schools.... this is what we are about, this is what we value.
Say no to the tests. College Board SAT, PSAT, APs,
Have teachers fill out an in depth application for each student. Independent schools can provide.
What does Pat think? We’ll ask him tonight.
adequate access to techologies
risk-taking, administrative support
Thursday, April 19, 2012
What cloud based LMS are people using?
What offsite backups are people using?
Rodney is doing co-location with another school. Don't let distance be an issue. The idea is to get the data off of your location. The only thing you need is an open-VPN between the two sites. Rodney has AD working between the sites. Develop a relationship with the other school. Find a school that's capable of providing that solution for you and for the other school.
Isidore Newman School
iPad printing: Lantronix xPrintServer http://www.lantronix.com/it-management/mobile-print-servers/xprintserver.html
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Link to the presentation:
Google Docs: http://docs.google.com
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico
ISAS is pleased to announce that Jonathan Martin, Headmaster at St. Gregory College Preparatory School, will be the keynote speaker. He will lead two sessions: "Innovative Schools, Innovative Students" and "The Role of Technology in Becoming a 'School of the Future.'" Please plan to join us for this 2-day event which will feature whole group events as well as IT and EdTech tracks. Dinner at Chama River Brewing Company on Thursday night is included in the cost of registration. The complete conference agenda is posted at the right.