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  1. October 2009 2. Welcome and Introductions Celine Azoulay- Technology Innovation Manager, Staten Island & South Brooklyn [email_address] <ul><li>Office…
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  • 1. October 2009
  • 2. Welcome and Introductions Celine Azoulay- Technology Innovation Manager, Staten Island & South Brooklyn [email_address] <ul><li>Office of Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Oitlive Website- Title IID Information Portal OPAL </li></ul><ul><li>Please share your contact information Link is found on OITLIVE website Click on OPAL tab and then click Survey </li></ul>
  • 3. 2009-2012 NCLB Title II Part D Competitive Grants <ul><li>Purpose : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve students’ academic performance in the core subject areas of English language arts, mathematics, science, and technology literacy through effective use of technology in the process of teaching and learning.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Theme : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Infusion into Instruction through Professional Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expanding Professional Development Opportunities through Online Technology </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 4. Project Design <ul><ul><ul><li>The OPAL Project is innovative and incorporates the competencies that matter most in the 21st century. OPAL plans the infusion of project based learning, the development of e-Portfolios, and online learning environments to motivate students who have grown in a digital world. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 5. Application context & process <ul><li>We will work to achieve the following goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The OPAL Project is aligned explicitly to Children First reforms and DOE educational technology strategy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aligned to SSO structures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen mechanisms for transferring promising practices or lessons learned beyond grant participants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase technologies that can be supported by standard procurement and maintenance agreements. </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Application development timeline Session 1 OPAL Project Leadership Forum Session 2 OPAL Leadership Institute with Will Richardson Session 3 Keynote Presentation with Will Richardson Session 4 Utilize Technology to Create Problem-Based Learning Session 5 Keynote Presentation with Helen Barrett Session 6 Reflecting on Learning with E-Portfolios Session 7 Creating E-Portfolios with Web 2.0 Tools Session 8 Keynote Presentation with Helen Barrett-Digital Storytelling Session 9 Online Portfolio Adventures Session 10 OPAL Leadership Team: Project Review & Planning Fall-Spring Online Learning- New York Institute of Technology-Building Online Learning Modules with Moodle
  • 7. Project Overview <ul><li>Online Professional & Academic Learning ( OPAL ) will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an extensive blended model of professional development for teachers and instructional school leaders to facilitate the infusion of technology enriched curriculum and assessment. Educators will enhance curriculum with authentic, project based learning (PBL) units that engage students in real work learning scenarios to improve student academic performance across all core content areas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Host digital PBL units and student work in electronic portfolios using a variety of digital media to demonstrate mastery of new knowledge and skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore online learning for students in need of credit recovery, advanced studies, college and exam preparation, remediation and differentiation. Additionally, teachers will be equipped with the skills to facilitate online learning. </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Project Overview <ul><li>Leaders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Forums Across the Year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Topics- low cost laptops, onsite tech support, 21 st Century Curriculum, etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development for educators in e-Portfolios, documenting resources and tasks within PBL units that shift standard educational practices to innovative practices to enhance student achievement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development workshops where teachers learn to infuse 21 st Century skills into their curriculum in an effort to create project-based lessons that promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development Course for Teachers Facilitating Online Learning for Students (credit recovery or advanced placement courses). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of e-Portfolios for students to demonstrate personal learning goals and growth over time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will use digital media to incorporate 21 st Century Literacy Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in “Digital Support and Empowerment Teams” </li></ul></ul>
  • 9. Need for Project <ul><li>Academic Need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All participating schools have been identified as schools in need of improvement, schools under regents review, and/or schools requiring academic progress. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100% of these targeted schools in District 17 & 20 were cited for failure to meet AYP in ELA. In the majority of schools failure to meet AYP was the result of poor performance among ELL and SWD student populations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students 4 year graduation rate is below citywide average, illustrating the need for credit recovery. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Professional Need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A significant % of teachers in targeted schools are teaching out of certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The turn-over rate for targeted schools is higher than that of non-targeted schools . </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. Project Goals <ul><li>Goal 1 : To improve the academic performance of students on NYS assessments in the core content areas of English language art, math and science for all students, with special emphasis on specific sub-groups of students (ELL and SWD). </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: To provide a sustained and high quality blended model of professional development opportunities to teachers and school administrators. The focus of professional development will the infusion of technology into instruction using both project-based learning models and E- portfolios. </li></ul>
  • 11. Strategies and Activities <ul><li>Students will demonstrate increased achievement in English language arts, math and science . </li></ul><ul><li>At least 80% of students will create high quality student centered e-Portfolios that meet standards as assessed by rubrics developed and administered by participating teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>  Students will demonstrate increased technology literacy skills as assessed by student surveys, as well as a student technology literacy assessment of 8 th grade students </li></ul><ul><li>By the end of year one 10% of teachers will receive a minimum of 50 hours training to enhance their instructional technology proficiency as part of a blended model of professional development that includes face-to-face workshops, webinars, on-line courses towards IT certification, and on-site and in-class support including coaching and mentoring. By the end of year two 25% of teachers in participating schools will receive the same as above. By the end of year three 50% of teachers in participating schools will receive the same as above. </li></ul><ul><li>  Each school will create at least 10 high quality, digitally enhanced PBL units in the core subject areas . The units will meet standards as assessed by teacher developed rubrics. </li></ul><ul><li>  Teachers will create professional e-Portfolios to host their PBL units </li></ul><ul><li>  School administrators will attend approximately 25 hours of customized training including face-to-face workshops, webinars, visits to model school sites, and on-site consultations. T he training will enable school administrators to observe and model best practices of technology infusion into instruction and share PBL units. </li></ul>
  • 12. Hardware <ul><li>  DigiTools – a package of all the digital tools to needed to implement a 21 st century model of project based learning and E-portfolios that are rich with digital media. </li></ul><ul><li>Service subscriptions </li></ul>
  • 13. Professional Development Offerings <ul><li>Professional development will be offered via: </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional workshop model </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Webinars – reflecting new content and a reiteration of traditional workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to model school sites; coaching & modeling on-site </li></ul><ul><li>e-Portfolio sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Conference presentation & forums for sharing best practices </li></ul>Overview:
  • 14. Evaluation <ul><li>Evaluation Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observation Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual and group interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology integration and technology literacy skills assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student e-Portfolios assessed with rubrics </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. School Expectations <ul><li>Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance at professional development session during the school day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information with relevant staff members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with project staff to target teachers who will be most successful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunity for on-site professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage and support grant goals and objectives </li></ul></ul>Overview: For OPAL to be most successful it is imperative that NYC DOE staff, school staff and project staff work collaboratively for the good of the project.
  • 16. School Expectations <ul><li>Educator Expectations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating educators will attend all scheduled training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information with relevant staff members. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop student e-Portfolios. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture and publish innovative practices that enhance student achievement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with project staff to target teachers who will be most successful. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunity for on-site professional development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with project staff to identify ways to infuse National Education Technology Standards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage and support grant goals and objectives </li></ul></ul>Overview: For OPAL to be most successful it is imperative that NYC DOE staff, school staff and project staff work collaboratively for the good of the project.
  • 17. Principal Expectations <ul><li>Principals grant approval for their DAAR Technology Innovation Manager to review school-level Periodic Assessment data in ARIS in order to align the grant programs to their school improvement and student learning needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Principals will enable lead educators participating in grant services to participate in inquiry teams to align the grant program activities to the goals and strategies of the school CEP and inquiry program. </li></ul><ul><li>Principals will comply with evaluation process. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating educators will turn key to other educators during common planning, team meetings, grade conferences, etc. </li></ul>
  • 18. Contact Information <ul><li>Celine Azoulay [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Denise Lewis [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Kinney [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Marsha Volini [email_address] </li></ul>
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