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Thursday, November 4

  1. page PVSD PD Academy edited PD Academy - October 28th and 29th Topic - SMART Boards Alternatives to Traditional Assignment…

    PD Academy - October 28th and 29th
    Topic - SMART Boards
    Alternatives to Traditional Assignments (incorporating video and audio) (concept maps/mind maps)
    PD Academy - February 3rd and 4th
    Topic - SMART Boards
    PD Academy - April 28th and 29th
    Topic - Office 2007 and Vista
    PD Academy
    Session 7 & 8 - Digital Photography
    April 9 & 10, 2008
    Agenda
    9:00 - Welcome, Introductions and Housekeeping
    - welcome and housekeeping (5 mins)
    - jigsaw puzzle introductions (10 mins)
    9:15 - EdTech Introduction
    - video, big ideas (20 mins)
    - table talk/group introduction (10 mins)
    9:45 - Discussing and Experimenting with Camera Operation
    - introduce camera operations - flash, digital zoom versus optical zoom, macro mode, shutter button, viewing the pictures (zooming in on the pictures, directory)
    - experimentation with cameras
    10:30 BREAK
    10:45 - Demonstrating Shot Composition
    - big ideas
    - examples
    11:30 - Lunch
    12:15 - Capturing Photos
    - off site photography
    1:30 - Editing Photos
    - reducing red eye
    - adjusting colour
    - sharpening images
    - cropping
    2:00 - Preparing Classroom Activities
    - photo editing activities - develop a lesson or activity
    - composition lesson and examples - develop a Photostory or PowerPoint product
    - gazillion ways to use the digital camera in the clasroom - develop one lesson or activity
    BREAK
    3:00 - Sharing Classroom Activities
    - each participant shares their classroom activity with the group
    3:20 - Wrap Up
    - visual learning
    - multiple intelligences
    - modern take on practice
    - literacy
    Session 5 & 6 - TechQuests
    Agenda
    9:00 to 9:30 - EdTech Overview
    9:30 to 10:30 - Session #1 - Lego(5) or Audio Editing(5)
    10:30 to 10:45 - Break
    10:45 to 11:45 - Session #2 - Lego(5) or Audio Editing(5)
    11:45 to 12:30 - Lunch
    12:30 to 1:00 - Techquests Overview
    1:00 to 3:00 - Session #3 - free exploration of technologies (Lego, Guitar Hero, EdClass, Audio Editing, Video Editing, microscopes, SMART Board*, GPS, Google Earth, Google Maps)
    3:00 to 3:30 - Wrap Up
    Session 1 & 2- GPS
    Agenda
    9:00-9:20
    Intro's and icebreakers
    Google Earth intro- Tour of everyone's birthplace and furtherst place you've travelled to
    - collect everyone's info and type it into Michelles' computer, then we'll do a tour, everyone introduces themselves and says a bit about why they are interested in GPS. Also what they teach, etc.
    9:20-9:30
    Outline and Objectives (on PP)
    9:25-9:40
    Motivation- "Shift Happens" video
    Discussion & segway to ...
    9:40-10:10
    Keith does his EdTech overview (with PP slides?)
    EdTech Overview
    What is EdTech? history, vision, Bloom's New Taxonomy
    Why has FTE been devoted to EdTech Teachers?
    Roles and responsibilities of EdTech Teachers
    Initiatives for the year & how this fits in
    10:10-10:45
    KDI shows how to use eXplorist's
    Introduction to GPS Technology (PowerPoint)
    Short Video clip (in PP)
    How to use the GPS units (need document camera)
    10:45-11:30
    Hide and seek (hide wristbands early on Tuesday & Wednesday)
    Do one wristband all together, talk about using the different page modes (map, compass)
    Pairs find their own numbered wristbands
    Can rehide wristbands &/or use track to write name
    11:30-12:00
    Amazing Race description
    Distribute coordinates and teams
    Go over rules, expectations
    In pairs, participants drive to designated parking lot (using GPS to find), then begin to find the items they are to take pictures of.
    Each group will have a GPS unit and a digital camera
    Upon completion of the GPS navigation, participants will return to PVSD office and extend their learning by manipulating photos and incorporating finished products into YouTube and Blogspot
    This activity is designed to demonstrate an activity that can be completed with students
    More advanced activities (if time) include finding area and perimeter using a GPS
    2:30 - 3:30
    Conclusion
    Table discussion:
    What are your thoughts about EdTech? What did you learn in the GPS activity? How are today's activities related to PVSD's goals of Literacy and Smooth Transitions?
    Blog your answers using the laptops. http://pvsd-edtechteachers.blogspot.com/
    Introduce ongoing regular communication
    Reminder about PD Academy, TechQuests, etc

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Wednesday, November 3

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    EdTech Teachers' Meeting - March 17th - Wolseley
    Folder Contents
    Title
    Definition
    Background/Why use it with students
    How to...
    Examples/Links
    Theme Suggestions - Emerging Technologies, Inquiry
    Some article suggestions from Michelle:
    - {Extreme Makeover - Updating Class Activities.pdf}
    - {Growing Your Personal Learning Network.pdf}
    - {Lurkers to Learners.pdf}
    - {Blogging.pdf}
    - {MySpace.pdf}
    - {Google Docs.pdf}
    - {Podcasts.pdf}
    - {Wikis.pdf}
    - {Skype.pdf}
    - {Digital Storytelling.pdf}
    - {Google Earth.pdf}
    More articles (from Keith)
    {Hooked on Classroom Blogging.pdf}
    {Traveling the Novel.pdf}
    {Making Field Trips Podtastic.pdf}
    {Transforming School Communities using Web 2.pdf}
    {Using Blogs to Teach Civil Discourse.pdf}
    {Voicethreads in the Classroom.pdf}
    {Voicethreads.pdf}
    {web 2 or tidal wave 2.pdf}
    {Wikipedia Friend or Foe.pdf}
    *
    NOTES:
    Next, we should categorize, eliminate, add-to, etc. items within these lists.
    I think we could start out by all reading the "Web 2.0 or Tidal Wave 2.0" article and/or other general overview articles.
    We could provide a Web 2.0 glossary of terms page? ie. definitions
    Notes from Michelle:
    I read the Web 2.0 or Tidal Wave 2.0 and I think it is a good concise overview of the need to adopt these emerging technologies. I think it is certainly worth including as an answer to "Why do we have to learn this stuff?".
    As well, I think that we need to include an 'overview' type article that addresses the 'infrastructure' of Web 2.0 - you know the whole concept of participant generated content - the push versus pull, the social aspect. I have been reading the latest edition of Education Leadership - the theme is Literacy 2.0 - and I think there are a couple of good overview articles that we could either give to the Ed Tech teachers or use to develop our presentation. The bad news is that I can's put the articles on the wiki. I will bring the journal to our meeting on Monday.
    9-9:20 Regular info/opening exercises
    9:20-9:40 Web2.0/Inquiry background
    9:40-10:30 Web2.0 components-"broad strokes"
    10:30-10:45 Break
    10:45-12 Session 1
    12-1 Lunch
    1-2:30 Session 2
    2:30-2:45 Break
    2:45-3:30 Wrap up
    Topic - Web 2.0
    -Google Lit Trip
    -Digital Storytelling
    -Voice threads
    -Sharepoint (demo)
    -Office/Vista (demo)
    -Ron's presentation?
    -*Inquiry questions for the PM. Have teachers research options that we give them, figure out how to use these (or not) with students, then report back at the end of the day.
    -*Start day with talk about web 2.0, our expereience and have others share their experiences.
    -*Explain about Inquiry before we do the above 2 items.
    -Why do we need to do any of this? New curriculum connections (LA?), news from Ministry curriculum meetings
    -Take outcome/indicators, put each one on a word doc, then have participants brainstorm activities for "unwrapping", resave on Sharepoint, then follow through and develop one (or more) of the ideas into a full blown lesson "How do we know the students know?". This can also be the discussion afterwards.
    What's emerging
    Twitter
    Social Media
    Interactive Classroom response
    When to use a blog or a wiki, what are they, examples
    Protopage and pageflakes
    RSS aggregator, bloglines
    Google Reader
    Virtual MUVEs
    Wikipedia (how does it work, how do you enter data)
    Social Bookmarks
    Photo sharing
    Gliffy
    Diigo
    *
    ISTE Webinar Ideas for 2009-2010
    Open source applications
    NETS in the classroom
    Funding for technology/ training
    Technology in the elementary school
    Internet safety
    Digital Equity
    Success stories
    Including parents and community with technology
    Mobile devices
    Library/media specialist
    Technology-based assessment tools
    What will the changes in the White House mean for education?
    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) preparation
    Podcasting in the Classroom
    Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
    Copyright & Fair Use
    Corporate programs (Apple iLife, Adobe Youth Voices, etc)
    Interactive white boards
    Digital citizenship
    Advocacy Efforts
    Assessment and evalutation
    EdTech Teachers' Meeting - November 5th - Wolseley
    Topic - Engaged Learning - see NCREL indicators - have EdTech Teachers do an inventory of engaged learning in their schools
    9:00 to 9:30 - Welcome and Introduction
    - Ask teachers to come with a "wacky fact", something interesting to them (we could encourage wikipedia as a source)
    -Other "stuff" (mileage forms, bathrooms, snacks, etc.)
    9:30 to 10:45 - Overview of EdTech in PVSD
    - Keith's PPT, includes Senteo questions, 2 large group discussion, closes with introduction of task
    - Small group discussion of how to get into others classrooms/work with other teachers. We have “Strategies for encouraging teachers growth” handout (AGSD). Teachers instructed to 1) Think of a teacher & strategize specifically how to work with them 2) Think of the rest of their staff & what strategies would be effective with each of them as well
    10:45-11 Break
    *Fit in discussion about EdTech initiatives (Inno.Grants, , equip loan procedures,
    11-12 Ron/IT stuff (we need to prescribe this somewhat)
    - school roll outs
    - Help Desk
    - Sharepoint
    - Office 2007
    - Vista
    Lunch
    12:40-12:45 Quick intro to afternoon-Theoretical connection is that the afternoon is about improving their own tech skills & increasing their repertoire/tool box so they're better equiped to work with teachers
    3x45 minute sessions (software needs to be installed)
    1. GPS - Hide and Seek (wristbands - 6 hidden or find geocaches hidden in Wolseley) (Keith)
    2. Audio - Sony Acid Express (Kelly)
    3. Google Sketch Up -(NA)
    4. Movie Maker - (Michelle)
    5. Digital Photography/Photostory - (Michelle)
    6. edClass/Microsoft Office 2003 - (Kelly)
    7. Senteo lessons/quizzes (Keith)
    - 2 or 3 undefined 'open space' areas for learning from one another (Keith)
    - ask teachers to share their expertise with other teachers - "If you are capable with MovieMaker, and nothing else appeals to you, then please go to that station and assist the teachers that are learning to use that software."
    3:00 to 3:30 - Conclusion
    - renewed curricula
    - deep understanding
    - Bloom's Taxonomy
    EdTech Teachers' Meeting - December 11th - Regina
    Topic - SMART Boards
    Themes/Objectives: teacher leadership; visual learning; engagement
    9:00 - 9:30
    opening - Senteo Quiz. Each person submitted a question with answers ahead of time (either true/false, multiple choice, or numerical answer) I can type them all in ahead of time
    Then we demonstrate how to display the results at the end...the winner of the big 36 question quiz (I bet it will be less, as some people won't submit) will win a prize (like a flashdrive or something).
    I'll set it up so that they have to log in with a id number which is associated with a phony name
    Marzano has a few action steps that relate to this activity - Use Games That Focus on Academic Content and Use Inconsequential Competition and Manage Questions and Response Rates. These are alll included in his chapter on Engaging Students, which is a nice connection for Ed Tech since that is our main theme.
    9:30 - 10:30
    Introductions and reporting - in conjunction with either explaining why they submitted their question and/or reporting on their homework from last day (strategy/teacher/activity).
    It might seem odd that intros are after the opening activity, but I think the opening activity will get them energized and perhaps increase their willingness to share and participate. If they have to share right at 9am, they might be more hesitant. Plus, it doesn't make sense to introduce, then do an activity, then re-introduce when reporting on the homework - make sense?
    Another Marzano action step - Provide Opportunities for Students to Practice Skills, Strategies and Processes - the homework assignment was an opportunity for Ed Tech Teachers to implement the strategies and processes introduced at the last meeting.
    10:30 - 10:45
    Break
    10:45 - 11:15
    Philosophy behind the Jukes' Committed Sardine (this relates to Marzano's strategy of one person initiating change - which one of us can use when we report back at the curr meeting) - and how we want EdTech Teachers to be Committed Sardines http://web.mac.com/iajukes/thecommittedsardine/Sardines.html
    Philosophy about visual learning, engagement, how kids visualize, etc. (this one can tie into a Marzano strategy of using nonlinguistics when we report back at the curr meeting) - Last year, I think we did something on the visual cortex.
    11:15 - 12:00
    Q and A for Mr. Ronald Holtby
    12:00 - 1:00
    Lunch
    1:00 - 3:00
    Smartboard demo
    Glen Hall from Evolution AV
    3:00 - 3:30
    Michelle Faucher wrapping it all up.
    EdTech Teachers' Meeting - March 17th - Wolseley
    Topic - Office 2007
    EdTech Teachers' Meeting - Wednesday, May 7, 2008
    Agenda
    9:00 to 9:15 - Welcome and Introduction
    - need catchy intro activity (Senteo questions, start legit and get more risque)
    9:15 to 9:35 - EdTech Overview
    - Kelly's presentation from most recent PD Academy
    - Ed Tech + You = CHANGE
    - 21st century skills
    - Mark Prensky article on engaging the reluctant learner
    9:35 to 10:45 - Introduction to Web 2.0
    - videos
    - questions with interactive student response system
    - less about technology, more about use and connection
    - user generated content
    - social
    - fluid - retransforms itself to fit the needs of the users - wikispaces example - IBM commercial
    - need to explain widgets
    - blogs (add comments, post)
    - wikis (add text, embed videos, put in pictures, add meebo)
    - social bookmarking
    - gliffy
    - flickr (stories in 6 words, stories in 6 pictures)
    - skype
    - facebook (create an EdTech group, add all EdTech teachers)
    - Google docs and spreadsheets
    - digg
    - Google Reader
    BREAK
    11:00 to 12:00 - IT Overview
    - Ron Holtby
    - IT Initiatives
    - HelpDesk
    - Sharepoint/Office 2007/ Vista
    - School Roll Outs
    12:00 to 1:00 - LUNCH
    1:00 to 2:30 - Sharing time within small groups
    - table talk - groups of 6
    - sharing one or two examples from each table
    - posting to the blog or wiki
    2:30 to 2:45 - BREAK
    2:45 to 3:30 - EdTech "Song and Dance" Revisited
    - Innovation Grants Information
    - EdTech + You = Change which leads to transformation
    - committed sardines - Ian Jukes reference
    - T-shirts
    - revisit Woodward video - reflect upon then and now - possible sentio questions
    -
    -Invite Ron: talk about Help Desk
    -Website update: SharePoint, etc.
    -Innovation grant info: changes to the process (SmartBoards)
    -School roll-out info
    -Ask about changes in the role, what was good/bad/needs changing, is this worth it?
    -Sentio's
    EdTech Teachers' Meeting - Thursday, March 6, 2008
    Topic/Theme/Focus - Video Editing
    multiple entrance and exit points
    Input - video camera, digital camera, web cam, microscopes, CamStudio, United Streaming video, VC units
    Output - YouTube, Teacher Tube, burning to DVD (with menus), making an avi file, mp4,
    highlight teachers who have done final video projects - Andre - claymation project, Lewis - HockeyNation, Kurt/Debbie - SCN video, Shooting Stars Video Festival, Doug/Sheri - video festival
    visual learning - video in society - start way back with film strips and movies - teachers recognized that students needed visual learning cues - cynical take - Socrates about not writing stuff down, right up to video games not having any instructions just visual cues
    alternatives to traditional forms of assignments
    alternatives to traditional forms of assessment
    9:00 to 10:00 Overview - visual literacy, new medium of communication,
    Keith will send out information about registration on February 13th - registration will close on February 22nd
    EdTech Teachers
    Topic/Theme/Focus -
    Presentation Topics:
    1. define the role of the EdTech teacher in PVSD schools - table talk to follow
    2. model innovation in teaching and learning
    3. demonstrate collaboration with other colleagues
    4. provide tangible examples of learning activities which integrate Web 2.0 tools
    public service announcement:
    - environment
    - racism
    - social injustice
    products:
    - video
    - podcast
    - blog
    - presentation
    -Google Earth tour
    major concepts:
    - project based learning
    - HEAT levels
    - Bloom's New Taxonomy
    - roles and responsibilities review
    - IT - invite Jeff Wood to attend meeting (ask him to provide a written outline of his presentation) - maximum 30 minutes
    things to do:
    - research public service announcements
    - confirm that lunch has been ordered and that snacks and coffee have been arranged
    - email EdTech teachers on Monday, October 15th to announce registration for meeting on October 23rd (Michelle)
    Okay here's my idea (Keith)...
    it is similar to the above.
    9:00 am
    Intros - do we have any closeups of people's faces for the celebrity face recognition game
    http://www.myheritage.com/FP/Company/tryFaceRecognition.php
    I've used it - it's cool. We could even do it on the fly if we take some photos as people arrive.
    9:15 am
    Motivational Video - Shift Happens (you guys gotta watch all of this - the end in particular is good, and fits nicely into Bloom's, creating, adding of info, etc.)
    9:25 am
    Reinforce that teaching is no longer about providing information; that we are preparing students for a future which we can not predict - so who cares about memorizing things; that video games, text messaging, etc. are okay; that information is doubling at a crazy rate due to Web 2.0 aka read/write web, etc. We will give you a taste of Web 2.0 later (see activity below)
    Mention:
    Everything Bad is Good For You http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_Bad_Is_Good_For_You - society is changing so schools need to as well.
    Digital Immigrants vs Digital Natives - some stats about # of hours playing video games, tv, schooling, etc. (was mentioned in the video - but reiterating it would be good)
    Discussion about how information is changing, how teaching is changing, how their role is crucial to this
    ie. if all that Shift Happens says is true; if all that Prensky, Johnson, etc. say is true - what do we need to do differently? Open discussion? Isn't going to happen overnight.
    So we have to start out small....
    9:45 am
    Roles/Responsibilities of the EdTech Teacher
    (we need to define this in a few statements, points, etc.)
    Then, let's present them with some scenarios (for example) - they can talk about these at their tables.
    Teacher A has required her students to do a written report on a Pacific Rim country every year. This year she wants to do something different and has asked you to help. What can you do?
    Teacher B doesn't know how to email an attachment. What can you do?
    Teacher C wants a new software application installed. What can you do?
    Teacher D's desktop computer continues to freeze up. What can you do?
    The printer in Teacher E's room is jammed. What can you do?
    The mouse on Computer #13 is not working properly. What can you do?
    You have observed that Teacher F has weak technological skills, but he seems like he has an open mind to learning. What can you do?
    We can share these scenarios within the large group? before or after the break - would have to see how the conversations go
    10:30 am BREAK
    10:45 am
    Many of the above involved the creation of activities or projects. Projects are very successful ways to incorporate not only technology, but a variety of learning styles, choices, etc. Michelle has an acronym for rating projects - HEAT...etc.etc...okay, this is where Michelle can do the HEAT thing. Maybe through some of the project examples and rate them? I forget exactly what the deal was with HEAT.
    - lots of good stuff on project based learning on GLEF's Edutopia site - PBL is based upon John Dewey's concepts of experiential learning
    - NWREL has a whole issue of their journal devoted to PBL
    - you can join a project already underwway at iEARN
    - downloadable rurics, implementation tools and project planning forms are available from the Buck Institutue for Education
    11:30 am
    Back to a bit about responsibilites. There is an IT connection to your role, but it is not a focus. Anything that IT requires you to do, should not take more than the time it takes to send an email.
    Jeff Wood 11:30 - 12:00 - somekind of handout would be nice
    12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
    12:45 - 1:00 Afternoon activity instructions
    1:00 - 3:00
    Project Based Learning and a taste of Web 2.0
    relate it to roles and responsibilities
    ie. "we want EdTech Teachers to develop ideas and skilss for supporting teachers"
    So we will engage in some Project Based Activities with a common theme.
    Common Theme - injustice, controversy
    There will be 4 stations - 30 minutes at each station - working in partners
    There will be a great deal of choice - topics and styles/formats
    Medium (station name)
    Style Format (can choose any one for each)
    Example (we could create some in advance)
    Comic or Photo Tale
    News, PSA, Advertisement, Commentary
    PhotoTale in PowerPoint about Climate Change and its effects
    Blog
    News, PSA, Advertisement, Commentary
    Commentary seeking discussion about nutritional foods in schools
    Google Tour
    News, PSA, Advertisement, Commentary
    Africa - Google Tour of locations suffering from famine, wars, HIV, etc.
    PodCast
    News, PSA, Advertisement, Commentary
    Radio ad for a Bullying Hot Line
    We could give them a massive list of potential topics. In the end, they could have done 4 PSAs or 0 PSAs - whatever.
    3:00 - 3:30
    Reinforce at the end that all of these are in the "create" portion of the New Blooms.
    Reinforce the HEAT concept for each.
    Discussion and showing at the end?
    Maybe we need to start before lunch?
    Next meeting's learnings:
    An entire afternoon devoted to Movie Maker and creating PSAs? http://kathyschrock.net/psa/index.htm
    Final Meeting - Digital Photography?

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  2. page Meeting Agendas edited EdTech Meeting Agendas Date: Tuesday, May 6 Location: Gloria's Office Time: 9:00 - 12:00 Lun…

    EdTech Meeting Agendas
    Date: Tuesday, May 6
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 9:00 - 12:00
    Lunch: Not Provided
    Chairperson: Keith
    Agenda:
    1. Review minutes from last meeting
    2. Laptops for Teachers
    3. Innovation Grants / SMART Technologies
    4. Budget Priority Forms
    5. EdTech Teachers' Meeting
    6. Calendars
    7. Website
    8. Hallway Display Systems
    9. AUP
    Notes:
    Innovation Grants
    SMART technologies will ship the equipment to one location
    – investigate the possibility of storage at Dr. Isman or McLean
    Application for SMART grant (Option A) or design your own (Option B)
    – deadline for application is Friday, May 30th
    – Gloria will include a reminder in the administrators’ meeting
    Selection committee will be struck in early June
    – Include representation from facilities
    – Gloria and Ron desire to be a part of the selection committee
    – Meeting to be scheduled either Tuesday, June 3rd or Wednesday, June 4th
    Laptops for Teachers
    Discussion about laptops for teachers was revisited
    – proposal was declined citing security concerns and budget constraints
    – price point between desktop and laptop computers is virtually indistinguishable
    – laptops provide additional benefits in terms of mobility and wireless capability
    – concerns about security, price and features of laptops will be the same this year as in future years
    Plans for future laptop initiative
    – Gloria would prefer to roll out laptop computers to all teachers at once instead of rolling out laptops in a multi-year cycle
    – Ron will investigate the processes undertaken by other school divisions to glean lessons learned
    – need to develop firm security policy prior to purchasing laptop for all teachers
    – opportunity to centralize more services while we wait to proceed with laptops in the future
    – Gloria is in favour of laptops for teachers, however, she would prefer to design and develop a comprehensive plan prior to implementation
    Communication System
    – automated message system
    – useful for attendance tracking, announcements for parents, emergency communication
    – integrates with SIRS
    – information can be provided via telephone message, email, text message dependent upon parents’ preference
    – at this time there is no plan for purchasing hallway display systems
    – schools have autonomy to determine priorities and decide how to spend decentralized budget
    – need to develop and support a process for purchasing this type of item
    Website
    – compiling requests for content on the website from various teams in the school division
    – group members may want to attend the SharePoint workshop on the next meeting date
    Budget Priority Forms
    – all budgets were reduced by 5%
    – this year’s remaining budget will be devoted to purchasing replacement cameras and batteries, one remaining meeting for EdTech teachers and Innovation Grants
    – EdTech budget for 2008/2009 $166 450 (including library license and subscriptions) therefore we are working with a baseline of $35 000 for Innovation Grants, EdTech Teachers, PD Academy, Peripherals
    – need to attend to costs for SCN in EdTech budget – ensure that schools are using the service and then continue to pay for schools currently using the service
    – perhaps we need to present the online learning budgets as a separate component
    – there may be a possibility to share some Educational Technology ideas with the Pathways to Literacy teachers – some Web 2.0 examples such as blogging and wikis or possibly some formative assessment ideas with Sentios
    – there is $4100 left over from this year’s budget – need to identify how that money will be spent in the very near future
    AUP
    – Gloria will ask PVSD’s lawyer about Acceptable Use Forms and/or ask lawyer to take a look at sample provided by Kelly
    ACTION ITEMS
    – start to develop and communicate a process for purchasing hallway display systems (Kelly and Ron)
    – proceed with building content on the new Prairie Valley website (Keith, Shannon and Ron)
    – for next year – need to balance between in school support and meetings
    – work to get EdTech budget within allocation for next year (all)
    – reflect upon linkages to Pathways to Literacy, Assessment, teacher librarians and how EdTech can support each of these initiatives (all)
    Date: Thursday, April 3
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 9:00 - 12:00
    Lunch: Not Provided
    Chairperson: Gloria
    Agenda:
    1.0 Review minutes from last meeting (Kelly)
    - final reports need to be completed by June meeting
    - Gloria proposed the purchase of laptops for all teachers, through gradual roll out process, and it was denied
    - Gloria proposed the purchase of laptops for EdTech Teachers and Teacher Librarians, and it was denied
    - Gloria proposed the purchase of laptops for EdTech Teachers, and it was denied
    - Regina Catholic Schools has just tendered a 6 000 000 purchase of computers for the entire school division - Regina Catholic Schools is similar in size to Prairie Valley - Ron is going to get a copy of the tender for future consideration - IBM division - Gloria will provide the name of a contact from Regina Catholic Schools and provide it to Ron
    2.0 Budget Update & Identification of Budget Efficiencies (Keith)
    - Online Learning - budgetted $30 000, very little committed at this point (outstanding balance)
    - Innovation Grants - $18 000 remaining (outstanding balance)
    - Library - $52 000 all still there but committed
    - EdTech Teachers - $4300 left and one meeting remaining
    - Online Subscriptions -
    - PD Academy - $1600 remaining and one event left
    - try to get data on the usage of SchoolKit
    - when budget is prepared for next year, remember that we will be down 25 000 in the next budget year due to prior committments
    - use Budget Priority Form to prepare proposals for upcoming projects
    - use Deferred Proposal line to record future proposals
    - bring completed Budget Priority Forms to the next meeting for initial budget
    3.0 Upcoming Events summary (Keith)
    - EdTech has a very busy calendar until the end of the month
    - PD Academy, Ed Tech teachers, TLT Summit, Curriculum and Learning retreat, school requests
    4.0 Innovation Grants / Smart Grant options (Keith)
    - Gloria attended the SMART Technologies event prior to Easter holidays
    - Nancy Knowlton (CEO of SMART Technologies) - classrooms of the future will have laptops, ceiling mounted projectors, interactive white boards, student response systems, and audio systems
    - the UK has 60% of classrooms set up in this manner - all monies devoted to hardware, none to PD
    - the US has 10% of classrooms set up in this manner, by 2012 they are projecting that 50% will be
    - Mexico has a number of classrooms set up in this manner
    - all school divisions in attendance received a number of SMART boards - Prairie Valley received 10 SMART boards - one classroom teacher assigned per SMART Board, two SMART Boards need to be installed at one school, school/school division needs to provide a projector and all related requirements, each teacher need to participate in SMART training (online or face to face as options), as well as a number of related software and hardware
    - Keith prepared a budget for the related costs - ideally $5800 per classroom, minimally $1000 per classroom
    - perhaps budget efficiencies can be realized by matching SMART boards with classrooms that already have projectors mounted
    - alternatively, this initiative could target classrooms without a great deal of technology
    - ideally, a combination of teachers, grade levels, ranges of experiences would be ideal
    - creating the application process for this project is key
    - Keith is going to pursue the contact at SMART technologies to enhance the deal - perhaps additional hardware, software, training
    - Gloria suggested that we restructure the Innovation Grant to be a 'model classroom' with SMART technologies - providing a vision for the classroom of the future - different groups such as EdTech teachers, PD Academy participants, teacher librarians could hold events in the model classroom and develop their own vision based on the available technologies
    - Innovation Grants will be revisioned to include a stream on SMART technologies
    - prepare draft of the application package for the next meeting
    5.0 Admin Meeting April 15 (Gloria)
    - Gloria emailed Jan requesting 60 minutes for IT and ET - response not received yet
    - Gloria suggests planning and preparing for the administrators' meeting - time might be reduced but it will likely be preserved
    6.0 Online Learning (Gloria)
    - proposal for Online Learning project at Bert Fox was denied due to ongoing review at Bert Fox, FQECS and Balcarres Community School
    - Gloria is suggesting that perhaps we look for other interested teachers to initiate a small project this year
    - prepare a Budget Priority Form for Online Learning as a deferred proposal for the future - don't lose this item
    7.0 TLt conference/SELU conference (Gloria)
    - Mark your calendars for SELU Assessment conference - September 17, 18 and 19, 2008
    8.0 Curriculum & Learning Retreat (Gloria)
    - still a go in Moose Jaw
    - format - some leadership activities as well as some time for setting goals and creating action plans
    - Tuesday, May 27 through Thursday, May 29
    9.0 eJournalism Update (Kelly)
    - all arrangements have been confirmed - Kelly is taking care of final details this month
    - students and teachers from four different Prairie Valley schools as well as Campbell Collegiate
    10.0 Roundtable – What have you been working on? Plans for remainder of year?
    11.00 Ron's Items
    - Pense is now on Central Active Directory; last school and now we can all be one network ("MPLS Network Switch")
    - Video Conferencing in WCS went well but Ron wrote up a plan and has a lot of the "glitches" worked out for the future
    - Pricing of summer roll-out computers/accessories (including printers as necessary)
    - Microsoft Sharepoint trade show at Delta Hotel (May 8th), introduction to what it can do, some questions about who the best audience is for this
    - Microsoft license renewal, saved $60000 by getting numbers correct. Needs to know if we need to buy a Sharepoint license for all computers in the division (dealing with Softchoice on this). We are still using FrontPage and need to continue to license it for all computers
    - Finalized photocopier survey. Wants vendors to supply printers as well as an alternative to existing Dell's
    - Barracuda web filtering is in place. There are some ways to request "unblocking" but it's not an instant process.
    - Division office refresh is planned; switches, hardware, etc.
    - Trial in Greenall; "N-computing" devices. Allows for computers to be shared among up to 4 users, you just add a monitor/keyboard/mouse for each user.
    12.0 Next Meeting: May 13th Cancelled; Rescheduled to May 6 – 9:00 – 12:00 (Keith to Chair)
    Action Items:
    Gloria:
    - provide the name of the contact from Regina Catholic Schools to Ron
    Ron:
    - request a copy of the tender submitted by Regina Catholic Schools
    - advocate to Mark and/or Ross for teacher/administrator involvement in the design and layout of computer labs at Grenfell and North Valley
    Kelly:
    - get data on the usage of SchoolKit
    - use Budget Priority Forms to prepare proposals for upcoming budget year
    - develop draft of application package for SMART Technologies Innovation Grants
    - prepare a Budget Priority Form for Online Learning as a deferred proposal for the future
    Keith:
    - use Budget Priority Forms to prepare proposals for upcming budget year
    - develop draft of application package for SMART Technologies Innovation Grants
    - email Mark Nerland to provide him with an awarenes of this grant (cc Naomi and Gloria) and invite Mark to be a part of the selection committee
    - prepare a Budget Priority Form for Online Learning as a deferred proposal for the future
    Date: Wednesday, February 13
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 9:00-12:00
    Lunch: Not Provided
    Chairperson: Keith
    Agenda:
    Time
    Topic
    Outcome
    Contact
    20mins
    EdTech Work Plan Updates
    Information and Discussion
    Gloria
    ??
    Ron's List
    Status of Photocopier Rollout Plan and RFP
    Can talk and redefine more on the questionnaire for Summer Rollouts
    Decision Item for McLean Sound System
    Decision Item for Selection of Hardware and Monitors for Summer Rollouts or go over Dell Website to start the process of looking at current models.
    Develop standard/non-standard software and hardware lists
    Discussion around new website, intranet, sharepoint, designer tools and webmaster/communications. Development of a central Web Infrastructure and Enterprise Content Management Portal project.
    Discussion and Information
    Ron
    15mins
    Rollouts
    Meeting Agendas
    Formula
    Laptops for Teachers?
    Software Lists
    Points Lists / Approved Peripherals / Prices / Point Values
    Sample handout package for Meeting 1
    Discussion and Information
    Keith and All
    15mins
    Minor Items
    Online Subscriptions - annual meeting/review - May
    Similar process for software? (approved list online; process for suggesting new titles; AutoCad issue, etc.)
    Tutorials/Instructions online
    Andre Boutin-Maloney's Request - old computers
    Assistive Technology - issue with using WYNN at home and at school (Deep Freeze)
    Office 2007 files coming to school
    DE update - NVH Calculus; Michael Koops
    Axis AV Show
    Discussion and Information
    Keith and All
    EdTech meeting February 13, 2008
    9:45 Call to order- Keith (by VC @ Wolseley PD Centre)
    Gloria’s Items
    Cell phones will be here March 1 (KDI & KH)
    Next assessment workshop is scheduled for March 19, Gloria will advise if it fits for EdTech. She is aware of the conflict with school roll-out meetings.
    EdTech workplan updates
    Inno. Grants
    schools have been monitored and some data has been gathered
    New project applications will go out before Feb. break and deadline is before Easter break
    TEAM
    haven’t presented yet, scheduled for May
    eJournalism
    review of history for Ron
    Covering Middle Years conf. March 13-15
    EdTech teachers
    Next meeting is March 6th (Wolseley), last is April 15th (Regina)
    Ron could/should be part of the March 5th meeting
    PD Academy
    Next one is TechQuest Activities- February 13 (Wolseley) & 14(Regina)
    Probably will continue next year
    Peripherals
    Don’t anticipate any large purchases
    Need to preserve budget line to be able to react to new products/innovations/trends
    Video Editing
    Continuing to support, many schools now doing this independently
    Looking at Adobe Visual Communicator 3.0, good fit for schools with hallway display systems
    Some problems at Southey, IT is working on it
    Tech Roll-out plan
    Meetings scheduled
    Last meetings scheduled for first week of June, ordering will be done before end of school year
    On-line Subscriptions
    Budget left for this is to pay for the next round of subscriptions (08-09)
    Committee will be struck to determine which subscriptions will be maintained (including EdTech teachers)
    edClass updates needs to be scheduled by IT (Ron/Kelly will check)
    Increased opportunities for communication among EdTech teachers
    Could look at coordinating newsletter/blog/wiki with Curriculum Team
    Distance Learning Opportunities
    Need to continue to work at getting the VC units set up
    May need to carry over this work plan to next year
    CyberSafety
    Still some requests for new info/presentations
    PVSD Website
    March 10th 8:30 meeting, to discuss content for different areas
    Confirmation of our CMS solution; other divisions (RPS) going similar direction
    New communications person will be “in charge” of the website, with technical assistance from IT (Shannon Leslie?).
    NOTE: Final reports for each work plan will be presented at June meeting for final report
    Ron’s List
    Copier review is underway. Looking at deciding what features would be most useful to teachers/schools. IT will ask EdTech for feedback/assistance in determining this.
    Sound System for McLean (Gym? Meeting room?). IT is looking to develop a better solution for large meetings in whatever room is being used.
    Hardware questions- computer configurations, software requirements, compatibility issues, all need to be dealt with. IT needs some feedback on what teachers/schools would like; EdTech teachers could be part of this. Could try to get Office 07 in some schools and have key teachers try it out. Keep training for this in mind during budget planning process.
    SharePoint update. Web portal is set up: type “sharepoint” in the address bar of a web browser and you will automatically be logged in as long as you are on Community Net within PVSD. Many features (synchronize with Outlook calendar, meeting notes, etc.).
    Summer roll-out info needs to be refined before we meet with schools. IT and EdTech need to discuss this.
    Division office roll-out schedule needs to be created, procedure for updating equipment. IT and EdTech need to discuss this.
    Questions for Ron
    Laptops for teachers? Can we begin this process anytime soon? Ron is in favor, can price it out to begin this year. There are security issues, software compatibility, etc. Could we provide EdTech teachers with laptops this year? Ron would like copy of AUP from EdTech.
    Andre Boutin-Maloney (BFCHS) would like some old computers to work with students at his school as a club. Ron will contact Andre and set this up.
    Assistive Technology needs at Kipling. WYNN can’t be used at school and home because of security (according to Bill Hubble). Ron will check on this with his technicians.
    12:05Pm- Ron left meeting
    Keith’s list
    · Talked to Stu Harris about mounting projectors, SmartBoards, etc. They have many of the same issues/ideas (good confirmation that we are on the right track).
    · SceneStudio (Balcarres hallway display system software), Keith couldn’t get a quote from vendors or Nagel’s
    · Nagels will sell universal projector mounts for $135
    · Toshiba has a really small projector that would be great for travelers (approx $1299). Another model with a doc camera attached ($2000)
    · Toshiba also has a touch-screen tablet ($????)
    · SmartBoards in schools, should they be mounted or portable?
    · License allows us to install SmartBoard software on all labs computers in schools with a SmartBoard
    · V10 of Smartboard software is available, always get free upgrades
    · $1500 for regular SmartBoard, $4500 for model with included projector (all one piece), $3500 model also available
    · Sentio(?) interactive systems. We may be more ready for this now than we were a short time ago. Real value for instruction, evaluation. We may be able to purchase a class kit to use as a demo (TechQuest model). *Use this as an example of an Inno Grant with EdTech teachers.
    Gloria items
    Make sure dates are up to date on all calendars (check items on Master Calendar, run errors or revisions by Susan for update purposes)
    Be sure to indicate who should be involved in meetings in calendar entries
    12:40PM- Meeting adjourned
    Next meeting - March 14th*
    *Date is in conflict with Middle Years conference (eJournalism), Kelly (chairperson) will contact all participants on Monday, March 10th to ask for agenda items. Meeting will be convened by group email- no face-to-face meeting is anticipated
    Date: Tuesday, December 11
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 9:00-12:00
    Lunch: Not Provided
    Chairperson: Kelly
    Agenda:
    Time
    Topic
    Outcome
    Contact
    15 min
    Web page solution - NightFyre for Schools
    (http://imagineeverything.com/)
    Gloria
    15 min
    Discussion from Apple 1-1 conference
    Gloria, Keith, Kelly
    15 min
    On-line Learning update - Ft. Qu'Appelle meeting
    Keith, Kelly, Michelle
    15 min
    IT changeover implications for EdTech
    All
    5 min
    PD academy update (video editing),
    next session April 9-10
    Keith, Kelly
    5 min
    eJ update
    Kelly
    10 min
    Address EdTech Teacher role w. school administrators
    Keith, Kelly
    Other
    Key Ideas:
    - VC demonstration went well
    - NightFyre is a content management system - similar to Joomla or other products
    - limitations of the product include high monthly cost for each school, necessity of having a coordinator at each school to manage content and duplication of services offered by Home Logic (homework and grades)
    - Apple 1 to 1 conference - message consistent with EdTech vision of technology as a change agent for transformed teaching and learning
    - timeframe for 1 to 1 - approximately 10 years to actualize the vision if we started right now
    - some opportunities from Sk Learning to participate in 1 to 1 computing projects in the past - QVSD had expressed interest previously
    - fall of 2009 grade 8 students will begin participation in the Pathways to Literacy Project - therefore teachers would need to be provided with laptops in January 2009 - also grade 8 students will be participating in Personal Career Portfolios and continuous access would be beneficial for that - Gloria prefers to see this pilot project in a k-12 school because it offers more flexibility and smoother transitions from middle to secondary level
    - suggestion to change teacher computers provided in roll out schedule from a desktop to a laptop
    - dream situation (10 years down the road) - middle level and secondary students each equipped with a laptop, a mobile cart available for k-4 students as needed
    - On-Line Learning Update - good discussion at the meeting in Fort Qu'Appelle - a cadre of teachers really interested in online learning and teaching - some teachers interested in synchronous and some in asynchronous
    - next steps - time and support is required to proceed - a suggestion is to offer 6 teachers .25 each for a total of 1.5 FTE
    - teachers are interested in offering Psychology, Law, Career and Work Exploration
    - the IT Manager position was offered to a candidate - PVSD is awaiting a response - likely that the individual will commence in the new year - possibly as late as February- Gloria will invite the incoming IT Manager to attend our next EdTech meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd
    - last PD Academy was November 27th and 28th - filled up very quickly and was well received by all participants - next one is April 9th and 10th
    - important to address the EdTech message about change in teaching and learning with administrators - possibility to be included in the April 15th administrators' meeting agenda - also an opportunity to address administrators about the roll out formula
    - eJ update - team is really strong this year - products will be outstanding - students and teachers are able to easily enter the project and achieve success - moving the eJ model to school based - Indian Head High is considering the model for the PVSD Job Fair
    Things to Do:
    1. Gloria will include 1.5 FTE for distance education in her curriculum staffing proposal
    2. Gloria will invite the new IT Manager to our next EdTech meeting on Wednesday, January 23rd
    3. Gloria will investigate the possibility of EdTech team attending the administrators' meeting on April 15th
    Next Meeting - Wednesday, January 23rd (chair-Gloria)
    Date: Wednesday, November 21
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 9:00 - 12:00
    Lunch: Not Provided
    Chairperson: Keith
    Time
    Topic
    Outcome
    Contact
    15mins
    Website Update
    Question about Community NetWorks (Keith)
    Gloria
    15mins
    Budget
    Gloria
    15mins
    Division Strategic Plan
    Gloria
    15mins
    Technology in Education Policy Framework meeting
    Gloria/Kelly
    15mins
    Correspondence/Online Learning Options
    Keith
    IT Update
    Jeff
    Key Ideas:
    - Keith and Dawn plan to meet in the near future regarding the new PVSD website
    - Be attentive to the budget - access Navision on a regular basis
    - Technology in Education Policy Framework meeting resulted in a plan to develop a Provincial Action Plan for Technology
    - Approximately 94 different TSL learning courses are being taken by PVSD students:
    concentrated in several schools - GHCS, WHS, Montmartre and Lipton
    mainly elective courses - Psychology, Accounting, Interior Design, French but some core courses such as Math
    students pay $100 to take a course and then if they pass, they are reimbursed
    - Focus in on PAA courses as potential online course offerings
    - If EdTech Teachers are choosing not to attend meetings/events, we need to respect that decision this year in light of the high demands on teacher release time
    Things to Do:
    1. Include all of the content from the existing PVSD website in the new PVSD website
    2. Review EdTech budget and ensure that purchases come out of the right account and the right year
    3. Review PVSD Strategic Plan
    4. Add Community NetWorks Newsletter to the existing PVSD webpage
    5. Continue to develop vision for online learning in PVSD
    6. Send Jeff email requesting Excel chart with roll out information
    7. Send Ashton an email requesting an IP for the VC unit in Balgonie Elementary School
    8. Send Jeff an email requesting inventory of equipment at Odessa
    IT:
    - rollouts - some years have less schools than other years - allows updating in the years when roll outs are lighter
    - by 2008 all schools will be on the Active Directory and Windows XP
    - Montmartre and Kipling - networking will be updated in the near future
    - numbers of computers accurate as of September 2007 - does not include band teachers, literacy teachers, career counsellors store front, Pathfinder, Lebret project - almost 3000 computers in total
    - school division office is currently not a part of the roll out schedule
    - chart is based upon FTE from last spring, numbers need to be updated
    - new PVSD wireless networks created - not published yet as documentation is not prepared - central Active Directory clients can log on to PVSD wireless and access files
    - VC unit in Balgonie is usable to connect, but not to host - can connect to all schools in Active Directory
    Date: Thursday, October 25
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 9:00 - 12:00
    Lunch: Not Provided
    Chairperson: Gloria
    Time
    Topic
    Outcome
    Contact
    Date: Wed, October 3
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 9:00 - 12:00
    Lunch: not provided
    Chairperson: Kelly
    Time
    Topic (Contact)
    Outcome
    9AM
    Assistive Technology, coverage for Michelle's schools (Kelly)
    VC units what are we going to do with them (Keith/Kelly)
    EdTech Teachers meeting-Sept. 21(Kelly)
    eJournalism (Kelly)
    Balcarres (Keith)
    School Requests (Keith)
    PVSD website update (Keith)
    10AM
    Jeff : IT items
    EdTech Team Questions for IT
    -Discuss software/hardware installation protocol w. IT
    -Multimedia upgrades from summer 06 rollout
    -Installation of rollout/Innovation Grant 07 equipment
    -VC units, IT perspective
    -McLean, usability for meetings, etc.
    -Regina office, usability for meetings, etc.
    10:45AM
    Gloria : Superintendent items
    -EdTech budget (5 minutes)
    -Educational Technology Council Meeting (5 minutes)
    -EDO clarification (5 minutes)
    11AM
    Other items
    Key Ideas:
    Student Support Services and EdTech have created a process for attending to Assistive Technology requests - EdTech involved in selecting the appropriate hardware and software and supporting implementation
    EdTech working on a plan to better utilize video conferencing - more optimal locations - better ideas for integration in school division
    EdTech Teachers excited about their role and their new learning - good buzz generated from GPS session
    Lots of requests for in-school support - EdTech consultants and teachers are working together to meet needs
    IT:
    - role of EdTech teachers in schools - release time for working collaboratively with teachers and students - EdTech teachers are still the point person for help desk tickets, user management, small fixes in hardware
    - schools requesting more technology - we are not at one to one computing yet - schools need to work out how to use their hardware and software to meet student learning needs
    - online subscriptions folder - ready to be sent out to schools - IT to notify ET when that occurs so that we can support it in schools
    - McLean - technology plans still pending
    - EdTech Council (Gloria)- meeting on Nov 15 8:30-3:30 (Regina), PVSD needs to send 4 representatives (Jeff, Gloria, Rod Luhning, Kelly) More info to come
    - Rollout schedule print out, available from Jeff
    EdTech:
    - SouthEast Cornerstone model for software purchase was discussed, positives and negatives of the model. We need to provide a method for teachers to have a say in what is purchased as long as our technology can support it. Perhaps a list needs to be created of "stuff" that works, etc. (formerly started, try to reestablish). Lots of big questions that IT is dealing with; Jeff can influence the priority list but needs some reasonable lead time. We (IT & EdTech) need to work together to build a priority list. Schedule from Jeff also included information on who is getting OS upgrades, some hardware, etc.
    - Multimedia upgrades are partially done, waiting for internal DVD burners (within the next week), then need to be installed
    - Facilities will no longer install large screen display units
    - VC units can be deployed in most schools (some schools don't have sufficient bandwidth), we will work together to place them. McLean isn't a likely option (in multipurpose room) yet.
    - Division office isn't prepared to have any access for outsiders to use wireless access, Jeff will work on this
    Gloria
    - Jeff, Kelly, Keith need to read EdTech Council report before next meeting
    - Follow budget document guidelines, can shift but don't increase. Make sure we use the correct mileage forms, keep up with budget
    - EDO discussion, consultants don't normally earn these but there are a couple of exceptions (eJournalism, TEAM). Must log hours and have them available, send hours to Gloria for tracking. EDO's earned at rate indicated in PVSD LINC agreement.
    To Do List:
    1. Establish a regular process (like a referral meeting) to review requests for Assistive Technology
    2. Work with IT to set up VC unit in McLean
    3. Model the possibilities for using video conferencing - possibly with administrators
    4. Include IT in the next EdTech Teachers' meeting
    5. Share EdTech plan with IT- before Oct 25th meeting
    6. Reestablish connections with IT (meetings, etc.)
    Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2007
    Location: Gloria's Office
    Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    Lunch: Not Provided
    Chairperson: Keith
    Time
    Topic
    Outcome
    Contact
    15 mins
    Gloria
    15 mins
    Recap Last Year
    - EdTech Plan
    - Final Reports
    - NECC
    Information
    Keith
    Michelle
    Kelly
    5 mins
    Budget
    Clarification
    All
    30 mins
    Current Year
    - Work Plans
    - EdTech Teachers
    - Roll Outs
    - PD Academy
    - Innovation Grants
    Information
    Keith
    Michelle
    Kelly
    Key Ideas:
    'taking it to the next step' - align PVSD EdTech goals and initiatives with school goals - possibly in the specific strategies portion of the sample goals
    'evidence of student learning' - demonstrate how Ed Tech is improving student learning - focus on looking at measurable indicators of student success - important to have measurable indicators of student success in the final reports - possible to compare short distance course success rates to TSL course success rates
    'shift the focus to learning, not technology' - common theme at NECC, and in blogs - the movement is reaching a critical mass
    'budget' - making a convincing case for EdTech budgets - credibility(meeting milestones and celebrating) - meeting a need(tap into division goals and priorities and celebrating) - looking for grant money(demonstrating outside support for initiatives and celebrating)
    Things to Do:
    1. promote current subscriptions - put folder on the desktop of each computer with links to each online subscription - promote subscriptions to home based educators
    2. move video conferencing unit to McLean School - all meeting sites to have a VC unit - collaborate with IT department to facilitate installation
    3. provide training to CAC members on the use of the VC units - try to organize for Monday, September 24th (If not possible, provide reasons)
    4. create work plan for 2007/2008 to review short distance course offerings in PVSD - data comparison between TSL and PVSD course offerings - work with teachers at Bert Fox for online resource development
    5. develop work plan for short distance course offerings in 2008/2009 - focus on offering elective courses for secondary students
    6. work to provide convincing evidence of the need for budget for EdTech
    7. invite IT department to our next meeting to discuss oustanding installations and software updates
    8. coordinate roll out of Innovation Grants with a curriculum and learning report at an administrators' meeting
    Parking Lot:
    Sept 21 Sessions
    Website
    Reminders:

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