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Title: Educational Technology Plan 20062010 Discussion of Draft Plan

Educational Technology Plan 2006-2010Discussion
of Draft Plan
  • Greg Marks
  • Facilitator
  • 734-780-8148,

Committee Basics
  • Initiated a restart on Ed Tech planning
  • First meeting March 21
  • Barb Fardell accepts job in Georgia, Greg Marks
    hired as consultant to be Facilitator for the
  • Further meetings May 17, Aug 2
  • Operating primarily through Working Groups (see
    slides at end)
  • Utilizing conference calls, email, Blackboard,
    shared documents
  • Focused on statewide programs, not local

Framing the Report
  • Serious funding challenges in Michigan
  • NCLB has changed the landscape
  • BUT, even so, the challenge is much bigger
  • The global challenge from Asian nations
  • Not just lower wages, also comparable or better
    education and skills high salary jobs going too
  • Technology will change at least as rapidly in
    years ahead
  • Todays kindergartner will graduate to a world
    where technology is far more pervasive than now

Framing the Report, Continued
  • Michigan Historic Leader, Falling Behind
  • Many prior programs are gone or on low funding
  • EdWeek MI in bottom 20-25
  • Educational Transformation Enabled by Ed Tech
  • Improving student learning is the focus, and the
    question is how ed tech can foster that
  • Ed tech helps in many ways, and especially if the
    methods of teaching are transformed
  • Teacher as guide mentor, project-based,
    students present their learning, individualized
    attention, working together
  • This takes a long time to build, educators must
    learn layer by layer how to make the gains

One Goal
  • To prepare Michigan students to become productive
    citizens in a global society

Objective 1 Digital Citizenship
  • Every Michigan student will be proficient and
    demonstrate the ethical use of technology and
    information as a digital citizen and lifelong
  • Technology is increasingly pervasive in life
  • Kids are ahead of most schools in using it
  • Develop a digital citizenship definition and a
    curriculum that aligns with MCF, GLCEs, and METS

Objective 2 Student Learning
  • Every student will have meaningful
    technology-enabled learning opportunities based
    on research and best practice that include
    virtual learning experiences.
  • All grades, students, classes driven by
  • Identify and promote best practices
  • Ubiquitous access to ed tech, assistive tech,..
  • Develop student tech support skills
  • Foster virtual learning

Objective 3 Data-Driven Decisions
  • Every educator will use data effectively for
    classroom decision making and school improvement
    planning through an integrated local and
    statewide decision support system.
  • The top priority for ed tech in NCLB penalties
  • CEPI, ISDs/RESAs, LEAs improve data sharing
  • Extend education decision support systems
  • Every educator gains timely use of data

Objective 4 Professional Learning
  • All educators will have the technology
    competencies that enable them to transform
    teaching and learning to improve student
  • Not just ed tech, but using it to advance
  • Professional learning for all educators
  • ISTE NETS-T, A, a long-term process, not one-shot
  • Ed Schools pre-service meets 7th Standard
  • Professional learning support for MDE staff

Objective 5 Broadband
  • Every Michigan classroom will have broadband
    Internet access to enable regular use of
    worldwide educational opportunities.
  • Broadband is basic teachers should be able to
    assume it is consistently available
  • Recognize that U.S. is lagging behind
  • Broadband access to every classroom, computer
  • Broadband access outside school

Objective 6 Shared Resources
  • Every educator and learner will have equitable
    and sustained access, through statewide
    coordination and support, to resources necessary
    to transform teaching and learning through
    educational technology.
  • Statewide support for info resources, video,
    virtual schools
  • Access to assessment, decision data
  • Guidelines, tools for technology support

Objective 7 Leadership
  • Michigan will provide leadership for educational
    technology in order to expand and develop
    transformative learning environments that
    increase student achievement.
  • Chief Educational Technology Officer at MDE
  • Coalition for Educational Technology
  • Ed Tech PL for administrators and board members,
    plus rubrics, models, recognition

Objective 8 Funding
  • Michigan will develop innovative methods of
    funding to transform and sustain teaching and
    learning through educational technology to build
    local, regional and statewide capacity.
  • State as leverage small, must use well
  • Shared purchasing, grant writing, eRate,
  • Innovating/adopting best practices/sustaining

  • Sept 19 next Ed Tech Plan Committee meeting
  • Sept 30 Ed Tech Plan draft to MDE for review
  • Early October briefing for Superintendent
  • Mid-November to Board agenda
  • December Board discussion
  • January Board vote

Working Groups
  • Student Learning - Carolyn McCarthy, Chair
  • Jeff Diedrich, Ron Faulds, Pat Love, Shawn
    Massey, Sherry McVay, Julia Meredith, Olga Moir,
    Julie Myrmel, Steven Whetstone, Yong Zhao
  • Professional Learning - Marie Zuk, Chair
  • Mesut Duran, Steve Hecker, Pete Mantei, Patricia
    Morgenstern, Marilyn Schlief, Ric Wiltse, Sue

Working Groups (cont)
  • Infrastructure - Mike Oswalt, Chair
  • Jennifer Hensley, Jeannene Hurley, Janine Lim,
    Linda Pung, Debbie Roeske
  • E-Learning and Virtual Schools - Jamey
    Fitzpatrick, Chair
  • Jeff Diedrich, Tracy DuBay, Michelle Johnston,
    Tom Juett, Erica Nakfoor, Jane Perzyk, Jim Seidl,
    Chris Wigent

Working Groups (cont)
  • Information Management - Meg Ropp, Chair
  • Roger Ashley, Ricki Chowning, Jim Hogan, Lisa
  • Funding - David Frankel, Chair
  • Margaret Clinton, Mike DeSchryver, Roger Mendel,
    Dwight Sinila, Paul Stemmer, Tom White

Working Groups (cont)
  • Leadership - Sam LoPresto, Chair
  • Kirk Baese, Kathy Hayes, Michelle Johnston, Doug
    Leisenring, Sheryl Mase, Jane Perzyk, Christine
    Reiff, Mike Souden, Barbara Stork, Leslie Wilson
  • Chairs Working Group, Greg Marks, Chair
  • This is a weekly conference call, plus some
    face-to-face meetings of the Working Group
    Chairs, to coordinate work