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Title: 1-1 computer initiative

1-1 computer initiative
  • South Winn Middle School
  • 12-14-09 Proposal
  • School board passed 12-14-09

  • Kaplan video
  • Where we were and current reality
  • Bread and butter analogy honey
  • Proposed each student grade 5-8 have a laptop
    computer to use at school all day and take home
    each night.

Existing MS teacher technology expertise

All 5-8 teachers have been using technology and
web-based materials for teaching, learning, and
for assessment to determine learning needs.
  • All staff are in the second full year of 11
    Teacher/Laptop Initiative.
  • Staff have web pages and are using technology to
    communicate with parents

Build on current Middle School focus on Teaching
  • Formative Assessment (Skills Iowa) Initiative.
  • Currently in second full year
  • Research-based instructional practice guaranteed
    to improve student learning when implemented with

Build on current Middle School focus on Teaching
  • Ties in with Five Effective Instructional
    Practices of the Iowa Core Curriculum and
    corresponding research-based professional
    development initiatives which MS staff have been
    working towards for the past two years.
  • Student-centered Classrooms (IDM Model two
  • Teaching for Understanding (ESC two years
    Skills Iowa two years Nancy Lockett
    Professional Development).
  • Assessment for Learning (Skills Iowa two
    years ESC two years IDM Model two years).
  • Rigorous Relevant Instruction (Nancy Locket
    Skills Iowa two years ESC two years).
  • Teaching for Learner Differences (ESC two
    years Skills Iowa two years Co-Teaching Model
    three years IDM Model two years).

IOWA CORE tie-in
  • Develop Twenty-first Century Skills, e.g.,
    creativity, collaboration, problem-solving,
    communication, critical thinking, and ability to
    manipulate information for a variety of purposes,
    particularly since Iowa is one of the fourteen
    21st Century Skills Leadership States.

STEM initiative
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathmatics
  • Best example First Lego League
  • On to State-Jan 16th

Promote student engagement with learning
  • Visits to North Winn and Van Meter
  • Not able to tell regular education or special
  • Not able to tell which subject area-involved in
    integrated projects
  • Absent students skyped or ichat into class
  • Middle schoolers took ownership and pride into
    their computer and were engaged in the care, less
    problems and promotes responsibility
  • Promotes equity by providing equal access to
    information 24/7 for all students.

Serve as the District pilot project for
subsequent expansion to other grade levels
  • 1) Middle school staff are in the second full
    year of key research-based professional
    development initiatives designed to improve both
    teaching and learning.
  • 2) Qualitative research studies indicate that
    middle school students take greater ownership and
    responsibility for laptops than do students at
    other levels.
  • 3) The existing building design favors lower
    start-up costs for a 11 wireless environment.
  • 4) Being in the middle permits expansion in two
    directions, both to lower and upper grades in
    subsequent years once the implementation bugs are
    worked out and once evaluation of the 11
    computer/student initiative demonstrates it is a
    worthwhile initiative.

Progress to Date
  • Several meetings have been held with DE and AEA
    consultants to use the Microsoft Settlement
    dollars to partially fund the project.
  • An initial plan was presented to the District
    Technology Committee where it was fully discussed
    and revised. The District Technology Committee
    has recommended that the current plan be
    presented to the Board for implementation
    beginning the 2010-2011 school year.
  • MS staff, administration, SW technology
    consultants have visited the following schools
    which currently have a heavy technology focus
  • George Washington Carver, Waterloo Community
  • North Winneshiek CSD.
  • Van Meter CSD.
  • District AEA technology staff met with an
    Apple representative.

Questions or comments
  • Presentations by.
  • Kurt Straube- MS Lang Arts, My Access/Skills
  • Judy Lansing- 5th grade, science and math
  • Karin Ihde-5th, 7th, 8th Reading, visits and
  • Lori Luzum, grade 3 and tech committee, Tech
    Committee comments
  • Scott Solberg, District Teach Manager and Jason
    Freesman, AEA technician report on budget and
  • Parent representatives- comments
  • Dick Janson-follow up
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