Today’s Topics •Instructional Technology Update •Gartner Update •Connectivity / E-rate Update •ITS Video Services Update Instructional Technology Update Neill Kimrey, Section Chief Instructional Technology Rebecca Garland Associate Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer Academic Services & Instructional Support Peter Asmar Chief Information Officer/Associate State Superintendent Technology Services Angela Quick Deputy Chief Academic Officer Curriculum, Instruction, Technology & Accountability Services Cindy Williamson Director K-12 Curriculum, Instruction & Technology Neill Kimrey Section Chief Instructional Technology Melody Hudson, Program Assistant Mary Lou Daily Regional Consultant Donna Sawyer Teacher on Loan Melanie Honeycutt Regional Consultant Gail Holmes Teacher on Loan Cathy Mathews Regional Consultant Gerry Solomon School Media Consultant Vacant Regional Consultant Dan Sparlin WiseOwl & Web Evaluator Vacant Regional Consultant Ouida Meyers EETT Grant Consultant Vacant Regional Consultant New Section Chief of Instructional Technology • Neill Kimrey – Most recently CTO of Stanly County Schools – firstname.lastname@example.org – 919/807.3270 New Section Chief of Instructional Technology • My vision for Instructional Technology… – Seamless integration of technology and information skills into all curricular areas – A tool for teachers and STUDENTS alike – Authentic Assessments – Being part of C, I, & T is a natural fit and will be a benefit Momentum… • It is important to regain the momentum created when instructional technology at NC DPI was a division • Technology Directors can help by providing input on Regional Google Docs • If you do not have access, request it by sending an email to email@example.com. Regional Consultants & Vacancies *some discussion about further dividing the state by the same lines as RESAs are currently divided. Technology Plan 2009-2013 • Due by November 3, 2008 (USPS or UPS) • Three hard copies • A URL for the plan on the district website – For network security, technical diagrams should be removed from your online tech plan. Other Items of Timely Interest • 20th Annual NC Technology Educator Awards – To recognize individuals who have provided outstanding leadership in planning and implementing instructional technology into the ongoing school program. Awards will be made for administrators and teachers. – http://www.ncwiseowl.org/it/educatoraward/de fault.html Other Items of Timely Interest • NC Computer Skills curriculum revision • Steering Committee will be comprised of Instructional Technology section personnel, Curriculum & Instruction personnel, and LEA representatives • Look for more information in Regional Update emails, upcoming conference sessions, and regional meetings Other Items of Timely Interest • Framework for Change – Still in draft form – Addresses what NC graduates will need to complete globally upon graduation – Next generation of Standards, Assessments and Accountability Questions and Comments www.ncwiseowl.org/it Neill Kimrey firstname.lastname@example.org 919/807-3270 In compliance with Federal Law and including the provisions of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, NC Public Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law. Gartner Technology Master Plan Update Ed Chase and Neill Kimrey Findings LEAs are charted with implementing initiatives that LEAs are the execution arm for many support goals and objectives of several educational NC DPI projects and programs. stakeholders: LEAs implement initiatives that support DPI Initiatives State Goals LEA LEA School Goals LEA Public Needs LEA LEA LEA LEA District Goals LEA the goals and mandates of Federal State, Local Government entities, individual schools within the district, and general public (includes parents, guardians, and taxpayers). LEAs implement initiatives under the constraints and challenges of their environment which is made up of External Influencers and Available Tools & Solutions. Stakeholder Initiatives (i.e. NC VPS) 15 Connectivity Integration Update Connectivity Funding Update • PRC 073 funds are now available to LEAs – Carry Over Provision until June 30,2010 – used to repay 100% of out of pocket (after Erate costs) for LEAs. E-rate Update • Seven Training Sessions planned – Basic Agenda for E-rate Training • 8:30 am – 11:30 am – Basic E-rate Training • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch • 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm – E-rate Training (470, 471, and 486, what is new this year) • 3:30 pm – 5:00 – 470 Q&A / Assistance – – – – – – – North Central Region – November 5, 2008 South Central Region – November 6, 2008 South East Region – November 13, 2008 North East Region – November 14, 2008 South West Region – November 17, 2008 North West Region – November 18, 2008 Raleigh DPI VCC Room – December 1, 2008 E-rate Update • E-rate support services update – Regional Staff for E-rate support available – Will start on 11/3/08 – This is a free service to the LEAs for E-rate follow – up, filing, review and audit support. ITS Video Conferencing Update • How to Obtain NCVIP Services from ITS – http://www.ncih.net/hsncvip/index.html • The NC General Assembly has legislated support with reoccurring funding to ITS Video Network Services for videoconferencing in K-12 public schools. The supported services include: multipoint bridging, use of the online scheduler, listserve access and troubleshooting support. To request DPI funding support for a K-12 school, users must file the VNS-01 form. Schools may choose to subscribe for monthly service or for hourly ad hoc usage. Questions?