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EETT Grant Presentation

For Rural Schools Conference July,2011
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John Kelly

on 13 July 2011

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Transcript of EETT Grant Presentation

Why Northwest Middle School? Academic Needs School Climate Enrollment of 813 students in grades 7 & 8.
89% qualify for free or reduced lunch.
42% of population are ELLs.
Students w/ disabilities account for 15% of enrollment.
High mobility - 930 students enrolled during the year.
659 students (71%) were enrolled for longer than 160 days.

Language Arts
67% Reading/Language/English
44% Writing
Of the 277 students who were in 8th grade and had stayed @ NW for 2 consecutive years averages were consistent (61% - 6th grade & 66% - 7th grade).

Mathematics
34%
8th grade Pre-Algebra rate of proficiency dropped from 61% to 24%.
Algebra students went from 76% proficiency to 24%.

Science
44%
7th grade - 55% proficient, 8th grade - 35% Teaching with Technology: Implementation of a EETT/ARRA Title IID Technology Grant SLCSD
Utah has the 2nd fastest growing Latino and Hispanic population in the country.
Within the SLCSD, 20 of our 37 schools are Title 1.
Certain neighborhoods in our district have over 95% of students living in poverty.
There are 90 different spoken languages/dialects represented (w/ a high population of refugee families).

Northwest Middle School
Cultuarlly diverse & largest middle school in SLCSD.
Over past 5 years, 37% of students who attend West High graduate.
Large percentage of students choose to attend other district middle schools.
Higher student suspension rate than other middle schools in the district*.
Of the 35 FTEs, 57% have been @ NW 5 years or less, 32% 6-15 years, & 11% have taught 16+ years.
85% of classes taught by teachers who meet the definition of "highly qualified". Action Plan eMINTS/ETC Success Measures Goal: Improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in Northwest Middle School.

Goal: Assist students regardless of race, ethnicity, income, geographical location, or disability - in becoming technologically literate.

The district will be using eMINTS as the over-arching model for our project. eMINTS (enhancing Missouris Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies) is a research-based instructional model emphasizing constructivist inquiry-based learning. eMINTS National Center, our continuing partner, created the program, which:
inspires educators to use instructional strategies powered by technology
engages students in the excitement of learning
enriches teaching to dramatically improve student performance
The ETC model is a subset of eMINTS and uses the same philosophies, strategies, technologies, and materials.
The key aspects of the ETC instructional model are:
High-quality lesson design: Purposeful planning that engages students in higher-order thinking related to relevant and state standards
Inquiry-based learning: A student-centered approach lets essential questions drive instruction and learning
Classroom community: Learners collaborate on projects and activities working toward a shared understanding
Powered by technology: Students power their learning with technology when they use multimedia and Internet resources to raise their levels of thinking as they access and construct knowledge Goal: Implement effective integration of technology resources and systems w/ professional development and curriculum development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.

Goal: Increase the number of teachers w/ an educational tehcnology endorsement.

Measures
CRT student proficiency in language arts, math and science will increase. The CRT data will be analyzed, measured and evaluated by our district Assessment Department. (Refer to Appendix C Student Achievement CRT Scores)
Data from the district Writing Assessment will be evaluated by the district evaluation team.
100% of teachers will complete 50 hours of ETC professional development in year one and 40 hours in year two. (Refer to Professional Development Schedule)
Math and science teachers will complete an additional 14 hours of professional development as part of the STEM iSchool iPod Touch Initiative. (Refer to Professional Development Schedule)
100% of Northwest teachers will have a My.UEN curriculum webpage as a resource for students, parents, and colleagues.
Instructional practices of all teachers will be enhanced through mentoring and in-class coaching provided by the project educational technology specialist and the district educational technology team.
Teachers will increase cooperative learning activities in their classrooms.
Teachers will increase usage of higher level thinking activities. (Refer to Appendix D Blooms Taxonomy)
Teachers will focus on 21st-century learning skills.
100% of all core classrooms will be equipped with ETC hardware/software.
The number of technology-infused classrooms will increase at Northwest Middle School.
Mobility trends at Northwest Middle School will be reported.
100% of Northwest Middle School teachers will earn the Educational Technology Endorsement by the end of the two year project. Budget Results Knowledge-based
Products CRTs Professional Developement Goals STEM Goal: The ETC and STEM iSchool iPod Touch Initiative projects will provide classroom-focused, ongoing, sustained, and intensive high-quality professional development to enhance teaching of the Utah State Core Curriculum and improve student achievement.
Provide teachers with 50 hours of ETC professional development in year one and 40 hours in year two
Support the in-kind district trainer in providing 14 hours of STEM iSchool Initiative iPod Touch professional development
Provide in-classroom mentoring, model teaching, and coaching
Support new teachers as they begin to implement inquiry-based strategies and cooperative learning into student-centered instruction
Provide teachers with ongoing support and learning resources Facilitate hardware/software deployment The STEM iSchool iPod Touch Initiative is a collaborative effort between Salt Lake City School District and Granite School District which uses mobile devices to deliver core curriculum content to students and teachers. Math and science content Apps from the iPod Touch project support STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) goals.

STEM teachers from Northwest and the in-kind district educational technology specialists will become active contributors to Granites iSchool collaborative wikispaces (http://ischoolinfo.wikispaces.com/). Northwest STEM teachers will receive 14 hours of instruction on the use of iPod Touches in the classroom to support curriculum standards. They will develop curriculum lessons, collaborate with other STEM teachers, provide authentic learning communities, and provide life and career skills for students. Using the strategies from the successful Granite pilot of the iSchool Initiative, Northwest STEM teachers and students will foster 21st century learning skills (http://www.21stcenturyskills.org). Using mobile devices, Northwest students and teachers will move beyond their classroom walls to a 24/7 access which extends the learning day. Schedule Northwest Middle School
SLCSD "Mobile Learning Communities" In Conjunction w/ the SLCSD's School Improvement ARRA Grant Timeline Overview The district will implement both the Engaged Technology Classroom 1 to 1 Learning with Netbooks and the STEM iSchool iPod Touch Initiative beginning in June 2010 and ending in June 2012. The EETT grant is a one-year grant that covers the 2010-2011 school year. The second year of our project, 2011-2012, will be delivered by in-kind funding through the district Educational Technology Department. Studies on the effect of technology-rich classrooms in at-risk schools have shown that providing students with technology-enhanced learning environments has resulted in consistent patterns of improved grades, improved attendance, improved motivation, improved attitudes toward learning, increased self-esteem, and improved classroom discipline. The "HEART" of the program is the extensive follow-up by the educational technology specialists! John Z. Kelly
Educational Technology Specialist
SLCSD The Northwest educational technology specialists (1 1/2) will play a vital role in providing ongoing technical and curriculum support. The educational technology specialists will:
Provide teachers with 50 hours of ETC professional development in year one and 40 hours in year two Support the in-kind district trainer in providing 14 hours of STEM iSchool Initiative iPod Touch professional development
Provide in-classroom mentoring, model teaching, and coaching
Support new teachers as they begin to implement inquiry-based strategies and cooperative learning into student-centered instruction
Provide teachers with ongoing support and learning resources
Facilitate hardware/software deployment Roles & Responsibilities 471 Documented Visits! How did we spend 1 Million Dollars? 7th Grade LA - ?
8th Grade LA - 69%

7th Grade Science - 56%
8th Grade Science - 54%

Mathematics
Math 7 - 61%
Pre-Algebra - 72%
Algebra - 75%
Geometry -89%

*Note - These are ALL raw
test score results!!! Northwest Middle School has not met Adequate Yearly Progress goals for several years! 100% buy-in by NW teachers
before the grant was written! 2010 Change in administration What more would you like to know? Disclaimer: I'll answer to the BEST of my ability. "All the educational technology in classrooms today is worth NOTHING if teachers don't know how to use it effectively. Computers aren't magic, TEACHERS are."
~Craig Barret, CEO Intel Corporation THANK YOU!
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