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WDSD7 IASB Diversity: Supporting Students

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Diversity: Supporting Students in the Digital Age
Academic Data

iPad Family Survey

Damages/Fees/Insurance

iPad Maintenance


LOCATION
Five miles west of O'Hare Airport in DuPage County, Wood Dale School District 7 includes Wood Dale, portions of Bensenville and Elk Grove Village.
Five square miles in size, district has 1200+ students in 4 schools.

Early Childhood Education Center ages 3-5
Oakbrook School K-2
Westview School 3-5
Wood Dale Junior High School 6-8.


RESEARCH & REFLECTION
Committee Formed
21st century learning/eSSENTIAL 7
Tested devices to be used as a tool/resource
Successes and Failures
Reviewed literature (PLNs, 1:1, Technology Leadership)
Formed a compelling case
Will Richardson’s (PLN) book
Pilot and buy-in
Partially updated infrastructure
BOE goal (3 years)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
VIABLE & RIGOROUS CURRICULUM
NEXT STEPS

Professional Development
Coaches (4 C’s)
Peers
Device Handbook for Staff
Consistently Reviewing Practices
ISTE NET*S
SAMR

IASB/IASA/IASBO
Joint Annual Conference
November 23, 2013

Merri Beth Kudrna, Ed.D
Curriculum Director
Josh Halverson
4th Grade Teacher
Ben Hartman
5th Grade Teacher
White = 46.9%
Hispanic = 43.7%
LEP = 23%
Mobility = 4%
Poverty = 51%
District 7 Demographics
Certified Teachers - 103
Paraprofessionals - 26
Administrators - 7
PURPOSE & REFLECTION

21st Century Learning/Viable & Rigorous
Students communicating with peers globally
Revised curriculum to align with CCSS
Drove functional requirements
Budget
Reallocated funds from textbooks to technology



HIGH QUALITY
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Sustained over time

Grounded in a sense of collegiality and
collaboration among teachers and between
principals in solving important problems
related to teaching and learning.

Sparks (2002)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & REFLECTION


Professional Development
Curriculum 1st then Tech
ICE
1st year - committee members
2nd year - committee + staff members
Attended different sessions and shared
Teacher Fall & Summer Academy
Staff received devices before students
National Presenter
Will Richardson/PLN’s



IMPLEMENTATION & REFLECTION

Spring 2012
Developed implementation timeline
Up and running by Fall 2012
Parent meetings (User agreements)
Summer P.D.

Year 1 (2012-13)
2nd Grade iPads Implemented
Implementation meetings
Pilot 5th Grade Chromebooks/December 2012-June 2013
Students took devices home
Pilot BYOD
Pilot GAFE

Year 2 (2013-14)
iPads/1st, 2nd, 3rd
Chromebooks/5th, 7th
BYOD
Implemented GAFE



EVIDENCE
Mostly positive

Feedback from CCAC

Reluctant learners more engaged

More student centered

Students teach peers and teachers

Inquiry and research

CONTACT INFORMATION

mkudrna@wdsd7.org
bhartman@wdsd7.org
jhalverson@wdsd7.org

630-595-9510
www.wd7.org



Twitter
@mbkudrna
@bhartmanwd7
@halverson_j



Student organization improved

Less paper

Ease of grading and descriptive feedback

Transparency for stakeholders
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