Links to all websites
Site Map: SoundviewAcademy.org, About/Info, philosophy, curric, NYCDOE Info, contact, New node, Parents, parent assoc., skedula, Staff Resources, Digital Media Support Site, Staff Portal, Calendar, Forms, Budget, Disciplinary, Data Sites, Curriculum Portal, NYCDOE Email, SVA Google Apps Login, Student Resources, class pages, ESL, Film, Art, 7th grade humanities, School News Site, iLearn link, Google Apps Login
not uniform. linked under "student resources" on www.soundviewacademy.org
Announcements, News, current unit of study
Schedule & link to Curriculum Map
Student Work Blog (optional)
Link to Skedula
Example: Art site (worksheets, powerpoints, etc. for students). Elyse's Google Site will be a online back up for kids, and potentially a paperless bank of resources for her class. See the setup on on of her Unit pages (click the arrow for the link), unit pages, blog posts for student work
Cabinet page, links to QR matrix folders, team agenda/minutes, existing, cabinet, siit, PD @ Soundview
Teacher page, Individual PD GD Collection, classroom visits/feedback, intervisitations, external visits
not built yet
All teachers have logged in and have had PD as of 1.25.12.
leave a survey for your kids on your class blog -- display results as a graph
give online quizzes: flubaroo
students post quizzes for classmates
Digital Citizenship Contract
example from SVA iZone
student presentations (see LESP)
show video "hangouts"
available in Apps next year...
Domingo: advising and transferring knowledge to William
William, laptop maintenance, desktop maintenance, organizing the sharing of all digital resources, installing/updating software, organizing iTeam
Martinez, managing Google Apps Accounts, organizing the QR matrix and shared staff folders in Google Docs
Rhys: troubleshooting, planning, not around enough to help
lots of new laptops
limited tech support
sign out routine
check-in, check-out procedures
commitment to learn best practices for maintenance (your knowledge, student help)
plan for what to do if the Internet is down
make nominations from your classes
training with William
need to be trained to be proactive with a laundry list of things to fix
Google Drive offline backups
planning/management of student accounts as they leave school (backing up and transferring to gmail accounts?)
Would require the staff getting on board and establishing this as a routine. Could stagger the starting of this by grade to keep it manageable. Big question is access to the computers.
connected to @soundviewacademy.org accounts
All student word processing accessible by all teachers
using "conversations" or "comments" in margins for student-teacher interactivity
Docs/Drive is the core
all written work is archived in Docs/Drive
Docs/Drive Collections to organize work and share with teachers
Images of any written work can be photographed and uploaded to Docs
Public Docs/Drive Collection as a portfolio
Need to give them directions for how to download their work and share it with a personal Google Account when they leave Soundview
Curriculum@Soundview Collections, Math/Science, grade levels 6, 7, 8, maps, linked to lessons & resources, team agenda/minutes, cross ref in this and team agenda/mins folder, lesson plans, resources, Arts, Humanities, grade levels 6, 7, 8, Special Ed, ESL, PE/Health, Scholars, Selectives
PD @ Soundview Collections, Individual Teachers, Content Teams, Whole School
Cabinet Collections, QR Matrix, Self Evaluation, QI Buckets
allows for video chats aka "hangouts"
can link to Google Docs/Google Sites and is sync'd with gmail
used for informal notes and chats during meetings using threaded "chats"
comments can be kept live, or added after meetings from people who come late.
familiar stream of informal communication that people are getting used to from Facebook, Twitter, etc.
8:30-4pm on Tues. 8.30.11 8hrs total (minus lunch hr) 30 mins tech setup, 3hrs morning, 1hr Lunch, 3hrs afternoon, 30mins tech breakdown approx. 30 teachers Start with Data (Cabrera) Curriculum Design (Cabrera/Rhys/Rosenberg) Best Digital Practices (Rhys)
iZone Overview (Elyse & Damien) (8:30-10:30)
Getting everyone Logged in to Google Apps (Rhys leads) (11:00-11:30), first initial + last name @soundviewacademy.org, Inbox/gmail, sites, docs, calendar, does everyone see the Staff and School Calendar?
Curriculum Design @ Soundview: Focus on Google Docs (Elyse, Damien & Rhys) (11:30-12:30), Google Apps Overview (Rhys), Account Login, Docs, Chat, Sites, Groups, Calendar, student accounts, teacher/student publishing to school website (blog in production), using sites/docs as class portals (students turning in work, managing portfolios, pushing out assignments, handouts, etc. on class sites) (see Elyse's Art site), SVA Google Docs Curriculum Portal of Shared collections (Damien/Elyse explanation), How they are organized, How to open them, How to Find and File them, hands-on work (demos), Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms, Google Docs Commenting/Conversation Features Demo (Rhys with Elyse/Damien), Leaving comments, Email notifications, Resolving, Hands-On Work, Google Docs Basics, uploading Word Docs to Google Docs, Filing new Docs in Shared "Collections", Google Docs Commenting, Adding new comments, Resolving Comments, Comment/Email Connection, Sharing & Publishing Docs
Best Digital Practices (Rhys) (1:15-2:15), Media Literacy Intro, Definition of MLE, critical thinking & literacy extended to new media: core principles, 1: MLE requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create., 2: MLE expands the concept of literacy to include all forms of media., 3: MLE builds and reinforces skills for learners of all ages and requires practice., 4: MLE develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society., 5: Media are a part of culture and function as agents of socialization., 6: People use their individual skills, beliefs and experiences to construct their own meanings from media messages., you are already experts if you boil it down to basic communication: who's author, what is their intention, and what audience is this for?, production = "writing" in new media, not hard for kids to pick up skills, communication tool box, kids can be empowered through SCHOOL to use these tools to communicate with the quality/effectiveness you try to teach them with writing, Relevance to CCSS, Working with Rhys, project-based learning, utilizing digital resources, tools & people (synchronously or asynchronously), cohort collaboration planning, goal-setting, unit/project/activity planning, PD: to build skills and resources, PD: in-class modeling and assisting, activity: brainstorm how your cohort can use Rhys, Google Sites: Class Pages, MODEL: the Art Site, unit pages, blog posts for student work, BRAINSTORM: What other sites: exist, are needed, can be shared?, Humanities?, Art, Science?, Math?, ELA?, CREATE: Shared sites (according to brainstorm), OR adapt existing sites, CREATE: Unit plan pages, Create New: create Announcement Page for unit, Layout - 2 column with header/footer, Top part of page is for the permanent unit resources, "New Posts" below are for updates and related student work, link resources from Docs & Elsewhere to the page, Tech Support & Management Strategies, acknowledge limitations of technology, lots of new laptops, limited tech support, what do you do if the Internet is down?, teacher maintenance roles & team-approach, sign out routine, check-in, check-out procedures, commitment to learn best practices for maintenance (your knowledge, student help), iTeam, make nominations from your classes, training with Rhys/Hector, student tech leaders in each class, SVA personnel devoted to this now, Domingo: knowing what you have, limited tech support time, Rhys: troubleshooting, limited time to fix things, Hector: organizing checkout and management, Wallwisher feedback (5 min discussion, and post notes to WW): http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/svacohorts, Digital Citizenship Contract, Internet Research Best Practices, online safety, cyberbullying, consequences, Software Showcase, Google Forms, leave a survey for your kids on your class blog -- display results as a graph, give online quizzes: flubaroo, students post quizzes for classmates, Digital Citizenship Contract, Google Presentations, example from SVA iZone, student presentations (see LESP), Screencapture: Jing, Voicethread, iMovie, Diigo.com bookmarking and annotating, Blogger school blog (coming soon), Wallwisher: http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/svacohorts, Google+, show stream, show video "hangouts", available in Apps next year..., Smart Notebook Software (for SMART Boards), See the Digital Media Support Site for a list of 21 more tools!
Internet Research Best Practices
requires account setup by Martinez
requires intro to staff
requires intro to students
need a model
several teachers up for tenure
how do they result in improvement
i.e. how does accuity help?
admin evaluations, what makes an effective team, need a rubric
Inquiry look at Blended Learning (promising practices)
Rhys review the Bins with Martinez/Frack, Folders for indicators, Documents within folders for Math/ELA/Arts, etc., Headings with links to examples from teacher digital portfolios within documents, 1.2 - Research based framework, using collections that show teacher evaluation above a Danielson table that supervisers add to, 1.1 linking to student work in teacher portfolios, 1.3 & 1.4 are under control, 2.2 assessment, performance based assessment of common core tasks, student work as assessment pieces, 3.1 school vision & documented goals, needs to be written up by Frack, tweaking the future state design to add data point, 3.4 culture of learning, documenting outreach, documenting home/school connection, 4.1, 5.1 school level decisions
Tech Team Meetings, School Website, Class website strategies/expectations: Skedula & Dept. Sites, lopez, sandifer, garcia, putting classes into Skedula, georges, cabrera, richards/cologne 8th, Department Website, aligned with departments, project-based, Discuss the redesign of the website, Define Tech Team Roles:, Calendar maintenance & updates, Home page announcements, Student blog setup & moderation, Class website oversight & support, Laptop management & oversight, Google Docs folder oversight, strategizing & support, iTeam leader & Tech Support/Maintenance, Skedula
Google Apps Training for SVA Point People (Lopez/Martinez/Sanifer), Apps: admin staff/student accounts, Sites: Department or Grade Level Blogger, Arts Department Blog, film review, New node, Create Google Apps Support Docs, Docs/Drive: options for adding new apps & managing all files online and off
Outlining Teacher's Digital Responsibilities, Skedula, assessment, parents, making it standards-based, highlight personal management learning, Digital Portfolio, Department Website, Classroom use of digital tools, assessment culture around performance based culture (blogs, vlogs, collaboration)
Frack: What type of QR are you getting State or City?
take a look at what's already there, looking at key competencies for highly competent teams, online assessment, unit building, collaboration, common core language, nonfiction language, assessment culture, sharing best practices, through dept websites, examples of digital student work, inquiry based on looking at student work, developing inquiry questions based on student work example, meeting with team leaders, Frack, Cabrera, Georges, Diaz/Richards Humanities/ELA, Siedenberg, Viau, Colon, Castillo, Lopez, Williams, Bailey, Develop a rubric of team efficacy
reaching out to other schools for models, iZone schools
review of 3rd party teacher evaluation apps, can this be remade in Google Apps
creating a template to evaluate assessment pieces (flexible enough to handle all of the following), Plan, Do, Check, Adjust (PDCA), applies to all of the following assessment domains, Assessing Collaborative Teams, Structures, Capacity, Process/Protocols/Practices, Teacher Evaluation & Assessment, Portfolios (needs a structure & model), See this attempt at Danielson template in Google Docs, Support Staff Evaluation & Assessment, Administration, Social Work & Guidance, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers, Deans, Afterschool Providers, Evaluation of Classroom and Schoolwide Assessment Devices, Assessment of Data Use and Application, Evaluation of Professional Development Practices including Mentoring, Weekly Staff PDs and PD Partnerships, Innovative Assessment Practices, ILPs (Individualized Learning Plans) and Mastery-Based Tracking, best in an IEP, learning goals, individualized blueprint for that kid, what does this look like?, could it be a mind map?, tie in the Vimeo accounts for individual student "channels" to record progress reports, New node
building off of Academic Values Doc/language
match up Grant/Wiggins with CCLS
What did you do with Kristin Swanson (Siedenberg/Colon/Diaz/Richards/Cabrera)? Document accountable talk through digital evidence (created by students)
Be agressive with Georges (with Bianca/Guevara). Developing argument., create models, play them back for the class, looking for a unit of studey that develops students ability with argument (evidence-based arguments)
Collaborate with Competency Based Learning Partners' Unit Plans to build a "blended" unit of study to bridge CCLS, Competencies and blueprint standards with a strong assessment piece.
Peter Avery (arts liason)
Netty Adu (literacy coach)
Kristin Swanson (Toledo)
Defining Blended Learning
Document blending learning best practices, Identify blended practices teachers currently employ, Rhys films it and watches it with students & teachers (cogenerative dialogs as part of the documentary editing process), what does it look like in the planning stages?, what does it look like in the classroom?, what was the teacher doing?, what were the students doing?, what resources were utilized?, does what we're trying work?, Chart the progress throughout the year, Garcia designs assessment pieces (connected to assessment focus above), subjects, co-teaching, online supplementary programs (i.e. compas learning)
Present documentary and data to the staff
Possible Teachers Involved (team), Diaz: combining online curricula & traditional practices, Richards: blogging, or co-planning integrated with Lopez), Lopez: project-based integrated unit multimedia format integrated with an ELA writing project (i.e. what he did with Gomez), 7-10 standards of filmmaking evaluated to show mastery level, Working towards a comprehensive unit (Oct/Nov), Diaz is the foundation (industrial revolution in SS), Richards is doing writing components (creating a short silent film), NYC Blueprint Standards, writing a thesis for grad school, proposal by October, compliment the, shared unit plan with off shoots, social studies unit plan, english unit plan, film unit plan, shared objectives & goals, shared big understanding, 2nd Wave - bring Garcia/Colon/ (include Skedula)
Timeline, Industrial Revolution Project, Oct-Thanksgiving, Initial meeting in October
Christine is focusing here.
Definition of Media Litearcy Ed, critical thinking & literacy extended to new media: core principles, 1: MLE requires active inquiry and critical thinking about the messages we receive and create., 2: MLE expands the concept of literacy to include all forms of media., 3: MLE builds and reinforces skills for learners of all ages and requires practice., 4: MLE develops informed, reflective and engaged participants essential for a democratic society., 5: Media are a part of culture and function as agents of socialization., 6: People use their individual skills, beliefs and experiences to construct their own meanings from media messages., TEACHERS - you are already experts if you boil it down to basic communication (who's author, what is their intention, and what audience is this for?), production = "writing" in new media, not hard for kids to pick up skills, communication tool box, kids can be empowered through SCHOOL to use these tools to communicate with the quality/effectiveness you try to teach them with writing, 21st Century citizens need to be able to read and write in video and internet formats if they are going to be lifelong learners and informed participants in a democracy.
Relevance to CCSS, extend CC standards to include media texts, i.e. a film made at SVA is a text to be broken into parts and analyzed for it's quality, effectiveness and intention, "Informational Texts" can come in many modern forms, Critical thinking skills, higher order thinking can all happen and be archived and assessed through media projects and activities., Performance tasks can be assessed, archived, and planned into media projects and activities.
Working with Rhys, project-based learning, utilizing digital resources, tools & people (synchronously or asynchronously), cohort collaboration planning, goal-setting, unit/project/activity planning, PD: to build skills and resources, PD: in-class modeling and assisting