All technology purchases need a professional development component.
Financial support for PD must be enhanced. PD support should reach a goal of 10% proportion of the expenditures by 2007 when these recommendations will be reviewed again.
Student learning must be the foundation for all software and hardware purchases.
That YRDSB study the feasibility of provisioning all teaching staff with access to their own computer.
Administrator leadership is critical to implementing and sustaining change to instructional practice.
In order to facilitate secondary schools adoption of the ICT and the Learner model, it is recommended that YRDSB develop a format for secondary schools based upon the learning from the elementary experience.
YRDSB will develop an enhanced communication strategy that promotes dialogue between ITS, CIS and schools to determine future direction as it relates to student learning.
YRDSB prepares a plan for the infrastructure to enable staff and students to bring their personal equipment and make use of the board's network.
YRDSB create online resources that are shared through the Technology and the Learner Sharepoint site and as part of the enterprise portal strategy.
YRDSB expand opportunities for exploration of model classrooms.
YRDSB will establish an informal working “Futures” group to make make recommendations to the Board.
YRDSB will encourage pilot projects developed through a process that has a reporting mechanism and an implementation mechanism and is based upon system priorities and available resources.
Map of the Decade
21st Century Skills
21st Century Literacy
The Machine is Us/ing Us (4 mins), CIS
Northern Lights, Untitled
Stuart Scott, Untitled
Wireless Writing Project, Untitled
Literacy@School Operations, Untitled
Resource Development Office
TCC, TLC, Digital Literacy, CurrIT, Data Coordination, @Committee, Digital Literacy
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