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Cabarrus County Schools

November 8, 2012







8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Principals / Directors / Superintendent

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Media Coordinators / Instructional Technology Facilitators

URL

Digital Teaching and Learning


Cathy Mathews, Region 6 Consultant cathy.mathews@dpi.nc.gov
Deborah Goodman, Region 2 Consultant deborah.goodman@dpi.nc.gov
Jennifer LaGarde, Teacher on Loan jennifer.lagarde@dpi.nc.gov
Kathy Parker, School Library Media Consultant kathy.parker@dpi.nc.gov

Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs

Website | .pdf

Information and Technology Essential Standards

Sources of Information | Informational Text | Technology as a Tool | Research Process | Safety and Ethical Issues
Grades K-5 | Grades 6-8 | Grades 9-12

Role of the Technology Facilitator and Media Coordinator (.png)


Overview of the new job descriptions and evaluations for Media Coordinators and Technology Facilitators


  • Flexible scheduling vs. need to have SLMCs and ITFS in the rotation
  • Break/fix is not part of the evaluation

Data on collaboration with teachers, media coordinators, technology facilitators, etc.

  • Research on School Library Media Programs Positive Affect on Student Achievement
    • An Essential Connection: How Quality School Library Media Programs Improve Student Achievement in North Carolina
      • “School library programs in North Carolina elementary, middle school, and high schools have a significant impact on student achievement – as measured by scores on standardized reading and English tests. Scores on standardized reading and English tests in the schools included in this study tended to increase when libraries in the schools:
        • Were staffed more hours during the school week
        • Were open more hours during the school week
        • Had newer books
        • Spent more money per 100 students on books and other print materials like magazines and newspapers
        • Spent more money per 100 students on electronic access to information (e.g., online database searching, Internet access)
        • Were more likely to subscribe to online periodical services
        • Were more likely to subscribe to CD ROM services
    • These findings are consistent with those of earlier studies in Alaska, Iowa, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Texas, all of which found similar links between student achievement and the quality of school library programs” (Burgin).




Resources

Southwest Education Alliance Calendar of Events


North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI)

The planning for the North Carolina Learning Technology Initiative (NCLTI) involves pedagogy, technology, policy, professional development, community engagement, funding, and organization as necessary components of a sustainable model for supporting future-ready students in North Carolina.

Research Highlights From Evaluation Studies in NC Schools Implementing Digital Learning Initiatives (Jenifer Corn, Ph.D.)

EOG Scores - Technology Immersion Schools experienced significantly more growth over time in their Reading and Math EOG scale scores, relative to comparison schools. Technology immersion middle schools showed significantly more growth in Math and Reading then comparison middle schools, with EOG test pass rates increasing over 16 percentage points from 2007 to 2011.
EOC Scores - Analysis of 2009-2010 EOC scores revealed that the percent of students considered proficient across subject areas increased as the length of implementation of laptop projects increased
Graduation Rates - Slightly improved
Student Engagement - Increased



10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Region 6 Technology Directors


Digital Teaching and Learning


Cathy Mathews, Region 6 Consultant cathy.mathews@dpi.nc.gov
Deborah Goodman, Region 2 Consultant deborah.goodman@dpi.nc.gov
Jennifer LaGarde, Teacher on Loan jennifer.lagarde@dpi.nc.gov
Kathy Parker, School Library Media Consultant kathy.parker@dpi.nc.gov

Introductions
Tech Readiness Tool / Online Assessment Update - Skype Call with Kayla Siler
Region 6 Wiki
Vendor Meeting
Lunch & Learn | November 28, 2012 | 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM | Linda Rader Staff Development Center | Cramerton, NC 28032
Speak Up Survey Deadline Extended to Dec. 21
Update on IIS




Cathy Mathews
Region 6 Consultant | Digital Teaching and Learning
cathy.mathews@dpi.nc.gov
704.269.8386