Meeting Standards with Technology Integration and Staff Development
Linda K. Taber Ullah, M.A. M.Ed
Foothill College Krause Center for Innovation
http://www.foothill.edu/kci
ullahlinda@foothill.edu

Who Are We?
Are your classrooms as exciting as you want them to be?
Are your students fully engaged in learning 24/7?
...and still provide high quality deep learning experiences that meet standards?
Are you or your teachers as engaged in teaching and learning as  youıd like?
Where is Technology Used At Your School?
What Technology Do You Have?
How Do Students Use Technology?
How Do Teachers Use Technology?
What About Technology Staff Development?
Are your teachers well trained and using technology to enhance instruction and improve student learning?
Interesting Facts
2000
80% primary schools,
90% special schools and
 nearly all secondary schools
     were connected to the Internet.
Today
Most schools have Internet connections
Some schools only have aging technology
Some has lost the ³edge² they had
Some schools have new/cutting edge technology.

6 Years Ago
60 %+ of secondary schools
30 % of primary and special schools
 had their own website in 2000.
2006 Most schools have Web sites

"The Government's goal was:"
The Government's goal was:
 75 % of teachers &
 50% of pupils should have
email by 2002.
2006
Most teachers have email
Studentsı email at some schools--Child safety issues
Free email accounts are available (yahoo, hotmail, gaggle.net, think.com, etc. )
Statistical Bulletin Survey of Information and Communications Technology in Schools 2000, Department for Education and Skills, http://www.dfes.gov.uk/statistics/DB/SBU/b0197/964-05.htm

Interesting Thought
2001
Parents, teachers, students and administrators = highly satisfied with education provided at their school including
Use of computer technology
Source: Department of Education and Community Services, School Development Report ACT Dept. of Education www.decs.act.gov.au/publicat/ pdf/schooldevreport2001.pdf

Critical Issues
U.S. students  still frequently graduate without skills to compete in todayıs technology-driven world
Students still frequently lack access to needed technology tools and classrooms

Critical Issues
Students need teachers and schools that provide the opportunity for effective integration of technology and collaborative teamwork with everyday curriculum
More than 3.5 million K-12 teachers in this country are not technologically literate

Does This Surprise You?
"A school can have the best software ever made and access to the Web on every computer. But it will not see much difference in student learning unless teachers know how to use the digital content in their classrooms (Trotter, 1999)".
Teachers do not feel adequately prepared to integrate technology with curriculum.

"After 20 years of training teachers to use new technologies, a large percentage of them report feeling ill prepared to use technologies in curriculum-rich ways.²
20% = "very well prepared"
40% = students do not use computers during a typical week
30% = one hour per week.
--(McKenzie Head of the Class, 2001)
Has this changed in the past 5 years?

Why is this?
Majority of American teachers receive fewer than five hours of technology-related professional development annually, and most of that seems to be simple training.
31% = one to five hours.
 27% = no training.
Technology Integration Training
29% = more than five hours,
36% = one to five hours
6% = none. (Trotter)

Research Shows:
A lack of training is the most important obstacle inhibiting the use of digital content (Fatemi, 1999).

Teachers who received 11 or more hours of curriculum-integration training are 5 times as likely to feel "much better prepared" to integrate technology into their classroom lessons than teachers that receive no such training.

Teachers who receive integration training are more likely to use software and the Internet to enhance instruction in their classroom.
How can we capture the attention of ³digital natives² in our classroom?
Letıs take a look at a program that is successfully helping teachers integrate technology-rich standards-based projects
Our center is Š
Š a regional center at a local community college that empowers educators, students and local community members to dramatically improve learning outcomes through the use of technology

Our Objective
To ensure that every teacher can teach using technology, and every student has the skills to be a productive part of a technology-literate work force

Strategic Goals
Disseminate success through articles and conference presentations
Build partnerships with other educational organizations
Focus on technological foundation of educators

KCI Tactics
Provide a state of the art facility to house KCI activities
Provide a series of technology classes to address current needs of educators
Offer Educator Scholarship Programs
Create a cadre of educational technology leaders
Employ a small administrative staff to ensure the KCI programs are well run and cost effective

"Technology Skills"
Technology Skills
How to best integrate technology into their curriculum
Ongoing evaluation = students have made significant measurable educational gains as a result of the skills teachers have learned at KCI

"Programs"
Programs
(LINC-FastTech) Short Technology Courses
Adobe Teach the Teacher Classes (RAFT)
Earn While You Learn  and EWYL Fellows Institutes

"SJSU IT Masters Degree Program"
SJSU IT Masters Degree Program
SJSU Collaborations re: Technology Proficiency Classes and CalMOD
Rambus-KCI Innovation Award
Possible KCI-Stanford Joint Ed. Tech Certificate Program (Fall 2006)

About Our Programs
Three programs
LINC technology-based classes
c150 short courses per year
Over 7000 educators in 8 years
Earn While You Learn Institute
3 week summer institute plus a 1-year follow-up program
238 teachers so far (126 hours)
Earn While You Learn Fellows Program
Began in 2004 for EWYL graduates
Multi-school, multi-grade project teams
26 teachers so far

LINC-Fast Tech Classes
Short Courses
Inexpensive
Community college tuition
Multiple Locations
Online--face to face
Technology and Software Skills
Technology Integration
Hands-on, fun
Network with  others

What do we offer?
Earn While You Learn Institute (EWYL)
Donor Funded
Technology and Curriculum Integration
Project-based/Inquiry-based learning
10 CEU Units plus stipend
Three Week Institute
Year Long Commitment
238 teachers in 5 years

Year-long Commitment
Do project with students
Attend 3 days of follow up classes
Attend two units of LINC classes (on your own)
Participate in one of these:
iCUE Conference--
Score EWYL2005-2006 Applications
Score CA Media and Multimedia Festival Projects

AndŠ.
Actively Follow up in My eCoach
Respond to surveys and information requests
Mentor/coach two teachers
Help promote our LINC classes
Present projects

PlusŠ
Complete student projects by April 1, 2005
Enter at least one student project in CA Media and Multimedia Festival--Mid April

Our Commitment:
Outstanding 3 week institute--10 units
 2 follow-up units
Follow up coaching
$3000 this summer
Cool tech tool
$1000 next spring

"EWYL Fellows Program"
EWYL Fellows Program
EWYL Graduates
Collaborative
    Project Teams
Palms or iPods
Stipends

Achievements of our Graduates
CA Media and Multimedia Festival Award Winners
Smart Valley Award Winners
National Semiconductor Internet Award Winners
IT Masters Degree Programs

Rambus-KCI
Innovation Award
$5000 to winning project
Honorable mention-gift certificate

Growth in Enrollment 1998-2004
Growth in EWYL 2001-2005
Growth in EWYL Fellows 2004-2005
 Numbers Affected by KCI Programs
(2005-2009 projected)
Numbers Affected by EWYL
(2005-2009 projected)
Numbers Affected by EWYL Fellows
(2005-2009 projected)
Letıs take a look at some of their great projects that areŠ
Exemplary Multimedia Projects
What can you do?
Partner with local colleges and universities
Plan in-district technology staff development
Partner with county educational service agencies
Partner with other educational technology training programs
Find grants and local area donors

Getting Support
Partnerships that can help
Organizations that provide technology staff development
Funding
Grants
Local Foundations
District Funds
One time money
Including this in Tech plan
Personnel