Technology Planning Committee Meeting
April 9, 2019
Attendees: Ray Birks, Ron Brown, Scott Feil, Diana Haglund, Todd Jensen, Dan Kjobech, Brandon Marsh, Tina Nicpan-Brown, Holly McDonough, Pete Phillips, Mark Woolsey, Dave Yancey
All committee members were welcomed to the meeting and the afternoon’s agenda was reviewed.
- All present agreed to the code of conduct.
- Please use the Google Keep note that has been shared with you for any backchannel or parking lot questions.
- Why are we here today? To…..
- Whittle down the presentation, simplify to key elements
- Going into the presentation assuming that they have limited background on our history and processes from 2012-2014.
- Get it shorter, declutter some of the information
- Getting some photos of completed classrooms; updated old classrooms and the non-installed classroom
- Need to submit on Wednesday, 04/17, to give Cabinet an overview; have a total of three weeks to get final together.
2019 Technology Levy Proposal Board Presentation Review
- This is a presentation of information rather than a dialog
- Format - we will present all this information
- Please write down questions as you have them; questions can rabbit-hole the presentation
- Please join us for the Board Meeting if you can
- Why now?
- Some why information and data
- Instructional Technology Information
- Operational Technology Information
- The levy plan
- Next show the dichotomy between old and new
- E.g. old closet at WHS, old alarms, security
- Computers old & new, eg CTE area vs kids with laptops
- Audio systems old new, eg perhaps teacher could be focus of that
- Want to convey that audio system is important part of this
- E.g. old raf system sticking out of the ceiling; intercom
- Eg using mics during board meeting; maybe bring classroom mics to the meeting
- Most rooms don’t have anything
- Some have rooms with speakers but nothing for teacher amplification
- Blurry vs focused projector images
- To give them conceptual information - answers the ‘what is that?’ questions they may have
- General description of how everything works together to provide what our students need
- We had about 20 - picked the top 4, the big hitters
- Diana can do these.
- The myth will appear > click > the busted will appear.
- Review so they make sense to someone without the background knowledge.
- Students are using tech now for social skills constantly collaborating using the tools and still have recess, lunch, and time in their classrooms where they are not using technology.
- What our stakeholders say
- This is the section on data from Speak Up survey.
- Next slide is a high overhead, maybe don’t need chart.
C. The chart has so much on it and the board sits far from the screen; they are always asking the tech to zoom in on things. Prefer to have the slide with the text more than the chart.
C. Perhaps make that a graph for a better visual impact.
- We should also note that we’ve added more students to the program and more grades to the program.
- 2014 has a lot to do with Ray - we had only one classroom.
- 2018 was >1,000 students.
- The change is due to a more equitable distribution of staff members.
- There is a lot in this slide to explain, which tells me we need to clean it up. Point is that ‘I am learning more with my device.’
C. What do you want to express?
A. That >80% prefer learning with a device; maybe don’t need the graphs.
C. You may end up spending more time than you want explaining things.
- These are things that parents said they wanted their students to have
- 21st century skills that came from our parent response to the survey
Q. How to you say how these things are related to technology?
A. I think that it’s all of them; do we need the original graphs? Or dump them all? I can put them in their packet as a supporting document
C. Whittle them down to the top 5.
- Want to drive how that taking home the device enhanced the learning for their students.
- Can flip it to have a really simple statement about and ditch the graph.
- The average is enormous over all the years.
- Home access is critical when you talk about a 1:1.
- I don’t want to have a 1:1 program that they can’t take the devices home.
- What 1:1 program teachers say
- Want them to understand that we have a large number of staff who are ready for the technology
- Slides about what is going to be happening
C. You should simplify the text, eg first bullet point should just say refresh and then use your narrative to explain what that is and your point.
- Equitable access to devices
- Would like a student who has been in the 1:1 classroom and also has been in a classroom w/o devices; has tech at home.
- Dan to speak to how these new literacies are needed for our students, especially those who don’t have the access at home.
- Washington Education Technology Standards
- That we have these standards and are supposed to be teaching them
- May not be doing that since some do not have the necessary tools
- Having this levy will allow our teachers to do them with our students
- Standards Video
- Games Myth
- Speak to how technology skills and having a device would help; how role as first apprentice in school district is important for their pathway.
- Peyton Olson - Intern
- Amy Techavimol - Intern
- Mobile cart myth
- Making it all work - Operational
- The What
- It’s complicated - Our committee is recommending a 6-year Technology Levy to create an equitable and future ready
- Table with too much information that simplifies down to just our numbers.
- This is a unique opportunity year because it is not an overall increase; it we wait it will be an increase.
- Wanted to give them a big picture
- Two big buckets of money over time
- It is a ton of info - is it worthwhile to keep in the presentation? Or not present but have in packet for them?
- Wanted them to know what was in that dollar amount.
- We are the only item on the agenda for this meeting
- We are now just left with adjusting and improving the slides
- If you want any notes or if you want to speak, please let me know
- Dave & Brandon you can speak for some of it
- Will only meet if we have to - anticipate electronic communication only from this point
- We should have most of it done by next Wednesday’s cabinet meeting
- Will share it with you when done
- Review today’s meeting notes.
- Update slides as was agreed in this meeting.
- Let Ron know if you want to speak at the upcoming Board meeting.
- Mark your calendars for the upcoming School Board meeting:
- May 14, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm District Office MBR
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