Tuesday, September 20, 2011

September Kickoff

September 19 was the first meeting of the larger AEC Committee for the 2011-2012 school year. This was the meeting where Dr. Troxell and Ellen Williams shared their ideas about what the AEC committees are able to do.

We broke off into our separate committees and Technology is planning to meet on Monday, October 17th at 4:15 in the BT Wilson Media Room to start our discussions.

It seems we have a great selection of subtopics to address:

Technology Proficiencies for staff: what should every staff member know to be considered a basic level of technology understanding?

Mobile Access: start discussing what KISD classrooms look like in 5 years with more smart phones, iDevices and mobile access. We need to start developing a vision for this district.

1:1 Technology: 1 technology device per 1 student? Are we looking to do this? How?

eCourses: discussion on developing online staff development but also looking into how teachers can start making online courses for students to access.

District upgrade: We need to look at moving the district to Windows 7....or 8. The current Windows XP is outdated and we need to create the process for moving to a new OS.

Assistive Technology: this is a repeat of last year's group looking into apps and tools to help ALL of our students district-wide.

Scope & Sequence: What are we doing to incorporate technology on a day to day routine?

Below is the Comment area. I would like for you to share your ideas for what you think about these topics. Which ones interest you the most? What would you like to say to the group or to others who view this blog about our committee?