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2. Distance Learning by Three School Systems Leadership and Vision Collaboration Over a Distance 3. Participating School Systems

  • Huntsville City Schools (23,000)
    • Dr. Ann Roy Moore, Superintendent
    • Linda Pearce and Ginny Murray, Technology Coordinators
  • Madison City Schools (6,800)
    • Dr. Henry Clark, III, Superintendent
    • Kathy Rains, Director of Technology
  • Madison County Schools (17,000)
    • Ray Swaim, Superintendent
    • Tommy Whitten, Technology Coordinator

4. History

  • All School Districts in Madison County, Alabama
  • Formation of One Schools Foundation
  • The Luncheon
  • Why Distance Learning?
    • Included in all Technology Plans
    • Project with no funding

5. Timing is Everything

  • Toyota
  • Community Benefit
  • School Project
  • Cooperation
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony, June 2001
  • Toyota Grant

6. Research, Planning, Research

  • Weekly Coordinator Meetings
  • Distance Learning Lab Visits
  • Dual Enrollment Target
  • Committee Meetings
    • Curriculum
    • District Personnel
    • Principals
    • Teachers
    • Schools Foundation

Austin, Texas 7. Critical Support

  • Partners
    • ASC (Alabama Supercomputer Program)
    • Toyota
    • Quantum
    • Polycom
    • Other Local Businesses
  • Three Boards
    • Courses Approved
    • Textbooks Approved

8. Interactive Multi-Point Video Conferencing

  • Monitors (Three)
    • Two Front (on-site and distant labs)

9. 10. Interactive Multi-Point Video Conferencing

  • Monitors (Three)
    • Two Front (on-site and distant labs)
    • One Rear (distant)

11. 12. Interactive Multi-Point Video Conferencing

  • Monitors (Three)
    • Two Front (on-site and distant labs)
    • One Rear (distant)
  • Front (Codec)/Rear Cameras

13. 14. Interactive Multi-Point Video Conferencing

  • Monitors (Three)
    • Two Front (on-site and distant labs)
    • One Rear (distant)
  • Front (Codec)/Rear Cameras
  • Touch-microphones

15. 16. Interactive Multi-Point Video Conferencing

  • Monitors (Three)
    • Two Front (on-site and distant labs)
    • One Rear (distant)
  • Front (Codec)/Rear Cameras
  • Touch-microphones
  • Teacher control of all devices with easy-click interface

17. 18. Putting It All Together 19. Getting the Word Out

  • Web Sites
  • Flyers, Newspapers
  • Local TV
  • Press Conferences
  • Ribbon Cutting
  • Staff Training

20. Benefits for Students

  • Extended & Enhanced Course Offerings
    • Advanced Level Courses
    • Remediation
    • Shared Resources
  • College Courses
  • Virtual Fieldtrips
  • Community
  • Interaction

21. 22. 23. 24. Benefits for Faculty & Staff

  • Staff Development
  • Sharing/Discussion Groups
  • Classes for Degrees
  • One Meeting, Many Places, Less Travel
  • Modeling Best Practices for Teachers

25. Benefits for the School Systems

  • Shared Teacher Resources
  • Extended Course Offerings for Students
  • Courses and Staff Development Classes for Community
  • Shared Expenses for In-Service Resources/Speakers

26. 27. Challenges & Considerations

  • Differing Calendars
  • Differing Bell Schedules
  • Relinquishing Classroom Space for Labs in Growing Districts
  • Participating Teachers
  • Providing Aides in Distant Classrooms
  • Distributing Materials
  • Troubleshooting Technical Issues

28. The VERY Basic Ingredients

  • Camera & Codec
  • Microphones
  • Power Supply
  • High Speed Network Line (at least 128kbps)
  • Television Monitors
  • Computer Interface Control Panel
  • Optional-Multipoint Control Unit (MCU)

29. Our Classroom Solution

  • Codec
  • Front Camera (on students)
  • Rear Camera (on teacher)
  • Microphones with Camera Zoom
  • Three Television Monitors (on-site and off-site views)
  • Control Panel
  • T-1 Dedicated Bandwidth
  • Three IP Addresses

30. Districts Working Together 31. TECHNOLOGY BRIDGES THE GAP 32. For More Information

  • Huntsville City Schools
    • www.hsv.k12.al.us
  • Madison City Schools
    • www.madisoncity.k12.al.us
  • Madison County Schools
    • www.madison.k12.al.us
  • Vianet (videoconferencing in Alabama)
    • www.vianet-al.net/

33. Thanks to our Schools Foundation, Quantum Technologies, Alabama Supercomputer, and our Boards forTheir Support Kathy, Tommy, Linda, and Ginny Huntsville City, Madison City, andMadison County Schools 34.