2009 ACTEM presentation - What's the Buzz about SAKAI

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Have you heard the buzz about Sakai, an open source course management/portfolio platform? It is used in NH for course work, portfolios, PD and HS competencies. Come find out more.

Text of 2009 ACTEM presentation - What's the Buzz about SAKAI

  • 1. Whats New Across the Border Making it Workwith Sakai MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009

2. Theresa SchneiderheinzeandDebbie Boisvert

  • Technology Integration Educators
  • S.A.U. 53
  • [email_address]
  • [email_address]

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 3. History of Digital Portfolio inNew Hampshire MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009

  • July 1, 2005 New State Standards Take Effect.
  • Based on national standards - including the ISTE NETS-S
  • Standards included digitalportfolio requirement
  • New Hampshire Educators Onlineresources developed

4. New Hampshire I.C.T. Standards

  • Local school boards require an integrated approach to the use of 21 stcentury tools.
    • Develop ethical and responsible use of technology tools
    • Use with core subject areas
    • Develop cognitive proficiency
    • Develop technological proficiency
    • with hardware, software
    • and network
    • Create and maintain
    • a digital portfolios

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 5. Local school board provide opportunities for students to demonstrate I.C.T. Competencies MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009

  • Instruction ( optionalassessment if used to satisfy credit proficiency for HS graduation)

9-12

  • Portfolio supports summative assessment by end of 8th grade
  • Assessment rubrics
  • ICT competency
  • Local decisions about rubrics, platforms, materials, etc.

8th grade

  • Portfolios support instruction (formative)
  • ICT connected to disciplines

K-8 6. What is Sakai?

  • A Collaborative Learning Environment (C.L.E.)
    • Course management system comprised of multiple Web 2.0 tools
  • An Open Source Portfolio (O.S.P.) system

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 7. Who else is Using it?

  • Rhode Island Project (RINET)
    • A statewide voluntary initiative for tracking graduation competencies.
  • Ohio Learning Network
    • A statewide collaborative learning environment in junior colleges, plans to expand K 12 in the future.
  • New York and Arizona
  • A few districts K 12.

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 8. S.A.U. 53Digital Portfolio History (Where We Were)

  • Each district created their own protocols for digital portfolio submission and storage that met their own needs.
  • Five school districts feed into Pembroke Academy, a common shared system needed to be put into place.

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 9. C.L.E.Collaborative Learning Environment MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 10. MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009

  • Course Management Menu
  • These features include many Web 2.0 tools.
  • A safe environment for students to work - awalled garden.
  • Post class announcements, design and administer assessments as well as enhance communication and collaboration between students and staff.

11. Practical Applications of CLE

  • Traditional Course Management
  • Co-Curricular
  • School Staff Page Centralized information repository
  • School Board

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 12. 21 stCentury Learning Matrix MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 13. Artifact Submission Form MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009

  • In addition to space for reflection and attachments our artifact submission form has check off's for
  • Standards
  • Content areas
  • Student ownership of assignment.

14. 21 stCentury Portfolio Landing Page MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 15. What S.A.U. 53 has done in the past year!

  • Implemented6 th 8 th gradepilot of the O.S.P.
  • Integrated Sakai with existing network log on.
  • Encouraging exploration of Sakai C.L.E. in all grade levels throughout the S.A.U. (Over 200 project groups have been established.
  • Extend portfolio project to high school and other grades.
  • Add state NETS rubric
  • Budget - we have expended approximately $5,000 - $7,000 for a consultant service for Sakai

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 16. Beyond S.A.U. 53K-12 NH Sakai Collaborative

  • Comprised of 16 New Hampshire School Districts.
  • A collaborative initiative to pool resources to support each districts needs
  • Established a hosted solution for each district through Mainstream (www.mainstream.net)
  • Establishedpreliminary collaboration with Vermont.

MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009 17. If you have any questions Please contact Deb BoisvertorTheresa Schneiderheinze [email_address] [email_address] MAINEducation Technology Conference 2009