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  • 1. The Broadband Imperative:Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure NeedsMay 21, 2012National Press Club Washington, DC

2. A Special Thank You, Event SponsorsPremier SponsorSupporting Sponsor 3. A Special Welcometo our online participants.Join the dialogue online asking questionsand making comments by using the hashtag:#k12broadband Webcast Sponsor 4. State Educational Technology Directors Association Ten-year old national, non-profitmember association Serve, support, and represent U.S.state and territorial directors (SEAleadership) for educationaltechnology Forum for: Research and best practices Inter-state collaboration Professional development Public-private partnerships State-federal relations 5. Broadband in Education Broadband is infrastructurefor learning Access required in and out-of-school for students andeducators Remains an urgent andnational issue facing K-12education 6. Factors Driving Need for Broadband Shift from supplemental enrichment to atechnology-rich learning environment andreliance on technology for school operations Dozens of bandwidth intensive instructionalactivities driving need at all levels of K-12education Large numbers of concurrent users with shiftto digital textbooks/content and onlineassessment will drive near-term needs 7. A Federal Perspective Barbara Pryor, Office of Senator Rockefeller (WV) 8. The Broadband Imperative:State and Local Perspectives Christine Fox, SETDA Jeff Mao, Maine Department of Education John Miller, West Virginia Department ofEducation Andrew Zuckerman, Lawrence TownshipPublic Schools (NJ) Discussants: Karen Cator, U.S. Department ofEducation & Peter Zamora, Council of ChiefState School Officers (CCSSO) 9. The Broadband ImperativeChristine Fox, Director of Educational Leadership& Research, SETDA 10. The Broadband Imperative:A Unique Collaboration 2011 SETDA LeadershipSummit Topic Session Research & Drafting Online Collaboration Webinars Reviewers 11. Shifting to Technology-Rich LearningTransformationBasic ConnectivityEmerging Reliance to a Technology-for Supplemental on Online Tools and Rich Learning EnrichmentResources Environment 12. Recommendation 1Move to Address K-12 Broadband Infrastructure Needs 13. Recommendation 2Ensure Broadband Access for Students and Educators Federal, state and local governments all need to take responsibility for ensuring educational access outside of school. Out-of-school access includes (but not limited to) homes, libraries and community centers. 14. Recommendation 3 Build State Leadership States should provide direct leadership inproviding adequate and equitable broadbandto K-12 schools, homes, and publiclyaccessible institutions. State broadband networks offer a cost-effective, scalable approach. 15. Recommendation 4Advocate for Federal FundingIncrease funding options to support: States in implementing and maintaining high-speed broadband statewide networks; Districts and schools by helping to increasingbandwidth capacity; Communities by helping providing access toanchor institutions; and, Home broadband access to low-income families. 16. State Perspective: MaineJeff Mao, Learning Technology Policy Director Maine Department of Education 17. As Maine Goes, so Goes the NationIn Maine we are moving to a learner-centered system.Technology and broadband are key to giving students thepower to take control of their own learning, and to engagefrequently and instantly with learning tools across townand around the world. Its why the Maine LearningTechnology Initiative made high speed internet at all publicschools a requirement and what has kept us a leader in thebusiness of leveraging technology for education.- Stephen L. Bowen, Commissioner of Education 18. Distance is Measured in Bandwidth Maines population is equivalent to NewYork City in the 1860s (1.3 Million) Maine is about the size of South Koreaor Portugal 19. Maine School & Library Network(MSLN) Operated by NetworkMaine, a consortia ofthe Department of Education, State Library,Office of Information Technology, and theUniversity of Maine system Funded by E-Rate & MaineTelecommunications Education Access Fund Broadband for all K12 schools and publiclibraries 20. MSLN Transport CapacityMbps1098765Mbps43210 1996 2000 20042008 2012 21. Maines One to One Growth250,000200,000150,000 K12 Students100,000Students w/Devices 50,000 02001 2005 20092013 22. Why it Matters to Maine Common Core StateStandards Next GenerationScience Standards Shared standards andshared solutions Increased collaborationand capacity 23. State Perspective: West VirginiaJohn Miller, Assistant Director, Office of InstructionalTechnology, West Virginia Department of Education 24. WV Broadband ImplementationAll schools connected to Internet in 1993 Slow connections mostly used forcommunications, viewing documents one wayStatewide K12 intranet centralized control Minimum of 10M connection Some barriers still exist Many schools have 100M or 1G connections now 10G connection to Internet Capabilities include streaming media, two-waycommunications & collaborations, virtualcourses, personalized instruction 25. Equal Access for All Students Equal opportunities for all students Barriers to equitable access Rural mountainous communities not wellconnected Socio-economic barriers Ranked 45th in US for home broadband access 59% of homes connected 26. Technology Integration in WV SchoolsTechnology Integration Specialist (TIS) teachertraining program Provides educators with skills and tools necessary to assumethe role of TIS. Participants receive the equivalent of 320 hours of PD. Completers earn TIS advanced credential 27. Online Learning 28. TechSteps Digital literacy Technology fluency Cyber-safety Awareness 29. 1:1 Implementations Several districts have fully or partially implemented1:1 computing Success depends more on teacher training thanequipment Preparation and support are critical 30. Support for Personalized LearningFramed around 8 variables that impact student achievement 1. Students: the WHO of SPL 2. Instruction: the WHAT of SPL 3. Location: the WHERE of SPL 4. Assessment: the WHY of SPL 5. Time: the WHEN of SPL 6. Personnel: the BY WHOM of SPL 7. Group Size: the HOW of SPL 8. Documentation: the NOW WHAT of SPL These 8 things within our scope of control must be maximized to meet the needs of individual students and personalize learning for all. 31. Future of Broadband in WV Personalized learning landscape Online adaptive assessments Expansion of virtual courses / credit recovery Blended content 32. WV Final Thoughts SETDA guidance and state collaboration are crucial forstate success Continued E-Rate funding essential for schools Support for broadband initiatives and digital literacyimperative 33. District Perspective: New Jersey Andrew Zuckerman, Director of InstructionalServices, Lawrence Township (NJ) Public Schools 34. Lawrence Township Public SchoolsState Talent 21 Grant 1-to-1 Program Foundation & Continued Growth Critical Elements of Implementation Professional Development Increased Broadband Access Increased Wireless bandwidth (54 to 144 Mbps) Upgraded Switches (1GB to access points and 10GB to the schools) 35. Traditional Methods of Communication 36. Traditional School 37. Early Broadband NeedsAccess to Information Download files Single Communication Stream 38. Our Students 39. InconsistenciesLack of Network Capabilities Frustration Loss of Instruction Time 20th Century Learning for 21st Century Students 40. AccessibilityHigh speed broadband and allows teachers andstudents to: Expand Learning Opportunities Connect Globally Professionals Students around the world Utilize Online Textbooks Unlimited Resources Video Streaming Materials Instructional Supports 41. Social Media 42. Importance to Schools/Districts Recommendations for Future Planning Point of Contact to Enhance Collaborate withOther Educators Importance of Equal Access(students, schools and districts) 43. Future Needsglobal Internet traffic will quadruple by2015, and in the next five years, mobilebroadband usage will be 35 times what it isnow.Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) LTPS Fiber Project 44. Discussants:The Broadband Imperative Karen Cator, Director of the Office of EducationalTechnology, U.S. Department of Education Peter Zamora, Director of FederalRelations, Council of Chief State School Officers 45. Questions?Join the dialogue online asking questions and makingcomments by using thehashtag: #k12broadband 46. Assess4ed.net: Speed Test Tool 47. A Special Thank You, Event Sponsors Supporting SponsorPremier Sponsor Webcast Sponsor 48. The Broadband Imperative:Recommendations to Address K-12 Education Infrastructure NeedsMay 21, 2012National Press Club Washington, DC