Voices In History Year Three Brochure


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new york city department of education dennis walcott chancellor the office of educational technology enhancing education through technology eett title iid funded program in addition to the two-day pbl training participant5 must attend the orientation and all six sessions below to fulfill the goals of the grant voices in history program voices in history vih title iid funding september 2009­ december 2012 participants must attend a 90-minute orientation from 4:30 ­ 6 p.m on one of the following dates 10/4 10/5 or 10/6 and six face-to-face workshops from 9 am to 1 pm on the following saturdays queens office of educational technology 82-01 rockaway boulevard ozone park ny 11416 contact winnie bracco technology innovation manager wbracco@schools.nyc.gov 10/22/11 10/29/11 12/10/11 1/21/12 3/24/12 5/12/12 6/9/12 tech fair training rate will be paid subject to funding optional webinars 4:30-5:30 p.m 1/11/12 2/15/12 4/11/12 ption a saturday face-to-face educational technology institute sessions subject to funding danielle dimango acting community superintendent csd 25 dr philip composto community superintendent csd 30 http www.oitqueens.com http oitqblogs.com


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voices in history vih is an intensive professional development program that focuses on improving student achievement in ela by integrating technology into the social studies curriculum vih serves the goals of the enhancing education through technology theme technology infusion into instruction through professional development by empowering educators to engage students in interdisciplinary projects that develop writing critical thinking and problem solving skills the vih program aims to train teachers to use technology as both an instructional tool for the social studies curriculum and as a way to reinforce fundamental ela skills goal the ultimate goal of the vih program is to improve academic performance in ela by enhancing teachers abilities to effectively infuse technology into their social studies instruction throughout the three-year cycle participants and school inquiry teams will identify and target english language learners for whom traditional instruction has failed teachers will develop strategies to address the specific needs of these students in order to fill instructional gaps and carefully monitor the results of each strategy for each consecutive year of the program it is proposed that 80 of target students will achieve at least one year of growth on their scale score of the nys ela exam year three lead teachers will · build capacity in the school community by turn-keying technology skills and sharing lessons that incorporate project-based learning during grade conferences inquiry team meetings and faculty conferences at least once a month · provide demonstration lessons and mentor colleagues on project based learning and technology integration in the school community twenty new york city public and eight non-public schools within community school districts 25 and 30 will be participating these schools have been identified as sini srap or corrective action dist 25 is185 is189 is237 john bowne hs and flushing hs dist 30 is10 ps76 ps92 ps111 ps112 ps127 ps151 is126 is141 is145 is204 is230 william cullen bryant hs long island city hs and newcomers hs non-public schools st mel st kevin school muslim center elementary school shevach hs el ­ber islamic school st francis of assisi school queens lutheran school technology infusion students will conduct research by reading literature historical fiction biographies and use primary sources around selected topics through the use of technology students will incorporate their non-fiction writing into multimedia presentations using graphics audio files and video culminating projects will be collected in e-portfolios with student reflections of the project-based learning process and their understanding of the specific content · attend a minimum of 30 hours of professional development in advanced project-based learning pbl methodology and advanced technology skills support graphic novels animation digital documentaries wikis and blogs teachers and school leaders will receive on-going professional development face-to-face and online and in-school mentoring support workshops will take place throughout the year to allow for teacher experimentation and online collaboration using recently learned content between sessions.



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