Magazine article Technology & Learning

Fall 2014 School CIO Summit

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Fall 2014 School CIO Summit

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The Fall 2014 School CIO Summit in Redwood City, CA, focused on "Rethinking School from the Ground Up. " The conversation brought together K-12 thought leaders from around the country and began with a presentation by Stanford's Melissa Pelochino, who discussed d. sc hoot's Design Thinking Approach and how it interacts with project planning. The next days work groups covered Flipped and Blended Learning, StrategicPlanning, Preparing Students for Tomorrow's Workforce, and much more.

"Where do you all have your best ideas? Shower, car, yoga, driving. I've asked more than 1,200 people that very same question and nobody has ever said 'at work.'"

--MELISSA PELOCHINO, DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, K12 LAB NETWORK, D.SCHOOL, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

"We're often known for solely blended learning or technology, but until this year we haven't actually had computers in our classrooms. They have solely been in the learning lab. This is somewhere we are starting to go. As we are able to better navigate and overcome the challenges of having the technology coordinate with the actual classroom instruction, scope and sequence, and the curricula, we are better able to integrate them in our classrooms as well."

--PRESTON SMITH, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, ROCKETSHIP EDUCATION

"We're in our second year of rolling out 1:1 iPads for grades K-2 and Chromebooks for grades 3-8. We piloted various tablets and laptops to determine what worked best for our district. Being small and rural, with 74 percent poverty, funds were a challenge, leading the way to Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education."

--TODD DUGAN, SUPERINTENDENT, NEW HOLLAND-MIDDLETOWN (IL) ESD 88

"I think the vision of bringing a design-thinking mindset inside of a school district is really big and really worthy. You could apply design thinking to: How do we create the new report card for Common Core? I'm going to ask our sixth-grade students, 'What should we put into the new elementary school that we will be building in our district in about three years?' I think if we engage kids in those conversations we'll learn so much about the audience that we're serving."

--CARY MATSUOKA, SUPERINTENDENT, MILPITAS (CA) USD

"We're in our first year of a 1:1 implementation at our middle school and are using Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education. In the past, our students had a daily 30-minute advisory period that was unproductive learning time. Now, each student uses IXL during this time to complete math and ELA lessons online and at their own pace. Struggling students can get extra practice on standards they did not meet, while students at a high level can accelerate their learning. …

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