After reviewing our data findings in our school group, we are sharing out to the larger group our data findings in each of our areas of needs. We still need to make our goals a bit more concrete and create concrete actions for our staff.
I’m coming away with not only our data findings, but also the idea of having examples of tools and practices for each of the 4C’s in our elementary, middle, and high school grade levels.
Additionally, left on the table is to explore the Digital Privacy, Safety, and Security Module Framework survey being developed by Clarity. Also, Early the Warning Framework is a survey designed to mix demographic, academic, attendance, and behavior data to help flag potential opportunities to help students avoid dropping out of school. There is also a Leadership Framework survey tool to help identify needs and expectations of our leaders.
What is design thinking?
Design thinking is a way of thinking as a solution finding process, it’s about solving problems for others.
- Needs Assessment: What do we need. What are we providing?
- Design and Development: How do we do our work? What role does tech play?
- Feedback and Adjustment: How do we measure efficacy? How quickly do we iterate?
- Delivery: What delivery channels do we use? How do we spread the word?
Planning for Action: Private source document framework.
Wondering about breaking our District down into 3 levels:
- High School
What are our goals and concrete tools to use in the 4 C’s and what tools for each of these grade levels?
- Critical Thinking
So, something like:
Tools: Schoology Groups, Schoology Status Updates/Comments, …
Tools: GAFE Tools, SMART Amp, …
Elementary Critical Thinking
And on and on…
This is a broad general idea for a place to begin. Identify the 4 C’s and provide concrete tools for general grade levels to gain access to incorporating communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Then we can break this down building by building for custom director to principal reports.
Lots of data and lots of understanding needed in what we are looking at. Choosing a goal, and choosing actions towards that goal is a lot of work. Simplicity is the key first step – starting small. How do we make the large amount of data break down into simple, small goals that administration and staff can consume easily? This is an important part of this journey.
Aligning Vision, Mission, Goals & Initiatives
What is our District direction? Aligning our curricular and instructional technology goals. How does our District technology help support curricular growth? How does curriculum help support or instructional technology growth?
How fun for this to become a two-way street!
As I sit here at our CESA 6 building and we begin to get in the right mindset to unpack our District’s BrightBytes data, I am deciding to use this platform for my note taking. Right now I have my site hooked up to my LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google accounts.
Usually, at these events, I use Twitter to keep my notes and share with others. I think this tool will give me a longer form and more flexible environment for reflection and collaborations.
So, here we go!