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Technology Integration Programs 2014-15

Technology Integration Cadres for 2014-2015

For the 2014-2015 school year, Technology Services, in collaboration with the Santa Cruz COE, is again implementing professional development cadres: intermediate elementary, intermediate middle, intermediate high school, a novice level, and an admin cadre. Through full day trainings and coaching support, teachers will learn effective strategies for guiding students with online research, discussions, and creation of digital projects addressing common core standards. A final Technology Integration Fair will exhibit the participating teachers’ digital portfolios showcasing technology infused unit plans and student work.

The admin cadre will be 4 half day sessions designed to assist administrators in learning the skills to integrate new technology resources into their leadership practices as well as how technology can be an effective tool to enhance curricular objectives.

 

Technology Integration Site with links to each Cadres resource page

 

Teachers please see the Tech Cadre flyer for more information.

Administrators please see the Admin Tech Cadre flyer for more information or sign up now.

Staff Development Trainings

PVUSD conducts short (2 hour) trainings on various district supported or maintained resources. Our offerings are updated often and do require that participants register in advance. 

Click here to see the current trainings!

Spring Institute ~ Google Bonanza! April 6th & 7th @ DO Board Room

PVUSD Technology Services, in partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium, is pleased to bring you a Google Bonanza!

Learn how to access your PVUSD Google Apps account and take advantage of this incredible resource to be more productive. This 2 day workshop will introduce the basics and progress to the intermediate features of Google Apps (docs, spreadsheets, presentations) and Google search.

Collaboration is a key skill in the 21st century (and in the Common Core standards). Using Google Apps, you and your students can collaborate together to increase critical thinking skills and content knowledge while improving writing, researching and communication. In the 21st century, more unique information is generated each year than in the previous 5,000 years combined. With the power of Google search, you will learn strategies to sort through it all efficiently and effectively.

Come learn to take your use of Google to the next level!! 

1 University Credit unit available through University of the Pacific for $60. Full attendance required.

Congratulations to the Google Bonanza 10-Pack of Chromebooks Raffle recipients:

  • Winter 2015: David Hanen of PVHS, Emily Ashby of AHS
  • Spring 2014: Maria Garcia of PVHS and Miriam Wyman of Calabasas Elementary
  • Winter 2014: Roni Delapena of Starlight Elementary and Rosa Lona of EA Hall Middle School!


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What: Google Bonanza 2 day Technology Integration Spring Institute
When: April 6 & 7, 2015, 9am-3pm both days
Where: DO Board Room. Register at www.pvusd.net/staffdev
Who: Katy Scott: instructor/educational technologist at Monterey Bay Aquarium; open to PVUSD teachers; with support from Courtney Rudd, Tech Services' ToSA
Why: Learn to leverage the power of Google Apps in the Common Core classroom while increasing you and your students' technology integration skills.

* Eligibility rules to enter raffle: Must be present (on time and throughout) for both Institute dates and the raffle draw. Must be a valid, full time PVUSD classroom teacher. All equipment will remain the property of PVUSD.

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Measure L Bond Innovation Grant- 2013

PVUSD Technology Services proudly announces the 2013-2014 Measure L Bond Innovation Grant recipient schools. This year’s grant will provide 6 PVUSD Elementary Teachers and their students with a class set of either iPads or Chromebooks that the students will use both at school and at home.

The purpose of this grant is to encourage innovative teachers to explore the capabilities provided by technology to transform their instruction and the students’ achievement beyond the walls of the classroom.

Congratulations to the following sites and their respective teachers and students:


Feliz Guarino -- HA Hyde

Carmen Watts Clayton -- Calabasas

Daniel Jacobsmeyer -- Mar Vista

Roisin Gunn -- Landmark

Maritza Ramirez -- Ann Soldo

Erin Legoretta -- Radcliff

Chromebook PVUSD

Meeting/Training Schedule:

Nov 7: 4-6 pm, DO Tech lab - Device handout to teacher and welcome meeting

Dec 4: 4-6 pm, DO Tech Lab - Classroom management of devices, parent meeting information; App wishlist

Jan 6 & Jan 7: 9am-3pm, DO Board Room -Winter Institute: Google Drive workshop (Parts 1 &2)

Jan 24 - 8am -3:30pm, DO Tech Lab- all day Google Workshop Part 3, iPad apps/Chromebook apps (sub coverage paid for by Tech dept)

Feb 26- 4-6 pm, DO Tech -​iPad apps/Chromebook apps workshop

May 23- 4-6pm, DO Board Room - evening project showcase and celebration!

Technology Integration Cadres 2013-2014

In collaboration with the Santa Cruz COE and Smart Technologies, Technology Services is implementing 3 professional development cadres, elementary, middle and high, at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. These participating teachers have a SmartBoard and have access to a class set of (non-DNR) internet enabled devices such as iPads, laptops, or Chromebooks for at least 3 hours a week throughout the school year. 5 days of training throughout the school year are scheduled for teachers to be coached in effective strategies for guiding students with online research, discussions, and creation of digital projects addressing common core standards.

If you have any questions regarding the cadres or trainings please contact Harendra Goonetilleke (G) directly via email at harendra_goonetilleke@pvusd.net or 786-2409.

Model Technology Classroom Project 2011-2014

In partnership with the Santa Cruz County Office of Education and PVUSD Technology Services, the Model Technology Classroom Program has equipped 6 classrooms in PVUSD with technologies such as SMART Boards, Voice Amplification systems, iPads, scientific probe-ware, document cameras and student responders. In addition to the technology, teachers are receiving professional development to assist them in integrating the technology in their classrooms and improving student achievement. The goal is to create model technology classrooms with a variety of instructional tools to help demonstrate to county educators and community members what a well-equipped classroom would look like and how well prepared educators could function within a classroom that was equipped with technology tools.

Model Technology Classroom Project Website

Past Technology Integration Grants

School Year Grant Name Details Recipients
2013-2014 Measure L Bond Innovation Grant

The annual Measure L Bond Innovation Grant is to encourage innovative teachers to explore the capabilities provided by technology to transform their instruction and the students’ achievement beyond the walls of the classroom. This year's grant provided 6 PVUSD Elementary Teachers and their students with a class set of either iPads or Chromebooks that the students used both at school and at home.

 
2012-2013 Technology Integration Cadre Grant In collaboration with the Santa Cruz COE and Smart Technologies, 3 professional development cadres of elementary, middle and high participating teachers with a SmartBoard and access to a class set of internet enabled devices (such as iPads, laptops, or Chromebooks)  will receive 5 days of training on effective strategies for guiding students with online research, discussions, and creation of digital projects addressing common core standards. Technology Integration Cadre
2011-2012 Technology Integration iPad Grant for Teachers

Teachers are provided a new iPad and attend 5 District Technology trainings to increase their own technology proficiency and to integrate technology into their classroom curriculum.

 
 
2011-2012 Technology Integration iPad Grant for Administrators Administrators are provided a new iPad and attend 5 District Technology trainings to increase their own technology proficiency and to integrate technology into administrative processes and productivity.  
2010-2011 Laptop Integration Grant: Mac Teachers are provided a new macbook and receive 20+ hours of professional development on technology proficiency and technology integration in the classroom curriculum. 20?
2009-2010 Laptop Integration Grant: PC Teachers are provided a new macbook and receive 20+ hours of professional development on technology proficiency and technology integration in the classroom curriculum. 20