It’s been a busy time since our last update. You’ve been diligently working on your DSWs and getting school ready for the 2011-2012 school year, among other things. We also had a visit from Hurricane Irene. I’m sure many of you are both personally and professionally trying to get things back to normal as best you can.
This update will be rather long. I promise to shorten them in the future and send them out more frequently.
In this update:
Dates to Remember
Contact Information (Google Doc)
Technology Plan Template
DPI Toolkit Update
PRC 15, Revision 6
Dates to Remember
Click the following link to register
- September 30, 2011 - Region 2 Director’s Meeting/Fall Vendor Luncheon in Wallace, at the Mad Boar
- November 1, 2011 – Tech Plan Due
- March 7-9, 2012 – NCTies in Raleigh, NC
Region 2 Contact Information: Please click on the following link if you have not already updated the Google doc with your contact information.
DSWs: Thank you for being patient with us as we reviewed your DSWs. I know that each of you have vigilantly been working with your RttT lead on revising your DSWs to address those areas needing clarification. The information you’ve included in this document can easily be used in other strategic planning for your LEA/Charter School. Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns before submitting.
Technology Plan Template: The tech plan template will be ready soon. I will alert you through Email and Facebook when it has been posted.
NCDPI Fall E-Rate Training for Applicants:
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will again sponsor a series of E-rate workshops throughout the State this fall. The format will include newcomer training from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and advanced training from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be on one’s own. The training session will be held for Region 2 on the following date:
Region 2 Oct. 13 (Thurs.) Location — Kenansville (Duplin County Schools)
DPI Toolkit – An update will be given at our Regional meeting in September by Gail Holmes.
Form 479: Remember to hold off on sending or faxing until further notice from Barry Pace. In the mean time, work on getting those Internet Safety Policies updated for
Protecting Children in the 21st Century and approved by the board before July 1, 2012.
PRC 073: Reminder to submit your PRC 073 information by August 31st in order to allow the Connectivity Team to verify your out-of-pocket after E-rate connectivity expenses. Failure to do this could result in an overall delay in receiving PRC 073 funds. The Connectivity Team must be able to verify demand in order to proceed with the initial revision.
Here is the link to submit PRC 073 information:
(URL: https://sites.google.com/site/ncprc073/ )
TCO: Completion of the annual Total Cost of Ownership document for NCDPI Instructional Technology will not be required this year. Data gathered during the Statewide Cloud Interviews will be utilized this year as TCO information. During the upcoming months, the NCDPI Instructional Technology Division, along with it's partners and district representatives, will explore the possibilities of developing a new instrument that will assist LEA's in making data-driven decisions.
PRC 15 Fines and Forfeitures and Revision 6 reports have been posted
A face-to-face training will be provided as a 2 day pre-conference at SLMA. Must be a media coordinator, recommended by supervisor who will provide pd within their home district). Travel and lodging are included. Register through SLMA.
There are plans to offer the 2 day face-to-face training at NC TIES
See the Thinkfinity Cadre page on our IT Website
Don’t forget NC DPI Instructional Technology’s website.
Here you will find links to resources such as Essential Standards, NC Laws and Regulations, RttT and Cloud Resources, Funding, Media and Technology Resources, and Division Information, etc.
Follow Kelly Brannock on Facebook to receive great resources.
Take a look at a few that she has posted recently.
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The Science Behind Adult Learning
Managing The Flow of Information in Social Networks: How Do You Do It?
To Ban or Not to Ban: Schools Weigh Cell Phone Policies
Accessibility vs. Access: How the Rhetoric of “Rare” is changing in the age of information abundance
Thinking Cap: The Seemingly Persistent Rise of Plagiarism
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