C-Forum - February 7, 2014

Host: Jordan School District
Organizer: Nancy Lagerberg, nancy.lagerberg@jordandistrict.org

Auxiliary Services Building-Auditorium
7905 S. Redwood Rd
West Jordan

Please RSVP for this event.

Attend Via Adobe Connect
Recorded Meeting


8:30 Breakfast treats - Find Someone Who Game
9:00 Welcome and housekeeping
9:15 iPad Configurator Update - David Johansen - Riverdance as well. (David is working on his Masters on Irish Dance.) (David also in Title 1)
10:00 Edmodo and How Jordan is using Edmodo in Title One Schools - Ardy Vallett - Lisa Robinson
(Our guest speaker, Jann is snowed in at the Dallas Airport. She is very willing to try again another time)
11:00 Mastery Connect - Christie Jennings -
12:00 Lunch from Joe Morley’s BBQ - Way Good - Pulled Pork Sandwiches, coleslaw, beans, ice cream mud pie with hot fudge sauce.
1:00 Updates UEN, USOE, SAGE, and UCET

UEN Advisory Counsel - Clint Stevens - clint@sedck12.org

Clint Stephens represents CForum on the UEN Advisory Counsel - The council prioritizes UEN's resources to try to provide the resources everyone needs.

UEN - Justin Brooksby

UCET - Tricia Jackson tricia@ucet.org

Sage -

Julie Quinn in Absentia - Sage works on Chromebooks but not yet on Mac iOS Maverick. Although USOE sent out an update last weekend hoping that would help.
UTIPs - Old UTIPs available till June 30, 2014 - UTIPs Core available till June 30, 2015.

Rick Gaisford - rick@dsdf.org

27 Readers, 9 grants, they spent 231 grant proposals - $60,000.00 available. 27 grants were selected

1. CenturyLink 2013
a. Thank you
b. 27 readers
c. 231 grants
d. 27 selected
e. $60,000 available, allocated $59,999
f. 8 districts (Alpine, Canyons, Davis, Granite, Jordan, Salt Lake, Washington, Weber), USDB and 2 charters

2. 2014 Utah Legislative Session
State Board of Education Priority #2 for One-Time Funding: $50 million for 1:1 technology

Grants for Digital Textbooks

Math Literacy - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Initiative

Stephenson, H.

Speaker Lockhart / Rep. Gibson - $200-$300 million for modernization of education
To keep up with education bills at the legislature:

3. myOn Books trial in the Pioneer Library
- includes the Capstone Digital Library (typical books found in the library, not textbooks. Best for elementary and middle school students)
- trial extended to 3-15-2014
- pricing option will be available soon
- looking for schools/districts interested in a 2-3 month pilot of the full MyOn Reader program

4. e-Rate and ConnectED Updates
a. President has set the goal of, within five years, connecting 99 percent of America’s students to digital learning opportunities through high-speed broadband in their schools and libraries
b. One, to focus on the priorities of the 21st century: high-speed connectivity to every school and library and throughout those institutions.
c. Two, to update how we manage the program to make it easier and more productive for schools and libraries.
d. Three, ensuring sufficient resources are made available to meet our modernization goals, starting with a $2 billion down payment on the expansion of high-speed
connections over the next two years, while still meeting expectations set by the 2014 program rules.
e. A little known fact about today’s E-Rate program is that only about half of the program’s funds go for broadband connectivity.
Less than half goes for the kind of 100 mbps and higher speeds necessary for today’s learning environment.

From Sabrina Scott:
In case you haven’t received this by some other means, the White House issued this fact sheet hinting at where the additional $2B for E-rate funding of school broadband connectivity may come from as well as $750M from the private sector in software discounts or “free” wireless services to low income students. Gifts are apparently OK when facilitated by the FCC. J

There is a lot of activity surrounding USF as a whole right now. In fact, the Technology Transitions docket (Connect America) that we provided comment on last year has matured further and expanded. The FCC announced this week, in granting an AT&T petition, a renewed and more enlightened call for service based experiments from a much broader set of participants, including state commissions and other government entities. The released Order and FNPRM is lengthy but I continue to believe that UEN may have a useful role to play in our state, in either helping to define or perhaps facilitating these experiments among our partners. Here’s the link to the FCC announcement and order.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONS; AT&T PETITION TO LAUNCH A PROCEEDING CONCERNING THE TDM-TO-IP TRANSITION; CONNECT AMERICA FUND; STRUCTURE AND PRACTICES OF THE VIDEO RELAY SERVICE PROGRAM; TELECOMMUNICATIONS RELAY SERVICES, ET AL. Authorized voluntary experiments to measure impact on customers of technology transitions in communications networks. (Dkt No. 13-97 10-90 12-353 13-5 10-51 03-123 ). Action by: the Commission. Adopted: 01/30/2014 by ORDER. (FCC No. 14-5). WCB

5. Microsoft Innovative Educator Program

Who Attends the Teacher Professional Development Program?
The MIE seminar is designed for school district trainers who have responsibility for training educators on the integration of technology in the classroom.
Participants will be accepted through an application process.

Additional Training Benefits!

In addition to learning new hands-on, project-based, student-centered activities for K-12 classrooms, attendees will receive:

Upcoming Training Dates:
February 27-28: Salt Lake City, Utah
There is no charge for these workshops, however all attendees must go through the acceptance process.
Those accepted are responsible for travel and expenses and completing all commitments as a part of participating in this training.


Ardy Vallett - arden.vallet@jordandistrict.org

1 - 1 iPads in place in our Title 1 schools in Jordan - Fun Scavenger Hunt -

(iPad deployment in Title 1 schools)
thinglink.com Easier to create on your computer. Create the College on Shape Collage. Ardy's slide show was created on thinglink.com.
The teachers had 3 different accounts for their student iPads.
Teachers could work with Edmodo or with Google Sites.
It took the teachers a long time to get going with Edmodo. Ardy had statements from the teachers about how much they like Edmodo now and how they are using it as a learning management system in their classrooms.

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Apple Configurator

David Johansen - david.johansen@jordandistrict.org -

C-Forum Keynote 2014

Updates to Apple Configurator - MDM - Mobile Device Managment - Purpose is to plug in all your devices, up to 60, and deploy apps, load codes, send paid apps enmasse. Local control over a group of iPads on a classroom scale.)

Mastery Connect

Christie Jennings - lindsay@masteryconnect.com, christie@masteryconnect.com

Dr. Benjamin Bloom, Bloom's Taxonomy - did lots of research on mastery learning and formative assessment. Learning is based on mastery of skills rather than how long it takes. Mastery Connect is a Configuration and Assessment solution.

2014 Legislative session -

Guy Durrant says, "Have you heard of the chubby probability theory? Fat Chance!"

Here is the link to the iPad mount that Kelly showed
Caddie Buddy

Utah State Board of Education - USBE     Utah Education Network - UEN  Utah Coalition for Educational Technology - UCET

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