EdTech Webcast, November 2018

Posted on 21. Nov, 2018 by in District Technology Leadership Webcast, Featured, Technology

KY K-12 edtech points of emphasis for November’s webcast

  • Hart County edtech highlights throughout webcast.
  • Preliminary results of the School Year 2018- 2019 KY K-12 Digital Readiness survey.
  • Preliminary results of edtech spending in school year 2017-2018 from Munis Technology Activity Report (TAR).
  • 2018 KY K-12 CIO Summit follow-up: Edtech professional development (PD) for teachers.

Other topics

  • Reminder that the annual top 3-5 (a) things we did well in 2018 in KY K-12 edtech, (b) didn’t do well in 2018 and (c) top goals for 2019 is due from every district no later than Dec 14th.
  • School Report Card reminders
  • Munis: result phish attempt, results of 9 Nov disaster recovery test of over 130 districts, addressing stale accounts, authoritative source for people for other data systems
  • KDE reorg impact on OET, including EPSB
  • Status of the KY K-12 Active Directory (AD) account cleanup
  • Update on KY K-12 equipment disposal contract (i.e., eScrap)
  • GovDelivery: follow-up on recent test
  • KY K-12 student technology leadership program (STLP) regional competitions at KY universities are underway. 60,000 KY K-12 students are part of STLP. Biggest and best in the US.


STLP at Morehead State University

  1. * Figures in Chapter 4 about Student Instructional Devices. Figures 4.A, 4.B & 4.C on pages 41, 42 & 44. Great chance to brag on the progress districts have made toward 1:1 in providing opportunity and access to digital instructional materials.  OEA could also stress how this strategy helps with/improves student home access to end device beyond their smartphone.
  2. Major Conclusion #7 on Page 5: The OEA survey responses indicate that approximately 4 in 5 districts do not share student data generated by digital instructional material use with any outside entity. The districts that do share student data indicated they require a district data agreement to gain access to student data generated by using these materials. Great chance to highlight districts vigilance of student data and how those needing to share are requiring agreements.  They could even spend some time highlighting their findings in the area by region, etc.
  3. Discuss findings on the advantages and disadvantages (lack of some access for some students) of digital instructional materials – and also speak to any OEA hunches of non-findings on advantages or disadvantages of traditional paper-based instructional materials. Is there anything on this that KDE and districts should note and keep an eye on OR  the current state of textbook funding / adoption which could be driving some of the digital materials purchasing.


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