February 2019 webcast for KY K-12 CIOs/edtech leaders
Please join us virtually on Tuesday (February 19th) at 10 am (EST), while we broadcast from Franklin County schools. Below are the audio and video links for the webcast. We always encourage you to watch or listen to the webcast live; however we do understand there are certain situations that may prevent that. We will usually provide a written summary of this month’s webcast in 4 weeks with next month’s webcast agenda, however there are certain items that you need to be aware of that will occur before you get that written summary. For that reason, we again encourage you or your representative to tune into this month’s webcast. You can tune in and be part of the webcast from any device by going to the following link: http://mediaportal.education.ky.gov/watch-live/. You can give us your live feedback and ask questions during the webcast though GoSoapBox Link: http://app.gosoapbox.com. The GoSoapBox access code: edtech
KY K-12 main edtech points of emphasis for February’s webcast
- Franklin County edtech throughout webcast.
- Kentucky Educational Television (KET). Tonya Crum and Tim Bischoff of KET
KY K-12 School Safety Forum: https://www.ket.org/episode/KJGAP_000104/
PBS Learning Media, KET’s instructional edtech team & KY K-12 schools
FCC broadcast spectrum repacking and its impact on television in KY K-12 schools and at KY homes: https://tinyurl.com/y428vw2z
- Version 1.0 of the KY K-12 online School Report Card (SRC) gets an A: Kentucky School Talk, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence. Version 2.0 of the SRC will focus on school finance. Dede Conner
- The role, impact and need of KY K-12’s Active Directory services in KY K-12 edtech schools going forward. Chuck Austin
- KY K-12 edtech and KY K-12 Telehealth work group. Lisa Moore
- Computer Science Standards are now live on the KDE website for Kentucky Academic Standards for Computer Science. (These are academic standards for how computers and technologies work). Marty Park
- Technology (Academic) Standards are up next. The teacher application to be on the writing team was sent out through a press release last week. (different than CS standards, these are academic standards for using technologies or digital tools for learning). Revision/writing will start in early April. The Kentucky Academic Standards for Technology are tied to the proposed graduation requirements. Marty Park.
- STLP regional virtual make-up was amazing! We worked with well over 300 students in about 3 hours one day last week. Students did an awesome job and we had to get creative – but it worked REALLY well!
- Edtech topics for the KY K-12 CIO Summit at KySTE on March 14th. David Couch
Other topics touched on more briefly
OET team members and districts:
Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies: A Primer for Schools published by the Future of Privacy Forum provides guidance to schools on balancing safety measures with privacy protections. The document describes schools’ obligations under FERPA and best practices to help decide when and what to disclose.
Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC): Beginning Feb. 25, districts may begin entering data. See the KSIS CRDC webpage for the latest information and helpful resources
Data Visualization tools for KY K-12 schools through Infinite Campus (IC) are now available
Upcoming IC training/PD opportunities (e.g., at KySTE)
SY18-19 KETS financial offers of assistance to districts- Update
- All KY K-12 Technology Activity Reports (TAR) Submitted
- 1st KETS Offer of Assistance
- 3rd memo processed for 8 districts 1/4/19 (included with 2nd memo for 2nd Offer of Assistance).
- 2nd KETS Offer of Assistance
- 1st memo processed for 164 districts 1/4/19
- 2nd memo processed for 8 districts 1/4/19 (included with 3rd memo for 1st Offer of Assistance)
- 3rd KETS Offer of Assistance March/April
Federal KY K-12 edtech E-rate funding (brings in $30M per year to KY K-12 edtech in rebates and discounts)-
Category 2 funding requests
- The FCC budget-based approach of allocating Category 2 funding provides eligibility of up to $150 per student (pre e-rate discount) to be applied for over a 5 year period.
- Districts should be tracking and prepared to complete eligible services they identified were needed at schools which took advantage of available expanded Category 2 funding (networking equipment, wireless/WIFI connectivity within a building, cabling, maintenance, etc.) within the 5 year period.
District e-rate “Form 471 How-To” trainings instructor led and completed:
- Region 1 – Jan 24
- Region 2 – Jan 23
- Region 3 – attends region 4, region 5, or via Skype
- Region 4 – Jan 18, 9:30 am @Carroll Co Tech Office
- Region 5 – Feb 8, 9:00 am Mercer Co Tech office
- Region 6 – Jan 25, 10:00 am Pulaski Co Tech Ctr
- Region 7 – Feb 1, 10:00 am KEDC, Ashland
- Region 8 – Jan 31, 10:00 am Northpoint Academy Pikeville
The FY2019 FCC Form 471 application window closes Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (11:59 pm).
District Microsoft 365 A3 Licensing – awareness
- all known issues with current District Microsoft EES agreements containing Microsoft 365 A3 licensing have been fixed by Microsoft and SHI.
- Districts that have Microsoft 365 A3 licensing should review their Office 365 Licensing Portal to make sure the correct licenses are listed.
Online Testing Spring 2019
- Information to be provided with the finalized dates, download sites, installation
Instructions and support contacts within the next few weeks
- Guidance will also be located on the Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability’s KDE webpage when available.
Awareness: Statewide School Nutrition and Point-of-Sale (POS) Solution, Teacher Certification & Licensure System RFI
February 28th is Digital Learning Day – to date over 40 districts in Kentucky have registered to celebrate with activities.