Information Technology Services
To provide quality customer service and support to the Woodburn School District; preparing our school community to embrace and utilize technology and be productive members of society.
Welcome to the ITS web site!
Updated August 2011, we have added the Educational Technology Resource page with many links to helpful educational resources for classroom use.
If you need technical support for any District related issue, please contact the Help Desk at 4343 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We just completed our first year with the WSD Educational Technology Cadre and it was a huge success. We had 14 participants from every building and also collaborated with Mt. Angel School District to build a larger inter-district professional community. Teachers took away some great ideas and skills to directly impact high quality teaching and learning in the classroom to benefit the students. In addition, those who completed the course receive continuing education credits from Portland State University. This was partially funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC).
With the network and email conversion from last summer under our belts, there still may be needs for additional professional development in these areas. If you need more PD (and who doesn't!) then click here to sign up for Google Training.
We have available educational technology equipment for check out. Use the ITS Equipment Checkout form (also located under forms->). The items we have include CPS Student Response Systems, MOBI interactive white boards, digital cameras, and some netbook and laptop computers. Click here for the latest list.
HUGE NEWS!!! Rosetta Stone accounts available to staff! You MUST fill out the online form RS Staff Learner Account Request Form
Richness: The Technology Rich Classroom (TRC)
The grant team received accolades at the final meeting where all districts presented their results. Congratulations again!
Bill Gates used the term "richness" to describe the media rich world most students live in. The term Technology Rich Classrooms was coined to describe classrooms as they become equipped for students and teachers to manipulate those mediums. The typical TRC at WSD is comprised of a ceiling mounted media projector, a mounted voice enhancement and audio system, mobile interactive whiteboard(s) (MOBi), a classroom set of student response systems (clickers), and a minimum of a 2:1 laptop to student ratio. Additional equipment includes a document camera, digitial video/still cameras, color laser printers, and a student microphone. With this equipment we are seeing project based learning take place with new digital web 2.0 tools. Classrooms equipped in this manner cause a transformation in the engagement of students and achievement improves. Read on further about the grants for 4 TRC classrooms received by WSD.
FPMS was awarded a large grant through Title II D ARRA funding in 2009. This grant provides each of six classrooms with laptops to achieve a 2:1 student to computer ratio, student response systems, mobile interactive white boards, software, ongoing, intensive professional development AND and 1/2 time Educational Technology Coach. The classroom teachers receiving this award are: Danika Zundel, Jose Sandoval, Marc Appell, and Nabor Pina. Congratulations to the team that put together this winning grant application!
Congratulations to Freda Schmelzer (Lincoln) for winning the Calypso sound system grant (www.calypsosystems.com ).
Also, congratulations to Nic Delgado (NMES), Dana Re (HES), Debra Piper (AIS), Andy Beyer (AIS), Doug Peterson (WAAST), and Jamie Jeffery (WAAST) for winning the 21st Century Technology Classroom Grant award. The classroom technology is comprised of: mounted video projector, mounted voice enhancement audio system, student response system, MOBI (mobile interactive whiteboard) and 3 days of professional development using these cool tools. You can learn more about these products at www.einstruction.com and http://www.gofrontrow.com/.
Last years' recipients of the classroom technology setup will continue to receive on-going professional development with this years' winners. Anyone interested in seeing these tools in action should contact us in ITS for a demonstration. You are also welcome to attend these training sessions (call or email for scheduled dates and times).
The Technology Committee meets every month to have continued dialogue and collaboration on technology in Woodburn schools. Our goal is to see technology integrated in the classroom and for teachers, students, and staff to embrace the technology tools in everyday use. Professional development and technology planning are key elements for this committee to work on. Software and hardware standards will be developed and revised to remain current with the rapidly changing world of information and technology.
WSD Educational Technology Plan (2009-2012)
WSD Technology Review, December 2008
PD360 Professional Development Videos - No account? Contact the Help Desk!
Willamette ESD Moodle - Create your own account, browse the courses!
Information Literacy/Digital Citizenship Course Available!
The Willamette ESD is offering an online course in Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship through Oregon Virtual School District. Please read on for details from the WESD:
"This course is meant for any adult...including community members and/or parents. It is designed to teach 21st Century information literacy skills through the research process. Though teachers may in turn teach the skills included in the course to their students, the course in its current format is really meant for adults."
Please Note: You will need to create a Moodle account to gain access to this course. You can find it at: http://willamesd.orvsd.org.
Click the link for “Adult Education and Staff Development.” Next, click the link for “Information Literacy”. Create your new account at the right side of the screen. Confirm your account through the email message. The access key is “library” – no quotations.