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Madison Middle School teachers took risks. Dr. Lucinda Taylor led the way. It started in August, 2010 with a retreat. The school was changing. Teachers have laptops. Each classroom was given a SmartBoard and projector. The goals were to increase AYP, improve writing, and change from teacher-centered to student-centered learning. In September, 2010, the school received 325 netbooks. Each teacher set up their mobile unit with the help of the kids. Every Friday students left early and teachers collaborated from 1-3 either as a whole staff, department, or grade-level. An ELA coach, Colm Davis, worked closely with the Language Arts teachers. A Math coach, Abby Paske, worked twice a week with the math teachers.



Technology was another story. There was a whole team that worked together with the teachers and students. Oakland Unified School District's Instructional Technology department supported the school by imaging the netbooks, providing a coach, Leah Jensen, and being available for tech support and great leadership from the Instructional Technology Director, Ann Kruze. Dr. Taylor hired Barbara Bray as the technology integration coach to help support the teachers with their projects for the Expos. Here are some examples of projects:










Site created for PD for the teachers: 1:1 Laptop Program for Madison Middle School


Other projects using technology included:


  • Glogs created by 8th grade Algebra 1 Students
  • Film Festival by Special Education Students
  • BizWorld where 6th grade students created and sold friendship bracelets


Visit https://virtualousd.pbworks.com/w/page/36686947/FrontPage for more teacher resources.


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