In February 2014, SDUSD Board of Education (BOE) asked Superintendent Cindy Marten to form a 90-day task force, called the i21Now Committee, to develop a high-level framework of vision, opportunities, and recommendations that would build on the strengths of our nationally recognized i21 program and support our Vision 2020 long-term plan for today’s learner and tomorrow’s worker and global citizen. The i21Now initiative represents the next phase of funding under Propositions S and Z, which support repairs, renovations, classroom technologies, safety and security upgrades, and more. See i21 Now Purpose and Scope.
In May of 2014 i21 Now completed its work and submitted to SDUSD and the BOE its final report and recommendations. Based on this work, SDUSD and the BOE approved as a roadmap strategy in December of 2014 to continue to develop and support next generation learning environments. Key foundational pillars include Broadband, Curriculum & PD, Digital Tools & Policy, Facilities, Finance and Infrastructure.
The i21 Now Committee completed its final report Shaping a Vision to Support Next Generation Learning. This report will be submitted to the SDUSD Board of Education for Review and consideration on June 24, 2014.
The i21 Now Committee consisted of SDUSD staff, Business, Higher Education, Non Profit and Community. Thank you to the 70 members who served on the i21 Now Committee and contributed over 1,000 hours of time together with expertise and passion.
The 70 member i21 Now Committee held its final meeting at e3 Civic High March 19, 2014. This concluded a 90 day i21 Now process where committee members were tasked with formulating ideas and an unconstrained vision around next generation learning environments and delivery.
The i21 Now Committee consisted of SDUSD staff, Business, Higher Education, Non Profit and Community and invested over 1,000 hours of collective time during the process. The committee was challenged to vision next generation learning delivery and environments as part of the next wave of Prop S and Prop Z funding strategy. To do this work, six foundational subcommittees were formed to explore strategies and next steps of the i21 initiative. These committees include Broadband, Curriculum & Professional Development, Digital Policy & Tools, Facilities, Finance and Infrastructure.
To view these final reports see below:
In addition, please see the the i21 Now draft Today’s Learner Statement
Over the next 30 days the work of the i21 Now Committee will be summarized with recommendations for next step and presented to staff and board of education. A big thank you to all i21 Now Committee Members for their tireless efforts and visionary contribution to public education.
PURPOSE & SCOPE
The Board of Education (BOE) has requested that the Superintendent form a 90-day task force Committee (i21 Now) comprised of key stakeholders including staff, business, education and government. The work work of this group is to focus on producing a high level framework of vision and opportunities and recommendation that build on the strengths of our current, nationally recognized i21 next generation learning and support SDUSD’s Vision 2020 goals. This committee will share ideas and initiatives which support the BOE Vision 2020 goals to provide access to technology, enhance classroom instruction, and develop digital literacy skills to engage, educate and empower students, teachers, and parents. San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten has appointed Matt Spathas as the Chair the i21 Now Committee.
GOALS & OUTCOMES
Using the original i21 program as a launch basis, the i21 Now Committee will collaborate in a wide range of new ideas to envision the next phase of i21. The committee will make high-level recommendations for further consideration by the Board in support of designing an efficient, cost effective program with core principles of equity, access, and student achievement. The i21 Now committee will incorporate student, teacher, and administrator feedback to the greatest extent possible throughout the process.
i21 NOW COMMITTEES
In order to facilitate a robust discussion within the 90-day timeline specified, the following subcommittees will convene. The Subcommittees listed below have been formed and will be co-chaired by by one SDUSD staff member and one community (business/government/education) member.
- Curriculum & PD
- Digital Tools & Policy
See i21 Now Committees for more information.