OLPC Tuvalu/Deployment/Goals and Objectives

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Workshop Report - Goals and Objectives - Awareness - Policy - Governance - Deployment Information - Training - Curriculum Integration - Content - Community - Server and Power Infrastructure - Localisation - Child Online Protection - Recycling - Support - Lesson Plans, Teaching Ideas and Resources

Clear Goals / Vision for the Trials

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Vision statements from the workshop

To excel in a modern world through promotion of, and enhanced, digital teaching and learning

To empower learning for all at an early age through access to open educational resources

Objectives Framework for the Trials

Objectives Expected Outputs Indicators/means
Awareness raised about OLPC and the objectives of the trial in TOLISE PRIMARY SCHOOL. Ministry, stakeholders, teachers, Kaupule and Communities aware of:
  • Vision
  • Function
  • Objectives
  • Outcomes

consultations and briefing with the Ministry, Kaupule, school and community.
To assess the impact of OLPC in the area of Teaching and Learning


Formative evaluation data, to learn lessons from the trial and inform plans for any subsequent national programme. Peridoc interviews and surveys with school management communities
To asses impact of OLPC on enrollment or attendance Increased enrollment or improved attendance at Tolise Primary School Data from schools and annecdotal reports.
Form Steering committee A group of representatives from (Education HQ, Tolise Primary Sch, ICT, Kaupule VTP) is formed A group is formed
Execute Awareness programs Ministry, Teachers, students & community should be aware of this OLPC TRIAL Consultations with different groups are done

Survey/interview opinions from communities are conducted

Training (training the trainers)

Initial level 1-2 TOT during workshop involving 5-6 teachers from Vaitupu and ICT officers.

Level 2-3 TOT during the deployment.

Workshop evaluation.

Volunteer experts arranged by OLPC regional partners available for the deployment.

Setting up server and access point Wireless network and School Server installed. Two access points in each classroom Year 1 and Year 2. Server located in Office. System maintained and serviced. Suitable hardware identified with help from regional partners. Resources available for procurement and installation. Local technical support available.
Briefing with

* Kaupule

* Teachers

* students

* Parents

Awareness raised ahead of the deployment. School Board endorses OLPC policy. Local partners in agreement with programme. Any concerns of local partners addressed. Monitoring and regular communication between national and local teams.
Teachers Training

* Level 1- Visions- Principles, Theory & Background

* Level 2- Laptop Literacy

* Level 3 - Curriculum integration

Teachers given level 1 and some level 2 training by local training teachers. Introduction to level 3 training also achieved with local capacity.

Reinforcement of level 2 training and some further introduction to level 3 by volunteer experts during deployment.

Level 3 training input by expert facilitator after a few months.

Teachers aware of the theory and principles and clear about what they are doing.

Teachers confident with using the laptop and able to guide students.

Following level 3 training, teachers regularly using laptops in class linked to specific curricula.

Policy on Deployment of Laptops- Set of rules for teachers and students

Decision by Education Dept on the allocation of the donated laptops to various sites.

Numbers of laptops per school known.
Apply to SPC for advice regarding Child Online Protection

Education Dept, community and stakeholders fully informed of risks and approaches.

Children's safety maximised.

Programme not threatened by irrational fears in the community.

Child online protection plan developed and approved, resourced and implemented.
Recycling - To apply SPC

for advice

Waste from the programme is recycled and does not harm environment. Re-usable components used to reduce maintainance costs.

Local technical repair capacity increased.

Recycling plan developed and approved, resourced and implemented.
Classroom set up to be considered to avoid tangling of cables

Power and charging system safe and manageable. Charging system for laptops in class designed and provided in each classroom.
Monitoring- To identify key personnel to monitor OLPC trial

Monitoring system working and passing data to the steering group.
Curriculum - content and integration

Curriculum materials being made available on the school server.

Laptops being used to strengthen and improve quality of teaching the curriculum.

Laptops being used in lessons linked to specific teaching objectives/curricula.

Teachers creating lesson plans and teaching ideas and saving on server and Wikieducator.

Teachers using OERs (Wikieducator, Wikipedia) to access subject and lesson resources

Download of Schools-Wikipedia made available for Tolise school

Amount of resources made available.

Consultation with teachers by qualified supervisors and inspectors.

Community involvement

The community is actively engaged in the OLPC programme, is fully informed and represented on the local steering committee. The school has an improved partnership with the community. Parents are fully informed about the programme and are more engaged in their children's learning. Community briefings held during the deployment. Parents briefed and parental agreements signed. Training sessions for parents given during deployment. Community representative attending steering committee meetings.
The OLPC Trals is assisting teachers with their Professional Development
The OLC Trial is supporting and has benficial impacts on the TVET sector
The laptop has been translated into Tuvaluan Members of the core team have used Sugar Labs Translate to translate the Sugar software