From the category archives: Assessments
It is said that a ship without a rudder has no destination. So an organization without a vision has no direction!
Questeq believes that by developing a clear Vision of the Future and a Quality Comprehensive Plan, your organization will start marching in the right direction of achieving your mission, goals and aspiration!
We envision facilitating K-12 leaders through the transformation from traditional teacher centered classrooms to the anywhere, anytime learning that will deliver individualized curriculum to our community of teachers and learners.
The transformation process begins with a belief that individualized or personalized learning will bring more efficient and effective teaching and learning processes to our communities.
If you intend to deliver individualized learning to your community then we can help you develop a plan and road-map to get there.
Vision Management is a process that “Starts with Why” and delivers a “Quality Comprehensive Plan” that will offer a step-by-step action plan through 7 pillars of education processes.
We begin with:
- Governance and Administration Processes
- Teaching and Learning Processes
- Analytic and Measurement Processes
- Communication and Collaboration Processes
- Professional Development and Support Processes
- Network and Infrastructure Processes
- Physical Plant and Security Processes
In the end we will enable you to offer your students a personalized anywhere, anytime learning curriculum by embracing the 4Cs of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
The Project Tomorrow team published the findings for 2012 regarding teachers, library/media, and administrators. According to the 2012 Project Tomorrow study (http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/pdfs/SU11_PersonalizedLearning_Educators.pdf), the key to a successful BYOT implementation is the use of a smartphone or tablet by the superintendent or key administrator. Underlying this finding is the notion that when you use a technology, you're much more likely to recommend that others use the technology. For districts heading this direction, it's critical that all of the educational leaders not only buy into the vision, but also are daily users of the technology. According to the study, "Most notably, district administrators who are mobile users themselves are twice as likely to be piloting a BYOT approach or be evaluating the idea of implementing a BYOT program as other administrators."
During the building of our Assessment Services, we discovered a need to offer a robust yet easy to use Security Camera platform to the school districts and businesses that we manage. Questeq had been a partner with Axis security cameras for over a year, however we did not have a security camera software vendor that met our needs. As of May 1st, Questeq has become partners with OnSSI, which is one of the industry leaders in security camera software. OnSSI produces a security camera package called, Ocularis. It is one of the best we have found. It possesses a large set of impressive features such as event and motion tracking, extremely fast location of key video events, instant playback during live recording and compatibility with virtually every camera on the market. Ocularis has proven to be a perfect fit in the markets we serve.
Ocularis has full remote viewing capability, so you can allow local emergency responders and law enforcement the capability to view the cameras if needed. With the release of the Ocularis-X add-on, you can now watch up to nine cameras in full high definition on your mobile devices. We are excited about this new partnership as it filled a void in the services we offer. Over the past few years, the realm of IT has expanded to handling additional pieces of hardware and software, with security cameras being the latest addition.
By taking 5 minutes to prioritize your district's technology it will allow us to assist you to better understand your technology spend, processes and and savings, while the cost of running a district continues to escalate.
Questeq has been the educated choice for 30 years, providing innovative technology solutions and savings to districts of all sizes. As a partner, you will see that our depth and knowledge is unrivaled in K-12. We understand that the challenge of running a district has never been greater. That is why we take great pride in helping you to evaluate your technology initiatives to continue to inspire and educate children.
Please view the video below to hear how this No-Cost Technology Priorities Assessment can benefit your school district.
Then complete the assessment by clicking the button below.