Mid-Del Tech Training Youtube Channel

IT Department:

Scott M. Haselwood, Ph.D.  Executive Director of Technology
shaselwood@mid-del.net
(405) 737-4461

Charlie Shelden, Director of Information Technology
cshelden@mid-del.net
(405) 737-4461

Erin Rennick, Computer Instructional Technology Facilitator
erennick@mid-del.net
(405) 737-4461

Haley Sloop, Computer Support Technician/Purchasing
hsloop@mid-del.net
(405) 737-4461 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Information Technology department provides the backbone for telecommunications throughout the Mid-Del district of 3 high (6A & 5A), 3 middle, 15 elementary, alternative, tech center, & virtual schools in addition to the administrative and support facilities. The technical team is comprised of systems administrators, help desk, phone, and computer technicians. From wireless access and network ports in every classroom and office, through a robust switching network, to content filtered internet access, connectivity is provided for computers, phones, and other portable devices.

Working with the Federal Communications Commission and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, Mid-Del receives over $1,000,000.00 annually under the E-Rate federal funding program and the Oklahoma Universal Services Fund for providing telecommunications services to our students, faculty, and staff. Local bond resolutions have enabled Mid-Del Schools to develop a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure capable of handling the ever-growing electronic information requirements for supporting education in the 21st century.

Some of the ongoing initiatives for the Mid-Del Information Technology department include:

  • Align technology with academic initiatives in new, renovated, and existing schools

  • Review, update, and enforce technology related board policies

  • Implement/operate primary and alternate data centers for district

  • Develop RFPs and execute source selection for major technology procurements

  • Ensure EOI and OCCT state-level testing is administered in the most efficient manner

  • Facilitate implementation of major and minor technology grant purchases

  • Enforce compliance of hardware and software asset management and tracking

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

The goal of our Instructional Technology Department is to assist teachers in learning how to “teach” with technology. This will involve going beyond the basics to learn how to use technology to enhance your classroom instruction. Our goal is to show how technology tools will benefit you and your students.

In order to schedule and facilitate trainings, we have added a “Technology Training Request” ticket to our website. The link to this ticket request can be located on this page, as well as under the “For Staff” column on our district website. You can request to schedule a training in the following areas:

  1. Canvas – Learning the components of this Learning Management System

  2. Google Drive - Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, and Calendar

  3. Google Cast – streaming your laptop to all of your students’ computer

  4. Newline – new interactive boards

  5. Other technology tools – (smartboard, document cameras, etc.)

  6. Seesaw - a digital portfolio/learning activity platform

We will also upload videos on our instructional technology website. These short videos are quick walkthroughs for various technology tools. You may share ideas for future videos, trainings, and website content on our “Technology to Teaching” request ticket. 

Our trainings will designed to be interactive and hands-on with the technology. One of our goals is that you leave the training with a good understanding of how to use the technology. The other goal is that you walk away from each training with technology strategies that you can immediately implement into your classroom instruction.

Please call us (405-737-4461 x 1306) if you have any questions.

CANVAS TUTORIAL VIDEOS FOR STAFF

Creating an Assignment/Entering Grades in Canvas

Sync Your Grades to PowerSchool

Canvas: Student View

Canvas: Import Course Settings & Content

Embedding a YouTube Video in Pages & Assignments

Importing Course Content

Organizing Your Course Navigation Menu

Organizing Canvas for all of Your Students

Canvas Accessibility Checker

Recording a Video in Studio

Rich Text Editor Toolbar

Pages