Learn and Connect webinar Sept 2010Presentation Transcript
Blackboard K12 Driving Greater Student Performance with Blackboard LearnTM and Blackboard ConnectTM
Some housekeeping items 2 Today’s webinar is scheduled to last for 1 hour All participants will be muted to ensure the presentation can proceed without interruption Questions can be submitted via the Q&A screen at any time We will do our best to answer all questions. Due to the size of the audience today, a number of questions will have to be answered following the session
About Today’s Speakers 3 Duncan Moss Sr. Director K12 Marketing Blackboard Scott Smith Chief Technology Officer Mooresville Graded School District (NC) David Adney Principal Minnetonka School District (MN)
Forward Looking Statements 4 We may make statements regarding our product development and service offering initiatives, including the content of future product upgrades, updates or functionality in development. While such statements represent our current intentions, they may be modified, delayed or abandoned without prior notice and there is no assurance that such offering, upgrades, updates or functionality will become available unless and until they have been made generally available to our customers.
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6 Our Vision:
Close the gap between the way students live and the way they learn
Empower district leadership to communicate directly and effectively
Engage parents in their child’s academic progress
Deliver a 21st Century educational experience
7 Blackboard K12 Value Proposition Learn & Connect … Share essential classroom information more effectively with your learning community. Promotegreater collaboration among teachers, parents, students and local community members to significantly improve student performance and district success.
8 The Connected District Administrators can…
9 The Connected District Parents will be…
10 The Connected District Teachers can efficiently…
11 The Connected District Students will:
12 The Connected District Solution
21st Century Learning Dr. Scott Smith, Chief Technology Officer Mooresville Graded School District
Why a Digital Conversion?
Close the Digital Divide
21st Century Readiness
Real World Experience
Improve Academic Achievement
What is a Digital Conversion?
Online content in a context for today’s learners available virtually 24/7
A meaningful instructional tool at the fingertips of every child
NOT a Technology Project
What does the data say? Mooresville Intermediate School 2009 - 2010 Performance Composite = 82% Expected Growth & High Growth Met all 27 AYP Target Goals (08-09) Attendance improved from 96.5% to 97.4% (08-09) Suspensions decreased from 86 (07-08) to 21 (08-09)
MOORESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL END OF COURSE DATA 18% overall gain in 4 years Suspensions went down 64% from 07-08 to 08-09.
Academic Achievement AYP
Out of 115 School Districts - only 6 districts made all AYP Targets.
Mooresville was one of the 6 districts in North Carolina.
Mooresville had the highest number of targets met.
Academic Achievement School Year: 2009-2010 MGSD Ranked 4th in the State Formula: Number of Proficient Test Scores on Reading Grades 3-8, Math Grades 3-8, and EOCs divided by the total number of tests taken in school year 2009-2010. Rutherford Per Pupil Expenditure $8,456.08 (71)
MinnetonkaHigh School ConnectingParents – Teachers – Students With Blackboard andBlackboard Connect
The Need: Find a way to offer Health Instruction that: Has greater impact on students’ lives Expands students’ choices in scheduling other classes Builds stronger adult support systems for students to use in decision-making Is responsive to current health issues
The Minnetonka Solution
Embedded Health Model Traditional Format One semester of selected topics offered during the sophomore year in a typical classroom setting. Approximately 80 hours Embedded Format Selected topics presented over four years at age-appropriate times in a “pullout” classroom format. Approximately 80 hours