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Notre Dame Preparatory is known for its spirit of innovation and its rigorous academic standards. Hear how they leverage education technology to offer a blended learning environment that impacts both ...

Notre Dame Preparatory is known for its spirit of innovation and its rigorous academic standards. Hear how they leverage education technology to offer a blended learning environment that impacts both student achievement and recruiting.

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  • The Project Tomorrow research helped guide is towards this solution by showing us that each stakeholder in learning communities sees value in using the power of technology in K-12 learning environments.

Independent Schools and Blackboard Learn Independent Schools and Blackboard Learn Presentation Transcript

  • Independent Schools and Blackboard Learn
    • annie lewis, senior manager k-12 marketing, blackboard
    • miawalsh, curriculum technology specialist, notre dame prep school
  • Blended Learning Models
  • What Are Students Saying?
    • 63% of students identify online learning as a must-have component in their “ultimate school”
    • Over 40% of students are currently communicating with theirteachers electronically and over 70% of students are communicating with friends and family through text, email, and IM
    • Over 70% of high school students have access to a computerand 67% have access to a cell phone
    Technology is a daily part of students’ lives and should be integrated into their school lives.
  • 6 – 12 – private, Catholic, all female
    Towson, Maryland
    www.notredameprep.com
    Mia walsh ‘84
    Curriculum Technology Specialist
  • Blackboard implementation
    NDP Environment
    Choosing Blackboard
    Strategic Planning Goals
    Preparing Faculty
    Blended Learning Opportunities
  • Ndp environment
    8th year of 1-1 laptop school for Upper Level – student owned
    2 students: laptop in Middle Level in carts – NDP owned
    Interactive projection systems in 80% classrooms in UL, 100% in ML
  • CHOOSING BLACKBOARD
    Amalgamation of Moodle, SharePoint, FrontPage
    Shared network drives for documents
    Offer 21st century skills in protected environment
    Effective communication between stakeholders
  • Strategic planning
    Excellence by Design – a 7 year plan
    2 student-based objectives
    2 organizational capacity objectives
    Blackboard has roll in three out of four
  • students will demonstrate initiative and accountability for their learning.
    Access to class lessons, lecture notes and video/audio recordings from that day’s class
    Grades posted for assignments through Grade Center
    Provide differentiated learning opportunities for students.
    Identify 21st century learning styles as it applies to the learning experience & utilize Blackboard tools that coincide.
  • culture of clear, timely, and substantive communication among all stakeholders.
    Blackboard provides multiple methods to communicate teacher/student; student/teacher; student/student
    Utilize Blackboard courses to disseminate information to entire community with guest access.
    Parent Association has course to share documents for every grade level
    Implementation of Alert Now, a Blackboard product
  • achieve effective vertical and horizontal integration of the curriculum.
    Humanities / STEM programs – Blackboard shared courses with multiple teachers using site
    Ability to compare grade-level courses of the same subject area or the progression from year to year.
  • Preparing faculty
    3 full days of Blackboard training in summer
    2-4 paid afternoon sessions per month using Title II money (Schoolhouse NDP)
    Tech Mentors in each Department
    Parent training sessions for 6th grade students
  • Blended learning
    Wikis, Discussion Boards
    Blogs
    Wimba Sessions
    Group Tools (file sharing, communication)
    Integration with SafariMontage
    Ability to post video, audio or files
  • Additional questions
    How are you using technology at Notre Dame Prep and is it effective at fostering student achievement?
    How is technology keeping students and parents engaged?
    Is Blackboard making the school function more efficiently? 
    What do parents and students think about your use of technology?