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Small Districts Make A Difference With Blended Learning



Three districts with enrollment under 10,000 students share how they are using blended learning to impact student achievement and give teachers the tools necessary to develop engaging lessons that ...

Three districts with enrollment under 10,000 students share how they are using blended learning to impact student achievement and give teachers the tools necessary to develop engaging lessons that build 21st century skills.



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  • Only 51% of respondents are meeting all the online learning demands of their students while 96% know that students demonstrate improved learning when technology is integrated into the curriculum
  • 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.

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  • Small Districts Make A Difference With Blended Learning
    • John Canuel, Vice President, blackboard global k-12 education strategy
    • Ben Louey, Southern York county school district
    • David Willyard, mead school district
    • Scott smith, mooresville graded school district
  • Blended Learning Models
  • Districts are Challenged to Meet Student Demand for Online Learning
    Total % Agreeing
    Strongly Agree
    Source: Blackboard/Education Week Survey of Online Learning Preparedness (2010). n=1,962
  • What Are Students Saying?
    • 38% of students who have not taken an online courseare interested in doing so
    • 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.
  • Southern York’s JourneyInto Blended Learning
    Mr. BenLouey
  • District Profile
    • Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
    • 3,400 Students (K-12)
    • 5 Schools
    • 320 Teachers
    • Rural Community
  • Points of Emphasis
    • How did we get started?
    • Where are we now?
    • Where are we headed?
  • How Did We Get Started?
  • How Did We Get Started?
    • Started in a consortium (2004)
    • 200 User Accounts
    • Included Professional Development
    • Hosted Environment
    • Pre-built content
  • First Uses (2005-2009)
    • Alternative Education Setting
    • AP courses (Summer Reading Groups)
    • Early Adopters (High School)
    • Department Adoption (High School)
    • Middle School Pilot (Guess Access)
    • Middle School Full Adoption (Guest Access)
  • Where Are We Now?
  • Where Are We Now?
    • Left the Consortium (Summer 2010)
    • Purchased Directly from Blackboard
    • Needed more control
    • Integration with other systems
    • Allow for continued expansion
  • Current Projects
    • Middle School Pilot (Student Accounts)
    • Computer Classes
    • Blogging
    • Elementary School Pilot (Guest Access)
    • Online Staff Professional Development
  • Where Are We Headed?
  • SY 2011 - 2012
    • All Secondary Students – Full access to system
    • Full implementation of Content System
    • Migration of Curriculum Maps
    • Additional Online PD for Staff
  • SY 2011 - 2013
    • All K-12 Students – Full access to system
    • Primary District Web Presence
    • Individualized Building Domains
    • Integrated Portal / Intranet
    • Fully On-Line Courses for Students
  • “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there” – Lewis Carroll
    Find YOUR road to success… and get on it!
  • Questions?
    • Skypelouey.ben
    • Twitter@benlouey
    • Phone(717) 235-4811 x7330
    My Contact Info:
  • 9500 Students
    580 Staff
    1100 Employees
    13 Schools
    2 High Schools
    2 Middle Schools
    8 Elementary Schools
    1 Alternative HS
    Presenter: David Willyard
  • PLTW
  • PLTW
  • Teacher Websites
  • Goal 1The District Curriculum isguaranteed and viable.The District curriculum, based on state and district standards, is achievable in scope (viable) and promised to each student (guaranteed). It is to be described with student-friendly language, published, and adjusted as necessary. The implementation of the curriculum is monitored through teacher-developed common district assessments. 
  • myMeadE-Resource RepositoryOnline CommunitiesTeacher WebsitesDistrict Intranet
  • myMead
    How to implement?(the soft start...)
  • 7-12
  • AdminTeam
  • AdminTeam
  • AdminTeam
  • AdminTeam
  • AdminTeam
  • PrincipalTeam
  • August - February80+ Professional Development Offerings
  • Site
  • Site
  • Site
  • Bldg
  • Bldg
  • February - MayIn-Building
    ~400/580 trained
    372 courses
    4000+ visits/day
  • Professional Development
    More Hybrid LearningMead STEM Academy @ WSU
  • Mooresville Graded School District’s Digital Conversion
    Scott S. Smith, Ed.D.
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Why a Digital Conversion?
    • Close the Digital Divide
    • Relevant Instruction
    • 21st Century Readiness
    • Real World Experience
    • Instructional Practice
    • Improve Academic Achievement
    • Moral Imperative
  • What is a Digital Conversion?
    • NOT a Technology Project
    • A meaningful instructional tool at the fingertips of every child
    • 450 Teacher MacBook Airs
    • 4000 MacBook Airs for ALL 4th - 12th graders
    • 450 MacBooks for ALL 3rd grade students
    • 150 MacBooks on carts for grades K - 2
    • 120 Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom grades K - 3
    • Online content available virtually 24/7
    • Ubiquitous Wireless
    • Cultural Shift
  • Ingredients
    • Building the culture
    • 21st Century tools
    • Data rich & intensive
    • Capacity building
    • All in !!!
  • Implications
    • Precision (intervention/detail)
    • Competency is evolutional
    • Creativity & relevance drive productivity
    • Connectivity & collaboration “hum”
  • New Views of Learning
    From traditional student learning. . . rote memory of predetermined facts disseminated by teachers
    . . . to cognitive sciencestudents construct meaning by making connections with
    prior knowledge through language
  • Timeline
    • August 2011 - Refresh of all 4400 MacBooks with Airs and 1:1 3rd grade
    • August 2010 - Added MacBooks on carts for 3rd grade students districtwide.
    • April 2010- Refresh of all 4500 MacBooks
    • August 2009 - 4000 MacBooks to all 4 - 12 grade students
    • August 2008 - 1650 student MacBooks at MHS, 850 student MacBooks at MIS
    • January 2008 - 400 MacBooks on carts for the English Department at MHS
    • December 2007 - 500 Teacher MacBooks distributed
  • Mooresville Graded School District Demographics
    Students receiving Free/Reduced Lunch has increased in MGSD...
  • Mooresville High School Performance Data
    Composite increase
    of 21 percentage
    points over
    5 years
  • Mooresville Graded School District
    Getting Students Across the Line!
    4 Year Cohort Graduation Rate
    MGSD is 2nd in the state out of 115 districts for its 2011 graduation rate!
  • District Achievement
    District Achievement
    15% growth!
    MGSD Ranked 8th
    MGSD tied
    for 4th
    MGSD tied
    for 3rd
    All Schools in MGSD were recognized this year as Schools of Distinction.
    Rocky River Elementary School was recognized this year as an Honor School of Excellence.
  • District Achievement
    MGSD Ranked 3rd
    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.
  • Every Child, Every Day
  • Ben louey
    David willyard
    Scott smith
    Annie Lewis
    John Canuel
    Contact Information