Preparing	  Your	  Students	  for	  Success	  in	  the	  Online	  Environment	            Jason	  Neiffer,	  Montana	  Digi...
It	  takes	  a	  village	  to	  teach	  an	  online	  student…	  
Our	  PresentaIon	  •  About	  MTDA	  •  What	  is	  MTDA’s	  experience	  related	     to	  online	  learning?	  •  MTDA	...
Lessons	  from	  MTDA’s	  First	  Year	  
What	  makes	  a	  great	   online	  student?	               Tech-­‐Savvy	     Independent	      Curious	                 ...
What	  makes	  a	  less-­‐than-­‐ideal	          online	  student?	                           Inexperienced	           Poo...
What	  makes	  a	  less-­‐than-­‐ideal	          online	  student?	  Less	  Ready:	                                 More	 ...
MTDA	  InsItuIonal	  Philosophy	  
All	  students	  can	  be	  an	  online	  learner!	  
…but,	  some	  students	  need	  more	  support	  than	  others!	  
Developing	  a	  Local	  School	  Program	  Around	  Montana	  Digital	  Academy	  
What	  discussions	  need	  to	  happen	  locally	  to	  build	  a	  support	  regime?	                   Parent	      Ent...
Careful	  entrance	  counseling	  •  USE	  MTDA	  TOOLS!	  •  MoIvaIons	  for	  taking	  an	  online	     course?	  •  Imp...
IT	  Support	  •    Computer	  availability	  •    Filtering	  and	  website	  access	  issues	  •    AlternaIve	  access	...
Staff	  Support	  •  Site	  facilitator	  or	  another	  point	  of	     contact?	  •  Does	  staff	  require	  training?	  ...
Parent	  Support?	  •  Has	  the	  student’s	  parents/guardians	     been	  part	  of	  the	  decision	  to	  u9lize	    ...
Program	  Example:	  Charles	  M.	  Russell	  High	  School	  
Title	  •  Lorem	  ipsum	  dolor	  sit	  amet,	     consectetuer	  adipiscing	  elit.	     Vivamus	  et	  magna.	  Fusce	 ...
Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment
Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment
Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment
Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment
Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment
Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment
Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment
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Preparing Your Students for Success in the Online Environment

  1. 1. Preparing  Your  Students  for  Success  in  the  Online  Environment   Jason  Neiffer,  Montana  Digital  Academy   Susan  Quinn,  Charles  M.  Russell  High  School  
  2. 2. It  takes  a  village  to  teach  an  online  student…  
  3. 3. Our  PresentaIon  •  About  MTDA  •  What  is  MTDA’s  experience  related   to  online  learning?  •  MTDA  Tools  to  support  •  Local  District  to  support  
  4. 4. Lessons  from  MTDA’s  First  Year  
  5. 5. What  makes  a  great   online  student?   Tech-­‐Savvy   Independent   Curious   Flexible   Self-­‐ Self-­‐StarIng   AdvocaIng  
  6. 6. What  makes  a  less-­‐than-­‐ideal   online  student?   Inexperienced   Poorly  Placed   HosIle   Techophobic   OvercommiTed   Disorganized   Instructor   Dependent  
  7. 7. What  makes  a  less-­‐than-­‐ideal   online  student?  Less  Ready:   More  Ready:  •  Extremely  supporIve   •  More  independence   environment   •  Student-­‐generated  progress  •  Local  adult  intervenIon   reports  •  Extended  local  computer  access  •  Less  independence  
  8. 8. MTDA  InsItuIonal  Philosophy  
  9. 9. All  students  can  be  an  online  learner!  
  10. 10. …but,  some  students  need  more  support  than  others!  
  11. 11. Developing  a  Local  School  Program  Around  Montana  Digital  Academy  
  12. 12. What  discussions  need  to  happen  locally  to  build  a  support  regime?   Parent   Entrance   support   counseling   Staff   IT  support   support  
  13. 13. Careful  entrance  counseling  •  USE  MTDA  TOOLS!  •  MoIvaIons  for  taking  an  online   course?  •  ImplicaIons  for  dropping  or  failing   the  online  course?  •  ExpectaIons  that  the  student  treats   the  course  with  equal  seriousness   as  a  face-­‐to-­‐face  course  
  14. 14. IT  Support  •  Computer  availability  •  Filtering  and  website  access  issues  •  AlternaIve  access  scenarios  •  Required  so[ware  installs  •  IdenIfied  staff  to  offer  support  
  15. 15. Staff  Support  •  Site  facilitator  or  another  point  of   contact?  •  Does  staff  require  training?  •  Does  staff  require  access  to  MTDA   student  management  data?  •  Does  a  content  area  teacher  need   to  offer  support  in  special   circumstances?  
  16. 16. Parent  Support?  •  Has  the  student’s  parents/guardians   been  part  of  the  decision  to  u9lize   MTDA?    Do  they  understand  the   implica9ons  of  local  policy  related   to  MTDA?  •  Refer  parents  to  live  or  archived   student  orientaIon  materials.  
  17. 17. Program  Example:  Charles  M.  Russell  High  School  
  18. 18. Title  •  Lorem  ipsum  dolor  sit  amet,   consectetuer  adipiscing  elit.   Vivamus  et  magna.  Fusce  sed  sem   sed  magna  suscipit  egestas.    •  Lorem  ipsum  dolor  sit  amet,   consectetuer  adipiscing  elit.   Vivamus  et  magna.  Fusce  sed  sem   sed  magna  suscipit  egestas.    
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