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This is my presentation from BB World 09 in Washington, D.C. I presented on my lessons learned in transitioning our f2f professional development to the online environment.

This is my presentation from BB World 09 in Washington, D.C. I presented on my lessons learned in transitioning our f2f professional development to the online environment.

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    Ensuring HIgh Quality Online Professional Development Ensuring HIgh Quality Online Professional Development Presentation Transcript

    • Ensuring High Quality Online Professional Development Paty Savage Instructional Technology Director The Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership
    • What will you learn in this session? • Yes – Some practical strategies you can immediately apply in your online professional development implementation – Tips and lessons learned – Standard procedures for moving F2F PD to online – Review process – Deployment tips • No – Blackboard training – Our institutions' specific outcomes and goals
    • The Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership • Professional Development facility in NE Florida • Our Theory Of Action • Duval County Public Schools • Our “students” are teachers and administrators • Expansion - Blackboard Academic Suite • “Army of one”
    • Topics for Today • Planning • Development • Review Process • Deployment • Administration • Business • Ideas
    • The Planning Stage • IT Department Support and Stakeholder Buy-in • Blackboard Training • Standard Operating Procedure for Online Course Development • Identify Blackboard experts/course designers • Identify Subject Matter Experts (SME) • Over-communicate – Online course review rubric – Planning tools – Examples of exemplary online courses
    • Planning Stage – “Gotcha’s” • Ownership – information silos • Importance of scaffolding • Gathering of appropriate materials • Copyright considerations • Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives • No variety of content planned for
    • The Development Stage • Online Course Review Training • Distribution of rubric • Develop course template based on rubric – Identify what cannot be deleted – Provide training in using the template – Course shell • Identify the teams and get them writing • Regularly “check in” – look for opportunities for interaction, appropriate discussion board prompts, and materials.
    • Development Stage – “Gotcha’s” • Too many assignments, quizzes, and readings • Busy work • Copyrighted materials – intellectual property • Low level thinking skills • Low level prompts in the Discussion Board • Lack of grading criteria/rubrics • Technical Issues – Low level recordings – HUGE PowerPoint files – Large files – Video issues
    • The Review Stage • Online course review training • Form review teams – SME, instructional designers, outside member • Review Process – Meet – Complete review and rubric – Discuss if needed – Ask writers for explanation – Submit results and rubrics to SA – Writers make revisions (if needed) – SA re-review
    • Review Stage “Gotcha’s” • Evaluation of the instructor • Personal bias • Veering away from the rubric • Not enough feedback or vague feedback • Incomplete review
    • Deployment Stage • Indentify the “course master” • Establish naming conventions • Establish course ID conventions • Establish a process for user registration and enrollment • Orientation Meeting • Truth in advertising – Expectations and time commitment • Timeline for course • Closing/archiving
    • Deployment “Gotcha’s” • Facilitator doesn’t meet expectations • Technical problems will happen – Safety nets – Technical support • Low completion rates – Time requirements not made clear • No differentiation
    • System Administrator • Monitor facilitators – provide reports • Monitor participants – performance dashboard • Report completion rates • Identify completers • Copying, handling enrollment, closing and archiving
    • Ideas for Success • Start with a hybrid course • Online professional book study • Online collaboration on lesson plans • Online professional learning communities • Online school PLC’s – principals going “green”
    • Want more? Be green! • Who wants to print out a handout? Instead, check out my posts on the BbWorld ’09 Discussion Board at Blackboard Connections ( http://connections.blackboard.com). • I’ve posted: – My PPT – Online course rubric – SOP for online course development
    • Contact Info • savagep@schultzcenter.org • http://www.schultzcenter.org • http://twitter.com/patysavage