Blending, Flipping and Personalized: How Online Learning is Transforming Teacher Practice
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  • 1. Blending, Flipping and Personalized: How Online Learning is Transforming Teacher Practice Speak Up 2012 National Findings Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO October 29, 2013
  • 2. Today’s Big Questions  What are administrators’ current views on online learning?  How are teachers using virtual, blended and flipped learning in their classrooms?  What is the impact of online learning on student success and teacher effectiveness?  What is driving the demand today for more online learning opportunities for students?  What big questions or topics within online learning are on the horizon and how should we plan to address those? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 3. Today’s Agenda:  About Speak Up  Highlights from new research  Expert panel discussion  Audience Q&A Speak Up 2012 National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 4. Meet our Panel of Experts Dr. R. Mark Beadle CEO and Head of School Sevenstar Renee Citlau National Online Teacher of the Year Anaheim Union High School District (CA) William Lange Blended Learning Coordinator Maricopa Unified School District (AZ) © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 5. Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • Research & evaluation studies • School and community programs • Events for students Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 6. Speak Up National Research Project Annual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own data Collect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of Education Inform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 3 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 7. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 8. National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303  K-12 Students  Teachers & Librarians  Parents (in English & Spanish)  School/District Administrators  Technology Leaders  364,233 56,346 39,713 5,511 500 About the participating schools & districts o 8,020 schools and 2,431 districts o 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 9. Why schools, districts & communities participate in Speak Up?  Power of local data  Use data as input for planning  To justify budget and purchasing decisions .  Inform new initiatives – as an evaluation tool  As a tool to engage parents  Demonstrate interest in students’ ideas  Use for grant writing and fund development  Content for professional development  As a competitive tool  To counteract mythology . . . . . . . (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 10. Commonly heard mythology “New teachers don’t need any training in how to use technology within teaching” “Online learning will solve all of the ills of American education.” “Online learning undercuts the role of the teacher in learning.” “There is so much great content online for teachers to use in the classroom – so, what is the problem?” “Put any technology in the classroom and magically students will learn more!” (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 11. Speak Up 2012 National Reports www.tomorrow.org/speakup (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 12. Introducing …… 2013 Trends in Online Learning: Virtual, Blended and Flipped Classrooms A new collaborative report with Blackboard, part of a continuing series of leadership reports © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 13. What is the state of online and blended learning today? District audiences for online learning Online teacher professional development 40% Virtual conferences and webinars 33% Blended learning classes for students 28% Fully online classes for students 20% Building your own online courses Fee based online summer school 17% 11% District Administrators (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 14. Different audiences for online learning 2011 2012 Growth Administrators 24% 34% 42% increase Teachers 29% 36% 24% increase Support staff 8% 16% 100% increase © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 15. Who is learning within a fully online environment? Types of virtual online learning experiences 100% online school Students: Gr 6-8 6% Students: Gr 9-12 7% Online self study class 8% 15% Teacher led online class 9% 15% Online class for personal interests 8% 10% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 16. Online classes for students: A “must have” for the ultimate school Students Gr 9-12 46% Students Gr 6-8 41% Students Gr 3-5 38% Parents 36% Administrators 51% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 17. Parents have first hand experience with online learning I have taken an online class: For work or job training For an academic/college program To learn new skills To explore a hobby For traffic school 43% 29% 22% 13% 7% 23% who have not taken an online class would like to! (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 18. Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons are important such as scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. For all students, potential for personalization of learning is highly valued. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 19. Why take an online class? Students say: Benefits of taking an online class Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Work at my own pace 56% 56% Be in control of my own learning 54% 57% Review class materials whenever I need to 47% 46% Easier for me to succeed 43% 35% Greater sense of independence 39% 42% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 20. Why students are interested in online learning? 80% 70% 60% Students (2009) 50% 40% Students (2012) 30% 20% Students in online schools (2012) 10% 0% I would be in control of my learning It would I would be I would be easier more like to for me to motivated work at succeed to learn my own pace © 2013 Project Tomorrow Students who want to take an online class (2012)
  • 21. Why offer online learning? Principals say: Benefits to our students 2011 2012 Keep students engaged in school 47% 62% Provide programs for gifted/at risk students 38% 54% Eliminate textbook costs 38% 47% Offer scheduling alternatives for students 30% 40% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 22. Who are the administrators? 43% of administrators say they now offer online courses to meet the needs of a diverse set of students  See online learning, digital textbooks and mobile devices as having high potential for driving greater student achievement  Also support using digital tools for 21st century skill development, longitudinal data systems and IEPs for every student © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 23. Who are the administrators? 43% of administrators say they now offer online courses to meet the needs of a diverse set of students  Barriers to more online learning? 26% say not being able to find teachers to teach online courses © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 24. New profiling research on teachers Teaching Model # of Teachers Teaching one or more fully online courses 3,051 Teaching in a blended learning environment 28,856 Teaching in a flipped learning classroom 3,561 Let’s compare technology usage and value propositions! (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 25. Who are these teachers? Self assess their tech skills as more advanced  48% of flipped teachers say they are advanced tech users (only 26% of all teachers say the same) Social media is their friend!  18% of flipped teachers are on Twitter Prior personal experience with online learning  58% of virtual teachers and 45% of blended teachers have taken an online PD course Participate in online professional development such as webinars  43% see this as key part of self-directed PD (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 26. And are they using technology differently? Teachers’ use of digital content in the classroom Online curriculum Online videos Animations Digital textbooks Real time data 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% All teachers Flipped teachers Blended teachers Online teachers (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 70% 80%
  • 27. What is the impact of online learning on student success? Teachers’ perspectives on the impact of online learning on their students My students are more motivated to learn My students are developing creativity My students are developing problem solving and critical thinking skills My students are applying knowledge to practical problems My students are taking ownership of their learning In the fully In the online class blended learning class 56% 59% In the flipped learning class 60% 52% 43% 57% 48% 36% 49% 48% 34% 54% 45% 32% 45% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 28. What is the impact of online learning on teacher effectiveness? Teachers’ perspective on the impact of online learning on their own productivity In the fully online class 65% I am better organized In the blended learning class 54% In the flipped learning class 63% I am creating more interactive lessons I am facilitating more student centered learning I am more productive 56% 51% 65% 53% 40% 55% 49% 38% 50% I am managing my class more effectively I am personalizing learning for my students 47% 34% 46% 39% 23% 39% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 29. Today’s Big Questions  What big questions or topics within online learning are on the horizon and how should we plan to address those? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 30. Meet our Panel of Experts Dr. R. Mark Beadle CEO and Head of School Sevenstar Renee Citlau National Online Teacher of the Year Anaheim Union High School District (CA) William Lange Blended Learning Coordinator Maricopa Unified School District (AZ) © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 31. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Online learning trends – new! Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies Participate in Speak Up 2013! Online surveys open now thru Dec 20 www.tomorrow.org/speakup (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 32. Participate in Speak Up! Speak Up K-12 surveys open now thru 12/20    Available for all K-12 schools and districts Surveys for students, parents, community members and educators Share with your local schools Speak Up Higher Ed surveys open on Feb 5 • Take the faculty survey • Promote survey to your students • Share info with your school of education or teacher preparation programs © Project Tomorrow 2013
  • 33. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT and SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013 This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013