Octorara Area School District
School Setting Octorara Area School District 800-900 students in high school Rural & Suburban Population
Why Online Programming Students are enrolling in PA Cyber Charter    At added expense to school district Tax dollars wo...
Why Online Programming Offers alternatives for the following students   At risk of not graduating- Can take cyber school...
First Steps Technology Survey : of Staff and District Students Form Committee: teachers, administrators, IT staff, paren...
Committee: Begin to develop Procedures, Guidelines, Evaluation  tools for online courses Recruit and Train Staff Identi...
Online Program Evaluation Criteria Technology/ Program Review Course Offerings & Expectation Course Content Measuring ...
Course Evaluation Criteria All Online Courses will be evaluated using    District Online Course Evaluation Form       D...
Technology/ Program Review District need to evaluate technology available District Technology use survey Student Screen...
Course Offerings & Expectation Expectations are written and clearly defined Course Syllabus is easy to find and access ...
Course Content • Learning Objectives Clearly Listed • All course resources are linked to learning objectives • Course Lear...
Measuring Student Learning Formal and Informal Assessments used to measure  student learning Monitoring and Intervention...
Assessment Practices Assessments must be aligned with learning objectives Assessment types designed for diverse learning...
Student Collaboration Online courses should promote:    Collaboration between students & instructor    Communication be...
Blended Format Option Face to Face    Octorara Online Program allows students to meet face     to face for.       Speci...
Teacher Evaluation Assessment Evaluation will follow rubric expectations Teachers will provide feedback in a timely mann...
Summary Need for Online Courses    Cut Cost to District    District is adapting to meet changing needs of students Com...
Works Cited Pusateri, Thomas (Assistance from:  Halonen,Jane, Hill, Bill & McCarthy, Maureen).  "American Psychological A...
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Tec 969 scott conaghan online program evaluation

  1. 1. Octorara Area School District
  2. 2. School Setting Octorara Area School District 800-900 students in high school Rural & Suburban Population
  3. 3. Why Online Programming Students are enrolling in PA Cyber Charter  At added expense to school district Tax dollars would stay in the district  District does not have to pay for PA Cyber Charter  District can get reimbursed for running a Charter School
  4. 4. Why Online Programming Offers alternatives for the following students  At risk of not graduating- Can take cyber school for credit recovery  Homebound/ Attendance Issues- Students that miss a lot of school time can participate in online programming to receive credit recovery.  Alternative to Alternative Education- Our district often send chronic discipline problem students to alternative education schools at an added expense to the district. Online programs may keep these students in the district and keep them on track to graduate.
  5. 5. First Steps Technology Survey : of Staff and District Students Form Committee: teachers, administrators, IT staff, parents, students, board members, local business. (Develop guidelines and procedures)
  6. 6. Committee: Begin to develop Procedures, Guidelines, Evaluation tools for online courses Recruit and Train Staff Identify Professional Development needs
  7. 7. Online Program Evaluation Criteria Technology/ Program Review Course Offerings & Expectation Course Content Measuring Student Learning Assessment Practices Student Collaboration Teacher Evaluation
  8. 8. Course Evaluation Criteria All Online Courses will be evaluated using  District Online Course Evaluation Form  Developed by the Online Education Committee  Based upon INACOL – National Standards for Online Courses
  9. 9. Technology/ Program Review District need to evaluate technology available District Technology use survey Student Screening  Assess students to determine if online education is right for them
  10. 10. Course Offerings & Expectation Expectations are written and clearly defined Course Syllabus is easy to find and access Course assignments and content are clearly listed Course resources are provided Rubrics are provided for all assignments Instructor contact provided
  11. 11. Course Content • Learning Objectives Clearly Listed • All course resources are linked to learning objectives • Course Learning Objectives and Design meet the needs of diverse learning styles
  12. 12. Measuring Student Learning Formal and Informal Assessments used to measure student learning Monitoring and Intervention  For students that are struggling  Built in Safe Guards
  13. 13. Assessment Practices Assessments must be aligned with learning objectives Assessment types designed for diverse learning styles Assessment promotes collaboration, Communication, 21st Century Skills Rubrics provided for assessments
  14. 14. Student Collaboration Online courses should promote:  Collaboration between students & instructor  Communication between students & instructor  Promotion of positive environment for communication Face to Face  Octorara Online Program  Blended Face to Face Option
  15. 15. Blended Format Option Face to Face  Octorara Online Program allows students to meet face to face for.  Special Projects, Guest Speakers, Field Trips, Team Building Activities, Career Exploration
  16. 16. Teacher Evaluation Assessment Evaluation will follow rubric expectations Teachers will provide feedback in a timely manner Teachers will encourage collaboration and communication among students.
  17. 17. Summary Need for Online Courses  Cut Cost to District  District is adapting to meet changing needs of students Committee and Surveys Develop Policies:  Course Offerings  Meet Student Needs  Evaluate Courses and Teachers
  18. 18. Works Cited Pusateri, Thomas (Assistance from: Halonen,Jane, Hill, Bill & McCarthy, Maureen). "American Psychological Association Education Directorate." November 2009. American Psychological Association. URL:http://www.apa.org/ed/governance/bea/assessm ent-cyberguide-v2.pdf. 16 3 2013. Pape, Liz & Wicks, Matthew. "National Standards for Quality Online Programs ." 10 2009. INACOL . URL: http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/N ACOL%20Standards%20Quality%20Online%20Progra ms.pdf. 16 3 2013.

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