Connected Learners School District #22 Vernon   Virtual Class Program Creating Choices for Students
The Rural School Challenge <ul><li>To offer specialty low enrolling academic courses at a small rural high school </li></u...
Virtual Classroom Set Up Teaching Class Remote Class #1 Remote  Class #2 IP Cam IP  Cam Web conferencing and IP Cam Ellumi...
Chemistry 12 students at Kalamalka Secondary <ul><li>Chemistry 12 teacher and students at Charles Bloom Secondary </li></ul>
Calculus 12 teacher at Seaton Secondary using Smart Board Technology Students interacting from Charles Bloom Secondary usi...
The Online Classroom
CoolSchool Learning Objects  http://www.coolschool.ca/titr
Live IP Web Monitoring
Teacher Websites
Recorded and Archived Lessons
Physics and Chemistry 12 Labs <ul><li>High quality video and  </li></ul><ul><li>audio taped and archived </li></ul><ul><li...
Instructional Tools <ul><li>Elluminate Live – real time collaborative learning software </li></ul><ul><li>INSINC – Web-cas...
Hidden Learning Advantages <ul><li>All lessons, notes, learning materials and videos are recorded and available 24/7. Stud...
Lessons Learned – to date <ul><li>Start early and plan well </li></ul><ul><li>Get the tools in front of the teachers and l...
Student Satisfaction – Initial Data <ul><li>Technology has been a big benefit to their learning – “the tools Rock!” </li><...
Project Overview <ul><li>Use technology to distribute teacher expertise in specialty courses </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure high...
Future Plans <ul><li>Training additional teachers to share their expertise live and recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Courses in ...
Contact Information: <ul><li>Bruce Weitzel </li></ul><ul><li>Principal,  </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate and Online Education ...
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Virtual Class Promotional Trustee Version 2

  1. 1. Connected Learners School District #22 Vernon Virtual Class Program Creating Choices for Students
  2. 2. The Rural School Challenge <ul><li>To offer specialty low enrolling academic courses at a small rural high school </li></ul><ul><li>“ All students will have access to the courses they need to pursue their educational and career goals” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Virtual Classroom Set Up Teaching Class Remote Class #1 Remote Class #2 IP Cam IP Cam Web conferencing and IP Cam Elluminate Live Tablet PC
  4. 4. Chemistry 12 students at Kalamalka Secondary <ul><li>Chemistry 12 teacher and students at Charles Bloom Secondary </li></ul>
  5. 5. Calculus 12 teacher at Seaton Secondary using Smart Board Technology Students interacting from Charles Bloom Secondary using PC Notebooks, Wacom tablets and Elluminate Live Software
  6. 6. The Online Classroom
  7. 7. CoolSchool Learning Objects http://www.coolschool.ca/titr
  8. 8. Live IP Web Monitoring
  9. 9. Teacher Websites
  10. 10. Recorded and Archived Lessons
  11. 11. Physics and Chemistry 12 Labs <ul><li>High quality video and </li></ul><ul><li>audio taped and archived </li></ul><ul><li>on the Web for review </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face lab </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning the concepts is </li></ul><ul><li>the primary goal of senior </li></ul><ul><li>science video lab demos </li></ul>
  12. 12. Instructional Tools <ul><li>Elluminate Live – real time collaborative learning software </li></ul><ul><li>INSINC – Web-casting, web-conferencing and monitoring tools </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet PC’s for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>PC’s for students </li></ul><ul><li>Wacom Tablets for math students </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Board Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Scanners </li></ul><ul><li>Recorded lessons/learning objects </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Web Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Cool School courses for learning objects </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hidden Learning Advantages <ul><li>All lessons, notes, learning materials and videos are recorded and available 24/7. Students can review an exact audio/video copy of the lesson as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use technology for study groups after hours to collaborate with classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>When a student is away or sick they can sign on live from home or where ever they have web access or they can catch up by viewing the recording at a later date. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher’s can critically review their lessons and make appropriate changes for improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the same technology for teacher in-service and Professional Development. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lessons Learned – to date <ul><li>Start early and plan well </li></ul><ul><li>Get the tools in front of the teachers and let them practice with their non-online classes months before going live </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on teacher training and ensure that teachers are well equipped and supported </li></ul><ul><li>IP camera monitoring helps all students and teacher build a sense of community as well as improving accountability and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Need to find innovative ways to increase teacher time to prep during initial roll out with lab courses </li></ul>
  15. 15. Student Satisfaction – Initial Data <ul><li>Technology has been a big benefit to their learning – “the tools Rock!” </li></ul><ul><li>Very happy to have the opportunity to take the courses online </li></ul><ul><li>100% would do it again – enjoying it </li></ul><ul><li>5 of 7 VS students achieved 85% or better </li></ul><ul><li>Love the recorded lessons </li></ul><ul><li>52 Regular class students used the tools as well to improve their grades – they loved it. </li></ul><ul><li>100% success rate of 59 students involved! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Project Overview <ul><li>Use technology to distribute teacher expertise in specialty courses </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure high quality curriculum and teacher-student and class interaction while capitalizing on learning advantages created by technology </li></ul><ul><li>Connect three high schools who share three courses synchronously with face to face and online students within a common timetable </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Elluminate Live, IP video monitoring, video web conferencing, recorded lessons and labs, teacher web pages </li></ul>
  17. 17. Future Plans <ul><li>Training additional teachers to share their expertise live and recorded </li></ul><ul><li>Courses in AP Literature, History, Biology 12, Physics 11, Chemistry 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Link with other School Districts to share students in specialized areas </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to improve the experience for students and teachers </li></ul>
  18. 18. Contact Information: <ul><li>Bruce Weitzel </li></ul><ul><li>Principal, </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate and Online Education </li></ul><ul><li>School District #22(Vernon) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(250) 549-3546 </li></ul>

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