J e ll y   B e a n s  You Ask??? <ul><li>Eat one…  </li></ul><ul><li>Save the other one for an activity later in the  pres...
<ul><li>“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only th...
What are we all about? <ul><li>“ First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself i...
Let’s put it all into context shall we? <ul><li>Who is the AOK12S? </li></ul><ul><li>AOK12S is made up of online educators...
What is the  AOK12S ? <ul><li>The goal of the Association is to provide a location where K-12 online educators, developers...
When was the AOK12S established? <ul><li>The Association was established Friday January 28, 2005 by Darren Cannell, Assist...
Where is the AOK12S based? <ul><li>The AOK12S is based out of Saskatoon Saskatchewan.  </li></ul><ul><li>The AOK12S is hou...
Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School - How it all began <ul><li>January 1999, Darren Cannell, SCCS Assistant Principal was give...
High School Information <ul><li>All courses have no face to face component and all material is delivered via an Internet l...
Grade 12 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Calculus 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Et...
Grade 11 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Christian Ethics 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Crea...
Grade 10 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Christian Ethics 10 </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Second Language </li><...
Grade 9 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Mathematics 90 </li></ul><ul><li>Mathématiques 90 </li></ul>
Elementary School Information <ul><li>Since 2002 SCCS has been offering non-credit courses to elementary classes via the I...
Grade 7 & 8 Mathematics Resources <ul><li>The grade 7/8 Mathematics resources are designed to be a supplemental resource f...
Grade 4 & 5 Technology Lessons <ul><li>These courses are essentially secure online elementary school classrooms.   </li></...
On the Lighter Side!   <ul><li>Jellybean Research </li></ul>
Why was the AOK12S formed? <ul><li>The purpose of the Association of Online K-12 Schools is to develop interest, participa...
Benefits of AOK12S Membership <ul><li>Newsletters – released quarterly  </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase Units </li></ul><ul><li...
SCCS Learning Communities <ul><li>Cyber School has developed various Online Learning Communities.  </li></ul><ul><li>The L...
AOK12S Web Site As an AOK12S member you will receive log in credentials to access the AOK12S Learning Community as well as...
AOK12S Registration <ul><li>Free to register </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the online form on the AOK12S web site. </li></ul>
AOK12S Current Members <ul><li>Membership spans 3 continents (North America, Australia & Africa)  </li></ul><ul><li>Number...
From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>The Association is an incredibly effective way to share materials with ...
From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>Teachers are given actual content to teach to their students.  </li></u...
From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>The information offered online through the SCCS Learning Communities is...
From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>This is a way for educators to interact with each other.  Besides, they...
Where do we go from here? <ul><li>Members can decide what direction they would like to see the Association move towards. <...
Group Task <ul><li>In your group, discuss and record three ways in which you might contribute to the benefit of the Associ...
Suggestions From Small Groups <ul><li>. </li></ul>Do you have any questions???
Web Sites used in the Presentation and other interesting  K-12 Online Learning Sites <ul><li>AOK12S:  http://www.scs.sk.ca...
Thank You! <ul><li>The AOK12S would like to thank you for attending our presentation.  </li></ul><ul><li>We hope that the ...
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  1. 1. J e ll y B e a n s You Ask??? <ul><li>Eat one… </li></ul><ul><li>Save the other one for an activity later in the presentation… </li></ul><ul><li>Hope you picked your favorite colour. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>              </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) </li></ul></ul>Presenters: Kelli Boklaschuk & MJ Sherven
  3. 3. What are we all about? <ul><li>“ First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms.“ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kristin Hunter November 2003 </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Let’s put it all into context shall we? <ul><li>Who is the AOK12S? </li></ul><ul><li>AOK12S is made up of online educators, developers, administrators as well as entire online K-12 schools. </li></ul><ul><li>The Association Structure members are all educators or associates of the Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the AOK12S ? <ul><li>The goal of the Association is to provide a location where K-12 online educators, developers and administrators can gather. </li></ul><ul><li>This virtual community will offer an environment which will be conducive to communication, resource sharing and team building. </li></ul><ul><li>People from all nations should feel welcome to apply for membership as long as they are K-12 online educators, developers or administrators. Schools as a whole or individuals may also become members. </li></ul>
  6. 6. When was the AOK12S established? <ul><li>The Association was established Friday January 28, 2005 by Darren Cannell, Assistant Principal of the Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School. </li></ul><ul><li>During the inaugural year there have not been membership fees. </li></ul>“ A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. “ Henry Brooks Adams (1838 - 1918) US historian, author
  7. 7. Where is the AOK12S based? <ul><li>The AOK12S is based out of Saskatoon Saskatchewan. </li></ul><ul><li>The AOK12S is housed at the Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School - How it all began <ul><li>January 1999, Darren Cannell, SCCS Assistant Principal was given release time to research the project. </li></ul><ul><li>January 2000 project begins with four developers (Info Pro 10, English 30 B, Physics 20 & Math 90). </li></ul><ul><li>Three courses were offered in the first semester of 2000-2001. </li></ul>“ The best way to predict the future is to invent it now.” Arthur L. Costa (Creating the Future)
  9. 9. High School Information <ul><li>All courses have no face to face component and all material is delivered via an Internet learning platform. </li></ul><ul><li>The Web CT platform makes it possible to create a vibrant online learning environment for high school students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can take between one and five online courses at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>The start date for these courses is flexible. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are given 150 calendar days to complete the required material. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Grade 12 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Calculus 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Christian Ethics 30 </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Arts A30 </li></ul><ul><li>English Language Arts B30 </li></ul><ul><li>History 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics A30 </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics B30 </li></ul><ul><li>Physics 30 </li></ul>“ My grade 12 Calculus mark wasn’t good enough to get me into the college that I wanted, so I took Cyber School and upgraded my Calculus mark.”
  11. 11. Grade 11 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Christian Ethics 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Writing 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Information Processing 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Math 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Media Studies 20 </li></ul><ul><li>Physics 20 </li></ul>“ I really enjoy taking my sciences online as I can view the online labs over and over again, which helps me to understand the concepts better.”
  12. 12. Grade 10 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Christian Ethics 10 </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Second Language </li></ul><ul><li>Information Processing 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics 10 </li></ul>“ I took English as a Second Language and it really helped me to improve my English and I was able to work at my own pace.”
  13. 13. Grade 9 Courses Currently Being Offered <ul><li>Mathematics 90 </li></ul><ul><li>Mathématiques 90 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Elementary School Information <ul><li>Since 2002 SCCS has been offering non-credit courses to elementary classes via the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>The online material provided by SCCS for the elementary schools comes in two forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online classrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning objects. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unlike independent high school classes, elementary homeroom teachers use the resources to enhance what happens in face to face classrooms </li></ul>
  15. 15. Grade 7 & 8 Mathematics Resources <ul><li>The grade 7/8 Mathematics resources are designed to be a supplemental resource for students to use, to help reinforce Math concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>The resources are organized by strand and then by unit, with each unit placed parallel to the objectives in the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Each unit contains a short lesson, as well as ten interactive questions to help reinforce the math objectives. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Grade 4 & 5 Technology Lessons <ul><li>These courses are essentially secure online elementary school classrooms. </li></ul><ul><li>The classrooms include lessons and projects to fulfill each component of the technology scope and sequence for the grade 4 & 5 levels. The lessons are however, appropriate for students in grades 3 - 8. </li></ul><ul><li>The classroom has other resources including secure e-mail, chat rooms & a bulletin board. </li></ul><ul><li>This classroom allows teachers to monitor their students’ activities while logged into the course. </li></ul>
  17. 17. On the Lighter Side! <ul><li>Jellybean Research </li></ul>
  18. 18. Why was the AOK12S formed? <ul><li>The purpose of the Association of Online K-12 Schools is to develop interest, participation and cooperation in a sharing environment with the online K-12 school membership community. </li></ul><ul><li>Further, the membership will provide a virtual association which will utilize the latest advancements in technology and services to assist its members in teaching and developing online.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 19. Benefits of AOK12S Membership <ul><li>Newsletters – released quarterly </li></ul><ul><li>Showcase Units </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration in AOK12S Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>SCCS Learning Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide communication with online k-12 educators </li></ul><ul><li>Networking. </li></ul>“ Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.”
  20. 20. SCCS Learning Communities <ul><li>Cyber School has developed various Online Learning Communities. </li></ul><ul><li>The Learning Communities serve as a collection of useful resources for grade levels from kindergarten to grade 12 and encompass all subjects; from Physical Education to Aboriginal/First Nations Education. </li></ul><ul><li>The resources are for both online uses as well as printable copies for classroom use. </li></ul><ul><li>Blog system in place to facilitate the evaluation of web sites and units while also categorizing them. </li></ul>
  21. 21. AOK12S Web Site As an AOK12S member you will receive log in credentials to access the AOK12S Learning Community as well as the Showcase unit area.
  22. 22. AOK12S Registration <ul><li>Free to register </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the online form on the AOK12S web site. </li></ul>
  23. 23. AOK12S Current Members <ul><li>Membership spans 3 continents (North America, Australia & Africa) </li></ul><ul><li>Number of schools memberships - 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of educator memberships - 60 </li></ul>“ A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive shortwave facilities scattered about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.” Robert M. Hutchins (1899 - 1977) US educator, writer
  24. 24. From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>The Association is an incredibly effective way to share materials with other educators. Users can go online to find lessons or materials in the Learning Communities. A great many of them are print-friendly which makes it useful for classroom work as well. No use re-inventing the wheel! </li></ul><ul><li>Since the materials are sorted by grade and subject it makes the search so much easier. </li></ul>
  25. 25. From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>Teachers are given actual content to teach to their students. </li></ul><ul><li>The elementary computer lessons are user-friendly for both students and teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many units of study that can be either completed online or printed off and worked on in the classroom. </li></ul>
  26. 26. From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>The information offered online through the SCCS Learning Communities is user friendly so that the members can follow without much need for support. </li></ul><ul><li>The high school courses developed by Cyber School teachers can be accessed through the Learning Communities. Exams are not available. </li></ul>
  27. 27. From the Perspective of an Online Educator <ul><li>This is a way for educators to interact with each other. Besides, they’re a blast to use! </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. A grade 5 teacher posts a message on the bulletin board requesting materials for a Language Arts unit. Another teacher replies stating she has materials on the unit that is requested and will send them via email or by regular mail. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Where do we go from here? <ul><li>Members can decide what direction they would like to see the Association move towards. </li></ul><ul><li>How will it benefit you? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collegiality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What can be done to make this venture even more useful? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideas??? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join in and share in the bulletin board. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A place to share web sites, lessons & ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place to ask questions, share successes and failures and to search out feedback. </li></ul></ul>“ Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers.” Howard Thurman (1900 - 1981) US educator, theologian
  29. 29. Group Task <ul><li>In your group, discuss and record three ways in which you might contribute to the benefit of the Association </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss and record three ways in which the Association might benefit you. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be given approximately 7 minutes to complete this task. </li></ul><ul><li>Designate a group presenter. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Suggestions From Small Groups <ul><li>. </li></ul>Do you have any questions???
  31. 31. Web Sites used in the Presentation and other interesting K-12 Online Learning Sites <ul><li>AOK12S: http://www.scs.sk.ca/cyber/aok12s/home.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School: http://www.scs.sk.ca/cyber/ </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Developing Online: http:// weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/vschools / </li></ul><ul><li>AOK12S Current Newsletter: http://www.scs.sk.ca/cyber/aok12s/newsletters/newsletter3.htm </li></ul><ul><li>AOK12S OLS 2005 Presentation: http://www.scs.sk.ca/cyber/aok12s/ols2006.pps </li></ul><ul><li>I Know That: Includes information and activities for every grade and every subject iknowthat.com </li></ul><ul><li>CBC News: the WiRE: http:// www.cbc.ca/newsreal/teachers.html </li></ul>
  32. 32. Thank You! <ul><li>The AOK12S would like to thank you for attending our presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope that the Association will serve the needs of many online educators all over the world. </li></ul>

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