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He is predicting that 50% of the curriculum in high schools (possibly middle schools)will be taught online in 6-10 years, maybe sooner.
A term of art coined by Clayton Christensen, describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves ‘up market’, eventually displacing established competitors.
Karen - High School English Teacher
“ I have already begun some long-term planning of course alterations I plan to make as a result of my new knowledge gained in this course. I was speaking with one of our library-media specialists about my hope to make the senior composition course a half live/half online course.”
This is called a hybrid course.
Jeff – Technology and Engineering used Google Groups ….
ISTE – Learning and Leading
Their opinion question for this issue: Should Public Schools be Required to Offer Online k-12 Education?
Virtual Education Programs
Teachers and Administrators Need to be Trained
“… Before class started, I was nervous to take this course. Not because of the technology part, but because many people kept telling me how awful on-line courses are. Over half of our cohort opted out of this class and enrolled in a reading course instead. I had never taken an online course before, so I had no idea what to expect, but I wanted to try it.”
“ Let me tell you, I am so happy I stayed in this class! It has not been awful, it's been fantastic. I find the assignments easy to follow ... I enjoy being able to work from my home and school and yet communicate with my classmates on a regular basis… So to answer the question "How are things going so far?" I would say fabulous...and I feel sorry for the others who are missing out on a great opportunity. Stefanie”
Let me tell you, I am so happy I stayed in this class! It has not been awful, it's been fantastic. I find the assignments easy to follow ... I enjoy being able to work from my home and school and yet communicate with my classmates on a regular basis… So to answer the question "How are things going so far?" I would say fabulous...and I feel sorry for the others in my cohort
11 Questions to ask yourself on new technologies:
Is it focused on student learning?
Are there observable results?
Does it meet the standards?
Can it show results?
Does it increase research skills?
Does it improve communication skills?
What about accountability?
Does it improve student collaboration
Does it help students communicate globally?
Does it help students deal with massive amounts of information?
Does it teach our students to be self-directed and understand how to organize more of their own learning?
Is it sustainable?
“ Fail to plan … plan to fail!” Mind Manager
You Tube Video
Incident Action Plan – Epic Fail
Important Parts of a “Living” Tech Plan
A “Living” Technology Plan Title
St. Paul Lutheran School’s Vision for Educational Ministry in the Digital Age
Small Group Activity
What are the important parts of a comprehensive technology plan?
Small Group Activity
Mission and Vision Statements
1A and 1B work on Standard 1
2A and 2B work on Standard 2
3A and 3B work on Standard 3
4A and 4B work on Standard 4
5A and 5B work on Standard 5
Each group is to fill in suggestions in the NEXT STEPS column
Performance Indicator(s) I.A. inspire, articulate, and facilitate among all stakeholders a contemporary, shared vision of purposeful change that maximizes use of digital-age resources to meet and exceed learning goals, support effective instructional practice, and maximize performance of district and school leaders.
Standard I: Inspire Excellence Through Transformational Leadership . Inspire and lead development and implementation of a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology to transform the educational enterprise and promote excellence throughout the organization. Educational Administrators: Next Steps Share a Vision Statement with the Technology Coordinator – or pastor, or trusted faculty member/s . Share the revised Vision Statement with the Technology Committee and/or Faculty.
Questions – Feedback – Recommendations
Acceptable Use Policies
Professional Development for Faculty and Staff
Part of the total cost budget
Plans for Assessment – What tool/s do you use to check …
How you use technology?
How the teachers use technology?
How technology is integrated into the classroom curriculum?
Total Cost Budget
Routine maintenance of hardware
Making repairs on nonfunctioning equipment – do you repair it?
Disposal of outdated hardware
Curriculum and instructional support for classroom technology integration
Upgrading hardware and software
Organizations You Use to Stay Abreast on Technology Use in Schools
Current Hardware Inventory
Current Software Inventory
Plan to replace both
These should come from your Action Plan
Maybe use MTM as an example
Integrating Technology …
Involves choosing the correct technology tool
To help meet your curriculum or classroom objectives/outcomes.
The Kris Reinke Story
Thomas eats his treat slowly.
Jesus died for us willingly .
The Mike Schmidt Story
NETS – Teachers (ISTE)
NETS for Teachers Standards and Performance Indicators describes what teachers should know about and be able to do with technology for teaching, learning, and administrative productivity.