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District 158 Blended Learning Powerpoint


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This is a powerpoint that was displayed at a recent Board of Education meeting.

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  • PC Came first 80s was the year of the computer 1982 –the computer was the Time magazine man of the year
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  • By 2000-us cell phone subscribership went to 100mil By 2008, more poeple have them than don’t -globally
  • Changes in curricular resources-web bases access to things. Ability to communicate with the outside world in real-time Ability for students to collaborate on projects both in and out of school
  • Sounds pretty decent. But Think about that in relation to your cell phone. Right now most of us upgrade very 2 years.
  • We proposed ideas that were out of the box-instead of a typical model of monthly rate per device… Found that there were companies with interest and enthusiasm
  • Variety of devices depending on the need-over time….
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    • 1. Transformative Instruction Through Technology On-line education in District 158
    • 2. How big of a deal is this?
    • 3. A look back… Educational Technology in the 80’s
      • The computer makes it’s appearance…
      • Which one came first?
      • IBM PC 1981
      • The Apple IIe 1983
      • The Commodore 64 1984
    • 4. Educational Technology in the 90’s
      • Which event do you think came first?
      • The first web browser is released
      • The first text message is sent
      • Google, Inc. is founded
      • 5 million Americans have cell phones
    • 5. Educational Technology in the 90’s 37607
    • 6. The new millennium brought us…
    • 7. What’s Next? A New Way of Thinking…
      • “ Roads, where we’re going, we don’t need roads…”
    • 8. What’s Next? A New Way of Thinking…
    • 9. What’s Next? A New Way of Thinking…
    • 10. Students Today
      • People who have learned to use technology in their adult life are considered “digital immigrants”.
      • Today’s students are “digital natives”. They do not know a world without the personal computers, the Internet or cell phones.
      • Teachers and educational policy makers are digital immigrants that went to school in a very different era. Instruction that worked when they were in school will not work with the same effectiveness today.
    • 11. Why on-line education at HHS?
      • It will prepare our students for college and the workplace.
      • Ultimately, it will provide students more flexible scheduling options.
      • On-line learning will allow for a more customized learning experience.
      • We can offer the appropriate blend of face-to-face (F2F) and on-line instruction. Our students will always be able to have classroom interactions with Huntley teachers.
    • 12. Why Online Education at HHS?
      • We can ensure that the District standards are being met.
      • The private sector is moving into the online arena in K-12. Teaching kids is our core business: should we be outsourcing it?
      • It will allow for increased interaction between the student and fellow students, the instructor, the content, and outside resources
      • We can begin to use integrated formative and summative assessment mechanisms
      • This is not a curriculum change, it is an instructional transformation.
    • 13. Current Technology in D158
      • As curriculum and communication tools become web-based, we believe that every student needs to have ubiquitous access to the Internet
      • Many Huntley High School students are walking in with newer technologies than what we currently offer.
      • On average, 84% of teenagers have a cell phone.*
      • Currently at HHS, we have 1 student computer per every 5 students.
      • *National average of students age 14-18 - Center on Media and Child Health
    • 14. Current Technology in D158
      • Our current replacement cycle allows for PC replacement every 5-7 years.
    • 15. Which one would you rather be using?
    • 16. Current Technology
      • Currently, approximately $700k needs to be spent to keep up with our 5-7 year replacement cycle.
      • The cost of updating wifi network at the HHS is estimated at $100K+.
      • Should we be investing in these technology expenditures differently?
      • Can we think differently about we digitally connect students?
    • 17. Partnering with Cellular Companies
      • Meetings with major cellular companies who have shown a strong interest in our vision
      • Looking for a company that will partner with D158 to offer flexible and affordable solutions for both the district and students.
      • Benefits include frequent equipment refreshes and 24/7 access for students.
    • 18. Partnering with Cellular Companies
      • Students taking online blended courses would pilot the cellular connectivity program
      • Allow students to connect both in and out of school.
      • Students would connect to a controlled, secure, and safe network.
      • The device is yet to be determined and will continually change based current technology and needs of students.
    • 19. HHS Blended Learning Project
      • Initial research was done to review what other school districts are doing with online learning.
      • Although research supports the benefits of the blended learning environment, there is no well documented k-12 model for blended learning.
      • Some schools have purchased an LMS (Learning Management Software) to manage this, use moodle, or use a variety of web-based software pieces that meet their online needs such as Wikispaces, google apps, etc.
      • Some schools are purchasing courses from other sources
    • 20. HHS Blended Learning Project
    • 21. HHS Blended Learning Project
      • The initial meeting with over 20 interested teachers was held at HHS in the fall.
      • After subsequent meetings, 6 teachers/courses have been identified for phase 1.
      • This committee continues to meet to discuss course development and policy.
      • Committee is currently working on developing a process for selecting students
    • 22. Proposed Courses for 2011-2012
      • US History
      • American Diversity
      • Recent Fiction
      • Pre-Calculus
      • Biology
      • Honors Biology
    • 23. HHS Blended Learning Project 2011-2012
      • Courses would be scheduled during the last period of the day.
      • The number of days per week a student would physically class attend will depend on the course and the needs of the students
      • Initiating the process of attaining Remote Education Provider status from the state.
    • 24. Financial Considerations
      • In a period of limited dollars we have to continually find the most effective ways to spend the money we have available.
      • Should we be spending millions of dollars on PC’s or should we be entering in partnerships with cellular companies.
      • The future is going to bring increasing space issues at HHS. On-line courses may help alleviate some of these issues.
      • As we are beginning a new, transformational instructional method, we will attempt to secure any outside dollars possible. Being at the forefront of the future increases our chances of doing so.