District 158 Blended Learning Powerpoint


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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
  • Press F5 or use the tool bar to enter presentation mode in order to see the poll. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTExMjY0Njg1OQ If you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone. In an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn't showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:
  • 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….
  • District 158 Blended Learning Powerpoint

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