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The PowerPoint from a workshop at COABE 2011 by Jere Johnston and Crystal Hack

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    Adding distance ed to ABE-coabe2011 Adding distance ed to ABE-coabe2011 Document Transcript

    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Adding Distance Education to Your ABE/ESL Program Jere Johnston – Project IDEAL Crystal Hack – GED-I COABE 2011 1 The Project IDEAL Consortium 2 3Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 1
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Today •  Overview of DL in ABE/ESL in the U.S. •  Models of delivery •  DL curricula •  Measuring distance contact Hrs (PCH) •  Selecting distance teachers •  Planning & implementing a DL program •  Keys to success •  State DL Policy, data systems, $$ •  Marketing DL 4 Jere OVERVIEW OF DL IN ABE/ESL 5 History •  1994-2007: –  “Pure” distance for learners who can’t come to classrooms •  2007+: –  Growth of DL to supplement classroom courses –  But NRS requires DL to be a separate course 6Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 2
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Defining Distance •  Self-Study Primarily Outside the Classroom –  A curriculum or collection of study materials designed with self-study in mind •  Online is common, but not essential –  Different from homework •  Interaction with a Teacher Is Primarily at a Distance 7 Distance vs. Classroom The Heart of Distance Ed is Learner Self Study and Teacher Coaching 8 SkillsTutor 9Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 3
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Communicating at a Distance 10 Some F2F Required •  Intake & Orientation –  Standard pretest & counseling –  Interested in DE? F2F •  Assess fit with self-study (12 hrs+/-) •  Familiarize with curriculum •  Complete a contract •  Monitoring Assignments •  Instruction/Coaching •  Counseling At a distance •  Optional F2F Tutoring •  Posttest F2F 11 Going to Scale •  Orientation –  Pretest –  Familiarize with curriculum –  Assess fit with self-study Partner –  Contract •  Counseling •  Instruction/coaching •  Monitoring Hub •  Feedback Partner •  Extra Tutoring Partner •  Posttest Partner Hub Partner Partner 12Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 4
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Common Distance Curricula •  IDEAL States Begin with 1-2 Curricula –  ABE/GED •  MHC GED Online, Pre GED Online •  GEDi (Illinois) / GED Missouri •  PLATO / SkillsTutor •  GED Connection / Pre GEDC –  ESL •  Crossroads Cafe •  English For All – USA Learns •  Rosetta Stone •  With Experience, Curriculum Tailored to Individual Learner Needs 13 Follow handout… OHIO: AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE 14 Six Years 5 agencies each offer DE to their own learners 2% of all ABE 5 hubs each provide DE to distance learners in their own and in partner agencies 5 agencies, 13 Teachers 5 Hubs, 10 Teachers @ .25FT @ .50 FTE With experience & PD, New delivery model 15 enrollments increase increases capacityJohnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 5
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 ABE Attainment Ohio, 2007-08 DE is 2.1% Distance Classroom of total Enrolled 891 41,005 Level Completion (TABE) † 56% 63% Entered Employment * 87% 87% Retained Employment * 72% 64% Earned a GED * 88% 86% Entered Postsecondary * 94% 93% † Those with both pre- and posttest data * Percent of those declaring this goal 16 ESL Attainment Ohio, 2007-08 Distance Classroom Enrolled (DE = ~ 1%) 67 7,204 Level Completion 63% 66% 17 Distance Learner Load - Ohio Distance Average Year Teachers Student Load 2002-03 14 * 13 2003-04 14 * 20 Load increases with Experience & PD 2004-05 13 * 25 New Model: 2005-06 10 ** 62 “Hubs” * .25 FTE; ** .50 FTE 18Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 6
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 With Experience, Cost Drops Ohio: Mostly the Same Teachers Year to Year 19 Crystal DELIVERY: PURE, BLENDED, SUPPLEMENT 20 BREAK 21Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 7
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Jere DE CURRICULA 22 Common Distance Curricula •  IDEAL States Begin with 1-2 Curricula –  ABE/GED •  MHC GED Online, Pre GED Online •  GEDi (Illinois) / GED Missouri •  PLATO / SkillsTutor •  GED Connection / Pre GEDC –  ESL •  Crossroads Cafe •  English For All – USA Learns •  Rosetta Stone •  With Experience, Curriculum Tailored to Individual Learner Needs 23 www.glencoe.com/catalog/contemporary/ onlinesuite/onlinesuite_sampler.html 24Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 8
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 SkillsTutor Sampler skillstutor.com/hmh/site/ skillstutor/ 25 English for All / USA Learns •  English for All •  USA Learns, Second English Course –  USA Learns –  USA Learns/teacher –  USA Learns/class 26 U.S.A. Learns Content •  Focus
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    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Proxy Contact Hours •  Teacher Verification Model –  Used for multimedia curricula like GED Connection –  Teacher certifies work completed –  Formula: equiv hours in typical classroom •  Learner Mastery Model –  Learner demonstrates unit mastery by testing –  Formula: expert panel sets hours –  Crossroads Café and English For All are Mastery •  Clock-Time Model –  Curriculum contains a “tutor” and tracks time learners spend doing activities. –  MHC is Clock Time 28 Proxy Contact Hours GED Online Clock Time SkillsTutor Clock Time GEDi Mastery (50 mins/unit) English For All Mastery (70% = 6 hrs) USA Learns Mastery (70% = ? hrs) Rosetta Stone Clock Time 29 Crystal ONE ABE CURRICULUM UP CLOSE 30Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 10
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 LUNCH 31 Jere SELECTING DISTANCE TEACHERS 32 Distance Teaching Self Assessment •  www.adultedonline.org •  Free, online self-assessment of key skills needed for distance teaching •  What you need to know and be able to do? •  Informal way to see if distance fits your style, skills, and interests 33Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 11
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Jere PLANNING & IMPLEMENTING A DISTANCE PROGRAM 34 projectideal.org 35 A Timetable for Development •  Year 1 –  Develop a plan: DL101 –  Implement plan with ongoing support •  Conference calls, webinars •  Year 2 –  Refine distance teaching skills •  DL102 – a study group on distance teaching •  Conference calls, webinars, DL topics at PD activities 36Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 12
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 •  Year 3+ –  Four-week virtual study groups •  DL103: Online resources •  DL104: Persistence –  Continue ongoing virtual supports as needed 37 Distance Learning 101 Online •  Develop a DL plan for your agency •  Four units: Recruiting, Orientation, Teaching, & Assessment •  Handbook of Distance Ed •  6-8 Weeks, 1-2 hrs/wk •  Each week: –  Within agency: work on a piece of the plan –  Between agencies: share ideas 38 Crystal KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS 39Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 13
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Jere KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS 40 Keys to Successful Programs •  Strong support from the state… –  Resources, PD, clear expectations •  Local agencies given freedom to discover what works •  Flexible Teachers Who Can Coach •  Continuous PD & Support for teachers •  Appropriate Curricula 41 Successful Distance Learners •  10 hrs per week available to study •  Took a classroom course in last 5 years •  Technology access at home •  Strong desire for further education •  Independent – doesn’t feel need to be part of a class or have regular F2F teacher interaction. 42Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 14
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Also Noted… •  DE is difficult. Select teachers carefully, provide PD continually •  Low tech works (CrCafe, GEDC workbook), but online programs build important tech skills 43 Jere STATE POLICY, TRACKING LEARNERS, PAYING TEACHERS 44 State Policy •  OVAE Requirement •  Definitions See Handout –  “Distance learners” –  How assign PCH –  Approved curricula •  Requirements for an agency to add DL •  Funding of DL •  Training required to teach DL 45Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 15
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Tracking Learners •  Minimum –  Proxy Contact Hours •  Cumulative or by time period •  Optional –  Course (unique code for DL course) –  Enrolled (do recruits stay to enr?) –  Active (a rule to drop students who don’t do the work) 46 Tracking Students’ Distance Work ! 47 Tracking PCH for a Single Curriculum ! 48Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 16
    • Adding DE to your ABE/ESL Program 4/17/11 Should You Subsidize New DL? •  Curriculum •  Technology •  Advertising •  Release time –  Administrator 5% –  2 teachers @ 25% time •  1 teacher support 15-25 learners 49 Crystal MARKETING YOUR PROGRAM 50Johnston, Project IDEAL SupportCenter 17