Easy open collaboration with moodle

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Teachers in our large Canadian rural division have created two Moodle sites that have made a big impact on teaching and learning. The first site is a teacher collaboration site for sharing strategies and materials. It works to improve teacher practice and ultimately, student learning. The second site is for the students both in our on-line school and in a technology mediated classroom environment. Students have access to high quality on-line courses on their Moodle site (24/7) in addition to classroom instruction. Evidence of student engagement and promising strategies will be shared. Come and see how the classroom has changed!

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  • 10 minutes (20 people @ 20 sec ish)Show of hands, how many people are: k-12UniversityITAlbertaCanadaOutside of Canada
  • 5 minutes
  • Relationships are the foundation – time is needed to build trust
  • Respect is needed for time and contributions of each and every member
  • Teachers need to have ownership of the activities of the community
  • An atmosphere of openness and acceptance is necessary for all members
  • “Check egos at the door” to allow for real sharing
  • Summary of all points(all points in 5mins)
  • Ability to store resources, etc…… This is where teachers share strategies and materials. It works to improve teacher practice and ultimately, student learning20 minutes
  • Moodle course = Choice Math 30 = self checksArt 10/20/30 = lessonMath 10-3 = questionnaire (pre and post assessment)Math 8 = glossaryMoodle emphasis on interactivityTrying to have students as creators, give students control over their learning therefore require students to be responsible for their own learning20 minutes
  • Students both in our on-line school and in a technology mediated classroom environment. Students have access to high quality on-line courses on their Moodle site (24/7) in addition to classroom instruction
  • Research base, working together….. Same page with intentions
  • Explain approachTechnically Mediated Learning (TML) Videostudent point of view10 mins
  • 5 minsImmediate feedback 24/7Refresher /Review Course WorkMarks are accessible - Daily report cardMultple ways to interact with course materialMultiple ways to interact with other studentsAble to incorporate various 21 century learning toolsPersonalization of learning environment
  • Groups of 3 again – comment on slide10 minutes
  • Easy open collaboration with moodle

    1. 1. Easy, Open Collaboration with Moodle<br />Joan Coy<br />Wanda Dechant<br />
    2. 2. Introductions<br />Please share the following information<br /><ul><li>Your name
    3. 3. Your educational role
    4. 4. What you like to take away</li></li></ul><li>Questions are welcome at anytime…<br />
    5. 5. Access to the collaboration site and on-line courses<br />This is our teacher collaboration site:<br />http://collaboration.pwsd76.ab.ca<br />This is where our students access on-line courses:<br />http://ecommunity.pwsd76.ab.ca<br />
    6. 6. Creation of an open sharing environment using Moodle<br />Started as small group of teachers, online school<br />Group within school division<br />Taking courses to students in classroom<br />Multi-School division<br />Looking at working with a provincial group to share courses<br />
    7. 7. Ideas about effective learning communities - Relationships<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/divemasterking2000/2156349505/<br />
    8. 8. Ideas about effective learning communities - Respect<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3677605158<br />
    9. 9. Ideas about effective learning communities - ownership<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep/4626873569<br />
    10. 10. Ideas about effective learning communities - open/accepting<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/calvinfornia/4740637825<br />
    11. 11. Ideas about effective learning communities - no egos<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlo-arioli/1657433876/<br />
    12. 12. Ideas about effective learning communities <br />Relationships are the foundation – time is needed to build trust<br />Respect is needed for time and contributions of each and every member<br />Teachers need to have ownership of the activities of the community<br />An atmosphere of openness and acceptance is necessary for all members<br />“Check egos at the door” to allow for real sharing<br />
    13. 13. Teacher Collaboration Site<br />http://collaboration.pwsd76.ab.ca<br />In groups of about 3-ish, please take 5 minutes to discuss/brainstorm the following:<br />What features do you see as essential in creating and maintaining a learning community?<br />What does sharing mean to you?<br />
    14. 14. Ideas re: Sharing<br />Define sharing before entering collaboration<br />Open sharing – little bits or chunks – share what you can<br />Talk with your jurisdiction, what does sharing mean to them?<br />Minister of Ed… reminded us that we are employed provincially, not only jurisdictionally<br />Take what you need, use, change and re-share …<br />Some might not want our resources “bastardized”…..<br />
    15. 15. Ideas re: Sharing<br />What is of value… content, framework, components, best practices, ability to edit/modify, etc<br />Focus on best practice, not just on Moodle<br />Voluntary participation for sharing<br />How are parents involved… communication with families and communities.. How can we all work together to share information and resources (parents have great ideas & are a huge support in education)<br />Encourage 2-way sharing… give and take…. <br />
    16. 16. Ideas re: Sharing<br />Time – how can we work for effectively to save ourselves time<br />Share at any point – it does not have to be perfect… the process of sharing and tweaking is so important, also helps the “takes” to be more willing to customize the course for their context<br />Courses are not static… we are not publishing<br />One teacher starts a project/course/resource with the time they have, then pass it on to another teacher to add their time and viewpoint into it… accumulation of efforts<br />
    17. 17. Strategies to Integrate on-line Materials into Classroom Setting<br />Students control over their learning therefore require students to be responsible for their own learning<br />Choice for quick group opinions<br />Self checks<br />Lesson<br />Self reflections using questionnaire<br />Glossary<br />Students as Creators<br />
    18. 18. E-Community Site<br />The E-Community site is for the students<br />http://ecommunity.pwsd76.ab.ca<br />
    19. 19. Aligned Improvement<br />The team of teachers, administrators, IT and central office working together…<br />gives a much higher chance of success<br />Lisa Miller<br />Aligned Acts of Improvement<br />Goals<br />Student Achievement<br />System Performance<br />
    20. 20. Research Base<br />
    21. 21. Evidence of Student Engagement<br />
    22. 22. Promising Strategies or idea to help continue the collaboration or to include students/parents in the process <br /><ul><li>Feel free toadd ideas to a discussionformonthis at any time (ifyoujoinus in the ATLE sharing, youwillhave a place tocontinuethisconversation)
    23. 23. Pleasefeel free tojoin in onthe provincial Moodle meetingonWednesday (Mini-Moodle Summit)…… ideas onhowto share provincially</li></li></ul><li>Interview<br />What is one thing you found interesting from the past 90 minutes?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/tncountryfan/5189758580<br />
    24. 24. Continuing the Conversation<br />Joan Coy<br />joancoy@pwsd76.ab.ca<br />@joancoy<br />Wanda Dechant<br />wandadechant@pwsd76.ab.ca<br />@wdechant<br />

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