Links: Standard Course of Study 21st Century Skills and Themes
What are 21st Century Methods and Tools?
Email, Texting, and Instant Messaging (IM)
Wikis and Blogs
Synchronous and Asynchronous Instruction
Synchronous instruction means the student and the teachers are interacting at the same time, such as in a traditional classroom setting or an online chat room. This type of instruction is advantageous for students who need teacher guidance and feedback in order to progress in their learning.
Asynchronous instruction is just the opposite; the teacher and the student interact, but not at the same time. There usually is a time delay in communication between the teacher and student in asynchronous instruction. An example of this is email or snail-mail correspondence, in which a student submits an assignment and then waits for feedback. Some students thrive in a course designed with asynchronous instruction because it allows a great amount of choice, but this freedom also requires strong self -discipline to succeed.
Why do we try different methods?
To engage e-learners
To align with how they learn best
To adjust per assignment
To adjust per learning style
To learn how this class and/or student accesses the current course design
Yes, but really WHY?
Common formative assessment
The law: EC and 504Student success for All – SBOE mission
The Manning/Easley Standard of 70% calls for all high school courses, schools, and classes to be above 70% to meet Leandro and Easley directives.
NCLB standard of 100%
To stay employed:)
Our core process as a Credit Recovery team: * Instruction * Practice * Remediation * One-on-one tutoring
If they know it, we will see this through the Pre-Assessment, and the student moves on!