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Presentation at Virtual School Symposium 2009, Dawley, Rice, Cavanaugh & Barbour

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  • 1. Florida
    Michigan
    Idaho
    Lisa Dawley
    Kerry Rice
    Michael Barbour
    Cathy Cavanaugh
    Exploring Linkages in Research, Policy & Practice
    K12 Online TeacherProfessional Development
  • 2. Top 3 National Leaders
    Florida
    Michigan
    Idaho
    Center for Digital Education
  • 3. How does a state become a leader in K12 online education?
    Strong linkages between
    policy
    practice
    research
    Successful innovations also integrate
    professional organizations
    business
    social networking
    Brainstorm your ideas at http://bit.ly/24hOE4
  • 4. Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development
    Research
    • Best Practice
    • 5. Program Evaluation
    • 6. Knowledge Collection & Dissemination
    Grant & program evaluations
    Journal publications
    Conference presentations
    Policy briefs & national/state reports
    Newsletters, blogging
    Research committees
    Social networking groups
  • 7. Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development
    Policy
    Pre-service teacher standards
    Online teaching standards & certification requirements
    Endorsements in online teaching
    Legislation & funding to support online teacher education
    Accountability for measureable improvement in learning outcomes
    Policymaker outreach with feedback mechanisms
  • 12. Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development
    University teacher education programs
    Endorsements/certificates in online teaching
    Best practice knowledge at initial training level
    Contextualized training programs at school-site level
    Online teacher communities for informal knowledge building
    Practice
    • Pre-service Teacher PD
    • 13. In-service Teacher PD
    • 14. Networked, informal, non-credit PD
    • 15. Certification Support
  • Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development
    Universities, consulting firms, non-profits, federal government
    Professional Organizations
    Social Networking
    State Department of Education, Board of Education, Legislature
    K-12 virtual schools and programs
    Corporations
    Brick & Mortar Schools
    iNACOL, ISTE, SREB
    K-12 virtual schools/programs, corporations, non-profits, universities
  • 16. Exploring Linkages in Florida
    Cathy Cavanaugh
  • 17. Online Teacher Development
    University of Florida Programs and Linkages
  • 18. Preservice Teachers
    UF’s unique 5-year ProTeach students may take a virtual school internship in their last semester
    This program is in its third year
    Research is in progress assessing the experience
  • 19. Preservice Teachers
    Each student is paired with an experienced mentor teacher for 8 weeks
    Students take the VS teacher orientation training
    ISTE NETS-T standards frame the activities
  • 20. Preservice Teachers
    Students, teachers, faculty, and VS facilitators meet on UF campus
    Students and teachers co-teach virtually
    Students present their learning to other students at UF
    Students have priority review in applying for jobs at the VS
  • 21. Linkages
    Discussions are ongoing with FL DOE bureau chiefs for teacher quality and educational technology
    The program has been presented to staff at the US DOE bureaus of innovation and instruction, policy and planning
    The program has been presented to state colleges of education
  • 22. Inservice Teachers
    We offer a 9-12 credit online graduate certificate program in Online Teaching and Learning:
    Designing and Delivering Online Content
    Distance Teaching and Learning
    Virtual Schools Philosophy and Pedagogy
    Distance Education Leadership and Management
  • 23. Linkages
    The certificate program integrates the iNACOL standards of quality online teaching and courses
    The program elements are included in a model endorsement program for online teachers submitted to the FL DOE
  • 24. UF Model
    Educational technology faculty and graduate students
    participate in state and national leadership and advocacy organizations
    conduct research and evaluation on our programs
    propose research-based program proposals to DOE leaders
  • 25. UF Ed Tech
    Cathy Cavanaugh
    cathycavanaugh@coe.ufl.edu
    http://www.coe.ufl.edu/online/edtech/index.html
  • 26. Exploring Linkages in Michigan
    Michael Barbour
  • 27. Wayne State University
    located in Detroit, MI
    MI online learning requirement
    1 online course
    20 hrs of online instruction
    technology-infused lessons in all MMC courses
    need for teachers who can teach online and support online learning
  • 28. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom
    • Web 2.0 tools
    • 29. blogs, RSS, wikis, microblogging, PLN, collaborative tools, etc.
    • 30. Generational Differences
    • 31. Millennials, Digital Natives, Generation Me
    • 32. K-12 Online Learning
    • 33. brief history
    • 34. current status in US
    • 35. three roles for teachers
  • IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom
    Readings
    DE Handbook chp
    State of the States
    Keeping Pace reports
    research articles
    teaching online
    types of students
    state of research (i.e., what we actually know)
  • 36. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom
    Curriculum
    Teacher Education Goes Into Virtual Schooling
    www.public.iastate.edu/~vschool/TEGIVS/homepage.html
    Iowa Online Learning Case Studies
    http://ctlt.iastate.edu/~vhs/index.htm
  • 37. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom
    Activities
    Reflective blogging
    http://virtualschooling.wordpress.com/tag/it6230/
    TEGIVS assignments
    Virtual School Project – Individual
    taking notes and completing the “Task” for the five scenarios
    respond to prompts based on exemplary course and ILO case study
    respond to topics presented in Converge (2006) summer issue
    Virtual School Project – Group
    create a presentation & written report based on a fictional situation
  • 38. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom
    • Readings
    • 39. update as needed
    • 40. Curriculum
    • 41. create local content
    • 42. internal grant to add four MI case studies
    • 43. unsuccessful proposals to create additional scenarios
    • 44. Activities
    • 45. update reflection prompts as needed
    • 46. use Web 2.0 tools to design K-12 online learning lessons
  • Exploring Linkages in Idaho
    Lisa Dawley & Kerry Rice
  • 47. Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers
    Research
    Going Virtual! Research on Professional Development
    iNACOL Research Subcommittee Standards Synthesis
    Assessment of Quality Online Teaching Instrument (AQOT)
    Research in Teacher Training in Virtual Worlds
    Policy
    Idaho State Department of Education
    K-12 Online Endorsement (graduate)
    K-12 Online Teaching Standards
    Technology Integration Standards
    U.S. Department of Education
    TWG on Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online Learning
    National Summit on Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners
    Practice
    Collaborative Program Development (competency-based)
    Improved program in training K-12 online teachers
    Qualified Teachers in Online and F-2-F Environments
  • 48. Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers
    Professional Organizations
    iNACOL – sponsored two phases of research, iNACOL in Second Life, partnership agreement
    ISTE – partnership agreement
    Corporations
    Connections Academy – program-wide teacher PD
    K12 Inc. – customized teacher training courses
    Social Networking
    Leveraging EDTECH listserv for school grant opportunity
    Blogging research progress and findings
    Presenting research on EDTECH island in Second Life
  • 49. Small Group Discussion
    http://bit.ly/24hOE4
    How can you improve your program by creating stronger linkages between research, policy & practice?
  • 50. Universities, consulting firms, non-profits, federal government
    Professional Organizations
    Social Networking
    State Department of Education, Board of Education, Legislature
    K-12 virtual schools and programs
    Corporations
    Brick & Mortar Schools
    iNACOL, ISTE, SREB
    K-12 virtual schools/programs, corporations, non-profits, universities
  • 51. Contact Us
    Lisa Dawley: lisadawley@boisestate.edu
    Kerry Rice: krice@boisestate.edu
    Cathy Cavanaugh: cathycavanaugh@coe.ufl.edu
    Michael Barbour: mkbarbour@gmail.com