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

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    • Florida
      Michigan
      Idaho
      Lisa Dawley
      Kerry Rice
      Michael Barbour
      Cathy Cavanaugh
      Exploring Linkages in Research, Policy & Practice
      K12 Online TeacherProfessional Development
    • Top 3 National Leaders
      Florida
      Michigan
      Idaho
      Center for Digital Education
    • 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
    • Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development
      Research
      • Best Practice
      • Program Evaluation
      • Knowledge Collection & Dissemination
      Grant & program evaluations
      Journal publications
      Conference presentations
      Policy briefs & national/state reports
      Newsletters, blogging
      Research committees
      Social networking groups
    • Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development
      Policy
      • Standards
      • Endorsements
      • Legislation
      • Funding
      • Certification requirements
      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
    • 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
      • In-service Teacher PD
      • Networked, informal, non-credit PD
      • 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
    • Exploring Linkages in Florida
      Cathy Cavanaugh
    • Online Teacher Development
      University of Florida Programs and Linkages
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • UF Ed Tech
      Cathy Cavanaugh
      cathycavanaugh@coe.ufl.edu
      http://www.coe.ufl.edu/online/edtech/index.html
    • Exploring Linkages in Michigan
      Michael Barbour
    • 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
    • IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom
      • Web 2.0 tools
      • blogs, RSS, wikis, microblogging, PLN, collaborative tools, etc.
      • Generational Differences
      • Millennials, Digital Natives, Generation Me
      • K-12 Online Learning
      • brief history
      • current status in US
      • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom
      • Readings
      • update as needed
      • Curriculum
      • create local content
      • internal grant to add four MI case studies
      • unsuccessful proposals to create additional scenarios
      • Activities
      • update reflection prompts as needed
      • use Web 2.0 tools to design K-12 online learning lessons
    • Exploring Linkages in Idaho
      Lisa Dawley & Kerry Rice
    • 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
    • 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
    • Small Group Discussion
      http://bit.ly/24hOE4
      How can you improve your program by creating stronger linkages between research, policy & practice?
    • 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
    • Contact Us
      Lisa Dawley: lisadawley@boisestate.edu
      Kerry Rice: krice@boisestate.edu
      Cathy Cavanaugh: cathycavanaugh@coe.ufl.edu
      Michael Barbour: mkbarbour@gmail.com