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An elementary school examines its integration of technology and explores its ability to offer virtual learning.

An elementary school examines its integration of technology and explores its ability to offer virtual learning.

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  • Virtual Learning
    Hale Kula Elementary School
    February, 2011
  • Teachers use technology…
    To manage & store information:
    Google Applications: gmail, docs, forms, sites
    IDUs in Google Docs for all to access
    To share information
    School, library & teacher websites
    Principal’s blog & Twitter account
    VoiceThreadsSBCP Math
    • To access information for professional development:
    • HKES Tech Workshops
    • PD360
    • Hale Kula Library Website & Hale Kula IDU Wiki
  • Students access information electronically…
    KidBiz, Math Whizz, DiscoveryEducation
    Encylopedia Britannica, World Book Online
    TumbleBooks, Enchanted Learning
    Educational websites (endless list)
    Spelling City
    A to Z Learning
    National Geographic for Kids
  • Students organize, create & share using technology…
    1st graders created keynotes and VoiceThreads based on their ocean animal research.
    5th graders created student websites to house their explorer blogs and science fair planning.
    5th grade Enrichment
    Language, 2nd Q
    Math, 3rd Q
  • Can we deliver virtual instruction?
  • An idea takes shape…
    Technology integrated in curriculum, instruction & assessment
    Teachers & students access, organize & share information
    Teachers incorporating new technologies into their instruction.
    Overcrowding; families on leave
    Concept presented to SCC; questions for consideration
    Mrs. Iwase meets w/school team
    Input from DOE officials
    What about a virtual classroom?
  • Purpose
    To integrate 21st Century Skills
    To develop collaborative, inquiry-based, learning opportunities
    To alleviate overcrowding
    To address the needs of our community
  • Understandings
    Teachers will work closely with grade level teachers, curriculum coordinators, librarian & instructional media teacher.
    Curriculum will be based on Common Core Standards.
    Students would participate in school activities (specials, assemblies, field trips, fun runs, etc.) and at least one face-to-face day a week.
    Application process required
    Define virtual student, parent & teacher
  • Considerations
    Is there an interest?
    What training for will we provide for teachers, students and parents?
    Will we loan laptops and/or mobile devices?
    Can we use our Google Applications or Blackboard via the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network?