B lended  L earning to  A dvance  S tudent  T hinking A Culture of Continuous Improvement
Overview <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transform classroom instruction through blended learning (face-to-face and ...
BLAST Vision Statement <ul><li>Through the establishment of blended learning environments, the vision for BLAST is </li></...
 
 
Achieving the Vision <ul><li>We will build upon research-based best practices by incorporating 21 st  century skills and t...
Current Practices <ul><li>What research-based practices do you already implement in your classrooms?  </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Are You Ready for the Future?
Preparing Today’s Students for the Future <ul><li>What will we use to guide us? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s not recreate the w...
Frameworks for  Continuous Improvement <ul><li>National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul>...
Frameworks for  Continuous Improvement <ul><li>NETS:  Roadmaps  to  teaching effectively  and implementing 21 st  century ...
A Closer Look <ul><ul><li>Table groups complete the graphic organizer  f or your assigned strand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
To Summarize <ul><li>TIP Charts, NETS*S, and NETS*T provide frameworks for improving teaching and learning  </li></ul><ul>...
Expectations <ul><li>Continued development of moodle courses </li></ul><ul><li>Progression towards Ideal/Target on the TIP...
BLAST Supports <ul><li>Help Desk in every school </li></ul><ul><li>Student Tech Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Orientation...
More BLAST Supports <ul><li>Division and school-level PD </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Friends, PLCs, Action Teams, and Con...
Change is a journey not a blueprint  Michael Fullan <ul><li>3-2-1 Exit Slip </li></ul>
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  • Have one person typing words into Wordle (combine multi-word strategies: Compare&amp;Contrast)
  • Table groups share out one point of their summaries. After first group, other groups have to add points not already shared.
  • Groups complete a 4-square graphic organizer and then summarizes similarities and differences in an “elevator speech.” Table groups share out one point of their summaries. After first group, other groups have to add points not already shared.
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    1. 1. B lended L earning to A dvance S tudent T hinking A Culture of Continuous Improvement
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transform classroom instruction through blended learning (face-to-face and virtual) experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expose teachers to frameworks for blended learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify CCS expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Payoff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who are ready to compete in a global society </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. BLAST Vision Statement <ul><li>Through the establishment of blended learning environments, the vision for BLAST is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to enhance and transform instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in order to advance student thinking, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>thereby preparing our students for careers in an increasingly complex, interconnected world. </li></ul>
    4. 6. Achieving the Vision <ul><li>We will build upon research-based best practices by incorporating 21 st century skills and tools into our instruction. </li></ul>
    5. 7. Current Practices <ul><li>What research-based practices do you already implement in your classrooms? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a table group, select 3 words that best answer the question above. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table groups share out: </li></ul></ul><ul><li> http://www.wordle.net/create </li></ul>
    6. 8. Are You Ready for the Future?
    7. 9. Preparing Today’s Students for the Future <ul><li>What will we use to guide us? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s not recreate the wheel! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National standards for technology integration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rubrics for on-going feedback and continuous improvement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research-based instructional strategies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 10. Frameworks for Continuous Improvement <ul><li>National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*S for Students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*T for Teachers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration Proficiency (TIP) Charts </li></ul>
    9. 11. Frameworks for Continuous Improvement <ul><li>NETS: Roadmaps to teaching effectively and implementing 21 st century skills. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*S: Skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*T: Skills and knowledge teachers need to change the way they teach and grow. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>TIP Charts: Rubrics that describe levels of implementation for students and teachers. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide on-going feedback via eWalk data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 12. A Closer Look <ul><ul><li>Table groups complete the graphic organizer f or your assigned strand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast the information in the TIP Chart, NETS*S, and NETS*T documents for the following characteristics: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Behaviors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Actions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Document Structure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose or Use </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize key similarities and differences in two sentences . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 13. To Summarize <ul><li>TIP Charts, NETS*S, and NETS*T provide frameworks for improving teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>TIP Charts have levels of implementation for both students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>The “Ideal/Target” level best matches the NETS standards for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>The NETS*S and NETS*T have additional standards that are not on the TIP Charts </li></ul>
    12. 14. Expectations <ul><li>Continued development of moodle courses </li></ul><ul><li>Progression towards Ideal/Target on the TIP Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with grade level and content colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate additional implementation needs </li></ul>
    13. 15. BLAST Supports <ul><li>Help Desk in every school </li></ul><ul><li>Student Tech Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Orientation Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Additional ITRT and CO support during first week of implementation </li></ul>
    14. 16. More BLAST Supports <ul><li>Division and school-level PD </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Friends, PLCs, Action Teams, and Content Teams </li></ul><ul><li>ITRTs </li></ul><ul><li>NETS*T Certification </li></ul>
    15. 17. Change is a journey not a blueprint Michael Fullan <ul><li>3-2-1 Exit Slip </li></ul>
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