Virtual Reality, Virtual Discipline!


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Do you struggle with a school-wide discipline policy? Can you track student behavior from one class to another? Do all teachers follow the same procedures? Come see our creative, innovative, user-friendly, online, real-time behavior management system which uses commonly available classroom technology.

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Virtual Reality, Virtual Discipline!

  1. 1. Virtual Reality, Virtual Discipline!(or “the evolution of the wheel”)<br />Jeri Minford<br />Levin Sudderth<br />Kimberly Tufts<br />Robert Tufts<br />
  2. 2. Who we are…<br /><ul><li>Jeri Minford
  3. 3. 5 years teaching primary through high school all subjects
  4. 4. Has taught math/science, 6th & 7th grade, for the last 5 years
  5. 5. Levin Sudderth
  6. 6. 8 years teaching middle and high school
  7. 7. Has taught social studies, 7th and 8th grade, for the last 6 years
  8. 8. Robert Tufts
  9. 9. 20 years teaching middle school all subjects
  10. 10. Has taught NC science, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, for the last 14 years
  11. 11. Kimberly Tufts
  12. 12. 20 years teaching primary through high school all subjects
  13. 13. Has taught language arts, 7th and 8th grade, for the last 8 years</li></li></ul><li>In The Beginning…<br /><ul><li>Behavior in the classroom and in the school was not as desired
  14. 14. There was inconsistency between teachers and grade levels
  15. 15. There was limited accountability for students
  16. 16. Discipline by itself does not change behavior</li></li></ul><li>The History of the Wheel<br /><ul><li>New colleague brought the idea from her previous small, rural K-8 school
  17. 17. Created by Nancy Gryder
  18. 18. Physical wheel used clothespins and a laminated posterboard circle
  19. 19. Used with a cohort of students that traveled together to all classes</li></li></ul><li>Rolling Out the Wheel at Cranberry<br /><ul><li>Templates were made and core teachers prepared their own wheels so that all content areas had a wheel
  20. 20. Clothespins were labeled with numbers one year, names the next
  21. 21. Choices cards evolved using Thinking Maps</li></li></ul><li>Decisions Leading to My Choice<br />Consequences of My Choice<br />CHOICES CARD<br />MY POOR CHOICE<br />My plan for improvement:<br />________________________________________________________<br />________________________________________________________<br />________________________________________________________<br />________________________________________________________<br />Teacher Signature: ________________________________________<br />
  22. 22. Challenges of the Wheel<br /><ul><li> The wheel itself was cumbersome
  23. 23. Trips to the wheel could be distracting
  24. 24. Classes did not travel in cohort groups
  25. 25. Encore teachers were left “out of the loop”</li></li></ul><li>The Idea<br /><ul><li>A Spreadsheet for All
  26. 26. The “Google” Light Bulb
  27. 27. Privacy Issues Resolved</li></li></ul><li>The Product<br /><ul><li>Grade Levels
  28. 28. Points
  29. 29. Editing & Viewing
  30. 30. Moving Backwards</li></li></ul><li>Maintenance<br /><ul><li>Daily
  31. 31. Weekly
  32. 32. End of Quarter</li></li></ul><li>Differentiation<br /><ul><li>How grades use their points
  33. 33. Showing of Choice Card totals and ISS served</li></li></ul><li>Challenges We Face Today<br /><ul><li>Student behavior cannot be displayed at all times
  34. 34. Students no longer “interact” with the system
  35. 35. System must be manually reset & updated each day
  36. 36. School Tech Support is working with us on this</li></li></ul><li>In Closing:<br /><ul><li>It is not perfect, but it is better than before and it is getting better all the time.
  37. 37. It can be adapted for all school types and sizes.</li></li></ul><li>Our Hopes for the Future:<br /><ul><li>Direct student manipulation of the wheel
  38. 38. Displayed in the classroom constantly
  39. 39. Better student data tracking
  40. 40. Better integration with technology (ie. SMARTboard, Tablet or Ipad)</li></li></ul><li>Questions or Concerns?<br />
  41. 41. Our Contact Information:<br /><ul><li>
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  44. 44.</li></ul>Cranberry Middle School<br />Phone number (828) 733-2932<br />