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A brief introduction to the vision behind the Open High School of Utah

A brief introduction to the vision behind the Open High School of Utah



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  • The Open High School of Utah
    • David Wiley, PhD
    • Department of Instructional Psychology & Technology
    • Brigham Young University
    CC BY A Moonshot for Bloom’s 2 Sigma Challenge
  • Bloom’s 2 Sigma Challenge
    • Bloom, 1984
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  • One-to-One Tutoring
    • And other methods compared to 30 students in the classroom
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  • Average Tutored Student by 2 SD
    • In other words, the average student is capable of much more
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  • Tutoring is Expensive
    • So we teach class instead!
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  • Bloom, 1984
    • If the research on the 2 sigma problem yields practiced methods (methods that the average teacher or school faculty can learn in a brief period of time and use with little more cost or time than conventional instruction), it would be an educational contribution of the greatest magnitude . (p. 5)
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  • To Tutor Or Not to Tutor?
    • That is the (false) question
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  • “ Strategic Tutoring”
    • What if we could do just-in-time, just-on-topic, one-on-one tutoring?
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  • Obs. 1 - Requires Great Insight
    • We’d have to know who needs help, when, and what they need help with
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  • Obs. 2 - Requires Great Curriculum
    • The more the student can learn from the materials, the less tutoring is required
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  • Obs. 3 - Data Is the Key
    • You’d need live, fine-grained data about student, assessment, and curriculum performance
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  • Simultaneous Continuous Improvement
    • Working in a way that constantly improves both student learning and the curriculum
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  • The Loop CC BY Curriculum Use Curriculum Redesign Student Performance Data Data Describing Curriculum Performance Data Supporting Strategic Tutoring
  • OHSU Teaching Model
    • Create and aggregate great curriculum, let it do as much instructing as possible, follow-up with “strategic tutoring”
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  • How Do You Improve Curriculum?
    • Performance data alone aren’t sufficient – you need permission
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  • Open Educational Resources
    • Give OHSU the permissions it needs to engage in continuous improvement
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  • OHSU Charter Requires OER
    • Founders’ way of “burning the ships”
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  • Two Quick Screenshots
    • From the Agilix BrainHoney system
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  • State Standards As Skeleton
    • Standards provide the framework for content aggregation and assessment
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  • Restricting Access to the Bible
    • Zealously and passionately
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  • Supporting Strategic Tutoring
    • Data visualized in an easy to use manner
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  • When Tech and Policy Collide
    • A story from history: 1000 - 1600
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  • Watch Out Bloom, Here We Come!
    • OHSU is only a few weeks but the model is already proving terrifically effective
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  • Lots of Research to be Done
    • We would love more research partners!
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  • Thank You
    • [email_address]
    • 801-422-7071
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