CR Really our ultimate goal in Instructional Technology is to solve problems. It’s what we do everyday….determining what the instructional needs or problems are and what tools and strategies can be used to improve performance.
AB Our Virtual Business Card
CR Talk about how important it is that you have support to work together to meet teachers instructional needs
AB Where we’re going -- The ultimate goal -- All of the thigs we’re talking about come back to two main topics.
CR Hays cisd mission control will lead you in this discussion but we understand that we have a variety of expertise in this room and we want to learn as much as possible. So we invite you to share your experiences with us this morning….
CR The first tool we’re going to focus on is VC.
CRBackground about our first virtual field trip
AB We’ve obviously had positive experiences with VC or we wouldn’t be here. Let’s watch this quick video to
AB Expand on # of students reached, utilizing district personnel strengths and passions, using webcasting where visual interaction is not necessary
CR Training (region 13), Mentoring (student teacher), Observations (sp ed)
AB Collaborate with teachers from all over, gain information from people outside of our district, find partners for our classes. We participated in JAZZ last summer. JAZZing up your curriculum with videoconferencing. 123vc.net
CR ASL course
CR Set it to DHCP, dials out, so it can move around
AB We had district support -- $5k/year – we used it all in year 1, not even close in subsequent years After you observe VFT – you get the hang of it, use your internal resources torecreate th same or sometimes better experiences Of course – studentcollaborations are free!
AB Exchange –Wales, Novel Conversations/Debates Master Lessons – Lewis & Clark, Butterflies Challenges –Around the State, Monster Match, Landmarks, Habitat Hunt, Who’s Who Hybrids - Ecosystems
AB Teacher Pd is the missing link in any successful program! --set aside time for instructional leadedrs to plan VC lessons that integrate with curriculum --if it doesn’t correlate to what they’re required to do….”MUST HAVE TIME IN YOUR CURRICULUM” --what goes into feeling prepared --teachers spread the news –
“ Christie, We have a problem” SOMETHING GO WRONG. --
The first tool we’re going to focus on is VC.
CR Hays Virtual School TxVSN Eduphoria eCourses Web 2.0 Tools
CRFIND A PARTNER!!!
CRiNACOl Standards Teacher Reflection Instrument
CR Our students are taking fully online classes outside of the normal shool day. Students upport is essential to success!! Even at the high school level they are still just kids! Advising Orientation Mentors Technology Access @Home -- Spanish IB Mobile Devices Pilot
CRMoney TxVSN LMS – Project Share, Tuition
CR Wordpress – ad free Social Networking Policies Wiki Projects ePals – free and safe student email Emerging Quickly - Delicious Links
“ Houston, We Have A Problem!” Presented by: Amy Bradfield & Christie Rickert From Hays CISD