Expanding Course Offeringsin Small Schools Mike Carroll, Superintendent Rinda Montgomery Conwell, Assistant Superintendent North Central ESD ByPresenterMedia.com
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Expanding Course Offerings in Small Schools The Frontier Learning NetworkWhat has been the evolution of alternative distance delivery models? Introduction Courses Course OfferingsWhat types of courses are being offered at a distance? Course DeliveryWhat does the student experience look like? Platforms Tools for Distance InteractionWhat is the range of Web 2.0 technology tools for student distance learning? Technology Participation Joining the ConsortiumWhat are the components of strong partnership for student success?
IntroductionThe Frontier Learning Network
Phase One Planning to address the educational needs of rural students in Gilliam, Sherman, and Wheeler Counties Phase Two Funding authorization, services with itinerant teachers, mobile classrooms, adult learning options Phase Three Telecommunications infrastructure adapted, expanded to include interactive video conferencing Phase Four Incorporation of multi-platform Web 2.0 delivery options and expansion of membership to other areas. Evolving Distance Education FLN History 1995-2010
Architecture, design, manufacturing, assembly, engineering, mining, construction Careers Which careers and companies use immersive environments? EMT, firefighting, law enforcement, the military, border patrol, the courts system Medicine, science, technology, computers, programming, graphic design Education, libraries, museums, performing arts, cinema, Sony, Warner Brothers Embassies, tourism centers, government agencies Advertising, conferences, professional development, collaboration coordination, job fairs
Course Offerings The Frontier Learning Network Core Curriculum Grades 3-12 Dual-Credit Business Education Computers Natural Resources Health Sciences Emerging Technologies for Collaboration
Student Projects Additional Services The Frontier Learning Network Introduction to Immersive Environments Virtual Field Trips National Educational Technology Standards for Students Semester- and Year-Long Courses Web 2.0 and 3.0 Tools Teacher Training Professional Development Units Web 2.0 and 3.0 Tools Leadership Coaching
Synchronous Phone Video Conference Site Visits GoogleApps ShareWare for Collaboration Immersive Environments Asynchronous Email Text Messages Learning Management System GoogleApps Archived Instructional Videos Immersive Environments Course Delivery Multi-Platform Hybrid Environments
Tools for distance interaction
Personal Mobile Devices Tools for Distance Education The Frontier Learning Network Computer Designed for Immersive Environments High-Speed Internet Access Access to Online Free and Subscription Programs Learning Management System Immersive Environment
Joining the Consortium
FLN Partners The Frontier Learning Network FLN Partners can be located anywhere in the world. But these six features identify the partner classrooms, schools, and districts which work together effectively to bring quality 21st-Century learning experiences to our students.