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  • Talk briefly about the field of Jewish online/blended learning. Add Avi Chai stats.
  • Add Avi Chai stats.
  • What is it that makes disruptive technologies or the situation go off the tipping point?Example: Increasing vulnerability of the business model. What leads to them taking off... RAND Institute chart on charter schools taking more students from private schools.Also, demand for financial aid has SKYROCKETED in last several years. Astonishing. Huge strain on business models.
  • From agrarian, paper based to multifaceted, digital world.
  • Do this as an introduction to adoption of new ideas and leadership
  • This will be an introduction to the Yes, and.. concept of being open to new ideas. I will run a short improv session with the group showing how a scene moves forward when “Yes, and…is used and how it comes to a halt when “no” is used.

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  • Leadership in Creating a Blended Learning School Environment Dr. Eliezer Jones Yeshiva University School Partnership Dr. Rob Darrow Director, Member Services February 2013 Rob’s Wiki: robdarrow.wikispaces.comwww.inacol.org
  • Introductions• Eliezer: Educational Technology Specialist and founder of Open Day School.• Rob : Director of Member Services, - We are all on this online and blended learning journey• You: teachers? Administrators? K-6? 7- 12? Librarians? District?
  • What does “it” look like? Where do you fit? * See handout• Textbook enhanced teaching and learning• Technology enhanced (not online)• Web/online enhanced• Blended• Online
  • Who is iNACOL? www.inacol.org• Educators, policy makers, researchers, non-profits, for-profits, support staff, teachers, and administrators• K-12 schools, universities, think tanks, regional service agencies, county offices, organizations, etc.
  • Why join iNACOL? www.inacol.org• Passion for online and blended learning• Receive daily news and research updates about online and blended learning• Contribute to the online and blended learning voice and conversation• Participate in regional and standing committees
  • About YUSP/ODS Open Day SchoolBuilding the Capacity of Jewish Schools in Online/Blended Learning www.OpenDaySchool.org
  • http://www.innosightinstitute.org/media-room/publications/blended-learning/
  • A few facts• 27 States have state virtual schools 2 million K- 12 online course enrollments in 2009-10• 4 states require some type of online course as part of high school graduation requirements (Alabama, Florida, Michigan and Virginia)• An estimated 50% of public school districts nationally are offering some time of online or blended learning
  • Online learning gaining adoption 50% all HS courses online by 2019
  • What’s happening in our world?• Costs to compete, improve continue to rise• Endowments, contributions fallen in many cases• Tuition continues to rise as well• New entrant independent schools using online learning emerging • Some at lower price point • Some fueled by global companies/visions: K12, Avenues: The World School• Charters, other public schools improving with online learning• New modular offerings that aren’t school
  • Counting Online Course Enrollments• One student in one course = 1• Full Time = full time online (e.g. California Virtual Academy or Connections Academy)• Part Time/Supplemental = one or more courses taken online or blended• Blended learning…that’s what we’re going to talk about!
  • What was school like for you? Teaching ? Learning ?Curriculum ?
  • There are blended learning Definitions
  • Definitions, Part 1• Two definitions: – Blended learning should be viewed as a pedagogical approach that combines the effectiveness and socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technologically enhanced active learning possibilities of the online environment, • Dziuban, Hartman and Moskal (2004) – Blended learning “combines face-to-face learning with computer mediated learning.” (Bonk and Graham, 2006. Handbook of blended learning: Global perspectives, local designs. http://www.publicationshare.com/).
  • Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., & Garrett, R. (2007). Blending in: The extent and promise of blendededucation in the United States. Newburyport, MA: The Sloan Consortium.http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/blended06
  • Most widely used K-12 definition A formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of instruction and content with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace and At least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar place away from home Horn & Staker, 2011) - http://www.innosightinstitute.org/
  • There are blended learning Models• Rotation• Flex• Self-Blend• Enriched Virtual
  • Emerging blended-learning models
  • Blended learning is not…
  • Blended learning is not like alight switchyou turn on one day
  • …And pedagogical shifts take time
  • Think in terms of 3-5 years from now (not just today). Think about what can be, not what is. This is a journey, not a destination.
  • We are pretty clear Face-to-Face Teaching Online Teaching• Students in classroom • Students online• Teacher in classroom • Teacher online (minimal• Interaction face-to-face, face-to-face interaction) mostly verbal, some • Interaction online video visual conferencing, email –• Fixed schedule of classes more visual, less verbal to attend • Flexible schedule for work• Prescribed curriculum completion based on standards / use • Prescribed curriculum of textbooks based on standards / text
  • But what doesBlended Learning really look like for a teacher?
  • Teaching and Learning • What is the student doing and where is the student?  What is the teacher doing and where is the teacher?  What and where is the content?
  • Online Teaching TechnologyTextbook EnhancedEnhanced TeachingTeaching Web / Online Enhanced Teaching From Textbook to Online Teaching
  • What does “it” look like? Where do you fit? * See handout• Textbook enhanced teaching and learning• Technology enhanced (not online)• Web/online enhanced• Blended• Online
  • What does “it” look like? *Teacher-centric vs. Student-centricMore teacher • Textbook enhanced centric teaching and learning • Technology enhanced (not online)Combination • Web/online enhanced • BlendedMore student • Online centric
  • What does “it” look like? *Teacher vs. student control of teaching and learningMore teacher control • Textbook enhanced teaching and learning • Technology enhanced Shared (not online) control • Web/online enhanced • BlendedMore student control • Online
  • What does “it” look like? *Control of time and pace Set time structure • Textbook enhanced teaching and learning • Technology enhanced Some (not online)Flexibility • Web/online enhanced • Blended Flexible • Online
  • What does “it” look like?*Blended Learning Models continuum Rotation • Textbook enhanced teaching and learning Flex • Technology enhancedSelf Blend (not online)Enriched • Web/online enhanced Virtual • Blended • Online
  • Where do you fit?• Teacher-centric ------------ Student-centric• Teacher control of learning ---- Student control of learning• Set time structure -------------- Flexible
  • What does “it” look like?• Textbook enhanced teaching and learning• Technology enhanced (not online)• Web/online enhanced• Blended• Online
  • Textbook EnhancedTeacher Student Curriculum
  • Textbook EnhancedWhat is the student doing? What is the teacher doing?• Sitting in a desk in a • Standing in front of the classroom classroom• Writing on paper • Directing Learning• Listening to teacher • Group discussions• Talking with peersWhat is the content? Where is the content?• Textbooks • On paper• Supplemental materials • In the classroom• Teacher created materials • In a school library
  • Technology EnhancedTeacher Student Curriculum
  • Technology EnhancedWhat is the student doing? What is the teacher doing?• Sitting in a desk in a classroom • Standing in front of the classroom• Writing on paper • Directing Learning• Listening to teacher • Group discussions• Talking with peers• Using a shared or personal computerWhat is the content? Where is the content?• Textbooks • On paper• Supplemental materials • In the classroom• Teacher created materials • In a school library• Computer (Word, Ppt, etc.) • On a computer/digital white board• Computer Program (loaded or CD- / doc camera, etc. Rom)
  • Web/Online EnhancedTeacher Student Curriculum
  • Web/Online EnhancedWhat is the student doing? What is the teacher doing?•Sitting in a desk in a classroom •Standing in front of the classroom•Writing on paper •Directing Learning•Listening to teacher •Group discussions•Talking with peers •Some assignments/activities online•Using a shared or personal computerWhat is the content? Where is the content?•Textbooks •On paper•Supplemental materials •In the classroom•Teacher created materials •In a school library•Computer (Word, Ppt, etc.) •On a computer/digital white board /•Computer Program (loaded or CD- doc camera, etc.Rom) •Some Online•Web•Computer led (e.g. programmed mathor English. Plato, Ed 2020)
  • BlendedTeacher Student Curriculum
  • BlendedWhat is the student doing? What is the teacher doing?(30% work online) (30% interacting with students online)•Sitting in a desk in a classroom or •Standing in front of the classroom andcomputer lab interacting online•Using personal computer online at home •Directing Learningor other location •Meeting students in small groups (f2f and•Interacting with peers in person and online)online •Developing/assigning online lessons •Grading onlineWhat is the content? Where is the content?•Textbooks •On paper•Supplemental materials •In the classroom•Teacher created materials •In a school library•Computer (Word, Ppt, etc.) •On a computer/digital white board / doc•Computer Program (loaded or CD-Rom) camera, etc.•Web •Online (computer led or teacher led•Computer led (e.g. E2020, Aventa, K-12, content)Inc, Compass, etc ) or Teacher Developed
  • Online TeachingTeacher Student Curriculum
  • OnlineWhat is the student doing? What is the teacher doing?(70% or more work online) (70% or more interacting with students• Sitting in a desk in a classroom or online)Standing in front of the classroom computer lab • Facilitating Learning• Using personal computer online at • Meeting students in small groups (f2f home or school or other location and online)• Interacting with teacher in person • Developing/assigning online lessons and/or online • Discussion Board• Interacting with teacher in person • Online meetings/teaching (e.g. and/or online Elluminate) • Grading onlineWhat is the content? Where is the content?• Textbooks • On paper• Supplemental materials • On a computer/digital white board / doc• Teacher created materials camera, etc.• Computer (Word, Ppt, etc.) • Online (computer led or teacher led• Computer Program (loaded or CD-Rom) content)• Web• Computer led (e.g. programmed math or English)• Teacher led
  • iNacol –Quality Online Teaching Standards – Blended Learning Continuum **Students** Less Online More Online Mostly Online Instruction Instruction Instruction
  • iNacol – Quality Online Teaching Standards – Blended Learning Continuum **Curriculum** Less Online More Online Mostly Online Instruction Instruction Instruction
  • iNacol – Quality Online Teaching Standards – Blended Learning Continuum **Instructional Support** Less Online More Online Mostly Online Instruction Instruction InstructioniNacol Standards for Quality Online Courses (2011).http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/
  • Blended teaching is a combination of many factors Student Teacher• Flexibility of time • Personalized learning • Ongoing review of student data to• Turns work in mostly online change instruction• Participates in online • Meeting with students whole class, in groups, individually discussion boards • Online and face-to-face strategies to• Utilizes Web 2.0 tools to deliver instruction • Adept with a variety of Web 2.0 tools complete assignments and technologies• Actively engaged in content • Curriculum both face-to-face and online in different modalities • Curriculum and assignments mostly online and graded online • Embraces redundancy and change
  • Quick Quiz – Blended Teaching or Not? Strategy Yes No MaybeTeacher posts an article online for studentsto read.Students turn work in online and teachergrades all work onlineTeacher utilizes online discussion boardswith students in an ongoing wayStudents create a PowerPoint presentationand present it in class
  • Online Teaching TechnologyTextbook EnhancedEnhanced TeachingTeaching Web / Online Enhanced Teaching From Textbook to Online Teaching
  • The Challenge of Leadership
  • Current: Fixed time, variable learningDeliver content to Testing & assessment Progress to next grade, subject,students or body of material Receive results
  • Another Option: Competency-based learningOffer learning Testing & assessment Receive real-timeexperiences for students interactive feedback Progress to next body of material
  • What are our options?1) Frame online learning as a sustaining innovation & disrupt class • What can our school uniquely do that can’t be done online? • Overcome obstacles that formerly were tradeoffs • Expand options, broaden horizons • Seat time Mastery/Performance-based2) Drive the disruptive innovation • Autonomous business model • Example: Several already formed consortia • New metrics to judge success • Seat time Mastery/Performance-based • New financial metrics • Access
  • What is a business model? RESOURCES:THE VALUE PROPOSITION: People, technology, products, A product that helps facilities, equipment, brands,customers do more effectively, and cash that are required to conveniently & affordably a deliver this value proposition job they’ve been trying to do to the targeted customers PROCESSES: PROFIT/REVENUE FORMULA: Ways of working together to address recurrent tasks in aAssets & fixed cost structure, consistent way: training, and the margins & velocity development, manufacturing, required to cover them budgeting, planning, etc.
  • RESOURCES:THE VALUE PROPOSITION: People, technology, products, f A product that helps acilities, equipment, brands, acustomers do more effectively, nd cash that are required to conveniently & affordably a deliver this value proposition job they’ve been trying to do units Business don’tto the targeted customers evolve. Corporations / Schools Do (or Should) PROCESSES: PROFIT FORMULA: Ways of working together toAssets & fixed cost structure, address recurrent tasks in a and the margins & velocity consistent way: training, required to cover them development, manufacturing, budgeting, planning, etc.
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Innovative Leadership
  • Theory of Diffusion of Innovation (Rogers, 1962)
  • Stages of Adoption• Awareness - the individual is exposed to the innovation• Interest - the individual becomes interested in the new idea and seeks additional information about it• Evaluation - individual mentally applies the innovation to his present and anticipated future situation, and then decides whether or not to try it• Trial - the individual makes full use of the innovation• Adoption - the individual decides to continue the full use of the innovation
  • Stages of the Diffusion ProcessStage 1: Innovation DevelopmentStage 2: DisseminationStage 3: AdoptionStage 4: ImplementationStage 5: MaintenanceStage 6: SustainabilityStage 7: Institutionalization
  • Disrupting Class• “By 2019, about 50 percent of all high school courses will be delivered online”• Christensen, Horn, Johnson (2010)• Student-centric, modular learning• Affordability, non-consumption (online and blended learning)
  • Leadership• Knowing the basics• Sharing the right information• Nudging the right people (start with the innovators and early adopters)
  • Leadership – Key Innovators• Take a minute now and identify the key innovators in your school or institution• What do you say or do to encourage their innovation?• Share with someone else near you
  • Remember…This is a journey,not a destination. And…
  • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed“educators” can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
  • Join us! International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)• iNACOL is the premier K-12 nonprofit association for online and blended learning• 4400+ members in K-12 virtual schools and online learning representing over 50 countries• Provides leadership, advocacy, research, training, and networking with experts in K-12 online learning.• “Ensure every student has access to the best education available regardless of geography, income or background.”• Virtual School Symposium: Orlando, FL, October 27- 30, 2013
  • Why join iNACOL? www.inacol.org• Participate in webinars and related activities (access to Archives)• Reduced cost for attending yearly iNACOL Symposium (Oct. 27-30, 2013, Orlando, FL)• Membership: $60 for educators – Other memberships: School, institution, companies, etc.
  • Contact Info• Eliezer Jones – ejones1@yu.edu @ods www.OpenDaySchool.org• Rob Darrow – rdarrow@inacol.orgwww.inacol.org