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Blackboard - Securing Online funding

  1. 1. Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Dr. Jennifer House , Founder and Principal, RedRock Reports Dr. Sheryl Abshire , Chief Technology Officer, Calcasieu Parish Public Schools Steve Krum , K-12 Solutions Engineer, Blackboard Securing Funding for Online Learning Solutions
  2. 2. 20 million users 9 global offices across 4 continents Born from education in 1997 1,000+ of us, working with 5,200+ of you Extended by 2,500 developers and partners +
  3. 3. <ul><li>Close the gap between the way students live and the way they learn </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver a 21st Century educational experience that is engaging, individualized and effective </li></ul>Our Vision:
  4. 4. <ul><li>An open, web-based teaching and learning platform for engaging and assessing learners in and beyond the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>3,000+ clients, 15+ million estimated active users, at all levels of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Local or hosted deployment </li></ul>Engaging and assessing learners at all levels
  5. 5. Client Community
  6. 6. SECURING FUNDING FOR ONLINE LEARNING SOLUTIONS <ul><li>Blackboard Spotlight </li></ul>
  7. 7. Federal Funding for Blackboard learn+ Blackboard learn+ provides educators with the tools to create engaging and effective online courses that met the needs of all learners. Outside the classroom, the platform supports formal and informal peer collaboration, the creation of vibrant communities, and multiple ways to manage and share valuable learning content, across the institution.   <ul><li>Extended Learning/Virtual School </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses for students expand teachers’ reach saving time and money </li></ul><ul><li>High interest for digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 features </li></ul><ul><li>Serve students with limited access to education, e.g. home or hospital bound students, rural districts </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Online courses for teachers help districts stretch their professional development budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the district to pinpoint professional development for a teacher with a menu of training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Creates professional learning communities for educators </li></ul>
  8. 8. Perspectives from the Field <ul><li>Dr. Sheryl Abshire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CTO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calcasieu Parish Public Schools </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Blackboard and Calcasieu <ul><li>A transformative solution for the district </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impacts learning, collaboration and innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Calcasieu has district-wide adoption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Branded websites - 2/3 of schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User-based roles across the faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Increases productivity and efficiency </li></ul>
  10. 10. Federal Funding Sources thru September 2010 Funding Source FY 2009 ARRA FY 2010 FY 2011 Request Title I (College- and Career-Ready) $14.5B $10B $14.5B $14.5B School Improvement $545M $3B $545M $900M IDEA (Part B) $11.5B $11.3B $11.5B $11.8B English Language Learning $730M - $750M $800M Title II D – EETT $267M $650M $100M $0 21st Century Learning Centers $1.13B - $1.17B $1.17B Race to the Top - $4B - $1.35B Investing in Innovation (i3) - $650M - $500M Total ED Discretionary Budget $45.4B $46.2B $49.7B
  11. 11. Federal Funds - Use Them to Begin
  12. 12. Title I (College- and Career-Ready Students) Title I funding is designed to support activities that raise the achievement level of economically disadvantaged students. <ul><li>Among the varied uses of this funding are: </li></ul><ul><li>Extended-time programs </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development (5% of funds) </li></ul><ul><li>ARRA recommends 40% be used in high schools </li></ul><ul><li>LEAs receiving more than $500,000 for Title I must reserve at least 1% for parental involvement activities. </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ alignment with Title I uses include: </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding high school course offerings and credit recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Extending the school day with online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking student improvement data </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding access to high-quality, ongoing, and flexible professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Creating professional learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>½ of the funds are released on July 1 annually </li></ul><ul><li>The other ½ is released on October 1 annually </li></ul><ul><li>Larger districts have a Title I director or a federal funding director who deals with all ESEA programs. </li></ul><ul><li>In smaller districts, the superintendent or an assistant superintendent may be the contact </li></ul>Comments Note reduction in FY10 funds at the same time ARRA is running out. Need to watch re-authorization
  13. 13. Title I - School Improvement Grants School Improvement Grants will assist schools that have been identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring under the Title I AYP system. <ul><li>SIG funding can be used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Tier I, II, or III schools identified for corrective action or restructuring </li></ul><ul><li>Must use one of four identified turnaround models </li></ul><ul><li>All models include teacher professional development </li></ul><ul><li>All models include extended learning time </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ alignment with IDEA: </li></ul><ul><li>Provides anytime, anywhere professional development including peer networks and distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the platform for anytime, anywhere online courses that extend the school day </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>States have received allocations and LEAs are making application to the states. </li></ul><ul><li>In your state, there will be an office of School Improvement or Federal Funding Office where you will be able to get information about district allocations and timing of the application </li></ul>Comments There are strict regulations governing which schools are eligible for School Improvement Funds. learn+ can provide services in every model. Google “school improvement allocation state name” to find more information for your state.
  14. 14. Title II Part A - Teacher and Principal Quality Title II Part A uses scientifically based professional development interventions to improve teacher and principal quality. <ul><li>Title II Part A funding is designed to provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Training in content knowledge and classroom practices </li></ul><ul><li>Scientifically-based professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to create collaborative learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ alignment with Title II Part A: </li></ul><ul><li>Offers just-in-time and flexible professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate professional learning communities that empower teachers and administrators with opportunities to collaborate and share best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>½ of the funds are released on July 1 annually </li></ul><ul><li>The other ½ is released on October 1 annually </li></ul><ul><li>Larger districts have a professional development director or a federal funding director who deals with all ESEA programs. </li></ul><ul><li>In smaller districts, the superintendent or an assistant superintendent may be the contact </li></ul>Comments One of the four pillars of reform for Obama administration and is included in ESEA, RT3 and i3. Reauthorization of ESEA might change this program into 3 different targeted programs with increased funding among the three of them.
  15. 15. Title II Part D – Enhancing Education through Technology Title II Part D is intended to improve student achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools <ul><li>Title II Part D funding can be used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Making innovative use of online learning courseware especially for students in geographically isolated areas </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology to collect, manage and analyze data for school improvements </li></ul><ul><li>25% must be spent on professional development in integrating technology </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ alignment with Title II Part D: </li></ul><ul><li>Enables districts to reach out to at-risk, home or hospital-bound, and dropout students to improve graduation rates and overall student achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Improves education in rural districts with AP courses that are difficult to staff and fill </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a platform for additional tutorials and practice sessions in math and science to improve achievement in STEM subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Funding is usually available shortly after the budget is passed in October. </li></ul><ul><li>States can distribute 50% by formula and 50% by competition or by 100% competitive. </li></ul><ul><li>Please check the Educational Technology pages of your states’ websites. </li></ul>Comments EETT was reduced from $270 million in FY09 to $100 million in FY10. For the 3 rd consecutive budget period, EETT has been zero-funded this time by the Obama administration with the intention that other titles include technology in their spending
  16. 16. Title III - English Language Acquisition Title III is designed to improve the education of English language learners by helping them learn English and meet challenging state standards. <ul><li>Title III funding can be used to: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide high-quality language instruction programs that are scientifically research based with demonstrated results. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide high-quality professional development to classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and other personnel </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ alignment with Title III: </li></ul><ul><li>Provides cost-effective and easily accessible professional development, including strategies such as peer networks and distance learning with access to district curriculum and opportunities to collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an online network for curriculum extension for English Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Title III funding is made available to states on July 1 st annually. </li></ul><ul><li>Larger districts will have a director or coordinator for ELL or ESOL or ESL, however they name it. </li></ul><ul><li>In smaller districts the funds may be managed by an Assistant Superintendent or the Superintendent. </li></ul>Comments Budget is steadily increasing FY09-FY11 request up by $70 million.
  17. 17. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA assures that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education. <ul><li>IDEA funding can be used for: </li></ul><ul><li>Special education and related services for a child with a disability in accordance with the Individual Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive district-wide professional development for both special and regular education teachers </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ alignment with IDEA: </li></ul><ul><li>Provides anytime professional development including peer networks and distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provides communication tools for managing IEPs, facilitating problem solving and IEP program monitoring activities </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the platform for developing and implementing an online learning options for students with disabilities who cannot attend classes onsite. </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>½ of the funds are released on July 1 annually </li></ul><ul><li>The other ½ is released on October 1 annually </li></ul><ul><li>Most districts have a Director or Associate Superintendent responsible for Special Education programs. </li></ul>Comments Professional development for regular classroom teachers is necessary to support mainstreamed students. Home- and hospital bound students can make use of the virtual learning platform to continue their education.
  18. 18. Funding Catalysts
  19. 19. Race to the Top – Competitive Stimulus Funds Rt3 is a highly competitive grant designed to support state educational reform efforts in 4 areas: standards and assessment, student data systems, educator quality and low achieving schools. <ul><li>Race to the Top </li></ul><ul><li>Highly competitive grant totaling $4 billion </li></ul><ul><li>50% of the funding will come to districts that have committed to the state plan in winning states </li></ul><ul><li>Each state’s plan is different </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ alignment with Title III: </li></ul><ul><li>Provides cost-effective and easily accessible professional development, including strategies such as peer networks and distance learning with access to district curriculum and opportunities to collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides an online network for curriculum extension for English Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded in two grants—Phase I and Phase II </li></ul><ul><li>Phase I finalists have been announced with awards expected in late April (15 states +DC) </li></ul><ul><li>States have program managers. Districts in winning states will likely appoint an administrator for the grant </li></ul>Comments Obama has requested continued Race to the Top funding in the FY11 budget. Districts have signed on through Memoranda of Understanding in the state application. State applications can be reviewed at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop/phase1-applications/index.html
  20. 20. Investing in Innovation – Competitive Stimulus Funds Investing in Innovation funds competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement, in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices <ul><li>Investing in Innovation grants definition: </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration Grant - based on concept and little research, able to scale up, $5M </li></ul><ul><li>Validation Grant –proven program with moderate levels of effectiveness research, scale to regional or state levels, $30M </li></ul><ul><li>Scale-Up Grants – proven programs with a strong body of effectiveness research, scale to national, regional or state levels, $50M </li></ul><ul><li>learn+ and i3: </li></ul><ul><li>Provides cost-effective and easily accessible professional development, including strategies such as peer networks and distance learning with access to district curriculum and opportunities to collaborate. </li></ul><ul><li>Improves education in rural districts with AP courses that are difficult to staff and fill </li></ul><ul><li>Improves education in rural districts with AP courses that are difficult to staff and fill </li></ul><ul><li>Timing and Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Intent to Bid due April 1, 2010 (not required) </li></ul><ul><li>Applications are due May 11, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: Mia Howerton or Erin McHugh [email_address] (202) 205-0147 or (202) 401-1304 </li></ul>Comments Obama has requested continued i3 funding in the FY11 budget. A 20% private funding match is required.
  21. 21. Stimulus Funds Deadlines ARRA provides an historic, one-time infusion of funding into the K-12 education system nationwide. Some of these funds are distributed through regular program channels. Title I Stimulus For district allocations go to: Must be obligated by 9/30/10 http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/titlei/fy09/index.html IDEA Stimulus For district estimates go to: Must be obligated by 9/30/11 http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/2009StimulusLeasfinal.pdf School Improvement Grants For district estimates go to: Must be obligated by 9/30/11 State SIG websites
  22. 22. Why Federal Funds?
  23. 23. In Summary…
  24. 24. Thank you! Questions? <ul><li>Jenny House, PhD, President </li></ul><ul><li>RedRock Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Jennifer House, Ph.D.is a noted education market leader and a former school district administrator and educational technology innovator. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] , </li></ul><ul><li>650-561-9223 </li></ul><ul><li>Sheryl Abshire, PhD, CTO </li></ul><ul><li>Calcasieu Parish Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Sheryl Abshire is a renowned leader in education including honors such as Christa McAuliffe Fellow, CoSN President , and National Teacher’s Hall of Fame </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.blackboard.com/k12/learn </li></ul><ul><li>(866) 424-9299 ext. 2427 </li></ul>

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