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Presentation at e4TN ENVISION Conference in Nashville, TN. June 22-23, 2010.

Presentation at e4TN ENVISION Conference in Nashville, TN. June 22-23, 2010.

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    Solving the online puzzle Solving the online puzzle Presentation Transcript

    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  How OFs, LFs and Online Teachers Fit Together Tracy Speight Site Coordinator, Tipton County Schools [email_address] Tina Mullens Teacher [email_address] www.slideshare.net/tiffkelley
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    • Site Coordinator (SC)
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  Site Coordinator
      • Parent Informational Meeting
        • e 4 TN web page
      • Student Orientation (Mandatory)
        • Student Handbook
        • OpenOffice
        • LMS Navigation
        • Dropbox procedures
        • Email
      • Communicate with:
        • Other District Site Coordinators
        • Regional Support Representative
        • Lead Teachers
        • District Level Personnel
          • Onsite Facilitators
          • Lab Facilitators
          • Teachers
          • Parents
          • Students
    • Onsite Facilitator (OF)
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  OnSite Facilitator
      • Building Level Certified Person
      • Listed as Teacher of Record on School’s Preliminary Report
      • Register Students
      • Compile list of students and their online teachers
      • Communicate with EVERYONE involved in your school:
      • Student
      • Lab Facilitator
      • Students’ teachers
      • Parent
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  OnSite Facilitator
      • Printout of the students’ assignments and schedule (folder)
      • Stay in contact with the teachers and the students
        • My students’ teachers would email me if they were concerned about their student at my school. I would find them and meet with them individually about the concerns.
      • Print emails to show students
        • When talking to my students, they would tell me things that were different from what the teacher was communicating.
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  OnSite Facilitator
      • Inform students’ online teachers of important dates at your school
        • ex: Spring/Fall Break, Testing, or Extracurricular trips
      • Place an e 4 TN link on your school’s web page for easy student access - MHS page
      • Talk to your Guidance department about the possibility of scheduling time for your students to work during school hours
      • Schedule final exams
    • Lab Facilitator (LF) Probably the most important job to guarantee students’ success
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  Lab Facilitator
      • Monitors and assists students daily in lab.
      • Obtain list of students’ online teachers
      • Communicate with EVERYONE involved in your school
          • Student
          • Lab Facilitator
          • Students’ online teachers
          • Onsite Facilitator
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  Lab Facilitator
      • Obtain each student’s class schedule in your school
      • Meet with the students in your school at least once a week
      • Assist in the resolution of any technical issues
        • Install plug-ins and programs
        • Submit tickets concerning problems with learning management system (D2L)
        • Address individual student technical needs
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  Lab Facilitator
      • Printout of the students’ assignments and schedule (folder)
      • Stay in contact with the teachers and the students
        • My students’ teachers would email me if they were concerned about their student at my school. I would find them and meet with them individually about the concerns.
      • Print emails to show students
        • When talking to my students, they would tell me things that were different from what the teacher was communicating.
    • Teacher
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  Teacher
      • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!
      • Obtain email addresses for all parties involved:
        • Onsite Facilitators
        • Lab Facilitators
        • Parents
          • Each time that I email a student, I also copy the parent. If I thought the student needed extra help, I would also email the Lab Facilitator.
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  Teacher
      • As a teacher, you must:
        • post the class schedule or individual pacing guides
        • enter weekly “announcements”
        • contact the parents once a month
        • contact students every week
      • Help the students, parents, Lab Facilitators as much as you can.
        • I had a student at a school who could not open assignments or place them in the dropbox. Therefore, I opened the assignments and sent them as an attachment to the Lab Facilitator. After the student completed the work, the LF faxed me the assignments and I graded them.
    • Solving the Online Puzzle:  Teacher
      • Log tickets
        • You must turn in tickets if there are any technical problems with the content or Learning Management System (D2L) site
      • Grade the assignments within 72 hrs
      • Reply to student and parent emails within 24 hrs
      • Remember SPRITE!
      • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!