The Illinois Shared Learning Environment


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  • Deeper Dive. What exactly does interoperability mean?The common core suggests multiple paths to meeting the standards. If the goal is really to personalize instruction then there has to be flexibility to meet the needs of individual students while still working towards a common standard. The concept of the learning map is the key to enable this. The idea of the “learning map” is a little obscure and hard to grasp initially, but the best metaphor I’ve heard is that it is an instructional GPS. While the goal is for everyone to arrive at the same destination, students all start from different points. Based upon where their starting point is and how well they “drive” the learning map helps determine the right path to get to the destination. If along the way a student makes a “wrong turn” the learning map can help “recalculate” their route. The learning map uses a student’s record to align to their specific needs and proficiencies. It is also aligned to the specific details of courses and the wide variety of content out there that will ultimately be linked to specific standards. And of course, the learning map must be aligned to assessments, both formative and summative, and other applications to track students’ progress along the way and also determine the efficacy of the various courses and content.Here’s where the benefit of interoperability comes into play. As more and more students use this common platform, more data is collected and analyzed by these applications in order to strengthen the recommendation engines used to link specific resources to specific student deficiencies, and also to improve the courses and content. The interoperability that is enabled by having a common platform supporting common standards provides improved efficiency not just in the cost of providing services, but improved efficiency in our courses, our content, and ultimately instruction.
  • When you look at school technology systems, much of what we’ve described as being the root problems has to do with capturing and making data about student performance accessible and easy to understand. People in this room are working on amazing curriculum and applications to improve teacher productivity, but they aren’t going to solve the root problem if they don’t all work together. “Out of the box” we are building the middleware that integrates and orchestrates activities across different state systems, components and applications, enabling them to interact. Using LRMI to enable metadata tagging, data from schools, districts and states as well as vendors, will feed a cloud-based data store. An open-source application programming interface (API) will enable vendors and developers to create applications and content that can interface with the Shared Learning Infrastructure, which will be critical to making this a successful development for schools.[CLICK] To help show what will be possible with the new access to data, the SLC will also build several applications including learning maps and dashboards to make student data more manageable and useful for educators in a customizable format. The SLC is also collaborating on the creation of a recommendation engine proof-of-concept to help educators identify the best and most appropriate learning resources from commercial and independent developers for any given student. Other applications to be built by (or sponsored by) the SLC are under consideration.[CLICK] All of this technology will be published to an open source community, to help trigger additional designed developments and improvements in the applications and technology.
  • Start at 2:30 End at 5:30 (after math)This is to help with classroom conceptualization
  • Show some screen shots of what is being done right now
  • Show some screen shots of what is being done right now
  • Flags can be attached to a variety of conditions to trigger a variety of actions
  • This example shows a simple way to set honor roll
  • Flags can be combined to make “aggregate flags”
  • Conditional student grouping that updates in response to the data
  • I can envision strategic classroom grouping in response to a set of assessment items
  • The Illinois Shared Learning Environment

    1. 1. Changing Instruction with the Illinois Shared Learning Environment Jim Peterson, District 87Tim Farquer, Illinois State Board of Education
    2. 2. The Illinois Shared Learning Environment• Powered by SLC• Phase 1 pilot states – Illinois, CO, MA, NY, NC• P-20 vision
    3. 3. Shared Data Services
    4. 4. “ISLE powered by SLC”Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    5. 5. Workflow IlliniDataSLC Apps IIRC 2.0Platform (Ed-fi) IlliniCloud Middleware ServicesDistrict 1 District 2 SEA District 4 District 5
    6. 6. ISLE powered by SLCWhat is the SLC Technology?What Set of data, reporting and identity / access management services for participating State Education Agencies and their districts, vendors and partnersChallenge Connecting disparate student data to the educational assessment and content tools to make it easier for teachers to create personalized instruction maps for each child mapping to the Common Core State Standards.Benefits • Help teachers provide richer, more engaging and personalized learning experiences • Create new innovation opportunities for a larger and more diverse field of vendors and content creators • Maintain the states’ ability to tailor the program to their existing systems, preferences and requirements
    7. 7. ISLE powered by SLCGreater personalization requires improvedinteroperability between data, content, assessmentsand applications 8
    8. 8. What the SLCtechnology will 3rd Party Appenable 3rd Party Data 3rd Party App 3rd Party Curriculum 3rd Party Management App Grading App App 3rd Party AppWhat the SLCtechnology will Recommendation SLC SLC Sponsored Sponsoredinclude Learning Map Dashboard Engine Proof of Concept App TBD App TBD LRMI Application Programming Interface (API) metadata schema Secure multi-tenant data store Source systems data Vendor (classroom, schools, distri Data cts, state)
    9. 9. Data Security• Role-based access management• Determined by SEA’s & LEA’s• FERPA compliant
    10. 10. What will all of this do?• Help teachers teach personally• Help developers build targeted applications to fit local need Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    11. 11. Vendor Data Student Source Systems Data Dashboard SLC technology John English Learning MapMs. Harrison Students John Social Studies Viewing all classes Math SLC technology Ms. Harrison uses John’s prior record to determine: John does the Reading assignment Comprehension Recommendation Engine Ms. Harrison Vendor app sends Filtered by age, effectiveness rating, etc. chooses the data to the SLC technology best option SLC From multiple sources, such as SLC the LRMI and Data Store API technology technology Dashboard John English Reading Comp Social Studies Learning Map Viewing all John’s experience classes Math Ms. Harrison becomes one more Assessment useful data point to rates assignment inform learning forSLC SLC technology students like him. API SLCtechnology API technology
    12. 12. How will this help classrooms?
    13. 13. How will this help classrooms?• Streamlines existing tools• Opens up access to learning resources• Results in usable student data• Automates processes
    14. 14. Curriculum mapping brought to life
    15. 15. The “LIT” Learning Map• Aligned assessment – Items (quantitative) – Tasks (qualitative, including observational)• Advancement triggers – Manual – Automatic• Strategic flagging, grouping, & feedback
    16. 16. Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    17. 17. SLC Applications• Portal• Dashboard• Tagger Tool• Learning Map Authoring Tool• Search Tool
    18. 18. SLC Bounty Applications• Student Data Aggregation Calculator (UPEO)• Student Grouping Tool (MnM)
    19. 19. Student Data Aggregator (UPEO)
    20. 20. Student Grouping Tool (MnM)
    21. 21. Initial SLC Vendor Partners– Bloomboard –– Clever – LoudCloud Systems– Compass Learning – PBS– CPSI – Scholastic Education– Ellevation– GlobalScholar(scantron)
    22. 22. For more information:• Illinois Shared Learning Environment – Overview• The Shared Learning Collaborative – Web – YouTube – Twitter • @SLCedu • @SLCDev • @GdOlMrThompson Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    23. 23. Contact Information:• Jim Peterson – District 87 –• Tim Farquer – Illinois State Board of Education – – twitter@timfarquer Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License