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Technology for learning (2)
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  • 1. “Technology for Learning” Literacy Innovation Action Research Backward Design AFL Collaboration & Partnerships Mt. Sentinel Secondary School Glen Campbell, Principal Greg Osadchuk, Social Studies 10 Mike Malakoff, Russian 8 Kathi Knapik, Science 8 Tamara Malloff, Teacher-Librarian & Tech Integration Support Teacher Shellie Malloff, Learning Support Teacher
  • 2. T " he biggest mistake we can make...is to assume that the challenge is to prepare teachers to do the usual things better." -John Goodlad, Educational Renewal: Better Teachers, Better Schools
  • 3. Action Research Question: “Will the use of a teacher-selected collaborative technology tool, aligned with criteria and “feedback for learning” effectively engage and improve learning for all students if they are put to work as learning resources for each other according to the BC ICT Performance Standards?” Rationale: 1. School Growth Plan continues to build on AFL strategies, differentiating instruction, and successful completion rate for all students. 2. Technology survey (January 2010) indicated that students are engaged in using technology outside of the classroom. Responses noted that technology wasn’t fully being utilized to provide descriptive feedback for learning. 3. Teachers noting difficulty in engaging learners of all abilities and learning preferences. 4. 21st Century Learning Skills including core technology literacies needed to be addressed in school context. Target Group: Grade 8’s (Science & Russian) and Social Studies 10 Goal: Establish baseline data using BC ICT Performance Standards
  • 4. Social Studies 10: Project Nelson •Photography and history •Day Tour to Nelson to photograph historical buildings and to conduct research on Nelson and Kootenay history "Students are Russian 8: Travel Guide to a Russian City engaged when •Students research a city of their choice •Present their research to a technology is “client” using the brochure they designed as a result combined with rich tasks"
  • 5. Steps to Effective Collaboration for Technology Integration • Plan Together using Backward Design • Technology In-Service Step 1 • Partnership with Technology Integration Support Teacher Step 2 • Implement Unit with AFL as Anchor • Use BC ICT Performance Standards for Assessment • Feedback and Reflection / Next Steps & Goals Step 3
  • 6. Teachers Collaborating and Modelling Technology, AFL, and Backward Design Process using Wikispace
  • 7. Social Studies 10, Greg Osadchuk PROJECT NELSON “My goal was to bring local history alive for students…” -Greg Osadchuk, Socials 10 Teacher
  • 8. Social Studies 10: Project Nelson -- Using Moodle* to Organize Learning We started with an online 5 minute chat session to get ourselves warmed up with the prompt you see here. Flickr is an online photo sharing application which allows you to leave feedback on other people’s photos. Learning journals help students process their skills, insights, challenges, and celebrations—all online. *Moodle is an open source, Learning Management System (LMS) which allows students and teachers to interact with each other in an online or hybrid learning environment.
  • 9. Social Studies 10: Project Nelson Learning Journal Sample with Feedback Comments provided by teacher are not evaluative
  • 10. Social Studies 10: Project Nelson
  • 11. Social Studies 10: Project Nelson Rich Task using G.R.A.S.P.: "You have been challenged by the Nelson Chamber of Commerce to create an engaging, informative, and historically accurate photographic "Walk through Nelson's History." You will potentially be presenting your project before the Chamber and Community members, with the possibility of having it on permanent display at the Chamber Office."
  • 12. Science 8, Kathi Knapik APPLE DLP PROGRAM “My goal was to integrate Science content with technology applications…” -Kathi Knapik, Science & Biology Teacher
  • 13. Apple Digital Learning Trial Program Click video •Digital Media Trial for one month •Use of Macbooks and iPod Touches •Blogging as a collaborative learning tool •AFL anchor for criteria, feedback for learning
  • 14. Science 8 Blog Posts and Feedback Comments Student Blogs are linked to main blog. Cybersafety is a main consideration in online identity. Mrs. Knapik’s Science 8 Main Blog
  • 15. Science 8 Blog Posts and Feedback Comments Sample Peer Feedback/Comments Student’s Blog “All comments were based on criteria…” Post -Kathi Knapik, Science 8 teacher
  • 16. Science 8: Apple Digital Media Learning Project Post-Survey “How Much Did Using Computers Help You To...” share your project with others polish and present your work effectively work with your classmates get and give feedback A Lot Quite a BitA Little improve your writing A Little create multi-media projects Not At All develop ideas for projects organize information find information 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
  • 17. Grade 8 Anecdotal Feedback Highlights "We got to show our learning in creative ways" "I could send and receive my work without paper” "My spelling improved, my projects were clear, and they had better detail” "We got to blog and email" "It made everything we did a lot more fun and interesting"
  • 18. Russian 8, Mike Malakoff TRAVEL GUIDE TO RUSSIA “My goal was to learn more about wikis…to move from a paper-based assignment” -Mike Malakoff, Russian 8 Teacher
  • 19. Russian 8 Travel Guide Wiki Student Page “Independent research skills Feedback Page including interpreting information is an area for growth”
  • 20. Russian 8 Project Anecdotal Feedback I learned a lot Using tech helped me learn Could communicate my learning Could make sense of my info Somewhat Agree Agree Feedback helped Strongly Agree Research well-organized Expectations were clear Enjoyed the unit 0 2 4 6 8 10 12
  • 21. Synthesis of Overall Results: Establishing Baseline Data with BC ICT Performance Standards (Adapted) Grade 8 1. Areas of Strength: enthusiasm, on-task engagement, developing online communication skills, experiencing success with technology as a learning tool, visual learners 1st 2. Areas of Struggle: paying attention to specific criteria (Science 8), inferencing skills (Russian 8) 3. Area for Growth: improved fluency with meaningful feedback, learning to work with and meet criteria, learning to interact and provide feedback in an online and hybrid learning environment, developing HOTs (inferencing, synthesizing) Grade 10 1. Areas of Strength: on-task engagement, creativity, hands-on learners 2. Areas of Struggle: working without specific criteria at onset of project (with a couple of exceptions), 3. Area for Growth: improved fluency with technology, learning to interact and provide feedback in an online and face-to-face learning environment, self- managing learning in an online environment (self-directed)
  • 22. Implications for Instruction: Enriched, Engaging, Authentic Tasks Clear Criteria...but...Encourage Creativity Checklists/Check Ins for Progress Provide Resources Online (Scaffolding) Develop Purposeful Skills (Feedback, Inferencing) Partner Talk for Processing Multi-Modal Learning Opportunities Choice in Demonstrating Learning Incorporate Technology
  • 23. Next Steps for School Growth: Big Picture 1. Continue to develop capacity of Technology for Learning Action Research Team via distributed leadership model 2. Align school Technology Plan to Meet Learning Needs and 21st Century Goals based on Survey and Action Research Data 3. Begin to fully integrate Moodle as a Learning Platform 4. Explore options for handheld devices and laptops 5. Further integrate AFL, Backward Design, and HOTs into instructional planning 6. Continue leveraging learning partnerships with learning network and resource people 7. Synthesize common learning outcomes from across the curriculum in order to develop cross-curricular authentic learning projects “Be the school you wish to see”

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