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  • 1. Brian Heineman - Ridge High School Martha Schoene, Heidi Trotta - Seton Hall University Bridging the Gap The High School – College Connection
  • 2.
    • Background of the Project
    Brian Heineman - Ridge High School
  • 3.
    • Ridge High - Needs
      • Implement case based/problem based modules appropriate for the science areas
      • Focus - on process not content: Collaboration, decision making, research, and reflection
      • Provide students with the technology experience needed to transition into a university environment
      • Motivate seniors to finish the year on a positive note!
      • Achieve district goals of Rigor and Relevance
  • 4.
    • The Technology
      • Lecture123 in use at Ridge High School in Bernard’s Township and Seton Hall
      • Transforms PowerPoint files into interactive presentations by adding audio
      • Allows for asynchronous collaboration, q&a
      • Modules can be self-paced, repeated
  • 5.
    • Initial Meetings – The possibilities
      • Work with pre-service teachers at Seton Hall
        • Develop skill using instructional technology
      • Work with professors to develop case based/problem based modules
        • Focus on science electives: Enviro Sci, Genetics, Forensic Science (Junior and Senior Level Courses)
  • 6.
      • Faculty: Martha Schoene, Physics
        • Rip currents unit matched topics in Ridge Environmental Science elective course
        • Utilized Lecture123 to create Rip Currents Module
        • Students completed module in May of 2005
        • Provided feedback to help development of the follow up module: Winter Storms
    Year 1 – Rip Currents
  • 7.
    • Year 1 Feedback – Issues
      • Difficulty in delivering video over Wi-Fi
        • Solution: Video segments viewed as a class
      • Technical (user) issues with Lecture123
        • Solution: Have tech support on hand to solve issues at start of project
      • Too much information and not enough direction
        • Solutions: Prior exposure to problem based instruction. Increase flexibility of classroom teachers role, guided questions and scaffolding added to modules.
  • 8.
    • Design of Project
    Heidi Trotta - Seton Hall University
  • 9.
    • 21 st Century Education
    • Shift of knowledge and skills for society – information gathering, collaboration, creativity
    • New methods of teaching and learning – Active, Learner-Centered, Authentic and Situated
    • Technology
    • Characteristics of learners – fluency in media and technology
  • 10.
    • The Design
    • Cased Based Learning - no right/wrong answer
    • Authentic – real world problem - believable
    • Collaborative – exchange of ideas, information and perspectives (challenging!) vs the individual
    • Exposure to various viewpoints – debate and discuss (come to consensus)
  • 11.
    • The Design
    • Gather data to support arguements
    • Persuade others of their ideas
    • Produce materials that support understanding of the conclusions
    • Teach a process through content (research)
  • 12.
    • The Design
    • Content to span age group
    • Technology Constraints – electronic and printed content included
    • Support materials provided (notebook, field journal, CD)
    • Guided Questions to focus on main issues
    • Supports variety of learning styles
  • 13.
    • Collaboration
    The Individual Professional Team Case Group
  • 14.
    • Sample
    http://lecture123.shu.edu
  • 15.
    • The Case
    Martha Schoene - Seton Hall University
  • 16.
    • Offer a choice of Topics-One Perspective Rip Currents Winter Storms Extreme Beach Erosion
    • Offer a choice of format Traditional PPT Information and Links Lecture 123 Variety of Roles and Audio
  • 17.
    • The Pizzeria Owner
    The Environmentalist The Emergency Management Coordinator The Insurance Adjustor Characters in the Case
  • 18.
    • Not all resources will have the information you need, but they might provide the answer for someone else in your group
    • Take advantages of experts – they might have the information you are looking for!
    • When using Lecture 123, right-click on the area of the screen where you have a question to contact an expert. Check back on the same slide at a later date to view a response.
    Research and Resources = Web Site = movie = print
  • 19.
    • Resources
    • New Jersey Shoreline Protection and Vulnerability http://gannet.stockton.edu/njbpn2004/2004/nj_shoreline_protection.htm
    • On Shifting Sands – A Brief Article http://myweb.shu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/Lecture123/on_shifting_sands.doc
    • Sandy Beaches
    • http://myweb.shu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/Lecture123/Sandy_Beaches.doc
    Share information on a natural beach profile with your case group. The Environmentalist
  • 20.
    • Storm Surge- Storm Surge is the temporary rise of sea level caused by a storm. Storm surge can add 5-10feet of water or more. http:// www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/hu_surge.shtm when wind blows toward the shore, water can pile up. Winds can raise water levels above predicted tides. Low atmospheric pressure can cause the ocean to mound up, raising the water level. On March 3, 1999, a storm surge of 4.6 feet, accompanied by 49.7 mile an hour winds, caused widespread coastal flooding. Wave heights exceeded 29.5 feet for over 5 hours, peaking at 34.8 feet. At Ocean Shores , several houses were damaged and a public restroom was destroyed”. The storm surge combined with wave action can cause extensive damage, severely erode beaches and flood coastal highways. With major storm like Katrina, Camille, and Hugo, complete devastation of coastal communities occurred. Many buildings withstand hurricane force winds until their foundations, undermined by storm surge erosion, are weakened and fail. http://media.shu.edu:8080/ramgen/tltc/renee/martha_fig/debris.rm http://media.shu.edu:8080/ramgen/tltc/renee/martha_fig/boardwalk.rm
    Glossary and Background Information
  • 21.
    • One such business that has been flooded is this popular pizzeria on the Boardwalk.
    • This landmark in town is popular with the local inhabitants and summer tourists and is the sole source of income for the owner and his family.
    The Case: The Lost pizzeria Skim this article to find out how unstable living on a barrier island really is. http://myweb.shu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/Lecture123/Barrier%20Island%20Support%20Document.doc
  • 22. The Environmentalist Erosion caused by Winter Storms Perform this lab with your group and discuss how storm waves accelerate beach erosion. Record in your field journal. http://myweb.shu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/Lecture123/lab_activities_wave_erosion.doc
  • 23. Locate your business on the boardwalk before the storm. Discuss if this is a good location for your business. Your Pizzeria Boardwalk The Pizzeria Owner
  • 24. Compare the need for emergency management intervention in the October, December and January storms. Use the information on storm surges contained in the glossary on the CD to decide when emergency response is most needed. Record the differences in your field journal . Note: The picture to the right was from the January storm. Emergency Management Coordinator
  • 25. The Insurance Adjustor This picture shows the sand that deposited after the water receded . Watch this video that shows water coming into this garage . http://media.shu.edu:8080/ramgen/tltc/renee/martha_fig/parking_garage.rm Share the damage done by sand and waves with the pizzeria owner. Give suggestions to reduce risks of future secondary liability insurance claims.
  • 26. The Emergency Management Coordinator
    • Resources:
    • Read this article concerning the effects of storms on New Jersey beaches http://myweb.shu.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/Lecture123/on_shifting_sands.doc
    • Explanation of coastal storms http://media.shu.edu:8080/ramgen/tltc/danielle/earthscience/coastal_storms.rm
    Compare to the damage done in our case. Record in your field journal.
  • 27. What Actually Happened All the sand you see here was pumped onto the beach by the Army Corp of Engineers. This is considered a temporary solution. Sand will have to be added after future storms. The red line shows the eroded beach after the series of storms in this case.
  • 28.
    • Challenges
      • Time
        • Promised for October Ready in March
      • Formatting
        • Slides- Links in Lecture 123
      • Design
        • Visual aesthetics
      • Focus
        • Collaborative Aspects vs Independent Research
  • 29.
    • Challenges - Continued
    • College students may abuse asking for help
    • Motivating HS students to ask questions
      • Guided questions
        • Printed and Oral
      • Intentional “mistakes and gaps in information”
        • In supporting information
        • Sharing information with another Professional Team
  • 30. Types of Assessment
    • Ridge Students – Student Reflection, SHU Electronic Survey
  • 31.
    • Questions?