Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
September 12, 2013
Distributed Learning
Administrators
Distributed Learning Vision
 DL will mean quality education
 Any student can access DL
 Any student can enrol anytime throughout the year
 Choice ...
Legislation
 Definition
 Prior to February, 2013, only one enrolling school for
K-9
 Allows cross-enrolment in Grades 1...
Definition
A method of instruction that relies primarily on indirect
communication between students and teachers, includin...
Permitted Cross-Enrolments,
Grades K-12
Public
Independent
Bricks and
Mortar
Distributed Learning
At least one DL School.
...
DL Agreement
End of 5 years, renewable by Ministry
 Commitment to quality and standards
 Transparent investment
 Staffi...
Policy, Legislation
Funding
Delivery - Quality services
to students
Coordination of Technology and
Support Structures
Mini...
DL “Active” Policy
Before you can claim a student for funding:
Planning Parent
Commitment
Evidence of
Learning

5%
 
 
School Year
September
100% FTE
Aboriginal - 100%
ESL - 100%
Supplements – rural, teacher salary, etc
February
50% FTE
May
...
Grades 10 - 12
September
1/8 FTE/course
Aboriginal – 100%
ESL – 100%
Supplements - rural, teacher salary, etc
February
1/8...
Adults
 ~$554 per course
 Meet Active criteria
 Education Guarantee – Revised May 2012
Only applicable to the approved...
Grade 10-12 Re-enrolment Funding
Sept
1701
May
1701
Feb
1701
New Funding
Enrolment
New Funding
Enrolment
New Funding
Enrol...
Supplemental Funding
Special Needs
Aboriginal
ESL
Must meet criteria and guidelines.
 Only to one school
 Based on Septe...
Delivery Standards
The delivery standards are intended to:
 Make DL a credible option
 Clarify roles and responsibilitie...
Digital Learning Content Standards
The digital learning content standards are intended
to:
 set out how to develop course...
Achievement Data Collection
 Ability to monitor basic student achievement at the
course/program level
 Continuous collec...
DL Quality Review
 Separate process from audits
 Focus on student performance and related data
 Ongoing dialogue throug...
Audits
Links
BC Ministry of Education Distributed Learning
•Policies
•Standards
•Agreement
 http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learn...
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
Who’s Here
DL Schools
Partner Groups
#bcdl2013
#bced
#edtechbc
Change to Third Party Services
• The intent of enabling the use of third party services is so
that DL students have access...
Reminder: Third Party Services
Academic
Plan
• Course 1
• Course 2
• Resources to
support
courses
(materials,
people,
expe...
Spring Conference
 April 23 – 25, 2014 at the Coast Stanley Park
 First day will be pre-conference and next two days wil...
Skills in Distributed Learning
Trades Finder
http://www.learnnowbc.ca/trades/TradesFinder.aspx
Managing Skills Enrolments ...
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 3rd Party Considerations
 Spring Confe...
Ministry Updates
Reminders
 Plain Language
 Active
 Support Blocks
 Neighbourhood schools only
 8 courses max, includ...
Reminder: Revised Education
Guarantee
• Reduced set of eligible courses:
• http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/appendix1....
Reminder: Revised Education
Guarantee (2)
Completion
 Report completions when a final grade has been
awarded (not “W”), b...
Ministry Updates
Quality and Accountability
 Numbers and Stats
 Quality Reviews
 DL Agreements
 Satisfaction Survey
 ...
By the Numbers
Year Boards Schools Students FTEs Courses
06/07 46 51 33,022 13,338 107,000
07/08 46 51 48,941 15,956 125,0...
K-9 FTE Enrolments:
Based on 3 funding counts
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011...
10-12 FTE Enrolments:
Based on 3 funding counts
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
7000
8000
9000
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 201...
10-12 FTE Enrolments:
Based on Sept 1701 Counts
0.
500.
1,000.
1,500.
2,000.
2,500.
3,000.
3,500.
2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 ...
2012-13 Enrolments - Headcount
0
1,000
2,000
3,000
4,000
5,000
6,000
7,000
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
2012-13 Enrolments - FTE
0
200
400
600
800
1000
1200
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
Public School DL Enrolments:
HEACOUNTS for 2012-13
Independent School DL Enrolment
HEACOUNTS for 2012-13
Combined DL Enrolments
HEACOUNTS for 2012-13
DL Quality Review
 Separate process from audits
 Focus on student performance and related data
 Ongoing dialogue throug...
Quality Reviews
2012-13: 4 schools reviewed:
 SD 43
 SD 44
 SD 71
 SD 72
 Wide range of high quality blended and on-l...
Quality Reviews
 RFQ for team leads on BCBid
 Moving to include ALT/CE programs in quality reviews
 Standards under dev...
DL Agreement
End of 5 years, renewable by Ministry
 Commitment to quality and standards
 Transparent investment
 Staffi...
DL Satisfaction Survey
“How are we doing”? Tool
 Brief
 1 page per client group
 5 – 7 minutes to complete
 Strategica...
Audits
DL COMPLIANCE AUDITS
Compliance Audits 101
12/13 DL Audit Outcomes
FYI
How Chosen
Q&As
Compliance Audits 101
Compliance Audits:
Provide assurance to the Ministry and School Boards that
funding policy and legis...
12/13 DL Audit Outcomes
4 district Centres chosen (3 never audited in DL)
 Except 1 centre all were very small programs w...
FYI...
What District Staff did not know:
 Career Program Claims – who is eligible and what are the various
directives
 W...
HOW CHOSEN FOR AUDIT
 DL Centres are selected using a risk analysis selection
process including input from Ministry Execu...
Q&As
What’s in a name? Can we call it an Activation Assignment.
Yes, as long as the substantive student course activity me...
Q&As, cont’d.
How long should we retain our student data?
At least two full reporting cycles, in order to verify that
clai...
Q&As Cont’d.
What’s your question?
Ministry Updates
Connecting
 Collaborate Sessions
 New DL Admin Collaborate Meeting Room
 Third Thursday of the month, ...
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
Networking Lunch
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
CEET Ning
CEET Meets
CEET iTunes U
BC Learning NEXUS
The Need For EdTech Professional Learning:
BC’s Education Plan
• Educators will prepare students to thrive in a digital wo...
CEET Ning
Community members: 1853
CEET is an online community of practice fostering expertise in the use of
educational te...
CEET Meets
Topics To-Date:
• Moodle Course Design: Tips and Tricks
• GeoGebra 101
• mLearning: Mobile, Wireless in Your Po...
CEET Meets
2013/14 Topics (Proposed):
• Digital Citizenship
• Blended Learning
• Digital Storytelling
• Lego Robotics
• Di...
CEET iTunes U
HUB
VirtualBC
SerfnTurf
Objects
Island
StoryForge
WCQuest
Explore
Sandbox
Virtual Worlds For Learning
Partners
LearnNowBC (NEXUS and CEET Meet server hosting and sponsorship)
TIE Program, University of Victoria (iTunes U ser...
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
Partners
LearnNowBC
Open School BC
BC Learning Network
Canadian eLearning Network
Add Title and Date
DL Administrators Meeting
September 12, 2013
Course Finder: 2500+ Courses, 50+ Schools
Study Centre: 29 Courses, three ways to learn… grades 4-
12
Daily Physical Activ...
•Course request email notification => Log into LearnNowBC / System / Course Administration /
Sign-up Inbox
•Contact learne...
-Need to keep courses accurate and current (add new courses and delete
old courses)
-Many hits on Course Finder and questi...
Support Desk
8:30-4:30pm
1-888-412-5622
support@learnnowbc.ca
WHAT’S NEW FROM OPEN SCHOOL BC
Upgrades to Learning Management Systems
More content on Open Educational Resources Site &
O...
Resource Released Format LNBC
Law 12  Moodle 2.2+ 
BC First Nations 12  Moodle 2.2+ 
Principles of Math 11  Moodle 2....
Resource Release Date Format LNBC
English 11 Sep 2103 Moodle 2+
Principles of Math 12 Oct 2013 Moodle 2+
Entrepreneurship ...
BLENDED LEARNING:
WHAT DID THE TEACHERS DO?
• Preferred the blended aspects of the project for use with
assessment. (Asses...
PROFILE OF STUDENT USE
Number of hits during days of the week during first
semester by students in two different classes
1...
DAILY PATTERN OF USE
Number of hits during hours of the day during first
semester by students in two different classes
WHAT DID STUDENTS SAY?
“I liked how assignments, notes, and
quizzes were available online for me to
access and complete fr...
BC Learning Network
What is BCLN?
• www.BCLearningNetwork.com
• Members = 44 BC Districts + Yukon
• Goal = Collaboration (working together for...
Hosting & Student Management.
• KnowPlace (Moodle Hosting & SMS Support)
• OSBC (Moodle Hosting)
• SMS (Student Management...
Canadian eLearning Network
• CANeLearn is a pan-Canadian network of K12
online and blended learning schools and
organizati...
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
Commonwealth of Learning
Agenda
Morning
 New Administrators Briefing
 Welcome
 Intros and housekeeping
 Spring Conference
 Skills in Distribut...
BC Distributed Learning
Administrators’ Association
http://bcdlaa.ca/
BC Distributed Learning Administrators Meeting Sept 2013
BC Distributed Learning Administrators Meeting Sept 2013
BC Distributed Learning Administrators Meeting Sept 2013
BC Distributed Learning Administrators Meeting Sept 2013
BC Distributed Learning Administrators Meeting Sept 2013
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BC Distributed Learning Administrators Meeting Sept 2013

  1. 1. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  2. 2. September 12, 2013 Distributed Learning Administrators
  3. 3. Distributed Learning Vision
  4. 4.  DL will mean quality education  Any student can access DL  Any student can enrol anytime throughout the year  Choice to take courses from anywhere: even more than one school/board/authority Characteristics
  5. 5. Legislation  Definition  Prior to February, 2013, only one enrolling school for K-9  Allows cross-enrolment in Grades 10-12  Working on implementation plans for cross enrolment K-12  Each Board requires a DL Agreement with the Ministry
  6. 6. Definition A method of instruction that relies primarily on indirect communication between students and teachers, including internet or other electronic-based delivery, teleconferencing, or correspondence.  takes place when a student is primarily at a distance from the teacher, whether at home or connecting from another facility.
  7. 7. Permitted Cross-Enrolments, Grades K-12 Public Independent Bricks and Mortar Distributed Learning At least one DL School. NOT the same course at the same time!
  8. 8. DL Agreement End of 5 years, renewable by Ministry  Commitment to quality and standards  Transparent investment  Staffing and training for teachers  Commitment to support DL within a coordinated province-wide distributed learning system  Regular performance reports  Participation in satisfaction surveys, FSAs  Support for LearnNowBC  Renewal process to be determined
  9. 9. Policy, Legislation Funding Delivery - Quality services to students Coordination of Technology and Support Structures Ministry School Boards School District No 73 Business Company The Partnership
  10. 10. DL “Active” Policy Before you can claim a student for funding: Planning Parent Commitment Evidence of Learning  5%    
  11. 11. School Year September 100% FTE Aboriginal - 100% ESL - 100% Supplements – rural, teacher salary, etc February 50% FTE May 33% FTE 2013/2014: FTE base is $5,851 June 30 Full Program Grades K-9 Funding
  12. 12. Grades 10 - 12 September 1/8 FTE/course Aboriginal – 100% ESL – 100% Supplements - rural, teacher salary, etc February 1/8 FTE/course May 1/8 FTE/course 2013/2014: FTE base is $5,851 Anytime- School Year
  13. 13. Adults  ~$554 per course  Meet Active criteria  Education Guarantee – Revised May 2012 Only applicable to the approved courses as listed on Appendix 1: Courses Funded under the Education Guarantee – June 2012 Boards may set fees as appropriate for any course not listed on Appendix 1 Open School BC making free course content available for general interest (http://www.openschool.bc.ca/k12/oer.html)
  14. 14. Grade 10-12 Re-enrolment Funding Sept 1701 May 1701 Feb 1701 New Funding Enrolment New Funding Enrolment New Funding Enrolment Student withdraws this period Student withdraws this period Student withdraws this period Applies to withdrawals, not fails.
  15. 15. Supplemental Funding Special Needs Aboriginal ESL Must meet criteria and guidelines.  Only to one school  Based on September count  February Growth for Special Needs
  16. 16. Delivery Standards The delivery standards are intended to:  Make DL a credible option  Clarify roles and responsibilities  Identify the elements of quality programs  Provide a framework for accountability and continuous improvement
  17. 17. Digital Learning Content Standards The digital learning content standards are intended to:  set out how to develop course materials suitable for distributed learning  guide development of new content, and the evaluation of existing content
  18. 18. Achievement Data Collection  Ability to monitor basic student achievement at the course/program level  Continuous collections to reflect continuous entry  Evolving view versus single snapshot  SADE: Student Achievement Data Exchange  4 collections/year
  19. 19. DL Quality Review  Separate process from audits  Focus on student performance and related data  Ongoing dialogue throughout the year  Emphasis on Quality and Standards  Achievement  Engagement  Professional Development  Support
  20. 20. Audits
  21. 21. Links BC Ministry of Education Distributed Learning •Policies •Standards •Agreement  http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/ LearnNowBC  http://www.learnnowbc.ca Open School BC  http://www.openschool.bc.ca/
  22. 22. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  23. 23. Who’s Here DL Schools Partner Groups
  24. 24. #bcdl2013 #bced #edtechbc
  25. 25. Change to Third Party Services • The intent of enabling the use of third party services is so that DL students have access to educational services that are not easily delivered through DL. • A need to rationalize third party services and resource credits with both Public and Independent DL schools • Has been a source of pressure on schools – will reduce competition • Will result in more resources that fall within the purview of the school • Will remove financial incentives as a reason for enrolment • Limit third party DL reimbursements to $300 per FTE per year in grades K-12 • Not included are internet costs, special needs supplementary funding, career technical centre program courses
  26. 26. Reminder: Third Party Services Academic Plan • Course 1 • Course 2 • Resources to support courses (materials, people, experiences) IEP • Outcome 1 • Outcome 2 • Resources to support outcomes (materials, people, experiences) Support Services • Tutoring • Enrichment • Extension • Academy Ministry/Board Funds Parent Funds
  27. 27. Spring Conference  April 23 – 25, 2014 at the Coast Stanley Park  First day will be pre-conference and next two days will be Conference  Hotel rates - use this link: http://coa.st/u3eo  The DL Admin Group, Chrysstena Isaac and Randy Labonte are currently working on logistics and will have more information out soon regarding Keynotes, Conference Opening/Welcome, Costs, Panel Discussion and more.  If you have questions or want to help to plan this event, please email Chrysstena Isaac @ Chrysstena.isaac@gov.bc.ca or call her at 250-514-6653
  28. 28. Skills in Distributed Learning Trades Finder http://www.learnnowbc.ca/trades/TradesFinder.aspx Managing Skills Enrolments After September • Jeff Temple
  29. 29. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  3rd Party Considerations  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  30. 30. Ministry Updates Reminders  Plain Language  Active  Support Blocks  Neighbourhood schools only  8 courses max, including SPBK  XSIEP  Funding  Reporting  3 x 1701, 4 x SADE  Education Guarantee  Next slide
  31. 31. Reminder: Revised Education Guarantee • Reduced set of eligible courses: • http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/appendix1.htm • DL funding • 75% on reported 1701 enrolments • 25% on reported SADE completions • 65% of coursework completed to be considered Complete Phase 1, 2012/2013 • All Education Guarantee program funding • 50% on reported 1701 enrolments • 50% on reported SADE completions • 65% of coursework completed to be considered Complete Phase 2, 2013/2014
  32. 32. Reminder: Revised Education Guarantee (2) Completion  Report completions when a final grade has been awarded (not “W”), based on attempting at least 65% of the coursework Evidence  Teacher’s professional judgment  For DL, gradebook evidence  Supplemental evidence: course plans, report cards
  33. 33. Ministry Updates Quality and Accountability  Numbers and Stats  Quality Reviews  DL Agreements  Satisfaction Survey  Audits
  34. 34. By the Numbers Year Boards Schools Students FTEs Courses 06/07 46 51 33,022 13,338 107,000 07/08 46 51 48,941 15,956 125,000 08/09 46 50 59,345 20,570 164,000 09/10 47 53 71,405 24,056 192,000 10/11 48 53 77,053 19,721 157,768 11/12 48 55 78,650 20,441 163,528 12/13 48 55 77,805 18 Independent Schools
  35. 35. K-9 FTE Enrolments: Based on 3 funding counts 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 PUBLIC INDEPENDENT Linear (PUBLIC) Linear (INDEPENDENT)
  36. 36. 10-12 FTE Enrolments: Based on 3 funding counts 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 PUBLIC 10-12 Enrolments PUBLIC Poly. (PUBLIC)
  37. 37. 10-12 FTE Enrolments: Based on Sept 1701 Counts 0. 500. 1,000. 1,500. 2,000. 2,500. 3,000. 3,500. 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Public Independent Poly. (Public) Poly. (Public) Poly. (Independent)
  38. 38. 2012-13 Enrolments - Headcount 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
  39. 39. 2012-13 Enrolments - FTE 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
  40. 40. Public School DL Enrolments: HEACOUNTS for 2012-13
  41. 41. Independent School DL Enrolment HEACOUNTS for 2012-13
  42. 42. Combined DL Enrolments HEACOUNTS for 2012-13
  43. 43. DL Quality Review  Separate process from audits  Focus on student performance and related data  Ongoing dialogue throughout the year  Emphasis on Quality and Standards  Achievement  Engagement  Professional Development  Support
  44. 44. Quality Reviews 2012-13: 4 schools reviewed:  SD 43  SD 44  SD 71  SD 72  Wide range of high quality blended and on-line configurations  More cooperation between neighbourhood and DL schools  Ongoing, relevant and timely upgrading of teachers’ skills and content is a challenge for some
  45. 45. Quality Reviews  RFQ for team leads on BCBid  Moving to include ALT/CE programs in quality reviews  Standards under development  Use emerging themes for QR for Alt/CE schools  Working to identify up to 4 schools for 2013-14 Quality Reviews
  46. 46. DL Agreement End of 5 years, renewable by Ministry  Commitment to quality and standards  Transparent investment  Staffing and training for teachers  Commitment to support DL within a coordinated province-wide distributed learning system  Regular performance reports  Participation in satisfaction surveys, FSAs  Support for LearnNowBC  Renewal process to be determined
  47. 47. DL Satisfaction Survey “How are we doing”? Tool  Brief  1 page per client group  5 – 7 minutes to complete  Strategically aligned with the (upcoming) general Satisfaction Survey  Key Themes:  Leadership & Management  Curriculum & Courses  Community Building and Engagement  Organization of Learning  Student Assessment https://www.awinfosys.com/surveyfull3/2012-2013/dlsurvey/main/
  48. 48. Audits
  49. 49. DL COMPLIANCE AUDITS Compliance Audits 101 12/13 DL Audit Outcomes FYI How Chosen Q&As
  50. 50. Compliance Audits 101 Compliance Audits: Provide assurance to the Ministry and School Boards that funding policy and legislation are being followed Support the equitable allocation of education funds based on the funding formula Promote compliance with policy and legislation Support the goals of Ministry program areas Contact: Joanne Armstrong at (250) 356-2789 or via email at joanne.armstrong@gov.bc.ca
  51. 51. 12/13 DL Audit Outcomes 4 district Centres chosen (3 never audited in DL)  Except 1 centre all were very small programs with very few adjustments  Not ordinarily resident in BC  Courses claimed more than once – continuation of learning in same course  SLPs dated after claim date  Gradebook not consistently dated  “Activation Assignment” representing 5% of total mark
  52. 52. FYI... What District Staff did not know:  Career Program Claims – who is eligible and what are the various directives  Work Experience – who is eligible, when to claim, and what are the directives  Provincial Letter Grades Order – District must have policy in place aligning with this Order  Ordinarily Resident in BC – only students who are ordinarily resident in BC (with parent/legal guardian if school age) are eligible for provincial funding. Districts must verify residency before claiming funding.
  53. 53. HOW CHOSEN FOR AUDIT  DL Centres are selected using a risk analysis selection process including input from Ministry Executive, the Data Management Unit and Learning Division program areas, District staff, citizen queries, enrolment variables, as well as previous audit outcomes and report recommendations
  54. 54. Q&As What’s in a name? Can we call it an Activation Assignment. Yes, as long as the substantive student course activity meets the DL Active Policy requirements. Reminder: 5% of course work, not course mark. Does 5% = 5 hours? No. In the field we have identified students in the course module but not undertaking work – they just log in. 5 hours pass – no work done. Will Auditors use a database for their reviews? Yes, but data must be available to entire audit team and contain all data not just a ‘created version’ for use during the audit. Auditors will also require evidence verification if not readily available in the database.
  55. 55. Q&As, cont’d. How long should we retain our student data? At least two full reporting cycles, in order to verify that claims with DL Funding Policy. Who is considered a graduated adult? According to the School Act Sec 82: completed the requirements for graduation from a secondary or high school in another jurisdiction. 5% substantive student course activity – What are auditors looking for? Verification that there is evidence of a minimum of 5% of the course’s learning activities undertaken before the Form 1701’s activation submission date.
  56. 56. Q&As Cont’d. What’s your question?
  57. 57. Ministry Updates Connecting  Collaborate Sessions  New DL Admin Collaborate Meeting Room  Third Thursday of the month, 11-12:30  http://bit.ly/DL_Admin
  58. 58. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  59. 59. Networking Lunch
  60. 60. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  61. 61. CEET Ning CEET Meets CEET iTunes U BC Learning NEXUS
  62. 62. The Need For EdTech Professional Learning: BC’s Education Plan • Educators will prepare students to thrive in a digital world • Students will develop the competencies • Educators will be given the supports needed • Technology to empower the learning process • Technology to connect with others Learning Empowered by Technology
  63. 63. CEET Ning Community members: 1853 CEET is an online community of practice fostering expertise in the use of educational technologies in K-12 education. CEET aggregates information and resources on how existing and emerging educational technologies can support instructional practice and improve student engagement, satisfaction and achievement. CEET supports BC educators in understanding and using these emerging educational technologies through free professional learning opportunities, by teachers, for teachers. www.ceet.ca
  64. 64. CEET Meets Topics To-Date: • Moodle Course Design: Tips and Tricks • GeoGebra 101 • mLearning: Mobile, Wireless in Your Pocket Learning • Newest Tools • eAssessment • Authentic Global Collaboration • Motivating Extras • Virtual Learning • ePortfolios • Integrating SCORM into Moodle • Digital Literacy • Screencasting 101 • SMART Boards • Building a Project Based Course From the Ground Up • Instructional Design Best Practice • Web Tools for the Common Core Classroom • Moving Educational Traditions for Open Practices • Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media • The Secret Language of QRs • Ensuring Quality in Online Learning • Creating an Open Classroom • Teaching at a distance • The 8 : 1 Program • Moviestorm Made Easy • Building Community in Schools and Districts • Best Practices in Designing Effective Online Learning • How to Develop Digital Literacy Skills • Global Collaborative Projects
  65. 65. CEET Meets 2013/14 Topics (Proposed): • Digital Citizenship • Blended Learning • Digital Storytelling • Lego Robotics • Digital Media
  66. 66. CEET iTunes U
  67. 67. HUB VirtualBC SerfnTurf Objects Island StoryForge WCQuest Explore Sandbox Virtual Worlds For Learning
  68. 68. Partners LearnNowBC (NEXUS and CEET Meet server hosting and sponsorship) TIE Program, University of Victoria (iTunes U server hosting) Apple Canada (CEET Meet sponsorship, and iTunes U server provision) Vancouver Aquarium (NEXUS content provision) Sandy Hirtz (CEET Moderator) Elizabeth Wellburn (CEET iTunes U Curator) Alissa Pratt, Vice Principal, NIDES (NEXUS co-founder)
  69. 69. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  70. 70. Partners LearnNowBC Open School BC BC Learning Network Canadian eLearning Network
  71. 71. Add Title and Date DL Administrators Meeting September 12, 2013
  72. 72. Course Finder: 2500+ Courses, 50+ Schools Study Centre: 29 Courses, three ways to learn… grades 4- 12 Daily Physical Activity: Student Log Tracker and Educator Module The Advising Centre: Academic, Career, Trades Finder, Adult Grad Young Learning Centre: Interactive learning for grades PreSchool-2 Learning Resource Repository: 2400+ Free Learning Resources Collaborate : Free licences for every educator in BC Professional Learning: CEET ,Early Learning Centre and more School District Resources: BC Digital Classroom resources Living Online – NEW Videos from Steve Dotto
  73. 73. •Course request email notification => Log into LearnNowBC / System / Course Administration / Sign-up Inbox •Contact learners and change their Status to “Contacted” •Follow-up and change status as per learners’ enrolment, for example “cancelled”, “not approved”, “enroled”, etc. •Snap shot email of the Course Request summary…how many new requests and old ones: New DL Administrators – Two Important Things to know about! 1. Sign Up Inbox
  74. 74. -Need to keep courses accurate and current (add new courses and delete old courses) -Many hits on Course Finder and questions about online courses Contact Simone Lee (simone.lee@learnnowbc.ca or 250-940-1146) for assistance Future enhancements: -Working on matching our database as close to the ministry’s course registry (database ?) - What’s for you: - the courses we have on LNBC will be closely aligned to the ministry’s (less confusion, etc.) 2. Course Sections/Course Finder New DL Administrators – Two Important Things to know about!
  75. 75. Support Desk 8:30-4:30pm 1-888-412-5622 support@learnnowbc.ca
  76. 76. WHAT’S NEW FROM OPEN SCHOOL BC Upgrades to Learning Management Systems More content on Open Educational Resources Site & Open Textbook project – news from ERAC Continued support of Blended Learning pilots/project with districts • Video Everywhere • Retention Center • Parent Role • Branding • WIRIS Math Editor • MOOCs
  77. 77. Resource Released Format LNBC Law 12  Moodle 2.2+  BC First Nations 12  Moodle 2.2+  Principles of Math 11  Moodle 2.2+  Visual Media Arts 11  Moodle 2.2+  Intro Spanish 11  Moodle 2.2+  English 10  Moodle 2.2+  Found/Pre Calc 10  Moodle 2.2+  Planning 12 Series (3) Health, Career, Finance  Moodle 2.2+  Family Studies Series Interpersonal and Family Relationships Housing and Living Environments  Oct 2013 Moodle 2.2+  Social Studies 7  html English Language Arts 7  html
  78. 78. Resource Release Date Format LNBC English 11 Sep 2103 Moodle 2+ Principles of Math 12 Oct 2013 Moodle 2+ Entrepreneurship 12 Nov 2013 Moodle 2+ App & Workplace Math 10 Jan 2013 Moodle 2+ Writing 12 Series Creative Non Fiction Fiction Poetry Drama Fall/winter as ready html Biology (Literacy Foundations) Your Body Systems All about Cell TBD Moodle/PDF Curriculum Prototypes Seasonal Round (Grade 4) Speaking Up, Speaking Out (Grade 10) Sept/Oct 2013 Html & PDF – for teachers Skills Exploration Jan 2014 Html,Word, pdf
  79. 79. BLENDED LEARNING: WHAT DID THE TEACHERS DO? • Preferred the blended aspects of the project for use with assessment. (Assessment) • Online quizzes and tests worked well. (Assessment) • Online keys/texts and lessons were an asset. (Virtual access) • Students can work ahead or catch-up, which created a higher pass rate in the science course. (Flexibility) • Provides options for student learning but communication is still more powerful in class. (This is blended!)
  80. 80. PROFILE OF STUDENT USE Number of hits during days of the week during first semester by students in two different classes 1= Sunday Biology 12 Science 10
  81. 81. DAILY PATTERN OF USE Number of hits during hours of the day during first semester by students in two different classes
  82. 82. WHAT DID STUDENTS SAY? “I liked how assignments, notes, and quizzes were available online for me to access and complete from home” “We did lots of tests online which was good because you could work on them at home if you needed to” “It helps me study out of class/on break well and with understanding. Diagrams and online YouTube videos helped as well”
  83. 83. BC Learning Network
  84. 84. What is BCLN? • www.BCLearningNetwork.com • Members = 44 BC Districts + Yukon • Goal = Collaboration (working together for students) • Directors: • Bruce Weitzel (Diana Horsley) • Brad Hutchinson • Dean Coder • Al Mackay-Smith • Norbert Kaspar Resource Development • 60 courses • 25 teacher/developers this year • 1400+ posts in teacher discussion board • Blended learning impact • Partnerships (Content Connect, OSBC, UBC, TC2, Rosetta Stone, AB divisions...) BCLN Overview
  85. 85. Hosting & Student Management. • KnowPlace (Moodle Hosting & SMS Support) • OSBC (Moodle Hosting) • SMS (Student Management System) • LNBC (Mahara?) BCLN Overview
  86. 86. Canadian eLearning Network • CANeLearn is a pan-Canadian network of K12 online and blended learning schools and organizations • Founding directors – Quebec to BC • Affiliation with iNACOL and CNIE (Conf: May 8-10 TRU) • Focus on sharing resources, PD, research • Leverage collective to promote online and blended learning opportunities • http://canelearn.net
  87. 87. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  88. 88. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  89. 89. Commonwealth of Learning
  90. 90. Agenda Morning  New Administrators Briefing  Welcome  Intros and housekeeping  Spring Conference  Skills in Distributed Learning  Ministry Updates  Reminders  Quality and Accountability  Connecting  Lunch and Networking Afternoon  CEET  Partners  Learn Now BC  Open School BC  BC Learning Network  Canadian eLearning Network  Bill 36  Commonwealth of Learning  BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association  Adjournment
  91. 91. BC Distributed Learning Administrators’ Association http://bcdlaa.ca/
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