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Effectively Engaging Students through Online and Synchronous Learning


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Effectively Engaging Students through Online and Synchronous Learning

  1. 1. Panel Discussion: Effectively Engaging Students through Online & Synchronous Learning<br />Panelists: <br /> Debbie Latteri, Principal and Blended Learning Coordinator Roseville Joint Union High School District<br /> Joe Oliver, Director of Instructional Technology Los Angeles Unified School District<br />Moderator: <br />Todd Schmid, Regional Vice President of K-12, Blackboard <br />
  2. 2. ROSEVILLE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA<br />BOARD OF TRUSTEES<br />Garry Genzlinger, President<br />Scott E. Huber, Vice President<br />Paige K. Stauss, Clerk<br />R. Jan Pinney, Member<br />Linda M. Park, Member<br />DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION<br />Tony Monetti, Superintendent<br />Gary Stevens, Asst. Superintendent<br />John Montgomery, Asst. Superintendent<br />Ron Severson, Asst. Superintendent<br />The culture of Independence High School and the Roseville Joint Union High School District has been forever changed by the academic benefits of blended learning.<br />Schools 7<br />Student Enrollment 10,062<br />Number of Teachers in the District 477<br />Number of Teachers Using Blended Learning 411<br />Courses on Blackboard 1,286<br />
  3. 3. Blended Learning<br />Blended Learning provides rich opportunities for students to achieve academic credits<br /><ul><li> supplements classroom instruction through access to 24/7 learning
  4. 4. facilitates differentiated instruction
  5. 5. allows students to earn original credits
  6. 6. engages students in academic interventions
  7. 7. enables credit recovery for failed core classes
  8. 8. allows A-G grade improvement options</li></li></ul><li>Los Angeles Unified School District<br /><ul><li>1333 Schools (1092 K-12)
  9. 9. 1,067,898 Students (671,648 K-12)
  10. 10. 31,748 Teachers
  11. 11. $5.1B (and decreasing) Annual Budget</li></ul>LAUSD Online Learning Growth<br /><ul><li>697 Students in 1127 online courses (SY 2009-10)
  12. 12. 3009 Students in 3192 online courses (SY 2010-11)
  13. 13. 3923 Students in 4019 online seats (Fall, 2011)
  14. 14. Currently, 186 LAUSD teachers provide online instruction</li></li></ul><li>LAUSD Online Learning Program<br />LAUSD Hybrid Online classes: <br /><ul><li> Instruction is conducted online and in-person
  15. 15. Students access content via the Internet
  16. 16. Schools provide the instructor (PD available) </li></ul>LAUSD Online Instruction: <br /><ul><li> Students access instruction online
  17. 17. Online instructor (District and/or provider) is credentialed in the content area
  18. 18. Site facilitator mentors students
  19. 19. Used for credit acceleration, credit recovery and summer school</li></li></ul><li>LAUSD Online Learning<br />Fitting a square peg into a square hole<br /><ul><li>Increased curricular access
  20. 20. Better use of technology tools for teaching & learning
  21. 21. Credit recovery/credit acceleration
  22. 22. Better 21st Century “fit”
  23. 23. More bang for the buck**</li></ul>**When used as directed<br />