Independent Schools and Blackboard Learn<br /><ul><li>annie lewis, senior manager k-12 marketing, blackboard
miawalsh, curriculum technology specialist, notre dame prep school</li></li></ul><li>
Blended Learning Models<br />
What Are Students Saying?<br /><ul><li>63% of students identify online learning as a must-have component in their “ultimat...
Over 40% of students are currently communicating with theirteachers electronically and over 70% of students are communicat...
Over 70% of high school students have access to a computerand 67% have access to a cell phone</li></ul>Technology is a dai...
6 – 12 – private, Catholic, all female<br />Towson, Maryland<br />www.notredameprep.com<br />Mia walsh ‘84<br />Curriculum...
Blackboard implementation<br />NDP Environment<br />Choosing Blackboard<br />Strategic Planning Goals<br />Preparing Facul...
Ndp environment<br />8th year of 1-1 laptop school for Upper Level – student owned<br />2 students: laptop in Middle Level...
CHOOSING BLACKBOARD<br />Amalgamation of Moodle, SharePoint, FrontPage<br />Shared network drives for documents<br />Offer...
Strategic planning<br />Excellence by Design – a 7 year plan<br />2 student-based objectives<br />2 organizational capacit...
students will demonstrate initiative and accountability for their learning.<br />Access to class lessons, lecture notes an...
culture of clear, timely, and substantive communication among all stakeholders.<br />Blackboard provides multiple methods ...
achieve effective vertical and horizontal integration of the curriculum.<br />Humanities / STEM programs – Blackboard shar...
Preparing faculty<br />3 full days of Blackboard training in summer<br />2-4 paid afternoon sessions per month using Title...
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Notre Dame Preparatory is known for its spirit of innovation and its rigorous academic standards. Hear how they leverage education technology to offer a blended learning environment that impacts both student achievement and recruiting.

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  • The Project Tomorrow research helped guide is towards this solution by showing us that each stakeholder in learning communities sees value in using the power of technology in K-12 learning environments.
  • Independent Schools and Blackboard Learn

    1. 1. Independent Schools and Blackboard Learn<br /><ul><li>annie lewis, senior manager k-12 marketing, blackboard
    2. 2. miawalsh, curriculum technology specialist, notre dame prep school</li></li></ul><li>
    3. 3. Blended Learning Models<br />
    4. 4. What Are Students Saying?<br /><ul><li>63% of students identify online learning as a must-have component in their “ultimate school”
    5. 5. Over 40% of students are currently communicating with theirteachers electronically and over 70% of students are communicating with friends and family through text, email, and IM
    6. 6. Over 70% of high school students have access to a computerand 67% have access to a cell phone</li></ul>Technology is a daily part of students’ lives and should be integrated into their school lives.<br />
    7. 7. 6 – 12 – private, Catholic, all female<br />Towson, Maryland<br />www.notredameprep.com<br />Mia walsh ‘84<br />Curriculum Technology Specialist<br />
    8. 8. Blackboard implementation<br />NDP Environment<br />Choosing Blackboard<br />Strategic Planning Goals<br />Preparing Faculty<br />Blended Learning Opportunities<br />
    9. 9. Ndp environment<br />8th year of 1-1 laptop school for Upper Level – student owned<br />2 students: laptop in Middle Level in carts – NDP owned<br />Interactive projection systems in 80% classrooms in UL, 100% in ML<br />
    10. 10. CHOOSING BLACKBOARD<br />Amalgamation of Moodle, SharePoint, FrontPage<br />Shared network drives for documents<br />Offer 21st century skills in protected environment<br />Effective communication between stakeholders<br />
    11. 11. Strategic planning<br />Excellence by Design – a 7 year plan<br />2 student-based objectives<br />2 organizational capacity objectives<br />Blackboard has roll in three out of four<br />
    12. 12. students will demonstrate initiative and accountability for their learning.<br />Access to class lessons, lecture notes and video/audio recordings from that day’s class<br />Grades posted for assignments through Grade Center<br />Provide differentiated learning opportunities for students.<br />Identify 21st century learning styles as it applies to the learning experience & utilize Blackboard tools that coincide. <br />
    13. 13. culture of clear, timely, and substantive communication among all stakeholders.<br />Blackboard provides multiple methods to communicate teacher/student; student/teacher; student/student<br />Utilize Blackboard courses to disseminate information to entire community with guest access.<br />Parent Association has course to share documents for every grade level<br />Implementation of Alert Now, a Blackboard product<br />
    14. 14. achieve effective vertical and horizontal integration of the curriculum.<br />Humanities / STEM programs – Blackboard shared courses with multiple teachers using site<br />Ability to compare grade-level courses of the same subject area or the progression from year to year.<br />
    15. 15. Preparing faculty<br />3 full days of Blackboard training in summer<br />2-4 paid afternoon sessions per month using Title II money (Schoolhouse NDP)<br />Tech Mentors in each Department<br />Parent training sessions for 6th grade students<br />
    16. 16. Blended learning<br />Wikis, Discussion Boards<br />Blogs<br />Wimba Sessions<br />Group Tools (file sharing, communication)<br />Integration with SafariMontage<br />Ability to post video, audio or files<br />
    17. 17. Additional questions<br />How are you using technology at Notre Dame Prep and is it effective at fostering student achievement?<br />How is technology keeping students and parents engaged?<br />Is Blackboard making the school function more efficiently?  <br />What do parents and students think about your use of technology?<br />

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