Small Districts Make A Difference With Blended Learning

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Three districts with enrollment under 10,000 students share how they are using blended learning to impact student achievement and give teachers the tools necessary to develop engaging lessons that build 21st century skills.

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  • Only 51% of respondents are meeting all the online learning demands of their students while 96% know that students demonstrate improved learning when technology is integrated into the curriculum
  • 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.
  • Small Districts Make A Difference With Blended Learning

    1. 1. Small Districts Make A Difference With Blended Learning<br /><ul><li> John Canuel, Vice President, blackboard global k-12 education strategy
    2. 2. Ben Louey, Southern York county school district
    3. 3. David Willyard, mead school district
    4. 4. Scott smith, mooresville graded school district</li></li></ul><li>
    5. 5. Blended Learning Models<br />
    6. 6. Districts are Challenged to Meet Student Demand for Online Learning<br />Total % Agreeing<br />Statement<br />89%<br />96%<br />51%<br />80%<br />Strongly Agree<br />SomewhatAgree<br />SomewhatDisagree<br />StronglyDisagree<br />Source: Blackboard/Education Week Survey of Online Learning Preparedness (2010). n=1,962<br />
    7. 7. What Are Students Saying?<br /><ul><li>38% of students who have not taken an online courseare interested in doing so
    8. 8. 63% of students identify online learning as a must-have component in their “ultimate school”
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. 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 />
    11. 11. Southern York’s JourneyInto Blended Learning<br />Mr. BenLouey<br />K-12TechnologyIntegrationSpecialist<br />
    12. 12. District Profile<br /><ul><li>Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
    13. 13. 3,400 Students (K-12)
    14. 14. 5 Schools
    15. 15. 320 Teachers
    16. 16. Rural Community</li></li></ul><li>Points of Emphasis<br /><ul><li>How did we get started?
    17. 17. Where are we now?
    18. 18. Where are we headed?</li></li></ul><li>How Did We Get Started?<br />
    19. 19. How Did We Get Started?<br /><ul><li>Started in a consortium (2004)
    20. 20. 200 User Accounts
    21. 21. Included Professional Development
    22. 22. Hosted Environment
    23. 23. Pre-built content</li></li></ul><li>First Uses (2005-2009)<br /><ul><li>Alternative Education Setting
    24. 24. AP courses (Summer Reading Groups)
    25. 25. Early Adopters (High School)
    26. 26. Department Adoption (High School)
    27. 27. Middle School Pilot (Guess Access)
    28. 28. Middle School Full Adoption (Guest Access)</li></li></ul><li>Where Are We Now?<br />
    29. 29. Where Are We Now?<br /><ul><li>Left the Consortium (Summer 2010)
    30. 30. Purchased Directly from Blackboard
    31. 31. Needed more control
    32. 32. Integration with other systems
    33. 33. Allow for continued expansion</li></li></ul><li>Current Projects<br /><ul><li>Middle School Pilot (Student Accounts)
    34. 34. Computer Classes
    35. 35. Blogging
    36. 36. Elementary School Pilot (Guest Access)
    37. 37. Online Staff Professional Development</li></li></ul><li>Where Are We Headed?<br />
    38. 38. SY 2011 - 2012<br /><ul><li>All Secondary Students – Full access to system
    39. 39. Full implementation of Content System
    40. 40. Migration of Curriculum Maps
    41. 41. Additional Online PD for Staff</li></li></ul><li>SY 2011 - 2013<br /><ul><li>All K-12 Students – Full access to system
    42. 42. Primary District Web Presence
    43. 43. Individualized Building Domains
    44. 44. Integrated Portal / Intranet
    45. 45. Fully On-Line Courses for Students</li></li></ul><li>“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there” – Lewis Carroll<br />Find YOUR road to success… and get on it!<br />
    46. 46. Questions?<br /><ul><li>Emailben.louey@sycsd.org
    47. 47. Skypelouey.ben
    48. 48. Twitter@benlouey
    49. 49. Phone(717) 235-4811 x7330</li></ul>My Contact Info:<br />
    50. 50. 9500 Students<br />580 Staff<br />1100 Employees<br />13 Schools<br />2 High Schools<br />2 Middle Schools<br />8 Elementary Schools<br />1 Alternative HS<br />Presenter: David Willyard<br />
    51. 51. PLTW<br />
    52. 52.
    53. 53.
    54. 54.
    55. 55. PLTW<br />Credit<br />Recovery<br />Advisory<br />
    56. 56. Teacher Websites<br />1/3<br />1/3<br />1/3<br />
    57. 57. Goal 1The District Curriculum isguaranteed and viable.The District curriculum, based on state and district standards, is achievable in scope (viable) and promised to each student (guaranteed). It is to be described with student-friendly language, published, and adjusted as necessary. The implementation of the curriculum is monitored through teacher-developed common district assessments. <br />
    58. 58. myMeadE-Resource RepositoryOnline CommunitiesTeacher WebsitesDistrict Intranet<br />
    59. 59. myMead<br />How to implement?(the soft start...)<br />AdminTeam<br />PrincipalTeam<br />FacilitatorTeams<br />
    60. 60. 7-12<br />K-12<br />
    61. 61. AdminTeam<br />PrincipalTeam<br />FacilitatorTeams<br />
    62. 62. AdminTeam<br />PrincipalTeam<br />FacilitatorTeams<br />
    63. 63. AdminTeam<br />PrincipalTeam<br />
    64. 64. AdminTeam<br />PrincipalTeam<br />FacilitatorTeams<br />
    65. 65. AdminTeam<br />CentralOffice<br />
    66. 66. PrincipalTeam<br />
    67. 67. August - February80+ Professional Development Offerings<br />
    68. 68. Site<br />Training<br />
    69. 69. Site<br />Training<br />
    70. 70. Site<br />Training<br />
    71. 71. Bldg<br />Teams<br />
    72. 72. Bldg<br />Teams<br />
    73. 73. February - MayIn-Building<br />Result:<br />~400/580 trained<br />372 courses<br />4000+ visits/day<br />
    74. 74. Professional Development<br />More Hybrid LearningMead STEM Academy @ WSU<br />
    75. 75. Mooresville Graded School District’s Digital Conversion<br />Scott S. Smith, Ed.D.<br />Chief Technology Officer<br />
    76. 76. Why a Digital Conversion?<br /><ul><li>Close the Digital Divide
    77. 77. Relevant Instruction
    78. 78. 21st Century Readiness
    79. 79. Real World Experience
    80. 80. Instructional Practice
    81. 81. Improve Academic Achievement
    82. 82. Moral Imperative</li></li></ul><li>What is a Digital Conversion?<br /><ul><li>NOT a Technology Project
    83. 83. A meaningful instructional tool at the fingertips of every child
    84. 84. 450 Teacher MacBook Airs
    85. 85. 4000 MacBook Airs for ALL 4th - 12th graders
    86. 86. 450 MacBooks for ALL 3rd grade students
    87. 87. 150 MacBooks on carts for grades K - 2
    88. 88. 120 Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom grades K - 3
    89. 89. Online content available virtually 24/7
    90. 90. Ubiquitous Wireless
    91. 91. Cultural Shift</li></li></ul><li>Ingredients<br /><ul><li> Building the culture
    92. 92. 21st Century tools
    93. 93. Data rich & intensive
    94. 94. Capacity building
    95. 95. All in !!!</li></li></ul><li>Implications<br /><ul><li> Precision (intervention/detail)
    96. 96. Competency is evolutional
    97. 97. Creativity & relevance drive productivity
    98. 98. Connectivity & collaboration “hum”</li></li></ul><li>New Views of Learning<br />From traditional student learning. . . rote memory of predetermined facts disseminated by teachers<br />. . . to cognitive sciencestudents construct meaning by making connections with <br />prior knowledge through language<br />
    99. 99. Timeline<br /><ul><li>August 2011 - Refresh of all 4400 MacBooks with Airs and 1:1 3rd grade
    100. 100. August 2010 - Added MacBooks on carts for 3rd grade students districtwide.
    101. 101. April 2010- Refresh of all 4500 MacBooks
    102. 102. August 2009 - 4000 MacBooks to all 4 - 12 grade students
    103. 103. August 2008 - 1650 student MacBooks at MHS, 850 student MacBooks at MIS
    104. 104. January 2008 - 400 MacBooks on carts for the English Department at MHS
    105. 105. December 2007 - 500 Teacher MacBooks distributed</li></li></ul><li>Mooresville Graded School District Demographics<br />Students receiving Free/Reduced Lunch has increased in MGSD...<br />
    106. 106. Mooresville High School Performance Data<br />Composite increase <br />of 21 percentage <br />points over <br />5 years<br />
    107. 107. Mooresville Graded School District<br />Getting Students Across the Line!<br />4 Year Cohort Graduation Rate<br />MGSD is 2nd in the state out of 115 districts for its 2011 graduation rate!<br />
    108. 108. District Achievement<br />District Achievement<br />15% growth!<br />MGSD Ranked 8th<br />MGSD tied<br />for 4th<br />MGSD tied<br />for 3rd<br />All Schools in MGSD were recognized this year as Schools of Distinction.<br />Rocky River Elementary School was recognized this year as an Honor School of Excellence.<br />
    109. 109. District Achievement<br />MGSD Ranked 3rd<br />in <br />the State <br />2010-11<br />Formula: Number of Proficient Test Scores on Reading Grades 3-8, Math Grades 3-8, and EOCs divided by the total number of tests taken in school year 2009-2010.<br />
    110. 110. Every Child, Every Day<br />www.mgsd.k12.nc.us<br />
    111. 111.
    112. 112. Ben louey<br />ben.louey@sycsd.org<br />David willyard<br />david.willyard@mead354.org<br />Scott smith<br />ssmith@mgsd.k12.nc.us<br />Annie Lewis<br />ANNIE.LEWIS@BLACKBOARD.COM<br />John Canuel<br />John.canuel@blackboard.com<br />Contact Information<br />

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