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Starting and Growing A Successful Online Learning Program

Learn about the most recent trends in online learning in K-12 school districts from Blackboard’s Practice Leader, John Canuel. Also hear from Stacey Campo, Poway Unified School District’s Instructional Technology Specialist, about the nuts and bolts of a successful district implementation.

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Starting and Growing A Successful Online Learning Program

  1. 1. Starting and Growing A Successful Online Learning ProgramFebruary 17 * 2pm ET<br />John Canuel, Vice President, blackboard global k-12 education strategy<br />Stacey Campo,Instructional Technology Specialist, Poway Unified School District<br />
  2. 2. <ul><li>Address Traditional Student Achievement Issues
  3. 3. Ensure 21st Century Teaching/Learning in a Digital World
  4. 4. Support 21st Century Staff
  5. 5. Support 21st Century Community </li></ul>Challenges<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Blended Learning
  7. 7. Virtual Schools
  8. 8. Course Expansion
  9. 9. Credit Recovery
  10. 10. Professional Development</li></ul>So Many Options…Why Tackle The Project?<br />
  11. 11. Personalized Pacing and Outside Learning Time<br />.<br />Total % Agreeing<br />Strongly Agree<br />SomewhatAgree<br />StronglyDisagree<br />Somewhat<br />Disagree<br />Statement<br />65%<br />85%<br />95%<br />86%<br />84%<br />Source: Blackboard/Education Week Survey of Online Learning Preparedness (2010). n=2,001<br />
  12. 12. 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 />
  13. 13. <ul><li>Parents indicated that the top ways they receive online information from school/teacher is email (77%) and school website (67%)
  14. 14. Through this communication parents are:
  15. 15. Better informed about grades and overall achievement level – 62%
  16. 16. Better informed about homework and tests – 46%
  17. 17. Feel more connected to the school – 52%
  18. 18. Better informed about how to help child with homework – 41%
  19. 19. Information parents want from school communications:
  20. 20. Information about child’s attendance, academics and grades – 65%
  21. 21. Suggestions for additional activities that I can do to help my child academically – 21%</li></ul>What Are Parents Saying?<br />Parents Want More Information About Academic Performance from School<br />* Note – some data from 2007 Survey<br />
  22. 22. Value proposition for mobile learningPerspectives of parents and educators <br />© Project Tomorrow 2010<br />
  23. 23. <ul><li>38% of students who have not taken an online courseare interested in doing so
  24. 24. 63% of students identify online learning as a must-have component in their “ultimate school”
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Over 70% of high school students have access to a computerand 67% have access to a cell phone</li></ul>What Are Students Saying?<br />Technology is a daily part of students’ lives and should be integrated into their school lives.<br />
  27. 27. <ul><li>35% say that communications with parents is a major challenge that “wakes them up in the middle of the night” – it is ranked #3 on the administrators’ list – just after funding and test scores
  28. 28. 21% say that communications tools for connecting with parents is the greatest technology challenge for their district
  29. 29. 50% say that using mobile devices will improve teacher-parent-student communications and over 75% believe mobile devices used for teaching and learning will increase student engagement
  30. 30. 65% say that they are using technology to provide their teachers with student achievement data (as part of a professional learning community) that can be passed along to students and parents</li></ul>What Are Administrators Saying?<br />Real-Time Communications with Parents <br />is a High Priority<br />
  31. 31. Blackboardis often associated with…<br />Learning Management<br />
  32. 32. And today Blackboardcan support much more…<br />Websites<br />Blogs & Wikis<br />Media Streaming<br />Assessment Tools<br />Learning Management<br />Communication Solutions<br />Collaboration Tools<br />Classroom Systems<br />Videoconferencing<br />Lecture Capture<br />
  33. 33. And today Blackboardcan support much more…<br />Mobile<br />Microblogging<br />Computation Services<br />Visualization & Simulation<br />Digital Asset Management<br />Scholarly Networking<br />Data Warehousing<br />Social Networking<br />Media Sharing<br />Virtualization<br />Calendaring<br />Websites<br />Blogs & Wikis<br />Media Streaming<br />Assessment Tools<br />Learning Management<br />Communication Solutions<br />Collaboration Tools<br />Classroom Systems<br />Videoconferencing<br />Lecture Capture<br />
  34. 34. Blackboard provides an integrated, student engagement-focused, technology solution<br />Blackboard Learn +<br />Collaborate <br />Blackboard Mobile Learn<br />Multi-Modal Messaging<br />Blackboard Mobile Central<br />
  35. 35. Everyone Educated<br />
  36. 36. Stacey Campo<br />Instructional Technology Specialist<br />Poway Unified School District<br />San Diego, CA<br />
  37. 37. Transforming Public Education<br />The Direction<br />Starting the Movement<br />Poway Unified Virtual School Movement<br />Course Development<br />Community of Practice<br />
  38. 38. Theme 1The Directionfor PUSD Virtual Education<br />Online Trends<br />Community Pressure<br />Flexibility and Choose<br />
  39. 39. Theme 1: The Vision for PUSD Virtual Education<br />Higher EducationMovement<br />15 million students in Higher Ed. Traditional Setting <br />2014:15 million students in Higher Ed. will take at lease one of their courses online <br />12 million students in Higher Ed. take at least one of their courses online<br />Theme 1Setting the Stage for Online Learning<br />
  40. 40. Competition<br /><ul><li>K-12 online learning and virtual schools are expanding rapidly.
  41. 41. 300 million market for K-12 online learning
  42. 42. Estimated to be growing by 30% annually. </li></ul>Theme 1Setting the Stage for Online Learning<br />
  43. 43. CA Virtual Academies<br />K-12 National <br />iHigh<br />Kaplan <br />Theme 1Setting the Stage for Online Learning<br />
  44. 44. Theme 2Acknowledging the Movement<br />Early Movements<br />Establish foundations<br />Reflection & Future Growth<br />
  45. 45. Early Movement<br />1998 Launched first online opportunities (Site-based)<br />Won the “Golden Bell Award” in 2001<br />Conditions of the Virtual Program<br />Virtual Task Force Committee Established<br />Yearly approval process<br />Teacher Hours Paid a) setup b) maintenance<br />Centralized Resources<br />Developed and Deployed 9 to 13 courses<br />
  46. 46. Path of Growth<br />PUSD Virtual School<br />Outside the Existing Structure<br />Foundation<br />TLC Model<br />We are here<br />
  47. 47. Flash Forward to 2009<br />Shared Understanding of Virtual Education<br />Shared Vision and Processes<br />Shared Growth and Responsibility<br />
  48. 48. Theme 3 Process to DevelopOnline Courses<br />Evaluation of Past Practices<br />Identifying and Developing Qualified Teachers<br />Developing Course Content<br />
  49. 49. Professional Growth Model<br />
  50. 50. High Quality Course Development<br />Course Rubric for Design with emphasis on Collaboration<br />Common Learning Environment for format / elements of design<br />Collaborative Review process<br />
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  52. 52. Example of Shell<br />
  53. 53. 2010 Pilot Information<br /><ul><li>Quick facts of the work that has been done
  54. 54. Lessons learned
  55. 55. Expanding and sustaining a centralized online school</li></li></ul><li>Theme 4Community of Practice<br />Keep the momentum by identified the high-need for courses<br />Keeping on top of new resources and tools<br />On going Course Review<br />Peer-review process (once per two years)<br />
  56. 56. Survey & Feedback & Funding<br />What Tools can we leverage in ALL classrooms<br />What funding is available?<br />What Courses Should be Develop<br />
  57. 57. Growing Online: Many Faces<br />Blended<br />Meet Daisy <br />Meet Francisco <br />Meet Emily <br />Meet Anthony<br />Hybrid<br />Dual Enrollment<br />Online<br />
  58. 58. THANK YOU!<br />
  59. 59. Ways to Learn More and Get Started<br />Webinar: From Model to Practice: Building Successful Online Learning Programs at JeffCo<br /><ul><li> Thursday, March 10, 1:00-2:00pm ET
  60. 60. Listen to Judy Bauernschmidt, Director of Online Learning at JeffCo Public Schools, talk about how the district grew their use of online learning from the initial professional development program to district-wide use of blended learning plus a stand-alone virtual school. </li></ul>Workshop: Getting Started with Online Learning<br /><ul><li> Sunday, April 3, 1:00-5:00pm CT, Palomar Hotel in Dallas, TX
  61. 61. Join us for an engaging afternoon full of discussion, collaboration and planning around implementing a successful online learning program in your K-12 district.  Participants will develop their own understanding of their district's area of greatest opportunity to leverage online learning: blended learning, credit recovery or PD.</li></ul>JeffCo Day<br /><ul><li>Thursday, May 5, 8:00am-3:00pm in Golden, CO
  62. 62. Join us for the day at JeffCo Schools to learn firsthand about their experience with building online learning programs for Colorado’s large district. Participants will hear directly from students and teachers on topics of blended and fully virtual learning, as well as online professional development. </li></ul>Planning Guide for Online Learning<br /><ul><li> The Planning Guide is a self-assessment tool that helps you evaluate your school or district's online learning readiness or progress. Based on your self-assessment, the Guide provides customized recommendations of online learning solutions that best fit your needs.</li></ul>Call Us!<br /><ul><li> We would love to hear from you! Call us anytime at 800-424-9299, Option 4</li></li></ul><li>Stacey Campo<br />scampo@powayusd.com<br />www.powayusd.com<br />Annie Lewis<br />ANNIE.LEWIS@BLACKBOARD.COM<br />www.blackboard.com<br />John Canuel<br />John.canuel@blackboard.com<br />www.blackboard.com<br />Contact Information<br />

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