Starting and Growing A Successful Online Learning Program


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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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  • The next two slides show how parents and administrators would like to facilitate communications between school and home. It is clear parents have clear feelings about the type of information they would like communicated from schools, and that they are quite accustomed to receiving information electronically.
  • We know that students are using multiple pieces of technology each day – for both school and social purposes, to communicate, learn, and maximize productivity. We can see that all other educational stakeholders also value quick and easy access to academic material and information.
  • 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.
  • Administrators are aware of the need to inform and involve parents and are seeking technology tools to ensure academic information is one of the pieces that is conveyed to parents.MENTION THAT THERE IS MORE INFORMATION PRINTED IN YOUR PACKET.
  • EMPHASIZE An enterprise education companyTechnology solutions across the student life cycleConsulting team with industry expertiseSolutions aligned to your key strategies and needsStudent engagementStudent successExpanded presenceEffective use and adoption of technologyMOBILE
  • EMPHASIZE An enterprise education companyTechnology solutions across the student life cycleConsulting team with industry expertiseSolutions aligned to your key strategies and needsStudent engagementStudent successExpanded presenceEffective use and adoption of technologyMOBILE
  • In K-12 we have 4 product platforms that can help you achieve your goals.We are looking for a way to tell this story that is meaningful and credible, understanding that many in the K-12 space have only a partial understanding of how we can support teaching and learning.Main Points:While districts have become more sensitive over the past few years to the need to become more engaged with students, this has been Blackboards mission since the beginning—”to increase the impact of education by transformation the experience of education” . In some ways, we were forced to wait for technology to catch up with our vision. At any rate, we are there today like no one else, delivering a fully-integrated solution to deliver Student EngagementAn enterprise education companyTechnology solutions across the student life cycleConsulting team with industry expertiseSolutions aligned to your key strategies and needsStudent engagementStudent successExpanded presenceEffective use and adoption of technology
  • Take away from presentationThe direction we took as a district (how we got started)Activities to create system change and sustainability Develop and DesignForward movement to change
  • What is caused us to look at online educational opportunitiesWhat is happen in our communityHow this is affecting our student population
  • As a k- 12 district whose Strategiv vision is “College Readiness for All” where all students graduate College Ready, it is critical that we keep our eye on what is happening at the post secondary level.
  • We also have to look at how we are funded in California with ADA and recognize our competors.
  • Just over five years ago, there were a handful of charter and private on line schools in the County of San Diego, today that number has quadrupled. Click to arrows. I had a conversation with a vendor last month of a company called K – 12 Education. They presented an attractive offer to expand our home school program. Their model was simple, we give them half of the per pupil funding we get from the state, we provide the teacher and after we enrolled 30 home school students with their program we start making money
  • Again… feel free to change…Thank you for your thoughts and sharing…Now we move on to our next theme of sharing some information of how Online learning looks in our two districts…
  • TLC: Staff Development ModelPUSD Virtual Course RubricAligning Current Courses to RubricDesigned Four New Online Courses
  • As a member of the online summit team we will:understand the PUSD vision of online learning (past, present, future)understand current research in secondary and post secondary virtual educationAs a member of the online summit team we will: participate in the development of the vision and workidentify our role in the processAs a member of the online summit team we will:provide critical questions for reflectionprovide guidance and insights about the model and process
  • Based upon the movement how did we continue to reflect, refine and grow our program
  • Past practice was to not have a common learning experience for content design for the students. Teachers were identified based upon their desire to teach online. Recognizing that we had tapped the resource, we wanted to begin an opportunity for staff development which allowed teachers to gain the experience and pedagogy of online instruction through an actual online PD process
  • 3 courses were offered District – wide All teacher had PD Courses designed based upon Rubric & Common Learning ExperienceMust be part of the site enrollment process…cannot work “completely” outside the existing structureContinue the conversation with stakeholders because in times of limited resourses (including people) …it has to have a champion cheerleaderReceived funding for course development Slow moving
  • In these economic times we are just trying to stay “In the Movement” with allowing students to access and experience online content, interaction and involvement.
  • 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 />
    51. 51.
    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 /><br /><br />Annie Lewis<br />ANNIE.LEWIS@BLACKBOARD.COM<br /><br />John Canuel<br /><br /><br />Contact Information<br />