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  • I would like to show a 2 minute video made with the participation of Belmont Secondary’s Biology 12 students from the first semester.They were one of the first class to try a Blended Learning format
  • I would like to show you a 2 minute video of a variety of courses we deliver at WestShore
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    1. 1. WestShore Centre Blended Learning Implementing 21st Century Skills Dal Little Distributed and Blended Learning Support Sooke School District
    2. 2. EDUCATIONAL CHANGE Belmont Secondary School – Biology 12 Video
    3. 3. OVERVIEW Blended Learning Perspective: • is the convergence of online and face-to-face education • a model to implement 21st Century learning & education. • personalizes learning by choosing time, place and pace • increases learning self-efficacy • offers classroom time for relationship building • offers one-to-one instruction, as needed • grade 8-12 online courses, customizable by teachers • Internet access is required
    4. 4. BC Ministry of Education 2010 The Plan’s Five Points 1. Personalized Learning 2. Quality teaching and learning 3. Flexibility and choice 4. High standards 5. Learning empowered by technology Goal: “This Plan will give students, families and educators more say on how, where, when and what students will learn.” BC’S EDUCATION PLAN
    5. 5. BC’S EDUCATION PLAN How?
    6. 6. WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LEARN TODAY Definition and Description of: • Informational Technology - Educational Technology • Impact of Internet / New Technology • Blended Learning • Learning Management System (LMS) – Blackboard Learn
    7. 7. COMMUNITY BUILDING: TECHNOLOGY DEFINITIONS Information Technology (IT) ・ is the use of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data. - Wikipedia Role: ・Computer Hardware & Software ・ Email Accounts ・ Internet Access ・Ensure users ability to access district network services and Internet Educational Technology (Ed Tech) ・ is the theory and practice of design, development, and evaluation of processes and resources for learning and developing human capability. - WikipediaRole: ・Instructional Design & Development for online & paper-based learning materials ・Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate courses ・Ensure user-centered design for intuitive navigation and engaged learning
    9. 9. OUR CHALLENGE The Internet and New Technology • Constantly changing “How we do daily life” Shopping, Banking, Communication, Jobs, Education • Technology smaller, cheaper and more powerful Digital immigrant – Digital natives • Impact of today is ubiquitous access Coffee Shops, Schools, Restaurants, Walmart, Langford City • Education is changing as a result, mostly better Google Glasses Interactive Laser-optical display
    10. 10. INTERNET AND NEW TECHNOLOGY Imagine – How will Education change? Students, teachers, parents, and administrators interacting online and within a face-to-face classrooms. What might this 21st Century class (i.e. 2023) look like? • Accessing educational programs using “Google’s Glasses” • Personalized Learning Culture • Students Directing, Teachers Facilitating, the “Guide on the Side” As we consider building future educational opportunities in SD 62, the direction should expand into Blended Learning models
    11. 11. BLENDED LEARNING Blended Learning - Convergence of Face-to-Face and Online Education 1. LMS – i.e. Blackboard Learn (Content Delivery and Assessment Tracking, Reporting, Parent Access) 2. Class time is one-to-one instruction, relationship building, group interaction and inquiry-based lessons 3. Pre-developed online courses, customizable 4. Requires computer technology and Internet access
    14. 14. BLENDED LEARNING - THREE PROGRAM DOMAINS Time - When • When students access course information. • They can choose. Busy athletes who travel. Proximity – Physical Distance from teacher • Schedule for attending class based on personal need • Relationship with teacher Pace – How learning proceeds • Lessons, assignments and assessments online • Negotiate how learning will occurs for each student • Class time - Hands-on, Questions, Teacher Interactions Change in Educational Program Delivery
    15. 15. CHANGING ROLES Students • Become more active in directing their education • Gain more responsibility and ownership for their learning Parents • Learn to access to child’s progress online • See assignments, assessments, marks Teachers • Facilitate personalized learning and guide activities – Pedagogical Shift • Control for learning shifts more to students – Student Centric School Administrators • Flexibility – Harder to set “One size fits all” • Policies to support Choice, Personalized & Student Centric learning • Minimize costs – Reduced textbook and paper
    16. 16. HERE’S HOW WE USE BLACKBOARD Course Sampling Video
    17. 17. THANK YOU Thank you for your attention. • Dal Little • Paul Block WestShore Centre When students perceive technology as a luxury or extra, - they play with it. When students perceive technology as a learning tool, - they own their learning with it.