History with NDPNToday’s discussion to focus on:What is “great” teaching?What is happening with regard to the move to Online Learning across the United States?How Online Learning, combined with Great Teaching, can shape the future of Alternative Education…Intro to Teachers clip – Introduction of the Photocopier “revolutionized” education!
The Ed Lenton story175 days of lesson plans
Physiological – Breathing, food, water, physical stability – Homeless students, students living in poverty, students with chemical imbalances.Safety – Security of body, employment, resources, family, health, property – Domestic violence, child abuse, unsafe neighborhoods.Love & Belonging – Friendship, family, intimacy – Students living in isolation, lack of formal support structures – SCHOOLS CAN AND MUST CREATE A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND BELONGING.Esteem – Self-esteem, confidence, achievement, respect of others, respect by others – UNTIL STUDENTS FEEL THAT THEY BELONG, THEY CAN’T HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES. BUILDING COMMUNITIES OF RESPECT IS THE FOUNDATION – USE PCE AS EXAMPLE.Self-actualization – morality, creativity, problem-solving – MANY OF OUR STUDENTS DON’T REACH THIS LEVEL WHILE IN SCHOOL WITH US – STUDENTS COMING BACK AFTER RESOLVING THEIR STRUGGLES IS A SIGN OF SELF-ACTUALIZATION – USE ADAM DREGLEY AS AN EXAMPLE: BI-POLAR, HS DROPOUT, PINNACLE GRADUATE, ASU GRADUATE, TEACHING SPECIAL EDUCATION SELF-CONTAINED ELD PROGRAM FOR US.
Set the tone for elements of OL learning to be introduced later.
Drive – Daniel PinkAutonomy – Control leads to compliance – Engagement leads to AUTONOMY
People need to have independence to determine:How they spend their time - TimeHow they complete their tasks - TaskThe method they use to complete their assigned tasks - Technique
How do we move learners from COMPLIANCE TO ENGAGEMENTOnce engaged in the learning process, learners focus on their own accomplishment and work toward higher levels of performance.
What is the impact of online learning going to be…
Clay Christensen – “Disrupting Class”80% of HS students will do some portion of their work in class online in the next 10 yearsCurrently, less than 5% do work onlineAlternative Education is a “non-consumption” area.Outside the mainstream, we get to take advantage of many flexible options.Alternative Education as the entry point for “disruptive innovation”
Don’t confuse the delivery of content with supporting student needs.
NDPN Keynote by Dr. Michael Matwick
Lessons from the Past; Focus on the Future<br />Technology will open the door…<br />
Great teachers…<br />Have frequent contact with students <br />Encourage cooperative learning <br />Encourage active learning <br />Give prompt feedback <br />Emphasize time on task <br />Communicate high expectations <br />Respect different learning styles and talents <br /> Wilbert J. McKeachie, Teaching Tips<br />
The survey says…<br />45 of 50 states have online programs<br />Virtual schools grow 45% per year<br />57% of schools provide online learning to students<br />4 million college students are enrolled in fully online courses<br />
US DOE Report on Online Learning<br />Students taking all or part of a course online perform better<br />Blended instruction is better than face-to-face or online only<br />Online learning can be enhanced by giving students more control<br />
“Disrupting Class”<br />Moving schools to a student-centric model through the use of computer-based technology can be done using disruptive innovation theory. This means deploying computer-based instruction in areas of non-consumption and letting the innovation take hold and improving gradually over time. <br />
Online Courses<br />Alternative school courses<br />Credit recovery for failed courses<br />Lack of course availability in the local school<br />Students seeking full-time enrollment in an online program<br />
Impact of Online Courses<br />Current State<br />Programs with separate funding are segmented<br />Multiple platforms for multiple programs<br />Inconsistent content & quality<br />Difficulty transitioning between environments<br />New Capability<br />Delivery to all programs through one “pipe”<br />“Cloud” computing in a single platform<br />Consistent content & quality<br />Hub and spoke philosophy<br />Significant cost reduction<br />Attractive to new teachers<br />
Blended Classes<br />Some online instructional elements<br />Some face-to-face elements<br />Combined strength of both environments<br />Used to support both site-based and online learners<br />
Classroom Supplementation<br />Populated with all state standards<br />Standards aligned with pre-screened content<br />Assessments aligned to both standards and content<br />
Why it works…<br />Individualized contact <br />Focus on cooperation<br />Students “own” their learning <br />Immediate feedback <br />Monitored time on task <br />Maintains high expectations <br />Differentiated by learning styles and talents <br />
How it helps in Alternative Education<br />New levels of access for all students;<br />Consistency & transferability across programs;<br />Reduction in costs through single platform;<br />Enhances options for teacher development;<br />Consistent with technology use of learners;<br />Diagnostic/Prescriptive learning pathways;<br />Access to worldwide content resources.<br />