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Blast continuous improvement2


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Blast continuous improvement2

  1. 1. B lended L earning to A dvance S tudent T hinking A Culture of Continuous Improvement
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transform classroom instruction through blended learning (face-to-face and virtual) experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expose teachers to frameworks for blended learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify CCS expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Payoff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students who are ready to compete in a global society </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. BLAST Vision Statement <ul><li>Through the establishment of blended learning environments, the vision for BLAST is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to enhance and transform instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in order to advance student thinking, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>thereby preparing our students for careers in an increasingly complex, interconnected world. </li></ul>
  4. 6. Achieving the Vision <ul><li>We will build upon research-based best practices by incorporating 21 st century skills and tools into our instruction. </li></ul>
  5. 7. Current Practices <ul><li>What research-based practices do you already implement in your classrooms? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a table group, select 3 words that best answer the question above. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table groups share out: </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 8. Are You Ready for the Future?
  7. 9. Preparing Today’s Students for the Future <ul><li>What will we use to guide us? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s not recreate the wheel! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National standards for technology integration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rubrics for on-going feedback and continuous improvement </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research-based instructional strategies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Frameworks for Continuous Improvement <ul><li>National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*S for Students </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*T for Teachers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration Proficiency (TIP) Charts </li></ul>
  9. 11. Frameworks for Continuous Improvement <ul><li>NETS: Roadmaps to teaching effectively and implementing 21 st century skills. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*S: Skills and knowledge students need to learn effectively and live productively. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NETS*T: Skills and knowledge teachers need to change the way they teach and grow. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>TIP Charts: Rubrics that describe levels of implementation for students and teachers. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provide on-going feedback via eWalk data </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 12. A Closer Look <ul><ul><li>Table groups complete the graphic organizer f or your assigned strand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast the information in the TIP Chart, NETS*S, and NETS*T documents for the following characteristics: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student Behaviors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Actions </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Document Structure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose or Use </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize key similarities and differences in two sentences . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 13. To Summarize <ul><li>TIP Charts, NETS*S, and NETS*T provide frameworks for improving teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>TIP Charts have levels of implementation for both students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>The “Ideal/Target” level best matches the NETS standards for students and teachers </li></ul><ul><li>The NETS*S and NETS*T have additional standards that are not on the TIP Charts </li></ul>
  12. 14. Expectations <ul><li>Continued development of moodle courses </li></ul><ul><li>Progression towards Ideal/Target on the TIP Charts </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with grade level and content colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate additional implementation needs </li></ul>
  13. 15. BLAST Supports <ul><li>Help Desk in every school </li></ul><ul><li>Student Tech Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Orientation Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Additional ITRT and CO support during first week of implementation </li></ul>
  14. 16. More BLAST Supports <ul><li>Division and school-level PD </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective Friends, PLCs, Action Teams, and Content Teams </li></ul><ul><li>ITRTs </li></ul><ul><li>NETS*T Certification </li></ul>
  15. 17. Change is a journey not a blueprint Michael Fullan <ul><li>3-2-1 Exit Slip </li></ul>