Enhancing Teacher Quality with Online PD One State’s Pilot Project Jill Weber, EDC  Cathy Higgins, NH    [email_address]  ...
NEIRTEC (neirtec.org) <ul><li>Part of RTEC network (rtec.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Online PD - ETLO, Designing for Technology...
New Hampshire Online PD Pilot <ul><li>Design and implementation of project </li></ul><ul><li>PD model - face-to-face and o...
Background <ul><li>NCLB Title II-D Educational Technology funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Hampshire Local Educational Su...
Background <ul><li>RFP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-grants - $2000 per participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams of two t...
RFP Rubric <ul><li>Specifies proposed course learning goals and what participants should know when they complete the cours...
RFP Rubric <ul><li>Includes links to websites with at least two examples of assessment tools that might be appropriately u...
The Pilot Program <ul><li>Nine two-teacher teams </li></ul><ul><li>Four-day face-to-face summer institute </li></ul><ul><l...
The Pilot Program <ul><li>NEIRTEC Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDC - ETLO (EdTech Leaders Online)  http://www.edtechlead...
The Pilot Program <ul><li>Initial survey of teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have much experience in doing PD? </li><...
The Pilot Program <ul><li>Teacher Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional deve...
The Pilot Program <ul><li>Face-to-face learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>  to teach online course development </li></...
Face-to-Face Institute <ul><li>Backward design model </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of good professional development </li></ul...
Model Lessons - Emersion Model <ul><li>“How do these lessons reflect good teaching and learning methods?  Good technology ...
Classroom Vignettes <ul><li>How can you create the feeling of “looking into a classroom”?  How can a lesson be documented?...
Online Resources <ul><li>How do you evaluate a website?  How do your online resources “measure up”?  </li></ul>
Building community  <ul><li>Three-legged stool model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Pedagogy of online course design and delivery <ul><li>Online teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities, ch...
Pedagogy of online course design and delivery <ul><li>Online PD facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Techniques </li></ul></...
Lessons Learned <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning with exp...
Lessons Learned <ul><li>Implementation of the Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing the RFP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set...
Lessons Learned <ul><li>The “Big Lessons” - what was key? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility in program design </li></ul></...
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  1. 1. Enhancing Teacher Quality with Online PD One State’s Pilot Project Jill Weber, EDC Cathy Higgins, NH [email_address] chiggins @ed.state.nh.us
  2. 2. NEIRTEC (neirtec.org) <ul><li>Part of RTEC network (rtec.org) </li></ul><ul><li>Online PD - ETLO, Designing for Technology Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Evaluation Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Integration - Math Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Loom (KLOOM) </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Hampshire Online PD Pilot <ul><li>Design and implementation of project </li></ul><ul><li>PD model - face-to-face and online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Face-to-face institute content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online “supported work environment” (course) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  4. 4. Background <ul><li>NCLB Title II-D Educational Technology funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Hampshire Local Educational Support Center Network (LESCN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six regional centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology-enhanced support/PD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.nheon.org/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Background <ul><li>RFP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-grants - $2000 per participant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams of two teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop and deliver “effective and content-rich online PD courses” to a statewide audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding priority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on research-supported best practice tools and strategies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific content focus </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. RFP Rubric <ul><li>Specifies proposed course learning goals and what participants should know when they complete the course </li></ul><ul><li>Describes the performance objectives related to each goal </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines a variety of proposed assessment tools and techniques related to each learning objective </li></ul>
  7. 7. RFP Rubric <ul><li>Includes links to websites with at least two examples of assessment tools that might be appropriately used for the proposed course topic </li></ul><ul><li>Includes links to websites with at least two research references to the proposed course content </li></ul><ul><li>Describes a variety of teaching strategies and materials which the team expects to use to teach the course, including technology resources </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Pilot Program <ul><li>Nine two-teacher teams </li></ul><ul><li>Four-day face-to-face summer institute </li></ul><ul><li>Six-week “supported learning environment” - ETLO </li></ul><ul><li>Course design complete first semester </li></ul><ul><li>Beta test course second semester </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Pilot Program <ul><li>NEIRTEC Partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EDC - ETLO (EdTech Leaders Online) http://www.edtechleaders.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed Alliance at Brown - Knowledge Loom http://knowledgeloom.org/gmott </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TERC - Designing for Technology Integration http://neirtec.terc.edu/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Innovations at WestEd - Collaborative Evaluation http://www.neirtec.org/evaluation/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun Associates - NEIRTEC evaluator http://www.sun-associates.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Pilot Program <ul><li>Initial survey of teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you have much experience in doing PD? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would you rate yourself in overall use of technology? (very comfortable, comfortable, not comfortable) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would you rate yourself in overall use of the Internet? (vc, c, nc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you experienced with Blackboard/other course design tools? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Pilot Program <ul><li>Teacher Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional developers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online PD participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online course designers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology-savvy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher Teams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing “pioneers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eager to apply knowledge in online course AND classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready to make an impact </li></ul></ul>Lesson
  12. 12. The Pilot Program <ul><li>Face-to-face learning environment </li></ul><ul><li> to teach online course development </li></ul><ul><li> for courses that would be delivered online </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> to impact face-to-face teaching and learning </li></ul>Lesson
  13. 13. Face-to-Face Institute <ul><li>Backward design model </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of good professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Good models of teaching with technology </li></ul><ul><li>Online resources </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction for beginning course creation </li></ul><ul><li>What can participants take away for their own course development from each step of the process? </li></ul>Lesson
  14. 14. Model Lessons - Emersion Model <ul><li>“How do these lessons reflect good teaching and learning methods? Good technology integration?” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Classroom Vignettes <ul><li>How can you create the feeling of “looking into a classroom”? How can a lesson be documented? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Online Resources <ul><li>How do you evaluate a website? How do your online resources “measure up”? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Building community <ul><li>Three-legged stool model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources that bridge research and practice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning tasks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert facilitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face methods translated into online methods </li></ul>
  18. 18. Pedagogy of online course design and delivery <ul><li>Online teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities, challenges, goals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Model courses </li></ul><ul><li>Online course design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing course content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online environment - Blackboard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online assessments </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Pedagogy of online course design and delivery <ul><li>Online PD facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustaining participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simulated online discussion “practice” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitation scenarios and models </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning with experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquiring quality resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forming foundational knowledge on which to build course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making connections between PD they were receiving and PD they were about to create/deliver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using model courses/lessons as a framework </li></ul></ul>Lesson
  21. 21. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Implementation of the Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing the RFP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting participant expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning - the “little things” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics for course offerings </li></ul></ul>Lesson
  22. 22. Lessons Learned <ul><li>The “Big Lessons” - what was key? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility in program design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with other state goals/initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alignment with state benchmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interfacing with state resources (human, tools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Center network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>State-wide PD plan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Someone needs to be the expert. You need expertise in the leadership, and experience in the implementation, if you’re going to jump into the deep end.” </li></ul>Lesson

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