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Blended Learning In A Catholic High School


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Blended Learning In A Catholic High School

  1. 1. Blended Learning in a Catholic High School Lessons Learned
  2. 2. Who we are. . .
  3. 3. Holy Trinity Catholic High School <ul><li>Simcoe, Ontario </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>&quot;Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren's grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge.&quot; ~ Plato </li></ul>
  5. 5. This is where we were…
  6. 6. This is were we went. . . We adapted technology and hit the photocopier Killing many trees in the process
  7. 7. Then we found the solution . . . This is one of our students checking her teacher’s course moodle site to find lessons and homework.
  8. 8. Life Before Moodle <ul><li>Used: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherWeb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework Hotline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Network Notes drive </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How we found moodle and got started <ul><li>ECOO – Educational Computing Organization of Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Installed moodle to our domain </li></ul><ul><li>Found good tech support </li></ul>
  10. 10. In the beginning. . . <ul><li>Introduced moodle; and its power, to our tech savvy mover-and-shaker teachers and let them try it </li></ul><ul><li>Word began to spread </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moodle sold it’s self <ul><li>Teachers saw the power, benefits and flexibility of moodle </li></ul><ul><li>We offered in-house PD </li></ul><ul><li>Students and parents began asking for it </li></ul>
  12. 12. Top Uses of Moodle from HT Teachers
  13. 13. Convincing the Majority <ul><li>Administration expected each teacher to have a moodle for at least one course per semester </li></ul><ul><li>Now it is an expectation from students, parents and administration that teacher use and update moodle regularly. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Integral Part of Student Success at HT <ul><li>Moodle has become an integral part of our students success program. </li></ul><ul><li>Featured in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting By or Getting Better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wayne Hully & Linda Dier </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>&quot;Moving from the one-room schoolhouse to the one-world schoolhouse is now a reality.&quot; </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cisco Systems </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Where are we Growing ? <ul><li>Elementary Schools 6/7/8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeder schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>½ day training sessions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WFMP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training course </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Next steps <ul><li>Dedicated Server </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing pains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IP camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pod casting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Board Wide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High School / Elementary </li></ul></ul>