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Teach Ourselves Mentor Training for teachers piloting the application this fall.

Oct 15, 2011

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  • Other suggestions? Any one else? Share your tips using the chat window. New users, watch the chat for other tips.
  • Carole’s Bio: co-PI on AW Efficacy, research on technology based learning – especially in students in underrepresented groups Tom’s Bio: Bill’s Bio: Allow WestEd moderator to speak.
  • Y/N: Choose to show results, then publish. MC: hide results, lock, then publish
  • MC: hide results, lock, then publish Ask for anyone who marked “other” to share using the chat window.
  • MC: hide results, lock, then publish Ask for anyone who marked “other” to share using the chat window.
  • to develop a community of future scientists and mathematicians. academic content furthering their understanding of
  • Note: in some of the problems – we planted help items that are generic or examples of what help could be. Use them to explore formats, styles and ways to improve on help.
  • Anyone used a Facebook app? Examples? Mentor / scholar interactions are monitored and stored.
  • Who has a digital citizenship curriculum? Already taught key concepts?
  • How many think they’d like students to peer edit prior to submitting for approval?
  • How many have downloaded a creative commons image ? Licensed their own work with CC? Cell phones allowed in class?
  • How many have students make ppts? Google docs? How many have experience with online video?
  • What are your criteria for attribution? Style?
  • MC: hide results, lock, then publish Ask for anyone who marked “other” to share using the chat window.
  • TO Mentor Training

    1. 1. Welcome to the Mentor Training <ul><li>Before we start: </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Audio Setup Wizard (Tools  Audio) </li></ul><ul><li>OPTIONAL : Drag your name into the “Help” breakout room for an Elluminate tutorial. </li></ul>
    2. 2. Elluminate Tips <ul><li>Chat window: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don’t have a microphone, use the chat window to ask questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chipmunk voice: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If your internet connection slows, you may hear the presenter’s voice change as the system catches up. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participant icons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use these often, especially the polling options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step away – take care of something </li></ul></ul>✔
    3. 3. Introductions Tom Hicks Research Programmer Bill Mitchell Research Programmer Carole Beal PI – Professor of SISTA Paul Cohen PI – Director & Professor of SISTA <ul><li>Jane Strohm </li></ul><ul><li>Education Informatics </li></ul><ul><li>Adoptions </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul>
    4. 4. Introduce Yourself <ul><li>Chat window: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>type School and City where you teach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>include your first name if you entered the session with an alias </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Poll 1 <ul><li>Is this your first Elluminate session? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes (green check) No (red X) </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Poll 2 <ul><li>How did you hear about the Teach Ourselves Pilot? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ellie Warder’s listserv </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AzTEA listserv </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friend/colleague </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Type your answer in the chat: <ul><li>What is Teach Ourselves? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you sign up for TO? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hope to get out of using TO with your students? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Agenda <ul><li>Define Teach Ourselves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The pilot expectations </li></ul><ul><li>How to mentor your group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economy & Rewards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample problems – approve/deny </li></ul><ul><li>Request account </li></ul>
    9. 9. Mission <ul><li>To build students' interest in science, technology, engineering, math and computer science, and to help students understand that they can be rewarded for creative and collaborative intellectual work . </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with peers and STEM mentors/reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>Create and consume STEM content </li></ul><ul><li>Tie increased understanding in STEM fields with real and virtual rewards in the advancement of a knowledge economy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>training or self-improvement | service | create intellectual property </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Big Idea <ul><li>DARPA-funded CS-STEM Education to encourage students to pursue a degree and career in a STEM field. </li></ul><ul><li>A dynamic virtual environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of problem posing styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different ways to connect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A complex and enriching economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple ways to earn and spend points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of different rewards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Diverse opportunities for engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholar bill of rights, Tribunal, Standards Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Form groups/teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compete or participate in national challenges </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. The Pilot <ul><li>Exploratory research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>quality of problems students produce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>factors contributing to students producing quality help items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>impact the domain expert reviewers have on student experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be flexible & creative - things will change </li></ul><ul><li>Provide constructive feedback </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Pilot Expectations <ul><li>Complete training </li></ul><ul><li>Return completed parental permission forms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>and a signed Letter of Support (school) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an alternate activity for students who do not receive parental permission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accounts active/students solving by Dec. 16, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instruct students to create quality science and math problems and help items </li></ul><ul><ul><li>lesson plans are provided </li></ul></ul><ul><li>70% of participating students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>publish four problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>complete an user survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due by March 30, 2012 </li></ul></ul>stipend
    13. 13. Teach Ourselves (TO) is being developed to support middle and high school learners in the STEM fields. Students create and share math and science problems for points. Points convert to individual ( badges , other virtual currencies) and, in the future, group rewards (goods for the school or site). Every problem must have a help item to assist a solver, thereby teaching another and demonstrating understanding. A group mentor or domain expert approves each new problem to ensure its accuracy and quality.  or solve create/edit share with group submit to mentor send to reviewer approved published solved denied pts pts pts
    14. 14. Image : original or Creative Commons Problem text Answer Problem Info : Title | Author | Domain | Level | Status Feedback / Hints Help Item : video or slide show
    15. 15. scholar app <ul><li>Scholars can: </li></ul><ul><li>View and try all published problems </li></ul><ul><li>Create problems </li></ul><ul><li>Get ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss topics with the group and mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Check notifications, edit work </li></ul><ul><li>See the community standings </li></ul>
    16. 16. solve a problem <ul><li>Agree to “solve” for points </li></ul><ul><li>Help item </li></ul><ul><li>Hints (3 tries) </li></ul><ul><li>Stop, do something else </li></ul>
    17. 17. create a problem <ul><li>Agree to a contract: </li></ul><ul><li>Based on market value. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on how many problems already exist for solving in each domain. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximum open contracts = 20 </li></ul>
    18. 18. new problem <ul><li>Scholars author original problems. </li></ul><ul><li>each problem has: </li></ul><ul><li>an illustration </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>image uploaded from computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>specific feedback (hints ) </li></ul><ul><li>a help video or slide show </li></ul>
    19. 19. new problem Share with group for peer critique and feedback. Send to mentor for discussion and/or approval. <ul><li>Scholars author original problems. </li></ul><ul><li>each problem has: </li></ul><ul><li>an illustration </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>image uploaded from computer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>specific feedback (hints ) </li></ul><ul><li>a help video or slide show </li></ul>
    20. 20. help items Slide show text, cartoon images save as PDF Video Animoto, animation, FlipVideo, Others? file types: m4v, flv, f4v, swf, mp4, mov Image single jpg, png, gif
    21. 21. learn <ul><li>STEM topic collections </li></ul><ul><li>Future… </li></ul><ul><li>Video interviews with STEM professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Career, internships, programs of study </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>
    22. 22. connect Start, monitor, participate in discussions with group or 1:1 with mentor All conversations monitored & stored.
    23. 23. account <ul><li>Scholars can: </li></ul><ul><li>Edit existing problems (until approved) </li></ul><ul><li>See comments from mentor re: problem </li></ul><ul><li>Sell approved problems for publication </li></ul>
    24. 24. ? <ul><li>Help with the app: </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions & tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Problem approval rubric </li></ul>
    25. 25. Questions? <ul><li>Regarding the scholar app? </li></ul><ul><li>Next up – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the Mentor App </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to be a Mentor </li></ul></ul>✔
    26. 26. Before using TO <ul><li>Get signed site authorization letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Return with permission forms </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Before using TO <ul><li>Students request accounts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You activate accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have signed parental permission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return signed page 5 </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Sign in as Mentor <ul><li>Mentor account & TO group (at end) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Change your password </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. The Mentor App <ul><li>Accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Activate </li></ul><ul><li>Approval Queue </li></ul><ul><li>Critique scholars’ problems </li></ul><ul><li>Send to Reviewers* </li></ul><ul><li>My Scholars </li></ul><ul><li>View all work </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor & Discuss topics with the group or scholars </li></ul><ul><li>Published </li></ul><ul><li>Try all published problems </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders & News </li></ul><ul><li>See the community standings & news </li></ul>
    30. 30. Activate Scholars <ul><ul><li>Do you know this student ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>name – first name last initial will be public name displayed to the community </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>birth year </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Verify parent consent form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Return page 5 of consent forms to UA </li></ul></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Return consent forms to UA <ul><li>Mail – we can provide postage paid envelopes: </li></ul><ul><li>Teach Ourselves - SISTA </li></ul><ul><li>1040 E 4 th St. </li></ul><ul><li>Tucson AZ 85721 </li></ul><ul><li>Email – scan and save as pdfs [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Fax – 520-626-5997 </li></ul>
    32. 32. Use the Lessons <ul><li>Train students in digital citizenship, creating help items, using the peer review discussions, etc. </li></ul>✔
    33. 33. Points & Economy <ul><li>Scholars can contract , publish , and/or solve problems. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The points for these actions fluctuate based on current &quot;stock&quot; levels across the six domains. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creation is more valuable than solving . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publishing values differ from contract points </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem authors get small royalties when other scholars solve their problems. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Define Rewards <ul><li>Use points towards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grades </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School privileges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsor your own competitions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School funded prizes or scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard & sponsored badges (coming soon) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual currency exchange (Xtranormal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsored donations for schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming soon? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>✔
    35. 35. My Scholars View summary of each scholar Link to his/her list of problems
    36. 36. Monitor Discussions <ul><li>Start/reply to discussion with: </li></ul><ul><li>specific scholars </li></ul><ul><li>your group </li></ul><ul><li>other mentors </li></ul><ul><li>reviewers </li></ul><ul><li>View group discussions </li></ul>
    37. 37. View all published problems
    38. 38. Check Leaders & News
    39. 39. <ul><li>Quick Break! (3 minutes) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stretch, coffee, etc. </li></ul></ul>✔
    40. 40. Try some problems? <ul><li>Have you looked at the sample problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Try now: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “experience it” </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. Teach them to create great problems! <ul><li>What kind of problems? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are you studying in class? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn tab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage other problem domains </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See lesson on finding quality STEM resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As an assessment: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use TO as a reading assignment evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul>
    42. 42. Teach them to create great problems! <ul><li>What kind of problems? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify the problem domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level of difficulty (E M H) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choosing an appropriate title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check out “experience it” </li></ul></ul></ul>
    43. 43. <ul><li>What kind of answers? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be clear that answers must be precise character entries – see lesson on Create New Question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss limitations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Units? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight that presence of units can simplify the answer and provide a clue to solve </li></ul></ul>Teach them to create great problems!
    44. 44. <ul><li>Set standards for feedback hints </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See the lessons on quality feedback, digital citizenship and using TO as PLN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback embedded in problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback when critiquing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share with TO group </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dialogue related to approval (mentor & reviewers) </li></ul></ul></ul>Teach them to create great problems! ✔
    45. 45. <ul><li>Where do I get the image? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See the lesson on Fair Use & CC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr , Picasa, Wikimedia Commons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let students use their phones/cameras? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw or create a png/jpg with computer? </li></ul></ul>Teach them to create great problems! ✔
    46. 46. <ul><li>Teach them how to make help items: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help items = short tutorials so a novice has a good chance of solving the problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t GIVE the answer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reusable – write a series of questions using the item </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See lesson on slide show help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See lesson on video help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What’s your experience? </li></ul></ul></ul>Teach them to create great problems! ✔
    47. 47. <ul><li>Teach them how you want citations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of giving credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For original work, students will have to define their “license” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommend CC BY-SA </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drop down selection … coming soon </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>finding quality resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fair use & CC </li></ul></ul></ul>Teach them to create great problems! ✔
    48. 48. Review Problems: Approve, Deny, Send to Reviewers Try it, verify it meets the criteria & approve or deny. Comments recorded in history of the problem. Optional – send to expert reviewers
    49. 49. Decide who reviews? You or domain experts?
    50. 50. Sent for Review <ul><li>Watch for how long it’s waiting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ sent for review” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Send reviewer a message – Discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Being reviewed by Hal O.” </li></ul></ul>
    51. 51. Recall from Review <ul><li>Recall if necessary – recall comment recorded in history </li></ul>
    52. 52. Mentor Tutorial <ul><li>View the mentor tutorial: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>✔
    53. 53. sample problems <ul><li>Open the rubric: </li></ul>✔
    54. 54. sample problem “algebra” Try running the test mentor app: or View slides of screen shots: <ul><li>Select a problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Check history for comments </li></ul><ul><li>Check the references & attribution </li></ul><ul><li>Preview the problem : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>details: title, domain, level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>text, feedbacks, help </li></ul></ul>
    55. 55. sample problems <ul><li>Approve or deny? Discuss </li></ul>
    56. 58. Scholar can see comments & publish <ul><li>On account tab, Scholar sees: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if denied, status returns to “contracted” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>click chat bubbles to see feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$ + “approved” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sell for publication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>contract or market value </li></ul></ul></ul>
    57. 59. Review 2: “atmosphere”:
    58. 60. <ul><li>Problem details & text </li></ul><ul><li>History/Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Check image & references </li></ul><ul><li>Read problem & both feedbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Correct? </li></ul><ul><li>Review the help item </li></ul>Review 2: “atmosphere”:
    59. 61. What did you decide? <ul><li>Approve </li></ul><ul><li>Deny </li></ul><ul><li>Send to Reviewers </li></ul>
    60. 62. Summary <ul><li>We’ll email your mentor account info & this checklist: </li></ul>
    61. 63. Suggestions <ul><li>While you’re waiting for permission forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete the lessons on digital citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make help items with slide shows and video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write problems on “paper” </li></ul></ul>
    62. 64. Questions/Help? <ul><li>View copy of the slides: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Join the Google group. </li></ul><ul><li>Request a link to the recording. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>
    63. 65. Type your answer in the chat: <ul><li>What is Teach Ourselves? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did you sign up for TO? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you hope to get out of using TO with your students? </li></ul>
    64. 66. Request Mentor Acct <ul><li>Complete this form: </li></ul><ul><li>Other questions or comments? </li></ul>✔
    65. 67. Thank you!