Clicks mortar presentation cue 2011 v3

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Presentation at CUE 2011
Teachers in our large rural division have created two Moodle sites that have increased student engagement. Teachers collaborate and students have access to high quality on-line courses on their Moodle site (24/7) in addition to classroom instruction.

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Clicks mortar presentation cue 2011 v3

  1. 1. “Clicks & Mortar” Schools<br />Teachers use Moodle to Integrate On-line Courses<br />
  2. 2. Introductions…<br />Please share the following information<br /><ul><li>Your name
  3. 3. Your educational role
  4. 4. What brought you to this session
  5. 5. What you like to take away</li></li></ul><li>Our approach…<br />Questions anytime are welcome…<br />This is not so much a presentation<br />as it is <br />us working together.<br />joancoy@pwsd76.ab.ca<br />wandadechant@pwsd76.ab.ca<br />@joancoy<br />@wdechant<br />
  6. 6. Teaching for Understanding<br /><ul><li>"I hear and I forget.
  7. 7. I see and I remember.
  8. 8. I do and I understand." (Confucius)</li></ul>We are asking the question: <br />Does integration of on-line courses support student engagement?<br />
  9. 9. Learning Theory<br />
  10. 10. Our collaboration using Moodle is a two part story…<br />Part A:<br />The Teachers collaborate…<br />
  11. 11. What did we want to do?<br /><ul><li>Teachers in our large rural division work in academic isolation.
  12. 12. Teachers want to collaborate with other teachers in their discipline to bring better learning opportunities to students.
  13. 13. We have created a Moodle site for teacher collaboration and sharing of resources. </li></li></ul><li>How did we start?<br /><ul><li>Analyzed student performance to identify the need for improvement
  14. 14. Gathered research on teaching strategies for improving student performance
  15. 15. Decided on a collaborative approach with all participating schools
  16. 16. Teacher participation was voluntary</li></li></ul><li>Teaching Strategies…<br />Social Constructivism <br />Success<br />Differentiation<br />Assessment<br />Research site: http://collaboration.pwsd76.ab.ca/course/view.php?id=69<br />
  17. 17. Aligned Improvement<br />The team of teachers, administrators, IT and central office working together…<br />gives a much higher chance of success<br />Lisa Miller<br />Aligned Acts of Improvement<br />Goals<br />Student Achievement<br />System Performance<br />
  18. 18. Learning Communities – Critical Factors<br /><ul><li>Relationships are the foundation – time is needed to build trust
  19. 19. Respectis needed for time and contributions of each and every member
  20. 20. Teachers need to have ownership of the activities of the community
  21. 21. An atmosphere of openness and acceptanceis necessary for all members
  22. 22. “Check egos at the door” to allow for real sharing</li></li></ul><li>Do these ideas ring true?<br /><ul><li>Is our experience similar to yours?
  23. 23. What are your experiences?</li></li></ul><li>Our collaboration using Moodle is a two part story…<br />Part B: <br />We are taking the collaboration to the students with technology-rich online learning, blended with the classroom teaching environment.<br />
  24. 24. Blended Learning Goals:<br /><ul><li> Involve students in authentic learning through technology to improve student engagement
  25. 25. Use differentiated instruction to engage students in self-directed learning
  26. 26. Assessment for learning empowers students to be responsible for their learning
  27. 27. Foster a model of cooperation and collaboration in our school division</li></li></ul><li>Flow - Measure of Student Engagement<br />(http://austega.com/education/articles/flow.htm)<br />
  28. 28. The Magic of Collaboration<br />Our serendipitous process emerged: <br />1. We began with the general collaboration site where we posted tests and worked on common PD and teaching strategies.<br />2. Teachers built the ‘Master’ courses collaboratively on the Moodle site for student access. Common lessons, self checks, tests, and projects developed to to address assessment for learning.<br />3. Teachers developed individual course Moodle sites that link to the ‘Master’ course to “personalize” their courses.<br />
  29. 29. Let’s take a look at the student site <br />This is where our students access on-line materials, self checks and work collaboratively<br />http://ecommunity.pwsd76.ab.ca/<br />
  30. 30. What do students want?<br />Social based learning<br /><ul><li>Communication, collaboration & personal learning network</li></ul>Digitally rich learning environment<br /><ul><li>Tools for communication and research leading to relevancy of content</li></ul>Untethered learning<br /><ul><li>Technology enabled education that goes well beyond classroom walls</li></ul>40,000 students 2009-10 school year www.tomorrow.org ISTE<br />
  31. 31. Student Achievement<br />
  32. 32. "All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem." (Martin Luther King Jr., 1926–1968.) <br />PWSD staff and students talk about the blend of online and traditional approaches in the classroom.<br />http://collaboration.pwsd76.ab.ca/mod/book/view.php?id=2778&chapterid=351<br />
  33. 33. What do you think?<br />Thanks for participatingtoday<br />
  34. 34. Credits:<br />Slide 1, 9, 18 http://www.clipartof.com/gallery/clipart/orange_man.html<br />Slide 3 http://www.etsy.com/listing/19456793/curious-yellow-stained-glass-question<br />Slide 4 http://www.spaceandmotion.com<br />Slide 5 http://stephenslighthouse.com/2010/02/26/the-learning-pyramid<br />Slide 6, 13 The Rose – Joan Coy joancoy@pwsd76.ab.ca<br />Slide 10 adapted from http://www.metrotech.org/quality/overview.html<br />Slides 7,12, 21 PWSD students & teachers FOIP clear<br />Slide 9 Created by Joan Coy joancoy@pwsd76.ab.ca<br />Slide 20 Photo by Joan Coy<br />Slide 19 Adapted from PWSD student results<br />

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