BeBOLD Year 2

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Information about Year 2 of the BeBOLD (Blackboard for eBlended Online Learning Development) program

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BeBOLD Year 2

  1. 1. BeBOLD Blackboard for eBlended Online Learning Development
  2. 2. Project Summary <ul><li>State EETT grant </li></ul><ul><li>Extension of project begun last year </li></ul><ul><li>Will choose 25 participants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yr. 1 participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New participants </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Goals <ul><li>Improve academic achievement for grades 1–12 students </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage Blackboard (Bb) and Wimba software to build interactive lessons and courses </li></ul><ul><li>Build teachers’ ability to develop and deliver blended and online curriculum </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is “blended learning”? <ul><li>Teaching face-to-face and with computers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiating instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Participant Commitments <ul><li>Develop a new 9-week online course </li></ul><ul><li>Use course with students </li></ul><ul><li>Attend professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online course (optional for Yr. 1 participants) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5-6 face-to-face workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly webinars </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Participant Benefits <ul><li>Online teaching experience </li></ul><ul><li>New laptop - optional </li></ul><ul><li>$2,200 with benefits with laptop </li></ul><ul><li>$3,000 with benefits without laptop </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Dates <ul><li>Applications due: March 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Notification of acceptance: March 25 </li></ul><ul><li>Online PD course: April 1-May 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop course: April-August </li></ul><ul><li>Teach course: Aug. 2011-May, 2012 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Application <ul><li>Short and simple </li></ul><ul><li>Due to Brenda by March 18 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Comments or requests on Year 1 from previous participants Other questions or comments? Chalkboard/computer image credit: Luca Masters, CC BY

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