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BeBOLD2-Project Welcome-April 16+17, 2011

  1. 1. BeBOLD2 Blackboard for eBlended Online Learning Development
  2. 2. Welcome and Agenda <ul><li>Morning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project overview and requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community site on Blackboard (Bb) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is blended learning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet to talk about your course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See and talk about BeBOLD courses </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Afternoon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What spurs student engagement? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New participants– Bb overview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Others – Collaborate and discuss course ideas or work on your course </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting future PD dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please ask questions or make comments anytime! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Getting to Know Each Other <ul><li>Share your </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grade level and subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One thing that you believe strongly about education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One interesting or unusual thing about you that no one here is likely to know </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Project Overview <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve academic achievement for grades 1–12 students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage Blackboard (Bb) and Wimba software to build interactive lessons and courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build teachers’ ability to develop and deliver blended and online curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Our Team <ul><li>Coach, mentors, techs </li></ul><ul><li>Peer learning </li></ul><ul><li>Our group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 new, 16 returning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 from Animas, 6 from Lordsburg, 7 from Deming, 9 from T or C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 admins, 22 classroom teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 elementary, 2 middle school, 15 high school, 4 K-12 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Project Requirements <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>At least 6 face-to-face days (your choice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least 6 webinars (your choice; will be monthly; live or archive) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Other Requests <ul><li>Ask for whatever help you need </li></ul><ul><li>Check Bb community site at least weekly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Announcements – Bb only or email as well? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read and respond to email </li></ul><ul><li>Share your course with all of us </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that courses will be open-licensed; if you include copyrighted material, please indicate it as such </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key Dates <ul><li>Online PD course: April 25-June 3 </li></ul><ul><li>PD schedule thru Dec. published: Apr. 29 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop course: April-August </li></ul><ul><li>Teach course: Aug. 2011-May, 2012 </li></ul>
  10. 10. BeBOLD2 Community Site <ul><li>Animas </li></ul><ul><li>Lordsburg </li></ul><ul><li>Deming </li></ul><ul><li>T or C </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is “blended learning”?
  12. 12. “ Combin[ing] f2f classroom instruction with online learning and reduced seat time ” - EDUCAUSE “ First exposure to content is online.” - Whittier UHSD Online Learning Coordinator “ Allows anywhere anyplace learning” “Online work is part of the class grade” “ Online delivery of educational content with the best features of classroom interaction and live instruction to personalize learning , allow thoughtful reflection, and differentiate instruction from student to student across a diverse group of learners” - iNACOL “Blended strategies enhance student engagement and learning through online activities … and improve effectiveness and efficiencies by reducing lecture time .” - University of Calgary, Teaching and Learning Centre “ Substantial proportion of the content is delivered online .” The Sloan Consortium defines blended courses as having between 30% and 79% of their content delivered online . - Allen, Seaman and Garrett Student-centered, active learning, both f2f and online “ Increase efficiency, reduce redundancy” - Open High School of Utah “ 25-75% of the content is delivered online and the remainder delivered face-to-face” - Quality Matters
  13. 13. In pairs, brainstorm how you might best use blended learning to help your students. Push the boundaries! Post your best ideas to the community site in the Discussion Board.
  14. 14. Breakout Time <ul><li>Meet with coach and/or mentors and others to talk about your course </li></ul><ul><li>View and discuss BeBOLD courses </li></ul>
  15. 15. LUNCH
  16. 16. What spurs student engagement?
  17. 17. Research on the Engagement Gap <ul><li>Indiana University’s High School Survey of Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>67% students report being bored in school every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>82% are bored because the material isn’t interesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>41% are bored because the material isn’t relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>33% are bored because the materials is too easy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27% are bored because the materials is too difficult </li></ul></ul>[ Yazzie-Mintz, Ethan, 2009] Credit: Jupiter Images, All rights reserved
  18. 18. Consequences <ul><li>The results of a lack of student engagement are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Below grade level performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High absenteeism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High drop out rates </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Pedagogical Features of Differentiation <ul><li>Student choice for process and product </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple resources for different needs </li></ul><ul><li>Information chunks </li></ul><ul><li>Language support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linked glossaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different levels of text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visuals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graphic organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple practice opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul>Credit: Jupiter Images, All rights reserved
  20. 20. In pairs, brainstorm what engages your students – f2f and online. Post your best ideas to the community site in the Discussion Board.
  21. 21. Your Course <ul><li>Complete by August </li></ul><ul><li>9 weeks of instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be more, but prioritize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t have to be contiguous </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IDEAL-NM format or other </li></ul><ul><li>Course evaluation rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Start with student objectives! </li></ul>Credit: Karn G. Bulsuk, CC BY
  22. 22. Curriculum Design Approaches <ul><li>Traditional design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Coverage” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity-oriented design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Backward design </li></ul>[ Wiggins and McTighe, 2005] 1. Identify desired results. 2. Determine acceptable evidence. 3. Plan learning experiences and instruction.
  23. 23. Breakout Time <ul><li>New participants – Overview of Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Others – Discuss your course ideas; Add to community site; Collaborate with others; Work on your course (current or new) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Blackboard Overview
  25. 25. Setting Future PD Dates + Topics <ul><li>Webinars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Week day? Time? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to Community site -> F2F workshops </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose your PD topics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>F2F dates for the rest of the year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date for Blackboard F2F (NEW participants) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Workshop evaluation </li></ul>
  26. 26. Questions, comments, suggestions, requests? Chalkboard/computer image credit: Luca Masters, CC BY