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  • Acknowledge our accomplishments & strengths. Imagine what it could be. Goal: Stay focused on achieving the outcome: renewed vision, mission, goals, and school improvement strategies.
  • Conspiracy code
  • persistence
  • Introduce SWOT Individuals post SWOTs around the room Four groups -- focus on themes identified in swots Group the swots, give one word identifier Regroup, share
  • Edtech Strategicplanning 2009

    1. 1. 2009-10 Strategic Planning Strategic Planning
    2. 2. Context: Why We’re Here Why We’re Here
    3. 3. A Vision of K12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-ZVCjfWf8
    4. 4. World Future Society Top 10 Breakthroughs Transforming Life over the next 20-30 years Best forecast data ever assembled <ul><li>Alternative energy </li></ul><ul><li>Desalination of water </li></ul><ul><li>Precision farming </li></ul><ul><li>Biometrics </li></ul><ul><li>Quantum computers </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment on demand </li></ul><ul><li>Global access </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual education or distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Nanotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Robots </li></ul>
    5. 5. National Trends: Growth <ul><li>Over 1,000,000 K-12 kids learn online in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2007: 20% of college students were enrolled in an online course (Sloan C) </li></ul>
    6. 6. Forty-four states currently offer either state supplemental programs, full-time K-12 online programs, or both Keeping Pace, 2008
    7. 7. Idaho K12 Virtual Schools <ul><li>iSucceed, Insight School – 325 </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho Virtual Academy - 2,400 </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho Distance Education Academy – 850 </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire, Connections Academy – 486 </li></ul><ul><li>Richard McKenna Charter High School - 325 </li></ul><ul><li>Idaho Digital Learning Academy - 9,780 </li></ul>Over 14,000 Idaho kids took online classes this year!
    8. 8. All Idaho K12 Students
    9. 9. All Idaho Teachers
    10. 10. Idaho K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement
    11. 11. <ul><li>M.S. in Educational Technology & </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate certificate programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Teaching - K12 and adult learner tracks </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Integration Specialist </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School Technology Coordinator </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Brick N Mortar campus; fully online programs
    12. 12. Where EDTECH students live 35% Idaho 60% national 5% international
    13. 13. Training K12 online teachers & curriculum designers Who is teaching online and how do they get their training? Who is designing online curriculum and how do they get their training?
    14. 14. K-12 Online Teachers <ul><li>Experienced Workforce </li></ul><ul><ul><li>99% credentialed teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27% new to online teaching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only 2% new to the teaching profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>55% 6-15 years of total teaching experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>18% 16+ years total teaching experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>55% M.S. degree+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>46% 45+ hours of training in online teaching </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. K12 Online Education Options Full-time Virtual Schools State Supplemental Programs College-Hosted Virtual Courses Brick N Mortar Full Virtual 0% of Day Online 100% of Day Online Traditional Tech Integrated Classroom Site-Based Online Course Lab Hybrid courses Online courses offered by B&M district Online Tech Enhanced Courses & Schools
    16. 16. What does digital media learning look like today and tomorrow?
    17. 17. Learning Management Systems
    18. 18. Desktop Video Conferencing
    19. 19. Videos
    20. 20. Voki It’s about user-controlled digital media communication!
    21. 21. Blogs
    22. 22. Wikis
    23. 23. Glogs!
    24. 24. Virtual Worlds
    25. 25. 3D Learning Games
    26. 26. Open Source & Free Content Free Content <ul><li>iTunes U access to free curriculum at Stanford & MIT </li></ul><ul><li>3D virtual worlds: Opensource metaverse, Croquet </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle learning management system </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul>
    27. 27. Mobile Learning <ul><li>Educational apps </li></ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>LMS access </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>GPS-based curriculum </li></ul>Retrieved from http://tinyurl.com/n9pq28
    28. 28. Social Networking
    29. 29. Exergaming Retrieved from http://www.nintendo.com/
    30. 30. Professional Learning Communities
    31. 31. What works in online learning online learning
    32. 32. What research says <ul><li>In a meta-analysis of over 1,000 empirical studies, the U.S. Department of Education concluded, “...on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face classes. ” (Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online Learning, May 2009) </li></ul>
    33. 33. The effectiveness of online learning is tied to learning time, curriculum, pedagogy, and opportunities for collaboration. <ul><li>Webcasts - live, recorded, guest experts, showcasing, daily check-in </li></ul><ul><li>Scavenger hunts, virtual world roleplay, science simulations, Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Peer tutoring and feedback (students and teachers), student teachers, professional learning communities, community service </li></ul>
    34. 34. Online learning can be enhanced by giving learners control of their interactions with media <ul><li>I like to move, use, remix, edit, build, change, click, interact, change, create, share, rate, record...! </li></ul>http://openreflections.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/rip-a-remix-manifesto.jpg
    35. 35. Online learning can be enhanced by prompting learner reflection <ul><li>Multiple modalities of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Self-monitoring and self-explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Peer feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Reflective summaries </li></ul>
    36. 36. What doesn’t impact learning? <ul><li>Incorporating online quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Media combinations don’t necessarily matter, but control over them does </li></ul><ul><li>Scripts to support interaction can influence social engagement, but don’t improve learning </li></ul>
    37. 37. SWOT <ul><li>Strengths: What do you do well? What unique resources can you draw on? What do others see as your strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses: What could you improve? Where do you have fewer resources than others? What are others likely to see as weaknesses? </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities: What opportunities are open to you? What trends could you take advantage of? How can you turn your strengths into opportunities? </li></ul><ul><li>Threats: What trends could harm you? What is your competition doing? What threats do your weaknesses expose you to? </li></ul>
    38. 38. Resources <ul><li>All the reports provided here can be located on the iNACOL website: </li></ul><ul><li>iNACOL (International Association for K12 Online Learning) http://inacol.org </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate in Online Teaching, BSU http://edtech.boisestate.edu </li></ul>Lisa Dawley, Ph.D. Dept. of EDTECH Boise State University [email_address]

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