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Vss Exploring Linkages

  1. 1. Florida<br />Michigan<br />Idaho<br />Lisa Dawley<br />Kerry Rice<br />Michael Barbour<br />Cathy Cavanaugh<br />Exploring Linkages in Research, Policy & Practice<br />K12 Online TeacherProfessional Development<br />
  2. 2. Top 3 National Leaders<br />Florida<br />Michigan<br />Idaho<br />Center for Digital Education<br />
  3. 3. How does a state become a leader in K12 online education?<br />Strong linkages between <br />policy <br />practice <br />research<br />Successful innovations also integrate<br />professional organizations <br />business <br />social networking<br />Brainstorm your ideas at http://bit.ly/24hOE4<br />
  4. 4. Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development <br />Research<br /><ul><li>Best Practice
  5. 5. Program Evaluation
  6. 6. Knowledge Collection & Dissemination</li></ul>Grant & program evaluations<br />Journal publications<br />Conference presentations<br />Policy briefs & national/state reports<br />Newsletters, blogging<br />Research committees<br />Social networking groups<br />
  7. 7. Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development <br />Policy<br /><ul><li>Standards
  8. 8. Endorsements
  9. 9. Legislation
  10. 10. Funding
  11. 11. Certification requirements</li></ul>Pre-service teacher standards<br />Online teaching standards & certification requirements<br />Endorsements in online teaching<br />Legislation & funding to support online teacher education<br />Accountability for measureable improvement in learning outcomes<br />Policymaker outreach with feedback mechanisms <br />
  12. 12. Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development <br />University teacher education programs<br />Endorsements/certificates in online teaching<br />Best practice knowledge at initial training level<br />Contextualized training programs at school-site level<br />Online teacher communities for informal knowledge building<br />Practice<br /><ul><li>Pre-service Teacher PD
  13. 13. In-service Teacher PD
  14. 14. Networked, informal, non-credit PD
  15. 15. Certification Support</li></li></ul><li>Successful Linkages in K12 Online Teacher Professional Development<br />Universities, consulting firms, non-profits, federal government<br />Professional Organizations<br />Social Networking<br />State Department of Education, Board of Education, Legislature<br />K-12 virtual schools and programs<br />Corporations<br />Brick & Mortar Schools<br />iNACOL, ISTE, SREB<br />K-12 virtual schools/programs, corporations, non-profits, universities<br />
  16. 16. Exploring Linkages in Florida<br />Cathy Cavanaugh<br />
  17. 17. Online Teacher Development<br />University of Florida Programs and Linkages<br />
  18. 18. Preservice Teachers<br />UF’s unique 5-year ProTeach students may take a virtual school internship in their last semester<br />This program is in its third year<br />Research is in progress assessing the experience<br />
  19. 19. Preservice Teachers<br />Each student is paired with an experienced mentor teacher for 8 weeks<br />Students take the VS teacher orientation training<br />ISTE NETS-T standards frame the activities<br />
  20. 20. Preservice Teachers<br />Students, teachers, faculty, and VS facilitators meet on UF campus<br />Students and teachers co-teach virtually<br />Students present their learning to other students at UF<br />Students have priority review in applying for jobs at the VS<br />
  21. 21. Linkages<br />Discussions are ongoing with FL DOE bureau chiefs for teacher quality and educational technology<br />The program has been presented to staff at the US DOE bureaus of innovation and instruction, policy and planning<br />The program has been presented to state colleges of education<br />
  22. 22. Inservice Teachers<br />We offer a 9-12 credit online graduate certificate program in Online Teaching and Learning:<br />Designing and Delivering Online Content<br />Distance Teaching and Learning<br />Virtual Schools Philosophy and Pedagogy<br />Distance Education Leadership and Management<br />
  23. 23. Linkages<br />The certificate program integrates the iNACOL standards of quality online teaching and courses<br />The program elements are included in a model endorsement program for online teachers submitted to the FL DOE<br />
  24. 24. UF Model<br />Educational technology faculty and graduate students <br />participate in state and national leadership and advocacy organizations<br />conduct research and evaluation on our programs<br />propose research-based program proposals to DOE leaders<br />
  25. 25. UF Ed Tech<br />Cathy Cavanaugh<br />cathycavanaugh@coe.ufl.edu<br />http://www.coe.ufl.edu/online/edtech/index.html<br />
  26. 26. Exploring Linkages in Michigan<br />Michael Barbour<br />
  27. 27. Wayne State University<br />located in Detroit, MI<br />MI online learning requirement<br />1 online course<br />20 hrs of online instruction<br />technology-infused lessons in all MMC courses<br />need for teachers who can teach online and support online learning<br />
  28. 28. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom<br /><ul><li>Web 2.0 tools
  29. 29. blogs, RSS, wikis, microblogging, PLN, collaborative tools, etc.
  30. 30. Generational Differences
  31. 31. Millennials, Digital Natives, Generation Me
  32. 32. K-12 Online Learning
  33. 33. brief history
  34. 34. current status in US
  35. 35. three roles for teachers</li></li></ul><li>IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom<br />Readings<br />DE Handbook chp<br />State of the States<br />Keeping Pace reports<br />research articles<br />teaching online<br />types of students<br />state of research (i.e., what we actually know)<br />
  36. 36. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom<br />Curriculum<br />Teacher Education Goes Into Virtual Schooling<br />www.public.iastate.edu/~vschool/TEGIVS/homepage.html<br />Iowa Online Learning Case Studies<br />http://ctlt.iastate.edu/~vhs/index.htm<br />
  37. 37. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom<br />Activities<br />Reflective blogging<br />http://virtualschooling.wordpress.com/tag/it6230/<br />TEGIVS assignments<br />Virtual School Project – Individual<br />taking notes and completing the “Task” for the five scenarios<br />respond to prompts based on exemplary course and ILO case study<br />respond to topics presented in Converge (2006) summer issue<br />Virtual School Project – Group<br />create a presentation & written report based on a fictional situation<br />
  38. 38. IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom<br /><ul><li>Readings
  39. 39. update as needed
  40. 40. Curriculum
  41. 41. create local content
  42. 42. internal grant to add four MI case studies
  43. 43. unsuccessful proposals to create additional scenarios
  44. 44. Activities
  45. 45. update reflection prompts as needed
  46. 46. use Web 2.0 tools to design K-12 online learning lessons</li></li></ul><li>Exploring Linkages in Idaho<br />Lisa Dawley & Kerry Rice<br />
  47. 47. Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers<br />Research<br />Going Virtual! Research on Professional Development <br />iNACOL Research Subcommittee Standards Synthesis<br />Assessment of Quality Online Teaching Instrument (AQOT)<br />Research in Teacher Training in Virtual Worlds<br />Policy<br />Idaho State Department of Education <br />K-12 Online Endorsement (graduate)<br />K-12 Online Teaching Standards <br />Technology Integration Standards<br />U.S. Department of Education<br />TWG on Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online Learning<br />National Summit on Redefining Teacher Education for Digital Age Learners<br />Practice<br />Collaborative Program Development (competency-based)<br />Improved program in training K-12 online teachers <br />Qualified Teachers in Online and F-2-F Environments<br />
  48. 48. Professional Development for K-12 Online Teachers<br />Professional Organizations<br />iNACOL – sponsored two phases of research, iNACOL in Second Life, partnership agreement<br />ISTE – partnership agreement <br />Corporations<br />Connections Academy – program-wide teacher PD<br />K12 Inc. – customized teacher training courses<br />Social Networking<br />Leveraging EDTECH listserv for school grant opportunity<br />Blogging research progress and findings<br />Presenting research on EDTECH island in Second Life<br />
  49. 49. Small Group Discussion<br />http://bit.ly/24hOE4<br />How can you improve your program by creating stronger linkages between research, policy & practice?<br />
  50. 50. Universities, consulting firms, non-profits, federal government<br />Professional Organizations<br />Social Networking<br />State Department of Education, Board of Education, Legislature<br />K-12 virtual schools and programs<br />Corporations<br />Brick & Mortar Schools<br />iNACOL, ISTE, SREB<br />K-12 virtual schools/programs, corporations, non-profits, universities<br />
  51. 51. Contact Us<br />Lisa Dawley: lisadawley@boisestate.edu<br />Kerry Rice: krice@boisestate.edu<br />Cathy Cavanaugh: cathycavanaugh@coe.ufl.edu<br />Michael Barbour: mkbarbour@gmail.com<br />

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