Hale Kula Elementary School Virtual Learning


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An elementary school examines its integration of technology and explores its ability to offer virtual learning.

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Hale Kula Elementary School Virtual Learning

  1. 1. Virtual Learning<br />Hale Kula Elementary School<br />February, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Teachers use technology…<br />To manage & store information:<br />Google Applications: gmail, docs, forms, sites<br />IDUs in Google Docs for all to access <br />To share information<br />School, library & teacher websites<br />Principal’s blog & Twitter account<br />VoiceThreadsSBCP Math<br /><ul><li>To access information for professional development:
  3. 3. HKES Tech Workshops
  4. 4. PD360
  5. 5. Hale Kula Library Website & Hale Kula IDU Wiki</li></li></ul><li>Students access information electronically…<br />KidBiz, Math Whizz, DiscoveryEducation<br />Encylopedia Britannica, World Book Online<br />TumbleBooks, Enchanted Learning<br />Educational websites (endless list)<br />Spelling City<br />A to Z Learning<br />National Geographic for Kids<br />
  6. 6. Students organize, create & share using technology…<br />1st graders created keynotes and VoiceThreads based on their ocean animal research.<br />5th graders created student websites to house their explorer blogs and science fair planning.<br />5th grade Enrichment<br />Language, 2nd Q<br />Math, 3rd Q<br />
  7. 7. Can we deliver virtual instruction?<br />
  8. 8. An idea takes shape…<br />Technology integrated in curriculum, instruction & assessment <br />Teachers & students access, organize & share information<br />Teachers incorporating new technologies into their instruction.<br />Overcrowding; families on leave <br />Concept presented to SCC; questions for consideration<br />Mrs. Iwase meets w/school team<br />Input from DOE officials <br />What about a virtual classroom?<br />
  9. 9. Purpose<br />To integrate 21st Century Skills<br />To develop collaborative, inquiry-based, learning opportunities<br />To alleviate overcrowding<br />To address the needs of our community<br />
  10. 10. Understandings<br />Teachers will work closely with grade level teachers, curriculum coordinators, librarian & instructional media teacher.<br />Curriculum will be based on Common Core Standards.<br />Students would participate in school activities (specials, assemblies, field trips, fun runs, etc.) and at least one face-to-face day a week.<br />Application process required<br />Define virtual student, parent & teacher<br />
  11. 11. Considerations<br />Is there an interest?<br />What training for will we provide for teachers, students and parents?<br />Will we loan laptops and/or mobile devices?<br />Can we use our Google Applications or Blackboard via the Hawaii Virtual Learning Network?<br />