Plato ed tech 2011 MTDA connect credit recovery program-no video


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PLATO EdTech 2011 Conference. Montana Digital Academy Connect Credit Recovery Program Overview. Special Focus upon API integration between GeniusSIS and PLATO Learning Environment.

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Plato ed tech 2011 MTDA connect credit recovery program-no video

  1. 1. MTDA Connect Credit Recovery Program (Featuring API Integration)<br />PLATO EdTech 2011<br />Ryan Schrenk, Ed. D.<br />Montana Digital Academy<br />
  2. 2. Let’s start with my new friends at PLATO and Ed Tech<br />Yesterday was my birthday…so…<br />What We’ll Talk about today<br />
  3. 3. Birthday cheesecake with new friends last night…<br />
  4. 4. How about tech support and our primary support person?<br />What We’ll Really Talk about today<br />
  5. 5. Thanks Jeremy!<br />
  6. 6. About MTDA<br />About MTDA Connect<br />Plus short video from local facilitator<br />Technology Tips<br />Setting up PLE<br />PLE Tweaks and Changes<br />API integration and Single Sign On <br />Q & A and/or Show and Tell…you choose<br />Just kidding…Here’s the real Summary<br />
  7. 7. MTDA Connect – Brief History<br /><br />
  8. 8. PJW College of Education at UM<br />
  9. 9. MTDA Connect – Brief History<br /><ul><li>Montana
  10. 10. 630 miles x 255 miles
  11. 11. 147,000 square miles
  12. 12. 1 million people
  13. 13. Hundreds of Schools
  14. 14. MTDA=border to boarder
  15. 15. MTDA Started in 2009
  16. 16. Classes – Fall 2009
  17. 17. Ryan hired – Dec. 2010
  18. 18. Connect Launch – Feb 2011</li></li></ul><li>Realities of Education in Montana<br />
  19. 19. Unique Relationships and Partners(everyone believes in and supports us and we like that) :-)<br />
  20. 20. Serve K12 Students in Montana through Public Schools<br />Governing Board<br />Director (CEO) Curriculum Director (Vice CEO)<br />Montana licensed teachers<br />Core subjects, dual credit enrichment<br />MTDA Founded in 2009 Legislature<br />
  21. 21. Montana’s Statewide Digital Academy<br />Serve over 170 Districts<br />Original Credit Fall 2010<br />Customers wanted flexible alternative<br />Piloted Connect Credit Recovery/Hired Ryan December<br />Full roll-out Feb 2011<br />Using Global Language Library this Fall (700-800 enr.)<br />Piloting Middle School Language Sampler this Fall (120)<br />4 Staff Members<br />About MTDA<br />
  22. 22. PLATO PLE + MTDA Staff + Local Facilitator + Coach<br />Enrollments<br />Fall 2010 - 62<br />Spring 2011 - 496<br />Summer 2011 – 678<br />Fall 2011 (as of 9/30/11) – 840 (final numbers in January)<br />We are learning with PLATO how to best utilize licenses for our model of delivery<br />Connect Model<br />
  23. 23. Q and A from an MTDA Site Facilitator <br />8 mins. (recorded by Jason/edited by Ryan using Video Pad)<br />Tell us about MTDA Connect at your high school.<br />What inspired your school to be the first to get involved?<br />What is the most prevalent benefit?<br />What should we change?<br />How is the academic area coach model working?<br />How has online credit recovery changed your school’s approach to CR?<br />Do you see the program growing in the future?<br />Do you have plans for tracking students who take part?<br />Facilitator Input<br />
  24. 24. Video Deleted to allow upload to slideshare…<br />
  25. 25. Misuse of MTDA Original/True CR Model was needed<br />Coach + Local Facilitation + MTDA Staff team is critical<br />Communication<br />Locking Mastery Tests after 2 tries<br />Unit and Semester Post-tests locked by coaches<br />Estimating License Needs is Challenging<br />Integration with SIS is needed and critical <br />Connect Model Lessons Learned<br />
  26. 26. Branded as Connect Credit Recovery Program<br />Created Naming Schema and Scalable/Consistent Setup of Classes<br />Spring 2011 Algebra 1A Big Sky<br />Hired Coaches<br />Opened Registration February 1, 2011<br />Used manual enrollment process<br />Emailed attachments/processed by hand<br />Individual and group orientations<br />New Initiative – Configure and Customize PLE<br />
  27. 27. Hierarchy Change in PLE<br />SSO - GeniusSIS, Moodle and PLATO Learning Environment<br />School, parent and student portals<br />Wikispaces tutorials <br /><br />Dropbox for board meetings and file sharing<br />Googledocs for internal documents<br />Gotomeeting for virtual meetings<br />Archives of gotowebinars on website<br /><br />Ringcentral for fax-to-Email service<br />Customized number<br />Technology Used and Resources for Coaches and Facilitators<br />
  28. 28. Coaches Took Challenge of Refining Model<br />Tracked Students – Show Justine or Kala’s Google Doc<br />Monthly Meetings – Brought Ideas for tutorials<br />New Initiative – Continued<br />
  29. 29. Discussed Plan/Started in August (As soon as API open)<br />Integrated GeniusSIS and PLATO<br />Student accounts, enrollments and classes<br />Assignments and Facilitators and Grades Manual Still<br />Show Dropbox File<br />Demo<br />Enroll a student in Genius/show in PLE!<br />Questions?<br />New Initiative - API Integration<br />
  30. 30. Assignments auto-assigned inside PLE?<br />Grade data passed to SIS from PLE? <br />Success Data <br />Refine Reporting <br />Refine and Develop Support and Orientations<br />Next Steps<br />
  31. 31. Can do live demo or screen shots and respond to audience questions with information<br />Can show SSO to PLE<br />Choose your own adventure…<br />Questions or Requests for Demo<br />
  32. 32. Ryan Schrenk<br /><br /><br />Twitter: ryanschrenk<br />Skype: ryan.schrenk<br />Presentations:<br />Contact Info<br />