Walnut Valley USD Blackboard<br />WALNUT VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT<br />September  2009<br />By Rod Ulrich<br />
WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Expected Outcomes:<br />Integrated Student Learning<br />Teacher Advancement in Profes...
WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Objectives:<br />Increase access to learning<br />Course work, evaluation, and collabo...
WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Implementation Sequence:<br />Purchase K-12 Starter Edition - 2007<br />Train early ad...
WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Implementation Team<br />Educational Technology Specialist to oversee project<br />Adv...
Blackboard Rollout<br />Implementation Plan<br />Developed mission statement, objectives and timeline<br />Learning System...
Blackboard Rollout<br />Market Blackboard by the numbers:<br />Show Active Courses<br />Show Active Users<br />Show Active...
Blackboard Rollout<br />Potential Concerns<br />Connecting the dots for users to understand relevance (buy-in)<br />Time c...
Blackboard Rollout<br />Critical Success Factors<br />Project requires dedicated Staff – Instructional, Administration and...
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  1. 1. Walnut Valley USD Blackboard<br />WALNUT VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT<br />September 2009<br />By Rod Ulrich<br />
  2. 2. WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Expected Outcomes:<br />Integrated Student Learning<br />Teacher Advancement in Professional Development<br />Group Collaboration & Communication<br />Parent Involvement<br />Gateway to WVUSD Information and Services<br />
  3. 3. WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Objectives:<br />Increase access to learning<br />Course work, evaluation, and collaboration for students<br />Online professional development for staff<br />Anytime/Anywhere connection<br />Support and enhance communication through strong networks for collaboration<br />Build professional learning communities for teachers and staff <br />Green Learning (Central Document Repository – Paperless Environment)<br />Foster the Anytime/Anywhere connection for parents and students<br />Single sign-on (gateway) to access WVUSD information and services<br />Efficiency<br />Teacher preparation time<br />Redundancy and effort<br />
  4. 4. WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Implementation Sequence:<br />Purchase K-12 Starter Edition - 2007<br />Train early adopters - 2007/8<br />Upgrade to Blackboard Enterprise with the addition of Content and Learning Systems<br />Purchase Community System - March 2009<br />Upgrade to Blackboard Release 9 - March 2009<br />Form a Blackboard Advisory group<br />Reconfigure Learning System, Community and Content<br />Creation of the WVUSD branding by advisory group<br />Develop a Training Package<br />Select District Trainers (Technology Integration Specialist) (Waiting for names to replace RIF’d trainers)<br />Training for all Trainers (Tentatively scheduled for July ’09)<br />Add District Curriculum <br />Develop Online Courses<br />Professional Development Opportunities<br />WVUSD Administrator training<br />Parent Login<br />
  5. 5. WVUSD Blackboard Learn Project<br />Implementation Team<br />Educational Technology Specialist to oversee project<br />Advisory Group<br />Teams:<br />Curriculum and Instruction<br />Asst. Superintendent for Ed Services<br />Curriculum Coordinators<br />Program Specialists<br />Technology<br />Educational Technology<br />Systems Specialist<br />SIS Database Analyst<br />School Site<br />TREE or Professional Dev. Trainer<br />Site Administrator<br />Grade level coordinator or leader<br />Professional Development<br />Assistant Supt. Ed Services<br />Site Administrator<br />Courage2Lead<br />Educational Technology<br />
  6. 6. Blackboard Rollout<br />Implementation Plan<br />Developed mission statement, objectives and timeline<br />Learning System/Integration<br />Determine Institution Roles<br />Integrate to Aeries SIS<br />Automate Roles<br />Develop Course Templates<br />Learning System settings<br />Develop Training Plan and document with Blackboard trainers<br />Community System<br />Develop site domains, brands and pages<br />Setup domain administrators<br />Create organizations<br />Content System<br />Develop Folder Structure<br />Set Quotas<br />Set Privileges<br />
  7. 7. Blackboard Rollout<br />Market Blackboard by the numbers:<br />Show Active Courses<br />Show Active Users<br />Show Active Organizations<br />Show Page Views Per Day<br />Show Users<br />
  8. 8. Blackboard Rollout<br />Potential Concerns<br />Connecting the dots for users to understand relevance (buy-in)<br />Time constraints on training and implementation<br />Consistency as far as ongoing participation and commitment from schools and administrators<br />Time constraints on adding curriculum to Content System<br />Inadequate number of support personnel with only one fulltime Ed Tech specialist<br />
  9. 9. Blackboard Rollout<br />Critical Success Factors<br />Project requires dedicated Staff – Instructional, Administration and Technology<br />A well defined Timeline for installation, custom development and training<br />Clear communication to sites on goals and objectives<br />Building of relevant content/curriculum<br />Ongoing evaluation for improvements<br />
  10. 10. Blackboard vs. TeacherWeb<br /><ul><li>Comm. Tool
  11. 11. Calendars
  12. 12. Parent
  13. 13. Announcements
  14. 14. Online Quizzes
  15. 15. Videos
  16. 16. Podcasts</li></li></ul><li>Technology is Strategic at Walnut Valley<br />Kids<br />Teachers<br />Operations<br />Tools<br />
  17. 17. Tomorrow … A Few Thoughts …<br /><ul><li>Active Directory Integration
  18. 18. Users
  19. 19. Courses
  20. 20. Grade Center/Aeries Gradebook
  21. 21. Integration
  22. 22. Virtual Learning
  23. 23. Parent Portal</li></li></ul><li>WVUSD 2009-2010<br />KIDS FIRST, “Every Student Everyday”<br />

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