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NROC Member Panel 2009


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NROC Member Panel 2009

  1. 1. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Offer high-quality online course content statewide “ The (NROC courses) were a unique find. The quality is extraordinary, the flexibility is exceptional, and the feedback we’re getting from our teachers is the content is amazing.” Steve Nelson Chief Information Technology Strategist, ODOE
  2. 2. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Extra support for ESL and struggling students falling behind in class “ I’ve noticed that they’re testing well on vocabulary words we reviewed in HippoCampus . . . The HippoCampus lessons really help reinforce their vocabulary with nice, clear audio, video, and animations.” Rebekka Stone Biology Teacher, HSHS
  3. 3. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Seeding a statewide repository to promote content sharing and save development costs "Starting a statewide digital repository is a challenge. At the core of the project, the repository must offer sufficient rich multimedia and high quality resources to attract and motivate faculty to use repository content. In Florida, we are licensing the high quality NROC content library to form that essential content core." Susie Henderson, Director, Orange Grove
  4. 4. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Course redesign to replace some classroom time with online course components “ We chose the NROC content because it is high quality, and includes lessons, learning objects, activities and assessments, all of which may be used separately. The fact that lessons can be “chunked” in ways that work for the individual faculty member make them more desirable than other third party content.”  Michael Anderson, Assistant Director, UT System TeleCampus
  5. 5. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Reaching students with special needs “ For students with ADHD, it’s there when they’re ready and can focus on it; for students who are mildly autistic, it allows them to limit the stimuli in a way that’s more comfortable for them.” Liz Woolard Advanced Placement Physics teacher, RCHS
  6. 6. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: Replacing Costly Textbooks On teaching US History without a textbook “ . . . we turned to NROC. I left my discussion questions, midterms, and finals the same as they were when we used the textbook, so I could compare outcomes. I was happy to find that my students are right on track with the digital alternative.“ Karen Kaemmerling Chair of Social Sciences, CCCOnline
  7. 7. US History Let’s take a look at this award-winning adaptation of an NROC course by online History teacher Karen Kaemmerling.   The Blackboard Greenhouse Exemplary Course Project (ECP) recognizes courses that model best practices in learning, course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment and evaluation, meaningful technology use, and learner support.   An Exemplary Course
  8. 8. NROC Member Panel A closer look at exemplary implementations… Judy Lowe Assistant VP, Distributed Education & Multi Media Chattanooga State Technical and Community College Robert Currie Executive Director, Michigan Virtual School Rachel Wise Director of Secondary Education, Omaha Public Schools
  9. 9. Opportunity : Maximize course development budgets by integrating NROC’s high-quality, low-cost, adaptable multi-media learning objects. “ NROC’s content transforms excellent teaching and online delivery into best practices.” Judy Lowe, Asst. VP of Distributed Education and Multi Media, CSTCC NROC Network Case Studies
  10. 10. Background <ul><li>Part of Tennessee Board of Regents and RODP Program </li></ul><ul><li>Community college enrollment of 8-10,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Growth from 20 online courses and 300 students in 2001 to </li></ul><ul><li>160 online courses and 2500 students per semester </li></ul><ul><li>Online enrollment growth has continued at 30-40% each </li></ul><ul><li>semester over the past two years </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion to 100% blended learning environments across the </li></ul><ul><li>college in the past two years </li></ul><ul><li>All faculty have had basic online teacher training </li></ul>
  11. 11. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: To secure high quality Advanced Placement © content and learning objects to enhance AP course offerings for Michigan students. The quality and flexibility of the NROC content has assisted MVS instructors and course designers in creating numerous AP courses. Robert Currie, Executive Director, Michigan Virtual School
  12. 12. Michigan Virtual School
  13. 13. NROC Network Case Studies Opportunity: To customize and adapt rigorous content for credit recovery “ The use of NROC for content was our starting point to transition credit recovery from the use of content that did not align to the OPS curriculum or standards, to a customized system tied to OPS standards curriculum and graduation requirements. Rachel Wise, Ph.D. Director of Secondary Education, OPS
  14. 14. <ul><li>Mark Distribution for e-Courses Used During 2008 Summer School </li></ul>The chart above reflects 1,427 course enrollments made by 737 individual students.
  15. 15. <ul><li>E-Course Enrollment and Student </li></ul><ul><li>Participation; Summer 2007 and 2008 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Discussion What opportunities did NROC offer your organization? How has NROC Content been adapted at your institution? Have you considered contributing content or adaptations back to the NROC Network Community? Content
  17. 17. Three Variations <ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>Cherry Picked Lessons and inserted as Learning Objects </li></ul><ul><li>American Government </li></ul><ul><li>Used all Multi Media Lessons as main content for the course </li></ul><ul><li>US History </li></ul><ul><li>Used all Multi Media Lessons as main content for the course </li></ul><ul><li>NROC organized by topic and not by date </li></ul><ul><li>Created timelines for each Test </li></ul><ul><li>Received student feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Re-designed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADA Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Styles </li></ul></ul>Content
  18. 18. Learning Objects Inserted Content Insert of Multi Media Lessons from NROC as Learning Objects
  19. 19. Three Variations Environmental Science Cherry Picked Lessons and inserted as Learning Objects American Government Used all Multi Media Lessons as main content for the course U.S. History Deconstructed all NROC Lessons Re-Formatted as Topics and Timeline Added Instructor Content Textbook is now optional Content
  20. 20. U.S. History Contents Page Content
  21. 21. U.S. History Outline Format Content
  22. 22. U.S. History Timeline Format Content
  23. 23. U.S. History Lesson 61 Media Content
  24. 24. U.S. History Lesson 61 Text Content
  25. 25. NROC Content Flexibility <ul><li>MVS Courses Developed Using NROC Content </li></ul><ul><li>Physics B </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus AB </li></ul><ul><li>Calculus BC </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. History </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Government </li></ul><ul><li>Plus </li></ul><ul><li>HippoCampus in MMC Courses </li></ul>Content
  26. 26. NROC Content Flexibility <ul><li>Advantages of MVS Courses Developed Using NROC Content: </li></ul><ul><li>MVS Instructors “Own” the Content </li></ul><ul><li>MVS Controls the Content and Modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom from Reliance on Vendor/Providers </li></ul>Content
  27. 27. NROC Content Flexibility Content “ I like being able to have a personal contact with each of my students (often on a daily basis).”   ” I think that the online interactive activities keep the students involved in a quality learning environment. Online students can take courses that would be otherwise unavailable to them.”  “ Many of my Anatomy and AP kids are at schools that may not offer these courses due to the size of the school.”  ” The learning environment is better for some students too. It can even give a kid a fresh start in a system that does know his/her past and can blossom in the anonymity of the environment.”
  28. 28. NROC Content Flexibility How have you adapted the NROC materials to benefit you and your students? I have worked with the AP Environmental Science course for over a year now and have made some modifications that make the course a great learning environment for my students.  With the NROC labs I have added in the requirement for a submission of a formal lab report write-up, which moves the students closer to the college requirements they will be facing. I have incorporated unit tests that better reflect the AP exams.  The labs are really challenging which is good for my students, and the discussions have proven a valuable tool for the students. I have not heard back from all my students on their scores on the AP exams, but one who is attending U of M this fall to study Environmental Science was very proud of her score of 5 on the test. Content
  29. 29. NROC Content Flexibility Introduction Welcome to the NROC Environmental Science course. This course is designed to acquaint you with the physical, ecological, social, and political principles of environmental science. The scientific method is used to analyze and understand the inter-relationships between humans and the natural environment. The course shows how ecological realities and the material desires of humans often clash, leading to environmental degradation and pollution. The course covers the following topics: Earth's Systems, Human Population Dynamics, Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, Global Changes, and Environment and Society. Content
  30. 30. NROC Content Flexibility Content
  31. 31. NROC Content Flexibility Content
  32. 32. NROC Content Flexibility Content
  33. 33. Content Sharing MVS/NROC Partner to Offer Career Forward Content
  34. 34. <ul><li>OPS started the transition from an on-line “tutorial” system to a customized on-line system in June, 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Courses were developed and piloted throughout the 2006/2007 school year. </li></ul><ul><li>The primary on-line delivery model involves a blended environment—which is a teacher in a lab setting facilitating instruction, with some assignments given “anytime/anywhere”. </li></ul>Content
  35. 35. Content Learning Objects housed in ANGEL Repository Repository Access
  36. 36. <ul><li>Learning Objects inserted into Master Course </li></ul>Content Master Courses
  37. 37. Content Customized Assignments
  38. 38. Discussion How do you introduce NROC to your teachers and staff? How do you make your branded HippoCampus site broadly available to teachers and students? What other PD opportunities might NROC support? Professional Development
  39. 39. Training <ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned CDE On-Line Learning Specialist to all NROC projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-trained and worked with NROC staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trained others in CDE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trained to find NROC content from HIPPO Campus & CSTCC Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trained to show students HIPPO Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training to link from HIPPO Campus to course </li></ul></ul>Professional Development
  40. 40. Online Instructor Training (OIT) <ul><li>All MVS Teachers Must Complete OIT </li></ul><ul><li>Designed/Delivered by MVS Master Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Blended Instruction Model </li></ul><ul><li>Online Techniques and Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Update & PD Sessions </li></ul>Professional Development
  41. 41. Future Opportunities Statewide Online Access Michigan LearnPort, a state-wide online professional development portal, is funded through ESEA Title IIA and was developed through a partnership between Michigan Virtual University and the Michigan Department of Education. Michigan LearnPort is available at no cost to all Michigan educators and other school employees. Professional Development
  42. 42. <ul><ul><li>Local Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent message on a District Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiate based on Student/Teacher/School Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible 24/7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Repository for Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pacing Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Practice Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State Initiatives </li></ul></ul>Professional Development Strategies and Resources
  43. 43. Professional Development
  44. 44. Discussion How do you use your technology staff to support NROC integration into local applications? Have you taken advantage of NROC technology support tools and resources? Technology
  45. 45. Many Supporting Hands Environmental Science & American Government Faculty picked NROC lessons and identify Course location CDE staff insert links U.S. History Faculty determined timeline and NROC lesson position CDE staff created Outline and Timeline Technology
  46. 46. NROC Courses in Blackboard 8.0 <ul><li>Highly compatible with Blackboard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SCORM Conformance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course Archives Available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Blackboard Administer </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Updates and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Advice and Support from NROC </li></ul>Technology
  47. 47. <ul><li>OPS Evolving with “e” Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Learning through the use of a Learning Management System-ANGEL </li></ul><ul><li>ANGEL is compatible with NROC content </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and the Learning Management System is driving other “e” Initiatives for teaching and learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online textbooks, resources and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elementary 1:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transitioning Staff Roles/Office of eLearning </li></ul>Technology
  48. 48. The Invitation 2009 NROC Network Members Conference: Building Learning Communities Bring your questions, suggestions and ideas to all three tracks of this meeting and as you network with one another: Content Professional Development Technology How would you like your NROC Network to evolve?