Creating an Accredited K-12International Blended DistributedLearning Program
The journey …      Surveyed K-12 online jurisdictions      around the world      Unable to find others that were offering ...
Asynchronous Learning        Students complete online work at their own        pace.    “Most of the online courses nowada...
Synchronous Learning      Students meet with BC teacher      synchronously once per week in an      online classroom      ...
Quality                       Success rates equal or better than campus                       Personalized rather than ind...
The Model       A Blended model that incorporates online       learning with face to face learning       Students are prov...
STAGES OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT               All Courses –             Cohort and Single               Course Login        ...
Why would a public school districtwant to consider creating theirown accredited onlineInternational Program?
   Bring revenue into a School District   Broaden skills of DL teachers   Expose quality BC education to the Internatio...
Benefits       Enlarges presence in International Education       Larger student base to increase skill level of       Tea...
Implementation
Strategies to “find” that                            unique teacher                        MarketingCollaborativeInterview...
Blended Program consists of:      1 facilitator overseas      1 BC certified teacher in Canada      1 cohort of students  ...
Facilitator        Bilingual        Technologically savvy        Student motivator/supporter        Flexible
Teacher      BC certified      DL certified      Flexible, creative and adaptable      Culturally aware      Teaching phil...
Student Cohort      Approximately 10-15 students/cohort      Cohort allows for:         Group projects         Real time...
Online resources      Coursework is always available in      Moodle      Avoid shipping issues with text books      BC tea...
Overseas Partner      Provide students access to appropriate      technology      Stable internet connection      Cohort o...
Issues         Cultural differences i.e. Chinese principal         schedules an unplanned assembly         Technology i.e....
STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY                        www.GlobalEd.ca   Independent Programs                    Solo Marketing   ...
IOLA
BC LEGISLATION• April 2002, BC School Amendment Act  provided public school districts the ability to  incorporate business...
RATIONALETaking BC online learning services internationally  required a coordinated approach and single  entity. • Enable ...
MEMBERSInternational Online Learning Association of   BC• 5 school district business companies (SD  91,73,63,37,34• 1 inde...
FOCUS ON QUALITYQuality learning key• Accredit online learning offerings of  members• Foster innovation• Share quality met...
ANY QUESTIONS?
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  1. 1. Creating an Accredited K-12International Blended DistributedLearning Program
  2. 2. The journey … Surveyed K-12 online jurisdictions around the world Unable to find others that were offering International Online Education in a major way Most programs were content intensive (i.e. correspondence) and lacked strong teacher/student relationships SD73 wanted to build a unique model
  3. 3. Asynchronous Learning Students complete online work at their own pace. “Most of the online courses nowadays are offered in asynchronous mode, enabling students with the freedom of time and distance. Nonetheless, the drop-out rate for online courses is high. With online synchronous instruction students have both freedom of distance and punctuality of regular progress and the drop-out rate is found to be greatly reduced.” - Online Synchronous Instruction: Challenges and Solutions
  4. 4. Synchronous Learning Students meet with BC teacher synchronously once per week in an online classroom Students work together in a class synchronously Students work on projects together
  5. 5. Quality Success rates equal or better than campus Personalized rather than individualized learning 2009 PISA results indicate Canada has a strong educational system:  Canadian students continue to be leaders in reading, math and science.  Canadian students perform well in a global context in reading. On the combined reading scale, only four countries surpassed Canada: Shanghai-China, Korea, Finland and Hong Kong-China. - http://cdnsba.org/“Online learning began as a way to improve the quality of distance education by providing more and betterinteraction with instructors and between students.” -A Study of Face-to-Face and Online Teaching Philosophies inCanada and Australia
  6. 6. The Model A Blended model that incorporates online learning with face to face learning Students are provided with a high level of service Teachers focus on building relationships with students A quality program is key to success
  7. 7. STAGES OF PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT All Courses – Cohort and Single Course Login ESL – Collaboration Model Business Education and Cohort Courses
  8. 8. Why would a public school districtwant to consider creating theirown accredited onlineInternational Program?
  9. 9.  Bring revenue into a School District Broaden skills of DL teachers Expose quality BC education to the International Market Prepare for upcoming workforce shortage as outlined in the BC Jobs Plan:“Of the one million job openings ahead, 43 per cent will need trades and technical training. The skills and training plan represents fundamental change to how we prepare British Columbians for the jobs of tomorrow.” www.bcjobsplan.ca
  10. 10. Benefits Enlarges presence in International Education Larger student base to increase skill level of Teachers i.e. Business courses popular in Asia but not BC. A larger student base increases choice for courses International students can benefit from our high quality BC education Transition from Overseas to Canada “students set up for success” ie Cultural awareness
  11. 11. Implementation
  12. 12. Strategies to “find” that unique teacher MarketingCollaborativeInterview byAdministratorand Teachers Interview Support to help develop Collaborative Digital Community Mentoring
  13. 13. Blended Program consists of: 1 facilitator overseas 1 BC certified teacher in Canada 1 cohort of students Online resource Overseas Partner
  14. 14. Facilitator Bilingual Technologically savvy Student motivator/supporter Flexible
  15. 15. Teacher BC certified DL certified Flexible, creative and adaptable Culturally aware Teaching philosophy is based on creating strong relationships with students
  16. 16. Student Cohort Approximately 10-15 students/cohort Cohort allows for:  Group projects  Real time discussions  Social presence  Working together
  17. 17. Online resources Coursework is always available in Moodle Avoid shipping issues with text books BC teacher can mark submitted work at any time Teachers open to wide variety of alternative resources to ensure connections with students
  18. 18. Overseas Partner Provide students access to appropriate technology Stable internet connection Cohort of students
  19. 19. Issues Cultural differences i.e. Chinese principal schedules an unplanned assembly Technology i.e. certain sites are blocked such as Youtube. Learning Styles – Be aware of the traditional learning/teaching style currently being used and not presume that the constructivist approach is one that will automatically be well perceived.
  20. 20. STEPS TO SUSTAINABILITY www.GlobalEd.ca Independent Programs Solo Marketing Create IOLA Collaborate Build Common Quality Assurance Partner with other Businesses Expand into Other Countries Become Educational Partner
  21. 21. IOLA
  22. 22. BC LEGISLATION• April 2002, BC School Amendment Act provided public school districts the ability to incorporate business companies.• Under the legislation a board of education is the sole shareholder and revenue generated by the company returns to the district.• Legislation not without controversy  http://www.bcbusinessonline.ca/selling-canadian-teaching-in-china  https://bctf.ca/IssuesInEducation.aspx?id=5958  http://www.saanichnews.com/news/161453575.html
  23. 23. RATIONALETaking BC online learning services internationally required a coordinated approach and single entity. • Enable a single point for discussions with education stakeholders • Lead a BC-branded international marketing strategy • Support the development and delivery of BC curriculum and educational services through online or distributed learning • Uphold the quality of program content and services • Be independent and inclusive, with a governing board drawn from school district business companies, independent schools, business, government, and international reps • Provide mandate to improve online content and services
  24. 24. MEMBERSInternational Online Learning Association of BC• 5 school district business companies (SD 91,73,63,37,34• 1 independent school• Minimum one representative from independent schools• Members only from business companies to start
  25. 25. FOCUS ON QUALITYQuality learning key• Accredit online learning offerings of members• Foster innovation• Share quality metrics and approaches with domestic programs• Build content, share with domestic
  26. 26. ANY QUESTIONS?

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