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A Showcase of Exemplary Models from IDEAL-NM
Your Presenters Sandy Johnson Sandy has a M.S in Technology Education and a M.A. in Administration. She currently works for IDEAL as a lead course developer, lead eTeacher, instructional designer, and mentor. Amy Jaramillo Amy earned her M.Ed. in 2002 in technology and curriculum. She currently is a regional student support coordinator for IDEAL- NM as well as a course designer and lead eTeacher.
What is iNACOL? iNACOL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership association based in the Washington, DC area with over 3,400 members. Members represent a diverse cross-section of K-12 education from school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, research institutions, corporate entities and other content & technology providers.
iNacol Ratings 5 – Exemplary: a model of best practice 4 – Accomplished: excellent implementation 3 – Promising: good implementation 2 – Incomplete: additional work needed 1 – Confusing: not a good example
Curriculum and Course Design Statement of Quality from iNacol A quality online program will have a well thought-out approach to its curriculum and course design whether it develops its own courses and/or licenses curriculum from other educational providers.
Quality #1: Course has clearly stated and attainable educational goals. Course introduction contains assignment goals as well as learning objectives.
Quality #2: Course is clear and coherent in its organization. navigation cues clearly labeled folders assignment numbers that match gradebook headings
Quality #2 Continued…
Quality #3: Course Utilizes quality instructional materials and technology to enable and enrich student learning. Animation from Environmental Science, Semester 1 Unit 3, Lesson 1
Quality #4: Course provides for high degree of interaction. Course Announcements Collaboration tools Messages Discussion Boards
Quality # 5: Course demonstrates rigorous course content. All courses contain A final exam Research papers and projects A variety of assessments Readings from multiple sources
Quality #6: Embeds critical thinking, problem solving, analysis and synthesis abilities in learning. This course requires students to apply a problem-solving strategy to a real- world problem. Learnings from previous lessons are synthesized to evaluate the problem and determine a viable solution.
Quality #7: Course meets requirements of appropriate state or national standards. Every course contains an alignment matrix showing how units address NM Content Standards.
Quality #8: Course meets requirements of accessibility. Softchalk software is used to present material. It allows longer descriptions for screen readers to assist the visually impaired. Bb has screen reader capability Lessons include audio or video IEP and SAT requirements are meet by teachers
Quality #9: Course meets requirements of copyright and fair use. All images are open source, in the public domain, copyright free and are cited. Subscriptions to NROC and Discovery Education content are used Softchalk contains supplemental resources including subscription and documentation of resources from Merlot, MIT, Teacher Tube, and an online encyclopedia
Quality #10: Course is designed to accommodate different learning styles. A variety of multimedia projects and lessons are created to address the various learning styles. Auditory: WimbaVoice, PowerPoint Presentations, video Visual: Video, PowerPoint Presentations Tactile: Softchalk interactive lessons, web-based interactive lessons
Quality #11: Course is designed with consideration for time and place limitations of students. Softchalk lessons are printable Documents in courses are easily downloaded for printing
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