Presentation on theme: "Course Design Materials designed with low reading levels but high interest level. More, shorter assignments (20min) Organized with checklists Quick easy."— Presentation transcript:
Course Design Materials designed with low reading levels but high interest level. More, shorter assignments (20min) Organized with checklists Quick easy parts of lessons first Use of pictures to describe content
Course Design All courses follow the same pattern Students can check their grade at any time. Students enroll and can start the same day. Personal contact from teacher the day they enroll. All content reading out of a book and not online.
Science Courses Science courses include hands-on investigation. Students are required to complete 80% of the given investigations. Investigation summaries are short answer questions graded by the teacher. Students are supplied with most of the materials to complete investigations.
Meeting Standards Textbooks are based on National Standards. Assignments and/or assessment questions are added if an Alaska standard is not being met. Assignments, assessment questions are added if district curriculum standard needs to be met.
Courses Currently Offered Social Studies US History US Government World History Alaska Studies Language Arts Basic English American Literature Exploring Literature Life Skills English Science Biology Earth Science Physical Science Math Pre-Algebra Algebra Health/First Aide
Suggested Rotation Used
Who do these classes help most? Students with low reading levels can understand the material. Poorly organized student are given good organization. 20 minute assignments help students with short attention spans. Very Intelligent, highly motivated students like to complete courses outside their main interests.
Students learn through assessments Each quiz is randomly generated from a large question pool. Students take quizzes as many times as they want. Each time questions are different. All questions based on objectives, Alaska, and YKSD standards. Students learn the objectives and standards.
Sample Assessment Results
Assessing what students have learned Tests can only be taken one time. Students must know the material before logging on. There is a test after each chapter. No Final test because: Final Tests do not exist in the workplace. Students with short attention spans can not succeed. Students with anxiety can not succeed
Teacher Tools to Evaluate the Students work Logging on as a student gives them this information. Overall Score Number of times taking assessment Elapsed time of assessment
Teacher Tools to Evaluate the Students work Grades may be downloaded into Excel. At a glace problem students can be spotted Problem standard are identified with ease. Missing work is identified quickly
Teacher Tools to Evaluate the Students work Once in Excel teachers can: See a final grade. Look for differentials between quizzes and tests. Give updates to parents and site teachers quickly.
Teacher Tools to Evaluate Assessments in Their Course
Student Feedback I am learning stuff, and Im actually retaining it. Some of the cell stuff is coming back to me from a couple years back. The book isnt terribly boring. Its actually interesting. Alisa G.
Student Feedback I just wanted to say thank you for such a good course! I really enjoy the simple text of the book and the in- depth definitions! The investigations are awesome too! Thanks again! Jamila W.