Presentation on theme: "Establishing a Scalable Professional Development e-System for Teachers of Science Al Byers"— Presentation transcript:
Establishing a Scalable Professional Development e-System for Teachers of Science Al Byers
Have we become jaded by the promises of Technology-enabled learning?
NSTA e-PD System Characteristics Addresses NCLB Highly Qualified Discrete content components Delivered any place, any time Research based Scalable to a national effort Dynamically address individual needs
Scalable PD e-System 2000 items that address science content knowledge Rigorous (valid, reliable) Item-analysis for difficulty and discrimination RESULT: Report providing analysis of gaps in content knowledge Personal Self Assessment Established metadata schema (NSDL- LOM, Dublin Core) OAI standard for harvesting of metadata repository data-mining NSTA databases RESULT: Specific products recommended for consumption Search for specific products/ experiences based on self assessment Science Content Modules Online Journal Articles Books and online Book Chapters Convention PD Institutes Vetted Agency & NGO PD Opportunities Face-to-Face PD University Partners on-line Create Personal Professional Development Plan On-line Personal Calendar On-line Personal Portfolio NSTA Certification
Usage and Implementation of Learning Management Systems: A Market Analysis. Bersin and Associates, in conjunction with LTI Research Studies. July Online survey of nearly 6,000 corporate subscribers to understand their usage of Learning Management Systems. Do market examples exist?
Widespread LMS Adoption: LMS adoption is now mainstream. The results indicate that approximately half of all sites surveyed-including large and small businesses, government and educational institutions- currently have an LMS installed. Do market examples exist?
Respondent percentages by sector % % % % Learning Management System Usage Do market examples exist?
performance Reasons for LMS purchase
The Challenge: What you put through the system… Address Scale/Impact Facilitate learning and assesses comprehension Maintain Quality/Motivation Manage huge repository of content
5-15 Hrs. On-line Learning Experience Consists of 5-7 Key Ideas – Highly interactive simulations of the phenomenon – Embedded challenges addressing known misconceptions – Final assessment The core… Science Content Modules
Content: NSES and Benchmarks Assessment: Misconceptions Pedagogy: 5E learning cycle/UBD e-Learning: LCMS vs. LMS Cognitive Research: Scaffolding Research-based
5-15 hour learning experience Intro Assessment Quiz 1 5E: Evaluate Key Idea 1 Each Key Idea addresses 5E ID model to varying degrees with Sims Unlimited attempts with feedback/redirect No grade Cycle repeats for each key idea Posttest graded Assessment for entire Module revisits phenomenon addressed by key ideas PCK Pedagogical Content Knowledge Object addressing student misconceptions and best practices by grade band Science Content Modules
Its the system thats important Personal Self Assessment Products and Services SCM Online Journal Articles University Partners on-line Books and online Book Chapters Convention PD Institutes Vetted Agency & NGO PD Opportunities Face-to-Face PD On-line Personal Calendar NSTA Certification School Report On-line Personal Portfolio recommends tracks documents
The Bottom Line … Addresses NCLBs Highly Qualified (Science) System diagnoses individual content needs – Delivers an engaging learning experience Research based Scalable to a national level
Thank You Al Byers Director: NSTA Institute (703)