Presentation on theme: "Powerspeak K 12 NYC iLearn Initiative July 2013. Introductions Stephanie Ramos Implementation Manager East Chicago, IN Your Facilitator TodaySession Participants."— Presentation transcript:
Powerspeak K 12 NYC iLearn Initiative July 2013
Introductions Stephanie Ramos Implementation Manager East Chicago, IN Your Facilitator TodaySession Participants Please introduce yourself and share what language you teach
Agenda Introductions Overview of Powerspeak Live Demo – Student View Review Guided Exploration - Student Live Demo – Teacher View Review Guided Exploration - Teacher Professional Development website Student Use/ Implementation Plan Potential Implementation Issues Student Orientation Q & A Introductions Overview of Powerspeak Live Demo – Student View Review Guided Exploration - Student Live Demo – Teacher View Review Guided Exploration - Teacher Professional Development website Student Use/ Implementation Plan Potential Implementation Issues Student Orientation Q & A
Goal Maximize students’ world language learning
What Courses Do We Offer? We offer 31 courses across 5 languages Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School Spanish 1, 2 Spanish 1, 2, 3, AP French 1, 2 French 1, 2, 3, AP German 1, 2 Latin 1Latin 1, 2 Chinese 1, 2 Complete year of online course curriculum with instructional material, interactive activities, and graded assignments
Language Levels Elementary Introduction to the language. Focus on learning words and phrases—not grammar! Vocabulary acquisition is based on the diglot story. Best to start students once they’re able to read.
Language Levels Middle School Exact same content as High School courses Middle School year 1 and 2 = High School year 1
Language Levels High School 4 years of Spanish and French (Levels I-III and AP) – Level III prepares students for AP level. – Level III and AP don’t have the same number and variety of games (no games in AP) 2 years of Chinese, German, and Latin
Language Levels What is covered? Aligned to ACTFL Standards ListeningSpeakingReadingWritingGrammarCulture Listening Speaking ReadingWritingGrammarCulture Examples: Pronunciation Station = listening and speaking Realia = reading Vocabulary blanks, Writing Practices = writing Sentence Comparison, Grammar Hunches = grammar Culture Video = culture
Course Information Course Structure 180 lessons per course Each lesson = 35 to 55 minutes 5 lessons in a unit (Monday - Friday) Unit pattern/weekly cycle
Weekly Cycle Each week: new vocabulary theme and grammar topic “Sneak peek” Intro to Vocabulary Reference material to print and keep in language notebook Warm-up vocabulary activities Intro to grammar Practice Practice vocabulary and grammar Vocabulary activities Grammar activities Culture activities Assessment Multiple choice quiz Alternating speaking and writing assessment Additional explore activities
Live Demo – Student Navigation
Student Review Do you remember …?
Guided Exploration Purpose: Experience the course as a student Explore the structure and the types of activities Duration: ~ 45 minutes Student Experience
Student Exploration Go to demo.pglms.com Complete Pages 1-2 of the Guided Exploration handout Return to our presentation. Student Demo Logins UsernamePassword nycdemos1pass nycdemos2pass nycdemos3pass nycdemos4pass nycdemos5pass
Live Demo Teacher Navigation
Teacher Review Do you remember …?
Guided Exploration Purpose: Experience the course as a teacher Monitor student work and provide feedback Duration: ~ 30 minutes Teacher Experience
Professional Development Website Username/Password: psteacher
Professional Development Website Powerspeak Curriculum Resources – Scope and sequence for all 5 languages and levels – ACTFL Alignments Powerspeak Activity Guides Powerspeak Activity Paths Grading Rubrics – Writing Activities – Speaking Activities Tips and Video Tutorials Lessons and Activities What can I find there?
Teacher Demo Logins Go to demo.pglms.com Complete Pages 3-4 of the Guided Exploration handout Return to our presentation Teacher Demo Logins UsernamePassword nycdemot1pass nycdemot2pass nycdemot3pass nycdemot4pass nycdemot5pass
Guided Exploration Purpose: Experience the course as a student Check messages and feedback Duration: ~ 10 minutes Student Experience – Part 2
Continued Exploration ASK – What are your next steps to start using the program with students? Continue exploring… your course as a student your course as a teacher the MIL PD website
Planning Your Next Steps Who are your target students? What are your program goals? Where will students access technology? How often will you have access to technology? What are your start and end dates for using the program? What are your student work expectations? How will you address students who do not access their program regularly? Will the Powerspeak grade become part of the students’ overall grade if this is used supplementaly? Implementation and Student Use Plan
Creating Your Plan Purpose of this activity Prepare you for planning visualizing your program goals Prepare you for consideration of how you will implement the program Fully online Blended Supplemental Set the timelines on when your students will begin and end using the program. Setting student expectations Determine who will monitor student progress Complete the Implementation / Student Use Template
Student Orientation Begin by using the Getting Started video within Powerspeak Use whole group presentation to show students how to monitor their progress Use whole group presentation to show students how YOU will monitor their progress Introduce “Best Practices” to students in utilizing the courseware to their advantage Will students be allowed to use the program outside of the school day if internet access is available? How will you assist students who have fallen behind? What processes are in place to assist students who are struggling? How will you introduce the program to your students?
Potential Implementation Issues Students are jumping ahead in the course Students enroll late in the course Students use online translators and taking tests and doing written assignments Students speak gibberish when submitting speaking activities Students are falling behind, they have many past due assignments
Potential Implementation Issues Technical problems due to logistics Students dedicate too much time to their Avatar Students do not receive meaningful feedback End dates are set up incorrectly Modifications to the calendar are not set up in the correct order
Student Orientation Use the Student Orientation presentation to introduce Powerspeak and its features Set up student expectations before students begin work Post student expectations in the classroom and review Use of Student Goal Sheet to assist students in determining the importance of why they are learning a world language
How Will Students Access Powerspeak? ILEARN LOG-IN: Log into using your DOE username and password.www.ilearnnyc.net Students can retrieve their designated iLearn Username by entering their Student ID and birthdate. Students are able to set their own password which can be retrieved by entering their Student ID and birthdate. So students only need a Student ID and birthdate to login. MY COURSES: Under “My Courses” click on the name of the course with Powerspeak (Schools determine the name of this course when they set it up themselves, e.g. “Robinson French” or “9th Grade Powerspeak”) CONTENT: Click “Content” in the navigation bar
How Will Students Access Powerspeak? SELECT COURSE: Under the heading “Middlebury Powerspeak” click the name of the Powerspeak class you’re logging into, e.g. “Elementary French 1A” SELECT LINK: A new window should pop up – click the link that says “Select this link to access…the name of course” You should now be logged into your Powerspeak course.
Demo Access to iLearnNYC Log into using your DOE username and password.www.ilearnnyc.net iLearn Wiki Spaces
iLearn Wiki Spaces Student Orientation Implementation / Student Use Plan Student Goal Sheet Powerspeak Teacher Checklist Other Resources What can I find on the iLearn Wiki Spaces website?
iLearn Help Desk Logins: Accessing iLearnNYC from Enrollments: Managing enrollments in the iLearnNYC Administrative Console Site Navigation: Using all features of the iLearnNYC learning environment Content: Using all content accessed via iLearnNYC DOE Hardware: Maintaining DOE hardware, including computers and printers DOE Software: Maintaining software on DOE devices DOE Internet: Maintaining internet connectivity and performance What does the iLearnNYC Help Desk support?
Help Desk How Do I reach the iLearn Help Desk iLearnNYC Help Desk Phone: iLearnNYC Help Desk Web Form: School Staff enrolled in iLearnNYC course offerings can log into iLearnNYC and complete an iLearnNYC Help Desk Web Form from “My Home.” support.asp?org=iLearnNYC&uname=&fname=&lname=&ou=6606&ouNa support.asp?org=iLearnNYC&uname=&fname=&lname=&ou=6606&ouNa When is the iLearnNYC Help Desk available? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.