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1 Understanding the Learn System Butler County Public Schools August 15, 2013 Leona Jamison

2 Learning Goals for the Session Understand how Learn can be used to support effective, job-embedded professional development learning experiences. Access Teachscape Learn tools and locate support resources in order to use the Learn system effectively.

3 Agenda and Expectations for the Session 3 I.Welcome, Learning Goals and Measuring Professional Development Learning Experiences II.Overview of Learn: Tools, Features & Access III.Learn Academy Overview and Learning Plans IV.Courses and Resources V.My Videos and Video Channels VI.Communities VII.Progress Monitoring & Administrative Functions VIII.Help and Teachscape Support

4 Measuring Professional Development Learning Thinking about your past professional development learning experiences, how did you know whether or not you learned a new skill of concept that can be applied to the classroom? Consider the following: o Application through assessments and/or artifacts – tests/quizzes, lesson plans, student activities, implementation of lessons o Analysis of student achievement and/or perspectives- standardized tests, benchmarks, in-class assessments, performance-based classwork, student survey responses o Evaluation/Reflection on artifacts and student achievement – journals, reflection documents o Transference of Knowledge – sharing with colleagues in PLCs, presentations at staff meetings, etc.

5 Structures of Professional Learning Experiences 5 PD School-Wide Community- Based IndividualDistrict-Wide

6 Components of Teachscape Learn 6 Learn Learning Management Functionality Individualized Learning Plans Collaboration Tools & Communities PK-12 Content Libraries Custom Course Development Video Channels Teachscape Learn is a video-rich professional learning system for educators with tools, content, and software to support best practices in professional development.

7 Design and Layout of Learn 7 Quick Access & Features: Navigation Tabs: My Learning, Course and Learning Resources, My Communities, Video Channels My Video and Help Account Information Alternate Ways to Access Features: Courses and Learning Resources My In-Progress Learning Featured Video & Featured Course My Communities

8 Learn Help - Additional Support and Resources 8 When in Learn, access the Online Help Resources by clicking on the Help tab.

9 Participant Login Information 9 Training Site - Participant Assignments: (password – teach) Training Accounts - learn.teacher215 through learn.teacher249

10 Meet the Members of Learn Academy 10 Principal at Learn Academy: Pat Martinez 5 th Grade Teacher (all inclusive): Erin Williams 5 th Grade Teacher (math only) : Devon Turner 5 th Grade Teacher: (math only) Harper Evans 7 th Grade Mathematics Teacher: Sidney Lee

11 Erin’s Learning Plan 11 Erin has two goals on her Learning Plan: o Professional Learning Community Goal - During the first Quarter, the Fifth Grade Mathematics Professional Learning Community will have 80% of their students master the fifth grade state standards associated with Statistics and Probability as demonstrated through common assessments. o Individual Growth Goal - During the course of the year, I will increase my performance level to a Level 3 or above in the following areas: 1a, 1c, 3a and 4a. Aligned with each goal are courses and tasks that will assist in her journey toward meeting these goals. How are Erin’s goals similar to what your teachers are expected to do?

12 Create a Plan, Goals and Actions 12 Login to your account 1. Click on My Learning Tab - >Plans and Activities 2. Click on Plans List -> Create a New Plan -> Search, -> Check Box -> Close 3. Click on Activities List, -> Add Activity -> Add Goal -> Complete Form -> Next -> Select - > Close 4. Click on Goal -> Actions -> New Item -> Complete -> Save 5. Click on Plans and Activities

13 Erin’s Goals & Tasks – Courses and Resources 13 Professional Learning Community Goal - During the first Quarter, the Fifth Grade Mathematics Professional Learning Community will have 80% of their students master the fifth grade state standards associated with Statistics and Probability as demonstrated through common assessments. o Enhance their CCSS knowledge by completing the Common Core Series – Standard for Mathematical Practice 7: Look For and Make Use of Structure Course Individual Growth Goal - During the course of the year, I will increase my performance level to a Level 3 or above in the following areas: 1a, 1c, 3a and 4a. o In order to fully understand the Framework Component, I will complete the course 3a Communicating with Students. o Completing the Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback course, I will increase my understanding of the research-based instructional strategy.

14 Courses and Resources 14 Courses and Resources:: Design – o “case study” method – collaboration with partners to identify teachers that are implementing research-informed instructional strategies that work o created to a provide a “virtual classroom” for teachers to learn and grow Features – o Thematic Chapters – define learning goals o Highlights – helps to focus the participant as to what is important o Embedded Assessments – activities to bridge the connection between learning and the classroom o Artifacts – teacher’s approach to implementation, lesson plans, student work

15 Courses and Resources – Scavenger Hunt 15 o In the Common Core Series Module: Standard for Mathematical Practice 2 – Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively, what are the three subheadings on the left sidebar? o In the Competency-Based Series: Considering Technology Tools for the Classroom, how many questions are in the Reviewing Technology in Action Quiz? o In the Effective Instructional Series: Data-Focused Instructional Decision Making Course, what are the categories of the Professional Development Goals o Looking at the Framework Component Series: 3c Engaging Students in Learning, why would this be useful for teachers who are using the Danielson Framework for Observations?

16 Courses and Resources – Scavenger Hunt 16 o In the Common Core Series Module: Standard for Mathematical Practice 2 – Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively, what are the three subheadings on the left sidebar? Introduction, Learn About the Standards, Check Your Understanding o In the Competency-Based Series: Considering Technology Tools for the Classroom, how many questions are in the Reviewing Technology in Action Quiz? Five o In the Effective Instructional Series: Data-Focused Instructional Decision Making Course, what are the categories of the Professional Development Goals Understanding Student Needs, Summarizing Multiple Assessments, Creating a Class Profile, Developing Action Plans, Reflection – Keeping It Going o Looking at the Framework Component Series: 3c Engaging Students in Learning, why would this be useful for teachers who are using the Danielson Framework for Observations? Teachers can learn about the rubric, level descriptors and see examples of performance levels.

17 Editing and Deleting Plans and Courses 17 To edit or drop, go to My Learning -> Plans and Activities -> Actions ->Delete Please take a moment to delete all of the courses and/or goals you created.

18 Dropping Courses from In-Progress Learning 18 Click on In-Progress Learning -> More Actions -> Drop *If you have not registered, you will need to register first, then drop!

19 Erin’s Professional Learning Items - Tasks 19 Professional Learning Community Goal - During the first Quarter, the Fifth Grade Mathematics Professional Learning Community will have 80% of their students master the fifth grade state standards associated with Statistics and Probability as demonstrated through common assessments. *Opportunity to adjust goal after first quarter to target remediation for students o Enhance their CCSS knowledge by completing the Common Core Series – Standard for Mathematical Practice 7: Look For and Make Use of Structure Course o Tape, share and comment on a video lesson from each member in the group that illustrates the application of the standard studied o Create a PLC CCSS 5 th Grade Video Channel

20 Erin’s Individual Tasks 20 Individual Growth Goal - During the course of the year, I will increase my performance level to a Level 3 or above in the following areas: 1a, 1c, 3a and 4a. o In order to fully understand the Framework Component, I will complete the course 3a Communicating with Students. o Completing the Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback course, I will increase my understanding of the research-based instructional strategy. o Tape three lessons and upload related artifacts (lesson plans, student work, etc.) that illustrates the following focal points: awareness of possible misconceptions and how they can be addressed, connect previous learning with new learning, have outcomes for students addresses in terms of learning rather than doing, and includes appropriate academic vocabulary. o Reflect on the video taped lesson by commenting at appropriate sections where there is evidence of the focal points and completing a post-reflection form.

21 Tools and Resources to Help Erin Achieve Her Goals 21 My Videos Upload a video ( formats) Within the video you can complete the following functions: o Add comments at different points during the video o Attach artifacts such as lesson plans, handouts, student work, etc. o Share with colleagues o Create favorites and add to Video Channels o Edit the video information previously entered when creating the video o Delete videos

22 Tools and Resources to Help Erin Achieve Her Goals 22 Video Channels - Teachscape Channels – content pulled from Teachscape's Professional Learning Suite, spanning multiple needs and subjects, along with educational and leadership practices District Channel – maintained by District Administrator that may contain content from Teachscape or shared videos within the District My Channels – videos created by user or videos shared by colleagues Homepage – popular videos, recently added videos Deleting Videos/Video Channels

23 My Video & Channel Activity 23 My Video Task: Open Erin’s Shared Video and make one comment. Include a timestamp. Delete the comment. Video Channel Task: o Search the Video Channel Library using the keyword “goals”. o Create a channel from your search. Modify the name and description as desired. o Using Admin move your channel to the top of the list. o Delete your newly created channel.

24 Erin’s Professional Learning Items - Tasks 24 Professional Learning Community Goal - During the first Quarter, the Fifth Grade Mathematics Professional Learning Community will have 80% of their students master the fifth grade state standards associated with Statistics and Probability as demonstrated through common assessments. *Opportunity to adjust goal after first quarter to target remediation for students o Enhance their CCSS knowledge by completing the Common Core Series – Standard for Mathematical Practice 7: Look For and Make Use of Structure Course o Tape, share and comment on a video lesson from each member in the group that illustrates the application of the standard studied o Create a PLC CCSS 5 th Grade Video Channel o Participate in a Community that logs the PLC minutes and documents, resource list and online discussions.

25 Erin’s Individual Tasks 25 Individual Growth Goal - During the course of the year, I will increase my performance level to a Level 3 or above in the following areas: 1a, 1c, 3a and 4a. o In order to fully understand the Framework Component, I will complete the course 3a Communicating with Students. o Completing the Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback course, I will increase my understanding of the research-based instructional strategy. o Tape three lessons and upload related artifacts (lesson plans, student work, etc.) that illustrates the following focal points: awareness of possible misconceptions and how they can be addressed, connect previous learning with new learning, have outcomes for students addresses in terms of learning rather than doing, and includes appropriate academic vocabulary. o Reflect on the video taped lesson by commenting at appropriate sections where there is evidence of the focal points and completing a post-reflection form. o Participate in the School-Based Professional Learning Community – Setting Instructional Outcomes by posting or responding to discussions at least three times per semester.

26 Tools and Resources to Help Erin Achieve Her Goals 26 Communities Provides an opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in various structures (one-on-one, PLCs, Interest Groups, etc.) Contains discussion board space, place to attach items, Q & A section for users in the community, Wiki space for collaborative items such as shared lesson plan or resource document

27 Communities 27 Communities Task: o Search and find the Learn Academy Community o Join the Community and Click on Discussions o Open up the General and then the Welcome Thread o Hit Reply and add a message o Click on My Communities and Leave

28 Managing Team Learning – Pat’s Team Overview 28

29 Common Reports 29

30 Learn Help - Additional Support and Resources 30 When in Learn, access the Online Help Resources by clicking on the Help tab.

31 Contacting Customer Support 31 Toll-Free Support Hotline Phone Number: o Telephone support is available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Support Address: o You can send an 24 hours a day. A support representative will get back to you as quickly as possible during the following business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. EST. Online Support—Website Request Form You can submit an online support request 24 hours a day by filling out the form on this web page: https://www.teachscape.com/other/technical- support.html.https://www.teachscape.com/other/technical- support.html Clicking on Bottom of Web Browser Your request will be addressed as quickly as possible during the following business hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. EST.

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