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New Mexico Licensure Links Project Proposal Presentation Lindsey Kidd OILS 533 May 14, 2014
Justification of Project Need/Rationale New Mexico Licensure Links will provide New Mexico educators with a support and study system in order to efficiently pass the NMTA course exams to become licensed and endorsed in the state of New Mexico. Currently, all of the material is put on the learner with no human interaction to help in the testing process. Many teachers are choosing to leave the profession. New Mexico Licensure Links will aid in the ability to become and stay licensed for those looking into and already in education in New Mexico.
Goals/Objectives Goal: This system will create alignment between the universities, school districts, and the PED, which, in turn, will ensure a support system for future and current educators in gaining and maintaining licensure. Objective Provide consistent information from all parties involved. Goal: This system will provide teachers with a flexible and efficient source to become licensed in the state of New Mexico. Objectives Provide all necessary course work for all licensure opportunities. Allow for self-paced courses. Provide consistent information from all sources. Goal: This system will provide teachers with a flexible and efficient source to become certified/endorsed in different subjects and/or grade levels in the state of New Mexico. Objectives Provide all necessary course work for all endorsement opportunities. Allow for self-paced courses. Provide consistent information from all sources. Goal: The educators will learn to better function and gain resources, which will help them not only pass the required assessments for licensure but also function within the school district and access information from the PED. Objective The teachers will be given all necessary information as well as the opportunity to connect with other teachers and professionals in order to become more knowledgeable and successful. Goal: Future and current teachers will feel more enabled and motivated to become licensed and/or endorsed because of the accessibility and streamlined nature of the LMS. Objective Educators will be given access to all information that they need in a manor in which is made easy and informative.
Timeline Operational StageTime LineDescription Approval for Budget Entry from Governor and Secretary of Education Approval before next fiscal year (July 2014)The Governor and Secretary of State must approve NM Licensure Links under the proposed budget for the licensure bureau. Appoint DirectorJuly 2014In order for the program to begin developmentally, a director must be appointed. Hire Instructors & PersonnelAugust-October 2014-OngoingIn order for the design process to begin, instructors, along with their curriculum must be approved. Skeletal Site and Course ConstructionAugust 2014-November 2014This is the initial phase of design. This must be completed for each individual course and the overall site. Design ImplementationNovember 2014-February 2014Instructional designers, tech support, and instructors work together to design courses. Instructor TrainingDecember 2014-March 2014All parties involved must be trained on the site Pilot RunMarch 2014-April 2014A pilot run will be completed with students from UNM as the learner. ImplementationMay 2014-OngoingAssuming the pilot runs well, the courses will be implemented as to accommodate learners signed up for exams in June 2014. Course ReportingMonthly, starting with the Pilot StudySurveys will be completed for each course completion in order to make the program more effective. Annual ReportingMay 2015, yearly afterSurveys and analyses reports will be completed at the end of each fiscal year. Budget and Worth AnalysisJuly 2014-OngoingFrom the beginning of the program approval, the budget will be monitored, maintained, and analyzed in order to show effectiveness and worth in keeping the program for educators.
Organizational Capabilities/Placement/Linkages New Mexico Licensure Links will be housed in the Licensure Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). All personnel will be trained within the capabilities of NM Licensure Links. This program will be heavily connected to the NM public school districts as well as universities around the state. Instructional, curriculum, and web designers will be of crucial importance.
Management/Staffing Plan Staff Title:Managed by:Relation to the operation:Start-Up Training:Operational Training: DirectorHannah SkanderaThe director oversees this entire operation and is appointed by the licensure bureau and Skandera Be aware of all licensure and endorsement requirements for licensure in NM. Be aware of all updates and mandates related to licensure in NM. Curriculum Experts/ InstructorsDirector and licensure experts Makes sure that all necessary information is covered in courses. Work with instructional design team, training on how the site operates. Site updates and curriculum updates. Dossier Instructors/ GuidesDirector and licensure experts Makes sure that all necessary information is covered in courses. Work with instructional design team, training on how the site operates. Site updates and curriculum updates. Tech SupportDirectorEverything runs smoothly and helps with the technology side of this operation in all regards. Training on how the site operates, work with instructors to see what they need. Site and system updates. Licensure/ Certification and Testing Coordinators DirectorFinal say on granting licenses and endorsements. Oversees all testing is completed and follows state mandates. Work with instructors on mandated information, training on how the site operates, licensure accommodations. Licensure and testing updates from the state. Site Management/ Administrators DirectorThe site manager oversees the effectiveness and smoothness of the program and course website. Thorough site training, accessibility training, work with all parties involved. Technology, site, and system updates, communication with instructors. Instructional Design TeamDirector and Curriculum Experts Helps in the design and maintenance of each course. Training on how the site works and operates, meet with instructors and curriculum experts. Updates with instructors and site management, technology updates.
Technology and Teaching/Learning Approach Selection WebCT will be the main hosting system because of its wide capabilities of instructional deliveries. Instructors can use methods such as Web conferencing Discussion forums Journaling Video Audio Text Uploaded files Etc.
System Design and Rationale The majority of the courses will be one month long with the exception of dossier courses, which will last one semester. This is to increase popularity and likelihood of course completion. Learners can sign up for more than one course at a time. The NMPED already works with the NMTA, which will work in their advantage when it comes to ease of course materials. Courses do not follow each other so learners can sign up for whichever ones they need.
Class Offerings Basic LicensureCore EndorsementsElective EndorsementsDossier Basic Skills (K-8)MathHealthLevel I to Level II Basic Skills (7-12)ScienceArtLevel II to Level III Competency (K-8)English Language ArtsPhysical Education Competency (7-12)Social Studies
Instructional Approaches Used The instructors, instructional designers, and curriculum experts will be encouraged to use all necessary resources in order to effectively teach the courses provided under NM Licensure Links. Some tools may include practice exams/problems, video, text, diagrams/descriptions, discussion tools, web conferencing, and file exchange.
Instructional Support Mechanisms Curriculum experts will need to be available. NMTA professionals will need to be available in order to hold the curriculum and instruction up to the standards that the testing requires. Other support systems will include web support, technology support, instructional design, and curriculum design.
Faculty/Staff Participation/Training/Rewards Whole group, small group, and individual trainings will be provided depending on curriculum and level of ability. Trainings will consist of curriculum help and technology help. In this case, incentives for instructors may include awards and recognition from the state in regards to helping increase the number of certified teachers in New Mexico.
Legal Issues The TEACH Act will come into play for this program and will allow the use of educational materials being that NM Licensure Links will be under government supervision. Copyright laws will be important to be weary of in order to keep in compliance of this regulation, which will also be part of The TEACH Act. The Dossier is comprised of information created from the NMPED. The NMPED already owns the rights to this information. HHS 508: requires that all websites be accessible to those with disabilities.
Policies and Procedures All of the policies and procedures set forth by the NMPED and the Licensure Bureau will be followed within NM Licensure Links. Being that this is a government agency, all government policies and procedures will be upheld as well. In the next section, the policies and procedures identified by the NMPED and NMTA are described in more detail.
Quality Control The quality of the instruction will be determined by the learners. It will be aligned to the NMTA standards. The quality will be partially controlled and monitored by the statistical analysis of the number of passing scores to the total number of enrollees.
Criteria for Success The main level of success will be determined by an increase in licensed educators in the state of New Mexico in relation to New Mexico Licensure Links. New Mexico Licensure Links will also be looking at an increase in the test scores themselves. Through surveys that will be given to the learners, New Mexico Licensure Links will also be able to determine the quality of each course and the program as a whole.
Formative and Summative Evaluation Model and Approach Formative Evaluation Surveys will be delivered and collected throughout the life of each course. These surveys will be used to determine the ease of use and efficiency of the course sites as well as to track the effectiveness of the instructors from the learners ’ perspectives. Summative Evaluation Quantitative Data and Qualitative Data will be collected. Quantitative data will be related to that of the test scores at the end of each course, which determines licensure status. Qualitative data will refer to the quality of each course as well as the program as a whole.