Definition of Blended Learning Any time a student learns in part through online delivery, with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace & at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar place away from home
Importance of Blended Learning Different learning needs @ different times Multiple intelligences Learning Styles Talents Motivations/interests Aptitude Depends on subject/domain Different paces Ongoing neuroscience research
Goals of the Technology Professional Development Plan Curriculum Support Assessments – Interim – Formative – PARCC RTI Data Analysis Growth Model EPSS Evaluation System
Technology & RIDE Evaluation Competencies Professional Practice Domain: Planning and Instruction 1A.Plans instruction that is aligned to learning objectives, meets the full spectrum of learning needs, skills levels, and learning styles, and is developmentally appropriate 1B.Evaluates, selects, and access appropriate services, resources and curricular materials that facilitate student engagement with the curriculum
Domain: Classroom Instruction 2C.Makes cross-content connections and creates interdisciplinary learning experiences 2E.Utilizes multiple teaching and learning strategies to engage students Domain: Classroom Environment 3A.Creates a productive learning environment that maximizes learning time, establishes procedures and expectations and ensures access to learning materials
Professional Responsibilities 1A.Leads supports, and/or participates in school/district-based initiatives and activities 4A.Develops and maintains an understanding of current state, district, and school policies and initiatives 4D.Engages meaningfully in the professional development process
Goals of Teacher Survey Technology Self Assessment Experience Using Equipment Professional Development Needs
Surveys Completed on March 14, 2012 91 % of the Faculty completed the survey online.
Teacher Self Assessment Advanced: Highly skilled Teacher who uses multiple modes of digital learning experiences Experienced: Skilled teacher who uses some modes of digital learning experiences Intermediate: Teacher that is beginning to use some modes of digital learning experiences Beginner: Basic use of technology and has not yet used modes of digital learning experiences
Rate yourself regarding your proficiency with technology. (89% Intermediate or above)
Do you have experience using a document camera (ELMO/Ladybug)?
Currently, how often do you use a document camera in your instruction?
If you had your own document camera (ELMO/Ladybug), how often would you use it to support your instruction?
Currently, how often do you use an LCD Projector?
If you had your own LCD Projector, how often would you use it to support your instruction?
In the current school year, how often have you participated in technology professional development by attending after school workshops or independent PD activities
Do you feel that you currently have adequate access to technology in your classroom to support student learning?
The district is developing a variety of professional development opportunities in the area of technology to support your classroom instruction. Please check below the PD activities that you would be interested in attending.
Survey Summary Most teachers rated themselves as intermediate users or above Most teachers have experience using a LCD projector More than half of the teachers have used a document camera Most teachers will use a LCD projector and document camera daily More than half of the teachers report that the technology in their classroom is not adequate Most teachers are eager to attend Technology PD