Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO TOOL+ ! [Improving Secondary Science Teachers’ Online and Blended Teaching Using TOOL] May 9, 2014"— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME TO TOOL+ ! [Improving Secondary Science Teachers’ Online and Blended Teaching Using TOOL] May 9, 2014
PURPOSE -Increase your knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning in online and blended environments -Support your enactment of at least 1 goal in your own classroom -Provide access to live online science courses through GAVS -Network with like-minded colleagues Phoebe Testimonial (1:45) https://www.openteachertraining.org/skills
BIG PICTURE OF EXPERIENCE Summer 2014 – -Increase knowledge and skills of blended and online teaching and learning through TOOL Course -Set a goal for your fall practice Fall 2014— -Try something new -Share with the group -Observe some fully online science courses 25% 75% The Group -15 Cobb County Middle Grades Science Teachers -2 UWG Teachers (Science and Tech) -1 Former TOOL Participant
PEOPLE -Kim Huett (ed tech) -Andy Walter (science) -Jason Huett -Phoebe Balentyne -Mary Ann Myers -TOOL Designers -Jay Heap -Joe Cozart -Sharon Synan -3 Science Teachers -Badge Evaluator(s) -Tom Brown -You guys!! -Wes Sargent -DJ Williams -Travis Williams Effective Evaluation This program is funded by Improving Teacher Quality State Grants (Title II, Part A of NCLB). To learn more about Teacher Quality Grants, visit
CALENDAR PhaseDatesWhat Phase 1 PD Activities (75%) June 2-8TOOL Participate Quests June 9-15TOOL Navigate Quests June 16-22TOOL Communicate Quests June 23-29TOOL Create Quests June 30-July 6TOOL Evaluate Quests July 7-13Wrap-up July 14-August 10 Rest Phase 2 PD Activities (25%) August 11-22; Aug 23 (debrief)Online Learning Event #1 + Live Debrief September 2-12; Sept 13 (debrief)Online Learning Event #2 + Live Debrief September 22-October 3; Oct 4 (debrief)Online Learning Event #3 + Live Debrief August 1 – November 28, 2014 Goal Enactment in Your Classroom/Setting December 1-14, 2014Final Debrief Session(s)
GIVE & TAKE Give -Employed at Cobb for hours of work -56 Quests -Set and Enact 1 Goal -5 Blog Posts -2-4 online meetings (evaluative; PD) Take -5 PLUs (Cobb-approved) -TOOL Badge (GAVS) -$500 Stipend -Refreshing take on practice -Networking with colleagues and new friends -Free and awesome book from ISTE! (May 22+)
TECH STUFF YOU NEED -Computer with internet access -Updated Java on your computer -Phone -Webcam (preferred but not required) -Microphone (preferred but not required; if you have webcam, you probably have mic) -Cobb County BlackBoard Login Credentials (We are working on this, too). -Edmodo Login (more on this in a moment)
NEXT MAJOR COMMUNICATION Welcome (~ May 26) -Survey of Tech Tools You Use -Informed Consent Documentation -BlackBoard Login info -Coupon Code from Georgia Virtual School to sign up for TOOL.
YOUR NEXT STEPS (NOW TO MAY 25) -Stipend-related paperwork wiki.westga.edu/Stipend-related+Paperworkhttp://online-pd wiki.westga.edu/Stipend-related+Paperwork -Join our Edmodo site wiki.westga.edu/How+to+Join+Edmodo+Sitehttp://online-pd wiki.westga.edu/How+to+Join+Edmodo+Site -Try to login to Cobb County Schools’ BlackBoard site. If successful, send me your BlackBoard username. If not successful, feel free to let me know.
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HOW THIS VIDEO WAS MADE 1.Microsoft Word for planning Message in a table. 2.PowerPoint for making it pretty. 3.Saved PowerPoint slides as JPEGs. 4.Imported PowerPoint slides into Camtasia. 5.Imported Phoebe’s movie into Camtasia. (she recorded as an.mov on her macbook) 6.Imported my movie into Camtasia. 7.Tweaked and arranged things in Camtasia for a few minutes. 8.Produced and uploaded to YouTube. Total Time (not including planning the message) = 5 hours