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1 effective and engaging e-learning environment for Tennessee Wendy Oliver In partnership with Hamilton County Department of Education

2 iNACOL Fast Facts About Online Learning K12 is a $50 million market growing at 30% annually 42 states have online programs 26/42 have state-led initiatives The Peak Group estimates 1 million enrollments in 2007 Some states require HS online credit 44 states in the US have online learning

3 Global access Individualized learning Standards driven Self-driven Technology opportunities HQ teacher pool Equity Student engagement Teacher readiness College readiness Critical thinking Communication Problem solving Accountability High School Redesign, Budget Cuts & Online Learning

4 Overview – e 4 TN e 4 TN is a grant funded initiative that provides Tennessee teachers the opportunity to develop online Carnegie credit courses that are rigorous, engaging and aligned to Tennessee standards, to include core courses and electives such as foreign languages.

5 How Districts Use e 4 TN Summer School Adult education Advanced opportunities Alternative education Teacher shortage Teacher long term or short term disability Medical homebound College readiness Literacy NCLB Cohort

6 How Districts Use e 4 TN Bridge achievement gap Teacher opportunities System-wide equity and access to courses Gifted programs or advanced students Transient students Credit recovery Graduation for NCLB cohort Advanced credit

7 Personalized Infrastructure

8 Teachers State-wide teacher pool of online trained teachersState-wide teacher pool of online trained teachers HQTHQT e 4 TN teacher training and supporte 4 TN teacher training and support Adjunct teachersAdjunct teachers Lead teacher/mentor for all instructorsLead teacher/mentor for all instructors Technical help deskTechnical help desk 15:1 maximum student:teacher; 20:1 experienced teacher in vendor15:1 maximum student:teacher; 20:1 experienced teacher in vendor All communications recorded in online logAll communications recorded in online log Weekly teacher evaluationsWeekly teacher evaluations Live teacher hoursLive teacher hours Teacher contacts student weekly and guardian monthlyTeacher contacts student weekly and guardian monthly Teacher responds to communication within 24 hoursTeacher responds to communication within 24 hours

9 Rigorous and Engaging Curriculum Developing online courses for State of TN students by TN teachers and building a teacher pool 5 course developers 14 technical staff Rigorous and engaging curriculum Tennessee standards aligned Personal Finance Sound educational theory –Simulations –Constructivist –Gagne –Gardner

10 What Courses Does e 4 TN Offer? Summer 09 Fall 09 Your Teachers with Our Curriculum Our Teachers Our Curriculum Using e4TN vs. Other Vendors Approval Process

11 Geographic Implementation Specialists Eastern Tennessee, Chris Cooper , Central Tennessee, Pamela Lane , Western Tennessee, Vickie Fann ,

12 Dan Long Executive Director,Assessment, Evaluation, Research, and e-Learning Wendy Oliver Coordinator e 4 TN, Leadership Team e 4 TN Leadership Team


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