Presentation on theme: "Effective and engaging e-learning environment for Tennessee e 4 Tennessee Outreach In partnership with Hamilton County Department of Education."— Presentation transcript:
effective and engaging e-learning environment for Tennessee e 4 Tennessee Outreach In partnership with Hamilton County Department of Education
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. Additionally, these courses are then beta-tested with students throughout Tennessee.
Research Development & Implementation: e 4 TN Staff Developing online courses for State of TN students by TN teachers Course developers Technical staff Organization Structure to work with the BTP (beta testing pilot) school system sites
Research Development & Implementation Rigorous and engaging curriculum Tennessee standards aligned Sound educational theory Simulations Constructivist
Beta Test Pilot Sites Bedford County Bradley County Dickson County Hamilton County Kingsport Lake County Tipton County Wilson County
Wilson Countys OutReach… Clay * Macon * Trousdale * Smith * Putman* Jackson * Cannon * Davidson * DeKalb*Rutherford*
BTP districts account for only 33% of our total enrollments. 67% of all enrollments are from non-BTP districts
Wilson County e 4 TN Program Goal enable students to learn at their own pace, fulfill course requirements, and achieve academic success.
What did this mean to us?
How Did We Begin – Spring, students Gateway Algebra Government Selection Criteria: Seniors 1 Teacher trained for e4TN
Wilson Countys e 4 TN Team District Coordinator On-Site Facilitators On-Site Lab Facilitators Online e4TN Teachers Lead Student Coordinator
How are we using the e 4 TN Program? System-wide equity and access to courses Gifted programs or advanced students Transient students Credit recovery Graduation for NCLB cohort Foreign Language Adult Education Teacher long term or short term disability Alternative Education
Other Ways Districts Use e 4 TN Teacher shortage Medical homebound Advanced credit Advanced placement courses Future
e 4 TN Online Teachers State-wide teacher pool HQT/Certified e 4 TN teacher training Adjunct teachers Lead Teacher/Mentor for all instructors Technically literate
e 4 TN Teachers Classroom 15:1 maximum student:teacher All communication recorded in online log Weekly checkpoints Synchronous office hours Student contact weekly and guardian contact monthly
Ideal Student Candidates Preferably has access to lab at school Lab Facilitator provides support Onsite Facilitator screens and provides support Personalized instruction Online community
Contact Information BTP - Wilson County Schools Kim Clemmons 351 Stumpy Lane Lebanon, TN