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Title: A Distance Learning Approach to Enhancing Technology Use in Rural Schools


1
A Distance Learning Approach to Enhancing
Technology Use in Rural Schools
  • Jim Barber
  • Wallace Hannum
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2
Situation
  • Large state with considerable rural population
  • Challenges of NCLB
  • Concerns about AYP in rural areas
  • Difficult for rural teachers to get professional
    development
  • Want to improve instruction in rural areas
    through technology use

3
Guiding Questions
  • How do we build their capacity to use technology
    to support learning?
  • How can we use distance learning to offer courses
    rural students would not otherwise have?

4
Our solution
  1. Graduate class via interactive video
  2. Certification program to teach online
  3. Distributed support for professional development

5
1. Graduate class
  • Taught via interactive video
  • Professor teaching in a studio
  • Students at various sites across state

6
Two-way interactive video
  • Program originates in studio
  • Four sites connected via fiber optics
  • Video audio in all directions
  • Lecture/discussion
  • Project-based

7
Outcomes
  • Teachers became more capable of using technology
    for teaching learning
  • Teachers administrators in rural areas
    completed a graduate class they otherwise would
    not have completed
  • Teachers got to see what others were doing
    learn from each other

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2. Certification program
  • Need
  • improve quality of online instruction
  • enable regular classroom teachers to teach online
  • create several high-quality online courses
  • Solution
  • create inservice program for teachers who want to
    teach online
  • accept only teachers with basic technology skills

9
Organization
  • Sequence of 5 courses
  • 18 months to complete

10
Teaching methods
  • Program completely online
  • Model what we preach
  • Summer workshop/collaboration
  • Stress interaction and collaboration
  • Emphasis on developing skills, not just
    acquisition of knowledge

11
Technology used
  • Course management
  • Content
  • Discussion forums
  • Document sharing
  • Email
  • One-to-one contact
  • Individual feedback
  • Coaching
  • Telephone

12
Outcomes
  • Better knowledge of online teaching learning
  • Enhanced skill in teaching online
  • More online courses developed
  • More opportunities for high school students to
    take online courses

13
Outcomes
  • Stronger pedagogy built into courses
  • Cadre of online teachers able to offer more
    courses help other teachers
  • Peer-to-peer support network for teaching online

14
3. Distributed support for teaching
  • Statewide network of educators using the power of
    the Internet to improve K-12 education.
  • LEARN NC

15
Teachers helping teachers
  • The Teachers Network a LEARN NC trained
    coordinator in each of the 115 school systems and
    many individual schools
  • Local system coordinators conduct professional
    development workshops provide ongoing feedback
    on resources

16
Teachers helping teachers
  • Contributing editors offer best practices and
    proven resources.
  • Last year, the LEARN NC website experienced
    nearly 10,000 visitors a day!
  • www.learnnc.org

17
Ongoing collaboration with educational partners
generates content and opportunities
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Search results offer a variety of resources
aligned to the NC Standard Course of Study
20
Access to the entire curriculum and associated
lesson plans is only a few clicks away
21
Display of curriculum goals clearly displays
curriculum and associated resources.
22
Access resources at the objective level
23
LEARNs Curriculum Consultants review lessons
from NC teachers and from around the world and
align them to the SCoS
24
Lessons are aligned to the Standard Course of
Study and reviewed as curricula are revised.
25
Access other lessons addressing the same
objective from within each lesson
26
Educators statewide contribute best practices
articles on a range of topics
27
Quality websites are reviewed and annotated to
create a safe-surfing environment for online
research
28
Grade-level interfaces create age-level
appropriate research centers for K-12 students
Take a look at Grade 2
29
NC teachers provided guidance in developing
age-level appropriate media centers
30
Quality sites are chosen to support the SCoS
which are written at a reading level appropriate
for each grade level
31
Students search within the LEARN NC database,
avoiding inappropriate websites
32
Each Media Center features a custom-written
research guide for learning how to use the web as
a resource for research.
33
High School students access tools and resources
appropriate for their needs
34
A collection of professional resources supports
the challenges of beginning teachers.
Resources are designed to support teaching in
N.C.
35
Teachers engage in professional development at a
time most convenient for their schedules with
LEARNs Online Courses
LEARN also prepares educators to teach online and
to develop online courses.
36
Featured resources include interactive tools like
writing exemplars for preparing teachers to
improve writing skills.
37
Educational jargon is defined with examples with
the Education Reference section
38
Each entry goes beyond a simple definition to
offer examples and related terms
39
Presentation summary
  • Attempting to support teachers administrators
    in underserved rural areas make better use of
    technology.
  • Three programs
  • Graduate course via distance learning
  • Certification program for teaching online
  • Ongoing support for professional development

40
Emphasis
  • Building capacity of teachers to use technology
    for teaching learning
  • Better instructional use of technology
  • Appropriate pedagogy
  • Improved student achievement

41
How
  • Improve capacity to use technology for teaching
    and learning
  • Use technology in support of capacity building
  • Use distance learning to provide anytime,
    anyplace learning
  • Model effective teaching learning practices

42
Why?
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