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ewilson_qgorxap

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    Purple Math is a good resource for students to use if they feel they need more information and practice on a certain skill.
dwagner2

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    use for ideas for teaching books that you are reading in your class
ewilson_qgorxap

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    An interactive online "game" that is great for formative, immediate feedback. Very easy to use, very easy to create and edit Quizizz to be your own. It is my go-to formative assessment tool and students love the memes.
tboeckman

ol101-f2019: Iowa Online Teaching Standards - 9 views

  • Utilizes a course evaluation and student feedback data to improve the course (Varvel VI.F)
    • mccawp
       
      I think getting student feedback is the only way to grow and develop a course
  • Aligns assessment with course objectives (SREB I.3, Varvel VI.C, ITS 5.a)
    • mccawp
       
      I am always checking that my assessments achieve what my objectives promised
    • ewilson_qgorxap
       
      With our math courses in Osage shifting to Standards Based Learning (SBL) this is necessary!!
  • Communicates with students effectively and consistently (SREB D.1, ITS 1.g)
    • mccawp
       
      Effective communication will help both students and instructors succeed in a course
    • ewilson_qgorxap
       
      Effective and clear communication is necessary in any course...whether it be online or face-to-face. I tend to over-communicate just to keep all stakeholders informed.
    • jhatcher
       
      This would be critical, so that the student know what he/she is doing well or needs to improve. I think the voice tool would make this quicker, easier, and be effective. I am going to start using this more in Moodle to respond to students' work.
    • suewhitlock
       
      Communication is the key in any working environment and essential with students in either face to face or on line. On line students may require more communication.
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  • Assists students with technology used in the course (Varvel III.C)
    • mccawp
       
      this the standard that scares me the most - being able to troubleshoot technology issues will be tough for me
  • Establishes standards for student behavior that are designed to ensure academic integrity and appropriate use of the internet and written communication (SREB E.2)
    • mccawp
       
      My goal is to make expectations for behavior and the consequences if not followed - very clear at the outset of the course.
  • Identifies and communicates learning outcomes and expectations through a course overview/orientation (Varvel IV.A, ITS 3.b)
    • alisauter
       
      This is just good sense. We do this in the traditional classrooms, so it definitely needs to be WELL defined in an online classroom.
    • lwinter14
       
      Since I'm currently working on blending my classroom, I definitely don't do this as explicitly online as I have been doing in our face to face environment. It's definitely something I need to build into the online component.
    • jhatcher
       
      My District is pushing teachers to be very explicit about this! Has anyone heard of the 5D model? The first dimension is all about naming and explaining the learning that will be taking place. We also need to mention it as we teach and at the end of the class. I know I can do better with this.
    • tboeckman
       
      Not only do we need to identify and communicate the outcomes and expectations at the beginning of the course, they need to be restated throughout the course.
  • Understands the differences between teaching online and teaching face-to-face (SREB C.1, Varvel V)
    • alisauter
       
      Probably my #1 when it comes to importance. People think they are the same. They couldn't be more different.
    • lwinter14
       
      I am still trying to find the balance between what I move online and what I am doing face-to-face and how to inform all of the stakeholders involved. I think that understanding the differences are essential to meet all of the needs of my students.
  • • Tailors instruction to meet the different needs of students, including different learning styles, different interests and backgrounds, and students with special needs or whom are language learners (SREB C.7, Varvel V.H, ITS 4.c)
    • alisauter
       
      One of the reasons driving online learning is that it is more personalized to meet the needs of the students.
    • dwagner2
       
      However, it will be up to the individual to let the instructor know of difficulties that are being experienced. Communication is a key component of a successful online learning experience - including both the instructor and the student for success.
  • • Understands and uses course content that complies with intellectual property rights and fair use, and assists students in complying as well (SREB E.5, Varvel I.B)
    • alisauter
       
      Modeling best practices for all students, whether they are face-to-face or traditional, really needs to be a priority. Online students will likely have more digital citizenship opportunities than many other students. Teaching them and modeling compliance with the policies is crucial.
    • gmonat
       
      Patterns in lesson sequencing is very important so students are comfortable with the familiar format.
  • Creates or selects multiple assessment instruments that are appropriate for online learning
    • shannonboshart
       
      This is very important because I could see assessment types getting repetitive with online learning. I imagine it would take some creativity to continually rethink assessment for the online paradigm.
    • gmonat
       
      Multiple assessments is important so participants have a variety of ways to show their understanding. However, I think you can have TOO many different formats which can add stress to students.
  • Maintains an online social presence that is available, approachable, positive, interactive, and sincere
    • gmonat
       
      This is critical! Since your students may never see you face-to-face, they must feel that you are there to help them and are accessible in a reasonable amount of time.
    • jnewmanfd
       
      Yes, it can also be the most demanding one. With students doing things at various times of the day, you would have to communicate your "office hours" otherwise you might find yourself always having to be available.
  • Provides substantive, timely, and constructive feedback to students
    • shannonboshart
       
      In my experience, online tools make it so much easier to provide feedback to students. This feels even more important in the online environment where regular, in person check ins may not exist.
    • kimgrissom
       
      I agree. I feel like feedback is much more a focus with online tools. It IS the interaction. In face-to-face, we have a lot of interaction with students that isn't specific or personalized feedback but in an online setting, that changes.
    • ceberly
       
      The word "timely" sticks out to me here. If students are working somewhat at their own pace, it is important for feedback to be given fairly quickly so that any misconceptions can be addressed right away.
    • gmonat
       
      Timely feedback is very important as students want to know how they are doing and cannot 'approach' you physically to ask. Constructive feedback also helps students adjust their work accordingly.
  • Utilizes a course evaluation and student feedback data to improve the course (Varvel VI.F)
    • lwinter14
       
      This is something that I plan to do now that I am implementing Moodle in my courses. It would be interesting to conduct an online learning survey for students before and after having them learn using Moodle rather than Google Classroom.
    • dwagner2
       
      If I am not knowledgeable to use the system, I will not be able to effectively lead students in their learning. Also it would be important to use more than one avenue to be the most effective.
    • ewilson_qgorxap
       
      I'm constantly looking for feedback, although I feel my students are afraid to be honest with me, even when I assure them it is anonymous and nothing punitive will happen. I've tried Google forms and set them up so they do not collect email addresses, stepping out into the hall and having students leave sticky notes on the board...
  • Assists students with technology used in the course (Varvel III.C)
    • lwinter14
       
      I believe this will be essential so that I can help my students navigate between everything they need in the course. I often find myself double and triple-checking things in my Moodle course to make sure students can access them and everything runs according to plan. It definitely requires patience as well when assisting students with the technology.
    • jnewmanfd
       
      I think this key and sometimes the hardest part. For many students, this new territory for them. There is so much to learn about taking an online class, that it can be overwhelming.
  • 1. Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for the agency's student achievement goals (ITS 1)
    • shannonboshart
       
      Everything stood in this standard stood out to me as critical. It aligns logically with my schools move toward standards referenced grading.
  • 4. Understands and uses instructional pedagogy that is appropriate for the online environment and meets the multiple learning needs of students (ITS 4)
  • 6. Incorporates social aspects into the teaching and learning process, creating a community of learners (ITS 6)
    • shannonboshart
       
      This seems so critical in the online environment! Written text can be misinterpreted so easily, especially when the reader doesn't actually know the writer in person. Extra time and care will need to go into communication. Additionally, recorded videos could be a helpful tool to add a human element to online coursework.
  • Continuously uses data to evaluate the accuracy and effectiveness of instructional strategies
    • Wendy Arch
       
      As an English teacher, data isn't the first thing I think of, but the use of technology makes formative checks incredibly easier. GoogleForms and other quick check quizzes make sorting those who get it from those who almost do and those who are still out wandering the corn. My struggle is not in creating the data, but in having time to use it effectively. The turn around time needed to make the most efficacy of formative data is often so quick that I struggle to keep up.
  • Selects and uses technologies appropriate to the content that enhance learning
    • Wendy Arch
       
      I think sometimes, we jump onto a new technology because it's fun or interesting, regardless of whether or not it's effective. I know I have done this in the past. Just because something is new and great, it doesn't mean it's the best technology for every situation.
    • kimgrissom
       
      This is what I loved about the Blend/Flip cohort. I felt like it directly addressed that by making the focus on what students need from us and then figuring out how to move some of the other things to digital.
  • Understands student motivation and uses techniques to engage students (
    • Wendy Arch
       
      This is where the "gamification" of classrooms could come in. I have not experimented with this strategy as I have some qualms about embedding even further students' seemingly already ingrained desire to always be entertained, however, there is considerable research speaking in its favor. Johns Hopkins University studied and advocated the use of Gamification in education: https://ii.library.jhu.edu/2014/05/13/what-is-gamification-and-why-use-it-in-teaching/
  • Creates a safe environment, managing conflict
    • kimgrissom
       
      This is key for any discussion thread in a blended or online course and it's something we really have to explicitly teach and address.
    • dwagner2
       
      It will be important to monitor replies to posts that are inappropriate in order to assist with this. However, managing the environment may be a little more difficult online as instructors may not know if there is conflict occurring if the student does not let them know.
  • variety of assessments that meet course learning goals
    • kimgrissom
       
      Variety is key here. The teacher has to have a good idea of where the students are in understanding but formative opportunities have to be much more purposeful. Plus, I think self-assessment becomes even more crucial in online learning.
    • jhatcher
       
      Yes, I agree that a variety of assessments are important. Students can also self-assess their behavior while online: motivation, responsibility (not on games), honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrates growth in technology knowledge and skills in order to stay current with emerging technologies
    • suewhitlock
       
      Technology is fast paced and keeping current is essential to the profession. Professional development in the district needs to address the current technology needs of teachers.
  • Designs the structure of the course and the presentation of the content to best enhance student learning, including using unit/lesson overviews and reviews, using patterns in lesson sequencing, and using appropriate visual web design techniques
    • ewilson_qgorxap
       
      I feel we should do this as face-to-face teachers as well. I know I strive to follow a pattern so students know what to expect. I'm a fan of the "I do, we do, you do" model.
  • Is knowledgeable and has the ability to use computer programs required in online education to improve learning and teaching, including course management software (CMS) and synchronous/asynchronous communication tools (chat, email, web 2.0, videoconferencing, webinar, whiteboard, etc.)
    • dwagner2
       
      Without the knowledge and ability, how will I be able to use this format to be successful?
    • mpercy
       
      This is a challenge when changing from face-2-face instruction to online instruction.
    • jnewmanfd
       
      I think you just have to give yourself time. Yes this standard is important, you have to be able use the software, but you can also learn from your students. If you start with a blended approach than you can ask your students face to face for support.
  • Has knowledge of learning theory appropriate to online learning, which may include (but is not limited to) age and ability level, multiple intelligences, didactic conversation, student developmental influences, constructivism, behaviorism, cognitivism, connectivism, and group theory (Varvel V.A)
    • dwagner2
       
      Giving students the ability to perform at the level at which they are at is one of best ways to ensure that students are going to be successful.
  • Knows and aligns instruction to the achievement goals of the local agency and the state, such as with the Iowa Core (Varvel I.A, ITS 1.f, ITS 3.a)
    • apforts
       
      Everything should be aligned to achievement.
  • 2. Demonstrates competence in content knowledge (including technological knowledge) appropriate to the instructional position (ITS 2)
    • apforts
       
      Content including technology is important. One is not more important than the other in an online environment.
  • • Meets the professional teaching standards established by a state-licensing agency, or has the academic credentials in the field in which he or she is teaching (SREB A.1, Varvel II.A)
    • apforts
       
      The professional teaching standards are important for access and equity of all students.
  • • Knows the content of the subject to be taught and understands how to teach the content to students (SREB A.3, Varvel II.A, ITS 2.a)
    • apforts
       
      It is content and pedagogy that makes learning happen for students.
  • Establishes standards for student behavior that are designed to ensure academic integrity and appropriate use of the internet and written communication (SREB E.2)
    • ceberly
       
      As we begin online courses it will be important for my district to view the technology policies that are already in place and determine if more guidelines need to be set. The words "appropriate use of written communication" stick out to me. I'm not sure they have been defines
  • Networks with others involved in online education for the purpose of professional growth
    • mpercy
       
      The best part of taking courses such as this one is to learn of the experiences of other instructors.
  • Understands and uses data from assessments to guide instruction
    • mpercy
       
      This is a focus for our district this year. To use our LMS generated data to guide instruction.
  • Knows the content of the subject to be taught and understands how to teach the content to students
  • • Sets and models clear expectations for appropriate behavior and proper interaction
    • ceberly
       
      As a PBIS coach in my district this resonates with me. "Pre-correct" or remind students of the expected behavior EVERY time- in other words, prior to each course, even if they have taken 3 courses prior.
  • Provides and communicates evidence of learning and course data to students and colleagues
    • mpercy
       
      This is not much different from the face-2-face classroom. Students, parents, and administrators want to see evidence of learning.
  • Demonstrates effective instructional strategies and techniques, appropriate for online education, that align with course objectives and assessment
    • jnewmanfd
       
      There are so many tools out there. I find this one a bit confusing. Deciding what tools are best for what what assignment or task, at this point is a guessing game for me. Somethings, I think I've been right and others I realized that I wasn't. I wonder if there is resource out there that offers a guideline for what tools fit what practice or task.
    • jnewmanfd
       
      I wonder if this could possibly help students work better in groups. So many times group works falls apart because middle school students get distracted and run out of time. Would online collaboration help with this?
  • Provides opportunities that enable student self-assessment and pre-assessment within courses (SREB K, Varvel VI.I, ITS 5.d)
    • jnewmanfd
       
      Still working on how to best do this one. It makes so much sense and yet I find it tough to manage in an online environment. I've recently found Edulastic. An online test creator that has question bank of questions created by hundreds of teachers on many topics. I'm experimenting with using it as a way to help students pre test and check where they are at in their understanding.
  • Communicates assessment criteria and standards to students, including rubrics f
    • dwagner2
       
      Students need to be able to understand and know exactly what their job is and how well they are performing while doing the job. Also, by communicating criteria and standards, students will have a further understanding of why they are learning it also.
    • suewhitlock
       
      Rubrics communicate expectations to students. Students can see what they need to improve on and are able to set goals.
  • Creates a learning community that encourages collaboration and interaction, including student-teacher, student-student, and student-content
    • dwagner2
       
      Collaboration and interaction are two very large pieces of the puzzle of employability skills that are imperative for successful employees. By providing students with the opportunity, we are further preparing them to gain and maintain successful employment. Students will work with people of all ages and abilities throughout their lives, so all levels of collaboration and interaction are important - especially online where one is unable to use visual cues to discern the meaning of communication.
  • Demonstrates effective instructional strategies and techniques, appropriate for online education, that align with course objectives and assessment
    • angelahiatt
       
      This is so crucial in making sure that we impact ALL learners equally.
  • Tailors instruction to meet the different needs of students, including different learning styles, different interests and backgrounds, and students with special needs or whom are language learners
    • angelahiatt
       
      This one is interesting because I feel like when done online it can be tricky due to the fact that it's harder to get that instant feedback from students.
  • Creates or selects multiple assessment instruments that are appropriate for online learning
    • angelahiatt
       
      This one really pushes us to think "is this meaningful? Does it reach my goals? Does it feel like it is worth the valuable time of the learner?"
  • Demonstrates growth in technology knowledge and skills in order to stay current with emerging technologies
    • angelahiatt
       
      A very powerful one. When we don't feel futuristic to learners we begin to feel irrelevant. We have to work hard to stay two steps ahead.
  • Has experienced online learning from the perspective of a student
    • suewhitlock
       
      Having this experience would allow the instructor to be able to understand student expectations and needs.
  • Continuously uses data to evaluate the accuracy and effectiveness of instructional strategies
    • suewhitlock
       
      In my position data is collected weekly. If the data indicates the student is not being successful, decisions about instructional strategies may be made. It lends for the instruction to be more student centered.
  • Selects and understands how to evaluate learning materials and resources that align with the context and enhance learning
    • swatts_
       
      I think this is very important. I have been guilty of grabbing something from the internet then realizing this wasn't the best for my students. What kind of PD is available for this? What OER is available that is aligned with Iowa Standards?
  • Demonstrates techniques for dealing with issues arising from inappropriate student technological use
    • swatts_
       
      This is an interesting indicator because teacher often resort to shutting technology down for students who use it inappropriately. More learning would be needed to help teacher use these as teaching moments.
tboeckman

ol101-f2019: Iowa Online Course Standards - 5 views

  • The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning
    • lwinter14
       
      I'm still trying to find the right ways to engage students in active learning and to incorporate active learning among groups of students. I want my students to be actively learning together and not in isolation.
  • The course structure has flexibility to accommodate multiple timelines
    • Wendy Arch
       
      Isn't this where different types of online education would come into play? Different course structures could allow for multiple timelines, but having no dedicated timeline for forum postings where participants are expected to interaction with one another just leads to frustration for all involved. Sometimes too much flexibility undermines rigor.
  • sufficient rigor, depth, and breadth
    • kimgrissom
       
      I think this is a part that lots of people doubt--that online learning can have as much rigor. But in our school, we've seen teachers incorporating more rigor with online work than maybe they had before because thinking about online learning sort of shakes up the way teachers do things and they have to think about how google will play into the learning.
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  • access resources at a distance are sufficient and easy to understand.
    • kimgrissom
       
      This is also a key to success. There's a lot of tutorial work that has to be built into online learning--whether it's blended in the classroom or fully online. We can't just assume that kids know how to do or use things. I've used Diigo several times before and I still had to use those tutorial videos today to troubleshoot why mine wasn't working like I thought it should.
  • Specific and descriptive criteria, including rubrics, are provided for the evaluation of students’ work and participation
    • kimgrissom
       
      Rubrics, models, and clear success criteria take on a whole new meaning in online courses where teachers don't see the students working and students can't see what other students are doing. Clarity becomes really important.
    • ewilson_qgorxap
       
      I agree. I believe that providing these to students at the beginning of the course demonstrates a transparency so that the student knows exactly what is expected and how to achieve the learning and grade they aim to achieve.
  • The course is easy and logical to navigate, including self-describing links
    • ceberly
       
      This is important to ensure that students are not frustrated- frustration with navigating the tool can take away from the intended content. Been there, done that.
  • An instructor's communication plan is provided, including the instructor's availability, instructor response-time policy, and the methods for students to communicate with the instructor (iN 1.8)
    • jnewmanfd
       
      Setting "office hours" would be a good idea. Otherwise I would feel like I always have to be on. Also, it helps prevent students from feeling ignored if they know up front when you will respond.
  • ach unit includes an overview that describes the objectives of the lesson, as well as introduce the upcoming content, activities, assignments, and assessments of the unit. (iN 2.2, ROI 5.d)
    • jnewmanfd
       
      At first I didn't think one was as important. After having students enter my moodle course in a blended environment, I realized it was needed to help guide them on their learning paths and have now added them.
  • Instruction provides students with multiple learning paths to master the content, addressing individual student needs, learning styles and preferences
    • suewhitlock
       
      Whether it is face to face or on line, differentiation for student's learning styles needs to happen. Students respond to different modalities.
    • tboeckman
       
      Agreed! I would also add that the differentiation needs to happen based on individual student needs, whether that be added support or extension.
  • • Technologies are chosen that are accessible to students
    • suewhitlock
       
      This is a given to me. All students should have the same access or the playing field has not been leveled.
  • 21st century skills, including information literacy and communication skills, are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum.
    • swatts_
       
      I like how teaching 21st century skills are an expectation to be taught as part of the curriculum. The excuse of "we don't have time to teach this" will be out the window when it is an expectation.
  • . Learner Engagement
    • swatts_
       
      I like that this emphasizes three components of interaction. Online course could be thought of as a "student interaction with the content" type of learning environment but adding peer collaboration and teacher collaboration brings the human and social aspect into the course.
jnewmanfd

Blended Learning Tools & Flipped Classroom; Science Lesson Links - 0 views

    • jnewmanfd
       
      I've been looking for sources for how the next generation science standards fit with online learning when I found this. I agree that the standard model of flipping the classroom won't work, but it appears that a blended flip model could work. Also I love the variety of tools presented.
jnewmanfd

Online Learning | Iowa Department of Education - 0 views

  • All courses are taught by Iowa licensed and appropriately endorsed teachers.
    • jnewmanfd
       
      So you have to be endorsed, but still not sure if you have to online endorsed to teach online classes
  • Online FlowchartOnline Frequently Asked Questions
    • jnewmanfd
       
      I like this basic flowchart on how the structure of online learning in our state is setup and the FAQ section provided some good points on how to go about preparing to teach online
ceberly

Themes in Science and Technology Education - 1 views

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    Title above incorrect- Article on online learning engagement
ceberly

ED587388.pdf - 0 views

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    Article: Lets Rethink Online Learning (Jan. 2017)
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