Friday, 20 July 2012
10:45am to 12:00pm
Creating a Hybrid Course
Session Subject: English Language and Composition
The presenter demonstrates the use of an online course system including options such as threaded discussion, posting of documents, submission of assignments, and online assessments. In this session, the presenter also accesses other technology (websites and podcasts) through the online system to enhance course concepts. Participants create an outline of possible documents and assignments that can be used through the online system to enhance student learning.
Presenter(s) Melissa Sweeney, Cardinal Gibbons High School, Fort Lauderdale, FL
3:30pm to 4:45pm
Calculus, Computers, and Collaboration
Session Subject: Calculus
In this session, participants learn how to deepen their students’ understanding of calculus concepts using several highly interactive activities that are as appropriate for face-to-face instruction as they are for online teaching. Participants learn how collaborative strategies can be used to demonstrate motion and the average value of a function. Participants also learn how to use a graphing calculator to illustrate local linearity and differentiability and make and play a slope-field matching game.
Presenter(s) Lisa Ullmann, Florida Virtual School, Indialantic, FL
Saturday, 21 July 2012
10:45am to 12:00pm
Experiential Blended Learning: Local History and Online Collaboration
Session Subject: U.S. History
Participants learn how to build an AP U.S. History curriculum around student engagement with local history using online collaboration and publishing tools. In the model developed by School for Independent Learners (SIL), students connect with history as a living discipline, as they research and write in response to community-based lectures, exhibitions, and fieldwork. After reviewing the model put forth by SIL, participants learn how to guide students toward the exploration of local history as a means of understanding wider themes in AP U.S. History.
Presenter(s) Ashley Sarver, School for Independent Learners, Los Altos, CA & Richard Gowers, School for Independent Learners, Los Altos, CA
Instructional Strategies to Build Collaboration in Online Courses
Session Subject: , Government and Politics: U.S., Technology
This session focuses on the development of explicit learning activities that foster collaboration, communication, and creativity. The session takes research-based practices that are proven to be successful in face-to-face instruction and transforms these practices to utilize online technologies (wiki, blog, journals, and discussion boards) to extend learning beyond the traditional classroom. Attendees learn how to implement research-based strategies on productive work groups (as well as other effective learning strategies), to build authentic collaboration tasks. Attendees create groups that assume shared responsibility for collaborative work, value the individual contributions made by each team member, and utilize online technologies to extend learning.
Presenter(s) Deanna Mayers, blendedschools.net, East Stroudsburg, PA
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