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Inspiring Teachers' Use of Curriculum Videoconferencing: What Works. Janine Lim janine.lim@berrienresa.org Blog: www.vcoutonalim.org Twitter: outonalim Web: www.berrienresa.org/technology/vc. Research Background. “ Curriculum Videoconferencing ” Some equipment sits collecting dust. Why??. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Janine Limjanine.lim@berrienresa.orgBlog: www.vcoutonalim.orgTwitter: outonalim Web: www.berrienresa.org/technology/vcInspiring Teachers' Use of Curriculum Videoconferencing: What Works

  • Research BackgroundCurriculum VideoconferencingSome equipment sits collecting dust. Why??

  • Issues & ProblemsWhat do you think??

  • My Top TeachersMay 2008Twenty K-12 teachers Berrien & Cass County6 to 12 videoconferences 07-08

  • If your principal or superintendent walked into your classroom during a videoconference, give five adjectives to describe what they would see happening.

  • Videoconferencing is like...

  • 5 Positive Things About VC

  • Middle school language artsStudents have an authentic audience, causing them to take greater care with their work.Students learn to create valid questions through the ASK kit.Students reflect upon what they learn and sometimes change their thinking or make connections to what they know.Some of our challenging students behavior is so much better because theyre interested in what were doing.When we connect to another part of the country or a foreign country, we open our students world to ideas they may not learn through a text book. Most of our students do not have opportunity to travel or see areas outside of our rural community and county.

  • 5 Negative Things About VC

  • How Did You Learn About VC?

  • Learning About VCSchool coordinator helped themfind correlations to their standardsfind a VC for them and help them sign uphelp them see how the programs fit their curriculumhelp them with VCs that can replace a lesson they currently teacher

  • Learning About VCThey need to see it: coordinator said: It seems a little daunting until you actually go through it and then you realize this was not too bad and in fact it was really awesome!Two teachers VCing togetherArrange for teachers to peek into another teachers VCMake sure your principal & supt see VCs in action

  • Sustaining Your Use of VC

  • Sustaining Use of VCA key experience that motivates me to continue using videoconferencing is the fact that my students are able to communicate with other classrooms, authors, and educators around the world. -Wendy Zahrn, 4th grade, Sylvester Elementary, Berrien SpringsConnecting kids to experiences outside of our community without leaving the school! -Tami Miller, 2nd grade, Eagle Lake Elementary, EdwardsburgThe comments the students were making and the level of understanding they had was amazing. -Lacy Payne, 6th grade, F.C. Reed Middle School, BridgmanThe students enthusiasm! They love to VC. -Karen Ennesser, 7th grade science, Dowagiac Middle School, Dowagiac

  • Sustaining Use of VCThese are interactive field trips that we dont even have to leave the building for. Students walk away with new knowledge and experiences. -Dori Hughes, 2nd grade, Eagle Lake Elementary, EdwardsburgI LOVE videoconferencing! It gives my kids exposure to things we couldnt otherwise do. It gives them practice in presenting & performing skills and is just so much fun! -Heidi Clark, 1st grade teacher, Three Oaks Elementary, River Valley

  • How Do You Find VCs?Check websitesAsk my VC coordinator (librarian, teacher) Look in ASK directory.Emails from JanineWorkshopsI use some of the same ones each year because I know the expectations and the results. I use the ones I have experienced. There is a print out at the beginning of the year that I try to find things that go with my theme.

  • How do you select VCs?Whatever is free!I look for videoconferences that integrate with our learning.Based on our GLCEs / curriculum.Videoconferences that are at my students level.

  • How do you prepare?Making sure they understand the content.We vote on the type of presentation to give. The students work in groups.I use the ASK kits or provider materials.I expose my students to the information necessary for them to become fully engaged when viewing the decided VC. We discuss and then prepare questions.I spend a class period providing background info or reinforcing prior learning. We then develop questions.

  • What Supports Are Critical?

  • Components of Our ProgramOur online registration / schedulingSupporting, training, sustaining VC coordinatorsProviding resources, both print and web-based, to help teachers see how VCs match their curriculumOffering free programs to our schools (ASK and collaborative projects) that are tightly matched to their curriculumOffering mini-grants to help pay for programsIncreasing access to VC in every schoolAssisting principals and tech coordinators in the districts with supporting VC

  • Areas to ImproveWhat do you want to change/improve in your VC program?

  • Questions?Janine Lim, janine.lim@berrienresa.orgTWICE: www.twice.ccCAPspace: projects.twice.ccBerrien RESA DL: www.berrienresa.org/technology/vc/Blog: vcoutonalim.orgWiki: collaborativeVCs.pbwiki.comOnline Classes: Planning Interactive Curriculum Connections 21st Century Communication CollaborationsSupporting Teachers Use of Videoconferencing www.berrienresa.org/technology/vc/professionaldevelopment/

  • Sustainability: Owstons Model

    **Tell the story too here of my interest in the study.

    example ASK example, veterans, COSI surgery, holocaust survivor, carbon emissions*dont show this slide, just have them write on their paper****several of the teachers asked their students to fill this in...*Middle school language arts teacher: 1) Students have an authentic audience, causing them to take greater care with their work.2) Students learn to create valid questions through the ASK kit.3) Students reflect upon what they learn and sometimes change their thinking or make connections to what they know.4) Some of our challenging students behavior is so much better because theyre interested in what were doing.5) When we connect to another part of the country or a foreign country, we open our students world to ideas they may not learn through a text book. Most of our students do not have opportunity to travel or see areas outside of our rural community and county.*time: # Time zones# Time to schedule a videoconference# Time to prepare the students (and yourself) for a videoconference# Time to get all the classes at the level/grade to participate

    *school coordinator helped themfind correlations to their standards* find a VC for them and help them sign up* help them see how the programs fit their curriculum* help them with VCs that can replace a lesson they currently teacher

    they need to see it: coordinator said: It seems a little daunting until you actually go through it and then you realize this was not too bad and in fact it was really awesome!two teachers VCing togetherarrange for teachers to peek into another teachers VCmake sure your prin & supt see VCs in action*Describe a key experience that sustains your use of VC: A key experience that motivates me to continue using videoconferencing is the fact that my students are able to communicate with other classrooms, authors, and educators around the world. -Wendy Zahrn, 4th grade, Sylvester Elementary, Berrien Springs

    Connecting kids to experiences outside of our community without leaving the school! -Tami Miller, 2nd grade, Eagle Lake Elementary, Edwardsburg

    The comments the students were making and the level of understanding they had was amazing. -Lacy Payne, 6th grade, F.C. Reed Middle School, Bridgman

    The students enthusiasm! They love to VC. -Karen Ennesser, 7th grade science, Dowagiac Middle School, Dowagiac

    These are interactive field trips that we dont even have to leave the building for. Students walk away with new knowledge and experiences. -Dori Hughes, 2nd grade, Eagle Lake Elementary, Edwardsburg

    When I see the students interact, with great interest, listening to the speaker or other classroom, Im delighted to see their involvement. -Peggy Clore, 5-7th language arts, Coloma Middle School, Coloma

    I LOVE videoconferencing! It gives my kids exposure to things we couldnt otherwise do. It gives them practice in presenting & performing skills and is just so much fun! -Heidi Clark, 1st grade teacher, Three Oaks Elementary, River Valley****what supports are critical for you to keep using VC?

    components of our VC program: * Our online registration which provides scheduling for most of the programs our schools do * Supporting, training, sustaining VC Coordinators, making sure they are replaced and trained if they leave * Providing resources, both print and web-based, to help teachers see how VCs match their curriculum * Offering free programs to our schools (ASK and collaborative projects) that are tightly matched to their curriculum, including the boxes that come with the ASK programs * Offering mini-grants to help pay for programs * Increasing access to VC in every school * Assisting principals and tech coordinators in the districts with supporting VC

    *dont show this but ask them - get them to share with each other then with me.**Owstons study of contextual factors that sustain innovate pedagogical practice using technology grounded theory qualitative study of 174 cases in 28 countries

    talk through this with your neighbor - which of these areas do you have in place already? which areas do you need to work on further? What is working in these areas of support - have them talk to each other & report out.