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  1. KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITYSchool of EducationOut of the Box Thinking:Resources for IHE Faculty and Studentsin an Online Environment Presenters: Dr. Beverly Downing, Kentucky State University Mrs. Saundra Birch, Kentucky State University Mrs. Renee Scott, Kentucky Department of Education

  2. Background Information The Kentucky State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) awarded for 2007-2012 “Is a collaborative effort to increase student achievement and post-school success for students with disabilities throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Includes a five-year initiative linked in partnership with numerous agencies throughout the state.” http://education.kysu.edu

  3. SPDG Five Targeted Outcomes : I.   Improve the instructional climate of Kentucky’s schools through a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model.II.   Improve postsecondary outcomes for Kentucky’s students with disabilities.III. Build the capacity of Kentucky’s schools to increase academic achievement for students with low incidence disabilities.IV.  Increase and retain the number of special education teachers (KSU partnership). V.  Improve early childhood transition and over representation in early childhood programs.

  4. SPDGTargeted Outcome IV Teacher Recruitment & Retention • Promote instructional equity so experienced teachers, as well as, pre-service teachers can have a customized program to meet their individual needs and address instructional issues unique to his/her region or teaching assignment. • Objective 1: Increase the number of students in the distance learning Special Education Program at Kentucky State University • Objective 2: Develop an in-depth professional development program to provide highly trained educators competent in both special education and culturally responsive instruction to close achievement gaps. • Objective 3: To develop an in-depth continuing professional development program for current special education teachers and parent training by using distance learning technologies to deliver these training materials available at all times in an effort to close the achievement gap in special education.

  5. Graduate Program Master of Arts in Special Education (K-12) Learning Behavior Disorders 36-45 hours. (33 hrs plus Practicum 3, 6 or 12) TOTALLY ON-LINE Alternative Certification Program (Option 6)

  6. Significant Findings No Teaching Experience 49% Two or more Years of Teaching Experience 51% Referrals from Website 41% Word of Mouth 55% Online/Distant Learning Program Factor 76% Plan to Continue Teaching in Same School 42%

  7. Kentucky State UniversitySchool of EducationSpecial Education Professional Development(SPDG)Needs Assessment Survey On-Line Professional Development Center

  8. Next Steps Our Pledge

  9. Out of the Box Thinking: Resources for IHE Faculty and Studentsin an Online Environment

  10. The Obligation As an on-line learning provider….. How do you ensure that students in the virtual environment get the same level and quality of resources as those that are provided for on-campus students.

  11. Benefits • Free Professional Development (for life of grant) • Certification • Development provided by Authorities in the Field • Portfolio/Credit for Prior Learning Option • Graduate Level Academic Credit • Degree Credit (Cluster/Strands) • Career Networking and Blogging • Demonstration Mini Grant Opportunities

  12. Admissions &Registration On-line Easy Access Centralized one-on-one Guidance A Listening Ear Assurance Communication Availability

  13. Orientation Webinars On-line Module Readiness for On-line Learning

  14. Advisement The Advisor The Power of Email Webinar Wizardry

  15. TechnicalAssistance Technology Specialist Blackboard Technical Assistant 24-7 Tech Support

  16. Meetings • Webinar Wizardry • Blackboard Tools • Face-to-Face • Walk-in & • By Appt. • Other Ed Major Meetings

  17. Books &Resources The Virtual Bookstore On-line Book Resources Tutoring Services Turnitin

  18. Library & Research Resources • Yesterday’s Library • Today’s Library • Tomorrow’s Library

  19. Clinical and Field Experiences Observation of Supervision of Clinical and Field Experiences

  20. Other Campus Resources Awards & Honors Campus Events Scholarship Opportunities International Studies & More…

  21. On-line Professional Development Center • Free – Free – Free- Free • High Quality • Validated • Reliable • Best Practices • Experts • Facilitators

  22. Professional Development Resources Used • The IRIS Center • NCLB: Doing What Works • Knowledge Development System • Authentic Professional Development 29

  23. What to Expect • Facilitated Professional Development • Quality and Relevant Professional Development • Targeted Usage Training • Discussion Boards/Forums • Responsive Technical Support

  24. TestPreparation • Examination Support & Preparation (ESP) • Study Plan • Coursework • PRAXIS II Workshops • Test Taking Workshops • PLATO Learning • PD Sites & Training • Smartphone & iPad Apps

  25. Ms. Renee Scott Mrs. Saundra Birch Kentucky Department of Education SOE Technology Specialist Division of Next Generation Professionals Kentucky State University 500 Mero Street School of Education Frankfort, KY 40601 Frankfort, KY 40601 renee.scott@education.ky.govSaundra.birch@kysu.edu (502) 564-44770 Phone (502) 597-5919 Phone (502) 597-5917 Fax Dr. Beverly L. Downing Kentucky State University School of Education 400 E. Main Street Frankfort, KY 40601 Beverly.downing@kysu.edu (502) 597-5919 Phone (502) 597-5917 Fax http://education.kysu.edu Contact info

  26. Thank You