Differentiate. Engage. Motivate.
Join us for this exciting professional learning opportunity. In addition to attending four session topics of your choice, you will hear from teachers and administrators who are implementing blended learning programs to increase student achievment. Discover best practices and innovative ways to personalize learning for all students. Agenda Welcome & BreakfastConcurrent Sessions 1 & 2Keynote Address & LunchConcurrent Sessions 3 & 4Closing Remarks & Door Prizes Peer PresentationsLearn and share with your peers! Attend peer presentations from Anderson County School District Four, Dorchester School District Two, and Lexington/Richland Five School District. Choose from the following topics:
Implementation and Management Skills of Online Courses in an Alternative Classroom Setting
Credit Recovery: Implementing a Program with Integrity and Fidelity
Moving Students at all levels to SUCCESS through Blended Learning!
Key Note AddressHarnessing the Power of Online Learning:Changing the Graduation Rate through Credit Recovery
Professional Development SessionsAttend a session with an Apex Learning Education Consultant! Our sessions align to and instruct educators in the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Teaching. Choose from the following topics:
Administrative Best Practices Roundtable
Best Practices for NCAA Eligibility
Building Relationships in an Online Learning Environment
Ensuring Academic Integrity
Effective Teaching with a Digital Curriculum
Helping Struggling Students Succeed
Instructional Best Practices Roundtable
Motivating Students for On-time Course Completion
Professional Development Session DescriptionsAdministrative Best Practices RoundtableIn this session, administrators and site coordinators will have the opportunity to collaborate and discuss common pain points and share strategies for planning, funding, program monitoring, evaluation and communication with district and community stakeholders.Best Practices for NCAA EligibilityDistricts serving student-athletes who wish to attend an NCAA Division I or II college or university must ensure courses offered using a digital curriculum for original credit and credit recovery meet NCAA guidelines. In this session, participants will discuss NCAA eligibility requirements for students completing non-traditional courses. During this session participants will explore the NCAA website, Apex Learning NCAA Best Practice, and the NCAA non-traditional coursework questionnaire.Building Relationships in an Online Learning EnvironmentFostering positive teacher-student relationships leads to greater student achievement and a more satisfying learning experience for both teachers and students. Teachers facilitating online courses deliberately create opportunities for students to interact with each other and with the teacher. This session prepares educators with specific strategies for facilitating strong relationships in an online learning environment. Participants will learn to conduct a proper student orientation, use online communication tools, explore student motivation techniques, active learning strategies, and develop a positive learning environment.Ensuring Academic IntegrityThe advent of digital curriculum has enabled new models of classroom instruction that offer a higher degree of individualization to better meet the needs of each student. However, an unintended consequence of this integration of technology is that students may have access to information that provides them with an inappropriate advantage when completing their coursework. Concerns about academic integrity — such as ensuring that the work a student submits is his or her own and that the Final grade awarded to a student is based on that student’s completion of the required course material — are not new, nor are such concerns unique to online learning. In this session, participants will discuss strategies and best practices for maintaining academic integrity in digital curriculum programs.Effective Teaching with a Digital CurriculumUsing a digital curriculum for primary instruction rather than delivering direct instruction to the whole group changes the role of the teacher and the structure of lesson plans. Because students engage with course material directly, teachers have time to facilitate and individualize instruction, to utilize reporting tools to identify areas of student weakness, and to develop instructional interventions including small group and individual direct instruction.This session describes the changing role of the teacher and prepares educators with strategies for teaching in a blended learning classroom. Participants will receive sample lesson plans, a National Standards for Quality Online Teaching Self-Assessment Rubric, and an Apex Learning Teacher Competencies Rubric.Helping Struggling Students SucceedStudents who struggle in a digital curriculum course can be identified quickly allowing teachers to employ intervention strategies to help them meet with success. In this session, participants will discover effective intervention strategies used by teachers and administrators to identify struggling students, communicate with parents and/or guardians, and to provide assistance for students struggling with time management, motivation, and skill mastery. Instructional Best Practices RoundtableIn this session, teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate and discuss common pain points and share strategies for instruction, progress monitoring, student motivation, and communication.Motivating Students for On-time Course CompletionTeachers facilitating digital curriculum courses employ a wide range of supports to assist and motivate students toward on-time completion. In this session, participants will discuss strategies for maintaining student motivation, communicating with parents and helping students set their own learning goals and monitor progress. Program EvaluationIn order to achieve the greatest outcome from digital curriculum programs administrators should perform program evaluations to assess overall effectiveness, program design and implementation. The ultimate goal of program evaluation is to determine the outcomes of the program, understand what is working, and identify areas of improvement. In this session participants will discuss the evaluation process including collecting qualitative feedback from staff and students and gathering analyzing quantitative data.
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