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Personal Action Plan

Module

1.1: Laying the


Foundation

1.2: Online and


Blended Learning

Strength/Need
I am naturally very
strategic and
planning oriented,
and as an
administrator I
think scheduling,
planning and
organizing is my
strong suite.
The challenge is
working to make
sure all
stakeholders are
heard and come to
a shared vision. I
would need
support of
stakeholder
leaders to make
an effective
collaborative effort.
My strength is in
understanding of
technology to
develop a webinar
and making things
accessible.

What Action
-Communicate with
stakeholders
-Build a shared
vision for program
-address 4 focus
areas1:
--Content
--Teaching
--Technology
--Operations

All stakeholders
invited to learn more
about blended
learning models.2
No choice needs to

1 Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning 2012, pg.47


2Classifying K-12 Blended Learning, pg.2 Blended Learning Taxonomy

Who
All Stakeholders:
Teachers
School Board
Administrators
Students
Parents
Community
Organizations and
Partners
Representatives
from each group
to form
committees

Tech Department
and Leadership,
Learning Services
will produce first
presentation.

Details/Notes

Short/Medium/Long
Term?
-using shared google Medium: You want to
docs folders and files, think things out and
to collaboratively
create the best
build a plan
implementation plan,
however you dont
-Updates via email
want to spend too
blasts, and major
much time stuck
updates posted to the
rethinking things.
organizations
There is a time to
website and social
start implementing
media accounts, for
and make changes
the public to see
as you go.

-Trainings for staff


-Live presentation
with students and
families
-Webinar for
anyone else

Short Term: at the


beginning. Get
everyone informed in
order to make
informed decisions.

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The challenge is to
design a program
where all
stakeholders fully
understand the
benefits AND the
responsibilities of
blended learning.

3 JCCS Model Examples Prezi

be made, but
stakeholders should
be informed in order
to make informed
decisions through
the implementation
process.3

Students and staff


will refresh the
webinar every
year thereafter.

Long Term: Staff will


continue to study
best practices.
Students will refresh
the webinar every
year. New
stakeholders can
view webinar.

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2.1: Operations

The challenge is
that there are so
many parts to
operations and
decisions in this
area. The
challenge is also
that Operations is
intertwined with
nearly every other
area of focus and
so communication
is key.
My strength could
be, again, in
organizing and
facilitation of this
communication. I
will listen to
peoples needs
and get feedback
often in order to
provide support.

-define target group


of students
-Create list of
necessary student
supports and ensure
positions are
staffed, or recruit
staff as needed
-hire/designate
recruiting staff to
design program that
informs potential
students
-organize a budget
committee from
school or district
staff calculate and
forecast a budget for
implementation
-organize a funding
committee to search
for creative funding
solutions

Operations
stakeholders
group
Administration
Learning and
Leadership
Services
Budgets and
Accounting
Facilities
Department

SSS:
-treat students like
potential customers
-market to them but
make sure they
fully understand the
program.4
-Student Supports:
counseling,
enrollment,
orientation, tech
support, academic
support, and SPED
services.5
Funding/Budget:
-Budget committee
should work closely
with stakeholder
groups as
implementation
plan is designed
-Consider cost of
start up as well as
ongoing cost and
refreshes.

-administration
-Consider all costs:
Management,
Instruction, Course
4 http://www.onlineprogramhowto.org/students/student-recruitment/
5 http://www.onlineprogramhowto.org/students/student-support/

Short Term
considerations would
be start up
considerations which
are more immediate
and shorter on time.
Long term plans
should be
considered,
however, in order to
plan finance
accordingly.

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-As blended vision
emerges, facilities
should be part of the
discussion at the
meetings of
stakeholders

2.2: Technology

My strength in
technology comes
from the extensive
research done for
this program. Last
semester we
literally wrote a
guide to 1:1 roll
outs, so I feel
confident in
knowing the
pieces needed to
put the technology
in place for a
blended program.
The challenge

-As blended learning


program is
designed,
administrator should
be in contact with
Facilities
Department to
ensure support
--Technology
department and
Tech stakeholders
group will meet to
consider
architecture and
security
-and will collaborate
on LMS options,
needs, and decide
on one universal
LMS plan
-roll out of devices
staggered as
teachers completed

Development, Tech
Set Up, and Tech
Personnel.6
-Explore Local,
State, and Federal
Funding programs,
private grants,
donations and
fundraising.

Technology
Stakeholders
Group
Technology and IT
Department

Facilities:
-inventory existing
facilities and do gap
analysis with
desired state
Architecture:
--bandwidth big
enough for 1:1
devices
--cloud based or
app based
--Security: internal
and external
concerns
LMS: (notes)
-have the
conversation about
Building vs. Buying
an LMS7
-have one universal
LMS to maintain

6http://www.onlineprogramhowto.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/costs_and_funding_pages11-12.pdf
7 Buy vs. Build LMS Notes from EDL680 and Education Weekly Article

Short Term
considerations would
be start up
considerations which
are more immediate
and shorter on time.
Long term plans
should be
considered,
however, in order to
plan tech refreshes
and finances
accordingly.

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3: Online
Course Quality

4: Digital
Resources/Curriculum

here is planning
for the long term
as things change
so quickly.
Including many
stakeholders can
help to forecast
different options
and plan
accordingly.

training

consistency and
track progress, but
can be supported
with many web 2.0
supplements

Ive learned in this


course that there
are many options
for Online
Courses. The
vision of the
school and
stakeholders is
integral to
choosing online
curriculum, as well
as interoperability
and standards
alignment.
As an
administrator,
having a strong
PLN and keeping
up to date with
new options is
critical to both
Online Course
Quality and the
Digital Resources

Content group
needs to define
student outcomes

Content
Stakeholders
Group

-Discuss the quality


of content for sale
vs. building online
content, based on
stakeholder input

Technology
department

-Discuss Building
vs. buying
resources/curriculu
m- or combination of
the two.

Content
Stakeholders
Group

-new devices can be


purchased over
time, as updates
cease to be
provided due to End
of Life policies

-create a digital
citizenship program
for students and
staff

Devices:(reflection)
-choosing devices
that support that
communication
plan is critical.
Building vs. Buying
consider:
-ability to support
program vision
-standards
alignment
Student Outcomes
-how will LMS and
SIS link up?
-Formative
assessments
-Summative
Assessments
Building vs. Buying
consider:
-infrastructure,
-professional
development,
-ability to support
program vision
Digital Citizenship:
Teachers and

Short Term:
Student Outcomes
should be well in
place when a
blended learning
program begins, as
should the quality
expectations. These
elements are critical
to a successful and
meaningful program.

Short Term:
Resources and
Digital Citizenship
programs should be
well in place when a
blended learning
program begins.
These elements are
critical to a
successful and

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and Curriculum it
addresses.

5. Teacher
Support Plan

Before any
students are
expected to use
technology, they
should be well
aware of
expectations and
proper ways to
behave online, just
like an orientation
to class. Digital
Citizenship is
something many
districts overlook
or skim over, but it
is vital to a
successful
blended program.
The challenge with
any teacher
support plan is to
ensure it is
actually providing
support.
Opportunities
exists for teachers
to feel judged or
singled out, so it
must be
approached from a
collectively
supportive
perspective.

stakeholders will
create a digital
citizen course
aligned with ISTE
Nets Standards, or
use an existing one
such as Common
Sense Education

meaningful program.
Review and
modifications can be
made as the years
pass.

Teachers will be
trained first, and
then will engage
students.

-Stakeholders will
create a short list of
teacher
requirements in
hiring process and
key policies
-Professional
Develop Plan: Buy
vs. Build
-Teacher Evaluation
Plan

Teaching
Stakeholder
Group

Requirements and
evaluation plans
will be based off of
nationally
District Leadership recognized
standards like
iNACOL and ISTE
Union
Representatives if Nets for Teachers
applicable (for
teacher evaluation PD Plan: consider
needs of staff,
component)
funding, state and
federal
requirements, and
longevity.

Medium Term:
Professional
Development plans
and Evaluation Plans
should be in place to
pilot rather soon.
Then adjusted and
rolled out.
Long Term:
Recruitment process
could be long term.
This is assuming the
district has staff that
is just switching

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modes to a more
blended
environment. If this
is a new school, it
would need to be
much more short
term in order to staff
the school.

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