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slide 1: THE WORLD: EDUCATI NG The Advent of Vi r t ual Teacher s slide 2: I nt e r - c on ne nt a l s k i l l - s ha r i ng ha s k i ndl e d a ne w t r e nd t ha t ha s s e r v e d t o ma k e e duc a on a v a i l a bl e t o a muc h l a r g e r a udi e nc e t ha n be f or e . Onl i ne c l a s s e s a nd v i r t ua l s k i l l - s ha r i ng ha s g i v e n r i s e t o t he c onc e pt of g l oba l t e a c he r s . T hi s s pe c i a l br a nd of t e a c he r s c a t e r s t o a g l oba l a udi e nc e whi l e be i ng s e a t e d i n a r e mot e g e og r a phy i n t ur n pr ov i di ng s upe r i or e duc a on t o s t ude nt s a c r os s t he wor l d. I n t he US 50 of s c hool di s t r i c t s offe r a mi ni mum of one onl i ne c our s e a nd t hi r t y s t a t e s a r e e qui ppe d wi t h t he i r own onl i ne l e a r ni ng pr og r a mme s a l l owi ng s t ude nt s wi t h ha ndi c a ps a nd di s a bi l i e s t o a c c e s s c ont e nt r e mot e l y . Wha t ’ s i nt r i g ui ng a bout t he mode l t ha t ha s be g un t o s howc a s e mome nt um a c r os s t he wor l d i s t ha t t e a c he r s c a n a c c e s s c l a s s e s f r om j us t a bout a ny whe r e i n t he wor l d f r om a y a c ht out i n t he Me di t e r r a ne a n t o a c a mps i t e i n t he woods . Al l t he y ’ d ne e d t o g e t by i s a n i nt e r ne t c onne c on. I n g e ne r a l s c hool di s t r i c t s i n t he US fil t e r onl i ne i ns t r uc t or s on ba s i c a c a de mi c c r i t e r i a pe r t a i ni ng t o a c a de mi c c our s e s . T he s e i nc l ude s t a t e c e r fic a ons a nd l i c e ns e s a ba c he l or ’ s de g r e e a nd a pr ov e n r e c or d of c ompe t e nc y i n a s ubj e c t . T ha t s a i d me a s ur i ng t he s uc c e s s of a n onl i ne c l a s s c a n o e n pr ov e c ha l l e ng i ng . Al t houg h s ome v i r t ua l t e a c he r s ope r a t e i n phy s i c a l s c hool s pa c e s wor k i ng dur i ng s c hool hour s ot he r s ha v e t he fle x i bi l i t y t o wor k t he i r own hour s f r om r e mot e l oc a ons . www. f ac ebook. c om/ pi nl ear n www. t wi t t er . c om/ _ pi nl ear n c ont ac t pi nl ear n. c om www. pi nl ear n. c om slide 3: Y ou c oul d be hol i da y i ng i n I bi z a a nd s l l ha v e a c c e s s t o y our c l a s s r oom f or i ns t a nc e . As f or s t ude nt i nt e r a c ons Pi nl e a r n a f a nt a s c ne w e duc a ona l t e c hnol og y i s s e r v i ng a s a n e na bl e r f or mor e a nd mor e i ns t u ons f a c i l i t a ng v i r t ua l c l a s s r ooms a c r os s t he wor l d. Phone a nd e ma i l wor k a s g r e a t t ool s t o a ddr e s s s pe c i fic c a s e s que s ons a nd que r i e s . F i l l i ng s pe c i a l i s e d t e a c hi ng r ol e s c a n be di ffic ul t f or a v a r i e t y of r e a s ons . F or one l i mi t e d budg e t s c a n ma k e s our c i ng s upe r i or qua l i t y a c ha l l e ng e . Be c a us e of l i mi t e d f unds i ns t u ons a c r os s t he g l obe ha v e be e n pr e s s e d f or t e a c hi ng r e s our c e s . T he Gl e nns F e r r y S c hool Di s t r i c t 192 a di s t r i c t i n I da ho wa s f or c e d t o c ut i t s s t a ff a nd r e mov e t wo l a ng ua g e c our s e s f r om i t s r os t e r a c oupl e of y e a r s a g o be c a us e of i na de qua t e f unds . T he di s t r i c t ha s now t ur ne d t o v i r t ua l t e a c he r s pr ov i de d by t he I da ho Di g i t a l L e a r ni ng Ac a de my a publ i c a c c a c c r e di t e d v i r t ua l s c hool pr og r a mme . T he di s t r i c t pa y s a bout 50 pe r c our s e pe r s t ude nt t o t he a c a de my a nd i t i s e s ma t e d t ha t i t s a v e s a bout 68 000 t hr oug h t hi s mode l . Now not onl y i s t he qua l i t y be e r but i t ’ s a v a i l a bl e a t a l owe r pr i c e . www. f ac ebook. c om/ pi nl ear n www. t wi t t er . c om/ _ pi nl ear n c ont ac t pi nl ear n. c om www. pi nl ear n. c om slide 4: Wi t h t he powe r of Pi nl e a r n’ s l i v e s t r e a mi ng t ool a v i r t ua l t e a c he r c a n now a c c e s s me e ng s wi t h c ol l e a g ue s a nd pa r e nt s r e mot e l y . I n t he US a bout t wo or t hr e e f a c ul t y me e ng s a r e or g a ni s e d a nnua l l y i n v i r t ua l s c hool di s t r i c t s . T he s e f or ums s e r v e t o g a ug e t he i nv ol v e me nt of t e a c he r s by e v a l ua ng l og - i n a nd l og - out s t a s c s ov e r t he f e w mont hs pr i or . I n a ddi on t e a c he r s a r e e nc our a g e d t o a r c hi v e t he i r e ma i l s s o t ha t i s s ue s a nd c onc e r ns c a n be we e de d out s y s t e ma c a l l y . T he fir s t i nt e r ne t - ba s e d publ i c s c hool i n t he US F l or i da Vi r t ua l S c hool r r e qui r e s t e a c he r s t o unde r t a k e a n i n- pe r s on t r a i ni ng pr og r a mme of f our da y s f ol l owi ng whi c h t he y a r e e a s e d i nt o t he v i r t ua l l e a r ni ng s y s t e m. T he s e t e a c he r s a r e a l s o g i v e n a me nt or who c oa c he s t he m a bout t he nua nc e s of onl i ne t e a c hi ng . T he r e i s a s i g ni fic a nt a mount of da t a t ha t c or r e l a t e s t o a s i ng l e t e a c he r ’ s t e a c hi ng r e c or d ma k i ng i t s i mpl e t o moni t or i nt e r a c on a nd pe r f or ma nc e . On a n a v e r a g e v i r t ua l t e a c he r s i n t he US ha v e be t we e n s e v e n a nd fi e e n y e a r s of c onv e n ona l t e a c hi ng e x pe r i e nc e t uc k e d unde r t he i r be l t s . Howe v e r a s t he s hi t o v i r t ua l t e a c hi ng pl a or ms i nt e ns i fie s a g r owi ng numbe r of t e a c he r s a r e f a v our i ng v i r t ua l c l a s s r ooms f or t he fle x i bi l i t y t ha t t he y offe r . I n t hi s c ont e x t qua l i t y s t a nda r di s a on be c ome s c r i c a l a nd t e a c he r s oug ht t o be uni fie d unde r a c e nt r a l t e a c hi ng g ui de l i ne t ha t di s t r i c t s c a n ov e r s e e . T he S out he r n Re g i ona l E duc a on Boa r d ha s r e l e a s e d a s t a nda r d hi g hl i g h ng g ui de l i ne s g ui de l i ne s f or onl i ne t e a c hi ng . At t he e nd of t he da y howe v e r t he i mpl e me nt a on i s up t o e a c h i ndi v i dua l s c hool di s t r i c t . www. f ac ebook. c om/ pi nl ear n www. t wi t t er . c om/ _ pi nl ear n c ont ac t pi nl ear n. c om www. pi nl ear n. c om slide 5: T e a c he r s who ha v e a we a l t h of e x pe r i e nc e i n t r a di ona l c l a s s r ooms ma y not ne c e s s a r i l y be e qui ppe d t o ha ndl e onl i ne c l a s s e s . T e c hnol og y i s a s k i l l t ha t ne e ds t o be i mpa r t e d t o e x pe r i e nc e d t e a c he r s i n or de r t o onboa r d t he m i nt o t he wor l d of onl i ne t e a c hi ng . T ool s l i k e Pi nl e a r n a r e i nt ui v e a nd e a s y t o na v i g a t e e v e n f or be g i nne r s . E v e n t he n t e a c he r s ne e d t o be ope n t o t he pr os pe c t of a c qui r i ng t e c hnol og y - or i e nt e d s k i l l s a nd de v e l op pr of e s s i ona l l y . A v i r t ua l c l a s s r oom c a n pr e s e nt a t e a c he r i n a v e r y di ffe r e nt l i g ht a nd c ha nne l i ng wa r mt h a nd c a r e t hr oug h a s c r e e n oug ht t o be s ome t hi ng wor t h l e a r ni ng a bout . Whe n de v e l opi ng c ont e nt f or a n onl i ne c l a s s r oom i t ’ s i mpor t a nt t o k e e p c e r t a i n poi nt s i n mi nd: Cr e a t e l e s s ons t ha t pr omot e i nt e r a c v e l e a r ni ng pa r c i pa on a nd c ol l a bor a on i n t he e L e a r ni ng e nv i r onme nt . L e a d c l a s s e s t ha t unde r l i ne e x pe c t a ons a nd e nc our a g e f r e que nt f e e dba c k . E nc our a g e s t ude nt s t o us e t e c hnol og y i n a he a l t hy wa y . T a k e a n onl i ne c l a s s a s a s t ude nt be f or e ha nd t o e x pe r i e nc e e L e a r ni ng f r om t he ot he r s i de . Be s e ns i v e t o s t ude nt s wi t h s pe c i a l ne e ds i n a v i r t ua l c l a s s r oom. www. f ac ebook. c om/ pi nl ear n www. t wi t t er . c om/ _ pi nl ear n c ont ac t pi nl ear n. c om www. pi nl ear n. c om slide 6: T he a dv e nt of v i r t ua l t e a c hi ng a nd l e a r ni ng ha s ope ne d up a n e n r e wor l d of oppor t uni e s f or ne w a nd e x pe r i e nc e d t e a c he r s s e e k i ng fle x i bi l i t y i n t he i r s c he dul e s . T he r e a r e ma ny i ns t u ons now pr ov i di ng c our s e s t o a s pi r i ng v i r t ua l t e a c he r s . Whi l e we ’ v e a l r e a dy t ouc he d on t hi s t opi c l e t ’ s de l v e de e pe r i nt o why qua l i fic a ons don’ t s e r v e a s t r ue r e fle c t or s of a t e a c he r ’ s c a pa bi l i t y i n t he wor l d of onl i ne t e a c hi ng . As mor e a nd mor e di s t r i c t s a dopt v i r t ua l t e a c hi ng t ool s i t ’ s i mpe r a v e t o not e t ha t t r a di ona l t e a c he r s c a n’ t s i mpl y be mi g r a t e d t o v i r t ua l t e a c hi ng . No ma e r t ha t s ome t e a c he r s a r e a r me d wi t h doc t or a t e s i n v i r t ua l l e a r ni ng a nd a n a r r a y of ot he r hi g he r - or de r de g r e e s r e l a t e d t o di s t a nc e l e a r ni ng . A g ood t e a c he r i n a phy s i c a l c l a s s r oom c a r r i e s a di ffe r e nt s k i l l s e t t o a g ood t e a c he r i n t he wor l d of e L e a r ni ng . Onl i ne t e a c hi ng r e qui r e s s upe r i or v e r ba l wr i e n a nd c c ommuni c a on s k i l l s . A t e a c he r mus t ha v e t he powe r t o mov e s t ude nt s wi t h wor ds t o a c on i ni a v e s s wi l y a nd t o l e a v e a l a s ng i mpa c t . I n a ddi on t o be i ng c omf or t a bl e wi t h t e c hnol og y a v i r t ua l t e a c he r mus t e mbr a c e a hos t of a nc i l l a r y di g i t a l s k i l l s t o be a bl e t o e mpl oy a l e a r ni ng pl a or m e ffe c v e l y . I n a ddi on t o t he or e c a l k nowl e dg e c our s e s i t i s i mpor t a nt t o e qui p t e a c he r s wi t h l i v e v i r t ua l c l a s s r oom s e s s i ons be f or e t he y t a k e on t he i r ne w r ol e s . T hi s wa y t he y c a n a da pt t o t he v i r t ua l t e a c hi ng l a nds c a pe by l e a r ni ng on t he j ob. www. f ac ebook. c om/ pi nl ear n www. t wi t t er . c om/ _ pi nl ear n c ont ac t pi nl ear n. c om www. pi nl ear n. c om slide 7: T he f a c t t ha t t e a c hi ng t a l e nt c a n be s our c e d f r om a ny whe r e a c r os s t he g l obe me a ns t ha t t e a c he r s i n t a l e nt - r i c h a r e a s c a n be c onne c t e d wi t h s t ude nt s i n r e g i ons wi t h t a l e nt de fic i t s . T hi s i s a n e ffe c v e t ool t o e v e n out t he i nt e r na ona l e duc a ona l l a nds c a pe . T hi s i s e s pe c i a l l y r e l e v a nt whe n c our s e s a r e s pe c i a l i s e d or ni c he f or whi c h l oc a l t a l e nt c a n pr ov e di ffic ul t t o s our c e . L a ng ua g e c our s e s f or e x a mpl e c a n be s uppl i e d f r om s pe c i a l i s e d r e g i ons t o a c hi e v e a ut he n c a l l y c r a e d l e s s on pl a ns . T ha nk s t o c u ng - e dg e e duc a ona l t e c hnol og y t ool s l i k e Pi nl e a r n g l oba l t e a c he r s a r e no l ong e r c ons t r a i ne d by phy s i c a l c l a s s r ooms . T he s c ope t ha t t he s e t he s e t e a c he r s ha r bour i s i nfini t e a nd s o i s t he i r r e a c h. Wi t h a g r owi ng c ommuni t y of v i r t ua l i ns t r uc t or s e v e r y c or ne r of t he wor l d wi l l ha v e a c c e s s t o e duc a on. Boi s e S t a t e Uni v e r s i t y f or i ns t a nc e offe r s a c e r fic a on i n onl i ne t e a c hi ng a nd s e v e r a l ot he r uni v e r s i e s a r e f ol l owi ng s ui t . Cons i de r a bl e r e s our c e s a nd k nowl e dg e t r a ns f e r s ha v e now be e n mobi l i s e d a c r os s t he wor l d t o g r oom t e a c he r s t o t a k e on v i r t ua l r ol e s . T he Uni v e r s i t y of Wi s c ons i n i s a s pons or of t he Annua l Conf e r e nc e on Di s t a nc e T e a c hi ng a nd L e a r ni ng whi l e t he S out he r n Re g i ona l E duc a on Boa r d pl a y s a s i g ni fic a nt r ol e i n e nc our a g i ng i t s 16 me mbe r s t a t e s t o bui l d hi g h- qua l i t y onl i ne t e a c hi ng t ool s . Anot he r poi nt t o not e i s t ha t v i r t ua l t t e a c hi ng a l l ows t e a c he r s t o ba l a nc e t he i r pe r s ona l a nd pr of e s s i ona l l i v e s mor e e a s i l y . Whi l e t e a c hi ng ha s a l wa y s be e n c ons i de r e d a f ul l - me j ob onl i ne t e a c hi ng e na bl e s t e a c he r s t o c a r v e me out of t he i r e x i s ng s c he dul e s wi t hout ha v i ng t o wor r y a bout a f ul l - me phy s i c a l c ommi t me nt . www. f ac ebook. c om/ pi nl ear n www. t wi t t er . c om/ _ pi nl ear n c ont ac t pi nl ear n. c om www. pi nl ear n. c om slide 8: www. f ac ebook. c om/ pi nl ear n www. t wi t t er . c om/ _ pi nl ear n c ont ac t pi nl ear n. c om www. pi nl ear n. c om T H A N K Y O U P i n l e a r n

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