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  1. Online Professional Learning Communities Lee Alan HanawaltRoherlroher@ms.uky.edu

  2. Access to Algebra: A Professional Learning Community • Through this Online Embedded Professional Development (OEPD) program a professional learning community has developed a collaborative team of individuals working together toward a shared educational vision, values, and goals.

  3. Population: Access to Algebra • 2006 - present • 17 Appalachian region secondary school mathematics teachers • Over 210 Appalachian region secondary school students

  4. A Professional Learning Community: The setup • Summer Institute • Weekly Meetings • Sponsor Students in a College Algebra Program

  5. Access to Algebra Startup

  6. Meeting Format • Weekly meetings online • Discuss: • Access to Algebra Student Program • Instructional practices • Technology implemented and developed through the • Student progress

  7. Communication Equipment • Headset with microphone • Connectix Web camera • Notetaker (electronic pen set)

  8. Instructional Structure Class Structures (determined by local school) • Face-to-Face Class • Independent Study Daily Teacher Access • Independent Study Limited Teacher Access Instructional Materials • Free Textbook • Online Textbook • Online Homework • Online Exams scored at UK

  9. Meeting Etiquette & Communication Ask a question – or wait to be recognized to participate Confirm/Agree or Just say Yes Disagree or Just say No Show amusement Applaud Need to leave your computer for a moment

  10. OnLine Meeting Communication • Video • Audio • Application Share • Text chat • Meeting Recording

  11. With the exception of the Centra conferencing system, the intellectual property employed in this program was developed in open source by the University of Kentucky Mathematical Sciences through grants and contracts funded by : • The National Science Foundation • The US Department of Education • The Ky Department of Education • The Ky Council on Postsecondary Education • The University of Kentucky