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Integrating Latin American Studies and Technology through blended learning. Mary Risner University of Florida SITE 2010-San Diego, CA. Caribbean wordle. Discovering Caribbean diversity workshop. Project Partners. University of Florida (CLAS) Florida International University (CLAS)

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integrating latin american studies and technology through blended learning

Integrating Latin American Studies and Technology through blended learning

Mary Risner

University of Florida

SITE 2010-San Diego, CA

project partners
Project Partners
  • University of Florida (CLAS)
  • Florida International University (CLAS)
  • Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC)
  • Duval, St. Johns, Clay County Schools
the literature
The literature

Hiebert, Gallimore & Stigler (2002), professional development has the most impact on student learning when its design is long term, tied to the curriculum of the teachers involved, and collaborative.

the literature1
The literature

The design component of experiential learning for teachers in professional development serves as a model for them to implement in their own classrooms after they have felt how it has enhanced their own personal learning experience (Loucks-Horsley, Love, Stiles, Mundry & Hewson, 2003).

the literature2
The literature

The formation of teams of teachers that gather to create standards based lessons while integrating technology allows for the emergence of professionals with a higher comfort and skill level for the application of new tools and is an example of “a best way” to learn to use technology (MacKenzie, 2001).

data collection
Data collection

Pre-workshop Technology Use survey

  • Open-ended
  • True/false
  • Anonymous
data collection1
Data collection

Post-workshop Participant Feedback survey

  • Likert scale
  • Anonymous
data collection2
Data collection

Post-workshop Lesson Implementation survey (to do in May)

  • Open-ended questions on lesson use/student reactions to lessons
about the participants
About the participants
  • Number of Teachers: 23
  • French: 4
  • Spanish: 15
  • Social Studies: 4
participants cont
Participants (cont.)
  • Middle school: 3
  • High school: 20
  • Age Range: 24-64 (primarily over 40)
  • Years teaching: 1-36 years
participant technology experience
Participant technology experience
  • Technology experience:

Weak- 2 Average- 13 Very Good- 3

  • Technology currently used:

Power point, smartboard, youtube, photoshop, webquests, computer lab.

participation and retention
Participation and retention
  • F2F participation: 23
  • Submitted lessons: 15

*Some teachers did not have time to do lessons or did not need the in-service points.*

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Participation and retention
  • Online participation: 18

Forum Interaction

  • Getting to Know You: 17
  • Standards : 18
  • Theme/Texts: 18
  • Lesson Plan ideas: 13
  • Lesson feedback: 2
participant reactions to workshop
Participant reactions to workshop
  • All enjoyed faculty lectures with multimedia powerpoint presentations
  • All enjoyed the hands-on technology tied to content
  • All responded agree/strongly on attending future blended style workshops
  • *18 feedback responses
resources
resources
  • Workshop materials are under construction at :

www.caribbeandiversity.ning.com

  • Resources on Latin America at:

www.latam.ufl.edu/outreach

contact
Contact
  • For more information, contact:

Mary at mrisner@latam.ufl.edu