Week one assignment for graduate class.  Had to really think about captivating hearts and attempted to make all of these crazy ideas in my head make sense.

Why…

I believe that we can increase student interest in our Career and Technology Education Department by offering a blended learning environment on our campus.   I believe this model will inspire and foster creativity in our students at JHS.

What…

Our students will use the blended method of learning to enhance the learning process by becoming life-long learners, creating projects and assignments that are engaging and challenging.  Students will be engaging in challenging and creative projects that can be stored electronically.

How…

Students will provide at least three examples of producing quality results through projects, online assessment tests, checking for understanding, redirection through collaborative feedback and constructive criticism that will lead a positive, thought-provoking process that will create an end result of pride in student work and create a chain reaction of excitement throughout the district.

My goal is to help other faculty members overcome their fears of a paradigm shift in education while increasing test scores by using technology effectively in the classroom.   By using Blackboard in the classroom, students will be able to do basic assignments online, teachers will be able to collaborate with students easier and will be able to provide feedback more quickly and easily. This process will allow students to take ownership of their education and the district can look at a lower cost of offering more course options.