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INTIME Progress Check University of Northern Iowa May, 2002

INTIME Progress Check 
University of Northern Iowa 
May, 2002

InTime Progress Check:

Evaluation:

  • Project Evaluation team analyses and interprets Technology competencies test responses of 346 students from 5 partner universities. This report was forwarded to INTIME participating faculty, who used the project during the fall 2001 semester. This includes 270 pre-tests and 76 post-test results.

    • Objective: To compare level of technology skills by comparing pre and post tests. Students for fall 2001 showed no change.

  • Project Evaluation team analyses SoCQ graphs for 119 sets of all participating faculty (Fall 2001), who sent their latest stages of concern questionnaire.

    • Objective: To assess the concerns that INTIME methods faculty have with implementation of project over time in their classrooms. The graphs indicate the increased comfort and familiarity in using innovation. The individual feedback is shared with the faculty.

  • Conclusions from web site usability questionnaire about the usability of INTIME website resources were circulated to 35 INTIME participating methods faculty.

    • Objective: To assess the project developed materials they used and what improvements can be made. This report is primarily created as a part of the external Evaluator’s report and for the Ed.Meda and Technology Yearbook, 2003.

  • PT3 Baseline surveys completed by participating faculty are being analyzed.

  • Work has started on the article for Ed.Media and Technology Yearbook, 2003 to be included in the next volume of the title. Ed.Media and tech specialists and school administrators access the yearbook.

  • Project staff continually monitor the WebTrends Server reports, that show that the since February, 2000, the project website has received over 5 million hits and over 114,000 visits, with the average number of hits per day at 5,412. The top geographic region is North America (82,963 visits) and the most active countries are the US (81,873), UK (1,136), and Australia (1,071).

Online Courses:

  • The first online course based on INTIME materials was taught this semester. The course “Selection and integration of media for graduate students was taught by Dr.Sharon Smaldino and Dr. Mary Herring. The course was taught with only online course materials like INTIME, and other web sources in conjunction with an NCREL based project called “EnGauge”.

  • “EnGuage” contents are referenced in the INTIME website. Students read the INTIME model elements, the graphic organizer from NCREL, watched INTIME videos, and use other educational websites for an overall view of the course.

  • Students were asked for permission for interpretation and analysis of their reflective postings of the course in WebCT. This analysis will be conducted after the end of Spring’02 semester by Dr.Smaldino and Dr.Herring.

  • An online course on information literacy featuring INTIME videos as case studies and professional development resources is being prepared for use in summer 2002.

Technology As Facilitator of Quality Education Model:

  • New content areas to INTIME website were added relating to Pedagogy. These are based on latest NBPTS editions.

Linking INTIME to Standards:

  • This is an ongoing effort to establish connections between educational theory and research, represented in the TFQE Model, and the teaching standards of a number of professional teaching associations. 

  • The Technology As Facilitator of Quality Education Model is aligned with standards from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), Renaissance Teacher Work Sample (RTWS), University of Northern Iowa Office of Student Field Experiences (OSFE), and the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers project (ISTE NETS*T).· Alignment with the Iowa Teaching Standards was added this semester.

  • Explanations stating why any two or more standards are correlated are included by selecting those cells in the table on the website.

Probing Questions:

  • As of May, 2002, sets of probing questions for 35 teachers were completed.

  • 22 of these include activity overviews;13 teachers have probing questions without activity overview questions because the activity overview videos were not yet finished.

  • As of Dec 2001, 18 sets of probing questions were completed with activity overview and 15 without activity overview.

Core Knowledge:

  • The core knowledge standards, McCREL and National standards were linked to from the INTIME content standard pages.

  • All the tables are on the web. The project was completed this semester.

Multicultural Work:

  • The multicultural sub web was added to the INTIME web site. One multicultural skit was taped during the semester and made available on the Multicultural education website.

  • 10 Teacher videos were selected from INTIME activities that are good examples of multicultural educational setting. Probing questions were written for these 10 activity overviews. 3 previewing and 3 post-viewing questions are available for each.

  • Work has started on case studies, probing questions, and skit write-ups for the multicultural site. Two teachers were chosen for tables for videos to be made for diversity discussions. Tables are written but not handed in for rough-cut yet. These will be used in the future to stage a discussion about diversity in the videos. This discussion of the videos’ diversity would be video-taped.

  • A checklist of observable behaviors, sample reflective questions and sample extension activities have been written for multicultural case studies.

Case Studies:

  • 35 contextual information sections are completed. 25 of these have been revised to include a paragraph on “school characteristics.  

  • The build your own case study feature was made live on the web.  

  • All model element checklists of observable characteristics were completed. For the content standards and pedagogy case studies, customized checklists were created for each of the teachers to allow them to be specific for the content area and grade level as appropriate.  

  • 300+ case studies video vignettes can be used. 

Co-operative Learning:

  • Project staff started to work on a new addition to the INTIME site – cooperative learning.  

  • 4 areas were made available on the project website. 6 additions are edited but not posted on the web. 5 PowerPoint presentation areas in English and Romanian are also ready to be put on the web.  

  • Videos illustrating co-operative learning activities were selected: Set of 6 tapes (3 angles) of Vicki Olson (12 hrs of footage), who conducted a science and math activity in Spring 2001 (dissecting owl pellets, math problems). The second set of 6 tapes (3 angles) is of Rick Vanderwall (10 –12 hrs of footage), a high school English class Shakespeare cooperative activity (Midsummer Night's Dream).  

  • A short rough-cut tape (5-6 clips) was made last year with INTIME clips illustrating cooperative learning activities.

  • The project received permission from Johnson and Johnson to use their books for our web site, including the translated versions. 

Teaching Standards DVD:

  • This DVD will be based on the eight Iowa teaching standards for teacher evaluation. 

  • Each standard will be introduced in the following sections: 1) Introduction (1-2 min), 2) Theory (2-5 min), 3) Video examples (13-15 min), and 4) Summary (1-2 min). 

  • Eight rough cuts were created, watched, and discussed. Video footage and narrations will be edited during the Summer 2002. 

  • Print materials of teaching strategies will accompany the DVD.

Democracy DVD: 

  • The democracy DVD is an offspring of the INTIME project supported by a new project.

  • The project is in collaboration with MPLS (Malcolm Price Lab School) at the University of Northern Iowa.

  • Work toward a DVD containing video vignettes of PK-12 with Price Lab teachers integrating democracy component in their classrooms has started.

  • The videos will help align INTIME Tenets of Democracy with the character education principles implemented at Price Lab School. This will enrich the observable behavior checklist in the INTIME site as well as the character education principles of MPLS.

  • The project materials will guide inservice, preservice, students and administrators to improve student learning through introduction of democratic ideas.

  • INTIME team delivered an inservice for MPLS teachers who will be taped.

  • 6 activities were taped at MPLS.

Website:

  • The “build your own case study” feature was made available on the project site. Project staff tested the feature on all operating systems.

  • An online Web Usability Survey questionnaire was developed and administrated to INTIMEparticipating faculty. This will be followed up next year.

  • Additions and changes were made to lesson plans to include the print feature.

  • Changes and updates were made to the video search database

  • Additions and changes to the International INTIME versions; a new navigation bar and materials were added.

  • Additions and changes were made to the multicultural site.

  • Work was completed on the core knowledge site.

  • Additions were made to the Linking to Standards (Rosetta) section on the website.

  • Additions were made to probing questions.

  • 90 new videos (10 new lessons) were added to the site, bringing the total to 378 videos (42 lessons).

Conference Information:

  • January 2002, ICRSME (International Consortium for research in Science and Mathematics Education): ICRSME 9th Annual meeting, Panama city, Panama. Khalid Tashin presented a paper, “INTIME: using research tools to assess and evaluate new online resources”. · January 9th, 2002, NITA (North Iowa Technology Fair): 2002 7th Annual Affair, Mason City, IA. Karla Krueger, Vicki Oleson did a concurrent session on INTIME: An Online Video Resource for Technology Professional Development. 

  • January 23-26, 2002 , AAC&U (Assoc. of Am. Colleges & Universities) : 88tth AAC&U Annual Meeting: “Changing Students in a Changing World, Washington, DC . Bill Callahan conducted a 60 min Research Session on Using Technology to Shape the Curriculum for Tomorrow’s world: INTIME, a PT3 Catalyst Initiative. · February 23-26, 2002. AACTE (Am. Assoc. of Colleges for Teacher Education): 2002 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, NY. Thomas Switzer, Bill Callahan, Kathy Oakland, Masha Plakhotnik & Simona Sarbu presented, “INTIME: Using Online Video Case Studies in Methods Courses for Preservice Teachers” and exhibited the project. March 6-9, 2002, NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English): NCTE Spring 2002 Conference, Portland, OR. Corina Cimpoeru & Cheryl Timion did a presentation, “Video Case Studies: An Innovation in Teacher Preparation.”

  • March 7-9, 2002, NMSA (National Middle School Assoc.): 11th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Donna Schumacher-Douglas presented, “INTIME: A PT3 Catalyst Grant.”

  • March 9-11, 2002, ASCD (Assoc. for Supervision & Curriculum Development): 57th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, San Antonio, TX. Doreen Hayek & Sara Carroll presented the INTIME project at a regular session.

  • March 14-16, 2002, ITEA (Int-l Technology Education Assoc.): 6th Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. Vicki Oleson did a presentation, “The UNI Model for Integrating Technology.”

  • March 18-23, 2002, SITE (Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education): Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. Doreen Hayek & Diana Tanase presented INTIME in a Full Paper & Video Festival formats.

  • March 24-26, 2002, Renaissance Group Conference, Washington, D.C. Karla Krueger & Angela Fry exhibited INTIME.

  • April 1-5, 2002, AERA (Am. Educational Assoc.): 83d Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Yana Cornish demonstrated, “ INTIME –Integrating New Technologies Into the Methods of Education: Using Research Tools to Assess & Evaluate New Online Resources.”

  • April 21-24, 2002, NCTM (Nat-l. Council for Teachers of Mathematics): NCTM 2002 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NE. Donna Schumacher-Douglas presentated, “INTIME: Integrating New Technologies Into the Methods of Mathematics Education.”  

Advocacy:

  • The project distributed 968 PT3 promotional CD boxes promoting all Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology projects to university presidents, vice presidents, provosts, deans, and other leaders. Distribution took place at the conference for the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), the Renaissance Group Spring Conference in Washington D.C., and the conference for the American Council on Education (ACE), and direct mailings were made to nearly 40 leaders of Renaissance Universities. A total of 1,759 boxes and 1, 550 single PT3 promotional CDs have been distributed since the production.

  • The project has distributed 933 promotional INTIME CDs at various conferences and meetings to educators at all levels, including university faculty, and administrators as well as pre-service and in-service teachers and administrators. A total of 1, 966 have been distributed throughout the project.

  • First INTIME newsletter published. 2000 copies of the four-page document were printed and disseminated The newsletter contains four articles: 1) “Real Teachers, Real students Real Classrooms INTIME Resources to Improve student learning” by Karla Krueger, 2) “Uses of INTIME by Teacher Educators”, 3) “A look at INTIME Demographics” by Meera Rajgopal.  

  • The newsletter was distributed on UNI campus to all Teacher Education faculty (262) and Deans, Directors and Department Heads (190), off-campus to partner faculty, administrators as well as other interested organizations and individuals, and teachers (in all, close to 2000 people).

  • 600 INTIME mousepads were ordered. 510 have been given away.

  • 4000 INTIME brochures were ordered throughout the project and a total of 3,520 have been distributed at conferences and meeting.

  • 1500 special brochures showing INTIME’s linking to standards tables were ordered and a total of 1,218 have been distributed at conferences and meetings.

International CD’s:

  •  In collaboration with other university initiatives, INTIME translations have been developed and expand the reach of the project to an international audience.

      

    French: All translations for INTIME model are completed. 

    • Videos were translated and synchronized 

    • Narration was translated and recorded for the promotional CD.   

  • Spanish: First draft of translation was completed for all areas of the model and 9 video vignettes. 

    • Promotional CD narration is translated and recorded. 

    • Slides for promotional CD is translated.   

  • Chinese: All translations for INTIME model are completed. 

    • Videos were translated and synchronized.

    • Narration was translated and recorded for the promotional CD.  

  • Portuguese: Half of the model elements are translated.

    Russian: All translations (including videos and promotional CD’s) are completed.

    • · Produced a test version of promotional CD.  

  • Romanian: Romanian version of INTIME is available online.

    • Produced INTIME promotional CD.  

  • Swahili: Work was started on a Swahili translation.