Columbus, Ohio – The Trailblazer Teacher program, managed by Battelle’s nonprofit venture in STEM education, has selected Franklin University’s BlueQuill system as a platform to provide better resources for teachers.
In the Trailblazer Teacher program, 16 Ohio teachers gain new strategies and tools for teaching in the modern classroom. The teachers complete four in-person trainings. Throughout the rest of the year, they support each other in virtual learning sessions – sharing ideas and best practices.
On Feb. 29 and March 1, the Trailblazer Teachers met for a two-day session at Franklin University where they used Franklin University’s Learning Management System, BlueQuill, to create hybrid courses in a “flipped” classroom model. The BlueQuill LMS is capable of evaluating student engagement and learning in real-time.
BlueQuill is a web-based, hosted platform that provides students instant access to assignments and course content, enhanced class communication, easily accessible course apps, online discussion, live chat, and collaboration tools. The platform been the innovation behind the University’s growing global online education business. Using this technology, the Trailblazer Teachers benefit from data collecting, reporting and ongoing assessments that provide insight into teaching effectiveness.
"When I first became involved with the Trailblazer Teacher program, I had a basic knowledge of hybrid learning but already feel I have an amplified understanding and appreciation for the benefits such an approach gives to not only teaching effectiveness but student learning outcomes,” said Rebecca Taylor, Marysville Early College High School. "The use of BlueQuill in our training allows for insight into teaching methodology, and as important, opportunities for other teachers to use our research and progress to share with their own classrooms."
The following teachers attended the two-day training session:
Scott Graham, Bay Village High School
Melissa Furst, Berkshire High School
Daniel Chenoweth, Cardinal High School
Brian George, Cardinal High School
Matthew McDonald, Eastlake North High School
Steven Ridgway, eSTEM Early College Academy
Joe Salyers, Green High School
Maria Stead, Hilliard Darby High School
Andrew Beane, Louisville High School
Rebecca Taylor, Marysville Early College High School
Cory Neugebauer, Metro Early College High School
Casey Clark, North Canton Hoover High School
Robert Furlong, Otsego High School
Matt Boggs, Perrysburg High School
Amanda Nugent, St. Edward High School *
Ben Schulcz, Turpin High School
* External funding provided for this teacher.
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