Enhanced Course Scheduler Presentation

Pearson LearningStudio Webinar
Enhanced Course Scheduler tool
Monday, Aug. 11th 2014
9 – 10 am MT
On the Agenda
• Why is a good schedule critical for good teaching
• To learn how to use the Enhanced Scheduler tool
in LearningStudio
Importance of a schedule
Review the LS Scheduler
Upload, download, & modify dates on
Schedule files
Your trainer
Professional History
Teacher K12: math and science - Traditional
Higher Education instructor - Online & Traditional
Professional Development , K-12 and Higher
Education - use of digital learning objects
Laura J. Moin, Ph.D.
Quantitative Research Methods
Teaching & Learning - Science
Trilingual: English, Hebrew & Spanish
Academic Trainer & Consultant
Conference Presentations & Workshops
Program evaluation methodologies
Teaching and Learning – math and science
Teacher recruitment
Use of Web 2.0 tools for instruction
Principles of good teaching
1. Active learning
8. High expectations
2. Collaborative learning
9. Discipline specific
3. Learners reflection
10.Diversity of learners
4. Prompt feedback
11.Clear guidelines
5. High quality content
12.Students’ choice
6. High quality assessment
13.Familiarity with technology
7. Max. participation & “buy-in” 14.Time on task (deadlines)
Ways a good schedule promotes learning
 Communicates high expectations (when & what is expected)
 Informs instructors who is lagging and may need assistance
 Consistent and predictable learning environments cultivate more
productive students and greater learning (Burden, 1995; Kamps,
2002; Kerr & Nelson, 2002; Reinhart, 1991).
 Helps students develop metacognitive skills such as greater
autonomy, responsibility, self-monitoring, organization and time
management (Downing & Peckham-Hardin, 2001; Reinhart, 1991).
 Helps students see how larger tasks can be parsed into smaller
tasks (Quinn, et al., 2000).
 Motivates students, especially if more enjoyable tasks are placed
after less enjoyable tasks are completed (Kerr & Nelson, 2002)
Brief review of the Scheduler
How to use it?
Where do the dates appear in LS?
How to make it available to students
The Enhanced Course Scheduler
Enhanced Course Scheduler tool
1. Export the template file (csv)
2. Modify dates
3. Import the Schedule file
Enhanced Course Scheduler template file
Hierarchical structure
Another example
Term start date (Course start date): 4/5/2012
3,Unit 3, ,15,21,N,N, ,
3,Lesson 3A, ,1,3,N,N,3,
3,Lesson 3B, , 4,5,N,N,2,1
3 – Unit 3
Apr. 19th
Apr. 25th
3 – Lesson 3A
Apr. 19th
Apr. 21st
Apr. 21st
3 – Lesson 3B
Apr. 22nd
Apr. 23rd
Apr. 23rd
Apr. 22nd
Video references
Videos for instructors:
Video for administrators:
Thank you!
Burden, P. R. (1995). Classroom management and discipline: Methods to facilitate
cooperation and instruction. White Plains, NY: Longman.
Downing, J. E., & Peckham-Hardin, K. D. (2001). Daily schedules: A helpful learning
tool. Teaching Exceptional Children, 33(3), 62-68.
Kamps, D. M. (2002). Preventing problems by improving behavior. In B. Algozzine &
P. Kay (Eds.), Preventing problem behaviors: A handbook of successful
prevention strategies
Kerr, M. M., & Nelson, C. M. (2002). Strategies for addressing behavior problems in
the classroom. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Publishing Company.
Quinn, M. M., Osher, D., Warger, C. L., Hanley, T. V., Bader, B. D., & Hoffman, C. C.
(2000). Teaching and working with children who have emotional and behavioral
challenges. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.
Reinhart, J. A. (1991). Organization of the environment. In S. R. Morgan & J. A.
Reinhart (Eds.). Interventions for students with emotional disorders (pp. 5178). Austin, TX: Pro-Ed.