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TABLE Project: Technical Assistance Survey
Part I: Objective of Needs assessment Survey
This needs assessment survey will help Mockingbird Education provide flexible and customized technical assistance to participating pilot sites. The information that you provide is confidential and will only be used for the planning and design of technical assistance resources related to the Joyce Foundation's TABLE project.
Part II: General Information
Name of Program
Pilot Product Being Implemented at Your Site
My Foundations Lab
Implementation Start Date
When did your program begin implementation? Please provide proposed date if your program has not begun yet.
Part III: Assessment of Current Status
Has the product vendor provided a product orientation and technology training?
Date of Product Training or proposed product training date.
How did the vendor deliver product training?
How did the product training prepare you for implementation?
Identify up to five areas of technical assistance that your site will benefit the most from.
Face to Face/In person
Combination of online and in person
None of the Above
Describe any additional professional development your site provided to prepare for pilot implementation
Part IV: Technical Assistance Needs and Priorities
The following survey questions will help identify specific technical assistance needs and priorities for your site.
Describe the single largest challenge you are currently experiencing in implementing the pilot product
Identify the technical assistance areas that you are most interested in
Program Design Models and Strategies for Blended Learning
Instruction: Content Driven Activities
Instruction: Community Building Activities
Creating Educator Presence in Online Environment
Describe ABE instructional resources and information related to blended instruction that will be most beneficial to your program
Identify your preferred method for delivering technical assistance resources to your site
Live Conference calls
Face to Face Professional Development
In the course of the TABLE project, Mockingbird Education can visit pilot sites to provide face to face professional development and support. Only one site visit per site can be accommodated. The agenda and timing of this visit will be based on site technical support needs and interests. Mockingbird Education is an adult education professional development provider that specializes in engagement and active learning strategies for struggling learning populations. Mockingbird is one of three professional development providers endorsed by GED Testing Services to provide professional development for GED 2014. Additionally, all of our facilitators are award winning educators, each with over 15 years experience in adult education instruction.
Mockingbird Education generally provides one full day of technical assistance and professional development to pilot sites.
Half of the day's agenda is devoted to best practices in blended learning and adult education.
The other half of the training agenda is customized to the individual needs of the program or educators.
Best Practice Instructional Strategies within a blended learning environment
Learner Attention and Engagment Strategies
Active Reading (nonfiction text)
Active Learning and Learner engagement
Strategies for Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Conceptual and Foundational Knowledge Skills for HS equivalency tests
Community Building Strategies
Effective Rules and Policies for nontraditional learners
Creating learning interactions in a individualized learning path program
Instructional Strategies that create buy-in and participation
Behavior Management Strategies for nontraditional and resistent learners
Progress, mastery, and deliberate practice instructional strategies
Rotating between differientiated and group instruction in the 'one room school house' approach
Please check up to 7 topics of interest for customized support and training. Many topics are not included on this list. This list will be used to categorize common areas of interest across sites.
Describe any identified technical assistance needs and interest that can be addressed in your in-person site visit.
Identify potential dates for your site visit and any relevant comments or information that will aid the planning of your in person technical assistance visit.
Your site visit will be planned according to your programmatic, instructional, and scheduling needs. Dates provided here will be used for planning purposes only.
When you hit submit, your survey will be sent to Tamara Thompson at Mockingbird Education. The survey can be taken by multiple individuals at your site.
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