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About Roxanne Russell

Instructional Technology and Design consultant and Teacher with 20+ years of teaching, management and design experience in face-to-face and online classrooms.

September 2016

Teen Friendly, Cross Curricular Reading Unit: Intro to Stats

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:50+00:00 September 26, 2016|Digital Pedagogy, Education, Inspiration, K-12, Lesson Plan, Online Learning, Read Ahead|

Having trouble keeping teenagers' attention on reading assignments? We've got a solution to help you mix things up. Introduce basic concepts with homework- that teens will actually DO! They can read these assignments on their phones. To let you spend valuable instructional time delving in deeper. We're pleased to offer [...]

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The Mule Bone BYOD Read Ahead Presentation

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:50+00:00 September 19, 2016|Read Ahead, Uncategorized|

Check out this BYOD Read Ahead presentation for: THE MULE-BONE: A COMEDY OF NEGRO LIFE IN THREE ACTS by Langston Hughes & Zora Neale Hurston We hope you enjoy this Read Ahead presentation. You can create your own Read Ahead presentations! Read Ahead lets users create guided, focused reading activities [...]

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July 2016

Read Ahead Lesson Plan: Interpretive Lens Activity

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:51+00:00 July 15, 2016|Custom Instructional Design Tool, Digital Pedagogy, Lesson Plan, Online Learning, Read Ahead|

The interpretive lens activity below fits into the Read Ahead Lesson Plan. It is suitable for any subject area and can be used with any reading selection. Subject(s) Any subject area Grade 4-12 Brief Description Apply an interpretive lens to any reading selection Objectives Experiment with interpretation through purposeful manipulation [...]

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Machine Learning: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Content

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:51+00:00 July 15, 2016|Uncategorized|

As an Introduction to Machine Learning Concepts, students read the following texts to prompt critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Critical Thinking: Use these texts to examine Roots and foundations of knowledge, decision-making and prediction How to define, manipulate and automate logical operations Compare perspectives across time and human understanding [...]

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March 2016

Read Ahead, The Origin Story

By | 2017-11-01T05:20:32+00:00 March 17, 2016|Custom Instructional Design Tool, Digital Pedagogy, Education, Online Learning, Read Ahead, Roxanne Russell|

Getting Students to Read While working on my PhD at Georgia State University's College of Education, I met a dedicated and inspiring high school English teacher, Josh Cuevas. He was committed to helping his students improve their reading skills by requiring them to read for 50 minutes [...]

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November 2015

Online Course Design Webinar for Theological Schools

By | 2016-07-26T13:31:48+00:00 November 23, 2015|Uncategorized|

Next week, Full Tilt Ahead's CEO, Roxanne Russell, will present a webinar on Online Course Design for In Trust,  a center that provides guidance for governance and institutional capacity to Theological Schools. http://www.intrust.org/Blog/entryid/492/online-course-design-a-conversation-with-roxanne-russell

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April 2015

IMPLEMENT your online learning strategy

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:52+00:00 April 21, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

After you ENVISION, RESOURCE, PLAN, DEVELOP and TEST to Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus, it is time to IMPLEMENT. The implementation process may follow or coincide with testing and should be an ongoing iterative process of revision and improvement. As much as possible, the adherence to strong project [...]

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March 2015

TEST your online learning strategy

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:52+00:00 March 31, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

After you ENVISION, RESOURCE, PLAN and DEVELOP to Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus, you probably feel ready to launch. But I cannot stress enough the importance of TESTING- and expanding the audience of who evaluates your creation. I’ve been surprised how often this essential part of any design process [...]

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DEVELOP your online learning strategy

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:53+00:00 March 10, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

Finally we get to my favorite topic of this blog series Bring your Online Learning Strategy into Focus- DEVELOP your online learning strategy. If you missed the first three parts of this series, check out ENVISION, RESOURCE and PLAN your online learning strategy. The design and development adventures of online [...]

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February 2015

7 Learning Design Principles for Online Classrooms

By | 2017-09-28T16:27:53+00:00 February 24, 2015|Online Learning, Strategy|

After teaching in college classrooms for twenty years (twelve of those years online), I have identified 7 Learning Design Principles that can help anyone make smart decisions when designing and creating online learning courses. The process of instructional design should be systematic. Evidence-based learning designs show, scaffold and sustain. Responsive [...]

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