Eduviews is a leadership series addressing key concerns affecting K-12 schools, districts, teachers and leaders. eduviews investigates new models shaping the educational landscape and highlights promising ways that schools and districts are overcoming difficult challenges to meet their goals and offer students an excellent education.
This eduviews report looks at successful models of 100 percent online or virtual educational programs. It provides new insights into successful models in virtual education and offers encouragement to educators who see the potential to evolve their virtual education programs, as well as to those in the initial planning or early development stages for virtual education initiatives. Download the paper >
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Getting Started with a Virtual School Program featuring Cobb County School DistrictEight years ago, Cobb County School District (CCSD) was looking for a way to provide students with additional course options. At the time there was no state virtual school program so CCSD made the decision to start their own Virtual Academy. Watch this web presentation to hear first-hand from CCSD on how they started their virtual academy, plans for expanding the program and more.Play the webinar >
Improving Classroom Learning explores how online learning through an LMS can affect student engagement, teacher collaboration and breadth of course offerings. It becomes clear through several district stories that classroom learning can be transformed by giving students and teachers access to tools and technologies that increase interest and productivity. Download the paper >
From Model to Practice: Building Successful Online Learning Programs at JeffCoListen to Judy Bauernschmidt, Director of Online Learning at JeffCo Public Schools, talk about how the district grew their use of online learning from the initial professional development program to district-wide use of blended learning plus a stand-alone virtual school. Understand how this growth addressed the district’s student achievement issues while ensuring that 21st Century skills were being taught in all classrooms by qualified teachers.Play the webinar >
Blended Learning: Where Online and Face-to-Face Instruction Intersect for 21st Century Teaching and Learning reviews the working definitions of blended learning, explores relevant efficacy data, recaps innovative and practical implementation models and provides profiles of several schools and districts that are experiencing success with their blended learning programs. Download the paper >
Adopting a Blended Learning ApproachJoin us for an in-depth discussion on blended learning led by two experienced practitioners, Amy Hance and Pam Willingham. Hear about the many teaching and learning objectives they are meeting through the implementation of a blended learning program. Also learn how the two districts have grown the level of adoption by their faculty over time by championing accomplishments of the program. You will also hear from John Canuel who will briefly talk about current online learning trends and how Blackboard can help you address several of your current academic challenges.Play the webinar >
Credit Recovery: Exploring Answers to a National Priority explores how online credit recovery and hybrid approaches address 21st century students’ needs for engaging learning experiences in a real-world environment. Download the paper >
Getting Started with Online Credit RecoveryFeaturing North Carolina Virtual Public School. During this webinar, Michelle Lourcey, Curriculum and Instruction Division Director, Credit Recovery and Modular Learning, NCVPS and Jeff Page, Credit Recovery Specialist, NCVPS describe how they got started creating their 10 courses, complete with content aligned to state standards, and describe their mastery model. They also share how the program allows students to move at their own pace and provides flexible learning opportunities. We'll also explore how Blackboard is providing the foundation for this statewide online credit recovery program and review the tools and features NCVPS is using within the Blackboard platform including Adaptive Release.Play the webinar >
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