Teacher study: Exploring teacher infrastructure practices

Teacher study: Exploring teacher infrastructure practices

Teacher Study

Recruiting, Training, Supporting, and Evaluating Online Teachers: A Cross-case Analysis of Teaching Infrastructure Across Virtual Schools explores teacher infrastructure practices in eight of the Virtual School Leadership Alliance members, including Georgia Virtual School, Idaho Digital Learning Academy, Illinois Virtual School, Michigan Virtual School, Montana Digital Academy, The Virtual High School, Wisconsin eSchool Network and Wisconsin Virtual School.

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Snow days don’t have to be lost educational opportunities. Teach Blended!

There has been a lot of buzz around the virtual no-attendance day concept. The idea being that rather than lose educational opportunity students can take advantage of continued access to education through virtual opportunities. Visit “Inside One District’s Virtual Snow Days” or “Goodbye to snow days, hello to school at home.

IVS is currently offering several courses for educators who want to learn how to develop quality blended learning opportunities to make the most of this trend:

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Click the Enroll Today Button to go to our PD school registration system and sign up. Or visit http://www.ilvirtual.org/professional-development/online-courses-and-training for information on all current PD offerings.

(* indicates courses which are currently free)

Teaching Online 101: Teaching in an Online Learning Model *

  • A “Must Take” Course for New Online or Blended Learning Teachers!
  • Even though you may be bringing years of teaching skills and experience with you, you are likely at the beginning of your experience with online and/or blended learning. This two-part series presents best practices and applicable strategies that will allow you to become comfortable and proficient in this new environment.

Teaching Online 102: Advanced Strategies for Online or Blended Instructors

  • Part 2 of this series continues to present best practices and applicable strategies of slightly more advanced areas of online instruction, from addressing academic integrity to building cohesive learning communities.

Teaching in a Blended Learning Model *

  • This course is designed for teachers who are new to blended learning or school leaders ready to embark on this new adventure. This self-paced course focuses on expanding skills by demonstrating specific strategies to optimize instruction.

Designing Blended Learning

  • Transition your teaching to blended learning experiences where some portion of learning occurs online and outside the classroom setting.
  • This six week facilitated course consists of interactive lessons, discussion boards, and the development and submission of a final project/action plan. Plan to spend at least 3-5 hours per week completing weekly assignments.
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