Webinar - 1:00PM Pacific - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Online programs and courses have been hailed as a viable learning solution to many issues facing schools, including credit recovery. This free webinar will discuss key strategies in building a successful online program and curriculum to meet the needs of at-risk students and those who need credit recovery for graduation. Topics include:
- National trends for online program design, course functionality, course structure, and teacher support
- How one program, the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, meets the specific learning needs of students through modifications to online programs, trainings for local mentors and online teachers, adjustments to course design, and working with districts to implement blended programs
Janet Twyman, Ph.D., is the Director of Innovation and Technology at the national Center on Innovations in Learning. Twyman’s work includes identifying emerging promising practices in education technology and developing web-based systems and tools.
Sherawn Reberry, Ed.D., is the Director of Education Programs at the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA), a statewide virtual school established by the Idaho legislature in 2002. IDLA provides e-learning expertise, virtual services, and leadership in collaboration with Idaho school teachers and administrators to ensure all of Idaho students’ needs are being met.
Who should attend
This 75-minute webinar is designed for:
- School administrators, counselors, and educators, particularly in rural and/or alternative schools
- State education agency staff interested in online programs for at-risk students
- Parents whose students might benefit from online instructional programs