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Partnering for Success: A 21st Century Model for Teacher Preparation

October 2013. This report studies the best practices necessary to rethink the skills, methods and pedagogical evolution that teacher education must address. If we are to ensure great teachers are trained, mentored and retained for our students — the programs themselves must emulate 21st century skills. The examples found in this report have unique elements and frameworks…


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Research on Addressing Issues of Attendance in K-12 Online Learning

April 2013. This webinar focuses on the challenges of monitoring and enforcing attendance and truancy in an online learning environment. The presenters describe how attendance and truancy applies to online students and they explore the notion of attendance in digital learning. The webinar includes both research and practical case studies in the webinar from Minnesota Virtual High School,…


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Research: Center for Online Learning

February 2013. By providing research, evaluation, and development expertise, the Center for Online Learning Research and Innovation plans to work with multiple constituents in the field of K-12 online and blended learning to research the following: Pinpoint which tools work best in specific learning situations. Design effective professional development for K-12 education professionals. Share promising practices for…


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Lessons Learned in Teacher Mentoring: Supporting Educators in K-12 Online Learning Environments

October 2012. This report provides a detailed look at how mentoring occurs in various virtual school business models. All 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, have supplemental and/or full-time K-12 online programs, and teacher mentoring structures exist in many of these. The mentoring strategies vary based on specific school criteria. For example, if the…


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An Exploration of At-Risk Learners and Online Education

April 2010. This issues brief analyzes how online programs deal with at-risk students. First, the authors document a sampling of K-12 online program strategies for at-risk students. Second, the report provides survey responses to determine online delivery and design methods employed to assist at-risk students. Browse this issues brief for specific recommendations regarding at-risk learners in virtual…