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Progress and Proficiency: Redesigning Grading for Competency Education

January 2014. The purpose of this report is to explore how to redesign grading systems to best help students gain the skills necessary to be successful. This report explains the weaknesses of traditional grading systems, and how to redesign grading along the 6 elements of competency-based grading. It highlights lessons learned from the field, such as transparency, community…


CompetencyWorks

January 2014. CompetencyWorks is an online resource to provide information and knowledge about competency education through a website, a blog filled with practitioner knowledge and policy advancements, and a wiki to make it easy to get examples of materials. CompetencyWorks provides resources for new innovators and early adopters so that they can rapidly learn about past mistakes,…


Approaches to Evaluating Blended Learning Programs

January 2014. This webinar focuses on current practices for evaluating program effectiveness. The presenters discuss evaluation tools in use and how blended learning schools analyze multiple sources of data to understand program success. Presenters lead a discussion of important considerations around the data collected to inform teachers and administrators about student success. View this webinar to explore…


Tech Tools to Enhance Student Engagement in Blended and Online Learning

January 2014. This teacher talk webinar focuses on the latest web tools that can engage students, facilitate collaboration, and enhance understanding for students at all levels. Whether in a technology enhanced, blended or online learning classroom, these Web 2.0 tools can be easily integrated to increase student engagement and interest in learning. Explore this webinar to learn…


Approaches to Evaluating Supplemental Online Learning Programs

December 2013. This webinar focuses on current practices for evaluating online learning program effectiveness. The panelists discuss the evaluation tools in use and how state virtual schools analyze multiple sources of data to understand program success. Presenters lead a discussion of important considerations around the data collected to inform teachers and administrators about student success. View this…


Using Data to Improve the Management and Operations of an Online School

December 2013. This presentation explores practical examples of how Georgia Virtual School administrators are utilizing data to transform the operations and management of the school. A variety of data sources and software are shared, allowing any school administrator or teacher to leave the session with ideas to implement immediately. Data-enriched examples include: Analysis of course surveys Enrollment…

Author: Joe Cozart

Organization: Georgia Virtual School


Webinar: Keeping Pace with K-12 Blended and Online Learning, 10th Edition

November 2013. Panelists of this webinar present the latest developments in blended and online policy and practice throughout the country. Come hear the authors of Keeping Pace with K-12 Blended and Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice discuss key findings. Browse this report for the most recent program and policy trends across districts and…


Blended Learning: A look at the Transformation of K-12 Education in Idaho

November 2013. Have you ever wondered if the money spent on technology and professional development really makes a difference in the lives of students? This session presents exciting evidence that change is happening through blended learning. The presenters explore the results of research conducted in Idaho with teachers who are using blended learning. They discuss findings in…


A Day in the Life of a Blended Learning Teacher

November 2013. Blended learning teachers share what a “normal day” looks like in their classrooms. The presenters are teachers who have taught in a blended classroom and will specifically focus on the following: The use of student data to personalize learning The variety of technologies providing multiple ways to access content The arrangement of classrooms to facilitate…


Fast Facts about Online Learning

October 2013. Explore the latest data concerning online and blended learning, enrollment, access, courses, and key policies indicators. Review online learning statistics, trends, policy issues, and iNACOL strategic priorities. Obtain a snapshot view of state funding models for both full-time and supplemental online learning programs. Examine this resource now to stay connected with the most recent facts…