CENTERS for

Technology

October 2013

What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students?
What Is Blended Learning ... and how can it help Virginia's students? —  "Blended Learning" has the potential to offer a higher quality learning experience by letting students learn at their own pace, receive immediate feedback on their performance, and capture students achievement data in real-time, so that teachers can spend more time helping to individualize learning for students.  This brochure helps explain what Blended Learning is ... and what it isn't.  Read It Here!

May 2013

Jefferson Journal:  To Grow Online Learning, Reform the Rules
Jefferson Journal: To Grow Online Learning, Reform the Rules —  By Chris Braunlich  Educational governance and funding was designed for a time when students learned in a bricks and mortar building closest to where they lived.  They did not anticipate a digital world in which students could live anywhere in the state and learn from anywhere in the state.  To encourage the growth of virtual education through digital learning, we'll need to reform the rules.  (5/28/2013)  Read It Here! 

July 2012

Teaching Virtually:  A July 24 Webinar to Learn How Teachers Teach Online!
Teaching Virtually: A July 24 Webinar to Learn How Teachers Teach Online! — Today, an estimated 250,000 K-12 students in 30 states receive full-time education online, an increase of 25 percent.  With online education continuing to grow, what does it take for teachers to teach when they can't "see" their students?  What kind of training do teachers need?  What does the virtual school instructional model look like?  These and other questions were discussed at our July 24 online webinars, Teaching Virtually, with leaders from the Virginia Virtual Academy -- Virginia's only full-time virtual school.  Two webinar sessions were recorded and are available for viewing.  To view the 10:00 am session, click here!  To view the 4:00 pm session, click here!

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