Task Force on Virtual Learning

The VSBA Task Force on Virtual Learning was created by the VSBA Board of Directors to lead discussions on the topic of virtual/blended learning. The following resources and links were gathered to assist Virginia school divisions in the planning and implementation of virtual/blended learning.

TASK FORCE DOCUMENTS

Minimum Standards for Virginia Technology Infrastructure

Summary of the November 2014 "Status of Virtual Learning in Virginia Public Schools" Survey Results
 

Blended Learning Clips...What is Blended Learning? 

Blended Learning
http://www.blendmylearning.com/videos/

Blended Learning Classroom Example
http://hechingerreport.org/content/what-exactly-does-blended-learning-look-like-this-video-explains_13861/

Education Week 2014 Information on Blended Learning Trends
http://www.edweek.org/ew/collections/e-learning-2014-blended/
 

EDUCATION WEEK - SPOTLIGHT ON BLENDED LEARNING

A collection of articles hand-picked by Education Week editors.
 

Sample 1:1 Roll-Out Documents to Help School Divisions Organizing and Planning

Santa Barbara Unified 
http://www.sbunified.org/districtwp/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Acceptable-Use-Policy-Secondary-English.pdf

American School in London 
http://www.asl.org/page.cfm?p=5088

Peddie School
http://www.peddie.org/podium/default.aspx?t=138816

Boothbay High School 
http://imacfrog.info/Site_7/AUP.html

Pensacola FAQs 
http://www.pensacolachs.org/technology.cfm?subpage=231881

Burlington, MA Schools 
http://www.burlington.org/departments/schools/burlington_public_schools/docs/BPS_District_Technology_Plan.pdf (see pp 17ff)

St Francis 
http://sfchs.org/files/8113/0521/1267/AUP_2010-2012.pdf
http://sfchs.org/about-sfchs/technology/info/

Petersberg City
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t_Jy81fnE7Ek1cMvsUUVtuJJwQYagGidsUMJBR5PAjI/edit?pli=1

Archmere Academy 
http://www.archmereacademy.com/laptops

Excellent Step by Step Process
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/1to1

School Division Website with Documents
http://50.63.137.245/~web/fccps/pl/


Sample Roll-Out Parent Orientation Video 

How will you issue devices to the entire student population? Planning is everything...
http://www.fccps.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27936:youtube-id-efkfx-xyews&catid=99&Itemid=506
 

Minimum Requirements Guidance 

One of the best guidance documents to help with planning
http://www.setda.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/The_Broadband_Imperative.pdf

Building Infrastructure...first step in Bring Your Own Device
http://www.k-12techdecisions.com/article/why_building_infrastructure_is_the_first_step_in_byod
 

Promising Blended and Online Learning Practices

INACOL's Resource Page
http://www.inacol.org/resources/publications/promising-practices/

Excellent Webinars for Blended Learning Guidance
http://www.inacol.org/resources/inacol-webinars/#6584

Variations in Blended Learning
http://www.dreambox.com/blog/6-models-blended-learning

Staff Discussing a Hybrid Program (Blended Model)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx1uzb7MaR7bN0lmWE9YUlVlUzg/view?usp=sharing
 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Guidance

ISTE Planning for 1:1 or BYOD Guidance Document
http://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=36

Managing BYOD Effectively
http://www.districtadministration.com/article/managing-byod-effectively
 

Digital Transformation

Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/leading-learning-successful-digital-transformation-steve-webb
 

TedX Talks on Technology

What we are learning from "Online" virtual learning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6FvJ6jMGHU

Educating Ourselves about Blended Learning (A Look at 60 Schools)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZEZTyxSl3g

Blended Learning and the Future of Education
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb2d8E1dZjY

Technologies Transformative Role in Education  (Blended Learning)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-iAA9yngtI
 

Sample Training Opportunities to Increase Skills to be an Online Educator

One Course Example
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/designing-blended-learning.html

How Do We Support our Staff to Become Online Educators?
http://www.blendmylearning.com/2012/10/24/teaching-and-teachers-in-blended-learning-models/

Webinars, Courses, and Opportunities to Learn about Being a Blended Educator
http://edtechleaders.org/webinars

Certificate in Online Teaching:  Virginia Commonwealth University
http://www.soe.vcu.edu/academics_programs/certificate-in-online-teaching/
 

Task Force Members

Dr. Gail Hardinge, New Kent County (co-chair)
Dr. Toni Jones, superintendent, Falls Church City (co-chair)
Scott Albrecht, Manassas City
Bill Johnsen, Virginia Beach City
John Lumpkins, Goochland County
Don McCann, Lancaster County
Dr. Dave Mirra, Stafford County
Dr. Linda Reviea, superintendent, Staunton City
Dr. Doug Schuch, superintendent, Bedford County
Vincent Scheivert, CIO, Albemarle County