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  • 1. Managing High Quality Second Generation Virtual Programs Managing High Quality Second Generation Virtual Programs • Orientation & Audience Technology Buzzword /Virtual Education Check • Terminology, Policies, Processes • Incorporating Virtual: • The Digital Classroom vs. Online Classes • Students and Parents: Why Virtual? • Millennial Kids • The Modern Teacher & Administrator • Fears/Teaching Expectations/ Goals/ Performance Expectations, etc • Setting up courses/Class Rosters/Assigning Grades/ Assessment Types & Value/ Other Instructional Issues • School Tour • This Is A Work Session with Q & A  • Orientation & Audience Technology Buzzword /Virtual Education Check • Terminology, Policies, Processes • Incorporating Virtual: • The Digital Classroom vs. Online Classes • Students and Parents: Why Virtual? • Millennial Kids • The Modern Teacher & Administrator • Fears/Teaching Expectations/ Goals/ Performance Expectations, etc • Setting up courses/Class Rosters/Assigning Grades/ Assessment Types & Value/ Other Instructional Issues • School Tour • This Is A Work Session with Q & A 
  • 2. Trina Trimm Director /Head of School Michael Ficara Curriculum & Technology Specialist Luz Soto Director of Student Services/Assistant Principal Manny Riera Beyond the Bell, COO
  • 3. First Generation of VirtualFirst Generation of Virtual & Digital Content Providers& Digital Content Providers •Replicated “school” •SAME as bricks & mortar
  • 4. First Generation of Virtual &First Generation of Virtual & Digital Content ProvidersDigital Content Providers •Not SAME experience but EQUIVALENT educational opportunity •New ways to engage students •New opportunities for teachers
  • 5. Second Generation of VirtualSecond Generation of Virtual
  • 6. What is Second Generation?What is Second Generation? • Digital ClassroomsDigital Classrooms • Customizable CurriculumCustomizable Curriculum • Open SourceOpen Source • Open CoursewareOpen Courseware • Make Good Teachers – STARSMake Good Teachers – STARS • NOT locked into a single VendorNOT locked into a single Vendor
  • 7. HOW DO I MANAGE THIS? •What Should This Look Like?What Should This Look Like? •How Much Does This Cost?How Much Does This Cost? •How Much Is Enough?How Much Is Enough? •What Content Do I Use & WhatWhat Content Do I Use & What Processes Do I Use?Processes Do I Use? •How Do I Train Teachers?How Do I Train Teachers? •How Do I Evaluate Teachers, Students,How Do I Evaluate Teachers, Students, Success?Success?
  • 8. Digital Classrooms v Virtual Classes Digital Classrooms v Virtual Classes The Models
  • 9. Virtual EnrollmentVirtual Enrollment •Growing Exponentially • Students Taking More Than One Class Online • Emphasis on Collaborative Learning
  • 10. WHY…Virtual Education?WHY…Virtual Education? • Provides access to the best teachers • Removes geographical or social boundaries • Recruits the home-school market • Provides shared resources & collaboration for classes & study groups • Gives schools the ability to offer every student a broader curriculum base and advanced classes
  • 11. Virtual Enrollment Cost Savings Staffing Resources Space Income Generating Partnerships reduce costs so schools save money Increase enrollments without increasing staffing/private schools move wait lists efficiently
  • 12. • REDUCE CLASS SIZE • ROLL WAIT LISTS • ENRICHMENT • SUMMER SCHOOL • AFTER SCHOOL • CREDIT RECOVERY • ADD A GRADE LEVEL • EXPAND CURRICULUM • ADD SCHOOL/PROGRAMS WITHOUT ADDING WALLS IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS FIND YOUR SOLUTION 17 UsingUsing VirtualVirtual
  • 13. Student ExperienceStudent Experience • Enrichment Programs • Advanced Credits • Credit Recovery • Summer Programs
  • 14. Student ExperienceStudent Experience (continued)(continued) • After / Before School Programs • Reach Hospital-Homebound Students • Remove Geographic Limitations • Supplemental or Full Schedules
  • 15. Student Services Enrollment/Registration Orientations - School Site - Student - Family Ongoing Student Support - Academics - Technology Graduation
  • 16. DIGITAL CLASSROOMS Teacher in the classroom LIVE with students Use of projector/computer (Boards Optional) Online Content/Curriculum Resources Students with or without computers Communications Tools… email, digital drop boxes, use of blogs, wikis, google groups, etc.
  • 17. BLENDED/HYBRID MODELS One or more classes on schedule are taken with virtual teacher Student on campus hours may be flexible Possibilities increased for students
  • 18. Student ExperienceStudent Experience (continued)(continued) • Safe, Controlled Environment • Everywhere Access via internet • Multiple Options (Courses/Classes) • Course & Time Management
  • 19. Funding • FTE/State • Federal • Grants • Tuition and Fees • Donations/Endowments • Other
  • 20. Budget • Program Type – Supplemental – Full-Time • Personnel • Instruction • Technology • Operations
  • 21. Personnel • Operations/Business • Admin • Support Staff • Curriculum and Instruction • Technology • Marketing and Sales • Training • Other
  • 22. CSK12 Organizational Structure President of CSK12 Virtual President of CSK12 Virtual Executive DirectorExecutive Director Accounting Services - CPA Accounting Services - CPA Virtual Education Consulting Firm Virtual Education Consulting Firm Legal ServicesLegal Services Associate DirectorAssociate Director Operations, Sales and Personnel Manager Operations, Sales and Personnel Manager Sales AssociateSales Associate Sales AssociateSales Associate Sales AssociateSales Associate Sales AssociateSales Associate Office ManagerOffice Manager Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant Student Services Director/ Counselor Student Services Director/ Counselor Student Services Support Specialist Student Services Support Specialist Financial DirectorFinancial Director Accounting Assistant Accounting Assistant Director of Curriculum / Technology Director of Curriculum / Technology Teacher Development & Support Specialist Teacher Development & Support Specialist Teachers X 5-20Teachers X 5-20 Curriculum Development Support Specialist Curriculum Development Support Specialist Technology Support Specialist Technology Support Specialist Advisory Board
  • 23. Teacher FearsTeacher Fears • Does This Replace Me?Does This Replace Me? • Can I learn This?Can I learn This? • This Takes Up Too Much TimeThis Takes Up Too Much Time • Where Do I Begin?Where Do I Begin? • Who Will Help?Who Will Help? • What Do You Expect?What Do You Expect?
  • 24. Shared Resources ~ Teacher CommonsShared Resources ~ Teacher Commons
  • 25. Instruction • Curriculum – Build It – Buy/Licenses • Materials • Virtual Labs • Resources/Software
  • 26. Module MapsModule Maps
  • 27. Module MapsModule Maps
  • 28. Module MapsModule Maps
  • 29. Customizable Curriculum • Modular Digital ClassroomModular Digital Classroom • Child Re-takes ModuleChild Re-takes Module • Grade Book UpdatedGrade Book Updated • Child Masters SkillChild Masters Skill • INSTANT InterventionINSTANT Intervention
  • 30. Customizable Curriculum • OwnershipOwnership • SequenceSequence • New LessonsNew Lessons • Multiple ResourcesMultiple Resources • Open SourceOpen Source
  • 31. How do we do it? •Review student assessment results. •Examine curriculum to determine which aspects can be adapted for differentiated instruction. •Evaluate a variety of instructional strategies to tailor instruction to meet student need. •Vary delivery methods to target the types of learners in your classroom. •Assess students to determine growth and provide scaffolding or more challenging tasks.
  • 32. Item Analysis
  • 33. Technology • LMS – CMS • SIS • Conference and Collaboration Tools • Administrative Systems
  • 34. System OverviewOverview Administrative
  • 35. ProfessionalProfessional DevelopmentDevelopmentTutoringTutoring SESSESMentoringMentoring TrainingTraining DigitalDigital SchoolSchool
  • 36. The Difference is… •A complete digital school system with fully integrated platforms •Customizable curriculum with easy to use authoring technology •Student, school and district performance reports in real-time •Scalable technology that grows with a school, district or state’s needs 
  • 37. The Difference is… •A true Learning Object Repository with interactive multi-media library •A self-contained, single solution online learning environment, requiring no outside internet surfing by students •Classroom performance measurements for real time intervention  
  • 38. The Difference is… • Teacher Commons for continuous communication with digital teacher network for lesson collaboration along with effective content and delivery techniques •The Student Information System  •integrates specific demographics with student performance within the Learning Management System
  • 39. The Difference is… •Administrative Reporting Center (ARC) for data driven decision making and operations •A proven fast track solution for online school accreditation using VSCHOOLZ K12 core curriculum •Student progress reports for real time access and transmittal from schools to both parents and students
  • 40. Real-Time Reporting Center 24/7 Instant Access24/7 Instant Access to ALL Informationto ALL Information
  • 41. Scalable
  • 42. Customized Teacher Authoring Center Simple Interface!Simple Interface! Learn in Hours…Learn in Hours… Not Weeks!Not Weeks!
  • 43. Living Object Repository •MoviesMovies •FlashFlash •PicturesPictures •AudioAudio •MusicMusic •eTextseTexts
  • 44. Operations • Full Time or Part Time? • Staff • Class Loads/Student Counts • Enrollment Options • Interaction Requirements • Professional Development
  • 45. Other • Expenses • Support Services • Audits/Book Keeping/Banking • Quality Assurance – Accreditation – Program Evaluation
  • 46. Catholic Schools K-12 VirtualCatholic Schools K-12 Virtual Fully Accredited!!!Fully Accredited!!!
  • 47. • Strategic PartnerStrategic Partner • Virtual DistrictVirtual District •Satellite CenterSatellite Center Accreditation SolutionsAccreditation Solutions
  • 48. TrainingTraining • Initial On-Site TrainingInitial On-Site Training • On-Site Implementation TeamOn-Site Implementation Team • Video Training LibraryVideo Training Library • 24 Hour Help Desk24 Hour Help Desk
  • 49. Any Questions?