Know your…Educational goals Program structure Teacher role
iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Teaching "The new standards focus on providing teachers with a set of criteria for effective online learning and aim to guarantee that the teachers are better able to understand the technology, new teaching methods and digital course content in an effort to foster an personalized online learning environment for every student”.
Online Teacher Evaluation Classroom Management Communication ProfessionalTeacher Prep Programs Development Mentoring Hiring PD by Discipline
Know your… TCOEducational goals Program structure Supporting Technology Interoperability
Learning Management Systems LMS Defined Choose Wisely Open Source or Commercial? FeaturesStudent Information Systems Functionality
Recruitment & Support Services Student Support Special Education Counseling Tech Support Mentoring
Staffing Budgeting EvaluationOperating in the currentregulatory environment
Online Program Planning Guide• Please find your blank document in your workshop packet• …and start taking some notes… towards your overall plan as we go over the next slides
Operational Control: Is your schoolor program (or will it be) run by a…o Districto School / One Teachero Charter school (regardless of authorizing entity)o Consortiumo State agency or state-level entityo Multi-state/multi-nationalo Company
Type of School?o Supplemental primarily (students may take one or two courses online)o Full-time online primarily (all courses taken online, although students may meet face to face with an instructor)o Blended primarily (Mostly face to face instruction with some online interaction)o A mix of two or more
Administration: How many people (FTE)work (or will work) in administration of the program (not including teachers)? o 1 or fewer o 2-4 o 5 or more
Ongoing Costs: How large is the yearly program budget? o Under $25,000 o $25,000 - $100,000 o More than $100,000 o Unclear because funds come from many places o Budget?
Approvals/Policies: What level ofadministration has signed off on the program? o School board o Superintendent o Central district staff o Building level o Department level o Ain’t nobody here but us chickens
The Big Question?• What is one additional question you have after planning out your online program?• Identify one in your table group
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