Current VirtualConsultancy Common Issues School StatusPresentation Content Recommendations Implementation
Combination of virtual and brick and mortar Credit recovery Advanced coursesTraditional teaching methodsSelf-paced and self-taughtMinimal choices
Common Issues and CriteriaOrganizational StructurePolicies and Regulatory EnvironmentVision and MissionInstructional DesignProgram Evaluation
Virtual School Model High-level credit earning options such as Partnerships AP and Dual- with state Credit universities Innovative Ideas Department of Education should implement a qualityassurance team that ensures iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Programs (Pape & Wicks, 2009).
Policies and Regulations Equal access for all students Global approach 21st Century literaciesDepartment of Education should create policy specifically geared towards virtual schools, and not just apply brick and mortar school policy (Rice, 2006).
Vision and Mission Begins the operational Foundation of framework day-to-day operations iNACOLs first institutional standardDepartment of Education should state the purpose of the organization clearly and concisely explaining what it is, who it serves, and what it does (Pape & Wicks, 2009).
Instructional Design Process of Team approach creating instructional materials and delivery Expertise is neededDepartment of Education should create student-centered courses that incorporate 21st Century literacies and inviting, necessary, and applicable content.
Program Evaluation Ongoing process Concrete and visible plan Aligned with state/national standardsThe Department of Education should plan for evaluations to be on a regular cycle (Barbour & Reeves, 2008) to improve in critical areas of the virtual school.
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Implementation Plan: How To MoveEducation into the 21st Century Vision University Evaluation Partnerships Instructional Funding Design Staffing