Iowa Learning Online IACON Conference Handout

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A number of key Iowa organizations are currently working closely together to provide Iowa teachers and students with some exciting new online learning opportunities! This session will do three things: It will provide you with an update of available online high school courses; give you access to a statewide repository of free online lessons, units, and courses; and tell you how you can register for any of the five new professional development courses.

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Iowa Learning Online IACON Conference Handout

  1. 1. Expanding Your ResourcesWhat is ILO? An Iowa Department of Education initiative  Originally, designed to provide schools with more gen-ed courses  Currently, pursuing more resources to help schools with struggling learners Four Resources:  Provide free, semester-based online courses o Anatomy o Pre-Calculus o Physics o American History o Chemistry o World History o General Biology o English 9 and 10 o Calculus o American Government  Assist Iowa AP Online Academy provide free courses o AP Calculus AB o AP English Literature o AP Chemistry o & Composition o AP English Language o AP Physics B o & Composition o AP Statistics o AP U.S. History  Broker sale of courses for schools o Algebra I & II o German I & II o American History o Introduction to English o American Literature Literature and Composition o AP Music Theory o Introductory Algebra o Biology o Physical Education Online o British and World Literature S-1 o Chemistry o Physical Science o Chinese I & II o Physics o Critical Reading and o Pre-calculus Effective Writing o Reading Skills and o Earth Science Strategies o Economics o Skills for Health o Fundamental Math o Spanish I-IV o Geography and World o U.S. Government and Cultures Politics o Geometry o World History  Assistance to schools while building regional class-sharing consortia To expand course offerings, stretch budget dollars, and fill up smaller classes ARRA, EdTech Stimulus Money, $2.7 million Evan Abbey, Project Manager eabbey@aea11.k12.ia.us Nancy Movall, Grant Manager nmovall@gwaea.org  Prepare teachers to teach online  Prepare teachers to build online units/courses  Build an online resource sharing repositoryGwen Nagel, Director of ILO Arlan Thorson, ILO School Liaison Gwen.nagel@iowa.gov athorson@iowalearningonline.org 515.281.7806 515.238.4765

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