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1 DIGITAL LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS Hosted by: The Virtual High School Presented by: Cheryl Rosenberg, Online Learning Strategist The Virtual High School 2013

2 About The Virtual High School (VHS) Comparing Online Programs The Virtual High School Solutions Sample a VHS Course Getting Started Q & A Session

3 1996 funded by the Federal DOE through a $7.8M technology grant five years of research & development Non-Profit Leadership participating schools 17,000 + student enrollments

4 Students To expand students educational opportunities and 21st century skills Teachers To expand the scope and depth of teachers instructional skills

5 NEA Guidelines Accredited by Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools (MSCSS) AdvancED NCAA Initial-Eligibility Certified College Board certified AP courses 3 Time Recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Distance Learning Best Practices

6 95% Satisfaction Rate for Students, Teachers, and Administrators Exceed National Average for AP Exam Scores (68% vs 59%) 92% Retention Rate 81% Course Completion Rate

7 20000 Growth: Number of Enrollments /09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13

8 From the academic year to the present there have been 743 charter school enrollments in VHS courses Top 5 Courses Selected by Charter School Students AP Calculus AB Mythology Web Design Basics Physics Honors AP Psychology (tie) Epidemics (tie)

9 For us it s really about quality control, and what VHS clearly brought to the table was a quality online learning experience. The fact that one of our teachers could also teach a VHS course and bring that professional development back to the rest of our staff was also very appealing. Eventually, I would like to see every Ramsey student take a course before they graduate. We ve really just begun to tap into the potential that VHS courses can offer our school. Dr. Roy Montesano, Superintendent

10 COMPARING ONLINE PROGRAMS

11 For Profit Non Profit

12 Credit Recovery Self Paced Fast and Timely Personalized Alternative Education Flexible Schedules Work from Anywhere Meet Different Needs 21 st Century Skills Information, Media & Technology Learning and Innovation Life and Career College and Career Readiness Robust Curriculum Challenging Courses Deeper Learning Global Citizenship Diverse Classrooms Cultural Understanding Global Awareness

13 Synchronous Live Lectures and Interactions High Interactivity, Low Flexibility Asynchronous Log in anytime, anywhere High Flexibility Blended/Hybrid Classroom and Online High Interactivity, Moderate Flexibility

14 Computerized Assessments Group Participation Individual Work Project Work Proctored Exams

15 Completion Rates AP Pass Rates Standardized Test Scores

16 THE VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL SOLUTIONS TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

17 Expand Curriculum: The Collaborative Model Full-Time Enrollment Summer School Blended Learning Course Fulfillment Custom Solutions by The Virtual High School. All rights reserved.

18 Resource Sharing VHS Technology, Curriculum, Training Member School Faculty Site Coordinator Teacher (optional) Benefits Supplemental Expand Curriculum Global Interactive Classrooms Reduced Rates

19 150+ Unique Electives 20+ Advanced Placement Courses College & Career Readiness STEM Courses FLEX Courses Credit Recovery Core Courses 50+ Gifted and Talented Courses Middle School Courses

20 Psychology of Crime Criminology Video Game Design Using Game Maker

21 AP Computer Science A AP Psychology AP Economics

22 AP Art History AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC

23 Video Game Design Using Game Maker Animal Behavior and Zoology Genes and Disease

24 Course Samples: Bioethics Genes & Disease Epidemics Climate Change Computer Animation with Scratch Epidemics Earth and Space Systems Science Engineering for Sustainability Oceanography

25 Academic Writing Calculus Computer Animation Computer Science Honors Essay Writing Economics Honors Environmental Science Geometry MS Business Foundations MS Creative Writing MS Engineering MS Number Theory MS Pre-Algebra MS The Teenage Brain MS World War II Through the Eyes of Dr. Seuss Physics Psychology I Meteorology Number Theory Sociology

26 Desire2Learn (LMS) Genius (SIS) Asynchronous Weekly Schedule Cohort Based Learning Teacher Facilitated/Student Centered Dedicated VHS Support

27 Group Discussions Sense of Community Group Projects & Assignments Blogs & Wikis Open Source Resources

28 I loved my teacher she was very enthusiastic. The class was very diverse, so we all had different opinions coming into the course. This made it easier because we learned from each other's mistakes as well as each other improvements.

29 Students from 34 different countries Representing 47 U.S. States & Territories Varied Perspectives Cultural Diversity Global Citizenship

30 I liked the time management aspect. It was completely your responsibility to get your work in. No one was forcing you to log on every day.

31 Community-Building & Environment Project-based and Collaborative Learning Online Dialogue Activities and Assessments Online Technologies Pedagogy, Curriculum & Technology Teachers 16 years experience 85% Hold Master s Degree

32 Requirement for all programs: Registration and Recruitment Overall Student Support Technical Support Monitoring and Reporting on Progress Keep in Communication with: VHS Guidance Administration Parents

33 Enroll in up to 6 courses per semester School is responsible for student support services School issues credit and diploma VHS offers guidance and support to school and student Student enrolled in collaborative/asynchronous courses by The Virtual High School. All rights reserved.

34 Enrichment Credit Recovery Initial Credit Advanced Course Prep Private Offerings by The Virtual High School. All rights reserved.

35 Start NOW Give at-risk students the opportunity to recover credits Offer students the chance to prepare for the next course level Teacher Facilitated Up to 15 weeks to complete Self Paced by The Virtual High School. All rights reserved.

36 Select a course Decide on teacher role Decide course design Select students Use VHS technology and curriculum by The Virtual High School. All rights reserved.

37 Course Fulfillment Use a VHS teacher Select course design Case Study: Teaneck High School: Personal Finance Select Students by The Virtual High School. All rights reserved.

38 SAMPLE A VHS COURSE

39 GETTING STARTED by The Virtual High School. All rights reserved.

40 Training and Support Course Selection Setting Student and Parent Expectations Collaborative Model Timing Scheduling and Recruitment Registration Mid May Fall 2015 semester - Starts 9/9/2015

41 Supplement your program of studies Offer opportunities for students to explore college and career majors Offer flexibility Prepare students for a global workplace Provide digital literacy skills Offer low enrolled courses Expand grade levels with our curriculum Quality Online Teaching and Learning

42 Thank You for Joining Us Today For more information about our program options and schools solutions, or to request a more in-depth walk-through of one of our courses, please call us at

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