Virtual School Meanderings

August 3, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

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Next, once again this week I did not receive a ProQuest Alert for cyber school. ebsco

Moving on to the EBSCO alerts, I did not receive an alert for virtual school or K-12 online learning.

Finally, the alert for cyber school.

1. TI- Gartner opens cyber school specializing in IT.
JN- PC Week
PD- 2/10/97, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p119
PG- 1/8p
DT- 19970210
PT- Article
AB- Mentions the creation of the Gartner Group Internet Learning Center by the Gartner Group Inc. for information technology (IT) professionals and end users.  Examples of topics to be covered; Requisite equipment to utilize the school; Contact point.
DE- INFORMATION technology
SU- STUDY & teaching
CO- GARTNER Group Inc. Ticker: IT
IS- 07401604
AN- 9702262169
UR- http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=9702262169&site=eds-live

2. TI- Kids surf through cyber school.
AU- Gordon, David George
JN- Current Science
PD- 3/1/96, Vol. 81 Issue 13, p4
PG- 3p
IL- 2 Color Photographs, 1 Black and White Photograph
DT- 19960301
PT- Article
AB- Focuses on the growing number of teenagers who routinely surf the Internet.  Schools with access to Internet; Importance of cyberspace; Role in actual research.  INSET: Common and kooky Internet icons..
DE- INTERNET & children
IS- 00113905
AN- 9602271376
UR- http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=asx&AN=9602271376&site=eds-live

3.  TI- Teaching with technology.
AU- Hill, Julie
JN- Presentations
PD- Oct2002, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p28
PG- 5p
IL- 6 Cartoon or Caricatures
DT- 20021001
PT- Article
AB- Reports the importance of technological innovations for classroom management in the U.S.  Introduction of cyber school program; Emphasis of the relationship between schools and society; Advantages of using technology in classroom setting.  INSETS: Teaching, play by play.;Sign up for video classes.;Trading in the chalk.;The multimedia term paper.
DE- TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
SU- CLASSROOM management
GE- UNITED States
FT- 2732
IS- 10727531
AN- 7576594
UR- http://proxy.lib.wayne.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=7576594&site=eds-live

August 2, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the SmartBrief in EdTech.

Lessons for schools considering going all digital
Just one year after his high school went all digital, vice principal Frank Portanova shares three tips for other schools considering what he says has been a successful and exciting transformation. In this commentary, he writes that the transformation does not happen immediately, that it is important to ensure that infrastructure needs are met and that teachers and students are on board. eSchool News (free registration) (7/22)

Free webinar: New research: Digital tools and personalized learning, today and tomorrow

Julie Evans/EdWeb

Join us on Tuesday, July 29 at 4 p.m. Eastern for New Research: Digital Tools and Personalized Learning, Today and Tomorrow with Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow and Christina Gibson, Principal, Crull Elementary School, in Port Huron, Mich. Learn more and pre-register. Visit the Blended Learning community at www.edweb.net/blendedlearning.

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Extra: Illinois Virtual School looks to expand offerings

Illinois Virtual School stayed out of the fray this spring when a political fight broke out over creating a new virtual charter school in the western Chicago …

Virtual school prepares for ‘opening’

Maine Connection Academy students will learn online from home at their own pace. A learning coach, usually a parent, will monitor the student’s …

Virtual school students in limbo after state steps in

School begins in less than two weeks for East Tennessee’s only virtual school, but the 600 new students who enrolled this summer may have to find a …

Future of Union County virtual academy up in the air

A new state law says the state can take action if a virtual school demonstrates this type of poor performance for three consecutive years. Previous …

E-learning contract approved with Suwannee County Schools

… July 22, over the introduction of a new learning program to Suwannee County Schools that will offer an alternative to Florida Virtual School (FLVS).

Virtual school students in limbo after state steps in

School begins in less than two weeks for East Tennessee’s only virtual … Union County Schools is holding an emergency meeting Thursday night to …

Extra: Illinois Virtual School looks to expand offerings

Illinois Virtual School stayed out of the fray this spring when a political fight broke out over creating a new virtual charter school in the western Chicago …

Virtual school prepares for ‘opening’

Instead, these students will attend school in the comfort of their own homes as the first class of Maine Connections Academy, the state’s first free virtual …

Letter: Union virtual school progress lacking Kevin Huffman, Tennessee’s education commissioner …

Kevin Huffman, Tennessee’s education commissioner, has recommended Union County Schools “consider limiting enrollment” for the Tennessee …

Family worried about child’s health without virtual school

More than 600 virtual school students will learn if they will have to find a new school just a couple weeks before the school year starts. 7-24-14.

Virtual schools growing trend in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Virtual schools are growing across the country, including right here in southern Nevada. Enrollment has increased by 10 to 30 percent …

New principals assigned to Clark-Shaw Magnet, Envision Virtual schools

The school system held two informational meetings last week about the virtual school, which will serve 250 students in grades 6-12. About 100 parents …

E-learning contract approved with Suwannee County Schools

Edgenuity also offers a completely virtual learning program, and the program’s blended and virtual classes will count towards the virtual course credit …

Future of Union County virtual academy up in the air

The Union County school board will meet Thursday for a specially called meeting to discuss the future of the troubled school and whether it will enroll …

List of schools that have to add extra hour

List of schools that have to add extra hour … Academy Charter, Nap Ford Community Charter and the Orange County Virtual School Digital Academy.

Virtual School offers 48 courses for high school credit

NATCHITOCHES — As an approved Supplemental Course Academy provider, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Virtual School …

Florida Virtual School changes its policy on collaborative projects

Florida Virtual School long has required its students to participate in collaborative assignments as part of their course requirements. The idea has …

DfE publishes new guidance on education of looked after children

The revised guidance details the duty on local authorities and Virtual School Heads (VSH) to promote the educational achievement of the children …

LSMSA Virtual School offers 48 courses for high school credit

Natchitoches – As an approved Supplemental Course Academy provider, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts Virtual School offers 48 …

Virtual academy to stay open … for now

If a virtual school has a track record of poor performance for three consecutive years, the state can take action — including shutting the school down.

Huffman orders closure of Tennessee Virtual Academy next year

Huffman based his order to close on a statute that calls for action if a virtual school fails to demonstrate student learning gains above “Level 1,” the …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

Class of 2014 Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

Sources. Pennsylvania Department of Education; Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. Home · Your School · Local Schools · PA Cyber School …

Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

In a standoff over a struggling statewide cyber school, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says he weighed pulling the plug …

Cyber school’s huge surplus exemplifies problem

Cyber school’s calculations are based on local school district’s cost per pupil, so even those items that they do not provide — because they are a cyber …

Class of 2014 Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School

Class of 2014 Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School … students were among 1,454 graduates of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Class of 2014.

Wilson Area School District hires new teachers, staff member

“Based on the discussion, we hope that ten students will be either transferring into our cyber option or starting school in one of our buildings this fall,” …

Fairfax County Public Schools Receives CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Award

Attendees at the ceremony included school district members, industry … CyberPatriot, the nation’s largest and fastest growing youth cyber education …

Dugger Cyber School Starting Soon

The Dugger Charter School doesn’t officially have the Union High School building yet, but officials are already looking to the start of the school year.

July 27, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

This entry is being posted backdated.

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

1.

K–12 Online: An Action Research Project on Professional Development for High School Online PedagogyGotanda, Linsey.University of California, Los Angeles, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 2014. 3621545.

Formats:
Citation/Abstract
Preview – PDF (630 KB) Full text – PDF (1 MB)

Next, once again this week I did not receive a ProQuest Alert for cyber school. ebsco

Moving on to the EBSCO alerts, I did not receive an alert for virtual school or K-12 online learning.

Finally, there were no relevant items for the alert for cyber school.

July 26, 2014

Virtual Schooling In The News

InTheNewsBeginning with the ACSD SmartBrief.

Launching a successful blended-learning platform
For a growing number of teachers, the “factory” education model is out and blended learning is in. Now, Mark Belles, senior vice president of K12 at Blackboard, is offering educators a step-by-step guide to a successful rollout, such as ensuring sufficient bandwidth and using multiple platforms. District Administration magazine online (7/22)

Also, the semi-regular SmartBrief for EdTech.

Schools test blended learning to help personalize instruction

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Eight schools in a California district are testing whether blended instruction — a combination of traditional teaching and online learning — can support personalized instruction. The district piloted the program after learning that teachers in some urban schools faced challenges meeting students’ individual skill levels. Education Next (Fall 2014)

Calif. schools offer online courses through nonprofit for girls
Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (7/19)

Which online learning platforms are most secure?
eSchool News (free registration) (7/23)

Back to the regular Google News alert for virtual school.

Maine’s first virtual school to hold informational in Lewiston next month

Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charter school for students in grades seven through 12, is holding several informational workshops this month …

Two familiar faces join Virtual Academy at Greenfield board

While the virtual school is independent from Greenfield schools, some small connections remain, such as the requirement that the virtual school needs …

Envision Virtual School starting in Mobile County

An innovative, online school is now being established by the Mobile County Public School System and registration for the Envision Virtual School is …

Maine’s first virtual school to hold informational workshops

Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charter school for students in grades seven through 12, is holding several informational workshops this month …

Maine’s First Virtual School Courts Parents of Perspective Students

Maine’s first virtual school continues to sign up students ahead of an enrollment deadline at the end of the month. The state’s charter school …

Two familiar faces join Virtual Academy at Greenfield board

GREENFIELD — Two familiar faces from Greenfield schools will serve on the board of the Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield …

Mobile County school board seeking new principal for online school; information sessions tonight …

The school system has heard from 185 to 200 parents and students inquiring about the virtual school, Peek said. The school’s term will be Aug.

PCS offers virtual high school

Pike County Schools will be trying something new this year. The district has started a virtual high school that will help students who have fallen behind …

Manatee Y-Technical school closing

… including Horizons Academy, the district’s adult GED program and the Florida Virtual School. Rick Mills, Manatee Schools Superintendent, said in a …

MyCare – an interactive mobile app for young people in care

Pearson Publishing has launched MyCare , an app sponsored by Luton Borough Council Virtual School that provides an interactive guide to the care …

District to Not Renew Contract with Manatee Y Technological High School

by Manatee Schools … a new program at Horizon’s Academy, entering adult GED programs or participating in Florida Virtual School’s online courses.

Legislators hear review of AG’s opinion on New Mexico Virtual Academy

Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, said the mission of the meeting was to try and understand virtual charter schools and work on statutes for the future.

New principals assigned to Clark-Shaw Magnet, Envision Virtual schools

The school system held two informational meetings last week about the virtual school, which will serve 250 students in grades 6-12. About 100 parents …

Online school marketing plan gets GCISD board thumbs-up

iUniversity Prep, which is a tuition-free virtual school the district started in the 2013-2014 school year, was projected to have 320 students in the …

Finally, the Google News alert for cyber school.

South Huntingdon girl, 15, heading to college early

Victoria excelled in cyber school, where she was a member of the Cyber Gifted and Talented Education program. She said she was named the student …

Achievement House cyber school has new CEO

The Achivement House Cyber Charter School has a new CEO at the helm for the next school year. Last month the school’s board of trustees named …

South Huntingdon girl, 15, heading to college early

She attended Yough Intermediate Middle School’s gifted support class while continuing her cyber school classes. Her brother, Xavier, 11, also takes …

About 20 percent of Riverside seniors didn’t graduate

About 20 percent of Riverside Junior-Senior High School’s senior class did not … Mr. Brennan also pointed toward cyberschool as a potential cause of …

Achievement House cyber school has new CEO

The Achivement House Cyber Charter School has a new CEO at the helm for the next school year. Last month the school’s board of trustees named …

 

July 20, 2014

ProQuest/EBSCO Alerts

proquestBeginning with the ProQuest Alert for virtual school.

1.Pre-service teachers’ perceptions of simSchool as preparation for inclusive education: a pilot studyRayner, Christopher; Fluck, Andrew. Asia – Pacific Journal of Teacher Education42.3 (2014): 212.

Formats:
Citation/Abstract
360 Link

Next, once again this week I did not receive a ProQuest Alert for cyber school. ebsco

Moving on to the EBSCO alerts, there were no relevant items for virtual school or cyber school.

Finally, I did not receive an alert for K-12 online learning.

 

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